We all would like to do it, being able to go to any country around the world and live there for an extended amount of time. Not just for a quick vacation, but all the time.
Only the incredibly wealthy can do that, right?
Well, it’s not as far-fetched an idea as you may think.
Before 2020 you could find plenty of travel content on the internet, but that has sharply declined due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thanks to many governments lightening up on travel restrictions, travel content is returning to the internet.
So, can you become a successful travel blogger?
You sure can.
Nowadays, people are once again packing their laptops and setting off on adventures and giving readers interesting travel content.
In the ever-growing world of influencers and bloggers, travel blogging is possible now that we can jet around the world again.
Read some important information to consider before you get started, to get some good advice and better understand how to start travel blogging.
5 Important Things to Consider as a Travel Blogger
Your ultimate goal is probably to work for yourself and be able to get your own blog off and running.
However, there are a few things you’ll need to think about before you try to make that happen.
You should consider gaining some valuable experience, trip costs, what visas you may need, and more.
Doing these things will help you create a successful blog.
For example, having a popular blog can help you earn revenue with sponsors that place ads on your site.
Consider the following when beginning to work as a blogger.
Begin Your Career at a Travel Website
As mentioned earlier, many people love to travel. That’s why there are quite a few websites dedicated to it.
You can consider working for one of these websites to gain experience, or maybe even work for a website long-term.
If you go that route, practice your writing and look over resume examples to make sure you land the job.
The best thing about starting at an established travel website is you can get a steady salary.
Also, they probably will be paying for any trip you need to take to get material for the website’s blog.
The downside is that you won’t be your own boss.
You’ll have to go along with their travel plans and ideas.
However, it can be a fantastic experience for you. The Points Guy is a great example of one of these websites.
Define Your Brand
Like any business, you have to define your brand. You have to choose what your travel blog will be about.
I know you’re thinking,“obviously it will be about travel”, and that’s correct, but nowadays, you’ll need to find your own unique market.
Here are some ideas to get you going:
- Documenting environmental issues around the world
- Reviewing food in a specific area
- Writing about cultures in a specific region
The point is to make a certain topic your own and give people a reason to read your blog.
Choose When to Write About a Topic
Timing is everything. That saying applies to what articles you should write about.
When should you give Christmas in Europe travel tips? Where should a traveler go if they want to find the best beach resorts?
Using words that people are searching for can help you get more traffic to your website.
Researching keyword trends can help you big time. Google Trends is a tool that lets you know what people are searching for and when they search for a word or phrase.
Practice Your Writing
Sometimes as a blogger, you get excited thinking about how cool your post is going to be.
You’re thinking so much about how many people will read what you write that you forget to format your post correctly.
Putting out good content will help your audience grow.
Keep the following tips in mind when writing a travel blog post:
- Make a catchy title
- Write posts that have to do with your brand
- Include only the relevant details
- Use tools on the internet that grade your writing
Above all, make your content easy to read and be careful to avoid grammar and spelling errors.
Get the Correct Visa
If you plan on living in another country for an extended period of time, it’s important to know what documentation you’ll need.
Americans, for example, can go to many countries and stay for up to 90 days as a tourist.
That’s plenty of time to gather a lot of interesting content for your blog!
However, if you want to spend more time in a country you may need a visa, like a student visa for example.
Make sure, before you go to any country, you know what documents you need to bring.
Also find out what documents you’ll need if you want to stay longer than 90 days.