How to Make Money from Travel Blogging

How do you make money travel blogging?

Making money from travel blogging is not easy, but it’s extremely possible. There are a lot of travel bloggers out there that make really good money (like 5 figures good).

The great thing is that there are tons of ways to do this.

Just play to your strengths.

Can you make money travel blogging?

The best way you can earn an income travel blogging is by doing an aspect of creating content that you love and are good at. If creating stories, making videos, taking pictures, creating content and marketing, is not one of them, then walk away now. You need to produce content, to effectively market and sell.

You need to build a good foundation, a brand, an audience, and a product or service. You’ve got to put in the work.

Things you need to start making money from travel blogging

  1. Your domain
  2. Branding and messaging
  3. Solid quality content
  4. Email subscribers and social followers
  5. Functional and professional website
  6. Tools and resources
  7. Your USP (unique selling proposition)
  8. Network of contacts
  9. Media kit
  10. Testimonials

But don’t worry, that doesn’t come all at once, it happens in steps of increments.

Some great resources to get you on your way

Setting your blog up for awesome SEO

SEO is my favorite super-secret tactic. The truth is, it’s not so secret, only some of the awesome tactics that are used. I’m not a secretive guy so I made this video that will help you start your blog in the BEST possible way.

The best groups to join to help you succeed

Chances are, you’re gonna want to talk marketing to your friends and they’re gonna be like – huh?

Here’s a list of groups that will help you. There some great collab groups, support social groups, link groups, all sorts of groups.

Guides to social media marketing

Social media can be super powerful, here’s a guide on Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram to get you going on social domination.

Is it easy to make money as a travel blogger?

No, it’s not – to be honest here.

There’s a learning curve that is pretty steep if you’re just starting out and it takes a lot of investment, time, and commitment – like any business.

It also involves a lot of smarts and learning from the right people.

If you are always innovating and growing while adding different income streams to your travel blog and using your data to evaluate how we’re making money travel blogging, what’s working, and what needs to change.

What’s the best way to make money travel blogging?

There is no best way to make money from travel blogging. There are multiple ways you can earn money from your travel blog though – so don’t stress.

Find what works for you and then double down on that stream while creating and testing others

It’s always a good idea to have multiples income streams from your blog though so don’t get too focused on one aspect

How much can you make as a travel blogger?

It depends (not the best answer I know). But there are just too many variables, it’s totally up to you to bring a good ROI to your travel blogging but there are tons of bloggers making up to 5 figures a month.

  • You can increase your earning by doing the following
  • Set goals and then work towards them step by step
  • Do your research
  • Test different income streams
  • Work hard

How to make money travel blogging?

  • Google Adsense
  • Selling your own products
  • Paid marketing campaigns with brands and tourism boards
  • Making money with Sponsored posts
  • Speaking
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Freelance content creation
  • Consulting
  • Blogger Brand Campaign relationships
  • Travel agency
  • Tour companies
  • TV travel show

Making money from a travel blog is not as simple as some people make it out to be.  But it’s also not so hard. Buy a domain and create content.

Don’t just write 5 posts and think that you are done. Create create create, you never know what’s going to work for you.

And if you run outa steam after 20 pieces of AWESOME content then travel blogging just ain’t for you, you are supposed to enjoy it and the best travel bloggers I know are either working too hard to actually enjoy traveling or are traveling too much to really get down to the blogging.

It’s not as glamorous as it looks on Instagram but I can safely say I think it’s one of the best jobs in the world. Although I don’t make my money travel blogging, I make my money helping travel bloggers and companies make money. 😕



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Matt G Davison
Matt has done marketing for travel and tourism for over a decade. His first love is SEO, with entrepreneurship hotter on its heels than a girlfriend. When he is not looking up flights back to his next destination, you can find him in the garden, making excuses to walk Rusty, strategizing with the team and tinkering on sites until the early morning.

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