Travel Blogging as a career option

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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. If you want to start a travel blog to earn money and become famous, stop right now because the chances are that you may not succeed! If your blog is your passion and you can work on it day after day, without any indication of success, the chances are that you will also start making money from it! But starting a travel blog to make money is indeed a bad idea!

I started my travel blog because I was already traveling and the blog gave a purpose to my travels. I am also a very creative person, and blogging is a great way to keep my mind creatively busy. I enjoy every aspect of blogging from taking pictures, or posing for photos, writing blog articles, designing my website, creating posts for Instagram, editing in Photoshop and Lightroom and sharing my content with others. When your motive is right, and money is not your goal, and you work persistently and perseveringly, your blog will grow, and you will have a voice in society. Not only will people start listening to you but they will also begin to get influenced by your thoughts and ideas. I think it can be a great way to spread goodness in the world and lead a truly fulfilling life.