Author Profile: Matthew Barker

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Matthew Barker

Matthew Barker is a Peru-based wannabe writer who combined his love of travel and writing with his career in marketing to create the Travel Content Network, an online marketplace for professional travel writers and online publishers who recognise the value of high quality writing.


You can follow Matthew on Twitter, or connect with him on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Articles By Matthew  »

A New Way to Find and Celebrate Great Travel Content
Posted in General News & Info, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Technology on 15 July 2013
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Some time ago I wrote a piece for this site on how certain online markets were maturing and beginning to offer new opportunities for well-paid, professional travel writing assignments. In the months since I have worked with numerous travel brands who are waking up to the value of investing in professional-standard travel journalism for their […]

Expand Your Portfolio To Access New Markets
Posted in Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities on 14 May 2012
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A short while ago I wrote this post about the emerging online market for travel writing. I explained how changes in search engine and social media technology were causing commercial travel websites to start seeing themselves as travel publishers in their own right, opening up significant new opportunities for professional travel journalists. The idea is […]

Travel Writing’s Bright and Lucrative Future…Online
Posted in Enhance Your Writing, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities on 12 December 2011
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About four years ago, in a fit of naivety and suffering from a serious case of itchy feet… …I jacked in my steady career job in PR, bought an entry level D-SLR camera and booked a ticket to South America. I had it all worked out; I was going to become a travel writer. I […]



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