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Successful blog

When I started this blog I was thinking to share my travel experiences, but I didn’t have any experience. I am not that young, but I wasn’t so social and neither I had abilities to write posts. How to have a successful blog? This is now my question, but in my first months, my activity was more focused on exploring this new field. So reading now the first articles I see all my ignorance. My goal was almost to prepare a public diary, but then I mixed with the news style.

My mistakes were many but in particular, I have never focused on my readers. A successful blog needs to establish a relationship between the author and the audience. Now I am still learning, but I can get a lot from the reader’s feedback. Most of the time they are bloggers and they write to me with their opinion. This is helping me to improve and also to know what you like. To the though and tips of followers, I added some courses and now I am getting ready to become a better blogger. Step by step. 

On the way to a successful blog

Some time ago I decided to make a new plan to change my blog. Review the contents, reorganize them through pages and menu, and then use a new graphic. The work is in progress, but I want to share with you my new experience. My Anasa is a travel blog, but as you know there is the blogging section because I think that a beginner can share some real tips learning step by step. Some of you started a blog after me, so answering to you, I can give some new hints. Well, it is better to say a way to learn to write a successful blog.

Recently I discovered and started to use Skillshare, a platform full of video classes about different topics. There are many resources to learn about lifestyle, photography, business, affiliate marketing, blogging, and a lot of other topics. I am following some courses to improve my skills and also to learn hacks to become more able to use social networks and online tools. This will be the way for a successful blog. Why do I want it?

No, I don’t have any objection to becoming famous, but I aspire to be your inspiration. It isn’t easy. Growing I can reach a bigger number of people and help them with my travel tips and experiences. They can befit and get new ideas for their trips. That’s why I am online. Then, thanks to the first lesson I attended on Skillshare, I rediscovered my passion and my enthusiasm. Two good teachers convinced me about the platform. They are great teachers, but this is just a part of their life. Yes, because they are experts. It is what I like about these courses. Experts lead them. They teach what they successfully do.

Blogging

Since the first lesson, I got the answer I was waiting. Also, I understood to be in the right place to learn all that I need. A clear idea, step by step instructions, and deep explanations about what to do to write a successful blog. After the class, I was curious about the teacher, Theresa Christine. She is a freelance travel writer and blogger. First I had a lesson with the way to follow and then I saw how she is doing the activity. It is an example to follow for my successful blog. Ok, for my future successful blog, now it’s just a blog. 

Skillshare offers me a great chance because while I am in front of my computer I can see the video and listen to the lesson. It is possible to stop to write down some concept, to save the lesson and see it later. Everything is on-demand. The video class prepared by Theresa Christine gave me doubts about what I was doing and at the same time the way to get out, to change. Thanks to her advice I can review the posts and write new ones with a better focus. Maybe I will have a successful blog too and I will realize my goal. Give to my readers the support from my traveling and blogging experience.

Instagram

How can a blog exist without social networks? If you follow me, you already noticed that I like a lot of Instagram. It is my favorite one. Well, I dedicated more time on it than on other social pages. My goal wasn’t to build a successful blog, but an insane passion. In the last period, focusing more on these pages I didn’t follow so much how IG was developing. I found a great video class on Skillshare about Instagram stories. It is useful to use all the potential, to grow and to be more visible.

On the platform, there is a video class made by an expert, a very good teacher. Her name is Luna Vega, she does consult for companies. Attending the lesson I had the chance to get the best tips and tricks to use efficiently Instagram stories. The class has different stages and she guides students to understand the potential, then she gives examples, tools, and explanations. I immediately start to follow the suggests and the first results are already visible. I have the double of views.

More people from Instagram are visiting my successful blog. Ok, sorry again, my blog. But I am attending more lessons and she is sharing a lot of useful hints to improve my experience on Instagram. So it will be successful. 

Skillshare

You are smart and you noticed that I didn’t mention any of the things I learned. I tell you a secret. The teachers don’t know me, but they can kill me if I reveal the contents of the lessons. While I write I have the TV on close to me and there is “The November Man” that is going on. It’s a spy story with Pierce Brosnan. So nobody kills me, but there is no reason to tell you the lessons. You can attend them directly on Skillshare. You can also choose other ones you are interested in. 

You will have a successful blog too or you will just be successful in the field you want. Am I going to have commissions? Yes, but you won’t have any extra fee. Then, do you know what I am proposing to you? No, you can’t even imagine. There is nothing to pay now. Since when I started to use it I fell in love with the site and the classes. Maybe it will happen the same to you. Anyway, if you click here, you will get two free months. No costs and thousands of lessons available for you. 

Why am I offering you this? Because you are my readers. But not only. I want a successful blog, so your questions are very important to me. This is an answer to the ones of you asked me for some tips about blogging. Now access to Skillshare and take advantage of the two free months. For other tips from me keep your eyes open on the right page.

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Start a blog: 1 great opportunity to make money to travel

Making money with a blog is a dream for many people, but it can be possible. Why not use this way to have extra income to travel? Well, it is not so easy, but if you work hard, you make a plan and you are focused on the topic, you can do it! There are bloggers who are really rich, others are living with the profit from their activity online.

So you can start a blog to travel. Don’t forget: you need time to reach a high level. Plan carefully your activity online. How? Decide what type of contents you want to create and organize the articles to write in order to know day by day what to publish for at least three months. Then work on SEO and on the promotion.

Why you should start a blog to earn money to travel? Because this is a good way to get an extra income. Plus, if you write about travels, it will be easier for you to get in touch with companies interested in cooperation with you. For example, you can be hosted in a hotel in exchange for some featured posts.

This doesn’t come immediately and it works like that if your blog will be bigger. In terms of the number of visits. Anyway, step by step you can get paid to host banners, advertisements, and paid posts.

Why start a blog?

Did you consider the freedom given by a blog? You will work anywhere. What you need is only a computer connected to the internet. So you will be able to work also while you travel. Writing and sharing online you will have the chance to connect with people and companies. This will give you a nice experience, I can be witnessed in this part thanks to My Anasa blog, and part of the contacts will become opportunities.

New ideas, cooperation, paid chances. But you have to be sure about the topic. To have success you have to be genuine, to give something useful: tips, knowledge and direct experience. If travel is your passion, why not to work on a travel blog. 

How can you make money with a blog?

Don’t be in a hurry and stay focused on the goal. This is the first rule when you start a blog. Opportunities will come, not immediately, but you will have good chances, growing with you. The ways to monetize your site are mainly four. The first one is to sell advertising space. You can subscribe to Google Ads or to similar services. You will need a domain, so not free space on the internet. Remember: to earn a good amount of money in this way you have to register a huge number of visitors.

Then you can promote affiliate products and earning a commission. This way is more profitable, but you have to be sure to influence your followers. In case, you have your own product to sell or you want to propose a tutorial or ebooks written by you, the blog will help you. The website can become the perfect space to find buyers and clients. Now you know what are the main reasons to start a blog to earn money to travel. I think you got also some tips about the pathway you have to follow for the first steps online.

A platform ready to support you

I am not telling you anything about WordPress or other platforms to base your blog. This is something that will give you help for contents. It is called Airtasker and it works to outsource tasks. You can apply according to your competences and propose yourself for specific tasks. Also, you can present yourself for people and business proposals and work for them. You will get paid. But I suggest you something else if you want to start a blog.

In fact, you can search for some help. I mean a photographer or a writer. You will get tailor-made material to create successful contents. Professional people will work for you and you will see your blog rapidly grow online. Airtasker will be your ally. It is normal to work hard, but some help offers more great results. Start a blog now and search for experts on the platform. But it’s not finished. Click here to get 25$ off. It will be a profitable investment for you and for your blog.

Conclusions

It is easy to start a blog and you can have success online. If you want to have more tips about blogging, don’t forget to read my direct experience advice. Also, be sure to connect to your blog your social networks profile. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and the other major platforms will help you to share the posts. It will be a way to attract followers and readers. More visits you will have and more chances to earn you will have.

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Italian blog: 5 amazing ideas for a restyling for you

An Italian blog should contain some post in the country language. From now there will be. Maybe you already noticed my post in Italian. After one year and a half, to be precise 19 months, online, I want to make some other changes. I am still a beginner so I have a lot of things to learn. I do it step by step.

Since I transformed my passion to tell about my travel experiences in a blog, now I want to go forward. I have to thank who suggested me to do this, the same person who encouraged me to use double language, but also to do some other changes. Right advice, that I like and I want to apply. Maybe my Italian is better than my English and you will learn Italian to follow me.

There won’t be double language post, but double articles, one in English and one in Italian. It’s my language and it is good to use it together with the English one. This is the news about the website, but my Italian blog will continue to post also in English and there are many other changes on the way. In October 2018 I bought the domain and gave a new design to the blog. Now I am thinking of a new restyling. In reality, I am going to renew the articles and all the design. I already modified something: the logo. If you remember the previous one, you notice more color. That’s why my traveler’s life is colored.

A new Italian blog

From now I will use two languages to communicate. Till now I had the chance, thanks to English to virtually meet very nice people and I just hope to meet more interesting Italians. This is one of the reasons why I make this change. Anyway, don’t worry, I will write both versions of my posts by myself, I won’t use any online translator. Because I like to write thinking of my readers. What am I going to change on my blog?

I already mentioned the first change I applied. The logo is essential for my Italian blog, as it is for any website. What was missing was the color. Now it is present, plus I added something else. Design of a guy walking with a tie and a bag. Why? Because my travels are for business reasons. So, somehow, that small man inside the head that think about the world represents me. I feel like an explorer more than a tourist. My “work in progress” is started and this is the first result. A new colored logo.

Contents

The double language is maybe the biggest news in terms of contents, but there is something more. As you noticed, if you didn’t visit my blog, there are many old posts, not updated and related to a specific moment. I am going to update them. I delete what is not necessary and I am also preparing new articles.

Not only, but the updates will also concern as well the data of my travel guides. It happens to me often to visit some countries where I have already bee. So I can add something and modify what is not anymore working (for example closed restaurants, hotel names changed…). I will improve also the style of the posts to make them more interesting. I wish that my Italian blog can be useful for travelers.

Who already follows my English version saw that the word “luxury” disappeared from the website excerpt. I will continue to write about luxury structures and travels, but not only about that. This why my Italian blog will be a way to share experiences and tips about traveling in general. So I will give you suggests on how to save money organizing a journey. In this direction will go also the offers that I will select for you.

Menu

One of the main aspects of my work on the blog concerns the categories. I already added the “Italiano” section were at the moment will be stored the articles in the Italian language. Then I will divide better the versions in the two languages. And I will study pages that will contain the sections to facilitate your visit. The goal is to make more easy and clear. Since I am working and testing it I won’t go deep into the topic now. The Italian blog will not be only mine but also yours. So I want to make your experience here excellent. There will be hard work on many technical aspects.

Language

I already told you about the Italian language version, but I have to add something. I will write my newsletter in Italian, or better it will be in the double language. Some extra contents are inside it, news, tips and something else that I don’t post on the blog. Subscribe and you will be allowed to follow my activity from a position closer to me. You will get updates directly in your email inbox weekly. Don’t worry, it arrives once per week and there won’t be any spam. I hate it and I don’t like those emails sent daily with thousands of ads.

Facebook connection

The Italian blog is also social. In addition to my profiles on InstagramTwitter, and Pinterest, you will see soon a Facebook page. I am preparing it to launch it in the next weeks. Then I will renew my YouTube channel, left behind in last months with new sliding shows and videos about my travel experiences. There will be also tips and news. It will be a way to know better about my activities and my explorations. I will share advice and ideas for your next trips.

Share and visit

Waiting for the restyling, I ask you to share this page and also to visit my sections, maybe you missed something. There are my travel experiences, the ones with the blog and some tips to organize better your trips and to buy the items you need to travel. According to this, I invite you to check out my selection on Amazon. If you have comments, ideas and tips do not hesitate to write them down in the form or write me a message. I will be happy to receive them. I am also ready for questions, only not too hard. I have a question for you: what do you think of my Italian blog? 

The last idea for who of you has a blog and he or she wants to monetize. I recommend you Admitad. I suggest it to you for two reasons. The first one is related to the huge variety of big international companies on high-level. The staff follows you at each stage and supports you. In my short experience, I have never found someone who pays attention to affiliates as Admitad does. For an Italian blog is the ideal solution, especially for who is at the beginning because he or she found help.

Blog: revive old posts

Here you have some other tips about the blog. Your blogging life belongs to your activity, but one of your goals is related to the traffic. You need to grow the number of your followers if you want to have success. Actually, I consider increasing the number of readers a result. I mean, why to write if people don’t read the post? But how can they read the articles, if they don’t even know about you and your blog? That’s the question.

SEO is the answer, you need to follow the search engine rules to be more visible on the internet. One of the things you can do with your blog is to revive the old posts? How? There are some steps you need to take into consideration, but mainly you have to do two things. Update them and then share. Easy? Yes, it is, but you have to be careful to do it in the proper way.

Blog: post updating

The first step you have to do is to update the old posts of your blog. Not always it is necessary to write them again, but just to make some change. For instance to remove dates, if it has sense, or to update an image or some information. Remove what it is not useful anymore and replace that. In this case, you will obtain a post ready to be shared again. It becomes interesting and useful especially for the people who haven’t read it.

Are the posts of your blog still valid? Maybe you can add something more because there is some information not available when you wrote the article. So add them in the way you think more proper inside the old post. Keep in mind the needs of your readers and the ones of Google (keywords search). If you have doubts check them on Google Search Console. Them you are ready to share.

Rewrite the old blog posts

Some other posts of your blog are written may be more than one year ago, so you didn’t apply some basic principles. The Google algorithm is changed and you need to consider specific SEO elements and to insert them in your article. In this case, you have to rewrite your blog post. It is the best way to make it visible on the various search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and so on.

You need to make your blog post able to answer the biggest number of queries. Before to act check your ranking on Google. Why? Because you don’t have to lose the results acquired. After that work on the post rewriting, the optimization of meta tags, images, and improvement of the internal links. You can also add other sources. The goal is to make a positive transformation of the articles not any more interesting for the search engines.

What to check about old contents

Proceed for steps. First of all use Google Pagespeed Insight. It gives you an overview of the problems that your website can have. The tool explains you also the improvement and the solutions to adopt. The time to charge a person is obviously one of the most important features to get traffic. Then check the links, because maybe some of them are not any more valid. Use wave.webaim.org to verify the links.

Drive traffic to the refreshed contents

Now it is time to attract visitors. You got followers during the past months or years and maybe they lost your first posts. So you have to propose your revived articles to them. How? Share them on your social profiles, send push to subscribed followers and promote the posts with a newsletter. Google will read your posts, so in next days you will get visits to those articles. Don’t forget to optimize Title, tags, and meta description. Yoast Seo can help you.

Delete what is unuseful

You should have a plan to publish your articles, but time to time it happens to post something by chance. If it doesn’t make any more sense or if these contents are not useful, you have to delete them. Keep only what is part of your SEO goals. The strategy has to be clear and what it is not part of it, has to be removed. Keep this tip in mind, because the traffic to your blog depends also on that element. For example, if you post wishes and press releases, the attention lasts for a few days.

Last tips

I can suggest you post fewer articles, but to take care of their structure. If you have doubts about the post to cancel, ask an SEO expert. Because you can have damages instead of benefits. Before to write new text, check the old one, so you can use all the resources. You have to maximize the results. This is something I learned recently and I am working on it. I am having the first results.

Seo books

In my previous posts, I wrote about the search engine optimization. Now I want to focus on Seo books. Yes, surfing the internet you can easily find websites that reveal to you a lot of strategies, but a book is generally more complete. Despite I am not an expert, I learned that it is very important to study a lot to manage a blog. I mean, it is something personal to share contents, but if you want to find readers and increase your numbers you need something more than quality content.

It is like to sell the best product in the world. If people don’t know it, you will never succeed in your business. Talking about blogging the theme is the same. Seo books help you to go deep into the topic and to get a real strategy. In fact, to make a plan to prepare Seo for your blog you need more than a couple of tips or a plugin. It is a matter of method.

Seo books 2019

There are several Seo books that I have read in these months and in the last days as well. The first one that I want to recommend to you is SEO 2019. There were also the previous year’s editions, but of course, you need to read the updated one. Its cost is low and it is available on Amazon. Let me give you some more details. Starting with the author, an expert in the field.

The subtitle is “Learn search engine optimization with smart internet marketing strategies” and it includes a step by step strategy. Therefore you can easily follow the tips and apply them as described by the writer of one of the best Seo books of the last years. His name is Adam Clarke. Have you ever heard or read about him? No? So I can easily write a couple of lines about him. It is quite simple to understand who is Clark only explaining what he does.

SEO 2019

If you go on Amazon you find it in the best sellers, with raking #1 in Seo books. You can choose among the different versions: analog, Kindle and Kindle Unlimited versions. The price is $7.99. A cost that you can face considering the benefit that you can have reading it and using the tips included. But let me go to the question: who is Adam Clarke? He spent the last ten years doing counseling on many major brands to build their websites. He claims regularly reach the number one slot on Google.

SEO 2019 is recommended, among the Seo books, for the bloggers at the beginning and for the experts. Also who has experience in the marketing online can find much useful information and advice. The first thing you can learn concern Google’s latest algorithm updates. So you have the hints to write your posts in the proper way to be visible on the search engine.

Avoid the penalties

Clarke gives the method you should follow to avoid Google’s penalties. He fixed a strategy for optimizing contents in the proper way. The author uses scaleable techniques for all types of businesses, of any size. He also explains sophisticated SEO topics without resorting to industry jargon. These aspects are not common online and especially they are not inside the most common articles spread on different field’s websites. That’s why this is the first of the Seo books I want to suggest.

It is not finished. In the book, you can find many topics like web analytics, keyword research, and link building. Then Clarke gives you the way to optimize any type of text for the best Seo results. Take your time and read SEO 2019, you will thank me. I am sure of it. Stay tuned, I will write more about this topic.