Update: March 30, 2020
Disclosure: Please note that any links to Amazon in this post is an affiliate link. At no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you click on it and then make a purchase. The income generated is what allows me to continue to provide new content and pay my support staff.
Since mid-February, the coronavirus has spread with surprising quickness around the world. More and more countries are on complete lockdown. In the United States, more and more states are mandating that people self-quarantine in their homes.
To fight the coronavirus, no one should travel and as a society, we should be staying in our homes as much as possible. I know many of you feel restless, but we must all do our part, no matter how hard it is.
This means, for now, there is a shut down of the entire travel industry. Like everyone else in travel, we here have been hit really hard.
How You Can Help
One of the questions I get asked most often is how I earn a living as a travel blogger. One of the top ways I earn income on this website is by including links to affiliate programs for hotels, tours, and other travel-related products in my blog posts and if readers are interested they can click on the links to learn more or maybe book or buy something. These links give us a small commission and these links never increase prices for our readers.
In times of low or no travel, when people aren’t interested in booking a hotel or tour, it’s important to know that most travel-related websites are seeing severely reduced income.
Since no one is traveling, one way you can support this website is by clicking this link to Amazon before you purchase anything on their website.
4 Ways to help 52 Perfect Days & Other Travel Bloggers Right Now
- Visit Amazon directly from this link or check out my Amazon Influencer Page.
- Simply getting more eyeballs on our travel websites is important. So, visit some of the travel websites you love the most right now.
- Another way to support your favorite travel website is to open emails they are sending and click through to the articles they are sharing with you.
- If you aren’t on their email list, you could also visit any of their social media accounts and click through to articles they have posted or to simply like, comment or share some of their social media posts.
Even these small gestures can be of big help to each and every travel blogger who depends on their websites for income to support themselves and their families.
I know it may not seem like it but this website is not just me. We have a virtual assistant as well as a few freelancers writers I hire and pay to write and research. Like everyone else in the travel industry, 52 Perfect Days is a small business trying to keep the lights on so I can continue to create content about travel when the world combats the coronavirus.
So, if you are looking for a way to support the site during this time of uncertainty please visit this post and click-thru before you head to Amazon for your regular purchases. I thank you in advance for your support!
Arm Chair Travel Fun
If you are looking for some fun arm-chair travel articles to pass this time, here are a few of my favorites:
- The Mystery & History of the Margarita Cocktail (plus the recipe for the original margarita!)
- Haunted Stories behind the Most Haunted Places in America
- How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
- 27 Most Beautiful Caribbean Islands (a little eye candy!)
Do you Need Help?
What can I do to help you or your business right now? Please email me (alexa at 52perfectdays dot com) and let me know! I’m here to help.
I normally have a large list of great travel resources listed here, but because of the current state of the world and lack of travel many of the companies I have recommended in the past have paused or shut down their affiliate networks (an affiliate network provides a commission to me for sharing their link at no extra cost to you). Some companies have gone out of business. When we have tackled the coronavirus and it is safe to travel again, I’ll be updating this page with the best travel resources and the ones I personally use and trust.