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

Published on April 29, 2014 By Tim

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 the one above got a collective gasp. A rather loud one. I knew it must have gotten some attention when people […]

A Travel Blog or a Business?

Published on June 16, 2013 By Tim

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 Your Blog: Expanding Your Publishing Empire.” If you missed it attending another one at the same time or couldn’t attend TBEX […]

Where Art and Commerce Meet

Published on August 8, 2011 By Tim

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 count the six-month stint the writer had as a barista (after quitting a promising career as a lab scientist.) It’s a […]

Ad Networks and Why They Suck

Published on June 1, 2011 By Tim

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, is an ad network. Yes I use ad networks on some sites and yes they pay a few bills, but in […]

The Four Stages of a Successful Blog (and How to Promote at Each Level)

Published on March 4, 2011 By Tim

This is a long post, but bear with me. Sometimes you can’t give good advice in soundbites and despite what some self-appointed gurus will tell you, creating a successful blog is a long-term process, not a series of tricks and shortcuts. I’ve launched five travel-related blogs now and here’s how it usually plays out. Stage […]