What Gary Arndt Can Teach You About Blogging…

Gary Arndt (Everything-Everywhere.com)

Gary Arndt (Everything-Everywhere.com)

Blogging doesn’t have to be hard… if you stick with it.

In this no-holds-barred interview, veteran blogger Gary Arndt from Everything-Everywhere reveals how he managed to become the most popular travel blog today.

You’ll learn:

  • Several ‘under-the-radar’ strategies for building an audience (not  just driving traffic)
  • A “damn smart” way to make money with a travel blog
  • The dangers of blindly following on Twitter
  • Strategies for avoiding the travel blog “echo chamber”
  • How Gary uses guest posting (and how you can, too)
  • The dumbest things Gary did when he started out (and how to avoid them)
  • How to get sponsored trips
  • And why Gary’s “early mover advantage” didn’t matter much (and what really matters to your success)

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Comments

  1. Thanks. I really enjoyed this down to earth interview and Gary’s assessments of the scene … Interesting to hear about the echo chamber and distractions involved in be popular blogger. ( I never got involved in any FB travel blogging groups and the like … I remain a alone wolf within the web travel-sphere. )

    the candy trail … a nomad across the planet, since 1988

  2. Excellent. I sure like Gary’s style and the fact that he doesn’t follow the crowd. I didn’t start blogging to make money and after 4 years still don’t believe that cluttering my site with advertising will support my traveling lifestyle. I certainly try to promote myself yet don’t find the time or inclination to be on all the social media. Guess I’d need a VA for that and it’s currently not in the budget. I hear repeatedly that guest posts can increase audience so that and a newsletter will be my next focus. That is if I can find time between six weeks in South Africa and returning to work at Grand Canyon.

    Thanks Adam for the informative course and Gary for the upfront and honest interview. Catch you at a conference or maybe our paths will cross somewhere around the world.

  3. Really awesome interview with a pro (Gary), one of those ‘must listen to’ kind-of things for anyone blogging, not just travel writers.

    Gary has extensive business/IT experience which makes the information even more valuable, and is an excellent communicator, this is one I may listen to again. Molly

  4. cool interview! definitely agree with him,one of the blogs I read when I was just starting out.

  5. Excellent interview that was just packed full of so much useful and sensible information. I think this is probably your best interview to date, and I really like that Gary is such a straight shooter. Everything he said makes complete sense and has definitely caused me to pause and re-evaluate some of my own blogging practices and how I can improve them.

    Also, I have to say, Adam, that at least 50% of the interviews success has to be because of your questions. Top notch questions and I really appreciate the depth to which you explored all the subjects so that listeners at home weren’t left hanging! I really admire the transparency that both you and Gary approached this with.

  6. Gary thanks for sharing! Great interview can’t to see you next post!

  7. Great advice. Thanks Gary. ;)

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