About ALSB73
Joined April 2015
I am new to the blogging community and keen to learn from others as I start my journey to developing a successful online travel blog (I'm travel obsessed!). Would love to hear from anyone else who is doing something similar and would like to buddy up to share ideas and critical feedback (doesn't have to be the same niche) otherwise looking forward to learning all I can.

I currently work in Financial Services in a sales role which I love but my real passion in life is travel and I'm hoping to build a business over the next ten years which I will be able to manage anywhere in the world so I can become a permanent nomad.

I also love sport so would love to connect with anyone who shares those passions. My main sport is running along with yoga, skiing and scuba diving.

I'm from Sheffield, England although I travel overseas whenever I get the opportunity and have visited almost 70 countries but still so many more to see....

Update
Well this week has been fun and frustrating in equal measure. I opted for a highly customisable theme in wordpress which is now looking great but it has taken lots of trial and error to get there. I was struggling to upload pictures and spent hours online to my hosting company trying to resolve the issues without success. They ended up deactivating and reactivating my account and it is now uploading fine.

Images have generally been a real problem for me. I simply don't have the quality of pictures I need in my own albums to entice people into the site so searching for free images online has been a challenge. I've had to a)find the right size which has proven difficult b) figure out which ones I can use c) figure out how to then attribute properly (still not sure I have got this right) and d) figure out how to use Photoshop. It looks like I have to pay for this software once my free trial runs out so if anyone has any suggestions for alternative software which is free I'm all ears. The end result (I think....) looks pretty good but the readers will be the judge of that.

I'm trying to automate as much as possible so I don't get bogged down in managing everything. I seem to have already accumulated tons of passwords for different sites offering blogging tips, Hootsuite, SEO tools and am starting to worry that driving traffic to the site is going to become an endless task.

That said one step at a time - for now I simply need to work on creating the right content to be able to launch the site!
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1. Enough to replace my current income by 2025 when I plan to become a global nomad working from my laptop ideally on a magnificent beach
2. My current income plus some....
3. 5 - 10 hours per week
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Money I would be happy earning
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
 
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1. Enough to replace my current income by 2025 when I plan to become a global nomad working from my laptop ideally on a magnificent beach
2. My current income plus some....
3. 5 - 10 hours per week
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TebzaTheMan Premium
Nice long terms goal ALSB73. You should be able to achieve it easily because 10 years is a long time. But you must start now. Stick to your plan and start making things happen now.
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Carson Premium
Really good to see that you've added some goals Anne!

These are both realistic and achievable. Your time investment will be key to achieving these goals and you certainly are willing to invest the time :)

Take your time, take action on what you learn, and ask for help when you need it! There are many helpful folks within the Wealthy Affiliate community who have the answers you will be looking for. I personally look forward to helping out in every way I can.

Carson
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Thanks thats the idea. If I just do one thing a day (even if it is something small like jotting down some ideas or setting up a new link or watching a training video) then I figure I will be well on the way to success
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So I have already noticed. I am bowled over by the number of comments and followers I have received today!
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Kyle Premium
Sounds like you have a great interest in travel Anne, you can definitely take this passion and turn it into a successful business with some direction and a little elbow grease here at WA. We are all about turning a passion into a business and that is what our training is going to walk you through here at WA.

If you ever need a hand with ANYTHING, please don't hesitate to drop me a reply. I will be more than happy to help you out.
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Thanks Kyle. Is it good practice to thank everyone for following as I am struggling to keep up with the number....wow.
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Kyle Premium
You don't have to, but it is definitely a kind gesture. I know you are going to find the folks here at WA really awesome. :)
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ToddHiller Premium
Hi Anne! Welcome to WA!!
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jaytech Premium
Hi Anne, welcome to WA from a fellow Brit, you have everything you need right here for online success. If you need any help feel free to ask :)
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Thanks that's great. What is your website and how long have you been working on it?
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jaytech Premium
My website is listed on my profile here if you would like to see it. I'm not as far ahead as I'd have liked, I was hit with terrible flu for 2 months after Christmas, so did very little through those months. So I've been working on my site a couple of months now.

But it isn't a race, you work through it at a pace that suits you, this is your business to work as you wish :)
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WayneWright Premium
Hi ALSB73 welcome to WA, any help or questions you may have now or anytime in the future just ask with no hesitation everyone here at WA are friendly, helpful and always willing to assist. Wish you all the best.
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Alam Premium
Welcome Anne

Thanks for joining WA, is there anything I can help you out..

Complete up your profile so we can know much about you..

Here is the link to Complete your profile. Add your pic and write something about you >> https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/home/my_profile

If you have any question you can ask me anytime or connect with me in Facebook >> https://www.facebook.com/massiah

Thanks
Alam
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