To make money from your travels sounds like a dream doesn’t it? Well people are actually accomplishing this every day! It isn’t easy, but that’s because it’s worth it. Like anything else that turns a profit; it requires hard work, creativity, patience, dedication, and lots of planning.
Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched, don’t make it all about the money, be humble with the fact that you could get paid to travel the world!
Although there are many different ways to profit from your travels I will, for the sake of simplicity, focus on two different yet very effective methods that go hand in hand:
#2: Travel Writing
#1: Travel Photography
High Resolution cameras and digital photography in general have revolutionized and ultimately simplified the world of the common photographer, and are
now common in many smartphones which is proof to how much more affordable quality cameras have become.
The biggest benefit of digital photography is that now selling your photos is but a simple matter of uploading, selling, and transmitting! Depending on your talent and creativity, you could be in business in less than a week.
But the real question is not: how much will I make? Or how much do I sell them for? But instead: What types of photos appeal to a typical adventure enthusiast? Well, here are a few ideas…
Dangerous local activities/customs
#2: Travel Writing
Taking pictures of all the incredible places you visit can only capture so much of the true story behind them; it is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and Travel Writing is just sharing interesting, intriguing, and comical events that might occur between photographs. Effective travel writing should allow readers a vivid recollection of the area/areas being described in a way that is useful and entertaining.
Decide your reason for writing, be it for a website, newspaper, weblog, magazine, guidebook, or reviews.
Writing for friends or a weblog is a great way to start out, usually because you most likely already know your audience, Guidebooks and reviews typically intend to educate the reader about the destination, provide helpful advice for those visiting the destination, and inspire readers to travel to the destination. But whatever it’s for; always be sure to familiarize yourself with the requirements of its publication.
The fact is; profiting from Travel is no trick, in fact it’s as simple as doing Five things a lot, and doing them well:
#1: Read a lot: Reading different books from different authors (all of whom have a different writing style) gives you a broader vocabulary and descriptive abilities. You can’t write a good story if you’ve never read a good story.
#2: Write even more: Reading is great but Writing is you developing and expand your abilities to tell a good entertaining story, write even more when it’s not for profit because it shouldn’t be about the money, what matters is
#3: Travel often: This would be number one but you cant write effectively about your travels if you don’t know how to write well. Yet I digress, you can’t write about your travels if they are nonexistent! But I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you had already figured that out by now haha, moving on…
#4: Be comfortable with researching your destinations, it’s always nice to know a bit about the places you visit, not only for your own benefit but more importantly for the audience you’re writing to: The last thing you’d want is to give inaccurate details and information.
#5: Be patient: Give it time and it will all eventually come together if you are persistent with it, whatever you are working on don’t let yourself get discouraged or frustrated, this is something that you should enjoy because it makes you happy.
Thank you for reading, I hope this has been of help to you. Written by Randy Cromar