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Leaving Holland is my latest website and blog I take to the WWW. I’ve launched personal blogs and many business websites before, filled them with content, worked on SEO, all to build an audience, build interaction or even to boost sales. Here I bundle my knowledge, take you along with me in the first months of Leaving Holland being a baren canvas to a professional monetized blog, so you can learn from a pro.

What to do with travel photos?

What to do with travel photos?

People often ask me, what I do for a living. Well, not much. I travel and write and making photos/videos. Does that pay the bills? Yes, it can pay bills. As a world citizen I have a nomadic lifestyle and with that comes the digital work. Among the things I do I found a way to make all those hundreds of photos create an income for me. I sell my travel photos. They are usable for many purposes but especially…

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Three mistakes I made on Social Media

Three mistakes I made on Social Media

I blog since blogging was invented. I was one of the first, and for over 15 years I’ve been blogging almost every day. There were moments in my life that every occasion was observed on blogability. In those days blogging was fun. You opened one at one of the so many platforms and instantly you had an audience, since there were not many of us. We had fun sharing, working, linking and helping each other. We followed our hearts and…

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Affordable Photography for Bloggers

Affordable Photography for Bloggers

Running a blog or a small business website might be a time consuming thing to due, specially when you do not have a huge stock of photos available. Did you know that: Taking random pictures form the internet may cause a Google ban since it is prohibited? Using stockphotos is no longer a feature but a drag? Using stockphotos will make your website, Facebook page or blog look generic instead of unique? there are website that offer royalty free photos…

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Fabric Photos in Creative Market

Fabric Photos in Creative Market

Photography is my passion, and I sell my pictures. I have a wide variety of photos. I like industrial buildings and tools, seaviews, people, and details. You can buy them from 7 US$ upward and there are special prices for extended licenses. Most of the pictures for sale by Leaving Holland Photography are taken in the Philippines. But also in Europa and North Africa. When you browse through the shop you will find a large variety of material and I’m…

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When a website fails to succeed

When a website fails to succeed

When I website fails to succeed, and I do not mean a business website, but a personal one, one has to think about the costs involved and the time spent on doing research writing articles and promoting the blog. About 10 years ago it was so easy, just open a blog on any platform and start blogging and there you go: you have an audience, interaction and hits. But since Google is changing the internet more and more to a…

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Someone stole my content

Someone stole my content

I have this love and hate relationship with the internet. I love it because it opens a world of knowledge to me, I hate it because I always have to research again to find out if the information is genuine and up-to- date. I love it because it lets me meet people I otherwise would have never met before. I hate it because the algorithms only feed me based on my behaviour and searches. I love it because it inspires…

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Bloggers and the Art of Storytelling

Bloggers and the Art of Storytelling

Every article published, every blog post uploaded, is a story told. As a blogger you are also a story teller. And the better you tell a story the more followers you will get. Storytelling is part of life. Everybody has a story to tell. Your great grandparents, grandparents and parents and even your children tell stories. Memories, family anecdotes, daily life in the past and present. As a blogger you should master the art of capturing the spoken word and…

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