Author - Will Tang

TBB 014 – Jason Will of Travel Startup Zipkick

On episode 14, I try something a little different and interview a travel startup entrepreneur in Jason Will of Zipkick.  Very few people know about Zipkick but it’s hitting the scene hard with the product they’ve built so far, the ambassadorship program with travel bloggers they’ve put together and the mega road trip they’re on right now.  Learn all about it on the show. : Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

TBB 013 – Growing A Travel Blog

For episode 13, I again tap into early travel bloggers to start a conversation around what the challenges are and what the journey is like.  Debbie and John of Bridge The Travel Gap are awesome guests and from our banter, there’s a lot to learn. : Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

TBB 012 – 5 Tips For New Travel Bloggers

Episode 12 just couldn’t come fast enough right?  Amidst all the travel this summer and everything else going on with blogging, it has probably felt like the podcast has been a little bit neglected.  Back on the saddle, there’s fresh new content coming out over the next couple of weeks and we start off with this episode where I’m joined by Robert, a fan that found out I was offering one-on-one mentoring, scheduled a call and agreed to be recorded.  It’s a candid look...

Income Report for June 2015 – $1379

My oh my how the months go by.  I was supposed to work on this weeks ago but something called Competitours happened at the beginning of July and the finishing up of my 13 episode series. It’s kind of how life is for a blogger in the summer.  Most of the travel opportunities come in the summer and when that happens you end up having to play a lot of catch up after trips.  May was just one of those lulls that you hit as a blogger when you hit the road and don’t get to build on...

Income Report for May 2015 – $574

I know a lot of you have been eagerly awaiting for the May income report to come out so thank you for being patient! After an amazing April, I wish I could’ve followed it up with another stellar finish but as it goes with blogging, there are always a lot of up and downs.  Consistency is what we’re all trying to strive for but the nature of the business is that it’s constantly a lot of hustle to keep opportunities coming in.  That’s why I keep on saying that...

Automating Pinterest with BoardBooster

Pinterest is on the rise and I know a lot of you have been feeling the heat because it’s something that’s just not easy to crack.  The problem is that Pinterest takes a lot more time to nurture and grow than any other platform I’ve worked with so far. You know me though, I’m always a proponent of finding new systems, strategies and hacks to make my life easier.  And if you’re like me, you don’t have the time to dedicate to pinning all day.  You can exhale...

SeedingUp – Be Discovered And Make Money

One of the key lessons I’ve preached over and over in my income reports is the fact that if you want to branch out in terms of your income streams you need to find ways to make yourself discoverable.  The math is simple and is best said by Gretzky. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. In the past I’ve talked about places like IZEA and themidgame and sure they may not always pay dividends right away but rather than saying they’re a “waste of time”, I...

Income Report for April 2015 – $2406

Welcome to the April 2015 income and traffic report for Going Awesome Places and Travel Blog Breakthrough.  This month was all about breaking goals and I am happy to report that I actually cracked the $2000 profit threshold.  *drop the mic* Okay I know it’s not a crazy amount but when you put in perspective of the whole journey, I honestly never thought I’d be able to pull that kind of money in…EVER.  I’m sure you can relate.  Tell any of your friends that...

TBB 011 – The Blogger Network Doing What’s Best For Bloggers with Kyle Ivins

It’s no secret that I’ve been testing display ad networks for months and ever since switching over to The Blogger Network, I’ve been been singing their praises.  A lot of people have been asking me a lot of questions about the network and so I figure why not get one of the co-founders directly on the line and ask him why the rock. : Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Building a MailChimp RSS-Driven E-mail Campaign

A lot of people have asked me how I designed my emails that come out the day after a new post. While I’d like to take credit and say I do them by hand, the truth is that I actually had (I recently switched to Aweber) it set up as an RSS-Driven Campaign in MailChimp that would basically pick up new posts from my RSS feed and automatically create an email based on a pre-designed template. It sounds complicated but it really isn’t. Let me walk you through the steps Step 1: Create a New...

Quick Look – Google Publisher Toolbar

Alright today I’d like to introduce to you a super simple tool. It probably won’t change your life but if you’re leveraging Google AdSense to display ads on your site, you may want to check this out. Google account confusion You’re probably thinking that you can easily go to and yes you’d be absolutely correct. But if some of you are like me, the primary Google account you’re usually signed in with normally is not the same as the account that’s tied to Google Adsense. As a...

14 Photography Tips For Your Next Press Trip

As a follow up to my earlier post on how to prepare for your press trip, I thought it’d be a good idea to talk about photography tips to make sure that press trips goes as smoothly as possible.  A lot of these 10 tips may be obvious but still it’s a great check list of things that I always keep in the back of my mind whether it’s preparing for a trip or when it’s “go go go!” chaos. These are my list of 14 things you should think about when doing your...

TBB 010 – Podcasting and Bridges with Chris Christensen

As one of the pioneers in the travel podcasting space, and 1.3 million in downloads alone for Amateur Traveler last year, Chris Christensen was one of those guys that welcomed me to the podcasting community when I was only 2 to 3 episodes in.  That’s just the kind of guy he is. In this show we talk about two things – podcasting and Blogger Bridge.  With the first part, we learn about how Chris got his start and how Amateur Traveler evolved.  With Blogger Bridge, we delve into...

Income Report for March 2015 – $1500.22

Hey everyone!  Welcome to the March 2015 income and traffic report for Going Awesome Places and Travel Blog Breakthrough.  Well another month’s gone by and it’s another month that I’ve continued to crack the $1000 threshold.  Through this report, I hope to give you insight on how exactly I make money with the hopes that it’ll spark some ideas.  I also talk about my traffic numbers to give a sense of what kind of traffic is needed to make the money that I do.  My...

CoSchedule Review – WordPress Social Media Scheduler Calendar

Without a doubt, CoSchedule is one of the few tools I’ve encountered in my 3 years of travel blogging that have TRULY been a game changer.  For those that are already using CoSchedule, you’re nodding in agreement with me.  For those that don’t know about CoSchedule, get ready for your mind to be blown. Tell me if this sounds familiar. You started your blog as a hobby but you’ve begun to take it seriously after seeing traction. You continue to write but you wonder how...

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