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Nisha is an passionate blogger who writes about interesting topics and at the same time managing her kid and family with great keenness. She has been sharing many useful topics like social media, gadgets, internet tips, technology, SEO, blogging etc. Nisha was in the SEO field for quite a sometime and finally have taken blogging as a fulltime career option.
In this interview with WPB360, she has discussed about how being an SEO Pro has helped her in blogging, recent changes in SEO trends and best social media sites to boost online presence. We are very much thankful to Nisha for taking time to answer the questions. So let’s check out the discussion now.
Manidipa: Hey Nisha, welcome to WPB360. Could you please introduce yourself to the readers here?
First of all, thank you so much Manidipa for giving me this opportunity today to meet your readers. It’s always wonderful to get to know new people.
I’m Nisha Pandey, founder and editor of SEOTechyWorld. I’m a professional blogger, based in New Delhi where I live with my whole family.
Manidipa: How did you come up with the name SEOTechyWorld & the niche of your blog?
Nisha: Well, before taking up blogging as my full-time profession, I was working as an SEO expert. So, when I decided to start blogging, naturally SEO was the subject I wanted to talk about. Other than SEO, I’ve always been passionate about new technology and gadgets. So, I decided to combine the two and started my blog SEOTechyWorld.
Manidipa: Would you like to talk about your other new startups?
Nisha: Recently I’ve started another blog Loudhere.com. This one is basically in entertainment niche. We cover entertainment news, lifestyle updates etc. The most fun category however is ‘Top 10’ where we offer interesting lists of top 10 anything under the sun.
Manidipa: Being a mother I can understand the challenges of early motherhood. Why & how did you decide to start a blog during that phase?
Nisha: For me blogging happened like a happy accident. During my maternal leave I started surfing internet about various things and came up with the idea of blogging. I instantly liked the idea and decided to give it try. Once my baby was born, I wanted the flexibility of working from home that blogging offers. So, took it up as my full time profession.
Manidipa: Motherhood is a fulltime job. How do you motivate yourself to keep your blog up and running?
Nisha: Yes, it gets tough sometimes. But I love what I do. So, motivating myself is not a big problem. I believe when you actually love your job, it becomes easy to stay motivated and give your best. It’s equally true for any kind of job, not just blogging.
Manidipa: Could you please tell us about your daily blogging routine?
Nisha: Well, I’m a self-professed late riser. So, I sit down with work in afternoon time only. Mostly I work during late night, when my baby is asleep.
Manidipa: Nisha, Being an SEO pro, you already had the knowledge of one of the most important aspect of blogging (SEO). Did you face any blogging challenges in the early days?
Nisha: As far as SEO goes, I was pretty okay since the early days because of my professional background. However, the early blogging challenge I faced was with contents. I was writing about anything and everything, without judging the value of the subject first. With time I understood the mistake and corrected it.
Manidipa: According to you, what are the biggest change in SEO trends in recent times?
Nisha: Google has become very strict about the content quality as well as quality of backlinks now-a-days.
And another major change is that the competition is increasing day by day. So, the ranking factor is the main concern.
Manidipa: How do you SEO your blog posts? Do you prefer using any plugin or software for that?
Nisha: I don’t do much backlinks. Whenever I get time, I do commenting on other sites which help me to network with other bloggers. Also it gives me quality backlinks. I don’t use any paid plugin for SEO purpose.
I just use Grammerly Pro version to check the content quality for the guest posts, I receive for seotechyworld.com.
Manidipa: How much importance you give to social media promotions? What are the best social sites for a beginner to get started?
Nisha: Social media promotion is very important. After all that is where your readers are; it is absolutely important to be visible to them. Facebook, Linked In and Twitter are the best social sites for a beginner to get started.
Manidipa: Would you like to share about your major income sources? According to you, what is the best monetizing technique online for a new blogger?
Nisha: Sponsored posts are my main and major income source from seotechyworld. And my other blog how-to-make.in is making some $$$ via adsense. I am also running few new projects. One of them is: loudhere.com. It’s quite new but, going great.
For newbie bloggers my suggestion is – have patience. Work on the branding of your blog. Make it popular, increase your traffic with the quality content; then you will be able to make money from adsense as well as through sponsored posts. Networking is the right hand of blogging. Make good network with other bloggers and it can help you a lot.
Manidipa: What is your best blogging moment so far?
Nisha: Obviously, when I made first huge income ($$$$) from blogging; it was my best moment. With bogging, I am able to run my own venture today. Blogging made me an entrepreneur!
Manidipa: What do you love to do when you get some time besides being a mommy & blogging?
Nisha: Frankly, between these two I don’t get much time. However, I like to listen to music whenever I get some free time.
Manidipa: Do you think, being into SEO profession can help someone to become a better blogger? What other skills one SEO pro must learn, if s/he wants to excel into blogging?
Nisha: Well, of course having SEO knowledge is a plus point when you start your blogging journey. However, you can learn as you go too. There are many bloggers who had little SEO knowledge when they started, but they learnt on the journey.
As for SEO pros, learning to write good content is a skill that one needs to develop. No matter how SEO friendly your blog is, if the content is poor, it is of no use.
Manidipa: Would you like to give some tips to the newbie bloggers who is going to start a new blog and planning to make it a career?
Nisha: Being patient and consistent is the key to success. I have seen many new bloggers getting started and then getting disheartened. Accept the fact that your blog is not going to make money from day one. You’ll have to build your blog first, popularise it and then only can expect rewards from it.
Thanks again Nisha for sharing your journey with the readers of WPB360. In case you have any question about her blogging journey or want to know any other blogging tips, please feel free to ask in the comments below.