The beauty of travel blogging is it gives you the opportunity to travel to places you’ve always wanted to go and to share your experiences. After all, what could be more fun than to be paid to travel?
But as you can imagine, running a travel blog will still have its fair share of challenges, at least initially. If you truly want to make a living with travel blogging, you have to attract enough readers and followers. That’s why it’s important for you to be aware of basic tips you can use to ensure your travel blog gets noticed:
Have a Catchy Domain Name
Your domain name not only serves as the name of your blog, it essentially serves as the identity of your brand too. The domain names that stand the greatest chance of being found on the web are those that are short, easy to pronounce and spell, creative, and unique from other domain names in the same niche.
How can you come up with an effective name? The trick is to brainstorm and take your time. Ask for suggestions from friends and family members and write down a long list of ideas. You’ll come up with a catchy idea soon enough, and once you do, register it as soon as possible.
Have an Attractive and Professional Looking Blog Design
If you decide to use WordPress, the most popular blogging platform out there, you’ll be presented with some basic designs for your blog. While these will technically work, if you want to earn serious cash with your travel blog, you would be wiser to invest in a professional design instead.
Premium blog themes will cost anywhere from twenty to a hundred or more dollars. Not only will they enhance the actual look of your blog, they will improve its functionality as well.
Know How to Run an SEO Campign
If you’ve been researching how to blog for a while now, you’ve no doubt come across the term ‘SEO,’ or search engine optimization for how you can increase your blog’s rankings on search engines. You should ideally use an SEO check service that will thoroughly analyze your blog’s SEO performance and tell you where you need to make improvements.
Make Social Media Your Friend
Besides SEO, another highly effective way to get your blog out to the masses is to use social media. You must have a page for your blog on all the major social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube, and update them regularly.
Experiment With Content
You’ll never know which content proves popular until after you begin writing and publishing a lot of it. Strive to make at least 2-3 new posts a week, and experiment in the beginning with what type of content you produce.
Examples of content you can have on a travel blog include funny travel stories, slideshows of your visits to cool locations, food recommendations from different restaurants, and so on. Remember, the quality of your content cannot be called into question.
Network With Other Travel Bloggers
Finally, don’t hesitate to network with other bloggers in the travel industry. Link to their blogs, comment on their posts, and/or e-mail them directly. The more active you become in the travel blogging world, the more people are bound to visit your blog.
Start Living Your Dream Life
Running a lucrative travel blog is the dream life for many people. If that includes you, by incorporating the tips we have gone over and putting forth the effort, it’s perfectly possible to make that dream become a positive reality.