Top Tips For Starting Your Own Travel Blog
If you’re always out on the road, why not start a travel blog? You can share your tips, describe the unique experiences you’ve had, and inspire others to get out there too. The more you put into it, the more successful you’ll be. If you get really good, you can even start making money from it! Here are some top tips for starting your own travel blog from the experts.
1. Pick A Good Name
The first thing you’re going to need to do is pick a good name for your blog. It needs to be exciting, interesting, and memorable. If you tell someone about your blog, you want them to remember the name. As this is the case, avoid words such as ‘Wanderlust’, ‘Nomad’, and ‘Vagabond’. They’ve been done to death and you won’t stand out.
2. Pick A Web Host
You’ll need a web host where you can host your blog. There’s lots of options out there, but don’t just go for the cheapest. You’ll need a host that can give you everything you need. For example, look at their customer service requirements. Can they help you get the bugs straightened out when you’re building the site? Also, look at speed. You want a host that can load your page quickly for the readers you’ll gain as you start out, too.
3. Use WordPress
“There’s a reason why WordPress is the most popular blogging platform out there,” says travel blogger Michael A. Meredith from Top Canadian Writers. “It’s highly customisable, so you can tweak it for your own needs. I found it highly helpful when I was first starting out. All you need to do is set up an account, and you’re ready to go.”
4. Create The Different Pages You’ll Need
When you’re starting out, you’ll have a few different pages on your blog. The default page will be the home page, where your blogs will appear as you write them. As well as this, have an ‘About’ page that gives the reader some details about yourself, and a ‘Contact’ page so people know how to get in touch with you. You may need to add different pages, depending on your blog, but that will be up to you.
5. Always Proofread And Edit
Your blog will get more hits if you present yourself as an expert, or at least an informed enthusiast. To put across this impression, you’ll need to be writing perfect prose. When you create a blog post, always proofread and edit it. You’re looking for any grammatical or spelling errors that could affect your image when you post the blog online. A tool such as Best Australian Writers can help.
6. Write A Few Different Blogs
To get yourself started, write several different blogs for your site. You can schedule them to go out when you want them to, so give yourself some breathing room as you start out. A good idea could be to write a blog about trips you’ve been on before, a trip you’re about to take, or some top general travel tips.
7. Get Help With Writing
Sometimes you won’t be able to blog, but don’t let your site sit dormant. The best thing to do is bring in another writer to create content. Academic writing services are very good for this, as described in the Huffington Post article. Give the writers the task and you’ll have excellent blogs to post.
These tips will help you create a blog that will bring in readers, and help you make a name for yourself online. Now get out there and start documenting your travels!
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