You love to travel, you want to blog..so you’re thinking, “Why not become a travel blogger?” That way you could travel the world, write your experiences in your blog, gain loyal readers, earn money and eventually have your blog pay not only for your living but also for your trips as well. What a way to live!
You would be right. Travel blogging has been a way for travel bloggers to follow their dreams of traveling the world and getting paid for doing two of their most fave hobbies: traveling and writing.
But do you have what it takes to become a travel blogger?
Here are 3 things to consider to see if you can be a travel blogger or not:
HAVE A CLEAR PURPOSE IN MIND
Knowing why you want to create a travel blog is foundational. It will guide all the rest of your decisions moving forward. Decisions like:
- Do I get a free or paid hosted blogger platform?
If you want to just share your travel adventures with your family and friends, a free blogger platform may do just fine for you. But if you want to make money out of your travel blog later on, it may be best to start off with a paid hosting platform so you own your site and can do with it as you want.
- How often do I post?
If you’re doing it for fun, it’s ok to write as inspiration strikes but if you’re doing it for business you may need to do it consistently whether you feel like it or not.
- How do I promote my blog?
Doing it for fun you can just wait for readers to find and like you but if you want to make a business out of it, you may have to aggressively grow your audience because the more readers you have, the more opportunities there’ll be to earn from your blog.
BE PREPARED TO INVEST TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE
It takes investing much time, talent and treasure to travel, to create a blog, to write and publish posts about your experiences, to take quality pictures and videos and edit them to make your posts more appealing, to publish and promote them. And you may need to do it over the long haul. Are you ready to do that?
DO IT FOR LOVE, NOT FOR THE MONEY
Travel blogging, with all the traveling, writing about your experiences, promoting your posts is hard work. Work that may not earn you money for a long time. If you only do it for the money, you may easily give up if you’re not making any after a while, but if you do it because you love it, you’ll do it no matter what.
As you contemplate on starting a travel blog, taking these considerations to heart will help you see if you truly have what it takes to be a travel blogger or not.