How To Get Interviewed By ABC News

My friend Zac Johnson was recently interviewed by ABC News with Tory Johnson on how to make money by blogging. The interview is embedded below and I highly recommend you watch it because Zac gave some great tips.

This was not just some phone interview. Zac flew to New York city to do the interview at ABC Studios. He got the full makeup treatment and everything. This brings up the questions; how did Zac scored such a high profile interview?

The Value of Face To Face Networking

Zac’s ABC win really underscores the value of face to face networking. Zac met Tory Johnson at the last Blog World Expo. Being able to talk to Tory face to face gave Zac a huge edge over bloggers trying to get to her via any other means.

You can never underestimate the value of face to face networking. It’s why I’m going to the Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas next month. It’s also why I do the weekly Dot Com Pho meet ups. Many people forget that success is a team sport. Very few people become successful all by themselves. You need find the people who can help you achieve your success and face to face networking does just that.

Congrats on the interview Zac. This is sure to increase your brand and readership size.

40 thoughts on “How To Get Interviewed By ABC News”

  1. Dukeo says:

    Congratulations to Zac about this one!
    Too bad I can’t attend ASW this year… Live networking is always the best!

    1. Certainly this kind of interview always helpful to spread your brand and your message.

    2. d3so says:

      Congrats to Zac!
      Not really a how-to though. I’m quite disappointed. Title bait 😛

  2. Sohail says:

    good tips by Zac and congrats Zac to be interviewed on ABC

    1. I am impressed with the to point questions by the Tory.

  3. dotCOMreport says:

    Yeah…was really great! Congrats to Zac.

  4. Michael Kwan says:

    No successful person ever does it alone. 🙂

    Congrats, Zac. Very cool.

    1. Congrats to you Zac. I’m sure you’ll use this on your resume or as a story to tell to boost your credentials.

      1. d3so says:

        It adds to his credibility and list of accomplishments.
        I don’t really visit Zac’s blog though.

    2. Caleb says:

      I absolutely agree for I learned a long time ago that No Man Is An Island 😉

  5. Donny Gamble says:

    That is why going to networking events are so powerful because you never know who will be there and who you are going to meet while you are there.

    1. It’s also powerful because at times you know who will be there as well and you know who you want to meet.

      1. Yes quite agree with you.

        Networking with effective people are always helpful.

  6. Nice info by Zac and gratz to Zac for the ABC adventure.

  7. Zac Johnson says:

    Thanks for all the comments. It was a blast to do the interview with ABC and Tory Johnson!

    1. Harshad says:

      Did you see a spike in traffic after the interview? Would like to see the effect… I’m sure you got many more new loyal readers.

      1. Hey Zac

        Would love to know the answer of it.

        1. congrats! and as the two previous mentioned, it would be great to see how the spike during/after the interview was. Was it better during the east or west coast airing?

  8. PPC Ian says:

    That’s really cool! You definitely can’t underestimate face to face networking. Great advice and nice to see Zac featured on ABC.

  9. Danger Brown says:

    Yep, that’s nice to see. I was wondering how he set that up.

    1. Harshad says:

      Me too… I’ve seen Zac speak at a session in Affiliate Summit…. Zac was pretty nervous then… no signs of any nervousness in this video though… pretty awesome!

      1. May be there was some rehearsal as well.

        What do you think ?

        1. Harshad says:

          Yes, looks rehearsed for sure.

  10. Abhik says:

    Congrats to Zac. This is a really good achievement.

    1. When I heard about interview I thought that both were seating in front of each other with cups of coffee on coffee table and all.

  11. It’s really cool if you gets the offer to be interviewed by such a channel in the news category that covers a lot of related audience as your niche is about.

    1. Money making online niche and than you get the interview from the top news agency …

      So definitely you will get good numbers of visitors.

      Zac start a program now.

  12. Good for Zac. Networking is always the key. I like to think that Forrest Gump’s infamous quote applies to it, except “Life” to the obvious:

    “Networking is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

    1. Right quote at the right time my friend.

  13. fas says:

    Lucky Zac to make it there…

  14. Harshad says:

    This is why one should always try and attend events like Affiliate Summit. You should try and talk to everyone… not all will respond in a good manner but then you have nothing to lose.

    1. Even smaller events like the Dot Com Pho as John suggests are very valuable to attend.

      1. Harshad says:

        Why not. Dot Com Pho with a celebrity or some famous person can be real good as many people will get to meet the person face to face.

  15. JPop says:

    Congrats Zac, you are really amazing!

  16. Caleb says:

    This interview really leaves me with a feeling of vindication!

    Finally, a degree of legitimacy to the blogging industry as many ppl where I’m from think blogging and making money online is all a hoax even though there are millions of sites – many of which cannot survive making some type of money 🙄

  17. Jennifer says:

    Isn’t it interesting that even in this digital age, face to face contact still has so many benefits?

  18. Great tips, I think they underestimated just the amount of work it REALLY takes to get people to come to your blog, but hey, it was ABC news, what can you do? The best piece of advice is to love what you’re writing about cuz it takes a TON of time before you can start making money doing it.

  19. Rhaka says:

    Great Interview !!
    I like it very much !
    congratulation to Zac Jhonson,someday I also want like this and appeared on newspaper or TV 🙂

  20. Free Picks says:

    Wow Zac, congratulations 😀

  21. Marcus O. says:

    Thanks for posting John, and congrats Zac, awesome stuff!!

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