Become a Travel Blogger

See the world. Have fun. Get paid.

I get emails on a daily basis from people asking how they can build a successful travel blog and travel the world as their career. As someone who has been able to create a full-time job and income out of travel blogging, I can say that it is hard work but if you put in the time and effort you will be rewarded with a life of travel.

So, what steps do you need to take to create a successful travel blogging brand for yourself? To help you answer that question, and put you on the path to travel blogging success, I offer several different options shown below.

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One-On-One Travel Blogging Consultation

Location: Online via Skype

These consultation sessions will be done over Skype and will give you free range to ask any questions you may have about travel blogging. Some possible topics you may want to cover include setting up and customizing your blog, choosing a name for your blog, creating engaging content, becoming a better writer, creating a business plan, increasing Google Page Rank, creating a brand that stands out, forming mutually-beneficial partnerships with brands, pitching story ideas to paying publications, engaging your audience on social media, monetizing your blog, press trips, making your blog standout from the rest, legally sourcing beautiful photos for posts, important WordPress plugins, essential tips for making your blog user friendly and much more.

If you don’t have any specific questions, I will tailor the session based on your unique goals to go over the most important things you need to know for creating a successful travel blog, using examples and visuals to highlight specific points. You may also use the session to have me help you craft pitches, articles or edit posts.

Bonus: Sign up for a Travel Blogging Consultation and you’ll also receive:

  • A free blog critique.
  • The chance to guest post on Jessie on a Journey and/or Epicure & Culture with the potential to be featured by our syndication partners: The Daily Meal, We Blog the World, Yahoo! Network and Tripheros. These guest posts with be edited and critiqued to help improve your writing and SEO skills.
  • Two contacts for advertisers who work with bloggers.
  • Five editor contacts for blogs who pay money for travel articles.
  • The option to be added to my weekly newsletter containing paying writing jobs, helpful blogger resources and inspirational reads.

Price: $150 per hour/$200 for two hours/$250 for three hours (Save $200 by signing up for three hours!)

Order: Please email me at jessieonajourney (at) gmail (dot) com to schedule a date and time for the consultation and to tell me what questions and topics you’d like to go over during the session. You WILL leave the session with a clearer idea of how to turn your blog into a profitable business, and I’ll give you specific strategies to do this.

One-On-One Travel Blogging Consultation

Location: In Person – New York City Only

Similar to the one-on-one travel blogging consultation via Skype; however, with this option we will meet in person in a cafe or public venue with WiFi. From there, we’ll sit side-by-side working on your blog, going over your questions and troubleshooting any issues you may be experiencing. I’ll make sure your website is set up for optimal reach and success, not only telling you how to take your site to the next level, but showing you.

Bonus: Sign up for a Travel Blogging Consultation and you’ll also receive:

  • A free blog critique (we can schedule this for a future date, since I’ll already be working with you and critiquing during the session).
  • The chance to guest post on Jessie on a Journey and/or Epicure & Culture with the potential to be featured by our syndication partners: The Daily Meal, We Blog the World, Yahoo! Network and Tripheros. These guest posts with be edited and critiqued to help improve your writing and SEO skills.
  • Two contacts for advertisers who work with bloggers.
  • Five editor contacts for blogs who pay money for travel articles.
  • The option to be added to my weekly newsletter containing paying writing jobs, helpful blogger resources and inspirational reads.

Price: $400 (up to 4 hours)

Order: Please email me at jessieonajourney (at) gmail (dot) com to schedule a date and time for the consultation and to tell me what questions and topics you’d like to go over during the session. You WILL leave the session with a complete business plan and knowledge of how to seamlessly navigate tricky situations on your blog.

One-On-One Writing Workshop

For those looking to workshop their writing or have a manuscript proofread, I offer a one-on-one writing workshop. During this workshop I will carefully read over the text you have provided, not only correcting spelling and grammar mistakes but also offering a thoughtful critique on how to make the text more powerful as well as pointing out areas that could use improvement. You WILL leave this workshop with a stronger story, as well as a better understanding of what to focus on for your next piece.

If you’re looking for someone to proofread or workshop a large amount of articles or text I also offer this service on retainer. Please contact me to discuss.

Price: Varies depending on length of article or manuscript. I can also work on retainer, if that is of interest.

Order: Please email me at jessieonajourney (at) gmail (dot) com to discuss rates.

From Setup To Salary: How To Create A Blog That Makes Money

During this 10-week course, you’ll learn how to create a professional blog from the ground up, starting with choosing a platform, creating a brand and crafting a business plan. From there, you’ll delve into the different ways to grow a following and make money with your website, using case studies, examples and concrete directions to guide you. During the course, you’ll also learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), freelance writing, finding your voice, social media for business, driving traffic to your site, working with brands, designing and content plan and much more. Moreover, the homework for the class will not only teach you how to create a website that generates income, but will also provide unique content and tools for your growing website.

Price: $340

Order: Visit Writers.com to learn more or register for this class.

Ditch The Daily Grind: How To Create A Travel Blog That Makes Money

Format: Video Webinar

This is a 90-minute pre-recorded webinar for beginners looking to create a travel blog but unsure of where to start. The webinar goes over what content management system to use, choosing a domain name, creating your unique brand, creating engaging content, blog design and layout, search engine optimization (SEO), photo sourcing, getting into the business mindset, building social media presence, creating a community with readers and other writers, and ways to make money with your travel blog. By the end of the webinar, you should have a solid understanding of how to get started and what steps you need to take to take your blog from something for your family to something for the world.

Bonus: Once your travel blog is up and running you can contact me for a FREE blog critique so you’ll know if you’re on the right track, what improvements can be made and tips for future goals.

Price: $24.99

Ditch The Daily Grind: How To Create A Travel Blog That Makes Money

Format: Video Webinar; Installments

If you don’t want to purchase the whole 90-minute video at once I’ve also separated it into three videos, each about 30 minutes in length.

Installment 1 – Price: $9.99
  • Choosing a blogging platform.
  • Choosing a domain.
  • Layout and design.
  • Creating a successful brand.
  • Creating a successful brand.
  • Creating a successful brand.
  • Creating a successful brand.
Installment 2 – Price: $9.99
  • Helpful plugins.
  • Building partnerships.
  • Enhancing crucial skills.
  • Search Engine Optimization.
  • Legally sourcing photographs.
  • Forming your blog as a business.
  • Forming your blog as a business.
Installment 3 – Price: $9.99
  • Understanding social media.
  • Gaining a following.
  • Creating a blogger community.
  • Creating a reader community.
  • Freelance pitching.
  • Writer resources.
  • How to make money.

From Hobby To Career: How To Create A Business Plan For Your Travel Blog

Format: 40-Minute Tutorial Video

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of a business plan.
  • Branding.
  • Fleshing out your idea.
  • Looking at the competition.
  • Creating a timeline.
  • Money-making ideas to get you thinking.
  • Seeking help when it’s time.
  • Promoting yourself.
  • Revising.

Bonus: When you purchase this instructional video you’ll receive a free website critique or free business plan critique.

Price: $9.99

Travel Blogging Mentorship Program

As the editor of the personal travel blog Jessie on a Journey as well as the online travel, food and culture magazine Epicure & Culture, I have a lot I can teach about starting your travel blogging enterprise. Through the program — which will have the format of an internship — some of the crucial lessons you will learn include how to setup and successfully work with WordPress, how to customize a blog, how to create engaging content, tips for becoming a better writer, how to use SEO to raise page rank, how to properly edit content, how to form mutually beneficial partnerships with publicists, how to travel for free, how to create a personal brand that stands out, how to engage with an audience on social media and how to make important industry contacts.

I will have you work with me on Jessie on a Journey and/or Epicure & Culture, where you will have access to the Dashboard so you can learn the inner workings of how the blog works. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and submit pitches and content for critiquing. Participants will be credited with a byline and link back to their blog (if they have one) for all content produced and published on Jessie on a Journey and Epicure & Culture.

Price: $0

*Note: Space is limited so if interested please send a note using the contact form below or email jessieonajourney (at) gmail (dot) com ASAP. In your email please specify what you hope to get out of the program and about how much time per day/week/month you hope to dedicate to it.

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