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Could You Turn Your Blog Into A Business & Skip The Country For A Better Life?

Do you have itchy feet staying in the same place for too long? Are you a free spirit that loves to travel? However, you are being held back by two things: your finances and your career. Sure, you could choose to work as you travel, going from job to job, but you want financial security and to build a career for yourself. These two things are holding you back from getting out there and seeing the world.

If you have a blog or have been thinking about starting one, this could be your ticket out of the nine to five grind. Have you always dreamed of traveling around the world, going from place to place, spending as much time in each country as you want? Well then, you should consider the prospect of turning your blog into a business and using it to give you the funds that you need to skip the country in search of a better life.

Love the concept but confused by how to actually do it? Don’t worry; it’s easier than you would think. For all the best tips and advice for turning your blog into a business and using it to travel the world, read on.

Research monetizing

The first step to turning a blog into a business is knowing how to monetize it. This is a step that a lot of bloggers can struggle with. As a rule of thumb, don’t expect to be able to monetize your site for at least eight months after it launches, as it will need this long to gain momentum and begin to grow as a platform.

Once you’ve grown a small but reliable following, monetizing is the next step. Look out for opportunities to host sponsored posts, to review products, and to collaborate with brands. It’s also worth being open to hosting affiliate adverts on your site or banner adverts. Once you understand how simple monetizing can be, it’s easy. However, you need to build up a range of connections to be able to monetize your site effectively.

Focus on your content

Aside from successful marketing, for your blog to have any chance of success against the big guns, your content needs to be amazing. The fact is that if you want a blog that does well and functions as a business, bringing in a livable monthly profit, you need to focus on improving your content and ensuring that it is the best it could be.

This means ensuring that every piece of content that you create is well researched and thought out. It also means using high-quality photos alongside it. You may also want to utilize professional SEO services, from companies like Click Intelligence, to ensure that your copy is search engine optimized and will rank highly in search engines. For your blog to function as a business, you need to build a site that ranks well in search engines.

Grow your following

Without a strong following, it’s impossible to monetize your blog and turn it into a business. So if you are serious about making your blog your main income stream, you need to learn how to grow your following. Buying followers is never the answer, so put that thought out of your mind immediately.

Instead, you need to earn your followers, by making time to interact with them on social media and increase awareness of your blog as a brand. Take part in social networking events, such as Twitter chats with other bloggers and business owners. Join blogger pods on Instagram to help boost your engagement. Guest post on well-known blogs. The opportunities for growing your blog are infinite. It’s just a case of taking the time to utilize them.

Are you serious about turning your blog into a business so that you can see more of the world? If the answer is yes, then it’s important to take the above advice on board and implement it, so that you can achieve your travel dreams.

Victoria Brewood
vbrewood@gmail.com

Although very much British, Victoria always felt like she was meant to be living the 'American Dream'. She loves the US and has travelled to over 14 states.

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