You know that you love making money, but if you love to travel and love to write, why not put the two together and make money with your two favorite passions? Almost any vacation is full of stories and who doesn’t love to hear a good story once in a while. Being a travel writer is a specialized niche and to make money you will need to write from a unique angle. Find something off the beaten path and high light that rather than a run of the mill documentary of your trip. There is a lot of writing competition out there and if you want to be noticed and make money, you have to stand out from the rest of the crowd. I am not saying it will be easy but if it is something you are committed to making money with and you are passionate about, it is worth pursuing.
However, it is an accepted fact that you cannot always access internet everywhere when you are traveling. The best alternative for maintaining your travel blog is to make a note of all important things that you want to post on the blog on a piece of paper daily. These may include the places you visit and other things of interest and important events or thoughts. Once you get an opportunity to access the internet, you can easily post all the information on your blog. This way, you will not forget or miss anything concerning your travel blogging. There is no need for you to scratch your head to remember anything to put on your blog.
Now you may be thinking that travel writing editors may reject your submission, and that’s true if your submitting just to travel magazines. However, most travel writing web sites are not as strict and the good ones will help you with your writing and edit it so that is grammatically correct if you struggle with that.
Third, go be a bookworm. It’s heavy but as the old words go, “Books hold Treasures within them”. Find a travel book on the place you tend to visit and flip through it. You can get them cheap at budget bookshops, or Second hand bookshops.. again Internet is also a good choice.
There are many retired people who have the time and the money to do just that. The Baby Boomer’s are in their 60’s now and are very interested in learning more about this information. All you need to do is provide them with the right info and they will read and follow your articles everyday.
(1) Join Twitter and dive right into the travel blogging community. You will be amazed at how helpful everyone will be to help you out down the road. These are going to be your backbone of advice givers, so participate, give back and you will be rewarded.
I was traveling South America when using the Internet for most people meant writing emails. So every once in a while, when I was in a bigger city I found a place where you could use the Internet (for an exorbitant price usually) and wrote some emails to my family and friends. I didn’t even know how to send an attachment, I mailed the discs with my texts via air mail to my publisher…
Perhaps I should explain that your most recent entry appears on top of your blog, with previous days entries under it. In other words, the last entry is first. When we came home we simply reversed the order so that we are now able to read about our trip starting at day one and going on from there. This is a great way to keep lasting memories of a magic holiday trip.