Do you love to travel?
I know that’s a silly question. Who doesn’t?
Do you find yourself keeping a journal or a diary of your travel adventures?
How would like to get paid for those travel adventures you’ve been going on and writing down?
Travel writing as a freelance author is one of the fastest-growing segments on the internet. As a freelance travel writer, travel-related websites will pay you for your articles, whether it’s a cruise to the Mexican Rivera or your visit to a Gothic Cathedral.
Who Will Pay?
Of course, the first question out of your mouth should be: ‘Why would someone pay me for my travel writing?’ and that is a very good question and a very legitimate one. The answer is simple: most travel related sites support themselves with advertising revenue and affiliate programs with travel companies like Orbitz and the like.
In order for the owners to increase the traffic to their sites, they need content from a variety of sources (the most popular resource is freelance travel writers). You see, the more content they have, the more likely someone searching for information, specific to their site content is going to find them in search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing. In addition, the more people who visit their travel site, the greater the chance becomes that the visitor will click an advertisement that generates the site some income.
Now you may be thinking that travel writing editors may reject your submission, and that’s true if you’re submitting just to travel magazines. However, most travel-writing web sites are not as strict, and the good ones will help you with your writing and edit it so that is grammatically correct if you struggle with that.
More Ways to Get Paid to Travel
Another excellent way to get paid for your travel writing is with a blog about your travel adventures. You can set up a blog for free at a number of sites. To get started making money, just sign-up for a free Google AdSense Account and Google will place relevant ads on your site. As people read your articles, they may click on one of the ads and you get paid for that click. Believe me, those clicks add up fast and the next thing you know Google is sending you a check or depositing money in your PayPal account.
Even if you’re not a world traveller, I’m willing to bet that you go do things and see places close to you. Those little excursions are what you need to write about. Remember that where you live is a destination for other people. If you write about it, people will find it and read about it.
If you’re not sure where to start with your travel writing, how to set up a free blog or even what a good travel article looks like there are hundreds of resources, examples and guides online that can help you get started. Some of the resources are free and some cost money.
Who knows, that next trip you take may just very well get paid for with your travel writing!
Did you know you can still become a published travel writer AND enjoy lucrative cash payments for your work – without even leaving your armchair?
Just Write About Your Experiences.
Where did you last go on vacation? What adventures did you enjoy on your last weekend away? Where are the best restaurants in Paris, Texas, Manchester, or even your home town?
All of this information can QUICKLY and EASILY be compiled into a fascinating, informative travel article – in LESS than an HOUR. If you know how.
By Alex Highland
Alex Highland is the editor of a well-known and well-regarded travel website travelwritingsite.