Will write For Money: how Freelancing Can support Your travels

In this new world of Internet magazines, guest posting and online columns, the line between journalist and blogger is becoming blurred. These days, if you enjoy writing, you can find paid work writing for websites and it’s a terrific way to support your travels.

You may think that this online job / travel job is only for bloggers, but that is untrue. Sure, if you have a blog, you automatically have an online portfolio that perspective employers can browse through, but you don’t need one to be a freelance writer. anyone can get paid to write online and it’s one of the best ways we know how to make money online and really get paid to travel and / or make money from home.

Where To Look

If you’re going to start looking for paid writing gigs online, you’ll need to know where to look. First, you’ll have to figure our what you’re passionate about. Do you enjoy gardening? Being a parent? Cooking? Whatever your passion may be, you’ll have much more success finding work if you write about something you enjoy, rather than simply searching for the highest profits.

Since you’re reading this site, I’ll assume your passion is travel! Well there are a ton of online magazines, websites, blogs and journals that are willing to pay travel writers for their work. A terrific resource for finding freelance work is FreelanceWriting.com, where you’ll find a substantial list of websites that are willing to pay writers for blog posts.

Average Pay

Each website will have its own budget for paying writers, for example: Goats On The Road’s budget is $0. but most larger publications will pay anywhere from $25 – $250 for an article, though the average rate is between $50 – $150. expect to be paid at the lower end of this scale at first, and then as you build up a reputation on the site, the webmaster may start to pay you a bit more.

The Pitch (And The Strikes)

Most, if not all of your article pitches will be sent via email, which means that you’ll be up against hundreds of other people trying to publish articles. The key is to be different and sound personal in the first couple of lines of your email. Don’t sound too professional or too automated, because the moderator may just “junk” your email before reading it through. Webmasters are swamped with spam and many of us don’t have time to search through all the fake emails to find a terrific one.

Make sure to mention the site you’re pitching to in the first few lines. explain why you like the site and maybe even mention your favourite article that went up recently. Then, start a bit of name dropping. tell them about your blog (if you have one). tell them about any schooling you’ve had in writing. Brag about other places you’ve had your work published and explain why your style of writing is perfect for TheirSite.com!

It should also be noted that when you’re pitching articles, you’re bound to strike out sometimes. Actually, you’ll probably have far more strikes than home runs, so be patient and don’t take it personal. I recently pitched 4 separate articles to GoNomad.com and ended up landing the piece on tee-ball. three strikes doesn’t always mean you’re out and while you shouldn’t harass the editors, you may want to try a few different approaches before giving up entirely.

Here’s an idea of what your pitch email may look like:

Dear Editor,

I’ve been reading ExampleSite.com for quite some time and I find myself living vicariously through many of the travel stories. I especially like the recent article “My trip To Somethingstan”.

My name is ______ and I run the popular travel blog ExampleBlog.com, where I share my story with a large audience of like-minded travellers.

I have been featured in _____, ______ and more. I have a terrific article idea and I think it would be perfect for ExampleSite.com.

The article is called “The best example Of A Pitch Article” and it … (briefly explain article here).

I really hope that this is the type of article you’re looking for sometime in the near future. I would love to have my first piece published in ________ Magazine!

If you have any questions about the article or about my writing history, please feel free to contact me at any time. If the idea above isn’t what you’re looking for, please let me know. I have plenty more ideas!

Thank-you for your time and consideration.

न्यानो सम्झना,

तिम्रो नाम

Another option is to send the entire draft copy of the article, but if you go this route, you should have complete trust in the person you are sending it to because they could easily publish it without crediting you at all. Also, if you decide to send entire articles, make sure you’re not sending the article to multiple site owners because if two people acceptit, you’ll have to turn one of them down.

Duplicate content Is A No-No!
Google and other search engines penalize bloggers and webmasters if they publish duplicate content. That means that whatever articles you publish online must be completely original and can’t be published anywhere else on the web.

Know Thy Audience

Whenever you pitch an article to a website, you should first know the site’s audience. A lot of sites that are willing to pay for articles will be looking for pieces with a journalistic approach (ie: less “I’s” more “you’s”). These types of articles tend to be more difficult to write and the editors for such sites are typically more choosy about who they hire for the posts.

Not all sites are looking for journalists however, especially in the travel field. You may find quite a few paying sites that are looking for first hand accounts of amazing travel stories. This is where the everyday traveller can really make some money from their writing. try writing the pieces in a way that will appeal to a broad audience and you should be able to find someone who will pay you for it!

No matter how you write, make sure you match your writing style to the site you are pitching. read some of their most popular posts and try to get a feel for what kind of posts the site is looking for. are there a lot of lists (ie: 10 ways To Make money Freelancing)? are there news stories, travel tales, interviews? If you try to pitch an article with the same tone as others already published, you’ll have a much better chance of getting the job.

Article Ideas

If you’re a traveller, you’ll probably have a ton of stories and ideas about travel, but we all hit a brick wall sometimes and just can’t think about what to write. here are some terrific ways to think of new posts when you’re having a bad case of blogger’s block.

• travel stories – These will probably be your “go-to” posts. write about a recent travel experience and pitch it to your favourite site. (i.e: “Horse Trekking High In The Mountains Of Kyrgyzstan” & “One Steppe Ahead: Trekking into The unknown Mongolia“).

• Lists – probably the most popular style of article in travel writing today, lists are terrific attention grabbers. (i.e. “5 countries You never thought You’d Visit… until Now!” & “10 Must-Try meals From around The Globe“) 

• Reviews – In the travel field, reviews are a very popular type of post and they can get a lot of search engine traffic. review your backpack, your laptop or a hotel! (i.e. “Dariece’s backpack – Osprey Kestrel 32 Review” & “Accommodation spotlight – Victoria house Belize“)

• Instructional – How To’s, Guides and Tutorials. Instructional posts should be helpful, interesting and comprehensive. (i.e: “Guide To Backpacking Thailand” & “How To find The perfect house sitting Job“)• Informational – how do you think Wikipedia became so popular? almost all web traffic starts from the user searching for information.• interviews – Interviews are a terrific way to connect with your favourite bloggers, and use their audience to boost the social presence of your writing. • Rant – Travelling usually comes with a lot of passion. You might hate or love certain aspects of the lifestyle. Rant about it. get controversial and you’ll probably get a lot of attention. होसियार! These types of posts typically attract a lot of negative comments, so make sure you have thick skin!• Inspirational – If you’re writing about how much you hate something in a rant, then you can also write about how much you love something. inspirational posts are terrific for travel writing and they help give people new ideas.For more terrific article ideas, check out pro Blogger’s “20 types of blog Posts: battling Writer’s Block“.

Titles, Titles, Titles!

When you’re pitching your article to perspective publishers, make sure that you have a catchy title. It is said that 80% of all web users click on an article based on the title alone. That means that once you’ve written a catchy title, you’ve already made 80 cents on every dollar the post is worth!

Here are a few types of titles you can use:

Questions: Why is freelance writing the best way to make money online?

Guides: The ultimate guide To Freelance Writing

Lists: 10 ways Freelance writing Can change Your Life

Discussions: Would you ever quit your job to become a freelance writer?

Comparisons: Freelancing vs travel Blogging: Which Is better For Making money Online?

Controversy: Freelance writing is better than travel Blogging

Blog or No Blog

Bloggers will definitely have a bit of an advantage when it comes to freelancing. Not only do they have an onliनेटफोलियो, तर त्यहाँ मैले उद्योगमा ज्ञात नामका लागि लेखेका छन्। फ्रीलेन्डिंग ब्लग्गर्सको लागि पनि भयानक हो किनकि यदि तपाईंसँग ब्लग छ भने, तपाईं आफ्नो साइटबाट फिर्ता लिंक गर्न सक्नुहुनेछ जुन तपाईं हरूमा कतै लेख्नु भएको छ। लिंकहरू यी दिनहरू मूल्यवान छन्, त्यसैले यदि तपाईं लेख्न भुक्तान गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ भने र तपाईं आदरणीय डोमेनबाट तपाईंको साइटमा लिंकहरू प्राप्त गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ, यो वास्तवमै एक जीत-जीत हो।

तर यदि तपाईंसँग ब्लग छैन भने के हुन्छ?

तपाईं अझै पनि स्वतन्त्र हुन सक्नुहुन्छ! चिन्ता नलिनुहोस्, यदि तपाईंको लेखन पर्याप्त राम्रो छ र तपाईंको कथाहरू बाध्यकारी छन्, व्यक्तिहरू उनीहरूको साइटमा उनीहरूलाई सुविधा गर्न चाहन्छन्। केवल तपाईंको मनपर्ने यात्रा कहानी, अनुभव वा ज्ञान र यसलाई तपाईंको मनपर्ने ब्लगमा पिच गर्नुहोस्।

यात्राको लागि भुक्तान गर्न पक्षमा केही थप नगद कमाउने अन्य तरिकाहरू खोज्दै हुनुहुन्छ? कहिले पैसाको लागि अनलाइन सर्वेक्षणलाई विचार गरीएको छ? तपाईं केहि मिनेटमा साइन अप गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ र आज केहि अतिरिक्त पैसा कमाउन सक्नुहुन्छ।

यसलाई क्यारियर बनाउँदै

अब तपाईसँग आधारभूत विचार छ कि कसरी सफल लेखन कामहरू छन्, जहाँ तपाईं रोजगार पाउन सक्नुहुन्छ र तपाइँ कति बनाउन सक्नुहुन्छ, तर तपाईंको दिन जागिर छोड्ने आशा नगर्नुहोस् र पूर्ण-समय फ्रिज गर्नुहोस्। यसले तपाईंको सीपहरू बेकार गर्न र तपाईंको सफलता दर बढाउन तपाईंको सफलता दर वृद्धि गर्न। एकचोटि तपाईंसँग केही प्रकाशकहरू छन् जुन तपाईंले काम गरिसक्नु भएको छ, भुक्तान Gigs फेला पार्दै सजिलो र सजिलो हुन्छ। तपाईं परिचित साइटहरूमा फर्कन सक्नुहुन्छ र नयाँ व्यक्तिको बारेमा तपाईंको अनुभवको बारेमा घटाई र अधिक तपाईं त्यहाँ बाहिर निस्कनुहुन्छ, अधिक साइटहरूले तपाईंलाई सम्पर्क गर्न सक्छ!

यदि तपाईं 1 15 लेख / महिना लिन प्रबन्ध गर्न सक्नुहुनेछ प्रत्येक 100 डलरमा प्रत्येक $ 100 मा, तपाईं आफूलाई पूर्ण-समय स्वतन्त्र लेखक मान्नुहुन्छ!

अन्तिम विचारहरु

धेरै यात्रीहरूले यी दिनहरूमा आफ्नो यात्राको केही प्रकारको रेकर्ड राख्छन्। यो एक ब्लग हो कि, एक पत्रिका, विदेशमा ईमेल वा एक नोटप्याडमा मात्र नोटहरू, हामी सबै हाम्रो यात्रा सम्झनाहरू तल जोट गर्न चाहन्छौं। किन ती सम्झनाहरू गोलोज नगर्नुहोस् र तिनीहरूलाई तपाईंको मनपर्ने ट्राभल वेबसाइटहरूको सम्पादकमा फालियो?! यदि तपाईं केवल $ 100 / लेख बनाउन सक्नुहुनेछ, र तपाईं $ 2 / / दिनको लागि यात्रा गर्दै हुनुहुन्छ, तब तपाईंले प्रत्येक days दिन प्रत्येक दिन तपाईंको यात्रालाई समर्थन गर्नको लागि एक लेख गर्नुपर्छ! यदि तपाईले पहिलो पटक अस्वीकार गर्नुभयो भने पनि, प्रयास गरिरहनुहोस्। वेब बिभिन्न nches मा विभिन्न साइटहरु को पूर्ण छ र तिनीहरू सधैं रमाईलो, चाखलाग्दो र अद्वितीय सामग्री खोज्दै छन् … तपाईं जस्तै!

अस्वीकरण: सडकमा बाख्रा एक अमेजन एसोसिएसन र केहि अन्य रिटेलरको लागि एक सम्बद्धता हो। यसको मतलव हामीले आयोगहरू कमाउँछौं यदि तपाईं हाम्रो ब्लगमा लिंक क्लिक गर्नुहुन्छ र ती retailles बाट खरीद।

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