Make money on your blog

Tips and hints on how to make money on your blog

How to take your blog from press trip to paid campaign – TBEX presentation

by Heather Cowper 10 May 2015
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In May 2015 I was invited to co-present with Gary Bembridge at the TBEX bloggers conference, held in Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Spain and we decided to share some of the things we had learned in setting up a collaborative blogger group at Travelator Media.  

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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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 thing […]

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

by Heather Cowper 26 July 2012
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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 and […]

How to attract advertisers for your travel blog

by Heather Cowper 28 November 2011
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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 turn […]

How travel bloggers make money from their blogs

by Heather Cowper 23 August 2011
How travel bloggers make money from their blogs

This article is based on a talk I’m giving to a group of London Bloggers this week on the ever popular topic of how Travel Bloggers make money from their blogs. I’m giving an overview of some of the main ways that travel bloggers make money and some examples and links that you can explore more thoroughly at your leisure.  

What should I charge for advertising on my blog?

by Heather Cowper 17 August 2011
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A common question that bloggers face when they start trying to make money from their blog is what to charge for advertising. Perhaps you are thinking of approaching some advertisers or you’ve already been contacted by an agency looking to place text links, widgets or banner ads. On the one hand you want to charge a fair and commercial rate that reflects your blog’s true value but on the other hand you don’t want to frighten away advertisers by overcharging.  

Review of 25 Travel Blogging secrets by Vago Damitio

by Heather Cowper 13 June 2011
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This short report, 25 Travel blogging secrets, by Vago Damitio of Vagabonding gives 25 tips on how Vago has made money from travel blogging. Don’t expect the report to give you lots of pretty pictures, endless testimonials & stories of how the secrets in this report have made the author rich. As Vago says at the start, this is a bare bones report which is only 5 pages long, but personally I’m happy to get the facts without the window-dressing […]

02 How to create a successful WordPress site – podcast and ebook review with Matt Preston

by Heather Cowper 30 May 2011

I recorded this podcast with Matt Preston about How to create a successful website with WordPress when we were at the Travel Bloggers Unite conference in Manchester. Matt has written an e-book on this topic into which he’s poured his years of experience on developing successful WordPress sites, such as his travel blog at Travelwithamate.com. The book which is available both in paperback or PDF will give you opinions from an expert to help you set up WordPress successfully as […]

01 How Top Travel Bloggers monetise their blogs – podcast

by Heather Cowper 19 April 2011
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In Podcast 01 I interview four well established travel bloggers, who are making money from their travel blogs, about the different strategies they use to monetise their sites. We cover different income streams such as advertising from contextual and banner ads, sponsored posts and commission from affiliate products. We also hear about some less obvious strategies such as contextual ads on photographs, and fees for speaking, writing  and consultancy.  

How to make a free e-book cover for your blog

by Heather Cowper 13 March 2011
How to make a free e-book cover for your blog

If you’ve just written an e-book or PDF report and want to find out how to make a simple e-book cover for free, without the cost of employing a graphic designer, this post will tell you how. I recently put together my first free report, based on a number of articles I’d written about How to use images effectively on your blog. I was invited to run a session on How to use Images for effectively on your blog at […]

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