Traveling the world and getting paid for the privilege. It sounds like it could be our perfect job, right? While it might seem ideal, there are things that travel bloggers never tell you about their supposedly glamorous lifestyle.
There’s a lot of admin
It can be easy to think that travel bloggers spend all day enjoying new and exotic locations, but it turns out that it is just a small portion of their time. There is a lot of admin work that comes with the job. That’s everything from writing posts to creating ad campaigns, accounting to editing photos, and marketing to meeting new sponsors.
People think it’s not work
Although travel blogging is becoming a hugely popular choice for many, it’s still a pretty new career, and some people have a tough time accepting it as a job. After all, we haven’t always been able to travel the world for work. As if that wasn’t enough, some people have a tough time understanding that being a full-time blogger means a lot of work and dedication.
It can be repetitive
Surely it must be great to spend all day exploring new sights and sounds? That is until you have to do the same thing over and over again in each location to make sure that you get the snaps you need and experience everything to fill up your blog. Then there’s the addition of trolls and meeting new people. The same tasks every day can become a little repetitive.
It’s not a vacation
Even though you get to explore all these new places, being a travel blogger isn’t one big vacation every day. It’s actually working nonstop. While travel blogging means you get to explore places you never thought you’d get to see, it also involves a lot of planning to make sure that everything runs smoothly.
It can be tough to date
Some of us love to be away from home and meeting new people, but that can make it tough to date and settle down with someone. That’s right; being a travel blogger might get in the way. Some people might find it tough to understand the job while others want someone that is around a lot of the time rather than jetting off all over the world.
Work is never over
One of the best things about being a travel blogger is that you can work from anywhere in the world. Sadly, this can also be one of the worst things. Being so versatile means there’s usually no excuse not to work, and it can often feel as though work is never over. It can be challenging to find a way to balance downtime with work.
You have to invest money
Becoming a travel blogger isn’t as easy as buying a laptop and backpack before heading around the world. You need to invest money to make money. That means having enough to purchase equipment – such as a new laptop and camera – to document your travels. Then, there’s having the money for flights and accommodation to get some opening content for your blog.
Being a travel blogger can open our eyes to all kinds of sights and experiences around the world, but there is a lot more to the job than first meets the eye.