Author - Will Tang

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...

TBB 009 – The 4 S’s of WP Engine with Jason Cohen

For 8 episodes of the Travel Blog Breakthrough Podcast we’ve been talking to other bloggers and seen different aspects of what it takes to be successful.  With this episode, I decided to shake it up a bit and instead focus on some of the nitty gritty things of blogging such as hosting.  It’s a necessity for what we do but often times we quickly forget about it after we get up and running.  Shared hosting is great and all to start with but what comes after? I’ve heard a lot...

WP Engine Review – Upgrading to Managed WordPress Hosting

In this review of WP Engine, I get down and dirty into my whole hosting migration process, why I switched and how I’m much happier now. Changing web hosting is one of the scariest things you’ll ever do as a blogger.  That’s why we try our best to not migrate even when we know we probably should.  The longer we let it linger, the more it hurts.  What I don’t think most people realize is how easy that upgrade process is with guys like WP Engine. I did quite a bit of...

How To Prepare For A Press Trip

So it’s your first press trip and you’re nervous but excited at the same time.  Excited because you’ve just landed a big gig with a CVB/tourism board and anxious at the same time because you’re not really sure what to expect and you don’t know if you’ll be ready. Preparation is key with every trip I’ve been on.  Here is my checklist of things to make sure you do before you head out to make sure your press trip goes smoothly and without a hitch. Travel...

Income Report for February 2015 – $1662.96

I’ll tee up this income report as my most successful month yet!  A lot of things are starting to click so hopefully you guys’ll pick up on a few things to help with your own blog. As most of you know, I started doing these income reports back in October and I think out of everything on the site has been the most successful and insightful for readers.  I really want to show you guys that it IS possible to make money blogging.  The key is really to shift your mindset and start...

TBB 008 – How Anyone Can Have a 5 Million Following on Twitter with Scott Eddy

There’s always that love-hate relationship with social media and so to bring a little clarity to what you guys are doing on social with your travel blogs, I’ve brought on another great guest to chat with us on the TBB podcast. We’re chatting with Scott Eddy, a personality unto itself on Twitter.  He’s someone that’s really made a name for himself from the ground up and with through it he’s started up several digital agencies, done public speaking, 1 on 1...

Coffice Hacks – The $1 Starbucks Tumbler

Alright real quick before I forget to write this one.  I recently discovered this little hack at Starbucks that may end up saving me even more money. As some of you may know I’m a big fan of Starbucks.  I go there not necessarily for their coffee (which I enjoy) but more so for their great coffice set up.  I don’t know what it is but I learned very early on that I’m just not as productive when I’m working from home.  There are just way too many distractions and...

Income Report for January 2015 – $828.80

With new year comes new expectations.  A great amount of progress was made last year and the goal for this year is to continue to grow and diversify sources if income for my travel blogs. I started these income reports because it was a great way to see how I did every month.  Ive said it before, doing these is totally therapeutic.  The other reason I put these together each month is really for you guys.  If you haven’t noticed, the travel blogging community seems to have a little bit...

Review of IZEA for paid sponsorship opportunities

As part of the natural evolution of the blogger, you get to the stage where you’re starting to monetize.  One of the ways to make money with your blog is to take on sponsored posts.  This is when a company comes to you to get you to help promote a certain product, promotion, contest etc.  The company will either provide you the content to post on your blog or you have the freedom to write a story that relates to the campaign.  You post it and when you do, you get paid. Now these...

10 Things I Learned At Affiliate Summit West 2015

If I could sum up my experience at Affiliate Summit West 2015 (ASW15) in two words, it’d be “eye-opening”.  The 3 days in Las Vegas for me introduced me to a whole new world of affiliate marketing.  Between meeting some of the most successful internet marketers to meeting affiliate companies, and so many like minded entrepreneurs made the whole trip worth it. While ASW15 isn’t going to make me rich overnight, what it did was plant the seed for two things.  1) ideas...

TBB 007 – Keys to Success with Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere

Today I have none other than Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere on the show.  *insert jaw drop* It was such a delight to first of all have Gary agree to be on the TBB podcast and then have a real conversation about blogging on the show. For us newer generation of bloggers like myself, it’s rare to be able to pick the brain of someone as established and well known as Gary.  After listening to this, you’ll learn just how Everything Everywhere got its start and what Gary’s...

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