There are a ton of benefits to becoming a travel blogger! Here are 11 benefits to starting a travel blog:
1. You can share your experiences with the world
A travel blog allows you to reach people all around the world. Some of these people may be looking for a similar experience, looking for inspiration or even planning their own trip.
2. Help other travelers have a better experience
You can blog about the little details, tips and tricks and cool experiences you had. Like that mom and pop restaurant just out of town that had some of the best food you’ve ever eaten. Or that private beach that only the locals know about.
3. Having unique travel experiences
You likely won’t be staying in hotels; you might end up getting an Airbnb, couch surfing, camping, staying with people you just met or getting a bed at a hostel.
4. Inspiring others
People “stuck” in the 9-5, white picket fence lives might be inspired by your travel experiences and decide to quit their jobs, take more vacation time or travel to a place they wouldn’t have before.
5. Making friends around the world
You’ll end up meeting like-minded people in different places that will become some of your best friends. As a bonus, you’ll always have a place to stay when you stay with a friend!
6. Getting paid to travel
Connecting with travel companies becomes a lot easier once you’ve established your travel blog. They’ll send you on free trips and some of them will even pay you to travel to specific locations and blog about it. You’ll also be able to make money selling advertising space on your travel blog.
7. Writing off your trips as legitimate business expenses
Save those receipts! If you’re traveling and blogging about it, you’ve got yourself some legitimate business expenses.
8. Ability to work from anywhere in the world
Did you ever think it would be possible to work from a busy coffee shop in NYC, the next week on a beach in Venezuela, and the next from the Rocky Mountains in Canada? You’ve just stepped into a world that only few can even dream of.
9. Free travel experiences along the way
Free Ski passes? Sure. Scuba diving? Yup! Learning a new language? Oui. You’ll find that local businesses are always looking for promotion and they’re willing to give you something for free in exchange for a blog post.
10. Experience living in different places
No more “I only have two weeks vacation a year and I can’t spend it all at once.” One of the perks of being able to work from anywhere, is that you don’t have to leave in a set amount of time. Why not spend a month or two in a small town in Italy?
11. Gaining experience in different fields
You’ll gain skills you never knew you would. You’ll develop skills in writing, photography, marketing, etc. You can use your newly developed skills to help businesses and turn these skills into your full-time job. The Internet is a beautiful place full of opportunities for people with these skills.