How to Write A Good Host Profile
Infuse your unique personality in your introduction.
We think our hosts are amazing, and we’re excited to have guests find out all about you. Your introduction can be as simple or as lengthy as you like, but we recommend keeping it to 5-6 paragraphs.
Here are some ideas on how to start. You don’t have to use all of them. Think of these as ideas, not a template.
- Share your background.
- Started your own company related to your experience? Now’s the time to include a line about it.
- Include some fun facts about yourself.
- Got a story to share? Start with the story.
Edmond, the owner of Kim Choo Kueh Chang, began with his:
“The story of Kim Choo Kueh Chang began with my grandmother, Lee Kim Choo, who first sold Nyonya rice dumplings under a banyan tree along Joo Chiat Place.
The band “China Jam Reunion”, on the other hand, decided to start with this statement:
“Ever been taken aback when a girl from Tinder told you, “oh you looked taller in your pics”?”
Try getting creative. Start with something intriguing, a statement that makes guests want to read more.
Share your beliefs
What do you believe in, and how does it relate to your experience? Tell us about how it’s changed your life.
One of our hosts, Asha, wrote this in her introduction:
“We don’t like it when someone tells us “I think you need help.”
Like you, I don’t believe our demons go away after taking a pill or receiving professional advice.”
Include your key message
Perhaps you show people how to create fondant flowers, and through the process, you’d like guests to let out their emotions. Maybe you’re a cook, and through food-tasting, you’d like to share your cultural roots with your guests.
Fyon and Zestro show you how to make ceramics, and they want you to think about gender issues:
“So now, we craft safe spaces where you can remove all inhibition. Just two ceramic entrepreneurs tinkering with the rigid structures of social life such as first dates and typical Friday nights. Also reinventing the way common folk embrace private or shameful topics like body and gender.”
What was The journey like?
Tell us what it was like to learn your craft, or to get involved in this genre.
Did you encounter difficulties and setbacks? Any interesting stories?
Sharing your story makes your profile more personal.
Why create this experience?
Felt compelled to share this experience with others? Tell us what inspired you, and what you hope guests will achieve. One host, Ashley, included this in her profile:
“Since then, I’ve reconsidered another way of life that has no fast, measurable returns. It’s calm… quiet… and now I’m letting life unfold delicately through slow living.
Come inside my studio – you’ll have the freedom and means to soothe your innermost, fragile thoughts while picking up a valuable skill that will stay with you after the class ends.”
The above are just guidelines, and not a template to follow. Still feeling uninspired? See more host profiles on the Tickle app.
Our hosts are what makes Tickle experiences so original and fun. Every one of our hosts are passionate about what they do, and guests love that. It’s time for you to put that passion into words.
Need help with your introduction? Give us a shout: firstname.lastname@example.org