Name: Mitch Carvalho
Url Address: http://www.mitchteryosa.com
FB : https://www.facebook.com/mitchteryosa
Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/exofwthoughts
Philosophy in life:
If there’s a will, there’s a way.
Tell us something random about yourself.
A 35 year old working mommy of two beautiful girls, Derelle, 5 years old and Erchelle, 1 year old. Blogging since 2006 but officially started with paid blogging in 2007. Employed in one of the manufacturing companies in Subic Bay as an Asst. Marketing Manager. Oftentimes, I find myself stressed out and usually dozes off as the clock strikes at 9 pm. Up again the following day as early as 5 am to attend to one preschooler who attends classes at 8 am, and to a small baby who cries out for milk.
ABOUT YOUR BLOG
1. How, When and Why did you get into blogging industry?
It all started when I was expecting with my first born. A simple online baby journal that contains my pregnancy milestone. As I went along, I met Mommy Bloggers and that’s how I got influenced to start with my very own blog, free hosted by Blogger. A year after when I discovered there is money in blogging, that was the same time when I decided to get my own domain and had it hosted.
2. How you came up with the name for it?
I just thought sticking with my online name will makes it easier for me to remember if I use it as my domain name.
3. How long have you been here and what made you want to start? 4 years?
It killed time and made me get over from homesickness. I was an OFW when I started to blog, that’s why.
4. Do you blog for a job full time? What else do you do aside from blogging?
No. I am a working mommy who is also into direct selling Mary Kay and Sophie. I also have recently started an online shop together with my officemate.
5. Did you choose to start blogging directly about your chosen niche or because you just saw a good way to make money from blogging?
No, as I have said earlier, it was a plain baby journal that later on got converted into a blog. Making money from blogging came next.
6.How much time do you spend on work related to your blog(s) each week?
I can’t give an exact number but I do that whenever I have time.
7. What do you find to be your biggest struggle as a blogger?
When I don’t have time to update my blogs. At the moment, I have 5 working blogs and TIME is very important to keep up with new posts especially when I have deadlines to beat. As a working mommy, it is kind of difficult to balance plus my job requires travel at times.
8.How does blogging help you, in terms of life and career? How did you get to where you are now with your blog(s)? To what do you attribute your success? And what is the next goal you hope to achieve?
It is my outlet when I want to let things out. It also helps me sharpen my writing skill and make the ends meet.
9.Where do you see your blog(s) and yourself in 5 years?
I have not really thought about it but I plan to introduce one of my blogs to my eldest daughter. As soon as she can compose even a short post, I will gladly hand it over to her.
10.One of the hardest things for beginner bloggers is getting traffic. What tips can you give bloggers to drive traffic to a new blog?
Blog hop and comment. Let other Bloggers know that your blog exists. That’s how I did it!
11. What advice would you give to new bloggers wanting to start blogging and help them start out on a path to success?
Be keen. Read. Learn. And know what’s in demand online.