If you want to become a travel blogger, first of all, you need to travel and be able to write about your experiences in an engaging way. You will need to have travel experience prior to starting your travel blog (travel then blog, not blog then travel!).
You will also need fluency in English with a wide and comprehensive vocabulary. If you have this experience and skill, you may be ready to become a travel blogger!
Become a Travel Blogger!
It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become a travel blogger. Understand that it won’t happen over night, it is more likely to happen after 6-12 months of solid hard work on your blog. Here are some steps that you should take if you want to become a travel blogger…
Become a Travel Blogger in 7 Steps
1. Find your Niche
There are already many travel blogs out there that are general travel blogs or that have a niche such as solo female travel or Family travel. Figure out what are are you really are passionate about that will make you stand out from the crowd.
It could be historical or spiritual travel blogging. Or, you might like to focus on something unique such as film sets or places of worship. Whatever you decide, make your niche clear from the start and build audience that will follow that.
My niche is solo female travel with a focus on religious and historical sites. As a travel blogger with asthma, epilepsy and anxiety, I help others with medical conditions to travel. I also help other women in their 30’s to quit jobs they hate, to lead a life of travel that they love.
2. Buy your Domain and Host it
I recommend that you buy your domain on and make sure that you get a .com domain. GoDaddy can also host your website for just a few pounds each month. DO NOT go for a free domain such are as blogspot or . If you do not pay for hosting, you will not get taken seriously.
Once you have your domain set up and hosted, you need to install . If you are unsure how to do this, you can call GoDaddy, and they will talk you through the installation process on the phone. Also, I recommend the SEO plugin YOAST.
You are now ready to write your exciting and unique content! Write regularly, daily if possible. Include good photographs and use sub headings to split up your paragraphs. Always proof read carefully before hitting ‘publish’.
Promoting content on social media is extremely important in order for you to become well known as a professional travel blogger. Get your content out there on Facebook, Twitter, Istagram and Pinterest.
6. Network and Guest Blog
Meet other travel bloggers through social media and travel blogging conferences. When you grow your relationships with them, offer to write a guest blog on their site. This will give you a back-link and improve your online profile.
7. Join Travel Blog Success
If you are serious about travel blogging, you need to join . This is an online course and community that will supporting in your learning and help you to grow your travel blog professionally.
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If you have any questions about how to become a travel blogger, please get in touch – I’d love to help.