Last week I wrote about the challenges of being a blogger. This week I would like to share with your guys the perks of being a travel blogger (while staying realistic). If you think that blogging is about “making money while sleeping”, “nap money”, “make money from home while doing nothing” (yes, there are people who say this sort of stuff) think twice. Blogging is super hard work – I worked my a*s off last week to get 111 Facebook shares and 100 Re-Pins, not to mention the hours of work behind producing the materials I promoted. But you know what? I was so happy when I saw the amount of shares that the effort didn’t matter. Yes, this is the realistic side of blogging, it is hard but it pays off. Here is how… Continue reading “3 Realistic Reasons why Blogging is the Best Job”
“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau. What a beautiful quote. I think solo adventures are amazing because not only you get to explore new places, but you also get the chance to explore your inner self, and this is actually one of the reasons I love travelling. However, always go prepared. Ask yourself the following questions to figure out if solo travelling is for you or not. Continue reading “Solo Travel – Is It Your Thing?”
Being a travel blogger is not always as glamorous as portrayed on Pinterest or Instagram. And don’t get me wrong, I love being a travel blogger with its ups and downs but in case you are thinking about making a debut in the world of travel blogging, here are some things you need to know…
1. Not all travel bloggers earn $10.000+/month. In fact most travel bloggers, like myself don’t earn anything apart from the joy you get from doing something you love. I actually work two jobs and write blog posts when I have a little bit of free time because doing it gives me energy. Of course earning some sort of income from writing is the dream of every blogger but it’s like a lottery in a way: you have to put everything into it, your time, your energy, your effort, your money and hope for the best. Continue reading “The Challenges of Being a Travel Blogger”
I would like to share with you the things that motivate me to write, where I get my inspiration from and what I aspire to achieve through this travel blog. This is why I decided to start an online journal A day in the life of a travel blogger and I will publish my first entry tomorrow so keep an eye on my blog. I hope that sharing these things with you will help you understand my blog posts better and that it will make you feel like you are reading a friend’s travel journal rather than a blog that’s just like any other travel blog you have seen. Continue reading “A Day in the Life of a Travel Blogger”
Lately I’ve been reading quite a lot of anual and monthly reports from various bloggers, which helped me learn more about blogging. This is why, I would like to share my anual report with you as well as some comments about what helped me increase the number of views:
- posting frequently
- interacting with other bloggers
- I made a Facebook and Twitter account for my page and I use them to promote new blog posts
- I joined Facebook groups which are made for promoting your website (try promote your website, drifters unite travel bloggers, travel blogs promotion, the aspiring travel writer, awesome bloggers)
- organising the content of my blog better- people will tend not to read the full article if they see a huge block of text. Separate paragraphs with pictures and keep it concise.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.