There are many travel bloggers who became quite famous a decade ago. People say that it seems quite a fun filled experience in the beginning and they started to take it on a serious note. Hence, they tend to make it their source of income and make quite a fortune per year.
There is no problem if you consider blogging as a hobby. But if you are having an email inbox that is flooding with emails, this means that your hobby of travel blogging is becoming your business or a full-time job. Before proceeding, I must tell you that becoming a travel blogger is not a joke. Let’s get you acquainted with different things that you need to know when becoming a travel blogger:
Anybody in the world can become a blogger and start a blog. A travel blogger is an individual who makes a good part of their income from traveling and do that in a very professional way. I started with my career as a travel blogger by traveling across America. I used to share my traveling experiences high speed internet access that got me connected on the web and social media on the way.
It is a universal fact that first, you try to get users or readers/audience to your blog and then you make money. The audience loves to read useful and meaningful content.
Remember the time when we used to write diaries and travelogues for our family and friends? That was something very easy because no matter how good or bad, nobody cared. For travel blogging, you don't know who your reader is. He or she is a total stranger. These guys read your travel blog and need something to get them out of their chairs and start visualizing your experience. You can add stuff like budget travel tips, recommended cuisine, details on places where you can stay and other related information. It is a good idea if you add photographs, videos, funny boomerangs, and more related stuff.
Anything that grabs user’s attention sells. This is something basic to understand. You can tell about a certain interesting full moon party that you experienced or a certain traditional sport that you played and got injured. Also, you can post about learning a new dish to cook somewhere in Japan or in another Asian country. Such activities are superb to add to your blog. Hence, you will definitely get likes, some good comments, shares, and likes on social media and your blog.
It is natural that when you started off with your blog, you would have been a new Goldfish in the pond. Nobody would have known your name. A good way to create an identity is to get a guest post written on one of the popular blogs that already has a large audience, is a good way to get recognized. But also, it helps your brand and brand yourself as a genuine travel blogger.
Staying active on social media platforms is one of the most important things to do. This will help you earn using your blogs and blogging skills. This might take a lot of time and you might not feel comfortable being on social media. So here is a tip for you. You should stay active in an efficient way on social media and don’t waste hours on social media making posts. For this, make sure that you start off with posting stuff once in the morning and schedule your posts for the rest of the day. Also, conduct a weekly check or a check after every 2 months using an efficient analytics tool.
Becoming your own PR agent is a good idea to market yourself and spreading the word amidst the general audience. To do this, it is a good idea to use media outlets that can make some major impact. Your media outlets have a major impact than other travel bloggers and travel blogs who claim to have a large audience. You can pitch in your story to these media outlets and get yourself featured.
Travel blogging and travel bloggers always go hand in hand. If there is a part of the deal that you don’t understand, there is nothing to worry about. It is very easy to learn and understand SEO or if you think that if SEO is not your cup of tea then hire someone who can take care of the SEO part for you. Because the ultimate goal is to make sure that Google finds your travel blog or your content and rank on the search engine.
It is a very useful approach to create an email subscriber list. This is something more important than staying active on social media. People who tend to subscribe to your email list are the people who are your true fans and people who love nothing else but to read stories and posts by you.
It is a good approach to add one more thing to your practices when getting a travel blog for yourself. This is following the masters of the trade. I would recommend that you look at the following list of travel bloggers. I would recommend a few names for you. These include Legal Nomads (Food Travel), Adventurous Kate (Female Travel Blogger), Nomadic Matt (Budget Traveler) and many others. You can learn how these guys have utilized their blogs in a very effective way.
Being a successful travel blogger is something that requires a lot of efforts. If you think that it is something like a long vacation that you can go on and brag about it, think again. The above-mentioned practices are very useful to add more to your travel blogging activities. Also, this will help you earn a living or turning your travel blogging passion into a profitable business and earn a living. You can also use these techniques to turn your passion into a money minting profession.