We have best blogging stories of startups which are making millions in revenue, but we avoid the power of blogging, which has equal power or potential. Each startups or business wants online presence, and many companies use blogs as a customer acquisition strategy. Many people or entrepreneurs earn income by running blog – Harsh Agrawal
Harsh Agrawal is a Indian blogger, who started his blog as a hobby and now making many millions of money by doing same work. Harsh Agrawal share his blog income reports. He writes about Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Optimization, Email Marketing, Word Press, Affiliate Marketing, Word Press, Starting and managing a blog and making money online, Lets learn more about him.
How did you start your career as a blogger?
I graduated from engineering in 2008 from Sharda University, and was placed in Accenture. While I was started work, I joined a call center in Gurgaon. I have been passionate about computing and technology, since my collage days, I have been passionate about computing and technology. While I was working for Convergys, I started a blog on blogspot and within a month this blog was receiving great responces from readers. After two months, on December 1st 2008, I turned my self hosted word press blog. I borrowed money and credit cards from my friends and purchased a host and domain. At starting, I had no idea how can earn from a blog.
Well, that’s interesting! How did you earn your first income online?
You know, earning money online always sounded like a scam to me. Before I started earning, I thought all online money making schemes were flawed. I was proven wrong by a guy who sends me $10 for fixing an SEO- related issue with the Google Webmaster tool. That’s when I created a PayPal account (my first time with PayPal) and earned my first money online. It was a proud moment for me. Later, I start earning money directly from the blog. using AdSence and affiliate marketing.
When did you decide to turn hobby blogger to a professional blogger?
Within four months. I realized the power of blogging, and money stared flowing in. I was earing about rs 35000 monthly, which was double my salary at convergys
The turning point in my blogging career came in June 2009, when I had to decide between joining Accenture or continuing blogging. I’m glad that I that I listened to my heart and chose blogging.
That is why I became a professional blogger.
How big is your team?
I have worked with many freelancers in the past and was never a big fan of working from the office. I believe that true freedom is being able to work from anywhere, anytime and I believe this culture is going to be implemented worldwide in the coming years. So this is one of the reasons I did not hire full- time employees. Right now, I have one full-time employee and the rest are freelancers and virtual assistants working from around the globe.
Are you running only one blog?
Right now, my parent brand ShoutDreams has eight live blogs under the networks ShoutMeLoud being the most popular, followed by ShoutMeTech& WPfreesetup.
What are your future plans?
I recently purchased a flat from my blogging income in Gurgaon, and will be shifting there by the end of the year (2015). I plan to then open an office and hire like-minded and highly talented people to work alongside me and help me scale up my blogging business. Along with that I am focusing on content for shoutmeloud online to learn blogging.
What advice do you have for people who want to start blogging?
Start right away: A lot of people who want to start a blog wait for the right time and a perfect formula. My advice for such people is: start right away. There is no right time for starting anything new. Once you start, you will keep moving.How to make money online by Harsh Agrawal
Learn and practice: Learning is a continuous process, but one should spend two or three months learning about SEO, social media marketing and branding. These three things will take you places. I am assuming you are good writer. Do remember, we are living in the world where information changes very fast. To stay ahead in this era, you need to be constantly in the know of the latest news in your field.