Late last year, fellow Lonely Planet blogger Todd Wassel launched his 1000 – 1000 travel blog challenge, challenging the participants to work towards earning USD 1 000 pr month and getting 1 000 visitors pr day.
I’ve been reluctant to join. You see, I’ve never considered this blog to be a business. You may have noticed I have no ads, affiliate links or even Google adwords on the site. Rather, I’ve seen Sophie’s World as a calling card for my “real job” as a travel writer. And it has worked! I’ve gotten writing assignments as a direct result of this blog. *Doing the happy dance*.
But it’s time to move forward. And while I’m still not sure about the 1 000 dollars part of the challenge, I do like the 1 000 visitors bit. In fact, I’m not even tech-savvy enough to know how many visitors I actually do have per day. So I’ll begin there.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Sounds like quite an interesting challenge! Definitely keep us posted.
Yay, welcome to the challenge Sophie! I think you will find that building up your site and attracting readers and travel writing clients is not much different from earning money from you site. I would even say that if you get a client BECAUSE of your travel blog than that counts towards the 1000.
I started my travel/Diary blog 2 years ago and same as you.No Adsense or moneterization
However as I am disabled and cannot work ads have frequented my blog
Of course the $1000 qwould be nice
I have my 2000 visitors a day
Now I concentrate on life in Finland as a British Expatriate
If you get details opf this chasllenge then I would like to hear