So, you want to start blogging?
Good call. I see myself in you. A 10 years younger me.
I started blogging sometime in 2005 and today, I make around five figures in income (in US dollars), monthly. It’s been a fun ride getting here.
I can help you start blogging. Not by sharing a secret formula but by sharing my experiences.
My failures and everything I learned over the last 10 years helping others.
I’ve worked in Silicon Valley in USA, Middle East and India helping companies and startups champion content marketing and blogging.
I’d like to share all that experience, with you.
How I Started Blogging
India is a big country and the talent we have in India is huge. Just think how many people are stuck in their 9-5 jobs working for someone else their whole life and making nothing out of it.
I had a 9-5 job back in early 2000’s and I hated it.
I used to sit in my cubicle and do my regular job. Get paid by the month end.
Salary would be over by the first week, after paying out EMIs and stuff. Then, it’s another wait for the month end.
And I had to work on Saturdays. No family life, no fun, nothing!
And luckily I had my websites back then. Though they weren’t making huge money, I used to love playing around with them.
And then I learned about blogging reading in a magazine. I was heart broken – that I was doing something similar but making no (actually very less) money out of it.
I got started with blogging, just for fun. Started writing random articles.
Articles about music, travel, personal finance, my frustrations and rants. Everything I wanted to share with the world.
Was there any money coming in? Yes, peanuts.
How I started making money from my blog
I kept working for big and small companies, freelance and otherwise. But I kept my passion going on and kept blogging on the side, under the radar.
I kept writing articles. Anything I could think of. Travel, Movies, Tech..everything.
Meanwhile, a long standing client of mine, invited me to the US, to help scale their company with online marketing.
I moved to US. There, I worked with many companies in the valley (California Bay Area and Southern California).
I worked with SaaS startups, big companies and basically everyone I could help with online marketing. It was an eye opener for me.
I learned a lot. About content marketing, blogging, startups etc.
What did I use it all on?
You guessed it right. My blog.
Over a period of time, many articles started getting popular.
I started getting good amount of money from my blogs. Through advertising, sales, affiliates etc.
At one point, I was making double the salary from my corporate job.
That’s when I returned to India, to pursue my passion in blogging.
Today, I make five figure income in dollars
It’s actually not a big deal. Because behind it, is my ten years of toiling and hard work.
Like they say, ten years of hard work and perseverance can make you look like an overnight success!
I don’t want to stop here.
Today I help hundreds of people start blogging and teach them how to make money online from it.
I warn them – it’s not going to be easy. It’s not going to be an overnight success.
But if you put a lot of hardwork, use the right tools and stick to it – it is possible!
If you’d like me to share with you what I learned about blogging and how to make money with it, join my email list, so I can share the tips with you.
How I started blogging (and how you can)
Starting a blog is easy. Actually super easy. It only takes 10 minutes and 990 Rupees! 😀
Here are the steps.
1. Buy a hosting package or Start for FREE with WordPress.
Buy a ready-made blogging package from a reputed site like GoDaddy. (Don’t buy regular package, get a discounted deal like this one, that is available for Rs.99! Super cheap!)
Or you can get started for Free with WordPress here.
2. Get the domain name Free!
If you pick the annual plan, you will get the domain name absolutely Free! (Details here)
3. Create an account with Facebook and you’re done.
You have your ready made blog ready. Now, you can choose a design and start blogging.
There is no need to spend any more money on setting up your blog. Everything is on you now. Write amazing content and bring the traffic in!
Sign up to my newsletter (by filling in the form above), subscribe to my videos here on YouTube, where I share a lot of helpful tips on growing your blog, how to make money from it etc.
How to buy your blog from GoDaddy
Just follow the below steps.
1. Go to GoDaddy’s special promotion page here. Click on the green “Get Started” button below.
2. Search for your domain name in the search box as below. This is free if you choose the annual plan!
3. Once you find your domain name, click “Select and Continue”.
4. In the check out page, delete off the unwanted items and just get the domain name and WordPress site (blogging) package.
Your promotional promocode will automatically be applied and you will see the discounted price.
5. Sign up and pay – Then click on “Create Account”, then “Continue with Facebook” and give your payment option (Netbanking, Debit card etc)
That’s it. More installation instructions will come in your email.