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“How do I discuss pricing in a proposal for a travel content marketing writing 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.

“How do I discuss pricing in a proposal for a travel content marketing writing client?”

Give three choices doing different amounts of work for different prices: a small, medium, and large. (Yep, Goldilocks style!)

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Daily Free Travel Writing Webinars for July

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 July’s webinars and register for your favorites below.

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Get Your Travel Writing MBA with Our New 16-Part Series

I don’t know about you, but when I was in my 9-to-5 job imagining and dreaming and finally planning my escape to be a full-time freelance travel writer, I never once considered getting an MBA in travel writing.

Before I made the leap, I did spend every commute and probably many idle hours in the office reading up on the hows of making it work as a freelance writer. And I spent more than a year building up clips and gigs before leaving my job.

But I never thought there would be any reason to study how big corporate businesses make things work. Isn’t that what we gleefully give up having to care about when we go rogue freelance?

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What Are the Next Big Steps for Your Travel Writing?

There is a reason we primarily offer in-person retreat events rather than online programs.

The results are simply so, so different.

Think about learning a language–you can go to Spanish classes for an hour one night a week for years. Or you can go to Spain and be surrounded by signs in Spanish, people speaking Spanish, and constant opportunities to put your skills to use.

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“I’ve found something interesting on a trip, but it’s not new, how can I pitch this as a travel article to a magazine?”

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.

“I’ve found something interesting but it’s not new, how can I pitch this as a travel article to magazines?”

You can often find one thing on your trip which in itself is interesting but would be hard to pitch because it has been around for a while.

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An Important Public Service Announcement About Following Up on Your Freelance Pitches

This week, I wanted to take a minute for an important travel-writing public service announcement on following up with editors.

We’ve got a ton of things going on here at Dream of Travel Writing this week that you can read about on our blog, including the launch of 101 Things You Need to Know to Make it as a Travel Writing with a special offer for grabbing the book through us in advance of its listing on Amazon AND a way to grab a coupon for $100 off one of our retreats.

But this follow-up topic is not only near and dear to my heart because it is a such a big deal for writers, but as it seems like we are reaching a certain tipping point here that doesn’t have a good solution.

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Daily Free Travel Writing Webinars for June

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 June’s webinars and register for your favorites below.

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Do You Thrive on Riding the Waves in Style? (Danny Meyer-style)

Quick note: We’re having a 36-hour flash sale on a special 20-part celebration package for our launch (it’s more than $500 of resources for just $99)! Learn more about what it includes and how to grab yours here.

For what I do, helping writers understand, come to terms with, and make the most of, the marketplace for travel writing today, it’s very important that I not only spend time with a diverse company of writers, to understand the issues in the industry today from many different viewpoints in terms of both background and experience, but also that I spend time with those on the other side of the desk—the editors and companies that hire writers.

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Join Us for Free Travel Writing Lessons on Setting Your Travel Writing Goals and Mapping Out Your 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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