In our series of interviews with travel blogger and influencers across the globe, we look for travel bloggers and influencers with interesting lives who can share some inspiring stories and useful advice from their experience. This week we have Isabel from Bel Around The World blog.
An Interview with Isabel from Bel Around The World
Tell us a bit about yourself
Having graduated with a Psychology and Communications degree, I went on to work in the fields of Public Relations and Social Media Management prior to travelling the world full time.
What’s your biggest achievement as a Travel Blogger?
You have an unlimited travel budget for 24 hours. Give me your itinerary.
How do you fund your travel?
What is the single most effective strategy that a blogger can use to bring traffic to a blog?
What tools do you use to monetize your blog? Which works best for you?
- Keysearch/ Ahrefs for keyword research
- Tailwind for scheduling Pinterest
- Buffer for scheduling on Facebook and Twitter
Considering how much traffic I get from organic search and proper SEO work put in, I’d say the keyword research tool is one I can’t do without
What is the first trip you remember taking and how old were you?
Have you been anywhere which turned out to be totally different to how you imagined? If so, how?
Have you had any bad experiences whilst travelling?
Of course. For instance, some close encounters with male couchsurfing hosts. Other than that, I’ve been pretty careful on the road. I haven’t encountered pickpockets or put myself in life-threatening situations.
Where is your favourite place in the world?
Do you have a bucket list? If so what is on it?
- Visit every continent
- Live in a van
- Catch the Northern Lights
- Hang gliding
- Live on a farm
If you were not travelling what would you be doing instead?
What has travel taught you?
Who, in your opinion, is the most successful travel blogger? Why do you think that is?