All posts tagged: Travel Blogging Tips

Different Ways Of Making Money Travel Blogging

One of the frequently asked questions that travel bloggers come across is how do they make money travel blogging, and it is only natural for someone to ask so. I mean travelling is an expensive hobby. You have a week-long holiday inGoa and you end up spending a couple of thousand Rupees — at the very least. But if you dedicatedly work on your blog, you eventually start reaping the benefits. Most bloggers who quit their job to travel and blog full-time start making money during the first year of their blogging-stint. Though of course, the money generated is often not enough, and bloggers always have to rely on other sources of income (for example, I rely on freelance writing heavily — Read: How I Make Money Travel Blogging) there are still enough ways of generating revenues from your blog. Different bloggers moreover use different ways of making money. But before I disclose all the ways I know of (or have tried in the past) let me put a word of warning first. If your goal of …

How To Create A Media Kit For Your Travel Blog

When I started blogging in 2015, I had no idea what a media kit is, and how crucial it is to have one for my travel blog, particularly if I wanted to travel the world scoring sponsorships. I remember for the initial 4 months of blogging, I contacted about a hundred travel companies, and wrote them emails without my media kit — resulting in no positive response, and often, no response at all. Though initially, I thought it was because of the fact that I was new at blogging and my readership wasn’t impressive enough, I think now that I  look back at it, I can assure myself that it was because my email spoke highly of my inexperienced blogger-self. A 500-word long email with no media kit attached was, in fact, the reason (consider sending a 500-word email to an employer with no attached resume). So, having a media kit is important — particularly if you’re looking at blogging as a long-term plan and want to gain travel sponsorships and make money from blogging. …

How To Find Travel Blogging Sponsorships And Travel The World For Free

Finding sponsorships for your travel blog and thus travel the world for free isn’t a tough thing to do. You just need to work for it! When people come across my blog and find out that I’ve been travelling the world for years without having any permanent source of income (no, my dad isn’t supporting my travels anymore!) first thing they ask me is how I fund myself. Those familiar with the business of travel blogging, more closely, rather ask: how I find sponsors for my travels. So first things first: unlike as a fashion or a tech-blogger, surviving as a travel blogger requires a combination of two things: one, making money from blogging, and two, finding sponsors and travelling the world for free. Because unlike with other forms of blogging (take tech-blogging, again, for instance) in travel blogging, every story requires a bit of money invested. For example, a blog post on the latest Android version may not require you to pay for anything to get the content but just an update in your phone, …

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 and tell them about your blog’s reach, and how it can help them 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 …

How Blogging Helped Me Travel 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 Costed Me To Run This Blog So Far And How Much Has It Helped

The ideal way of calculating the profitability of your business is by comparing the total effort and money you’ve invested in it so far vs what you’ve gained out of it. It has been more than 1.5 months since I’ve been blogging now, and I think it’s about time I ask myself how profitable blogging has been, for me, so far! During all this time of full-time blogging, I’ve personally calculated the benefits 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 but I’ll still give you an idea. Different Ways I Make Money Right Now Direct Earning: Since the last six months or so, I’ve been earning somewhere around 10-50 thousand Indian Rupees a month, from my blog. And to do so, I use a mix of different revenue sources — ranging from writing sponsored posts on my blog to running Google Adsense to placing affiliate links and earning from …

How To Start A Travel Blog In 7 Easy Steps

Want to start a travel blog? Not sure from where to start? This guide will help you start your blog in a few easy steps.  Before I start, let me warn you that travel blogging isn’t as easy as it looks. Bloggers like me rarely share the huge amount of behind-the-scenes disasters that go into making this lifestyle possible. My journey, too, has been a rollercoaster ride – but to tell you the truth, all the efforts were totally worth it. Travelling is already an interesting profession, and blogging makes it a little more exciting and motivating. Moreover, when you want to make travelling a full-time career, you need to look for ways to make money out of it. To me, there seemed no better option other than blogging. It has taken me more than one year to become a professional blogger – professional in the sense that I’ve now started making money from blogging. So today I want to share a useful guide about how to get started with blogging, including a few important tips …

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 …