Starting an RV travel and the full-time RV lifestyle blog may seem overwhelming at first. The thought of setting up websites, domains, and blogs can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Whatever your reason for blogging – just do it!
I love writing, even though I’m no expert. But you know what they say about practice, right? The more you do it the better you become. Not only will your writing get better, but you’ll start thinking about writing topics on everything you see, do, touch and feel. Keep a notepad handy! I started a blog several years ago about my family genealogy, mostly just to record it for future generations. I’m glad to be writing again.
Social Media Exposure
My current adventure is blogging about becoming a full-time RV’er. There’s so much to learn, so much to take care of, so much to do. A few days ago I purchased a domain name for a blog/website, set up a Facebook page, and a Twitter account. As some of you already know, I started off with a free blog on WordPress.com (it’s still up and running). Eventually, I hope to use the website to generate income in addition to blogging. I haven’t quite figured out the money making part, and haven’t really spent much time on that aspect yet. I’m in the process of exploring different avenues available to work on the road as well as different affiliate programs. It can be done!
The more complicated part of all this is figuring out SEO optimization, keywords, tags, slugs, etc. I’m still learning.
Here are some things I’ve done to establish my exposure on the Internet and social media:
- Setup a domain name & website hosting with GoDaddy.com – this website. (I got an incredible deal for $26 for 12 months!)
- Setup a Facebook page – RV Life and Travels
- Setup a Twitter account – @LivingRV
- And a new email account for my domain.
If you are considering starting a blog, either to simply keep in touch with family while you’re on the road, or turn it into a business down the road, it’s not terribly hard to do. Setting up accounts with these providers is fairly easy and all of them have plenty of online help and tips. If monetizing your site is in your future, you might want to get started now in order to get as much exposure to your brand as possible. The more followers you have now, the more potential customers you will reach later on.
So start writing, and start thinking about possible avenues to earn income if that’s what you want to do. Or, create a blog to share your adventures with your friends and family.
Safe travels everyone!
(Now I’m thinking about hashtags to use in Tweets! It never ends!)