Learn how to blog in 2022 – Best preparation | step by step guide

Updated: February 18, 2022 by Traxplorio
Learn how to blog in 2022 – Best preparation (step by step guide)

In this article, we share with you all the basic information you need to know if you want to start your own travel blog in 2022. If you’ve finished reading this article and are still determined to start a travel blog, we’ve got plenty more guides to help you get started. So let’s get started right away!

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5 Things we wish we knew before starting a blog

Okay, let’s start with the most important topic – mistakes you should avoid! We all secretly think we’re smarter than the rest of the world 😛 And the process of realizing we’re not, unfortunately, often leads to many subsequent mistakes… taking us further away from our goal than when we started.

Learn how to blog in 2022 – Best preparation (step by step guide)

That’s why we would like to recommend the following section. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us in the comments below or send us an email directly. 

1. Learn the basics and build a structured filing system from the start

Most of you, certainly want to earn money with the newly launched blog. For this, it is important that you understand exactly how a blog is built. Of course, this also means that you need to be aware of how much time and money you can and want to invest. So that you don’t lose track later, it is very important that you note down the following key figures before you start your travel blog:

  • How much time can I invest per week?
    • How much of that time do I need to educate myself with new tools and technologies?
    • How much time do I need for pure content management?
    • Will there be additional efforts (for example, social media)?
  • How much money can I invest per month?

By the way, in our newsletter you will receive a detailed cost breakdown including scalability and detailed explanations 😊 You can find a rough example calculation under point 2.2. cost calculation.

You will also quickly realize that you can’t avoid buying some tools to really use your time effectively and make the progress you want. All of these tools and other services that you will need to purchase in the course of blogging will incur annual or monthly costs. Therefore, you should document this well from the beginning so that you can always keep track of them and make the best decision for the further development of your blog.

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2. To earn money, you need to invest money

We’ve already briefly hinted at it – you’re going to need some tools. A travel blog including social media presence, SEO, content creation, … is impossible to manage by one person alone. Besides, especially with a travel blog, you want to have time to experience the adventures you’re reporting on. So realize as early as possible that you have to invest money before you earn anything. But we don’t want to scare you off here. In 2022, a travel blog is still one of the best ways to build a sustainable additional income stream. And if you decide to go 100% in, you can earn a living from it without any restrictions. We would like to briefly tell you about our 3 favorite tools:

Jarvis: We can’t believe it took us 2 years to discover it! An incredible help if you want to provide high-quality content. We guarantee if you try it, you’ll be annoyed at how much time you wasted writing 😀

Elementor Pro: Even the free version offers you countless design possibilities. But if you want to stand out from your competitors and offer your users, even more, you won’t get around the Pro version. This will soon be followed by another article from us 😊

Bluehost: Of course, you need hosting, you will think now… But our secret tip is to use Bluehost as a cheap email host!

By the way, in our newsletter, you will find valuable tips for all 3 tools

Learn how to blog in 2022 – Best preparation (step by step guide)

3. Facebook groups offer a unique network

As in many areas – success is so much easier with a strong network. Here, Facebook is your best place to start. Not only can you connect with people who share the same passion and give you valuable tips, but you can also get direct benefits for your travel blog. Link building is the key here. You can place your blog on many other websites for free and all you have to do is provide a link or content as an exchange. But always pay attention to which websites you link to and which websites link to you! Not every backlink has a positive effect on you.

4. You will need a social media management tool at a certain point

If your content is read and well received, you will sooner or later produce more content and interact more with your own small (or larger 😉) community. So keep in mind from the beginning that you create templates that you can easily reproduce and reuse later. Optimally, you can then upload these templates 1:1 to the tool of your choice and further customize and optimize it there. Our clear recommendation is Canva. There are already numerous articles about it that highlight the advantages.

5. Never forget to add a CTA

Sounds simple and logical – but so often forgotten! When you create great content, you hope to get an action from the user. So don’t be afraid to point him to it! This can be something super simple like: “Follow for more info” or “Tell me what you think in the comments”. Maybe you have prepared even more useful tips that the user doesn’t know about. In that case, you can navigate him through your website or offer him a link to get a free guide. There are numerous CTAs (Call to Action), so make sure you pick at least one. 😛

How to actually start a travel blog in 2022

Picking the right name for your Blog

Now that we know all the things we should not do…. let’s get to the actual must-do tasks that you always have to do. No matter if travel blog, food blog, car blog, baby blog, …

If you start your blog in 2022 you won’t get around these short points. But the good news – First it will take only 1 – 2 hours and after that, you can already see your first post online! 😊

You can find even more detailed information in our Guide about How to start a travel blog.

Technical To-Dos

  • Think about a name for your blog (your domain)
  • Register your domain at Godaddy or (our recommendation) directly at Bluehost
  • Compare different hosting providers and choose one. We started with Bluehost because there is no better price-performance ratio.
  • Install WordPress on your new domain (Here is also a super easy guide at Bluehost)
  • Choose your theme – First get some inspiration from other blogs. We recommend you choose a default theme and then customize it with Elementor.
  • Install the basic WordPress plugins – You can get a complete list in our newsletter 😊

Now you can explore your new website a bit first and design it according to your taste. If you want, you can also start writing your first post right away!

Rough cost calculation

You have probably only purchased your hosting at this point (unless you purchased your domain separately). The amount you spend here can already be planned as running costs. We calculate once with Bluehot and our recommended plan.

The first year including domain currently costs 2,62€ (net) per month. Be careful – in the second year the price increases and also the domain has to be renewed.

Additionally we recommend you to get the support of Jarvis directly! Here you can get a free trial version. The other pricing model we like very much, because you can determine yourself how much you want to use it. From our experience we recommend the Boss Mode with 49,000 words per month. This currently costs $59 (net) per month. If you want to start a little cheaper, we recommend the Starter plan with 20,000 words for 29$ (net). You can upgrade your plan at any time.

Now we have a website and great content creation support. Next, we want to make sure our content gets read. For this we definitely recommend the Pro version of YOAST. This will ensure that the basic SEO settings are correct and that Google indexes your articles correctly. The costs for this are currently 8,25€ (net) per month.

With these tools you are already very well positioned and have a big advantage over your competitors. If we add everything up we end up with 36,37€ net. In our newsletter we give you 2 more insider tips. So you can start your travel blog in 2022 for less than 50€ per month and earn money after a short time.

Learn how to blog in 2022 – Best preparation (step by step guide)

Top 5 Travel Blogs in 2022 – Get some Inspiration

Now you’re ready to go, both technically and in terms of content. The next big topic is design! You’ve probably read dozens of travel blogs yourself. What is your favorite travel blog? Let us know in the comments.

In the meantime, there are many modular website builders, such as Jimdo or Wix. This makes the majority of travel blogs look very similar. Of course, this can also be an advantage, as users can find their way around the website faster and navigate to the information they are looking for. That’s why it’s always important to follow the basic design rules. You will learn more about this in our next article. But now we’re going to focus on 5 travel blogs that are the best when it comes to design. And the good news is – with Elementor Pro, you can do a lot of it without any prior knowledge. This leaves you more time to focus on SEO or the actual content.

We hope this article has helped you. If you’d like to learn the next steps, feel free to check out our other articles or the Next Level Blogging Skills section.

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Becoming a travel blogger is not an easy thing. You will invest a lot of time and energy before you can even start to build a passive income. Nevertheless it is also a nice hobby to share your experiences with others. Take your time and always stay authentic then you have good chances to make your blog successful in the long run.

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  1. The right mindset
  2. Select the right CMS
  3. Name your Blog
  4. Choose a Host
  5. First steps in the CMS
  6. Nice look and feel
  7. Plugins will help you
  8. Content is King
  9. Make your Blog visible
  10. Monetize your Blog
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