The King of Internet Marketing is here!!!!!! Barry Wells has been a virtual guide to learn how to be successful in the field of Internet Marketing for all newbies around here in the blogging world. You add him as a friend and follow him on one his social profiles, and am sure he will have something to offer to you, maybe like a few tidbits about your own blog or website.
Once you are onto his website, do not forget to look into the Free Giftspage for some awesome free downloads of eBooks like “The Real Truth of Online Marketing” and “How to Profit from Private Label & Resale Rights” and a few more. I am sure you will love these freebies!!!
Last but not the least, one should really consider the “Video Challenge” hosted on his website for the month of March, 4 videos in 4 weeks related to Internet Marketing. If you are into creating videos for your posts or even if you are not, this will be a good opportunity to break the ice and get ahead of others. You can go through the post for more details on the same, where Barry has even mentioned some topics that you may choose from.
How long have you been blogging?
My blog is 3 years old today.
How many blogs do you own and contribute for?
I own just the one at present, I do have plans for a second one but they’re hush hush at the moment. I also assist on another blog with their technical side of things.
What is the main purpose or objective of your blog?
To detail my journey online and in doing so help others over the hurdles they may be facing, as I once did, as well as encouraging others to face their fears and progress online.
How many posts do you write on an average per week?
One post a week at the moment, but on the odd occasion there has been two.
How much time do you devote for your blog on a daily basis?
I don’t have a set time allocated to my blog, but if things need doing then I tend to do them as soon as possible. Replying to comments takes priority over my daily activity.
How much time do you spend on tracking RSS feeds?
To be honest I’m guilty here as I haven’t been tracking them at all of late.
What is your favorite social bookmarking site and Why?
That would have to be Twitter as it was the first one I joined, is my top traffic source most months and where I met many of my online friends and fellow bloggers.
What is your blog’s monthly revenue?
I don’t make a lot of money from my blog and certainly not on a monthly basis. I have received payments when I’ve reviewed products but like I say that’s not on a monthly basis.
How many page views does your blog generate daily?
On average around 22,500 but I’ve just checked today and there have been 20,170 so far today.
Name one blog (apart from yours!!) you read every day without fail.
There aren’t any blogs I visit on a daily basis. There are a few that I visit every time they publish a new post www.Adriennesmith.net www.dawnkaysblog.com www.sallyneill.com www.ianieba.com www.deeannrice.com www.stevescottsite.com www.basicblogtips.com and quite a few more but I wouldn’t want to fill the page and distract from my answers
What is your blog’s main revenue generator?
As I said I don’t really earn a lot from my blog except when I’ve done product reviews and they work well but I wouldn’t like to do them all the time.
Do you believe in Alexa rankings for measuring traffic?
Alexa rankings are good but for measuring traffic…. Not really as they aren’t current. I’ve started using www.getclicky.com which is excellent as you can track visitors whilst they’re on your sites. I was told about that by Sonia of www.logallot.com which is another great blog that I try to visit on a regular basis, she’s great as well
Do you accept Guest Articles on your blog?
Yes I do, but I have certain rules about accepting them and then I only accept them from my regular readers and those that try to get to know through their commenting.
Do you believing in spending money on promoting your blog?
Yes I do if it’s beneficial to the blog owner, but hands up…. I haven’t as yet as I get my traffic without having to put my hand in my pocket.
Do you answer to all the comments on your blog?
Absolutely. If a person is good enough to read my content and then leave me a comment it would be rude not to reply to them. Likewise if I go to a blog and see the blogger only replying to their “pals” I won’t bother leaving them a comment and probably won’t visit the blog again. Blogging is about give and take and if it’s only working one way then it’s not in balance and so it’s not for me.
How did you market your blog during your initial days to get the readers that you have?
Jacinta Dean held the 100 Blog Comment Challenge and I helped her organize & promote that and in doing so I met loads of bloggers. Many of which I’m still in touch with, but more to the point it got me out there blog hopping, which I continue to do today.
Any mistakes to learn from and avoid?
Allowing spam comments on our blogs. I’ve seen loads of talk lately about comment rules displayed on our blogs. I used to display mine as well, but now I keep the rules in my head and when I see an offending comment I mark it as spam. If people display their comment rules then the spammers will just work around them and make themselves appear to be legit. ALWAYS visit the URL’s of the comments being left before approving their comments.
Not showing our readers the respect they deserve, by not replying to comments.
Not giving our commenters any link love, commentluv is free so use it and you’ll receive comments as long as you put yourself out there.
What is your source of new post ideas?
My journey online and some of the gems I find along the way. New things I learn I like to pass on to my readers.
Is having a “niche” important to bloggers?
Yes, somewhat but until you’ve found yours just post about what interests you or what you’re doing online.
Any advice to a start-up blogger?
Don’t try and blag it like you know it all. Be personal, honest and get yourself in the mix with other bloggers. Don’t ever fear leaving a comment, thinking you’ve got nothing to add to their post or they’re so big and you’re so small. We were all new to blogging at some point so leave your thoughts about the post and if there’s something you didn’t understand ask about that point, proper bloggers will be happy to reply and explain it.
Name a Blogger who inspires you
Adrienne Smith of http://adriennesmith.net Is my number one blogger. I think she’s a star that shines on people everywhere she goes. She’s so helpful to everyone and is so approachable. I recommend every blogger get over there and learn from her example, like I said she’s a star that shines on everyone.
I love blogging about my internet marketing journey and the gems I find online. I also have a passion for helping people and have just completed a new product, www.frompassiontoproducts.com , which is an eBook showing people how to write their own eBooks. I also create video tutorials that I place on my blog, www.barry-wells.com and if my readers are stuck on something I’ll create a video to help them (as long as I know how to ).
I also have a presence on all of the social media sites:
Praveen Rajarao is an Entrepreneur and in his spare time blogs on his website –http://www.dailymorningcoffee.com and http://www.pbgeeks.com. His topics range from blogging to technology to affiliate programs and making money online and how-to guides. Daily Morning Coffee is also accepting Guest Posts from Professional Bloggers at this time, take a look at “Write For DMC” page for more details on the same.