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February 18, 2015

How to Be a Travel Review Blogger

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Travel review bloggers have wonderful jobs! However, they also have extremely time consuming and intricate jobs, which require many skills. For instance, a travel review blogger does not just write blogs about the wonderful places they visit. They also must reach out to different companies and organizations to help sponsor their trips. They must market themselves endlessly. In addition, of course, they must travel. If you are interested in travel review blogging, keep the following in mind.


Where to Begin

 

Initially, you will need your own travel blog, and you will need to add content to it regularly. You need to make a bit of a name for yourself to really get going and make a career out of this. That means initial sacrifice.


What is Next?

 

The next task to look towards is finding companies to work with. Seriously, it is completely possible for an established travel review blogger to be offered amazing traveling opportunities. You start small, however. Eventually, you may be asked to spend free, all-inclusive nights at some of the world’s best resorts in exchange for an honest review. It is not unusual for experienced travel bloggers to have offers for up to a week’s stay, free of charge, or even longer.


Know Your Market

 

Although it may appear that only the elite can become a travel review blogger, this is not necessarily the case. It is true that you will likely need to make a name for yourself online – meaning you have an established blog with traffic – before you can begin getting complimentary stays. However, even if you are not a luxury review blogger with years of experience, you can still get free nights anyway. You just need to know your market. If you are one who enjoys staying off the beaten tracks, those are the kinds of inns, hotels, and bed & breakfasts that you want to target.


You Must Ask – At Least at First

 

Once you have been blogging a few months and have built up your traffic, send out a few strategic emails offering an honest review in exchange for a stay. You might be surprised at the responses you get! Keep blogging, and eventually, companies will seek you out.


Becoming a travel review blogger is 100 percent possible for those who truly love traveling, writing, and marketing. It is important to realize, however, that this is not a profession where there is no work involved. As long as you work hard to achieve your goals and have a proper understanding of what the job entails, you could really do this.



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30 comments

  1. I have a section on my site for one but I am not a big travel person. I do love to travel though and I may ramp it up at a later date but I know it will be time consuming so I won't start until I can give it my all.

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    1. Whenever you do travel, blog about it when you come home, that is how I got started. Once I had a couple of travel posts on my blog then I started seeking out companies to work with. But it is time consuming being a travel review blogger so you must have the passion for it.

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  2. Thanks for the tips! I am thinking about adding a section for travel on my blog that includes places we have traveled to and will travel to. I would love to get into family travel blogging just a little.

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    1. You should LaShawn. Whenever you travel just blog about it.

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  3. Great tips. Love the Graphic. Travel blogs are good for learning more about the place before me and my family take the risk. Thats your passion continue.

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    1. Thanks Patrice! I love to travel and seeing new things so I can discuss my thoughts on this blog.

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  4. Thanks for this post! I am definitely interested in including more travel post on my blogs so this information really helps:-)

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  5. Thank you for the tips Louida! I have reached out to a sea park and got admission for review. But now I am thinking of asking for hotel room next - do you usually ask for one night or more? Thanks

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    1. You're welcome Paris! I usually request 1 to 2 night stay. Hotels will either give you a stays for free or give you a media rate. What ever place you want to travel to go on the city's travel bureau website and see if there is a media section and a PR company will contact different hotels for you to see if they're looking for media coverage.

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    2. Thank you again! You're so helpful!

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    3. You're welcome Paris!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your tips Lou. Now that I am a mom, we will be doing more family friendly travel soon. This may be an angle I can use but I must admit, I am a little intimidated by the work although I know the vacations will be worth it especially for a family of 5.

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    1. It seems intimidating at first when you start working with travel companies but it is pretty much the same as when you travel for pleasure anyway, it just that you're blogging about it and giving your opinions. Start out by blogging about your personal non sponsored travels.

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  7. I love to travel and see new things. Perhaps I should write more about it! Thanks for the tips.

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  8. I recently went on an all expense paid trip to New Orleans. I would love to be a travel blogger after that experience but I'm not sure if I have the time.

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    1. That is so awesome Melody! You can be like me and be a part time travel blogger.

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing this! One of the main reasons hubby and I started homeschooling is because we want to travel the world with our children. This might be a great way to start doing more of it :)

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    1. Yep, now you'll have more time to travel.

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  10. Love love love! Always learning, I love that you share with us how to get started on these types of things. Thanks again! Jen

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  11. Great tips. Thank you for sharing some people find it hard to share specific info so I thank you because I wasn't sure where to start but I have to start somewhere!!

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    1. You're welcome Mimi! I don't understand why other bloggers do not like to share information, we are all in this together! The more support the better and brands will really take notice of this.

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  12. Great post. Thanks for sharing this information

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  13. I have been thinking about this niche for my retirement years as I doubt that I'll ever stop blogging...I love it too much!

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    1. You should do it! Travel blogging is fun and you did a great job reviewing the hotel you were at in LA.

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  14. I always wanted to do this and your post has everything i need thank you very much for this Louida. if you have minute could you please review my last post about budget traveling maybe you can point something out! https://iforgotmy.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/budget-travel-healthy-breakfast-lunch-and-dinner-for-less-than-10/

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