In our interview series you have met earlier with Manpreet Kaur of Finix Post and Nikhil Saini of MyQuickIdea afterwards with “Iftekhar Ahmed from IftiSEO” Interview where in video he told us about his Last Month Income.
How it is a high time to welcome an awesome personality on Rusty Blogger whose life has been an inspiration for all the bloggers in Indian Blogosphere. Today we have Kulwant Nagi with us.
Kulwant is founder of a million dollar blog Blogging Cage. He is known for his simple and high power thoughts. Now get ready to take the dose of his high power thoughts. Here are some of the insights of Kulwant Nagi’s life who is making huge money from internet.
This Video is included later at DomainX Event 2016 where he told us some productivity mantra to excel in blogging and you must read the text interview to get his secrets.
He is going to share his secret money making ideas in this exclusive interview.
Here goes the first ball:
Abhishek: Hi Kulwant, throw some light on your college life and life just after your college?
Kulwant: College life was not that good. First year I struggled because of my English skills. Second year I started preparation for GRE and TOEFL exams to get admission in USA. So most of the time I was just reading books, newspapers, listening audios, writing paragraphs to improve my English skills.
In short – life was pretty hectic during college.
After the college, I had the plan to got to USA for master’s degree. Things were on track, I got admission from 6 universities in USA. One college offered me $16,000 scholarship, so I select that college.
Soon I found that my father didn’t have money to afford the college fee.
So I dropped the idea to go to USA and started my job as a VLSI verification engineer in 2010.
Abhishek: How did you meet blogging? Who inspired you?
Kulwant: In 2008,one of my friend one day came at my home and he started showing me his traffic and income screenshots. At that time, I didn’t pay more attention as I was preparing for GRE and TOEFL exams.
But once I quit my job in 2011, I started searching on Google for some ways to make money blogging. Suddenly one day I got the idea to start a blog.
I called my friend, we booked the domains and blogging career was started in 2011.
Abhishek: Throw some light on your early days of blogging? What were your expectations from blogging?
Kulwant: From the day one, I was confident to make living out of blogging. I knew that that this the platform which can change my life. I started blogging with the vision to make it a brand.
I treated it as a business rather than a hobby.
Abhishek: You always need an inspiration for blogging. What was your inspiration then and now?
Kulwant: My biggest inspiration was Micheal Dunlop and Jonathan Budd.
Abhishek: Whom do you follow in blogosphere to get updates? What are the things you look forward in your mentor?
Kulwant: Neil Patel, Brian Dean and Matthew Woodward as of now.
Abhishek: What are your best and worst moments in blogging?
Kulwant: Best moment is – why I paid my 261,500 INR education loan with cheque.
Worst day was when Blogging Cage was hacked one day.
Abhishek: Many SEO evangelists say SEO is dead? What are your views?
Kulwant: SEO will never ever be dead. In 2011, people started saying – SEO is dead. But people were still making money. After the launch of panda, Penguin updates, many people said that SEO is dead, but people were still making money.
If there is Google, there will always be SEO and there will be always some experts to rank sites at high positions in Google
Abhishek: Are backlinks still important in SEO or only quality content will play the game for you?
Kulwant: Backlinks are the keyword factor to rank any keyword in Google. I have some sites ranking in Google with no content at all, but I have strong backlinks for those sites.
Here I am not saying to “not focus” on the content. All I am saying is, backlinks can really give you a boost in ranking.
Abhishek: What are your goals for 2016?
Kulwant: $1 million 🙂
Abhishek: Please tell us five tips so that we can grow our blog like yours?
- Focus on one topic
- Read best blogs in your industry to understand how they do blogging
- Invest money to buy premium theme, plugins and tools.
- Be active in different groups and communities on social media sites.
- Write what you know.
Abhishek: What is the importance of networking in Blogging and Internet Marketing?
Kulwant: Networking is your biggest weapon to learn secret tips without paying any dime. By networking with right people in your industry you can leverage their skills, their network and their expertise.
So this is one of the must do activity to succeed anywhere in life.
Abhishek: You are starting your travel blog soon. Can you provide some highlights of that with my readers?
Kulwant: Yeah, I recently started my travel blog. These days I am attending many conferences world-wide. Such conferences are just 2-3 days long, so I plan my trip for 8-10 days. After attending the events, I explore the new places in that country.
So I got the idea to start a blog around this topic which can help people who are about to visit that countries.
Abhishek: Your opinion about RustyBlogger.com and my way of blogging?
Kulwant: Your style of blogging is awesome. Having experts on the blog is one of the best ways to boost the visibility of your blog.
So bravo for having the confidence to do this activity on your blog.
Thanks a lot Kulwant for giving me some time for your interview.
Read about these popular events if you were unable to attend these:
- Highlights of DomainX Workshop 2016 at ACET Amritsar
- India Affiliate Summit 2015 from Blogger’s Perspective