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Top 10 Indian Bloggers Making Massive Money
- July 22, 2020
- Posted by: Ranajit
- Category: Digital Marketing
Blogging has become one of the most popular forms of writing, and a successful blog generates a source of income that is unmatchable with those of mainstream typical Indian careers. It is a profession adopted by mostly young people sharing their experience and views on places, food, lifestyles, how to’s, tutorials, technology, and whatnot.
To some, blogging is a way of life, and you might not be convinced that you can make a lot of money through it. Well, you’d be surprised at the figures some bloggers make per month (after years of hard work), and probably inspire you to start writing one!
Read on to know about the top 10 bloggers in India who ended up in moola-land! (Please note that the earnings mentioned is estimated and may not be the actual amount)
1. Amit Agarwal: labnol.org, $60,000 a month:
Amit Agarwal is a pioneer in blogging, having worked at ADP.inc for five years, he quit his corporate job to become a full-time blogger. At the time, the concept of blogs wasn’t so popular in the country, and Amit started writing a detailed description of an HP printer on his blog, which attracted many visitors. So he started writing more such descriptions on other technologies and eventually became a big hit. Labnol, India’s first official blog platform, started earning him income a year after it was founded. It has generated loads of traffic over the years and now gets over 3 million visitors per month.
2. Harsh Agarwal: ShoutMeLoud, $50,000 a month:
An accidental blogger and an engineer by profession, Harsh Agarwal started blogging in 2008 with a wonderful idea to liberate all those working with 9-5 corporate jobs. With dedication and effort, he lived off the income generated through blogging and now lives boss-free. His blog now gets over 1 million visitors per month. “Once you learn to celebrate your failures, you are on the way to becoming the real deal!” – Harsh Agarwal.
ShoutMeLoud provides useful tips on blogging, freelancing for business, digital marketing, how to’s for SEO, starting your blogs, and more.
3. Faisal Farooqui: MouthShut, $50,000 a month:
Faisal worked in the telecoms consulting practice of American Management Systems in Virginia and later realized his dream to start an online platform where people could leave valuable reviews and feedback, as he knew they would have a huge impact on the companies. The absence of a platform for consumers to express their views is what inspired Farooqui to open one online. “Work hard. Don’t look for short-term gains and be passionate about your work” – Faisal Farooqui
Today, MouthShut has enabled thousands of visitors to choose the right products and make smart shopping decisions.
4. Preetham Nagrale: MoneyConnexion and in; $15,000 a month :
After a couple of trial and errors, Pritam founded MoneyConnexion, a blog where you can learn all about earning money online, with over 1 million visitors per month. At the time when the term digital marketing was still new, Pritam stayed ahead of it and his interest in it prompted him to blog, as he realized he could make money out of it. He also found that there was not much information on careers and education, so he started SureJobs, where you can find relevant content on the same.
5. Shraddha Sharma: YourStory, $30,000 a month:
Before starting her own online media tech, Sharma served as an assistant vice president at CNBC TV18 and also as a brand advisor at The Times of India. YourStory has been a major media platform for startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators, publishing over 20,000 stories of entrepreneurs since its inception in 2008. It has hosted events that have directly impacted over 1.7 million people. Being one of the largest media platforms in India, YourStory has provided business networking opportunities to 50,000 entrepreneurs.
6. Varun Krishna: FoneArena, $22,000 a month:
Fascinated by gadgets, Varun used to build his own computers. He is a techie at heart with a passion for writing. There was a time when no information on mobile phones was available online and Varun decided to do something about it. He built a mobile phone database and started blogging about it. Since mobile phone obsession is a common thing among people, it became a huge success, with 500 million visitors from all over the world.
7. Ashish Sinha: NextBigWhat, $18,000 a month:
When Ashish was working as a project manager at Yahoo, he saw many of his friends starting up without any platform to promote them or give feedback on products. A lot of media were focused on people, but not products, and having realized this, Ashish started a platform called Pluggdin (started as ashish-sinha.blogspot.com). It focused on entrepreneurs and brought the focus of the industry as well.
Almost four years later, Pluggdin was rebranded as Next Big What, a tech blog which is B2B focused and one of the largest media platforms for entrepreneurs.
8. Deepak Kanakaraju: DigitalDeepak (estimated earnings unknown):
Deepak, a passionate digital marketer from Bengaluru, started his first online publication called BikeAdvice which became a no.1 motorcycling blog in India with 1,00,000+ followers and more than 1 million views per month. Eventually, he exited the page in 2012. Deepak was inspired by an article in Chip and Digit magazine, on how to earn from blogging and AdSense. He first started blogging about bikes and later moved on to digital marketing.
DigitalDeepak.com is the most comprehensive blog about digital marketing, content marketing, SEO and SEM, email marketing, and copywriting. It also offers training in the same.
9. Amit Bhawani: PhoneRadar, $25,000 a month:
Amit Bhawani is a blogger who shares his travel experiences on youtube and Triprazor. He shares tips on how to increase followers, website traffic, etc on youtube. But his major project is PhoneRadar, focused on smartphones, has all the information you want about a particular model. It also hosts reviews. Every day, the page gets around 35,000 visitors. And last but not least, this could be useful if you are a programmer:
10. Shrinivas Tamada: 9Lessons, $7000 a month:
It takes years of persistence and determination to reach the top 10 list, but it’s not impossible. Bet you feel like becoming a professional blogger now.
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