There are a lot of amazing career opportunities available in the modern internet age, but few are as popular or desirable as being a blogger. After all, getting write about your interests all day and make money from it? Sounds like the perfect job, right? And out of all of the possible types of bloggers, you could be, surely there’s nothing better than getting to be a travel blogger? After all, who doesn’t want to be able to travel all over the world, experiencing incredible things and then getting to share those experiences with your audience? However, a lot of people don’t realize just how much work goes into being a travel blogger. With that in mind, here are some things to ask yourself if you’re considering this as a possible career path.
Where can you afford?
Here’s the thing, travel costs money. No matter what, you’re always going to end up spending money as a travel blogger. This means that you have to think about whether it’s something that you can afford. Not only that but you’re also going to end up in a position where different destinations will cost different amounts. After all, Mombo Camp rates are going to be different to the price of a trip to Paris. It’s always best to start with cheaper options so that you don’t end up bankrupting yourself.
Do you have the time?
The other thing that you need to consider is how much time you actually have. At least at the beginning, you’re probably not going to be making all that much money from your blog. This means that you may well be working another job as well. Does that job allow you to take the time to travel enough to actually make your blog worthwhile? If you’re not able to take the time to actually do all that much travelling, being a travel blogger might not be the right option for you.
Can you actually write well?
The truth is that being a travel blogger isn’t just about having amazing experiences; you need to be able to communicate those experiences to your readers. If you can’t do that then it won’t matter how many incredible places you visit, no one is going to want to read about them. Your writing needs to be dynamic and engaging if you want anyone to pay attention to your blog. Otherwise, you’re just taking a lot of expensive vacations for nothing.
It’s important to remember that being a travel blogger isn’t just going to be one long vacation. From trying to make sure that you get perfect photos to hitting deadlines as much as possible, turning it into your career can make travelling to even the most wonderful places in the world a lot more stressful than you might expect. None of this is designed to make you not want to become a travel blogger, but if you don’t know what you’re getting into, then you’re going to end up getting a pretty nasty shock further down the road.
This is a collaborative post.