Following your love for travelling can feel unobtainable, and seem like nothing more than an impossible fantasy. Not everyone can afford to spend months on end visiting beautiful places in the world and experience different cultures, but what if we could? Well, that would be a dream come true. Many people these days have found a way to support their love of travelling, by becoming professional travel writers and bloggers. The world of travel writing is fiercely competitive and becoming a successful travel blogger won’t happen overnight, but follow our tips and you may find yourself becoming a professional global traveller in the future.
Know the Industry
Before beginning your journey into the world of travel blogging make sure you know what else is out there. Not only is it important to know the competition, but you might also find some inspiration from other sites. There are lots of different styles of travel blog websites, have a look at this useful list to give yourself an idea of what’s out there. The most important thing to remember about blogging is knowing that you are a part of an online community, and that involves reading and sharing other blogger’s sites.
Find Your Niche
Because there are so many different travel websites out there it is important to find your niche to make sure your site stands out from the crowd. For example, our website combines travel with beauty and fashion, which means we often publish articles on beauty tips for travelling, and what fashion accessories are suitable for travelling. This appeals to a specific audience: those who love travelling and fashion. Once you’ve found your niche you will be able to adapt the content on your site to suit a specific reader.
Build a Good Website
These days it’s actually quite easy to build a website, even if you don’t know much about web coding. There are plenty of useful resources out there to help you get started, like web design templates, which are particularly very useful to get you started. Designing your own site is a really good opportunity to express your creativity, but also try to bear in mind the user experience; you want your site to be user-friendly! However, there’s no point in creating a beautifully designed blog that attracts readers from all over the world, if the hosting site you have chosen for your blog can’t handle high traffic. Often, basic web hosting packages don’t offer much server space, so it’s a good idea to find a host that offer a range of options, like this one. We recommend choosing either a virtual or cloud server for a blog, since they’re easily scalable.
Build an Audience
Once you have created good quality content and built a well-designed website then the next step is to promote your blog and gain a following. Advertising is one of the main ways of making money from your blog, but before you approach potential clients make sure your blog has earned a good reputation, and attracts lots of readers. No business will want to advertise on your blog unless you can guarantee lots of people will see their advertisement. Especially at the start, social media is vital to creating a buzz around your content – update your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram regularly and engage with your followers. Above all else, though, ensure your content is engaging and relevant, to keep your readers coming back for more.