Success Story of Top Bloggers of India

It often seems like a person have limited resources to make out money for their living. Long gone are those days when we used to totally dependent upon 9 to 5 job, most of us still stuck with it. But there are few who broke this tradition and started something on their own. Blogging It is.
After reading their success stories you won’t consider blogging as side business but an opportunity to make enough money and worldwide fame.

Let’s know who these people are and how much they earn through blogging.

Below are the series of questions asked to these bloggers and their response to the same:

1. Harsh Agarwal, ShoutMeLoud.com

This Twenty-nine-year-old Guy initiated blogging as a hobby but is now making tons of money every month. While working in call center in Gurgaon he realized he should go for Blogging. As an investment he took help from his friend by asking him for him credit card. This helped him in purchasing a host and domain, and that’s how ShoutMeLoud came into existence.

A. Where does he operates from?

New Delhi when I’m in the country. Otherwise my wife (Shallu, she is handling ShoutMeHindi) and I love to travel and work. We stay as locals in countries like Bali, Singapore, and Thailand, usually at airbnbs.

B. When did shoutMeLoud.com started?

I started with a BlogSpot blog in the month of Aug-Sept, 2008. On December 1, 2008, I moved to WordPress platform and started ShoutMeLoud.com.

C. What is the unique selling proposition of Shoutmeloud.com?

The transparency and the Shouters community.

D. How much money ShoutMeLoud earn him per month?

My last month’s income was $32000. You can see my past report here.

E. What are his products and what methods does he use for making money through blog?

Products: We have eBooks, WordPress Plugins, which are selling on our platform. We also have a membership program called ShoutUniversity that also adds a substantial earning. The other avenues are

  • Affiliate Marketing: One of the majority earning sources.
  • Direct ads: Some of our direct advertisers like comare with us from last three years and such recurring revenue helps a lot.
  • Product review

F. What is the biggest challenge of earning through his blog?

At times, when you have to leave huge money for the integrity of your blog. From a business perspective, it’s the biggest challenge and loss.

G. Personal experience related to his blog

When I got the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award from the college I graduated from (Sharada University). It was only because of ShoutMeLoud. I was an ‘ok kinda’ student and never received such a high-level award while I was in the college. And that was the first time I cried with joy. While receiving the award, I was asked to say something. The only thing I could say was, “Don’t let anyone ever tell you how to live your life. Life is beautiful when you discover it yourself.”

H. Tips for the beginners

If you want to make it big, think big! Your attitude is the first thing that will decide how big you will become. Be a learner for life and don’t get stuck at one place for long. With the fast changing technology, you should be ready to keep experimenting and adding new stuff to your blog. Along with content, focus on building the community. Be in a niche which has a future and is profitable.

2.Shivya Nath, The Shooting Star.com

Shivya Nath is travel blogger and a digital nomad. 28 year old shivya Nath has hitch-hiked along Romania’s northern countryside, lived with the chocolate farmers of Costa Rica, journeyed along Canada’s great wilderness by train and swum with black tip sharks on Malaysia’s east coast, and more.
She quit her job to experience the world. She believes it would inspire to  step out of their comfort zones and discover the world!

A. Where does she operates from?

I am a Nomad. I stay in a place for a few weeks or as long as it inspires me, and then move on. At present, I am in Goa.

B. When did she started?

In 2011

C. what is the unique selling proposition of her blog?

Experiential travel, solo travel, and responsible travel

D. How much money she earns from her blog per month?

That’s a tough one. It can range from Rs 0 to Rs 200,000.

E. What methods does she use for making money through blog?

Blogging and social media campaigns with relevant travel companies that share my travel philosophy.

What is the biggest challenge of earning through her blog?

Unsteady income. I can never predict how much I’m going to make, but I like to think of it as a financial adventure.

G. Tips for the beginners

Start blogging only because you love it, otherwise it’s hard to sustain such an unpredictable source of income.

3. Imran Uddin, Alltechmedia.org

Imran uddin is a 23 old tech blogger who started blogging in college to earn extra money. Currently he manages many tech blogs.

A. Where does he operate from?
Hyderabad.
B. When did he started working as a blogger?

I started when I was 18 years old and in the second year of my engineering degree.

c. What is the unique selling proposition of his blog?

When most bloggers are writing articles for traffic based on keyword search, I write a few articles from my personal experiences and this is what makes my blogs unique.

D. How much money does he make per month through his blog?

I run two funded companies which are worth several million. But, if you ask how much I make from my personal blog then it’s around $10,000 per month.

E. What are the methods he uses to make the money?

Display ads, affiliates, sponsored content and ads.

F. What is the biggest challenge of earning through his blog?

It was hard initially, but after I earned my first Rs 300, it didn’t stop. Earning money has become easy for me now. The challenge is in scaling things up.

G. Tips for the beginners

Focus on your strengths and blog on the same. If you deviate from this just for the money, you are probably killing your blog in the hurry to make money fast.

H. Personal experience related to his blog:

I meet a lot of people daily, and every day is exciting. But I feel proud when people recognize me from my blog. It’s like your baby is growing big and people applaud your baby’s success. For me, my blog is my baby and I do whatever is required to keep it healthy and safe.

These three bloggers are source of inspiration to many of the newly started bloggers. The reason behind the success of these bloggers was not money but their passion.

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