Starting a travel blog is one of the best things I’ve done.
Being able to partly or fully finance your travels allows you travel cheaper by doing what you love, but keeping a blog is also about sharing your adventures and views with other likeminded souls.
In my mind, blogging is one of the best digital nomad jobs as you get to be your own boss.
If you’re thinking of starting a blog, here are a few of my posts followed by the resources I use and can vouch for.
Useful blogging resources
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Keysearch is a really useful tool for bloggers aiming to attract traffic from search engines. It tells you what people search for on the internet by volume and competitivity. This can help you choose keywords and cater the articles you write.
No writing experience? Grammarly is a writing tool that lets you correct errors. I don’t know where I’d be without it and better yet, it’s free!
Graphic design isn’t an easily skill to learn overnight. If you don’t have Photoshop or the budget to hire a designer, fear not. Canva allows you to design just about anything with no prior design skills or training. I make blog and Pinterest graphics with it, but you can also make social media graphics and all manner of other things.