NomadicMatt’s, How to Make Money With Your Travel Blog, eBook Review

Make Money with Your Travel Blog - Nomadic Matt

I just had an opportunity to read Nomadic Matt’s (Mathew Kepnes) ebook, “How to Make Money With Your Travel Blog.” I think most readers of JetSetCitizen are looking for ways to earn an income to fund their travels, and this book has the answers. Nomadic Matt currently makes more than $3000 per month from his travel websites and he earns this income while roaming the world. I write more about Matt on my How to Really Make Money from a Travel Blog post.

Matt is not promising some get rich quick scheme, he acknowledges that “making money online takes time.” If you are willing to put in the effort and have the perseverance to keep working on your sites, this ebook is a good action plan covering everything you need to know.

Matt’s ebook is a step-by-step list of actions you must take to earn money online. What I like best is that it is very concise and gets to the point quickly. The steps you must take are clearly and succinctly stated, with no superfluous verbiage. It explains the exact websites, techniques and SEO that bring the most traffic and income. The ebook is travel focused, but it could really be used for any online niche.

How to Make Money With Your Travel Blog: Sections

1. Setting up a blog – This is a beginners guide to help you decide what to focus on with your websites and gets you thinking about ways to maximize your earning potential.

2. Creating Your Blog – Matt recommends the commonly used WordPress bloggging platform and he gives a quick overview of getting your blog set up and optimized for search engines.

3. Increasing Traffic – This section is about leveraging social media and other community websites to bring you more traffic, thereby helping you earn more money. He covers the essentials of effectively using StumbleUpon, Twitter, Facebook, comments and forums to get more visitors.

4. Search Engine Optimization Tips – Matt covers the key steps in gettting traffic from search engines.

5. Monetization Tips – This section talks about the four main ways to monetize your website: Adsense, text links sales, affiliate advertising, and private ad sales.

6. Putting it All Together – This is a final summary telling you what to focus on for the first couple months of building your websites and what results you can expect.

If you are already making thousands of dollars per month online than you will already know much of this content. Experts probably won’t learn too many new tricks. For the rest of us, this is a great, comprehensive resource to making money from websites. As I said before, it has a travel title but it really can be used for any online business. At only $27, it is a great value.

Buy “How to Make Money with your Travel Blog NOW!


Links
Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site
Follow NomadicMatt on Twitter

Enjoy the Article?

Go ahead, you know you want to! :-)

Subscribe for articles and interviews about achieving your dreams and making a difference.

My name is John Bardos. My wife and I gave up our business, house and possessions in Japan to search for more meaning and fulfillment in our lives. We've discovered that a satisfying life is about rich experiences, quality relationships and meaningful contribution, NOT consumption.

11 Responses to NomadicMatt’s, How to Make Money With Your Travel Blog, eBook Review

  1. […] Still unconvinced? Well, check out these reviews of the ebook: Travel and the World Review Matador Network’s Review Travel Happy Review Travel Blissful’s Review Travel Blogs Network Review Asian Rambling’s Review Gadling’s Review Indie Travel Podcast’s Review Jetset Citizen’s Review […]

  2. Alan says:

    John – funny, I just reread this book last week. I’m always wary of e-books that teach you how to make money (after all, the market’s pretty saturated), but Matt manages to sneak in some helpful tidbits here and there. If I didn’t own it already I’d buy it right here!
    .-= Alan´s last blog ..From Syria to Lebanon (and Back) in $70 =-.

  3. Mike in Bali says:

    Matt has made a nice jump in earnings. $3000 a month from travel websites is pretty impressive, or maybe the ebook sales are doing well.
    .-= Mike in Bali´s last blog ..Update on my article writing experiment =-.

  4. Dave and Deb says:

    I bought Matts book a couple of months ago when I first started blogging in earnest. It helped us a lot especially as new travel bloggers. We followed a lot of Matt’s advice and have made great strides quickly. I think that he chopped off 6 months worth of work and we are that much farther ahead.
    .-= Dave and Deb´s last blog ..How to Take care of Your Finances for Travel =-.

  5. I don’t travel a lot so I can’t apply this, but what’s interesting is that it confirms that you can make money doing what you love, and that’s the most important thing.
    .-= Oscar – freestyle mind´s last blog ..Habit #4 – Planning =-.

  6. Hey John

    It seems to me that travel websites are a good source of income.
    Of course you have to be passionate about the topic though, because you need to create many many pages of good content, but of course that can be outsourced.

    I’m getting good ideas from your interviews with travellers and internet marketers!

    Thanks a mill 🙂
    .-= Diggy – Upgradereality.com´s last blog ..YES! =-.

  7. […] through revenues from several travel oriented websites and more recently from selling an ebook. I reviewed Matt’s, “How to Make Money With Your Travel Blog” if you would like to get a […]

  8. Do you know affiliate program for travel blog. I interesting to do the affiliate program like you said
    .-= Kirstin@bali accommodation´s last blog ..Villa Senang / 3 Bedroom Deluxe =-.

  9. Ana says:

    Is it possible to prosper by starting your travel blogs while still at home? Many, many people probably don’t have an opportunity to earn any money with travel blogs unless they’re already traveling, but you need money and free time to travel …

    Perpetual challenge, that.

  10. Michael says:

    Sounds like a good read. I think you have to get creative when trying to monetize a travel blog. The dream for every traveler I think is to be able to travel free and earn a income doing it. I can’t imagine anything better than waking up and fueling my next adventure through writing about my past experiences. Check out what we have going on at Gear Up and Play (A Travel Blog Community). So far we have adsense implemented into every post at 100% revenue sharing. Were always trying to think of new ways to support the travel bug in all of us 🙂
    .-= Michael´s last blog ..Create a Travel Blog =-.

  11. Fast Facebook Fans | Buy Facebook Fans| Guaranteed Facebook Fans says:

    Make Money On Facebook – Fast Facebook Fans…

    If you haven’t created a Facebook Fan Page or Facebook Group yet, it is a fairly easy process to undertake once you have a Facebook account established for yourself or your business. There are a number of advantages to going ahead and making a gr…

Leave a reply

Please enter your real name and not an alias. People like to talk to real people. I'd love to hear from you, but please comment to extend the conversation, not promote your business.

CommentLuv badge