Viktor Vincej Interview – WordPress blogging and digital nomadic life
In our Pirate Interviews series, we’ve spoken to successful WordPress developers, designers, marketers, CEOs, and podcasters…but never a writer! Today we’re changing that. In our interview with Viktor Vincej, we get insights from a successful WordPress blogger and digital nomad.
By the way, if you missed our last interview, you can catch up here: our interview with Matt Medeiros from Matt Report.
Viktors Lifestyle is anything but typical. You won’t see him blogging from home, nor sitting around in an office. Instead, Viktor jets around the world and lives in a different country every month. When we first spoke, he was in a country. Now he’s somewhere else! So how did Viktor get started as a digital nomad?
After two years working in a more traditional company, Viktor became interested in freelancing. Despite being involved in a few different projects, blogging has turned out to be Viktor’s most successful pursuit. He currently writes about WordPress at webcreate.me. Besides WebCreate he also writes on two other websites as well his personal blog.
Want to learn more about Viktor’s nomadic life and journey with WordPress? Let’s hear it from the man himself! Here is our Viktor Vincej interview:
Viktor Vincej interview
When and how did you start working with WordPress? Is there an interesting story here?
While doing 1st level support (struggling with my poor HTML/CSS and programming skills), I also started helping with marketing. It turned out that I was much better at marketing and a few months later my boss decided to go full-on marketing and find a better man to back me up.
I worked at TOTAL for the company for almost 2 years and then started as a freelance WordPress web designer in the US
How many projects are you currently involved in and what is your contribution to each?
WebCreate.Me is a WordPress blog that I started 3 years ago. Apart from writing content, I manage the entire project. I take care of SEO, social media, content management, monetization, billing.
travel lifestyle is the magazine for backpackers/digital nomads. My contribution is the same as above but on a much smaller scale. Just a few hours a week.
Sydney Happy Deals is an online portal with offers in Sydney (Australia). The co-founder and I just maintain the website, build organic traffic and slowly plan the APP development.
Freelance work and my personal blog, ViktorVincej.com. From time to time I conduct workshops and marketing strategy consultations with clients.
You do so many things from different areas. Which is the most effective when it comes to revenue?
Now I can call it passive, but 3 years ago it was the complete opposite. There was no income and a lot of work.
What’s your technique for staying productive throughout the day?
Sometimes I start my day with a meditation app that helps me focus, or I start with exercise that really wakes me up. It depends on how I feel in the morning.
For long-term productivity, I use mastermind tandem sessions with other entrepreneurs. Last months out with Joe BrainHive.de.
How do you define “successful”?
- I really enjoy,
- helps me to grow
- gives me freedom (time & money).
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not WordPress-ing?
I spend a lot of time travelling, doing sports and watching inspirational online lectures or video blogs. I enjoy networking, drinking good beer and meeting people all over the world.
What are the pros and cons of being a digital nomad?
The downside for me is the routine and productivity. Finding a place to live and work in the new country can take time (every month). It’s a constant struggle 🙂
Who is doing things that are just cutting edge and incredible in the WordPress space right now?
The fact that WordPress can now be managed from tablets and phones is amazing and WP websites can also be easily converted to mobile APPs within minutes.
I also admire the developers of WooCommerce and directory themes and their amazing concept of giving people the opportunity to make money online with WordPress, build an online business and build the income with no experience.
What’s the one thing you want to change about WordPress?
I would make WordPress 100% SAFE!
What are your recommendations for a WordPress newbie?
And that sums up our interview with Viktor Vincej. If you have any questions for him, please leave them in the comments section below. If you have any suggestions on who we should talk to next, we’d love to hear them in the comments!