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Ep. 22 How to budget and hustle as a freelance travel writer with Meagan Drillinger

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How to budget and hustle as a freelance travel writer with Meagan Drillinger

This week, I talk to Meagan Dillinger who is a travel writer and founder of Vaera Journeys  about how to budget and hustle as a freelance travel writer.

After working as a Travel writer right out of college, Meagan knew that a full time writing position was not the right path for her, so in 2009 she  traded in her cubicle for a chance to live and work from anywhere as a freelance travel writer.

Since deciding to be location independent, Meagan has worked with Thrillist, Travel & Leisure, Time Out New York, Men’s Health, Conde Nast Traveler, Harpers Bazaar and so much more!

Meagan has recently created and founded a company with her best friend Vaera Journeys, which is a retreat travel company for entrepreneurial women that combines inspiring women to start their own businesses with transformation through travel.

On this episode Meagan discusses how to become a travel writer without any experiences and  learning how to budget and hustle as a freelance travel writer.

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In this Episode:
  • The feeling you get when you are doing what you love.
  • The first steps to take to become a professional freelance travel writer.
  • How to get into the travel writing industry without any experience.
  • The biggest misconception for a travel writer.
  • The fear of missing out.
  • Learning to budget and hustle as a freelance travel writer.
  • How to work and network with editors in big publications.
  • Dealing with taxes as a freelancer.
  • Why practical advice is not always the best advice to follow.
  • How to create income as a freelancer.
  • The importance of finding your own voice and working on your project rather than someone else’s dreams.
  • The idea behind Vaera Journeys and creating a purpose project.
  • The best travel and entrepreneurial resources.
  • The biggest legacy Meagan wants to leave.

Listen to Meagan’s extended interview where she shares how to grow your community while creating profit.

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In this episode:

  • The best way to get printed or get a byline in a big publication.
  • The importance of follow up.
  • What to do once you get the meeting with the editor or a valuable contact.
  • How to thrive as a travel writer.
  • How to create extra income as a freelancer.
  • How to grow your following and network through social media.

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1 comment on “Ep. 22 How to budget and hustle as a freelance travel writer with Meagan Drillinger

  1. Malin Karlsson says:

    Where can I find the three travel commmunities that Megan recommended in the episode? I remember Travel Massive to be one, since Im are already registered there. But there were two more 🙂

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