Sometimes volunteering and working with non-profits around the world drains one’s bank account. One way to make some extra money while traveling and making a difference is through travel writing and multimedia production. My favorite resource online is the Matador Network.
The Matador Network is a terrific independent adventure and travel magazine online. Not only a good resource for travelers but a place to get your travel stories published, to learn how to write better, get a laugh, and much more.
Here is a link to the Matador Network’s “How To Write” page. Her you’ll find several articles to hone your writing and reporting skills.
Also part of the Matador Network is the Traveler’s Notebook section for Travel Writing, Photography and Film. Very useful for the SalaamGarage participant is how-to article“5 Tips For Writing Better Emails About Your Travels.” You need do nothing more than email your friends and family to share your story. A well written email can raise all the awareness and inspire action as good as a website campaign.
Brave New Traveler is yet another section of the site. There, I found a great article called “50+ Travel Magazines That Want to Publish Your Writing” by writer/traveler Ian MacKenzie. It’s a list 50 hotlinks to travel publications. (But not included; the just launched Afar Magazine maybe they don’t want writers yet?)
MatadorU. Tuition for the 12 week course is $225 for the first 100 students that sign up ($350 after that). It sounds great to me. I have taken 8 week travel writing courses with MediaBistro in New York that I loved and were totally worth it but cost $475. But if you aren’t in New York, you can do this course from anywhere!
A MatadorU Freebie!
Free download: “15 Paying Travel Magazines That Want Your Writing”
And finally, I wish I had seen this article earlier today when i was struggling with Audacity to edit an audio interview: How to Produce Great Podcasts, Part 2: Polishing Audio …well I have it for next time. Thanks Matador!
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