Writers Write is a writing and blogging resource. In this post, our guest blogger shares 10 things every travel blogger should know.
So you want to become a travel blogger? Great! Tour the world and live your dreams! But before you pack up and get yourself that domain name, here are some things to keep in mind. They are simple, but they matter.
10 Things Every Travel Blogger Should Know
1. Pick Your Domain Name Carefully
You might have the most creative idea for your domain. But there are literally thousands of active bloggers, and new ones emerge every day. Before you buy that domain, make sure its name is unique. If it’s similar to another blog, it might create confusion for your followers.
2. Create Travel Content That People Need
People that don’t know you won’t read your travel blog unless they need that information. Sites like Ubersuggest and Quora help you find out what people are looking for by the questions they ask. Answer them in the best way you can.
3. Learn SEO
When it comes to growing your audience, SEO (search engine optimisation) should be your priority. You will hear this term often when you begin to write. SEO ranks your blog better on search engines like Google.
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4. Write Guest Posts for Other Travel Blogs
When you start, you’re a nobody in the ocean of travel bloggers. Writing guest posts for other blogs opens you up to new audiences. You also gain experience when you team up with other bloggers. Furthermore, guest posts build your domain authority in SEO.
5. Be Consistent
Most people fail in blogging regularly. If you are serious about travel writing, then consistency is key. Even if you write one blog post per week, maintain that consistency. Not only does it matter in SEO, but it also builds trust with your audience. So update your feed regularly.
6. Optimise Your Blog Site
You want your readers to have a great reader experience, don’t you? Start by keeping your blog simple. Don’t fill it with unwanted widgets that scare your readers away.
Optimising your site gives a better site speed as well. It may not matter in the beginning, but it plays a crucial role later.
7. Take A Lot Of Pictures
Pictures play a vital role in blogging niches like travel and fashion. With quality pictures, your blog post will rank better – even if you have fewer words.
8. Keep Your Social Media Updated
Keep your followers posted on multiple social media platforms. It is completely okay to promote your travel blog on social media. Some might read, and others might not. Don’t let it discourage you. Keep your social media updated for those loyal readers – it does help.
9. Use Pinterest And Quora For Driving Traffic
Sure, SEO gets you significant traffic through search engines, but Pinterest and Quora play their parts too.
- When you write a new travel blog, make sure to pin its pictures to your Pinterest account.
- With Quora, answer questions that relate to the blog post you wrote. Embed a link to your blog post to let them know about it in detail.
There are other ways to drive traffic to your blog, but these two are a must for travel bloggers.
10. Be Patient
Nobody can become a successful travel blogger overnight. Blogging can make you money, but it’s a long term process. If you are a beginner, it can take months or even years to begin earning from it.
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That brings us to the end of this list. These are the ten things every aspiring travel blogger should know.
by Manas Patil. Manas is a blogger who adores travelling. I write blogs about those trips and also about writing niche.
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