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 Sufyan Shaikh, Founder of BloggingIndian.com.
I’d like to thank Sufyan for taking the time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions.
Let’s now dive into the depth of interview with Sufyan Shaikh and find out what he has to say. Are you ready?
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Interview with Sufyan Shaikh From BloggingIndian
Here is the Inspirational & Insightful conversation with Sufyan Shaikh. I hope you would take some motivation from him to start making money online.An Interview with Sufyan Shaikh – Founder of BloggingIndian.comClick To Tweet
Q.1) Please introduce yourself to Bloggeroundup readers?
Hi, I am Sufyan Shaikh. I am a part-time blogger. I am a founder of the blog – BloggingIndian which was started in 2016. In this blog, I write about SEO, WordPress and various reviews about hosting, themes and plugins. I mainly help bloggers who have just started their blogging journey by the information I provide in the blog.
Q.2) What inspired you most to start blogging?
I always had a dream to start an online income. I wasn’t knowing how to get started. I saw videos on YouTube and started blogging. In short money and help, others are my inspiration to start blogging.
Q.3) What are the major challenges you experienced while building BloggingIndian?
The major challenges I faced was hosting which I was looking for. I had tried numerous hostings like Bluehost, Hostgator, Godaddy. My blog was facing a lot of downtimes. Hence I moved my blog to Cloudways a few months back. I am quite satisfied with the quality. Another challenge I faced was the audience and recognition. I still want to build authority for my blog so that people can make the most use of it.
Q.4) What strategies/sources do you use to monetize your blog?
I monetize my blog using Affiliate Marketing by recommending products like hostings, themes, and plugins.
Q.5) What is the best way to get success in affiliate marketing?
I would say is focus on one product instead of promoting too many. Try out which channel is working best for you. It can be via SEO, SEM or SMM. Once you start focusing on 1 product you will definitely get the results.
Q.6) Which are the 5 blogging tools you can’t live without and why?
For me, my blogging is incomplete without the below-mentioned tools:
- Long Tail Pro
Q.7) How is your daily schedule? how many hours do you work on your blog?
As I work part time I mostly work on my blog once I come home from the office. I make sure I dedicate at least 2 hours at night for my blog. I work on my blog 7-8 hours during weekends.
Q.8) What is your goal for 2019?
The primary goal for me in 2019 is to build authority for my blog. Network with other awesome bloggers like you and help the community and of course earn good amount of money online.
Q.9) What are your favorite blogs and books?
My favorite blogs are Backlinko.com, Shoutmeloud.com, and NeilPatel.com.
The books which I recommend everyone to read is Rich Dad Poor Dad, Cashvertising and Getting Things Done by David Allen.
Q.10) What are the tips you have for new bloggers?
The only working tip I recommend new bloggers is patience. Blogging isn’t getting rich quick scheme. I still remember I earned my first income online after 6 months from starting my blog.
Determination. Dedication and Devotion are needed to be successful in blogging.
Q.11) What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to his readers?
Giving correct and useful information to their readers can be the best service for a blogger.
Q.12) How BloggeRoundup readers can stay in touch with you and any message for the blogging community here?
Readers can follow my blog BloggingIndian.com to get insightful and actionable strategies when it comes to blogging. They can email me anytime at [email protected]. They can also tweet at @bloggingindian.
Q.13) What are your final words to our readers?
If you want to be successful in blogging be patient, understand your audience, plan your content strategy, be open to criticism and act upon your mistakes.
Think long term and not a short term which is always helpful not only in blogging but also in life.
Founder of BloggingIndian.com
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