Hey hey!

And welcome to my donations page.

If you enjoy this blog, or the Spain to Go podcast, or the Learn Spanish with Daniel YouTube channel, please consider donating some money right here: expatmadrid.com/donate

(That redirects to a more specific donation page. If you prefer to use Bizum let me know via the contact page and I’ll get you set up.)

You can donate anywhere from a couple bucks to a couple thousand… whatever floats your boat!

me with gopi in howth ireland

Why donate? Good question…

I do this for free, although it takes a good bit of time, because I enjoy writing and because not a lot of other people are doing in-depth articles (with actual research) about life in Spain.

The big problem is that I don’t have anything to sell you.

My other online persona does: elsewhere I write books and make courses for people who want to learn English, but if you’re a fan over here I can pretty much guarantee you don’t need me to explain the English tense system to you.

However, if you’d like to buy some English books for a Spanish-speaking friend, I’d appreciate it. You can check out my page on Amazon USA or on Amazon Spain.

Other ways to support the Chorizo Chronicles and Spain to Go

Other ways you can support the cause: subscribe to my YouTube channel. It’s called Learn Spanish with Daniel and the benefit is right there in the title.

Here’s a video I made about the Spanish R and RR sounds if you want to see what I do…

I’ve got around 50 videos up there at this point, all free.

Also, you could give a review to the podcast. It’s on Spotify and on Apple Podcasts. Giving me some stars (hopefully five, to be honest) and a review if possible helps with the visibility over there.

If you use some other app or platform to listen to podcasts, you can search for it. It’s called Spain to Go and it’s on Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, etc.

Also, you could sign up for some Spanish classes over at Preply. They sponsor my serious English-learning channel on YouTube and I’m also part of their affiliate program, so I get a few bucks if you use my link.

Or last but not least, you could very easily sign up for email updates.

I only really send those when I have something new or interesting. Like I said, nothing to sell here. So I’m not going to send out a whole long marketing sequence or anything.

Anyway, all this has got me thinking…

How to make a living as a blogger in a post-blogging world.

Years ago, I wrote a long article about how to monetize a blog.

And all those tactics still work.

However, I’ve been so busy monetizing my other English-learning blogs that I haven’t done much with this one. And honestly, I’m not sure that blogs are all that popular anymore.

Should I start a TikTok? Barf. I feel better the less time I spend on social media, so I’m not planning on making a second career out of some app.

Anyway, a lot of travel bloggers monetize by offering custom tours of their city, or “bespoke” travel planning – neither of which really go with my personality.

(When I travel, I don’t plan anything. I just show up somewhere new and then take a walk. And if you asked me to plan a trip for you, I’d just tell you to do the same.)

Another option for monetizing this would be to put Google Ads all over the site, but every time I’ve tried that it just looks terrible, and the money I make is so little that it isn’t worth it.

All this to say, I appreciate donations of any size. If you buy a few books, that’s also great. Let me know what you think about the blog, and send me your recommendations. I’m happy to work on new topics, if I think there’s something interesting there.

Yours,

Daniel AKA Mr Chorizo.

P.S. Okay, here’s the link to the contact page again, in case you’ve got something to say. And have I mentioned that you can donate money?

P.P.S. If you want to meet up for a coffee in Barcelona (or occasionally Madrid) I’m usually down for that as well. Send me a message through the contact page, or on Instagram or something. Thanks!