BFP Podcast Episode 23: 1 Common Travel Blog Monetizing Mistake (Or Any Blog)

July 14, 2017 17 thoughts
Chiang Mai, Thailand.


I came across a big time and way too common travel blog boo boo recently.


I have seen this mistake in blogs of various niches.


Listen to today’s short 2 minute podcast to identify and correct this error:



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  1. Exactly Rajneesh.

  2. Good point Ryan, the blog is just like a home and visitors are guests.
    Thanks for sharing this blog!

  3. That is it KJ; speed is what folks expect these days.

  4. KJ Says:

    exactly said. Its better to have a decent content and amazing loading website rather than an excellent content with slow loading website. People like their pages to load fast in this day and age of high speed internet.

  5. Those annoying ones are like crabgrass or a bad cold Clayton; can’t get rid of them LOL 🙂

  6. Clayton Says:

    Nobody likes the annoying popups

  7. Exactly Gaurav; nobody will wait around for a slow-loading site, even if the blog content rocks.

  8. Gaurav Kumar Says:

    HI Ryan,

    I must say that we cannot provide awesome user experience than how can we expect to make the sale. No one wants to buy or even visit a site with a lot of popups and the sites that are extremely slow.

    No matter how good content one have, if site is too slow, no one wants to visit there. So many alternatives are available these days.

    Thanks for sharing.


  9. Sure Desert Safari. Your parents are interesting people.

  10. Good point Ryan, the blog is just like a home and visitors are guests.
    Thanks for sharing this blog!

  11. Yes we do feel annoyed Shantanu. Enjoy the podcast bro.

  12. I know, right Laiq? I was talking to someone about this during a recent interview. Folks totally go into dingbat mode sometimes when they begin blogging, or feel desperate to earn money through their blogs, plastering ads all over the place, pushing the hard sell, including 6 or 7 pop ups. Give them some value, both free and premium, and you will be good to go.

  13. Laiq zada Says:

    Good point Ryan, the blog is just like a home and visitors are guests.if someone visits your house would you like to show ads on your doors, walls, windows? No of course. but you are allowed to give them something which will make their job easier.

    Thanks, Ryan,

  14. Hello Ryan,

    We all hate when are looking up for a specific information and we are hit along with the unwanted post and junk files.

    Looking forward to go through your new pod cast.

    Thanks for the share.

    Have a great Weekend ahead.


  15. Agitating, right Chris? We can all sell and promote but when the ads run into 3, 4 or 5 pop ups, or slide outs, or those dynamic ones that SLOW down your site it kills the user experience. All at the expense of a few sense LOL. Thanks dude.

  16. Hi Ryan.

    I hear ya. I hate it when I go to a blog, whatever niche, and am hit with all kind of crap except for what I’m looking for.

    I have one pop-up on my blog to ask people to subscribe to my list to receive notifications related to blogging, new posts, etc. I don’t advertise on my post or home page. I use a calls-to-action on my posts to send people to my resources store for materials related to blogging.

    They are there to check out my content, first and foremost, not to buy something right off the bat.

    When I get my product completed, I’ll put something in the sidebar to promote it and mention it in the calls-to-action at the end of my posts.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Have a good one……Chris

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