Knowing how to use words well will help you succeed in the world and earn the money.
1. Writing and blogging
Likely, you have previously considered this. Why not combine your passions for writing, photography, and travel into one gorgeous photography blog if you feel this calling inside you? Topic suggestions can include gear evaluations, photo editing guides, exotic locations, practical advice for photographers, and more. You can start using affiliate relationships and advertising once you have a lot of followers.
Even though the market is saturated, and it won’t pay all of your monthly costs, it will help you establish yourself as an expert in your industry and eventually give you a partial but needed income. If you are good with the keyboard just as you are with the camera, you can consider working as a freelance writer for other travel and photography outlets.
2. Publication in magazines about travel photography
If you can share your tale with the entire globe, why stop with just your internet audience? Many travel photography magazines accept submissions for editorial consideration.
The first step would be to subscribe to their online versions (you won’t have a physical address as a travel photographer, right?) to get a sense of what they usually publish. Before you give it your all, make sure you’re familiar with the submission requirements. Choose magazines that pay, and never give up the rights to your photos – they should always be acclaimed by you.
After gaining some traction, you can begin throwing articles (and even touristic forums) on your own, offering complete stories. This process is time-consuming, but it has a high chance of success and a lot of exposure.
Getting noticed among the ocean of online photographers can also help you get published. Share your best work on Instagram with the right hashtags and major photography outlets (like 500px or Your Shot on NatGeo); then you’re on your way to getting noticed.