If you are the creative type who loves to travel, then writing a travel blog could be a perfect way to channel your energy – it might even turn into a money-making venture, as well as being an incredible hobby, being a travel blog author…
What to Consider
The thing to consider is that for a travel blog to start making money, it’s going to take a lot of time, patience and effort. Having said this, it is certainly possible. There are also extra perks such as gifted products and even free holidays! To be able to get to this stage, you will need to produce great content and have a healthy following. You can research how to build a social media following for more info on that.
Travel Blog Author Opportunities
Here at Travel Pocket Guide, we often get all sorts of incredible invites. Our Editors have been fortunate enough to visit Magaluf where they were treated like royalty, and got to explore the beautiful island as well as attend some of the top clubs VIP style. Other free trips have included 5* luxury resorts in Hurghada where they were again treated like royalty with the best suite, all-inclusive treatment, and hospitality second to none. Our team have wined and dined in some of the most incredible restaurants, such as 36Po in Lviv, Ukraine.
It is of course an amazing opportunity to be able to travel to places around the world for free, but remember you do have work to do! It might be a simple written review, or a more time-consuming video needed which requires extra skills. There will be a brief to follow, and often an itinerary with strict time scales.
All this taking into account, if you have the time and passion to start your own travel blog, it can be a really self-satisfying and incredible hobby, possibly turning into a business. But there are many content creators so standing out amongst the competition might be tough.
If starting a travel blog sounds like your perfect hobby, but if you for example do not want to focus so much on the business side of things (branding, marketing, web development, social management etc), then why not consider creating your very own travel blog author account with us? It’s free and takes away the costly and mundane stuff, allowing you to get straight on with creating content. By creating a travel blog author account on our website, you will be able to update your profile and personalise this with your own picture, bio, include social links, and collate all your travel blogs in one place. To find out more about becoming a travel blog author and contributor to Travel Pocket Guide, CLICK HERE.
Whatever you decide, best of luck and safe travels 🙂