Interview With Gaurav Kumar Founder of eAskme
Today, I am glad to share the interview with an expert blogger, who is the founder of eAskme.com.
What I know about Gaurav is that he is a blogger who makes money by helping others how to make money. He is not just a professional blogger but an extensive affiliate marketer and motivational speaker as well.
Now let's learn more about Gaurav and his blogging career in his own words.
Founder of eAskme: Meet Gaurav KumarQ 1: Hi Gaurav, It is so good to have you on my blog for this interview session. It will be great if you can share something about yourself with my readers.
Gaurav: Hi, I am Gaurav Kumar, Professional blogger and affiliate marketer from India. I am an Arts Graduate. After my graduation, I worked in various MNC`s until the time I have not found out my real passion.
eAskme has established me as a professional blogger and like you said a blogger who makes money by helping others to make money. On eAskme, it is allowed for every single person either he is a blogger or not to ask questions and I try to provide the best suitable solution in every way.
Q 2: How you turned into a blogger from an MNC guy?
Gaurav: During my MNC days I was not aware of blogging till 2013. I was doing well in my work as I have learned a lot about how to handle and satisfy customers but I was not satisfied with what I was doing.
I was looking for something which can help me make money online. I tried many things such as online surveys, PTC sites but those were not good to make the regular income.
It was 2013 when one day I was at a game parlour, where I met a college student who was also there to play some video game. We both were talking about work and the internet and he told me that there is a way to make money online and that is Blogging.
I was not aware of Blogging so I asked how to start a blog and how to make money. He was also not much aware about many things, but he has given me an idea from where should I start. After that, I spend few weeks doing research and launched my very first blog on Blogspot. That blog was the hit of 2013, as from the third month my blogging earning reached $500+.
That is the time when I fully devoted my life to blogging.
Q 3: What changes Blogging bring in your life?
Gaurav: Being a professional blogger is definitely a life changing event. Blogging not only helped me to live a Boss free life but also get me out of working in shifts which I hated most.
There is no doubt that blogging helps me to make money and that is why I am able to build my own house in Hoshiarpur. Blogging not just makes you earn passive income but can be a great source of active income also.
Blogging also brings name and fame. The more popular a blog become the more popular a blogger becomes. That is why I am being interviewed by many blogs and also get many offers from big brands like Micromax, Acer etc.
Q 4: How you make money with blogging?
Gaurav: When it comes to making money blogging there are numerous opportunities available online.
Still newbie bloggers focus on Adsense only. There is no doubt that Adsense is best contextual ad network which pays much better than other similar networks, but there are many other ways which help a blogger make much more money than Adsense.
I make money not just by Adsense and Bing but also with:
- Affiliate Marketing
- Sponsored Reviews
- EBooks and coaching
- Native Ads
- Creating and selling blogs
Q 5: What is the best place to start a blog between Blogspot and self-hosted Wordpress?
Gaurav: We all know that free things always come with limitations. You can start a blog for free on Blogspot, but there are various limitations like you cannot have full control and Google can anytime take down your blog with content.
But Self-hosted Wordpress blog is always better if you are ready to invest on your blogging. You can not only do SEO really easily but also have full control over the content of your blog. I have also created few helpful guides for newbie bloggers such as Domain Name Guide and blogging for money guide.
So I say that self-hosted WordPress blog is always better than a blog on Blogspot?
Q 6: How you promote your blog posts?
Gaurav: Promotion is the thing which consumes most of the time in the life of a blogger. There is a well talked 80:20 rule where 20% time goes to writing 80% time goes to promotions. But this is not for everyone.
After publishing my article I promote it on various
- Social Networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr etc.
- Social Bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon, Digg, Scoop.it etc.
- Email list.
Gaurav: Blogging is a continuous journey of a learner. A pro blogger also knows where he can get inspiration and learn things before anyone else can do.
Q 8: Recommend the most effective blogging tools.
Gaurav: There are many tools available online. But here I am sharing what I found the best.
- SEO Powersuite
- Google Keyword Planner
- Facebook Power Editor
Gaurav: As you know there are various blogs under my shadow.
– eAskme: You have question, We have answer
– WikiAskme: On Demand Technology Blog
– Wikihealthblog : A complete health Pedia
– iOSCrunch: Micro niche blog
– AwardWinningBlog : How to win as a Newbie blogger
Also Connect with me on my social networks
Q 10: Message for Readers
Gaurav: To readers, you want to start something new or blogging, then you should be serious about that. Always believe your instincts.
Also, Blogging is for all. If you want to start a blog, start it now. Start living your own blogging journey before anyone else can take your blog name.
What a reader can learn from Gaurav Kumar's Interview:
I would like to thank Gaurav Kumar for sparing his precious time for pro blogger interview session.
Anyone can start a blog, but it takes time and efforts before you actually start making money. Making money blogging is not an overnight thing. Build your brand and be big like pro bloggers and you have money that you can only dream about.
So what you have learned from this interview of Gaurav Kumar? If you have any question feels free to share via comments.
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