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Issue #152: Six Ways to Earn More by Investing In Yourself
February 20, 2017
|Greetings Fellow Travel Writers and Bloggers!
... and welcome to all new subscribers!
We’ll let you know how things are going in our new life in Vietnam next week. In the meantime, as long as we have an internet connection, I’ll be posting lots of pictures and travel story microblogs about daily life in Danang as we explore our new city. (Scroll down for a link to my personal Facebook page.)
Workshop Updates:We still have a few spots left in the Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class – April 7-9, so we decided to continue the “Bring a Friend for Half Price” special until the end of February, or when all the seats are taken, whichever comes first.
Come alone or round up a friend and sign up here:
Register here for The Complete Travel Writing & Marketing Master Class, April 7-9
You can also still get a seat in the April 6th Creative Travel Writing class with Nick O’Connell. I highly recommend this class for everyone who wants to take their travel writing to a whole new level.
Register here for the Creative Travel Writing Class with Nick O'Connell on April 6
Inspirational Travel Quote of the Week
“A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse . . . and dreams of home.”
- Robert Brault, Freelance Writer and Author
This Week's Featured Post:
Six Ways to Earn More by Investing In YourselfTravel writers are notoriously cheap. Anyone who works with us knows this. Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) PR media reps and tourism agency professionals have witnessed our freeloading first hand, on press trips. We’re professional moochers and we’re definitely not shy about it.
But I’m still constantly surprised when travel writers won’t spend relatively small amounts of money for a product or service that will help them get published more frequently, and dramatically increase their income. It’s like we’ve come to expect everything for free.
But there’s something I’ve noticed about the most successful travel writers: they don’t hesitate to invest in themselves. They’re willing to spend a little money in order to make a lot more.
Here are six ways to invest in yourself that will help you earn more in your freelance travel writing business.
How many of these are you already doing? What are you missing out on that can help
you? Read the article to find out if you've tried all the angles:
Have You Planned Your Travel Calendar for 2017?Have you planned your travel writing calendar for 2017 yet? We at PitchTravelWrite.com spent days preparing lists of:
Resources for Travel Writers
Master Class Testimonial
“Thank you Roy for all your help, education and support. Your writer’s Master Class has been extremely helpful and I so enjoyed your class. You have given me the confidence that I need to go forward in my new career as a freelance travel writer, photographer and destination video producer-artist.”
Shelley Pittman, Freelance Writer & Photographer
Books and Reference Guides:
Beginner's 3-pack Reference Guides
The Complete Guide to Query Letters for Travel Writers
100 Print Magazines that Want to Publish Your Articles
Fifty Websites that Want to Publish Your Travel Stories
Advanced Travel Writing 2-Pack Reference Guides
How to Land Press Trips and FAM Tours
How to Break Into the Luxury Travel Writing Market
The Complete Guide to Marketing and Selling Your Travel Articles
Digital Bookstore - Guides, Manuals and Special Reports
Friend Me on Facebook:If you haven’t ‘friended’ me yet on Facebook, please feel free to do so here:
Link to Roy's Personal Facebook page
Are you looking for an entertaining and expert guest speaker at your next writing conference?I frequently speak at travel writing and writing conferences about breaking into freelance writing, selling & marketing freelance articles, and establishing your writer’s platform.
If you'd like to book me for a speaking engagement about how I’ve managed to get more than 1,000 articles published in 200+ magazines, specialty journals, newspapers, in-flights, on-boards, and custom publications, please send me a note at Roy_Stevenson@hotmail.com.
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That's all for this week.
Until next week, just keep pitching!
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