How to Earn Income From Your Favorite Travel SpotFoot Loose

By: Lynn Vandyke
It would be wonderful to travel and then be able to make income from what we learned. Most of us think very traditionally. To earn money as a travel writer suggests traveling, publishing and then hoping people will buy the book. But there are so many creative ways today to make money from a favorite topic.

The internet has opened up a world of opportunity. You may have been foot loose and fancy free while traveling and you can apply those same qualities to your website. This will draw people to the same locations that you fell in love with on your travels.

People want information – all they can get. Traveling is not cheap and knowing all you can about an area is valuable information that people are willing to pay for when ready to travel.

The Predictable Travel AgentTravel agents earn commissions by selling hotel rooms and tours. Naturally they will tell you only about those places that earn them income. What they sell is predictable. But what about all the other places that are hidden delights? What about the lesser known hotels and restaurants? How about the festivals and the people? What are they like?Maybe there are places more interesting and more travel worthy than the obvious cities.

These are topics only a local or frequent visitor can answer with any truthfulness.

If you have a favorite travel spot that you are intimately familiar with, it is possible to earn income from your passion for the area. But you can earn income from more than describing travel spots. You can write about almost anything and there will be thousands of people interested in what you have to say.

You can describe favorite events, sports adventures or special tours you have taken. You can give all the details that people really want and that travel agents don't know. These include details such as:

- Places to avoid in a destination spot

- Restaurant specialties

- Tour details

- Weather specifics for different times of the year

- Personal details of experiences – pros and cons

- The friendliness of local people and how they treated you as a visitor

- Details of an adventure trip such as hiking the mountains

- Advice about clothing to pack and any other items that will be helpful

These kinds of tips and advice are not available on travel agent websites – not in the personal detail you can provide. Your descriptions can even drive business to lesser-known areas and activities. You can do this by developing a website and you can earn money by offering related services and products to visitors, or simply through advertising fees.

The Unpredictable VisitorBusinesses will pay money to encourage visitors to their areas or activities. Everyone knows that billions are spent on travel every year. On your personal travel website, you will write about your experiences from a humanistic viewpoint. The website should be designed in such a manner that traffic is driven to the site.

A professional website developer can help you utilize the tools available for creating a website that will be successful and competitive. Once your site becomes known in the cyber world, and people begin to utilize your information, you can expect businesses to take an interest in what you have to say. They will want to advertise, pay referral fees and or invite you to write about new places.

The key is to have a website that makes people comfortable with you and your information. The possibilities are unlimited! There's no reason to keep such valuable information to your self. Start writing about what you love and the money will follow.

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