How to Build a Wildly Successful Travel Blog {Infographic}

Build-Travel-Blog-320So you like to travel?

The travel blogging industry is continually growing, with more and more people wanting to make traveling the world their full-time job.

Travel blogging requires passion, hard work and determination.

Do you have what it takes? Use this guide to get you started on making your dream a reality!

In order for your blog to make money, you’ll need to set it up right. Creating your income blog requires significant planning before you even publish your first post. Here’s what you need to consider:

How to Create a Wildly Successful Travel Blog

A huge thanks to Kate Miller at for sending us this great resource.


Are You Ready to Get Started?

How much traffic is needed before you can monetize? This is a common question. I think you should start from day one. Here’s why.

There is something that I would like to know: Why do you want to start an income blog? Please share you reasons in the comments below.

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  • Hassaan July 20, 2014, 10:11 pm

    Hi Bryan,

    Awesome Blog. Visiting and reading your blog first time. Traveling is something which is at top in my WILL-DO things list.

  • mike rearic March 11, 2014, 2:03 pm

    Hi Bryan, I was just re-reading your blogger abroad post on how much you get from adsense and i was wondering, are you saying that each adsense ad on the site should be a different size? Will this help.? I’ve got a whopping 2,000 page views a month now ( and feel like a king) but I’m only making $4.00 a month. I don’t think I can retire on this even in ecuador. So, should each ad be a diffrent size?
    thanks, Mike

    • Bryan Haines March 11, 2014, 5:24 pm

      Yes, they should be different sizes. Otherwise, the engine that serves the ads might serve two identical ads or might leave one space blank. It’s best to use three different sizes – maybe sidebar, in-content and top of page. We’ve seen earnings that average between $3-10 per 1000 page-views.

  • Nathan March 5, 2014, 7:29 pm

    My favourite post yet(although “How to Start an Income Blog” is too…), thank you very much. It was you and that inspired us to start a travel blog. It’s in its baby stages, so this is very helpful. Thanks again, and keep up your hard work in Ecuador!

    • Bryan Haines March 12, 2014, 12:45 pm

      Thanks so much Nathan. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying the site.

      Can’t wait to see what you do with your new blog!


  • zoomingjapan March 5, 2014, 11:31 am

    This is indeed an awfully useful infographic!
    Somebody put a lot of thought and effort into creating this.
    I really appreciate that you shared it with all of us!

    According to the infographic, I’m on the “right way”. I just need to keep going. *g*

    I’m one of those who focus on a certain region, namely Japan, simply because I’ve been living there for the past 6 years (and counting) – and travelled to almost all the interesting places within the country.

    The only issue I have is that there’s never enough time.
    I’m not a full-time blogger and my actual full-time job keeps me insanely busy. :/

  • Jason B March 4, 2014, 6:06 pm

    Excellent infographic.

  • grahame March 4, 2014, 4:46 pm

    Hi Bryan
    This is an immensely interesting article. I have a passion about South East Asia and have been travel blogging about Thailand now for over five years, only I don’t use WordPress to create my site but instead use a company in Canada called SiteBuildIt also known as SiteSell. They give you all the tools needed to create a income based website/blog. I will give Wordpress a try with my next travel assignment.

    • Bryan Haines March 4, 2014, 5:05 pm

      It might be worth looking into a switch (to WordPress) even for your existing site. I have yet to see an authority site built on that platform. Do you own your content or do they claim rights over what you produce?

  • Norma B March 4, 2014, 3:09 pm

    Do you use I have a blog on the .com site (hosted by a third party) but it doesn’t seem to support affiliate ads, etc… Having a hard time getting my site transferred to the .org platform…

    • Bryan Haines March 4, 2014, 4:02 pm

      Yes, all of our sites are self-hosted and use To switch to the you will need your own hosting. I recommend HostGator – we have a number of sites hosted with them within one hosting package. I am planning a couple of posts to explain how to transfer sites from one platform to the other. Let me know how you make out.


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