I just did the calculations and figured out that I have personally conducted more than 600 interviews within our community over the past 11 years!! This is not only deeply rewarding to have been able to speak with so many people, but a great honor to know that I have played a role in the […]
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About Shields Bialasik
Shields Bialasik is an entrepreneur and pioneer of location aware marketing. As a self proclaimed 'Hyperlocal Media Mogul' Shields has extensive experiences in both print and mobile marketing platforms. He is the CEO and Founder of LocalsGuide LLC.
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One of the most fun aspects of traveling is enjoying a tour and learning about the area you’re visiting. Up until recently, in order for travelers to engage in local walking tours, they would either have to join a group, hire a pricey private guide, or lug around a stack of guide books and maps […]
One of the best parts of traveling is being able to venture out on your own and learn more about the local area. If sitting on a hot and cramped tour bus with 36 other tourists is not your idea of a rewarding travel experience, you’re not alone. Now, more than ever, travelers are looking to […]
Basic Elements of Great Local Guide Apps You want to make your guide the best source of information out there for travelers who want to learn about your town and what it has to offer. In order to do this there are several basic elements that your guide should follow. Organize like your life depends […]
City guides lend themselves as a great self-employment and community-building opportunity. Some of the most popular uses of city & local guides include: niche city and town guides, regional travel and tourism guides, walking and audio tours, and historical and speciality guide apps. Your city guide can be as large or as small as you […]
So, you want to create your own city guide but you don’t know where to start. By creating your own city guide, you are giving travelers the opportunity to become a local while they explore all your city has to offer. Your city guide app can become the go-to tour guide that tourists keep in their back […]
One of the most important things to remember when creating content for your mobile city guide is that you need to keep it interesting. A nicely designed city guide app can quickly fail if it is filled when boring content. Remember, you are not writing a research paper on the history of your town, you […]
Over the past 9 years of running the LocalsGuide we have had the opportunity to work with and help hundreds of local businesses owners. The experience has been vast and each opportunity has presented itself as a unique and interesting marketing challenge. ******** So what is marketing and why does your business need to do it? To […]
Location aware customers have intrinsic value that if understood and approached properly can bring enormous value to your business. Unfortunately most business owners are not marketers which means they mistakenly attempt to sell things they think location aware customers want rather than going deeper and addressing the actual desires and dreams of this specific type of customer. So how do […]
The Top 5 Reasons Why You MUST be Interviewed in the LocalsGuide! 1) Build Credibility & Establish Expert Status 2) Personalize Your Business Relationship within the Community 3) Create a Powerful Local Marketing Presence 4) Reach all of Ashland and Beyond! 5) If You Don’t Tell Them, THEY WON’T KNOW! Call us for more info: […]
LocalsGuide gives you the tools to build your own highly profitable business! We specialize in creating and building local guides that provide rich & meaningful experiences.