I’ve been within the journey running a blog world since 2004 and operating Journey Dudes full time since 2007. These pioneering days had been thrilling and the thrill hasn’t stopped.
Skilled journey running a blog usually seems really easy. And it ought to appear to be this, as in any other case you’d be doing one thing fallacious. However very often it’s very totally different behind the scenes. Particularly within the early days, whenever you’re making an attempt to make a dwelling with your enterprise.
Strive explaining to your father-in-law that you’re getting paid to journey the world. Good luck! 😉
Working a enterprise normally contains many unpredictable issues occurring.
And never many understand how a lot sh*t I’ve gone by over the previous couple of years and what I’ve skilled. Seven years in the past I created the primary Social Journey Platform and it was one thing VERY particular.
The developer model was working properly… up-to-the-minute we went on-line.
I used to be wanting ahead to shouting out about it with a giant bang after which…it went black!
The newly relaunched web site was black for an entire week! And it remained ugly for the next months. Even the best issues didn’t work, like registering new customers, although it was constructed with a content material administration system which focuses on communities. My developer’s group failed fully and all the cash felt wasted. And it was some huge cash!
We had been by no means capable of broadly announce what we needed to current. And I used to be so proud of the particular idea, as we created one thing distinctive and really helpful for the traveler.
As an alternative I had many sleepless nights, ready for emails from the builders. Making an attempt to rescue and clear up the state of affairs.
This was the most important disaster I’ve been by as an entrepreneur. For weeks I used to be solely reacting to what was happening, which is a devastating standing when operating a enterprise. Then one evening I awoke with an thought and I went to the pc to ship out an e mail. In the long run this e mail itself didn’t change a lot, nevertheless it was this motion which did. It was this second I began to take management once more over the state of affairs. Which was the turning level.
I’ve seen comparable conduct throughout the COVID-19 disaster. By experiencing my very own disaster earlier than, I used to be now capable of be taught from this, in order that we did our greatest to maintain on performing ourselves, as an alternative of reacting to others. This sounds a lot simpler than it’s, when the entire business you’re employed in appeared to break down round you. However we managed… extra to that later.
So again to the relaunch seven years in the past.
In some unspecified time in the future we obtained the web site secure, however all of the unhealthy coding of the years earlier than had been taken over by the builders as an alternative of making a brand new web site from scratch. Fortunately the site visitors stayed across the similar, however we couldn’t make investments additional, as it could have been wasted on a poorly functioning web site. So we simply stored on fixing stuff. And at this level I can’t thank Erik from aroundtheglobe.nl sufficient who helped me out along with his IT information and expertise over time! He did his magic and we had been capable of carry on going with the web site.
Often issues in life occur for a cause, although very often you solely discover out far later.
Other than Journey Dudes I’ve been working as COO and as a companion of iambassador. This very profitable and thrilling time is now over. However I’m wanting ahead to discovering out the aim of this step. And I’m enthusiastic about it!
As a result of we had a quiet soft-relaunch of Journey Dudes in December. And the perfect is… the location runs easily!
We now have been working during the last 12 months on this (really longer). And although the pandemic has been horrible in many alternative methods, we invested our time and stored on working laborious.
And we will already see that it was value it!
Like so many others, our web site’s site visitors dropped dramatically when Sars-CoV 2 hit the world and the journey business. However since our relaunch we’ve seen a rise of over 210% once more, which is clearly a results of the great work we have now achieved.
The brand new web site is secure, slimmer, and much better optimized in many alternative methods and we’re simply going to maintain bettering it. It’s not a Social Journey Platform anymore, however now we’re lastly capable of implement all of the concepts I’ve.
As Journey Dudes, we imagine in working laborious and in sharing the success.
In all these robust years we’ve been capable of develop our enterprise in many alternative methods. We grew the group and created a brand new video format, which we then used to supply our personal journey present. This has performed a giant function within the success we had with our Journey Dudes campaigns within the latest years.
A very powerful factor is, we did this with ardour and many enjoyable.
This was doable due to the Journey Dudes dream group, which supported me over so a few years and who believed in me.
However ultimately, I used to be solely capable of obtain all this due to my great and powerful spouse and with the assist from my complete household!
And I hope I can nonetheless rely on this for slightly longer… 🙂
… because it’s time to work on nice and profitable collaborations once more!
Journey Dudes has been a group the place passionate vacationers and bloggers share their journey suggestions. To this point we have now imported round 1,000 of the articles and we’ll maintain including many extra.
We need to proceed as a group, however in a extra unique arrange and by invitation solely. We’ll begin with this within the subsequent few weeks.
We’ll be bettering our content material technique and our purpose stays to assist one another and to supply our viewers with priceless journey suggestions and to assist improve their journey expertise.
I even have very massive and thrilling plans for the following few months! I’m already very enthusiastic about this….I can say that a lot:
It’s going to be particular once more!
So keep tuned!
And journey on