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7 Steps To Starting A Travel Blog (Including Homework You’ll Actually Want To Do!)

Starting a travel blog? Read on for your step-by-step success guide, including actionable tasks that allow you to watch your blog grow before your eyes!

The top question I receive from readers, by far, pertains to starting a travel blog and living a life of location independence on their own terms.

Instead of scrambling to reply while on the road — often with limited Wi-Fi — I wanted to create a guide that can help people begin in an informative step-by-step format, with (fun!) homework assignments to make it happen.

Now, here are only seven steps listed

However, I implore you to take your time with each and really put in the thought and effort that’s required to create a successful blog.

BONUS: Make sure to sign up for my FREE travel blogging course, where I share a *new* strategy for turning your website into a sustainable business. 

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  1. Karolina on January 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Great tips for the beginners! I’d add ‘don’t give up’ to this list. Blogging can be very difficult and the key to success it to be patient and work hard everyday 🙂

    • Jessie Festa on January 6, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      @Karolina: Agreed! Success definitely doesn’t come quick or easy in blogging.

  2. Travel Jaunts on January 11, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Agree on the security part. I also have Sucuri security on my travel blog but do you really need the premium plan??Also for site back up there is BackWpUp plugin which is free.

  3. Blog Amarante LVA on May 24, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Hi, We are writing a travel blog since 2015 and will say it does not get many visitors despite all blogs are content orientated. Recently we tried flipboard and had quite better returns with the same content. Any advises?

    • Jessie Festa on May 30, 2017 at 8:25 am

      @Blog: PINTEREST! It’s a traffic generating machine 🙂

  4. Joshua Baruch on July 21, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Thank you so much for sharing these steps to starting a travel blog & Thank you for your guidance and information.!!

  5. Emily Grace on May 23, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing the amazing tips to start a travel blog. After reading your article I realize I am lacking with social media channels so now I am going to create social media for my travel blog and will try to use my best travelling photos for sharing and posting. Thanks again for sharing such an informative article and you blog is just amazing.

  6. Emily Grace on May 23, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Amazing article quite informative and helpful. Guest Posting is one of the necessary technique or activity especially for Bloggers. if you are not doing this then you are missing out on some huge benefits that have been proven over and over to drive traffic. If you want your website to rank someday, you’ll need some quality backlinks from authority sites and guest posting could help in this. Make the linkback provided to you after submitting a guest post must be a do-follow backlink.

  7. Ryan on May 7, 2020 at 10:50 am

    So cool! Good step by step help. Thanks for the tips!