Don’t Start A Travel Blog In Nigeria Without Doing These 10 Things

  1. Read other popular travel blogs

For you to be unique, you have to study the niche you are about entering. Know what their similarities as well as how they all differ so that you can stand out and be unique.

For foreign travel blogs, check out: Nomadic Matt (World’s most popular), Journalist on the run and Expert vagabond.

In Nigeria, the list is though endless but the following will do:

Social prefect, Naija Nomads  and Tripzapp

Don’t joke with forums too! Eat www.nairaland.com and nct.com.ng like you’d do to your first meal after fasting.

This will save you from a whole lot of troubles. Trust me. nairaland’s travel section and nct’s tech space will give you immense knowledge in tourism and tech simultaneously.

So now that you’ve done the above, let’s go to the realest deal:

  1. Think very well before choosing a domain name.

I have lost count of the times I have seen people regret their actions after making a mistake with their domain name choice.

Below are the following mistakes (using hypothetical examples):

  • Choosing a short-term name:

Bola is a 200level student of Unilag. She wants to own a blog where happenings in her school will be published. So she chose UNILAGHAPPEN .COM. awesome is what her friends will say before congratulating her on a feat. But what will happen if Bola graduates and worst still get posted to the north for her compulsory one year NYSC?

  • Choosing a restrictive name:

Wale loves Ankara so much that he chose to own a blog aimed at educating people on the in and out of Ankara fabrics. Hence he tagged his blog Ankaraville .com. can you guess what will happen if he suddenly decides to talk about Swiss lace or about aso-oke tomorrow?

Choosing a difficult name:

I wondered what Ekenne was thinking when he decided ekenixglobalfootwearx.com.ng is the perfect address for his footwear blog. When I asked him, he said he wanted to be unique. Then I went mute.

  1. Have a steady flow of income.

Yeah! If you observe, there are millions of blogs in the world. A huge number of them have long been abandoned- this is why they will always occupy the bottom spot.

You can check the rank of your blog here on www.alexa.com

The reason behind this is because many blog owners only have a starting plan- no finishing. They don’t have a steady stream of income which will help them foot bills such as internet subscription, domain name renewal, gadgets fixing etc. please get a side job or a sure sponsor who can help you because if you don’t, you’d fizzle out in no time.

Some bloggers have a fulltime job while they blog at their spare time and when the blog starts bringing in money, they leave the job after saving enough to focus on the blog.

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