If you love travelling, but are worried about the money involved, then you should think about blogging about your experiences in the form of a blog and make money from that.By publishing travelling experiences in the form a blog, Mathew Pete travelled the world in about 5 years, without doing any part time jobs. Yes, his blog paid for his trip and continues to pay for his expenses. He is free from doing a job and can plan a vacation at any time of the year.
I got in touch with Matt to learn the tricks that he used to make his travelling blog so successful that it is providing him with a full time income.
Here are some of the things that he’d like to share:-
Note: In this post, I will not be covering the technical part of how to start a blog. I am assuming that you are familiar with domain names, web hosting and WordPress. If you are not, then please first learn how to start a simple blog, and then come read this post to run that blog into a travel blog.Let’s get started!
Outreach before leave for your first trip
Choose an exotic destination as your first trip and then find out a way to cut down the costs and still have a great time.Find out some of the travel spots where people spend a lot of money. These are some of places that people want to go, but stats say that these places are very expensive to visit.If you can create a travelling blog that revolves around cutting costs in your budget without cutting fun, you are going to get a lot of attention from other travel bloggers.
So, come up with such a travel location and create a budget. Find out how much you are saving and then send out a proposal to prominent bloggers and websites in the travel niche. The proposal should contain information about you, and how you are going to vacation on a tight budget.Ask the bloggers to tweet your blog link or twitter and Instagram links to their followers.
Be socially active throughout your journey
While you are travelling, be active on social media. Tweet regularly and post pictures of Instagram, and ask them to subscribe to you. This way, before having a blog, you will gather an audience, which is most critical.Don’t forget to photograph all the fun stuff and share it on Instagram and Twitter.
Come home and outreach travel bloggers for interview
Come home and set up your blog, fill it with you bio and pictures from your latest travel.Now, this is step is very important. Outreach to bloggers and tell them about your journey, and ask them if they would like you for an interview. Ask, hundreds of bloggers and gather opportunities of reach out to audiences.This is the best strategy to jump start a travel blog.