Subscribers are pretty important to any blogger, not just travel bloggers. If Pinterest shut down, if Google de-indexed you, if Zucherberg pulled the plug, you'd be left holding your list. Now, I'm guilty of saying that getting blog subscribers isn't the be-all and end-all that others make it out to be and for me, to this point, that's absolutely true. I've never had much … [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 7 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. Everything we offer is on the website. If you sign up below you'll get our ( almost ) weekly newsletter so if any new blogging content goes out, you'll know!
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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, … [Read more...]
So you want to start a blog. Or maybe you've already started and, just like I did, dived in without really knowing what you're doing. Hold your horses, let's backtrack a little. I've already given you this post, 6 steps to start your blog ( opens in a new tab), I'm sure you've seen it, that's the nuts and bolts. Let's talk a little more about why and how to blog and some … [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 After almost 5 years of blogging with the excellent but outdated Prose child theme from StudioPress, we've updated to the sleeker, faster, funkier, easier, Magazine Pro Theme also on the Genesis Framework.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 over 7 years now, earning a little here, a little there, but it's only recently that it's all started coming together. I'm … [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...]
Things gradually changed here at World Travel Family, our blogs started to follow a new course and we're starting to truly be that thing, a location independent family. I thought I'd share with you what happened, how we made them earn for us and support our lifestyle.Maybe you'll take inspiration from our experiences, maybe you can pick up a few tips, maybe you can help us … [Read more...]
Around the globe 250 million individuals use Pinterest every month (source). My account was in the top 20,000 accounts according to Board Booster before that tool was banned. I was pretty pleased with that. Today I'm totally re-writing this post, it's years old. I wrote it back when I was getting almost 1,000 clicks to my website every day from Pinterest. I don't get that now, … [Read more...]
Yesterday, a potential hotel sponsor asked me "Can your readers afford us?" That's a perfectly reasonable question, we've written post after post about doing things on the cheap, saving money to travel and finding great deals. I can see where she was coming from. I replied, explained our demographic and our philosophy and I'm thrilled to report, we got the deal with a top end … [Read more...]
Hi there, before you start reading I'll say up front that I wrote this post almost 4 years ago. In those 4 years I've learnt a LOT more and we now make a very good living from our websites. My husband no longer works, this blog supports our family of 4 as we travel the world. Today we have 170,000 page views per month. Everything in this post is valid still and will stand … [Read more...]