1. Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your Blog?
Hi, Myself Mohammad Wasil Ansari, I am a Tech Blogger and Web Developer from Bareilly, UP, India. I started blogging when I was in 9th standard, I am Tech savvy guy who used to play with software and technology and I have a strong interest in Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.
2. What did you do before Blogging? What inspired you to start blogging?
When I started blogging, I was in 9th standard.
I was always a tech-savvy guy, I used to google everything from the day I got an Internet connection. This helped me a lot in learning and doing things online.
In the initial days I play with php scripts and created some Wapka sites, gradually my interest became strong and strong and then I found about blogging and make money online on some forum and from there, I created a blog on blogger platform and then I learned about blogging, SEO, and Social Media. From there this all is going on.
3. As a blogger, what are the challenges you face? How you overcome it?
The biggest challenge I face was in the initial days of my blogging life, I published some content and guess what, no traffic, no earnings, this all went for 7 to 8 months, thousands of blogs created daily, only some make out of it.
To be honest, for some time I thought of quitting blogging, but I didn't.
I worked hard and created valuable content, and did SEO and it worked, now I know the secret of blogging, It takes time, that's all.
4. What would you consider to be your biggest achievement in your journey so far as a Blogger?
I haven't achieved something big yet (according to me) but I know where I am going, I have goals on which I am continuously working on.
Apart from money, I've made some like minded friends in the blogosphere, after all blogging is all about building relationships, be it with you audience or with the colleagues. That's an achievement for me.
5. Have you worked/collaborate with brands? If yes, name few brands you worked with
I usually get sponsored posts and web development work from some software and hosting companies but I can't disclose their names.
6. What is your primary income source?
2. Sponsored posts
3. Affiliate Marketing
4. Freelance Work.
7. Top 3 Blogging tools that you would recommend to your readers?
I use lots of tools to make my blogging life smooth, and these are my tops 3 tools:
1. Wordpress (self-hosted)
There are other blogging platforms too but Wordpress is much more flexible and easy to use.
Whether you are a native English speaker or not, Grammarly is a must-have tool for any blogger, it helps me a lot with proofreading and Google loves perfectly written content.
Because Email Marketing is the best way to get your readers back to your blog.
8. One piece of advice that you would like to share with all new bloggers?
As it's not an easy and fun until you have a strong interest in the niche you choose, thousands of blogs and websites created daily, do something that is valuable and matters and be consistent and publish quality content, do not go for black hat shortcuts, do some smart work, find what's missing on the web, and just hit!
9. Finally, what are your thoughts about IndiBlogHub?
Skill Infinity is a good initiative for bloggers to connect; Rahul Gupta and his team did a great job, and I am sure this will help bloggers to outreach.