We are so excited to have someone special with us today. Yes, he is Enstine Muki, the money spinner in the world of blogging.
He started his journey from the blog emfastincome.com which enjoys a PR3 status and Alexa rank of 35000 in just one year.
He is now busy with his new blog enstinemuki.com. He has also developed plugins like CashDonator, scripts like ViralBird, etc.
Let’s be all concentrated what he has to share with us.
- Hi Enstine. First of all, my hearty thanks for devoting your valuable time towards this interview. Could you please give a brief introduction about yourself?
Hello Nisha, thanks for giving me this opportunity to interact with your readers and community. I’m Enstine Muki, blogger and PHP developer. Dad of 2 and husband of 1
I have created tools for bloggers and will keep creating them. For the moment, some of the tools I created are;
- What really prompted you towards blogging? Could you share some of your best moments during the first six months of your blogging career?
Before blogging, I had a platform that brought me closer to so many awesome bloggers. I used to be a very baad writer so I never thought one day that blogging was going to be my thing. However, my interaction with wonderful bloggers fueled my enthusiasm and today, I’m enjoying the exercise.
My coming into blogging was with no formal training or coaching so I really had my bad moments. I even had a terrible blogging advice which I wrote about here. However, the first aha moment was when I had a comment from Ileane Smith who is actually one of the corner stones of my blogging foundation.
Secondly, when I made my first affiliate sale from my blog by promoting CommentLuv through JvZoo. It was like, wow! This thing really works 😉 and since then, it’s been a series of sales from my blog.
- Who would you give credit to for the current success of yours?
A lot of awesome people like Brian of Blog Engage, Justin the dragonblogger, Ileane Smith of BasicBlogTips, etc influenced me in the beginning. But shortly after, I came to know Adrienne Smith. She’s such a lady. Through her blog, I met Harleena Singh. She was always the first to comment on Adrienne’s blog so I admired her big time. Her comments were (and are still) so engaging.
- What are some useful tools you advise every blogger to adopt and use?
I recommend Google Webmaster Tools for a start. If you care about traffic from search engines, this tool really helps you know what’s working for you and how to tweak for better results.
For list building, Ininbox is awesome especially if you are on a tight budget. It has all the awesome features in most well known autoresponders we have today. Here is how I quit AWeber for IninBox
TweetDeck is good to go for Twitter if you are dealing with more than 1 account. That’s what I use daily.
For social media exposure and traffic, JustRetweet is good to go with and for traffic without SEO or SM, BroadedNet is most recommended.
Try other platforms like Triberr and bookmarking platforms like BlogEngage, Bizsugar, Klinkk, kingged, etc.
- According to you how many hours is sufficient to devote towards your blog? And how many hour you contribute actually?
I think there is no clear-cut formula. It all depends on ones abilities and objectives. If you want quick growth, you definitely should put in more time. I personally spend a lot of time on my online projects and how much time I spend on my blog largely depends on the task I’m performing.
- What inspired you to come up with your WordPress goodies?
Before becoming a blogger, I used to do a lot of things in PHP. WordPress being a PHP based CMS, it became natural for me to think doing things in that line.
Being active in the industry takes me to so many opportunities that help develop ideas. I try to put these ideas to active in order to contribute in my own way to the growth of the industry
- How do you see yourself post five years from now?
I do have businesses offline and online. In the next five years besides my offline business, my blog should be one of the go-to places online for Money making and blogging related matters.
I’ll keep creating tools for bloggers so in the next 5 years, there should be more tools in the market from me beside BroadedNet, MyCommentAuthors, CashDonator
- What career would you choose if you were given a second chance?
I’ll choose to blog! Simple
- What is that in blogging you find so engrossed in?
Content!. It’s one of the things that take a huge share of my time. It has to do with research, writing for readers and making it SEO friendly and then promotion.
- I heard you are a family man and you have work to attend too. How do you distribute time?
It’s always not easy to manage home and work especially working the way I do. But I’m glad I’m blessed with a wonderful wife. I blog often first thing in the morning, then go out to take care of my offline business and continue with blogging and online projects after work.
I do create time to have fun with my family. I play a lot with my kids and sometimes drive them around town and pick a few things that make them happy.
- Bloggers usually are driven by mood. Do you also find yourself sold to moods?
Blogging is like any other activity and bloggers live in the same flesh and body as others. As long as we live in this world of imperfection, hatred, changes, etc, there’s bound to be moody moments. The difference is how you manage the circumstance. Sometimes we become so burnt out that we can’t even lift a finger. After all, it happens and we have to bounce back and keep moving.
- You are into web development and digital marketing too! How did you learn digital marketing techniques?
My first attempt online was with WealthyAffiliate University. A lot other things I learn on the go.
- What is the best thing in the world of blogging that influenced you?
I love it when I generate income from my blog. It motivates and fuels me up.
- What is that advice you want to pass across the wannabe bloggers?
Blogging is not a bed of roses. It’s a profession with its own challenges. Don’t just jump into it and expect some sort of miracles. You have to go through a learning curve. That’s why I recommend Zac Johnson’s training platform.
Thanks for giving me the chance to talk with your readers.
I feel so good to share my experience and skills with you guys. All I would suggest is pick one area and excel in it. The money thing will follow you once you have something to give back to people, society, etc. All the best and thank you for reading through my lines.