7. Find a niche, and make sure you love it. Really love it.
“Pick a niche you eat, sleep, and breathe, and would write about even if nobody read it, which will likely be the case at first anyway. For example, I focus a lot on outdoors, adventure, and solo female travel. Not everyone who likes travel blogs is an adventurous female who travels solo, but those who are really connect with my work — and it’s a big enough pool of readers for me to do well. By going deep into a niche and sticking with it, you’ll find your tribe.”
—Kristin Addis, Be My Travel Muse
“After the initial excitement wears off and writing becomes a grind and a chore, it will be your passion that sustains you through the periods of no comments, no cash, and you wondering if it is all worth it. Yes, it is worth it — if you love what you are doing.”
—Charles McCool, McCool Travel