The idea of traveling the world while writing down all of your experiences for an online audience is probably a wish that a lot of people, particularly writers and nomadic types, strive for in their lives. But just how do you become a travel blogger? Where do you start? What do you need to do and what tips will you need to bare in mind? Well we have answered just that. Take a look at some of the steps that you will need to take to become a travel blogger in 2019!
Starting your blog
First things first, you need to start a blog if you want to become a travel blogger. Make sure that you have an already established, well set out and medium level blog before you take the plunge and go traveling the world. It can be really difficult to establish a following on a blog, so make sure that you are actually going to be writing for an audience (and making money) while you are on your travels!
At first you may be a little strapped for cash. While some places will give you accomodation for a feature on your blog, some places won’t, especially if you don't have a huge following. Make sure that you are being economical with travel plans. No one wants to have to come back home because they have ran out of morny. Consider staying in hostels, using parking at airports to save money or even staying with friends abroad.
Learning the art of travel writing
Making sure that you know how to write eye catching, entertaining and thought proving travel articles is absolutely essential if you want to be successful. Make sure that you learn the art of travel writing! Here are a few tips:
Amazing titles: Give all of your pieces eye catching titles. Be different and choose something that will spark interest in your audience, maybe even debate as well.
Be searchable: Make sure that you are writing content that people are actually searching for. Make use of online tools so that you know that you are actually answering the questions that people are searching for.
Multimodality: Always include a range of sources and media in your blog posts. One big chunk of writing will probably put readers off, so include videos, pictures, references and even memes as well.
Getting good at photography
Make sure that you have a good camera and that you can take high quality photos if your travels. A lot of people find images and photos just as stimulating as writing, so make sure your photos are just as good quality as your written content! Think about using filters, getting a good camera and even downloading some editing software.
Travel blogging is no easy project to embark on, but people can earn a lot of money while doing it. So make sure that you make use of these hints and tips and, most importantly, get up and go! Ultimately, if you don't try, you will never know. So pack a laptop and head out there now!