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 now almost grown, full-time travel. Travel blogging and running this travel blog allowed us to see the world. 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, … [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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I blog. Blogging is how I support my family. But what is blogging and what is blogging not? On a day when I'm struggling to come up with an idea for a new blog post I thought I'd go deeper into blogging. You probably all know me, my family, my style, but do you really? What is MY truth about blogging and how does it affect me, my family, our lifestyle and our privacy. The … [Read more...]
Everyone blogs differently. I've been able to support my family in a full time travel lifestyle, without house sitting or couch surfing, for several years now because of this blog. Should you blog the way I do? Well probably not because I am me and you are you. My way works, but so might your way, so long as you know a few basics. This post is on the golden rules of blogging … [Read more...]
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 my family as we travel the world. I'm not selling any blogging courses and all of this … [Read more...]
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...]
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, … [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 travel blog 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! SEO is my jam, I find it fascinating and you'll generally find me immersed in Search Console data, studying SEO trends and algorithm changes. Such things as professional SEOs exist, I'm not … [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...]
Creating content for blogs or websites is more of a science than an art. Each blog post needs to have a series of elements, correctly executed to maximise your chances of ranking high on Google. If you don't rank high on Google, you just won't get search traffic. You may do well with growing and gaining other types of traffic, different types of content, promoted in various … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]