Alice's Adventures started for me as a passion project. My dream had always been to be a travel host in the vein of Samantha Brown, traveling the world, introducing people to new traditions, cultures , adventures and incredible moments with nature.
My parents were avid outdoors people, hippies at heart. In his 20's my dad spent a year living alone in a teepee in the woods of Vermont, and my mom was an artist with a free spirit. They taught me to love and respect the outdoors.
An athlete from an early age I went to college competing in sports and graduating with a degree in sociology and public administration. By sheer luck and determination I had landed an internship in college with Vitaminwater which turned into a full time job upon graduation.
My hippie upbringing made it really hard to stick to any one job. I worked as a waitress, bartender, promo model, actress, gymnastics coach and sold shoes throughout college and while working for Vitaminwater.
I was good at a lot of things but had little foresight into the future. Many jobs and boyfriends later I started working as a stunt woman. This is a profession that I love. As an athlete getting to train and get paid is a dream come true but I always wanted something else. That something else was my everlasting dream to explore the world and share it with everyone.
The thing was I had never done anything to make that dream a reality.
Since childhood I planned my family vacations, gave advice on places to go and had a deep love for seeing new things, new places and meeting new people.
I started my website back in 2013 with no idea what I was doing, and an even smaller idea of how it could make me any money. With no experience with websites, seo, social media or web stuff at all I started slowly learning as I built my website.
It's taken me several years to make it into something but I am happy to say that I am making my first few dollars as a blogger. And you can to, here is how.
If you are a blogger you should be really familiar with referrals and affiliates. I know readers don’t necessarily like ads and links everywhere but that is how our sites make money. I would love to be able to just write, travel and make videos for free, but all these things cost a lot of money. Frankly it costs way more than I make. From admin costs, to equipment and traveling , running a website that needs new content constantly is expensive. I spend several thousand dollars every year on new and broken cameras, shooting permits, airfare, hotels and getting around.
That’s why I need people to click on my ads and use my links.
Affiliate and Influencer Sites
A site that brings influencers and brands together. How much you get paid depends on the partnership. If you are a blogger or influencer you can sign up at the link below.
Amazon Affiliates center
With Amazon you can customize ads and put links to all kinds of products and when people click on them you earn money.
Great site for all kinds of affiliate links that pay between a few cents and a few dollars per click.
I also earn money from people watching my YouTube videos- if you haven’t seen any check them out and subscribe to my channel- http://www.youtube.com/alicelogan1
Creates hyperlinks to your content and makes you revenues when they are clicked. Sign up with this link to start earning yourself. VIGLINK - viglink.com/?vgref=3421299
You might be wondering why I am telling you all of this. Personally I learned how to monetize my page by reading similar articles other bloggers wrote so I feel as though I need to share the love with other newbies.
I also hope that if you aren't a blogger and you are just reading this to get to know me better that you can understand the high cost of being a blogger and help me out by clicking on some links or watching more of my content.
xoxo ~ Alice