Hey folks it’s time for yet another insightful blog interview, and this time we get inside the mind of another currently much talked about blogger, and owner of Blogging Cage Kulwant Nagi.
Blog interview? What’s that about and why?
Every few weeks I reach out to ‘one blogger’ who I think and truly believe is making a real difference, and offer to interview them. Interviews are by invitation only at the moment, I’ll be adding more interviews in the coming weeks as we gear towards “the official launch date of Magnet4Blogging“.
In the meantime I hope you enjoy learning more about Kulwant Nagi here!
Welcome Kulwant, I know you’re an extremely busy man so thank you for taking the time out to do this interview, let’s start off with the first question…
#1. First of all please tell us a little bit about yourself and your blogging background as well as where you’re from?
Thanks for having me, Fabrizio.
I am from a very small city in Haryana, India. I did my schooling in my home town. Although I was a bright student in my class (the city I grew up in was very primitive area) but I was not really able to compete against the big school’s.
After completing a diploma in electronics and communication in 2007, I did my B.Tech in the same stream which ended on 2010, and since I wanted to do something different from what everybody else was doing, I ventured into blogging.
#2. So was that when you realized you really wanted to become a professional blogger? What inspired you to start your own blog Kulwant?
Yes, in 2010 I was associated with one MLM company (MyVideoTalk), where we were finding some enthusiastic people to work with us. This company was selling online video products, so I started doing more online research about how to find potential buyers.
Because of this business in mid-2011 I resigned from my job and started doing even more research.
During extensive research I found that having a blog could help me to boost my business so I started my first blog Kulwant Nagi on September, 2011. After spending 2-3 months in blogging I found that I could not continue my blogging journey with my own name, so in January 2012 I launched Blogging Cage.
What inspired me? Money was the biggest factor and inspiration for me.
#3. What did you do to earn your first dollar Kulwant?
I didn’t make my first dollar until 7 months later, and it was a direct advertisement which I sold for $59.
#4. What lessons would you say you’ve learned as a blogger so far?
Never rely on just one income source. That’s one of the mistakes a lot of bloggers make, there are multiple ways to make money online, and many ways to make money from blogging.
#5. Please share with us some actions that you take to really promote relationship building on your blog?
OK here are the things I do on Blogging Cage to promote audience engagement:
- Interview other like-minded people.
- Respond to each and every comment on my blog.
- Help my readers as much as I am able to.
#6. Give us three WordPress plugins that you swear by and why you use them?
- CommentLuv, for promoting comments and rewarding commentators.
- MaxBlogPress Subscribers Magnet for increasing opt-ins.
- After the deadline, to check spelling, style, and grammar in WordPress.
#7. Blogging asides, what other forms of marketing do you do to promote your blog / brand?
I have just started doing guest blogging on various niche related blogs, and so I’m expecting some big returns in the next 3-4 months.
#8. In what area would you say you’re an expert in, or at lease knowledgable in blogging?
No one is an expert in blogging, simply because things keep changing all of the time, sure you become very knowledgeable with time, but I don’t consider myself to be an expert, but I will say that I am good at making building relationships with my audience.
#9. OK Kulwant, let’s say somebody comes up to you and says; “I want to start a blog to make money what should I do”, if there was one single piece of advice you could give, what would that be?
Don’t worry if your blog is not making money for first 6 months, just keep working at it, and once you start to make money, you will become UNSTOPPABLE. According to one study – Most bloggers quit blogging journey within just 90 days of starting up, that’s only 3 months If you stay focused and spend 6 months working hard, then the money will start to flow.
#10. Blogging Cage is your main website, but can you share some other sites that you’re currently working on?
At this present moment in time I am putting a lot of effort and hard work into my other website project at www.AndroidRooting.com. Please do check it out.
#11. OK cool, so tell us which social network site are you most active on?
Obviously Facebook 🙂
#12. Now please to share with us, who are your top 3 most influential bloggers / entrepreneurs and why?
- Jonathan Budd – I feel that I’ve achieved what I have so far because I found him when I started my blogging journey.
- Pat Flynn – Because he is truly the most transparent blogger in the blogosphere.
- Neil Patel – His blog is the ‘one-stop’ destination for SEO for me.
#13. If you could start your blogging journey all over again what would you do differently Kulwant?
I would do two things differently Fabrizio. First I would start capturing leads from day one, and guest post on all the big blogs.
#14. Cool, So what has been your biggest achievement so far in blogging would you say?
My biggest achievement was when I learned that other bloggers started to hate me.
#15. Well I can’t imagine why anyone would want to hate you Kulwant, finally what’s the next move for Kulwant Nagi?
Well I am thinking about starting an eCommerce website pretty soon. I am doing a lot of market research so that I can increase my chances of success in every possible way, and less chance of failing.
Kulwant Nagi, once again thanks so much for taking the time to do this interview. Readers, I hope you have learned a thing or two about Kulwant and that some of his answers have inspired you to do better things with your own blog. Please do share your comments, if you have any questions of your own you’d like to ask Kulwant, leave something useful in the comment section below.
Until the next blog interview, keep focused and keep at it – Fabrizio