Tag Archives: Chris Guillebeau

Why This Blog Sucks (and So Do Most Blogs)

Blogging in Thailand

I have been blogging on JetSetCitizen for more than 4 years now. After hundreds of blog posts, my readership and subscribers are still growing at a snail’s pace. I’ve seen many of my peers explode online in recent years, so what am I doing wrong?

My recent interview with Steve Kamb of Nerdfitness.com really helped highlight what is lacking with this site. Steve told me about his own realization that his blog sucked and what he did to change it. Nerdfitness.com now often gets 250 new subscribers per day and Steve Kamb is at the reigns of a rapidly growing fitness empire.

Why Do I Want Lots of Traffic?

Before getting into the details of how to get more traffic and subscribers to JetSetCitizen.com, I think it’s important to step back and ask why? I don’t want my life to be about competitively striving for more. A quality life is not about maximizing material possessions, experiences or online popularity. I don’t need a top blog to enjoy my life or find meaning and purpose. My life is pretty damn good now, so I want to be clear to myself that I’m not chasing superficial goals.

Do I need an A-list …

World Domination Summit 2012

Interview with World Traveller, Best Selling Author and Top Blogger, Chris Guillebeau

In just a few short years, Chris Guillebeau has risen to be one of the the most popular and successful authors, bloggers, publishers and conference organizers on the planet. While building his media empire he has also been travelling to every country in the world. A goal which will be accomplished this year, before he is 35 years old. I have written before about some of the factors that have lead to Chris Guillebeau’s success and here are some of his projects and accomplishments:

How to Really Make Money from a Travel Blog – An Overview of 14 of the Biggest Names in the Industry

Many aspiring digital nomads hope to fund their long-term global adventures with income generated from a travel blog. What could be better than doing what you love while traveling the world? The problem is that it is hard to make a living travel blogging, unless you do it right. Here are some examples of different permanent travelers who have a successful track record making money online.

Travel Blogging

Who is making money by travel blogging?

To start, I am going to combine lifestyle designers, digital nomads, location independents and travel bloggers all in the same group. While many don’t blog about travel exclusively, travel is certainly a major part of their lifestyle.

While it might be too simplistic to generalize, I am going to offer my opinion on why these bloggers have had such great results in the ‘Success Factors’ section following each person. There is no particular order to any of the information below.

Matt Kepnes – Ebooks, Affliate Sales

Matt Kepnes of Nomadic Matt has been traveling full-time since 2006. He funds his travels primarily through the sales of ebooks, but also has niche sites and affiliate sales offers.  He also is a best-selling author of How to Travel