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Is it Hard to Start a New Design Blog? (and more!)

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In this week’s question time I talk about how I work out deals and offers for my premium members, how hard it is to start a new design blog and why I don’t make many tutorials in video format.

This week’s questions:

  • How do you work out deals with your affiliates to offer discounts on their services with your premium content?
  • Is it hard to start new design tutorial blog as a freelancer?
  • Why don’t I make more video tutorials?

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18 Comments

  1. Adriana says:

    Hey Chris! Great video :) I surely would have answered the same for the first two questions, the third one doesn’t apply to me (yet) :)) About affiliating and collaborations, we at Designious love to give something to the design community and we are always open for new collaborations and online friendships :)
    Cheers,
    Adriana

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  2. Bunny says:

    It was really useful ! thanx a lot Chris :)

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  3. JeeShen Lee says:

    Love your works and the tips offered on your blog. Checked out your “BlackOps” channel as well, cool; you might want to review some techniques proffesional players used in the game. Might be able to generate organic followers at the channel. :)

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  4. Ed Baxter says:

    Nice video Chris! Didn’t even notice your mic wasn’t in. The sound was fine for me.

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  5. Ned says:

    Thanks Chris
    Very good video

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  6. this will be very very helpful ! :)

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  7. hahaaha, love this video :)

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  8. It was really useful :-)
    Great video!

    thanks

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  9. JIA H LIM says:

    Great information :)

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  10. Jesse says:

    Always fun watching your videos. Great tips and links to outside sites. Keep on keepin’ on!

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  11. Loved the video Chris – especially the ending. Hadn’t laughed so much in ages ;)

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  12. sanjeev says:

    Hi , You have Very Nice Resource Collection , I hope in future also You Will Add up Some Extra Collections.I am Really Very Thanks For You.

    Thanks & Best Reagrds

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  13. Owen says:

    Starting a new design blog really is hard. Even if the content of your website is amazing; the struggle is to actually get people to your site.

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  14. err… i’m from indonesia and my english bad when listening, i love written tuts better

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  15. Janelle says:

    Thanks Chris, this is going to really help us in the next few weeks.

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  16. I liked the part, you saying “Oh Dick”. ROFL
    BTW Thanks for doing these videos. Very helpful :)

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  17. I agree with Owen above; starting a new blog, both design wise and management wise can be extremely hard. I must stress this is more so for “unknown” bloggers, or first time bloggers, who are unable to drive an already established traffic base from another established website.
    I have only recently (and I mean within the last day or two), relaunched my main blog http://www.katskinner.com. The theme and coding took me probably well over 100+ hours to finalize. I went through a variety of different designs, CMS’s, frameworks and more before deciding what was best for me. However I perfected the entire design, for both immediate and future needs/wants.
    Good luck to anyone starting from scratch, or not. My advice is if you spend the amount of time where it is needed, and not skimping over it, it will be worth it.

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  18. You have written a very impressive post providing highly valuable information. You have a very good feel for getting the

    right information out to the people through blogs. I am also very impressed with the website as a whole. Keep up the good work.

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