With millions of blogs on the internet, it’s not an easy environment to become a successful travel blogger. But with a few tips, you can at least get off on the right foot. Read on to find out how to get started.
In 2021, it’;s been recoded there were 31.7 million bloggers just in the United States – and Between 2014 and 2022 the number of bloggers grew by 10 million. Worldwide, there are more than 500 million out of 1.7 billion websites.
That is a lot of blogs! And it shows us that the competition is tough out there. So, if you want to stay on top of the hottest blog trends and maintain a competitive position, it is crucial to do your research and know-how to position yourself, before you begin blogging.
Find a good name – that positions you correctly in the market
Even though you’ve already chosen to blog about travels, you still need to do some research on this specific market. The more you can distance yourself from the other blogs, the better. You need to have something that sets you apart from the others. This might be a more focused view on Road Trips or travelling around European countries, maybe? Get inspired here!
When you’ve figured out what your focus should be, it is important to find a name that reflects just that and the core values of the blog’s content and overall brand. This can be a challenging process and it can be difficult to work out where to start. An old-fashion brainstorming session is recommended.
Look on-line and see what you like and don’t like in the travel blogging arena. Think about gaps in the market or what areas you think you could do better than other bloggers.
But, if you’re in total lack of inspiration, there are several services to seek out for help. A great one is Bizbamewiz.com that has made lists with great and available name suggestions for blogs. They can also help you generate a new name based on keywords you have submitted. This is a fun way to kickstart the brainstorming process and get a good name for your travel blog.
Get to know your target group through feedback
Great content is key if you want to create a successful travel blog. Providing content that your readers find relevant and interesting makes them want to keep reading.
Therefore, in the beginning, it can be a good idea to get feedback from readers. In this way, you get to know your target group better and you’ll get an insight into what they think is relevant to read about. It can be anything from where to go eat, which hotel to stay at and if they like reviews or not.
Invest in a good camera
Photos will make a huge difference to your blogging appeal. You should be able to take beautiful and vivid pictures that can capture and inspire the readers, and therefore a good camera and the right equipment are essential. Read up on the different cameras and lenses and maybe think about signing up to a photography course.
Don’t stop blogging
many people start with great enthusiasm and writer lots of blogs, but then they find it a chore. You need to keep on building a blog and adding new and inspiring content. Don’t expect your blog to become well read and gain good traffic within weeks and months. It can take years of dedication to create a popular travel blog, however the rewards are wide ranging.
Share on social media
Although it takes time and creativity, sharing blogs on social media are a form of free and accessible marketing. Be sure to streamline your content across different platforms so you are true to your storytelling. Good luck with your blogging!