monetization Archive

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

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

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,

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

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

Audience First, Money Second

One thing that current print freelancers have a lot of trouble adjusting to is the reality that, like it or not, succeeding in the new digital landscape often means first spending