Every since I read about PlentyOfFish last year, I have had similar aspirations. I am not saying that I will reach the levels of income he has reached, but more along the lines of creating a website that rivals bigger websites/companies run by hundreds of people.
The blogging platform performs like any other blog (RSS included) except you catagorize by location and type (if itâ€™s a review or not) before you write up the entry. You canâ€™t drop drop images directly in a post, but instead associate some photos with it via an image gallery. You can print these photos out later using Qoop. Readers can comment on posts or leave questions in RealTravelâ€™s location specific forums.
RealTravel has accomplished all of this in just one year, and with only $1 million in angel funding. They are a poster-child for the way to run a lean web service, and I suspect a bigger round of financing, or acquisition, will come in the near future.
With only $1 million? I would be happy with a thousand dollars! I am not saying my own travel site has the same level of sophistication, but as I said I do have big goals. How much could it cost to get a travel planner script developed on rentacoder?
I think my site will get more interesting as I get out on the road with my laptop.