1. Please tell our readers about yourself?
I started in 2009. I help people find and follow their passion. Put another way: I help people discover their own inner clarity so they can live a life they love.
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?
What worked for me, in the beginning, was guest blogging. I built my blog from 0 to 10.000 subscribers almost solely on writing for other websites. But that was 2009-2012 so it may not work for you. What will work is getting in front of an audience and helping them.
3. Please tell us some of your strengths that really helped you in blogging?
I can create a lot of content. I have no problem writing dozens of articles per week or creating courses, or podcasts, or video content.
4. How active are you on a weekly basis? How often do you communicate with your followers?
I post something new twice a month now. When I started I posted three times a week. Then I did once a week. In the beginning, I thought I had to post three times a week. The more I wrote, the more I realized I didn’t have to follow most of the rules. I just had to help my readers.
5. What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to his readers?
For me, it’s to solve problems. The feedback I’ve received is that I help people relax, feel more empowered, and have more clarity.
6. What was your greatest failure in blogging and what did you learn from that?
Nothing big comes to mind. I don’t tend to regret things. Life evolves the way it evolves, and I simply do my best. I’d say to not be too focused on missing out on anything. Just do your thing and enjoy the even the seeming mistakes.
7. 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?
Blogging is like any business. The difference is that it’s done online. You have to have something to offer to people. Blogging in and of itself is merely a tool to deliver what you know. If you don’t love blogging, then find something else that you do love. When you truly love doing something, you have the energy to work hard and make it work.
8. What do you find to be the most gratifying aspect of blogging?
I enjoy writing and sharing what I know, but I truly enjoy seeing someone else helped by what I shared. I’ve received many emails from people who said that reading my blog has changed their life. It’s humbling because I don’t see myself as someone with magic powers. I simply share what I know, and let life do the rest.
Thanks again Henri Junttila 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.