This is a guest post from one of our readers
If you are thinking about creating a travel blog, you will understandably be feeling very excited about the prospect. However, you may also be feeling a little bit nervous. You may be overwhelmed by the information that is out there, and you may be feeling at a loss in terms of where to begin. It’s a bit like visiting a country for the first time, right? There is so much to learn and explore, yet not enough time to do so! However, don’t fret, as we have got you covered. Continue reading to discover some top tips on creating your own travel blog.
Consider your blog’s focus
There is only one place to begin, and this is by having a sense of direction. There are a lot of travel blogs out there at the moment, so what is going to make yours different? You can make your blog unique by choosing a specific focus area. For example, you may decide to start a travel blog on a specific destination. Or, you could decide to do a travel blog on a certain type of travel, for example, luxury or budget travel. Another option is to focus on solo travel, or family travel, and so on! You get the picture!
Look for ways to monetize your blog
It is always good if your blog is going to be able to make you some money in the process too. There are a number of different ways you can go about this. One option is to set up an online store, selling items related to your blog. You will need a good ecommerce software solution for this. Read this piece on BigCommerce vs Shopify Plus for more information. You may also want to consider getting into affiliate marketing. Selling products via your blog and making commission is a very popular monetary source for bloggers today. You may also simply want to ask for donations from anyone who enjoys reading what you have to offer, but don’t be pushy!
Learn about SEO
The final piece of the puzzle is to make sure you take the time to learn about search engine optimisation. If you want your website to feature high up on the search engine result pages and to attract a lot of traffic, you are going to need to learn all about keywords, link building, social media marketing, and the like. This is also imperative in terms of monetizing your blog. After all, the greater the presence your blog has online, the easier it is going to be for you to make money from it.
So there you have it: some useful tips for anyone who is considering creating their own travel blog. If this is something that appeals to you, follow the advice that has been provided above to get started. The main thing to remember is to enjoy it! You have created a travel blog because you love to travel, so don’t get stressed and worried about the outcome, and just enjoy the experience of creating travel content and connecting with fellow travellers.