Guys, I'm reading so much nonsense right now about dishonest blogging and people being paid to say nice things that I thought I should spell it out to you. How World Travel Family works, how we go about things, why we go about things, what you, our readers and our website, means to us and how we work here at WTF HQ. So here we go. We Are Painfully Honest I will never say … [Read more...]
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'm asked all the time so here are my best tips on how to make money travel blogging. Blogging funds our life, 2 adults, 2 kids, full time travel. We're 100% legitimate and the money comes from the blog, not selling courses. We genuinely love travel and sharing the world with our readers, we're going to continue to be travel bloggers not course sellers. So here are some … [Read more...]
For months, years even, my Pinterest traffic had been falling. I was something of a Pinterest ninja a couple of years ago, enjoying up to 1000 Page Views per day from Pinterest. Over time this Pinterest traffic has fallen to a pathetic 150 clicks per day. Was my Pinterest broken? Had I got myself a shadowban? I'd tried everything to fix it, bouncing between Tailwind, Board … [Read more...]
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 the summer we made our group a paid, formal enterprise. I was stretching myself too thinly, repeating … [Read more...]
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 of those. There is so much depth to this topic that there's no way you can learn it all from one page, but I'm going to … [Read more...]
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 myself. These days everyone likes to have a printable pdf for lists and guides like this and … [Read more...]
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 better. Some of the plugins and tools below are free, others … [Read more...]
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 off for ages, but it was surprisingly easy, cheap and … [Read more...]
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, but it's only in the last few months that it's all started coming together. I'm actually … [Read more...]
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 help, then BAM! this delight hit me like a baseball bat to the head. "We took our boys to Kandy … [Read more...]