Author: Dev

How Do I Make Money Travel Blogging? And How Much!

I remember almost one year ago, I wrote an article on How To Save Money For Travel. I mean they were still those early days of blogging when I was spending all the money I needed to travel, from my savings, because my blog hadn’t started generating results. Moving one year later, where I stand today is a break-even point, meaning I don’t make profits or could save any money through blogging but I don’t pay for my trips either. It (my blog), very recently, took me across Europe for two months and all I paid from the pocket was 70 thousand Indian Rupees, including my returning flight from India, which I would have earned through blogging during those two months travelling. [Read: How did I travel two months in Europe in less than 70 thousand Rupees] So the question remains, How exactly do I make money? How do I fund my travels? Do I have sponsors? Who is paying me to travel the world? And how you can do that too! To fund my long-term travel …

Tips To Find Sponsors For Your Blog Trip To Europe

If you run a travel blog which is fairly new and doesn’t help you land into many FAM trips, then do not worry. Travelling the world on FAM trips isn’t a big deal. In fact, the reality is, if you continue blogging and gaining more followers everyday, even if on a slow rate, you’re eventually going to end up attending FAM trips. Brands and travel boards are constantly looking for bloggers, in new markets, to deliver their brand message and convince more people to visit them and buy their services. But are they contacting you? I guess not! So, as I always say, and do, why not you contact your potential partners. Send them an email introducing yourself and your blog, tell them about your/your blog’s reach, and how you/your blog can help redirect your readers to their website and social media accounts. Do not forget to share a Media Kit though. [Read: How To Prepare A Media Kit For Your Travel Blog] Tips To Find Sponsors For Your Blogging Trip To Europe Europe is …

How Blogging Helped Me Travel Europe For 2 Months, In Less Than 70k Rupees

One question I was particularly asked, after returning home from my two-month long backpacking trip across Europe, is how did I afford to travel in Europe for so long. People around me wanted to know how do I afford to keep travelling, despite not having a job for the past many years. Those who knew me personally and had a little idea about how blogging and travelling-in-budget help me altogether to do this thought that I still have my dad or someone else in the family supporting me financially. A few high-school buddies even mocked, stating that I might be into smuggling drugs or busy working illegal ideas, after repeating, yet once again, the usual family sponsorship thing. And when I spoke in defence, furthermore, and confessed of my innocence, declaring “it’s my blog that supports and I try not to spend too much while travelling… and that’s how I’ve come this far” they called me a Dishonest Don. “We all know your stories fucker, now tell us how you make money in simple words,” …

How Much It Costed Me To Run A Blog So Far And How Much Has It Helped

The ideal way to calculate the usefulness of a business or a product is by comparing the total effort and money invested in it with how much you gained from it. It has been approximately one and a half years since I’ve been blogging now. During all this time I’ve personally calculated the benefits of blogging almost every day, but it would be only unfair if I kept the secret to myself and not shared. Though of course, it’s practically impossible to go back in time and share every tiny detail of my personal blogging-benefit, moreover asking someone exactly how much money they make is very personal, and it’s not something I’m entirely comfortable posting, but I’ll still give you an idea. Three Ways How My Blog Helps Me… Direct Earning Since the last six months or so, I’ve been earning somewhere around 10-30 thousand Indian Rupees a month, from my blog. And to do so, I use a mix of different revenue sources — ranging from sponsored posts to running Google Adsense to affiliate links …

How To Travel The World Without Spending Much Money

[Desclaimer: I was not sponsored to review workaway, which may otherwise feel once you read my post. Moreover, the fact that I had a great volunteering experience and that I encourage the idea of Workaway-ing, are not linked] Recently while backpacking in Europe, I tried a unique experience of working as an au-pair with a couple of hosts by using a website called workaway.info — a work/exchange volunteer type of program, with projects from all over the world. The drill is… as a workawayer, you get to stay in a place for weeks or even months without having to spend anything on your food and stay. Workaway is perfect for people who want to stay a long time in a certain place for free. But there is more to it than just staying for free. I found workaaway a better way of travelling because you can stay with your host like a family (particularly if you attend someone as an au-pair) and doing so you get a chance to learn about the place you’re travelling to. As a tourist you can never …

Backpacking in Europe Or Backpacking In Southeast Asia? Tips For Indian Backpackers!

We all know that Europe and Southeast Asia can be completely different when it comes to travelling, and the many obvious dissimilarities like the difference in prices, safety, and ease of travel, are no alien to us either — then why do we get confused while choosing where we want to go? Europe or Southeast Asia? Well, there are a few reasons, sometimes we are not sure about the visas, and sometimes, the costs. And if so is the case with you, and you too are confused between the idea of holidaying in Europe and holidaying in Thailand, or Bali, or Indonesia, then these four but more peculiar differences will help you make your mind… Visas If you’re planning to cover a number of countries, it’s easier to backpack in Europe, because you’re only required to apply for a Schengen Visa and you’re free to cross 28 borders in Europe, without having to worry about border stoppages and more stamps in your passport. Southeast Asia, on the other hand, requires Visa formality in every country. …

From Horse Riding To Living The German Way Of Life: Workaway In Germany

It has always been a dream of mine to ride a horse, slowly galloping away into the sunset. But the fact is… I never got a chance. Neither to pursue my dream, nor fantasies. The last time I felt a horseback, I was in Darjeeling, some half-a-lifetime ago, under the scrutiny of my parents. And I vaguely remember (well, there are pictures to prove) that I cried the entire time. But then later in life, I happened to grow up with pets around me, and growing up as an animal lover, horses became my biggest fascination. So while planning for my two-month backpacking trip through central and eastern Europe, in February, earlier this year, I came across a host in Germany, on workaway.info who run a horse farm in the countryside of Germany, close to France and Luxembourg. I got super excited and wrote to them immediately. Luckily, they said yes! So, after a week or 10 days of wandering around in Zurich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt (and falling in major love with German Beer), I made my way to Ballhausens household in Mörz, near Koblenz, and their horse-farm, that were going to …

Tips For Your First Solo Motorbiking Trip In Himalayas

I remember the time I was planning my first ever motorbiking trip in the Himalayas, I was scared more than ever in my life. I’d never done something like that before and I’d no idea what to expect. And to make it worse, I’d decided to go solo, and that too on world’s most isolated and treacherous roads. (Yes, I am talking about Spiti Valley, in higher Himalayas!) But where on one side I was scared and confused, with no past experiences of riding in the Himalayas, on the other side, I knew I was ready for it – at least if technically speaking. I had researched about the entire route map well enough, equipped myself properly, and was not carried away by the romanticism of riding only a Royal Enfield (the most loved motorbike among Indians for off-roading). For a total of 9 days, I drove an average of 200 kilometres per day, covering a total of 2200 kilometre distance from my home (in Delhi) and back, and it was a whirlwind experience. At times I was scared, at times …

Budget Travel Tips For Europe

Even with more and more budget backpackers making it to Europe, discovering their own quirky ways to travel on a cheap, Europe is still considered as a fairly expensive destination (especially among those who are dealing with a big currency difference, as I did, of 1Euro (EUR)= 70 Indian Rupees). During my recent 2 months in Europe, and especially while travelling across countries like Germany, Austria and Italy, I often get sick to my stomach at how much everything — from transportation to food to accommodation — cost. However, I found that a few things have gone my way… the traveler’s way: weaker European currencies, the rise of sharing economy, new bus options, and lots of budget airlines are a few to speak of. All this has combined to make getting around Europe more affordable than ever. To speak in clear words, here are my personal learning to criss-cross the continent without breaking the budget: Take Buses more often. And Avoid Trains There’s no denying the fact that in Europe buses are a lot cheaper than trains. And most budget backpackers rely on buses to keep …

My Workaway Experience In Rome

First things first: I was not sponsored to review workaway, which may otherwise feel once you read my post, but what can I do if my volunteer stay turned out to be the best. Moreover the fact that I had a great volunteering experience and that I encourage the idea of Workaway-ing, are not linked. In case you’re wondering what’s workaway… Workaway.info is a site where you can find volunteer positions in tourism, agriculture or as an au-pair anywhere in the world, and where potential hosts can hire you. You start by creating an account. All you have to do is sign-up, pay the fee for one year ($29 for a single person, $38 for a couple or two friends), and create a profile and description about yourself and what you offer. Once you have signed up, you can start contacting businesses or local hosts based on countries, cities, and/or type of work. The general gist in each location is that you get a room and board in exchange for 5 hours work a day. Well, that’s what it’s supposed to be like. But that totally depends …