How to create quick and easy videos for your blog – my #TBEX Dublin presentation

by Heather Cowper 3 October 2013
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Tweet This article about Quick and Easy ways to create video for your blog (without the film school training) is based on the presentation I gave at Travel Blogger’s Conference TBEX in Dublin in October 2013. I’m a self taught video-maker and I’ve learned as I’ve gone along, without any formal training. When I first started making videos to use on my blog at Heatheronhertravels.com, I naturally aspired to make beautiful, professional looking mini movies, just like the BBC travel documentaries […]

How to get your guest post published on another blog

by Heather Cowper 11 October 2012
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Tweet I get quite a few guest post requests each week for my travel blog at Heatheronhertravels.com. The majority are generic cut and paste enquiries that I give a quick scan before I press delete, while others are well written proposals that catch my attention. If you want your Guest Post to get serious consideration, read on for my tips;

5 free Google SEO tools and how to use them

by Heather Cowper 30 September 2012
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Tweet In this Guest Post from Emma-Julie Fox we cover some of the top free SEO tool from Google and how you can use them to analyse you travel blog’s performance, identify problems with your site and target topics that will be profitable and interesting to your readers

05 Case study #inCostaBrava campaign – Podcast interview with Jaume Marin

by Heather Cowper 25 September 2012
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Tweet In Podcast 5  I talk to Jaume Marin in a case study of how the Costa Brava region in Spain has been working successfully with bloggers to promote tourism. Jaume Marin is the Marketing Director of Girona and Costa Brava Tourism Board who hosted the TBEX Travel Bloggers conference that I attended in Girona. Costa Brava have been working closely with bloggers for the last couple of years with some great results, and we discuss what travel bloggers and […]

Stay in fab hotels for free – how to get sponsored stays through your travel blog

by Heather Cowper 19 August 2012
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Tweet Travel the world and stay in top hotels for free? Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Well yes and no. My travel blog at Heatheronhertravels.com has enabled me to stay in some wonderful hotels, apartments and holiday homes in the last 2 years, either paying nothing or a much reduced rate, but I’ve had to work hard for the privilege. You’ve heard the saying ”There’s no such thing as a free lunch?” … well there’s no such […]

Is now the time to take sponsored posts on your blog?

by Heather Cowper 26 July 2012
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Tweet I’ve been taking sponsored posts on my travel blog at Heather on her Travels for 18 months now and a trickle of enquiries has now become a steady stream, if not a river of requests. In the last 6 months since all the Google updates (I get my Penguins mixed up with my Pandas) there’s been a noticeable shift in the requests I receive, away from the banners and links in the sidebar and towards sponsored posts. Many advertisers […]

How to use symmetry to take travel photos that stand out from the crowd – guest post by Darin Rogers

by Heather Cowper 18 April 2012
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Tweet In this guest post, Australian photographer Darin Rogers shares how you can use symmetry to make your travel photographs stand out from the crowd. You’ll find more photography tips in Darin’s e-book Capturing the journey: A beginner’s guide to the basics of travel photography.

Review of Video 101 – Tips for visual storytelling – e-book by Lisa Lubin

by Heather Cowper 29 January 2012
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Tweet Lisa Lubin is a travel blogger and videographer at LLWorldTour and an award-winning television producer and video consultant who has put all her experience into an e-book called Video 101 – Tips and tricks for awesome visual storytelling. Before I get on to my review of the e-book, I asked Lisa to give us her top tips on story-telling through video;

04 Tips for making great travel videos – Podcast interview with Cailin O’Neil

by Heather Cowper 22 January 2012
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Tweet In Podcast 4 I’m talking to Travel Blogger and Videographer, Cailin O’Neil from Travel Yourself about how to make great Travel Videos. We talk about how Cailin got started with video and what you need in terms of equipment and approach if you’re new to video making. We cover how to edit your travel videos, tips for interviewing people you meet, how to find music that won’t get you banned from Youtube and how to upload and market your […]

How to attract advertisers for your travel blog

by Heather Cowper 28 November 2011
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Tweet If you’d like some ideas on how to make your travel blog more attractive to advertisers, this Guest Post from Ross Fraser shares his experience from working in the online travel industry on the agency and client side. If you are at a stage where you have a good travel website with some decent traffic and authority in the search engines and you are looking to make money from it, there are certainly a number of different ways to […]

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