When a group of friends asked me to join them on an off-road camping trip over the weekend, I naturally agreed. What’s insane is that I was actually paid to go on this trip despite having never been camping before.
You may be wondering how that was possible. Well, I’m a blogger.
Keep reading to see what I mean. Also, learn more about why saying yes more started to change my life.
The following are three examples of how blogging may be beneficial for anyone looking at how to make money as a travel blogger:
-Posting reviews on hotels and restaurants that pay you for your very honest review.
-Selling ad space on your website so companies can reach an audience through your blog.
-Getting paid affiliate commissions
If blogging looks like the way forward for you, below are some tips on how to get started. Or you can learn more here.
1. Choose how you want to blog
Do you plan on blogging full-time or just as a hobby? There are many different ways to make money from your blog, so it’s important to think about how much time and energy you have first.
If however blogging is something that will be able to fit into your life easily, then starting up a travel blog that is focused on taking the stress out of traveling and finding great deals will be a good option for you.
Bloggers can also get paid by building links. If you don’t know what link building is you can check our Rex Originals for more info.
2. Decide how much time you can dedicate to blogging
What do you want from your blog? Do you simply want to write blogs about how you love traveling or would like to review hotels and activities etc?
Are there other people in your life who could help with the daily tasks of running a blog, such as family members?
Is this a part-time job with the intention of turning it into a full-time passion?
3. Work out how much money you’ll need to start up a travel blog
If blogging is going to become your full-time job, how much money are you willing to invest into it before it starts making a profit?
Blogs do take some time to generate traffic and therefore income. You are going to be getting paid based on how many people are reading your blog every month.
It’s important to note that most new blogs won’t get many visitors in the first 6 months. It really takes a good 12 months of commitment to start seeing any traction.
4. Start writing for other travel blogs
Look for blogs in your industry and see how they work and how many posts they create each week.
If you’re passionate about creating great content and think that people will enjoy reading it then reach out to these bloggers and ask how you can contribute some of your time and energy to their site.
5. Find ways to monetize your travel blog
Once you’ve started writing, how are you going to make money?
Will it be through paid adverts or companies paying you to review their products and services?
Will there be affiliate links throughout the site where people are directed to external sites when they click on them?
6. Make an actionable plan
Is it possible to outsource the majority of the work or will you have to do it yourself?
Do you think you would be able to publish content more often if you hired someone? In what timeframe do you hope to be able to make money from your blog every month?
7. Enjoy blogging!
Blogging is a great way to get out there and explore more of the world while meeting lots of new friends.
Think about how fun it will be to share your experiences with others, rather than how much money you will make from blogging!