Do you love to travel? What about writing related to it? It is a great idea to start a travel website wherein you will publish posts about your trips. The website will serve as guide to other travelers who are planning to visit places you’ve visited too. This can be a source of extra income so make sure to carefully plan everything before going public.
Here are some tips to consider:
Choose a catchy domain name.
The domain name can help your website gain attention and recognition. Since your site is new, it is very important to catch the attention of online users especially your target audience. But first, you need to register a domain name that is short and easy to remember. This way, users can easily remember and type your URL in their browser as well as share it to their friends.
Do keyword research.
It is also important to do some research like the most common words or terms that people use when it comes to traveling. To gain more traffic, this is a very crucial part.
Make a brief introduction about the place you visit.
It is advisable to educate your readers by writing a good introduction about the place you visited. You should include some important details like the location, weather, currency, language spoken and other information and tips that you can share.
Include a sample itinerary.
One of the most common reasons why people read travel blogs is that they are looking for sample itinerary that they can copy. It is indeed a big help to share your itinerary for the trip including must-see places to visit, restaurants to check out and also the travel time and directions if possible.
Share some budget tips.
Another helpful factor that will satisfy readers is sharing budget tips. You should include budget for airfare, hotel, ticket entrance fees to attractions you visited as well as budget for food.
Provide helpful links.
It is also advisable to provide helpful links that they can use in their planning too. You should share where you booked the hotel, tours, tickets and others.
Post tons of pictures.
Lastly, needless to say, you should post tons of pictures that will showcase your trip. More than entertaining your visitors, posting photos is good for when you look back to those moments after some time. The pictures will help you remember and reminisce the trip. A travel website is not complete without photos. So make sure to bring your camera and take lots of pictures on your trip. Well, do not just take “selfies”, instead, you should also capture the beauty of the place.
It’s fun to look back at your travel experiences and a travel blog is a perfect platform for this. Also, with a travel website, you will be able to share tips to your readers who are planning to travel too. Once you have decent traffic to your website, you can start showing ads or even accept sponsorships from advertisers related to travel niche like airlines, hotels, restaurants and others.