Your name: Alcides Alvarado
Name of your blog: Mind kreation
Blog URL: www.mindkreation.com
Blog social media accounts:
- Facebook: Mindkreation1
- Twitter: @mindkreation
- Instagram: @mindkreation
- Pinterest: Mindkreation
Let’s get to know YOU:
Tell us a little bit about yourself (mini bio):
I’m currently working for an online company; which was one of my goals, because I get to learn how to run an online business.
I’m very passionate about lots of things like reading, meditating and everything that goes around personal growth. Blogging is just the beginning of what I really want, which is to create a marketing and web design company.
I’m the kind of person that constantly needs to be moving because I get bored really easily.
One of my goals is to eventually quit my job and travel with my wife to experiment new things in life but still create a great income.
I want to do many things in my life, so when I get to my last days on this world I will have nothing to regret because I’ve lived the life I’ve wanted, and I was able to help and give to the people.
I love to learn from people, always observing and trying to see what the world has for me.
Three people that have inspired me most have been Elon Musk ( funder of Tesla ), Nicola Tesla ( the creator of electricity as we know it today ) and Timothy Ferriss ( The Four Hour Work Week Guy).
In conclusion I consider myself a pretty chill guy and a little bit shy.
What do you do outside of blogging (think school or work):
What do you like to do on your down time?
On my free time I do 4 things:
- I work in an office
- Take courses online where I can learn something new
- Spend time with my wife.
Blog niche: Self -development/entrepreneurship
What’s the purpose of your blog?
- Is to help others through my experiences
- Connect with more people and help them
Who’s your target?
People that want to become and/or improve better themselves.
What’s the best way for your audience to contact you?
How would you describe your blogging style?
It’s simple and easy to understand, I don’t like to use fancy words and make things complicated.
When did you start blogging?
What inspired you to start blogging?
- Getting out of my comfort zone
- The love of writing
- Being able to help people and share ideas.
What’s the biggest change in your life since you started blogging?
Putting myself out there (since I’m a little shy) and persistence.
- Short term: Create value for people who visit my blog
- Long term: Make a business from this
If you could start blogging all over again, what would you do differently?
Don’t over think and take more action instead of wishing things.
How do you motivate yourself to continue blogging?
My greatest motivators are writing my goals every day and constantly remind myself
of what I want to accomplish.
What attributes has helped you become successful blogger?
My curiosity and I’m obsession with learning. Have taken me to research more and learn more to implement new ideas in my blog.
How have you tried to increase your blog traffic? Which way has been the most successful?
Posting more in social media platforms, like Reddit.com, which is a great source to increase traffic.
What’s your favorite social media platform and why?
Pinterest. It’s a great place to find a lot of information (it’s a great search engine)
Most of your traffic comes from which social media platform?
Reddit.com and Pinterest
What’s your favorite blogging group on Facebook?
I’m new to facebook groups but I really enjoy Bloggin101 because it offers many opportunities to interact with new people.
Do you have a freebie for your readers? If so, what is it? Do we need to subscribe to receive it?
No yet, but I working on a couple of things that I plan to give a way for free.
What’s your greatest win so far with blogging?
Discovering how much I enjoy to write and how blogging can help connect with more people.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve so far with blogging?
Nothing is impossible, creating a blog is easier than what we think.
Has blogging surprised you in any way? If so, how?
Went you start blogging you have doubts, like nobody will like your content, or that there is no way that you can create a business from this. The big surprise is that you end up learning a lot from yourself and what you are capable of.
How often do you publish a post?
For now, I publish once a week but I’m planning on posting twice a week.
Have you had writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it?
Yes, I have. “The Awaking of the Giant with In” by Tony Robins has taught me a great concept of overcoming writers block: Shock your body and put it outside it’s norm.
I choose one of the following:
- Take a very cold bath,
- Take a power nap
- Stop and come back later
- (My favorite) Write after two cups of wine
Do you have a blogging schedule? Daily theme? Please share!
I prefer to work early in the morning between 6:30 and 8 am, with a cup of coffee. But sometimes went I don’t have time, I’ll write 2 hours before bed.
Have you guest posted for someone? No I haven’t yet but I’m open to any opportunity.
Do you accept guest posts? If yes, tell us about it!
Yes, I do accept guest post; only thing I ask for is something valuable.
Have you made money from blogging? If so, how?
No I haven’t, but I’m considering it.
How long had you been blogging before you made any money?
Who’s your favorite blogger before you started blogging and why? (Name and blog URL)
Tim Ferris. Since I first read his book (fourhourworkweek) a couple years ago I got hooked and I started researching more about him and his work. He really helped opening doors to a new world of opportunities and the simplicity to be an entrepreneur.
Who’s your favorite blogger now and why? (Name and blog URL)
Tim Ferriss ( fourhourworkweek.com). He wrote one of my favorite books of all the time (fourhourworkweek). Went you start blogging or any other business, the beginning will always be full of doubts and questions about everything. The book will teach how simple it’s to create a business and most importantly how to live a life full of joy.
What type of blogs are you interested in reading and why?
I love to read everything about self-growth, fitness, lifestyle, entrepreneurship and marketing. These are the essentials of becoming a better human being in the sense that involves health, knowledge, and wealth.
List the top 5 blogs you are reading currently: (Names and blog URLs)
- Four hour work week. Fourhourworkweek.com
- Christ Guillebeau. Christguillebeau.com
- Seth Godin SethGodin.com
- Neil Patel Neilpatel.com
- Entrepreneur Entrepreneur.com
Give advice to someone who wants to start blogging:
Blogging is a great platform to start a business even if you don’t see yourself as a blogger your whole life. I will advise having a blog about the business that you want to create. When you decide to create a blog it’s good to research but not too much in order to prevent confusion or over load on unnecessary information which will lead to self-doubt. Try to stick to 2 or 3 resources.
Tell us one thing your readers don’t know about you:
I recently discovered that I’m passionate about computer programing and that’s what I’m currently learning.
Anything else you’d like to share with us? Go for it!!!
Leave a message for your readers:
Never give up on your goals. I know nothing comes easy and fast but nothing is impossible either. Be patient and if you are willing to work hard, make small sacrifices, you’ll accomplish your goals. Sometimes the things we don’t want to do, are the ones that are most important. So be willing to work hard and make mistakes because those hard times are the ones that will make you the person that you want to be. So, follow your dreams and don’t be scared to show or be who you really are.
Don’t let work become a wall between you and your family. Those are the people that you want to share your success with because it doesn’t matter how successful you are if you are alone.
Here’s my favorite quote (the guide of my journey):
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”