Through BloggingTips.com I’ve been able to meet with a lot of new people from all around the world. Many of these people have been new bloggers and writers that have flourished over the years and created some very nice brands and businesses for themselves. One of these individuals is Michael Chibuzor, who also frequently contributes to the blog. Be sure to read his full interview below to learn how he’s increase his brand name exposure and started his own business online.
1.) Please tell us about yourself and how you got into blogging?
My name is Michael Chibuzor and I started blogging as a result of my basic knowledge in affiliate marketing at the time. I wanted to share my success stories, what worked and what failed in order to guide beginners.
2.) What is the focus of your blog and why did you choose that niche?
The focus of my blog is content marketing. I decided to choose that niche, because traditional advertising is gradually losing its flavor, and a dynamic marketing system that puts the target audience first had emerged.
The truth is that content marketing has always been, but now, it’s become more popular and in demand. I chose this niche to educate, inform and make a living creating products and services that truly helps others.
3.) How are you currently monetizing your blog traffic?
I’m a freelance writer, so my blog is a platform to market my SEO and writing services to potential clients, as well as provide valuable content to business owners.
4.) What do you know now that you wish you knew when you first started blogging?
To be honest with you, I now know that email marketing is the most important part of running a blogging business. If I had known this earlier when I started, I’d have added an optin box on my blog to collect leads.
5.) What are three blogs that you visit almost daily?
The 3 blogs are:
6.) Can you give us three recommended tools/services that you use with your blogging? (search tools, keywords, content, social)
I use Google keywords tool almost every day.
I also use slideshare.net to publish quality powerpoint presentation
I also use vaultpress.com to backup my blog database and protect it against hackers.
7.) What advice would you have for someone who is just starting with their first blog?
The same advice I got when I started blogging (even though I didn’t abide by it).
Pick a niche that you’re passionate about and stick to it.
Don’t try to build multiple blogs at once. Establish a loyal audience and start profiting with one blog first, before moving on to build another.
Above all, challenge yourself to always write and publish “rich and informative” content.
Mediocre content can’t suffice in today’s people and SEO world.
8.) What’s the best advice or tip you’ve discovered about blogging since getting started?
Collect email leads and start building relationship with your subscribers.
Get them to love, trust and believe in you – then recommend a premium product and watch the sales roll in.
9.) If you only had $100 to start a new blog, how would you use it?
10.) How can readers of the blog get in touch with you?
They can get in touch with me through my blog and twitter. Visit www.contentmarketingup.com.
Thanks again Michael 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.