On.... Starting a Travel Blog (and a treat for you!)
When people ask what I am, or what I 'do' I say that I am a travel blogger, or that I have a blog. People almost immediately ask how much money I make, if at all. That always strikes me as incredibly rude......but I guess I'm getting used to it now, and I'm just as nosy about blogger income too. Some people scoff, or respond with incredulity and yet more people (mostly my friends and family) refer to me as 'unemployed'. This used to really annoy me, and upset me a little bit because it definitely feels like a job, and a sh@@tload of work too. As far as I can see it, the only difference between my job and your job is that I like my job. Actually, I love my job. It pays thousands of pounds less than my previous salary, but I wouldn't switch it for the world. It's not what I want to do forever, I'm not currently interested in pitching for free trips yet or getting involved in what Young Adventuress called 'a circle jerk', but I'm really enjoying having this little space on the internet where I can be a little bit creative. It's fun to create interesting content and beautiful photography.
It didn't start out as a big career change, and I definitely didn't expect the opportunities I've been given but I am loving riding this crazy blogging train and I'm not getting off yet!
One of the other, far more positive responses is to ask how you too can become a travel blogger. If you read blogs regularly and have come across any how-to's on travel blogging you'll have heeded the warnings; don't do it for the money, don't copy others, find your niche, network and I'm not going to tell you anything different. What I would say though, is that if you want to still want to write a blog and you want to know the craft of monetising it then you need Travel Blog Success.
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