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Marching to the beat of your own drum

Marching To The Beat Of Your Own Drum

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Any time you reach a level of success, in any industry, there will be naysayers. The drowning rats in a sinking ship who can’t tolerate someone else rising above them to make it out alive, so they drag them back down into the depths and the darkness. Or at least they attempt to. If you want to make it in life, and especially in travel blogging, you’ve got to be prepared to bite, scratch, and claw your way up out of the pack…and learn how to put all of that behind you and only focus on your end game. Read More

Personal Evolution

Personal Evolution – Moving Beyond Your Ego

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If you would have asked me five years ago where I thought I would be in terms of work, I would not have had an answer for you. Or if I did, it would be something completely different than what has actually come about in the last few years. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past seven years of working online, is that you have to be flexible and willing to ride the waves if you want to see the most success. Read More

Sponsored Travel - Expertise in Social Media Marketing

Sponsored Travel – Social Media Marketing Expertise

Posted by | Entrepreneur, Social Media, sponsored travel, Traveling Tips | 2 Comments

When you look at the Holy Grail of travel blogging, the vast majority of bloggers who have sprung up since around 2012 or so will quote one thing as their primary reason for attempting to work in this profession: sponsored travel. But what many of them fail to realize is that earning sponsorships is a process that takes several years to build up to, and includes building up expertise as an Internet marketer, which directly translates into social media marketing, which is what comes before social media managment. Read More

Internship

Introducing The January – June 2015 Interns

Posted by | Entrepreneur, internship, travel blog boot camp | 6 Comments

When I first had the idea for the brand boot camps in 2012, I ran a test group of interns through the program for three months. Peter went on to launch his own series of adult websites, while Paulette landed a job at the university where she finished her Masters. Gabe went on to apply it to his music career, launching his own YouTube channel.

Since then, the brand boot camps have been where I spend a good portion of my time, helping others to build up their brands and launch their online careers. But not everyone can afford the price tag of coming to Mexico to train alongside Cris and myself. Devlin was our live-in assistant from June of 2013 until August of 2014, and since then we’ve seen a couple of other interns working with us…which led us to launch the full intern program kicking off in January of 2015 with an international array of seven bloggers. Read More

Sponsored Travel - Expertise in Media and Public Relations

Sponsored Travel – Expertise In Media & Public Relations

Posted by | Entrepreneur, Social Media, sponsored travel, Traveling Tips | 4 Comments

When you look at the Holy Grail of travel blogging, the vast majority of bloggers who have sprung up since around 2012 or so will quote one thing as their primary reason for attempting to work in this profession: sponsored travel. But what many of them fail to realize is that earning sponsorships is a process that takes several years to build up to, and includes building up expertise, contacts and work-related experience in the fields of media and public relations. Read More