About the TBS Membership
“An investment? Yes. Travel Blog Success was a huge investment for me too when I signed up all those years ago. But the knowledge I gained — and more importantly, the community — continues to provide value back to me to this day.”
— Alexandra Baackes, Alex in Wanderland
Since 2010, the Travel Blog Success course and community has helped thousands of travelers learn how to create, promote, and make money from their blogs.
What’s Included in Your TBS Membership
When you buy a Travel Blog Success membership, you gain immediate access to the following:
The Fundamentals of Travel Blogging
The Fundamentals of Travel Blogging offers an overview of the steps and skills involved in launching and developing your travel blog.
Advanced Travel Blogging: Monetization
Get serious with your travel blog — make money, develop your career, and build a blog that’s successful and sustainable.
Secret Facebook Groups
All members can get answers to questions, request feedback on their blogs, and talk with others in a friendly, private setting. Community guidelines and active moderation ensure a safe environment.
Webinar and Interview Library
We’ve hosted dozens of live webinars and interviews, and the recordings of all of them are available at the click of a link in our library. All recordings include transcriptions (PDF) and closed captioning for videos.
A curated list of full-time jobs, paid writing gigs, guest post opportunities, and more. Our Board is open to the entire community to post listings, as well as respond to them.
We save you money by negotiating discounts for products and services we know and use ourselves.
Plus, Lifetime Access and 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Pay once and enjoy access to the course and community for life.
Not sure if the course and community are right for you? Enjoy the first 30 days risk-free. If you’re not completely satisfied, notify us within 30 days, and we’ll refund the full cost immediately.
Are you ready to start a new travel blog, or take an existing one to the next level?
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$87.00 / month for 4 months
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Either way, once payment is received in full, you’ll receive immediate access to all the courses, resources, and benefits of being a TBS member.
“I really enjoy TBS and the courses! I haven’t finished it all, but it made me look at everything from a different angle and it is the reason I’m going in the direction I am now. It made me realize I should and actually can follow my dream!”
— Havard Rosenblum
The Fundamentals of Travel Blogging
Welcome to Travel Blog Success
Module 1: Building a Foundation
Lesson 1 — Setting a Vision for Yourself and Your Blog (Free Preview)
Lesson 2 — Why You Need a Niche
Lesson 3 — Choose a Winning Domain
Lesson 4 — Starting an Email Newsletter
Module 2: The Technical Side of Getting Started
Lesson 5 — Hosted vs. Self Hosted Blogs
Lesson 6 — Getting Started with WordPress
Lesson 7 — WordPress Themes
Lesson 8 — Blog Security: How to Protect Your Content
Lesson 9 — How to Backup Your Blog
Lesson 10 — An Introduction to Google Analytics
Lesson 11 — Making Analytics Work for You
Lesson 12 — Search Engine Optimization Simplified
Module 3: Creating Content
Lesson 13 — How to Write Scannable Blog Content
Lesson 14 — How to Tell Effective Travel Stories
Lesson 15 — Writing Beyond Your Blog
Lesson 16 — Involve Your Readers, Build a Following
Lesson 17 — Be Yourself and Offer a Unique Resource
Lesson 18 — The Role of Photography
Lesson 19 — Video Blogging
Module 4:Social Media: Networking, Branding, and Building Traffic
Lesson 20 — Facebook: Take Advantage of the World’s Largest Social Media Platform
Lesson 21 — Twitter: Spark and Join Conversations to Build New Connections
Lesson 22 — Pinterest: How to Pin Your Way to More Followers
Lesson 23 — Snapchat: Building Your Brand 24 Hours at a Time
Lesson 24 — Leveraging Social Media: Stumble Upon & The Rest
Advanced Travel Blogging: Monetization and Beyond
Module 1: Transitioning from Hobbyist to Professional Blogger
Lesson 1 – Defining Success on Your Terms
Lesson 2 – Realities of Blogging From the Road
Lesson 3 – How to Create a Business Plan
Lesson 4 – Outsourcing to Focus on Your Strengths
Lesson 5 – Become an Authority to Open New Doors
Lesson 6 – Beyond Analytics: Are you creating a viable business?
Lesson 7 – Outsourcing to Focus on Your Strengths
Module 2: Earning Income Through Your Blog
Lesson 8 – Monetization Techniques Defined
Lesson 9 – Trial/Error: Which Monetization Techniques Work for You
Lesson 10 – Monetize Without Losing Your Voice
Module 3: Earning Income Beyond Your Blog
Lesson 11 – How to Write and Publish an eBook
Lesson 12 – Tactics for Marketing Your Product
Lesson 13 – How to Sell Your Photos
Module 4: Sponsored Travel, Freebies, and Press Trips
Lesson 14 – Sponsored, Press, and Social Media Trips
Lesson 15 – Media Kits: Creating a Key Marketing Tool
Lesson 16 – Sample Pitch Letter: Antarctica
Lesson 17 – Sample Pitch Letter: Cyprus Tourism Board
Module 5: Networking and Finding Community
Lesson 18 – The Power of Networking and Attending Conferences
Everything available with a TBS Membership, including the Fundamentals of Travel Blogging and Advanced Travel Blogging: Monetization and Beyond courses, is a collective effort by everyone at Travel Blog Success, with the majority of lessons written by TBS Co-founder Dave Lee, and TBS Course Director Britany Robinson. Valerie Stimac joined the team in early 2016 as our Community Manager.
Dave began his first website, Go Backpacking, in 1999, and has been blogging there since 2007. In 2009, he also began Medellín Living. Combined, his blogs receive over 300,000 monthly views.
Dave’s visited over 60 countries on six continents and worked with a variety of global brands and destinations, including Turkish Airlines, G Adventures, Viator, Indonesia, and Rwanda. He’s an active member of The Society of American Travel Writers and Professional Travel Bloggers Association.
Britany has a Master of Arts in Journalism and has been writing for online and print publications for over five years. Britany’s work appears in BBC Travel, Hemispheres, Matador Network, Mashable, The Daily Dot, and more.