If you’re a jet-setter and if you simply love traveling, you can entertain/educate other people and make money at the same time by writing travel articles that you can submit to magazines or to travel websites. Depending on the quality of your articles, you can make as much as $1,000 per article. However, before you can charge this amount, you need to make sure that your articles are really explosive. Here’s how you can make that happen:
1. First, pick a destination that you really find interesting. You can go to other countries or explore other cities/provinces in your own county. It’s okay if your chosen destination isn’t that popular. The more important thing is that you’ll be able to give your readers the kind of information that would make them want to visit the place.
2. Do your homework. Before you board that plane, ensure that you research the place that you’re about to visit. It’s important that you know certain laws or traditions that are held sacred in that place. You wouldn’t want to get into trouble, do you? Also, research the best accommodations and the mode of transportation. Also, ensure that you have enough cash in hand.
3. Bring a tape recorder. This is much better than bringing pen and paper. It’s much convenient to just record your thoughts, ideas, and the things you have learned than writing them down.
4. Make your articles stand out from the rest. Instead of writing about typical tourist destinations, offer your readers with information that they cannot easily find online. For instance, give them some tips on where to find the best places to eat or the best places to stay — they’ll appreciate you for doing so.