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10 Essential Tips for Aspiring Travel Bloggers & Creators

November 7, 2023

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I'm a luxury travel blogger, educator, and marketing consultant. I am a citizen of the world and have been traveling since 2016. 

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As someone who has been in the travel blogging industry for 10 years, I can assure you these tips for aspiring travel bloggers will make a difference! Embarking on a journey as a travel blogger is an exciting adventure filled with the promise of new horizons, memorable experiences, and the opportunity to share your passion with the world. But, as with any adventure, it’s essential to start on the right foot. In this post, we’ll share ten essential tips to help you begin your travel blogging journey successfully. Some you may have already heard about, but don’t skip as we delve deeper into nuances that can make or break monetization for your travel blog down the line!

10 Essential Tips for Aspiring Travel Bloggers & Creators

10 Essential Tips for Aspiring Travel Bloggers & Creators | www.aestheticstraveler.com Your go-to resource for travel blogging tips and tricks from a 10-year travel blogger and influencer marketing professional IG: @aestheticstraveler_

1. Find Your Niche For Your Audience & Brand Partnerships Alignment

Before you start documenting your travels, identify your niche. What aspect of travel excites you the most? Whether it’s solo backpacking, luxury getaways, culinary adventures, or sustainable tourism, defining your niche will help you stand out in the crowded travel blogging world. When deciding on a niche, I suggest thinking also about the brands you’d like to partner with. This will help you build a brand that aligns with those brands, which makes monetizing your blog much easier in the long-run!

2. Craft a Unique Visual and Values-Based Brand

Your blog is your personal brand. Create a memorable blog name, select a unique design, develop a consistent visual style for your content, and most importantly, really identify what your brand stands for. A cohesive brand will make your blog more recognizable and appealing to readers, and defined values will make your audience loyal. We dive deeeeep into this in the Travel Creator Blueprint.

3. Quality Over Quantity, ALWAYS

When it comes to blog content, quality always trumps quantity. Write well-researched, engaging, and informative posts. Focus on delivering value to your readers rather than churning out numerous mediocre articles.

4. Invest in Good Photography: Skills and Equipment

While nowadays bloggers and creators can get away with iPhone photography (we use it, too!), compelling visuals are still a hallmark of a successful travel blog. Investing in a good camera and honing in on your photography skills can really make you stand out in a sea of travel creators. High-quality images will captivate your audience and enhance your storytelling, and also attract brands to work with you.

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5. Learn SEO Basics So People Find Your Content, Evergreen

Understanding search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial. Learn the basics of keyword research and on-page optimization to increase your blog’s visibility in search results. Tools like Google Keyword Planner can be invaluable.

6. Choose The Right Social Media Platforms For Promotion

Social media is your best friend when it comes to promoting your blog. Analyze the pros and cons of each social media platform currently available, and see which platform makes the most sense for you to join. Things to consider when choosing a platform are your main content creation skills and what your business strategy is. If you’re not sure where to start, then consider joining the Travel Creator Blueprint. Here we dive deep into choosing the right social media platforms, and also teach you the content creation framework that allows you to create amazing content with minimal effort.

7. Network and Collaborate – You Get Much Further Working Together!

Building relationships with fellow bloggers, travelers, and influencers can open doors to collaboration opportunities. Networking can lead to guest post exchanges, joint ventures, and mutual promotion.

8. Be Consistent & Give Clear Expectations To Your Audience

Consistency is key in the blogging world. Stick to a regular posting schedule to keep your readers engaged and returning for more. Consistency helps build trust and credibility, and so does posting about a recurring theme, or niche. It’s not just about posting at the same time and day every week, although this is also helpful, but also need to be clear on the topics you cover. The key to any successful relationship is to give clear expectations, and this also applies to building a readership.

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9. Monetization Strategy – Passive Income & Brand Partnerships

While you’re just starting, it’s a good idea to consider how you plan to monetize your blog in the future. Options include affiliate marketing, sponsored content, selling e-books, or launching your own products or services. The main source of income for most travel creators and bloggers is also brand partnerships. In order to land partnerships with your dream brands, it’s crucial that you align your own brand, content, and audience with that of the brand you want to work with.

For example: If you want to work with the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, which is a luxury hospitality brand, then your travel blog and content need to focus on upscale, luxury travel. Your audience also needs to be aligned with the brand’s target market. We go into all of this – brand strategy and monetization strategy – in the Travel Creator Blueprint.

If you take just one thing from these tips for aspiring travel bloggers, let it be this one!

10. Stay Authentic – Cliché, But True

Last but not least, always stay true to yourself. I know this is something people always say, but it’s true. Your authenticity is what will set you apart. Share your personal experiences, thoughts, and emotions. People follow people, so don’t be afraid to showcase your true personality. It’s your unique voice that will resonate with your readers and create a community.

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Ready to take your travel blogging career seriously? Travel Creator Blueprint is perfect for you!

Starting a travel blog is an incredible journey that offers opportunities for personal growth and exploration. We go over all of these tips for aspiring travel bloggers and more in the Travel Creator Blueprint which is an online course that takes you from aspiring creator to landing successful brand partnerships and thriving in your career as a travel blogger. Remember, every step you take will bring you closer to turning your passion into a fulfilling career. So, pack your virtual bags, and let the blogging adventure begin by joining Travel Creator Blueprint!

For more information on the Travel Creator Blueprint online course, click HERE.

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10 Essential Tips for Aspiring Travel Bloggers & Creators | www.aestheticstraveler.com Your go-to resource for travel blogging tips and tricks from a 10-year travel blogger and influencer marketing professional IG: @aestheticstraveler_
10 Essential Tips for Aspiring Travel Bloggers & Creators | www.aestheticstraveler.com Your go-to resource for travel blogging tips and tricks from a 10-year travel blogger and influencer marketing professional IG: @aestheticstraveler_
10 Essential Tips for Aspiring Travel Bloggers & Creators | www.aestheticstraveler.com Your go-to resource for travel blogging tips and tricks from a 10-year travel blogger and influencer marketing professional IG: @aestheticstraveler_

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10 Essential Tips for Aspiring Travel Bloggers & Creators

10 Essential Tips for Aspiring Travel Bloggers & Creators | www.aestheticstraveler.com Your go-to resource for travel blogging tips and tricks from a 10-year travel blogger and influencer marketing professional IG: @aestheticstraveler_

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10 Essential Tips for Aspiring Travel Bloggers & Creators

Trip Details:
  • The Cusco & Sacred Valley Tours were booked with Cusi Travels.
  • Train rides to and from Machu Picchu were booked with Peru Rail.
  • All international flights need to go through Lima.
  • This itinerary DOES NOT include any hikes to Machu Picchu. 
  • I recommend you add at least 2 days before or after Cusco to explore Lima. 

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