Welcome to the GloboTreks Blogging Resources Page. I created this page to highlight some of the best resources I’ve found in my years of travel blogging or that I’ve found relevant and useful from other travel bloggers.
This page is focused on travel blogging resources, so if you’re looking for Round the World travel tips and resources, I have this resources page for you instead.
TRAVEL WRITING AND BLOGGING COURSES
Travel Blog Success: Travel Blog Success is a 12 weeks course that focuses on the technical aspects of creating a blog and how to develop it successfully. It covers everything from picking up a domain name to advanced money making methods. I took this course and it definitely helped me improve this blog.
MatadorU Travel Writing Course: Different from Travel Blog Success, this 12 weeks course will give you a solid foundation in writing, how to pitch a query or story to an editor, how to build an online presence and audience, and, in general, how to work as a new media professional, whether as a freelance writer, blogger, or unique mix of jobs that will allow you to live off of travel and writing. You can read my review from my experience here.
TOOLS TO START AND RUN A BLOG OR WEBSITE
I wrote an extensive blog post showing step by step how to start a successful blog like a pro. In it, you’ll learn the tips and tricks I’ve learned these past few years of travel blogging. Click here to read it.
Bluehost: An Excellent hosting company with easy to use 1-click automatic WordPress installation and excellent customer service.
Hostgator: Another excellent hosting option which also runs some of my sites, including this one.
WordPress: The #1 Blog Publishing Platform. It is free and easily customizable with an immense library of themes. All of my blogs use WordPress.
StudioPress Genesis: This blog runs with the Genesis Theme from StudioPress. I’m really loving it due to the flexibility, ease, and speed of the theme.
Dynamik Website Builder: Genesis is the theme of this blog, but Dynamik Website Builder (a child theme) makes Genesis 100 times better with the broader flexibility on design. If you’re a picky designer like me, this is highly recommended.
WooThemes: This site used to run with a WooThemes Theme called Canvas for over 3 years and I loved it. Some of my other sites still use it to this day. They have a great selection of premium-looking themes.
Flickr Creative Commons: Here you can get free images for your website, as long as you credit the author and follow some rules.
Sucuri: This website and other niche sites are my business and livelihood, so I need to take care of them. Sucuri monitors for anyone trying to hack, crash, or tamper my sites. It has happened and they have taken care of it right away and cleaned everything for me. It’s a good peace of mind and worth it.
BackupBuddy: As the name says, this plugin backup your site so in case of any crash, hack, or other unforeseen issues with the blog, you have a backup to restore everything or to migrate the site. This is another essential tool for me.
INSPIRATION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL BOOKS
Chris Guillebeau’s Unconventional Guides: Chris’ Unconventional Guides are a resource for “World Domination” and they deliver a powerful message through their high-quality content. Their goal is to help people do more of what they are most excited and passionate about. Each guide includes downloadable eBooks, audios, and videos; making the content easy to understand and entertaining.
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss, Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich: This is a very popular book about becoming an entrepreneur. It is one of those books you read and immediately you want to take action on it.
ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Darren Rowse: This is another action inducing book but more specific to blogging; written by Darren Rowse, one of the biggest names in the blogging industry.
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future: Another one of Chris Guillebeau’s awesome books. It is like The 4-Hour Work Week, but more actionable and in my opinion, sweeter!
Start a Freedom Business: This book is short and sweet. It’s enough to get you started on the basics of creating a business. And hey, it’s only $0.99!
The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World: Yup, another book from Chris. This is his first book and probably my favorite so far. I’ve read it twice since I find it quite inspiring.
HOW TO MAKE A LIVING ON THE ROAD
There is no single definite way of making a living on the road, so I’m going to share with you how some trail bloggers are making a living on the road.
- Wandering Earl shares his extensive experience of how he affords his life on the road.
- yTravelBlog shows how they make a living out of travel blogging.
- And so does Amanda of A Dangerous Business on this post.
- Adventurous Kate shares the reality of being a professional travel blogger.