Being a travel blogger is something that most people can only dream about. Think about it. You could be traveling to different locations all over the world and then writing about it!
Are you passionate about traveling and want a way to document your experiences? Travel blogging can become a reality for many people.
Keep reading for our 10 simple steps on how to start a travel blog.
Step 1: Brand Yourself
The first step to creating your own travel blog is to think of a good name. This will become your domain and later it could become your whole brand. There aren’t any wrong names and you should pretty much just pick something that you really like.
If you’re looking for a few ideas, then keep it short and simple. You should also not pin yourself down to a specific location when coming up with your name. Try to be as broad as you can so your blog can adapt and change with you. You should try to avoid using your age or dates because this is obviously going to change.
Step 2: Pick Your Host
After you’ve chosen a name for your blog you’re going to want to pick a website to host your blog on. To get your own domain you’re going to have to pay for it. Some site will let you pay monthly or annually. Google different hosting sites and make sure you read the reviews to see what will fit you and your blog.
Step 3: Set Up Your Website
Setting up your website is a fun part of the process because you get to pick and choose all of the little details. Start with the overall theme of how your posts will appear on your blog, then work your way down to the colors and your choice of font.
Another part of setting up your webpage is writing a little blurb about what your blog is about so when people stumble upon it they can get a little summary. For this blurb, you will want to keep it short and simple.
Step 4: Create a Logo
Creating a logo isn’t necessary at this stage but it will help for potential followers to think that you’re a serious travel blogger. A logo is an awesome way to brand yourself so make sure that you like your logo before posting it. You can also use your logo to watermark photos that you take for your blog.
Step 5: Set Up Your Pages
An about me page is also awesome to tell your followers a little bit more about yourself and why you love to travel. This is where you can go into detail and give a little back story about yourself. Let your followers know why you started traveling and why you love writing about traveling.
There are several other pages that you can set up for your blog as well. You can have a contact page so your followers can get in touch with you. Another good page to have is one that lists all of your other social media.
Step 6: Start Traveling
To be a travel blogger you’re going to have to start traveling. if you’re lucky and have a big trip coming up, then make sure to take lots of pictures and document your experience.
You can still start your travel blog without traveling to different countries! Start by going to new cities near you. This is a great way to practice taking photos and documenting a trip. No matter where you live there are probably tons of interesting cities nearby so you have tons of options.
Step 7: Make Your First Post
When you’re ready to blog, then just go for it! Start working on your posts and put as much effort into them as possible. Read other travel blogger’s posts and see what they have to see when they travel.
When you’re just starting out you won’t be making fantastic content but you need to start somewhere. At this point, you might not even have more than two people reading your blog. But the more you write, then the better you will get.
Step 8: Start Advertising Through Your Blog
When it comes to travel blogging, most people’s goal is to make money through their blog so they can continue to travel. There are many different ways that you can make money by blogging. You just need to figure out which method will work for you and your blog especially when you’re first starting out.
One way you can make money is by reviewing a product for a specific company on your blog. You can also make money by posting advertisements on your blog. Do some trial and error and figure out what the best monetization method is for you.
Step 9: Market Yourself
A great way to start getting people to follow your blog or view your posts is by telling your friends and family members about your blog. You can share your blog on your personal social media so people can see it.
You can also start social media accounts just for your blog. Follow other bloggers and join the travel blogger community. This is an awesome way to put yourself out there so other people see your content.
Step 10: Engage With Your Audience
Once you start getting people who read and interact with your posts, then make sure to engage with them as well. You want to seem like a real person with an approachable personality.
If someone makes a comment on one of your posts, then make sure to respond to it. Responding to comments on your posts is important even if it is just a simple thank you for reading. Your audience will like that you’re willing to engage with them and build a relationship.
How to Start a Travel Blog
When it comes to figuring out how to start a travel blog you just need to do it! Thinking about starting isn’t going to get you anywhere.
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