Posts Tagged "Blog101"


Updated on: 01/2/19So you're thinking it is time to start a travel blog. We want to be the first to welcome you! There are a number of services out there to help you on your blogging journey, and almost every blogger has their favorite method to get started. In this one we wanted to share the easiest way to get started blogging (on the right foot, that is) which can be completed in four simple steps! Note: This post is purely the...

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Updated on: 12/17/18Social media influencer marketing is all the rage these days, with brands looking to partner with just about anyone who has over 1,000 followers on social media (Instagram being the flavor of the day) and a pulse. With just a nominal following in a niche market, these “influencers” are being invited to media events, given swag, and offered discounts on products in exchange for coverage to their...

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Updated on: 11/29/18As of August 2018, Living the Dream is 10 years old. I don't know where the time has gone, but somehow I spent the last decade writing about my adventures around the world on this blog (nine of those with Angie who entered the picture around the start of year two for the collective “we” in this post). Living the Dream started out rather simply as a means to chronicle my plans for a long-term trip I was...

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Updated on: 12/19/182018 marks the ten year anniversary of my first international trip (solo at least). This whirlwind tour of Europe was my college graduation present to myself and, unbeknownst to me at the time, would spark my wanderlust and put me on a path to become a travel writer, blogger, and professional photographer. Since that fateful journey I've explored over 70 countries, on five continents, totaling over two solid years...

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Updated on: 01/7/19Currently travel affiliate programs are our second highest income stream, just behind CPM advertising with our private ad network Mediavine. We make close to $25,000 per year in total across our travel affiliate programs, and have spent the last few years A/B testing which programs and placements convert the best- both on our global travel blog, Living the Dream, and our local Pittsburgh blog, Discover the Burgh. In...

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