Make Money with Travel Blogging
Do you like traveling to exotic destinations? Do you like to tell people about your experiences? Then you can be a good travel blogger. What makes travel blogging so attractive to so many people? It's because most people want to travel and also to earn a comfortable income and travel blogging allows them to do this – so you can live your dream.
So how can you start a travel blog? First you need to create a plan – Have a content strategy – e.g. what type of travelling do you like to do the most and which part of the world are you most interested in – this will be your niche. Start with small articles and photos and then go on to bigger things – photos are important so take many. Always have set targets about what you want to achieve such as 3-10 articles per week with good value adding photos and stick to these goals. Many travel blogs fail since they are not continuously updated not because of a lack of readership.
Whose reading your travel blog
You also need to have a pretty good idea about whose reading your blog. Welcome comments and feedback from your readers and also have an email newsletter a sure way to receive a steady stream of traffic to your travel blog. Your content needs to be designed to cater to the needs of your readers. You will be very surprised about who your real readers are.
Adding value through Travel Blogging
Travel blogging is a very competitive niche – so you need to have a good content strategy that focuses on value addition rather than churning out a “me too” type blog. Don't try to copy a popular blog as this will be a recipe for disaster but rather try to find your own voice and try to do something that no one else is doing in the niche that you have chosen.
Having a good SEO strategy is essential to understanding what the web trends are and what can be sold as a good content on the Internet. So don't neglect this aspect which is crucial to your success in the travel niche that you hope to operate in.
Monetisation Strategy for your Travel Blog
How will you make money from your travel blog? Once you have a significant amount of traffic to your website it will be really easy to find sponsors and advertisers for your blog you might also be pleasantly surprised when hotels and leisure companies offer you complimentary holidays to promote their destinations or hotels. But you need to start somewhere for advertising and Google Adsense is a good place to start your search for advertisers. There are also other specialized platforms such as CPA/CPS Networks for the advertisers in the travel niche – once you get noticed you will also be able to break into these networks.
Having a business plans, content strategy and monetization strategy is just not enough you also need to bring a lot of your own personal passion to the table. This only you can do if you are truly appreciative about a lifestyle that most people can only dream about – the perpetual vacation!