BITW 001: Solo Travel & Creating a Travel Writing Career using Upwork with Rebekah Voss

BITW 001: Solo Travel & Creating a Travel Writing Career using Upwork with Rebekah Voss

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001: Solo Travel & Creating a Travel Writing Career using Elance with Rebekah Voss
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Rebekah Voss did what many of us dream about; she took the leap into long term travel and has been exploring SE Asia for the past year. Learn how she turned copy writing into a travel writing career with Elance.com and a gig as a ghost writer into a year of travel.

More About Rebekah:
Today’s guest is Rebekah Voss from The Happy Passport. Rebekah decided to leave the U.S. and has traveled to India, Nepal, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and that is just the start!

She is the author of “MY Week with Deepak” and #175 Ways to Travel Today”. She also is the host of the podcast, Travel Fail. She specializes Solo travel and shares narrative travel tales and travel fails from around the world.

Join us to hear what she has to say on episode 001 of Break Into Travel Writing.

The Finer Details of This Show Include:

  • The advantages of traveling solo.
  • Best route for first time travel in SE Asia.
  • How to use Elance.com to make a living as a travel writer.
  • How she found love while traveling.
  • Her month in Nepal and why you should plan to buy scarfs while you are there.
  • And loads more!

Rebekah is a self proclaimed travel cheerleader. Her writing career started with scripts as well as copywriting for small businesses. She then started writing and blogging for many outlets such as Banker in the Sun, The Wise Traveller blog, CarolRoth.com, TheBoomerBusinessOwner.com, Gringos Abroad, MarielleGreen.com, and featured on Shoeboxed.com, travelhacks, Channel 9 News Denver, USA Today . She got her travel writing break when she was hired to write travel guides for India, Nepal, Myanmar and Burma ghost written for a prominent travel website that because of contractual reasons, she has to leave to our imagination! In 2013 she became location independent.

Rebekah also shares her insights on how to break into travel writing and photography. Some of the main points we discuss are:

  • Using the Writers Market to connect with editors and find new travel writing opportunities.
  • Using Wikitravel for travel research.
  • Why finding a niche is so important in jumpstarting your travel writing career.
  • Why starting hyper local with your travel writing can fast track your career.
  • Rebekah’s tips to break into travel writing.

There’s plenty more Rebekah shares on today’s show on that same subject – and offers great insights! One of my favorites is, “Don’t be intimidated by people with more experience.” Be sure to listen to hear what she has to say on the importance finding your niche so you can stand out and have a hook with your travel writing. Have a listen to get the inside scoop, and then join me in thanking Rebekah for being here! And thank you as well. We’ll see you next time!

Episode Resources

175 Ways to Travel (Rebekah’s free guide)
My Week with Deepak (
Rebekah’s book)

Travel Fail (Rebekah’s podcast)
Wikitravel
WordPress
Upwork.com *
Rebekah Voss’ website
Rebekah Voss on Facebook
Rebekah Voss on Twitter

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*Update: Since the airing of this episode, Elance is now Upwork.


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By | 2017-02-02T08:49:47+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Shows|2 Comments

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  1. todd January 10, 2015 at 3:09 am - Reply

    Great episode Rebekah! Loved the tip about Elance.

  2. Doria August 9, 2015 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for the info! I stopped writing for a while but you just got me motivated!

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