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Here's a whole other Learnist board chock full of resources to help you create and hone your craft as a writer. Despite what some people may say, bloggers are bonafide writers. (It's just that not all writers are bloggers).


Although bloggers are writers, there is a difference between freelance writing and blogging. You can be both, but in some cases, the way you structure your business will put you in one camp or the other. Here's how to make the most of it.

As a writer and blogger, I've been astounded at who I've gotten support from and even more so at who hasn't been supportive of my new books and projects. Here's some experiential advice on who to get support from, and what kinds of support to expect.

Let's start with some basics, in the form of 17 simple rules for starting, maintaining, and monetizing your blog. Although this was written with travel bloggers in mind, it can translate across any type of blog.

I started travel blogging when travel blogging wasn't an "industry" as it is today. Here's how the industry evolved (which is a microcosm of the blogging industry in general), and how some travelers change their tune after being on the road for a certain amount of time.

Here's a detailed breakdown of how I make money as a full-time blogger and writer. You'll see that blogging involves multiple streams of income (such as advertising, sponsorships, freelance gigs, etc). With this information, you'll see how you too, can - if you wish - take your blog on the road and travel full-time.

Depending on your blog's niche, you could be in line for some lucrative sponsorships by virtue of having a solid audience and following. Here are some basic rules and expectations about getting sponsorships for your blog.

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If you want to take your blog - and life - on the road, there's more to it than just having a blog. If you're confused about how to start, what to do with your stuff, where to find the right tools to help you with your blogging business, or if you're unsure if it's even possible for you to hit the road, check out this massive resource which spells out everything you need to know: Working on the Road: The Unconventional Guide to Full-Time Freedom.

In this article, three resources are reviewed, including the e-book How to Get Free Accommodation With Your Travel Blog. Although it's the bane of many travel bloggers that somebody should start a travel blog simply to get free accommodation, this book does a decent job of approaching the topic ethically and responsibly.