052: Alexa Meisler – Travel Writer, The Real Lifestyle Career
Joining us today is Alexa Meisler. Alexa is a wife, mother, social media strategist, travel writer/photographer, host of “Break into Travel Writing” podcast and founder of Travel Writers Academy. Today Alexa and I discuss how to create the true lifestyle career as a travel writer. She touches on producing a travel blog that will capture an audience. Alexa also shares how to monetize a blog and travel at no charge in exchange for writing about the destination. We speak about the importance of creating and engaging in social media posts in addition to blogging.
All of that and more on today’s episode of The Six Figure Side Gig.
More About This Show:
Alexa has written for Portland Family Magazine, Northwest Magazine, Healing Lifestyles and Spas Magazine, Oregon.com and Examiner.com. She also has had her own travel blog “52 Perfect Days”, for more than 10 years. Alexa is the founder of Travel Writers Academy and host of the Break into Travel Writing Podcast. She got the travel bug at 10 years old when she spent the summer sailing along the coast of Spain and Morocco with her family. Ever since, travel has been a passion of Alexa’s.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- How to monetize a blog
- Why building a following is important for gaining sponsors of your blog
- The importance of implementation and how to avoid being your own bottleneck
- How to find the real local flavor of a destination
- Why a smaller and more focused niche is ideal for travel blogging
- How engagement on social media can benefit your blog
Special thanks to Alexa Meisler for taking time today to speak with us and thanks to you for you for joining us today. See you next time on The Six Figure Side Gig podcast!
- Break into Travel Writing Podcast can be found at http://breakintotravelwriting.com/category/shows/
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- 52 Perfect Days blog can be found at 52perfectdays.com
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