You have been a well known blogger and an inspiration to many other new bloggers. Can you please tell us about yourself?
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to speak to your readers. I'm Enstine Muki, PHP developer, blogger and Internet Marketer from Cameroon in Central Africa. I live at Douala with my wife and kid. I'm a creator of http://easyretweet.com, http://cashdonator.com , http://viralbird.com and a couple of other apps.
How old are you? How many years have you been blogging? How many blogs do you have? Does any family members help you in blogging?
I'm 33. Infact, I have been blogging for 6 months. I have been working smart to take my blog up. I'm the only blogger in my family.
How did you come to know about blogging/How was your beginning in the blogging/Tell about your first blog?
Before August 2012, I never thought of blogging. I used to do my things in PHP. In fact, I just finished writing my first wordpress plugin – CashDonator and the feedback was great. Well, before now, I had EasyRetweet.com which is the bloggers' tool that brought me closer to many great bloggers like Brian of BlogEngage, Justin ofDragonBlogger, Deborah D of SocialWebCafé,etc Now, I had these tools (EasyRetweet.com and CashDonator.com) that kept bringing me closer to bloggers. That's how my interest grew in blogging and I decided to fully get into it.
My first and only blog right now is EmFastIncome.com. As a matter of fact, I registered this domain name earlier and used it principally to upload and test my php script on my distant server. I never intended to blog on it initially.
What makes your blog interesting to your current readers/What made your blog popular?
I think it's the fact that I share with my readers what they like to read. I write on how to make money, blogging, SEO, Web Traffic and social media. These are all hot topics on the Internet.
I also constantly organize and announce cash prize contests on my blog and I think this is even more interesting to my readers.
What is your background in the niche you are blogging/Are you a technical person/why did you choose this niche?
Oh yes! I'm technically comfortable with Wordpress and of course, I have made money online so it's quite reasonable for me to share with my readers what has worked for me.
I started making money online when I created EasyRetweet.com. Since then, I have been earning doing affiliate marketing and product creation.
What do you do in order to keep up with latest tools and technologies/Which websites you browse regularly/What is your source of up to date knowledge?
I use Google alerts. It's a great tool to stay informed about what's happening around your area of interest. Google alert is the first source of fresh information.
Of course, there are many other blogs I read often just to know what's happening and what others are sharing.
What are the technology websites and blogs you are associated with/How many blogs you have/do you write articles in other sites?
I'm planning to build a technology blog. In fact, that's going to be my second blog. I have been a guest posting on a couple of blogs in my niche. I have also had several invitations to be an author on some other blogs but I'm taking it gradually.
What do you do when you are not building software or contributing in technical web sites and blogs?
Usually, when I'm not doing any of the things above, I'm playing guitar or piano. I do Gospel music. Sometimes, I'm with family having fun. I love playing with my kid.
How is your daily schedule/how many hours do you work in your blog?
I have a lot of things to do every day. I do software for a couple of local companies. I have some young bloggers I'm bringing up. The first thing I do in the morning is to check my blog, reply to comments, research and writing for the next publication, do commenting, etc. Then I go to one of my clients. I don't meet my students everyday though. I already have their blogs set up. So, sometimes, we speak on phone or mail.
When I return home, I end the day on my blog. Typically, I'm often on my blog.
Who are the top 5 technical experts/bloggers in your network? Can you mention the name of the big bloggers in your friends list/network?
Ileane Smith of BasiBlogTips.com
Adrienne Smith of AdrienneSmith.net
Brian Belfitt of Blogengage.com
Kiesha Easly of WeBlogBetter.com
Justin of DragonBlogger
Infact, there are so many – Tony John, Bashir Ahmed, Kuwant Nagi, Valentin Belonwu, etc.
What do you think about the future of blogging? Do you think it will continue to be a profitable business in the long run?
Blogging is content production. The future is content marketing. It may only switch from text to multimedia (Video, audio – podcasting, infographics, etc) There is a big future in blogging. Big brands and business are now investing in blogs and content creation. That shows where blogging is moving to.
What are your future plans/Are you planning to be a fulltime blogger/Any other online business you plan to start?
Absolutely, in the next few years, I'll be a full time blogger creating products around blogging. I intend to educate and help many especially those around me interested in blogging.
Do you like to share your earnings/how much do you make from your blogs/which are your highest earning blogs/what are the sources of income? (list the monthly income in each site from each source, if ready to disclose)
I have created some articles on my blog about some earnings I have made.
http://emfastincome.com/adsense-earnings-paid/ and http://emfastincome.com/how-i-made-28000/ However, I'll be publishing my income report as often as possible
Do you use affiliate marketing to earn revenue? What is your advice to others on affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn money. My advice is for marketers to promote more the products they have used and go in for products that bring them recurring earnings. That's the best way to have a stable passive income.
Which are the online social communities you are most active on?
I'm quite active on BlogEngage, bloggers.com, bizsugar, blokube. These are just blogging communities. Other communities are Facebook and Twitter.
How did blogging help you personally other than making money?
I have met a lot of nice people I won't have without blogging. It has also helped me developed my skills in writing. Generally, I think that I'm a different person all together.
What do you think about the future of SEO?
SEO has a strong place in the future. People will still go to search engines to search for information. There is still a huge place for SEO. I'm sure Google is planning another hit. We have to get original and useful content to stay safe.
What do you advise - focus on a single site or create several sites in various niche?
I think building a master blog/site is important but then I also encourage to have multiple sources of income not dependent on one blog.
Focus on one site and build it to stability before moving to the next
I have seen in many online blogger communities, many bloggers sharing insulting information about other prominent bloggers. What is your take on such unhealthy practices?
Blogging is a community of human beings. Such things are bound to happen but I seriously condemn them. It's bad to do that. That's crazy!
My final words and advice to your readers is to work smart and be consistent. Success does not come overnight. Give time a chance.