Janice Wald is the founder of Mostly Blogging and the co-founder of the Mostly Blogging Academy of marketing courses. She is an ebook author, blogger, blogging coach, blogging judge, freelance writer, YouTuber, and speaker. She was nominated as the 2021 and 2019 Best Internet Marketer by the Infinity Blog Awards and in 2017 as the Most Informative Blogger by the London Bloggers Bash. In 2021, Wald received two awards at the Infinity Blog Awards: Best Internet Marketer 2021 and Mostly Outstanding Blogger of 2021. She’s been featured on Small Business Trends, the Huffington Post, Score, MSN.com, Yahoo Finance, and Lifehack.
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Thank you so much for giving us your time! Before we begin, could you introduce yourself to our readers and take us through what exactly your company does and what your vision is for its future?
Janice Wald: We are the team behind Mostly Blogging and the Mostly Blogging Academy, a marketing school that helps new entrepreneurs give success in all aspects of online marketing. For marketers who want to make money online, the Mostly Blogging Academy is an affordable place to start their online journey. For bloggers who want to boost their traffic and income, the Mostly Blogging Academy, designed to fit all budgets, is designed for you. Our school helps bloggers and marketers while our service helps advertisers gain visibility.
We teach all aspects of online marketing including keyword research, affiliate marketing, and video marketing. We even teach how to make $500 the first month.
Our vision for the future is to continue to offer cost-effective ways for bloggers, marketers, and advertisers to succeed online. We plan on increasing our online presence so more people can find our traffic and income generation strategies.
NO child ever says I want to be a CEO/entrepreneur when I grow up. What did you want to be and how did you get where you are today?
Janice Wald: I wanted to be a teacher and became one. When California’s economy suffered, I thought my teaching credential would be more marketable with a Master’s Degree which I received. In the program, my teachers raved about my writing skills as being standout strong. Oozing with confidence and having time on my hands once the program ended, I started a blog. The blog was a success within the first year, so I went pro. Today, I run a blog, co-run a blogging school and manage a team of five people.
Tell us something about yourself that others in your organization might be surprised to know.
Janice Wald: I am regimented. I do everything according to the time on the clock, not my productivity level. By following a regimented schedule, I ensure all my tasks get completed. I have a paper and pencil to-do list to my right and my clock to my left. I have my tasks ranked in order of importance. By scheduling my tasks, I ensure they all get completed. One of the activities I schedule is a nap. One way I make sure I’m productive is by making sure I am not tired.
Many readers may wonder how to become an entrepreneur but what is an entrepreneur? How would you define it?
Janice Wald: An entrepreneur is a business person with these qualities: Creativity, problem-solving skills, leadership skills which include the ability to communicate, and a drive some would call “obsessive”.
What is the importance of having a supportive and inclusive culture?
Janice Wald: An entrepreneur might prioritize his or her business. He or she must refuse invitations and activities that interfere with the professional goal, the business’s mission. If the entrepreneur’s family and employees aren’t supportive, the entrepreneur will feel guilt over going against the wishes of the other people. That guilt will interfere with the entrepreneur’s focus on making the business a success.
How can a leader be disruptive in the post covid world?
Janice Wald: In order to lead in a post-Covid world, an entrepreneur needs to change with the times. For instance, if brick and mortar buildings are no longer necessary, the business person needs to be flexible. If online video meetings are the wave of the future, the leader of the company should embrace that change and arrange for training. By changing with the times, the leader is seen as cutting edge and modern. If the leader is seen as behind the times, the company won’t be competitive and the employees may leave.
If a 5-year-old asked you to describe your job, what would you tell them?
Janice Wald: I run a blog which is an online writing community. I help people in my community learn to write, get people to read their writing, and make money online. Also, I help organize a school. People who want to make money on the internet go to that school.
Share with us one of the most difficult decisions you had to make for your company that benefited your employees or customers. What made this decision so difficult and what were the positive impacts?
Janice Wald: When my blog became extremely busy, I knew I needed help with the business end of my blog. Writers kept pitching me. My blog was gaining success but since I was feeling overwhelmed and harrassed, I kept lowering my prices. Finally, I recruited a business manager. Now, we have tiered pricing. The customers receive our pricing structure. They have clarity and uniformity. I have peace, structure, and organization.
Leaders are usually asked about their most useful qualities but let’s change things up a bit. What is your most useless talent?
Janice Wald: Most useless talent: I have a good memory when it comes to trivia. I also know many song lyrics. These are useless talents since I don’t play trivia games too often and I don’t sing well.
Thank you so much for your time but before we finish things off, we do have one more question. If you wrote a book about your life until today, what would the title be?
Janice Wald: ‘Patience is a Virtue’
This is why: I was never a patient person. When I started blogging, I yearned for traffic. A pro blogger told me blogging is a marathon and not a sprint. She was correct. It can take Google months to give traffic to a post. Good things come to those who wait. These are trite expressions, but they are true.
Larry Yatch, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Janice Wald for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.
If you would like to get in touch with Janice Wald or her company, you can do it through her – Linkedin Page
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