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I wanted to share a new guide I just wrote called "100 True Readers." It is based on my belief that vacation rental owners don't need to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to their blog. Instead, learning how to attract 100 daily visitors is enough to fill a vacation rental regularly. The guide shows the step-by-step methodology I use to build my vacation rental blogs from 0-100 visitors. And since it costs nothing to get started blogging, owners really have nothing to lose!
Here is the guide: http://vrleap.com/product/12
Inside, you will also find exclusive advice from the friendly folks at MyVR.com, Rentallect, Evolve Vacation Rentals, and Rent More Weeks! Look forward to everyone's great feedback on the subject of owner blogging: does it really work and have you generated bookings?
Bog's are good because they are free and take very little effort to set up. They also can be used to create back links to your main site that with help with SEO. We set up a very basic one on Google Blogger and took about 30 minutes. I think at a minimum it helps make you look more professional and established.
Great to hear sml,
I think a lot of the time, owners are a bit intimidated (or maybe just confused) about what exactly it means to "become a blogger." Realistically, it's merely the process of taking all the invaluable knowledge you offer to guests on a regular basis and dripping it out, bit by bit, in the form of articles for the public to benefit from!
Good luck to everyone!
I found Matt's Ebook on 100 True Readers per day to be extremly enlightening and have started to implement some of his recommendations.
I my staff and I are actively commenting on travel forums as well as adding content to our blog page.
We are also actively looking for guest blogger opportunities.
Matt I am not such a great writer, you mentioned $10.00 per article, can you provide some updates and where to get these.
Hey jamaicavilla, thanks for the kudos!
The cheapest paid articles come from the India/Nepal region. I like to use outsourcing companies such as https://www.yourmaninindia.com.
There's also a great site called http://www.fiverr.com where all services (including article creation) cost $5. Obviously, you get what you pay for (it's not going to be master literature) but it definitely does the trick!
I have found too that about 1 out of 3 of these providers are usually good. So when you find someone you like, be sure to hold on to them. I don't want to post the details publically, but if you email me I'll send you the contact information for my personal squad of writers
Blog promotion is really a wonderful way to promote your business and more and more visitor. I am sure rental blog really going work in possitive if we going to promote it in proper way.
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I agree with crescent. Love the content from Matt.
The current audience for my vacation rental blog are people who have submitted an inquiry or have already booked. It works for me, but I may consider working on cultivating organic traffic at a future date.
Thanks everyone for the wonderful feedback!
Larkobx, I am loving that layout! If you start submitting your posts to local blogs and magazines, you can generate some nice referral traffic too!