Last Saturday, we hosted our first ever #ShoutersChat. What is #ShoutersChat? #ShoutersChat is a Twitter chat where Shouters like you from around the world come online every week to chat about a specific topic related to blogging and online marketing. We host this chat every Saturday at 7 PM IST. Here are a few benefits of joining #ShoutersChat: You get to share your knowledge with other fellow Shouters. You get to learn from people who are a step (or many steps) ahead of you. You get to network with like-minded people who may want to collaborate with you to build something great. And of course, you get to interact with us! Sounds good. Right? It’s an amazing opportunity to learn, help others, and grow. Here is how it goes down: The chat happens every Saturday at 7 PM IST. We announce a topic for that day’s chat. We post a question around that topic and discuss it for about 7-10 minutes until we post another question. We discuss for about one hour. After the chat, we … [Read more...] about Blogging For Making The World A Better Place: 1st Ever #ShoutersChat Recap
Advertising is the heart & soul of a growing blog. It’s the advertising that pays for our hosting, domain & gives us an ample amount of reasons to continue blogging, either as a part-time hobby or as a full-time profession. When it comes to managing ads on WordPress, one can easily do this using WordPress widgets or by editing the WordPress theme file. Adding ads using WordPress widgets are good enough for those who are starting out with blogging, but when it comes to making real money from advertising, using an ad management WordPresss plugin is recommended. Also, editing the WordPress theme to add ad codes is not a piece of cake for everyone. Here are some of the things that an ad management plugin for WordPress should help you achieve: Run various ad types: This could be running AdSense ads, Media.net ads, affiliate ads, or running your own product ads. Mobile/desktop ad: There is no point of serving the same ad to the desktop & mobile site if it’s not a … [Read more...] about Best Ad Management Plugin For WordPress To Make More Money
What do you imagine when you think of CocaCola? What do you imagine when you think of Apple? Can you imagine the color and logo of both these brands? The majority of us can, and that’s the power of branding. If there is one thing to learn in business, it’s branding. Consistent branding is key to making your company, business, blog, or idea a success. However, most bloggers and webmasters who start a blog or a product company are not so accustomed to design and branding. Most of us use sites like Fiverr, 99design, and Freelancer.com to hire a web-designer to work on the branding aspects of our websites. And if you are working with a well-skilled designer, then that’s great. But if not, you will miss out on several important aspects of branding. What are these important aspects of branding? Apart from the company’s vision and mission statement, here are a few important visual aspects of branding that you need to implement ASAP: Logo Font … [Read more...] about Brandmark: Use Artificial Intelligence To Create Instant Logo & Brand Identity
‘Million’ is a magical word. However, until a few years back, it used to be an alien word for me. I’m from New Delhi, India, and here we talk in Lakhs and Crores. Thanks to globalization and the growth of the blogging and startup industries, “million” is no longer a word that is exciting for me. Why am I talking about this word? Because ShoutMeLoud receives more than 1.5 million page views a month, and one of my goals for this year is to reach 2 million page views a month. I think we can get there… Welcome to this special transparency report of ShoutMeLoud! Every few months, I publish a report like this stating what is happening with our blog, how we performed in terms of traffic and income, and a lot of new ideas and suggestions for bloggers in every niche to grow their own blogging businesses. If you are not sure why I publish such transparency reports, then you should read our philosophy here and check out previous income reports … [Read more...] about ShoutMeLoud July 2017 Blog Income & Traffic Report: $50k Milestone
Imagine you have a friend who excitedly tells you that he’s learning to cook. Every day he spends hours planning out recipes, buying ingredients, chopping, grilling, and seasoning until he finally has the perfect creation. And then, after all of his hard work, he takes a few bites and throws away the rest. Frustrating, right? If you’re anything like me, you want to yell at him to enjoy the meal, or invite some friends over for dinner, or donate the leftovers to a local shelter. It’s ridiculous to put in so much work and not make the most of it! Well, here’s my confession: The way you’re feeling right now is exactly how I feel when I talk to bloggers who haven’t written a book. It’s not that bloggers are putting in work for nothing. We all know the value of putting your content out there and sharing it with the world. I believe everyone should have a blog, and I know that’s it’s a crucial piece of your public identity. But, like our … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Why Every Blogger Needs To Write A Book
Hello Shouters, Let us start with an introduction of myself. I am Sinchan Dey, presently working as a full-time blogger. I got into blogging 3 years ago, but back then, I was a freelancer. This is not me but I’m as happy & content as him! Wanna know why? However, the idea of getting my own blog and making it work for me came from a series of Harsh’s blog posts I read earlier this year. I was writing content on some SEO topics when I stumbled upon ShoutMeLoud. I started reading many of the posts here and really got into it. I remember reading over 20 posts in a single day! What Is My Story Behind The Title? It was exactly that day that I read all those posts that I decided to give this blogging thing a try. And on that same day, out of nowhere, I received a text on LinkedIn. To my surprise, it was a formal text from the HR department of a popular tech blog. To give a little history here… I have been into tech blogging for a long time, and I have been writing … [Read more...] about How I Am Satisfied and Happy Earning $0/Month Online After Denying A 30K/Month Offer
When it comes to managed WordPress hosting providers, WPEngine and Kinsta are two well-known names in the industry. I’m fortunate enough to have hosted my sites on both of them. Based on my experience of using both the hosting environments, here I will be sharing a detailed comparison of WPEngine and Kinsta. Kinsta and WPEngine are similar in that they are both managed WordPress hosts (hosting environments specifically designed for WordPress), but they are different in many ways. One thing which I can tell you right now: Both hosts have their pros and cons, and you should pick one based on your requirements. If you need to host a low traffic WordPress site, you should pick WPEngine. However, if you need to host a high traffic site with optimum performance, then pick Kinsta. In the below few paragraphs, I have compared both hosting companies based on various parameters. You should pay close attention in order to make a well-informed decision when deciding … [Read more...] about WPEngine vs. Kinsta: Which WordPress host is right for you?
I’ve always loved blogging, but at times I feel frustrated and lonely. Blogging is mostly a one-person show, and managing a blog is quite the task. It’s a misconception that blogging is only about writing, because those who blog know that blogging requires doing various other activities like: Optimizing WordPress (or other blogging platform). SEO. Securing the website from hackers. Promoting the blog. Updating the design. Social media marketing. …and many more things… That’s why I always say: Blogging starts as a side project, but once it starts making money, you have to treat it like a real business. Being a professional blogger for the past 9 years, I have had my fair share of ups and downs Today, I’m sharing with you one decision that I took almost 2 years ago that has changed the course of my blogging quite dramatically. You can imagine the impact of this one decision by the fact that 2 years back I was earning $15k/month, and now I’m … [Read more...] about Kinsta Managed Hosting Review: Is It Worth The Money & Hype?
Who doesn’t want to become successful in the field of blogging? For many, blogging “success” could be reaching out to the right audience or getting more traffic or becoming popular… or it could be as simple as making enough money to pay their bills. For me, it’s helping my readers to become their own bosses. The effort that you put into the initial days of blogging defines how fast you can reach the heights of success. Today’s post is for anyone who recently started a blog or who wants to start a blog ASAP. Here I’m sharing 3 powerful tips that can help you reach your blogging goals in record time. These tips are in the form of a video. I recorded this message for a group of bloggers for a blogging event in Guwahati, India: Summary of These 3 Powerful Tips for Beginner Bloggers If you focus solely on these 3 points during the initial days of blogging, your career as a blogger, or even as an internet entrepreneur, will … [Read more...] about 3 Powerful Tips For Blogging Beginners To Achieve Success In A Short Time
Who doesn’t like to become successful in the field of blogging? For many, it could be reaching out to the right set of the audience or getting more traffic or become popular or it could be as simple as making enough money to pay your few bills. For me, it’s helping my readers to become their own boss. It is the effort that you put in the initial days of blogging that defines how faster you could reach the heights of success. Today’s post is for anyone who already started a blog or for the one who wants to start a blog. Here I’m sharing 3 powerful tips that could help you reach your blogging goal in record time. This tip is in the form of video & I recorded this as a message for a group of bloggers meeting for a blogging event in Guwahati, India. Summary of Powerful Tips for Beginners Bloggers: If you focus solely on these 3 points in the initial days of blogging, your career as a blogger or even as an internet entrepreneur would skyrocket. So what are … [Read more...] about 3 Powerful Tips for Blogging Beginners to Achieve Success in Short Time