Congratulations, you’ve decided you want to know how to start a travel blog! Let us be the first to welcome you to the club. You’re in for a fun ride!
Before we start there are a few things we need to clear up about starting a travel blog.
First of all, it’s not hard. Second of all, it doesn’t take long. Third, it is cheap.
The difficult part comes in trying to grow and make money from your travel blog, but there’s a lot of potential to do this successfully, and the rewards are worth the effort.
These days we make over USD$30’000 a month from this website and our various media clients. In other words, we make a good living from travel blogging.
We’re going to assume you’re in the same position that we were when we first decided to start NOMADasaurus. One day we decided to make a travel blog. So we opened up Google, started researching, and became completely overwhelmed with an entire world that we knew nothing about.
Hosting, domains, analytics, content management systems, HTML, social media marketing, SEO – all these terms went straight over our heads.
The truth is that starting a travel blog is actually quite a simple step-by-step process, and there’s no need to get overwhelmed by it all.
Let us walk you through that process.
We’re going to show you exactly how to start a travel blog in less than an hour!
- Pick a blog name
- Define your brand
- Register your domain
- Purchase website hosting
- Set up your host (we’ll show you how)
- Install WordPress (the easy way)
- Pick a theme
- Get some essential plugins
- Plus have some bonus professional tips to start making money asap!
What You Need Before Our ‘How to Start a Travel Blog’ Guide
You’re going to need a few things before we begin.
- A computer (not a smart phone).
- An internet connection.
- A credit card or debit card.
- 1 hour of free time.
- A delicious drink to enjoy.
You also may have seen these companies that give you a free website and only take a few minutes to setup.
Some examples are Wix, Blogspot, WordPress.com and others. These are absolutely fine if you just want to make an online diary about your travels, and maybe have a few friends and family follow along.
But these aren’t any good if you want to make a successful travel blog, or if you ever want to try and make money from it in the future.
Do yourself a favour and start with your own hosted travel blog from the very beginning. Not sure what that means or how to do it? Well, let’s get started…