How to Write a Super Sexy eBook in 2 Days Without Losing Your Mind

Good writing takes time. But it shouldn’t take too much time.

So if you want to write faster, use the following method. It  will cut your writing time by at least 50% without sacrificing quality.

In one case this method helped me deliver a 30 page eBook on painting (houses, not canvases) in just two days.

So if I can do this on painting, think how easy it’ll be on a sexy topic like travel.

Ready? Then let’s roll…

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5 Shortcuts for Optimizing Your Blog in Record Time

WordPress works well “out the box.” 

But it could be better.

Hopefully, you downloaded the necessary plugins already. If not, keep reading as I’ll mention each again here (along with some other worthwhile tips).

This lesson is all about ACTION. Follow these instructions right now. Don’t wait.

These optimizations will make your site faster, safer and more search-engine friendly.

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101 “Magnifiers” For Exploding Your Travel Site’s Traffic

Ants beware…

Struggling to get your content out there?

If so… you’ve come to the right place.

Because no matter how fantastic your website may be, the sad fact is…

Great Travel Content – No Matter How Brilliant - Goes Unread Every Day!

Until someone reads it… finds value in it… and shares with others, your content exists in a black hole.

Therefore, instead of publishing content and “hoping” it goes viral, use the following 101 methods to get the word out about your travel blog.

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Interview Series: Geraldine DeRuiter From Everywhereist

Geraldine DeRuiter (Everywhereist)

Creating killer content doesn’t have to be hard.

In this action-packed interview, Geraldine DeRuiter  from Everywhereist reveals how she continuously churns out fresh, interesting takes on everyday situations like cupcakes, restaurants and mean women in Lego stores.

You’ll learn:

  • how Everywhereist went from 200 daily visitors to 10,000 in a single day
  • three crucial things travel bloggers need to do now (but rarely do)…
  • why “haters” are actually a good thing…
  • how “the Mom factor” helps you know when/how to promote your blog…
  • an interesting take on monetization (one we don’t talk about here!)…

Plus a whole crate-load of obscenities and observations.

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Resources & Notes

101 Proven Headlines for Travel Blogs (Yours Free)

Know why you’re here?headlines for travel blogs

It’s because proven headlines work.

On this page you’ll find 101 proven headlines – some of which have been around for over sixty years.

Plus,  I’ve provided examples specifically for travel so you can see how they work.

I’ve written two examples for each… for a total of 202 ready-made travel headlines.

Feel free to “steal” them for your site.

So without further ado…

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Interview With Mike Richard From Vagabondish

Do you know Mike Richard?

He’s the guy behind, a travel blog which gets between 200K and 300K pageviews a month.

Mike and I have worked together on a number of projects, and he stopped by the Academy to answer some hard questions about building a successful travel blog.

In this 38 minute interview you’ll learn:

  • What Mike does to make money (and what he avoids)
  • How the “Dunn Effect” got him interviewed by Tyra Banks
  • The three things every travel blogger must do right now to succeed
  • Why he doesn’t put himself on the site (hint: it’s not because he’s shy)
  • What he wished he did earlier (and you can do right now)

This interview should be required study for anyone looking to build a successful travel blog.

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Why I’ll Never Write For Lonely Planet

We’ve talked a LOT about products lately.

And rightfully so. Products separate hobby blogs from businesses.

It shows your readers you’re in it for the long haul… and lets you build long-lasting relationships with your readers and other influential travel bloggers.

But it’s not just products.

Every piece of content you produce - whether a product, post or email - should have one goal in mind which is…

Everything you write should build your business.

And if it doesn’t… ditch it.

So why pick on Lonely Planet? Why pick on the most popular guidebook on the market today? Wouldn’t writing for them help build your business?

Well… yes and no.

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4 Ways to Create Kick-Ass Products

You read the last lesson, right? 

If not, you should. Because we covered why travel bloggers should create their own products (if you want to make money, build relationships with your readers and afford your next plane ticket).

So if you haven’t already, read the last lesson before tackling this one.


In this lesson, we’ll look at how to create your own travel product. It’s super easy to do and shouldn’t take more than a week.

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7 Ways to Make Money Travel Blogging (and 7 to Avoid Like the Plague)

Credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video

The truth is, you can make money with a travel blog…

… but it takes a LOT of work to get off the ground.

It’s like a rocket ship.

Your travel blog requires a tremendous amount of effort just to get off the ground…

… but once you do get it off the ground, it gets easier and easier (and hopefully reaches orbit where it practically moves itself).

And once you have the traffic, it’s time to monetize your blog.

But I must warn you: choosing the right mix of monetization techniques is more art than science.

While some monetization methods work great for everyone – creating your own products, for example – others (like public speaking gigs) are more of a personal preference.

So in this spirit, here are 7 smart ways to make money with your travel site:

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How to Write FAST: Killer Content In 3 Easy Steps

how to write fasterYou know “content is king”…

… and to skyrocket your traffic, you must continuously produce new, interesting and – above all – USEFUL content for your readers.

But it’s never that easy.

Posts drag on with no real focus… distractions eat away at your productivity… and suddenly your travel blog isn’t growing half as fast as you’d like it to.

“Fast” is the key here. The truth is, you should be producing twice as much content as you are now – in the same amount of time and of equal or higher quality.

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