A Blogger Interview With Suzi Whitford (Startamomblog)
Can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
I’m Suzi and I started blogging almost a year and a half ago. Before I became a blogger I was a stay at home mom, and before that, I worked for GE and Walt Disney World as an Industrial Engineer. As a stay at home mommy I wanted to use my engineering skills again, and blogging proved to be the perfect outlet. I am able to connect with other moms, share my technical knowledge and still be home with my girls.
What inspired you to start a blog?
Pat Flynn, he’s amazing and kind and super smart. And my hubby. He works so hard for our family every day, I wanted to find a way to also contribute to the family finances.
How do you stay motivated to keep your blog up and running?
The constant emails I get from my amazing students keep me motivated to work hard and produce amazing content. Also, the happy little faces of my beautiful little girls inspire me every day to wake up early and work hard on my blog.
Tell me about your proudest achievement?
Creating and launching my course, Blog by Number. I worked my tushy off creating the course and I love helping my student through it.
What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
Every day has had challenges. It’s at times difficult to balance a clean home, well cooked family dinners, a growing blog and the needs of my little ones. But the most challenging is dealing with negativity. I’m fine to deal with stress and being overwhelmed. But it’s when negative energy creeps in that things go south.
Are you affiliated with any companies and how many?
I’m affiliated with the companies and products I use. My amazing hosting provider, SiteGround, my email marketing manager, Convertkit, multiple blogger’s products and of course, the amazing Amazon.
A lot of people think that blogging is an easy way to make money online. Do you have any resources to share for our readers that are interested in making money from their blog?
Blogging is a way to make money online, but it’s not easy. It takes hard work and dedication. But the beautiful thing is that it’s yours. You work for yourself, set your own hours and work 1:1 with your readers or clients. I absolutely love working with other bloggers and growing our online businesses together. A few of my favorite posts on making an income with blogging areHow to Make Money with a Small BlogandHow to Make Money Blogging.
Have you taken any online blog courses that you have implemented into your own blog? Which one(s) would you recommend for other bloggers and why?
I have taken Sticky Blogging to improve my writing, invested in many blogging ebooks, and takenMaking Sense of Affiliate Marketing. They are all amazing courses that have helped me grow my blog.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love playing with my girls, reading them books and watching good Disney movies. I also love cleaning, to me it’s therapeutic. At nights I enjoy drinking wine with my husband and chatting about our days.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now in blogging?
Running a successful blog with 2-3 full time virtual assistants to help me. Continuing to help moms and build strong friendships online.
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