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Get Paid To Travel! A Quick Guide To Starting Your Own Travel Blog

Travelers Today       By    Nicole Ynayan

Updated: Nov 17, 2016 04:41 AM EST

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While people who simply love to write about their self-supplied travels may find it exceedingly simple to start a travel blog, jetsetters who intend to make a full career out of it might find it more difficult. Simply put, it's easy to just write about the things you see and experience, but getting people interested enough to pay you for more is a real challenge.

However, the abundance of sponsored travel bloggers on the internet and social media platforms goes to show that this dream is definitely a possible reality. Just be sure to follow these tips and you'll soon be on the way to creating your own world-famous travel blog.

First, you'll want to find your intended niche. Whether you're looking to write about different world cuisines, outdoor activities, extreme sports, or hidden local hotspots, your niche is very important as it will define your readership and your theme. Be sure to choose a niche that interests you personally, otherwise you'll run out of steam really fast.

Next, you'll want to put some thought into your name. According to Expert Vagabond, a good blog name is unique, catchy, and related to your niche. Make sure you name your blog according to the bigger picture because changing your blog name is almost like starting a new blog altogether.

Getting a good domain name for your blog is another essential step. You'll want a reliable place to keep your blog data and files, as well as give people easy access to your blog. Using a free host like WordPress is OK, but paid hosts such as BlueHost are generally better in terms of quality and service.

After you've done all that, you're going to have to start self-promoting. Writing a charming "About" page on your blog is a great start, but gaining social media followings through accounts dedicated through your blog is an amazing way to gain readership.

After all this, all that's left is the blogging. Catch cues from your favorite popular travel bloggers and determine a tone, a theme, and a trend you'd like to follow throughout your blog. Reading other blogs will give you an idea of what yours should look like.

Thrifty Nomads suggests that you remain honest and decent throughout your posts, staying as true to your original tone as possible. In the end, it all comes down to a matter of passion. Travel blogs are meant to invigorate and inspire other travelers to follow in your footsteps, and they won't want to do that if you sound exhausted in your blog.

As for the profit, don't expect to begin raking in the big bucks right away. The best way to make money is through sponsorship and product endorsements, which will only come after you've developed a decent following.

Remember, travel blogging is a career of adventure and exploration. It's more about seeing the world and sharing your discoveries with your readers. Maintain this mindset and you're guaranteed to find success. Who knows, you may well be on your way to become the world's next best travel blogger.

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