How to change the travel distance on your PromoKit

Your travel distance will affect the leads you receive and determine the exposure your PromoKit gets in search results. Your travel distance should be the maximum distance you are willing to travel and should be feasible. Do not say you can travel nationwide unless you truly can. 

You can choose a default travel distance for your profile and/or set specific travel distances for each service you offer.

Adjust your travel distance settings:

Log in to your control panel and go to Edit PromoKit.
Under Lead Preferences, select Travel Distance from the menu.
Choose your default travel distance – you can choose from the drop-down or select Custom and enter a specific number of miles.
If any of your services requires a travel distance different from your default, find it in the list and choose a different number of miles.
Click Save.

Keep in mind, travel is calculated "as the crow flies" so you may need to make adjustments to your mileage if you live in areas with heavy traffic or indirect routes to surrounding areas.

Nationwide travel

Pro & Featured members may choose to set a "Nationwide" travel distance. (All other members are limited to 200 miles.) You should only choose nationwide, or any other large travel radius, if you are genuinely open to traveling that far for a gig. Setting a distance that's further than you're likely to travel will result in having to decline leads, which isn't helpful to you or the event planners. Be honest and accurate.

Pro tip: If you require clients to pay a travel fee in order to travel beyond a certain distance, you should include those details somewhere within your PromoKit. Perhaps with your overview or fee range.

Out-of-country leads

GigSalad operates in both the United States and Canada, which means clients can search and request quotes from either country. If you do not wish to receive leads outside of your country, you may adjust that setting right below your travel distance selection. 

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