I currently blog for PPC.org and TweaksForGeeks.com on a weekly basis. This takes up around 3 hours per week.
For AskWillOnline.com, I don’t put much time to anymore but still reply to comments and contact pages. As for poemanalysis.com, around 3 hours a week goes into this to do book-keeping, keep up to date with the accountant and perform SEO on posts from my team of freelancers.
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?
It is not easy. It is very difficult and only those that are truly motivated do well in it. With this, make sure you truly enjoy what you are blogging about. When this is the case, you won’t think of blogging as a job but as a form of enjoyment.
Don’t be turned off by this, though! Thousands of websites are still created daily, so it is never too late to blog about what you want.
11. What promotional techniques work best for you and why?
Pay per click advertising works extremely well when you want results quick and easy. I like social media too, although results can be inconsistent.
12. What do you find to be the most gratifying aspect of blogging?
Seeing how it has impacted people’s lives. For example, I had a comment on the poetry website from an old gentleman thanking the website for doing an analysis of a certain poem. When he was in WWII, he would read this motivational poem during take of, hoping it would give him luck with not being shot down and keeping him alive to see his wife when he flies back. He lost the book and the poem but managed to remember the poem’s title. After around 70 years, he re-discovered the poem again and read the analysis of it, to truly understand what the poem meant, giving him greater meaning to it.
Blogging is all about enriching and making other people’s lives better. Sharing information and knowledge is one of the greatest things about the internet, whether that is about school subjects, steam engines or poetry! You would think the gratification would come financially. But, it really doesn’t. It is the recognition from web users thanking you from the bottom of their heart for how the content has truly affected their lives. With this, there is no price to put on that.
Thanks again Will Green 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.