Interview Outsource Emails and Templates
The power of interviews should be fairly obvious by now, especially if you've followed IncomeDiary.com for any period of time. Aside from "Top Lists," Our Interview series has earned us well over 1 million visitors and counting.
There's nothing quite like getting into the heads and seeing through the eyes of some of the most successful and respected individuals in your industry - learning exactly how they do it and what they overcame to get there!
In order to streamline the process of setting up your interviews, I've included the exact templates that we use to recruit new interviewee's for IncomeDiary.com
Simply replace the information with your information where appropriate and hit send! Be sure to follow up with your prospects as we all know how busy entrepreneurs can be.
_____ Interview Series: "How I Did It" (replace text in quotes with name of YOUR series.
My name is David Aston and I work for IncomeDiary representing the online entrepreneurs network of websites.
We have recently begun doing interviews with successful entrepreneurs and would love to invite you to be one of our main interviewees for our new series: Why I’m Successful
Our two main sites are: www.incomediary.com and www.retireat21.com they offer business, blogging and life advice to internet entrepreneurs. You can expect it to be published on either of these sites and all of our subscribers will be notified.
You have been on my wish list for a while now, and I was particularly impressed with the success you have had with WEBSITE/COMPANY.
I appreciate you are very busy, but please get back to me if you would like to go ahead with this.
Also, we will include links and promo material for your site - we have a combined readership of well over 100,000 readers per month on our sites.
PS. Here’s an example of a recent interview: http://www.incomediary.com/pat-flynn-why-im-successful/
The interview can be done over email or Skype.
Follow Up Email if required:
Interviews can be done via email or a Skype call but we do prefer them to be done over email because they tend to come out better and posted sooner.
We do our interviews between 9am - 9pm EST so any weekday between those times will work great.
Let me know how you want to proceed, either with a preferred date/time to do a Skype call or let me know if you want to do it via email and I will send over the questions.
Thanks for agreeing to do the interview, here are the interview questions, things are presented slightly different on the website. Please attach at least one preferred picture of yourself for the article.
Feel free to add, change or delete any questions.
When did you start your online business? How many hours a week do you work? How much do you make (if you don’t want to answer, that is fine).
Please also in 2 short lines brag about yourself, if you really had to impress someone about what you do online, what would you say?
Useful info box, one word answers are fine:
Book Your Currently Reading? (Entrepreneurial, Business, Marketing, Blogging related). If you're not currently reading a book, just name the last one you did read.
Best Business Purchase? (Your best purchase that made a big difference to your online business, for example: a WordPress Plugin, Website Software, a new server etc)
Favourite Business Resource?
Biggest Inspiration? (Larry Page, Richard Branson, My Dad etc..)
Favourite Business Website? (not your’s and must be Entrepreneurial, Business, Marketing, Blogging related)
1. What inspired you to create an online business and how did you motivate yourself to keep going?
2. Comparing your business from back then to now, what has been the main thing that allowed you to expand your business (How you went from small time to big time success)?
3. Whats the most profitable aspect of your online business, why do you think this is and how can others apply this to what they are doing?
4. How Do You Work: (Do you wake up early, work late, communicate, what jobs do you do yourself, who do you talk to etc)?
5. When did you realize you were successful/made it. (million visitors, profitable day, featured in press etc) and how did you feel/celebrate?
6. Looking back, what could you of done sooner to of got to that point quicker?
7. What should other Internet entrepreneurs reading this be focusing on to expand their own Internet business (Outsource, get a team, monetization, traffic generation etc)?
8. What do you consider the main differences between those people who have been successful in your industry and those who have failed?
Blog Post Titles
Change it up, don’t use the same ones over and over. Here are some examples:
NAME - Why I’m Successful
Pat Flynn Interview, CEO of The Smart Passive Income Blog
NAME, How I…… (say what they achieved)
8 Secrets To NAMES Entrepreneurial Success [interview]
Tag Examples: Michael Dunlop, Michael Dunlop IncomeDiary, How I Created IncomeDiary, Michael Dunlop Interview, Interview With Michael Dunlop, How IncomeDiary Makes Money, How To Make Money Blogging
Make sure images have padding on the sides of the image that is next to text
Post Image: Download PSD and edit accordingly. http://incomediary.s3.amazonaws.com/interview.psd
Interview content layout: H3 titles, then the line below have their answers.
How I Started - answer 1
The Best Things I Did For My Business - answer 2
How We Make Money - answer 3
How I Work - answer 4
The Day I Realized “I MADE IT” - answer 5
I Would of Become Successful Sooner If... - answer 6
What You Should Be Focusing On - answer 7
Once the article is published, contact the author to let them know the URL and thank them again.