Ah yes … being young and having your own business on the internet.
I started making money online when I was 15 and these were pretty exciting times in high school. I bet Ammar from AllBloggingTips.com is enjoying his teenage years and found quite a success in the blogging world at such a young age.
All of this and more is a great reason why Ammar is featured in this week’s blogger interview series.
1.) Please tell us something about yourself and how you got into blogging.
I’m Ammar, a young blogger from Islamabad, Pakistan. Creating a website and making money from it was my dream.
It was 2010 when I got internet and a new computer.
I started discovering new things. My father helped me with this. He only bought a few websites, all of which were hacked. I decided to start a new blog and on December 1st, 2011 my first blog went live. Now it is commonly known as AllBloggingTips.com.
After getting good traffic, I started monetizing my blog. Now I make good money with it.
2.) What is the main focus of your blog and why did you choose this niche?
The main focus of my blog is to help new bloggers. When I started my blog, I just focused on posting some cool and new widget themes for WordPress & Blogspot. After a while, I shared tips on blogging, methods of generating traffic, and making money from online ideas.
3.) How are you currently monetizing your blog traffic?
I don’t use Google Adsense. Most of my income comes from affiliate marketing, direct ad sales, and sponsored posts.
I offer some services like Free WP Setup, Theme Customization etc.
4.) What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started blogging?
Well, I can’t think of anything ahead of time. I think it is better to know step by step through experience than from any other source. But I think I’m better at SEO than before. It may be something I knew before I started. Another thing I would have liked to know was social media and how to use it effectively!
5.) Which three blogs do you visit almost every day?
I don’t visit blogs every day. However, here are some that I visit almost every day.
6.) Can you give us three recommended tools / services that you use for your blogging?
- Google Adword Tool
- Tomato app
- MBP Ninja Affliate
7.) What advice would you have for someone just starting their first blog?
Advice is simple. Don’t just jump into anything, know it first. Then test it out. You can apply it when you get good results. This advice applies to both blogging and real life. However, here is some advice I would like to give new bloggers
- Choose a perfect domain, easy to remember, short and sweet! ????
- Choose a quality web host with great support and service.
- Don’t just blog for money
- Focus more on producing quality content and don’t forget about social media advertising
8.) What is the best advice or tip you have come across since starting blogging?
The best tip is that there are no shortcut tricks that will allow you to get fruitful results for a long time. There is only one thing that can produce long results and it is effort and sincerity in everything.
9.) If you only had $ 100 to start a new blog, how would you use it?
I won’t be spending it on buying a domain and not hosting anything else. If you have both, it all depends on your skills and efforts.
10.) How can readers of the blog get in touch with you?
Visit my blog: AllBloggingTips.com
I’m on Twitter: @allbloggingtips
Find me on facebook
Thank you again Ammar for taking the time to share your advice and story with the Blogging Tips community. If you are interested in learning more about other bloggers and how they succeed online, be sure to check out our blogger interview series.