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Travel Writer Dreams to Soar Profits to New Heights

What’s faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and can leap tall buildings in a single jump? A travel writer who takes off by leaps and bounds and crosses all borders. He bounces from opportunity to opportunity and can give Tigger from Winnie the Pooh a run for his money!

Remember what Randy Pausch [1], asked in his “last lecture” asked “are you a Tigger or an Eeyore?”

Many opportunities exist for travel writers. It’s possible to soar in the direction of your dream, succeed, and reap the rewards. The question you must ask yourself is “do I really want this for myself?” If you answer with a resounding YES, then continue reading. If not, stop and go read something else.

One way to soar profits to new heights is through affiliate marketing. You could market Travelocity [2], Expedia [3], and Priceline [4]. In fact, you could book a vacation through Travelocity, Expedia, or Priceline and then write about the experience. You will be an authority on booking online vacations.

Another way to reap the rewards is to peruse TravelWriters.com [5] and apply for travel writing opportunities. This is a great resource for travel writers. Not only do they provide you with a wealth of job opportunities, but the opportunity to connect with other travel writers through the writer forum. If you have a question, chances are another travel writer already asked it. Point and click to find the answer!

Did you submit your travel article to the local newspaper or city magazine? Most newspapers will ask for travel articles. You never know what will come of a submission. The editor may make you an offer that you cannot refuse! Here’s a tip: make sure to include photos with your travel article! This will give you an edge over other travel writers.

Visit Freelance Writing Gigs [6]. This website is a freelance writer’s dream come true! Many writing opportunities are posted and the majority are telecommute. You will find opportunities such as writing for magazines and newspapers. Editing opportunities are listed as well.

These are just some ways a travel writer can increase their profits. You may have some other ideas on how to soar to new heights. Use the dynamic duo of dedication and perseverance to reach your dream. Aim high and go for it!

Rebecca

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