Author - Will Tang

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...

How to Set Up Triberr in 7 Easy Steps

Triberr is an interesting platform that I discovered last year.  It really started from my search for the answer for “How the heck do all these other bloggers have so much to Tweet about?”  That’s when I started to do some of my own digging and I noticed something very interesting.  A lot of the content being shared on Twitter had a very similar format.  It was always a [Title] [Link] via [Twitter Handle].  Interesting… Stelle di Stelle – 3 Michelin Star...

Canadian Paypal Users – How to Transfer USD to the Bank

A ton of Canadians are making money online.  That’s a good thing and I am happy to say I am one of them.  However, once you get into it, you realize that we get into a bit of a pickle because of two things.  One, Paypal is the easiest form of payment and the majority of clients prefer it over wire transfers.  Two, you will most likely get paid in US dollars. The problem for Canadians with USD balance in Paypal On the onset this doesn’t seem like that big of a problem.  In...

TBB 006 – Undercover PR Insights with Sarah of A Week At The Beach

I have the pleasure of introducing Sarah Fazendin of A Week At The Beach today where you’ll be hearing us chat about PR secrets that she gained working with the Tourism Board of Kenya and later running her own PR marketing firm in Africa.  As bloggers we work with folks in PR and marketing all the time but very rarely do we get to hear from someone that’s seen and experienced things on the other side. With Sarah, you’ll get some great perspective from a blogger just a little...

Pre-networking – How to prepare for a conference

Going to your first conference is a little nerve-wracking.  You’re not really sure what to expect.  You don’t know who you’re going to meet.  You don’t know what to bring.  And thoughts about “is there anything I should do beforehand” start revolving around your head. Well I’m going through one of these moments right now.  With less than a week to go before Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas, I’m trying to get ready for my very first...

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