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    Harsh Agrawal : My Blogging Journey So Far

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    On the 1st of December 2013, Shoutmeloud had its 5th anniversary and I wanted to write my blogging journey which could help others to take up blogging as a serious career. This is going to be lengthy and bit boring, as it’s about me and my blogging journey so far. So if you are passionate about blogging then only read it, otherwise check out the other categories of ShoutMeLoud. This post is all about how I started my first blog and later on how I created a network of blogs, after one successful blog.

    Read: After 1826 days of blogging, all I can say – Blogging is incredible (5th Anniversary post)

    A Little About Me:

    I have already written a lot about me on the  “about” page. For new readers, I’m Harsh Agrawal, Founder of ShoutMeLoud. By education I’m a software engineer and by profession I’m a blogger. This story will tell you about important time period of my  blogging journey. Getting back to my education background, I completed my engineering in I.T. stream (2008) and by the end of my final year; I was placed in one of the most reputed IT Companies: Accenture.
    harsh Harsh Agrawal : My Blogging Journey So Far

    My Blogging Journey : From Start

    Alright, I have been updating this post whenever I get time. Last time it was edited in January 2014.

    First three months of blogging:

    I started blogging just out of fun in September of 2008 and started writing about things which I knew. I started my blogging journey on the BlogSpot platform. I was more interested in network and computer security, so I started with a community on orkut call “Underground world”. The first domain name which I wanted was underground world, which was already taken. So I started with the domain name virgintech.blogspot, and at the end of three months I was getting appreciation from my readers and I thought of investing on my blog. I bought Web-hosting and a domain from DreamHost and migrated my blog to WordPress.

    Selecting a domain name + Hosting

    By the end of three months, I was aware of the importance of branding of a blog. Initially I was thinking of some domain name with a keyword containing ‘Tech” but  choose “Shout-Me-Loud” for it’s uniqueness and for better branding. For hosting I selected Dreamhost since it was cheap and offered one free domain name along with the unlimited webhosting.

    How my niche changed?

    Initially I wrote about the usual tech stuff which you could probably find on other blogs. Later on, I started writing about blogging & WordPress based on my personal experience. Since all content was based on my own learning experience and experiments, soon people started liking it and that’s how ShoutMeLoud found its niche.

    My First Income:

    As I mentioned, I started blogging out of interest; I never had any advertisements. On another note, I had no idea what AdSense was or what SEO was. I was a hobby blogger and with time I learned about AdSense and other advertising programs. Though before that I learned SEO by reading lots of blogs and experimenting every day. I still remember my first $10, which I earned via helping some guy at Digital point forum with his WordPress error. That was my first online income; later on I added AdSense and in the first month I made $40 which I consider as a good start.

    Hobby blogger to Professional blogging:

    Back in March of 2009, I left my full time job of 6 months and I took up professional blogging as my full-time career. It was not an easy decision and convincing my family was not an easy task, but I took my chance and selected what I liked. By that time I started making decent money which could take care of my daily needs. On another note, I have done my blogging business plan and I knew how I’m going to take ShoutMeLoud to the next stage.

    My accident changed my life:

    Harsh Agarwal accident Harsh Agrawal : My Blogging Journey So FarOn June 29th 2009 ( a week after my birthday) I met with an accident, and my leg was badly hurt. The Doctor put me on bed rest for 6 months and that’s when my life changed. Since I had nothing else to do, I dedicated myself completely to blogging. I used to spend almost 14 hours a day in front of my laptop, most of the time writing and learning new things. Those 5 months changed everything in my life and given me a new direction. I read as much as I could, and I studied about many top blogs and how they succeeded.

    Partnership with another Blogger:

    Around January of 2011, I partnered with a Pune-based blogger to take blogging to next level in India. Since we both have the same vision, we thought of doing this together. Later things didn’t come up as expected, and I shifted back to Delhi to start my own venture.

    One thing which I learned from this experience is, one should try to avoid partnership until last. If you are undergoing a partnership, you should do the paperwork first and have a complete exit clauses.

    My Venture:

    My dream and vision till now is making blogging a full time business and set it as an industry in India. Like Rome was not built in a day, it will eventually take some time, but someday I will touch that dream, where I will have a big office and many bloggers will be writing on their blogs sitting in their office.

    I started to taking advantage of my current domain name and named my company as ShoutDreams.

    Current Blog Network:

    Many people have asked me how do I manage so many blogs on our network. It’s not an easy task to maintain multiple blogs and their social media presence. You need to have a team who can treat all blogs as their own blog. Whenever I hire someone (Editor, paid author), one thing that I always make clear to them is always blog for passion and not money.

    I divide work amongst all of them, and moreover we work in a model where everyone’s suggestions are welcome. Though I work on maximum of 2-3 blogs promotion at a time. This includes writing guest posts, commenting, social media presence , and so on. At this moment, I’m concentrating on ShoutMeLoud and CallingAllGeeks.

    At this moment we have following blogs and portals in our network:

    ShoutMeLoud, WphostingDiscount, ShoutMeTech, WpFreeSetup & ShoutMydomain. Though only first 4 are very active at this moment and from 2013, I will be focusing on other blogs and portals too.

    Future Hurdles:

    When anyone sets up a company, the biggest problem you face is finding the right team. Your foundation determines the future of your company and whole plan. Right now, I’m in the process of setting up plan for our business, and by April 2013, planning to go live with our office for bloggers.

    Earning from Blogging:

    This is the most interesting part of my blogging life. If I would have gone ahead with my 9-6 job, I would be making $10-15k per year. With blogging and other online activities, I have managed to make more than $50K a year, which is thrice the amount from my job. Moreover by the end I’m my own boss and I work within my own comfort.  I’m sharing this part with you, because I want you to take blogging seriously, and you might end up making money like you’ve never thought possible.

    What’s Next for ShoutMeLoud?

    We will keep evolving as a blog to teach blogging, SEO and how you can make a living from home. I also started offering personal blog consultancy program, which is the latest addition to my services.  I will keep you updated with what’s going to come here next. You can join me on Facebook & Google+.

    This post was written because many people wanted to know a little background about me, and about ShoutMeLoud. I will be writing more posts on how we work as a team, and what are the options you have to grow along with ShoutMeLoud. Meanwhile, let me know if you have any feedback for me or for ShoutMeLoud?

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    Bimal Roy

    Glad to know more about you Harsh. Thanks for the article. :)

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    Jojo Mathews @Around Social

    Same comments from me… I appreciate you tell all the truths to your readers…. wish you all the luck for 2011

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    sumanth

    thanks for sharing al your personal info with us…i like to the problems which u have faced in ur blogging carrer..and how u overcome them..

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Sumanth nice post idea..I would be working on it soon. :)

    Praveen@techperk

    i wish the very success dude, even i completed Computer Engineering in 2008 :)

    Will soon leave my IT job, like you said convincing my parents is hard really

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Praveen make sure the time you leave your job, you making handsome money with Blogging. Else it would be like taking a huge risk.

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    Vivek Parmar

    Sorry to hear that you met with an accident.
    Congrats Harsh and keep growing all good wishes are with you.
    thanks for offering such a good information and content. I’m not new to bloggging but opting blogging as a career for me.
    Need help and guidance to grow in this blogosphere.
    All the best and a Happy New Year.
    May all your dreams come true

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks Vivek for your comment and good wishes. You doing good and I wish you luck and success too :)

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    Tuan

    What a great experience you have. I started my blog just a few days after shoutmeloud but now this one left it far behind.

    This post will be a big inspiration to give more efforts in blogging. Thanks.

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    Mahendra

    Inspiring story each and every blogger must read this. While reading I haven’t felt that it was leanthy or boaring
    Thanks harsh for sharing

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    Gera

    Hi Harsh,

    You’re a worthy example of a multi-author-blogger with a big vision and not only as a blogger also as a businessman!

    Keep on and keep rocking!

    All the Best for the New Year, :)

    Gera

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    Jimmy

    Wish you many more happy years of blogging Harsh :-)

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    Raja

    Thanks Harsh for sharing your blogging career……. really you are doing fantastic job…….

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    Kunal @ TechHogger

    Such an inspiring real life story. Many are following you Harsh, am too in queue :)
    ShoutMeLoud is must read blog for new bloggers. I have spend some months in blogging now and have learn a lot. And everyday I go through blogs I get to learn something new.
    Blogging as a carrier is still a doubtful question becaus blogging is not a success for everyone. You’ve worked extremely hard and you are paid for your hard work now. I guess that accident was a turning point of your life where you really took blogging very seriously.
    God bless your you and your blog.
    Wish you luck for your company and be it a great success :) (wish the same for me :) )

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    Anil Kumar Panigrahi

    Hi , This is very inspiring for every blogger who are trying for there best in the blogging career like you … , and thank you sharing your journey with all …

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    Vuong

    Lately, I read an interesting article on Famousbloggers in which I remember the title is Each blogger has a story…

    Behind your blogging journey and its story in this post, I find many lessons. The first income is not big as expected but we all have to wait for so long. And the second, almost high profiles do not start blogging career with instant success.

    A New Year is knocking our door, I hope you will be fine on the way you have been passionate and consistent pursuit so far.

    Lastly, I have 2 questions for you Harsh Agrawal. Have you had to deal with any difficult problem related to language, I mean you are not an English speaker. And the second, though it is not a kind of actual question. Will you have some advice for other beginning bloggers and I?

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    Prabal @ Price Arena

    At last u did….. Thanks a lot for sharing.. And yes it was not at all long .. ;)

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    Binoy xavier

    Inspiration overloaded. Thanks for sharing your experience, maven ;)

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    Ashish Mundhra

    As I myself am a computer Engineer I know it take real nerves to say bye bye to a company like Accenture. Its rightly said ..
    “You have to risk it to have a biscuit”

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    Kamlesh Kawadkar

    first of all, it was not boaring! :)

    Thanks for telling more about you.This article is quite inspiring & motivating!!

    All the best for future.. & Happy New year!!… May u get everything this year :)

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    Rakesh Kumar

    You’ve had spent really a great time in past 2 years. I wish you will keep going as you going! Happy New Year Harsh.

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    Samuel

    Awesome post Harsh. Glad to know ShoutMeLoud. Thanks for sharing.

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    Rahul

    Hi Harsh,

    Happy New Year :)

    All the best for your new venture. I started blogging from Aug 2010 and I am also excited by the response I am getting from Alexa, increase in unique visitor’s count and earnings. I too have a dream of starting my own venture but I know it will take few more months (or years :P).

    Thanks for writing these type of inspirational articles. We can not imagine how much confidence these articles give to bloggers like me.

    By the way thanks for the great article and I can proudly say that you are my inspirational guru.

    Cheers!

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    Siraj

    That was a great read Harsh i was a great fan of you. You inspired me in many ways it was good to know about you and shoutmeloud n a bit depth. Wishing you and Shout me loud a big Success :)

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    Sathish @ TechieMania

    Wonderful journey as a blogger, Harsh. Turning into a full-time blogger is not an easy task along with convincing our parents. You did everything right and you have grown like a gem. Thanks for sharing your experience with us man.

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    Karo

    I second it that your post it not boring at all. I usually find true life articles more interesting and informative. One sees too many recycled information on the net that one from a personal experience is a joy to read no matter how long.

    I love the fact that you turned a bad situation to your benefit (I mean your accident). And I think that your dream is not beyond reach. You know what you are doing and are focused which is all you need.

    I must commend you for the kind of success you have achieved in just 2 years online. Some people have spent more years online but still haven’t figure much out talk more make a dime.

    I did a guest post here recently and now that I know you better I am most glad I did. I like being associated with people who know what they want and go straight for it.

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    Sucheth Shetty

    Congrats Harsh !!:) All the very best for the future !!:) Hope u open up many more sites in the near future ;)

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    Jai Kishan Mishra

    Good !

    Best of luck for your company. Keep growing ……….

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    Sharat

    I loved it :)

    Thanks for Posting :) … Hoping for the best :)

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    Blog the bank

    Good to get to know the boss behind closed doors and how he began it gives others the motivation to do more and strive to be better great post keep up the good work Mr. Harsh Agrawal

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    Rahul malik

    Thats a nice piece of words Harsh. I consider you as one of the top elite bloggers in india and your this article has given many new beginners inspiration. I have read amitbhawani’s and amit aggarwal’s story and you also stand with them. I am also having 8 websites , but all of them are just for making money as i didi’nt did it by passion and only for money.
    My new year resolution would be to dedicate my free time in Passion Blogging and would like to crack up in top 10,000 sites of the world.
    Will sure keep you updated harsh regarding my progress.
    Thanks a lot for your story.

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    Gautham@Devlup

    Being Inspiration for other’s is not easy task !! Whenever
    anyone asks me about blogging as a career , the first name which
    comes to my mind is urs.Congrats n all the best for future
    !!

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    Thiru@webapprater

    Very inspirational Harsh. Losing job on Accenture is not a
    simple thing which you did. Amazing hard work is behind this shout
    me loud. Keep going mate.

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    ZK@Web Marketing

    Finally I see the face behind the blog :) ..best wishes in the new year and keep rocking

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    Giri

    All the best Harsh! Keep going!

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    Avi Singh

    The story on this post is not new to me as I have been following you for a year now and already know everything about your blogging journey from the starting….. :)
    All I want to say is ‘HAppy New Year and Best of luck for future’ :)
    Of course I’ll follow you always :)

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    Pritam Nagrale

    Good to know about you and how you started your blog journey. I wish you a very happy new year and wish you that your dream will come true one day. I am completely agree that you should either avoid partnership or made a proper agreement about your roles and share as I have gone through such bad situation.
    You can think of Shout Technologies, Techno Shout for your company name.

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    Jignesh

    Great Going Harsh

    All the best :)

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    vishnu

    truly felt awesome after reading :) congrats !

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    Abhishek@Techdistinct

    Congras.. Harsh and all the best for future!!!

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    Siva

    That was an Inspiring one.
    You should also write a post about Company registration.
    Good Luck and hope you find a good name for your company.

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    esoftload

    i too wish to meet an acident so that i can concentrate more on blogging… lol.. Always wish you to be on top…

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    Vijay

    Wow! our journey seems to be exact same except the partnership you mentioned, and thank god I am strongly against such partnership unless a proper homework done, as i have bad experience earlier in other areas of life.

    I too managing many blogs without any help and that too managing my full time job :) But now finding it too difficult to manage. So I’m in process of hiring some freelancers. The other task in my hand is registering my company name and most probably will register it in a month in Pune.

    Well, best wishes for your journey and hope in near future we will meet somewhere with same blogging passion!

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    Sajittha

    No word about shoutdomains.com? Happy New Year Harsh!!

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    Nihar

    Harsh, It is great to know about the journey.

    Yep you are right. The accident changed your life as you had no other choice than to be at home and that helped.

    Hats of to you!

    Congrats and All the for future (New company and exising blogs)

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    Amandeep Singh

    A nice inspirational read my friend…

    I like the way you made the utmost use of even your bad time… when you had your accident…

    As I may have mentioned in my earlier comments, I have been following SML since June 2009 and what impressed me that time was the frequency and the quality of posts. Now I understand, these 14 hpd is the reason. :) Some bad things happened for good.

    Thanks for this post mate… I never deny from saying that you have been an inspiration and a motivation for me to start my own tech blog… when I was banned to post on SML :D… I did not know the term called duplicate content.. but then… decided some thing… June 2010.. Technolism was born… but I really whole heartedly thank you for that…

    Keep posting such nice posts.. Best of Luck for your New company… Waiting for the post saying… “We are finally registered” :)

    Cheers,
    Aman

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    Namit Gupta

    Hi Harsh, I believe everything happens for a good reason.
    Like your accident I also have been through similar situation two
    times and both the time I learned new significant things. These
    posts of yours brings us more close to you. I already have read
    almost all that you have mentioned in this post in your various
    online interviews. Following you since more than a year now. I
    appreciate your work and also you as a person. All the best Harsh
    for your future endeavours. :-) Regards.

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    khalid

    Nice to know about your blogging career, my son too completed his cs in 2008 and joined Accenture, similar to you he is also passionate about blogging. His blog is nofullstop.com

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    Sujith-Techlineinfo

    Interesting and motivational story. All the best.
    Happy New Year

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    shanker bakshi

    Building a team is really a hard task, i am struggling with this since last couple of months – Since I am still in a 12 hours day job (thats too full six days in a week) – Sometime I find it very hard to do all these stuff in remaining 4 hours of my day. But I know I have to do something about it very. I kept few people on paid basis, but it seems they are more busier then me…. Lets see what happens. Good thing is my affiliate marketing is doing superbly fantastic job for me from last couple of years and I am concentrating more on it.

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    Manshu

    Congratulations on your successes so far, and all the very best for the future – your story is very inspirational, and I’m glad you shared it.

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    Fareed khan

    All credits to you Harsh….i learned lots from you…My best wishes to your future

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    Mani Viswanathan

    Get your Company Registered fast enough. I know this sounds weird, but I would suggest take ShoutMeLoud itself as the company name.

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    Samad

    I wish you all the good luck or the future harsh :)

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    TheTechMedia

    Truly inspirational dude. Keep going and best wishes!

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    Nicholas Teo@Feng Shui since 1988

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Its a great inspiration to us. Happy New Year

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    Rajesh

    Awesome journey brother. Its hard to listen you got accident.

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    seenu

    Hi harsh
    fist happy new yearwishes to you.
    really accident is the turning point life.

    All the best for future.

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    Hammad

    Best of luck for the future harsh…i wish you all the best for the future and keep rocking bro :)

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    Bharat

    Hi Mr. Harsh, a very nice article through which we all
    gotta know about you and your life ;) . I wish you all the very
    best for your blogging life ahead :) . Really I too think that
    bloggers should blog for fun,passion but not for money(in he
    starting). Well a same thing happened with me too in terms of
    partnership. My blogging career started in July’09 with partnership
    with one of my bro. Eventually it was a good start . He taught me
    almost evrything about blogging which helped me a lot in gaining
    knowledge on how to write and publicize your content. In the first
    six months only I was given the Editor post in the blog. Things
    came up more good. And I was happy with people accepting my work
    and appreciating me. But since last 8 months things went bad to
    worst. My partner insured me that he would too pay me up for my
    work but he eventually did never. And at last i left the post and
    soon the blog also closed down. Well I think a pretty same case
    happened with you too(as you said about that pune based blogger) .
    So would like to know that what you actually did? and what should I
    do for taking up my share? I have had enormous talk with him on
    calls and chat. But nothing helped me up. He says just one thing ”
    Yeah Sure I would pay you up soon! ” Well I too blogged for passion
    but when a person is offered money why won’t he take his share? It
    would be great if you could help me in this topic.. Thnx The
    website was/is http://www.techno-planet.net Owner Ashish Mundhra with his
    new blog(TechPanache).

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Hey Bharat
    Mine case if entirely different..My partnership was beyond blogging..!!
    Anyways in your scenario you should better have some kind of security like domain access should be under your name and so is hosting…
    Get a deadline for the payment..If your partner is unable to make a payment in given deadline..
    Ask your partner to sell the blog and pay you..Coz by the end it’s your hard work…

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    Pritam

    Imitation is the first step of learning. Good that you shared your experience. Nothing like learning from others experinces. All the best.

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    Kartik@DailyTechPost

    Well your journey is truly inspirational…I think every blogger including me looks upto you as an inspiration..To be very frank, I believe that blogging can be a profession just because of you ..
    I wish you all the more success in the coming years…

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks Kartik and it’s one of my dream to bring blogging as full-time career in this country….

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    Jaspal

    congos .. & best of luck :) that’s quite an interesting journey

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    Pankaj Sharma

    Harsh your Story is great and inspiring.Wish u all the best in future endeavour.

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    shyam jos

    the most transparent blogger i seen ever!

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    Pradeep

    Hi Harsh,
    It’s a great inspirational journey for bloggers.
    Congrats for your achievement & best wishes for your future endeavors.

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    TechJ

    very inspirational story. Now you are a very ideal face of indian youth who want to be more self dependent…
    It is better to work for yourself and your passion compared to working in a company like a dog

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    sheegrl

    Great story! I mean real life story. It brought me here. This is all techie stuff? I am not sure if I can write anything relevant. Nonetheless. Great going!! Make greater progress this year :)

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    Suneel

    Way to go Harsh. I am expecting a cool feature on you in
    the most prominent channels by this year end. Get ready for an
    interview and be prepared with a questionnaire :)

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Suneel looking forward to it…

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    Anish@ PcPedia Tech

    If that happens it would be great.as many bloggers will be inspired and many others will join the blogging world :)you can check Amit Agarwal’s interview conducted by CNN IBN(http://www.labnol.org/about/). I was inspired by Amit .he is a great blogger

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    deepak sharma

    sirr ji “T” is missing in first line …..

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    Jack Harold

    I wish you good luck to your blogging journey. I will say blogging continues to be very beneficial to connect your readers and if you can utilize it with affiliate marketing, that will be way better!

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    Sravanthi

    Leavin a well placed job to start something on your own is not only risky, its VERY challenging. It feels great to see you’ve excelled in it. All the very best for all your future projects. May you continue to exhibit this amazing energy through all your years ahead…

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    Kuldep

    I wish I had taken blogging seriously.. Sometimes I wish I could just leave everything and sit on an island with my laptop and internet connection and spend my life there.. I mean there is no such thing like internet and sharing your views on internet. Helping people around..

    Best of Luck with your venture Harsh.. You are an inspiration to me.

    Thanks
    Kuldeep

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    aatif

    nice post … really like ur story :) thanks for the share ..
    and best of luck for ur venture

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks Aatif :)

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    Infigrator

    @Harsh : Looks like a great journey so far(In blogging).
    I will be happy to look for more posts on SEO.
    :)

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    Leah

    It is so amazing to see others on their own journeys (and
    much closer to the finish line) than I am to mine. I look forward
    to seeing how things progress for you.

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    vjaesh

    This post is a inspiration for all bloggers…I’l keep tis post in my mind everytime i bloog.

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    Hemant

    Very Inspirational :)

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    Manish

    Harsh

    nice to read your overall story . I have already left my job to start my full time blogging and services .

    Manish

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    funwidmasti

    even i started my blogging as part time but last month i had an accident nd since then i am all into blogging….!!

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    Anish@ PcPedia Tech

    I was really inspired by the work of Amit Agarwal the man behind one of the Best tech blog “Labnol”. But your story seems interesting and somewhat same like Amit he also left his job and concentrated on blogging.
    Keep up the good work harsh.it was a pleasure to read :)

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks Anish for your comment and good to see you here..
    I’m glad you like my work.. :)

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    Imran@CrazyBloggers

    Hi Harsh,

    This is an excellent stuff which I have come across today, and you are great inspiration for all the presently bloggers and upcoming bloggers.

    Thanks for the Share
    -Imran

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    Shashank

    Your journey from a day job engineer to a full time successful blogger is awe inspiring. The fact that you encourage talent and recommend blogging to others noteworthy and respectable though I think it has its side effects.

    Over last couple of years, the number of new bloggers getting into the same niche (blog about blogging, tech related) is growing exponentially. I think the main reason is that a fairly large number of successful blogs (that make a good amount of money) release ebooks, and tips and tricks to make money and basically everyone is running after the dough rather than blogging for the pleasure of it.

    What do you think is the main cause and what’s the way forward?

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    Sreerag Nampoothiri

    Amazing post…truly inspirational….you are really great… :)

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    Sushant

    Nice to know the history of shoutmeloud. I had seen you working hard one legged :) Keep it going.

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    vikash

    Hi , This is very inspiring for me and every blogger who are trying for there best in the blogging career like you … , but i want to tell you one more thing i follow you since very long time but i think this is my first comment in your blog because you really inspire me .And i am doing my BCA but my all teachers said you have to go with MBA because they think my mind is good for Business,Because if i anything i saw then suddenly an IDEA strikes in my mind for that thing to promote that but i have shortage of money..o k but please visit my blog and give me suggestion.

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    abhi

    The gem cannot be polished without friction, no man perfected without trials. Finally you achieve it.

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    ashish

    Fabulous to know this….
    And at d end of the day winner is winner!!
    U rock…!!

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    Lalit

    I am totally inspired from this. I have been reading this article from the past one hour! I know it doesn’t take that much time, but your Blogging carrer is a thought provoking one which induces many thoughts and plans into my mind. I would like to interview you shortly! Your answers and your tactics will surely inspire the readers of BlogoTech Blog. Thanks Harsh! Good luck in future,
    Sincere wishes from Lalit :)

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    Pumama

    I like your idea about a Blogging Company :). It seems very good! Your story gives me more motivation to keep up my blogging career. Thank you!

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    Somenath Sen

    Good info Harsh……it’s a prove of your hard work….

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    tantalize

    great amazing sir,
    i m also want to make a blogger like you.
    plz tell me the way to be become a blogger.

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    Deepak

    Oh i am really in love with sml really you guys are rocking.

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    Arjun Singh

    bro u knw wat.. this was an enlightening about me frm ur side.. :)

    BTW i think the same way as u do.. bt the only difference is that u are a bit older than me which enables you to take ur decisions urself and this thing provides u tons of things which a child like me cant get at this age…

    Bt i think one day we bth will stand together and will give head to head competition to IBM,Apple and Microsoft.. :D

    As far as the name of the company is concerned i think u shld work even more laboriously coz one day that name will not be a name.. it will be a brandname !

    So think twice before concluding anything.. :)

    Wish you luck..
    Arjun Singh

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks Arjun for your comment and good to know that you share the same dream like me.
    Wish you luck for the future :)

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    arjunchauhan24

    Thanks a lot bro.. :)

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    gowtham

    Thanks for sharing your ideas harsh..Wish u all success :-)

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    Ifham khan

    Very Intresting and successful story of ur life.
    Thanks Harsh for providing such a beautiful blogs.
    I pray to god to make ur blog in the top level around the world

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    Atish

    interesting journey.. keep it up dude. I got inspired from your post

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    Dharmendra K Gupta

    Really interesting and inspiring story for me. Its serious lesson for serious people………

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    gowtham

    An inspirational story to all the budding new bloggers like me…Thanks for sharing your experience .
    Best of luck for your blogging career :-)

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    Atul@OceanOfWeb

    glad to know about you Harsh….
    I can say you are my inspiration.

    And U mentioned that u learned that one shud avoid partnership at the last stage of life…..Its true..very true

    All the best dear always…

    ATUL

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    Kar

    Such a genius you are, you deserved with your own style of blogging.

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    doroki

    Inspirational article. Many one take it as an inspiration. Thanks sharing your true journey of successful blogging.

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    Nagareshwar

    Thanks for sharing, I have been following your work since last year.

    It motivated me to work on my own taking my passion into security to next level. Also I mention “your example” to youngsters during my talks as source of inspiration.

    Keep it up, way to go man !

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    jojo

    good inspiration for fellow bloggers like us,its good to see us desis so into the blogosphere

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    compensation claims

    Harsh,

    Very sorry for the few bad times (accident and etc) you went through, please don’t mind but I would rather say that its your bad times because of which we are getting chance to read you. You journey I would say has been great, I have passion of blogging and always love to read about bloggers and authors life, because it always strengthens me somewhere and inspires too. Thanks a lot mate! Really you have been an inspiration to me any I am sure to many bloggers too. God bless you always. Lots of lucks and love and please keep sharing your valuable thoughts with us as we need you.

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    Ashish

    @Harsh, Glad To Read Your Blogging Journey Harsh. This Post Touched Me, Because I Have Same Circumstances Like You. And Finally I Have Started The Sms Blog On Wordpress http://www.smschacha.com. Please Suggest Some SEO Tips For This…

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Ashish
    It would be tough for me to give direct review of site because of time constraint. Though, I recommend you to check out our SEO category, which will give you enough input about SEO:
    http://www.shoutmeloud.com/category/seo
    http://www.shoutmeloud.com/category/wordpress/wordpress-seo

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    Sona

    What a heart-touching journey!!! Harsh, it is a inspiration to all the new bloggers like me. Besides being a busy mom, I now think to concentrate as a part-time blogger and your story will help me gear up.

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    Harsh Rathi

    Please update this post harsh i dunno why but i read every single word of it. I swear i cannot live without blogging every single second that i get i start writing for my one or another blog. Else i always read others and you are a major part of my niche.

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    pawan charpe

    Thanks A lot Harsh Sir I am Also A BE Graduate But Haven’t got any job till now . i want to star my career as a blogger and lift it up for the whole life. your article gave me very useful information.thanks a lot again.

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    Sanjit Chohan

    Hi Harsh, was quit inspired by your journey so wrote a post, you were/are an inspiration to many young emerging bloggers of India. :)

    All the Best.. Keep Going !!

    I would appreciate if you start to focus on Service Sector too ;)

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    Aliakbar Fakhri

    I am really very glad to hear all your story,
    Sorry to hear you met with an Accident.
    To be honest I have been inspired a Lot, and as You I have also decided blogging as a full time profession. Currently I have 4 blogs under my network.
    Thanks a lot for sharing everything about your Blogging Story
    My best wishes are with your harsh.

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    Harsh

    Well your story does inspire Bloggers to take blogging up as a serious activity and not as a pastime pocket money earning job. Thanks for being open enough to share the details!

    Peace
    Harsh

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    ravi kumar

    Harsh Sir, Feeling so good to know more about you. That accident made a milestone for your blogging career, you had a enough time to write.

    In my case, I have been doing full time blogging with SEO. I have added some new skills in SEO in my blogging career.

    :)

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    Edson Hale

    Is it all about you or a heck of success story. In every word I feel struggle, passion and optimism that is why now you are standing at such a higher podium where we have to see you rising our head

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    Shyam Sunder

    Hi Harsh,
    I came to know of your blog through my blogger friend some 15-20 days ago and till then I am regularly reading your blog.There is so much to learn for newbie bloggers like me.You have become a source of inspiration for me.I am a part time blogger but I am really getting addicting to blogging now.May be I also decide to step into professional blogging.

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    Nizam Khan

    Inspirational journey and very useful post! So, your first income was $10, that’s good to know. Sad to know that you met with an accident. But, you didn’t stop there, it was your dedication which lifted you up and made you more stronger. Indeed, business plan is important to take the business/blogging to the next level and you have implemented it greatly. You are doing great work and Best of luck for your future. Thanks Harsh for sharing your blogging journey with us :)

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    amar vaman

    Hi, I am earning just $400 per month from my 8 to 8 (12 hours, some time sunday and saturday also) job, and earning $125-150 from adsense (pagerank 2 blog) with 12 hours work per month. Now after doing 6 year job, i am very frustrated without appreciation and seriously thinking about leaving my job.

    Need your suggestions before leaving my job. What to consider before leaving my Job? Please also write any article on this issue, It will be very helpful for guys like me.

    Waiting for your answer?

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    Luis

    Harsh, you are an inspiration to bloggers everywhere. I am struggling to make money through the Internet, and although I earned some money every now and then, it’s not enough for my needs and my dreams in life. I was tempted to become an IM guru, to build a list and promote crappy offers to that list. But I have decided to do what I really love, and that is to build websites and blogs.

    I look to you as one of my inspirations and one of the people that I would like to emulate.

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    Rob Sake

    Thank you so much Harsh for sharing some of the most important aspects in blogging. Your journey as a professional blogger, teacher and straight-forward gave us more inspiration to pursue our online journey.

    Keep up the good work Harsh, you have a huge following here in the Philippines.

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    Anurag

    Hi Harsh,
    Well, I haven’t completed my studies yet but I still take blogging seriously (even more than my study) and for my good, I have already convince my parents to let me blog and one more thing, you said the story was big but I felt it too short, you can make it big like John Chow and can add it to your e – book.

    Thanks for the post, buddy. A lot of inspiration for everyday.
    Regards,
    Anurag.

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    Shariq Siddiqui

    First of all I want to say thanks to Harsh, which is actually responsible for my success in online business. He is my inspiration along with thousands of professional established bloggers in India and worldwide.

    Actually he is a blogging idol for India. There are many other successful bloggers in India but not everyone share his secrets of success like this great man. That is why Harsh is loved and followed by bloggers.

    I had worked for his blog network and he supported me when my family is against my blogging career. I learned a lot and he taught me like brother.

    Now I am not only an established blogger but also run some other serious online projects and I give at least 70% credit to Harsh Agrawal.

    God bless him.

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    Abinodh O.T

    Hi Harsh! How are you? Your story is very inspiring! :-) It is true that in one way or another everything will come good for us huh?. Well Harsh I was also Blogger Blogging and I moved my blog to wordpress but I kept my blospot domain name and blog and I did’t thought of any 301 redirects! Shortly I saw my blogspot blog rising its rankings. But even through my other blog has unique articles mine is not rankin in Google! I asked a blogger and he said that Google might have blaklisted my site since I did’t put 301 redirect oon my other blog. So could you mind to give a little tio to et out from this blaklist? Thanks

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Abhiodh
    You have unintentionally created duplicate content issue.
    If it’s been long with the migration, you should consider getting rid of BlogSpot blog otherwise try setting up 301 redirection.

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    myfriend

    Hi Harsh,
    I see a lot of tech blogs out there. Is tech blogs the only way to get traffic and customers ?
    for example my blog I write custom love poems and songs for my customers and i have done quite good locally. But when it comes to going all international i feel a bit intimidated. In a nut shell i just want to know what is the scope of such blogs and how to get the right traffic

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    Kade

    Thank you for sharing harsh.

    Me too want to create a real good blog for people from Indonesia.
    Your story really inspiring me :)

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    Morshedul Arefin

    This is really an inspiring article. I hope one day I will start earning from blogging. Can you please suggest me a thing? I have no adsense account right now. I want to start a blog in blogspot with paid domain and my first target is to gain the adsense from that account. Then I will migrate into paid hosting. Will this be a wise decision? I also want to learn SEO. I have just some basic knowledge. Can you help me guiding to proceed learning with SEO?
    THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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    Aqib Shahzad

    ShoutMeLoud is great resource for learning about Blogging, SEO and Making Money Online. I have learned a lot of stuff from this useful blog and currently daily reader of this blog.

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    Chaitanya

    Hey Harsh..how r u?? Thanks a ton for sharing such an insightful and inspiring experience. I took blogging seriously after reading your, Pradeep Kumar and Sushant Risodkar’s interview on learningblgotips.com. Its a moral booster for newbies like me who are just starting out…all the best for your future plans….once again Thanks a Ton…. :) :) :)

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    Adam jane

    It was nice to read ! A must say that you have worked hard alot :) and it will get inspired to all :) Thanks for sharing us your web journey :)

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    oneRinas

    helooo Harsh…its been so happy to read this because , these days I used to think about blogging as my profession ,. You made me confidence and like to keep in touch with you

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    Rana Irfan

    I am so Happy to read more about you. now i will hard to achieve my goal insha Allah.

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    Vandana Singhal

    Hi Harsh, it’s nice to know about your blogging journey and I know it is a source of inspiration for many upcoming bloggers. I am also a blogger and freelance writer.
    I am enjoying my job as I love writing.

    I like reading Shout me Loud because of its useful and interesting content.

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    Isaac

    Sometimes i feel like quitting blogging, because earning is so difficult but then i go back to this same section and feel a bit encouraged. i know i will earn a full time from blogging soon. thanks for sharing your experience.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Issac
    I can understand the frustration and disappointment, but it’s a part of it. Once you cross that phase, you will be making decent income from blog. If you ever find yourself in similar situation, I recommend you to read this post, and it will help you to motivate: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/how-to-motivatefor-blogging-when-demotivated.html

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    MK Sam

    these days I used to think about blogging as my profession ,. You made me confidence and like to keep in touch with you.
    Thanks for the Awesome Information

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    Ravi chouhan

    great yar

    What a heart-touching journey!!! brother

    it’s a prove of your hard work….

    keep it up bro.

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    Harmeet singh

    Hats off man I am very much impressed with this whole story of your life.You did really a lot of hard work.
    Happy blogging… (y)

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    samarth

    hy harsh,
    thanks for sharing you story on how to started blogging and work for 14 hrs. In my case i am also looking as a career in blogging and i am working hard to make by blog a “brand” like yours and will hopefully make it. Get ready for some competition bro!!!! :-p

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    Naveen

    I started blogging just a month back. Your bio and articles keeps me motivated everyday. Wish I had met with an accident to spent hours on my laptop.Great journey Harsh, keep going.

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    jaiprakash

    Great journey of your blogging life ..nice you are motivated to me .

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    Rohit Gautam

    Really nice story and motivate for every new blogger. i am new blogger and want to make future in blogging. i like to write article on technology and seo tips. An accident change your life, hope my life also change with blogging.

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    Sandeep Singh

    You have been a great inspiration for many bloggers harsh. And i hope you continue to be one as time moves along.

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    Anish Panicker

    True spirit and i have also started from sept 08.., but i haven’t given up and really this story amazed me and inspired to continue with the same spirit…

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    Guru

    I m loving it really a good Inspirational Article bro,i have also started the blog now and it’s a useful to a new bloggers.

    Keep up good work..

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    Delheswar PJ

    Well crafted story by God after your graduation. Specially you should be thankfull to God to give you a time to spent lot more for blogging after accident and more you had a passion on blogging that made this article really worth reading. I loved it hope all others too………..

    Even I feel leave my Job and concentrate fully on my blog but doesn’t have that much guts to do so…….

    Suggestion: I wish you should make your blog more clear on tab headers. (don’t take it wrong way it’s my feeling).

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    Abhishek

    man!! you seriously inspire me. I really want to become a successful blogger like you :)

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    Athman

    This is a well written article. However one thing that cought my eyes is about partnership which you said one should avoid, if I understood you well. Can you throw more light to that please?

    Thank you

    Athman

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    Komal Nagdev

    Hello Harsh

    Nice one. I really Love it.Thanks for sharing your exprience.
    I also want to start a blog but don’t know how to start. Please give me some suggestions.
    Presently I am working in a IT company and I know all about wordpress but don’t know about writing a blog means how to write a impressive blog which people love to read.

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    Revathy

    Hi Harsh, Your space is so interesting & all that you have written is so easy to relate to.
    I appreciate all the dedication you have. I started a blog 3 years back but do not really update it on time. Though I wish to do much more there I am not really able to get that required dedication like you. But, today I have got really motivated & wish to start my new blog. I want a few tips from you & shall keep bothering you later too.
    After the premature delivery of my daughter I wish to start writing a baby blog & also focus on my food blog which is on blogspot. For the baby blog, do you think wordpress is a better platform? Pls do send in your reply!

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    Biswajit Chopdar

    wow! your story is so inspiring. I liked the way you express your feelings in post. The decision to quit your job and takeup professional blogging was the best decision i think so.

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    Iffam

    Salute you Harsh. I’m new to blogging and this article satisfied me a lot. All I found that never give up :)

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    Ramanjit Singh

    Really determined and hardworking attitude is required to be a successful blogger just as you are

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