EPIC Nomad TV and several creators have been, for the better part of a year now, working on the EpicNomad.Life platform as a core organizing hub for content, content creators and nomads to utilize as a part of their own journey. This with a primary core mission of helping to elevate the story of the nomadic lifestyle.
The My.EpicNomad.Life social app/platform is already humming along with about 10,000 members using the network. The homepage here at EpicNomad.Life is being built out as an online content hub/digital magazine. It will soon compliment the social environment attached to it with news, videos, podcasts and much more.
One of the most exciting features here is now out in beta as of today. It’s a component that empowers content creators to host their own blogs or websites within the EpicNomad.Life content management system.
That’s right. You can now apply to have a fully featured WordPress powered blog hosted right here at EpicNomad.Life. Now you might be thinking… I already have a blog. Why replicate efforts over here at EpicNomad.Life? Or why move over here? Or even… why start from scratch here at EpicNomad.life instead of building my own on my own hosting service?
All good questions and we’re going to address them below. First, let’s look at the features and functionality of our platform.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
The ENL blog network is for those looking for a fully managed solution that integrates original content into a larger content distribution network. If you’re a code ninja who likes to get under the hood and tweak the code to your own liking, this may not be for you. Our platform is designed to take the guess work out of the picture so that creators can focus solely on content, not the management system that displays and distributes the content.
CUSTOMIZATION & BRANDING
As you can see in this demo landing page, our platform allows for a lot of customization in a landing page for your blog or website. Your landing page is unique to you and can have a custom header, your own banner ads, a welcome section, image links to your channels, profiles and/or about section and grid containing your latest posts.
RUN YOUR OWN ADS
In addition to a lot of customization options for the landing page, you can run your own ads on all of your own posts and your landing page. You can advertise your social media profiles, for example, or advertise an affiliate program or sponsor you work with.
WE MANAGE ALL SSL, SOFTWARE UPDATES, SECURITY UPDATES & HOSTING ENVIRONMENTS
Let’s face it. Managing your own privately hosted website or blog can be a pain in the ass. Having to constantly keep an eye on your SSL license, your security protocols and software (php/MySQL, etc) can be a daunting task. And if you do it wrong you can break everything!
I ALREADY HAVE A SITE – HOW COULD THIS BENEFIT ME?
If you already have a site you can simply replicate your content to your ENL blog/site. This would create extra steps, yes, but you gain access to a new audience through our network. Which, in turn, can bring you new readers, new email subscribers and new revenue.
I DON’T HAVE A SITE YET AND WOULD LIKE TO START FROM SCRATCH HERE
Great! This will make a great home for your content and you can customize the look and feel of your landing page, content sidebar, category header and blog content.
A couple of things to note:
- We cannot map a domain to your blog here. What you will have is a epicnomad.life/your-blog URL that you can point any domain to. For example, you could tell your DNS settings at GoDaddy to point yourdomain.com to epicnomad.life/your-blog
- You won’t have control of the main navigation menu, but your blog/site will be listed int he main navigation menu once approved into the network. Your content will also feed into the homepage and be considered to be included in our newsletters with nearly 20,000 subscribers.
I HAVE PRODUCTS & SERVICES I WOULD LIKE TO SELL – CAN I DO THAT?
Absolutely. Now it should be noted that your primary mission must be to post original content about the nomadic lifestyle. But as long as you’re publishing unique content about the nomadic lifestyle, you can certainly inform your readers about products and services you offer. You don’t want to be spammy about it, of course, but the decision to do so is completely up to you.
Additionally, if you’re a Shopify user you can easily integrate Shopify products directly into your content.
WHO OWNS THE CONTENT?
You do. Any content you publish into the platform is yours. You can request a WordPress XML file containing all of your content at any time. This XML file can be imported into a WordPress blog anywhere else.
WHAT ABOUT SUPPORT?
We’re getting our footing on this front now and you’ll have access to a private community support group on the My.EpicNomad.Life platform. You’ll work with our team for initial setup. After that there will be guides, tips and much more constantly posted to the private support group.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE AD REVENUE
We have to avoid conflicts of interest so we have to be a little careful on this front. Click here to read our full rundown on the ad revenue component built into the platform for all answers surrounding running your own ads for revenue here at EpicNomad.Life.
WHAT’S THE CATCH?
Free isn’t always free, right? There is no direct cost to hosting a blog or site on our blog network. The price you pay is that your blog is on the ENL network. This in and of itself markets not only your content but the network in general. Which is good for everyone because everyone else is also indirectly promoting your brand and content.