How To Succeed As A Travel Blogger In The Post-COVID World
Starting a travel blog in the wake of a pandemic is both a challenge and an opportunity. Here’s how to succeed as a travel blogger in the post-COVID world.
Travel blogging is a great way to combine your love of travel with your passion for writing and sharing stories and photos with the world.
If you’re serious about making money from your travel blog, though, you need to be strategic about how you go about it, especially in the post-pandemic world.
Here are some more tips on how to become a travel blogger and live the travel writer’s life:
#1. Find an evergreen travel niche
There are countless travel blogs on the internet, so it’s important to find an evergreen niche that will allow you to keep traveling and writing even during a pandemic or any other global phenomenon.
Having an evergreen travel niche will allow you to pivot just in case international travel shuts down once more. For instance, you can focus on evergreen themes like local and domestic travel, adventure travel, camping, road trips, eco-travel, and foodie trips.
Work on becoming a good travel writer or understanding what makes a well-written travel blog. Find what interests you and focus your content around that topic.
#2. Build your travel blog site
Start by creating a blog or website that is dedicated to travel-related content. This can include posts about your own travels, advice, tips for traveling, or reviews of hotels, restaurants, or tourist destinations.
Make sure your website is well-designed and easy to navigate, and that the layout looks attractive and professional. Use high-quality photos and videos to illustrate your posts, and make sure all the information is correct and up-to-date.
#3. Create high-quality content
In order to attract readers (and ultimately sponsors), you need to produce high-quality content that is both interesting and informative. Gain experience by writing for other travel publications (in print or online).
Write about your own travels on your personal blog. Create high-quality, SEO-friendly content that is both informative and engaging and helps your content ranking on the first page of Google.
#4. Build your network
You’ll need to have a solid foundation of content and followers before you can start seeing any real financial success as a travel blogger. Here are some ways to build a strong network of travel writers, bloggers, and influencers:
· Attend travel conferences and network with other travel bloggers and travel influencers and build good relationships with them.
· Build an audience by promoting your work on social media sites like Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and TikTok.
· Join travel writer networks to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in the world of travel blogging.
#5. Learn how to monetize your travel blog
There are a few different ways that you can monetize your travel blog. You can sell advertising space on your blog, get paid to write sponsored posts, take part in campaigns, or host events.
You can join travel affiliate programs to earn commission on sales of products or services that you recommend to your readers.
You can also offer consultancy services or fee-based access to exclusive content on your blog or write and sell your own travel guides and memoirs.
If you have a niche audience with a lot of influence, you can work with brands, travel agencies, and Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) as an influencer and sell tours and vacation packages.
Another way to make money from your travel blog is to sell your own products or services. This can be anything from online courses to physical products like travel gear, or even bespoke travel planning services.
If you have a skill or expertise that others would find useful, there’s a good chance you can monetize it through your blog.
Read this article on how to become a travel blogger for more tips on how to start a travel blog website, become a travel influencer, and live the travel writer’s life in the post-COVID world of travel.