Two Must-Read Books To Propel Your Travel Writing Career
Have you been pondering the possibility of making your dream of travel writing a reality? If you’re a would-be nomad blogger, read on.
I’ve thought about taking to the road. Maybe making Ms Career Girl more about all the real Ms Career Girl heroes that are all around us. So I watch for sources of guidance about travel writing and how to make it work. While I’m not sure I will ever take that leap, I wanted to share what I think are the best resources I’ve found.
If you’re serious about creating a career around travel and writing, these should definitely be on your must-read list.
Imagine one complete yet concise resource that covers all the nuts and bolts of travel writing. I can’t summarize it better than their own bullet points:
- How to earn professional writing rates right away.
- What you really need on your website to snag assignments.
- How much magazines really pay.
- What editors really want – – and don’t want – – in a pitch.
- Where to pitch.
- How to get lucrative gigs writing for travel companies.
The author, Gabi Logan, is a professional coach who works with aspiring travel writers. Also a talented writer, she’s put a lifetime of personal knowledge and experience into this one volume. In my opinion, the book is essentially a written coaching program. It definitely delivers as much value to the reader as an “how to” book I’ve ever read.
Of course the idea of travel writing appeals to you because of the lure of never-ending new destinations. But back on earth you still have bills to pay. Yes, you’re in it for the money as well as the adventure. So why not get familiar with how to market all that travel content you’re going to create? The Ultimate Guide shows you how to elevate yourself and your results to all new levels.
The authors, who happen to be the heads of the Digital PR Department at Exposure Ninja, have created a clearly laid out, step-by-step guide to help you take full advantage of all the opportunities to expand your reach, grow your business and online presence, and get yourself noticed. In any field that’s critical. For an aspiring travel writer, this book provides the insights to help you achieve success as quickly as you care to go.
One of the most common reasons for hesitation in any new venture is lack of complete information. Taken together, these two guides provide that from the voice of experience. And that goes a long ways towards boosting your confidence that yes, you can be a successful travel writer.
And if you’re still hesitant about your writing skills, here’s one way to gain more confidence. Write. Just write your story and make it as polished as you can. Then, invest a few dollars in an essay writing service like Essayseek. Assign them the same topic, see how a professional would write it, and compare to your own. You’ll gain valuable insights and more confidence, too.