For the last few months a small group of us has been coming together to talk blogging. Most of the other members of our group are beginners but there’s also me ( Hi, I’m Alyson, this is my main blog and family income source) and a few more seasoned bloggers and creatives. In July 2017 […]
Blogging, How, Why and Reports on Making Money Online.
From easy steps to starting your own blog, to ways to supercharge your affiliate sales, to social media pointers and random musings. Posts on blogging from the last 5 years. When I created my first website I knew nothing. So if you, at this point, haven't got a clue, don't be put off. We won't sell you courses or e-books, we'll just tell you what we know, for free. I've tried courses and not yet seen one that was worth the money. We can also offer Skype calls to help you with any of this.
Stick with it, work hard and you'll get there. Success is not down to luck.
I’ve been asked to write this post on the basics of SEO by a member of our private group and, well, I’ve been meaning to do it for a long time and I’m in the mood so let’s do it! I am not an SEO guru. Such things as professional SEOs exist, I’m not one […]
I have so many people in our Facebook group, Living Differently, who are about to start, or have recently started a blog or website that I thought a one off, comprehensive list or guide, a check list, would be a great idea to help them on their way. It will also help me stop repeating […]
To create an effective blog and generate a steady online income, you have to spend a little money. This is something I wish I’d realised years ago rather than struggling using every second-rate free tool I could find. Some free tools are great, sure, we use many here, but the premium versions are often mind-blowingly […]
You’ll see things have changed around here! After almost 5 years of blogging with the excellent but outdated Prose child theme from StudioPress, we’ve updated to the sleeker, faster, funkier, easier, Magazine Pro Theme also on the Genesis Framework. A quick post on the hows and whys of updating a theme. I’d been putting it […]
I told you I was going to tell you how we made the leap to Living Differently, and Amazon is part of the secret. No paid courses here, no e-books, I’m just going to tell you, for free. I’ve been dabbling with Amazon affiliate marketing for 5 years now, earning a little here, a little there, […]
This morning at sunrise I sat down to my computer to start my work for the day. It’s what I do every morning before the kids wake up. The first thing I do is check my emails, messages, stats and comments. Some good news, some bad, a couple of lovely comments and readers asking for […]
Things are gradually changing here at World Travel Family, our blogs ( there are now 6, if you count Boo’s) are starting to follow a new course. I thought I’d share with you what’s going on, maybe you’ll take inspiration from our experiences, maybe you can pick up a few tips, maybe you can tell […]
Around the globe 150 million individuals use Pinterest every month (source). My account is in the top 20,000 accounts, I’m pretty pleased with that. Pinterest is big news. Around 75% of my social media traffic comes from Pinterest, currently down from 90%. New readers and contacts are finding World Travel Family through my boards and […]
Hi there, before you start reading I’ll say up front that I wrote this post almost 3 years ago. In those 3 years I’ve learnt a LOT more and we now make a decent living from our websites. Everything in this post is valid still and will stand you, as a new blogger, in good […]
In this post you will learn the basics of how to start and set up a blog and how to begin making money. It is aimed at complete beginners and at those wanting to improve their blogging game and grow their income. I am a travel blogger and a homeschool blogger, my online income supports […]