Kiersten RichKeymasterJanuary 14, 2015 at 5:23 pmPost count: 148
I make a full-time income with this blog through various forms of brand collaborations, content creation, affiliate marketing and consulting.
My Tips for Making Money with a Travel Blog:
Attend TBEX: A top travel blogging conference to network with industry professionals and travel bloggers
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LeanneJanuary 16, 2015 at 5:25 amPost count: 0
Do you get paid to blog? Are there options that do that?
Kiersten RichKeymasterJanuary 28, 2015 at 10:20 pmPost count: 148
Yes I get paid to blog, but it’s not quite so black and white. I make money through partnerships, forms of advertising and also lifestyle marketing. I recommend signing up for Travel Blog Success to learn about the ins and outs of blogging because it is quite complex when you want to monetize.
Once you’ve built up a readership, there are various way to monetize a blog including affiliate sales and partnering with destinations on campaigns.
Carl HarrisonNovember 10, 2015 at 8:22 amPost count: 0
Carl from the UK here
Love your blog … though I would like to see you in the more obscure places in future, sure you have that in mind. There’s big gaps in your map for Africa and South America 😉
Anyway, my social blog is very much in its infancy and with all the reading I have done, many people say you shouldn’t start laying adverts on immediately … but my problem is, I find it doesn’t look as professional WITHOUT adverts on. Am I being stupid or Have I been conditioned by marketing so much that I can’t possibly imagine a blog without forms of advertising?
Would love to hear your thoughts.
LisaMarch 2, 2016 at 2:30 pmPost count: 0
I’ve been mulling over the idea of getting into travel blogging for awhile now, since I love to travel and also love to write. But I don’t know how I can afford to start. You have awesome tips on making money and saving money for travel, but how did you manage the full-time travel in the beginning when your blog was in its fledgling stages? Maybe you were luckier than most, but I think that it can take months, even up to a year to start really making good enough money to live off of blog profits. Did you just have a lot of savings to begin with or did you start working on your blog before you had quit your previous full-time job? Or did your blog turn a good profit from the start? I really love reading your posts! The pictures are beautiful and your writing is very approachable and friendly.
Kiersten RichKeymasterDecember 15, 2016 at 11:28 amPost count: 148
So sorry for the delay in answering your questions!
It actually took me over 2 years to create a profit from my blog, and about three years to get to where I could live off of my blog’s income. I didn’t travel full time when I was just starting out– I was working small jobs between travels in the beginning, and I made a conscious decision to cut back my spending in major ways!
NinaFebruary 14, 2017 at 7:50 amPost count: 0
Love your blog!! I am following your thailand island hopping guide in 2 weeks time 😉
Do you think Adsense is misleading in that it impossible to earn a living from only adsense ads on your site or would you say a good proportion comes from that source alone?