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Making Beer Money from your Travel Blog

  1. 1. Making Beer Money From Your Travel Blog Presented by Iain Harper Horizons Unlimited UK 2011 View again at heartwooddigital.com/hu
  2. 2. Who This Presentation Will Help <ul><li>Stick around if you… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>already have your own adventure travel blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>not counting HU Blogs and Wordpress.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or are planning to have one for your next trip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and want to supplement your travel budget </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If that’s not you, feel free to escape now </li></ul><ul><li>Please save questions until the end </li></ul>
  3. 3. Making Beer Money From Your Travel Blog <ul><li>Basic principles and terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Quantifying the opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Google AdSense </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon Associates </li></ul><ul><li>Other affiliate examples </li></ul><ul><li>Maximising the opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
  4. 4. Basic Principles and Terminology <ul><li>Revenue per Click or Impression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google AdSense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place Google Ads on your blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earn when they are viewed or clicked </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affiliate Publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Place specially tracked links, images and banners on your blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earn when someone buys the product/service as a result of clicking-through from your site </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Quantifying the Opportunity <ul><li>“ Beer money” – a modest on-going supplement to your travel budget – paid direct into your account </li></ul><ul><li>How much you earn depends on how much effort you put in and how many people you can get to regularly visit your website/blog </li></ul><ul><li>Google AdSense generates a few pence per click </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliate commissions average around 5% </li></ul><ul><li>Earnings vary enormously but could be tens or hundreds of pounds per month </li></ul>
  6. 6. Google AdSense (Revenue per Click or Impression)
  7. 10. Amazon Associates (Commission per Referred Sale)
  8. 16. Other Affiliate Examples (Commission per Referred Sale)
  9. 22. Maximising the Opportunity <ul><li>More Visitors = More Money Earned </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine every visitor is worth say 10 pence </li></ul><ul><li>Make the most of links from other sites… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments on blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul>
  10. 24. Resources <ul><li>adsense.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>associates.amazon.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>affili.net </li></ul><ul><li>affiliatewindow.com </li></ul><ul><li>buy.at </li></ul><ul><li>cj.com </li></ul><ul><li>tradedoubler.com </li></ul>
  11. 25. Making Beer Money From Your Travel Blog View this presentation again at heartwooddigital.com/hu including both the 2010 presentations about creating blogs

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