Yesterday, I told you the travel stories you sell in exchange for free trips need to be specific, targeted to a defined audience, and unique. You can read that article here. It can be hard to find ways to generate article topic ideas, so here’s a graphic to help you remember that and tighten up your next piece… Today is the last day here at The Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop, and participants are so excited they can barely stay in their seat.  Already today, we’ve heard from four editors who want to hire more travel writers.  Now on the stage are four writers who all got their start at this conference a few years ago and went on to travel — either full- or part-time — as travel writers. Their biggest tip? Just go for it. Yes, you’ve heard it before…but, really, I can’t emphasize it enough. You’ve got to bite the bullet. And, the sooner the better. To help you on your way, here are two top tips from today’s speakers… Roy Stevenson said that despite having 900 bylines to his name now, he’s probably only written about 500 articles.  He just sells and resells the same pieces again and again. There’s an art to it, Roy told us.  You can’t sell and resell the same piece to competing markets.  But you can certainly spread the wealth by pitching something to a magazine on the west coast and then, a few months later, pitch the same story to a publication on the east. Likewise, expert travel writer Steenie Harvey told us that U.K., Australian, and New Zealand publications are just as hungry for stories, too.  So, when you’re out of options here in the States, you can always look overseas to sell your work.  And in some cases, you’ll benefit from the currency exchange. Share on Facebook [Editor’s Note: Learn more about opportunities to profit from your travels (and even from your own home) in our free online newsletter The Right Way to Travel.  Sign up today here and we’ll send you a report, Get Paid to Travel as a Travel Writer, completely FREE.]

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