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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...

Income Report for December 2014

Happy New Year everyone! 2014 marked a great year of progress and I’m so grateful for all of you that have stuck by me along this journey. I’ll share with you a quote from a fan that I just got today that really made my day. A big thank you for your travel blogger toolkit series, they are THE most useful thing I have read over the last few months In reading that, it really brought me back to my original purpose of helping all of you out.  It’s all about pushing that needle...

Is your AddThis share button adding your handle to tweets?

I know a lot of bloggers are using AddThis on their WordPress blog and most do not realize that the sharing sidebar service they provide is not optimized for Twitter shares.  I couldn’t find any solid resources online that described things step by step so in today’s toolkit, I wanted to lay it out and make it as easy as possible. On Going Awesome Places, I have the sharing sidebar, amongst a few other tools to make it easy for my readers to share content.  This tool can be...

TBB 005 – Content Wizardry and eBooks with One Weird Globe

Chris Backe, blogger behind One Weird Globe joins us on the show today pto chat about his journey of becoming a blogger which started with teaching English in Korea to now his time in Thailand where he’s been exploring the country for all sorts of oddball travel destinations. Ever wondered how other bloggers create content?  Well, Chris is quite the master of repurposing content and you’ll hear about all the different ways he can take one travel experience and spin it in...

TBB 004 – Reflecting on a Year of Blogging in 2014

It’s certainly been an interesting year for me at Going Awesome Places and Travel Blog Breakthrough so I hope you don’t mind me rambling on about how 2014 went.  It’s been definitely extremely interesting to look back on the evolution of my blog to where I am now and I think there are a lot of learnings that can apply to most travel bloggers out there. : Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Setting Up a Quick and Easy Publishing Calendar For Your Blog

Wow I finally did it, all my old Travel Blogger’s Toolkit posts from Going Awesome Places have been fully migrated and redirected over to Travel Blog Breakthrough.  This is the first toolkit in the #TBB era and so you’re reading brand new content!  Enjoy! – Will On this week’s Travel Blogger’s Toolkit, I wanted to talk about a simple method of keeping organized that has really helped me these past couple of months.  Before using this tool, I had a vague idea of...

Facebook Ad Experiments for Likes and Engagement

As most of you know, getting Facebook likes on your blog’s page.  There’s a natural reluctancy to give away likes freely on FB because most people are afraid of spam that show up on their newsfeeds.  It’s naturally more “expensive” for someone to give you a like on Facebook versus Twitter because Facebook is that much more personal for people. So for me, while my Twitter follower count was trending up to 10K, my Facebook like count was growing a measly 10-20...

Income Report for November 2014

Well it’s the most exciting time of the month again!  It’s time for November’s income report.  I’ve been busy tabulating the results of this month and reflecting on how the month went for both Going Awesome Places and Travel Blog Breakthrough. Overall, I have to say that it was a successful month with the publishing of the second episode of The Travel Blog Breakthrough Podcast and my very first interview with Mapping Meg.  Number wise, the money earned this month...

How to increase traffic to your blog by writing content people search for

So you’ve done a lot of travelling and you want to write a travel blog.  What do you write?  How do you write it?  What style should it be in?  These are all questions that I honestly didn’t think about when I first started but looking back, there was a huge inflection point in traffic when I changed my mind set about what type of content suited my niche. What I learned   So as most of you know, I started off blogging after I quit my corporate job and travelled all around...

TBB 003: Monetization and Tools with Mytanfeet

Samantha Wei, blogger behind Mytanfeet and Nomadic Wallet joins us on the show today to chat about her story of how she met Yeison and the start of Mytanfeet and then a focus on monetization strategies that they have tried.  This podcast is just packed with information.  You’ll hear from Samantha just how much they’ve been able to capitalize on the niche market of Costa Rica.  There are some great ways to monetize that she mentions that are worth a try and was impressed by...

The Art of Pitching to Travel Brands and PR

Free travel is the big aspiration for most of you travel bloggers.  Even if you don’t admit it, the thought of jetsetting around the world, representing brands, properties, tours, cities or even provinces for free is pretty darn awesome.  Imagine that – getting paid to travel.  Now that’s the dream right? Getting there is a whole other story. Getting over the fear Earlier on in my blogging career, I think a lot of what was holding me back was fear.  There was fear of...

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