In today’s interview, I am bringing you one of the upcoming blogger from a hilly state of Himachal Pradesh in India. He is a graduate of Computer Science, a fast learner and a fast growing blogger to watch out for in the blogosphere. It is my singular honor to introduce to you: Naveen Kumar
Efogator: Please tell us your name
Naveen: Hi, I am Naveen Kumar
Efogator: Tell us where you are from and a little more about yourself
Naveen: Thanks a lot Emebu for having me here on your blog once again. It is my good luck that my second Guest post and first Interview published on your blogs. I am an Indian Blogger and Internet Marketer.
Basically, I am from Himachal Pradesh – A hilly state of India. It is also well known for the land of God and Goddesses. I have completed my Graduation in Computer Science and after completing my degree, I got a job as a SEO Executive before 2 years ago. Now currently I am working at Delhi – capital city of India.
Efogator: Tell us about your blog
Naveen: Sure, let me tell you about my blog. It’s F5therefresh.com. The idea behind the name of my blog “F5 The Refresh” is from the key F5 which helps to refresh or reload your system.
So at F5 The Refresh, I am trying to refresh my readers mind with my self-tested tricks and tips. I especially share about Blogging, Internet Marketing, Social Media, and Technology on my blog.
Efogator: What is your purpose of blogging?
Naveen: There is no anyone who didn’t want money for his efforts. But in the beginning, I had no idea about the blogging so I just start blogging for sharing my knowledge and make my name as brand. But when I got approved from Adsense, it gives me a hope of earning.
But after few months, it got blocked. It makes me disappointed. But then I keep it to make my name famous. So you can say the purpose behind my blogging is just branding. No doubt, now I am earning good according to my efforts from my blog.
Efogator: What were the challenges you faced at the beginning of your blogging career?
Naveen: As I mentioned above, that I had no idea about blogging. But before I came to know about blogging, I start my blog. It was on wordpress.com. I started sharing my posts over there and I continued my learning about blogging.
So after some time when I get involved in blogging I start facing problems like not having post ideas, can’t write quality content. But my learning habit helps me to get rid all these obstacles. Now the problem was about the engagement. If you see my starting post, there will not be any comment.
Then I start joining Groups and communities. I join Aha now community. I would like to say thanks to Harleena Mam for this awesome community which make a turning point in my blogging career. I start getting comments on my blog. The most important thing, I get connected with many professional and minded blogger.
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Efogator: How long have you been blogging?
Naveen: I am in blogging for the last 15 months.
Efogator: What is your main source of traffic generation?
Naveen: Social media, especially, Google+ Facebook, Blogging communities especially Aha-Now and Kingged are the main sources of my traffic. I also receive referral traffic from blog comments and some organic traffic to my blog.
Efogator: If your blog generates income, what is the main source of income in your blog?
Naveen: I am not earning much from my blog but it is good according to my efforts. As I mentioned above, my Adsense account had been blocked. So I make efforts to get some sponsor posts and paid reviews. Thank God, I got some. And now these are the main sources of my income from my blog.
Efogator: Who are the 4 bloggers that has inspired you so much?
Naveen: It is very hard to select only four names because there are many bloggers who inspires me a lot. But according to your question, The First name is Nandita B from SEOhour.com. SEO hour is the very first blog which inspire me to write.
The second name is Vinay Gaud from Alltechtricks.org, the 3rd one is Harsh Agrawal from Shoutmeloud.com and the fourth one is Harleena Mam from Aha-now.com.
There are also some more name I would like to add here: Rohan, Gaurav Jaggi, Iftekahar Ahmed, Imran Uddin, Yatin, Swadhin, Emebu, Ankit, MiMuba, Nisha Pandey, and many more names.
Efogator: In this age of high competition in blogging, what do you do to stand out?
Naveen: There is nothing to worry about the competition in the blogging. Take your competitor as your Guide. Follow them what they are doing and learn the tricks how they are doing. And finally do what they did with higher quality. It will help you to perform better than your competitor.
Efogator: How do you handle the SEO of your blog?
Naveen: To be true, I never check my blog from SEO end. Let me clear you that I am not a professional blogger; I am just a hobby blogger and blog for my hobby not for living. So I never take SEO of my blog Serious. But as I am an SEO Expert, if I need to do, I will do it myself.
Efogator: What are the 5 things you do not do as a blogger to keep you on the success path?
Naveen: There are many things that I skip as a blogger. As I mentioned in the previous answered that I never take the SEO of my blog serious. And there are many things which I never did. But it doesn’t mean I am not getting success in blogging.
Efogator: Which of the blogging platform do you prefer and why?
Naveen: I am still using Blogger and it has many limitations from every end. So if you are serious about blogging and want to make it your full time business then I will suggest you to use WordPress. Here you have unlimited access of everything. You can do better SEO in WordPress. But if you are just a hobby blogger like me, you can start with blogger.
Efogator: In your opinion, why do so many bloggers fail and only few succeed?
Naveen: It’s all about the mindset. There are many blogger who join the blogging after reading the earning reports of pro bloggers to earn money from blogs but they didn’t know that it is not an easy task. So when they did not earn any coin in few months, they quit blogging.
So I would like to suggest every newbie blogger that never join blogging if you just want to earn money. You can’t get success. But join blogging to learn and build relationship. This will help you to make money through blogging.
Efogator: What is your next plan for your blogging career?
Naveen: As I am hobby blogger, so my plan is just Learning, Learning and Learning and then implementing them to become a pro.
Efogator: In your opinion, is blogging a full time business?
Naveen: It can be or not. It all depends upon your skills of marketing. There are many blogger who leave job offers from multinational companies and choose blogging for full time because they have the unique skills to present their ideas.
And if you have also the fresh and unique ideas and you have the skill to present them in a way which can generate leads for your business, you can choose blogging as full time business.
Efogator: What advice do you have for newbie bloggers?
Naveen: I would like to give one advice to newbie bloggers that don’t join blogging if you just want make money like pro bloggers. You will not get success.
Join blogging to learn, earn good relationship and build a quality community, this will help you to become a pro and earn money from blogs. Doing hard work, keeping patience, and learning continues = Success