Today, we are going to Interview Blogger Awogor Matthew of Awogorm.com. His blog is about making money online. He writes reviews and ratings on products, brands and services on his another website mybrandreview.com. Let’s get some blogging tips from Awogor Matthew and know more about him..
1. Please tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
My name is Awogor Matthew, a PRO digital marketer and blogger at https://mybrandreview.com where I write reviews and ratings on products, brands and services. My beautiful portfolio website at https://awogorm.com where I also integrated a blog to discuss local means people can make money online passively. I hail from the beautiful city of Lagos – Nigeria. I’m happy to be here right in front of your awesome audiences today.
2. Walk me through the step-by-step process that you went through to get to where you are today. What was the first thing you did? Next?
Step by step? Wow! If am to list the steps I’m going to write a full page of 2500 words of article plus. But I understand how bored that can be to your readers, therefore, am going to keep it short and straightforward.
When I started blogging in 2013, it was like a dream to me. I had always dreamed to become a web programmer from my Primaries. In 2013, I started the journey by searching “How to design a website” behold, I stumbled upon several articles which I cannot tell how it was or straight they did explain but I think I was referred to buy hosting with either Bluehost or Godaddy which could cost me money. And you know what? I can’t ask my parents for such amount just to start hosting my website.
So I searched for “how to get free website” behold, I met with simplesite.com where I designed my first website I titled after my nickname. Sorry I’m not going to mention it here. Afterwards, I met a friend with likeminded who we became friends and started working together. He’s the owner of https://tipsonblogging.com a blog about blogging tips, SEO etc.
Making it short, I started blogging day by day, I learned one or two things via Google.com and YouTube.com which made me very exceptional and fast learning.
I owned my very first blog then after a long time of child play. Bought a domain and hosted it on blogspot.com.
That’s how I started blogging without earning a dime though I knew not if money was involved. I made my first $160 for sponsored post when I launched a review blog reviewnetgato.com after which I sold it out in one year of anniversary. By this time, I had started earning online and networking with high profile and top influencers.
3. What do you think is the best strategy that worked well for you to get more traffic to your blog?
At the starting point of any new blogger who wants to get massive traffic to their respective blogs, the needs to make keyword research are mandatory exceptionally to news and entertainment niche which has so many temporal keywords.
Keywords Research will help you to target proficient keywords that will not just bring traffic but money. Noticed on my blog I don’t write everyday anymore? Yes, because am able to discover a keyword that could earn me money and quality traffic.
In outline, Best strategies to generate massive traffics to your blog include:
- Keyword Research
- Blog commenting
- Guest posting
- Networking with high profiled influencers
- Writing Longform contents
- Avoid stuffing of keywords in one post etc
4. Please tell us some of your strengths that really helped you in blogging?
Talking about every man’s success, they are strategies, steps or prices that was paid to be in any place you are.
In my own part, my strengths remain:
- Love for blogging
- Courage to withstand challenges and competition
- Humility before top profiled influencers (I tap from them)
- Readiness to spend (No pay no gain)
5. How active are you on a weekly basis? How often do you communicate with your followers?
As earlier discussed, noticed I don’t post regularly on my blog? Yes, returning visitors may see the same posts all the time the land on my homepage but that isn’t an issue as it’s already paying.
I post most a times once or twice in a month. All consistent communication remain within chatbots and email newsletters to remarket the contents.
My audience is Google.com audience who are hungry to buy and ready to buy so I don’t beg them, they rather beg to search for the information on google.
6. What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to his readers?
As a blogger, I don’t think it’s compulsory to offer any service to your readers wherefore you are not interested of. But to keep yourself abreast, you can offer some related services to what you know and what speaks of your blog.
For example, when you go to https://awogorm.com, I offer professional services such as Article writing, Web site design, Press Release Consultation, SEO service etc. This also helps to pay parts of my bills as a blogger. That’s why am a pro digital marketer.
7. What was your greatest failure in blogging and what did you learn from that?
At a point, I discovered I couldn’t renew my domain because no earnings were coming. And I felt shy to ask someone for money to renew my domain (matent.com.ng) so I gave up and decided to use only fiverr.com to survive online. It actually did. But after 5 months of non-blogging, I finally raised money to renew my host then started blogging all over again with a different domain.
8. Can you name some of your favorite bloggers and explain why they are your favorites?
Favourites? They many but I will just mention few.
Prosper Noah who is a friend, a brother, a neighbor and a partner is one with great wisdom. He shared in his knowledge with me while I do the same so I will always remember him. We started same time and growing together.
Amongst others are;
Promise Excel of maverickexcel.com
Jide Ogunsanya of ogbongeblog.com
Harsh Agrawal of shoutmeloud.com And the rest of others.
9. How much time do you spend blogging?
These days, I won’t say I spend up to 24 hours blogging in a week. Very rare. Because I have built the niche already and only marketing it to regenerate the same income over and over again.
10. A lot of people think that blogging is an easy way to make money online. Do you have some tips for those people who are interested in making money from the blog?
Yes, blogging is actually very easy to make your first $1000 online only when you know the game. I will advice you don’t start blogging because you want to make money first. But if you want to make it a business from the very beginning like news and entertainments agency, then you should be ready to invest.
Invest in what?
Invest buying courses, eBooks or training programs from people who have already made it. They holds the secrets to those things you want to start learning from scratch alone which will take you a long time. But when you learn from them, It will be a stepping stone and a shortcut for you to start from.
As a digital Marketer, I recommend you check out my all in one eBook starting the Journey of Internet Marketer.
11. What promotional techniques work best for you and why?
Promotional techniques? Depending on what I wish to market.
If I want to do a paid promotion for the purpose of increasing my Google Adsense Earnings, I use Paid Per Click Ads targeting. Why, because this methods help to display ads to audience on products and services they are already searching for on Search Engines.
But if am to sell a product like an eBook, affiliate products like clickbank products, I use Facebook ads targeting to generate traffic to the sales page. The higher the money, the higher audiences you will make. You can try my eBook on Penny Per Click method of Advertising
12. What do you find to be the most gratifying aspect of blogging?
You will make the money with time and you will be connected to the whole world, you are the voice of the world because what you publish is what they world will see on google and the entire world wide web (www). You will meet new people and you will also fulfil your passion.
13. How can readers get in touch with you?
Well, anyone who which to contact me for any reason, questions, connection or whatsoever can do so by visiting my website contact me page.
Thanks again Awogor Matthew for taking the time to share your tips and story with the BloggerMeet community. If you would like to learn about other bloggers and how they are getting success online, be sure to keep reading through our blogger interview series.