Want to chat with a professional, full-time travel blogger? Wish you could pick the brain of someone who built a multi-six-figure earning travel blog read by several million people annually in under 3 years?
In case it wasn’t clear, I’m referring to myself here. Hi, I’m Lia! In 2016 I started a travel blog for fun, to share our adventures on our year-long honeymoon.
Actually, we have to rewind a bit. Somewhere around 2014, I had the idea to create a travel blog called Practical Wanderlust. I purchased the domain and hosting, installed WordPress, annnnd … promptly broke the entire site.
Practical Wanderlust sat vacant, as a sad, white screen, for 2 years. I had no idea how to fix it, so eventually, I let the domain expire. The dream was over.
But then, in 2016, I tried again. This time, I created my blog on Blogspot (because I couldn’t be bothered to figure out WordPress). The entire thing looked like a mid-2000’s era trainwreck, and I used it mainly as a personal journal.
This doesn’t really sound like a story that ends in wild success, does it?
But I managed to hit a few milestones…
- In 2017, I earned $22k from my travel blog (here’s how)
- In 2018, I earned $100k from my travel blog
- In 2019, I stopped telling people how much I earned from my travel blog because it got kind of awkward, so I just started saying “multi-6 figures” instead *ahem*
Currently, Practical Wanderlust receives over 500,000 page views every month, with a growing team of 8 helping to continue our momentum. I am regularly invited to speak at conferences all over the world, am the co-founder of 2 blogs and a podcast, and best of all, I officially get paid to travel!
My travel advice has been quoted everywhere from the Washington Post to Lonely Planet to Travel & Leisure, and I’ve worked with brands like Norwegian Airlines, REI, and the Nepal Tourism Board.
So, what’s my secret? How did I get from crappy Blogspot blog to running one of the most successful travel blogs in the world?
“Blogging is Oversaturated” – Everyone
A lot of people told me when I started my travel blog that the market was way too oversaturated. That few, if any, new bloggers would ever make any money from it.
And although they weren’t wrong, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to earn a living in an oversaturated field where most of your competitors are earning nothing at all.
In fact, if you’ve made it longer than a year or have ever earned ANYTHING from your blog, you’re already in the upper echelons of success when it comes to blogging.
If you see a future where you’re a professional, full-time content creator or travel blogger, you probably have run into a lot of the same issues I did when I was first starting out. Like, that nobody knows what the f*ck they’re doing and everything is incredibly confusing. Yup. Been there.
The best way to take a shortcut to having some semblance of knowing WTF is going on is to ask somebody who’s already figured out the things you’re still figuring out. It can cut years off your growth time and increase your income potential tenfold.
And that’s where I come in.
So, what kinds of things can we talk about during a Coaching Session? Literally anything, honestly. If you want to just like, cry at me, you can (note: I am not in any way trained in counseling or therapy. But I am a really good listener).
Have some questions you’d like answered? Want brutally honest feedback (I promise I’ll deliver criticism as kindly as I can)? Just need somebody to tell you that you’re on the right path? Whatever you need, I’m here for ya.
Here are a few suggestions of the things I’m really good at:
- Monetization strategies, especially passive income
- Financial planning & goal setting
- Blog traffic & social growth strategies
- Outsourcing & managing a team
- Work/life balance strategies
- Preparing social marketing campaigns
- Mindset coaching
- Preparing pitches
- Email marketing
Oh, there is one more thing you should know: my time isn’t cheap. And you’ll need pay for it upfront.
Time – both yours and mine – is an incredibly precious commodity, as is expertise. And if I had coffee & a brain pick with everyone who asked me, I’d just be a pile of melty brain goo and cappuccino foam on a cafe floor somewhere, which isn’t super helpful to anyone.
Think of purchasing an hour of coaching with me as an investment in your future earning potential. I encourage you to take that investment as seriously as I do – after all, I don’t want to waste my time giving advice to someone that isn’t ready to hear it or implement it.
You can book an hour of my time at the link below. I have set aside a total of 3 hours per week on a very limited schedule (work/life balance, yass).
Oh, and … you should probably be aware that I cuss, kind of like, a lot. I’ll do my best to keep to an appropriate level, but … well.
Can’t wait to talk to you!
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