You think travel blogging went down the plughole back in January 2020 when Covid-19 made governments start cancelling flights and quarantining travellers?
Because guess what happens when people can’t travel as much as they’d like?
They want to read about travelling so that they can dream and imagine and plan their next trip. 😉
And guess what happens when people are finally allowed to travel wherever they please? Yep, they’ll want to read about it then, too.
So travel blogging is a pretty good opportunity right now for any writer with halfway decent experiences to share!
Before we get into this, lemme answer the question a lot of writers ask me:
Is Travel Blogging Paid Well Enough to Cover All Your Expenses?
I dunno… how expensive are you?
I mean, if you normally live on a shoestring and sleep in a hammock, then I expect a few good travel blogging gigs a month would cover your living costs, your business costs, AND your random buy-it-because-you-like-it costs.
If you’re used to sleeping in the fanciest of hotels and being concierged to within an inch of your life, then… maybe? If that’s the experience you bring to the table, then you could probably get hired by luxury travel brands that can afford to keep you in penthouse suites.
On average, most of the travel blogging gigs I see pay about $200 per post, although there are some that pay $1,000 or more for the right piece. (And if your article gets accepted by a travel magazine for publication in print as well as online, you could earn $1+ per word.) It’s up to you to decide how many posts you can create, which sites to pitch them to, and how much you need to earn!
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