Posts Tagged "Services"


Updated on: 02/12/18 If you ask any major blogger what income streams they have on their website, odds are good it’ll follow a fairly predictable pattern- display ads, affiliates, and sponsored contents almost universally round out the top three. Display ads and sponsored content are easy to explain; bloggers are paid in exchange for a certain kind of promotion. Affiliate income is, well, not as easy. On the surface affiliate...

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Updated on: 04/16/18 In the many years of running our blog’s newsletter, we never had an issue. We’d send out our weekly RSS email via MailChimp, get a nominal amount of clicks, and move on. But as time ticked by and our subscriber count went up, so did our fees. Our local Pittsburgh blog contributed the most of this gain, and we realized we were days away from hitting the 10,000 subscriber limit that bumped our fees to...

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Updated on: 02/14/18When it comes to finding server space to host your blog, it is pretty easy to grab a Bluehost or Host Gator account, install WordPress and a customized theme, and be ready to go. In fact, we highly recommend this in our travel blog tips for all new bloggers as they are quite cheap and are highly effective for getting your website off on the right foot. But what do you do when you grow? Do you upgrade to a premium...

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Updated on: 11/29/17A while back, we published a guide for how we optimized our CPM advertising with an Amazon and Adsense waterfall. This setup served us well for quite some time and earned us just over $3 CPM across all page views on our site. Over the last few months our blogs have grown rather steadily, with a combined monthly page views of around 175,000 to 200,000 between the two, and we began looking in to see if we could...

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Updated on: 04/10/18For the longest time we’ve been quite resistant to installing pop-up opt-ins on our sites. It wasn’t so much that they annoy us (like most, we’re desensitized to them) but it was more for the fact that we never knew how to do it right on our own and couldn’t afford the services that do it for you. As with many topics on blogging, if you’re not going to go at it with the best...

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