How can you balance freelance writing for immediate income and the creation of intellectual property assets for a long-term business? In today's show, Tim Leffel gives his tips for becoming a successful travel writer.
I talk about my lessons learned in my 7th year of being a full-time author-entrepreneur, and also I'm a finalist in the Digital Book World Awards for Publishing Commentator, and Best Use of Podcasting in Book Marketing. Plus, you can now pre-order Valley of Dry Bones.
This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
Tim Leffel is the author of travel books including Travel Writing 2.0: Earning Money From Your Travels in the New Media Landscape, and A Better Life for Half the Price. He's also an award-winning travel writer for sites like Lonely Planet and the editor at PerceptiveTravel.com and CheapestDestinationsBlog.com.
- What life is like now for a travel writer
- Different models for travel writing for a living
- Thoughts on affiliate and ad income from a blog
- On building relationships with magazine editors to further a travel writing career
- On what travel writing is really about
- Using photographs with travel writing
- Rights for travel articles
- Productivity tips for running multiple blogs and writing projects
- On being location independent and living in foreign countries
- Effective ways of marketing in the digital age
You can find Tim Leffel at TimLeffel.com and on Twitter @timleffel