Success story of Harsh Agarwal and Shout me loud
Those person who know Harsh are generally know about blogging or people who are doing blogging. I follow him personally. He is the second richest blogger of India. He earns about 35000-40000$ per month that is more than 25 lakhs per month. But after so much proof people still don’t consider blogging as a full time profession. A big reason to worry.
Which job can offer you this much salary. Remember one thing When you are doing blogging you are not just a blogger you are an entrepreneur. You have your own business. Doesn’t it sounds good be a CEO of some company. Harsh Agarwal too has this dream. He has written in one of his blogs that my dream is to watch blogger watching their blogs in the office
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Start of a journey
He is a software engineer by education and a blogger by profession. He started blogging just out of fun in 2008. Harsh started from the blogspot platform. He was interested in network and computer security, so he started on a community on orkut call “underground world”. The first domain name which I wanted was underground world which was already taken. So he started with virgintech.blogspot which is a sub domian. And then he thought of investing in blogging.
Initially he used to write about tech which you could found on other blogs of shout me loud. Later on he decided to write about his experiences. He started writing about blogging and wordpress. There was great liking to this new idea. That is how the shoutmeloud get his niche.
He started blogging out of passion and interest. He had no idea about what adsense was or what SEO was. Then he started researching about it. He made out 40$ through adsense in his first month. which is a great start.
To a professional blogger
After six months of his Job he decide to left his job and opt blogging as full time profession. It was a great risk. He went against his family to do this. But no great entrepreneur had become successful without risk.
His Accident changed his life
On june 29 he met with an accident and his leg was badly hurt. He was on complete bed rest of 6 months. That was a turning point. Since he had nothing to do he started working 14 hours a day on blogging and researching.
He named his company ShoutDreams. Just think a company named after a blogging site. Thats the power of blogging. If had gone ahead with his 9-6 job. he would me earning 10- 15$ a year. But now he is earning twice as much in a month.
“We are not loved for what we look like. We are loved for what we are. And the day we realize this fact, we become the most beautiful person in the world”
– Harsh Agarwal