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I am here to present the next interview of our Interview series.
Today we are having an another Inspiring and Motivational Blogger Shafi khan from India here at Blogsgeek. he is here to represent and deliver his views and myths regarding Blogging,Make Money Online , Driving Traffic, search engine optimization exclusively for you.
Let me tell you this is the very first interview of Shafi .
Please Introduce Yourself to Our Reader
Hi Aditya, first of all, thanks for taking my interview and I never
imagined of being interviewed on an amazing blog like yours.
To everyone else, I am Shafi Khan, an internet marketer from
Mumbai, India. I have been learning about digital marketing for
about two years now. During this period, I have worked as a
Freelancer and created few churn and burn niche sites for the
sole purpose of making money online.
However, two months ago, I launched my personal blog
BlogCharge, a blog about blogging, which I want to grow.
My aim this time is to establish as a brand and create multiple
authority sites under BlogMind Network (that’s future goal).
What made you or How you get into blogging?
I was always fascinated by the Internet and use to spend most
of my time surfing amazing websites. Then I saw Adsense. It is
where it all started.
I started my research and learned more about how one can
make money by placing ads on his site. While I was ready to
create an Adsense Niche Site, I learned something called
It was even great to see that I can make huge commission by
writing reviews and referring customers to buy affiliate
But the push I needed was given by Harsh Agarwal and his
blog ShoutMeLoud. I mean, he was making more than $1000-
$20000/month from his blog.
I started my first Amazon affiliate blog (which was a big failure)
and eventually got here.
What are the other things you loves to do except blogging?
Apart from blogging, I love writing codes. I am a part-time
Android developer and will soon launch my first app on Google
But don’t think of as a geek. I have a great social life as well. I
love spending time with my friends and going to trips. We’re
planning a seven-day trip this New Year.
And I am a big foodie. I’m sure 120% of my earnings will be
spent on foods (wink).
From How long do you blog?
Technically speaking, it has been over one year since I am
writing blog posts either for my clients of my niche blogs. But,
it has been only two and a half months since I am writing
articles for my personal blog.
Tell Us something about your Blog “BlogCharge.”
MyBlogLift.com is my personal diary. It is the place where I
share everything I have learned from my experience.
To be more specific, categories I write about are Blogging,
WordPress, Email Marketing, SEO, Blog Monetization and
Social Media Marketing.
How You Decided On What Niche, You must write?
I always do my research before starting any projects. But this
time I didn’t. As I said earlier, BlogCharge is my personal diary,
and I don’t think one need to research before writing a journal
What Knowledge or Experience Do You Have In Your Niche ??
Learned everything by reading, applying, experimenting, and
failing. Everything I share on my blog is a result of my
experience with that particular thing.
If you head over to my blog, then you’ll see that I don’t share
much reviews or case studies and keep myself limited to basic
tips and advice. That’s because that’s what I know and
What Are Your Future Goals for Your Blog?
I have only one future goal for BlogCharge, to establish a brand
and one way stop for new bloggers who want to start their
Building a blog network and make it as my full-time job is the
Do You Guest Post? If Yes, then for how many Blogs you had contributed?
No, I don’t.
Making money while blogging is Easy? What would you say?
Making money while blogging is possible, but certainly not
easy. It requires a lot of hard work. Day and night of content
creation, promotion, SEO, social network management, etc.
drains you completely.
Moreover, making money blogging is a long-term project. You
can’t just create a blog and expect it to make a full-time
income within weeks.
And now please don’t show me my second month blogging
report where I made $99.47 from my blog. I am a bit different
than you 😉
“YouTube Is also the best way to make money online” What would you say?
Personally, I haven’t tried YouTube to make money. But, I have
seen YouTuber’s make millions of dollars from YouTube. So,
yes, YouTube can be a great source of income if you’re good
at creating videos.
Which Will You Prefer “CPC based Advertising V/s Affiliate Marketing”?
All hails to Affiliate Marketing. It is best, and CPC can never
help you earn that much unless your blog gets millions of page
For starters, I would suggest you try them both. Place CPC ads
on sidebar and affiliate links within content. See for yourself
what is giving the better results.
Time Management Is The Biggest Concern For A Blogger. How Do You Manage Your Time?
As I am an engineering student and get very less time for
blogging, I use some tools to manage my time.
For content planning, I use Trello. For social media automation,
I use Buffer and BoardBooster.
For email marketing, my favorite tool is MailerLite as I can
automate emails which save manual work.
However, I still have to spend anywhere around 15-20 hours
per week to make sure I keep my contents updated.
Why is Affiliate Marketing Better than Google Adsense?
Here are few reasons, I believe –
Better chances of converting.
Less headache of placing ads and worrying about ideal ads
Freedom of choosing which networks to promote.
Check out : The Complete Guide On Affiliate Marketing
Give some Tips On Making Money Through Affiliate Networks?
1. Stay honest. Affiliate marketing is all about being creative
and sincere. Do honest reviews and recommend only those
products that you have used.
You can get more sales from an honest review than a product
review that was just done for the sake of a high commission.
2. Join and promote only trusted affiliate networks.
3. Don’t hesitate to ask for review copies if your affiliate
network releases a new product. They are more than willing to
give it to you. Just ask.
Do You Know Why Most Of The Newbie Bloggers Fail?
Ironically, I have a whole 1000+ words post on this topic. Please
refer to it. Common Blogging Mistakes
I Had Noticed You are driving Traffic from Pinterest. How One Could Drive traffic from Pinterest ?? Reveal some Myths
Pinterest is a secret traffic weapon. You can expect thousands
of daily visitors from Pinterest if you can create beautiful
Here are few tips for beginners –
1. Complete your profile and do add a profile pic of your own.
2. Create beautiful graphics yourself or else hire someone to
do it for you. Pinterest is all about the visual treat.
3. Join relevant group boards and pin consistently. Don’t spam.
4. Spend some bucks in automation tools such as
BoardBooster and ViralTag. They’ll help you a lot.
What other Methods You Are Using For Driving
Traffic To Your Blog?
Google Organic, Flipboard, and Twitter are my next traffic
sources. Apart from them, I’m active on several forums where I
promote my contents sometimes.
Not a master at this but here’s what have worked for me –
Create accounts at social media networks.
Find Do-Follow Forums and register with them.
Leave comments at others sites. You’ll find many CommentLuv
enabled do-follow sites on the internet.
Which Tools Do You Use For Keyword Research?
Mainly I use two of the best tools for Keyword Reseach. The
first is Google Keyword Planner to find keyword suggestions.
And then SEMRush to analyze keyword competition.
Which Blogs/Resources Would You Recommend To Our Readers For Improving Their Blogs?
Read these five blogs daily and consider your blog as
What Message or Tips Would You Like To Give To My Readers?
I guess I have already shared many tips till now. One last tip I
would give is to “Follow Your Passion.” If you aren’t passionate
about any project then just leave it and start the one you love.
Doing this will keep you hardworking and consistent always.
Have a great day 🙂
Well it was awesome to have you Shafi here on BlogsGeek, thanks for being here and for everything you shared here.
Best of luck for your blogging career.