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Make Money Online By Becoming A Travel Writer

If you love to travel and can compile your experiences in a beautifully written article, then you can become a travel writer and make money online.

There are travel websites and magazines that regularly need fresh travel articles, and most of them don’t even require you to be actively traveling.

Even if you have traveled to different places in the past, you can write articles about them.


Make Money Online By Becoming A Travel Writer


Below I am mentioning a list of top travel websites that will pay you between $30 – $50 per article.

1. Matador Network

Matador Network was started in 2007, and since then they have worked with thousands of photographers, writers, and filmmakers. They’re always looking for original travel experiences and photography.

You can join Matador by signing up at the following URL, once signed up you can submit your articles to editors. If your article gets accepted, you’ll get paid.

You’ll also find a variety of other related job opportunities such as photo editing, project collaboration, interview, etc. in the marketplace section.

Payment: $40 USD per article upon acceptance

2. Travelista Club

Travelista is looking for people all over the world who can work for them as a freelance travel writer.

You can even start by writing travel guides about the place you live, and you do not need to be traveling.

Once you get signed up, you’ll also get enrolled in a free professional training course where you’ll learn all the essential skills you need to be an expert freelance writer.

Payment: $40 AUD per article (1000 words) upon acceptance

3. Go World Travel

Go World Travel accepts articles from experienced journalists to first-time writers.

They need you to write a unique story and also recommend to visit and study their writing style and see what they have already covered.

You are required to cover details such as how to reach the destination, local customs, exciting places to visit nearby, food, markets, and so on.

You are also encouraged to include real photos to make the articles visually appealing.

Payment: $30 to $40 USD per article (Up to 1600 words) upon acceptance

4. The Expeditioner

The Expeditioner loves unsolicited article submissions from people who have a great travel story and want to share it with the world.

They love first-person narratives and require your article to be informative, exciting, and inspiring for future travelers.

Your articles need to be ready for the following stuff to increase their chances of getting accepted.

The article should consist of relevant, original photography including links to these photos stored on Flickr.
The article should be written in American English with proofreading.

Payment: $30 USD per article (From 1200 words and up) upon acceptance

5. Wonderful

Wonderful is looking for articles that are personal, inspiring, engaging, and community-oriented. Their audience is primarily women between the age of 25-40 hence they prefer articles related to women and travel.

Before you submit an article to Wonderful make sure your article fits in one of their following categories.

Destination and itineraries
Travel tips
Global issues related to women
Important women to watch
Payment: $50 USD per article (750 – 2500 words) upon acceptance.


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  • roamy

    Hello Aparna

    Thanks so much for sharing, I have been using the internet for a long time but never really thought it`s possible to make money online until recently and now reading your post, it just makes sense.

    The good thing is that I can be a travel writer and I will not run out of what to write because my country has always been a tourist destination, it`s just a question of if anyone will like to read what I write.

    I have never heard of  Travelista or  Matador Network, or plainly said, I have never heard of any of the travel websites you mentioned but I will check them out. I have a vast knowledge about an African safari and this is something any travel site will surely be interested in.

    Thanks so much for sharing, really appreciate.

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