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’ve heard of the Industrial Revolution, well, this is the era of the Entrepreneurship Revolution. Entrepreneurship is one of the more budding industries, but even so, many people fall off the wagon quickly. There are many rough patches along the way and many just want to give up when it gets too tough. But I believe that perseverance does pay off in the long run. All you need is a change in perspective and a desire to achieve what you want to achieve. And a great way to get into that motivated mindset is with a motivational movie! You are going to need daily motivation to help you overcome all of the obstacles you will face in this line of work. And sometimes, it just gets so hard to even finish off a single day. That’s when you need inspiration. Movies have been, and still are, a source of inspiration for many. Movies have the power to challenge our limits, push our understandings, and invoke powerful emotions. In short: Movies can help you become a better … [Read more...] about You Are Not An Entrepreneur Yet If You Haven’t Seen These Movies
It was in March 2009 that I started using AdSense, and since then it’s a part of my blog monetization technique. In first 5 years I have earned about 2.2 million INR with AdSense, and realized no matter how many AdSense alternatives we talk about, AdSense is by far one of the best contextual and highest paying ad network for any blogger. I have already shared some of the working tips to increase Adsense revenue but as I mentioned, Adsense is very strict about AdSense TOS, and you have to take care of certain things to stop violating AdSense policies. We all know, getting Adsense approval is not that easy and we need to do many things to keep our AdSense account active. Recently, I got an Email from Adsense team saying “Adsense serving has been disabled on one of my site” and I realize it’s the right time to update this post and make new AdSense publishers aware of Adsense policies and things to avoid, which may lead to account ban. Little out of … [Read more...] about Don’t Want To Get Your AdSense Account Banned? Read These Guidelines
“I know you are really working hard, but I am not seeing any tangible output from your efforts!” Have you ever faced this kind of question from your boss/any senior of your company? You’re working hard, but your boss is still not happy. Where is the output? My boss is asking me this, but believe me, I am working really hard. Have you ever faced this kind of question? After hearing this for the first time, you probably felt disillusioned, frustrated & aimless, right? Anyone would be if he/she was in your place. Why? Because we all are human beings and emotions play a vital role in our decision making process. Everyone loves receiving appreciation for their work. It’s a natural human tendency to want to be rewarded after putting great amounts of effort into something. Some people say things like, “He/she doesn’t work for recognition, it’s only for the passion, drive & love for the work.” But … [Read more...] about You Are Working Hard But You Don’t Have Any Tangible Output! Why?
Do you ever wish if it were possible for you to read the text faster & understand everything the same way? On a daily basis, an average human being comes across a lot of texts in the form of articles, documents, assignments, etc in addition to the text that is consumed in the form of entertainment/pleasure. Of all the text that is consumed by an average human being, the comprehension and retention rates vary on a huge scale from person to person. What if you could finish off all of your readings assigned in a day a little bit earlier? Have you ever considered how fast you read compared to your peers? Well, all the answers to these questions could possibly be answered by the science of speed reading. Given the mammoth of information that is floating around on the internet, we definitely don’t have time to read everything that we care about. Dilemma with offline reading apps: I’ve even had people telling me that apps like ‘Pocket‘ and other … [Read more...] about The Science Of Speed Reading & How To Read Faster & Save Time
This story is part of our Life-hacks series and this particular answer from Amit Banerjee on Quora caught my eyes and I couldn’t stop myself from sharing this with you. There are so many things that you can learn from this long and one of the best reply I can think of. It doesn’t matter what situation you are in, always remember you are the creator of your life. Also read: After 1826 days of blogging, all I can say- Blogging is incredible It feels suffocating. I belong to a middle class family and had never seen “real” poverty during childhood. Yes, I had a Hercules bicycle. Yes I was given good education. Yes, I would go to Disney world once a year. Yes, my parents would take me to holidays. I had a TV video game and a huge collection of cartridges my mom bought for me, when I scored good marks. Then I entered college. My sister’s marriage was planned, dad bought an apartment and had to pay my fees for engineering. All three events … [Read more...] about Are You Poor Or living in Poverty? This Story Will Make You Smile & Motivate
To err is human. Everyone makes a lot of mistakes in his lifetime and blogosphere is no exception. Blogging is not an easy task by any means and needs tons of decisions to be taken. While some are right, many of your decisions turn out to be wrong as well. Even though it is said that a person learns from his mistakes, it’s not always the case. Sometimes we have to pay a huge amount to learn from those mistakes, leaving no other way in front of us than repenting on those mistakes. There are millions of blog of your niche available on the net. If you want to attract the reader, you must stand out from the crowd and for that you should try to avoid the following 3 mistakes that every Amateur blogger makes during the start. Avoiding these mistakes will not only give a better start to your blogging career, but will also help in making your site stand out from the crowd. What Common mistakes an Amateur Blogger usually makes? 1. Custom Domain Name Choosing a free domain name … [Read more...] about Top 3 Mistakes Amateur Bloggers are Prone to Make
Twitter is all about connecting with like-minded people and having a meaningful conversation. Though, with the rising number of social-networking sites, and with so much social media noise, it’s becoming really hard for anyone to find like-minded people. There are many tools which will help you to find and follow like-minded people, and today I will be talking about one cool twitter web tool call Embedle, which will not only help you to find Twitter users with same interest, but you can also engage in a meaningful conversation with them. Meet Embedle: A True Twitter conversation starter When we meet a stranger on Social media or in real-life, we try to find the common string. It may in terms of passion, games. movies, interests or anything which help us to start a conversation. When it comes to twitter, it’s hard to break the ice with 140 character, so the first step is to find people you know of or share common interest with. From a marketer point of view, If I know … [Read more...] about Find What People are Tweeting about Any WebPage
A content delivery network (a.k.a CDN) is one of those things you hear whenever someone is talking about speeding up a website. But what is a CDN and why is it useful? CDNs have become one of the easiest ways to make your site load faster. In fact, all speed checking tools like GT Metrix and Google Page Speed suggest using a good content delivery network (CDN) to improve a site’s performance. People with technical backgrounds are aware of what CDNs are and the benefits of using a content delivery network. But for non-technical people, the concept can seem alien. Well, there’s nothing to worry about because, in this blog post, I will be talking in-depth about content delivery networks and why you should be using one. Also read: Does Website Loading Time Matter For SEO? Let me start out in layman’s language. We bloggers and website owners usually use shared hosting, and all of our files are hosted at a data center. For example, my site is … [Read more...] about What is a CDN (Content Delivery Network) and What Are The Benefits?
Most of the bloggers get into email marketing game little late but once they are into it; they know how important & beneficial capturing email is. This gives us a chance to directly connect with interested readers & helps us to grow our blog exponentially. In past one year, Email marketing is one thing that I have paid complete attention to & today I have tested & tried tips for you to capture more emails. Before I start, here are all tools that I’m currently using for ShoutMeLoud & my other blog such as WPSutra, WPHostingDiscount. Email marketing service: Convertkit + Aweber WordPress plugins: OptinMonster + SumoME One tip: This one I learned the hard way. Last month I hired someone to write emails for my email marketing campaign. It turned out to be a big mistake as 50% of emails sounded too salesy. My suggestion for you is: always write your own emails. Since your audience are used to your voice, it’s better to keep it this way … [Read more...] about 7 Email Subscription Box Placement Ideas That Are Proven To Work