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How to Start a Successful Travel Blog

How do you begin an effective travel blog with a huge following? Trying to figure out how to begin a successful travel blog and make money? Then you definitely come to the right spot! Starting a travel blog at the very beginning has been one of my best decisions ever (well, besides marrying my wife of course! ).

First of all, choose your niche. You must define your target audience so that you can write about topics that would interest them. As I mentioned above, your target audience is your audience when you’re blogging. So you got to choose wisely what topic to talk about.

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Then, find a good guide. If you are new to blogging, I suggest that you start with a good guide because it will give you some strategies on how to choose a good niche and gain a following. You can also go to forums to find a successful travel guide, as well. The most popular guides have a large following, so I’m sure you will find one that interests you. Once you found a guide, follow it closely and don’t deviate from its strategy no matter how tempting it is.

There are hundreds of options out there. The best thing to do is to narrow your theme down to two or three themes. Pick a topic that you are familiar with and that has an audience that shares your passions. This should eliminate a lot of options since most people don’t like a lot of topics. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, it’s time to choose a domain name and hosting company.


Finally, build the site! One of the easiest things to do when building a new blog is to use WordPress, the free platform created by blogging giant WordPress. You’ll need to install some plugins, such as the popular Google Analytics, in order to get more information about your visitors. In addition, if you want to integrate analytics into your blog posts, you’ll need to purchase the Google AdWords plugin, which allows you to place targeted ads on your blog posts.