This is a guest post by Lisa Egle who runs the travel blog Chicky Bus. Lisa approached me here on TBC to see if the travel blog community can help her decide if she should try to monetize here blog, and if so, how best to approach it.
I think this is a great chance for us all to learn as I know many (if not most) of us have faced this question about monetizing. Lisa is very brave to open up her site completely to all of us and see what is going on traffic wise. Many of us have a … [Read More...]
This is a guest post by David Billa of David + World, Ogijima fame. Yes, it is long, but useful posts usually are.
Google+ has been released a little more than 2 months ago now. I was lucky enough to get an invite pretty early (I know people ;-) ) and I must admit that I have spent a big chunk of the past two months playing with it (is that why I’ve been blogging less than usual this summer?). Now that Google+ is available to all the regular folks it's time to see if it benefits … [Read More...]
This is a guest post my Laurence over at Finding the Universe. Laurence was my partner on the ad survey and deserves ALL of the credit for crunching the number and making the pretty graphs. As with my initial post and analysis please note that this we know this survey is loose and not fully representable of the blogging community. But it does offer some interesting data, and most of it is very close to what I see bloggers charging and making out there. We both hope this helps you in … [Read More...]
A few weeks ago I created a survey on advertising prices for Travel Bloggers linked mostly to Page Rank. The idea was to collect (anonymously) data related to common rates in the industry and to see not only where the current market stands but also if selling ads was a viable way to earn sustainable income.
Before we get into some of the details of the results I have been notified by my team of monkey lawyers that I should add a few disclaimers.
1) The information here is for … [Read More...]
It feels like everyone around the net is discussing making money from travel blogging but never getting into any specifics. This site was started as an experiment to prove or disprove whether travel blogging can be a viable online income generator for more than just an elite few. As my own thinking about my business plans evolve I am committed to sharing with you my ideas, what works and what doesn't. But besides thinking through the next stage of my own strategies I have been pouring … [Read More...]
This is a question that has been plaguing me recently as I have begun to work through a new strategy for Todd’s Wanderings. It is also a question that is inevitably on the minds of TBC readers and just about anyone who is attracted to the bright lights of blogging.
According the 1,000-1,000 Challenge we are focused at the minimum of earning (or proving that it’s possible) 1,000 USD per month. To be very honest, this is not such a hard thing to do. Developing 1,000 visitors a day … [Read More...]