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Issue #250: Six Surprising Travel Writing Myths
April 08, 2019
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Myth: Travel Websites and Blogs Pay Writers Well For Their Articles
If you think print travel media runs on a tight budget, wait until you pitch stories to travel websites! You’ll be sorely disappointed with their payouts.
Very few website editors pay their writers, and those that do only pay token amounts; generally ranging from $25 - $200/piece. The majority of print travel media pays, from about $0.10/word - $1/word, so you will earn from $150 up to $2,000 per assignment depending on story length and the publication.
Travel website editors give such small payments because they’re struggling to earn enough to pay themselves, let alone 5-10 writers each month.
You’re better off selling your stories to print media because they pay better, and the assignments are more prestigious. Read five more surprising travel writing myths in this weeks featured post below. You'll learn why they're myths, some facts and realities, and how aspiring travel writers can succeed:
This Week's Featured Post
Six Surprising Travel Writing Myths
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The Art of the Travel Story: Turn Your Destination into a Compelling Read
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Travel Story Marketability - What Makes a Story Hot and What Does Not
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Featured Book of the Month: The Art & Craft of Travel WritingThis book will help you hone your travel writing skills and get more stories published.
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