Today I am very pleased to introduce you to an amazing blogger that I have been following for some time — Slavik Kaushan
Slavik describes himself as a 30 year old dude from Ukraine traveling around the North America with wife and Macbook pro 🙂
I describe him as someone who is truly living the Internet Lifestyle.
Slavik runs a number of websites, but the thing that really surprised me and made me sit up and take notice was that Slavik’s main website ( allwomenstalk.com ) is aimed mainly at a female audience. (OK, I expect his wife does help out a bit with this)
Note: The website is called: All Women Stalk (not All womens talk)
ENJOY! ~ As always I look forward to your comments
Thanks a lot for agreeing to this interview and sharing some of your secrets for success online. Can we start by describing what you do and how you make money online?
I own and manage a couple of Internet projects and I earn my living from the advertising that’s placed on my websites. The most profitable project being allwomenstalk.com
I understand you run a successful blog for women, why did you decide to start blogging?
Blogging became such an overwhelming social movement back in 2006 that we just had to become a part of it. When we got into the niche we saw that there are actually not as many blogs for women as one would think. We saw a great opportunity there and that’s how it started.
Your blog gets visited by over 100,000 people every week, what’s your top tip for other bloggers trying to drive traffic to their blogs?
During the past 3 years we tried pretty much every way to get more traffic, but it became obvious that the only way that works in the long run is having high quality content on your blog. The Internet users are no longer settling for mediocre or poorly written materials, so all you need to get the visitors is to write high quality posts. We are constantly improving and updating our old materials so that they are as good as the new ones.
With All Women Stalk you clearly attract a large female audience – what would you say to females in particular to motivate them to get online and Blog / build a web business?
My top piece of advice would be: Believe in yourself and blog with the readers in mind. At first it might be hard, especially when you do not get enough support from your family or friends. But you just need to push yourself, listen to what readers are saying and you need to believe in what you are doing. If it’s something you are putting your heart into, it will definitely be successful, no matter what niche it is.
Out of the many interviews I have done unfortunately only a small number have been with females – What would you say is the main reason women don’t start their own Internet business up and how can they get over this?
I think the main problem girls are facing is the technical part. Thank God nowadays it’s not as important for the blog’s success as it used to be. So, all a girl needs is someone who could explain her how to work the blog, and after that with the good useful content she could conquer the World!
On All Women Stalk you have several bloggers, how has this impacted in the success of your blog? Should other bloggers consider having bloggers write for them?
It was such a huge step forward for us when we started working with other writers! It probably was the turning point of this project. Before that it was self-employment and after we hired other bloggers, it actually grew into a real business project. The more people write for you – the better content you get. At first I was so protective of the blog, I couldn’t even think of letting someone write posts there. But then I just couldn’t do it. I needed help. And when we hired our first writers, I was actually shocked at how good they were! I finally had time to do the research, to find the right topics and formats instead of thinking how many posts I wrote that day and if that was enough. So, I strongly recommend to hire writers as soon as your blog starts to make money.
Running a Internet Business gives you choices and freedom to do what you want, when you want. What would you say the Internet Lifestyle is for you?
Oh, that’s the best part! Since the website became profitable, we’ve been traveling non-stop – during the last couple of months we’ve been to Las Vegas, Los Angels, Tel Aviv, Costa Rica, Miami, now we came to New York for a month to see what Spring is like here. We are going to Paris, Rome, Venice, Madrid in summer.
What would you say is the biggest single reason for your success?
Our Readers. They are the ones who keep us going, they are the people who inspire us. You read the comments and you know what to do.
What advice would you give to people just starting out with an online business?
Just do it. Do it now. Leaving it for later is your biggest enemy. Starting online business is a leap of faith one needs to make, but it’s totally worth it. And one more thing – make sure you pick the topic you are passionate about, it will make it much more enjoyable and easy for you.
If you could go back in a time machine to the time when you were just getting started, what advice would you give yourself regarding making money online?
Think about the readers, not the profit. The money will come as a consequence, if you are doing something that people need.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
If you have an idea, implement it right away.
Thanks very much for the interview, Have you any plans (personal or business) that you can share with us about your future plans / goals / lifetime goals?
Thank you for the questions 🙂 We’ll try to keep up the work and make the Internet a better place. Thank you.
If you want to find out more about Slavik or All Womens Talk, visit the website here!