Are you a digital nomad who lives and breathes this lifestyle? Are you a photographer, a travel influencer, or an Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube star who is passionate about sharing your experiences with others who want to try or maintain the digital nomad lifestyle? Do you love the idea of creating content and being rewarded for it? If you answered yes to these questions, we’d like to invite you to join our “Travel Scout Program”!
What kind of program is this? You may ask.
Well… It’s an initiative that brings together digital nomads and travel influencers to review and verify accommodations listed on Remote In Africa in exchange for complimentary stays.
As "Travel Scouts", they inspect various properties and award them the "Remote Verified" badge if they're suitable for remote work. This helps other digital nomads looking to rent through Remote In Africa make an informed decision and choose a place where they can be productive and relax with the utmost comfort.
20% discount on future bookings
Increased visibility through our platforms
Contribution to the digital nomad community
We require you to create and post at least the following content on your social media:
A 1-minute video about the property and your experience
A video walkthrough of the property
Photos and videos of the property and its surroundings
Do you fit the criteria?
Over 10k followers/subscribers on Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube
OR a website with over 40k monthly visits
How Do I Get Started?
If you're a digital nomad who's passionate about sharing your experiences and creating content, you'll love the opportunity to join our Travel Scout Program!
As a member, you'll be rewarded for sharing your expert opinion. We'd love to have you on board. So fill out the application, and we'll review it as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Want to learn more about the badge and the program? Then let's dive in!
It's a badge (label) given to properties that have been verified as suitable for remote work in terms of Wi-Fi speed, workspace, location, etc. The members of the “Travel Scout Program” are the ones who inspect a property and award the "Remote Verified" badge.
It's displayed on the listing page of the “Remote Verified” property.
Digital nomads are Remote In Africa's main target group. That's why we partner with influencers who are intimately familiar with the digital nomad lifestyle and the unique needs of tenants who work remotely.
It helps digital nomads looking to rent through Remote In Africa make an informed decision and choose an accommodation that meets all their remote work requirements and other unique lifestyle needs, such as a place to meditate or exercise.
Their properties will be highlighted as one of our “Remote Verified” listings, which means more potential leads and tenants for them.
In addition, their accommodation will receive more promotion and visibility than other listings because the “Travel Scout” staying at their property will create a series of photo and video content about their experience.
This content is shared on the social media accounts of Remote In Africa and the "Travel Scout". All created content will be available on the listing until the badge is valid.
All of this helps them gain the trust of more digital nomads—who tend to be professional, well-paying tenants—spend less time answering questions from potential tenants before they move in, and run a more efficient rental business.
We require "Travel Scout" to create and publish at least the following content on their social media:
A 1-minute video about the property and their experience with a mention of the “Travel Scout Program” and how Remote In Africa arranged their stay
A video walkthrough of the property
Photos and videos of the property and its surroundings, depending on which platform the “Travel Scout” uses the most (tagging Remote In Africa and using the #remoteinafrica)
A minimum of 10k followers/subscribers across Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube OR a blog/website/podcast with 40k monthly users.
Note: Despite this minimum requirement, all applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For example, if you only have 8k followers/subscribers on social media platforms, but an incredible talent for content creation and a very engaged community, we'll definitely consider your application.
We treat "Travel Scouts" as special tenants invited by Remote In Africa to inspect various listings as part of our partnership with them. So their stay is on us. This means they can explore new places or rediscover the places they've already been to without having to pay rent.
Members of the program will receive a 15% discount on the service fee when booking accommodation through Remote In Africa in the future for their personal use (not as part of the partnership).
In addition, the visibility this partnership brings to "Travel Scout" has the potential to bring them new visitors, users, customers, readers, business partners, etc.
The minimum length of stay is 3 nights, and landlords can set their own maximum length of stay.
A “stable” Wi-Fi connection with a minimum download speed of 30 Mbps and a minimum upload speed of 5 Mbps.
This is the “real” Wi-Fi speed, not the one in the landlord’s contract with the service provider. Inspectors can check the "real" Wi-Fi speed on speedtest.net.
A minimum download speed of 30 Mbps and a minimum upload speed of 5 Mbps is usually sufficient for use by 1-2 people. We recommend that landlords set up an even faster Wi-Fi connection to make their property suitable for digital nomad families as well.
It’s advisable to measure the "real" Wi-Fi speed in the areas of the rental unit where digital nomads are supposed to work. If the router is far away from their workspace, for example, the Internet speed and quality can drop significantly.
"Travel Scouts" are encouraged to mention Wi-Fi speed in the content they create.
A dedicated workspace inside the rental unit (with a quality desk and office chair, enough space to work, good lighting, and a low noise level for concentrated work)
A spot for workout and meditation inside or outside the flat
Easy access to public transportation and places popular with digital nomads (such as co-working spaces, cafes, gyms, and beaches)
All you have to do is fill out the application form. Then we'll contact you and discuss the next steps with you.
Currently, there is no limit to the number of properties you can apply to inspect as long as we both feel this partnership is mutually beneficial.
You're required to inspect at least one property every 12 months. Otherwise, unfortunately, we'll have to cancel your membership in the program. After that you'll not be able to re-apply to join the program for six months.
Yes. Both landlords who rent out an entire property (house, villa, flat, bungalow, etc.) and those who rent out a private room can apply for this badge.
18 months. After the badge expires, the landlord applies again to have their property inspected and potentially verified again.
Landlords should take into account the feedback from the "Travel Scout" who inspected their accommodation and improve the condition of the property (in terms of Wi-Fi and/or physical space) so that it meets the minimum requirements for remote work.
After they have made the improvements, they can apply again to have their property inspected and potentially verified.
Remote In Africa is a platform to book and share unique stays to live & work across multiple destinations across Africa.