Today we have a special guest for an short interview – Michael Jackness, an Entrepreneur and Internet marketer who recently bought the WPMods blog.
Mike is an entrepreneur who specializes in the online affiliate industry and has been doing this for the past 8+years.
WPMods is a popular WordPress blog that went for sale on Flippa, last month.
Thanks to Mike for taking the time to talk to WPKube.
Q: Can you tell readers a little about yourself? How you got started with Blogging & Internet Marketing?
Well, you can read a detailed overview about me here. The short answer is that I’ve been doing affiliate marketing and SEO for the past 8+ years and now focus on a few niche areas including WordPress, Graphic Design, Online Degrees, and Personal Finance.
Q: Why you bought the WPMods Blog? I mean just to make money or are you planning to launch a WordPress product.
There were a couple of main reasons I purchased WPMods.com. The first was the old owner, Kevin Muldoon, who is one of the nicest and hardest working guys I’ve ever met.
It’s hard to find people like that and he was a big reason I was interested in the site. The other reasons are a bit more obvious; the site has an amazing following and content. I think it will complement our other WordPress properties very well. That is the main reason I was interested in it.
Q: What has been your overall strategy with WPMods since you bought the site few weeks ago?
Our main goal has been to make the transition as smooth as possible. Kevin set the bar quite high, but we’ve been doing our best to keep the content schedule on track and make him proud.
Q: When did you start using WordPress?
I started using WordPress back in 2008 when I developed an online news site. I was shocked at how easy it was and have been hooked ever since.
Q: Who do you admire in the WordPress community?
Nick Roach (From ElegantThemes). This young man is an amazing talent and it’s incredible what he’s been able to build in just his early 20′s.
Q: What future plans do you have for your WordPress blog WPMods?
I’m a very open person when it comes to things I’ve done, but I’m like Apple when it comes to things I’m working on. I have big plans for wpmods.com, but I don’t want to discuss them until it’s ready to launch.
Too often with tech projects things take longer than expected, so from a public point of view I like to under promise and over deliver.