monetization Archive

Getting Things Accomplished: Productivity Tips for Bloggers

Many who attended my presentation at TBEX Athens asked if I could post it somewhere. Others who couldn’t attend have been asking as well. The audio from that conference is still not posted and

11 Ways to Be a More Productive Writer (Who Makes Real $$)

I did a presentation at TBEX Toronto in 2013 with a range of slides on succeeding as a travel writer in the digital age. Some of them got a chuckle, some got frowns, but

A Travel Blog or a Business?

As I’ve mentioned on this travel writing blog several times and in the travel writing newsletter, I was a speaker at the TBEX conference earlier this month in Toronto. My talk was titled “Beyond

Where Art and Commerce Meet

Or…where the left and right brain come together in the mind of a writer. There’s a great post over at Copyblogger called Confessions of a 21st Century Writer. There’s nothing steamy in it—unless you

Ad Networks and Why They Suck

In Travel Writing 2.0, I run down most of the ways that people make money from a blog or website they run themselves. One method I get asked about a lot, but rarely recommend,