Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blogging For Business (and Pleasure)

Many expats I know have blogs. Most start out as journals to connect with people back home. But some, like Toma Haines' blog, The Antiques Diva, inspire full-blown businesses. (Haines' tour business, inspired from her blog, now gives up to 48 antique shopping tours a year in various locals like Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin.)

Then there are expat blogs like Swisstory that make money through different kinds of advertising like the Amazon affiliate program.

As one gets established in the blogging world, working as a professional blogger is also a possibility. For example, Jul of This Non-American Life, has blogged for several b5media sites and yours truly has blogged for,, and

To find out more about how some expats are turning their joy of blogging into a (small) business, read my article, Blogging for Business (and Pleasure), in this month's Swiss News.


Jul said...

Great article. :)

Chantal said...

Thanks. :)

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Thanks for mentioning me in the blog post and thanks again for the article!! I'm home from holiday and tackling my big to-do pile... ugh, vacation is so sweet, returning is such sorrow! Then to add insult to injury comes the post-holiday-diet!!!
Take care,

Chantal said...

Good luck with your to-dos! It's always hard to come back from a great vacation.

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