How to Network With Travel Bloggers (Without Looking Desperate)

e-commerce © by Garfield Anderssen (Flickr)

Networking can be tough

… but it doesn’t have to be.

In this INCREDIBLE guest post, Tony Rulli from reveals his networking secrets which will:

  • Grow your traffic faster
  • Build long-lasting relationships with top bloggers
  • Shorten your learning curve (and help you avoid painful “newbie” mistakes)

As you’ll soon see, Tony does something brilliant in this post. See if you can spot it… and let us know in the comments!

[Read more…]

The Essential Guide to Newsletters (And Why Every Travel Blog Needs One)

Email Tips © by Ron Mader

Nothing sexy here…

No flashy “Web 2.0” gimmicks or other such strangeness.

Instead, we’re going to focus on the oh-so-unsexy (but EXTREMELY effective) newsletter.

Yes, email.

Now you might be wondering… Why a travel newsletter? Why not Twitter? Or  Facebook?

Listen closely.

Because in this post you will learn:

  • How to get started (including my favorite service to use)
  • What types of content/style works best
  • How people are building seven and eight figure businesses with email
  • Five simple reasons email crushes social media
  • Why travel is the perfect market for this model (and how to get started)
  • How to convince readers to sign up - without being annoying
  • The two simple factors in growing your readership
  • Extremely smart (and PROFITABLE) ways to monetize

Ready? Then let’s roll…

[Read more…]

10 Timeless Blogging Lessons Learned from World Travel

joke about texas bbq being a serious business for travel bloggers

Texas BBQ is serious business.

You know travel’s good for the soul…

… but did you know it’s good for business, too?

It’s true.

After three INSANE years of world travel, I’m going to share with you ten business lessons I’ve learned around the world… and how you can use these to improve your own travel blog.

As billionaire Richard Branson once famously said…

[Read more…]

31 Brilliant Business Lessons From Successful Travel Bloggers

I’m not a stalker.


Sure, I follow people without their knowing it (on Twitter, anyways)…

But you know what?

I’m tired of it. Tired of waiting… and watching… and wishing I was one of those successful travel bloggers.

So I did something about it. I stopped stalking - and started talking.

I asked ten popular travel bloggers to spill their secrets on how they transformed their love for travel into a popular blog.

Best part? They did.
[Read more…]

The Ultimate Guide to Guest Posting for Travel Bloggers

Guest posting on travel blogs. How to get noticed.

Get noticed.

Did you know…

Guest posting is a proven method for improving your website’s traffic and search engine rankings?


But it’s also one of the least understood and poorly executed methods for generating traffic.

Many bloggers don’t follow the three simple steps to success with guest posting… and quit before they see results.

But if you do it smart… keep at it… and write your ass off… you’ll start to see results.

I should know.

Take a look at the screenshot in Google:

[Read more…]

How to Get Press Coverage: A 5 Step Process That Really Works

"Back, evil paparazzi!"

My father was a “journo” for well over thirty years.

And you know what? He struggled to find credible experts for interviews.

But not anymore.

Now journos can easily find sources to interview online.

And by building relationships with even a few journalists, you can ensure a steady amount of press coverage.

If done correctly.

Below is a 5 step process to help you effectively find reporters, build relationships and eventually pitch them your story ideas.

[Read more…]

Why Haters Are Awesome.

So which are you?

A travel junkie who bleeds for their audience?

Or a sell-out?

Because that’s what haters want you to think: it’s a simple choice between two opposing extremes.

I should know.

As a professional copywriter/travel junkie I’ve gleefully hop-scotched from one side of the fence to the other…

… but you know what?

[Read more…]

The Simple Secret to Build Powerful, Profitable Relationships With Top Bloggers

Travel Blogger Academy - Build Relationships

Five years ago “content was king.”

Not anymore.

Now, you can build an incredible travel blog… chock full of juicy insider tips and world-class photography… but… if no one knows about your blog, it’ll never get off the ground.

So like politicians, Mafia members and scum-sucking lawyers, you need connections to succeed.

But unlike these cyber weasels, you can build long-standing, profitable relationships with bloggers and provide MORE value - and make more money - than ever before.

Picture it: you write a new DYNAMITE post.

It’s brilliant. Poetry.

Instead of letting it die on the vine, you contact three close friends (who happen to run their own blogs) and then, overnight, they promote your post for you…

… and the traffic flows to you without you lifting a finger.

Want to learn how? Read the articles under the “Relationships” menu to help you find and network with top travel bloggers:

And if you’d like to learn more about building relationships with other travel bloggers, sign up for our free 24 part series on building, launching and promoting a successful travel blog.

Drop your email in the box and we’ll take care of the rest.