Traveling is a part and parcel of our life – be it business tours for your job or own organizations, or a private trips with friends and family. With every trip we gain a whole new set of experiences as we get exposed to different cultures, get to taste various cuisines, meet a lot of people and a lot more. With digital photography being an affordable hobby for most of us, our journeys are incomplete without photos and videos pertaining to the place.
We are used to sharing our experiences with our social circles, in terms of blogs, sharing photos and videos. However, in case you are looking for a way to earn some extra money in your spare time, there is a lot to earn through your own travel experiences. Since more and more people have chosen the Internet to be their source of knowledge, there is a lot of value given to personal travel experiences.
Instead of predictable advertisements, people are now more interested to know what others have experienced in places they wish to travel. It is very helpful to know where others put up, which restaurant people preferred in an area, and what places of interest one should not miss while travelling to a place. So, if one publishes their travel experiences in form of blogs or travelogues, pictures and videos, it is highly likely that people would visit them to gather information. The whole idea behind earning money online is to attract maximum eyeballs to your content, and with something genuine and interesting to share, such as your travel stories, you can have plenty of visitors.
In order to monetize the process, you would have to put in advertisements along with your content – something that can be easily taken care of through established services like Google AdSense. As an alternative, you could also be an affiliate sales representative for any travel-related product through online retailers like Amazon, and share your affiliate link within your content. With enough visitors reading your personal travel experiences, there is a high chance of advertisements getting clicked, or products getting bought through your referral, thereby earning you money.
Once you establish your online presence, and find yourself to be popular for your travel reviews, it could be a good idea to publish your own information products, such as an e-book, sales of which would directly come to you. As per the statistics, there is a huge market for travel-related eBooks which could be easily tapped to generate residual income for yourself.