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Daily Free Travel Writing Webinars for November

You can now stream all of our past webinars–one each weekday–for free.

These webinars are only available at the times listed, live, but you can catch the replay in video, audio, and transcript form, along with the webinar slides, at any time in our on-demand webinar library.

Check out the full schedule of November’s webinars and register for your favorites below.

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My Favorite Takeaways from Our New Detox + Reset Retreat

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, armed with thermoses of freshly-brewed espresso and milk from local farms, cups of housemade yogurt and plum preserves, and slices of walnut-studded fresh sourdough smearer with spiced maple plum better, we began.

On a mountain ledge, looking out over the plains between the famous rock climbing cliffs of the Shawangunk and the Hudson River, we began clarify how to determine the values that direct us which decision to take in every situation before moving into describing our most ideal work environment and brainstorming what to do back at home to create it.

This was just the first morning’s activities of our new Detox + Reset program that we wrapped up this week.

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Join Us–On the House–For Our At-Home IdeaFest Program This Fall

Now that summer (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) has drawn to a close, people are wrapping up their last sun-seeking vacations and getting down to business both for the fall and the year ahead.

I’m not just talking about us writers–I mean editors.

Particularly those New York and London major-pub editors, who may have been catching the summer scene at an acquaintance’s place for the summer holidays, are heading back to their desks, getting down to business, and catching up on emails and plans for 2020.

With the big-O year, major anniversaries, and the Japan Olympics on the horizon, editors have a lot of decisions to make about what they’ll cover next year.

Shouldn’t your stories get their best shot for consideration?

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Daily Free Travel Writing Webinars for October

You can now stream all of our past webinars–one each weekday–for free.

These webinars are only available at the times listed, live, but you can catch the replay in video, audio, and transcript form, along with the webinar slides, at any time in our on-demand webinar library.

Check out the full schedule of October’s webinars and register for your favorites below.

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“What questions should I ask when I’m on the phone with a potential travel content marketing client?”

We’ve got a new book out, 101 Things You Need to Know to Make it as a Travel Writer, that answers 101 questions that we hear from travel writers all the time that are holding them back from achieving their Dream of Travel Writing. To celebrate the new book, we’ll be tackling a new sticky travel-writing situation each Monday here on The Six-Figure Travel Writer blog.

“What questions should I ask when I’m on the phone with a potential client?”

Here are seven questions that you can use as a checklist the next time you’re on a call with a potential travel content marketing client. Each of these questions is really important in helping you put together your proposal.

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Want to Hit the Ground Running with Travel Content Marketing? Check Out Our New Series on Perfecting Your Cold Pitches

Sales. Ugh, right?

I know. I know. Everyone hates it.

Especially writers.

The problem though with that situation though, is that sales, according to the Oxford Dictionary, means:

the exchange of a commodity for money; the action of selling something.

So, if we want to have a writing business, or any kind of freelance business (the practice of making one’s living by engaging in commerce–again via Oxford), we’ve got to exchange some things for money.

For most writers, the question then becomes:

How can I get money without having to do the icky sales exchange bit?!

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Join Us This Week For Free Travel Writing Lessons on Building Relationships with Editors and Charting a Course for Success

In the two years since we began running regular one-hour travel writing classes, we’ve covered more than 80 topics, including:

  • how to land free trips
  • how to get paid really, really well for your writing
  • how to get on magazine editors’ good sides
  • how to navigate every step of the process to land travel content marketing work, including phone calls and proposals
  • how to keep your hourly rate down so your bank account goes up
  • how to get work done on the road
  • how to write, step-by-step, 15 different types of travel articles
  • how to land guidebook and other traditional publishing deals

You can grab access to all of our past webinars (and a ton of other resources you can’t find anywhere else) with a subscription to our Dream Buffet or grab them one-by-one when you need them in our On-Demand Webinar Library for a set with the video, audio, transcript, and slides.

But we also air a free replay of one of our travel writing classes each and every weekday.

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Daily Free Travel Writing Webinars for September

You can now stream all of our past webinars–one each weekday–for free.

These webinars are only available at the times listed, live, but you can catch the replay in video, audio, and transcript form, along with the webinar slides, at any time in our on-demand webinar library.

Check out the full schedule of September’s webinars and register for your favorites below.

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Travel Writing Wake-up Call: Do You Want to Tell Stories or Get Published?

In the last three weeks, I’ve had a number of conversations with people that turned me onto a truth about travel writing than many people come across after a long period of working on their business (if at all) and often in uncomfortable ways.

There is an initial joyous moment I love to spot in the careers of many travel writers (freelance journalists generally). It happens when someone–for the first time ever–had an idea entirely on their own for an article, and an editor tells the writer she’ll pay for it.

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The Travel Writers’ Detox + Reset: Announcing Our New Retreat!

You have spoken! We asked if you needed some time to re-center where you’re at with your work and travel life, and the response was clear.

We’ve been noticing a trend lately, from conference talks to our coaching calls, that freelance travel writers are being pulled in too many directions.

You can call it the by-product of not having a clear separation between work and life or decision-making overload from the sheer number of possible things to do anytime you open your computer, but we’re seeing a serious problem:

  • How do you prioritize?
  • Or do everything?
  • Or decide what you should do in any one moment?

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