For the first time ever, a professional travel writer spills the secrets of how to be a highly-paid travel writer in a clear, step-by-step formula you can easily copy to create your own dream career.
The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map walks aspiring travel writers and travel writers who have hit a plateau through how to maximize their online presence, land recurring revenue, power up their pitching, create custom writing gigs, and break into the big leagues.
Learn everything you ever wondered about:
- how to earn professional writing rates right away
- how much magazines really pay
- what editors really want—and don't want—in a pitch
- where to pitch (listings of more than 1500 magazines)
- how to get lucrative gigs writing for travel companies
- what you really need on your website to land assignments
Gabi's book grabbed my attention on the first sentence and has provided easy to follow steps on how to become a successful travel writer.- Vicki Parchamento
It's like you have your own personal mentor holding your hand through the process and explaining how the industry works--all the do's, the don'ts, and the insider information.- Colleen Smith
The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map is a gold mine for both new and seasoned travelers. Instead of fluffy, theoretical advice, Gabi takes readers step by step through the nitty gritty.- Stephanie Vermillion
The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map is literally a step-by-step road map, complete with exercises along the way, for how to boost your travel writing income. In the introduction, we look at all the different ways to make money writing about travel today and different ways to work through the book, depending on where you are in your travel writing journey.
The last fifty pages of The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map also include ten appendices detailing more than 1500 magazines that need travel articles, real press trip itineraries, sample travel content proposals you can send to companies, and lists of the top travel conferences, writing resources, and twitter chats.
After looking at what travel writing is and dozens of different types of writing you can pursue to earn money as a travel writer today in the Introduction, this chapter breaks down the biggest things holding people back from succeeding as travel writers and the three main types of travel writers, based on what motivates people to become travel writers in the first place. Six-figure income breakdowns for each type of writer are provided, along with a 1000-day plan to reaching your income goals.
Too many aspiring travel writers spend months, if not years trying to get their website right before launching, and while your online presence is paramount in travel writing today, this chapter breaks down exactly what you do and do not need to succeed and gives you a one-hour pro travel writer set-up plan.
One of the things new travel writers are most confused about is how to go about getting "clips" or published articles. It seems like a catch-22, you need clips to get work, but you need work to get clips. This chapter breaks down the three biggest things most new travel writers do wrong when trying to get their first clip, and exactly how and where to get yours with exercises on perfecting your pitches.
So many aspiring and even working travel writers think travel writing is not a viable full-time income source because they overlook the importance of setting up recurring income streams first. This chapter looks at exactly where you can find these recurring gigs, how to apply for them, and how to make sure they are work out in the long-term.
This chapter features detailed lists of pay by article type and publication proving that writing for print magazines is where a lot of the solid money still is in travel writing today. Three different approaches show you how to not only break in, but build on-going relationships with print magazines.
The absolute best paying and best fitting recurring travel writing gigs are the ones that you create yourself, matching a company that has money to pay for create content with your own geographic and topical passions and work schedule. This chapter walks through in detailed steps how to find companies approach, make sure they have the budget and interest, approach them, negotiate terms, and close the deal.
Glossy, newsstand magazines like Travel + Leisure are best approached once you've learned how the industry works, what a good idea is, and how to put together an article. Once you're there, it's time to get pitching so you can get your hands on those four-figure checks. This chapter features tips directly from editor's mouths on what they do--and don't--want to see in your pitches, along with how to directly reach top editor's inboxes.
What does a travel writer's day really look like? How do you get on those glamorous free trips? (And are they all they're cracked up to be?) Where can you cut the line and get assignments from editors by pitching in person? Can you write off your whole travel writing life on your taxes? This chapter explores all this and more--everything you ever wanted to know about how the life of a travel writer really works.
Travel writers are seriously digging The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map. Many start earning more money before they even finish the book! Here are their stories.
The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map is a gold mine for both new and seasoned travelers. Instead of fluffy, theoretical advice, Gabi takes readers step by step through the nitty gritty (but vital) tactics that can turn a travel writing dream into a profitable, sustainable reality. I can't recommend this book enough!
I've been a full-time freelance writer for about two years now. I had gotten to a place where I was making enough money to get by, and felt satisfied with that. I figured, I'm a writer. I'm never going to make the big bucks, and it's always going to be hard. But I love it, so I'll keep slogging along. Then I read The Six-Figure Travel Writer and realized that I can demand more from this career path. I can in fact work less, make more, and still do the kind of writing that I love. Gabi's book inspired me to ask for a raise from one of my biggest contract writing positions, and they gave it to me! I'm already on the path to making more money.
I'm the owner of a online travel media company and wanted to learn how to write better travel articles on our website. Gabi's book grabbed my attention on the first sentence and has provided easy to follow steps on how to become a successful travel writer. She also helped my realize there are several ways that you can earn money travel writing and earn a lot of it. Since reading Gabi's book the Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map I have been inspired to write my very first book and loving it! Thank you Gabi.
I normally have a strict taboo no-no about writing in books, but this one is chock full of notes and highlights. I know I will be reading it several times. I have loved it. It is written and edited very well. I have gotten so much out of it!
I am the proud owner and editor of my own travel web site, and also write for local web sites. I have some great travel stories to share, and decided to focus on getting these published, and making some money in the process. When I first heard Gabi Logan speak at a conference, I was so impressed. I was also shocked to learn that many of the techniques I thought might work in pitching stories to editors, were completely incorrect. I purchased her new book, "The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map" and I am so glad I did. This is a wealth of valuable resources and she really takes the reader step-by-step through the “how to” make this a reality. Thank you Gabi for putting me on the right track and I am implementing your sound advice and making it happen. It is giving me the road map I needed to navigate this interesting world of publishing.
To help you make the most of the advice, strategies and timelines in The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map, you've got options.
Grab just the digital copy copy for the portable version or go print to have something you can mark-up, throw dozens of post-it notes into, and use as the companion for reaching your travel writing dreams.
Choose from a full-support package, with a private, one-on-one coaching session with author Gabi Logan to make a personalized plan to jump start your travel writing career and access to the Dream of Travel Writing Travel Magazine Database, a booster pack with pitching database access and bonus e-books, or opt to just get the print and digital versions of the book.