Before we start there are a few things we need to clear up about starting a travel blog.
First of all, it’s not hard. Second of all, it doesn’t take long. 카지노사이트 Third, it is cheap.
The difficult part comes in trying to grow and make money from your travel blog, but there’s a lot of potential to do this successfully, and the rewards are worth the effort.
These days we make over USD$30’000 a month from this website and our various media clients. In other words, we make a good living from travel blogging.
We’re going to assume you’re in the same position that we were when we first decided to start NOMADasaurus. One day we decided to make a travel blog. So we opened up Google, started researching, and became completely overwhelmed with an entire world that we knew nothing about.
Hosting, domains, analytics, content management systems, HTML, social media marketing, SEO – all these terms went straight over our heads.
The truth is that starting a travel blog is actually quite a simple step-by-step process, and there’s no need to get overwhelmed by it all.
Let us walk you through that process.
We’re going to show you exactly how to start a travel blog in less than an hour!
- Pick a blog name
- Define your brand
- Register your domain
- Purchase website hosting
- Set up your host (we’ll show you how)
- Install WordPress (the easy way)
- Pick a theme
- Get some essential plugins
- Plus have some bonus professional tips to start making money asap!
What You Need Before Our ‘How to Start a Travel Blog’ Guide
You’re going to need a few things before we begin.
- A computer (not a smart phone).
- An internet connection.
- A credit card or debit card.
- 1 hour of free time.
- A delicious drink to enjoy.
You also may have seen these companies that give you a free website and only take a few minutes to setup.
Some examples are Wix, Blogspot, WordPress.com and others. These are absolutely fine if you just want to make an online diary about your travels, and maybe have a few friends and family follow along.
But these aren’t any good if you want to make a successful travel blog, or if you ever want to try and make money from it in the future.
Do yourself a favour and start with your own hosted travel blog from the very beginning. Not sure what that means or how to do it? Well, let’s get started… 바카라사이트
Step 1 – Pick Your Name and Brand
This is by far the hardest part of starting a travel blog. Picking a name can literally take weeks.
This will be your online identity, and you’ll be telling people all around the world this on a daily basis, so make it something you are happy with.
If you want to start a travel blog about one particular place or thing rather than being the face of your travel blog, then this is easier.
You can be “Food Adventures In New York City”, and everyone will know exactly what your blog is about.
Example: Is your name Jim? Then perhaps something like “Travelling Jim” would work for your blog name. Say it out loud. Do you like it? Awesome. In fact, let’s use “Travelling Jim” as our example blog for the rest of this article.
Tips For Picking A Travel Blog Name
- Keep it as short and simple as possible. You don’t want to be telling people, “Hey, make sure you check out my blog, ‘www.jimistravellingtheworldforanindefiniteamountoftimestartingin2020-ihopeyoufollowme.com’” What a mouthful! If you can keep it between one to four words, awesome! Also avoid having a hyphen (-) in there, again for simplicity.
- Give your blog longevity. Travelling Jim works well, but “Jim’s 2020 Travels” doesn’t. What if you travel in 2017? Same with “Adventures Of A 21-Year-Old”. That’s not going to work when you’re 22
- Don’t limit yourself. If you want to start a travel blog about one particular place or topic, then go for it. These can be very successful in a niche market. But if you are travelling to Australia for example, don’t call your blog, “Jim Travels Australia”. How are you going to blog about Europe if you ever go there? If you want to have a general travel blog and don’t know what your exact plans are in the future, keep it broad.
- Think outside the box. While you want to keep things as simple and general as possible, don’t forget that travel changes people. Don’t call your blog “Forever Single Traveller” just because you’re single when you started. What if you get a partner? Then you’re no longer the Forever Single Traveller. Same with something like “$1 A Day Travels”, because you’re broke when you start. Maybe in two years time you won’t be broke (and hopefully you’re actually making money from your travel blog). Reasons like this are why it’s great to keep it simple. This also helps with brand partnerships in the future, but you don’t need to worry about that today. 온라인카지노
You’ve thought long and hard about it, and love “Travelling Jim”. Next step is to make sure it is available. This is easy to do.
- Type in “travellingjim.com” into your internet browser. If nothing comes up, you might be in luck. If it does, it’s time to come up with something new.
- Go to NameCheap.com and type in “travellingjim” into the little box. Hit search and see what it says. If it’s available, then the name is yours for the taking! You’re ready for the next step.
- Go ahead and buy that domain on NameCheap. You’ll then own your URL for as many years as you choose to buy it for, and it’ll be quite cheap (around US$10 a year). If you would prefer to buy it with your hosting and have it all in one place, hold off and you can do that in the next step.
Bonus Tip: If “travellingjim.com” is taken, but “travellingjim.net” is available, DO NOT go for it. This gets very confusing if you tell someone your blog is called “Travelling Jim” and they accidentally go to .com instead of .net. Find something that is fully available.