500 Ways To Make Money Online (Part 1)

I have not tried all of these websites. In fact I have not even tried the majority of them.
That would be lunacy. I cannot defend each individual company.
Many of them offer the same thing. What I can say is that they have been listed in reputable sources and that I have visited each website individually to verify that at the time of writing it was working and appeared legitimate.
You may not find everything to be an option for you. Some things are selective in that they require you to have an established website with a certain amount of traffic, or to live in a certain part of the world.In some cases I have used affiliate links.

This means if you sign up I receive a commission. This does not affect you in any way (neither negatively nor positively), but I would appreciate it if you consider using my affiliate links as a means of supporting this blog and the way that I earn my income online.

The vast majority of these links (98%+) are not affiliate. Lastly, please do not expect to turn this list into a 5 figure a month income, at least right off the bat.

Though it is true that many people are using the below websites to do just that, it is often the result of a lot of hard work and time spent building websites, an audience, etc. This is not a get rich quick scheme.

It took me nearly a year before I was earning a few thousand dollars a month online, and I actually consider that rather quick. Before diving into anything I highly recommend that you do a quick search along the lines of “review of company X” to see the results of people who have tried these strategies in depth.

Also check the sources at the end as they may provide more in depth reports on specific websites. Don’t confuse an attractive website with legitimacy.

Moreover, be suspicious of any site that requires you to pay to join.

WRITING
In this section we highlight ways you can make money from writing. In my experience, if there is one skill that trumps all others in effectively earning money online it is the ability to
write. No other skill has the versatility that writing has. Good writers are sorely underrepresented. If you can write, you can earn money online (with or without a blog) – guaranteed!
1.1 Blogging
The act of blogging in and of itself is often free, but that doesn’t mean that blogging can’t serve as a useful platform from which you can earn money online. Many people are earning over 5 figures a month “just blogging”, by combining it with things like affiliate sales, ad networks, and paid reviews.

From personal experience I think it is best to start a blog with a purpose/passion – aside from making money. This will help you to be successful in the long run, as it is normal to spend many months blogging without earning anything. Here are some of the best blogging sites you can use to get started:

Blog.com – Creates a free blog and hosts it for you for free. Your domain will look like yourdomain.blog.com.
Blogger.com – Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video. Quick and easy to setup and links with your Gmail account.

Livejournal – A service for journals and blogs, that also offers privacy controls, photo storage, publishing tools, style templates, and online communities for many interests.

Tumblr – Post anything (from anywhere!), customize everything, and find and follow what you love.

WordPress.com – Free blogs managed by the developers of the WordPress software. Includes custom design templates, integrated statistics, automatic spam protection . You domain will look like yourdomain.wordpress.com
It’s different from Word Press.org.
WordPress.org – A web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog, with your own domain name.
Blog/Website Monetization
If you have a blog or a website with content and a following, I’m going to discuss a few ways you can monetize it through advertising and information products. Concerning the latter, you certainly don’t need a blog to pull it off.

Anyone can sell an ebook, for example. But it is just so typical for bloggers to do these things, because they tend to be more successful when you have an audience, that I decided to include them in this section.

Still, if you don’t have a blog, you just need to think of another way to reach your target audience (like a forum, or a simple landing page).

1.2.1 Contextual Links and Sponsored Posts
If you have a blog there are many ways you can monetize the writing portion of it, such as reviews, sponsored posts, and more. This is actually how I started earning serious money online.

Often, companies will pay you to link to them on your blog because they want the increased exposure as well as the “link juice” that they get from an inbound link to their website. Be careful with this one because in some instances it can violate Google’s TOS, which, in the most extreme circumstances, can result in your website being
removed from the search engines.

Blogitive – Get paid weekly via PayPal for posting stories that interest you.

Blogsvertise – Make money from advertising and generate ad income from your blog.

BlogToProfit – Make $250 dollars or more by writing new posts on your blog.

Creative Weblogging – Write 7 to 10 posts per week for their network and they will pay you $225 per month.

Digital Journal – A digital media news network with thousands of Digital Journalists in 200 countries around the
world.

Expo TV – Consumer generated video, social media and peer to peer recommendations enable influential consumers to share their authentic reviews and opinions.

LinkLift – An international online marketing service provider based in Berlin. I have personally used Linklift and profited hundreds of dollars from doing so.

LinkVehicle – Easy system to sell blog posts. I’ve earned 635 euros on Linklift for my websites

LinkWorth- Easy text link ads for advertisers and webmasters to boost link popularity.

LoudLaunch – Blog about the advertiser’s campaign releases that meet your interests. They pay once a month.

Social Spark – A blog marketing site that connects advertisers with bloggers for sponsored blog posts.

Pay Per Post- Get paid as much as $500 or more a month, writing articles and reviews of their sponsors on your
blog.

PostJoint – PostJoint enables content marketers and publishers to swiftly arrange deals on their own terms. Marketers can quickly distribute their content and publishers can easily grow and monetize their sites.

Review Me – After your blog has been accepted in their network, they will pay you $20 to $200 per post that you write to review products/advertisers.

Smorty – Smorty is a community site that helps bloggers generate a better income, and it could be defined as a network devoted to blog advertising. The site is split into two main sections. Earn $6 to $100 dollars per post you write on your blog, depending on the overall popularity and page rank of your blog.

SponsoredReviews – A blog post service that connects advertisers with bloggers willing to write paid posts about their services and products. They charge a 35% transaction fee for their services.

Teliad – SEO company for international backlinks & blogs. I have personally used Teliad and made nearly $1k doing so. They pay monthly.

1.2.2 eBooks

It seems that just about every popular blogger has their own ebook(s) these days. Part of the reason is that there are just so few barriers to entry – if you want to write a book and self publish, go ahead! It can be a “passive” income stream for life (though that should not be confused with the fact that it can be a lot of upfront work).

bookbaby.com – Sell more eBooks with a professionally designed cover. The industry’s best place for valuable tips on how to promote and sell your book.

flickrocket.com – Set up your ebook own shop. kindle.

amazon.com – The Amazon Kindle is a series of ebook readers designed and marketed by Amazon.com. Amazon Kindle devices enable users to shop for, download and sell.

payhip.com – Upload e-books and sell directly on Twitter, Facebook or your website. Sell
your ebooks to your fans and followers and get paid instantly via PayPal.

secure-ebook.com – A website with an integrated Blog engine that will help you sell more eBooks; The renowned Secure-eBook fully automated purchase process.

1.2.3 Podcasting
Podcasting is all the rage lately and it is becoming the new, preferred form over content to connect with your audience. In addition, it can also be a lucrative form of income if you draw in enough of an audience. Consider Entrepreneur On Fire, a podcasting series/blog, which makes over $40k per month on direct advertising through their podcasting.

Here are some popular business podcasts:

ENTREPRENEUR ON FIRE – John Lee Dumas
SIX PIXELS OF SEPARATION – Mitch Joel
MARKETING OVER COFFEE – Chris Penn and John Wall
MARKETING SMARTS – Kerry O’Shea Gorgone of marketingprofs
THE ENTREPRENEUR’S RADIO SHOW – Travis Jenkins
SOCIAL TRIGGERS INSIDER – Derek Halpern
EBOOK NINJAS – Joshua Tallent, Toby Stevenson, Chris Casey
INSIDE PR – Gini Detrich, Joseph Thornley and Martin Waxman
350 THIRD – Anders Brownworth, Scott Barstow
EVENTUAL MILLIONAIRE – Jaime Tardy
YOUR GRAND IDEA – Todd Skaggs and Kevin Carter
THE SOLOMO SHOW – Cory O’Brien & Adam Helweh
THE FRIDAY FIVE – Tom Webster
THE WORK TALK SHOW – DJ Waldow and Nick Westergaard
INSPIRING WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT – Zig Ziglar
ONLINE MARKETING MADE EASY – Amy Porterfield
THE FIZZLE SHOW – Corbett Barr, Chase Reeve & Caleb Wojcik
THE START UP SHOW – Seth Godin
PODCAST ANSWER MAN – Cliff Ravenscraft
THIS IS YOUR LIFE – Michael Hyatt
SMART PASSIVE INCOME – Pat Flynn
A&B GROUP THERAPY (Music Podcast)
1.2.4 Online Courses
I ran my first online course last year and made over $2500 doing so. I also made a bunch of contacts from talented individuals who took the class.
Again it requires a lot of upfront work but the ongoing work can be significantly less by comparison. There are many platforms that are built for you to specifically offer courses.
Or you can simply create your own on your website through a series of emails.

All of these are essentially free platforms for creating online courses:

Claroline
Coursecraft
Coursesites
Learnotopia
Moodle
Pathwright
Peer 2 Peer University
Rcampus
Udemy

1.2.5 Membership Site

Although this has been around forever I’ve particularly started noticing it quite recently and I LOVE IT. At least as a business model.
The idea is basically to create a community of like-minded individuals and give them access to each other as well as instruction to help them achieve their mutal goals.
The math on these is quite astounding, as you generally see people charge between $20-$100/month. That means for each sign up they are getting a monthly recurring income of $20-$100. So, if you can get a few hundred sign ups leveraging your audience, well, do the math.

A few of the ones I am aware of (though there are many, that’s for sure) are:

Entrepreneur On Fire’s Podcasting Paradise – A community for podcasters from John Dumas.
Sean Ogle’s Enter China – Creating a community for people who want to do business in China.
Tom Ewer Freelance Writing – Community for Freelance Writers (coming soon).
Tropical MBA’s Dynamite Circle – An invite only community for entrepreneurs. I currently belong to this one.
Tung Tran Cloud Living Membership – Community For niche website builders.
1.2.6 PPC (Pay Per Click) Marketing

Most people have heard of adsense, which is Google’s advertising network. In reality, this is only one of over a hundred different ad networks.
These ads work off a variety of models whereby your pay is relative to the exposure the ad gets. What is actually required (a view, a click, a sign up) varies.
Ads come in a variety of forms, such as banners (of all different sizes), links, videos, and more. Pay per click marketing means that you get paid every time the ad gets clicked.
It is one of the most common forms of ad networks because, unlike a view, the advertiser has greater confidence that the user has purposefully interacted with the ad in some way.

Chitika – Develops real-time, scalable, on-demand contextual targeting services to help online businesses leverage their two biggest assets: content and online. Similar to AdSense.

Clicksor – Clicksor offers webmasters the opportunity to earn additional income by using a selection of clickable text or targeted contextual banners on their websites or blogs. Payouts are made by PayPal with a minimum payout of $20.

CrispAds – Access to over six thousand advertisers in their pay-per-click program. Decide which advertisers suit you best.

Feedburner – FeedBurner is a web feed management provider launched in 2004. You can implement AdSense earnings to your feeds also through Feedburner/Google.

Google AdSense – Google AdSense provides a free, flexible way to earn money from your websites, mobile sites, and site search results with relevant and engaging ads. It is the leading advertising network in the internet to make money and usually offers the highest rates to their publishers through PPC (pay per click), CPM (cost per
impression). Payment is done by check or direct deposit with a minimum payout of $100.

Infolinks – Infolinks leads the online advertising industry by driving new revenue opportunities for publishers while overcoming banner blindness for advertisers. Payment method PayPal, or check, minimum payouts are $50.

Media.net – Bing Network Contextual Ads program enables web publishers to easily and effectively earn advertising revenue.

Speedy Ads – Pay Per Click advertising.

Introducing Life Coaching.

Life coaching and personal coaching are interchangeable terms – they mean the same.
Life coaching aims to draws out a person’s potential rather than puts in aims and knowledge from outside.
It develops rather than imposes.
It reflects rather than directs.
Effective life coaching or personal coaching is a form of change facilitation – it enables people, rather than trains them.
Life coaching is reactive and flexible – it allows for personal transition on an individual basis.
Coaching of this sort makes no assumptions – it’s not judgmental, nor is it prescriptive or instructional.
Empathy is central to the coaching process.
Good personal coaching seeks to help the other person’s understanding of himself or herself.
Life coaching is rather like a brand or label of the life coaching industry, but it potentially covers virtually every aspect of personal development that an individual might aspire to – for career direction and development, management, executive and leadership, business start-up and entrepreneurial, life skills, personal fulfillment, life-balance, and the acquisition of specific skills or knowledge.
Life coaching can be this adaptable because it is not concerned with delivery and specialized training – it focuses on enablement and reflection, so that the individual decides and discovers their required progression themselves.

The Basics of Life Coaching.

Personal coaching – or ‘life coaching’ as it is commonly described and promoted – is a quite recent area of learning and development.

Life coaching can be effective in many situations, for example in helping a person’s career direction and development, or for personal fulfillment or life change more generally.

Life coaching, or becoming a personal coach is also a career opportunity in itself that interests many people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

In recent years a big industry has grown under the heading of ‘life coaching’. For this reason the term ‘life coaching’ appears widely in related marketing and publicity, which can create a perception that ‘life coaching’ is in some way quite different from other forms of personal coaching. In fact the term ‘personal coaching’ can be equally descriptive of what ‘life coaching’ entails: many personal coaches have capabilities which match those of ‘life coaches’, and many clients of personal coaches experience exactly the same coaching effects as in the ‘life coaching’ industry.

Accordingly, throughout this book, the terms ‘life coaching’ and ‘personal coaching’ are inter-changeable, and mean the same.

Life coaching/personal coaching is interesting from the standpoint of being coached, and also becoming a coach.

The Biggest Travel Blog Directory

1000 Lonely Places – Thousands of destinations to choose from
2 Backpackers
– A travel resource for backpackers
2in1World – Alejandro & Andrea share their travel adventures
360 Global Travel – Travel covered from every degree
8 Miles from Home
– Cinematic travel with a dog

Aaron’s Worldwide Adventures – Unlikely places, ultimate experiences
A Backpacker’s Tale – Hitting the road bumps so you don’t have to
Abroadable – Your source on the move
A Crafty Traveler
– A Canadian living in the UK
A Cook Not Mad
– Guided by a chef’s stomach and photographer’s eye
A Cruising Couple – Two lovebirds slowly, indefinitely traveling the world
Active Backpacker – Backpacking through Europe and Asia 
Active Planet Travels
– Traveling the world
A Dangerous Business – One ordinary girl, life’s extraordinary adventures            
ADayTrip.com
– Taking it a day at a time
Adrian’s Travel Tales – Solo world traveler
Adventures South Australia – Travel advice for South Australia
Adventure Travel & Hiking – Journey to explores the world, one trail at a time
Adventure Vacations Blog – Adventure travel blog site
Adventurous Miriam – One girl, her passion and a whole lot of traveling
Adventurous Travels – Travel to off the beaten path destinations
Africa Travel Blog – For travelers to Africa
Ageless Globe Travels – Jim & Susan love the adventure of independent travel 
Alex in Wanderland
– Working and playing around the globe
A Girl And Her Travels – Follow Polly as she travels and teaches in Russia
Ali’s Adventures – Ali’s adventure around the world 
A Little Adrift
– A journey toward knowledge and perspective
All About Abroad – Talk life and travel abroad
All Colores – Celebrating the joys or life through travels 
All Over the Map
– Experiential family travel
Always Trekking – Natalia and Jonathan are in search of shenanigans
America For Travelers – Travel ideas for your trip to America
America Travel Destination Guide
– Covering destination across America
A Midwestern Life
– From the Midwest to Spain and back again
Am I There Yet? – Stuart and Eloise, a British backpacker couple travelling rtw
Anywhere But Home – A lifestyle travel blog 
A Place To Search  – A place to search for your travel home   
Arctic Nomad
– For a nomad, travel is a lifestyle, not a hobby
Are We There Yet? – Seeing the world one day at a time
Ardun Ward – A site that focuses on travel photography around the world.
Around Cambodia – For travelers to Cambodia
Around The World in 80 Jobs – A guide to working your way around the world
Asia Travel Tales – One girl’s stories and tips from the East
Aspiring Backpacker – A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step
As We Travel – Travel videos and travel blog
A Travel Couple (Follow Scott and Rachel as they travel around the world together)
A Taste of Travel – Travel for foodies
A Traveller’s Journey – One step at a time
Aussie on the Road – Chris’ jaunts around the globe
A View To A Thrill – Sample the world at a fraction of the price
A Week at the Beach – Travel industry insider uncovering the best of Mexico and the Caribbean

Backpack Diary – A couple’s travel blog
Backpack Me
– Piggy-back ride with A&Z
Backpacker Banter – RTW surfer sharing banter, tips, advice and more
Backpacker Crush – Snapping photos of hot backpackers around the world
Backpacking Bali – For travel to Bali, Indonesia
Backpacking Diplomacy – Andy’s travel blog shares culture, stories, travel tips and more
Backpacking in China – Backpacking travel blog and guide for budget travelers in China
Backpackingman – Travel the world with Jonny
Backpacking Spirit – Budget Backpacking tips – life is a playground & the world is for exploring
Backpacking Travel Blog
– Samuel and Audrey document their travels through silly videos
Backpacking Videos – Audrey and Samuel share their most humorous travel videos 
Backpacks and Bunkbeds
– A travel, backpacking and volunteer blog
Backpack with Brock
– Around the world travel blog and adventure coaching
Bacon Is Magic
– Living life with a different set of rules. 
Bamboo Butterfly
– An ESL teacher based in Taiwan and her adventures  
Banana Roti
– Food blog for a budget traveler
Banker in the Sun – Banker by day, wordsmith by night, nomadic explorer of places
Beers & Beans -A photographer and journalist travel the world
Belize Adventure – For adventures in Belize
Be My Travel Muse
– Off-beat adventure travel
Be On The Road – Sanakara’s travel and photography blog 
Best Family Travel Advise
– Traveling with family is 4 times the fun
Best Shopping Destinations – A great resource for travelers who love to shop around the world
Best World Travel Deals – Your go to guide for the top travel deals around the world
Besudesu Abroad – Beth is currently working and blogging her way through Asia
Beyond Blightly – Because life’s an adventure playground and we only get one pass
Beyond My Front Door – Anwar shares his travel adventures from a life over the threshold
Big World Small Budget – Helping the budget traveller
Bikethe.us – Jungle – travel and urbex blog
Bitten By The Travel Bug
– Have you been bitten?
Bizarre Foods of the World – Strange food and weird cooking recipes
Blogging About Travel
– Quirky RTW articles
BoB Around the World – A blog about a traveling golf ball written by Liane and Lars.
Bohemian Trails –  Global art and culture for the avant-garde traveler
BookmarkTravel.com – A curated directory of useful travel sites, travel videos, photos, and news.

Borderless Travels (Yak’s travel blog will surely inspire those seeking rtw adventures)
Boreding Pass  (Original Travel Photography From One Guy’s Journey Around The World)
Born 2 Travel  (Travel information and advice that will help you plan your next journy – in both Italian and English)
Breakaway Backpacker
– Take a risk, take a chance, make a change & breakaway
Bren On The Road – Travel stories, insights and tips for helping you travel safely and cheaply
Bridges and Balloons – Tips and inspiration from two digital nomads
Britain For Travellers
– For travel in Britain
Britain Outdoors
– Tips for outdoor travel in the UK
Britain Travel Destination Guide
– Covering destinations across the UK
Bucket List Journey – List worthy experiences in travel, food, and adventure
Budget Travel Intentions – Tips for budget travel
Budget Travel Talk – A travel blog for the budget minded traveler  
Budget Travel Tips – Budget breaks, travel tips and inspiration
Budget Travel Tips – A travel blog geared towards budget conscious travellers
Butterfly Diary
– Transformation through travel

Canadian Your World – A comprehensive guide for all things travel related in Canada and abroad
Candice Does the World
– MatadorU editor chronicling her adventures
Canucking Abroad – For travel in Canada
Capital of Peru
– For travel in Lima
Captain and Clark – The Modern Cartographers
Career Gap Year – Considering taking a career gap year to travel the world
Carry On Cycling – A solo bicycle trip around the world
CC Food Travel – Food, travel and adventure
Cecily Travel –  Cheap deals and budget vacations
Chasing the Unexpected – Tales from wanderland
Chasing Travel – Cristina, is a 20-something TV journo chasing the globe
Cheapest Way To Travel HQ
– A resource for budget travel
Che On The Road – Out to explore and discover
Chicky Bus
– Finding yourself off the beaten path
China Adventurer – Zach talks travel in China
City Gal On The Go – Travel, NYC, and lifestyle
Colleen Brynn Travels
– An optometry student who is in love with the world
Como Viajar – A blog written in Spanish which shows you how to travel the world
Confessed Travelholic – A Canadian in Germany
Couple Travel Tips – Couples vacations and weekends away
Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler – Crazy travel and fun adventures
Crossing World Borders – Making travel look easy
Ctrl Alt Travel – Travel is in the details
Culture Shapers – Unmissable cultural hotspots
Curb Free With Cory Lee – A travel blog devoted to sharing the world from a wheelchair user’s perspective.
Cycling El Mundo – Bicycle touring and travel adventures around the world

Daily Dose Latin America – Snapshots from Latin America
Daily Propaganda
– Au courant photography by kurt wahlgren
Dave’s Travel Corner – A great travel website for information and inspiration
David M Byrne
– Hobbyist photographer, Getty Images Artist & ardent traveller
Delusional Journey – Travels with Harrison to Nepal
Departing Melbourne   – Engaging travel writing and holiday information on this site
Destination Saavy
– Lin and Ryan do the world
Different Doors – A travel blog providing you with more stories per journey
Discovering Ice – Steph and Andres are online entrepreneurs and travellers
Discover Your Indonesia – Travel around Indonesia, and stories from around the globe
Discover Your Honeymoon – Planning a honeymoon should not be stressful
Don’t Ever Look Back – Round the world travel blog
Don’t Fly Go
– Choosing overland travel
Don’t Forget To Move – Travel deeper for cheaper
Don’t Stop Living  – Top notch travel blog inspiring others to pursue a life of travel
Don’t Worry Just Travel – Easing the worries about travel
Double-Barrelled Travel – Follow Dave and Carmen as they travel sharing their stories and videos
Dream EuroTrip – Planning and budgeting your Eurotrip

Earth Torch – Take only pictures, leave only footprints
Easy Travel – Making travel easy
Eating Thai Food
– Your guide to eating Thai
Eating The Globe – Capturing restaurants, street food, markets, and food stories
Eat Your World
– Where to find the best local food
Edgy Mix – Travel and fashion
Elena’s Travelgram – A Ukraine girl living in France and getting lost around the world
Emily in Chile
– 20 something life in Santiago de Chile
Endlessly Changing Horizons – Miranda and Dylan blog about expat life in Scotland and travel in Europe
Epic Curiosity – One more trip, one more bite, one more beer
Erohisms – Join Rob and Lina as they share stories on their $1000 per person/month journey
Escaping Abroad Travel Blog – James loves to travel the world and get into unknown adventures)
Escaping London – Traveling the world cheaply and having fun
eTramping – Around the world for less than $25 a day
E Travel Blog – A travel and tourism site
Eurail Travels – Guide to Eurail travel information
Europe 4 Travellers
– Your guide for travel in Europe
Europe Travel Destination Guide
– Covering destinations across the European continent
Evaser Lifestyle
– World, travel, lifestyle
Exciting World Travel – World of armchair adventures
Expat Edna – Edna is serial expat addicted to living abroad
Explore Midlands – For travel in the Midlands, UK
Explored Planet – Exploring the world step by step on this travel blog

Family Vacations US – Traveling with kids is hard! We make it easier!
Farsickness
– A travel blog about Korean and beyond
Feretting Out The Fun – With an adventurous spirit and an open mind, one can have fun almost everywhere
Film & Travel – Travel for movie buffs
Finding the Universe
– Travel tips, stories, photography, and advice
First Time Travels
– Through the eyes of the uninitiated
Fishing 4 Deals – Travel Cheap.  Save Money.  Have Fun.
Flashpacker Family – Join this flashpacker family as they travel the world
Flavor of San Diego – San Diego for foodies
Fleeting Life – Travel for an inspired life
Flip Nomad
– Traveling does not need to be expensive
Flora the Explorer
– Flora explores the world around her
Fossick – A travel blog focussing on travel reviews and travel tips
Four Jandals
– Adventure blog for adventurous couples
FoXnoMad – Anil Polat, a digital nomad traveling rtw
Frameless World – A photo and travel blog about the Philippines and Asia
Francis Tapon
– Writer hiking his way around the world
Frank About Croatia – Croatia Travel Guide and Blog…Frank’s View
From a traveller’s desk – A travel blog that covers around the world travel

Gap Year Extreme (Taking a gap year and living life to the extreme is an experience you won’t forget)
Gastronomic Nomad  (A travel blog for those who want to travel cheap and eat well) 
Geotraveler’s Niche
– Writing and photography by Lola Akinmade-Åkerström
Getting Stamped
– Figuring out life one stamp at a time
Ginger Nomads
– A red-headed girl off around the world
Girl vs Globe – a travel blogger, twentysomething student and aspiring grownup
Glamourous Traveller – Tips, advice and stories on stylish travelling for all
Global Grasshopper
– Travel tips and inspiration
Global Travel Guide
– Showing how to travel the world
Globetrotter Girls
– 2 girls, 1 globe, no regrets
Globocation – Backpacking and budget travel
Goats On The Road – For independent and off the beaten path travel
Going Abroad – Insipiring around the world travel
Going Homeless Project – Leaving it behind to travel the world
Goodtrippers
– Eat, sleep, and do for responsible travellers
Greg Goodman. Travel Photographer & Storyteller – A Journey Awaits
Groove Traveler – Exploring the world through music
Grounded Traveler – Expat life in Germany and still seeing the world
Grrrl Traveler
– Finding the ‘grrr’ in travel
GQ Trippin – Gerard and Kieu’s global adventures

Haute Compass – Your exclusive travel guide 
Heather on her Travels
– Stories, videos and podcasts
Helen in Wonderlust – Sharing stories, pictures and advice from Africa and beyond
Hiatus4Life
– Half travel blog, half photo diary
Hike Bike Travel
– Travel inspiration and destination information with an outdoor and adventure focus.
Hiking in Hong Kong – Hong Kong hiking blog where you get to explore the Hong Kong that is less traveled
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
– Discovering the world one culture at a time
Holiday Backpack – For great holidays and backpacking advice
Holidays in Egypt – For vacationing in the land of Pharaohs
Holiday Travels Guide – Incredible holidays for the avid traveller
Holiday Vacations Guide – Guide to your best holiday vacations and travel tips
Honeymoon Holidays – Top notch honeymoon holiday information for love birds
Hot Spot Journal
– Covering holiday hotspots
How To Travel With Pets – Ultimate guide for travelers who bring their pets with them

I’m Not Home – Maddy and Steve travel around the world
Imperative Travel – Imperative travels around the world
Indefinite Adventure – Sam and Zab are a British duo currently making their way around South America
Inspired Globetrotters – Inspiring you to ditch the 9-5 and join the open road
Inspiring to Travel  – For tips, information and advice that will surely inspire others to travel
Insured For Travel – Be safe on the road
I Should Log Off – RTW adventure and overland travel
iTravel iShoot iPhone – A travel photography blog
It’s Lovely Annie Travel Blog – Being lovely around the world
It Started In Asia – Where a passion for travel and photography began

Jandals and A Backpack  – Alaina is a nomad Kiwi who likes to share her backpacking tips
Jay Daviot
– A photography site by a travelling Aussie
Jessie on a Journey  – Taking you beyond the guidebook
Johnny Africa – Livin’ the expat life in the Rainbow Nation…
Jon is Travelling – Jon is traveling around the world and teaching overseas
Journey Scout – A travel blog Journey Scout
Journey Tom – Travel, new experiences, and journeys
Journey with Jess Jones – Because life is a journey, not a destination
Joyful Leisure  – Taking a leisure approach to life
Justin Was Here – The travel blog heard around the world
Just One Way Ticket – Sab is half German, half Italian, and currently living in Istanbul

Keep Calm and Travel (Leave everything behind. Realize your dream. See the world)

Landings and Takeoffs (How to jet set on a budget)
L’appel du Vide
– Knowledge, adventure, and frequent flyer miles
Lateral Movements
– Get a life, not a job
Latin American Travel Blog – Great resource for travel in Latin America
Latin Destinations – Travel destinations across Latin America
Laugh Quotes – Where travel and adventure meet fun – A blog by Rhonda Albom
Laura the Explorer
– Stories and advice about budget travel and backpacking
Lexi Travels – Lexi loves to travel overland and explore the outdoors
Lifecruiser Travel Blog
– Cruising around the world
Lifeswanderlust – Because life has more spice than you think
Little Yayas – Fun family travel
Live Less Ordinary – Allan Wilson and Fanfan Narach share their travel adventures in SE Asia
Liz en España
– Chronicling Liz’s time in Spain
LL World Tour
– Just a girl in the world
Locomotion Scotland – All the help you’ll need for trips to Scotland
Looking For The Sweet Spot – In search of life’s best moments
Love Live London – Loving everything about life in London
Low Cost RTW – Flying around with lowcost airlines
Lunaguava – Between the moon & the sea, a harbor for travelers:  our extraordinary world.
Luxury Dream Escape – A travel blog focused on the finer things in life
Luxury Travel Blog – Incredible luxury travel tips and advice

Mai Travel Site – Discover the world
Man on the Lam
– Quirky travel and offbeat destinations
Meanwhile U and Me – All around Indonesia – Jalan Jalan
Melted Stories – A travel blog where you’ll find quirky travel stories
Mexico to New York – A seven month exploration of badlands, baseball and burgers
Midwestern Adventures – There’s more here than corn and snow
Migrationology
– Cultural travel and street food around the world
Milkblitzstreetbomb – Freedom.  Purity.  Counterculture.  Grit.
Modern Mona – Go somewhere new.  Eat something different.
Monkeys and Mountains
– Adventures in Germany and beyond
Mo Saffer – Travel.  Tips.  Tricks.  Tips.  Pics.
Ms Traveling Pants – Here’s to more good times and good stories
My Friend From Zurich
– Taking you around their beloved Switzerland
My Funky Travel – A travel blog offering up funky tips, advice and travel stories
My Spanish Adventure
– Learn Spanish and live on the cheap
My 30′s Travel Blog  – A travel blog geared towards those traveling in their 30′s
My Travel Affairs – A travel blog documenting my life’s affairs

Never Ending Voyage – Because life is short and the world is large
New Travel Co – Global holidays
News Traveller – Travelling on the pulse of current affairs
NewYorkCityTravelThings.com – Top notch travel tips and information for NYC travel
New York London Flights
– For travel between these 2 world capitals
No Hanging Around – The ultimate adventurer travel blog
Nomadic American
– A twenty-something American girl exploring the globe
Nomadical Sabbatical – A nomad’s musings on long-term travel
Nomadic Notes
– Travel blog of a digital nomad
Nomadic Photos
– Worldwide travel photography
Nomadic Samuel – Samuel takes us around the world and it’s anything but boring
Nylon Flights – From NY to London

Off The Beaten Path Travel – Half deserted streets
On and Off the Gringo Trail – An in-depth and gritty sketch of life on the road
Oneika the Traveller – A serial expat and travel junkie. Her only question is: where to next?
Onestep4ward – Living the dream and convincing you to do the same
Only A Flight Away – You’re only a flight away from the vacation of your lifetime
On My Walkabout – Living vicariously through yourself
Open Minded Traveler – Tales of a wanderer in Colombia
Operation 421 – 4 people, 2 couples, 1 world
Ordinary Traveler – Make it a great adventure
Our Oyster
– The world is your oyster, just take the first step
Outstanding Places – The top places in the world worth visiting on your next trip
Over Yonderlust – The tattooed adventure travel couple

Pack Your Passport – Beverly left the UK behind to travel the world
Paramount Travel Blog
– Because travel is paramount to life
Passport Chronicles – Searching for unique and rewarding travel experiences
Pau Travels – A collection of Pau’s travels around the world
Paul Kilfoil’s World of Travel – Blog featuring travel, technology and sports
Peanuts or Pretzels  – Find your travel adventure.  Follow Josh & Liz
Pergi Dulu – One Aussie, one Indo travelling the world
Philippine Travel – Your go to guide for all things travel related in the Philippines
Philippine Travel Forum – Your guide to travel across the Philippines
Photos from Colombia – Daily travel photos coming to your all the way from Colombia
Places For Tour – Comprehensive guide for around the world travel
Places People Stories – Hanne, a twenty-something adventurer from Norway, shares her stories
Plane News – Tips and tales from above
Planit NZ  – Resource to planning trips to or within New Zealand
Pommie Travels – Girl from Manchester who’s been on the road since 2008
Practical Adventurology – Travel the world (even if you have children) for a new experience
Prohl Travel – Greg Prohl’s personal site about travel, life and more)
Project Hideaway (A luxury travel blog for the perfect getaway)
Pursuit of Excitement (James Shannon’s travel blog focuses on world travel and outdoors adventure)

Raven World – Luxury travel on a budget
Rickshaw Run Diaries – 3 girls drive a rickshaw across India
Ritchy Feet  – A blog by a budget backpacker
Road Affair – Ben and Jazzy share tips and stories on their budget travel blog
Romancing The Planet (India’s Number 1 Luxury Travel Blog)
Round The World We Go – Travel stories, photos and blogs from around the world
RTW Backpackers – Backpackers traveling around the world sharing everything they know
RTW Budget
– Plan, save, explore
RTW Gap Year – Budget backpacking adventure tips for explorers on a rtw trip
RTW Travel Guide – Kathryn and Kate blog their round the world adventures
Runaway Brit
– Tales of a girl on the run
The Runaway Guide
– Leif ran away at 16 to see the world

Sally Around The World ( A 30 year old Essex girl with a love of parties, ponies and travelling)
Santa Fe Travelers
– The experts on Santa Fe, NM
Sarah Somewhere – Stories from somewhere in the world
Seattle’s Travels
– The girl, not the city
Secret Traveller – A top notch travel blog with great information
See My Travels
– Culture, nature, and adventure
Senior Travel Blog – Great tips and advice for the mature rtw traveller
Senyorita Travel Blog
– Travelogue of a twenty something Filipina
Sharon Travelogue – Sharon Loh shares her love of traveling, eating, and drinking wine
Shaun’s Cracked Compass
– It’s your world too!
Shut Up and Go – Drop all the excuses not to travel and just shut up and go
SilviuFlorinS Travel Blog – Travel Stories – SilviuFlorinS Travel Blog
Singapore Guide Online – Your guide to all things travel related in Singapore
Singles Travel – Don’t have a mate or lover to travel with?  Don’t worry.
Sit Down Disco – Adam, from Australia, shares his around the world travels on this blog
Slovakation – Tips for those travelling to Slovakia
Smiling Faces Travel Photos – Daily travel photo featuring smiles from around the world
Solo Friendly – All you need to travel is you
Solo Travel Uncut – The offbeat life of a permanent nomad
So Many Places – Finally the time
Somewhere or Bust – Travel stories, tips and misadventures
South America Tourist Attractions – Bringing you the best of South America
Southwest Compass – Pointing Southwest travelers in the right directions
Special Holidays Blog – Wonderful special holidays around the corner
Squiggles Designs – Art, photography and travel blog
Start To Run – The traveller’s guide on how to make and save money abroad
Step Up Dive In  – Live for today and follow your passions
Stop Having A Boring Life – You’ll never know unless you go
Stranger and Pilgrim – Get ready for amazing adventures
Suitcase and Heels – Global adventures of a value conscious, style minded traveller
SuitQais Diaries – Adrian is on a quest to ‘turn Japanese’ as he discovers Tokyo
Suzy Guese – Traveling with a redheaded temperament

Tanama Tales – Ruth explores life’s options off the beaten path
Teach English Abroad Travel Overseas – Information on teaching ESL abroad
Team Nomad – Follow Steve and Becky, who enjoy extraordinary overseas adventures
Tech Guide For Travel – Tips for travelling with all your gear
Tend to Travel – A blog by Amer, the travelling architect
That Global Roamer – Nikki is constantly on the look out for new and amazing places
The Adventure Junkies – Don’t dream it. Live it
The Asian Persuasion (Great news and cultural information for those based in Asia)
The Big Fat World – Megan’s site is a flashpacker travel blog for the desk bound
The Big Travel Theory – Where life and travel meet
The Blonde Gypsy
– Larissa travels and lives around the world
The Broke Backpacker – Travelling the world on the cheap with Will Hatton
The Camping Central
(Tips, gadgets, and destinations for campers)
The Constant Rambler – Roadtrips, food and pets
The Cubicle Renegade – Escape. Travel. Experience.
The Dromomaniac – Kent, a native Californian, shows us how to travel with a minimal amount of money
The Ego Tripper – A travel blog that will surely inspire you
The Euro Lifestyle – Tips, advice and stories to make your trip to Europe a highly successful endevour
The Globe Trekker – Robert shows us the world through his eyes
The Jungle Princess – If you want to change your life you must actually change your life
The Last Stop – Popular destination stops on the world’s most trodden paths
The Loaded Handbag –  A vintage travel blog for the modern woman
The Lost Backpack
– Leaving the backpack behind
The Mellyboo Project – a RTW female travel blog by Melissa
The Minute Tour – Travel videos from around the world produced by Alex Lop
The Most Alive
– Travels of a wild heart
The Philippines Expat – An expat blog on living, working, traveling in Cebu City and the Philippines
The Pinay Solo Backpacker – Travel blog of a filipina solo adventurer
The Plane Hoppers – Travel inspiration and tips
The Planet D – Dave & Deb are Canada’s top adventure travel blogging couple
The Prague Wanderer – Czeching out the world one step at a time 
There And Back Again
– Tales of a travel addict
The Time-Crunched Traveler
– Explore the world two weeks at a time
The Time To Go Is Now – You can always make more money.  You can’t make more time.
The Travel Chica – On sabbatical in Latin America
The Traveler’s Blog – All things travel
The Traveler’s Course – Educational travel for adults.  Leave a tourist, come back a traveler
The Travel Pixie – A blog about world travel
The Travel Republic – Advice, tips and more on this travel site
The Traveling Fool – One foolish trip at a time
The Travelling Squid – Travelling awakens the dreamers, thinkers and believers in us
The World Is Waiting
– Expat humour, travel tips, handy hints
This Battered Suitcase
– Brenna lives and travels all over the world
This Way To Paradise – Your tropical destination guide 
Top 100 Travel Blogs
– List of the top blogs in travel blogging
Top Spot Travel – Where inspiration meets destination
Tourism Picks – Your one stop shop for all your travel and tourism
Tourist 2 Townie
– Travel deeper with Gareth Leonard
Travel Addicts – The explorations of 2 busy professionals who work to support their travel habit
Travel and Tourism Guide – Your guide to the world
Travel & Graphs
– Going from point A to point B
Travel Bay – Tips, stories and destinations
Travelbllgr
(Jen and Ben are on a quest to travel the world and blog about it)
Travel Blog Advice (For those seeking to be successful with their travel blog)
Travel Blog USA (A guide for travel tips and information related to journeys in the US)
Travel City Breaks  – For the traveler who cannot get enough of big cities around the world
Travel-Experience-Live
– Bram’s adventures around the world
Travel Fearlessly – The adventures of a woman who missed her calling as a travel agent
TravelFREAK – Inspired stories for the curious traveler
Travel Hong Kong & Macau – For travel information on HK & Macau
Travel Infographics – The absolute best site for travel infographics
TraveLinkSites
– Where travel bloggers share destination tips and secrets
Travelistic Travel Blog – Top information for those seeking rtw travel info
Travellistic (Travel Far, Travel Wide with Tim Moon)
Travelling King – An Australian blog talking travel, finance, and everyday ramblings
Travel Maestro – More guides for seeing the world
TravelMagazine.co (An online travel magazine)
Travel Narrative – Travel site with a focus on travel narrative
Travel ‘n’ Wellness – A blog focusing on healthy travels
Travel Notes (Photo travel journals from different parts of the globe)
Travelocafe – A cultural and luxury travel blog
Travel On Your Lonesome – Solo travel advice for solo female travellers
Traveller Today
– Guides and ideas for destinations
Travel Philosophy
– Travel philosophy, guides and information
Travel Photography Tips – Ultimate guide for travel photography tips
Travel Rinse Repeat – Making the most of travel opportunities & showing you how to as well
Travel Scamming  – Enjoy the ride.  Don’t get taken for one
Travel Spots – The UK travel blog featuring holiday ideas
Travel The Middle East
– A blog dedicated to travel in the Middle East
Travel This Earth
– Finding purpose through travel
Travel Times Mag – Where to go to experience nightlife abroad
Travel Trailer Blog – An inspiring travel blog that offers up tips and advice
Travel Transmissions – Good life Transmissions from Around the World
TravelVana – Top destinations around the world
Traveling with a Camera – travel photos from rtw
Travel With Kids – Guide to travelling with children abroad
Travelwkly
– Economy travel articles
Travel World Heritage (Showcasing and evaluating UNESCO’s world heritage sites)
Traveling and Digging Art  – A travel blog with an artistic flare
Travelling Blogger – A blogger chronicling their adventures
Travelling Cheaply – Spend less.  See more!
Travelling Hong Kong Girl – Follow the adventures of the Travelling Hong Kong Girl
Traveling in Focus – A travel blog that inspires
Traveling 9 to 5 – Changing how you spend your 9 to 5
Travelling Northern Ireland Flag – One world, one man, one flag
Traveling Round The World – Where the hell is Rory?
Traveling Ted
– The very best in outdoor adventure travel
Travelling The Philippines – Everything about traveling in the Philippines
Travelling with me – Scott is getting ready to travel world
Travel with Kat – Blogger discovering new countries, cultures and cuisines
Travel with Mates – Showing you hot to survive travelling with friends
Trip Bloggers Central – Where travel and adventures collide
TripHackr – Travel hacking one trip at a time
Trip Ideas – A travel blog featuring trip and holiday ideas
Tripologist – Jim is traveling around Asia on a budget
Triposs – Your one stop shop for travel information
Tropical Nomad – A travel blog that encourages you to travel, be happy & hustle
True Nomads – True Nomads sharing their experiences on the road
True Travellers Society – Free international volunteer work abroad programs
Twenty-Something Travel
– Why wait to see the world?
Two Bad Tourists – The journey of two bad tourists

Ultimate House Sitting Guide – The ultimate guide to housesitting around the world
Under The Same Sun – Connecting with world cultures through travel
United States Tourist Attractions
– Covering attractions across the US of A
Universal Traveller – Travelling around the world

Vacation Lifestyle – Work hard, travel even harder
Vagabond Summer – A sports travel blog featuring stadiums and cheap eats
Vagabond Way – A deliberate way of living allowing the freedom of travel
Vegas Travel Source – Travel guide for Las Vegas
Very Well Being – A blog about health and well being
Villa Dream Vacations – Your guide to a villa holiday
Visa Nerd – Government sites give you facts, Visa Nerd gives you the real experience when dealing with visas
Visit Ilocandia – For travel to Ilocandia in the Philippines
Volunteer Leaders – Volunteer as you go

Wandererz – Travel photography that will make you want to travel
Wandering Albatross – Helen writes about her trips abroad
Wandering On – Brian & Noelle share travel tips, photos, videos and stories
Wandering Trader Travel Blog – Travel, investing overseas, day trading
Wanderlusting – Kurt’s been on the road in one form or another since 2009
Wanderlusting Life
– Live, write + wander
Want2Discover – What do you want to discover today?
Way Away
– Travel itineraries around the world
Ways of Wanderers – Jess shows you how to live as expat anywhere in the world
We Are Not Lost – A travel blog by sticky
We are Sole Sisters – We make travel happen
We Said Go Travel – Passport to a global community
Where is Kait? – Traveling, experiencing, living – one incredible country at a time
Will Peach
– The Gonzo Traveller
Wonderful Malaysia – Your guide to travel, tips and advice in Malaysia
World Family Travellers – For family holidays   
World For Travelers
– The world at your fingertips 
World Leading Vacations – Holiday ideas around the globe
Worldly View – For a worldly travel view check out this blog
World Travel Buzz – Backpacking advice, hostels, and other tips 
World Travel Destination Guide
– Covering destinations near and far
World Walk About – Matt and Andrea live, love, and wander
Worldwide Travel Advice – Your first stop for global travel insights
World Wide Travel Guide
– Seeing new places every day

You vs the Globe – Take on the world and win)
Young Dumb and Fun – Searching out the best parties and travel tips for adventurers

20 Free Sites to Promote Your Business Online

Looking to expand your promotional channels? Check out a list of free sites through which you can promote your website.

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Social Media Bookmarking

Sites that help readers to bookmark favorite sites, links and news articles are a great way to spread information about your latest blog post and gain quality backlinks.

  1. Del.icio.us
  2. StumbleUpon
  3. Digg
  4. Reddit
  5. Pinterest

Online Directories

Submitting your website to popular online directories can help you gain more visibility through targeted searches and increase your website search engine ranking.

  1. Google Local
  2. Yahoo Local
  3. Bing Business Portal
  4. DMOZ
  5. Merchant Circle

Article Marketing

Writing an article specific for your niche interest is a good way to generate notoriety both for yourself and your business, product and website.

  1. EzineArticles
  2. Hub Pages
  3. Go Articles
  4. Article Dashboard
  5. Business Know-How

Press Releases

If you recently introduced a new product or service, writing and submitting a free press release can help generate a bit of buzz about it. In addition, if your press release has links back to your website, it can be an excellent source of search engine juice.

  1. PRLog
  2. Free Press Release
  3. 24-7 PressRelease
  4. 1888PressRelease
  5. PR-Inside (European-based distribution)

It is important to note that the links provided above are not an all inclusive list and that there are many more sites available for promoting your website. The goal is to become creative and to target your promotions specifically for the type of audience you hope to attract.

200+ Blogs That Accept Guest Posts

Guest-Blogging-sites

Here is the ultimate list of popular blogs across different niche’s that accept guest posts. Against each blog, I have mentioned its guest blogging guidelines, contact details, its Alexa Rank and Page Rank. The following list contains blogs in Blogging, SEO, Social Media, Affiliate Marketing, Web Designing, Web Development, Finance, Technology and Health industry that are accepting guest posts.

Blogging Tips Blogs That Accept Guest Posts

1. Blogging Tips – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 7,892
Google Page Rank: 2

2. Bloggers Passion – Submit Guest Post – Get in Touch
Alexa Rank: 30,442
Google Page Rank: 3

3. Freelance Folder – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 32,330
Google Page Rank: 5

4. Blog Godown – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 95,204
Google Page Rank: 4

5. Million Clues – Guest Blogging – Contact
Alexa Rank: 285,617
Google Page Rank: 3

6. Blogsolute – Guest Post – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 70,460
Google Page Rank: 3

7. Blogging Cage – Write for us – Email: kulwantnagi@outlook.com
Alexa Rank: 12074
Google Page Rank: 3

8. Tricks Daddy – Join Tricks Daddy – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 174,113
Google Page Rank: 4

9. John Chow – Write Guest Post – Contact
Alexa Rank: 6,781
Google Page Rank: 5

10. Quick Online Tips – Guest Blogging Guidelines – Contact
Alexa Rank: 6978
Google Page Rank: 5

11. SmartBloggerz – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 66881
Google Page Rank: 3

12. Daily Seo Tip – Contribute an SEO Tip – Email seosmarty@gmail.com
Alexa Rank: 73114
Google Page Rank: 4

13. ProBlogger – Guest Posts at ProBlogger – Contact
Alexa Rank: 2960
Google Page Rank: 6

14. Mashable – Submit News – Email: news@mashable.com

15. Search Engine People – Submit Your Guest Post – Contact
Alexa Rank: 11,184
Google Page Rank: 5

16. ReveNews – Write At ReveNews – Contact ReveNews
Alexa Rank: 61783
Google Page Rank: 5

18. Search Engine Journal – Write For Us – Email seosmarty@gmail.com
Alexa Rank: 3175
Google Page Rank: 5

19. Famous Bloggers – Submit Your Article – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 21,135
Google Page Rank: 3

20. Tips Blogger – Submit Guest Post – Email: editor@tipsblogger.com
Alexa Rank: 199,175
Google Page Rank: 3

21. Copyblogger – Guest Post Guidelines – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 2782
Google Page Rank: 6

22. YoungPrePro – Submit Guest Post – Contact
Alexa Rank: 36,044
Google Page Rank: 4

23. WebmasterFormat – Submit Guest Post – Contact
Alexa Rank: 235,457
Google Page Rank: 4

24. TechMaish – Write For Us – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 42,508
Google Page Rank: 3

25. Daily Blog Tips – Guest Post Guidelines – Contact
Alexa Rank: 6349
Google Page Rank: 5

26. We Blog BetterContribute Guest PostContact
Alexa Rank: 25880
Google Page Rank: 4

27. HelloBloggerz – Submit Guest Posts – Contact

Alexa Rank: 163,827
Google Page Rank: 3

28. Basic Blog Tips – Submit Guest Post – Contact
Alexa Rank: 14774
Google Page Rank: 3

29. Problogging Success – Submit Guest Post – Contact Jane
Alexa Rank: 27,421
Google Page Rank: 3

30. Hot Blog Tips – Guest Posting – Contact
Alexa Rank: 82,220
Google Page Rank: 3

32. Dragon Blogger – Guest Blogging – Contact
Alexa Rank: 62,805
Google Page Rank: 2

33. iBlogzone – Be A Guest Blogger – Contact
Alexa Rank: 22,200
Google Page Rank: 3

34. Blog Success – Apply to Guest Blog – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 117468
Google Page Rank: 3

35. Successful Blog – Guest Post Guidelines – Email: lizsun2@gmail.com
Alexa Rank: 165806
Google Page Rank: 4

36. Social Media Examiner – Want to write – Contact
Alexa Rank: 2011
Google Page Rank: 7

37. Geek Business – Guest Post Guidelines – Contact
Alexa Rank: 164575
Google Page Rank: 4

38. Blog Engage – Guest Blog Here – Contact
Alexa Rank: 8858
Google Page Rank: 3

39. Kikolani – Guest Post Opportunities – Contact
Alexa Rank: 23904
Google Page Rank: 3

40. Smallbiztrends – Guest Posting Guidelines – Contact
Alexa Rank: 7415
Google Page Rank: 6

41. I Need Di$cipline – Guest Post – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 62592
Google Page Rank: 3

42. ShoutMeLoud – Join Shoutmeloud – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 7161
Google Page Rank: 3

43. Blogging Junction – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 125510
Google Page Rank: 4

44. BloggingPro – Guest Posting – Contact
Alexa Rank: 23068
Google Page Rank: 3

45. Extreme John – Guest Post – Contact Me
Alexa Rank: 172009
Google Page Rank: 3

46. GraphicDesignBlog – Guest Post – Contact
Alexa Rank: 117860
Google Page Rank: 5

47. StayOnSearch – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 122650
Google Page Rank: 4

48. Webtrafficroi – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 54974
Google Page Rank: 4

49. Blogussion – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 100738
Google Page Rank: 4

50. Clickfire – Become a Guest Author – Contact
Alexa Rank: 229769
Google Page Rank: 3

51. TechZoomIn – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 259403
Google Page Rank: 3

52. Wphostingdiscount – Submit Guest Post – Contact
Alexa Rank: 131938
Google Page Rank: 2

53. Allbloggingtips – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 9703
Google Page Rank: 3

54. GrowMapGuest PostingContact
Alexa Rank: 43093
Google Page Rank: 4

55. WPKube – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 7678
Google Page Rank: 3

Technology Blogs That Accept Guest Posts

1. Techie Buzz – Write For Us Guest Post – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 51748
Google Page Rank: 6

2. Techie Blogger – Write For Techie Blogger – Contact
Alexa Rank: 216335
Google Page Rank: 3

3. Digital Inspiration – Write for Digital Inspiration – Email: amit@labnol.org
Alexa Rank: 2729
Google Page Rank: 6

4. Teck.in – Guest Blogging at TECK.IN – Email: sree@teck.in
Alexa Rank: 210687
Google Page Rank: 3

5. TroubleFixers – Submit Guest Post – Contact
Alexa Rank: 138909
Google Page Rank: 3

6. Devils’ Workshop – Writing Post – Contact
Alexa Rank: 52769
Google Page Rank: 3

7. ReadWriteWeb – Guest Blogging – Contact
Alexa Rank: 4007
Google Page Rank: 7

8. CallingAllGeeks – Write for Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 106455
Google Page Rank: 3

9. Inspirationfeed – Write For Us – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 71277
Google Page Rank: 5

10. The Pragmatic Bookshelf – Write for Us – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 39714
Google Page Rank: 5

11. SitePoint – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 835
Google Page Rank: 7

12. THE KERNEL – Write For Us – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 25663
Google Page Rank: 5

13. TechWalls – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 31770
Google Page Rank: 3

14. iTechCode – Write For Us – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 55843
Google Page Rank: 3

15. TechAtLast – Guest Posting Guidelines – Contact
Alexa Rank: 95394
Google Page Rank: 3 Top

Web Design Blogs That Allow Guest Posts

1. Skyje – Write For Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 74804
Google Page Rank: 5

2. Smashing Magazine – Become An Author – Email: review@smashingmagazine.com
Alexa Rank: 999
Google Page Rank: 7

3. Cats Who Code – Guest Blogging – Contact
Alexa Rank: 2287
Google Page Rank: 5

4. Logo Design Blog – Guest Bloggers Invited – Contact
Alexa Rank: 615780
Google Page Rank: 3

5. Men With Pens – Guest Post Guidelines – Contact
Alexa Rank: 70221
Google Page Rank: 3

6. Web And Designers – Write for us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 82964
Google Page Rank: 4 Top

Health Blogs That Allow Guest Blogging

1. Hive Health Media – Guest blog posting – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 94159
Google Page Rank: 3

2. For Your Cats Health – Submit Guest Post – Contact
Alexa Rank: 606783
Google Page Rank: 2

3. Health on a Budget – Submit Guest Post – Contact
Alexa Rank: 2751483
Google Page Rank: 3

4. Healthyone – Guest Posting – Contact
Alexa Rank: 363019
Google Page Rank: 3

5. KevinMD.com – Submit Guest POst – Contact Kevin
Alexa Rank: 25342
Google Page Rank: 5

6. The Master Cleanse – Write For Us – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 199473
Google Page Rank: 3

7. Health Votes – Submit a Guest Post – Email: healthvotes@yahoo.com
Alexa Rank: 184637
Google Page Rank: 3

8. WeightLossTriumph.com – Write for Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 99893
Google Page Rank: 4

9. JohnIsFit.com – Guest Post Guidelines – Contact
Alexa Rank: 247098
Google Page Rank: 4

10. Pastors.com – Write for Us – Contact
Alexa Rank: 252999
Google Page Rank: 4

11. Coach Calorie – Write for Us – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 179345
Google Page Rank: 2

12. HealthResource4U – Write for Us – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 236875
Google Page Rank: 3

13. Lift for Life – Write for Lift for Life – Contact Us
Alexa Rank: 307485
Google Page Rank: 4

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How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan

Do you want to make personal connections with your customers on social media?

Interested in better ways to address their wants and needs?

The key to engaging with your audience on a more personal level is to focus on the right customer, at the right time and with the right employees.

In this article you’ll find out how to create a social media marketing plan to put customers first and improve engagement.

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Why Focus on Customers?

In social media many companies take customer-focused brand messages and customize them into content for each channel. This process is good and effective, but it puts channels, content and messages first and assumes the target audience’s needs are always the same.

The reality is that your target audience has different communication needs depending on which stage of the buying cycle they’re in. A customer-centric approach flips content creation from brand first to customer first. Start with the customer’s need and then build the social media process, content and resources around the customer. Customizing content to your audience’s changing needs increases engagement.

Here’s how to take a customer-centric approach with your social media marketing.

#1: Understand the Stages of the Buying Cycle

Marketing consultant Tony Zambito believes the buyer’s journey begins before buyers think of themselves as buyers and extends beyond the purchase. The buyer’s goals and behaviors change throughout the purchase cycle, even among the same target market. Zambito has expressed this thinking in terms of B2B, but it applies to social media as well.

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Consumers’ needs and behaviors are different when they’re not in the market to buy, when they become engaged in buying and when they become customers. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to make sure your prepurchase, purchase and postpurchase interactions with the consumer are different.

#2: Get the Right Employees Involved

Rosalia Cefalu of HubSpot believes different employees are best suited for communicating with customers in different stages of the buying cycle. These employees can come from various departments throughout your company.

When you include employees outside the marketing department, one-on-one engagement with your customers becomes more scalable. You can distribute social responsibilities across departments to the most relevant people.

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Once you identify departments and employees, establish goals for them and customize social feeds or open new social accounts to connect the right employees to the right customers. Setting up a social care team enables you to generate customer engagement throughout the buying cycle to gain new customers, repeat purchases, loyalty and brand advocates.

#3: Tailor Your Social Messages to Buyer Personas

You can customize your social messages and divide social responses with these three consumer personas.

Prepurchase Persona

In this stage of the buying cycle, you want to find consumers who are in the market to buy, but haven’t purchased from you. The goal is to find and attract prospects.

Here you’re looking for people using the right keywords, such as mentions of your company, competitors, industry or specific products and services. Create social media campaigns to grow fans and followers and monitor conversations to engage with those responding.

If your company has a public relations or corporate communications department, they may play a role looking for larger industry or corporate issues and identifying journalists or bloggers for media outreach.

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Purchase Persona

For this stage, find consumers actively seeking purchase information. Here your marketing team can help these people along with their purchases. However, sales representatives are best suited for more relevant engagement.

If you have a retail business, you might empower the sales team to interact with customers on social media similarly to what Zappos.com has done. Or if you’re a B2B company, you could activate sales representatives to address the needs of leads. Connecting the sales team’s contacts list or CRM makes this easier. The goal here is conversion.

Postpurchase Persona

This stage is where you focus on keeping customers happy, resolving any issues they may have and further assisting them.

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Care for your customers.

Customer service representatives are ideal for providing what they may already do via the phone, email or online chat. The goal is to delight customers, minimize negative comments and promote the positive.

This stage is where customers can become brand advocates. Automation could also play a role such as for scheduling follow-ups in a week or two to find out if customers are still happy.

Five Guys: Customer-Centric Social Media in Action

The gourmet burger chain Five Guys knows customer-centric social media. They’ve been able to boost engagement by connecting directly with individual customers instead of simply talking at their target audience with general brand messages.

The company has over 1 million loyal followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And they plan and monitor their social media efforts with Hootsuite.

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Five Guys Facebook Page has over 900k Fans.

Here are a few ways Five Guys uses social media to connect with customers.

Empower Employees to Get Involved

Five Guys’ approach to social media begins with service and is driven by a process that empowers employees to connect with the right customers at the right time. Connecting individual customers with front-line employees via social media has enabled Five Guys to be a more customer-centric company, which is a challenge with over 1,200 locations across the globe.

Employee involvement in social media has also made Five Guys’ content more personal, sincere and local.

Communicate Locally With Franchise Accounts

Individual Five Guys locations in the United States and around the world have their own social media accounts to communicate locally on promotions, new flavors or products and events that resonate with the community.

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Five Guys’ employees interact on social locally through franchise location accounts.

Five Guys consumer-centric approach enables individual locations to uncover customer feedback, respond directly and make changes that improve the customer experience. Monitoring this type of feedback on a local level is much more efficient, making one-on-one engagement more scalable.

Generate Consumer Content With Social Campaigns

Customer-centric social media produces satisfied customers who often become brand ambassadors, generating buzz and sharable content. With Five Guys’ #SayCheeseSweeps campaign, customers hashtagged photos of themselves with Five Guys cheeseburgers for a chance to win prizes. It resulted in more than 1,000 mentions on Twitter and Instagram. The consumer-generated content was shared across all of Five Guys’ social networks.

This campaign was such a success that they launched a second campaign using the hashtag #ShareYourShake.

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Five Guys’ consumer-centric approach pays off with plenty of user-generated brand content.

Conclusion

If your social media marketing is using a customer-focused (but still brand-first) model, it may be time to consider a customer-centric approach.

Before you do anything, start by listening. Identify which buying cycle categories your target audience goes through and which people in your organization are best suited to engage with each consumer persona. Then set up a process and training to connect the right customers with the right people at the right time to scale your engagement and improve your social media marketing results.

What do you think? Have you tried a customer-centric approach in your social media marketing? What tactics do you use to make personal connections with your customers? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.