While some people are fortunate to live their dream of quitting the job 카지노사이트 and travel the world, most of us would be stuck in the office waiting for the weekends to come for that quick escape.
On the surface, it may appear sad that we can’t be like other people who are backpacking the world for months or even for years. I used to look at it that way, in fact, I have plans to become one of those backpackers someday that’s why I started my blog, Travelosyo. But lately, I realized that quitting your job is not the only option to enjoy traveling.
I admit, I want to be a fulltime writer, but realistically speaking, I can’t afford to just quit my job and travel for a year, at least not at this point in my life. I have a family who relies on me financially and whatever decisions I make, I have to put them into consideration.
Whatever I want, I’m determined to get it. This blog site is a good example of it. When I started writing, I don’t have readers and it seemed like no one believes in me. I hardly get 10 views a month.
But I didn’t mind because I started with a battle plan. I didn’t start writing because I just want to write. It just not about wants, there should be passion. What is happening on my blog now is not pure luck, I worked hard for it. From the beginning, I knew what I wanted, so I set a goal, and did the work because I had a clear vision of what Travelosyo would be someday.
Let me put a disclaimer this early; what I’m about to share is based on my experience. It may or may not work for you. I’m here to guide you towards your dream of becoming a travel blogger.
Admittedly, I’m not the best blogger you would ever meet, but then again, not everyone will be there to help you. So allow me to share what I know.
If you too want to travel and start a blog, here are some of the questions that I want you to consider.
- Why do you want to start travel blogging?
- How do you see yourself 1 year from now?
- There are hundreds of local travel bloggers, how are you going to be different from the rest of them?
- Are you willing to devote most of your free time handling your site?
Take note of your answers and remember them when you have those times that you feel like giving up. There’s a note to remind you why you started in the first place.
Let’s start from the basic and I’ll give you an overview of things that you need to know. Let’s not talk about SEO, Algorithms, Domain Authority, etc.; these are a pain in the ass. You will get there someday.
I hope at this point you already have your blog name. Make sure that it’s catchy and easy to remember. This is going to be your brand for the rest of your blogging career.
When I started Travelosyo, I didn’t buy my domain and I used a free host. Therefore, I started with Travelosyo.wordpress.com. You can start doing the same to test the water if you’re really into blogging, but I highly recommend to start with paid hosting. 바카라사이트
Why? Because exporting your contents is not as easy you thought. Also, there’s a possibility you would lose some followers along the way and don’t even get me started with the broken links, but that’s another topic altogether.
How to Start Travel Blogging?
So let’s talk about Domain and Host.
Domain name is the name of your website or your site URL; mine is Travelosyo.com. Domain price ranges from 10-50$/year depending on your extension. I got mine on WordPress for 17$.
One popular hosting site is Bluehost; most of my friends use them. The one that I’m using is Dreamhost. Try to do a little research about these hosting sites so you could find the one that best suits your needs.
You can purchase your domain name anywhere, which is what I did; got it from WordPress. But it is more convenient to buy your domain and hosting in the same location. Hosting companies that I’ve mentioned above provide domain name registration too.
The beginning will always be the hardest part. Now that you have a site, the next step is designing it. There are hundreds of free WordPress templates and I’m also using a free theme. If you have an extra budget, you can get a nice design for less than 75$.
2019 Update: I already bought a theme, it’s more advisable since there are lesser or no restrictions compared to free themes.
Get inspiration from other travel websites on how you want your site to look like. One tip: make sure to choose a design that is responsive. Responsive means, your site would adapt to different browsers.
As I have mentioned in my previous podcast with pisig.club, worry less about how your site will look like and don’t stress yourself if you’re not getting page views yet. Always remember content is the king and you need to be consistent. This is the most important part of travel blogging, how to come up with quality articles and how often you can publish an article. 온라인카지
When I started writing, I purely wrote travel guides; how to get there, what to do, where to stay, etc. There is nothing wrong about this style of writing, but you need to ask yourself, are you just blending with most travel bloggers who are writing the same thing?
How are you going to stand out? In my case, I started to write stories and my favorite subject is the story of people I met on the road. I still insert guides on my article because it pays to give your audience informative guides. But to make my content a little bit different from the rest, I added value to it by including my life stories on the road.