If you are aspiring to become a travel writer, you have probably come across the myths that have haunted the profession ever since Marco Polo set foot outside his front door. After reading this, you may want to think again. It's important you know the key myths about travel writing for a living.
1. Myth: Travel Writers Make a Good Living
Only a relatively small number of travel writers make enough money to live on. Most travel writers work on a variety of projects. However, this is not a reliable source of income, nor very lucrative. Example: travel writers asked to collate material for a guidebook that will pay a $30,000 fee may spend a year researching, making only a few dollars after expenses when the guide's finished. Most new travel writers will only be offered $10,000 as a fee, by the way.