‘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
"Blogging gifted me My first car". That day was a milestone in the journey of my life, and It's like history repeating itself. Today on 29th July 2015 I'm rewriting the story with one change, and this time it's a "Flat" instead of a "Car". After living in rented flats for the last seven years, finally I have a permanent shelter & address. Last year I purchased a flat in Gurgaon with my blogging income from blogging & home loan from ICICI bank. And, Finally today I got the possession of the flat. This is once in a lifetime moment & my sincere gratitude to ShoutMeLoud, to you & all the readers. Little backstory… I left my parents house in 2002, and I dreamed of following the steps of my Mentor (Grandfather), who moved from a small village to a city & set a landmark for the generations to follow. I'm not close to what he did; someone who build a house with his own hands, but I'm content that my direction is right. On 1st December 2008, I never thought blogging could … [Read more...] about Blogging Gifted Me Shelter For The Life – Feeling Blessed!
ShoutMeLoud is grown as a giant in the field of the Blogging and Affiliate Marketing niche. Though there’re many big fishes are crowded in this competitive niche. The man one who pushed the technology blog into a linkable resource for Blogging, SEO, Content and Affiliate Marketing..etc. He is a calm and simple blogger from India who dream to make the blogging as a career option in his motherland. Let’s break the surprise, he is none other than our beloved Harsh Agrawal. He built ShoutMeLoud as an award-winning blog to help Shouters. Best part SML accepts guest posts under certain circumstance. Here we’ve got the super three principle you should pass, to get accepted your first guest post from SML. Many of the Freelancers and even some of the blog-o-spere members say’s, guest blogging is the lethargic way of link building. But according to Harsh, guest blogging for backlinks is worst. He says blog with passion and try to build your audience and community around … [Read more...] about 3 Best Practices To Follow Before You Write for ShoutMeloud
Facebook is truly both a blessing and a curse! You can use it to connect with thousands of people, to promote yourself or your company, to sell products, to find new ways to interact with friends, customers – whoever and whatever you want. And this wonderful usability is also Facebook’s problem. It is so easy to communicate, and so tempting to use it all the time, that some people simply forget that even a single post can have huge impact on their professional life and make them look like a Facebook idiot. If you have some people you work with on your friends list (sometimes even your boss or your subordinates), you should be a little more careful with Facebook. Otherwise, the repercussions can be much graver than you think. Here are 5 simple things that can make your co-workers lose respect for you or that may even cost you the job. How to not Suck At Facebook? Simplest way: show everyone that you are a Facebook idiot: Surely, you may think it’s easier said than … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Ways To Become a Facebook Idiot
Remote working and working from home is the flavor of international business these days. Even here at ShoutMeLoud, we have a distributed remote tool. We use tools like Slack, Trello, Wunderlist & Skype for most of our work. However one of the biggest challenge which I personally face is rewarding my team once in a while. Since we all are sitting distant, the way we reward has to be different. Is int it? And, I’m not alone in this. Many startups and businesses are realizing the flexibility of a remote team. A remote team doesn’t require a large infrastructure and doesn’t need in-house perks. The remote team helps with cost reduction with some teams available at 1/3rd the cost of a normal hire. There are a lot of positives to take from a remote or work from home team but there are a few negatives as well. As humans, we are social animals who like social interaction. The bonding experience while working and camaraderie is what drives people to work together and … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Reward Your Work From Home Team within a Budget
In the bloggers interview series so far, we have done interviews with some of leading faces of blogging including Harsh Agrawal, Neil Patel, Zac Johnson and Ann Smarty etc. In today’s interview series, we have Kulwant Nagi, who has made a good name for himself in the blogging community in a short period of time. Kulwant Nagi owns BloggingCage.com blog where he shares tips around blogging and seo things. Apart from Blogging Cage, Kulwant is also running several niche blogs and have a personal blog here. Kulwant is basically from a small town in Haryana and have been blogging for 2 years now. Recently I got the chance to meet Kulwant at IGI Airport on our way to Baroda Wordcamp. Sharing one of our images at the Airport: Without further delay, let’s me share the lovely conversation I had with Kulwant Nagi. Kulwant First of all Thanks a lot for accepting my interview request. Please share few details about you and your online blogs? My pleasure to be here. Thanks a lot for … [Read more...] about Improve Your Blogging and SEO Skills with Kulwant Nagi (BloggingCage)
Are you looking for the most gorgeous themes for WordPress? Are you running a WordPress blog and searching for the best themes that come at an affordable price and offer excellent features? You are in the right place. In this post, I’m going to talk about few amazing looking themes designed by Elegant themes. First impressions matter A LOT especially when it comes to online. If someone don’t like your website design in their first visit, the chances are they will instantly abandon your site. If you are blogging for a while, you already know the importance of having a clean design on websites. If you land on any website, the first thing you notice is the design of it. It doesn’t matter whether you are building an eCommerce site or a business oriented site, you must have a responsive and appealing web design to capture leads and sales. When you are designing your website, it’s also equal important to keep search engine optimization in mind. Because SEO is the … [Read more...] about Top 10 Premium WordPress Themes Designed by Elegant Themes
It’s amazing how much you can achieve with a healthy work ethic and a profitable idea. You get the feeling that you truly know where you are going in life and that nothing can stop you, not even your government that wants your money oh so badly. When I started writing this article, I had multiple ways and ideas to write it. The one that first came to mind was telling the story of a victim and depicting how hard it is to be an entrepreneur in such hard environments. The truth is every obstacle is a blessing. The surrounding It is definitely possible to be an entrepreneur in every given environment, but of course, some places bring a higher level of difficulty. My government does not take kindly to up and coming businessmen. Starting your own business here is easy, but maintaining it through the constant pressure is what’s hard. Getting inspected and receiving fines for no reason is common because somebody’s got to pay for the ones that get overlooked and don’t … [Read more...] about Being an Entrepreneur in a Corrupt Underdeveloped Country
As bloggers & digital marketers, we know that images are everything. It helps us make our content visually appealing, get more clicks from social media sites, helps in branding & can also earn you precious backlinks (especially if you know how to create infographics). We all know these facts, but the challenge is creating all of these things on our own. The first thing which I often say to myself is, “I don’t like spending time on Photoshop”. The truth is I don’t know how to use Photoshop & now I don’t have enough time to learn Photoshop or any other time-intensive graphic making tool. Luckily, we live in an era where we are blessed with many amazing tools that makes graphic creation a piece of cake. There is Fotor which is convenient and good, but it ends up costing a lot if you need to create premium graphics daily. Moreover, they don’t have a desktop tool which (to me) is a little counter-intuitive. Today, I will be sharing one … [Read more...] about Create Stunning Blog & Social Media Graphics
As a newbie blogger, the most confusing state is to decide which Blogging platform to choose. Though, most suggested platforms are BlogSpot, WordPress, Tumblr. Now, when we talk about creating a blog from the professional front, WordPress is a rock-solid choice. There are many things which you can do with a Self-hosted WordPress blog, which you can't do on a BlogSpot blog. BlogSpot and WordPress both offers free blogging platform which is a good way to start your blogging career, though certainly not the best. If you have been blogging on any of these free blogging platforms, read this article to know what are the limitations of using free blogging platform over self-hosted WordPress blog. To make it clear I started my blogging career from BlogSpot and then I moved to Self hosted WordPress blog. As I mentioned above, BlogSpot is a good blogging platform to start your blogging career, but for long run a self-hosted blog is what you should select. Though in this post I will highlight … [Read more...] about Why WordPress is Better Than BlogSpot Platform?