Open Talk @DSIM
An Interview with Gaurav Kumar, Blogger at eAskme
Gaurav Kumar (30) was born in Chandigarh, India. He is an Artist/Technologist by education and a blogger by profession. He loves technology and business world, and most of the time you will find him reading, writing and talking and about the same. He is a content writer, web designer, and motivational speaker. He is most popularly known as a founder of eAskme.
Let’s read what blogger from India has to say about his experience, journey, and of course tips for newbies.
eAskme is a tech blog. It covers all aspects of internet marketing and making money online. It is a blog where you can learn how to start your own business and make money with a blog. It is not just a site, it is a community of bloggers, and all members are referred as “eAsker”.
Ans. The very first hurdle when you want to become a professional blogger is to face your family and society. In India still people think that if a person working from home that means he has nothing to do actually. Even family had question “Gaurav, what you think you want to sit at home all the time”. It took almost two months to make my family agree with my decision.
The next thing is that there was no proper coaching available for blogging. I have read many blogs of famous bloggers and found out that their posts were very old and hardly updated. So ideas were there but I had to test and find out which is workable.
The very first thing I did is to learn about Google policies, Google algorithms, SEO and optimization techniques. These things helped me a lot to become a successful blogger. I started focusing more on readers and analyzing readership has helped me to understand what my readers want from my blogs.
Ans. In the beginning, my focus was on Adsense earning, But as we all know Adsense in India does not pay much. So eventually I shifted my focus on other ways to monetize my blogs such as direct ads, affiliate marketing, sponsored reviews.
I have also created professional blogging course for those who wants to learn blogging online.
I do share my earning details on eAskme most of the time. Usually, my earning goes around $10,000 to $16000. But there are expenses also. The more I invest the more return I get from Blogging.
Ans. Competition is everywhere no matter a person want to be a doctor, teacher or want to join an army, you can see competition all around you. Competition is a good thing as it makes you deliver the best and get best results. So a blogger should not be afraid of competition.
To beat the competition a newbie blogger needs to start from the basic such as SEO, algorithms, optimizations, email marketing etc. Bloggers should also learn from their competitors there are various tools such as majestic SEO are there to help bloggers analyze the competition. Bloggers should also focus more on their readers than just search engines.
Q9.Tell us 3 mantras that help you to become a blogger in a very short span of time?
Ans. Be passionate : No matter what other say or how hard time you see, never quit on your blog.
Keep learning and Keep sharing: Learning and sharing are the keys to gain more readers, followers which will bring more money.
Monetize every single opportunity: A bloggers should learn about every monetization factor and monetize his/her blog according to the niche of the blog.
Q11. Thought for our readers?
Ans. I always say that if you want to achieve something than trust that you are achieving that thing already. All you need to put your complete focus and energy of your goal and it will deliver you everything that you want in your life.
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