It’s been a long while since we published a new interview on our BloggersPassion interview series.
There are a lot of people who ask me “how do I grow my affiliate sales, improve my website speed, and what blogging tools to use?”.
In today’s interview with Tom Dupuis, you’re going to find answers to all of those questions.
Tom Dupuis is the founder of Online Media Masters, where you can discover WordPress speed and SEO tutorials.
If you’re looking to improve your website’s SEO and prepare for the upcoming Google’s Core Web Vitals update, you should definitely check out this interview.
So are you ready? Let’s jump into the interview of Tom Dupuis.
Interview With Tom Dupuis from Online Media Masters
1. Hi Tom, welcome to BloggersPassion. Can you please introduce yourself to our audience?
Hey all, I’m Tom – the guy behind onlinemediamasters.com.
I started my blog at the end of college in 2011. I write about WordPress speed optimization and make money by referring people to speed-related services (hosting, CDNs, cache plugins, etc).
My affiliate income is 6 figures, but it wasn’t always like that. I was broke for many years doing tedious web design and SEO work for clients. I got my break in 2016 when I started taking my blog seriously by creating more in-depth content.
Google finally decided the content deserved to rank and my SEO traffic tripled in about 1 week. I was living with my parents at the time and immediately packed my stuff and moved to Denver, Colorado the same week.
Since then, I’ve been continuing to grow traffic and monetize my blog. I was awarded SiteGround’s affiliate of the month in July 2017 (although I don’t promote them anymore).
I’ve also done webinars with Cloudways and have been mentioned by Neil Patel and other authority sites. Now I’m focusing on helping people with core web vitals.
Key takeaway: Tom has been doing affiliate marketing since 2011 (around 10 years). Just like most other successful affiliate marketers, Tom also used the power of “in-depth content” to succeed.
2. If you had to start again in blogging, what would you do differently?
I wish I had created more YouTube videos. I see a lot of YouTubers who aren’t giving good information but still probably make more money than me. I also feel like it can be much easier to rank videos than blog posts.
I also wish I had started sooner than the end of college. If you’re just thinking of starting a blog, just do it and jump it to it.
You can always change your domain, hosting, theme, even your niche. But the key is to start learning and get some hands-on experience running as soon as possible.
Finally, I wish I hadn’t made the mistake of hiring a cheap link builder. In the short term, my rankings improved and I definitely got some business from it.
But eventually, once Google (and I) got
This article was written by Anil Agarwal and originally published on BloggersPassion: Learn Blogging & SEO from Anil Agarwal.