The Great Melbourne Blog-in V3 went off without a hitch and once again, the energy and warmth in the room were amazing. Our guest speakers Sharon Gourlay, Carly Findlay and Linda Reed-Enever saw us all scribbling notes and asking lots of questions during the morning’s session. I can’t wait for the next one. Find out more…
Sharon Gourlay is well known in the travel blogging scene. Her travel blog Where’s Sharon? gets around half a million visits each month and is frequently listed in the top ten best travel websites in the world. But Sharon isn’t just ‘another travel blogger’ – she is a savvy digital marketer with a portfolio of digital real estate properties that use affiliate marketing to generate a tidy income. She spoke to the group about getting started in affiliate marketing to make money from your blog.
You don’t need to hard sell your way to new business – that doesn’t actually work.What you need to do is listen, bond and care. We call this persuasion; the art of building a rapport and trust with someone, which then allows you to influence their decision-making process. And this is how you do it…
Don’t buy into the western media hysteria over North Korea. It’s the same rhetoric I dealt with back in the early noughties when I lived here. Nothing has changed. The South Koreans are like my canary in the coal mine – when the canary stops singing, it’s time to leave in a big fat hurry.
With every project I work on, regardless of its size, I go through a somewhat painful initial process where I dance around the work that needs to be done without actually doing any of the work that needs to be done. But this is a good thing. Find out why…
I am super excited to be living without the burden of carrying around a bunch of keys to get inside my new home in South Korea. Maybe a keyless life is a metaphor about unburdening ourselves from a mortgage (our house settlement was last week). Whatever it is, I LOVE it.
’m having my mid-life crisis. Not a buy-a-red-convertible or get-a-hot-new-twenty-something-guy kind of mid-life crisis, but the sort you have when you get home from a three-month digital nomadding stint in Vietnam and discover that bags potatoes have jumped to $15 (seriously! WTF potatoes?). We are moving back to South Korea for an unknown period of time. Maybe a year, maybe less, maybe more.
How to stop being your own barrier to putting yourself and your image out there and being more visible in business If you’re comfortable with the thought of ‘putting yourself out there’ you don’t need to read on. You don’t
There is an end date to this digital nomad adventure and that makes me sad. Our return date to Australia is fast approaching, nipping at my happy bubble. I am already grieving yet we are still here. A strange situation to find oneself in.
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