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How I Make Money from Journey Blogging AKA What IS My job?

I have been meaning to write a post about how to make money from travel blogging for a while. Other than “what do you do all day” (asked with a tone of “I bet nothing”) and questions about coming to Goa, another question I get asked from soon to be bloggers or readers, is how do you make money from travel blogging? how do you get paid to travel? and how can I make money traveling?

Although, I could live in India off my blog alone, I couldn’t afford to live in say, Hawaii. Last year I also made spending money from ISLA candles and thai yoga massage, but blogging is my main source of income. Lots of people ask if I do my taxes (why they ask I don’t know…), but yes I do taxes! Bloggers from the US that live abroad still have to pay dollas to the US. I do mine with H&R Block India who specialize in expat taxes.

So, I wrote last year on my ONE year blogging anniversary (eww that sounds so lame) what it was like blogging and gave a few tips, but really just rambled per usual.

Now, it’s been TWO years I’ve had this crazy blog. So, this year I wanted to share the answers of how I make money. Basically, if you weren’t reading this, I wouldn’t make money at all! So thank you! I love writing this blog but it’s a lot of work, so I hope you don’t hate me for wanting to cash out sometimes.

How to get paid to travel… it’s not so easy!

There are SO many good posts to explain how to make money travel blogging, and they’ll probably be way more organized than mine and make less spelling errors, but since I get asked about this- I’m going to answer. Bear with me! and THANK YOU for reading (some of you for the whole two years, crazy!!) I’ll link to some other bloggers articles below.

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how to make money from travel blogging

The first thing to know is that it can’t happen overnight, but it CAN happen if you work really hard at it. Blogs that make money have usually built up quality content over a year before they start making money, sometimes 6 months if they are working extra hard. Another thing to know is that in general travel blogging makes way less money than fashion or beauty bloggers, so if you want to make money blogging but don’t care about what type of blogging, maybe choose another thing you love.

A few things the blog needs to succeed:

1) engaged readers who trust you… you already knew that I’m sure ;) I find that just talking on my blog the way I do in person works best and the articles where I *attempt to be funny usually get the most reads. I don’t consider myself a great writer, so just try to type like I’m talking to a friend. You have to find what works for you.

2) self hosted site. I used to use godaddy and it was terrible. I switched to siteground and love it. My site started running faster, it was cheaper, and they back everything up for me fo free. I have renewed with them for the next two years. They are great if you have decent traffic already. If you want the cheapest option ever, go with Bluehost who are way better than Godaddy. This link will give you 2.95/month with Bluehost.

3) a niche, brand, and unique blog name… know “something” well. For me that is travel to India, Goa, luxury/girly travel. You might fall into a niche later you weren’t even expecting. If you are new to blogging, you can take a course to have a little shortcut on everything. I recommend Nomadic Matts super star blogging course.

4) social media followers… you can’t avoid SM as a blogger. People have written hundreds of posts on this, so I’m not going to go into it. But just google social media for travel bloggers and you’ll see.

5) Unique, fun content uploaded at a regular schedule. I started out posting 6x a week, then took it down to 5x but wish I was only posting 3x per week. I just have too much content that piles up.

6. A site that is easy to look at. I think this is more important than people want to think. A pretty site makes people want to stay on it. A messy site will have people clicking away. My blog is built on the Avada theme.

7) a media kit (blogging resume) to show off how great your blog is.

8) a product I have an ebook with five years of knowledge of Goa called the Insider’s Guide to Goa. Click here to buy it if you’re coming to Goa. Having an ebook is good passive income while also helping people. Win-win.

Another thing to note is that some bloggers post 1x a MONTH, promote like crazy, and make the same amount of money as someone who posts daily. Some people get all their traffic from Pinterest, and some people kick ass at SEO and get theirs organically from Google even though they don’t understand SEO (aka me). Some people make money just off social media, and some people with huge numbers of followers make hardly any money. Some people make nothing on affiliates, while others make 200 bucks a day. It’s different for everyone and learning the in’s and out’s of making money blogging really just takes trial and error. There are loads of articles about how other bloggers make money.

  • How we make money travel blogging by YJourney
  • So you want to be a travel blogger by Young Adventuress
  • This is how I get paid to travel the world by Expert Vegabond
  • How to find success & make money from a travel blog by BreatheDreamGo

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Does traffic matter?

Some will say it doesn’t… but in my experience, as traffic goes up so do opportunities which means, so does money. Of course this blog isn’t all about making money, but if you’re going into travel blogging as a possible career, you’ll want to have monetizing on the brain. At about a year in, I had 65,000 page views monthly and now at year 2 (ah, I’ve had this blog 2 years!) I have about 130,000 page views. Werkenntwen was in the top 50 travel blogs in the world, but has dropped off in the last quarter (hoping to get back on the list).

Some top bloggers (as in very well-known) have less than 20,000 page views but make WAY more money than I do, so it doesn’t necessarily matter.

Where the traffic comes from matters. My blog is about “glamorous travel” (which I completely made up) or travel in India but my readers are mostly American by a long shot, then Indian, UK, and AUS. If I had only Indian readers because I write about India, that would limit brands targeting foreigners coming to India. It’s important to have a business mindset and keep balance on a site with a smaller niche.


Ok so…. how I make money travel blogging

1. Journeying (press trips/campaigns)

This is the best way to make money blogging but will not happen first, it will most likely be the last type of income you get. This is where you are paid a per diem for going on a press trip. Often times, press trips take 20 bloggers at once, don’t pay and you get your airfare, hotels, and food (well everything) included in exchange for coverage of the trip on your blog. You have the freedom to write anything you want. But, if you are going on a trip within your niche and have a loyal readership, you should be paid a fair rate and discuss how to personalize the trip for your readers. To be transparent, an example of this is my trip with Bandung tourism where I was paid a per diem + the trip for 4 days covered and in return I was meant to write 2 articles. I wrote 3 because Bandung was amazing & I still continue to share about it on social media.

what to do in southern bandung

2. Sponsored posts/reviews

If a company s me asking if I will tell you guys (readers) about their amazing product, I check out the product and see if it’s cool. Usually, they send it to me and I try it out then decide if I’ll write about it. 90% of emails asking for reviews or mentions of their company go in the trash folder (I mean, do you want me to review swimming goggles, because that was today’s lol) but some are amazing so I share about them. An example of this would be Pinrose or GlobeIn. Usually when a company asks me to do a review, I ask them to give the product to a reader as well. It doesn’t cost them too much to do that, and it is a present for you guys!

I would guess over 90% (maybe even 95%) of my posts are just written by me, promoting no companies, and just giving travel tips. I only work with companies I love and I always say I was paid by them for the post. It’s fun to work with companies like a tour I’ve taken or fashion designers I love and am happy to share with you guys. In fact, most companies I work with, I have reached out to myself and asked them.

how i make money with my travel blog

3. Ambassadorship

This is my second favorite way after travel to make money on the blog. This is where I work with a company I love (usually I’ve pitched and asked them to work with me) and we set up ways to promote for a specified fee. Usually on my end that means an article about them, a sidebar ad, and x amount of social media posts. Recently, I did a big campaign with Trover. Clinique has yet to get back to me about working together ;) haha. It’s important to be honest when you do a review.

After I worked with goMowgli last year, I wrote a review where I said the Pro’s and Con’s. I loved the company but wanted to share about it like I would to a friend and even when you love something there can be “cons”. They are my favorite company here in India, and after going on a trip with them last year, than invited me back this year (as well as any of my readers at cost value aka they make no money on it) which is great because you’re building a relationship with a company you really trust and feel good about promoting. Then, it’s not work.

4. Social media

Some people don’t even have blogs but are “social media stars” and make a killing on Instagram! I met some on my trip to Bandung actually. With my , Instragram, and Facebook combined I have over 40,000 followers. This number is good for blogging, but actually not that good compared to the big shots. It means I can promote companies through social media, and sometimes not even mention them on my blog. This can work for a product where they want me to photograph it and link to their page. I charge less for this, so it’s good for companies that don’t have a large budget & I love doing fun shots for Instagram.

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Below is a collage I made for an article on beachy things I love & and the images are from those companies websites. Whether they sell sunscreen or shampoo, they know what works on Instagram (which includes pineapples & bums more often than not). You have to figure out what works for yours. Usually an IG has a theme. By the way, I wasn’t paid by those companies just loved their stuff in Hawaii so wrote about it.

items to pack in a beach bag

You can sign up for sites like socialpubli to earn money by tweeting and Instagramming things they want promoted. So far, I have done just 3 projects but it was easy cash.

5. Affiliates

I am signed up for Amazon Affiliates and when I talk about my favorite new makeup or what travel products I use, I often link to Amazon. If someone wants to buy the product, I get a small commission at no extra cost to them. This isn’t a huge income, but is a little cushion each month. I also have affiliates though commission junction for flights and hotel bookings, and while these make me almost nothing (because I don’t know how to best utilize them), they make some people huge amounts each day.

Update: I recently signed up for Affiliate Window and am making decent affiliates from their Etsy and Agoda programs. So, will probably try to switch everything over to here.

I’m a siteground affiliate, so that link up there was a commission link. The SocialPubli link was also an affiliate link! Normally, I would state that at the bottom of the post, but I’m saying it now so won’t.

6. Ads

I take side bar ads for companies I like and actually charge less for ad space for a month than a sponsored post. I also use ads from google adsense and Sovrn; there are two in my side bar and one at the bottom of the page. Similar to the affiliates, these are a passive income. Some bloggers are really good about reaching out and selling ad space, but I am not one of them.

expat in goa

7. Journey planning

I love travel planning for India! If you email me asking a questions and 90% of the time I just answer it. But if you ask every single question known to man about India and want help booking, I will tell you I charge for travel planning. I talk with people over Skype, get an idea of what they want, and send them an itinerary.

8. Freelance writing

Writing for other websites is a fun way to make extra cash. If I had more patience I would email pitches to travel websites, but I really only do freelance if the company reaches out to me. Recent partners are Bindi and Jeans  & Happy Trips. My newest job is writing for a TV channel, but I don’t want to say which one and jinx it! I try to share these in my Friday Roundups before the “This is India” stories.

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9. Related text links (sort of)

This used to be the #1 way to make money blogging and was so easy (just add a random link to the blog post, even if it has nothing to do with the post). Then Google said it was illegal and bloggers stopped doing it. You can do it now and it’s legal if they are “nofollow” as in they won’t be tracked by Google (I know, it sounds confusing). I might do one of these 3x a year if they offer a lot of money and I always say at the bottom that there’s a link in the post to __ company and I was paid for it. It’s really too easy of money to pass up on and when you write 5 posts a week for free, it’s nice to make a little cash for a link.

10. Consulting

I help companies who are new and unsure how to utilize social media get started. I do this mostly in Goa, in person, and teach them how to use social media. I also may help with content creation for their websites, or even run their IG and FB pages.

I want to get started on Fiverr making Pinterest images for people and such, but haven’t yet. I do buy things on there from people and love it. There are so many talented graphic designers on there. I’m also getting in SEO and would love to take some classes on it and start helping people with that.

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So, that’s it! Blogging doesn’t seem like a real job to a lot of people, but it does bring in the cash and could be a viable option for you. Just know, it’s a LOT of work and you will work hard for maybe a year or more before you start making money.

It also costs money to pay for hosting (I recently switched because my site was getting too much traffic for my old host to handle) and other things that will pop up, for example I just paid someone to optimize my site to run faster so people can read it easier. I also just bought a Mac book Pro with extra RAM, space, and processing speed which is not something I would have spent money on if I wasn’t blogging.

There are more ways to make money on blogging and ebooks seem to be a great way to make money passively. I’d love to write one about Goa as I know it inside and out, but you’ll see once you start blogging that you’ll have a list a mile long of things you know you should do but just can’t find the time.

I answer about 60 emails a day. That takes a lot of time, and it’s time you aren’t paid for… just like writing and editing photos… but you are building a relationship with your readers which is why companies will want to work with you. You have to keep your readers as the #1 priority and that means always telling them when you’re getting paid to share about something, even if you love the company. I would never say it’s too hard to start a blog, but I will say if you’re thinking about it, do it now and do lots of research before so you get it right the first time!

So, these are some of the ways to make money from travel blogging, or “how to get paid to travel”.  Do you want to start a blog? Do you have one and have more tips to share? Tell us!



About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.


  1. Sarah September 7, 2015 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing! I’m launching my blog at the end of October (on my birthday). That’s going to be an adventure all on its own :)

  2. Silvia September 7, 2015 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    I’m so in love with that photo of you in Langkawi! And congrats on being a blogging boss – you make me feel totally lazy in comparison!

    • Rachel Jones September 8, 2015 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      thanks silvia!! I actually feel lazy as a blogger compared to most people! :p

  3. Anita Hendrieka September 7, 2015 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Great tips here! I definitely think a travel bloggers work is never ends!

    • Rachel Jones September 8, 2015 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      that’s true – feels like there is always something to be working on.

  4. Elise September 8, 2015 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Great that you followed your dreams, and the opportunities followed you! Keep up the good work, and enjoy :)

  5. roxy September 8, 2015 at 8:56 am - Reply

    can you pease he;p me with blogging and getting paid to due it in alittle more detail?

  6. Shandos September 9, 2015 at 3:40 am - Reply

    Thanks for such a refreshingly frank write-up! Plus for the reminder that it takes quite a while to get there – so that I don’t beat myself up over how slow it’s taking to grow things :-)

    • Rachel Jones September 9, 2015 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      Yeah it takes ages!! I used to get frustrated too but just keep chugging along

  7. Alan clark September 9, 2015 at 6:07 am - Reply

    Hi Rachel, thanks for your post.
    My background is in marketing and wordpress for small business, but i recently started a travel blog. My other half runs a high end travel company that focuses on unique travel experiences.

    The problem is, i live in scotland and she lives in bulgaria, although we travel to be together often. (Im going to Sofia in 4 days time, woohoo)

    Anyway, travel blogging is far different than many markets to get involved in. The ways to make money are less clear than say, running a marketing blog, and i really appreciatedthis insight into how you do it.

    Can i ask, where do u get the “related texts” payments from? Is there an ad service with them listed or is it done through outreach?

    All the best, alan @suitcasemonster

    • Rachel Jones September 9, 2015 at 11:02 pm - Reply

      Hi Alan, no there isn’t a service – once your blog gains traction people will start to email you (it really will happen) so much so that you’ll be able to turn down most until someone is willing to pay you a set rate you have

  8. Soniya September 9, 2015 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Great tips ..writing such post takes lot of time and patience ..woooh…And yes blogging is like any other job ..You search a topic, make sure it is unique not repetitive,write, edit,search suitable pictures… all like submitting some project assignment :) ..
    keep writing and keep entertaining.

  9. Betsy September 10, 2015 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Great post! Very insightful. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Elizabeth September 12, 2015 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing. It helps those of us newer to blogging learn. Do you approach most brands to work with them or do the ones you end up working with approach you?

    • Rachel Jones September 13, 2015 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      Most approach me. I’ve tried approaching some I love, but it’s really start ups that want to work with bloggers more than developed brands.

  11. Joella September 14, 2015 at 9:07 am - Reply

    No way has it been two years already! I think I must have found your site about 4 or 5 months after you started- that’s gone so fast! The thing about the swimming goggles made me laugh. I’m still waiting for the day I actually get an email from a company that I don’t send straight to the trash haha!

    • Rachel Jones September 14, 2015 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Two years has flown! Yeah, there are so few emails that are keepers but it’s really best that way. Imagine if every one offered something great- then all our blogs would turn into advertisements every post… because it’s hard to turn down money right (aka I have no self control lol), so it’s probably for the best only a few work out ;)

  12. Gemma September 18, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

    It’s very refreshing to read a post by a successful blogger which is transparent. You go your bad self girl! It sounds like you know your niche (India) well and businesses there respects your knowledge and audience. That’s a great position to be in.

    • Rachel Jones September 18, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks Gemma :D I’ve been meaning to write something like this for about a year and am glad I finally did.

  13. Shailesh September 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Must say its a nicely written simple blog. Appreciate sharing and inputs.

  14. Joe Ashton September 21, 2015 at 8:39 am - Reply

    What you do is not easy as it appears.
    So much knowledge and hard work and
    time effort on top.
    You are great and all the stuff you write
    about are all so enjoyable as if you spoke
    to me in person about what I’m reading.
    Great stuff matey. Wishing you all the
    very best for you to be on the top list
    of world bloggers.

  15. Jenni November 10, 2015 at 7:06 am - Reply

    What a great article. Im just starting out blogging and have found your site so inspirational. I cant wait to read more

  16. rohil chopra June 22, 2016 at 12:07 am - Reply

    that was overwhelming! now need to figure out where to get started…

    • Rachel Jones June 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      Ha yes it can seem overwhelming at first but it’s possible!

  17. Ken Meyer August 15, 2016 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Hi Rachel,
    Thanks for your honesty in setting up a travel blog site, I have been wanting to do this for sometime now for Europe and you have provided some very good knowledge to help me get started. I have always worked for someone else and frankly I’m tired of it and since I love to travel I can finally get started on my passion of traveling.
    BTW saw you on House Hunters International and googled you to see what you were doing!

    • Rachel Jones August 16, 2016 at 2:34 am - Reply

      Hi Ken, thanks for leaving a message! I am glad you found me from house hunters :) that was a stressful week haha I learned I was way to nervous to be on camera which is why i haven’t done any vlogging and videos on my blog… something I am working on changing :) I wish you luck if you try out blogging!

  18. JB August 15, 2016 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Your post is so inspiring! Isn’t it great to do two things you love at the same time and earn from them? I like writing about the places I go to.

  19. Nikki Prsa October 24, 2016 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    I love your blog! Dying to know how you landed the job w/ Bravo TV :) Was there an opening or did they invite you to apply?

    • Rachel Jones October 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you! They reached out back when they started the blog section and I applied.

  20. rebecca November 15, 2016 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this. Very honest, very easy to read and some fantastic advice. I love how humble you are (I have been reading for nearly 2 years on and off) Keep u the awesome work :-)

    • Rachel Jones November 16, 2016 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      Thanks Rebecca! That’s so nice to say :) Thanks for reading for so long that’s sweet!! :)

  21. Shubham Mansingka December 8, 2016 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Wonderful and thanks for being so candid. As a full time travel blogger, I totally identify with most of these :)

    Cheers to more travels and best wishes. Brilliant post.

  22. Lily December 16, 2016 at 3:33 am - Reply

    Great article! Wow. Nurse turned blogger. I love to write & post (my own personal stuff) on social media. I, too, am a nurse. Absolutely love to travel. What a dream come true for you. Awesome! Keep up the great work ;)

    • Rachel Jones December 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

      Hi Lily! I love when nurses find my blog… I do miss nursing sometimes :) Thanks for commenting and taking the time to say hi.

  23. Ashley December 23, 2016 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Love these tips. I recently started my blog, wanderdolls, and have been looking at so many tips from other travel bloggers just to figure out how to get started. The amount there is to do is really overwhelming! I love how open and candid you are in your posts, and how it feels like a real person behind it. I find far too many blogs come off at companies. Thanks for all the tips! You’re awesome :)

    • Rachel Jones December 23, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

      Thanks Ashley! That’s a great compliment – I’ll check out your blog :)

  24. Anastasia January 7, 2017 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Thanks for posting! I also have a travel blog http://www.WhereToNextJourneyBlog.com, and it is sooo much work (in addition to my full-time job)! I find getting traffic to the blog is difficult and I often if anyone is reading! It’s definitely a labor of love! India is next on my list! Can you recommend a trustworthy agent to plan an 18 day trip through India, Bhutan, and the Maldives? We prefer privately guided with 4+ star hotels.

    • Rachel Jones January 7, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      Hi Anastasia. Good luck on your blog! No, I don’t know anyone who does tours like that. I only have directed people to book with G Adventures – there is a link to my favorite tours on the side bar.

  25. Karin Bauer February 26, 2017 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    I will be so happy when I can leave my dead-end office job behind and start traveling and blogging! I started a travel blog back in September which talks about my horseback riding vacations, in the USA and in Europe. My goal is to travel more and add more to my blog.
    Your article states it may be difficult to make travel blogging a full-time income, which I thought it would, but I run other online businesses (which as two Shopify stores), also driving for Uber and hosting on Airbnb may be good ways to keep the income stream up to supplement the travel blogging. I would be so happy to have all my income 100% online so I do not have so sit in an office for 8 hours, which basically makes upper management rich while I am a money-generating machine with a lousy salary. I’m not married and I don’t have children so when the time comes to leave that job and I become a “digital nomad”, I can move somewhere that has a lower cost of living.

    • Rachel Jones February 27, 2017 at 6:51 pm - Reply

      Supplementing your income with other jobs like that is a great way to get going with blogging until you can do it full time. I wish you luck!

  26. Raymond Carroll March 5, 2017 at 1:32 am - Reply

    Thanks for all the info, Rachel – really helpful. I started a Thailand travel blog last July and have made a little money through it to date but need to work harder on it in order to make enough money to live. I will try implementing some or your advice into my blogging. Great post!

  27. Emma | Luxurybackpacking March 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    These are some really great tips! We started our travel blog back in October and are really finding it hard to get people to our site despite having over 70,000 followers on all our social media platforms!
    We use Avada Theme too and love it :) Happy Journeys! xoxo

    • Rachel Jones March 21, 2017 at 10:35 pm - Reply

      Hey Emma! Hmm, that’s a tricky one. I was the exact opposite and my blog grew faster than my social. It must be like this for everyone though (one way or the other) so keep at it!

  28. Ankita Shreeram March 24, 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

    I’ve been travel blogging since 2015 but I’d like the traffic to be a lot higher..I think the parts about personalising, posting often and posting useful+great content ring true for me. I find it strange to reveal myself in my posts too – and because I have a full-time job, I don’t post often enough. Also, I think travel tips should outnumber reviews – which is something I need to correct. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Rachel Jones March 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      Hi Ankita! Yes, it’s a balance between reviews and travel tips. I try to make a list of travel tips articles I want to write and space them out in my calendar.

  29. Dippy-Dotty Girl March 31, 2017 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Hello Rachel, I just popped over to your blog from Jen Stewie’s. How nice of you to share ideas on how to make the blog into a money-churning venture. I am much enthused. Cheers. Arundhati.

    • Rachel Jones March 31, 2017 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      Hello Arundhati! I’m happy you liked the post, thanks for dropping by :)

  30. Monica Mansfield April 20, 2017 at 4:39 am - Reply

    Great tips. I’ve gotten more serious about my blog this past year and am looking to make it my sole source of income, so all advice is welcome. Love your site and will definitely be back for more!

  31. Christie May 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I just came across your blog through the Female Journey Bloggers FB group and am loving it :) I’m an American expat too, currently in NZ but I was living in Australia before that. I’ve had my blog for a couple years now but just wrote it for fun to share with my family and friends really. But now I’m starting to focus on growing it some more. Of the tips above, which would you say is the best one to focus on first for someone just starting out? (Press trips and campaigns sound the most exciting but probably not very realistic for me to focus on yet) :)

    • Rachel Jones May 30, 2017 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      So glad you found my blog! I haven’t been to NZ or Aus :( I would say the best trip is to write a LOT so you start to get in Google’s system and show up in search results.

  32. Hostelgeeks (@Hostelgeeks) June 30, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    A great read, Rachel! It shows how you really enjoy blogging and still can make money. A simple, refreshing read!! Thanks :))

  33. Ayush Jain June 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    I am blogging for career websites since a long time. Always wanted to venture into travel writing. Your blog is an inspiration!

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  35. Brittany Jane Sneller | Bits of Bri January 11, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Hey gal!

    I’ve been on your site for literally over an hour now (lol) — I started my own travel blog Bits of Bri because I was drowning in stories to share from living in Nepal, Colombia, Europe (and soon Mexico) and traveling/backpacking Europe + SE Asia. But I started two other websites with my partner which have taken priority in my time and writing. But thanks to you, I think I’ll start publishing again and get back on track! BTW, we will be visiting India for 3 weeks in Feb and probably will take some time for Goa, it would be crazy to see you there!!


    • Rachel Jones January 12, 2018 at 11:31 am - Reply

      I’ll be in the first two weeks of Feb then traveling, and it would be good to meet up! Send me an email when you are here :) glad the blog has been helpful to you – good luck with yours!

  36. Zarir DeVitre January 31, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    This really was a wealth of information, thanks so much for sharing! As a freelancer, I am flexible with my projects and time commitments and I’m wondering if I could realistically get into travel blogging as a part-time gig and earn some income from it? Would it be feasible for someone like me who travels about 3-4 times a year? I also really need to get cracking on the frequent flyer and cards rewards programs. It would be great to hear from you. Cheers!

  37. Masscv July 5, 2018 at 11:11 am - Reply

    making money on travel seems really incredible!! Thank you for sharing your experience! Good Luck!!!

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