In this digital age, the influencer economy is booming. As such, many of us are looking to change tact and choose a career that’s a little less traditional. If this sounds like you, you might want to consider a career as a travel blogger.
Not sure where to start? We’ve put together some top tips below.
Set Up a Website
The first step is setting up a website. As this will be the first thing people will see, it’s important that you invest time and money here.
To start with, you’ll need to choose your platform. WordPress is one of the most well-known. There are around 310,000 websites under the WordPress umbrella.
Once you’ve set up a website, you’ll need a domain. After this, you can begin building your website using a template or by working with a designer. Most websites will allow you to add text, photos, videos, and comment boxes. Doing this will make sure your website is engaging for the user.
Protect Your Data
When travelling to different areas of the world, you’ll need to protect your data – especially when uploading content to the web. Using a VPN Chrome extension will hide your IP address. With your IP hidden, you can use free Wi-Fi spots without worrying about hackers stealing your data. Simply enjoy your coffee and get to work!
Link Your Blog to Social Media and Grow Your Following
You’ll need a strong following if you’re looking to make a career out of your blog. To expand the reach of your blog, link it to your social media profiles. By sharing your posts on social media, you can draw attention to your independent travel insights.
Linking your social media accounts means you will also improve your rankings. This is because search engines will see your blog as more trustworthy. And better rankings means more website visitors.
Build a loyal fanbase by sharing independent advice that readers will find useful. Once you’ve done that, you can start to branch out. To monetise your blog, look for sponsorships or press trip opportunities. This will help turn your hobby into a career.
If you want to start doing paid adverts, be sure that these align with your values. Otherwise, you might lose some of your hard-earned followers.
If you’ve always wanted to become a travel blogger, the good news is that you still can! Nowadays, blogging is a worthy career that can be exceptionally rewarding.
By building a secure yet engaging website, you can grow a loyal following. Then, all that’s left to do is keep doing what you do best.
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