This entire review of mine is based all on my personal experience. Particularly, writing an article for the Travelista Club.  

Now, if you’re looking for a straightforward answer if the Travelista Club program really does pay you $40 for writing a piece of over 1000 words, yes it does. Allow me to express the procedure. 

Just like you, I wasn’t sure either but as I really had nothing to lose and had ample time, I decided to give it a shot. To write, some of the requirements include identifying yourself through Instagram or Facebook. Recently, the Google plus option has come up too. The next most important requirement is to have a website/blog of your own. The program will guide you through the entire procedure of purchasing a site from Godaddy(another website where one can purchase domains for a period of time) if you don’t have one. Now here is where I made my first blunder.  

I followed the procedure thoroughly, got a domain in my name. Then I tried to submit the site directly. It was rejected immediately. Never submit an empty/contentless domain.  The domain is a requirement so that the person who hires you to write, can first go through your works in your site. So I made my next move by writing up a few pages and posts on the domain. After slightly filling up the site with some content, I resubmitted it. 

Something important…

Another important they ask is to not submit free blogging sites for review. Not only Travelista Club, but many of the other sites that pay for writing do not accept free blog sites. Some of these include wix.com and Blogspot. But as I was going through the procedures, I did find an option which could convert blogs from these sites to paid sites. 

Anyway,  sometime later I received an email saying that my blog was approved. I was eligible to write. Soon I got down to work. Wrote an article on Batam Riau, Indonesia. The first time I submitted the article, it wasn’t approved. I received an email to change heading sizes (H3 to H2 something like this). I made the necessary changes and resubmitted it. A day later, the article was approved. I was ‘paid’ the amount. As Writers Agency mentions, the payments are made every Friday according to Australia. 

So still being in a dilemma, I waited patiently for the day to arrive. When it did in the morning, bingo! The amount had been transferred to my Paypal account. 

 

On the other hand

So far, that is the only piece I’ve written so far for Travelista. So there is no guarantee that after you write and get paid for your first article, you will get another chance. But if you’re a pro, you just might get it. In the meantime, the Writers Agency provides training for online writers. This website that you are in, is basically my training grounds. So go ahead, give it a shot. I say it’s worth it! 

If you have any questions, you’re free to ask below. I’ll attend to it as quickly as possible.

(Updated part on 4th March 2019)

With respect to the guarantee if you will get another chance, a small update… If you really make a lovely website and if Writers Agency rates your website ‘A’, then the possibilities of getting another chance are high. Recently, my blog was reviewed and this time the rating jumped from ‘C’ to ‘A’ and just a few days later, I received another job offer. 

This is how the ratings are actually made:

A -a fully developed portfolio based on the training

B -a partially developed portfolio

C -a barely touched portfolio with little content.

D -the portfolio is offline, or has errors

So, to all of you out there, don’t panic, stay calm (I know they’re the same thing) and be patient. If you really write well, Writers Agency will be watching you. Cheers!

 

12 Replies to “Travelista Club review”

  1. When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

    1. Yeah, they haven’t asked actually. .that’s the downside I can say. There is no guarantee that you’ll be given another opportunity to write

  2. Hiya! thanks for the explanation! My question is the following, so did you have to mandatorily pay for creating a blog which suits them? If so, how much is that?? Thanks!

    1. There is no queue. If youre article is bringing in a lot of people to read, then they might hire you again. But for most, it’s a one-time thing

  3. Thanks for sharing this! It’s really helpful because I’m actually concerned about it. I just made a blog as I followed their steps. So far, I have one post and when I submitted my blog, Travelista approved it. They didn’t mention in the email that my blog is rejected. However, there’s no assignment so I’m really confused. The link that was sent in the email directs to the training tools. What do you think? Would appreciate your response. Thank you

    1. Honestly Fei, I really have never experienced this myself.
      Are you sure there wasn’t a 40 dollar initial assignment where you have the opportunity to write about any place of your wish?
      But I can tell you this. At the bottom of your Writers Academy account, you have the ‘Send a message’ option. Describe your problem in it and I’m sure they will respond to it within some time! They’ve so far responded to all my problems previously. So give it a try!

  4. I already have a business plan WordPress.com blog. Can I continue from that. Or else I have to make another website on WordPress.org or GoDaddy paid site and will that be worth doing?

    1. Let me make it clear, WordPress.org and wordpress.com are two different platforms. You cannot submit a free website. I’ve written more about it on my Blog with WordPress CMS.
      Besides, if you already have your own site, then you can submit your existing site. But it takes them more than a week or so to review your website. On the other hand, if you go through their process of building a website, you have a chance of getting approved within 48 hours.
      Personally, I suggest you follow the blog making process! It is better that way.
      Thank you for visiting Madman’s Journey. Hope to hear from you soon.

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