How to Make Money from Travel Writing

Traveling is one of the things that most people are looking forward to doing again as COVID-19 restrictions begin to disappear.  The world is a vast and incredible palace, and it can be exhilarating and fun to get to know every country and city you can! 

Unfortunately, travel is still one of the most expensive pass-times you can go for.  The cost of flying, staying in hotels, and eating local food can break the bank time and time again, so many turn to traveling for work when possible.

Why not combine the two?

These are the top ways to make money from travel writing.

Place Advertisements on a Blog

Starting a travel blog and using ad space on it is one of the best ways to start and get a small bump in income.  Advertisements allow you to get paid for minimal work and ensure that you don’t actively have to advertise or talk about the products.

Unfortunately, if you’re not careful about what ad service you use, this can mean the unseemly advertisements are shown beside your writing, which can be uncomfortable for some and may scare customers away from your blog.  

Careful and intelligent advertisements are the best idea you can follow.

Travel for Mostly Free

Traveling for free is another great option!  This can only be done after you’ve already built up an audience of your own.  Once you’re sizable and considered influential, many services, restaurants, and hotels will offer complimentary stays for a review.  This isn’t something you should depend on, since it can come off as you being too full of yourself, but it’s an awesome way to save some money while traveling.

Offer to Review Companies for Money

Some companies would be more willing to pay you to review their products or services.  Aim for traveling goods like sound-proof headphones, luggage, and other goods.  These will give you usable items to have while you travel and will also pay so that you can do things you find fun while you travel. 

Create an E-Book of Tips

E-books are a fantastic way to make some money off of your knowledge.  Write a ten to thirty thousand word book on your experiences while traveling, and publish it to Amazon Kindle for free!  You can take in sales and make a passive income giving people tips on how to travel and what to do while traveling.

Write for Travel Companies

Although this type of job is hard to get unless you’re already traveling, consider writing directly for travel companies!  Many will pay to relocate you around the world wherever they need you, and you can enjoy traveling and writing for free.  Unfortunately, you’ll be on an income limited to what they pay you, and you may not get to pick where you travel to.

Traveling Doesn’t Have to be Expensive.

Although travel can be expensive when you do it on your own dime: it doesn’t have to be if you do it intelligently.  Working and traveling is a great way to make the most out of your life while exploring the world.

Vivek is a published author of Meidilight and a cofounder of Zestful Outreach Agency. He is passionate about helping webmaster to rank their keywords through good-quality website backlinks. In his spare time, he loves to swim and cycle. You can find him on Twitter and Linkedin.