Make Money Blogging: Nomadic Matt Explains it AllBlogging Your Trip, Finances & Savings, Travel Books & Movies — By Molly F on September 17, 2009 at 6:00 am
Tales of travel bloggers who rake in six-figures remind me of the opening montage of He’s Just Not That Into You. In the scene, 20 and 30-something single women swap relationship fictions -the reformed cheater, the suddenly pro-marriage live-in boyfriend. It sounds so nice to talk about a commitment-phobe buying a ring, but does it ever happen?
According to Matt Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site, yes. His newest ebook, How to Make Money With Your Travel Blog guides travelers who want to turn their writing into a solid vacation coffer (or at least Doner Kebab cash).
Unlike other get-rich-online guides, Kepnes’ ebook takes a refreshingly honest look at generating income with a blog. There’s no magic bullet, just hard work and some savvy linking strategies. Case in point: Kepnes didn’t bring in any money online for half a year. Now, he earns at least $3,000 a month that he spends jetting off to famed destinations, like La Tomatina festival in Spain.
The book focuses on teaching readers the mechanics of heady concepts like search engine optimization and keyword purchases. Beyond the specifics, though, Matt offers a few nuggets of surprising wisdom:
1) One blog isn’t enough. Matt recommends complementing a flagship blog with two static, income-focused sites.
2) Google Adwords seems easy, but it’s often an ineffective (and ugly!) revenue stream for bloggers.
3) Don’t blog too much! One post a day isn’t always more effective than three posts per week.
The rest is a step-by-step guide to monetizing a travel blog that could be a useful tool for any nomadic writer. Bonus: It’s an ebook, so you don’t have to add anything to your pack!
To learn how you can start raking in the dough with every post (or at least make enough to make blogging extremely worth your while), you can How to Make Money with your Travel Blog ($27) by clicking the link here. We’re reading the book as you read this to see if we can become and dollar-savvy as Nomadic Matt (hey, isn’t it time we started paying our writers??)