Travel Writing Jobs – Become a Travel Writer
When I started Gear Up and Play I had a dream. It was pretty simple, I wanted to quit my 9-5 day job and pursue something that would allow me the freedom to enjoy life the way I always imagined. In this dream I traveled freely, just me and my backpack, a notebook computer and a small amount of personal belongings. I had no set agenda, no longing obligations and no place to call home. I was simply a freelance travel writer.
Each day I would wake up and wander a new street, each month a new city, and each year a new country. By day I would visit world renowned land marks as well as quaint local cafes and shops. Then I would get lost, sit and ponder my direction and then find new ones. At night I would return to my hotel and write on my computer, expand my ideas and pray for the income to keep me going. It was this very website that I dreamed could fuel my ambitions to be a freelance travel writer.
You see, with the advent of the internet being a travel writer does not mean you have to be some incredible journalist and get picked up by a magazine our popular media outlet. You have the popular media outlet right there in front of you ready to be utilized. If you were going on a trip to Italy chances are you would Google everything from the places you want to see to the hotels your going to sleep. We live in a age where everything is just a search away and printed sources almost come as a afterthought.
So, you may wonder can I simply be a Freelance Travel Writer? Do you have the dream? To live free and pursue life the way you imagined by becoming a travel writer. This isn’t a get rich scheme or a promise at wealth or a call to action that makes promises. Yes, its a dream but more importantly it should be your goals. What are your goals?
If they are anything like mine then this is a opportunity to become part of something we are trying to create here at Gear Up and Play. The goal is simple and it reaches beyond just what I want for my own life, it reaches into yours. I imagine a place where anyone and everyone can publish articles about their travels and earn the bread to move them to the next city. I imagine a place where everyone escapes the daily grind. Collectively we can create a wealth of personal experiences into a library of useful information for other would be travelers.
You are probably wondering how will I make money writing about my travels? This is where we come in. Here at Gear Up and Play you get paid 100% of your works efforts through the Google Adsense publishing program that we have implemented across our website. This means all you have to do is travel and then come here to blog your experiences.
Its likely that you have visited other travel related websites and shared your experiences for FREE. That’s right, you’ve posted your valuable experiences upon a wall cluttered with advertising and reaped none of the rewards. At Gear Up and Play the space surrounding your articles is filled with advertising that benefits you and you only. If this interest you please continue on the road to becoming a “Freelance Travel Writer?”