If you dream job involves being paid to travel to exotic and luxurious locations around the world, continue reading to discover a guide to starting off as a travel blogger.
How to Become a Travel Blogger:
1. Try to identify a niche to write about
As there are plenty of individuals who wish to create full time careers out of travel blogging, it’s a wise idea to pick a niche to write about. As an example, if you may want to theme your travel blog around taking cruises or signing up for cooking classes in different destinations around the world. One particular travel blogger became world famous for getting locals to dance with him in different countries around the world.
The key is to pick a travel niche which suits your travel personality and to pick a topic that you genuinely enjoy as your readers will be able to pick up on your enthusiasm for the particular style of travel which you’ve chosen.
2. Make sure that you’re able to take decent quality photos
If you’re a beginner travel blogger you may be able to get away with taking quality photos of your trips on a smart phone. However, if you’re looking to take your travel blog to the next level, it’s a great idea to invest in a high quality camera which can take stunning photos which will do the destinations which you visit justice.
If you do purchase a new camera, also make sure to purchase a quality camera bag that will make transporting your camera a fuss-free, comfortable experience.
3. Make sure to proof read each blog post which you write
As no one wants to read blog posts that are full of typos and grammatical errors it’s well worth carefully proof reading each blog, several times, before you publish a new post. If in doubt, you can’t go wrong using a grammar based application such as Grammerly to double check your posts. Alternatively, you may want to get a trusted friend or family member to read through your posts, before you post them.
4. Consider creating a travel schedule
In order to ensure that you’ll have enough new content to provide your readers with in the future, it’s a great idea to create a travel schedule of upcoming destinations which you plan to visit in the next year. If you can’t afford to travel internationally every month as a beginner travel blogger, you can always alternate international trips with domestic trips.
5. Make sure to write posts in preparation for upcoming trips
While some bloggers just write about their trips, after they’ve completed a new trip, as most of your readers will turn to your blog for travel inspiration, it’s also a good idea to publish posts about planning upcoming trips. As an example, if you’re planning a beach trip to Hawaii, you may want to post a blog post about packing for a tropical, sun-filled destination!
6. Share links to your blog posts with your own social network
One way to quickly boost your readership is to regularly post links to your blog posts on your personal social media feeds. Who knows if your friends and family members like your posts, they may share them with their own social media feeds.
Becoming a succesful travel blogger is an attainable goal, so if you have your heart set on traveling the world for a living, it’s well worth following the tips listed in the guide above.