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And now for something completely different. As bloggers we can work and then take time off - when ever we want to. A few months ago we traveled from Ecuador to Florida and then drove to Canada with my parents. We flew into Orlando where my parents picked us up and we drove to Daytona [...]

online video creation

We started making web videos with a basic point and shoot camera. We later upgraded to dSLR video. And they have had decent success. But we have had some audio quality issues - especially for voice. It was time to upgrade. Until now, we've been using both a new Canon point and shoot and an [...]

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There are lots of reasons to publish a blog newsletter. And regardless of the age of your blog, the best time to start a newsletter is today. But then the question arises: There are no shortage of options: MailChimp, Constant Contact and Vertical Response. In my opinion, the answer is simple: AWeber. Note: I am both a [...]

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This week I want to share specifics about what we use to run our online business. It has taken a full five years to sort these service providers and tools to where we are right now. And I'm confident that they will continue to change as our business grows, and as there are new/better options [...]

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If you've chosen WordPress to run your blog, you're going to need a theme. If you haven't decided on WordPress, you should read this now.  Deciding on a theme is an important step in starting your blog. If you choose a good designer, you can save yourself a lot of time and have an amazing looking site. [...]

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There are a ridiculous number of blogging platforms. What platform should you use for your blog? In this post, I'll break down: What is a blogging platform? The top 11 blogging platforms 5 reasons you must choose WordPress A blogging platform is a CMS (content management system). It takes much of the manual work of site [...]

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This post contains a video tutorial about how to restore a hacked (or crashed) WordPress site using BlogVault. Many bloggers being their day like this: Wake up Get a cup of coffee Check on their blog Kind of typical. But sometimes things don't go as expected... On an otherwise typical morning, I recently had a [...]

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Some blogs and books promote the donate button as a business model. There are lots of variations: Buy me a coffee Buy me a beer Support my site But it all amounts to the same thing. Begging. {Or panhandling. Maybe we could call it busking. Give a little performance for a few coins?} Kind of [...]

gopro-timelapse

When I first ordered my GoPro camera, I couldn't wait to use it. We were booked for a press trip to the Galapagos (we had snorkeling on the brain) and a fully waterproof camera would be amazing. But aside from the underwater function, I was excited about the time lapse function. The GoPro shoots in 0.5, [...]

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So you like to travel? The travel blogging industry is continually growing, with more and more people wanting to make traveling the world their full-time job. Travel blogging requires passion, hard work and determination. Do you have what it takes? Use this guide to get you started on making your dream a reality! In order [...]

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When you have a blog you want people to see it and keep coming back. Of course, to make sure people see your blog you have to format your posts properly. It's also best to have your site hosted on your own domain. But creating a return reader is something else entirely. In order to [...]

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We've all been there. Well, at least I have. What size is this image supposed to be? Every social network has it's own set of parameters. Some use a round thumbnail (yes, I'm talking about you Google+) while the majority use square. What is the ideal posting size so that important parts aren't cropped off? [...]

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I'm Bryan Haines, a Canadian living in Cuenca, Ecuador with my wife and daughter. I write about how to generate passive income with your online business while traveling or living abroad.

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