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Tips To Find Sponsors For Your Blog Trip To Europe

Travelling to Europe? Run a blog? This guide can help you find sponsors and travel Europe for free. If you run a travel blog which is fairly new and thus, doesn’t help you score many FAM trips, 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, even if at a slow rate, you’re eventually going to end up attending FAM trips to one country, or the other. Brands and tourism boards are constantly looking for bloggers, in new markets, for delivering their brand message and convince more people to visit them. But are they contacting you? I guess not! As I always say, if they aren’t contacting you, why not you contact them. Send them an email introducing your blog, tell them about your blog’s efficiency, and how it can help them redirect your readers to their website and social media accounts, and eventually, to their destination. Do not forget to share a Media Kit though. [Read: How …

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

After returning home from my two-month long backpacking trip across Europe, one question I was particularly asked, was how did I afford to travel in Europe for so long. People around me wanted to know how did I afford travelling for so long in a continent so expensive, despite having no job for the past few years. Those who knew me personally and had a little idea about how I make money travel blogging still thought that my dad or someone else in the family supported 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 gamut. And when I spoke in defence and confessed of my innocence, declaring “it’s my blog that supported… and that’s how I travelled Europe for so long without spending much” they called me a Dishonest Don. “We all know your stories fucker, now tell us how did you do it,” one of my friends snapped. How Blogging Is Contributing …

How Much It Cost Me To Run This Blog So Far And How Much Has It Helped

I wrote this article back in July 2017 honestly mentioning how blogging helped me travel around the world —  while doing a fair comparison between how much I invested in starting a travel blog and running it so far with how much it helped in return (in terms of money I made so far and the number of free tours I scored and to where all). Moving ahead, and one year later, as I write this update (in November 2018) I’ve gained much more out of blogging than what is mentioned here in the article. So I am currently working on an updated version of it to give you a better idea on how blogging has helped me travel to over 20 countries until now while spending almost nothing from my pocket, and astonishingly even making a bit of money in the process. I will provide the link of the updated article here as soon as it is completed. The ideal way of calculating the profitability of any business is by comparing the total effort …

Getting Your First Few Travel Sponsorships

I know I took a long time in delivering my promised tips on scoring free press trips (or travel sponsorships) and I apologise for that. The problem is, I am one of those unskilled writers who need some inspiration, a fresh perspective perhaps before they can pen down their thoughts. And I got my inspiration just a couple of days few, hence I am writing. What inspiration, you asked? For my two-month long backpacking trip in Europe, which is starting in March, next year (two months from now) Zurich Tourism Board, Frankfurt Tourism Board and Budapest Tourism Board have already confirmed that they’ll be sponsoring my trip in their city. Though they’re not paying me any money, they’re offering a few days of free stay, transport, guided tour(s) and activities – in short, they’ll create an itinerary for me to explore their city. Isn’t that awesome? It sure is. Blogging itself is awesome, and rewarding too if you know how to do it right! It has been a year now since I’ve been blogging. And I’ve …