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...]
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.
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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 After almost 5 years of blogging with the excellent but outdated Prose child theme from StudioPress, we've updated to the sleeker, faster, funkier, easier, Magazine Pro Theme also on the Genesis Framework.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 … [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 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 traffic grows every month, it's all down to … [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...]
When we left home to travel in 2013 we hoped we could travel indefinitely, or for several years, on our savings and a few small income sources. We travelled ultra cheap back then, these days we don't, but we made budget travel our mission as we stretched our cash. Our newish travel blog that was doing OK and we had a dream, would, could, travel blogging fund long term travel? 1 … [Read more...]
Let's just clear something up here, I'm not a blogger, it's not something I ever set out to be, it's just sort of happening. I'm not a journalist, a writer, a web designer, a marketing specialist, or an SEO expert. I am a mum, a traveller, a homeschooler, a scientist and a private human being with feelings, those are for certain. I've found myself in a world of … [Read more...]