How to become a professional travel blogger in India

Do you own a travel blog and want to become a professional travel blogger? Wondering how to become one? Go through tips in the article to know how you can become a professional travel blogger in India by improving your travel blog.

So, you want to become a professional travel blogger. The word 'professional' here means you want to make money and earn your living from your travel blog. Well, it's not an easy task to become a professional travel blogger in India because today in India thousands of travel bloggers and travel blogs exists. The reason, these days it has become easy to start a blog with the numerous free web hosting sites. All you need to do to become a successful professional travel blogger is to have passion combined with hard work, determination and dedication to stand out. Following is the stepwise guide to becoming a professional travel blogger in India.

Read this inspirational interview with Tony John, the first blogger from India. He has explained in detail about how he became a successful blogger.

Start a travel blog

Initially it's easy to start a travel blog on your own. In the present web dominated world where there are many feature-rich free web hosting sites, everyone can easily start a blog on their own on different niche. Once you start a personal travel blog and keep updating your blog with travel posts, slowly you become a professional travel blogger. The next step towards successful travel blogging is to stand out from the crowd. Well, that is not an easy thing as it involves hard and dedicated work. Hard work doesn't mean that you need to travel extensively. However travelling helps you to pen your travel experiences / travel tales / travel guide / travel tips in your blog posts.

Good writing skills

Written Sills is one of the essential skill required for a blogger, especially for a travel blogger. Normally a well-written blog posts which draw the attention of the readers and keep them engaged to your posts. Readers play a key role in making a blog popular. The more the organic traffic to a blog, the more popular the blog will be and the higher the page index. If you are interested in becoming a professional travel blogger, you should have good writing skills.

Build audience

Now you have started a blog and become a travel blogger. Next important job of a professional travel blogger is to update your blog with blog posts. This is only a small part of travel blogging. But you need to focus on building decent readers for your travel blog. A blog without an audience would be discouraging the blogger. Once you start getting decent readers who stay in your blog for a longer period, that would help you in making money through your blog. For becoming a professional travel blogger, you need to have a target audience.

Useful blog posts

Once you have started a travel blog, start posting useful content in your blog posts. If you keep posting your travel tales / experiences and either tweet or post links in FB (FaceBook) pages or post in other social media, then your family and friends will read the posts and may post few words of appreciation as a comment. But for making money from your travel blog posts, getting organic traffic is more important. For reaching out to larger audience, you should provide useful / helpful content in your travel blog posts. Provide something valuable to your readers to keep them engaged to your travel blog. This will also help to keep re-visiting your travel blog. Travel Blog posts on various topics like travel tips, travel guide, visit to natural wonders, pilgrim places and other such important topics on food recommendations, what to do or where to stay, travel photography etc to keep the audience engaged for long.

Know what the readers are looking for

Once your travel blog starts getting good organic traffic, the next step you need to do is to do some research and find out what the readers are looking for. You can know by comments to your blog posts or through emails, the interests of your readers. Accordingly, provide your readers with what they are looking/asking for. When your readers keep asking your queries, instead of providing each reader with an answer, you can write a blog post for all the readers. Blog posts with useful information keep getting steady organic traffic and also keep them getting back to your blog.

Guest posting

Initially when you start a travel blog, you won't reach the audience but reach only to the people in your circle. To reach to a larger audience, you can write guest posts in other popular travel blogs/blogs. Guest posts help in building your audience. It also helps in giving you credibility and your expertise on travel blogging. Guest posts help in sending the traffic to your blog.

Article by Kalyani
Kalyani is basically an educationist and presently a home-maker who is fruitfully utilizing her free time in freelancing, online content writing and above all blogging. She is an active lead editor at for over 2 years. She is an environmentalist who strives to protect the environment through the revival of age-old eco-friendly practices. She also strives to preserve the rich cultural heritage of India.

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