Join The Travel Hack Team!

 

Thank you to everyone who has already enquired about joining The Travel Hack Team! I announced on my Instagram Stories that I’m looking to reignite things with the team and get a few new bloggers on board and I’ve been inundated with requests for more information.

I launched The Travel Hack Team way back in 2015 when I was expecting my first child, George. I was joined by 8 incredible travel bloggers like Elle Croft, Taylor Hearts Travel and Mollie Bylett (who wrote about her experience writing for the team here). I’m so happy to see that being part of the team helped bloggers like Mollie to understand the relationship between bloggers and brands.

 

What is The Travel Hack?

The Travel Hack is one of the UK’s leading travel blogs with 200,000 monthly views and over 350,000 followers on social media.

Our main focus moving forwards will be on weekend breaks and providing tips and inspiration for short holidays for a UK audience.

If this sounds like your travel style, keep reading…

 

Why be a Travel Hack Blogger?

The Travel Hack is ranked as one of the top 10 travel blogs in the UK

The blog receives over 200,000 monthly pageviews and grows enormously each month

Whenever possible, you’ll be able to take my place on press trips.

Bloggers like Elle have been to Japan, Northern Ireland, Lithuania, LA, Canada (twice!), France, The Philippines, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Venice, Edinburgh for Hogmanay, Lanzerote, Fuerteventura, Singapore and had a fair few business class flights along the way! Elle now only works on paid campaigns and we often travel together.

You’ll have the chance to review new products

Links to your blog and social media profiles in your author bio

Learn more about the business of blogging

All team members will get access to my e-course The Blogger Course which re-opens in September!

 

Blogger Requirements

I’m looking for bloggers with a creative flare and a passion for travel who can create interesting, informative, engaging and shareable travel content.

The ideal team members would be aspiring bloggers or freelance photographers, videographers or writers looking for an online platform to showcase their talents and use it as a portfolio.

  • The Travel Hack offers a combination of personal travel stories and useful travel tips that will help and inspire people to travel more. You should be able to create posts that continue this theme and have a list of blog post ideas as long as your leg.

 

  • Able to write 2 blog posts per month

 

  • Each article should be accompanied by your own photography or photos that are appropriately sourced and credited

 

  • Passion (or borderline obsession) for travel

 

  • Familiarity with travel blogs

 

  • Knowledge of WordPress

 

  • Bursting with creative ideas

 

  • Impeccable spelling and grammar

 

  • Understanding of SEO and writing for online audiences

 

  • Fantastic photographer – preferably with a DSLR or high quality camera

 

  • Able to commit to 6 months – I’d like to create a regular team rather than one off guest bloggers so this is really important

 

  • UK based

 

  • Able to blog about the theme of weekend breaks

 

  • If you’re interested in attending events and press trips then you’ll need to be flexible and reliable as press trips are often organised 2-3 weeks in advance

Please note that unless we have already worked together then it would be at least 3-4 months before I could offer you a press trip place.

 

 

How to apply

Please email me at [email protected] with the following details:

  • A short paragraph about yourself and why you’d be perfect for this position
  • Do you have a particular niche or speciality you’d like to focus on?
  • 3-4 examples of blog posts you’ve already written
  • 2-3 ideas for blog posts you’d like to write for The Travel Hack. (A title and brief summary is fine)
  • Links to examples of your own photos
  • Links to any relevant social media channels

If you have any questions, please pop them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

 

Top tip for aspiring bloggers: Photography is such a huge, huge part of travel blogging and they say a picture speaks a thousand words! So if you’d like to apply, I’d highly recommend working on your photography skills and showcasing your gorgeous pictures through Instagram. If you’re a photographer but you’re not as confident in your writing skills then please do apply! I can easily edit and tweak writing and we can work together to tell your story. Basically, I can fix bad writing but I can’t fix a bad photo.

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Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a professional blogger and has travelled around the world in search of stylish adventure travel.Monica has recently had her second baby and is determined to prove that travelling with a baby is possible!

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  1. Hi, these roles sound great for a travelaholic! I was just wondering whether they are paid, or would the bloggers be rewarded in the form of trips?

    Thanks for any info 🙂

  2. Hey,

    This looks excellent. One query though. Is this opportunity location specific or may anyone from any part of the world with a computer, an indecent amount of passion for travel and fairly decent writing skills apply?

  3. This sounds like an amazing opportunity! My question is whether you reckon you’ll be hiring again sometime in the future. Perhaps in 6 months or in a year?.. I ask this because I really would love to apply, but if I was honest with myself, I’d say that I perhaps need to establish myself more first, before submitting myself as an applicant. What do you reckon? Thanks! 🙂

    1. Hi Ella. I really couldn’t say as is depends on who applies. I hope that the people I take on initially will stick around for a year or longer but if they decided they only wanted to stay with The Travel Hack for 6 months then I would be taking on again then. Sorry I can’t be more specific.

  4. Hi Monica. This is an incredible opportunity… I just have one quick question: do you require your team to be UK-based, due to proximity and press events, product review, shared experiences…?
    (oh… and the english must be british or the american version is acceptable?)

    1. Hi Sarah,
      American English is fine if you’re American. As long as it’s one or the other I don’t mind.
      And in terms of location you can be anywhere in the world. Most of the press events and trips I’m offered do leave from the UK so it does mean that a lot of them won’t be available to someone outside of the UK (unless they were happy to pay for their own flight). But there’s no reason why you couldn’t pitch for a press trip leaving from the USA if you had the right contacts.

  5. What a great opportunity. Congrats on being able to take on bloggers. I have watched how you have progressed over the years and it really inspires me to try harder.
    Good luck to everyone who applies. I would, but I don’t have the experience or opportunity to travel.

  6. Hey Monica — When writing for The Travel Hack, would it be okay for a writer to include one or two in-post links to articles on their own blog if it’s relevant to the post topic? Thanks!

  7. Congrats on being able to take on a team. Sounds like a great opportunity. When are you looking to start this after you have made your selection?

  8. Hi Monica! I have been on your mailing list for a while now, and I follow your blog regularly because you have great content. It seems that your site is geared more toward the female population. Are your positions open to male bloggers?

    1. Hi Howard, thank for your message. This is absolutely open to male bloggers too! I actually haven’t had many applications from men so it would be great if you applied.
      Please don’t let the girly logo put you off as I will be redesigning to reflect the team style.

  9. Hi, all the comments above appear to be from 2015, my comment relates to the post from August 2018. Please can you advise if you are still considering applications and if there is a date they need to be submitted by. Thanks.

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