54: Unlock the Mystery: Travel Blogging and Monetization with Amanda Williams

In our new “Unlock the Mystery” series, we’re opening up the conversation about exactly how people make their money and where they struggle to help you get to the root of your relationship with money and reach your own earning potential.

Amanda Williams is the former-journalist-turned-blogger behind A Dangerous Business, a travel blog that aims to inspire people to fit more travel and adventure into the lifestyle they already have. Since starting her blog in 2010, Amanda has traveled to more than 50 countries on six continents from her home base in Ohio, and has been featured by major publications and websites like AFAR, The Huffington Post, and USA Today Travel.

Like many old school bloggers, Amanda didn’t start out with a plan to make money, and she had no prior business experience. She now makes a full-time income travel blogging, and we’re so pleased to have her on the podcast to discuss her monetization tips and evolution through the past eight years.

Diversifying your income streams is so important as a blogger.

-Amanda Williams

Tune in to hear about:

  • Amanda’s trial and error process moving from sponsored posts and links to her current monetization methods
  • her #1 and #2 income earners
  • how she finds success with affiliate marketing
  • her insight into the travel blogging community and their conversations around money
  • Amanda’s plans for continued growth

Resources:
A Dangerous Business
Amanda’s blogging courses
Amanda on Facebook and Instagram @DangerousBiz
Affiliate Marketing with Angel Djambazov
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Got monetization questions? We’d love to cover them in a future episode. Share them with us over in our private Facebook group, Businessese HQ.


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