Create stories, photos, and videos and share your Atlantic Ocean experience with the world. The Atlantic Ocean crossing is a journey of inspiration, learning and gaining lots of new insights. Sharing the magic of the ocean will inspire, educate and increase awareness! For those living in the cities or far away from the sea, they don’t see or realise the current state of the ocean, and will just keep going as they are. You can help to change attitudes and behaviour by sharing your experience!
Set up your online playground
You can spread the word via social media channels, an email newsletter, or you can even start a website. It can be set up in minutes. To help you get started with a website I have created a list of handy tools.
Resources to start a website
If you like to keep it easy and simple check WIX or Jimdo or simply start a traveldiarie. My websites are based on wordpress. The learning curve is slightly higher than average but the possibilities are endless.
Register your Domain / url at Iwantmyname.com Great simple service and cheap.
Fiverr Outsource your logo, website set up, template customization, translations, name it and someone on Fiverr can do it!
99designs Launch a design contest for your website, logo, or branding and pick your favourite. I had my bookcover designed through this. You get a 99$ upgrade if you go via this link.
Webhosting Lightningbase webhost Cheap & fast and responsible energized managed wordpress hosting. They have a server in Amsterdam which makes it fast for a European audience. They help you set up. Their customer service is outstanding. The use very limited resources which make it a responsible low energy solution. This website is hosted by Lightningbase.
Another often recommended wordpress hosting solution is BlueHost.
WordPress theme Organic themes Minimalistic, responsible and stylish wordpress themes. My old travel blog is based on the adventure theme and I love it.
Find a theme Find a free theme on wordpress.org and more advanced paid themes on Themeforest This is a huge database of themes, plugins and handy tools for your website. My two favourite themes that are easy to use and have endless possibilities (both drag and drop):
Blog Marketing Resources
Find relevant keywords with Keyword tool and Soovle
Install YOAST SEO as a SEO tool in wordpress.
Social Media Marketing Resources
What’s a website if no one finds out…
Here’s a few tips.
Learn about SEO and Social Media. I learned a great deal from Udemy courses.
Collect email address and create a sign up form on your website or facebook page. I use ActiveCampaign.