Becoming a professional travel blogger takes skills and a solid business attitude. And – it takes time to get to the point of actually making some money, or a decent living of it.
A number of skills must be mastered for Travel blogging:
1) you need to become and excellent writer – and I mean: blogging style, which is very different from regular writing. Blogging is more like a conversation with a good friend over a cup of coffee than an article in the New York Times.
Short paragraphs, easy on the eye, kolloquial phrases and an engaging style are keys to reach an audience in the internet world.
There are numerous resources for good blog writing training that teach you how to become a travel blogger and the best one is a guest blogging course mentioned in this link, http://sassyzengirl.com/GuestBlogging
Guest Blogging is also a great way to build a following which brings us to our second point of important skills to master as a professional travel blogger:
2) Building a large following, both blog subscribers and very importantly on Social Media.
Without a substantial following sponsors and travel boards will not be interested in collaboration with a Travel blogger, because there is no potential for them to market their products, hotels etc.
This also includes mastering the art of ranking high in Google: SEO
Ho to become a Travel Blogger also includes an understanding of how to structure and article, how to perform keyword research, how to set up your travel blog etc – and you need to start from day 1 because Google ranking usually takes months to show any results, especially for a brand new travel site that still needs to build authority and credibility with google. SEO Video course:
SEO 1 – https://youtu.be/U08NeWHApBU
SEO 2 – kw – https://youtu.be/MmdlJi69S7I
SEO 3 – OnPage – https://youtu.be/3hTvkkMXuyc
SEO 4 – OffPage – https://youtu.be/zpTumr0uy2Q
3) You must become a budget travel ninja – know how to travel for free, get paid to travel, get cheap air tickets etc
Most importantly, you need to understand that becoming a professional travel blogger means becoming an entrepreneur. You are building a business and a brand and that takes time, mastering new skills and iron determination.
Most travel bloggers fail at monetizing their blog in any significant way, because they never bother to learn and master the skills necessary and they are not really serious or understand that a professional travel blog is a business – and not a hobby.
As an example of a great – and immensely successful – travel blog check out http://theplanetd.com – one of the absolute top blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of followers. It also includes a number of excellent post on how to become a travel blogger.
But don’t worry – they, too, didn’t start big, they build their brand over many years and became experts and entrepreneurs and eventually reached these heights – and you can, too.
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Kindle Publishing – https://youtu.be/k1UddId7Rw8
Entrepreneur Bluprints – https://youtu.be/t0727M7iY4c
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