Interview with Victor Franqui of Blogger Unleashed
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Recently I watched a few video blogs by Vic and I was interested in his opinion and a few things I had questions about. As many bloggers know, Vic has really taken off as a blogger with his strong opinion and personality. His blog, Blogger Unleashed has really taken off in the past weeks and months. He seems to be pretty controversial, so I thought I’d get to the bottom of a few things.
Due to the fact I had so many questions and Vic’s time restraints, he made a video blog to my interview questions.
As I mentioned in Is Vlogging the Best Way to Blog, vlogs can be time consuming. So I’ll do my best to recap and summarize the answers the best I can. However the video is definitely worth a watch and will give the complete answer. If you are looking for a different voice in the blogosphere don’t miss this interview.
What exactly do you do? You seemingly came out of nowhere.
Vic stated that the people who are really making money online don’t have a face.
He didn’t exactly answer the question, but we all know he does very niche websites and mentioned early in the interview that he has over 100 domains.
You have such a strong opinion and personality. Do you think you are intimidating?
The short answer, yes. “Apparently so”. Instead of being nice about it, he’ll tell you what he thinks.
Why do you promote niche’s so much?
Working a niche is a lot easier to move up the SERP’s, which in turn brings in the traffic that will make you money.
In one of your vlogs you mention TLA and Payperpost was bad for blogging. What else has been bad?
TLA and Payperpost are the worst thing for blogging. What he said that basically happened was by selling links at these prices and with PR juice etc, it essentially drove down the cost for advertising across the board.
What else has been bad for blogging is the A-listers. By the A-listers being at the top of the pyramid, that makes it harder for bloggers like me to make money.
In your opinion, what has been best for blogging?
Overall the whole idea of blogging and the fact it’s just getting started. Vic has already turned to video blogging which he calls the future.
What do you have against so called “A-List” bloggers?
“They are self centered b@#^%^ that scam people to death” Couldn’t ask for a better quote.
Why do you have such a problem with Caroline Middlebrook?
“Shes a scammer” You definitely need to see his video response to this, pretty interesting. However thats what a lot of people with followings end up doing. Offering ebooks or affiliates without actually using them or benefiting from them they way they are saying they do.
Why was it such a big deal for you on the sale of OneMansGoal? Wouldn’t that be good for bloggers like you and me?
Basically he said that the sales of overpriced blogs will end up driving down prices, because those people investing, won’t ever get a return on it. Which would discourage future investors.
You mentioned John Chow is basically screwed by saying ’screw google’. What do you think he should do now?
Keep buying adwords and the traffic. If you want to make money you need google.
I just wanted to thank Vic for this interview, hopefully we can work together in the future.