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Do You Love People? Do You Love Travel?

Do you believe travel leads to more simplistic, and less materialistic lives? Do you believe traveling is a good thing? Do you believe we need simpler web experiences, built around less information from trusted sources rather than more information from strangers? Do you love people? Do you believe life is about more than money? Do you love traveling? Do you love technology?

We’re on the lookout for an amazing community builder to join the team…

What will that person (eventually it will be multiple) be doing?

  • Building strong relationships with travelers all over the globe
  • Helping community members get answers to whatever travel related questions they may have
  • Relaying feedback from the community into the product development cycle
  • Speaking on behalf of Oh Hey World at meetups and conferences
  • Online marketing (& some search engine optimization)
  • Finding ways to bring community members together in person
  • Facilitating discussions between community members online
  • Building a presence on the top 5 travel communities
  • Monitoring the Oh Hey World brand
  • Writing – keeping the Oh Hey World travel blog full of amazing stories
  • Traveling abroad — a LOT. Absolutely nothing replaces meeting people face to face

Prior community management and technology experience is a plus, but certainly not required.

I get asked all the time how to make money from abroad. This is that chance. But if making money for doing nothing is your goal (which is the sense I get from many who want to work remotely while traveling), don’t bother following up. Community building for a startup is a 24/7 job (I did it for 4 years at Zillow) — you need to live and breathe the company, which of course means believing in the grand vision of creating a travel experience based around information from those you trust.

It’s my firm belief that community building is the single most important component to building a lasting company, particularly a web brand. If an entrepreneur doesn’t understand and invest in building a community, they don’t stand a chance to succeed. This is certainly one of the most important hires for Oh Hey World. You’ll get in on the ground level, have a chance to make a lasting impact and advocate to millions of people that traveling is a viable option for every single person. Our goal is to create a world where every single person has not only a passport, but a stamp in it.

Interested? Let’s talk.

[Update: The starting point to expressing interest is to write a few guest blog posts for the Oh Hey World blog. If you’re not willing to go through that effort, then you don’t truly want this job – you likely just want to travel and earn money. That’s fine, but that’s not the type of person we’re looking for.]

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow.com from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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  • Kay Dougherty

    I am very interested in this opportunity and I have worked remotely in several marketing jobs in the past, have an excellent work ethic and have often worked across time zones and cultures . How do I provide more information to share my qualifications? I can even spell – you’ll love me!

    • Hey Kay – would love to chat more with you. I’m at drew at ohheyworld

      Talk soon :)

  • I, too, am very interested in learning more about this opportunity to work with yourself and others who share my passions: traveling, exploring new cultures and making connections with those I meet along the way! Whether in person or online, I believe there is innumerable opportunities to connect with people and to learn more about them, not to mention the opportunity to maintain and nurture these relationships long after they are formed! Any information you can provide on opportunities with Oh Hey World would be greatly appreciated!

  • Being a young female avid traveler, I think this idea is amazing. My parents and siblings will be thrilled! I would love the opportunity to discuss working with Oh Hey World. I think that traveling and experiencing life is something every person should do, young and old. I’m constantly on the lookout for “deals” to ensure my friends, coworkers, and I don’t miss out on one of life’s most amazing opportunities. I’m currently working on a personal blog to reflect back on my travels, and what works and doesn’t work, food, apps that help, apps that don’t help, and tricks to get around safely! This opportunity sounds fantastic!

    • Look forward to speaking to you later this week!

  • Hey Drew,

    I would definitely be interesting in learning more. I’ll be graduating in May and have had an obsession with travel for most of my life. Just this past year alone – while in school – I traveled over 20k miles (China, Vietnam, Texas, NYC, San Fran, and Tenesse.)

    I’ve lived in Texas, The Netherlands, and China. And I firmly believe that traveling is one of the best things you can do to grow as a person.

    It’s changed me in so many ways and opened me up to live life from a global perspective. I’m comfortable at being uncomfortable and think that the world is a place that is meant to be explored.

    I’ve been blogging for over 4 years – so I have some experience with social media and internet marketing such as email lists and SEO.

    I would love to chat with you more.
    My skype is Aboundlessworld
    And can be reached via cell 925 286 0632

  • Jessel

    Hi Drew,
    This job is perfect for me! I was a Customer Service Manager for a wholesale travel agency booking around around the world. I have extensively used couchsurfing, spoke with groups of people travelling while living abroad, built custom trips to Italy, and have been considered to work as a community manager in Florence! I love connected with people think working for OhHeyWorld would be a perfect fit. I have a blog I created solely for travel and that is pretty much the only blog I’ve ever have. Travel runs through my veins and so does connecting with people. Please consider me. I know I can bring a lot to the table!

    Jessel