You know that you love making money, but if you love to travel and love to write, why not put the two together and make money with your two favorite passions? Almost any vacation is full of stories and who doesn’t love to hear a good story once in a while. Being a travel writer is a specialized niche and to make money you will need to write from a unique angle. Find something off the beaten path and high light that rather than a run of the mill documentary of your trip. There is a lot of writing competition out there and if you want to be noticed and make money, you have to stand out from the rest of the crowd. I am not saying it will be easy but if it is something you are committed to making money with and you are passionate about, it is worth pursuing.
Another way HARO can help increase your blog traffic is if you submit your own query, requesting guest bloggers for an upcoming series on your blog. When you submit a query, you categorize it so that only individuals interested in that particular topic will stumble across your query. So, if you had a travel blog and wanted to find guest bloggers to participate in a blog series on European Travel Providers, you might create a query on HARO requesting guest bloggers in the travel industry. Inside your query, you can put the link to your blog, directing interested travel gallery to your site to see if they’re interested in guest blogging.
OChange your drinking habits. One of my largest grievances with budget travel writers is their silly notion that you should sacrifice a cold beer in the name of saving money. There are far better ways to save a dollar while you’re traveling. What you should avoid are bars. You can drink cold beer or local spirits for cheap from bottle shops (or oddly enough, 7-11’s). I found myself contemplating buying a can of Guinness in Thailand for more than it cost back home! True, it was an Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day, but come on…
Beauty Blogs: Millions of women spend lots of money each year on beauty products they think will leave their skin glowing, hair shiny, looking ten years younger and waist slimmer. If you’re into beauty products this may be the niche for you. I’ve seen blogs become popular from just one woman sharing her own beauty struggles. Do you want to journal your own beauty stories?
Focus on unusual details – Certain tidbits or local traditions can be an interesting starting point for building up your story on the destination at hand. Always look for some small intere4sting fact or detailing that other people have missed. Something that makes the place truly unique and attracts readers to visit it. Never miss out on the details. God lies in the details, remember! It could be something weird, funny or out rightly disgusting….but anything eye-grabbing will do.
(1) Join Twitter and dive right into the travel blogging community. You will be amazed at how helpful everyone will be to help you out down the road. These are going to be your backbone of advice givers, so participate, give back and you will be rewarded.
OPop some pills. There are additional over-the-counter pills that claim to help with jet lag. Though I have no personal experience with them, several people I’ve spoken to swear by No Jet Lag.
If you actually took the time to read this article while you’re sitting at your desk “you are ready” book your vacation it is well deserved and needed.