Zac Johnson is an entrepreneur who started making money online back in 1995 and now focuses his efforts on helping others learn how to do the same through his blogs and online courses at ZacJohnson.com and Blogging.org.
Zac, what’s an interestingly weird fact about yourself?
Everyone knows I loves comics, dressed up as Spiderman (in a $1,000 authentic costume I ordered from China), ran around the mall and got chased out.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
In elementary school I was selling cards in school, etc.
Started making money online with the Amazon affiliate program.
Made my first dollar online in a AOL web diner chat room.
Then figured out the future of net advertising.
Created a celebrity site on Amazon listing all movies of actors.
Made 6 figures in sales on amazon when I was still in high school.
My senior year of high school I flew across the country to Commission Junction University in Cali.
Saw the big picture and focused on getting people to join my mailing list and promoting on a CPA basis to make money on actions.
What are your top forms of advertising?
Facebook advertising, relevant websites, and guest blogging.
In 2007 I switched from a affiliate marketer behind the scenes to putting myself out there.
ZacJohnson.com started in 2007.
I generated over 3 million in referrals based on how to choose and affiliate offer and promote it.
Also blogging.org has a 100 video course premium membership.
Blogging been great because I can create content and have other people promote it.
Create 2 way conversations, engaging audience.
What’s your big reason why?
Passion for business, even at a young age.
Helping other people realize ways to change their lives building a business.
What has been your biggest temporary defeat?
2 and a half years ago when super storm Sandy came, water never came on street before but that night it came in 10 feet higher then usual.
Everything wiped out including computers, was offline for a month or so, out of house for 9 months.
Being able to adapt with what comes along.
What has been your weirdest breakthrough experience?
MySpace resource site I created.
I scaled it to over $400K a month in earning so fast before I got into WordPress, my site was 10,000 + pages of html.
Please tell us more about your Podcast “Rise of the Entrepreneur.”
Interviewing success greats once a week such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Timothy Skykes, etc.
What’s your vision of the future look like?
Continue doing what I’m doing now but narrow my focus on a few products.
What’s your best entrepreneur advice?
My best advice is simply take action and don’t jump.
Instead of jumping, become a master of one.
What’s your favorite Success Quote?
“Get Shit Done”
What’s a top recommended book you would like to share?
The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators – by Chris Brogan
If all you had to your name was $1,000 cash and a laptop computer, what exactly would you do to jump start your business?
Spend $10 on a domain name, $10 month on web hosting.
Go to a conference and interview everyone, build a brand and become a expert in my space.
Create a mailing list ($20/month).
What’s the best way to connect with you?
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