I started ‘be on the road’ travel blog 6 years ago as a way to share my travel experiences with my family and friends. A lot of travel bloggers did the same. They started their travel blogs either because they treated it like a hobby or because they wanted a medium to be able to share their photos, videos and stories with their folks.
Today, this blog is my career. And so are many other blogs of other travel bloggers. The whole travel blogging ecosystem has been changing slowly over the past few years. Today, travel blogging has evolved into a profession and many brands are keen on working with them. There are many avenues of making money. And I am not just talking writing or advertising. I am talking social media. I am talking digital marketing. I am talking brand positioning. I am talking so much more.
If you have ever wondered how a travel blogger makes his money or if you are an upcoming travel blogger who wants to carve a niche out for him(her)self, you should block Feb 25, 2014, 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM on your calendar!!
Social Media Week, an international news platform and worldwide conference orchestrator on social media and technology is organizing a session in Bangalore on Travel Blogging. Lonely Planet, along with Iffort is hosting this session at Social Media Week, Bangalore as part of the international conference from February 23 to 27.
I am speaking in this session and so are other popular travel bloggers. During these 45 minutes, we will unravel the world of travel blogging, talk about our personal experiences, discuss money making options and share tips that we have learnt either from our past experiences or from making mistakes.
The location has not been finalized so far, but once it is finalized, you can find that and more details about this session on the Social Media Week Travel Blogging Event Page.
I look forward to seeing and meeting you there!