Welcome to another edition of the BloggeRoundup Interview Series where I feature Inspirational stories and blogging advice from successful bloggers and marketers.
For this interview, I had the privilege of inviting Kulwant Nagi, Founder of BloggingCage.com.
I’d like to thank Kulwant for taking the time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions.
Let’s now dive into the depth of interview with Kulwant Nagi and find out what he has to say. Are you ready?
Let’s get started!
Interview With Kulwant Nagi From BloggingCage
Here is the Inspirational & Insightful conversation with Kulwant Nagi. I hope you would take some motivation from him to create money making blog.
Q.1) Please introduce yourself to Bloggeroundup readers?
Hello BloggeRoundup readers, it feels amazing to interact with the new audience so I am happy to be here.
I am from a very small town Fatehabad from Haryana. I have completed bachelors in 2010 with a BE degree in Electronics and Communication. I wanted to go to the USA for the higher education so I cleared GRE and TOEFL exams with 1300/1600 and 99/120 score respectively.
Soon I found that my father didn’t have the money to afford the fee so I had to quit my plan and I started my first job in December 2010 as a VLSI verification engineer.
Soon I got frustrated with the job and resigned it in June 2011.
This was the time when I was totally clueless about what I am going to do in my life.
From June 2011 to September 2011, I spent 3 months reading endless blogs and learnt about blogging.
In September 2011, I launched KulwantNagi.com and later in January 2012 I launched BloggingCage.com
Now BloggingCage is one of the top blogs in India and it is helping people worldwide with the awesome content.
Q.2) What inspired you most to start blogging?
A peaceful life was always the biggest motivation for me.
I knew that it’s possible when you have enough money in your pocket. I could give a better life to my family with the money as well as have a better life for myself too.
So the second motivation was money.
Q.3) What are the major challenges you experienced while building BloggingCage?
The major challenge was my internet speed.
I know that no one will help you in your starting days, so I cannot say that finding the right support or right mentor was the biggest struggle for me.
I knew that if I want to see the success in blogging, I will have to have the patience, learning attitude and self-motivation to become a good blogger.
So I was putting best efforts to make my blog successful.
Q.4) What strategies/sources do you use to monetize your blog?
Right now my main income source is affiliate marketing. I have partnered with various companies and I make money by promoting them.
Q.5) What is the best way to get success in affiliate marketing?
It all starts with great niche ideas. Once you find the right niche, then it comes to keyword research.
The best way to get success in affiliate marketing is your smartness to find the right keywords. Affiliate marketing is nothing without your understanding of the keywords.
Q.6) Which are the 5 blogging tools you can’t live without and why?
Skitch – This is a Mac App which is used to take the screenshots. All the screenshots you see in my blog posts are taken with this tool.
EverNote – This is my all-time favorite App to jot down all the content writing ideas, making notes, saving important files and managing many things.
Trello – I love this App more than anything. This App has made my content writing, guest blogging, email outreach so easier that I cannot think about doing guest blogging without this App.
PhotoShop – I love playing with the PhotoShop. I create all my graphics myself. All the featured images you see at BloggingCage are created by me with Photoshop.
Grammarly – Oh Man!! This one small App has added so much value in my blogging journey that I cannot deny the fact that I cannot even write without this now. It corrects all my mistakes and helps me write better content.
Q.7) How is your daily schedule? how many hours do you work on your blog?
My daily schedule is not fixed these days. I usually get up at 8:00 AM, have breakfast, take the bath and start my work around 10:30 or 11:00 AM.
I spend most of my time in doing the research, spying my competitors and getting the ideas to write better content on my niche blogs.
Right now I am putting around 8-10 hours in my work.
Q.8) What is your goal for 2019?
I have achieved all my big goals in 2018.
I wanted to deliver an international Speech, which I did in April 2018 in Vietnam where I shared the stage with Neil Patel.
I wanted to travel to the USA, which I did in July 2018.
So from the goals point of view, I don’t have many goals now. But yeah, I am looking forward to growing BloggingCage’s reader base and start a YouTube channel soon.
Q.9) What are your favorite blogs and books?
My favorite blogs are Backlinko.com and NeilPatel.com.
My all-time favorite book is ReWork. Other books I love the most are The $100 Startup, The E-Myth Revisited, Who Moved my Cheese, Predictably Irrational and Eat That Frog.
Q.10) What are the tips you have for new bloggers?
The best tip I can give to all newbie bloggers is, focus on one niche.
Rather than writing for so many niches in one blog, focus on writing in one niche and be the master of it.
Q.11) What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to his readers?
The in-depth content.
Write awesome content which they love to read and share.
Q.12) How BloggeRoundup readers can stay in touch with you and any message for the blogging community here?
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, Follow me at Twitter @kulwantnagi and Instagram at @kulwantnagi.
Q.13) What are your final words to our readers?
I would suggest you to keep putting efforts to learn more. Don’t focus on the money part in your initial days of blogging. The money will come automatically if you learn how to build an awesome blog.
Success in blogging takes time. So don’t expect any results in 2-3 or even 6 months.
I will take a year to understand the basics and then master the skills step-by-step.
Once you learn the basics, success in blogging is easy.
Founder of BloggingCage.com
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