My Interview on ABC News

Written by Zac Johnson
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Once again, the power and exposure of having a blog pays off big time! Last week I was in New York City doing an interview with ABC Studios on how to make money blogging and how to help others get started. The interview went live on ABC NEWS Now and ABC VIDEO yesterday. You can watch the full interview below.

The main points discussed in the interview were how to start a blog, when to start monetizing and how to build an audience then start making real money with a blog. It doesn’t matter if you know anything about making money online or even how to make a web site, a blog can be thrown together within a few minutes and can easily be self taught with all of the resources available online. You wont make money right away by throwing a simple blog up on the web, but it will potentially get you started and on the path for a secondary income source. Taking your blog to the next level is where you will have to put in the major dedication and efforts.

Special thanks to Tory Johnson for the interview, everyone at ABC Studios and of course, all of my blog readers! It wouldn’t be possible without you. Thanks!

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46 Replies to “My Interview on ABC News”

  1. Good stuff, I'd like to read a follow up story of how this got started and how you got contacted.
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  2. I bet you failed to disclose that you don't make money from blogging, but make money from affiliate sales. Big difference. You and the likes of John Chow pretty much make money off people's hope. It's very predatory and misleading. Blogs are dead anyways. In 5 years people will be laughing at you if you tell them you blog.
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    1. Keep telling yourself that. You are completely wrong anyway. The majority of revenue from the blog comes from direct ad sales, and any referred commissions from networks are a result of someone else earning money. Keep on hating… it will get you no where.

    2. Hey Adam,

      I think you miss the point when you read blogs like Zac's and John's and you fail to take the advice they share and apply it in other niches. In the interview Zac plainly states that you should start a blog on a topic your passionate about.

      I think it's hilarious that you say Blogs are dead though. Where are your stats? Polls? Credible data to back up your claims?
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  3. Now he has been featured on ABC news, maybe other networks are going to do the same!

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  4. Congrats Zac, I just watched this interview on John Chow and what a great accomplishment. It shows the power of going to networking events and blogging. The sky is the limit because you never know who you might meet.
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  5. Congratulation Zac see hard work does pay off big time! Being interviewed by a major T.V network means you have arrived in style. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Congratulations again on all your success and I wish you nothing but the best now and well into the future. You do have a very well put together blog with some great info.
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  6. Congratulations! Great job Zack, enjoy the moment and don't forget about your blogers πŸ™‚ Happy holidays!!

  7. Congratulations πŸ™‚
    This was really a step forward, my friend!
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  8. Great stuff Zac, and congrats for getting on ABC News. You hit the main point on the head, something I tell people all the time, that being to make sure they have enough passion to be able to continue writing new content on their blog for years and years, if they're lucky and dedicated.
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  9. haha awesome, you know you've made it when you on the ABC news. @Adam – blogging is dead, WRONG. Just ask Zac he was just on the ABC news to talk blogging, you??

  10. Nice interview and cool tips for aspiring bloggers=) keep up the good work Zac πŸ™‚

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  13. Whoa man! This is awesome! I saw this on the side of your blog and checked it out. Congrats man!

  14. Pretty cool Zac.You taught me a lot on that interview.I am now going to take all my ads down.Thanks.

    Thank You Very Much Mr.Johnson,
    Bradley Nordstrom
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  15. way to keep it professional.. I would have been shamlessly plugging my sites over and over πŸ˜›


  16. Zac, I just checked your video out. You handled yourself perfectly! Kudos to you brotha.

    Hey, i'm headed to Jersey City in May to meet with an Inc. 500 Advertiser I work with. I'm thinking about meeting with Ian. You wanna come with us? Then headed to NYC. Let me know bro.
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  17. I can't believe I just saw this video. I've been following your blog for months now. I love seeing you in video Zac. Great interview! πŸ™‚

  18. Hi Zak,
    Nice video on the blogging tips. I agree that making money from a wordpress blog is not as easy as people think. Writing quality content and promoting the blog to get good traffic requires time and effort.
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  19. Congratulation Zac, good for you
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  20. Congratulations.thats a big achievement. πŸ™‚
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  21. Wow.. What an excellent interview.Thanks for the information. I thought that making money by blogging is easy but it is not so. I have decided to pull out advertisements from my blog and start developing the number of readers before I start to monetize.Thanks for the advice.
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  22. Nice work Zac. The video is no longer showing on this page has to go to ABC's site to see it via the link.
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