Instagram is everyone's favorite photo app but, it's also my most cherished tool to drive traffic to my blog, make money, and make real connections. I attended a travel blog conference recently and two things were discussed: social media is important now more than ever and so are the messages that you post. Instagram is one of the TOP drivers of traffic to my blog. And I also find that I spend … [Read more...] about 15 Ridiculously Easy Travel Instagram Photo Ideas and Poses
Think of your blog as a house, with each piece of your blog being a different room. The host is the kitchen where all the magic gets cooked up. As the master chef it's up to you to make sure things run smoothly and all the right ingredients get put into place. You need to make sure you have the secret sauce that makes your blog stand out, a clean house that makes it easy to find what you need, a … [Read more...] about 5 Things A High Traffic Blog Needs
I remember when a media kit was first requested of me. "A what? How? Isn't that for people that are celebrities? What should I include? How should it be formatted? Why is this necessary? Maybe I just don't want to work with this company...". I was a little stressed over the idea of a media kit. It felt like something only really important people needed (wrong, also we are all important) and felt a … [Read more...] about How to Create a Meaningful Media Kit for Your Blog + FREE Template!
Many people see me as an outgoing, some what carefree person, but truthfully I am a worrier. I am constantly fretting over being good enough. Making sure I hit the mark whether it be my business, my health, my looks, you name it. I think we all do this to a degree. But what I've realized is that life isn't going to wait for you. You do have to get comfortable with change- a big hardship for me. … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned from Working for Myself
I'm going to say something controversial, so sit down and put down the coffee (or wine, I don't judge) for a moment: SEO is ruining your blog. Or, if I wanted to do this the correct way for search engines "SEO is killing your blog and here's how to fix it." So much so, that I'm done with it in a major way. We are so often told how to blog. It entails taking beautiful pictures, writing great … [Read more...] about Why SEO is KILLING your blog
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." Saint Augustine was right. But man, traveling isn't cheap. What if you could leverage your blogging skills to pay for say, a flight, a hotel room, food, or an experience? Or even... all of the above? People want to know: How do you make money traveling OR how do you get paid to travel? Let me tell you, working as a full time … [Read more...] about FULL GUIDE: How To Land Sponsored Travel as a Blogger