So that wraps up our first Vietnam visit, and an interesting one it was too. Let’s take a look at the #travel1k leaderboards for the week of June 14th to find our new blog to check out this week; and the highest we haven’t checked out yet, up 7 to #5 is: It’s a Lovely Life®!
Welcome to It’s a Lovely Life®! We are so happy to have you here! Whether you are looking for the best family travel locations or tips and products to make life easier and better, you will find it all here!
We are a family of vloggers and travel enthusiasts, exploring the world 150+ days a year, sharing the best of the best every day along with our So Cal family life! Join us on our adventure to live a life filled with lots of love and fun!
OK, the “family” travel niche is one we’re almost certainly never going to be addressing here, so this is one blog we’ll just point you to if you’re a family traveller and leave you to it!
However, we do find one thing very fascinating indeed: This is the first travel blog we’ve found that’s shared its income — and wow, I’d be ecstatic if this humble blog ended up making this in a year, never mind a month:
Just 5 years ago, the climate in the blogging world was much different than it is right now. At that time, there were very limited opportunities for bloggers to make money unless you had an enormous following.
Things in 2017 are completely different. Brands are very excited to work with bloggers to feature their products and services in the form of sponsored posts. Sponsored posts are essentially advertisements, but are crafted in a natural way that is much more effective than standard print and online ads.
For the past 4 years, the majority of our blog income was derived from sponsored content. Each year our blog income has increased dramatically and it shows no signs of slowing down. As our following and traffic grew, we were able to increase our sponsored post rate and stay very selective in what brands we choose to work with…
Interestingly, about half that is from signups to a paid course they’ve started in how to go about travel blogging. Well, that just might be worth taking and we’ll report on it if we do!
And yep, every travel blogger so far has a WordPress site and this one’s no different, BuiltWith tells us it’s WordPress and a slightly larger than normal suite of social plugins than most but nothing particularly unusual.
So there you go, if you’re a travelling family check out the content, if you’re an aspiring travel blogger like us check out their courses!