Work With Me
Hi, I’m Josh Shephard, the writer, photographer, videographer and just about everything else behind The Lost Passport. Oh, most importantly I’m an intrepid traveller crafting up epic trips.
The Lost Passport is designed for independent travellers seeking a bit of adventure, a bit of intrepid, and a bit of culture. That may mean pushing the boundaries of the comfort zone at times, to discover what truly makes the trip memorable.
Sponsored Travel and Content Marketing – Do you have a hotel, airline, rental car, tour agency, dive shop, private island, or all of the above? Perhaps you are a tourism department promoting an entire region? Send me an email and we can discuss ways to work together.
I can publish exciting and engaging stories through a wide range of content such as; articles, reviews, publications, social media posts, photography, video, and more.
Brand Ambassador – Love my content? Want to discuss a long term relationship with your brand regularly appearing in articles and social media posts? I’d love to hear from you! Please send me an email to kick start this discussion.
Do you want to advertise directly on The Lost Passport? I offer the following options:
Text Link Placement – the best option for tour operators, agencies, or hotels trying to test which content works best for generating bookings. Text link placement in an existing article starts at USD 50 per month. Please contact me for a rates card for longer durations and multiple links.
Newsletter Advertising – With over 1,000 newsletter subscribers and an open rate of above 35% there is no better way to directly target returning readers. We offer banner placement in monthly newsletters from USD 200. You will get to review the banner placement in a test email before the campaign goes live.
Sponsored Posts – I get a lot of these requests, and I don’t accept many. I prefer to keep the majority of the posts my own content, as it suits the audience better. Sponsored post fees start at USD 400. You provide the content and photos. The do-follow link will remain valid for one year. All sponsored posts should follow my guest posting guidelines.
Brands I’ve Worked With
Why Work Together?
The Lost Passport is a well-known and trusted resource for independent travellers.
I have written articles for large, multinational publications such as TV5Monde, Free Malaysia Today, HostelWorld, and Intrepid Travel, and been featured on many more websites.
The Lost Passport contains travel content on Asia, Australia, the South Pacific Islands, and Europe. I am always keen to explore new and exciting destinations. Will your’s be next?
About My Audience
The Lost Passport is visited by readers in over 120 countries around the world from the United States to Sweden, and Thailand to Khazakstan. There are currently over 40,000 monthly readers on the website, with a strong month to month growth rate.
A Few Key Website Stats
- Blog monthly pageviews: 55,000+ (growing rapidly)
- Average time on page: 7min+ (highly engaging content)
- User acquisition: 80% Organic Search Results, 20% Social Media
Social Media Followers
- Facebook: 5,900 fans
- Instagram: 2,500 fans
- Newsletter: 1,500+ subscribers
- 55% aged between 25 and 34
- 17% aged between 35 and 44
- 55% male / 45% female