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Create a travel blog Step-by-step Guide

Create a travel blog Step-by-step Guide

I’ve put together a little step-by-step guide for you on how to start your own travel blog. I tried to write the instructions as simple as possible so that even complete beginners understand how to become a travel blogger and get started.

Become a travel blogger – It’s as easy as creating your own travel blog

  1. Brainstorm, plan, the most important questions

The first step is especially important because it lays the foundation for years of continuous work on your own travel blog. Before creating your travel blog, you should therefore definitely clarify the following questions, as this can save you a lot of time and effort later on:

What do I want to write? What types of travel, travel destinations, and issues are thematized? Do you choose a category or a broader base?

What should my travel blog be called? What name would I still like next year?

Which social media channels match my travel blog? I really require utilizing all channels, or do I need to focus? Even choose a traditional blog, or would I fancy a social media channel or vlog? Want to be a travel blogger as a hobby or do the job full-time or part-time?

How much money do I need to invest in my travel blog? Do I even choose to hire people to write for me?

  1. Find a blog provider and host

When you have clarified the most important entry questions on your blog, you can choose a blog provider and sign up there. I use the largest WordPress provider for my content management system (CMS). But there are many other systems such as Drupal, Joomla, or Typo7. For superficially hosted blogs, providers like Squarespace, Wix or WordPress are perfect. I was initially on Weebly.com. If you are serious about blogging and want to save a lot of time later, you should host your blog directly yourself. It is simply recommended if you have more ambitious plans.

Then you can search for a hosting provider and open an account there. If you just want to try it, you can create an externally hosted travel blog, often for free, with your blog provider and familiarize yourself with the system. Try first and learn. Before you really get started, just switch to a hosting provider to host your blog yourself.

  1. Technical installation of the travel blog

I can write quite a few blog posts at this time alone. If you host your travel blog externally, you have practically nothing to do. Get started after choosing a blog template. It’s easier at first, but it’s much harder later. Start directly with a self-hosted blog when you are in doubt. It works like this:

First, you need to secure your domain – preferably with your hosting providers such as Strato or IONOS

Then configure your CMS in the hosting provider’s account. There you can choose between WordPress, Drupal, and many more. Personally, I recommend WordPress because it’s easy to use and widely used.

With your host, you must also specify your PHP version, assign a database to your CMS, and assign security certificates. but it’s much harder later. Start directly with a self-hosted blog when you are in doubt. It works like this:

  1. Set up your travel blog and design your website

When you have everything set up with the hosting provider, you can log in to your travel blog backend. Now the work really begins:

  1. Before you begin, you must first select and install a blog theme.
  2. Then you modify the design of the theme to your requirements.
  3. Now you install essential plugins for your website.
  4. Make sure your travel blog is GDPR compliant. You need to create an imprint and a privacy policy. You should be extremely careful with your readers’ personal data. Cookies can only be installed if users give their consent. The whole subject is delicate: it is better to read the subject in-depth, to be advised by a lawyer in case of doubt, and to take out blog insurance with legal protection if you want to be careful.
  5. Write blog posts on your travel blog

Now you can finally get started with travel writing. You will be totally proud when you publish the first blog posts on your travel blog. It’s something different than just a travel diary – at least if you want to be successful with your travel blog. How to publish good travel reports, blog posts, and articles in general on your travel blog – just that I could write quite a few articles with tips. The best tips for travel blog posts are here:

Write for your readers: inside and not for the search engine and give your readers a lot of useful and helpful tips in your articles. That alone is half the battle for success with your travel blog.

Do keyword research and find out what interests your readers and what they want to know when they search for specific search terms.

Utilize blog aspects like traveler photos, tables, lists, structured data. Implement videos and social media amounts.

Link your articles appropriately to each other and link to meaningful external pages to provide your readers with more information on a topic. How to publish good travel reports, blog posts, and articles in general on your travel blog – just that I could write quite a few articles with tips. The best tips for travel blog posts are here:

Write and publish new travel blog posts on an ongoing basis to provide your readers with new reading material and to keep your site up to date.

  1. Dissemination of blog posts on social networks

If you have published excellent articles in your travel blog, they will be indexed by search engines like Google and readers will magically discover your articles when they search for certain search terms like “Sardinia travel report”. You can also spread your lovingly and sumptuously designed articles on social networks – for example by having accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Co. and posting your messages there. You can also advertise your posts there – but that doesn’t always make sense because it’s quite easy to spend money.

Estimated cost: 2500 Dollars

Supply:

  • notebook
  • smartphone
  • camera

Tools:

  • WordPress
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Can go
  • photo editing software
  • Video editing software

Materials: Photo recordings Video recordings Text contributions