How to Start a Successful Travel Website for $99
Promote Your New Travel Website ($25)
Now that you have a stunning website with great content and beautiful pictures, it’s time to get your website into the eyes of the public. Gathering up a readership takes time, but it is certainly possible.
Step 1: Set up Social Media Accounts ($5)
The first thing to do is to set up your social networking sites. Although there are many great social networking sites, I recommend sticking with just a few – allowing you to keep up. For a travel related business, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and probably the best – with Instagram being valuable for those taking a plethora of photographs.
A quickly growing network for search is Google+. Even if you don’t update it regularly, you will want to create an account for your website – as Google search results are relying more and more on social media.
Although it is relatively easy to set up your social networking websites yourself (using the logo that you created), it may be beneficial to have someone help you.
Several gigs that will help you setup your social networking sites for $5 include:
If you can set up your social media accounts on your own, then you have $5 that you can spend on further developing your content or marketing!
Step 2: Publish Guest Posts ($10)
Guest posts can be incredibly valuable for attracting attention to your website from someone already established in the field. When you write a guest post for another blog, that website will place a link at the end of the article to your website – giving you access to their readers.
You can either write the guest post yourself, pay a writer to develop it, or have the blogger write the article themselves (and simply reference your website in the post). All of these options are good.
Several great gigs for sharing a guest post for $5 include:
If you would like to have someone else mention your website on their blog (and not have to worry about writing the article yourself), consider:
Ultimately, getting your website mentioned by prominent bloggers and websites can do a lot to advance your website. And while you may have to pay for this to start, as you develop more content, it will be possible to reference other bloggers in a way that will motivate them to reference you back.
Step 3: Promote Using Other People’s Social Media Accounts
Finally, the last leg is to promote your blog and social media accounts through other’s who have established followings. While you can buy followers for your accounts, I don’t recommend that. It seems dishonest to me and a waste of money (because the followers are all fake).
Therefore, the key to successful promotion of your travel business’s website is to find relevant people with a significant following on twitter or Facebook.
Once you know your niche, it will be easier to find related users to have tweet out your content, but some great social media promotion gigs for travel sites that I have found include:
Check to make sure that any tweets that you send out will link back to your website. Some people will only send out a picture of your message – which does nothing to increase your followers. The goal is to have them share your message – which will attract traffic to your website and grow your own following.
Now that you have a plan, discover where to go next on the following page.