If you’re one of the staggering 8.5 million international visitors exploring Australia this year, there’s no better time than now to capture your experiences!
An Australia travel blog is a fantastic way to document your adventures and share your opinions with the entire online world.
Best of all? You might be able to make some income from it.
Let’s get into how to start!
Starting Your Australia Travel Blog
Book Your Trip
The earlier you book, the better! This gives you time to score cheap airfare, plan out exactly what you want to see and create a tentative itinerary (if that’s your thing).
Within your booking process, it’s important to consider your needs and tastes. Are you the type to venture hostels, 5-star hotels, or are you interested in trying out houses to rent?
Identifying your specific travel style will help you figure out the following:
- Your budget
- Length of travel
- Must-see or must-dos
- Traveling companions
- Special accommodations as needed
All of these are important issues to square away prior to starting your trip.
Set Up The Blog
While it may seem overwhelming, the blogging process is quite straightforward. That’s because making a website is simple!
Consider possible domain names. Take your time with this! You want a name that stands out and also makes you feel inspired.
First, you will need to consider your quality hosting site (such as Blue Host or GoDaddy) and website platform (such as Blogger or WordPress). These two steps essentially launch your Australia travel blog from a thought to an actual website.
Next, consider the domain name. Take your time with this one! You want a name that stands out and also makes you feel inspired.
After that, you’ll be ready to start adding pages, posts, and content to your new blog!
Make sure you have these steps complete before your visit, as there might be some learning stumbles along the way!
Generate Consistent and Quality Content
Even the prettiest blog in the world won’t stay relevant if the content doesn’t keep readers engaged and attentive.
Consider the kind of style you want to maintain with this. Is it going to be more photojournalistic?
A public travel diary? A snapshot of all your visits?
An interview-style series with different Aussies you meet? A research piece on culture?
Will there be a theme, such as discussing all the dishes you ate or the creative ways you saved money?
As you can see, the options for capturing your travels are endless. Even if you don’t have the exact idea or potential audience nailed down, it’s best to have a general framework of what you want to discuss.
Create a schedule and stick to it. The more content you post, the better. Consider reading up on SEO and proven strategies to increase blog traffic.
There are so many reasons to blog, and this is just another great way to document your adventures and truly make an unforgettable experience.
Have fun with the process and happy travels!