making money with your travel website

Learn how two travel writers transformed their travel websites into their primary income.

ebook making money travel websiteYou’ve built a website to sell your travel product. Maybe you’re a travel writer selling your guidebooks or a B&B owner introducing your inn and booking rooms. Or maybe you’re operating a destination website with information on what to do, where to go, and upcoming events. Perhaps you’re a travel agent showing your clients both your expertise and current promotions.

But many of those readers won't buy that guidebook, book that room, or buy that trip. They'll leave your website without spending a dime.

What if you could make some money from your visitors—whether a few cents for an advertisement or several dollars from selling some merchandise—before they leave?

That’s where this book comes in. Making Money With Your Travel Website offers you various options for making extra money with your travel website, just as we’ve done.

If you've been reading Lovetripper.com for a while, you know that we've been featured in USAToday, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Forbes.com, Men's Health, on the Fine Living television network, and more. We've turned Lovetripper.com into a pillar of our business, one that long ago surpassed our freelance work!

This ebook is a PDF and can be read on any computer. When you purchase this ebook, you'll be directed to a pickup page and can download the book file right away and get started.

We’re not web gurus, we’re not computer techies. We’re professional travel writers so we’ve been drawn to easy-to-implement monetization methods that we set up and operate ourselves. This book covers techniques we’ve used successfully—and a few we’ve tried and dropped—on our websites, the sites that now make up the majority of our annual income.

Who Should Read This Book?

This book is aimed at travel professionals who have their own travel website or who administer a travel website including:

  • travel writers
  • travel agents
  • B&B owners and operators
  • hoteliers
  • tour operators
  • travel attraction websites
  • travel destination websites
  • festival and special event websites
  • other travel professionals

What Will I Learn?

Learn what to expect from Google AdSense and other advertising programs.
check Learn how to select affiliate programs that will work for your site.
check Learn how to boost traffic to your website to increase your earnings potential.
check Learn the one thing you should NEVER do on your site!
check Learn how creating your own information products can be more profitable than writing guidebooks.
check Learn how to use Twitter to increase your site's traffic in the free bonus book!

 

Table of Contents

Introduction            7

Chapter One: Building Traffic            11

Take a look at your site        11
Brand Yourself        12
Blogging for Traffic        13
Buying Traffic        15
Where to Buy Ads        17
E-Newsletters        19
Press Releases        22
RSS Feeds        23
Widgets        24
Marketing on Forums        27
Web 2.0        28

Chapter Two: Making Money with Advertising            32

How You’re Paid        32
contextual ads and Google Adsense        32
Other ad Networks        35
CPM Ads        35
Inline Ads        36
Other Advertising Options        37
Direct Advertising        38
Advertorials        41

Chapter Three: Affiliate Marketing            43

How to Pick Affiliate Programs        43
How to Promote Affiliates        44
Top Affiliate Networks        44
Cloaking affiliate links        48
Big mistakes to Avoid in Affiliate Marketing        49

Chapter Four: Selling Your Own Products            51

Ebooks        51
How to Sell Your Ebook        53
Print on Demand books        54
Self-Published Books     55
More Revenue Streams        57

Appendix: Resources            59

Advertising        59
Affiliate Marketing        59
Blogging        59
Books        60
Webmaster Issues        60

 

What We Do

paris permenter john bigley
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Throughout Making Money with Your Travel Website, you'll find special boxes highlighting just what we've done on our sites. You'll learn:

  • how we create multiple blogs on our sites
  • which article marketing sites we have found to produce the best results
  • which social marketing site we've been most successful with
  • how we've optimized our Google AdSense ads on our sites
  • what color links are most successful for ads on your site
  • how we sell our ebooks on our site
  • which print on demand publisher we use
  • and more!

Who Are Paris Permenter & John Bigley?

We're Paris Permenter and John Bigley, a husband-wife team of award-winning professional travel writers. Together we've authored more than two dozen travel guidebooks for publishers including Fodor's, Michelin, John Muir, Avalon, Open Road, Hunter, and Globe Pequot; over 2,500 of our travel articles have appeared in major magazines and newspapers. We've hosted online travel forums, served as expert travel sources for top name magazines, and appeared on dozens of radio and TV shows discussing travel.

And We Run A Network of Niche Websites

Since 2000, we've operated a growing network of niche travel websites including:

Lovetripper.com Romantic Travel Guide

TexasTripper.com Texas Travel Guide

DogTipper.com


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We offer a 60-day, no questions asked, 100% satisfaction guarantee with every purchase. There's nothing to lose!

 

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Bonus Book:
Twitter for Webmasters

twitter for webmasters ebook

Twitter is one of the hottest social marketing tools out there right now--but how can you use it to market your website?

Twitter for Webmasters discusses how you can set up a Twitter account, optimize your profile and background, and learn to "tweet" to drive traffic to your website...all for free and in just minutes a day!

 

Order Now for $17

checkYes, I'm ready to make my travel website make money!
guarantee

We offer a 60-day, no questions asked, 100% satisfaction guarantee with every purchase. There's nothing to lose!

 

Download Making Money with Your Travel Website with your free bonus Twitter for Webmasters for $17

 

Order now

 

Your purchase will be completed immediately using Clickbank's secure server, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Your payment information will never be shared with us.

Sell this book on your website

Questions? just email Paris and John at parisandjohn@parisandjohn.com or editors@lovetripper.com

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