Profile Of Success – Murray Newlands

John Chow with Murray

I met Murray Newlands at last year’s Affiliate Summit East in New York. He was introduced by my friend Heather. We did a video interview at the ASE press room while drinking beer. Since then I have watched, even scrutinized his progress. Murray is proof that you can start small (well actually he could still lose a pound or two) and go a long way in just a year. Just look at his Alexa stats. He has come from nowhere (aka the UK) – to one of the largest blogs about affiliate marketing. This is pretty remarkable for someone who has only just started blogging.

Murray Newlands is now short listed for Blogger of the Year at Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards. Murray is the first to admit that he has made some mistakes along the way. Still, if you want to make it as a blogger you could do no better than to take note and subscribe to Murray’s affiliate blog.

Researching this post I wanted to know what he was really like so I asked someone I know well who works with him a lot, Eric Schechter at Clickbooth. Eric said that Murray drives thousands of dollars of traffic per month as an affiliate for the network and had been a huge help in promoting the network.

I wanted to interview him this year before the awards and see what tips he would have for bloggers trying to make it.

Murray Newlands, who is going to win the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards?

Jeremy Schoemaker. I would like to say that I am honored to be on the list with two amazing bloggers like Jeremy and Geno Prussakov. Thanks Shawn and Missy.

Murray you get written about on lots of blogs: how do you do that?

It is all about communication, getting to know other bloggers and being open about building relationships. In practical terms, meeting bloggers at events and making a good impression helps, as well as linking to them. Get to know some bloggers and work with them and you will soon get to know the community. Yes, like lots of other things in life it is about who you know, so get to know some people and pay it forward.

You blog about lots of affiliate networks and other companies: why is that?

They interact with me and provide good content for my readers. Once I started to blog about Clickbooth and we built up a good working relationship, other networks could see that, and I know how to interact with a network. Since starting with Clickbooth things have evolved from there.

What is this blog outreach I have read about you doing in other interviews?

Simple. Companies want to get picked up on blogs, they want links traffic and to generate buzz. I am doing some work for a shopping deals site www.ubranstone.co.uk :they sell freezers etc. The want all of the aforementioned. They saw what I had created with my blog and asked me to help them. Now more and more people ask me to help with this kind of work, I see it as more marketing than affiliate marketing, but I love blogging so it all works. I am looking for more bloggers to work with: please do get in contact.

How can people contact you?

At my blog www.murraynewlands.com on Twitter @murraynewlands or on Facebook.

What tips would you give my readers about how to grow their blogs?

Get to know and work with other bloggers. Pay it forward and it will come back to you, while learning who gives back. If you get a reputation for giving, others will want to network with you. Keep blogging and keep learning.

What can we expect from you this coming year?

Well I have just launched a word of mouth marketing blog and bought but not yet re-launched affiliateblogger.co.uk, so that is some clue.

What else would you like to know?

I am going to meet Murray Newlands at Affiliate Summit West and do a video interview with him, what more would you like to know about him? CV, DNA profile, waist measurement?


32 thoughts on “Profile Of Success – Murray Newlands”

  1. Yoou meet all kind of people at ASW.

  2. As people link less and less, Murray’s pay it forward advice becomes even more valuable.

    1. That’s exactly it. Something I am trying to use to build my blog.

  3. Murray is a great example of a hard working blogger rising to the top. Looking forward to seeing you both in the Blogger Lounge at ASW10. Viva Las Vegas!

  4. BTW – any female bloggers who join Murray’s Fan Club, please drop by to introduce yourself to me in the Blogger Lounge – I’ll have a cute gift for you 🙂

  5. Bidet says:

    That’s a good interview, its great to see his blog succeed and start from something little.

  6. Woo someone from the UK makes it as a blogger!

  7. Murray says:

    WOW John thank you so much. I look forward to seeing you in Vegas!

    1. oh its you in the picture with john?

  8. Wess Stewart says:

    I wish that my blog would take off like his. That would be awesome. 🙂

  9. George says:

    Awesome. Very inspiring.

  10. S Ahsan says:

    Great interview and post! btw, whats up with miller lite? 🙂

  11. chester says:

    Good interview. That was inspiring. Yeah the UK is kinda nowhere when it comes to blogging and affiliates. Awesome fish and chips though!

  12. Nick says:

    Good interview, John! Murray is a great blogger. I hope that my blog have success like his.

  13. I will need to check out his blog and get in touch! That whole networking spiel convinced me!

  14. The way you two got along at ASE I thought you were great friends already. Happy to see that you’re both still connecting and paying it forward. One of the best ways Murray accomplishes this is through his <a href="http://www.murraynewlands.com/2009/11/blogger-outreach/"<blogger outreach.I wish Murray much more success as he continues with his blogging and affiliate work!

    Hope to see you again one day too John. My daughter Samantha still remembers meeting you!

  15. great post.this is a nice interview.

  16. Murray congratulations n your success

  17. It’s good to see someone started small and finally make good achievements.

  18. It sounds Murray giving guy with great affiliate skill.

  19. It’s good to hear of someone with such tenacity achieving success. That kind of tenacity is a must in today’s recessionary times.

    I agree with keeping a giving attitude. If you’re too selfish, no one will want to work with you. Win-win situations are better than win-lose.

  20. Cool stuff! Always interesting to find out more about recent successes in the online world.

    In response to your question on the future interview, I’m curious what his day-to-day activities and agenda look like.

  21. Travel iN says:

    going to check on him now 🙂

  22. Good interview, I liked the video, Thanks for posting this video…!

  23. I’ve also heard about this Murray Newlands character on Twitter, but wasn’t quite sure who he was. Nice to see he’s reached such a level of success in just a short period of time.

  24. Kate says:

    Congratulations to Murray 🙂 I hope to be a great affiliate like him someday!!

  25. Hopefully one day I can get one of these profiles John.

  26. Steve says:

    Murray is one sexy man.
    Interesting how he seems to be following the Shoemoney X system to a tea. All those interviews.

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