What I learned from Francisco Perez – Q&A with the founder of iBlogZone.com [AUDIO]

What I learned from Francisco Perez – Q&A with the founder of iBlogZone.com [AUDIO]

This week I’m pleased to feature Francisco Perez the founder of iBlogZone.com

Don’t miss last week’s interview with Wade Harman the founder of BloggersMakeMoney.com

This is the fifteenth edition of the What I learned  interview series:

When it comes to making money with a blog it’s not what you do but how you do it that matters most.

Francisco Perez also known as DiTesco is an excellent example of this concept.

That’s why I wanted to share his story with you, here’s some stats about his site:


  • Domain Registered:  July 2008

  • Alexa Traffic rank: 12,751

  • Twitter followers: 20,232

  • Facebook likes: 4,211

  • Google+ circles: 3,012


I first discovered Francisco’s blog when I was researching top bloggers for the #IBCT last year.

This year his blog made it to the final four thanks to everyone who participated by voting with a tweet, +1, or a comment.

Listen to our conversation from this morning: 

Links discussed in the interview:


What I learned from Francisco Perez the founder of iBlogZone.com


#1. Numbers Don’t Lie.

Just think, since the #IBCT Regional Finals on March 26th Francisco has written 17 articles that generated 1,000 Facebook likes (exactly that’s hilarious) and 804 Google Plus users have added him to their circles.

That means over 100 people a week have added him to their circles and liked his Facebook page for 7 weeks straight.

What makes that so bad is from the interview this isn’t even his favorite platform.

Compare that to my numbers, I have a TOTAL of about 900 people who have added me to their circles on G+, I appreciate every single one and that’s why I know this is a substantial accomplishment.


#2. “Have a reason for your schemin”


I talked about this idea on Podcast#2 “Be CAUSE don’t just be cuz” it makes a big difference.

Have a reason for your scheming means put a meaning behind what you’re doing and what you stand for.

“DiTesco” which I thought was a nickname that Francisco used is actually a Latin word for “GROW RICH”

It’s an idea and a goal at the same damn time.


3.  Be Strategic.

You heard Francisco say, “If you can’t beat em join em.”

When it comes to business sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

Even though people don’t want to become dependent on Google it’s clear they are waaaaay too big to ignore.

You can use their tools to your advantage and succeed if you are strategic.


I want to thank Francisco Perez for taking the time to do this interview.

I know you could have spent the afternoon hanging out on the beach in Brazil but instead you shared knowledge and I appreciate it, thank you.



That’s it for this episode.

Don’t miss the first interview in the what I learned series featuring Steve Scott – The Six-Figure Affiliate Blogger.

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What's up! I'm Darnell the founder of Your Online Biz. I believe "We come from absolute greatness. Accomplishing the extraordinary is the least that we should expect from ourselves." In 2012 I launched TruckLicense.net which redefined how to get a CDL without expensive trucking school. I also created the #IBCT - International Blogger Championship Tournament which features the top 64 blogs worldwide in a competitive comparative analysis. When you support me you help #PayItForward as I contribute 10% of my online income to help children in need.

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6 comments on “What I learned from Francisco Perez – Q&A with the founder of iBlogZone.com [AUDIO]
  1. Eric Evans says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this interview to us. Thank you also for introducing Francisco Perez.


  2. Darnell,

    Thank you for sharing this post and introducing this great man (Francisco Perez) to us. I enjoyed reading this post. Yes, I totally agree,“If you can’t beat em join em.” When it comes to business sometimes you have to do what you really have to do.

    Charles Crawford recently posted…10 Strategies for Dental MarketingMy Profile (dofollow)

  3. Robinsh says:

    Thank you for publishing this interview and letting me know about this great man who can help me to understand the online business at more depth.
    Robinsh recently posted…One Reason I’m Not Earning Rs.1,00,000 a MonthMy Profile

  4. DiTesco says:

    Thanks so much for the opportunity you provided me to let your readers and audience to know a bit more about me. I do hope that they find something useful and apply some of the things we have discussed. Actually, one thing that I did not mention was I never “quit”. I made a lot of errors, but I learned from them and gave me the drive to do better.

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