Thursday, August 13, 2015

Vegas Dreams and Having Fun on a Budget

Vegas View with Highroller - Photo Credit: Tianndra Demers

How to make a million dollars in Vegas ? 

That's what I call the Vegas Dream.

I'm thinking the only way that will happen, is either, win a poker tournament or max out winnings with a slot machine.  It happens - for real. 

Hold on ! 

I hear there's another way to bring in hard-cold-cash.  

It's called market advertising on your website. I know, I know...the possibility of that ever happening is like winning the Power Ball Lottery, itself.

But wait... 

According to a young lad from Ireland, he has lucked out in generating a million in revenue from his travel website called OneStep4ward, in just three years of blogging.

I was amazed, to say the least, so, of course I had to ask him, " How did you do it?" 

He told me the same generic answer his website already says," @vegasreviewsvg quality content mate - never stop producing it, eventually it'll take off :)"

Well, that's good advise, right ?  Sounds promising.  But, how do you make a million?  

Luxor Las Vegas - Photo Credit: Tianndra Demers 

With any blog you have to have keen interest in the subject, experience it, be honest, and forward useful information to your million of viewers.

Wait...did you say a million viewers?  

Ok, so my little blog, Vegas Reviews has maybe 10,000 unique viewers per month and, I have never received any funds from Ad Clicks. 

So, would you say, my Vegas Reviews Blog gives quality content ? 

I believe it does.  

Let's see: Vegas has always been my dream vacation spot, "Home-away-from-home" for the past 35 years.  I have lost count throughout the years, but I average 2-3 times a year vacationing in Vegas. 

Experience - check. 

How about quality content? 

I think so.  

Let's see : I share honest quality information from a tourists point-of-view (POV).  As a real tourist, I share with you my mishaps, mistakes, the real cost of traveling to Vegas, the good resorts to check in to, great eateries for foodies (like myself) best entertainment, fun rides, events, things to avoid, gambling hazards and awesome tours. 

Did I miss anything? 

I'm your average joe, but call me Bari, who's considered a Vegas Lover

So, have I covered everything? 

MGM Grand, Las Vegas  Photo Credit: Tianndra Demers

Oh wait.  

Everyone that has gone to Vegas figures they are an expert of some sort or another.  But not everyone has quality information or are completely truthful.  In fact, they are trying to sell you something.  Sure, Vegas can be broken down to five different EXPERT categories, such as: 

  1. Dining or Foodie 
  2. Entertainment 
  3. Accommodations
  4. Clubs (honestly, I'm not good in this area - the Club scene. I still can't understand how someone is willing to pay VIP Bottle service, when it starts at $1500 a pop - yikes!)  I hear it's great for bachelors or bachelorettes parties. 
  5. And Tour experts - there's a lot of them! 

White Castle - Las Vegas Strip  Photo Credit: Tianndra Demers

My Vegas Blog is everything the average tourist wants to hear. 

We all want to enjoy our holidays without going home broke. I concentrate on the cost and FUN throughout Vegas as a tourist, with a budget, like yourself.  

Like you, I count my pennies and keep close to a strict budget.  Those little extras can add up, like the Resort Fees and add-on taxes.  Trust me when I say, your room only costing $35, is just the beginning.  Your total of the day is more likely to be $80 - $200 per night, not including flight, meals, car rental, taxi or buses, tours and entertainment. 

Vegas Strip Photo Credit : Tianndra Demers

But wait! 

The more you SPEND at the casino, the more comps (complimentary bonuses) you receive. Well, actually you spent more at the casino to get that comp, so really, you have spent a lot more than expected.  

Of course, you do have the option of playing MYVEGAS games, and with so many loyalty points you get FREE rooms, buffets, dinners, shows and gambling credits.  This option is free to play, and as long as you don't buy coins, it's a sweet bonus to your stay in Vegas.  So, yes, you can get 6 FREE COMPS per couple, per stay.

As far as winning millions or marketing opportunities with your blog, it's like cashing in on a lottery.  

Will it happen?  

No, but it sure would be nice.  I'll let you know when that happens.  Imagine blogging, what you love to do and making a living doing so. 

Nice - right ? 

Ok.  So I'll stop dreaming and continue on giving my viewers the best knowledge of having FUN in Vegas on a budget.  Clicking on my google ads and buying something will help, but in reality, it's a far stretch to the truth.  Donations is another way to help out in my efforts, and I truly appreciate your kindness, if you do so. 

Generally speaking though, I wouldn't be spending all my time and effort, if I didn't enjoy it. 

Seriously, I really LOVE VEGAS

In the end, that's what counts, and I hope you can come along for the journey with my journals, blogs and photos of FUN IN VEGAS.

See You in Vegas! 

By Bari Demers - screenwriter, Vegas Lover and blogger 

Flamingo Las Vegas - Photo Credit : Tianndra Demers

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