Ytravel Blog’s Success Story – Caroline Makepeace Talks About Her Blogging Success
One big misconception about blogging is that “it’s easy”. Most people start their blogs because they think it’s easy money. Just start a blog, throw in some content that will generate traffic and you will have cash flowing in. Right? Wrong!
Blogging is much more than just creating content and driving traffic. It takes a lot of patience, persistence, and passion if you want to succeed at blogging. This is why, out of the hundreds of blogs that are started every day, only a handful achieve their full potential.
We found one such blog that has achieved massive success over the years. Ytravel blog is a travel blog that is run by Craig and Caroline Makepeace. They share their traveling experiences on their blog which is not only good storytelling but is also helpful for people who are interested in traveling.
Their success inspired us to reach out to them and ask how they have managed to achieve what they did. We thank Caroline Makepeace for taking her precious time out to answer our questions.
Let’s hear it from her!
Your Passion is Your Niche
I have seen a lot of bloggers in the community discussing the perfect niche for a blog. They are often looking for a niche that is lucrative and often come to the conclusion that entertainment or politics is the perfect blogging niche. These bloggers are destined for failure because the niche they have selected is not something they are passionate about.
Caroline and Craig picked traveling to be their blogging niche because it is something that they love. They eat, drink and sleep traveling. As Caroline mentioned that traveling was something she was doing since she was 21. Nothing else made sense to her except the fact that traveling is what she will blog about.
Furthermore, Caroline had no past blogging experience so everything was new to her. But because she was pursuing her passion, she found her way around everything, including WordPress. She, along with Craig, figured out how to launch a blog on WordPress on their own and started their blogging journey.
Shareable Content Works Everytime
The key to Ytravel blog’s success is shareable content. Now, this type of content requires a lot of hard work. Caroline mentioned that she has been traveling since 1996. She has traveled alone, with friends and with family so she has developed a strong rapport as a full-time traveler. She is not some blogger who feeds off of other’s experiences. She has an ample amount of experience to create shareable content herself.
Apart from being authentic, shareable content is also accurate. To ensure that their content’s accuracy, Caroline and Craig have been trying to become experts in specific regions. For example, they road tripped around Australia for several months so that they know every inch about the region. This way, no one can challenge their content on any grounds.
Multitasking Goes a Long Way
Caroline and Craig’s success story is even more inspirational because they manage their blogs while taking care of their two kids. While traveling is a lot of fun, it’s really hectic. When you are a travel blogger, you seldom travel for fun. Traveling is basically your bread and butter and you must make sure that you take down enough points to create good content out of every travel experience.
The couple mastered the art of multitasking to make their blog run like a well-oiled machine. As a blogger of any kind, you must multitask to make sure that you are always ahead of the curve. Since blogging is an extremely competitive landscape, you cannot afford the ineffective utilization of time.
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Moeez is ‘The’ blogger in charge of WPblog. He loves to interact and learn about WordPress with people in the WordPress community. Outside his work life, Moeez spends time hanging out with his friends, playing Xbox and watching football on the weekends. You can get in touch with him at moeez[at]wpblog.com.