All these interviews focus on one thing: how to make a living blogging. Watch, listen, read, learn, take notes, doodle ideas, whatever works for you.
Danny Iny, Marketing Expert
Danny’s famous for his rapid-fire guest blogging abilities and his incredible insight into marketing your small business. I’m a huge fan of his blog at Firepole Marketing, and I’ve taken a few of the Firepole Marketing training courses, too. [If you’re interested, try Write Like Freddy for a fast track to productive blogging on other people’s sites, or check out the Audience Business Masterclass to help you grow your blog into your living. I’m a student and affiliate of both those courses, and they rock.]
Here Danny talks about marketing your freelance services and attracting the right clients.
Watch the video [26 minutes]
Tom Ewer, Freelance Blogger
Tom’s blog Leaving Work Behind tells the story of his progress as an entrepreneur, from newly self-employed to SEO-focused niche blogger to freelance writer online. Go and check it out sometime. Tom’s also the author of Successful Freelance Writing Online, a comprehensive guide to making your way as an online writer. It’s an awesomely helpful ebook, and that’s an affiliate link.
Here Tom talks about how he discovered the concept of freelance writing for blogs and websites, and how he’s built his career without spending a great deal of time on traditional marketing tactics.
Watch the video [23 minutes]
Jeff Goins, Author & Blogger
Jeff’s a writer. And his blog is incredibly popular because he talks not only about the act of writing but about the unique thoughts and ideals inside every writer’s mind. He’s also astonishingly productive, writing books while living with a young family and working a day job. Get his book You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) to remind you WTF you’re doing and why.
Here, Jeff talks about his unusual take on work/life balance, how he wrote a book in only half an hour each day, and how to find an audience that believes in what you’ve got to share.
Watch the video [45 minutes]
Francesca Nicasio, Freelance Writer
Francesca started her freelance writing career at Examiner. From there, she built a professional reputation that attracted new clients and allowed her to charge professional rates for her online writing. In this interview, Francesca talks about how she took her first steps into freelance writing, how she finds her clients, and why she’s started a blog that teaches freelance writers how to build and grow their business.
Watch the video [13 minutes]
Xenios Thrasyvoulou, People Per Hour
Xenios is the leader of PeoplePerHour.com, the freelance marketplace that gave me my start in freelance writing years ago. I still use it to pick up gigs whenever I need them, and although low-paying gigs are available, there are always a few high-paying freelance writing projects up for grabs.
Here Xenios tells me about why People Per Hour’s business model is the future of working life, and how the site supports and rewards the freelancers who use it.
Watch the video [20 minutes]
Zac Johnson, Pro Blogger
Zac Johnson is the man behind BloggingTips.com and Blogging.org —he’s been making money online for more than 15 years and has tested a ton of different ways to go about it. In this interview he explains how he grew his blogs into income generators, and why it’s so important to clarify your business model if you want to make money blogging.