How to Start Your Own Travel Blog in 5 Easy Steps

by - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Some people start travel blogs because they are passionate about traveling and want to accomplish nothing but sharing stories about places they’ve been or would like to visit [ and I am one of them ]. They welcome other bloggers who want to share their stories and that’s the extent of their blog. However, more often than not, a travel blog is meant to be monetized so the first thing you want to think about, even before creating your blog would be ways to make money once you’ve set it up. Put that on the back burner and let’s get started creating your travel blog!

๐Ÿ’พ Reliable Hosting Is an Absolute Must

Before you do anything at all, even before choosing a domain name, you need to find reliable hosting. Visitors will not come back if your site is down much of the time, so choose the features you need in a hosting service and pick a plan that works for you within your budget.

๐ŸŒท Choose a Name for Your Blog

Now it’s time for a domain name. You want a name that is easy to remember, related in some way to travel and not already taken. That’s the hardest part. You can see if the name you want is available in a couple easy ways. First, why not try typing the URL into your browser. If nothing comes up, it may be available. However, the best way is perhaps to check with the WhoIs Lookup. If the name is taken, you might be able to contact the owner to see if they would be interested in selling it. If not, go choose another name!
… and if you’re wondering, my travel blog’s name is  TravelsAndWishLists.  So, go drop by and give it a visit.  ๐Ÿ‘†

๐Ÿ“Œ Find a Killer Theme Suitable for a Travel Blog

Check out sites like whitesummary.com for reviews on themes. There are so many themes out there, some free, some paid, that you really should read the reviews before choosing your theme. Learn how to install and manage your theme on your blog's dashboard and you can easily keep your site updated with new and exciting content.

 ๐Ÿ“ Begin Populating Your Blog with Content

This is the fun part! Here is where you can write about your travels and talk about all those amazing places you want the world to know exist. You can decide to open your blog up to guest posting if you want to increase your visibility on Google searches. The greater your content, the more likely it will be to rank highly with the search giant.

๐Ÿ‘› Start Making Money

Advertising is key to making money on your travel blog. Ads in the sidebar are just one of many ways to monetize your blog. You can post content for backlinks to other sites and get paid for writing that content or you can charge companies for posting on your blog as well. There are so many ways to make money on a travel blog that you should pick and choose carefully. Don’t get too far ahead of yourself just yet until you are comfortable with the process.

And, that’s just about it! Those five easy steps should help you get a travel blog up and running in no time at all. Good luck and happy blogging!

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