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How To Land Paid Press Trips

Learn how to truly get paid to travel in this in-depth masterclass!

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It’s incredible how working with brands and tourism boards can increase your income, especially today.

Honestly, if you would have told me back in 2011 when I started Jessie on a Journey that one day I'd actually get PAID to go on press trips, I would have laughed (and then cried, because I worked way too much for way too little back then).

But here's the thing...

It’s not as easy as simply sending out an email to a tourism board saying you have a blog.

And while influencer networks can certainly help you find opportunities, you’ll also need a strategy in place to land them and make paid press trips a reality.

The good news:

I've got the perfect strategy for you right here, in an incredible masterclass I like to call:

How To Land Paid Press Trips As A Travel Blogger

Stop working for exposure, and start truly getting paid to travel

For many travel bloggers, landing press trips is a big goal. In fact, it may even be a driving factor for starting a blog in the first place.

But, did you know you can actually get paid for these trips? As in, a check on top of your hosted trip. Because while free travel is fun, it doesn’t pay the bills.

Even if you have a smaller following, there are steps you can take to make your blog more attractive to potential press trip partners.

Ready to learn how? 

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Keep in mind, I'll show you the exact step-by-step system I use to continuously get paid to travel and earn thousands of dollars per press trip! ← We'll talk more about rates in the course.


Inside this masterclass, you’ll learn how to:


  • Position yourself as a premium blogger that tourism boards/brands can’t wait to work with


  • Make your blog searchable to trip hosts and set yourself up to receive press trip invitations


  • Turn unpaid press trips into paid invites, even if the host has no budget


  • Find and pitch tourism boards/brands that actually work with bloggers


  • Create a rate card that helps you earn more than your base package


  • Turn a one-off campaign into a long-term partnership


  • And much more - not to mention there are loads of examples and templates to bring strategies to life!

Over the years I’ve worked with thousands of travel bloggers, helping them to increase their income and build their dream businesses.


And now, I’d love to help you too.


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Jessie's masterclass is super insightful and filled with actionable advice that even new bloggers can put into action right away to see results!

What I found very helpful were the pitch templates and case studies, especially the case study where a PR rep shares what brands and tourism boards are looking for when partnering with bloggers. I can’t wait to put all the tips and advice I’ve learned from this masterclass into action...I’m already planning to make some tweaks to my blog to make it more searchable and attractive to brands! I highly recommend taking this masterclass. It’s truly eye-opening and packed with so much value!

-Ping Carlson, How To Land Paid Press Trips As A Travel Blogger 

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I'm learning more about the behind-the-scenes life of being a travel blogger and content creator that other successful or veteran travel bloggers keep to themselves!

The provided resource list alone is invaluable, as are the recommendations for travel events, press trips, photography classes and so much more. As bloggers we wear many hats, from content creators to editors to website troubleshooters to photographers, and the resource list introduces you to helpful digital apps and tools you've probably never heard of. I would absolutely recommend this masterclass! I know that not every newbie blogger has the funds to invest in classes, but this was an investment and I'm glad I took the plunge. It's been very useful!

-Kemi Ibeh, How To Land Paid Press Trips As A Travel Blogger 

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I feel much more confident now and have even landed partnerships and work without a big following!

I love everything Jessie puts out into the world because I know the value she provides. She offers real-life experience without hypotheticals as well as real tips and examples to achieve your desired goals. I chose this program because I know Jessie is a well-respected expert in the blogging field, and will always provide practical information for new bloggers. I also love being able to reference back to the class and programs if I need to review anything. My biggest takeaway from the masterclass was how to actually pitch to and land press trips. I never really knew how to do this or who to reach out to. But now I'm very clear as to what value I bring, and what tourism boards are looking for as a result of this class. My biggest struggle before the masterclass was just not knowing where to start, or how to start. I feel much more confident now and have even landed partnerships and work without a big following! I've seen the most growth in my business in my ability and confidence to pitch. I understand the cycles of the year better, and I am not offended if I don't receive an answer to my emails/pitches. 

-Mira Zaki, How To Land Paid Press Trips As A Travel Blogger 

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I am LOVING this course. You really need to charge more for it because it is so packed with actionable tips and information. I was expecting it to be good, but not THIS good! Thank you for providing so much value, Jessie!

- Marie Hampton, How To Land Paid Press Trips As A Travel Blogger

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I’m so excited to have found Jessie’s course on How To Land Paid Press Trips As a Travel Blogger!

Everyone was telling me you can’t actually make money this way. It was refreshing to hear from Jessie that it is possible and learn it’s not out of my reach. Throughout her course, she is transparent and doesn’t hold back in providing the real information you need to be effective. I’m now energized and working through my plan to make it happen. If you want to generate income as a blogger, you need help from an expert like Jessie. I would recommend her courses to anyone wanting to start their blogging business. 

- Alison Watta, How To Land Paid Press Trips As A Travel Blogger

Lifetime access included!

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Here's What You Get When You Purchase This Masterclass:

video masterclass for travel blog prosperity

In-depth masterclass showing you step-by-step how to land, rock & get paid for press trips

travel blogging course

How To Confidently Pitch Brands As A Micro-Blogger Workshop with Rachel-Jean Firchau

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Creating Aligned Partnerships With CVBs & Landing Paid Collaborations​ Workshop with Anna Cook

how to land paid press trips course workbook

Course implementation workbook to help you take action and see results

how to land paid press trips branding workbook

Branding workbook to help you more easily create a blog that brands can't wait to work with

press trip pitch templates

Pitch templates + an editable rate card template that can help you increase your earnings

how to land paid press trips influencer networks

Master list of 60+ influencer networks you can join to start getting found by brands + applying for paid campaigns

press trip pitch tracking spreadsheet

Pitch tracking spreadsheet to keep yourself organized and your strategy on track

press trip contract template

Sample press trip campaign contract that you can edit and use for yourself

how to land paid press trips interviews

Interviews with other creators sharing their top tips for landing paid press trips

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Interviews with PR reps + tourism boards sharing what they're really looking for — including in your pitches

digital journal prompts for travel blog prosperity course

Access to a private discussion forum so you can get any and all of your questions answered

Hi, I'm Jessie!

jessie festa, solo female travel blogger

before I was implementing the strategies I now teach Inside how to land paid press trip as a travel blogger...  

I wanted nothing more than to be able to turn my passion for travel into a career.

But, it was exhausting!

Five blog posts per week, days editing photos, and hours crafting social media shares published across way too many platforms left me with little to show.

And when I say "little," I mean I was doing a happy dance if even my mom left a comment on one of my blog posts. 

Sure, I was traveling, but I was spending more time searching for WiFi than actually enjoying the places I was visiting.

While I was working longer hours than ever, I was earning almost nothing. 

Isn’t freedom from the 9-to-5 supposed to be fun? 

So, I changed my strategy (which, let's be real, I never had in the first place).

I analyzed my daily schedule, cut out time-wasting tasks, and focused on what would grow my traffic, community and income.

I also learned to value my work and myself as a content creator.

Today, I work about half as many hours, but make a full-time salary through my blog.

You don’t need luck to turn your travel blog into a profitable business.

You need a clear strategy and proven action plan that works. And through this masterclass, you’ll get just that.

You've got this

So often, the thing holding us back from reaching a goal isn't our ability to succeed, but a lack of knowledge about what steps need to be taken to get where we want to go.

My aim:

That you leave the course with absolutely everything you need to start landing paid press trips as a blogger!

In fact, I've been going on press trips for 12 years now. To create this masterclass, I've packaged up everything I've learned in that time and turned it into a one-stop-shop for learning all you need to know about landing them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s the deal with free trainings:

The instructor usually fills you with fluff, provides their most basic tips or provides a piece of a strategy that you’d need to buy their $1000 course to complete.

Not with this masterclass.

Inside, I’m sharing with you the step-by-step strategy I've used to consistently land paid press trips over and over again.

Moreover, I take you behind the scenes to see my rate cards, emails, and press trip campaigns so you truly see how to put this strategy into practice.

Ready to learn how to laid paid press trips?

Sign up now for instant access!

Lifetime access included!

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