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  • Vote for the Original Travel Blogger on USA Today Contest thumbnail Vote for the Original Travel Blogger on USA Today Contest

    Pay your respects to the guy who blazed the trail that all travel bloggers follow.

  • How To Make A Blog Load Faster? Kill Unneeded Plugins

    How to increase page speed by shedding unneed plugins.

  • The Backend Of Internet Advertising: Your Ads Slow Page Load Speed

    Those ad units do more than make you money.

  • How To Use Google Image Search To Build BackLinks

    How I turn copyright violations into backlinks.

  • Google, Please Return My Image Search Traffic

    In January of 2013 Google made a major change in the formatting of their image search results which gorged the traffic of sites that publish large amounts of photos.

  • How I Make Money From My Blogs Via Advertising

    How I make -- and don't make -- money from my blogs through advertising.

  • Old School Travel Blogging

    I've been blogging for nine years, and this profession has transformed completely since I began. We're going back to our roots: old school travel blogging.

  • Torched From the Adsense Program (and Liberated from Pay Per Click Advertising) Mang Eduard wearing his sun protector on his arm

    Update, 23/01/2013: After submitting an appeal, Adsense re-enabled ad serving to this site. I'm not sure if I'm going to put the ads back up, please read this article and tell me your opinion in the comments below. I received the proverbial pink slip from Google's Adsense program a few days ago. They notified me [...]

  • How Much Money Can You Make With Chitika Ads?

    How much money can you make serving Chitika ads on your site? Pretty much none. Seriously, Chitika has to be one of the worst major ad platforms for publishers out there in terms of payouts. In point, you run their ads, send traffic to their clients, and you receive pennies -- literally -- in return. Chitika is [...]

  • You Have to Know That You Suck To Improve

    My three year old daughter sucks at jumping. This is no problem except for the fact that she thinks she's doing it right. She jerks her little body forward and calls it a jump without really lifting her feet off the ground. It's not jumping, but she doesn't know it and she doesn't improve. It's [...]

  • Why Single Topic Blogs are Better

    I recently went onto a blog about social media tips and tore right into the first article it featured. It took me until I was halfway through the article before I realized that it had nothing to do with Twitter, the site's main topics. It was about some horror movie writer or something like that, [...]

  • Don’t Waste Time Styling Your Blog – It’s the Content that Counts

    In this period in the evolution of the internet, where even the most fledgling independent blogger is competing with and being compared to the big boys ticking off posts for corporate web properties it's important -- no, absolutely necessary -- to have a blog that looks good. The internet is like Manhattan, whereas print media [...]

  • What is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Tips on How to Stop It

    Around a year ago I developed an odd seasick like nausea when staring into a computer monitor. It would sometimes become so bad that I would sometimes become pretty much incapacitated by it and unable to work. I battled through this problem for a year, thinking that it was just some strange psychological or physical [...]

  • Digital Nomad or Economic Refugee?

    Are you a Digital Nomad or an Economic Refugee? BOGOTA, Colombia- Digital nomads can recognize each other on sight. This is not to say that there is a secret hand shake, a uniform, a badge, a club card, an insignia or any sort of physical identifier. No, digital nomads can recognize each other because they [...]

  • Own All Popular Top Level Domain Names of Your Website Address

    This is a quick tip for traveling webmasters.  When you purchase a new domain name or want to use a domain that you already own, be sure to also claim a few of the various other top level domain names for your chosen address. A top level domain name -- also referred to as the [...]

  • New Affiliate Program Strategy for Travel Blogs

    I must admit that each affiliate marketing initiative that I have taken over the years with Vagabond Journey Travel has resulted in me giving a company a lot of advertising and traffic for very little return. In waves I have added affiliate adverts to this site just to quickly remove them when it became apparent [...]

  • Work for Yourself – College May Not Lead to Career

    "Would appreciate anything at this point as am more than directionless. Have thought of opening business here in Brno instead of grad school. Bought into the whole “go to college get a good job”, shite that worked for our parents (who made the world what it is, in one generation and Kudos, Kudos…) but now [...]

  • Vagabonds Travel for Work – Must Diversify Income

    I am Tired of Being a Poor Vagabond, I failed at travel blogging, too, must find other work MEXICO CITY, Mexico- There is a rule of long term travel that states that a traveler must eventually find work on the road or go home. Income works best in travel when it comes from a variety [...]

  • How to Make Webpages while Living in a Van

    Q: How to make webpages easily? A: Hello Gary, Thanks for the mail. Good move going and living and traveling in a van -- they can be great homes, can lower your living expenses drastically, enforces simplistic living, and, of course, are mobile. Good on ya. About making webpages, I recommend using the Wordpress system. [...]

  • Travel Blogging Business Man

    ZIPOLITE, Mexico- I have become a business man, this travel blog is my operation, but what is it that I am selling? Information, entertainment, inspiration. The three elements that make up the front end of writing. This travelogue began in 2004 as a writing exercise, I had no intention of making money from it or even [...]

  • Traveling Webmaster/ SEO Consultant

    Traveling Webmaster SEO Consultant Independent Travel Business SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico- "If you can get creative, you can make money from it," Mandy spoke in the backyard of a coffee house in San Cristobal, and I knew that I was speaking with a traveler. Traveling since 2008, she makes her bean money as [...]

  • Compaq Mini Laptop Computer

    Compaq Mini Travel Computer SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico- After two years of traveling and running this website with Asus Eee PCs (three of them), it has become high time to shift alliances. I went with an HP Compaq Mini laptop. Why? For no other reason than it was the cheapest computer that I [...]

  • Asus Eee PC Breaks Again

    SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico- I must inform all readers, correspondents, prospective employees, friends, family, and all associates that VagabondJourney.com will be out of commission for an unspecified amount of time. The reason: The Asus Eee PC 1005 that I have been using to publish this website just kicked the bucket. This would be [...]

  • How to Trade for Free Accommodation in France

    How to trade pages on Hobohideout.com for free accommodation in France? Hello Derek, It sounds as if you are well on your way down the glory road of traveling. I say this now, it is a real admirable quality that you are willing to work when traveling, as most people are not. I have the [...]

  • Internet Access in Third World Countries

    Is internet access readily available in third world countries?

    Yes, yes, yes, public internet is often far more available in third world countries than it is in the affluent regions of this earth. The internet has swept the world, and most places on the planet are plugged in.