On the first of December 2014, ShoutMeLoud had its sixth anniversary and I wished to jot down my running a blog journey which might assist others to take up running a blog as a critical profession.
That is going to be prolonged and a bit boring, because it’s about me and my running a blog journey to this point. So if you’re enthusiastic about running a blog then solely learn it, in any other case, take a look at the opposite classes of ShoutMeLoud.
This publish is all about how I began my first weblog and afterward how I created a community of worthwhile blogs, after the primary profitable weblog.
Notice: I’ve up to date the data and some hyperlinks in order that you would know what’s taking place now.
That is my newest image from a global convention the place I used to be speaking about creating 1,000,000 greenback weblog:
Right here is the newest video the place I shared how issues have developed previously ten years:
Learn: After 2191 days of running a blog, all I can say – Running a blog is unimaginable (sixth Anniversary publish)
A Little About Me:
The very best place to study me is by studying ShoutMeLoud about web page or Denharsh about web page.
For the brand new readers, I’m Harsh Agrawal, Founding father of ShoutMeLoud.
By schooling, I’m an engineer, and by occupation, I’m a blogger.
This story will let you know concerning the vital time interval of my running a blog journey.
Getting again to my schooling background, I accomplished engineering in I.T. stream (2008) and by the tip of my closing 12 months; I used to be positioned in probably the most reputed I.T. Corporations: Accenture.
My Running a blog Journey: How it began
The primary three months of running a blog:
I began running a blog simply out of enjoyable in September of 2008 and began writing about issues which I knew. I started my running a blog journey on the BlogSpot platform. I used to be extra fascinated with community and pc safety, so I began with a group on Orkut name “Underground world.”
The primary area identify which I wished was the underground world, which was already taken.
So I began with the area identify virgintech.blogspot, and on the finish of three months I used to be getting appreciation from my readers and I considered investing on my weblog.
I purchased Internet-hosting and a site from and migrated my weblog to WordPress.
Choosing a site identify + Internet hosting
By the tip of three months, I used to be conscious of the significance of branding of a weblog. Initially, I used to be considering of some area identify with a key phrase containing ‘Tech” however select “Shout-Me-Loud” for its uniqueness and for higher branding.
For internet hosting, proper now ShoutMeLoud is hosted on Kinsta.
How ShoutMeLoud discovered its area of interest?
Initially, I wrote concerning the regular tech stuff which you would in all probability discover on different blogs. Afterward, once I found that running a blog might earn a living, I used to be blown away with this concept.
I used to be questioning why no person instructed me that I might observe my ardour and earn a living. That’s the place I made a mission that I’ll let others find out about running a blog and the way they’ll observe their ardour and reside a boss-free life.
In any case, life has way more to supply than working for somebody and residing paycheck to paycheck.
That is the place I began sharing every part I used to be studying about running a blog and began sharing my expertise of earning money from running a blog.
Since all content material was based mostly alone studying expertise and experiments, quickly ShoutMeLoud guests began liking it and that’s how ShoutMeLoud discovered its area of interest.
My First Revenue from running a blog:
As I discussed, I began running a blog out of ardour and curiosity.
I had no concept what AdSense was or what website positioning was once I began. I used to be a passion blogger and with time I discovered about AdSense and different promoting applications. Although earlier than that I discovered website positioning by studying a lot of blogs and experimenting day-after-day.
I nonetheless bear in mind my first $10, which I earned by way of serving to a 45-year-old Australian man along with his WordPress subject. That was my first on-line revenue and that’s how I found about PayPal which permits anybody to obtain fee globally. Afterward, I added AdSense, and within the first month, I made $40 which I contemplate as a superb begin.
Pastime Blogger to A Skilled running a blog:
Again in March of 2009, I left my full-time job of 6 months, and I took up skilled running a blog as my full-time profession.
It was not a simple determination and convincing my household was not a simple process, however I took my probability and chosen what I appreciated. By that point I began making respectable cash which might handle my every day wants.
On one other observe, I’ve performed my running a blog marketing strategy, and I knew how I’m going to take ShoutMeLoud to the subsequent stage.
How an accident modified my life:
On June 29th, 2009 ( per week after my birthday) I met with an accident, and my leg was badly harm.
The Physician put me on mattress relaxation for six months and that’s when my life modified. I used to be damaged down by the truth that I might not have the ability to discuss, however afterward I noticed my dad and mom had been fearful due to me. That is the place I had a wierd realization that I’m not the one one with the issue and that is the place I ought to deal with how I could make issues higher for me and for individuals round me.
I used to be solely 22 however this unusual realization has given a brand new power and course to my life which is sustained till now.
Since I had nothing else to do, I devoted myself fully to running a blog. I used to spend virtually 14 hours a day in entrance of my laptop computer, more often than not writing and studying new issues.
These 6 months modified every part in my life and given me a brand new course. I learn as a lot as I might, and I studied about many high blogs and the way they succeeded.
Partnership with one other Blogger:
Round January of 2011, I partnered with a Pune-based blogger to take running a blog to the subsequent stage. Since we each have an analogous imaginative and prescient for empowering the youth with on-line cash making/Digital advertising, we considered doing this collectively. Later issues didn’t flip up as anticipated, and I shifted again to Delhi to begin my very own enterprise.
One factor which I discovered from this expertise is, one ought to attempt to keep away from partnership till final. If you’re present process a partnership, you must do the paperwork first and have full exit clauses.
My dream and imaginative and prescient until now could be making running a blog a full-time enterprise and assist people across the globe to be taught the artwork of running a blog.
Like Rome was not inbuilt a day, it’ll ultimately take a while, however sometime I’ll contact that dream, the place I’ll have a giant workplace and lots of bloggers shall be writing on their blogs sitting of their workplace.
I began to making the most of my present area identify and named my firm as ShoutDreams.
Present Weblog Community:
Many individuals have requested me how do I handle so many blogs on our community. It’s not a simple process to keep up a number of blogs and their social media presence. It is advisable have a crew who can deal with all blogs as their very own weblog.
At any time when I rent somebody (Editor, paid writer), one factor that I all the time clarify to them is all the time weblog for ardour and never cash.
I divide work amongst all of them, and furthermore, we work in a mannequin the place everybody’s solutions are welcome.
Although I work on a most of 2-Three blogs promotion at a time. This contains writing visitor posts, commenting, social media presence, and so forth. At this second, I’m concentrating on ShoutMeLoud and CoinSutra.
At this second now we have the next blogs and portals in our community:
ShoutMeLoud, WPhostingDiscount, ShoutMeTech, WPSutra, CoinSutra.
Although solely the primary four are very lively at this second.
When anybody units up an organization, the most important drawback you face is discovering the correct crew. Your basis determines the way forward for your organization and the entire plan. Proper now, I’m within the strategy of establishing the plan for our enterprise, and by April 2013, planning to go reside with our workplace for bloggers.
Replace March 2019: I’ve not but launched workplace as a result of the thought of going again to 9-6 way of life is horrifying.
I nonetheless love the independence of working from anyplace & at anytime. I’ll maintain updating you as quickly as one thing modifications. Extra vital, I’ll let you understand what made me change my determination.
Incomes from Running a blog:
That is probably the most fascinating a part of my running a blog life. If I might have gone forward with my 9-6 job, I might be making $10-15okay per 12 months.
With running a blog and different on-line actions, I’ve managed to make greater than $250Ok a 12 months, which is 5x of the quantity from my job.
Furthermore, by the tip, I’m my very own boss and I work inside my very own consolation. I’m sharing this half with you as a result of I need you to take running a blog severely, and also you would possibly find yourself residing a life that you just by no means imagined.
What’s Subsequent for ShoutMeLoud?
We’ll maintain evolving as a weblog to show running a blog, website positioning and how one can make a residing from house. I’ll maintain you up to date with what’s going to return right here subsequent. You possibly can be a part of me on YouTube & Instagram.
This publish was written as a result of many individuals wished to know just a little background about me, and about ShoutMeLoud.
I shall be writing extra posts on how we work as a crew, and what are the choices you must develop together with ShoutMeLoud.
In the meantime, let me know you probably have any suggestions for me or for ShoutMeLoud?