When we began this travel site in 2010, our goal was to showcase the very best in travel writing. We’ve posted hundreds of articles and essays that we are proud to associate ourselves with, and we love working with talented travel writers who are passionate about their work.
We have noticed one thing, however. Our best posts come from trained travel writers – people who get paid to travel around the world and write about their experiences. When we ask how our best contributors got started in the travel writing profession, they usually tell us that they completed MatadorU’s Travel Writing Course.
Our top contributors are just normal people who decided they wanted to turn their love of travel into a source of income. They did it, and so can you. Whether you choose to quit your job and travel full time, or you just want to be able to go on a vacation that someone else pays for, all you need to make it happen is the knowledge and the right set of skills. If you are interested in becoming a travel writer and selling your freelance writing to travel magazines and websites, there are a few things you need to know first.
Becoming a travel writer and really breaking through is difficult when you don’t know where to start or what editors are looking for. The Matador travel course is taught by real-life, successful travel writers and editors who know what they’re talking about. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on college writing courses. All you need to do is invest $350 in a MatadorU Course and learn it right the first time.
Matador knows what it’s doing. They have successfully launched the careers of hundreds of travel writers who make a living through freelance writing jobs. Matador editors and students have written for publications such as Fodor’s, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, and NPR. Not only will you learn how to write for the travel market, you will learn how to find travel writing jobs for magazines, travel blogs, and other markets.
The Writing Course
The travel writing class is only 12 weeks long, but in those 12 weeks students learn everything they need to know to become successful travel writers and get paid to travel. Also, students can go at their own pace, so if you need to take longer than 12 weeks to finish, you can. The class costs $350, which seems like a lot, but really is a small price to pay to launch yourself into the world of travel writing. It’s even more of a bargain when you consider you can make anywhere from $50 – $200 per article you write after you finish the course.
If you are serious about becoming a travel writer, sign up for MatadorU now.
What you will learn:
- Everything there is to know about travel writing
- How to research for stories, conduct interviews, and find assignments
- How to grow your online presence and market yourself as a travel writer
- How to write guidebooks
- How to find and get selected for press trips
- How to monetize your web site and connect with advertisers
- How to get paid to travel
After the course is complete, you will have lifetime access to MatadorU’s resources, curriculum, modules and online forums.
The very best travel writers have gone through MatadorU, and now it’s your turn. Sign up for the MatadorU Travel Writing Course, and when you’ve finished, come write for us.