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How to be a digital nomad and have a blog from scratch?
Have you ever felt stuck? Have you done stuff where you did not find big satisfaction? And let people tell you: Do you have only do because you have to do them? Well, it’s very natural for you to feel that way, it’s a kind of internal conflict that has we happened to many at some point in our lives and happened to Stephanie, the protagonist of this blog post today, though sounds very simply: decided to do it, and listen to your inner voice, That’s where she started to be a digital nomad and she could found in the blog a way to express a perspective a subject.
In April 2017, she officially quit your corporate job, sold most of your things, and began a new adventure to chase a dream. And that’s how this adventure began because of what she believes is the path he wants for his life project. She started journey traveling to Medellin, Colombia with plans to travel long term volunteering, networking and building your own business.
Was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois USA and until recently she have lived in the heart of downtown of this country.
I am truly a city girl and love my Chicago Bulls and Cubs. All I want when I grow up is a baby grand piano, going to hip-hop dance class is my favorite thing to do, and I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart, Stephanie Linder-blogger.
Your love and passion for travel didn’t explode until when had mid-20s. Your perspective officially shifted when she took the first solo trip toward Bali, Indonesia in 2013. Once she traveled solo, was hooked on the idea of someday living abroad. She had been amazed at how easy and freeing it was to meet different people with unique perspectives, social skill, developt social skills, surrounded by new cultures and customs.
From 2013 until today, there were a series of small steps that propelled her to take the leap because she made friends who taught her that traveling abroad was not as scary as it seemed.
So started up, she took free webinars to learn WordPress, Google Analytics and Digital Marketing to start a own blog. To working for your aunt’s marketing company on the side, so could save a few extra hundred dollars a month. Literally, she froze your eggs to have the freedom not to worry about the kid-thing for a while and extend your fertility years. Well, Me, Mel in this point, I could say to you that though I have a daughter I can say that it is difficult, but not impossible. Go ahead!
Following with Stephanie’s story, she watched a couple documentaries and learned everything I could about different countries around the world. All of these tiny steps led to your breaking point.
Knew then she could no longer time wait to travel. If she didn’t do it today, at your 32 years old, she knew it would continually become more challenging to leave the comforts she had built. Then, she bought your one way ticket in February and quit your job.
That moment were very exciting, she can describe it something like that: She stared at the computer screen, and look that she had done it. The anxiety quickly melted away and now all she can think about is in the beautiful and bright future… she had never been so excited.
Stephanie Has a blog like I was tolding to you, that she is just starting out, She is going to give you a complete tip on how to start, what to take and what not to do, and especially to focus on creating quality content for your audience, an target that you must segment after Know the topic and subtopics that you will include in your blog.
A quick trick that I will give you before going to see Stephanie’s answers is that you find inspiration as well in the trend topic in social networks, with a single click check out the hashtag, how about Google Trends at? Buzzsumo and others tools to get topics to talk on your blog. If you want us to talk more about this topic, do not hesitate to leave your comment section below
If you are to get starting, you should know that Live or dedicate at blogging is not as easy as much think them, many people left in the way because everything about is dedication, do not bend your head in the face of adversity, a matter that Stephanie she’ll resolve with Their answers.
Be welcome and you do can follow her in: www.lostinlinderland.com
This is something ✨I know ✨ I could do more of. Even with taking some Spanish lessons, it's so easy to revert back to English. • • • My travel tip? • • • Attend language exchanges. They happen every night here in #Medellin. Locals practice English. Foreigners practice Spanish. I've tagged my favorite language exchanges in this photo • Pick one app and set aside one hour to practice everyday • Speak with your Uber driver in Spanish – the entire ride. Paisas are some of the friendliest people on the planet. Most love to ask questions and help you practice • Within weeks and months you'll notice *huge* differences • • • • #medellin #languagelearning #languagebarrier #exploringtheglobe #exploringtheworld #onthego #adventuregirls #adventuregram #practicespanish #learning #learnspanish #learnenglish #colombia #grow #practicemakesprogress #practicemakesimprovement #traveltips #colombiablogger #colombiatips #livelikealocal #ig_medellin_ #ig_colombia #igerscolombia #lostinlinderland
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1. Can you tell me about your ideal reader and your blog?
My ideal reader is anyone that is interested in traveling to Medellin or Colombia and wants to know more about the experience from a woman who has done it. In addition, anyone who feels like they are stuck, or continuing with status quo and needs a little motivation to change paths may benefit from my blog. Hopefully the blog will expand and I will talk about a number of different countries, but it is important for me to focus at this time and talk about where I am living at the moment.
2. What do you think are the main tools that a blogger that should consider?
Learning WordPress, fast internet, computer, organizational skills and sales skills.
3. Do you analyze the results of each publication? How?
I use Google Analytics and check it everyday. I love to know what location and social media channels my readers are coming from.
4. What role do social networks play in your blog? What type of networking do you think is better to enhance your traffic to the blog?
Social networks are a vital part. Every time I complete a post or new content, I am sure to share is across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. I try to vary each platform a bit so I am not repeating the exact same message. In addition, I will repost blogs every few weeks. It is important to know that most blogs can be discussed and reused several time. I also believe in person networking is vital. Talk to everyone about what you do. If they seem interested, ask them to follow you. Everyone has easy access to social media these days. I truly believe the people you meet in person are much more likely to follow your blog and care about what you write, because nothing is better than putting a face to a name.
5. What would be your ideal working environment?
I enjoy quiet when I am working. So my ideal working environment would be in my bright, sunny apartment or a co working space.
6. A lot of people think that blogging is an easy way to make money online, It’s a true? Do you some Steps to monetize a blog to them?
I laugh at this statement. It is far from easy. I have not made any money from my blog. Although, I am only in month 4, so its very possible that changes. However, I have not put up affiliate links, ads, etc quite yet. That is definitely on the agenda for the next month. Right now, I am developing some relationships with potential brand partnerships through Instagram, but even that is still small and has not brought in revenue. I want to be sure I am supporting the right products that I love, and not just making money for the sake of making money.
7. Which business model could be developed through a blog?
There are so many avenues you can explore through blogging. I think you start by being authentic. Take some time to write genuine articles, post real photos and let people find you because they love your content. Network in person. Ask every person you meet to follow you. These turn into your biggest loyalists, because they put a face to the brand and are invested in your success.
8. Finally, Can you name some of your favorite bloggers and explain why they are your favorite?
My good friend started her own jewelry store (www.graceandhudson.com) and I think the way shes developing her business is brilliant. She writes blogs to inform women about ways to take care of their jewelry, how to reuse pieces and match them. She uses her blog to help people, and through that they come across her company and pieces. I love the indirect approach, and love the way she is being authentic to her brand.
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