Want To Be Featured On This Blog? Here’s Some Interview Questions

For an assignment in one of my college classes, I was asked to interview people in the field I’m majoring in: e-Commerce and Internet Marketing.  I thought this might be a good thing to use for my Featured Friend Friday series as well, so if you have an online business or offer internet marketing services, I’d love to hear from you and feature you on this blog.  Here are the questions, just send your answers to rewondered@gmail.com and I’ll let you know when I’ll be posting them!

 

Background

1. Please introduce yourself and your business.

2. How did you get started in your business?

3. What was your education? What educational background or related experience do you think would be most helpful to someone wanting to start their own online business?

 

Work Environment

4. Describe your work environment. (Attach pictures of your studio/office if you want!)

5. What is your typical work schedule? (Daily/Weekly/Monthly)

6. Describe your typical day.

7. What skills/abilities do you use to operate your business?

8. What websites/venues do you use to operate/market your business? (Please provide links!)

9. What other tools do you use to operate/market your business?

 

Lifestyle

10. What obligation does your business put on you outside of the work week?

11. How much flexibility do you have in terms of work hours and vacations?

12. How do you balance your work with your life?

 

Problems

13. What are the toughest problems you deal with in your business?

14. How do you overcome these problems?

15. What problems does the industry as a whole have?

16. What is being done to solve these problems? What do you think can/should be done to solve them?

 

Rewards

17. What do you find most rewarding about your work?

18. Are you able to pay yourself a salary? If so, how long were you in business before you could pay yourself? How do you determine your salary?

 

Potential

19. Where do you see yourself going in the next few years?

20. What are our long term goals?

 

The Industry

21. What trends do you see for this industry in the next 3 to 5 years?

 

Advice

22. What advice would you give someone wanting to start their own online business?

23. What resources would you recommend (blogs, websites, professional organizations, trade publications, books, software, tools, other people, etc.)?

24. Any other advice?

 

Permissions

25. Do I have your permission to share your answers to these questions on my blog? If so, are there any answers you do NOT want shared?

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Featured Friend Friday: Coming Soon!

This is a brand spanking new idea I got so excited about, I just had to drop everything and post about it right away!

I know a lot of small business owners and creative types, and I’m always encouraging people to follow their dreams and make them come true.  Here’s a small way I can help, by promoting them here on my blog!  Hopefully starting next week, I’m going to let one of my friends tell you about their business or creative endeavor: what they do, how they got started, how you can help them with their dream, etc.  So stay tuned!

Friends, want to be featured here?  Here’s what I need from you: write up a guest post about your business or creative endeavor.  This is your chance to gush about your dream, and why it’s important to you.  Feel free to include links to your website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  And pictures!

Send it to me at rewondered@gmail.com and I’ll post one every Friday, in the order I receive them (I reserve the right to bump someone up in the queue if they have something with a deadline, like an IndieGoGo campaign, they need to promote, but will let you know when you’ll be appearing).

This will be fun!  But now I need to get back to work… the sewing machine is calling me!

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