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Half of successful travel bloggers say blogging is their full-time job, according to a recent report from the Abbi Agency.

The report was based on data from a survey of more than 100 "high influence" travel bloggers selected by the Abbi Agency.

Some 70% of respondents say they get paid to blog, and 40% say they have accepted free gifts/trips from brands.

Most respondents (90%) say they are willing to do sponsored posts on their blogs.

Other key findings:

  • 79% of travel bloggers also write about other topics. 
  • 78% say photo posts are their best-performing content type. 
  • 53% of post 3+ times a week to their blog. 
  • 81% say Facebook is the social network that sends the most traffic to their blog.
  • Respondents say their top pet peeve with PR agencies is irrelevant pitches/press releases.

Check out the infographic for more insights from the report:

About the research: The report was based on data from a survey of more than 100 "high influence" travel bloggers selected by the Abbi Agency.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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