monetization Archive

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

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. If you ask most people who have been

Audience First, Money Second for Writers in the Digital Age

Editor’s note – This is an update of a post that originally went up in 2010, thus the old comments. I’m reviving it again because it’s an answer to one of

Meet Justin Carmack: Scuba Explorer, Photographer and Blogger

In 2010, Justin Carmack quit university and began wandering the world alone.  He soon discovered his true passion was scuba diving and he has turned that passion into a successful blog.

Give Yourself a Raise Travel Writing Webinar Replay

I hosted a group of ambitious travel writers and bloggers last Friday live in a free webinar. If you aren’t part of the Travel Writing Success newsletter list or you couldn’t

Four Ways to Jumpstart Your Travel Writing Income

When I first started going to travel writer conferences more than a decade ago, I was just at the point where I was backing out of a “regular job” and going