Becoming a traveler blogger is one the fastest growing ways for people to mix their passion for adventure with their earnings.
Would you trade in your regular day job for nonstop adventures around the world that actually earn you a paycheck? It would be difficult to imagine most people saying no to that question.
So if you’re one of the many people who love to explore different countries and cultures and wouldn’t mind some cash while you’re doing it, keep reading to learn how you can get paid to blog about your travels.
Find Travel Blogs That Are Willing to Pay Writers
This one may seem obvious but when you’re just getting started in blogging it can be hard to find direction.
So its good to know that there are blogs and businesses out there who look writers to cover culture, tourist attractions, lifestyle, etc. You don’t need to own a travel agency to be a good travel blogger, you just need to have an interesting angle.
If you have any experience in journalism then you may be able to land some high paying jobs with larger publications who have stricter requirements.
But even if you don’t have any writing background you can still land some good paying jobs! Usually, these magazines are just looking for fresh ideas and great content on relevant topics.
Get Brand Partnerships and Look for Sponsors
One of the best and most cost-effective ways for a company to market is to get people to tell other people how great it is.
Travel bloggers have the “word-of-mouth” method to their advantage because there are tons of places around the world to travel so there’s more options for partnerships to pick from.
You can go about advertising for a company in a few different ways. Sometimes you may feature the brand on your social media page, mention them during a newsletter or get paid to blog about their products or services.
There’s also longer-term options that, such as ambassador work, which keeps you in a contract with a company for a longer period of time.
In this case, you may mention the company more often and possibly promote them regularly on your social media or blog posts.
Create Digital Products and Courses
Here’s a great way to save time and increase earning potential.
You can create digital products, such as ebooks or online courses, or pretty much any topic you’d like and market this to a target audience.
This may take a bit of work in the beginning with actually creating the product and setting up systems to get more leads and paying customers.
However, earning the residual income after everything is all set up will give you more time to focus on other streams of income and enjoy your travels.
You can even start to teach other people how to earn money and travel too!
Sell Your Photos
You won’t get much money for your regular selfies, but you may get paid if your selfie has an exotic animal or location in the picture.
If you’re good with angles and lighting and have quality camera equipment then you may want to consider selling some of the great photos you’ll be taking while traveling from place to place.
You can license your photos to tourist companies, nature brands and even book and magazine publishers.
Point. Snap. Get paid.
Start Your Journey to a Life Where You Get Paid to Blog and Travel Today
With all the possibilities of the internet today, getting paid to travel is not as far out of reach as you may have thought.
Start with some practical steps toward transitioning your life over to a travel blogger, such as saving money and selling your belongings.
If you have any more questions about how to make a blog, be sure to check out our handy website set up tutorial.