The OLAMOSH meet bloggers interview series continue this week with one of the most inspiring and finest Indian tech blogger and Netpreneur (Internet Entrepreneur) “Atish Ranjan of techtricksworld.com“
“My father said this to me: “OLAMOSH, if you don’t make any impact on earth, you will die before you die. But if you impress hearts with what you do, you still live even after you are gone” 🙂
I get to know about Atish Ranjan from fellow bloggers, I have read alot of articles & interviews where the name Atish Ranjan was mentioned. Some see him as their source of inspiration towards blogging while others see him as their blogging mentor. It is through his online activities I get to know more about the worth of the word “IMPACT“.
“Anyone can make money but earning respect is not everyone’s cup of tea“, Ranjan is a part-time blogger but still manage to make impact and inspire alot of bloggers in the blogosphere. We now have alot of bloggers who look upto Ranjan..huh, that is cool.
Many fortune has slipped through a man’s fingers because he was engaged in too many occupations at a time. There is good sense in the old caution against having too many irons in the fire at once.
Engage in one kind of business only, and stick to it faithfully until you succeed, or until your experience shows that you should abandon it to build other business. A constant hammering on one nail will generally drive it home at last, so that it can be clinched.
Atish Ranjan is popularly known for his techtricksworld.com due to the high level of the blog success. But one amazing thing I cherished about Ranjan, is his capacity of being able to acquire many blogs later (stoogles.com, 2012onwards.com, litabi.com and many more) . Running a multiple blogs is not an easy one, but Ranjan and his partner “Zainil” were able to do that. THUMB UP GUYS!! 🙂
Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision – Muhammad Ali
Life’s beauty isn’t dependent on how happy we are but how others are because of us. Hahahaha, I think am already talking too much, Hope am not over hyping this young man on OLAMOSH.Net… Nah, i don’t think so I will want you to feel relax and enjoy this interesting interview chat with Atish Ranjan of techtricksworld.com .
If possible, I will urge you to grab a cup of tea or coffee 🙂 , as you all know that my interview questions are always LONG. Hahaha, Here We Go!!!!
Please tell us a little bit about yourself?
Thanks Olamosh for offering me to share something with your blog readers. I am Atish Ranjan from India who loves to work than anything else in the world. Especially the blogging!
I am a BCA(bachelor of Computer Applications) graduate and currently working in a firm as an SEO Analyst. Along with my day job I am involved into blogging. You should check this post to know more about me.
P.S. I love to play with HTML, CSS codes.
When did you start online publication? (Writing content for internet readers)
I started online publication in 2010 but I have been regular since 2011.
Is techtricksworld.com your first blog?
Yes, techtricksworld.com is my first blog. Initially it was on blogspot(techtricksworld.blogspot.com) but later I moved to self hosted domain.
I do acquire many blogs later on named as stoogles.com, 2012onwards.com, litabi.com and many more.
How old is techtricksworld.com and did you come-up with the name “techtricksworld”?
If I count from the time when it was on blogspot then it’s been 4 years it is live but if I count from the day when it was launched on .com then it’s been 3 years.
There was not any thought process involved while selecting the domain “techtricksworld”. I was thinking for a good name when my partner Zainil asked me to think of a domain name and I tried few names like techtricks, techworld, tricksworld etc but all were already booked hence I combined them and made techtricksworld which was available.
How did you come to know about blogging & when?
The interesting thing is when I started out on blogspot, I was not aware what I was doing is called “blogging”. Yes, I wasn’t aware! I just kept sharing small pc tricks, scripts etc.
But later when I started receiving comments from other bloggers and I started visiting them, then I came to know that this cool thing is called blogging. I realized about this in late 2010 only.
Tell us a bit about your mentor(s) in the blog-o-sphere.
I don’t have any mentor though I have a friend Durgesh Chaudhary who helped me setting up my blog and still whenever I need any help I do ask him and he helps.
But that is a part of tech things. NO mentor I got in blogging but I with my partner Zainil learnt all the things ourselves by researching on Google.
In your opinion, Should bloggers pay more attention to “Alexa Ranking & Google PR”?
Bloggers pay attention to Alexa and Google PR because it gives them motivation to work further. Other thing is advertiser’s demand! As advertisers ask for better PR, Alexa and DA so every blogger strive to achieve higher ranks.
If you are doing blogging as business then yes you should care about these factors but if you are doing only as hobby then these don’t matter.
For example, I have a personal blog atishranjan.com which is not a main part of business so I never check its alexa, DA, PR anything rather I just share something whenever I get free time.
The New Generation of Indian Bloggers is venturing into “Blogging & Tech Niche”, what is your view on this?
New bloggers from India or from any other country starts with blogging & tech niche because the present generation is more interested in Technology and they love to post about it on their blog as well.
If they want to start other niche like health, fashion then they must learn a lot of things but in tech they have already a lot of things with them.
They select Blogging niche because they get more engagement, more comments and more recognition in a short span of time which motivates them a lot.
You might have noticed that the blogs on blogging niche gets more comments than a tech blog gets.My personal view is, Do what you like to! I mean select the niche which you enjoy and you have knowledgeable about.
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Your blog articles are very informative & Educative, Can you share with us, how you create content or the secret behind your blog articles?
Thanks for the complement mate. I usually check Google news, mashabale, techcrunch for the tech updates. I share my own views when it comes to blogging tips related post.
There is no secret behind this but I do a lot of reading on multiple blogs to get ideas to write my next post. Reading my older posts and comments also give ideas to write new posts.
When starting your blog (techtricksworld.com), did you ever expect it to grow to where it is today?
When I started techtricksworld.com then I didn’t know what will happen as I was completely blank with no knowledge of blogging and all but I did have a vision to take it to a good place in blogosphere and for which I am still working.
What are the methods you use in driving traffic to your blog?
I do keyword research, a little bit of link building, Social sharing, (especially on stumbleupon, FB, G+ and Twitter) and blog commenting to drive traffic. They work well for me.
Additionally I organize giveaways which brings enormous amount of traffic as well.
Last but not the least is branding! Yes, I work a lot to make it as a brand name because when people know your website/blog with its name then you get a lot of direct traffic which is the real success for any blogger.
Kindly share with us, ways you MAKE MONEY LEGITIMATELY ONLINE & the amount you make monthly?
Making money online is not as easy as it seems but if you take the right track then it becomes easy sooner. My earning sources are adsense, Sponsored reviews, paid posts on my multiple blogs, Affiliate marketing etc.
I don’t offer services due to lack of time but bloggers can offer service to make good amount of money as well as build their portfolio.
My earning is not consistent like any other blogger but I manage to make more than 1500 USD PM (I am still a part time blogger) 🙂
When did you make your first money from blogging and how does it feel?
When adsense got approved I have added the ad slots on my blog and few $ started coming into the adsense account but when TTW got PR 4, I got an offer of paid post which happened 6 months after I have started the blog on .com. That was my first earning in blogging.
Don’t ask me how I felt because I cannot express in words!
Running an Internet Business gives you choices and freedom to do what you want, whenever you want. What would you say the Internet Lifestyle is for you?
I have a small business on Internet but I still do a day job hence I don’t have full freedom but yes I would be more than happy when I ditch my job and start full time blogging.
Internet lifestyle is what I strive for. I love to work from my bed without getting ready. We get full freedom in this particular business.
What would you say is the biggest single reason for your success in Blogging?
I don’t think I am successful yet because for me success is when I would be able to ditch my day job and plunge into full time blogging.
Still if you think it is a kind of success then I say there is no secret behind it but I work hard and keep on helping everyone as much as I can.
What are the basic skills a Newbie or aspiring blogger must possess?
Writing, helping attitude, hardworking, consistency and optimistic nature are things which should be in an aspiring blogger.
What Is Your Advice/Tip for Those Just Starting, I Mean Newbie’s/wannabe bloggers?
As I always say that never start blogging just with a mindset to make money rather start with a vision to learn and implement. Consistency, hard work and patience are the things that can make you successful.
Be Smart and unique!
Life has blessed us with the freedom to SOAR, We must have the courage to RISK, the FAITH to BELIEVE and the will to SUCCEED. You Must Let Your Life Speak.
At this Junction (J) Time (T) I will be resting my fingers and passover the keyboard to you, Hope you enjoy this chat with Attish Ranjan and you were abit inspired.
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