Congratulations, you’ve found the most complete and honest guide on how to start a travel blog in 2021. Learn from my mistakes and fast-track your way to becoming a successful travel blogger with these 7 easy steps.

After graduating with a business degree and working in an office for a grand total of 10 months, I knew quickly that a regular lifestyle wasn’t for me. Since then, I’ve been traveling for the past four years living as a digital nomad and travel blogging has been my passion and primary income for the past two years. We Seek Travel is by no means the most successful travel blog but it is one of the fastest-growing blogs on the internet. I started off with no experience in blogging and I’ve learned everything I know from free resources just like this one.

I’ve dedicated everything I have to building this travel blog in order to fuel my passion for full-time adventure travel, photography, and travel writing.

To help other aspiring digital nomads and travelers do the same, I’ve compiled this guide explaining the entire process of how to start a travel blog in just 7 steps. However, this guide will also go more in-depth than others because I want to help you get things right from day one. Starting a travel blog in 2021 is different than it was just three years ago. To be successful, you’ll also need to tick the boxes of speed and user experience for your blog.

That’s why this post won’t just get you started, it’ll get you started right!

WHy Would You Want to Start a Travel Blog?

Before we get started, it’s important to evaluate where or not travel blogging is for you. If you asked most people why they’d want to start a travel blog, 9 times out of 10, you’ll get a response back that they want to travel full-time while making money.

It’s the ideal lifestyle for so many. While setting up a travel blog is quite easy, building a sustainable travel blogging lifestyle takes a lot of work. In fact, there are loads of other ways to make money on the road. My partner Haylea and I traveled full-time for two years making money off our laptop before I even hit publish on We Seek Travel.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that if earning money while traveling is your only goal, you have a high chance of failing. However, if you are passionate about sharing travel stories, creating travel content, travel photography, and writing, you’ve got yourself a win-win. Travel, photography, and writing have been my passions for as long as I can remember, this job is my passion and I believe that’s the key to be successful in what you do.

If you’d rather explore alternatives to becoming a digital nomad, I’ve written a comprehensive guide on remote work and travel that might better suit your goals (includes what I actually did).

Do Travel Bloggers Make Money?

This is a question I get quite a lot. Do you make money by writing travel blogs? The short answer is yes, the long answer is that it takes a lot of time and work to start seeing your first dollar come through.

Blogging in general is a way to build yourself a passive income. This means you will put in the work today for free in order to earn money in the future. The great part about this is that you can go off-grid for a month if you like and still earn money through the work you have put in a year or even a decade before.

For example, I spent three weeks without touching my laptop while on the Three Passes Trek in the Himalayas and earned a living wage at the same time. The tough part about this is that you might spend hundreds of hours and not see a single dollar for months (or years) down the track.

In fact, recent statistics show that 81% of all blogs created never earned their first $100. Furthermore, only 5% of all bloggers earn a full-time salary from blogging. These statistics account for all blogs. Travel blogs are among the most saturated on the internet and standing out in the crowd is even more difficult.

But, that’s not to say it’s impossible. I’m among many travel bloggers who make a full-time, passive wage from doing what I love. However, I ended up dedicating several hundred hours of content creation before I started seeing my first passive dollar roll in. I did this because I was passionate about what I was creating and, if I could be paid for it, that would be a bonus, not a priority. Actually, I was out there traveling and taking photos years before I even considered starting a travel blog,

It’s cliche but the universe rewards passion and dedication. If you believe in something and you are prepared to put in the hard work, you will be rewarded. If you’re interested to learn how to make money from travel blogging, I’ve included a detailed section on this below.

How To Start a Travel Blog – A Step By Step Guide

Congratulations, you’ve gotten through that intense disclaimer. If you’re still intent on starting a travel blog, that’s absolutely awesome. Let’s get it.

Below is a quick summary of the steps required in launching your travel blog. I’ll go into detail about the best way to do this below.

  1. Pick a blog name and register it on all social platforms
  2. Purchase a domain name
  3. Set up your hosting
  4. Install a theme and plugins
  5. Start creating content
  6. Publish your travel blog
  7. Optimize your travel blog for search engines (Google)

1. Pick a Name & RegistEr It On All Social Platforms

As you might guess, picking a name is the first step in starting a travel blog. This can be a bit difficult and once you’ve picked one, you’re stuck with it.

However, the name of your travel blog isn’t really that important. For example, you don’t need to have “travel” in your brand name but you can if you wish. Choose something that you want to represent your brand and that you feel represents your niche.

A general rule of thumb is to pick something recognizable, simple, and relevant. Pick something that means something to you. Of course, you’ll need to check if the name isn’t taken. Check if the domain name is available and if it’s available on all social platforms.

Once you’ve got it, go ahead and register your accounts on all social platforms including:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Youtube
  • Pinterest

If you think social media will be a big part of your marketing strategy, I’d go ahead and register it on absolutely everything. You might be surprised to find out that Pinterest is generally by far the most effective social platform for bloggers. Second is Facebook.

Unless you are an influencer or base your business around your personality, platforms like Instagram and Tik Tok don’t really drive that much traffic to your travel blog. I like to promote my photography and content and don’t really enjoy marketing my personality. However, there are many travel bloggers who are much more successful than me who do this.

Defining Your Audience

Defining your audience is something that you absolutely need to do in order to be successful. I know that a lot of bloggers don’t like to refer to this as choosing a “niche” because they’re afraid of making their readers feel like a customer.

But, the fact is if you are starting a travel blog, you are offering a product to an already saturated market, whether you like it or not. If you really want to do this as a lifestyle, it’s best to get clued into strategizing early, and that means thinking like a business– even if you don’t like to think of your blog as one.

So, how do I define my audience?

What you’re looking for is a way that makes you stand out from the crowd. Generic audiences are incredibly competitive so it’s best to focus on what you are good at and more importantly, what you enjoy writing about.

Ask yourself a few questions like,

  • What makes me different?
  • What can my travel blog offer?
  • Do other blogs already do this? Can I do it better?
  • Who would be interested in that offering?

This process should be one of the first steps in your own list for how to start a travel blog. In fact, while it’s not the be all and end all, start thinking about it when you choose your name.

For example, We Seek Travel is an adventure travel blog publishing guides to hikes, treks, waterfalls, islands, and epic destinations to an audience of adventurers travelers. The readers who consistently return to my travel blog are those that live and breath the adventure travel lifestyle, we truly seek travel as not just a means to escape the 9-5, but as a way to live nomadically.

These people have a certain travel style that is similar to mine. They travel alot and enjoy outdoor adventure activities. Readers click my site on Google over others because they know my guides appeal to what they actually like, and they enjoy my photography.

On the other side, a luxury vacationer who prefers tips on where to find the best fashion outlets or dining experiences in a particular city probably won’t enjoy my content. See? Defining an audience is crucial.

Kawasan Falls top view

2. Purchase a Domain Name

Alright, you’ve got your name and you’ve registered all of your social accounts. Let’s actually start creating your travel blog! This is the part of this guide where I tell you that what you want to do is create a WordPress blog. There are dozens of other alternatives but trust me, you want WordPress. 40% of the internet is built on this platform and it’s by far the best.

There’s also a difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com websites. Confusing, I know, but what you want is a WordPress.org website. This is completely free and open source. It allows you to have complete control of your blog and you have access to the world’s largest database of plugins, themes, and optimization features.

WordPress.com is just a service that combines the elements of creating a blog but you will have to pay for this monthly. There is a free option but I don’t recommend going down this route.

But, before you get to installing WordPress, let’s go ahead and purchase a domain name. A domain name is your URL in your browser. For example: www.weseektravel.com.

You have to pay for this, but it’s really cheap, usually about $7-$15 per year. I recommend using NameCheap because they usually have the cheapest rates and everything is really beginner-friendly.

I actually started off with Bluehost but ended up migrating my domain name to NameCheap in the second year because the rates were just way better. This will be a reoccurring theme in this guide to how to start a travel blog– learn from my mistakes.

Anyways, go ahead and sign up on NameCheap, pay the fee and, congratulations, you’ve got your travel blog domain!

NAME CHEAP DNS

3. Set Up Your Hosting

The next step in this travel blog beginner guide is to set up your hosting.

Don’t worry it’s not as complicated or scary as it sounds.

Think of hosting as your website’s house on the internet. It’s where your travel blog lives and it allows visitors to come by and check it out. They just need the address to find your house, which you’ve already got now– it’s your domain name.

Types of Web Hosting For Travel Bloggers

Hosting providers run servers, where all of your data is stored and delivered to the internet, accessible via your specific domain name.

The thing is, all hosting servers aren’t built equal. Since the success of a travel blog relies heavily on organic traffic from search engines like Google, you’ll want your server as fast as possible. This is especially true since the recent Core Web Vitals update.

In short, fast blogs show up more on google than slower ones. So, start off right. Save yourself time and money by choosing wisely.

Below is a good summary for fast, affordable hosts to get your travel blog on its feet quicker.

  • Shared hosting
    The cheapest option, usually $2.50 – $15 per month. Shared hosting is the best for small travel blogs and websites with low traffic.

    Your website is shared with up to 50 other websites on a single server, which means your website will be slower and also impacted by spikes in traffic on other websites that live on the same server as yours.

    The best shared hosting plans are offered by companies like Siteground, Bluehost and A2 hosting.
  • WordPress hosting
    Usually $5 – $40 per month. WordPress hosting is a hosting service that specializes in WordPress.

    Their system is set up to cater to WordPress websites and all of the technical aspects of installing and managing your WordPress installation are done by the hosting provider.

    This is by far the easiest way to start your travel blog.

    I used Siteground managed WordPress hosting when I started out. These services are often shared plans like above so they are also quite affordable but have the same downsides.
  • Cloud hosting
    Anywhere from $10 – $1000 per month. This is what I now use.

    Cloud hosting allows you to have your own website server on the cloud. This is much faster than shared hosting and you won’t need to worry about having other websites slowing down your performance.

    Cloud hosting is easy to scale as your travel blog grows, just simply upgrade your own cloud server. If you’re starting a travel blog and you’re willing to learn a little bit of the basics when it comes to servers, I recommend managed WordPress cloud hosting by Cloudways.

    These guys are a bit of a hybrid of managed hosting and cloud hosting. They handle all the technical aspects but still give you full control of your own cloud server.
  • Dedicated hosting:
    Usually $100+ per month. Dedicated hosting means you will have your own physical server.

    This offers the best performance and control but is very expensive and I wouldn’t recommend dedicated hosting when looking to start off as a travel blogger because of the high-cost.

This list is a good starting summary covering all the basics to keep it simple. If you want to do a bit more research, CrazyEgg have a more in-depth article on the best hosting options.

hosting a travel blog with siteground

Choosing Web Hosting For Your New Travel Blog

If you’re just starting out as a travel blogger, I recommend either shared managed WordPress hosting with Siteground for $4.99 a month or the smallest Digital Ocean plan on Cloudways for $10 per month.

I’ve actually used both of these providers and can vouch for them. I started off with Siteground but I’ve recently outgrown their plan and want to offer the fastest speeds for my readers as possible.

So, I now use a Cloudways VULTR server ($50 per month). This helps me show up on the first page on google, which now considers page speed as one of their most important factors.

WE SEEK TRAVEL BLOG SPEED
My travel blog now loads in under 0.4 seconds using Cloudways, Cloudflare, Astra Theme and WP Rocket

It’s possible to change hosting as I did, but it’s a bit of a painful process. Knowing what I know now, I’d pay the extra $5 per month to get my own cloud server from day one and save the painstaking migration process later down the track.

This way, as the travel blog grows and starts making more money, you can just upgrade the server on Cloudways.

A great tip is to choose a server location (during the signup process) that is close to where you think the majority of your readers will be located. For example, if you are going to publish a lot of travel content about South East Asia, choose a server location in Singapore. If you’re going to blog about travel in the USA, choose a server in Ohio. This makes loading time for your readers much faster by reducing latency.

Both of my recommended providers are quite easy to set up but Cloudways is a little bit more technical. However, both companies have excellent 24/7 chat support and instructional videos for beginners, so most people will manage either way. They also both install and optimize WordPress for you so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Just follow the instructions they give you to install WordPress and you’re good to go for the next step in starting a travel blog.

CLOUD HOSTING TRAVEL BLOG

Link Your Domain Name & Hosting

Alright, now we’re really getting the ball rolling on starting this new travel blog. You’ve got yourself a domain name and your own spot on the internet with a hosting plan. So, let’s link them together.

What you want to do is go to NameCheap (or your domain registrar if you chose another one) and go to DNS settings. This is found in your Account Dashboard area under your Domain List tab on the left. Click “manage” on your domain name.

Scroll down to “NameServers” and select Namecheap Basic DNS. Now, your hosting plan will have provided you with the nameservers to use here. Otherwise, you’ll find it in your dashboard section when you log into your hosting plan.

Enter the nameservers provided by your hosting plan and click save. Basically, this has told everyone visiting “yourtravelblog.com” to load the data on your web hosting server. This process can take a few hours to complete, so just be patient.

What you will also want to do is install a free SSL certificate for your domain name. Right now, look up on your browser next to the URL on this page. See that little lock symbol? That means that this website is secure and authorized with an SSL certificate.

Don’t worry too much about what this means if this is getting a bit technical for you, just make sure you install one.

Both Cloudways and Siteground offer free “let’s encrypt” SSL certificates that install with just one click. They both have guides on how to do this so just google how to do it for your hosting provider. It’s really simple if you follow the steps.

4. Install a Theme and Plugins

We’re now half way through this guide on how to start a travel blog and you’ve already got your blog live on the internet. Go check it out, type in your domain name on your browser and if you’ve done things right, you’ll have a generic WordPress website, ready for you to customize and start publishing content on.

Picking a Premium Theme (personalized Layout)

The next step now is choosing a theme. When I started my travel blog I made the mistake of just choosing a cheap theme that I thought looked awesome. Unfortunately, I had to change my entire website layout after I’d already published 300 articles because my theme wasn’t being updated and was getting slower and slower.

I’d recommend checking themes on Envato Market (also called ThemeForest) and choose one that has lots of great reviews, prioritizes load speed, and is frequently updated.

ENVATO MARKET BLOG THEME

If you’re serious about travel blogging, I wouldn’t recommend a free theme. Buy a quality premium theme and don’t look back. You only have to pay once and you get access to updates forever. High-quality premium WordPress themes usually cost between $40 to $250.

The fastest WordPress themes are:

  • Astra Theme: This is what I use on We Seek Travel
  • GeneratePress
  • Neve
  • Hello Elementor
ASTRA THEME

Again, in the modern world of blogging, you want your website to be as fast as possible. This helps you show up on google and offers a better experience for your readers.

A good quality theme will be really lightweight and will offer customization options to make your travel blog unique. My strategy is to avoid picking a theme with all the bells and whistles and instead keep things as simple as possible to focus on my content.

Did you know that 40% of mobile users abandon a website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load? My travel blog traffic is roughly 75% mobile users and this figure continues to rise. You get the point, speed is important.

Installing Your New Theme

When you purchase a theme, you’ll get a download link with a .zip folder. Every good theme will have a detailed guide on how to install it but generally it’s quite easy. Here’s how you do it.

Log into your WordPress dashboard, which is usually found under “yourtravelblog.com/wp-admin/”. Here is where you manage your WordPress blog, write blogs, install plugins and do everything you need to do that impacts the front-end side of your site (what visitors see).

Go to Appearance > Themes. Once here, click Add New and upload the .zip file that came with your theme purchase. All good themes will also come with a child theme. Basically, this allows you to make custom changes to your layout that aren’t affected by theme updates. After you upload your theme, upload the child.zip folder as well, then activate your child theme.

UPLOADING A THEME WHEN STARTING A TRAVEL BLOG

Customize Your Theme

Next, it’s a good idea to install a StarterTemplate for your theme. All themes are highly customizable but it’s difficult to start customizing without any inspiration. A Starter Template has pre-populated content, articles and pages that are already tweaked for the theme you have purchased. Installing these will depend on which theme you choose, but every good theme will have a detailed walkthrough on how to activate a starter template.

Once you’ve chosen a layout you like, let’s start customizing your new travel blog! Again, on your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize. Start going through the options and make some site-wide changes like colors, fonts, image sizes etc.

customizing a theme for a travel blog

A general rule of thumb is to go easy on the customization and keep things simple. Here are some tips to make your travel blog as fast and user-friendly as possible:

  • Choose your brand colors and stick with them throughout your website. Choose high-contrast colors, for example, dark-grey text on a white background. This makes it easier to read and won’t give you problems with Google later down the track.
  • Choose two font types only, one for your body and one for your text. Every single font on your website has to be loaded manually every time someone visits your website, increasing page load time. Choose fonts that are large and easy to read. Alternatively, skip custom fonts altogether to make things even faster by using “inherit”, which loads the default font on the user’s device.
  • Prioritize mobile-view. All quality WordPress themes are “responsive“. This means that all the content you create will automatically be shown and scaled to the device the reader is using. When you’re customizing your travel blog layout, try to prioritize mobile view.

    Do this by clicking the little mobile icon on the bottom of the Customize screen. Try to make changes that look good on mobile and also work well on the desktop and tablet views.

Install Plugins

When you’re happy with your layout, the next step in starting a travel blog is installing plugins. These are simple little apps that install on your WordPress site. They can help you accomplish anything from preventing spam comments, optimizing your site speed, or adding useful features like relevant posts or customized content in your blog posts.

A general rule of thumb when it comes to plugins is to keep it simple. Yes, it’s a reoccurring theme in this travel blog guide but trust me, I’ve learned from my mistakes. The more plugins you have, the more problems you’re likely to encounter with conflicts and slowing down your website.

In saying that, there are some necessary plugins that I believe every travel blog should install when starting out:

  • Yoast SEO – helps you create content that will rank on Google
  • Akismet anti-spam – prevents spam comments
  • A Page Builder – create fast and personalized pages on your site like your home page or contact page. I use Elementor (you can also. use the in-built WordPress Gutenberg Block Editor, which is actually faster).
  • A caching/optimization plugin – this makes your website faster. I use WPRocket and Asset CleanUp.
  • Image optimization plugin – compresses your images to make websites faster. I don’t use this as I only upload already optimized photos using custom settings in Adobe Lightroom to save server space. But, it’ll be useful for those who don’t know what they’re doing.

That’s it. That’s all you’ll really need to start an awesome travel blog. All of these plugins are free besides WPRocket, but you can use free caching alternatives like W3 Total Cache or the free caching plugin that comes with Cloudways or Siteground if you go down that route.

Once you get the ball rolling and start requiring premium features, you can upgrade the plugins you love. But, when you first start off travel blogging, the free plugins will be fine.

5. Start Creating Your First Content

See, starting a travel blog is easy! Okay, this blog post might seem a little more complicated than the others out there but I’m leaving nothing out. I don’t want you to have to google everything about what I’m mentioning and I want you to start your travel blog off well!

The next step is to start creating awesome content. I bet you’ve already got some great blog posts ideas and stories to tell. Head over to your WordPress dashboard again and on the left side, click Posts, then add new.

WordPress uses the new Gutenberg block editor by default. This is really easy to use as you can just add headings, images and text into your post with the click of a button, no coding involved.

On the right side of the screen, you’ll see the settings tab. Here you can customize each block or change settings for your post. You’ll want to add things like a Featured Image, a category, and tags. These help people navigate your website by clicking similar content.

I use a simple category layout on my travel blog with destinations by country. In the tags, I include specifics about the post. For example, it might be a waterfall hike in Cebu, Philippines. So, I’d use a category like Destinations > Philippines. My tags would be like “Cebu“, “waterfalls” and “hiking“. It’s totally up to you how you’d like to structure your navigation but try to keep it simple, organized, and relevant to your content. Having a hundred different tags isn’t going to help you with SEO.

WALLAMAN FALLS WATERFALL Girringun National Park

6. Publish Your Posts & Start Sharing

Once you’ve got a few great posts that you want to get out there, hit publish and start sharing them. Hit up all your social platforms and let everyone know that you’ve just started a travel blog!

Congratulations, you’ve done it, you’re now a travel blogger. The easy part is done and now the real work begins. There are many different strategies to becoming successful with blogging. My strategy has always been that content is king. The more content I can create, the more visitors I’ll get. Some people choose to write maybe 20-30 great blog posts then spend the rest of their time marketing them on social media.

I’d prefer the passive route. I publish a lot of “small” blog posts and guides about certain destinations or activities. Then, I create large cornerstone posts that summarize all of my smaller posts and link them all together. For example, I’ve published 36 separate guides to some of my favorite hikes in Cairns, Australia. Then, I wrote a mega-post of all the best hikes in Cairns, linking to every single individual post, and every smaller post links back to the cornerstone post.

This has been a very successful strategy for me and it’s the way that I enjoy blogging. My goal has always been to grow passively. I create the content and the visitors come to me through Google and Pinterest. I don’t need to pay money for advertising and I don’t need to spend a lot of time on social media.

Find what works for you, and more importantly, do it in a way that you enjoy.

INDIA 1 MONTH ITINERARY

7. Optimise Your Blog For Search Engines (Google)

Sometimes, it feels like I have all my eggs in one basket. 88% of my traffic comes directly from Google for people searching for keywords that I aim to rank for. 5% comes from Pinterest and the rest is direct traffic from people who use my blog as a direct resource.

This is not irregular. Blogging and content is widely considered as the best and most effective way to drive traffic to your website. But, in order for people to find your post, you will need to show up on Google.

What I see a lot of new travel bloggers do is to publish their first posts aiming for really competitive keywords. For example, you might not want to try to rank for “Things to do in Australia” or “Europe Itinerary” in your first posts. You simply won’t show up on the first page. Instead, you will want to try to rank for smaller keywords first, then try to rank for the big stuff.

Here’s why:

  • One of the biggest ranking factors is backlinks. The more links you have to your travel blog, the more “authority” you have in google rankings. This takes time and the more content you have that gets seen, the higher the chances are that people are going to link to your posts.
  • Content needs to be relevant to your brand. It takes time for Google’s algorithm to determine what you are all about. I try to write as comprehensively as I can on each destination that I visit. I find that the more posts I have about a particular place, the better I rank for all of those articles. For example, I ranked for “things to do in Cairns” with a domain rating of only 15, outranking some of the biggest travel companies in the world. Why? Because I had A LOT of high-quality content published about Cairns.

I’m by no means a marketing or SEO expert but I’ve found what works for me. Start off by creating optimized content with Yoast, sharing it as much as possible and start learning about the world of SEO as soon as you can. There’s nothing worse than writing 100 articles that aren’t optimized and no one will ever read them.

All the information is out there for free, ironically on Google.

I highly recommend using these tools and resources to help you learn more about SEO and how you can make the travel blog you started will show up on Google:

  • Ubersuggest – find relevant keywords to see what people are actually searching for
  • Yoast SEO – make sure your website is optimized to show up on google
  • Optimizing your website for speed – Read a lot of articles about how you can optimize your new travel blog to be as fast as possible so Google prioritizes your posts over old, slow websites. Kinsta has the most comprehensive guide I’ve ever found.
    Use a CDN – this is something that I haven’t include in this guide yet because it’s not essential right off the bat. However, using a CDN like Cloudflare (free) can dramatically increase your website speed and in my opinion, is essential for a successful travel blog in 2021. Basically, a CDN will reduce delays in loading time by reducing the physical distance between your server and your readers. It works on top of all of your other optimizations. They’re quite easy to set up, but if you’re just starting out, focus on your content for now and use a CDN once you’ve got the ball rolling.

Monetizing Your Blog – How to Make Money From a Travel Blog

Remember when I said that you won’t start making money straight away? It’s true, I’d even forget about it at all when you first start your travel blog. In saying that, here are a few ways you can earn money by travel blogging. This is how I make my living from this website.

  1. Affiliate marketing. This is my primary strategy. Basically, I partner with travel companies that I use myself and recommend things like accommodation, tours, and experiences. If a visitor clicks one of those links and ends up booking or making an order, I get a small commission of the sale. It’s a win-win because it also doesn’t cost anything for the visitor, they pay the same as if they were going to visit the website directly.

    It’s really easy to set up but you’ll want to have some good quality content before you apply to become a partner. Also, don’t be one of those travel bloggers that spams their readers with hundreds of affiliate links everywhere. I know that when I see these sorts of articles I’m much more likely to avoid clicking anything. I try to be as honest and helpful as possible, recommending only products or services that I use myself. Google seems to like this too.

    My most successful affiliate partners are Klook, GetYourGuide, Viator, Booking.com, CJ Affiliates, AWIN, ShareASale, SafetyWing, and Amazon Associates.
  2. Serving ads. I’m still yet to do this as I want to build a solid base first. Even at around 50 000 users a month, I still haven’t published any ads. I rely on affiliate revenue for the majority of my income. However, I do plan on signing up with a reputable ad management service like MediaVine in the future. So, if you’re reading this and see an ad, this is what I’ve done.
  3. Indirect income. Some of the money you can make from a travel blog doesn’t actually come directly from your blog. Instead, your blog can be used as advertising for your services. For example, I have a Media Kit page where companies often reach out to me for photography services or to license content that I’ve created. This isn’t passive income but it’s also great to do paid jobs every now and then. I’ve also got a Print Store on here where people can purchase printed photographs, Printed and delivered globally by Fine Art America.

Thanks For Stopping By & Good Luck

I really hope that this comprehensive guide on how to start a travel blog has been useful for you. If you decide that this is a lifestyle that you want to pursue, then go chase it with all you have!

If you have any questions that I didn’t cover in this guide to starting a travel blog, leave a comment below or reach out to me personally. I’d love to help other people who are wanting to become travel bloggers or content creators!

If you’ve found this post through some of my other blogs, go hit the search bar for your area. I’ve published hundreds of articles for loads of destinations and I’m sure you’ll find some great adventure inspiration on here!

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