A Guide to Becoming a Travel Influencer (Youtube, Instagram, Blog)

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Note: if you’re looking for other ideas on how to make money while traveling, read our guide to making money while traveling or our guide to starting a digital business.

Working as a content creator who vlogs, takes photos, and/or blogs about traveling is a tried and true way to get paid to travel the world.

Here’s a list of the best resources to learn how to do this:

How To Become A YouTube Travel Vlogger

Christian Leblanc, aka “Lost Leblanc,” is one of the most popular travel vloggers (1.58M+ subscribers) and one of his videos helped inspire me to start traveling.

His Paid Travel Vlogger Course

Free Videos: How To Vlog (Camera + Equipment), How To Make A Travel Video,How To Make A Travel Vlog, How To Edit A Travel Video, How To Use Music on YouTube

Full Guide:

How To Become A Travel Blogger

If you’re looking to become a travel blogger, read these two extremely in-depth guides. I recommend them both because they each cover topics not covered in the other one

How To Start A Travel Blog by The Blonde Abroad, a very successful blogger and How To Start A Travel Blog by Kinsta.

How To Become An Instagram Travel Influencer

As someone who previously ran an Instagram growth agency, I don’t recommend this platform as its fairly saturated at this point. But if you’re interested in exploring this then check out this list of successful Instagram influencers (for inspiration on pathways to follow).

I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.