Want to see your name in print? If your town has a local newspaper, pitch some stories to the features editor. If youve found a website you especially admire, contact the editor or producer to see if you might contribute content on a subject that requires your special expertise.
Pin this image, backpacking Indonesia by Keith Parker. CC BY-SA 2.0 3. W iden your world by starting small, counterintuitive as it may seem, in the same way that it makes sense to focus your content, it also makes sense to closely focus any initial beyond-your-own-blog publishing efforts youre inspired to make.
And get paid handsomely for it. Is that too much to ask? Pin this image, woman with a laptop on Campos do Jordao, Sao Paulo. Image by Superstudio / Taxi / Getty Images. 1. Construct a portfolio presence online, if you want to launch yourself as a travel writer today, its essential to create at least a portfolio website, if not a blog: this is a digital billboard where you can present your biography, past and upcoming travels, and social media feeds, and where you can begin to showcase your articles, photos and. 4. Network online and offline, as mentioned in #2, cultivate your connections through the social media siblings, others websites and online conversations. Do the same offline: attend meet-ups, workshops and conferences.
As for the getting paid handsomely part, we can be pretty sure about that and lets just say: dont quit that day job quite yet. The overview is this: newspapers and magazines are still viable and alluring outlets, but theyre slimmer than they used to be, so the competition for a diminishing number of article slots is more intense than.
Your ultimate goal is to develop a relationship with an editor or producer that will give you a regular outlet for your pieces and a potential springboard to a wider world beyond.