Travel Blogging as a career option

Travel Blogging as a career option

I get a lot of messages from young people on my Instagram who want to pursue travel blogging as their career. I honestly don't know how you can do this. One thing I know for sure is that it takes years of persistent hard work to grow a following on social media and get enough visitors on your blog before you can start getting brand sponsorships or start getting paid to travel.

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An important lesson in never giving up!

An important lesson in never giving up!

I got my first brand sponsorship when I had about 6k followers on Instagram and still less number of visitors on my blog. It was a clothing brand from Denmark, and they agreed to sponsor my clothes for a trip to New Zealand. I was ecstatic. Even though I had been working very hard on my blog, traveling and creating content for well over two years, it was my first real collaboration.

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How Instagram hashtags are helping me to get more followers & increase my account's engagement

How Instagram hashtags are helping me to get more followers & increase my account's engagement

I joined Instagram in June 2015 to bring more traffic to my blog. Back then social media was a completely new field for me. When I heard the word ‘hashtags’, I had to google search the term to find out what it meant! Fast forward 2019, I have taken my Instagram handle @thingstodot to 45.7k (as of today)…

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Why I quit my job to learn German

Why I quit my job to learn German

A few years ago, I quit my job as Creative Head of a design firm to go to Germany and learn German. Even though outwardly I may have seemed very successful, inwardly I was very unhappy. I had become part of a corporate rat-race and got attached to position, a nice salary and 5-star travel in Europe.

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5 reasons I stopped checking my Instagram & Facebook the first thing in the morning

5 reasons I stopped checking my Instagram & Facebook the first thing in the morning

We all know how important social media is to reach out to people, connect with old friends as well as grow your business. However, if we don't use it with restrain, it can also get very addictive, and make us dull-minded by killing our initiative and will-power.


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