The internet scene in India is growing at an exponential rate. However, there are many online jobs that traidtional Indian parents find hard to understand. Especially if you live in a rural part of India, it becomes fairly tough to explain your job as a blogger or a freelancer to your parents or the parents of your (current/soon-to-be) spouse. The other day I received an email question from Mahesh, a blogger from Andra Pradesh. He asked a question which seemed like an issue faced by almost all bloggers (be it men or women). Here is what Mahesh’s question was: Hi Harsh Agrawal, My name is Mahesh; I am also a blogger and earn about $7000 to $8000 per month. My family is looking for brides in our community, but they are unable to understand my job & also they do not believe me when I say I make money on the internet. I live in a municipality in Andhra Pradesh. How do you explain that you are a blogger to a bride’s family? People do not believe me or my … [Read more...] about How To Explain That You Are A Blogger To Your Spouse’s Family
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You want to make money blogging? You do? I can help you. But don’t think I am going to give you yet another 101 ways to make money online. Because it doesn’t work that way at all. Seriously. If you already have a blog and is exploring ways to monetize your blog then here’s a list of over 40 Google AdSense alternatives to make money blogging. Over the past several months, I have been trying to scale-up my content creation process — to create more blog posts per month in a consistent way. However, I was not able to do it and is yet to find a way that works for me. But the good thing is, I ended up doing a lot of maths. I love maths. No, not the stuff that you and me learned at school — differentiation, integration, algebra, matrices, etc. — but the one applied in real life. In fact, that’s how I ended up writing a fun blog post about How Much Traffic Do You Need To Make $100,000 a few years back. … [Read more...] about Make Money Blogging: What Does It Take To Generate 1,000,000 Pageviews & $3,000 Per Month
Not many years ago, there was this term called “keyword density” and every blogger and webmaster used to stuff their pages with too many keywords. The more keywords they had on their pages, the better rankings they used to get. Once Google had realized the fact that “keyword stuffing” is hurting user experience than help, they started updating their algorithms to give the content rich sites better results. Most SEO beginners have a lot of problems when it comes to increasing their website traffic from search engines. Indeed increasing organic traffic is a big problem even for most bloggers who have been playing the SEO game for a long time. SEO is not an easy task and it requires a lot of skills (like on-page, off-page SEO, building links etc) to dominate search results. The most important factor of search engine optimization is “keyword usage”. Most people who are new to SEO make two dumbest mistakes: either they don’t really care about … [Read more...] about [Revealed] Keyword Density: Does It Really Matter Anymore?
Whenever I publish my income report or share how I earn money with my blog, I often use the term "affiliate marketing". Bloggers and internet marketers who have been into online marketing for years are familiar with affiliate marketing, and also with the fact that it is the most lucrative way to earn money online. In this article, I will share the basics of affiliate marketing and all the details you need to know in order to understand how affiliate marketing works. Affiliate marketing is one of the oldest forms of marketing wherein you refer someone to any online product and when that person buys the product based on your recommendation, you receive a commission. This commission varies from $1 to $10,000 depending on what product you are promoting. The most common question I hear is related to how companies track the record of who is sending the traffic and making the sales. The simple answer is with a … [Read more...] about What is Affiliate Marketing & How Does It Work?
Have you ever wondered why Facebook is Blue? How color of a website affects reader experience? Be it a blog or an e-commerce site, the color of site makes a lot of difference. This guide is for all those bloggers, entrepreneurs & webmasters who understand that design thinking is the way to progress. You would learn how color affects sales of your site & how readers perceive certain colors. In a study conducted by Dr. Andrew Elliot at the University of Rochester, simply placing a thick red border around a photo of a person increased how attractive a stranger perceived the person in the photo? According to Psychologists, it’s because humans often flush red when they are attracted or interested in someone. In other words, red is the color of romance.It stimulates us unconsciously. Color has an enormous psychological influence on human brain and is the most powerful visual cue for drawing immediate attention. Scientists have long found out that color affects the mood, … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Colors: How Does Color Affect your Conversion
Do you know how content goes viral? The answer is simple and I’m just looking for one word: Shares. People share content they really like and their friends share it to their network and so on is the “Secret” behind Virality. We’ll come back to this. That one friend. We all have friends whose posts get a lot of engagement. People are “Liking and Reacting” to their posts, they are engaging with this person in the comment section. Now have you noticed that when they share content to their networks, they get more likes and shares to that post compared to the same content shared by another person in your list. They’ll also put a word out like “Hey! My friend has started a new cake shop, show her some love!” Now this person in simple terms is an Influencer in your list. So what is Influencer marketing? Social Media especially Facebook is like a huge party. You have to put cool content out there and hang out with the popular people. … [Read more...] about What is Influencer marketing and how can it help your Startup?
Google panda is now integrated into search engine algorithm, and there will be no official update for upcoming Panda updates. So far, there has been total 40 Panda updates, along with various Penguin updates, EMD updates and few more updates. If your site organic traffic went down in last past two years, your first step is to find out which algorithm update affected your website, and once you have figured out which algorithm update affected your website, you can take actions to recover from the penalty. Earlier, I have talked about Penguintool, which is an online tool to find which Panda or Penguin update affected your site, and based on the same tool, good folks from Delegator have come up with a new free SEO tool call AlgoSleuth. What is AlgoSleuth and how to use it? AlgoSleuth uses the Google analytics API to fetch traffic details from your account, and matches with known Panda & penguin updates to let you know the traffic changes on your website. If you see a green light in … [Read more...] about Find Which Google Panda Update Affected your Website
Affiliate Marketing is an internet marketing channel in which advertisers (or companies who offer a product or service) pay publishers on a pay-for-performance basis. So unlike Google AdSense you don’t earn anything for clicks. You’re only paid for results which could be a sale or a lead (user fill a form and complete registration). In Affiliate Marketing as advertisers pays only for results its a win-win situation as they don’t have to shell out large amount of money in Banner Advertising or Pay-Per-Click Networks like Google AdWords, Microsoft adCenter or Yahoo! Search Marketing where the results are not guaranteed. Affiliate Marketing Definition & Terms Affiliate Marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or … [Read more...] about What Is Affiliate Marketing And How Does It Work?
Are you on shared hosting & wondering does it affect SEO of your blog? Do you need a dedicated I.P. for your shared hosting account? Let’s find out the answer here. For the beginners, those who are not aware of Shared hosting, It’s a server where lots (10+ up to 200-300) sites are hosted on same server and thus sharing the same I.P. Usually you get private I.P on a shared hosting for $2-5 which is not much if you are running a professional website. Though Matt Cutts said some time back in a video that shared hosting won’t impact your search engine ranking. Google allows certain limit on indexing and it’s based on server I.P. On shared hosting if a website is already consuming too many resources (bot crawling) you will be affected and might notice slow indexing or search engine bots are not crawling your blog. Eespecially I have seen many web-hosting companies offers a complete new package by saying it as SEO hosting, where they give Private I.P’s for … [Read more...] about Does Shared Web Hosting Affect Search Engine Ranking?
You want to make money blogging? You do? I can help you. But don’t think I am going to give you yet another 101 ways to make money online. Because it doesn’t work that way at all. Seriously. If you already have a blog and is exploring ways to monetize your blog then here’s a list of over 40 Google AdSense alternatives to make money blogging. Over the past several months, I have been trying to scale-up my content creation process — to create more blog posts per month in a consistent way. However, I was not able to do it and is yet to find a way that works for me. But the good thing is, I ended up doing a lot of maths. I love maths. No, not the stuff that you and me learned at school — differentiation, integration, algebra, matrices, etc. — but the one applied in real life. In fact, that’s how I ended up writing a fun blog post about How Much Traffic Do You Need To Make $100,000 a few years back. It was all about traffic and income and … [Read more...] about What Does It Take To Generate 1,000,000 Pageviews & $3,000 Per Month