In Travel/ Vienna

My Eastern Europe Itinerary: 2 Weeks By Train Through 5 Countries

In May 2017, I set off on an Eastern Europe rail adventure with two friends. Before going, I kept searching for an Eastern Europe itinerary for my trip, but I couldn’t find one! So I decided to share my EXACT 2-week itinerary, with ALL the costs and details, to help you plan your trip. I feel compelled to begin this post with this: Yes, I realize “Eastern Europe” is a contentious term loaded with complicated socio-political history. I am also…

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In Travel

Airbnb Host Tips: How to Be a Good Airbnb Host and Wow Your Guests

Do you want to get great reviews from your Airbnb guests? Do you aspire to be a Superhost?  Since 2014, I’ve been a guest in more than 20 Airbnbs—some as short as one night, others as long as over a month! Some private rooms, some entire homes. After spending so much time in Airbnbs, I’d like to share my tips and tricks on how to be a good Airbnb host, from the perspective of a guest. *Some of the links below…

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In Blogging Tips

Travel Blog Income Report February 2018: $3,575.05

Oh, hello there! I see you’re looking for a travel blog income report, huh? I know, they’re pretty hard to find. So I decided to reveal it all to help out fellow bloggers who are trying to monetize (it is a long and painful process, isn’t it? Ugh.) I Am Not Special Okay, so first things first: I am NOT showing off. Tons of bloggers make way more money than I do. I am sharing this travel blog income report…

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In Freelancer Advice

How to Pay Taxes As a Freelancer. Your Questions, Answered! (By a Freelancer)

Fear. Panic. Uncertainty. All feelings that surround us when we think about how to pay taxes as a freelancer. What’s with all the dread? Honestly, I think it’s just that we as a nation don’t truly understand taxes. That’s understandable. The tax code is crazy complicated and varies from state to state (and we have 50 of them!). But once you understand the basics of paying taxes as a freelancer and hire professional help from an accountant, you’ll breathe easy! This blog…

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In Blogging Tips

How I Grew My Blog Traffic to 67,000 Pageviews a Month

This blog post is gonna be a big one. While talking to the subscribers of my 7-day blog challenge, the number one struggle they told me they have is getting traffic to their blogs. Not so surprising, right? Because I’ve had this blog since July 2012, it’s easy for me to forget just how hard it was to get those first few hundred, and then thousand, visitors. I also want to point out that I am still in the process…

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In Blogging Tips

6 Best Affiliate Programs and Ad Networks for Beginners

Getting started with affiliate marketing is a challenge because it can be difficult to find affiliate programs that will accept you. It’s important for you to have a solid amount of traffic and content before you apply for any affiliate programs or ad networks. Even so, there ARE ways to get accepted even if you’re just starting out. Below I list some of the best affiliate programs for beginners (in my opinion), along with some solid ad networks too! *Some…

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In Blogging Tips

How to Create a Blog Business Plan (FREE PDF Included)

Are you looking to create a blog business plan? Why, you savvy blogger, you! Having a plan in place BEFORE you start trying to monetize your blog is the fastest way to profitability. Read on to see how to create one, and I’ll even give you a free blog business plan PDF for FREE. *This post has affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you choose to purchase through my affiliate link, at no extra cost to you.…

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