Blogging While Brown 2009: An Interview with Angel Laws of Concrete Loop (Video)
Angel started the blog as a hobby and built it into one of Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2008. The blog covers black celebrities and gossip that for such a long time were ignored by other gossip sites. Now she says she gets 700,000 unique visitors a day and makes $250,000 a year with her blog.
Angel was part of a panel about making money online and she had some great tips for bloggers:
- Never work with just one ad company. She works with six.
- Figure out who reads your site and get feedback about your site using polls.
- Remember that keeping readership can be harder than getting it.
Here's more advice from Angel. On what happens when big success comes:
On the hardest thing about starting her blog and the easiest:
Her number one piece of advice for new bloggers:
It's obvious to me Angel is one smart cookie and I really enjoyed meeting her.