Yaro Starak: A Blueprint For Building A Profitable Blog In Any Niche
Chatting With Champions Podcast Interview #98. Tyler Basu and Yaro Starak “A Blueprint For Building A Profitable Blog In Any Niche”
Yaro Starak is one of the most well-known and highest grossing bloggers online today. After hustling his way through various enterprises, from a card game e-commerce store, to an online proofreading business for international students, to investing in websites in various industries, Yaro decided to create his blog Entrepreneurs-Journey in 2005.
Initially, his blog was intended to be a hobby site where he would share stories from the previous years he spent as an entrepreneur. However as his blog grew in popularity, it eventually became his primary business, and to-date it has generated him over a million dollars in revenue.
Yaro has since taught thousands of others how to make a full-time income from blogging, how to buy and sell blogs and websites, and how to successfully launch information product businesses.
Visit Yaro’s website: www.entrepreneurs-journey.com
Topics discussed in this interview:
- How Yaro got started in business & why he became an entrepreneur
- The process of starting and growing his blog
- An overview of his business today
- How to choose a topic to blog about
- Ways to increase traffic to your blog and build your audience
- How to create products your audience will buy
- Mistakes to avoid when trying to turn a blog into a business
- Challenges entrepreneurs face and how to overcome them
- Specific habits that are key to Yaro’s success
- Yaro’s definition of success
- Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs
- Problogger.com (Darren Rowse)
- Living the 80/20 Way by Richard Koch
- The Perfect Store by Adam Cohen
- The PayPal Wars by Eric M. Jackson
** FREE BONUS **
- Before you start blogging, you really need to spend some time on topic selection. If you get this part wrong, it really doesn’t matter how well you do everything else, you’ll still fail.
- Since it takes a while to create a product, you don’t want to spend time creating one that may not sell.
- Don’t drive traffic to a blog that has no mechanism for returning some sort of metric to gauge success.
- Content creation has by far been the best thing I have ever done for my business. All the hard work I did, I’m living off it now. I still get traffic from articles I wrote 10 years ago.
- Identify the 20% of tasks that deliver the 80% of value.