Having been in the world of online marketing for 20 years now and just over 10 years in the world of blogging, I’ve been able to see a lot of people come and go in the industry. Many times this will be through the use of a blog and someone documenting their journey and how they plan to start an online business or become a brand. More often than not, many of these would-be entrepreneurs and bloggers tend to fall off the map and disappear, however — they are other who stick with their plans and end up accomplishing much more.
Today I’m happy to introduce Kulwant Nagi as our latest Meet the Bloggers participant, as he’s been a name and a friend I’ve been in contact with for the past few years now. In addition to his blogging story and journey, he’s also created a powerful Facebook Group around his brand and has lately been travelling the world and attending different affiliate marketing conferences in the process. Learn more about Kulwant Nagi in his full interview below.
1.) Please tell us about yourself and how you got into blogging?
Hey all, I am Kulwant Nagi. A full-time blogger, tech enthusiast, affiliate marketer, and a speaker. Right now I am managing multiple blogs on various niches like blogging, how to tips, WordPress themes, and a travel blog.
After doing a job as a verification engineer, I realised that this is the not the life which is going to fulfil my dreams. So I resigned my job after 6 months.
For the next 3 months, I spent sleepless nights to find something which could change my life.
While reading many network marketing blogs (I was in an MLM company during those days), I found that they were leveraging the power of blogging. They were giving the tips on their blogs, people like me were their readers and they were converting the readers into their prospects.
For me, this was a perfect model, where I could help people online and start making some money with it.
2.) What is the focus of your blog and why did you choose that niche?
My focus on BloggingCage was to help newbies. I write keeping a complete newbie in front of me. If I can solve a problem of an individual newbie with my content, then the problem of a huge audience will be solved automatically.
At my blog, I have written a complete guide on how to start a blog. In this guide, I talked about various things to make a professional blog which will start making money after few months.
The reason to select this niche was self-branding.
After reading many blogs in the industry, I found that this was an easy entry for building my authority and do self-branding.
3.) How are you currently monetizing your blog traffic?
I am monetizing my traffic with affiliate marketing.
This is a concept where you promote other people’s products on your blog and get some commission in return if you make any sale.
My AdSense was banned in 2013, I started learning more about affiliate marketing. I have written an article on my blog titled “How Getting Google AdSense Disabled Changed My Life” you can check it to know more about my journey to become an affiliate marketer.
4.) What do you know now that you wish you knew when you first started blogging?
Rather than trying many topics on a single blog, I should have focused on only one particular niche to become master in it.
5.) What are three blogs that you visit almost daily?
6.) Can you give us three recommended tools/services that you use with your blogging?
7.) What advice would you have for someone who is just starting with their first blog?
Focus on mastering one single niche rather than trying 10 different niches on your blog.
8.) What’s the best advice or tip you’ve discovered about blogging since getting started?
Blogging is a never ending process. Once you are into it, you are always ready to understand the concepts at a more deeper level and always open to doing the experiments.
Blogging is a business.
If you treat it like a business, you have more probability to become a successful blogger.
9.) If you only had $100 to start a new blog, how would you use it?
I would go for a $5 hosting from DigitalOcean, $2 domain name from Godaddy, 5-6 good article paying $10 each and spend rest of the money for link building.
Keeping this small budget in mind, I will do most of the work myself rather than outsourcing many people.
10.) How can readers of the blog get in touch with you?
Thanks again Kulwant Nagi for taking the time to share your advice and story with the Blogging Tips community. If you would like to learn about other bloggers and how they are finding success online, be sure to read through our blogger interview series.