Want to learn blogging from pro bloggers?
If yes then I have a good news for you.
Today, I got the opportunity to interview Anil Agarwal from BloggersPassion.com
He is the most famous bloggers and affiliate marketer from India.
Firstly, I would like to thank him for accepting the interview request.
So, without wasting your time, now I am going to start the interview.
Let's get started!
Interview with Anil Agarwal from BloggersPassion.com
If you don't know anything about Anil Agarwal then read this quick introduction.
A Quick Intro of Anil Agarwal
Anil Agarwal is one of the most popular professinal blogger from India. He is the founder of Bloggers Passion website.
About Anil Agarwal & his site:
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Interview with Anil Agarwal from @bloggerspassion
Q.1) Please introduce yourself to BloggingLift readers?
Hi Sumit, glad and thanks for featuring me in your interview series. My name is Anil Agarwal, and I’ve been blogging for more than 10 years now. My main blog is Bloggers Passion, which mostly covers blogging, affiliate marketing, SEO related stuff.
If you want to really build a money making blog even if you’re a beginner, you should definitely check out the blog as it’s mostly covered with in-depth articles around building a profitable blog in 2018 and beyond.
Q.2) What inspired you to start blogging?
I was initially into SEO related stuff and used AdSense as a primary income source to monetize my sites. Later I moved to affiliate marketing which is still working well for me and the majority of the money I make from online comes from selling affiliate products.
Q.3) Please tell something about your daily schedule/how many hours you work on your blog?
There’s no limit on how many hours I work. I previously used to work full-time for a company but now I’m completely into full-time blogging as I recently quit my day job. I know it’s a hard decision but to invest more time into blogging, I had to take a hard decision.
You can assume that I spend 10+ hours a day on online related tasks such as SEO, finding new topics, researching others sites, bringing more traffic, increasing my sales, updating my old posts and so on.
Anil Agarwal works 10+hours daily on his blog
Q.4) Please tell us about your top 3 favorite blogs and why you follow these blogs?
Whereas Smart Passive Income is my #1 favorite blog that talks about passive income sources and also affiliate marketing related stuff which I love to read.
Q.5) What are your top 3 income sources?
As I said above, the majority of my income comes from affiliate marketing. Apart from that, I also do sponsored contents, tried various display advertising options, using the email list to build rapport (to monetize later) and so on.
Q.6) I know that you are making decent money from your blog. How you were able to achieve it? What is the secret behind this success?
The #1 thing you need to notice from any blogger who’s making decent money is “time”. Most of the money making bloggers are into blogging for at least 3 to 4 years and even more.
I’m into blogging world for more than 10 years so I’ve seen all the ups and downs. If you can stick to blogging for long enough, you’ll eventually start making money from it.
You might fail in the beginning but you’ll learn different ways to monetize your blog. Consistency is the key!
Success Story of Anil Agarwal from @bloggerspassion
Q.7) What is the best way to get success in affiliate marketing?
I’m glad you asked this. If you really want to get ahead and see success in affiliate marketing, you should check out these tips.
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Q.8) What are the top 3 tools you use for keyword research?
Here are some of the tools I use for SEO (not just for keyword research).
No matter what tools you’re using, make sure to find low volume long tail keywords so you can quickly increase your search traffic.
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Q.9) How do you find viral blog topics for your blog?
Finding viral blog topics is not easy. It takes a lot of time. I personally spend a lot of time doing keyword research to find great topics for my blog and as a result, almost all of the posts I publish get visitors from search engines.
That being said, you can also use tools like Portent content generator to plugin in any topic or keyword to come up with a ton of headline ideas with each post.
For beginners, I highly recommend using topic generator tools (which are mostly freely available on the net). For others, I recommend you to take a closer look at your competitor sites and find out their top performing posts to come up with great ideas.
Q.10) What is your goal for 2019?
To get 2 million visitors to my site (as of now it’s over 1 million visitors per year) so I want to take it to the next level. And I also have goals to take my email list and the Facebook group which you can join from here to a great extent in 2019.
Q.11) What are the best ways to drive traffic to a brand new blog?
There’s only one: search engine traffic is what I trust. It sends you the qualified visitors who actually buy from you. There’s no point of getting traffic from irrelevant sources who don’t subscribe to you or comment or buy anything.
So make sure to focus on one top quality traffic source and find ways to get more visitors from it.
For a brand new blog, I recommend you to try Facebook groups, start it from scratch and try to connect with other influencers in your niche by commenting on their groups frequently to build your own group.
Q.12) Google is frequently updating their algorithms but new bloggers are always in fear of getting affected? Any advice for them?
Whether you know it or not, Google makes over 500 changes to their algorithms every single year.
So yea, you never know what kind of algorithm is going to change the fate of your blog.
That’s why always focus on quality content. Don’t copy paste others stuff and make sure to find ways to build links consistently.
Q.13) Where do you see yourself after 10 years?
As of now, I don’t have any such huge plans of what I’m going to do in next 10 years but I want to take Bloggers Passion to the next level in terms of quality, readership, traffic, subscribers and so on.
Q.14) How BloggingLift readers can stay in touch with you and any message for the blogging community here?
You can interact with me on my Facebook group which you can join from here and you can say hi. I’m mostly active on the FB group. You can also ask any questions you’ve around blogging and you’ll get a reply almost instantly or within a few hours.
Q.15) What’s your suggestion for my blog? (If any)
Interviews with experts are always great to take your blog to the next level, so keep doing them (and make sure NOT to repeat the same questions with everyone you interview).
Apart from that, write 2000+ word blog posts with proper keyword research and optimization, you’ll definitely start seeing better results within a year.
Last time, we enjoyed interview of Akshay Hallur from GoBloggingTIps.
Soon, I am going to do more interviews with pro bloggers like Harsh Agarwal, Ankit Singla and many more.
It's the 2nd "Blogger Interview" that's why I give it the name BI-02.
Today, I have done Interview with Anil Agarwal from BloggersPassion.
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