Today we had the pleasure of talking to Simon Johnson of Foot Care Facts. Simon is an internet blogger and studying to be a Podiatrist. A Podiatrist is a doctor that specializes in foot and ankle medicine. Simon decided to put his knowledge to work as a blogger and practicing podiatrist to create his successful foot website. Foot Care Facts makes nearly $5,000 a month in pure profit and is continuously growing. Simon sat down with us and gave us a great overview of how he grew Foot Care Facts to a successful website and profitable business in only a year. Here he is in his own words:
“As a practicing podiatrist and student, I needed a way to help pay my bills and put my-self through school. I already had a ton of experience working as a blogger and internet market in the past so the solution was simple: build an affiliate website using the knowledge I am gaining in my podiatric studies. And thus Foot Care Facts was born.
Everyday thousands and thousands of people are searching for answers to their foot related conditions. Foot pain is a huge issue that affects millions of people all over they world. The feet are one of our most important tools as that get us from A to B on a daily basis. Most people take their foot health for granted until serious issues arise. My goal was to create a website where people could get the answers and tools to help with ANY foot related condition. As we speak I have hundreds of topics and solutions for every foot-related issue you can think of. From plantar fasciitis inserts and orthotics to athletes foot and diabetic foot, Foot Care Facts has a lot of the answers you need.
While helping people with foot related issues was my main concern, I also realized that I too could benefit from this arrangement. So I started purchasing products or having them sent to me. Products such as shoes, inserts, braces, sprays, anything I could get my hands on. I would then do in-depth reviews of these products. I would wear a pair of insoles for a day in a certain pair of shoes and write down my observations on them. Once I knew what was going to work well for each different foot issue it was then easy to start compiling lists of shoes or other products to recommend. Each link to the product would then earn me a small commission as I am referring a client to a business. At first, the payments were small. I was excited when I got my forst check for around 20 bucks. It wasn’t much but it was exciting knowing that what I was doing was working. I was helping people with their pain and making money doing it!
Over the next year I tried more and more products and saw more and more growth on the website. I tried to think of a new topic every day and put out at least one new article a week. Sometimes I failed. Writing 2-3 thousand word articles a week is very time-consuming. In the end, it paid off. By my second or third month, I was making $500 a month. In the following months I saw a steady increase from the month before. Each month I was making nearly double what I had before. Now I am making nearly 5k a month. I put out a bit less articles now and try to outsource content and put a little bit of the money I earn back into the website. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that I have a nearly auto-pilot income at this point.
I won’t say it was completely without it’s hiccups. I am often stressing at the position of an article in Google as it is my main source of traffic. Sometimes my content locations will fluctuate a few spots dows. This always kind of gives me a heart attack as I do not know if I will be making less this month or not due to that fluctuation. I would prefer a more stable source of income but beggars can’t be choosers (not that I am a beggar at this point).”
So there you have it folks. Straight from the mouth of a man that was able to take his knowledge and turn it into a successful business. we hope you liked this edition of Successful Business Spotlight. Please tune in next week for our next interview!