08.08.2023 13:31

How to Start a Travel Blog in 5 Easy Steps

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It seems like everyone these days has started a travel blog, but that doesn’t mean you can’t too! Everyone dreams of traveling and making a living off of it, so now it’s your chance. Although we can’t guarantee that you will be able to quit your day job and spend the rest of your life travel blogging, it is certainly possible to build a travel blog that will garner thousands of followers and readers per month and enable you to start living your dreams. In this article, we’ve compiled the five most important steps to follow if you want to start your own travel blog.

  • Choose A Name For Your Blog

The very first step involves choosing a name for your website, also known as the domain name. This is what goes before the “.com” in the URL. It’s undoubtedly one of the most important features of your website considering that it is what your followers will remember the most. You want to make sure that your blog’s name is short yet memorable. Also, you want to avoid using hyphens.

While we’re on the topic of creating a domain name, it’s also important to choose a hosting provider. These are usually done together as many hosting providers will offer services for domain names. You can choose free website hosting that will offer security and space for your website to operate. There are many plans to choose from, so choose what works best for you.

  • Create The Website

The next step is to actually make the website! There are many website platforms you can choose from, some of the most popular being WordPress, Wix, and Weebly. Each of these offers different features depending on your needs. Generally, signing up is free, but if you want additional features such as your own URL and plugins, you will have to pay. But paying for these features will be worth it because they will only improve your website.

  • Figure Out What Your Niche Is

Even though travel is a niche in and of itself, there are plenty of niches within travel as well. What will make your blog stand out from a regular travel blog? What is something you have to offer to travel lovers that they might not find elsewhere? Are you a nomad? Do you have special tips for parents traveling with children who have disabilities? Do you enjoy hiking? Are you fond of finding off-the-road places to explore? Have you been to every country or continent?

Anything that will set your blog apart from others is fair game. Remember, you have thousands of competitors. It’s a good idea to come up with something that will make people want to read your blog instead of (or in addition to) others.

  • Get A Logo For Your Site

A logo is another important feature that you need because it is also a component that will allow people to remember your website better. It is also another part of what will set your site apart from the competition. Contrary to popular belief, however, it is not necessary for you to spend thousands and thousands on a site logo. And, many companies have changed their logos over time; that means the logo you have now doesn’t have to be the one you’ll always have. If you have some graphic design skills yourself, now is the time to put them to good use. If not, that’s ok, but it might be worth making a small investment and hiring a graphic designer to come up with a cool logo for you. You can always choose a freelancer on websites like Fiverr or Upwork if you want high quality without some of the bigger expenses.

  • Create The Blog’s Main Pages

After you’ve developed your website but before you’ve actually started sharing blog posts, you will also want to make the blog’s main pages. These are critical to ensure that your readers and followers know who you are and, if necessary, how to get in touch with you. The About page, for example, is one of the most important for the website, and it generally has its own category right at the top. You should tell people about you, your past, where you’re from, and anything else about you that you feel is pertinent and relevant to your blog. The Contact page is also important even if you’re not offering a service or selling something. Here, you can provide people with other ways to find you, such as your social media, or even a business email so that companies can reach out to you for promotions and collaborations. You may also want to include a Privacy page that will outline things such as the use of cookies and laws.

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