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Paying Markets for Writing and Photography

For many of us, blogging doesn’t exactly pay the bills, at least not directly. But it is a great way to hone our skills to market elsewhere, whether it be writing, social media, or photography. Keep in mind that everyone has to start somewhere and it’s not likely you’ll land your first story or photograph […]

Hacks to Eliminate Bad Blog Posts

Let’s leave out the blogger versus journalist debate. It’s about as tired as the tourist versus traveler debate. But even if you don’t have a fancy degree from J-School or English isn’t your first language, there’s no excuse for poorly written blog posts. Not only is it painful for your readers, but it doesn’t look […]

How Working Locally Benefits Bloggers

 

Six Considerations When Picking A Travel Camera for Blogging

As a travel blogger, I’d argue that one of your most important pieces of equipment is your camera. Images are a powerful tool for getting your story across to your viewer, and it should definitely be a bit of kit that you are comfortable using to get the photos you need. There are a wide […]

The Best Services And Tools For Bloggers

By Matt Gibson I was recommending my favorite blog theme companies and host providers to a blogger who had asked for advice in a Facebook group today, when I realized two things: A lot of people need good advice about stuff like that A lot of people on Facebook give terrible advice I give advice that’s […]

How I Cleaned Up All The Links And Redirects On My 10-Year-Old Blog

By Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere After days of staring at a computer screen, I’m mostly done with fixing all of the redirects and links on my website. I literally had to fix thousands of redirects and links and fixed almost all of them by hand. Here is a good outline of the problem in […]

5 Money Making Techniques For Your Blog

Sometimes it seems like a far off dream. But let me reassure you there are plenty of people making money on their blogs. And here are 5 suggestions for you to make your move towards running your blog as a business. These methods are not based on AdSense or affiliate programs where you require hundreds […]

5 Places To Find A Press Trip

If you are a travel blogger, chances are at some stage in your career you will be looking for a “comp” or group press trip.   But before you start looking for a press trip, let’s figure out what we mean by press trip for the purposes of this article.   What is a press […]

Running Your Own Travel Twitter Chat

By Shane Dallas of The Travel Camel Starting and building a travel Twitter chat is a tremendous way to build your presence on Twitter. But it’s not as easy as it looks. Many chats lose momentum after a while so you need to be dedicated to make it succeed. I’m a founder of The Road […]

How To Calculate The Value Of A Blog Post

Bloggers face this problem often. They have a client that wants to buy some sponsored posts, but first wants to know what the ROI (return on investment) will be. Figuring out the ROI of a blog post is difficult, though. It may even be impossible. What you can do, however, is estimate the market value […]