It’s the best way to build up your travel funds and get the three bylines you need to land free trips.
It’s free! You don’t have to travel to get there so the income you earn is pure profit.
You’re already an expert in your hometown so the learning curve is much shorter and success comes sooner.
Writing local stories makes you a little celebrity and it’s fun to see your town with new travel writing and photography eyes.
I say it a lot but after last weekend at our annual Travel Writer’s Workshop in D.C., the importance of starting local was made incredibly clear — EVERY person on stage recommended it. It’s smarter, faster, easier and cheaper to start local.
It also makes your overseas travel more fun because your feet are wet — you know more about what you’re doing and you can get more free stuff.
I’m going to switch gears the rest of this month and walk you through five fun ways to make money — with a camera or a pen — without leaving home. Easy ways you can get started in writing and photography while still having fun.
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