Ah yes… to be young and have your own business on the internet. I first started making money online when I was 15 and in high school, these were quite the exciting times. I bet Ammar from AllBloggingTips.com is enjoying his teen years as well as he has found quite the success in the world of blogging at such an early age. All of this and more is an excellent reason why Ammar is featured in this weeks blogger interview series.
1.) Please tell us about yourself and how you got into blogging?
I’m Ammar, a young blogger from Islamabad, Pakistan. Creating website and making money from it was my dream. It was 2010 when I got internet and new computer. I started discovering new things. My dad helped me in this. He bought few websites, all were hacked. I decided to create new blog and on 1st December 2011 my first blog was live. Now it’s widely known as AllBloggingTips.com.
After getting good traffic I started monetizing my blog. Now I am making good money from it.
2.) What is the focus of your blog and why did you choose that niche?
Main focus of my blog is to help new bloggers. When I started my blog I only focused on releasing some cool and new widget, themes for WordPress & Blogspot. After sometime I started giving blogging tips, traffic generation methods and making money online ideas.
3.) How are you currently monetizing your blog traffic?
I don’t use Google Adsense. Most of my earnings are from affiliate marketing, direct ad sales and sponsored posts.
I do provide some services like Free WP Setup, Theme Customization etc.
4.) What do you know now that you wish you knew when you first started blogging?
Well nothing comes in mind before time, I think it is better to know gradually with the help of experience than from any other source. But I think I am better in SEO than I was before. It can be something that I had known before I started. Another thing I wish I knew was social media and using it effectively!
5.) What are three blogs that you visit almost daily?
I don’t visit blogs daily. However here are few that I visit almost everyday.
6.) Can you give us three recommended tools/services that you use with your blogging?
- Google Adword Tool
- Pomodoro App
- MBP Ninja Affliate
7.) What advice would you have for someone who is just starting with their first blog?
Advice is simple do not just jump in anything , first know about that , then test it after that you can apply that if you get good results. This advice is true in blogging as well as in real life. However, here are some advices I’d like to give to new bloggers
- Choose a perfect domain, easy to remember, short and sweet! 😀
- Choose quality web host with excellent support and services.
- Don’t blog just for money
- Focus more on producing quality content and don’t forget social media promotion
8.) What’s the best advice or tip you’ve discovered about blogging since getting started?
The best tip is there are no shortcut tricks that can give you fruitful results for long time, there is only one thing that can give you long life results and that is effort and your sincerity in anything.
9.) If you only had $100 to start a new blog, how would you use it?
I will spend it in buying a domain and hosting nothing else. When you have both these then everything depends on your skills and efforts.
10.) How can readers of the blog get in touch with you?
Visit my blog : AllBloggingTips.com
I’m on twitter: @allbloggingtips
Find me on Facebook
Thanks again Ammar for taking the time to share your advice and story with the Blogging Tips community. If you would like to learn about other bloggers and how they are finding success online, be sure to read through our blogger interview series.