The widespread of modern technology has fueled the imagination of people around the world. Instead of simply reading about beautiful destinations, we can now feast our eyes on high-definition images, watch incredible footage, and even experience 3D simulations.
Not only are we able to vividly enjoy sights that 40 years ago were impossible to see in person, but devices such as smartphones and computers have allowed us to start blogging for a living and traveling the world at the same time.
Learning how to travel the globe while making money opens up a whole new world of possibilities as it empowers us to pursue our dreams without having to sacrifice our quality of life.
In this post, we will discuss the benefits of remote work, why location independent work is going to change the way companies do business, and how to travel the world while blogging for a living.
Chances are you are familiar with the terms blog or blogging, but they have come a long way since their beginnings in the 1990s. Blogs, which is an abbreviation for weblogs, were first established for users to tell their stories and document their daily lives, like a journal.
However, blogs quickly became a marketing and sales tool for companies of all sizes because they helped them build a lasting relationship with their customers. Today, blogs are a critical element for any successful business because it helps attract customers to their site.
But, blogs are not limited to companies or enterprises. Personal blogs that cover topics such as cooking, fashion, and traveling have great monetary potential. Setting up a popular blog that brings in a significant amount of income means you can:
Not only are they a great source of income, but there are millions of blogs of all types, that serve different purposes and cover all topics.
From sports to personal development, car repairs, frugality, and even home improvement, there are millions of active blogs being updated every day, all of which can be monetized. Which brings us to our next points...
The biggest issue with traveling the world is that in most places you can’t engage in money making activities as a tourist. However, if you take up blogging for a living, you can work on the go while taking care of all the paperwork and tax payments at home.
The best part about blogging for a living is that you can create a blog for free, and maintenance costs are minimal, if any. Blogs are also highly customizable, so you can choose to add a number of features that attract more visitors and give it more value.
The most effective way to monetize your blog is to attract a high volume of viewers and increase exposure. This will make your weblog an attractive option for companies who want to advertise on your site, increase their own exposure, and reach your audience.
Once you have a steady flow of traffic, you can make money through your blog by:
Blogging for a living is elegantly simple because you only need two things: a device where you can access your blog and update it, preferably a laptop computer although some people opt for tablets.
Keep in mind that traveling requires constant packing and carrying, so the lighter the model of the device you choose the better. You will also need a decent machine that can handle light multitasking and is capable of working with common browsers and apps.
The second thing you will need will be a decent internet connection. You won’t need lighting-speed internet, but you have to be able to log into your blog and update it on regular basis. This can be really frustrating if the connection is weak or unstable.
Verify beforehand that all your future accommodation options have a decent internet connection so you don’t have to go out of your way to update your blog every time.
Having a knack for writing is also extremely helpful, because you need to write attractive, engaging, and error-free content. Brush up on your grammar skills and use tools such as Grammarly to help you check your content for any errors or mistakes.
Once you have all the tools you need, your next steps are to create your blog and start writing!
Before you create your blog, you have to review the different platforms available and choose which is the best for you.
What topics will you discuss on your blog? Answering this question can give you an idea of the demographics of your readers, which you can use to create fictional depictions of your ideal visitors. Use these depictions as a point of reference to set various elements of your blogs.
Choose the right tone of voice based on the target audience you identified in order to speak directly to readers in their language and build a deeper connection with them.
You can also use the information about your target audience to find topics that will resonate with them and entice them to read your articles.
Lastly, you need to create high-quality content that is engaging, free of grammar errors, and that truly builds a connection with your audience. The key is to choose the right tone of voice and share actionable information they can implement to help them overcome a challenge.
Blogging for a living, and remote work in general, are already revolutionizing the way companies conduct business and hire employees.