Saturday, May 18, 2019

How To Start A Lifestyle Blog And How To Make Money From Lifestyle Blog?

I know you’re interested in starting a lifestyle blog of your own?

Well, its a great idea!

And you come to the right place.

This post dedicated by newbies blogger. Who want to start a lifestyle blog from scratch.

In this post we’re going to cover everything you need to know to how build and launch your successful lifestyle blog and earn money with it.

So Let's Get Started......
How to start a lifestyle blog
How To Start A Lifestyle Blog

What is a Lifestyle Blog?

I know you already know what is lifestyle blog is, If you don't know then let i tell you quickly, "Lifestyle blog is a simple blog where you can share about things in your life."

It can be very common, or you can focus on one aspect of your life (such as Yoga or fashion or motivation) and may be mixed up after and after all other materials.

Before we start: Why start a lifestyle blog?

This is the most important question.
Asking before starting a lifestyle blog yourself.

There are so many reasons to start today's lifestyle blog. One of the main reason is money.


You can earn money threw blogging.

I earn $100k per year from blogging in a part time.

This is better for me.

Yes or not?

The best part is that, I make money and make brand from my blog, and I'm just 20 years old. I'm able to stay home with college and work from here anytime.

If you are passionate then making 4-6 figures every single month because of blogging?

Is not this a quick way to make money?

This is long term business. Its depend on you, your audience and your hard work and smartwork.

Without passion, you cannot succeed and if your heart is not in it for the right reason, you will fail.

Start A Lifestyle Blog:- Ideas For A Lifestyle Blog

If you want to start a lifestyle blog then you should choose a profitable topic.  Here are lots of topic where you can start a blog.

You can choose any topic, but you have in passionate about topic. You have interest in it and you have knowledge about it.

DIGITALJAYPAL is a lifestyle blog. Here we write about blogging, digital marketing, SEO, make money and Business tips etc and share with our audiance.

So if you’re thinking how to start lifestyle blog, here are some ideas to get start a successful lifestyle blog.

How To Start A Successful Blog And Make Money From Blog

Starting a lifestyle blog is many reason like money, knowledge sharing, experience sharing etc.

But starting a blog main reason is earn money. don't worry. you are not alone to make money from blogging but lots of blogger earn money from blog.

So friends if you have starting a lifestyle blog, after you thinking a plan how to monetize your blog?

Here some ideas to show you how to monetize your lifestyle blog.

How To Monetize Lifestyle Blog?

Affiliate Marketing:-

Affiliate Marketing is best and quick way to monetize your lifestyle blog. Here you can joined affiliate program like Cuelink, shareasale, commission junction etc. In affiliate marketing you promote merchant or company product , services on your blog. If your reader buy this services or product from your link then you will get some amount commission earn.

In lifestyle blog have a lots of opportunity for affiliate marketing. Because they featured a lots of different topic.


Most of blogger use this method to monetize to blog. If you have a lots of traffic on your blog  then you must be use ADSENSE. AdSense is Google product. Google provide you ads. You put ads on your blog on sidebar, in article, text ads and someone click on your ads then you earn money.

You can visit this post here mentioned 7 Ways To Monetize Your Blog Traffic. I know you like this.

Here in this video show how to monetize lifestyle blog? Let's watch video

How To Start A Lifestyle Blog:- Are You Ready For  Lifestyle Blog Launch?

Step 1:- First Choose Your Topic

Above we discussed what is lifestyle blog, how to monetize lifestyle blog after next step is choose your topic.

Choose your niche.

Before we start written a blog we need a topic. You should choose this topic, for that you have passionate and interested about it.

For example you are great yoga teacher and you interest in yoga then written about yoga.

Then you think about it a bit more and realise how to stay fit and healthy as this is what works for your busy life.

Boom! You hour topic is ready.

Write More......

Step 2:- Choose Best Platform

Above step we choose topic. After choose a topic you need to Best Platform. Where you can launch your blog.

If you find best platform then WORDPRESS is all time great choice.

Why WordPress is best?

  • It's easy to use at beginning time.
  • Lot's of plugin are available.
  • Plenty of theme are available.
  • Easy to customization.

Step 3:- Choose Your Domain Name

This domain name is the address of your website or blog. People will come to your website and blog by searching on Google.

In a way, this is your online address.

What is a Domain Name?

Like DIGITALJAYPAL.IN,,,, or any name of any website is called domain name.

Friends Once you have choose your topic for blogging, the next thing is a domain name.

Companies like GoDaddy, NameCheap, BigRock, are among the world's top domain provider companies.

You can choose a good domain name for yourself from any of the above mentioned websites.

Do You Want A Free Domain Name?

If you want a free domain name then, you sign up for hosting with A2 HOSTING with our link, you can get a FREE domain name. More on this in Step 4.

Step 4:- Choose Hosting

You have selected your domain name.

Now the question is where do you have to store your data online?

Your blog will contain some text, pictures, videos and many other things. When you share your blog post on internet you need to place where your data stored.

What we use to store our data online is we call HOSTING.

Your domain name will be the name of your website, and all the data on that website will be stored on the server called HOSTING.

Since the data is a very important thing for your blog, you should choose the hosting company very carefully.

I personally recommend A2 HOSTING.

Why choose A2 Hosting?

  • You get a free domain.
  • It’s easy to manage as
  • It comes with a 1-click WordPress installation. 
  • Money-back guarantee.
  • You have access to tons of resources for help.

You can use our exclusive link to get a special offer that reduces the price to just $7.99 $3.92/month, including the FREE domain.

Step 5:- Choose Theme

So friends above you choose topic, domain name , best hosting and installed WordPress. Now it's time to design your blog beautiful.

There is a lot of themes available in WordPress.

You can choose the theme according to the topic of your blog and install it easily.

If you are searching the theme of the WordPress blog, then I Personally recommend Generatepress Theme. if you do noy buy the theme, you can also use the free theme.

Step 6:- Published Your First BlogPost

Now your blog was ready. You start writing and published BlogPost.

Your blog is nothing without you.

All you have to do to create a blog and start writing today.

Go to your WordPress dashboard.

On the left hand side you see post option. On this option you hover you can see Published post, draft post and all post.

WordPress Dashboard

Now you are write post and published. In this blog post you also add video, image, gift etc and make your post interesting.

Start A Lifestyle Blog:- Tips For Successful Blogging Journey

(1). Always Focus On Success

In your blogging journey always focus on success. Believe in your self and try to provide best result. If you do not enjoy your blogging journey you will not success in your blogging journey.

(2). Daily Learning 

In blogging journey you want to daili learning blog around your topic.
In blogging you do not successful  in one night. You don't know everything about blogging in a single day. Its take a time.Try to daily read at least 3 BlogPost.

Success Tip in blogging:- Keep Learning, Implement in your blog. Next day repeat this rule and grow your blog.

(3). Consistency

Consistency is another important factor in successful blogging journey. Create your blog make it schedule and try to consistency update.

Consistency is a key factor in Blogging Journey.

(4). Be active on social media

Don’t automate all of your accounts. Rather, be present on each platform that you’re trying to build.

Let's watch another video. In this video show you most important tips for starting a successful blogging journey....

So friends. Congratulations...

Here your blog is ready? You can use our exclusive link to get a special offer that reduces the price to just $7.99 $3.92/month, including the FREE domain.

If you have any questions about how to start a lifestyle blog? Leave us a comment below so I will help you.

How to start a lifestyle blog
How To Start A Lifestyle Blog

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Welcome to DIGITALJAYPAL INTERVIEW SERIES today we have Amol Chavan an awesome Pro Blogger, Online Business Coach with us. Amol Chavan is founder of is professional blog where he shared Blogging Tips, Online Business Tips, etc.

Amol Chavan is a Online Business Coach. So without much wait, let’s jump into the small discussion now.


Interview With Amol Chavan founder of Growthfunda
Interview With Amol Chavan

Jaypal:- Hello Amol, Briefly Introduce Yourself and Your Blog?

Thank you so much Jaypal for inviting me on your blog. I am so happy to share my interview with your readers.

My name is Amol Chavan; I’m from Pune, Maharashtra- India.

I’m Software engineer by profession and blogger, internet entrepreneur by passion.

I believe in Freedom and Laptop lifestyle.

Hence, I started my first blog in 2018 ( while working full time into a 9-5 job. This blog teaches online business, side hustle and how anyone can escape the rat race.

Even though I have written fewer articles since launch, I’m getting a good response from my blog and now it’s making money for me.

I recently started a Facebook group (it’s totally free) where I am trying to build a community of likeminded people who can share their learning on online business, side hustle and help each other in escaping the rat race of 9-5 job.

Jaypal:- When you had a good IT Job, where your income 80,000 per /month. So why did you started online blogging and Business?

As mentioned above, I love Freedom and Laptop lifestyle.

In my one of the viral article on job-free life, I explained how typical IT Corporate job was sucking out my creativity and burning desire to do start something by own.

There is no security of job these days and no one become rich by doing just a job.

Also there is no meaning to retire late when you can retire TODAY.

Hence, I decided to quit a high paying IT job of Rs 80000 k/pm and tried 4-5 business.

I miserably failed into all business attempts and suffered losses. You can read my detail story here: escape 9-5 job.

During my business attempts, I exposed to the Digital marketing, online business and blogging world.

So I decided to teach whatever I learned during business attempts.

This is how the idea of business blog triggered.

With good efforts, now I’m back in the full-time job and handle my online business while doing a full-time job.

Jaypal:- Describe how did you first get into blogging?

It was those days when I quit my high paid job in pursuit of happiness and doing multiple businesses. During my digital marketing training, I got to know about Blogging, how one can make money online and spread the knowledge with rest of the world.

I decided to start my blog with niche as an online business and side hustle.

During 2017, I build my whole blog with WordPress, invested some money on premium business tools and resources.

On Jan 2018, I launched brand online business blog

This is how I landed into Blogging and Online business.

Jaypal:- What are the major challenges you experienced while building ""?

At initial stage, learning about WordPress, designing a blogging website was my biggest challenge.

The biggest challenge was to finalized look and feel. I tried multiple customization page builders, plug-in and custom CSS code to experiment blog website design.

Initially I was not in a mood to invest money on a premium tool hence I used to watch YouTube videos on how to design a blog in WordPress, how to customize website etc.

It consumed my so much time.

Finally, I decided to invest money on the premium services like premium WordPress theme (it save my so many dollars) and Siteground hosting.

This gave new birth to Growthfunda.

Later I faced challenges in writing and then learning SEO. But gradually I learned all this and I got good results.

Another challenge was to find more time for blogging and other online business while doing a full-time job.

To overcome this, I changed my schedule & now focusing only on one thing at a time.

This helps me prioritize my time.

Jaypal:- One of the common questions is about finding a niche? So how did you fix your niche before starting your blog?

I wanted to give real experience to my readers hence I planned to launch blog into the niche which readers love to read, looking out for some solution.

Also while choosing a niche, I found the biggest problem which was resonating with my experience and audience is facing the biggest challenge to solve that problem.

Problem of escaping the RAT RACE of 9-5 job and how to start a business.

My business experience also helped me to finalized niche.

This is how I fixed my niche and running business around it.

Jaypal:- Can you tell me some of your strength that really helped you in blogging life?

Strength like Hard work, Time consciousness, Mindset, Continuous efforts is helping me to manage Online Business and blogging.

Jaypal:- Unemployment is one of the biggest problems in our country. So with the help of blogging can we earn good passive income?

Yes, I agree that Unemployment is the biggest problem in our country but even major problem is Mindset and traditional thinking that “Take good education, grab good marks and do JOB”

I can see that the Internet is full of opportunity and Blogging is one kind of opportunity which everyone can start and make passive income.

Top big bloggers like Harsh Agrawal, Sumit Bansal, Pat Flynn are making million dollars and more every single month.

Along with blogging, there are other online passive sources of income that anyone can try and live FREEDOM lifestyle.


Affiliate Marketing.
Selling Info products
Selling services
Freelancing jobs etc.

Jaypal:- What are some methods that you use to promote your content?

I don’t get much time to promote content but my favorite is to promote article on Quora and Facebook.

Recently I started focusing on Facebook Group.

I ‘m repurposing the contents across Quora, LinkedIn, Medium and vice versa sometimes.

Jaypal:- What are the common mistakes a blogger makes? How can they be avoided?

Common mistakes are they try to be everywhere and try to experiments everything aiming to earn money from day one rather than building trust among the audience.

This leads to failure in blogging career.

One can avoid common mistake by mastering one thing and then try out another thing. Try different monetization methods and collaborate with other blogging friends.

Also, focus on the quality than quantity. Don’t be in a hurry to publish a blog post every single week. One blog post in one month is also fine.

SEO guru Brain Dean suggests “One must apply an 80:20 ratio” in blogging\content marketing i.e. 80% promotion and 20% new content.

Jaypal:- How do you manage time to run your blog efficiently?

I’m managing blogging and online business while doing a full-time job.
During weekdays I’m getting approx. 1-1.5 hrs early in the morning and 1 hrs in the night.

During weekends I am getting maximum time.

I prefer to start day as early as possible i.e at 5 am.

Currently, I’m getting less time as I’m spending some time with my 13-month-old baby and rest with family.

But I try to cover major time of the weekend for my online business and blogging.

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Jaypal:- How do you think I rate your blog as an interviewer?

It depends on You.

Jaypal:- How successful have you been so far in your blogging journey?

I got success early in the blogging journey. I made my first online income within 6 months of launching Growthfunda.

I prefer to have targeted traffic even though it’s less. This helped me better conversion.

Since Launch, I have been getting a good response from readers and they love to engage with me over email.

Pro blogger Sumit Bansal, Karan Batra, Liz Huber, Rob Powell, etc. also liked my content and appreciated my efforts.

Now I’m planning to launch some eBooks and other services gradually via my blog to scale it further.

Jaypal:- If someone wants to start an online business or blog? So tell the names of some blogs that you follow yourself and are useful?

List of bloggers which I follow is big, but here are the few names that I would love to mention:

Ramit Sethi, Nick Loper, Ryan Robinson, Pat Flynn, Brain Dean, Ankit Singla, Kulwant Nagi, Karan Batra, Liz Huber, Sumit Bansal, Siddharth Pal and other fellow Indian bloggers that help each other.

Jaypal:- Who is your ideal blogger or online businessmen?

Nick Loper
Pat Flynn
Ramit Sethi

Jaypal:- Any suggestions for us? 

Here are a few suggestions that I would love to give you and your readers:-

  • Focus on only one thing at a time. Find a burning problem and try to provide value to resolve that problem. This is how people love to respond and you can build a business around it.
  • Take advantage of the digital world.
  • Invest in learning than spending on Shining object.
  • Quora is very good for long term referral traffic along with Google. It also helps you build authority.
  • Provide value before asking anything in the return.
  • Quality Content is King.
  • Internet is a shining object. Don’t be a just consumer of everything, be a producer and take action to grow.
Must Be Read:An Interview With Santanu Debnath

Jaypal:- Any tips or success funda for our reader? How can someone reach you for advice and tips?

Here are few Tips that I would love to share:

  • Believe in yourself and do good karma, the universe will definitely pay you back.
  • Put efforts daily to do something by own rather than just doing a job.
  • You don’t know when your organization will stop loving you. No one become rich by doing just job. So take action and create passive sources of income.

Reach me via following way – (Don’t forget to mention that you found me on

You can connect with me by joining as a subscriber on Growthfunda business blog.
(You have to click on the button ‘Show Me How’ to join email list where I regularly share the helpful stuff on online business, passive source of income and escaping 9-5 job.)

Also, you can reach me via email:

Join my exclusive Facebook Group (it’s totally FREE):- Growthfunda

Connect me on LinkedIn:- Amol Chavan Online Business Coach

Jaypal:- Thank you Amol for taking the time to answer questions.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

So friends. If you want to grow your social media then your are right place. In this post I will show you top 7 proven way to grow your social media.

Let's started....
How To Grow Social Media

7 Proven Way To Growing Your Social Media

When we talk of growing our social media, we use some techniques. I've put together a list of all my favorite social media tips in one place. Which in itself is used to grow its social media.

7 Proven Ways To Grow Your Social MediaIn this post you will get...
1. Instant Instagram Idea
2. Best Time To The Post
3. Facebook Friendly Post
4. Use Pinterest And Get Your Advantage
5. Snapchat
6. Use Hastags
7. The Follower Question

(1). Instant Instagram Idea:-

Instagram is the most widely used social media platform in today's world. If you want to be successful on Instagram, consistency is very important. Consistency is the key of Instagram

You Might Also Like This:- 11 Reasons Why You Need To Take Social Media Marketing Seriously

(2). Best Time To The Post:-

So Friends If you want to grow your social media, one of the best things for it is to find the important time to post.

This means that you have to share your post on social media when more people are online. The more people means your post is show more and get more engagement and more followers.

Also Read:- The Best Time to Post on Social Media in 2019

7 Proven Ways To Grow Your Social Media

(3). Facebook Friendly Post:- 

Most people think that Facebook is now outdated and facebook does not getting much organic reach.

Yes, it is true that Facebook is no longer getting the same kind of organic reach as before.

But in Facebook you can create a good target audience by creating your facebook group and creating a Facebook page.

In today's time, Facebook also has million active users. If you are still not using Facebook then you are losing a lot of things.

Here Are Some Tips:- How I Grew My Facebook Page to 236,582 Likes

(4). Use Pinterest And Get Your Advantage:- 

Pinterest is one of the biggest traffic sources for many bloggers. It's becoming a search engine like Google. And it is becoming a Google competitor and is growing very fast.

In today's time people search Pinterest for searching recipes, guides, travel advice and much more, so you start using Pinterest for your blog. This can be a game changer in future time.

(5). Snapchat:-

Since the introduction of Instagram Stories, Snapchat is also very important.

Sharing live video is a new trend. People want to see your real life in real time.

From this you can identify your user.The relationship between you and your user is more strongly.

(6). Use Hastags:-

The hashtag is probably the best way to get organic engagement, like and followers.

It can be doubled, even triple your likes on the Instagram. And also help in grow your Instagram account.

This is one of the best tools found on Twitter.

(7). The Follower Question:-

How many followers do you REALLY need to make money online?

I believed that everybody can make money online as long as he has a good follower and he can keep them engaged.

Many people also wonder if it is bad to lose followers.

So there you have it! Some of my top tips to help you grow and maintain your social media.

What are some of your top tips and stretegy for social media? I like to see what your strategies are.

Please tell me in comment box. i will try to share your tips in this blogpost.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Hello Friends. Welcome to DIGITALJAYPAL INTERVIEW SERIES today we have Rahul Bhichher an awesome Pro Blogger with us. Rahul Bhichher is co-founder of


Jaypal:- Hi Rahul Bhichher. Thanks for being with us today. For our readers can you tell a little about your background?

Thank you Jaypal for giving me a chance to express my views with your extraordinary audience.

Hi, I'm Rahul Bhichher full-time digital marketer; known as the founder of ShayariBlast and Cofounder of Blogging Pal.

I love reading blogs related to technology and creating stuff for the internet.

Jaypal:- How has been your blogging journey so far?

My Blogging journey has been fantastic so far. I learned so much in the Blogging industry; still, I find something new things every day. I have met many amazing people in the industry and shared my views on various subjects. Most importantly  All of them are my dear friends.

One thing I would like to add in Blogging context that the best thing about Blogging is you don't need much money to get started with Blogging, but you can get massive returns of your efforts in coming time. So those who are reading this interview and don't have their Blog. I invite them to join the Blogging universe.

Jaypal:-  What’s the #1 reason for starting Please tell us what your blog is all about?

Blogging pal is a technical blog based on search engine optimization, affiliate marketing, blogging tutorials and all the technical stuff involved in launching a successful blog.

We publish articles which are carefully investigated and applied by us so that our audience could get the best answer to their problem. 

Our Blog is a legitimate effort to provide help to those people who are prepared to learn digital marketing, Blogging, Affiliation, and almost everything about Blogging universe. 

Under the brand Blogging pal; we promote our digital services to our clients all around the globe. Services include content writing, website launching, graphic designing and so on. All the information is available on our Service page.

Jaypal:- Apart from blogging, what else did you do in your career?

Well, this one is tough for me. Blogging is something which is attached to me. I cannot imagine myself doing beyond Blogging.

 A few years back I tried Stock trading and made money for myself. Therefore, I have experience in Stock marketing, but Blogging will remain closer to my heart.

Jaypal:- What strategies do you use to monetize your blog?

There are two primary ways to monetize a blog in which the first one is the conventional approach which is still massively popular in fellow bloggers which involves joining banner advertising programs and making money on every click.

 Google Adsense and programs are the two most trusted brand in this market.

The second approach is the unconventional approach. Let dig into it and understand what I mean by this?

A few years ago people were limited to only Adsense and other banner advertising networks. 

As the internet is getting younger the more opportunities are in front of every Blogger. Affiliate is one such option now.

 There is no need to place advertising banners on your Blog if you have a blog on a particular niche which has a commercial aspect. 

You can join the affiliate program regarding the product that you are featuring on your Blog and make a commission from every single sale that happens through your affiliate link.

Hence Affiliate marketing is our primary source of income apart from that we also offer custom services to our clients.

Jaypal:- Which is the best affiliate program? What would you say about this?

Don't blindly join every affiliate program of the world. Firstly, develop a marketing strategy for your blog and put some targets in a time frame.

Then write some insightful article on the subject that you are promoting. Never promote anything which doesn't deliver quality to your audience. No one likes shitty products and services.

Try the product before writing any affiliate post. Most importantly don't forget to check the after sales customer support system of the brand that you are promoting. 

 Next, write an authentic review of the product and service providing brands; explain all the pros and cons of the product. 

Never push sales to your audience. Sales happen naturally when the customer gets involved in the product and knows why he should buy that product?

Jaypal:- Can you tell about your "Shayari Blast" blog? How did it begin?

Shayari Blast is an emotional blog which talks about human emotion and passion. It started in my hostel life when I used to miss my family a lot.

I started writing Shayari in my free time. One day, I realized that Shayari is an excellent way to express the inner feelings, thoughts in the poetic form.

 I immediately decided to register a domain related to Shayari and poems. Within a few days of search, I came up with the name Shayari Blast. 

Today Shayari Blast is generating 80k+ monthly visitors for me.

Jaypal:- What are the major challenges you experienced while building "Shayari Blast"?

Shayari Blast started in the hostel, and I was involved in many college projects. 

Managing time for my Shayari Blast was one of the most challenging tasks to me. Therefore, I decided to reduce my sleeping hours. I slept only 5 hours for a few months while working on Shayari Blast.

Jaypal:- What are the premium tools do you use?

In spite of using many tools; we are more focused on educating ourselves through various mediums and online streams.  

 Buying Ebooks, listening podcast, audio books and taking online premium courses are part of it. 

Apart from that, we keep testing new themes and plugin and keyword tools like Semrush.

Jaypal:- What are some methods that you use to promote your content?

The only strategy is to create super helpful content for the audience. Next, we focus on fundamental On page SEO strategies and while doing that we follow all the Google guidelines.

After publishing the post, we share it on our all social media profiles.

We rarely try to build Backlinks. We believe that backlinks will lose its significance in the coming time as Google AI is getting smarter every day. 

Jaypal:- What are the common mistakes a blogger makes? how can they be avoided?

These are the two common mistakes in my perspective.

1 Not using paid hosting and the domain name is the biggest mistake of the new bloggers.

2 A second common mistake is copying and pasting others hard work on their blogs. Google penalizes that blogger who does that.

Jaypal:- What is Your future plan in blogging?

I want to start office for Blogging pal with my brother Santosh Gairola and start hiring freshers who could work for the brand name Blogging pal.

Jaypal:- What does your daily routine look like, from walking to going to sleep?

I wake up at 5 am in the morning after that I exercise up to 7 am. 9 am is my breakfast time. In between, I check my email and reply to them. I start working at 9:30 am to 1 pm. 

After lunch, I restart my work at 2:30 pm to  6 pm. At evening I talk to my friends and family. In the night I read physical books till I fall asleep. 

Jaypal:- Who is your ideal blogger?

There are many can't take the name of all.

Santanu Debnath:-

Must Be Read
Navin Rao:- Questioncage.Com

Sumit Sao:-

Saurabh tiwari:- Techibhai.Com

‎Mansoor Ali:- Techadvicebro.In

Vishwajeet Kumar:-Blogwithvk.Com

Erika R. Mohssen-Beyk:- Erikamohssen-beyk.Com

Ryan Biddulph:- Bloggingfromparadise.Com

Santosh Gairola(founder):-

Must Be Read

Sue-Ann Bubacz:-Writemixforbusiness.Com

Jaypal:- Can You tell me about your blogging earning? What is Your major source of your earning? 

My Shayariblast is earning a decent amount through Adsense which is helping me to pay my bills comfortably. Apart from that Affiliate marketing is a major revenue source, we are also selling customized services through Blogging pal.

Jaypal:- Thanks Rahul for sharing your knowledge with the readers of DIGITALJAYPAL.

In case you want to know any other blogging tips from him, please feel free to ask in the comments below.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hello Friends. Welcome to DIGITALJAYPAL INTERVIEW SERIES today we have Santanu Debnath an awesome Pro Blogger with us. Santanu Debnath is founder of . is professional blog where he shared Blogging Tips, Seo, Digital Marketing, WordPress plugin, theme and tutorial etc.

Santanu Debnath has last 10+ years of experience in blogging. So without much wait, let’s jump into the small discussion now.


Interview with Indian Blogger

Jaypal:- Hi Santanu Debnath. Thanks for being with us today. For our readers can you tell a little about your background? 

I am happy that you have invited me to your blog today. Thank you so much for this honor, Jaypal.

Hello friends, I am Santanu Debnath, a passionate blogger, and WordPress enthusiast. Although I am not a full-time blogger, my passion and love for blogging are immeasurable.

I am an Engineering graduate working for an MNC. Besides my regular work & duties, I have a huge passion for blogging and exploring various ways to make money.

Blogging is no more fun or hobby. People have started realizing that one can easily create a passive income source by running a blog in any niche.

But how to blog and be a better blogger to stay active for the long run?
That is what I try to answer through my blog: and my Facebook group, The Bloggers’ Team.

Jaypal:- What’s the #1 reason for starting Please tell us what your blog is all about? 

I am into blogging from last many years, in fact, more than 10+ years. During those years I have created many websites. The main purpose was to build a passive income stream besides my full-time job and that’s how I got into the world of internet.

But things are not that rosy and there is no quick way. I have realized that after trying many online money making programs, where the majority of them were scams. But that’s the best way to learn and I have no regret about that.

Right now, I am trying to build a quality website where I can address all the common problems every blogger faces while building their blogs. I mostly blog about WordPress and you will find regular articles on useful WordPress tools, tutorials, and related stuff in my blog.

Jaypal:- What strategies do you use to monetize your blog?

If you have a quality blog with good authority & traffic, there are a lot of ways to make money from your blog. So far I have tried almost everything like Google AdSense, sponsored post, paid guest post, affiliate marketing, etc.

But right now, I am trying to focus more on affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is comparatively tough and it is like selling to a customer. But once you are able to understand and build a good reputation, things are better compared to Google AdSense.

Jaypal:- What are the major challenges you experienced while building Blogging Joy?

Frankly speaking, I didn’t find any issue with BloggingJOY. As this blog has come after all my failures & realization. That’s why I am quite focused on the plan of BloggingJOY. But I would like to mention a few of the challenges I faced while building a blog.

Choosing a niche is the biggest problem. As a beginner majority of bloggers want to write on multiple topics and that’s the biggest mistake. Multi niche blogs don’t attract much traffic and SEO is also difficult.

I never tried to build my own audience and connect with them. Your website traffic is real humans and you must try to connect with them.

Not building quality backlinks through guest posting from relevant websites. Link building is a very crucial part of blogging and gaining your blog’s authority.

Jaypal:- What are the premium tools you use?

I spend a lot to build BloggingJOY and will do for the benefit of building a quality blog. Blogging is not just writing a post and share it. If you don’t have a good presentation skill, a good theme and fast loading website people will not take your efforts seriously.

Here are a few of my investments:-

SiteGround GrowBig Plan for 3 years: $180

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WP Rocket for 1 Site: $39/year

Thrive Architect for 5 sites: $97

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Thrive Leads for 5 sites: $97

Invested for LOGO: Rs 2000

GeneratePress premium: $49

Social Snap Plugin: $99

(I have recently moved to Social Snap as I found this as one of the best Social Warfare alternatives.)

Jaypal:- What are some methods or channels that you use to promote your content?

For content promotion, I mostly depend upon social platforms like Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. There are a lot of such platforms, but getting active on those platforms is quite tough. So, I generally prefer to promote my content on these platforms only.

Besides that, I occasionally write on Quora and go for blog commenting. These are the 2 most powerful ways to get referral traffic and build backlinks as well. I also do blogger outreach and ask my readers to provide me feedback of my articles.

Jaypal:- What are the common mistakes a blogger makes? How can they be avoided? 

I think I have already answered this question in the blogging challenges part. Still, in short, I want to say that focusing on one niche, not networking with fellow bloggers and not building your own audience are few of the mistakes most of the bloggers make.

Jaypal:- What does your daily routine look like, from walking to going to sleep? 

Well, I am an early riser. I generally wake up in the morning by 5:30. Although from last few months I am not able to continue the same routine, this is what mostly I follow throughout the year.

I occasionally go for a walk or a run. I am not yet consistent on this routine, but I have to make a fixed routine as this is one of my new year resolutions that I took at the beginning of 2019.

I also spend around 1-2 hours in the morning for blogging. It consists mostly of responding emails, FB group comments and performing other blogging tasks. Majority of my weekdays’ time goes to my office hours. After coming back from the office, I spend some time with my kid, check my FB group to answer people’s queries and finally go to bed.

Weekends are the best time to plan and execute my blogging plans. I mostly write and plan my content during the weekends. Of course without compromising my personal & family priorities. I am blessed to have a very lovely & supportive family.

My wife Manidipa is my biggest support in every aspect of my life including blogging too. She is taking care of various tasks like content editing, proofreading & SEO optimization during weekdays. And at the weekends, we both spend time together for everything. Together we also run another multi-niche blog

Jaypal:- Any advice for our readers?

I just want to say one thing that there is no short cut and it’s not possible to make money overnight. If there is really a short cut to make quick money, then the term HARD WORK would have been a myth. People who are trying quick routes will definitely fail in the long run.

It’s all about learning the right path and helping others to follow that part. And this is very much true in case of Blogging as well. You have to consider blogging seriously and try to learn the necessary skills like SEO, content writing, social media marketing, etc.

There are plenty of opportunities and even high paying ways compared to a typical job. But remember, if you have the right skill you will get the remuneration for sure. But if you try to imitate others, then everyone can understand that and it will not add value to your profile or career.

I hope I am able to share some quality information to help your readers. Whatever mistakes I have done in blogging, these are very common. And I hope people will learn them from my experience and start putting efforts from day one itself. You can join my Facebook group to ask me anything regarding Blogging, I would love to help you out to make your blogging dream come true.

Jaypal:- Thanks Santanu for sharing your knowledge with the readers of DIGITALJAYPAL. In case you want to know any other blogging tips from him, please feel free to ask in the comments below.