How would you like to spend a summer exploring
the Western U. S. in comfort… no charge?
Or maybe you'd enjoy a complimentary week on an exotic
Asian island, staying in luxury hotels, visiting orangutan sanctuaries, and touring native long-houses?
Perhaps a long-weekend vacation with your spouse at a five-star resort in Cancun would suit you better…
airfare included and all-expenses-paid?
Or how about taking a high-speed ride down the U.S. Olympic bobsled track… and getting paid to write about it?
Those are all perks travel writers I know have enjoyed. It's a charmed existence they lead, no denying it.
THE THING IS, A YEAR FROM NOW…
YOU, TOO, COULD BE ENJOYING THAT LIFE.
I'd like to show you how. In fact, I might
even write you your first check.
Imagine you break the surface of the calm sea in 20 crystal-clear feet of warm, tropical water. You de-fog your face mask and adjust a flipper. Off to the east, a cruise ship approaches the harbor, backlit by a rising sun. You've got over two hours before your first scheduled meeting… plenty of time to check out the reef and get a shower before heading into town.
Sound too good to be true? Well that's how Lee Harrison spent a recent morning in the Bahamas. He was there for eight all-expenses-paid days, exploring three islands, enjoying what may well be the world's best beaches, diving, boating, and restaurants… and then he got paid to write about what he found.
In fact, International Living paid him.
My name is Jackie Flynn, and I run the travel division of a large publishing house. We publish newsletters, books, websites, and a monthly print publication called International Living.
We’re constantly in the market for stories. Recently, for example, we've found ourselves looking for people to write about villas on Croatia's Dalmatian coast… vacationing in Laos… investment bargains in Tuscany… castle stays in Scotland… cruising the Amazon… beaches on Mexico's Baja Peninsula…
Month after month and year after year, we have to come up with articles our readers will enjoy. But the thing is — and this is why I'm writing to you today — we actually have trouble finding people to write these articles. Write them well, I mean.
There's Extraordinary Opportunity Out There…
for People Who Understand the Business, that Is
And we’re typical of travel publishers out there. We always need people who love to travel… and who can relate their experiences in an interesting way.
Of the 17,321 magazines available in the U.S., 607 are about travel. Plus hundreds of non-travel publications devote at least a page or two each month to travel-related articles. New online travel sites spring up every week. And there's a whole additional market to tap in English-language publications based outside North America — in Australia, Britain, South Africa, and beyond.
In other words, great opportunity exists out there for writers who understand the business.
Problem is, most people don't have a clue about what we travel editors and publishers are really looking for. They dash off an article they think is appealing and send it in. Nine times out of ten, it's off-the-mark. And it's no wonder they don't get published.
You Don't Need a Literary Gift or a Degree
in Journalism to Be Successful
"I've had two bits published by, guess who? International Living! It's a good system to subsidize the program fee! And clip-generating, of course."
— Peter H.
The truth is, though, you don't have to be a gifted wordsmith to write articles that sell and start cashing in on the many perks established travel writers enjoy.
Most people think you have to be a professional journalist or writer to get a foot in the door in this industry. But that's simply not the case.
Many of the most successful writers we've worked with over the years never had any formal training as "writers" per se. They didn't have degrees in journalism or in English, nor did they write in some other field in their day-to-day lives. They simply enjoyed a passion for travel, had a good eye for detail, and had learned how to deliver a story in just the way an editor would want it.
If you like to travel, you can learn the other skills. In fact, I can show you how to do it quickly, easily, and without any risk. And I'll introduce you to a colleague of mine who can show you exactly how to put yourself on the fast track to travel-writing success immediately.
Just think: This time next year, you could be enjoying the freedom, the independence, and the unbeatable perks of a writer's life…
… like Loren Worthington is. He had no proven writing skills before he took advantage of the very same opportunity I'll tell you about here today. Now he can boast several published articles — and paychecks along with them. Plus recently he arranged to take a complimentary, high-speed ride down the Olympic bobsled track in Utah, and now he's working on an article about his "adrenalin travels," which he'll sell to a publication to earn a by-line and a check.
Earn Money as a Travel Writer
without Ever Leaving Home
"I've always had passions for both travel and for writing — but whenever I tried combining the two, I failed miserably. Since starting The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program, I've had four articles accepted for publication! Quite simply, the program teaches you things that it would literally take you years to discover by trial and error. I consider it a modest investment for restoring my dream of becoming a travel writer!"
— Mike S.
There's something else, too, which you may not realize: To make some extra money, and to have great travel experiences, you don't even have go far from home if you don't want to.
Take freelance travel writer Steenie Harvey. (You may recognize her name. She writes frequently for International Living as our Roving Correspondent in Europe.) She told me about an experience she had near where she lives in Ireland:
"The best meal I ever ate was a freebie. In County Galway, not far from where I live, I stopped at a little thatched-roof pub (it's called Morans of the Weir, in Clarinbridge — very well known in culinary circles).
"When I told the owner I was a travel writer, he brought out platefuls of fresh mollusks from his own oyster beds, a mighty plate of salmon dressed with salad, baskets of delicious home-made Irish soda bread, and cream-topped pints of Guinness. It was all free — even for my husband."
The point is you can get paid to write about a place that's a few minutes from your own home… no matter where in the world you live. Your hometown is a "destination" for somebody, after all.
I know of one Florida-based freelancer who's made a business of writing stories about places within easy reach of her home — an article about Amelia Island for a Canadian newspaper… one on Jacksonville for the Miami Herald… a piece on the town of Cassadaga for Florida Travel magazine… an article about winter golf in Florida for a lifestyle magazine… and the list goes on.
I bet you can think of all sorts of worthwhile subjects you might write about just outside your own door. And who better to write about your own hometown… than you?
With Basic Writing Skills, You Have What It Takes to
Become a Successful Travel Writer
If you have basic writing skills and are willing to learn a few simple secrets… then you have what it takes to become a successful travel writer.
Now, I didn't always believe that. But not too long ago, I came across something that changed my mind. It convinced me that anyone with basic writing skills could write articles for me or any other travel publisher out there.
Here's how it happened: A few years back, the former publisher of International Living met with Executive Editor, Jennifer Stevens.
Jen has been the Executive Editor for years at International Living and Island Properties Report. She's spent a good portion of the past decade traveling through Latin America and the Caribbean, writing about the best locals for overseas travel, retirement, and investing. She worked as an editor at Trade & Culture magazine. And she's lived and worked in Africa and in Europe.
As the editor, Jen was constantly frustrated by the amateur article submissions we received. She talked repeatedly about the best way to find a qualified group of reliable travel writers — a pool IL could tap into for its publications and one that other editors and publishers, too, would come to rely on. Finally, she decided we'd be best off training them ourselves.
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Trouble was, it always ended up a back-burner project. Until, that is, Jen "went freelance" and agreed, with some urging, to make it a priority.
She could easily have relied on her experience and knowledge alone to create a truly effective program. But she didn't stop there. She called and emailed the top people she knows in the business… an expansive network of contacts.
She asked a Wall Street Journal reporter, a New York Times correspondent, an acclaimed guidebook writer, an award-winning publisher, and a whole host of freelance travel writers to share their hard-won secrets. And she catalogued all their tricks of the trade… the techniques the most successful writers use to get their articles into print.
Opportunity for People
from All Walks of Life
Ten months after she started the project, The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program landed in the IL office. Frankly, nobody could believe it. It easily exceeded all our expectations. Jen had developed what is, hands down, the best, most comprehensive program this group has ever seen for turning anybody into a working, paid, professional travel writer.
And we’re not just saying that. The program really works. Since then, under Jen's guidance, people from all walks of life and all levels of education and experience have successfully reinvented themselves. Financial consultants… university professors… travel agents… acupuncturists… actresses… photographers… today they are traveling the world and getting paid for it.
You could be too.
Take Tom Schueneman. A sound engineer for bands, he'd never written an article before he signed up for Jen's program. Yet today he writes for all sorts of publications and even publishes his own travel e-zine, which Writer's Weekly recently rated one of the best places for new writers to get published.
Last year, Tom took advantage of his travel-writer status and stayed for next-to-nothing at the luxurious Outrigger Hotel in Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii. This summer he's traveling to Botswana to take a first class safari at a deeply discounted rate. When he gets home, he'll sell a few articles about his trip. Plus he'll be able to take the lion's share of his expenses as tax deductions.
And Tom's not the only program member who's a working travel writer today.
Retired television executive Duane Harm and his wife Harlene (just ordinary folks, bored with golf and looking for a sideline to keep them busy) spent a recent summer traveling across the western U.S. All told, they visited 23 different dude ranches in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana over a three-month period, staying for free an average of three days at each ranch. The total value of their summer stays? About $55,000… and they didn't pay anything. Not one cent.
"I finished The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program a few months ago and have since been published three times in a local magazine in Nagoya, Japan (where I live). My online serial tale, Vin, is also being published with a worldwide audience (it's not travel-writing but I've been able to use what I learned in the program in many different ways). With what I learned in the program my writing has improved tenfold and I'd like to say thank you to you and Ms. Jen Stevens."
— Rob D.
What's more, they wrote an article for Steamboat Magazine, a high-end coffee-table publication based in Steamboat Springs, CO that comes out twice a year. And they were paid for their work.
Imagine being able to leave the world of commuter traffic and 40-hour work weeks behind… to call your own shots… get your name in print… travel the world. You could see and do things most people only get to dream about… or pay through the nose to experience once a year on a rushed, week-long trip.
Why Not Live On Permanent Vacation?
Let me ask you something…
Have you ever found yourself daydreaming during work, imagining you were on some far-off tropical island… sipping a cold cocktail… enjoying the warm surf lapping at your toes?
Maybe you've dreamt about sailing across the Atlantic on one of the world's most luxurious ships… nothing but clean air and sea breezes for days at a time, the wait staff at your beck and call…
Or perhaps you fantasize about spending time relaxing in a traditional Tuscan villa… exploring the antique markets of Paris… wandering through the vineyards of Bordeaux…
Here's the thing: If you were a travel writer, you wouldn't have to daydream. You could just go! Travel writers live this dream year-round. Take Mike Palmer, for instance.
Mike had planned a week-long vacation in Ecuador and wanted to spend a few days at an all-inclusive tropical rain forest lodge, reachable only by boat on the Napo River. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for the experience, Mike contacted the owner, introduced himself as a travel writer on assignment doing an adventure story, and he was offered the trip at no charge!
And that's only the beginning. As a travel writer, Mike has played golf, free, on some of Ireland's best links courses. He's taken all-expenses-paid trips all over the world — to places like Russia, Belgium, Panama, and Spain, just to name a few. And he's enjoyed complimentary meals as well as comped tickets to theatre productions, movies, sporting events, and more.
And consider travel writer Daryl Emerson's experience: He planned to write an article about a few places in the Caribbean. So he contacted several hotels in Bonaire and Belize and was offered a free week's stay in both locations. And it didn't stop there — the manager of the hotel in Bonaire even invited him to stay an extra week at their resort in Curacao.
"Since applying the writing fundamentals from The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program, I have had dozens of postcards and four feature articles published in IL. Plus several in e-zines such as Australian Homepage and The Traveler."
— Brian N.
Program author Jen Stevens told me one of the best "press trips" she ever took was a long weekend at a brand-new condominium in Cancun. Her husband was invited along, too. When they weren't lounging on the beach, they were being wined and dined. "Even if it hadn't been free, it would have been a great insider's escape," Jen said. "As it was, all our expenses were paid, including airfare and meals. And then a publication paid me to write about my experience."
Steenie Harvey admits she's enjoyed her fair share of excellent freebies. One of the best was an all-expenses-paid trip to Borneo, where she stayed in luxury hotels and visited orangutan sanctuaries and native long-houses. The trip was organized by British Airways and The Daily Telegraph (an English newspaper).
"The reason The Telegraph asked me to do it instead of one of their staff writers," Steenie said, "was because I'd never been to Asia before. They wanted a writer who was going to experience it all 'with fresh eyes.' And they paid me £800 to write about it — that's the equivalent of $1,200."
The Secret Behind All These Complimentary Trips
Why are established travel writers able to take advantage of free trips… meals… accommodation… tickets to shows… invitations to museum openings? Why do people roll out the red carpet and treat travel writers with such respect… and prestige?
Actually, it's pretty easy to explain, once you understand how the system works.
You see, around the world, tourism generates $1.2 billion in spending per day, according to the World Tourism Organization. And competition for those tourist dollars is fierce — particularly now, post-9/11, when people are staying closer to home and are more hesitant to travel.
It's no wonder, then, that hotels… tour organizers… cruise lines… airlines… even local governments are willing to spend big bucks on travel writers — in hopes that they'll have a positive experience and write about it favorably in a magazine, newspaper, or newsletter.
The more articles are written about a place, the rationale goes, the more tourists will go there. More tourists mean more money… simple as that.
To give you a sense of the scale of this industry, consider The Bahamas. The estimated annual budget for the Ministry of Tourism there is $69 million. In New York City, the official tourism marketing organization has a budget of $14.5 million.
In those places — and elsewhere — a portion of those "tourism" funds is earmarked for wining and dining travel writers. (In the case of New York, that marketing organization's website actively caters to travel writers, offering to "arrange press passes for visitor destinations, coordinate press trips, and point you in the right direction to give you the information you need for your tourism related story.")
Right now, for instance, I know of a tiny hotel on the Caribbean island of Antigua that's eager for media coverage and has put a call out to writers on assignment… offering them a complimentary stay under sunny skies and palm trees on a white sand beach.
There's a barge company in Europe that organizes luxury trips on the canals and small rivers of France, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Germany. Passengers stay in air-conditioned suites, enjoying spacious sundecks and elegant saloons. It's a week of pampering with a champagne welcome, wine with all the meals, an open bar, and daily excursions. Qualified travel writers are offered free on-board accommodation.
A tour company that designs hiking and walking vacations in the United States and Europe — week-long, guided excursions with nights spent at fine country inns and hotels — invites a handful of travel writers to join their trips at no cost.
The Other Way to Fly, Dine, and Stay… No ChargePress trips aren't the only way writers travel for free. The truth is, well-established writers rarely pay their own way. If they aren't being treated to a press trip, the publication they're writing for picks up the tab.
As a publisher, I'm constantly sending my writers around the world to report on places, events, and opportunities that would interest my readers. Of course, I foot the bill. In recent months I've sent writers to Thailand, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and beyond. (And on top of paying these writers' travel expenses, I've also paid them for their articles.)
Sure, you need a track-record — other articles you've written and published — before any editor is going to call you up and offer to pay for your trip.
But my point is: Once you've learned the secrets to producing the kinds of articles publications are looking for, you'll be well on your way to establishing a name for yourself. You'll be opening the door to a whole new life where you get to travel the world while somebody else pays your expenses… and then pays you to write about what you've seen and done.
The Quickest Way to Take Advantage
of This Fabulous Lifestyle
The easiest way to do all that is to start with The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program. You'll see immediately that it's not like any other writing program offered anywhere — university-based or correspondence.
You won't find anything lofty, vague, or fanciful in it. That's because Jen focuses on practical, proven-in-the-real-world techniques she's used over the years as an editor to help travel writers produce better stories.
As one satisfied member put it:
"The information and examples included in your
Travel Writers program were so good that I've landed
an assignment with an international travel magazine
even before completing all the program elements…
I largely credit the program material for putting me
firmly on the path to success in travel writing."
— Larry L., Sugarland, TX
His is just one of many success stories:
Take Tim O'Rielly — a freelance photographer who travels regularly. He was looking for a way to get more mileage (and more money) out of his journeys, and travel writing seemed a good fit.
So he put what he learned in the program to the test. Just two months after he completed the program, his first full-length feature article about travels in the Mayan World appeared in Vision Magazine. Since then, he's written two more cover stories for that publication (and sold his photos along with the stories).
Laura Gagnon, based in New York, has been successful, too. A bass player in a band by trade, she travels the world on tour and was looking for a way to spend her daytime, off-the-stage hours more productively.
She signed up for The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program, and now she has had two restaurant/lounge reviews published in an online guide to nightlife in New York and LA. They were works-for-hire, so she wasn't credited for each review. But her name appears on the contributor list in the print edition of the guide. And she said the editor was great to work with… and paid promptly.
Here at International Living, we’ve had the great pleasure of writing checks to innumerable program members who've written articles for me about everything from Scottish castles to French markets to Costa Rican banana plantations to jewelry shops in Colonial Mexico.
In Jen's program, you'll learn — as those successful members have — how to build a strong foundation for your new career. Plus, you'll learn every technique, every secret — everything there is to know about how to write articles that sell every time. For instance…
Learn the Tricks of the Trade the Pros Use
- Find out exactly, in specific terms, what makes a great story idea. Follow the guidelines this program details, and you'll find you can't stop thinking of strong, saleable story ideas… they'll be everywhere you look…
- Understand exactly how, step-by-step, you turn an idea into a publishable piece… and then how you actually get what you've written into print… and get paid for it…
- Learn where to find the publications that make the most sense for your story, what to put in your letter to the editor, when to send your article… and more…
- Get the insider's list of what NOT to do (you'd be surprised at how many writers have no idea what makes editors crazy…)
- Find out the foolproof secrets to writing a saleable article every time… how to choose the right words… how to write powerful sentences…what to put first, and how to draw your piece to a close…
- Uncover the hidden architecture for all different kinds of travel articles… this will cut hours (maybe even days) off your writing… and boost your chances of success many times over…
- Learn the ins and outs of interviewing and researching… how (and when) to approach a contact… the six-point formula for smart networking… top-notch sources for background material and reliable statistics…
- Discover how to take one research trip and come home with three articles… which means three times the income…
- Learn how to take advantage of the "perks" that go with this work, such as paid vacations, paid meals at the world's best restaurants, access to behind-the-scenes locations you've probably never seen…
…and much, much more.
Unbelievable Fringe Benefits:
You'll Never Travel as a Tourist Again
Travel writing can become a full-time passion if you like, or merely something you do on the side… a way to justify a vacation and defray some of the costs, maybe write off your trip on your taxes.
The truth is, you can turn any voyage into a travel story. Annual family vacations are a great way to start. Or you could easily produce a host of articles from just one business trip.
Once you get your first byline — your name in print under the headline of your story — you won't believe the instant credibility you gain.
You'll find you'll never travel like a tourist again. As part of a distinguished circle of trained travel-writing professionals, you gain a "calling card" of sorts.
You see, when you tell people you're a travel writer (a harbinger of good press, as it were), you'll discover that they will bend over backwards to ensure you enjoy your experience. Nothing's too much trouble.
You'll be taken in the VIP entrance… served the best meals… escorted to the most expensive seats… offered a private tour…
It's amazing really. And all you need to do to start living this romantic, adventure-filled life is master the simple techniques and secrets detailed in The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program. Once you do that, you'll have a very marketable skill — for life.
You'll quickly see how the techniques and secrets Jen reveals work in the real world. In fact, writers who have worked with Jen and IL over the years have seen their writing published in all sorts of big-name publications, from Golf Digest to The New York Times. One program member sold an article to Islands and another to Transitions Abroad.
A Highly Effective Learning System
In addition to guiding you through the secret structure that supports the best travel articles (actual "templates" you can rely on to cut hours or even days off your writing time)… and giving you all the tools you need to get your articles published… this program has you build several travel articles of your own as you work through the program material.
No matter what your experience or writing level is you'll find this an excellent way to get your first few pieces under your belt.
In fact, many program members have sent their "assignments" off to editors, gotten them published, and earned a check in return. The success stories are impressive like this one, for instance:
"Hayley Clarke from West Australia here. I completed The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program last year and I wrote to you 6 or so months ago and let you know I had my first clip published. I have just returned from an 8-day, all-expenses-paid, 5-star trip to Malaysia taking in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, courtesy of Tourism Malaysia. I went on behalf of that same magazine that published my first article. Seemingly they were so impressed with my style and professionalism that when this trip came up, my name simply popped into the senior editors head! I am now in the middle of writing my 4th article for them.
"I just wanted to say thank you for producing this fantastic program because without it I would've just melted into the crowd of freelancers that bombard editors' inboxes around the globe every day! In fact the Senior Editor of the magazine I have been writing for said that she gets hundreds of submissions a week - but thanks to The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program, my "Sales" letter stood head and shoulders above the rest! So thanks once again for everything! Kind regards."
And it's not just the program work alone that creates successes like that.
There's also an active message board on-line where members share ideas, brainstorm, answer questions, and critique each other's writing. You aren't left alone to wonder if you're doing things right… you can simply ask. It's a way to connect with other budding writers who are as eager as you to enjoy the good life… and with people who are already having success and can share their own stories about what's worked for them…
Some Insider Help to Get Your First Assignment
Plus there's something else… something critical that further distinguishes this program from any other. You see, because we believe so strongly in this program — because we've seen it really work in the real world — I've asked my editorial staff at International Living to give special consideration to articles written by members of The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program.
In other words, I've asked them to put submissions from people who have completed the program on the top of the in-box pile — to give members a foot-in-the-door, as it were.
What it means is that you can be working on "live" assignments as you take the program — not some made-up homework exercises. And if my editors like your stories, they'll publish them with your by-line… and we'll pay you for them, too.
It's a fantastic opportunity to get your first story under your belt, get over the "hump" of having your first "clip" published with your name on it so you can start building your new career… and enjoying all the prestige and perks that come with it…
Your Travel Writing Career Could Start Here…Today
The powerful secrets, hands-on experience, real-life contacts… and the great potential to improve your lifestyle make this the most unique program ever offered to travel writers.
You'll gain all the tools you need — all the how-to information about what to say to an editor (and how to say it)… insider's tricks to landing plum assignments… how to find the best publications for your articles… and more.
So you won't just come away from this program with the writing skills you need… you'll also know exactly how to take an article from the "idea" stage all the way through to the pages of a magazine… and get paid, too.
While other would-be writers are spending thousands of dollars attending "Professional Writing Courses," seminars, and conferences at colleges and universities, you'll be way ahead of the pack working on assignments for real-life publications. Plus, you'll have an inside advantage.
And it won't cost you thousands of dollars. So just how much will it cost?
Well, I'll give you all the details in a moment, but first let me share one more opportunity with you. It's another way for you to get paid again for a single trip you take… something professional writers do all the time.
Sign Up Now and Learn Another
Way to Make Money as You Travel
Open up any magazine, and what do you find yourself looking at first?
That's right. Pictures. Photographs!
There's a simple reason. No matter how compelling and interesting the writing might be… photos help grab a reader's attention.
Now, as a travel writer, you usually won't have to worry about providing photographs for the major publications.
But some publications will pay you handsomely for the right pictures. When you can offer an editor a full package — article with photos — it's often a much more persuasive pitch and can really boost your chances of having your article published.
Plus, Photos Can Really Up Your Income.
A freelancer IL has worked with for many years, Dave Morgan, traveled all across Asia for six months. He dined with the Privy Counsel to the King of Thailand… met the late Mother Teresa… shook hands with the Dalai Lama. He took a week-long, four-wheel-drive journey across Tibet. He went trout fishing in a pristine mountain stream in Bumburet, a hidden valley in the Hindu Kush. He also got to see secret religious ceremonies rarely witnessed by outsiders.
The icing on the cake was that he got a profitable book deal on the photos from his trip. Not only did his connections SAVE him money, but he actually MADE money… over $6,000!
If you sign up now for Jen's program, you'll also receive AWAI's insider's guide to photojournalism, called Money-Making Travel Photography (a $24.50 value). This lucrative bonus program contains all of the secrets you need to know about taking profitable photographs — secrets used by some of the top photojournalists in the world.
You'll learn everything you need to begin taking photos that will bring in checks that are complete gravy… learn 10 fundamentals about light, location, action, and angles that will revolutionize your photos… plus 24 techniques the pros employ to make every photo more saleable. Find out what you need to bring on the road to minimize hassle and maximize success… how to deliver photos that tell a story and bring a place to life… and more.
Money-Making Travel Photography is a unique mini-program specially created for travel writers. It's just one more way to ratchet up your income as you travel the world. And it's yours FREE when you sign up for The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program.
What Is this Stimulating Travel Career Worth to You?
If I were just getting started in this business, knowing what I do now, and how far the right instruction can take you, I'd be willing to pay thousands of dollars for the secrets, techniques, and industry contacts Jen provides.
It would certainly be worth that…when you think about the freedom, the money, and the adventures that come with being a successful travel writer.
But in fact, all you have to pay to get started is $45.
I believe that if you have the talent and determination — we'll all win in the end. You'll be a published, credible travel writer — and I and other travel publishers will have an established professional we can turn to for help.
And remember, sign up now, and you'll also receive our exclusive photojournalism mini-program, Money-Making Travel Photography.
Just think…for less than the price of an evening out with your spouse, you can begin a completely new and exciting life. You'll have everything you need to start your new career as a travel writer, and enjoy one of the most exciting, romantic, and rewarding lifestyles there is!
Here's something else to keep in mind. If you have any trips planned this year — or even if you decide to do some sightseeing closer to home — now is one of the best times in recent years to start your new travel-writing career.
With nothing but bad news splashed across the front pages of newspapers and magazines worldwide — a mess in Iraq, the threat of terrorist attacks worldwide, an uncertain global economy — people are looking for a way to escape. But they aren't venturing to such far-flung destinations as they did a few years back.
Domestic travel is on the rise. The Travel Industry Association of America predicts a 3.2% increase in leisure travel over the next few months. And publishers, tuned into that trend, are looking for stories about where their readers can escape closer to home.
In other words, it's never been cheaper and easier for you to get started. You can get published — and paid — very quickly, just by writing about places and things to do near your own hometown.
How to Put the Odds of Success Clearly in Your Favor
Our long-term success is tied to you – to the success you have in turning your travel experiences into articles you’re paid for and offers of hospitality you enjoy on the cheap or even for free.
Here’s how it works: The more folks like you who begin to earn money from your travels, the better we look and the more “in demand” our programs become.
It’s as simple as that.
That’s why our office walls are covered in framed letters from the dozens and dozens of people who have changed their lives through one of our programs. We are very proud of our record so far. Every time we get another unsolicited testimonial, it makes us all think, “This is why we like our jobs!”
We are proud of our success and hopeful it will continue. But we have a challenge. You see, a large percentage of the people who buy our programs don’t follow through with it. They keep promising themselves they will “get to it later.”
Given how busy everyone is these days, this is to be expected. But when eight out of ten buyers are not following through on the program, it makes us look bad. When asked, “How many of those people who buy your program end up turning a profit on their photos?” we have to answer honestly, “Too few.”
But that’s a good thing for you if you are one of the 20% persistent enough to complete the program and put what you learn into practice.
If you’re willing to stick with us, complete the program and work on building your travel-writing skills day by day, then your chances of turning your trips into publishable stories for newspapers, magazines, and online publications are very good. And so are your chances of capitalizing on that track record to cash in on great perks. We know this because that’s what our most successful members have told us– they had a strong desire to succeed, and we gave them all the tools they needed to do it.
So take heart – if you have the determination to stay with us, we have the program that will help you succeed. And it goes without saying that whatever you do, your 100% satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.
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All you have to pay to get started is $45. After that, you will be billed just $35 a month for each of 7 installments that follow. That means you can begin this exclusive program for less than $50.
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"I've been comped four nights at a deluxe resort on Oahu after advising them of my plans. I wrote a letter explaining that I am a 'freelance travel writer' intending on writing an article on 'Hawaii's Most Romantic Room Views.'
"Although I won't be on 'assignment,' I've gotten some pretty good feedback from a couple of newspapers…so wish me luck!! I've got another idea, too. Something about 'Affordable Luxury in Paradise…Off-season in Hawaii.' I'm sorry to ramble on and on, but I'm pretty excited!
"This could be the start of something BIG! Thanks a million!"
— Alice C.
Sign up for the program today, and examine your first installment for 30 days. If you decide within that time that the life of a travel writer isn’t for you, simply let AWAI know by phone, fax or email and they’ll issue you a full refund. It’s that simple. No questions asked. Money-Making Travel Photography is yours to keep, no matter what.
After the initial 30-day period if, for any reason, you want to stop receiving installments of the program, again, just call and let AWAI know. They will discontinue your enrollment immediately.
For less than the cost of a single college credit — and without any of the risk — you can be on your way to one of the most life-fulfilling careers there is. More importantly, you'll be learning the secrets of people who are in the business, working every day.
Remember, if it's not for you, you can cancel the program within 30 days for a full refund.
Simply click "Order Now" below for a registration form you can fill out, and you'll be on your way.
If you enjoy writing, and you're looking for something more out of life, order The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program, today! This time next year, you could be enjoying the freedom and the perks of a travel writer's life…
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P.S. One more great thing about being a travel writer: It enables you to live anywhere in the world. I know one writer who calls Paris' Latin Quarter home and writes frequently from a round-top table at his favorite corner café. Another enjoys the big-city hustle from her Manhattan studio. Still another writes from a restored colonial-era home in a small town in Nicaragua. A fourth enjoys the peaceful, friendly setting of her cottage in the Irish countryside. As a travel writer, you can, literally, live and work from wherever in the world you please. Here's your chance to get started today in the exciting and romantic world of travel writing. Just click "Order Now" below!
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