I am having a similar experience to the author of the last post we talked about, Lucas at Fast Company. I have been approached by a really nice guy, with strong marketing skills to review his site. I don’t necessarily love the site, but I admire his efforts. So, I am going to address a general topic that I’ve been wanting to discuss.

Are you writing for a travel blog yet?

Writing for blogs is a great way to propel yourself into the travel writing world, especially if it is a niche market. Several blogs are “No-pay”, especially if you are creating them yourselves, but some blogs do pay, and believe it or not, the going rate is in the $4-5/post range. As a writer, that was shocking to me at first, but it’s what the industry supports, and many people who love blogging are finding a temporary benefit to blogging for hire, as opposed to doing it themselves.

I understand that the whole topic of writing for free, or low pay, is a sore subject to many of you and we could go at it for hours. But l want to address only those that are open to building their names through travel blogs and let you know of a few that are looking for regular writers:

Currently Looking for Writers

Jaunted: Paid gig, Email help@jaunted.com
Vagablond Non-paid, Email gil@vagablond.com
World Cup Blog: Non-paid but too much fun! Email bob@worldcupblog.com

Great Paid Gigs. Full Now, But Check Back Later
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BootsnAll Travel is always looking for people who want to blog about their trips and passing out free blogs. BootsnAll Rogue is a special niche area for those that are doing something particularly on the edge.


  1. Thanks for the tip and motivation! I post on my own blog, (a mish-mash of stuff) but just submitted an application for BootsnAll Rogue for my upcoming trip to Kabul, Afghanistan. I’ll keep my fingers crossed and will let you know how it works out 🙂

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