Words and Money: How To Get Paid to Travel and Write with Rebecca Holland

W+M 045: An Interview with Rebecca Holland

Rebecca Holland is a freelance writer based in Chicago. She writes about travel and food for USA Today, Roads & Kingdoms, New City Chicago, and other publications, and works as a copywriter for travel brands. When not writing for other people, she blogs about travel at www.curiosityandacarryon.com. In this episode I get all the details about what it takes to be a freelance travel writer. Whether you want to make extra money on the side or turn it into a full-time job, Rebecca shares how to get free press trips and even get paid to travel through the career that she has built for herself.

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What we talk about:

  • Rebecca shares her story about living and working abroad.
  • How Rebecca didn't really think about money or save the money she made in the early days of her career.
  • Rebecca's morning routine.
  • Best money habits that add up over time.
  • Favorite travel destination.
  • How long it takes to write a post.
Hot to Get Paid to Travel and Write - Wow! I never knew how some of those travel writers afford to do it! So much information I never thought of before. This is a great interview with a woman who gets paid to travel and write. - You have to pin this and listen in!

Takeaway: Becoming a Travel Writer

  • What Rebecca would do as first steps if she had to start over today.
  • What she recommends for what kind of blog freelance writers should start for proof and portfolio examples in regards to their topic.
  • Can you be a travel writer for a place you have never been?
  • How to travel for free in order to be a travel writer through tourism boards and PR companies.
  • Crafting the perfect pitch to write for your dream website, magazine and brand.
  • Biggest challenges for maintaining a freelance writer business.
  • Biggest challenges for working on the road as a travel writer.


Contact Rebecca: CuriosityandaCarryOn.com, Instagram (@CuriosityandaCarryOn)

Learning the ins and outs of getting paid to travel by becoming a freelance travel writer with Rebecca Holland on The Words and Money Podcast.
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