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10.3. Ad Exchange Program

10. Special Programs » 10.3. Ad Exchange Program

To insure that ads placed on Chumaround align with our goals and mission statement, we do not allow automated ad posting by ad exchange networks. Rather we designed the Chumaround Ad Exchange Program to build meaningful relationships with like-minded businesses from…

10.2. Influencer Program

10. Special Programs » 10.2. Influencer Program

How it works Are you a blogger, vlogger, photographer, videographer, producer, actor, model, celebrity or someone that is looking to grow their social media following? We are thrilled to announce the Chumaround Influencer Program. The program is designed to help you…

4. Become a Host

4. Become a Host

What is a Chumaround Host? Becoming a local host on Chumaround is quick easy and free to do, but before we show you how to become a host and set up your booking page, we’d like to make sure you clearly understand what a local host is and isn’t! Local hosts are…

10.1. Meet-n-Pay Program

10. Special Programs » 10.1. Meet-n-Pay Program

Accept payments from your guests when you meet Chumaround actively supports local communities around the world by making it easy for locals to become hosts and earn money showing people around their cities—no bank account required! Unlike other peer-to-peer…

7.2.3. Filter by Rate

7. How to Book a Host » 7.2. Filter Hosts » 7.2.3. Filter by Rate

Find free vs. paid hosts. Generally speaking, most host will be paid, but now and then you will find a host that would simply enjoy chumming around with you because they like practicing a language with a native speaker. If you’re alright with hanging out with a…

8.6. Safety Tips

8. Safety & Security » 8.6. Safety Tips

New people and new places present opportunities for adventure, but traveling can also be disorienting. Here are some basic safety precautions we recommend when meeting a person for the first time. 1. It is expected that Chumaround members are honest, respectful, and…

1.7. Advice for Hosts

1. Getting Started » 1.7. Advice for Hosts

You don’t need any special skills, experience or talents to become a host on Chumaround, but there are many things you can do to improve your chances of connecting with more guests and receiving high ratings. Here’s a list of 10 tips that will help you become an…

6.7.4. Close Account

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.7. Account Settings » 6.7.4. Close Account

To close your Chumaround account: 1. Go to Account Settings 2. Select a reason for closing your account 3. Enter your account email 4. Select Close Account

6.7.2 Change Password

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.7. Account Settings » 6.7.2 Change Password

To change your password on Chumaround if you’re already logged in: 1. Go to Account Settings. 2. Click Change Password 3. Enter Old Password 4. Enter New Password 5. Click Save Changes.

1.8. Advice for Guests

1. Getting Started » 1.8. Advice for Guests

To make sure you have the best possible experience while visiting new cities, get started by reading these simple tips about setting up your chum around and interacting with your future hosts. 1. Update your profile page: Chumaround provides a unique service…

6.7. Account Settings

6. Navigating Chumaround » 6.7. Account Settings

Manage/Update Your Account Details Account settings is where you can do the following: (1) Update Your Contact Information (2) Change Your Password (3) Manage Your Membership (Guests Only) (4) Close Your Account To access your account settings: (1) Go to Your…

7.8. Print Booking Confirmation

7. How to Book a Host » 7.8. Print Booking Confirmation

Once you’ve completed your reservation, you can print a booking confirmation. To print your confirmation follows these simple steps: 1. Navigate to Your Dashboard 2. Click the My Bookings Tab 3. Click on the title of the reservation you just booked. 4.* Print your…

5.5. Edit Listing

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.5. Edit Listing

Edit Your Listing You can edit and make changes to your host booking page with a few clicks of the mouse. To edit your page: 1. Navigate to your Dashboard 2. Click the My Listings Tab 3. Locate the Listing You’d like to Edit 4. Click the Edit Listing Icon 5. Edit…

4.9.1 Edit Booking Page

4. Become a Host » 4.9. Make Listing Live » 4.9.1 Edit Booking Page

Easy Content Editing You can edit and make changes to your booking page with a few clicks of the mouse. To edit your page: 1. Navigate to your Dashboard 2. Click the My Listings Tab 3. Locate the Listing You’d like to Edit 4. Click the Edit Listing Icon 5. Edit…

9.3. Terms of Service

9. Policies » 9.3. Terms of Service

CHUMAROUND TERMS OF SERVICE Last Updated: June 10, 2019 ChumAround LLC, a limited liability company, incorporated under United States law, with an address at 201 E Center St, Ste 112, Anaheim, California 92805, provides an online ‘chumaround.com’ platform that…

2.4.1 Multi-City Hosting

2. Features » 2.4. All Cities » 2.4.1 Multi-City Hosting

Multi-City Hosting So you live in a city that borders nearby cities you’d like to host in. Great! On Chumaround you can create and manage multiple host listings from one account. Here’s how to create multiple host listings: 1. Create 1 Chumaround User…

4.9. Make Listing Live

4. Become a Host » 4.9. Make Listing Live

Once you’ve finished setting up your host page and you believe everything looks in order, you can make your listing live and begin accepting booking requests. You can make publish your listing from the Preview page or from the Manage Listing page on your…

2.6.1 How to Book a Host

2. Features » 2.6. Booking Requests » 2.6.1 How to Book a Host

A Step-by-step Guide for Booking a Host Step 1. Make a Booking Request 1. Search host by city. 2. Filter hosts by the languages, interests, and hourly rate. 3. Review the host booking and profile pages. 4. Find a host you might be interested in chumming with 5.…

5.4. Confirmation Settings

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.4. Confirmation Settings

An Automated Booking Message Written by You Once your guests completes booking hours to chum around with you, they will receive an email confirmation and also be directed to their booking page where they can review and print their reservation. You can customize the…

7.6. Confirm Booking Details

7. How to Book a Host » 7.6. Confirm Booking Details

If a host agrees to chum around with you, make sure you note the following: 1. What is the exact date of your meeting 2. What is the exact time you agreed to meet (Host’s local time) 3. How many hours did you agree to meet? 4. What is the exact time you expect your…

2.8. Promote Yourself

2. Features » 2.8. Promote Yourself

On Chumaround there is a unique feature called “Promote Yourself” that allows hosts to make their host listing page more visible to people browsing ChumAround. Once a new listing is created, you can find this option by doing the following: 1. Go to your…

7.7. Book Appointment

7. How to Book a Host » 7.7. Book Appointment

Now that you and your host agreed to meet, you need to formally book your appointment. Here’s how it works: From the host booking page: Step 5: Select the number of hours you agreed to meet Step 6: Click Book Add your reservation details: Step 7: Add the Name,…

1.9. News & Press

1. Getting Started » 1.9. News & Press

Chumaround creates a wonderful win-win opportunity for both the people visiting new cities and for people that live in the cities they visit. Visitors get a chance to enjoy an authentic, unscripted experience with locals that agree to become hosts and show them around.…

5.1.2. Require Guests to Pre-Pay

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.1. Payment Settings » 5.1.2. Require Guests to Pre-Pay

You can require your guests to pay for their chum around when they make their booking. If you decide you’d like to get paid by your guests before you meet, you can quickly connect the Stripe payment gateway to your account. It takes just a few minutes to open a…

4.7.1 How to Determine Your Hourly Rate

4. Become a Host » 4.7. Add Your Hourly Rate » 4.7.1 How to Determine Your Hourly Rate

We suggest you use the following formula to calculate your rate: 1. Determine the average hourly rate for workers in your city 2. Multiply the average hourly rate by 2.5 For example: If the average hourly rate for jobs in your city is $10 per hour. You should be…

2.1.1. Edit Profile

2. Features » 2.1. Dashboard » 2.1.1. Edit Profile

How to Edit Your Profile Page Your profile page is where people will go to learn more about you before they book you as a guest or a host. This page should be complete and always have an up to date photo that makes it easy for people to recognize you. It’s…

4.4 Add Your Host Location

4. Become a Host » 4.4 Add Your Host Location

In what town, city, or village will you show people around? On your booking page, your location is the city that you can show visitors around in. Please add just one city to your booking page. If there are several cities you’d like to host in, then simply…

8.1. ID Protection

8. Safety & Security » 8.1. ID Protection

Identification & Credit Card Verification To protect your data from third party breach, Chumaround does not collect or store the government ID’s or the credit card information of our members. In fact, all transaction between a guest and host are processed by third…

5.1. Payment Settings

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.1. Payment Settings

When you create a host page on ChumAround, users will be able to book your services directly from the listing you created. When a booking occurs, you will offer your guests a payment option. The current payment options for Chumaround are as follows: On Chumaround, a…

5. Manage Your Host Page

5. Manage Your Host Page

Once your listing is live you will be able to manage payments, set your availability and easily promote yourself. In this chapter, you will learn how to manage your listing and achieve optimal success as a Chumaround host. Follow these instructions to view options…

5.2. Availability Settings

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.2. Availability Settings

Availability Explained Before booking an appointment, your potential guest will need to contact you to check your availability. Unless, they contact you, they can not book an appointment. However, we realize there will be times in which you simply will not be…

4.7. Add Your Hourly Rate

4. Become a Host » 4.7. Add Your Hourly Rate

Step 1: Select Your Local Currency Chumaround allows all hosts to determine the hourly rate they’d like to earn whilst chumming around with visitors.The default currency on Chumaround is US Dollars. If you’d like to be paid in your local currency, it’s important…

5.1.1. Meet-n-pay

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.1. Payment Settings » 5.1.1. Meet-n-pay

Accept payments from your guests when you meet Chumaround actively supports local communities around the world by making it easy for locals to become hosts and earn money showing people around their cities—no bank account required! Unlike other peer-to-peer…

4.5. Add Gallery Images

4. Become a Host » 4.5. Add Gallery Images

Create a Photo Gallery You can add up to 5 photos of yourself so that people will recognize you when you meet. In an effort to preserve storage space and keep operating costs down, Chumaround limits photo size. The file type you select must be JPG, GIF, or PNG and…

7.5. Send Booking Requests

7. How to Book a Host » 7.5. Send Booking Requests

On Chumaround you need to contact your host to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment: Step 1: Click Request Appointment or Contact Host on the host’s booking page. Step 2: Add Your Subject Step 3: Answer and submit the recommended questions to…

4.3. Add a Motto/Title

4. Become a Host » 4.3. Add a Motto/Title

Add an enticing title to your booking page. Your title may be the first and only thing user read about you, so it’s important to create a short catchy title that captures the attention of people browsing the search page. Coming up with just the right title can…

4.2. Add Languages You Speak

4. Become a Host » 4.2. Add Languages You Speak

Let people know which languages you speak. You can add the languages you speak to your booking page to let people know which languages you can communicate in. It’s important to understand that you can host visitors if you speak multiple languages or if you…

5.3. Upgrade Listing

5. Manage Your Host Page » 5.3. Upgrade Listing

Get More Exposure to Your Listing It’s 100% free to create a listing and become a local host on Chumaround, but we can help you get more exposure and increase the number of bookings you receive. Here’s how it works: (1) Navigate to Your Dashboard (2) Go…

1.3. Why host?

1. Getting Started » 1.3. Why host?

Here’s why you should consider becoming a Chumaround host: 1. It’s fun and easy: When you chum around with people that visit your city, you’re not a tour guide; there’s no formal training; and there’s no need to memorize any boring scripts. You’re…

4.1. Select a Specialty

4. Become a Host » 4.1. Select a Specialty

Select a Specialty – Explained To make it easier for visitors to connect with people that can help them do the types of things they’re most interested in, we ask that all hosts choose one area of expertise they’d like to showcase. This area of…

8.2.2. Ratings & Reviews

8. Safety & Security » 8.2. Profile Pages » 8.2.2. Ratings & Reviews

The Chumaround Review and Rating System allows members to share their personal experience with a host, and then rate that experience. Members who have booked a host and completed their chum around are permitted to submit a public review up to 14 days after the meeting…

1.4. Why hire a host?

1. Getting Started » 1.4. Why hire a host?

Here’s why you should consider hiring a Chumaround host: 1. Gain deeper insight into a city: Local hosts can show a more edgy, more beautiful and more authentic version of a city. They can show you what’s happening ‘behind the scenes’; the hidden gems,…

1.6. FAQ’s for Guests

1. Getting Started » 1.6. FAQ’s for Guests

Is Chumaround a tour operator or travel agency? Chumaround is not a tour operator nor is it a travel agency. Chumaround is a technology company. As our name suggests our role and responsibilities are strictly limited to facilitating the connections between the…

1.5. FAQ’s for Hosts

1. Getting Started » 1.5. FAQ’s for Hosts

What does chum around mean? A chum can be a friend, pal, buddy, mate, comrade, acquaintance or companion. It’s also one who shares interests or activities with another. When you chum around, you display good-natured friendliness as you accompany someone during a…