Making your own business

If you publish in Internet and work as journalist or blogger you will find some day a possibility to get money. The only point is, you should start, you should have an idea, put in a concept, try, make errors and learn.

The point, if you control your business, you can decide about prices and services. Sometime you find the profitable idea, just if you do it.

A blogger of travel page, just try to get phones and problems by contact forms and look for the services, which help and get the commission.

We are doing a lot of websites and every year we start a commercial project, now it is Choco Tourism, where we want to work as travelguide. You can follow our case study (website is in German)

We don’t really can answer how you get a commercial success, just try something and let us known about your way.

Actual we have so many projects and no incomes. So we do all the work alone, which is hard. Some friends help us, only with volunteer work it’s not the same as to concentrate on projects. We bundle our acitivies in a association and a cooperative. You are free to join us.

Promotion – how works affiliate?

If we share a video for a travel destination, it would be great if we get money for it. The first step is always to have an audience and visits. Therefore Google or Youtube have to find your video and so you need search engine optimization (SEO) or search engine advertisement (SEA).

SEA costs always money and SEO in fact time and knowhow. If you have no views, no links, you make no money. The market for content is difficult and the competition high. So, if you work with affiliate companies, you will have in many cases no incomes just for videos.

So, the best way is to find something like sponsors and to make your video business, that your work will be paid. This means discussions and find people who see business in tourism. In the end you will be a service provider for your local community.

We work on lot of ideas, we would be happy to have sponsors, in the end we don’t get covered our costs, if we travel somewhere and publish about.

The Internet gives everybody a way to publish, in most cases not the income for his work. All the companies ask for statistic chiffres and don’t see really the quality and that it’s better to build up a project together.

We decided to make no affiliates, more to speakt with customers and connect business in a personal way.

Micropayment the future to pay publishers

When we think about situation of publishers in Internet, that’s doesn’t look very good. Journalism can’t be financed by the web, all the people distribute informations about Social Media, Google and Facebook makes the money, not the publishers.

So the informations will loose quality. Journalists don’t have the time to investigate, cause they have no money. As travel journalist I see the problem, nobody wants to pay. Some years ago, newspaper had good revenues with advertising customers offline.

We paid a contact price for 10 cents for every reader, now the publisher get 10 cents who clicks on the website. That’s a big difference. The journalism has no chance to survive, if we don’t pay for it.

Internet is free, we think a lot of users, want to pay for content, we find only no good ways for micropayments. When we looked in Google, there are not many organisations, they are all expensive and not write spreaded.

There will come blockchain solutions and maybe we find also partnerships for micropayments.

They allow micropayments, in fact the commissions are very high and if the people wants to pay only 20 cents, commissions seems be higher, as the payment. So we try to find a solution with Paypal.

The German webportal Web.De has a micropayment solution where you have to be listened as partner. We send them a request.

Google Pay
It could run, we had till now not the time to see really the conditions.

Apple Pay
Same as Google Pay, just no experience. Only we see that with iTunes Apple grabs much money.

We will inform here about the results and hope that micropayment will be developped.

Business Model – can we make money?

How to make money with the idea of the Life Travel Summit? Tourism is the number 1 business in the world, the people like to travel and always more people spend money on travelling.

It’s valued to know people and places to go. We link the people, we will have a lot of videos on the Life Travel Summit.

So there are some variants, which I discuss in separate posts:

Also I have some websites where you can send me your information or work as an editor:
Reisen.Haus – Projects (page in German)

We will use the benefits of following tools free of charge:

We open a group in Facebook for networking, the lifestreams we will do also play on all social media tools and messenger tools.

With the Google Local Guide Program we try to get in contact with locals in all over the world and want to put informations in Google maps.

To store our videos we will use Youtube.

We use the program of the WordPress community and try to find support of developpers and marketers. Personal we organise regular Meetups for WordPress in Baden

Till the Life Travel Summit please help us.

Afterwards you can commercialize the program. All my efforts are transparent and opensource. I have no financial goals, I want to learn.