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Blogger Opportunities, Travel Opportunities & Travel Writer Jobs for Friday, January 21, 2022

Media Trips, Paying Freelance Gigs, Travel Blogging Courses, Affiliate Opportunities! Many of the below I find throughout the week on Facebook, in PR emails and some are sent directly to me as a request to share (so using my name in many cases, won’t get you further in the process 🙂

Please read all thoroughly before you take the next step to apply.

1. Join to Land Gigs with More Brands is the largest community in the influencer economy. They work with 170k+ influencers, 35k+ brands, and 10k+ agencies. The platform instantly allows businesses to discover, engage, and connect with influencers. Ready to take land branded campaigns? visit their website and join me by earning income as an influencer!

2. 2022 Beer Now Conference

Beer Now Conference is for those communicating about beer via blogs, podcasts, photos, etc. If you are a Beer Blogger, Writer, or Social Media Influencer this is the perfect conference to connect with potential brands for collaborations and new story ideas.  Email to be added to their media list for the 2022 conference or visit here for more information.

3. Media Trip: York, PA

Want to get to know York County? Journalists interested in a familiarization trip to York, PA can preview a sample itinerary and apply for a press trip with a customized itinerary tailored perfectly to create an outstanding story for your readers (and editors). Find media trip details here. (JTM, so please don’t use my name as the contact, as it won’t help in getting the trip!)

4. World Nomads: Freelance Writing Opportunity (usually around $600 – $700 max per article or $0.50 a word)

World Nomads is a travel insurance company, but also put together a lot of in-depth guides and travel articles. There are a lot of submissions here, so be sure that your pitch is unique and very detailed. The pay is very good though and they often pay extra for use of your travel photos. If you want to get paid to write online, then this is a great option. Find all submissions details here. 

Bonus: check out 50+ Magazines and Websites That Pay for Travel Writing

5. International Food Blogger Conference: March 17-20, 2022 in El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico.

The International Food Blogger Conference was the world’s first food blogging conference & took place in 2009. IFBC is the best conference for food bloggers and offers truly valuable seminars. The topics chosen show that IFBC is keeping in tune with the ever-changing aspects of the internet and blogging. Food blogging is about becoming involved in the community and industry and this is the best conference for networking.  Learn more and Sign Up Here. 

6. Travel Writing Class with Don George: Via Zoom on Tuesdays, Feb. 15 – March 29

Don George is the author of The Way of Wanderlust and of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing and the editor of ten anthologies, including A Moveable Feast, The Kindness of Strangers, and An Innocent Abroad. George is Editor at Large for National Geographic Traveler, where he writes feature articles and the monthly Trip Lit column. In this workshop, participants will conceive, pitch, and write an original travel piece of up to 2,500 words. Find details and registration info.

FREE Bonus: Can’t afford Don George’s class? Check out How to Become a Great Travel Writer with Don George & Podcast Recording

7. Increase Affiliate Income with Thirsty Affiliates

I’ve become obsessed with this tool! Thirsty Affiliates is a plugin that helps you to create a library of affiliate links so if you ever need to change one link, you can do so in one click rather than days of combing your site for links in every blog post!

You can even set keywords to magically change into affiliate links. It’s a massive time saver and is absolutely essential for bloggers doing affiliate marketing who want to make more $$. Save $50 & check it out here!


How To Build Traffic & Income in 2022

If you want to do something TODAY that will help you in 2022, focus on writing posts that have the potential of BIG traffic using the right keywords and optimizing correctly.

Step 1: Join RankIQ. This software will give you keywords that are easy and fast to rank for and show you the potential traffic you can gain. Just use the keywords they provide, word count they suggest and a catchy title to rank fast and build traffic. 

Step 2: Use Keysearch to search for additional keywords to add to your articles or find new articles to focus on that have a good or great chance for traffic and are easy to rank for. Use the code KSDISC when you sign up for 20% off.

Step 3: Start updating older articles with new keywords. Run them through RankIQ to see what additional keywords you can add to help them with a refresh and to rank on Google.

Step 4: As you are updating your new and older articles, make sure to add affiliate links. My favorite Affiliate Network for travel bloggers is Travelpayouts. Earn a $25 bonus after you earn your first $25 in affiliate income by using promo code YEAR2022 when you sign up. Cool, right?

Travelpayouts is the largest affiliate platform designed for travel content creators. Travelpayouts helps to earn on all types of travel services including flight tickets, accommodation, tours and activities, car rentals, insurance, and many others by connecting over 100 trusted travel brands with over 300 000 content creators globally.


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