Interviewing Aaron Nimocks from AaaronNimocks.com
My name is Aaron Nimocks and I have been around the web for about 5 years now. Making money online is more of a hobby than a job. The reason I do it is just to see if I can. I’m also a moderator at Digital Point.
How did you get started?
I was thinking one day while searching for something on Google how much power any random person has to have the ability to rank high for keywords and tell people what they think about it. I wanted that power.
How long have you been blogging?
I’ve only been blogging “with my own content” for about 6 months. But I have been blogging for years using paid content.
What’s your strategy with your blog?
My strategy is to sell products through affiliate marketing. Basically I provide the readers some great info and throw out an affiliate link every once in awhile.
What’s up with the protected posts?
I first thought of using the idea so I can hide my content from the search engines. I was planning on posting keywords and sites I didn’t want to get indexed so I needed someway to hide them. Then I thought it would be a great idea to create a mailing list using this method. So I used it.
How do you use protected posts to your advantage (revenue/growth wise)
I haven’t used them to my advantage yet. The only emails I send out are updates to my blog. But you can definitely notice that I have more return visits due to it.
What about long term SERPs, wont excerpts hurt your blog?
The last thing I could care about is trying to rank for any keywords. There’s 2 ways to get traffic. Through the search engines or everything else. Everything else brings in more targeted traffic.
How does all this effect your traffic?
It doesn’t really effect it. I get people searching about BANS to my site. That’s all I can really expect.
Do you give out freebies?
My whole blog is a freebie.
Do you run your blog under any “Media” type site? Like I run mine under the control of Gurilla.net
How do you get rss readers?
People register on my blog as a subscriber. I get them by leaving out vital info in my blog posts that they need to register in order to read.
Any thoughts on my post on Blogs are not the authority, the Bloggers are?
Some good points but not all blogs are made to be sold. I will never sell mine and Im sure theres a bunch more that wouldnt either.
Do you consider the top100 list at 45n5.com as authoritative?
I don’t know how much work went into that list. There’s plenty of blogs missing from that and some I don’t see why they are on there. Its just another form of link bait if you ask me, but was done in a great way.
Like it or not, one of the best ways to get incoming links is to link to other peoples websites. What 45n5 did was link to 100 good websites that ended up finding that post and their blog on there and then what happened? Yup, they all linked back.
Would you sell out your blog at some point?
Never. Its my name.
Do you think people should sponsor wordpress themes?
I did it for awhile. Its only worth it for a good theme. If your sponsoring themes people wont use then of course you wasted your money. But sponsoring a theme that is related to your theme could help out a bunch. Just dont waste your money with an unrelated link on a sponsored theme.
What’s your take on sponsored reviews?
Its good for blogs that are out there to make money, but its risky. Dont mess with Google.
What’s the best thing a blogger can give to his readers?
Exactly what they are looking for. But if you do that they will never come back.
Did Aweber play a vital role in your growth?
Ive only started using it but not in a major role.
Did you ever consider selling links to those underground link sellers, you know, the ones that mail you and ask you to sell in-content links and pay per year.
Nope. I dont buy anything from someone that emails me without reason. Never even read the email.
Did you ever get an offer of selling your blog out of the blue, if so how did you react to it?
I got an offer for $7,000 on one my blogs and I sold it. Site was only making $100 a month but I will admit it wasnt fully monetized and had great potential.
What are your thoughts on my free wordpress themes here, be as blunt as you can.
Ive always liked your work. Its also a very good way to get traffic and links.
Overall what do you think of blueverse, once again be as blunt as offensive as you can.
Its a great resource. I normally visit to check out the themes to see if theres any that fit my niche.