Early this year I started a travel based blog (targeting young backpackers), and wanted to get your thoughts on turning it into a revenue stream.
Originally, I thought I would focus primarily on affiliate marketing through social media, but I ended up creating a blog and a list to go along with it.
My question is - where should I focus my attention? Should I focus on writing blog content and building adsense revenue OR do I create a free report and list build with the occasional affiliate offer? Are travel affiliate opportunities any good?
I've realised I don't have heaps of time to keep writing blog posts (and when you aren't traveling all the time, it can be tiresome to keep researching). I've used odesk to get some articles created but I'm not sure if this is a good investment of money (I suppose it comes down to quality of content and how well it gets indexed).
I have read elsewhere that the travel niche can be a bit of a hard slog, and I want to avoid wasting time and money. Your thoughts would be appreciated.