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Ep 7: How to create a Profitable Travel Blog with Jacob Fu

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Jacob Fu  along with wife Esther Julee are co-founders of The Local Adventurer. It was started as an outlet for Esther when she felt lost during a career transition.

Six months after starting The Local Adventurer Esther realized she can monetize the blog and a few years later, Jacob left his job to focus on The Local Adventurer.

Since then, their blog has grown to become one of the top 50 blogs in the world and has taken them to many incredible adventures.

Find out what it takes to be a Travel Blogger and how Jacob and Esther created a career from travel.

Listen Below:

In this Episode
  • 3:17

    Regardless if you are inspired or not, you just need to get yourself to do it.

  • 5:00

    Running into little hurdles can be more difficult than one big set back.

  • 8:26

    You have to be OK with getting a no and learning from rejection.

  • 8:59

    Approaching brands professionally by figuring out what they want to achieve and aligning that with your brand.

  • 9:53

    An average day as a travel blogger.

  • 12:50

    The birth of Local Adventurer. We have 52 weekends in a year, we don’t need to be in faraway places to travel.

  • 13:42

    Monetizing a travel blog through affiliate sales, sponsored content and adds.

  • 15:55

    Creating a portfolio for brands to give them examples of your work.

  • 16:51 to help you budget as a freelancer.

  • 18:56

    Travel Blogging for work is always going to be different than traveling for yourself.

  • 20:41

    You do not have to quit your 9-5 to be a travel blogger.


Click here to get the extended interview with Jacob Fu and Esther Julee to find out how they became one of the Top 5 travel blogs in the world.



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2 comments on “Ep 7: How to create a Profitable Travel Blog with Jacob Fu

  1. Meghan says:

    Just got my own blog up and running. Thanks for the tips!

    1. debbie says:

      I am so happy that you are starting your blog Meghan! I know you will do such great things with it! I hope this episode has helped you!

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