03 How to start a podcast – interview with Andy White – Podcast

by Heather Cowper June 26, 2011
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I recorded this interview about How to start a Podcast with Andy White also known as @DoctorPod at the Travel Bloggers Unite conference where Andy was a speaker on the topic of Podcasting. I’m a big fan of the Internet Marketing Podcast that Andy co-hosts so I was really thrilled to meet the man behind the voice and get some tips on how travel bloggers might get in to podcasting. As you’ll hear, it doesn’t have to cost a lot […]

Review of 25 Travel Blogging secrets by Vago Damitio

by Heather Cowper June 13, 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 May 30, 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 April 19, 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 the most of a Travel Blog event

by Heather Cowper April 10, 2011
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Having just returned from a fun weekend in Manchester at Travel blogger’s Unite, I’ve been reflecting on how you can get the most out of this type of blogging event. After all, although you’re there to have fun with other bloggers, you will be spending time and money to attend the event, so you want to get maximum benefit. Here are some things for you to consider;

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

by Heather Cowper March 13, 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 […]

Free and low cost equipment to record audio podcasts for your blog

by Heather Cowper February 27, 2011
What you need to record audio podcasts for your blog

In this second article about making travel podcasts I’ll explain the equipment you may need for recording your audio podcast and the free software you’ll need to edit it. You can read Article 1 in this series – Why you need podcasts for your blog here. There are a few different ways that you can record audio, although I’m using some more than others. I’ve focussed on what you will need to get you started that’s either free or low […]

Why you need podcasts for your blog

by Heather Cowper February 24, 2011
Why you need podcasts on your blog

This article will tell you why you should consider adding podcasts to your blog and is based on an article that was originally published at my travel blog at Heatheronhertravels.com. I’ve been adding travel podcasts to my blog at Heather on her travels for a while now, and I thought it was time to share with you why you should consider adding audio to your blog too – it’s not as difficult as you think! I love listening to travel […]

How to set up an advertising page for your blog

by Heather Cowper February 18, 2011
How I set up my advertising page

This article will give you ideas on how to write an advertising page for your blog that will help attract advertisers and bring in some revenue. This article was originally published at Heatheronhertravels here. One of my New Year’s blogging resolutions for 2010 was to set up my advertising page at my travel blog, Heatheronhertravels.com in order to sort out my offering for sponsors. I finally got it written and for those of you wanting to do the same, here […]

What makes people follow you on Twitter?

by Heather Cowper January 22, 2011
Why should anyone follow you on Twitter?

If you’re using Twitter as part of your strategy for blog world domination, you may be interested in what makes people want to follow you on Twitter. Here are my thoughts on what I personally look for and why. This article was first published at Heatheronhertravels.com I don’t have a huge following on Twitter. I’m only just starting to devote some energy to building up a following, as most of my time is spent producing articles and videos for my […]

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