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PitchTravelWrite.com Issue #9 -- Earn More Money with Multiple Story Ideas
February 03, 2014
January was a busy month and it's hard to believe it's already over. I hope you had a productive month and stayed warm at home and in your travels.
The first article in this issue has to do with story ideas - and challenging yourself to come up with multiple story ideas for each place you visit. You'll find this habit exercises your creative mind, makes your trips more interesting, and puts more cash in your pocket in the end.
The next article offers some insight into the life of a full-time travel writer. If you've ever wondered, or dreamed about doing this full-time - have a look at what my 2013 travel schedule was like.
One final note - we're moving to bi-monthly beginning with this issue - so you'll see my latest marketing tips in your inbox on the first and third Monday of each month from now on. Enjoy!
February Marketing Tip:
How to Earn More Money with Multiple Story IdeasMany of my freelance writer friends tell me they have difficulty coming up with multiple story ideas about one place.
And on press trips, so many travel writers arrive with only one idea in mind. No matter how many things they’ve seen on the press trip, they only act on one idea.
This breaks my heart. So many opportunities to get published are being overlooked! So much money is left on the table.
Why should you always be looking for multiple stories when you travel? How do I do it, and how can you do it, too? That’s what this article is all about.
If you aren’t already thinking in multiples, here are two examples to get you started.
A Year On The Road: The Life of a Travel WriterOnce you’ve established a reputation as a travel writer who can produce multiple articles and genres, you’ll find invitations to press trips and Fam Tours popping into your inbox with alarming frequency.
I’m fortunate enough to receive one or two such invitations each week. I have to decline most invitations for one of the following reasons: the place doesn’t interest me, they clash with another trip on my calendar, or I don’t have outlets for them.
In the past three years I’ve been on the road for 440 days. Last year (2013) I was on the road for 140 days, slightly less than the previous two years. This may sound link a lot of time on the road, but I love to travel – that’s why we do what we do, right?
Sometimes it’s nice take a few moments and look back on an active year of travel. This page is meant to give you some insight into a year in my travel writer’s life. Continue reading ...
Please share this e-zine with friends, family or anyone who may be interested in travel writing and can benefit from some free marketing information.
That’s all for now.
Until next time, you keep pitching....
Please note: Some products mentioned in this e-zine may result in my receiving a small referral fee if you decide to purchase the product. I only recommend products and services that I believe are high quality and can help you be more successful as a freelance writer. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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