Let us start with an introduction of myself.
Who Am I?
I am Sinchan Dey, presently working as a full-time blogger. I got into blogging 3 years ago, but back then, I was a freelancer.
However, the idea of getting my own blog and making it work for me came from a series of Harsh’s blog posts I read earlier this year.
I was writing content on some SEO topics when I stumbled upon ShoutMeLoud. I started reading many of the posts here and really got into it. I remember reading over 20 posts in a single day!
What Is My Story Behind The Title?
It was exactly that day that I read all those posts that I decided to give this blogging thing a try.
And on that same day, out of nowhere, I received a text on LinkedIn. To my surprise, it was a formal text from the HR department of a popular tech blog.
To give a little history here… I have been into tech blogging for a long time, and I have been writing articles for many blogs as a ghostwriter. I got this offer based on the articles I had shared on LinkedIn, and they even offered me a 30k/month salary!
The only condition was I had to move to Delhi immediately to join their team.
Now, this was an amazing offer for me, as I was being paid for what I loved doing and had been doing all these years (and as of now, without much reward or recognition).
This offer was too good to be true; being part of a popular tech blog would not only give me a good salary, it would also give me a good platform to share my work.
It was a great deal, right?
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A perfect break for a young blogger who was writing articles published in others’ names with nominal charges per article.
So why I am currently still struggling to pay my domain fees and internet charges every month?
The answer is simple:
- I denied the offer.
Was it right to do this? I don’t know, and I don’t want to know.
I know what you are thinking:
- “That was naive and impulsive.”
To be honest with you, I thought the same.
I even regretted denying the offer for some time.
However, in the back of my mind, something kept reminding me:
I have to follow my desire of doing something on my own.
How I Ended Up As a Blogger
I have always loved writing, and technology was something that I have been interested in since my school days.
The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to wake up every morning excited and thrilled about doing something new. I never liked having a boss and doing things their way. I always wanted to do things the way I wanted. That has always been exciting to me.
And here came God’s voice (in the form of Harsh’s blog posts)…
As I said earlier, I had read 20 posts that day, and I had even done extensive research on Harsh. This made me forget about my freelance career and look forward to creating my own canvas to pen my thoughts. I finally had a direction that I wanted to head.
I told myself:
- “If Harsh can do it, I can do it, too.”
This gave birth to my blog – YourOwnConsumer.com – and even though it’s still relatively new, I have high hopes for it and truly believe it will work out well.
Why Should You Make The Move Soon
I started reading a lot of blogs, and I came across many bloggers like Harsh who had taken the initial risk and eventually made a name for themselves. Just imagine if Sachin Tendulkar (Cricketer) was working in an MNC, would anyone know who he was? I believe that we all have a Sachin or Harsh in ourselves.
Unless we take that first step and try our best to follow our desires, we will never know what we could have done. It just takes a single resignation or a single “no more” to start following along this path.
Isn’t it easy?
Well, no. To be honest, nothing is easy.
But the next time you wake up in the morning, ask yourself, “Am I excited to go work today?” You will get the answer loud and clear in your head.
We all have some desires hidden and piled under deadlines and boss’s orders.
You might say, “We have responsibilities and need money to support ourselves.” Well, I might have no answer to that. But I would ask a simple question in return:
- “Can you live with the knowledge of what you could have done if you only tried your entire life”?
Life is too short to have repents.
Before it’s too late to try, give it a shot. Sign that resignation letter you had typed months back but never dared to mail in. Tell your boss that you’ve had enough.
I am not saying it is the easiest way. In fact, it is really tough. But it has to be tough; that’s why most people do not dare take this route.
However, I can guarantee you that you will be happier living each day of your life the way you want. You might not have the same pay check at the end of the month, but you will have a life you love.
Do not wait until life burdens you with responsibilities; it’s easier to take a risk at a young age rather than regretting not doing it sooner while you grow old.
How To Make It Count
If you love doing something and can dedicate your life to it honestly, success will follow you.
- “Beta kabil bano, kamiyabi jhaak maar ke piche ayegi.” (In Hindi language)
This is a famous quote from a movie called 3 Idiots. It means:
- “Chase excellence, success will come eventually.”
If you are good at something, try to work on your skills and be the best version of yourself.
We learn every day, and every day is a challenge. You must be polishing your skills each day. It is a tough road out there and you need to face hurdles and failures. These things shouldn’t scare you from taking the risk, as there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Always remember that we remember the ones who dared, and not the ones who were scared.
Get Up And Go!!!
Are you still reading my post and thinking to yourself you want to give it a shot?
Well! Get up and make the move before it is too late!
Second chances are for movies, not life.
Take the chance, make the move, and dare to take the risk.
I’m waiting to hear your success story in the comments below!
For further reading:
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- How to motivate yourself for blogging when you are demotivated
151 thoughts on “How I Am Satisfied and Happy Earning $0/Month Online After Denying A 30K/Month Offer”
Thanks for sharing your awe-inspiring experience.
More or less, most bloggers’ experience is all the same. The same thing goes here.
What Harsh did is done by most other bloggers.
The reason for this is that most people can’t still believe that blogging can make a full-time income.
However, thanks again for sharing such a nice story from your real-life.
This is really an inspiring post Sinchan. All the Best for your Blogging career.
A post worth a million smiles.
Thanks for the inspiration to do what the heart says.
I think I want to give a shot to blogging, but is it mandatory to leave job to succeed in this field ?
Hi, I’d been a reader of ShoutmeLoud for over 3 years and among those people who had been inspired by Harsh. I am truly happy for all the newsletter that I received from this site whether it’s a guide, tutorial, or motivational piece such as this one. Just like you I’d been in the blogging scene for so long but only started to get serious and pave my own path after stumbling upon Shout Me Loud way back in 2015. I am nowhere compared to any experts but I am trying my best each day to exert effort on my craft, passion and satisfied for the results although it’s minimal. I know it’s not always easy to achieve one’s long-term goal but quite with how things is doing on my end. Now, my own blog is almost 3 years old and I am still thankful to Harsh for all the knowledge that he imparted to everyone through this site. I wish you good luck and never get tired of honing your skills and love for your craft.
The inspirational blog post is a key to a new adventure. It is a call for immediate action. I shall try to take action.
INteresting perspective. There is absolutely no doubt that one should follow his/ her dreams. When you make your hobby your profession, success is guaranteed. Keep up the good work and all the best.
Superbly written..I am also fed with the fake professionalism and politics working under Indian underdeveloped management. I surely got motivated to do something for me that I enjoy doing. Thank you for this blog post and thanks harsh for publishing it here. Ta-da. ..
I have read your blog Sinchan and your writing skill is good. Though if I were offered a job instead of you, I don’t know I would be able to take a bold decision like what you did. I too started a blog in job niche. I am hoping, one day I too will be able to get a decent traffic and revenue from it.
Oh, this is a really motivational story for all bloggers. A real life. I think Churchill had said once: If you are going through hell, keep going. Thanks for sharing.
Hi, Sachin Dey.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience. Its inspires us to do alot in Digital era.
Hello. I just wonder the currency of the $30k. Is it in US dollar?