Hey Guys, Welcome To This LB Interview Series, Where I am going to invite pro bloggers and influencers and ask them about their online journey and question that helps you to grow in this online world.
So today I introduce you to Anil Agarwal a professional blogger and also the founder of bloggerspassion.com
I asked him many questions about Blogging and his online world journey, and I hope all these questions will help you a lot to grow your blog.
He is like a mentor for me. I learn a lot of things from his blog articles, and I think you will also learn something from this interview.
Guys, are you excited to read this amazing interview???
Okay, let’s dive into it…
Interview With Anil Agarwal The Man Behind BloggersPassion.com
Question 1: Hey Anil, I’m sure you need no introduction, but for people who don’t know about you please tell a few words about you and your work.
Guys my name is Anil Agarwal and I blog at BloggersPassion.com.
I have been running BloggersPassion blog since 2010 and most of the revenue on my blogs comes via affiliate marketing and selling my own eBooks.
For the last two years, I’ve been blogging full time and earning $10K plus money every month from BloggersPassion blog only.
I have been working in the Blogging and SEO domain since 2004. With my blogs, I try to help my blog audience in taking their blogging journey to the next level.
Question 2: How did you get into blogging? What inspired you to start blogging?
I was inspired by the success of pro bloggers like Darren Rowse and Amit Agarwal who were doing wonders with their blogs.
Primary motive behind getting into blogging was money as I was not able to earn enough money from my full time job. So to live a comfortable lifestyle, I got into blogging.
Blogging word was first introduced to me when I started using Blogger.com and other blogging platforms to create backlinks and to spread words about the companies I was working for.
Sharing my blogs URL below.
I started working on HostingMonks.com in 2019 and MakeBlogging.com from this month only. Right now, I’m not getting time to work on Taam Digital.
Before COVID19, I was able to give six hours at least to my blogs daily (from Monday to Friday) and one or two hours on the weekends.
But due to COVID issues, I mostly stay at home and all days look the same (No difference between Sunday & Monday).
These days, I’m able to give four hours of dedicated effort only to my blogs and for the rest of the day, I happen to be busy with my household work, kids and their studies etc.
Question 5: What is your main source of earning and your other revenue sources?
For the last few years, most of our revenue was coming while selling affiliate products. We are selling Hosting, WordPress Themes & Plugins and SEO tools related affiliate products.
From this year, we started launching our own products and we started with creating eBooks. So far we have launched a couple of eBooks and you can access them from here. We are working on our next eBook which is going to be around search engine optimization.
So far we made more than $7000 while selling our eBooks.
Question 6: According to you Which one is best for bloggers Google adsense(any other ad network) or affiliate?
It will depend upon the content type you are creating on your blog. If most of the contents on your blog are for educational purposes, you can go with Google Adsense. And if you are talking about certain products as solutions on your blog, you can give a try to affiliate marketing as well.
You can also do both of them. On information pages, you can show Google Adsense ads and pages where you can promote an affiliate product, give a try to that.
I have written a detailed guide on Affiliate marketing vs Google Adsense here. I’m sure your blog audience will love it.
Question 7: Now making a blog is very easy but the main problem that every newbie is facing now is traffic. So How to get traffic on a new blog?
There are three things you can do to get traffic to a new blog:
- Go for the keywords where you see new websites rankings in top 10 slots.
- Write content which should be better than the top 10 ranked pages. Your content should have answers to all the questions users have around the topic you will be writing about.
- And most importantly, market your content. You won’t get the desired results by the time you don’t promote your blog contents. Share them on your social handles, create videos around important topics and reply to relevant questions on Quora type of platforms.
Question 8: What is one mistake that you think most of the bloggers are doing today and solution for that?
Akash lots of blog owners are not understanding the true potential of keyword research. They keep writing about the topics that come to their mind and expect good results from Google search.
Guys if you need traffic from Google search, you cannot skip the keyword research process. You should have some keywords in place for each and every content that you are creating on your blog.
If you are not good at keyword research, you can download my premium keyword research ebook which will help you become a master of this skill.
Question 9: There is a lot of wrong information about affiliate marketing in the blogging market now. So tell us the best way to get success in affiliate marketing.
First of all make a list of all premium products that you are using or have used in the recent time. Now pick only those products from this list that you found most useful and you won’t hesitate in recommending them to others.
Look out for the affiliate programs for these products and join them if they have an affiliate program in place.
Now you can start creating content around those products on your blog. You can do product reviews, products comparison, dedicated posts around their features, problems that are solved by a particular product etc.
Next you have to promote those contents more, bring traffic to them from different channels and enjoy the affiliate sales your way.
Let me share some tips here that could help your blog audience in increasing their sales from affiliate marketing channel:
- Don’t promote too many products in the beginning. If you are thinking of promoting SEO tools on your blog, pick one or two best SEO tools only for promotion.
- Work towards improving your conversion rate. You can use a heat map tool like Crazy Egg to know where your readers are actually clicking. You can add Call to action on those places. It should help with more affiliate sales from the same traffic.
- If you are ranking towards the end of the first page for keywords that could help you with more affiliate sales, try to improve its ranking. Improve its speed, content quality and build some relevant backlinks for it.
Question 11. What are your future plans in blogging?
I want to improve traffic and revenue from the blogs I’m working on in the coming years. Apart from this, I want to launch my premium courses sometime next year. And would also love to focus more on creating video content for my YouTube channel.
You guys can subscribe to my YouTube channel from here.
Question 12. According to you how much time it will take for a beginner to make money through their blog.
There is no fixed time as such which will take for someone to get some success with their blogs. It depends upon lots of factors like efforts being made and the skill set of a person.
Still you can consider one year as the minimum time in most cases if someone works with lots of passion on his/her blog. You cannot get success with your blog if you are not giving full efforts from your end.
From the last six months, we are able to earn $10K to $12K every month from our blogs. Most of this revenue comes while selling affiliate products. We did not see any drop in our revenue during COVID19 pandemic.
And one more payment I got from Bluehost affiliate team:
I wrote a detailed case study around the SEMrush affiliate program recently which could be really helpful for those who want to earn more from affiliate marketing.
Question 14. How can my blog readers connect you?
First of all I would like to thank Anil Agarwal for being part of our interview series and also for sharing such amazing valuable information.
Guys, I hope you got some amazing information from this interview with Anil Agarwal.
Now it’s your turn to share your feedback in comments and tell me how you like this interview.
I’m Akash Singh I am writing about blogging, SEO, Affiliate Marketing, and more to help beginners to grow their blogs and websites.