Partner with us

Reach your target expat market through the fastest growing platform for internationals in Barcelona

Barcelona Expat Life is an online community for both expats and businesses in Barcelona, a place where you can exchange experiences and valuable information about your life in Barcelona or about your company.
Whether you are a company searching for your next expat hire, or you are an organisation that provides services and products to expats, our platform can help you expand your branding among the expat community and help you reach your target market. No matter the size or nature of your company, everybody is welcome at Barcelona Expat Life.

We want to offer our online community a complete and detailed overview of all the expat related organisations in Barcelona, which is why we encourage you to create a profile on our website for free! Currently we have set up partnerships with more than 200 companies in Barcelona and this number continues to grow every day.

There's also the possibility of both short and long-term collaborations and our services can be tailored specifically to your needs.

Our traffic

Around 60% of our traffic is coming from Spain, 6% of our traffic is coming from The Netherlands and the remaining 34% of our traffic is coming from mostly other European countries. In addition our visitors are spending, on average, 7 minutes browsing on our website.

Our aim is to become the number 1 platform for expats in Barcelona and we are excited to share that the percentage of returning visitors to our site is growing every month, as well as our organic traffic.

Our online community is extremely diverse, thanks to the different content we share on our website every week. Most of our visitors are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old and vary between people who are starting their new career and people who already have some work experience.

Ways we can collaborate

Create a company profile free of charge

how to create a company profile on our website

Creating a profile on our website is free of charge, as we want to encourage all companies in Barcelona to register in order to provide a diverse and complete overview of what Barcelona has to offer to expats.

step 1: register

The first step is to register your company profile on our website, completely free of charge.

step 2: add your company

Choose the image which best describes your company.

Banking = financial services

Career = companies hiring, job boards & recruitment agencies etc.

Country specific = country related restaurants, supermarkets, business clubs etc.

Children = childcare, international schools etc.

Healthcare = doctor, dentist etc.

Housing = real estate websites, real estate agencies, home utilities etc.

Lifestyle = catering & food delivery, hair & beauty, social networking groups etc. 

Paperwork = insurances, relocation services etc.

Services for entrepreneurs = co-working and office spaces, social networks etc.

step 3: Complete your listing

Once you've successfully registered your company on our website, you can then include a description, relevant links, photos and videos to all of your listings and company profile. The more complete your profile is the higher you will rank in Barcelona Expat Life’s search results, making it easier for expats to find you. Listings on our website can include: company profile listings, job listings, accommodation listings and event listings.

Complete flexibility
You can update your company profile whenever you want, including the company logo, photos, videos and links. .

Dashboard with real time analytics
Receive statistics regarding page views, number of visitors, from which country your viewers are located and which platform, browser, device they are using.

step 4: REVIEWS

Encourage co-workers and/or clients to write reviews, the more reviews and positive ratings your company receives, the more your company's ranking on our platform will improve.

Step 5: YOUR EXPAT STORY

Relocating can be a stressful experience, especially if it is your first time taking the leap to move to another country. This being said, we have created the perfect platform for you to share your own personal story about your relocation to Barcelona, exchange tips and give advice to future expats.

Upgrade the visibility of your company

upgrade your listing

If you wish to increase the visibility of your company profile or your property on our website, or you have a special event you would like to promote, please get in touch and we can arrange this for you!

featured listing

Ranks higher than freemium listings in all the relevant search results

 €50 PER MONTH

promoted listing

Ranks higher than freemium and featured listings in all the relevant search results.

 €100 PER MONTH

VAT is not included in pricing.

 

We are more than happy to offer you a discount if you purchase a service for more than 1 month (2 months = 10% discount and 3 months or more = 20% discount).

Company Advertising

Increase brand awareness

Take advantage of a unique banner or job ad on our homepage, guaranteed to bring your company more traffic and/or applicants.

Post on pages of your choice

Do you want to advertise your company on specific pages of our website? Feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities, we are sure to be able to offer a solution to your needs.

Banner or ad on
our homepage

Banner: logo of your company

 

Ad: designed by your company

or our marketing team

 

Linked to your company profile or website

 €300 PER MONTH

VAT is not included in pricing.


Content marketing

extra brand awareness

This is the perfect opportunity to increase your branding if you have an upcoming campaign or event, or if you're looking to target specific language speakers.

stays on our website forever

Once the blog or article has been published, it will remain on our site forever. You do not need to pay to keep it on our platform.

promotion on social media

We'll share your blog or article on all of our social media platforms, boosting your company's visibility and/or increasing traffic to your job offers. We mainly focus our efforts on LinkedIn. However, we are also very active in Facebook groups for Expats in Barcelona, where we try to add relevant content to the ongoing discussions in these groups.

blog or article

A blog or article specifically about your company, including links to your job offers or your website.

 €500

VAT is not included in pricing.


Job posting

Languages

Post an unlimited number of languages.

URL

Each job ad will redirect candidates to a URL of your choice.

Duration

Each job ad is live on our site for 31 days, to ensure maximum exposure.

Complete flexibility

You can update your job ad whenever you want, including the logo, photos, videos and links.

Quality over quantity

Our platform and marketing efforts are solely focused on Barcelona and finding candidates who speak the most in demand languages. When a candidate applies to a job on our website they are redirected to a URL of your choice where, if they decide to continue with their application, you will receive their application straight away via your own system. Through this way, the candidate has to make an extra effort to apply to one of your positions. You may lose some candidates because of this process, but at Barcelona Expat Life, we believe in quality over quantity.

Our target group

Our platform is aimed at expats already living in Barcelona (there are currently 333,516 foreigners and 179 different nationalities), and the people planning to relocate to the city. However, we also understand that Dutch, German, French, Swedish and Norwegian are the most sought after languages for companies hiring in Barcelona, so we are paying extra attention to these particular target groups to help you fill your recruitment needs.

To be able to post jobs on our platform you must first create a company profile.

Unlimited posting

Unlimited posting

 

Job offers will stay active for 1 month

 

Candidates will be redirected to a URL of your choice 

 €300 per month

Agencies: €250 per month

single standard job

1 job offer

 

Your offer will stay active for 1 month

 

Candidates will be redirected to a URL of your choice

 €99 per month

Agencies: €85 per month

single featured job

1 job offer

 

Your offer will stay active for 1 month

 

Candidates will be redirected to a URL of your choice

 

Ranks higher than a standard listing in relevant keyword searches

 €198 per month

Agencies: €175 per month

single promoted job

1 job offer

 

Your offer will stay active for 1 month

 

Candidates will be redirected to a URL of your choice 

 

Ranks higher than a featured and standard listing in relevant keyword searches

 €298 per month

Agencies: €245 per month

VAT is not included in pricing.

 

We are more than happy to offer you a discount if you purchase a service for more than 1 month (2 months = 10% discount and 3 months or more = 20% discount).

 

Duplicated jobs are not allowed.

Rent out accommodation (free of charge)

free

Post available rooms, apartments or houses in Barcelona and help expats find a place to live.

Duration

Each accommodation ad is live on our site for 31 days, to ensure maximum exposure.

URL

Each ad will redirect expats to a URL of your choice.

To be able to share your available accomodation on our platform you must first create a company profile.

Share your upcoming events (free of charge)

Share the key details of your company’s latest events or campaigns. It is completely free of charge.

To be able to share events on our platform you must first create a company profile.

Affiliate Marketing

Our platform can help you promote and increase traffic to your company’s jobs and events through affiliate campaigns. Get in touch to discuss the possibilities!

Take part in our surveys

Our online surveys are designed with the intention of collecting information about current trends and developments in Barcelona and also to highlight the opinions and experiences of expats in Barcelona. If you would like our help to conduct Barcelona specific research and you would like to discuss the possibility of collaborating with us in a survey, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Other forms of partnership

If you require something specific, or you would like to discuss other collaboration opportunities, we are always open to creating a customised solution to best suit your needs.

About us

Our mission

To support expats who are settling in to a new way of life.

Our vision

To be the number one platform for expats in Barcelona by creating an online community, sharing useful and thorough information and connecting expats with companies.

Our values

Passionate

Welcoming

Helpful

Informative

Reliable

Pragmatic

Interaction

Diverse

Interview with Mirjam, founder of BEL

Nationality:

Dutch

work:

Founder of Barcelona Expat Life

landed in:

2015

languages:

Dutch & English

age range:

30 - 40 years old

Neighbourhood:

Poble Sec

Why did you create Barcelona Expat Life?

I wanted to put my own life experiences as an expat to use, and make the move to Barcelona easier and smoother for future expats. I have had the idea for some time now and everything finally came together at the start of 2020. I think it’s a great way to bring people together and unite both the current and the future expats in this beautiful city.

What is the core business of BEL?

We aim to provide advice to expats on life in Barcelona, at every stage of their expat journey. Here at Barcelona Expat Life we have created an online community that people can rely on where we can offer guidance and useful information to help expats settle in to their new life.

What are your plans for the future?

We are continuously developing and improving new and existing features on our website. Thanks to our in-depth research, we will continue to add updated and relevant content to our website, with the aim of reaching more and more expats in Barcelona. Barcelona is a beautiful city with so much to offer and we believe in building long-term partnerships with companies in order to offer exciting new opportunities for both new and existing expats.

Why did you relocate to Barcelona?

My first trip to Barcelona was around 20 years ago and, like many others, I completely fell in love with the city. After reading the book by Eduardo Mendoza ‘La Ciudad de Los Prodigios’, I decided to organise a trip to Barcelona for my university class. I drank the water from La Rambla drinking fountain “Font de Canalates”, which folklore says will make you fall in love with the city and always want to return. Another reason that I decided to move to Barcelona was to try something new and out of my comfort zone. I believe that it’s necessary to change your scenery every once in a while, change your routine and try new things to make sure that you get the most out of life.

What have been the biggest challenges you’ve faced after your relocation?

When I first moved to Barcelona, I really struggled to arrange my paperwork, such as the NIE and tax.  Another thing that I am still struggling with is the language. When I came to Barcelona, I didn’t speak either Spanish or Catalan so this made some things quite challenging.  Of course, as expected when moving abroad, it takes some time to settle in, meet new friends and find your feet.

What do you miss most from home?

I miss my family and friends the most and as much as we try and solve this problem by facetiming and calling on a regular basis, sometimes it just isn’t the same as seeing somebody in person and being able to give them a hug. However, I’m lucky that the Netherlands is only a short plane journey away.

What do you love the most about Barcelona?

This isn’t an easy question as Barcelona has many amazing qualities. I love the Catalan culture, in particular the tradition of the ‘Castellers’ (the human towers). The combination of passion, teamwork, diversity, communication and trust that goes into building these towers is so amazing. It is a true reflection of the spirit of Barcelona.