Most of you have read articles written by travel bloggers. They make a living by traveling around and sharing experience. Isn’t it too good to be true? While travel blogger might seem like a dream job, how many of you have thought of being one and take actions to achieve your dream?

I’m sure you’ve got awesome travel experiences which are worth sharing. NOW is the perfect timing for you to start your first travel blog. You may not know much about the tools and platforms you need to be a travel blogger. Don’t worry, here we are going to briefly introduce 3 major channels to start writing your travel blogs.

3 ways to start your travel blog


3 ways to start your travel blog

1.Facebook Page

Facebook is the most widely chosen platform for newbies to start blogging. Creating your own facebook page just takes a few minutes. You could easily get hundreds of followers within months if you invite all your friends to follow the page. But for most people, the story ends here. It’s hard to keep the momentum growing as it requires some time to learn all the Facebook marketing tricks.

Pros

  • easy to set up
  • interact with your community
  • zero technical skill required

Cons

  • difficult to reach your audience if you don’t pay (especially in recent years)
  • spend some time to manage your page
  • difficult to stand out from the crowd

–> Create your Facebook Page


3 ways to start your travel blog

2.Guest Blog

When you have a certain amount of followers on Facebook, you will be approached by media such as newspaper and magazines inviting you to blog on their platforms. They want you to bring traffic to their sites.

Pros

  • no need to set up
  • focus on your content
  • easily reach a huge audience base
  • a good way to test the popularity of your articles
  • drive traffic to your Facebook or websites through back links

Cons

  • easily be forgotten by the audience if you don’t blog on their platform often
  • not having your own platform and analytics
  • less control on the layout and design

Points to note

  • Choose the right platform
    • be where you targeted audience is
    • check whether the platform matches your style

–> Start blogging with us


3 ways to start your travel blog

3.Website

If you are getting serious about blogging and you want to have your own platform to publish your posts. It’s time to set up your own website. If you have no experience in setting up a site, don’t worry. It’s not rocket science. If you are a quick learner, you can do it too. If you are not comfortable with building your site by yourself, just ask your friends or professional web designers who have ‘been there done that’ to set it up for you. It would be a huge time saver for you.

Pros

  • looks professional
  • customize everything
  • generate income

Cons

  • technical skill required
  • cost

Points to note

Setting up your own website may take a while, but your efforts will eventually pay off. Since building websites is a huge topic, we will write a series of posts showing you every step to build your own sites.


Wrapping Up

You don’t need to choose either one of above-mentioned options. In fact, most bloggers who blog for a living have been working on all the platforms at the same time, in order to maximize its audience base.
Here we briefly introduce three major channels where people start writing their travel blogs. We will look into each channel and share more in-depth insights with you in our future posts. Stay tuned.

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