Posts Tagged ‘Success’

Suzy: Week 20 Goals-Affiliate Advertising Reports
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[Posted on: 8 January 2010]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. You can browse through all the older installments here. Last week we talked about how Suzy is tracking what people search for once they get to her travel blog (see “Suzy: Week 19 Goals-Tracking Your Site Searches“), [...]

Suzy: Week 19 Goals-Tracking Your Site Searches
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[Posted on: 1 January 2010]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. You can browse through all the older installments here. Last week we talked about how Suzy is tracking her site visitors behavior, and learning how to understand what the data means and how to use it. This [...]

Do You Write What You Mean?
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[Posted on: 28 December 2009]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Education]
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Editing is a must when you write. Even the best writers and editors need someone else to edit their work. It is very easy when you are typing quickly to misspell or use the wrong spelling of a word. I did it a few weeks ago with an important e-mail—using their instead of there—and I [...]

Suzy: Week 18 Goals – Visitor Tracking
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[Posted on: 18 December 2009]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. You can browse through all the older installments here. Last week we talked about how Suzy is considering writing an eBook or two as another source of revenue from her travel blog. This week we’ve reached the [...]

Lessons From a Successful Travel Blogger
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[Posted on: 14 December 2009]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks]
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I’ve been running my travel blog now for three years. Here are some of the things I’ve learned on the way. 1. Content is not king. You often hear the phrase, “content is king”. This is simply not true. Content is not king. It is true your content can’t be bad, but simply being a [...]

Suzy: Week 17 Goals – Writing eBooks
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[Posted on: 11 December 2009]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. You can browse through all the older installments here. Last week we talked about how Suzy is starting to create her own Direct Advertising Agreements. This week we’re discussing how she can write an eBook (or even [...]

Suzy: Week 16 Goals–Direct Advertising
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[Posted on: 4 December 2009]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we talked about Affiliate Advertising, and how Suzy has started placing relevant ads on her travel blog, which, as she builds significant site traffic, will start to earn her affiliate revenue. This week we’ll discuss [...]

Promote Yourself With a Portfolio Site
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[Posted on: 2 December 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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Most of the travel writers and travel bloggers we work with focus most, if not all, of their writing on (own) their travel blog, or the travel blogs of other individuals or blog communities. And yet I’m guessing that most, if not all, of you are freelancers, and – like most freelance writers – are [...]

Suzy: Week 15 Goals–Affiliate Advertising
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[Posted on: 27 November 2009]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we started digging into methods that Suzy can implement to earn some revenue from her travel blog, beginning with adding Google AdSense. This week it’s all about Affiliate Programs – those ads that travel bloggers [...]

Suzy: Week 14 Goals – Monetizing Her Travel Blog
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[Posted on: 20 November 2009]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we discussed a few methods that Suzy can use to encourage site visitors to sign up for her email subscriber list. This week it’s time for Suzy to start taking steps to monetize her travel [...]

Finding Untapped Travel Writing Niches
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[Posted on: 18 November 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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Recently, a new member of our forum who plans to attend college in Canada asked us a question about creating a single travel blog to write about two different travel writing niches. He has an idea about blogging about college life, with a focus on the perspective of a foreign exchange student living abroad. His [...]

Suzy: Week 13 Goals – Growing her Subscriber List
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[Posted on: 13 November 2009]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we discussed the reasons why Suzy needs an email subscriber list, along with several popular options for adding an opt-in (sign-up) form to your travel blog and managing your list. This week we’re discussing various [...]

Suzy: Week 12 Goals – Build a Subscriber List
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[Posted on: 6 November 2009]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we briefly summarized how Suzy can use Article Syndication to build credibility, become perceived as an expert in her travel niche, and increase inbound links to her site as her articles get reprinted across other [...]

Marketing Your Own Travel Books and Guides
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[Posted on: 4 November 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts]
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Unless you’re a Stephen King or a Dan Brown, the chances are really high that you’ll do most, if not all, of the marketing for your books yourself if you want to sell them. This is especially so if you’ve self-published your own travel guides, such as I have. Self-publishing is, after all, a do-it-yourself [...]

Suzy: Week 11 Goals – Article Syndication
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[Posted on: 30 October 2009]
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If you’re wondering what this Case Study is all about, please read the introductory post from Week One. Last week we briefly summarized how Suzy is using Social Media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon, and YouTube, to broaden her reach and increase the number of site visitors to her new travel blog. This week [...]



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