About Me

Mani Karthik

Hi,

In my pursuit to finding happiness and living a good life, I share everything I’ve learnt on this blog – from spirituality to health, tech to food, finance to life skills and everything in between.

Every day is a new learning, a new lesson. If we all shared our experiences, how amazing would it be? The more you share, higher the possibilities!

And that’s the reason I blog. In the hope that it offers you something useful and make a difference in your life. At least, try.

About 250,000 people visit it every month and I’m glad to have made them my friends today.

If you liked what you read, please let me know on Facebook or shoot me an email. That would make my day!

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you learned something new.

– Mani Karthik.

From corporate Silicon Valley to Entrepreneurship

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For over a decade, I’ve worked in the US, Middle East and India, helping small and big startups sell online and grow.

I’ve worked with some of the big and exciting brands you can think of. Cars, Software, Hotels, FinTech startups and the like.

Although I enjoyed helping others, I always wanted to work for myself on things that I cared about. Things that mattered to me.

Blogging was my way of getting out from the boring, cubicle, corporate life.

I always wanted to be my own boss, travel the world, work whenever I wanted to and live life on my own terms.

I’ve been blogging from 2005, ever since I was in India.

Today, I work at my own pace, at my own space.

This blog is read by more than 300,000 people every month and generates over seven figures in dollars as income.

Back in those days, I use to write about random things, like movies I watched and restaurants I ate at.

Somehow, people started finding out and it started getting comments and feedback from all over the world.

That motivated me and I started writing about everything from personal finance, travel, investmenteducation, NRI matters, tech and more. Things that interested me and others found useful.

I recommend blogging to anyone who has interesting things to talk about. It’s easy getting started with blogging these days. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can make money blogging in India, check out this article and sign up.

Mani Karthik

Get Smart

Get Smart
We’re all born intelligent. But to get ahead in life, we need that extra something. Learn with me, the tips and tricks to get smarter in life.

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Get Rich

Get Rich
Getting rich isn’t the first priority in life, but it sure helps. Join me in my pursuit in finding out what it takes to get wealthy and rich!

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Be Happy

Be Happy
Happiness is everything. It’s all that matter and makes or breaks you. Join me in finding out what it takes to be happy & content.

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Return to India

Return to India

Return to India Kit is a project I launched, aimed at helping NRIs thinking of returning to India, to execute the process easy and hassle free with the help of others who’ve already done it. Many NRIs find this project useful and use it on a daily basis. It was also covered extensively by media soon after launch on outlets such as The News Minute, Yahoo, Quint, and DT Next.

DailySEOblog

DailySEOblog

DailySEOblog is my very first project I started in 2005, that got me introduced to the world of blogging. On this blog, I shared all my SEO experiences and experiments, that got a lot of attention from the blogging community. It aims to share SEO and online marketing tips and tutorials to aspiring online marketing experts and is read by enthusiasts the world over.

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Are You a Professional Blogger?

If being a professional blogger means I make money online blogging, decide my own working hours, work while traveling, collaborate with a distributed team across different countries, make a five figure income, and own my own company? Then yes.

I believe that 10+ years of experience and a lot of hard work can make you an overnight success! 🙂

Over the last 10+ years, I’ve learned a lot in online marketing, working with several startups in USA, India and the Middle East. I failed a lot (miserably) and put in several hours trying to figure out how marketing online works. Blogging was a passion that became fruitful eventually.

If you have the right direction, tools and a good platform, half the job is done. The rest depends on you and how creative you can get.

If you’d like to learn about how to become a successful blogger, sign up with your email. I’ll share everything I’ve learned.

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How to make money online in India

How Much Do You Earn From Blogging?

Ok, this might sound borderline bragging, but in the interest of transparency, below is my monthly performance chart, directly from my income report.




I always advice young bloggers who are starting out not to keep unrealistic expectations. When I started out ten years back, I thought most bloggers who were boasting of five figure income were lying. Boy, wasn’t I wrong?

Earning an income from blogging takes a lot of time, hard work and luck. Like they say, ten years of toiling can make you an overnight success. But starting small, and pacing right, using the right tools, one can always make it big. I am a good example lol.

Work with me?

I work with several folks from the tech space. Developers, designers, content and the like. Are you one looking for some work? Ping me and perhaps we could work together. You know how to email me.

Mail me your resume, recent work samples and something fun.

Invite me over?

You got a product/brand that you want me to take a look at? Review perhaps? Sure. Influencer marketing is the thing isn’t it? I’m very selective on whom I work with so it’s worth asking.

Email? You know it.

So, what do you think? Let me know in comments below.

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