By now you know that a blog is a great way for a travel writer to break into travel writing. Travel writers all over the world blog on a daily basis about travel. Did you know that you could use your blog to find freelance writing jobs?
Another way HARO can help increase your blog traffic is if you submit your own query, requesting guest bloggers for an upcoming series on your blog. When you submit a query, you categorize it so that only individuals interested in that particular topic will stumble across your query. So, if you had a travel blog and wanted to find guest bloggers to participate in a blog series on European Travel Providers, you might create a query on HARO requesting guest bloggers in the travel industry. Inside your query, you can put the link to your blog, directing interested travel photography blog to your site to see if they’re interested in guest blogging.
People love podcasts because they can take them everywhere. It’s great for marketing and building relationships with your visitors. Podcasts have unlimited potential!
If you find a company that does not have an active blog, contact the marketing person via email. Explain who you are (positioning yourself) and what you can do for the company. Keep your self-promotion email to half a page in length. Proofread, check your spelling and sentence structures, and make sure the email is error free! Don’t forget to include links to your blog (portfolio). How to write a business letter the proper way is good to know. Your goal is to receive as many writing opportunities as you can.
OSlum it, then go all out. My wife and I cycled across Ireland without breaking the bank, and yet we stayed in quality bed and breakfasts (including an old Irish castle). How did we do this? Simple: for every one night in a great location, we camped two nights. Once we arrived at our room for the night, we cleaned up and had a good time. The next morning we showered and hit the road. Following this approach you only miss a shower for one day at a time…
Even if you’re not a world traveler, I’m willing to bet that you go do things and see places close to you. Those little excursions are what you need to write about. Remember that where you live is a destination for other people. If you write about, people will find it and read about it.
I was traveling South America when using the Internet for most people meant writing emails. So every once in a while, when I was in a bigger city I found a place where you could use the Internet (for an exorbitant price usually) and wrote some emails to my family and friends. I didn’t even know how to send an attachment, I mailed the discs with my texts via air mail to my publisher…
One effective method you can do is by featuring a particular travel site where the Global Resorts Network is tied up with. Reveal the things this destination has for its visitors, and since they would be spending a lot, you tell your readers about the different ways where they can get efficient travel destination bookings at a discounted price. This would attract more clients to sign up and purchase memberships, as they know this would come handy whenever they decide to go on a trip.