Interview with Nicola Deiana – Owner of the3dtechnologies.com

by Ashvini on May 9, 2011 · 17 comments

in Interviews with entrepreneur

Nicola Deiana is no stranger on internet. His website

http://www.the3dtechnologies.com/

is a PR 4 website and awesome alexa rank of 45,500 as I write this.He also runs eight different micro niche sites which helps him make good money online.

He has a great sense of curiosity and is a great friend to everyone he meets.

I had the honor to interview him on email and he has thrown interesting spotlight on his internet entrepreneur journey. I hope you all benefit from his experience and wisdom

Tell me something about yourself? How and why did you get into blogging?

I started blogging in August 2006. Before being a blogger and affiliate marketer, I was working as a engineer in  engineering company here in Sardinia, but unfortunately as with every job, there are some things you cannot predict(i.e. the economy). One day, I was laid off. Instead of feeling depressed about it, I thought of something. One day I saw in a library an ebook titled “How to create your first HTML page”. This ebook was enlightening to me, so I immediately decided to create my own site online, the3dtechnologies.com.

At first glance, my site may seem something that related to new technology and in fact at beginning it was a site that showed this type of stuff. Anyway, after a few months I quick realized that in order to make money, I had to switch to another and more profitable niche. So, if on one hand my domain name remained the same, on the other hand the main topics have changed and now my site is all about both about making and saving money online.

As an internet entrepreneur, what were your biggest challenges when you started?

I started out small, and I get excited when I remember that  made $70 by making a sales from sitesell.com affiliate program. My biggest challenge was to create several sites, each one on different niches. Now I have eight little sites that help me make a monthly income stream. These days the numbers of affiliate sales are quite a bit higher and I am even starting to experience some $2000 months of earnings.

Can you tell us something what are things technically an internet entrepreneur( blogger, affiliate marketer , eCommerce vendor) need to know to be successful? (SEO , technical etc.)

The best advice I can give to affiliate marketing is to write quality content on the product that you’re promoting. Also, I’ll suggest to tell your reader that you’re using the product because it increase people trust over you.

What do you think are the soft-skills( such as patience etc.) an internet entrepreneur needs to develop ?

Patience is crucial. It helps teach you discipline, prevent mistakes, discover what’s important for your business and what’s not. Many time I got frustrated because I was not gaining anything, and just by having a bit of patience I could get some results.

Is your business primarily for making money or do you really enjoy what you do and  then make money on it?

My motto is,”Don’t put all your eggs into the same business”. It means, do not focus your attention and efforts on a single business model. I’ve eight sites and other micro sites in difference niches, in which I use several methods to monetize, adsense, buysellads, affiliate marketing and so on. My main resource of income is the3dtechnologies yet, but I’m planning to  grow the other sites within some months.

What according to you are important things to achieve your goal in business journey?

Be prepared for change. Always be willing to change your direction to get there as conditions and circumstances demand. Whether happens that for some reasons the market in your niche collapses, then you could lose your main source of income. So, you have to consider this factor when setting your goals. I’ll suggest to set up multiple websites in different niche, so if one go down due economic crisis you have other alternative to monetize.

It is often said that blogging as a medium is not going to last very long. What are your comments on it?

That is what I heard just seven years ago, and blogging is alive yet. In my view, when someone have to choose if purchase a product they need, the first thing he does is read a few reviews in order to take a final decision. Also, many company  have now started creating a blog, and despite the born of social media like Facebook and twitter seemed to be a threat, in reality they  gave a great hand to many of publishers to promote their blog.

What are the important points you keep in mind while marketing your venture to your target audience?

I use difference search engine optimization techniques to help my website achieve these results. The second one is email marketing, which is always a strong method to reach target traffic. It is also important when trying to get potential customers to reply to their questions whenever you are contacted. I often got good deals by replying other people through my contact form.

How do you keep yourself motivated and charged up to keep blogging day after day?

I get motivated by the results I get on my website, traffic, sales, and so on.

And last one, you are now an internet celebrity. How does it feel to get results after so long hard work?

Hehe, thanks for kind words but I am not a celebrity sincerely and I do not want to be. I work better when  I feel that people do not know me. I will continue as I always done but with an eye open over new ways to monetize my blogs. For e.g. I’d like to turn two of my passions, fishing or running into a business. I noticed that both these niches are profitable and I can use Robb Sutton methods to get free stuff by company that produce products for these sport.

Thanks Ashvini to giving me the possibility to share my knowledge on your blog, and I hope your readers found this article helpful and maybe a bit of inspiration for their business online.

nicola deiana

Nicola Deiana is a full time blogger on the3dtechnologies and other sites in difference niches. He is passionate about both make money and saving money

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Atinder May 16, 2014 at 11:45 am

Awesome interview, learned many new things as a beginner. Although an old interview, nowadays blogging changed due to Google but still many things to learn from it.

Rohit Batra September 19, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Wonderful Interview of Nicola.. He is really a good friend & an awesome blogger too.. I think this is the first Interview of Nicola i have ever read.. I have always read him taking interviews of various marketers and Internet Celebs( as Ashvini Says) on his own blog…And also Nicola’s blog is really a great resource for a newbie like me to learn a lot from that..

Ashvini Kumar Saxena September 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Nicola is an awesome blogger and great friend. Infact he is listed as my “Brother” on facebook which puzzles a lot of people haha!!!.
I think it is very important to learn from people who have achieved something big in life and I am happy that you are learning from him :).

Shabnam Sultan May 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Great interview from one of the finest blogger :) Nicola is a supportive blogger and i am learning a lot from his blog.

Wish him luck for future :)

Ashvini Kumar Saxena May 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Hi Shabnam,
Welcome to my blog and thanks for your comment. Nicola is an awesome blogger and there are plenty of things to learn from him.
Best regards,
Ashvini

sureshpeters July 11, 2011 at 4:48 pm

An Awesome interview, Behind every bloggers there is some big stories like it. Really we don’t know the path , where it leads too but final goal will be awesome which makes you different from others :)

Ashvini Kumar Saxena July 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Hey Suresh,
Each one have their own story but the great part is that we can connect with people who have worked hard to reach there. Thanks for comment.

Vivek Parmar May 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Thanks for wonderful interview learn a lot from here. thanks again

Anonymous May 10, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Thank you vivek for commenting

TechGyo May 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Fabulousness journey through blogging and internet marketing. After reading this article, I feel great to learn money about you Nic.Greatly inspiration story, and presented the interview in a very way.

I appreciate your effort in not only running many niche blogs but also managing them all successfully to yield a good income at home. Kudos Nic :D

Anonymous May 10, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Thank you so much for commenting. We have so many things to learn from Nicola. But most his humble and helping nature.

Nicola Deiana May 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Thanks so much Ashvini for the interview, I am honored to have made it on your blog. Usually I do not release any interview because I’m a shy person, I did not like to draw attention to myself, just drive traffic to my site.

Anyway, I hope will be useful to your readers although I have not mentioned in detail every strategies that I use to make money.

Ps: A special thanks to Aswani for the kind words :)

Anonymous May 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Hi Nicola,
You are most welcome. We can learn a lot from your experience and hard work. Thanks for giving the opportunity to interview you.

Aswani May 9, 2011 at 10:29 am

Well, this is an excellent interview from one of my best friends, Nicola Deiana. Having him known from long, I have to say that he is truly one of the most hardworking bloggers in this blogosphere. Also, he is a very intelligent blogger. One of the things which I have appreciated with his blogging, his never ending tips and advices on saving money..truly beneficial for anyone who hopes to have a better financial status.

I think I am really fortunate to have known someone like him. Been a regular visitor to his blog and its all been a great learning experience for me and I hope for others too. I wish him all the best for his blogging. Keep it up…Cheers!

Anonymous May 9, 2011 at 10:36 am

Thank you Aswani, glad that you like the interview. We all can take
something from Nicola’s knowledge

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