Welcome to the second episode of Expert Talks, where I interview famous bloggers.
And in this post, I have my blogger friend Mangesh Bhardwaj with me who is a well-known blogger and YouTuber.
I am super excited to interview him and ask him questions that will help you excel in your blogging journey.
So, let’s dive straight to the interview:
Who is Mangesh Bhardwaj?
Mangesh is a famous blogger and YouTuber,
He is one of the successful bloggers in this super competitive niche of blogging and SEO.
Mangesh is a very down-to-earth person who doesn’t have a single bit of pride in himself of being a successful blogger.
Through his blog and YouTube channel, he provides only quality blogging and SEO information.
Which I personally use to increase my blogging and SEO knowledge.
Expert Talks #2 – Interview With Mangesh Bhardwaj (Blogging Qna)
Q1. I know many bloggers know you. But can please give a brief introduction about yourself and your blog?
Hello Everyone, this is Mangesh Kumar Bhardwaj a 23 years old Full-Time Blogger, YouTuber, Affiliate Marketer.
Bloggingqna.com is my first successful blog that I started in July 2018.
Q2. In brief, tell me your blogging journey, problems and how you earned your first dollar through it?
I started blogging in October 2016. At that time I failed many times, started many blogs and micro niche websites.
But all my efforts were going into vain at that time.
After struggling a lot, I learned many things about how blogging works.
I launched my blog BloggingQna and YouTube channel on July 18, 2018, and the rest of all is in front of you guys.
The main challenges I faced in my initial days are not getting traffic and results from my blog.
Like every newbie, I was also looking for quick results, and I was also thinking that blogging is a quick rich scheme where you can become rich overnight.
That was my biggest mistake, or you can say challenge because there was no one who could guide me in blogging properly.
That is also the main reason why I struggled for 1.8 years to earn my first dollar.
The harsh truth is, “Blogging is not a quick-rich scheme”.
It takes time and hard work. So, it’s very important to follow the right people who can guide you in the right way.
I suggest every newbie follow a guy who will teach you the authority of blogging, not the quick money-making schemes.
When it comes to my first dollar, I don’t remember that. It was from some refer and earn app.
But in one of my videos, I have shared my first $100 journey.
Below is the video, you can watch that to know the complete $100 story:
Q3. Mangesh, can you give some affiliate sales tips for beginner affiliate marketers?
Yaa sure, I will make it very simple and crisp.
Below are the best affiliate sales tips that are working like a charm for me.
- The very first rule, promote only 1 product at one point of time. Don’t go for multiple products. It will confuse your audience and the end result will be zero sales.
- Try to provide some extra bonus or offer to your audience that will attract them for the purchase.
- This is the biggest tip. Build your audience and trust in them. If you can do this, trust me, you will never see less sales in your affiliate account.
Above are my 3 success mantras for more sales in affiliate marketing.
Follow and implement them on your blog to see the magic.
Q4. Can you tell me how you write affiliate review articles, as many beginners face problem in it?
People think that content writing for affiliate reviews and AdSense blogs is the same.
But it is completely different.
In the AdSense blog, you just need to provide information.
But in affiliate articles, you have to connect with your readers so that they will convenience and buy from your link.
So follow the below tips for affiliate article writing:-
- Don’t make your intro more than 100 words. Try to start the main topic asap.
- Don’t tell the features of the products that you are promoting, tell the benefits of the product to the audience. How that product will solve their problem.
- This is most important, try to create some story in your article, this will give a personal touch to your readers and the chances will be high of conversion.
Q5. I know that you are super hard-working you are active on almost all the social media platforms, how do you do that? Tell me your daily schedule
Honestly speaking, I am very bad at time management. Currently, that is my biggest problem that is affecting my productivity.
And yaa, I am a very lazy blogger. I only work for 4 to 5 hours a day.
And there is no fixed schedule for that.
I work when I feel like working. No matter if it is day or night. That’s my schedule, you can say.
Q6. As a full time blogger, do you feel depressed as you get very less time for meeting your friends? I personally have gone through that face as well.
No, not at all. As I told you that I work only 4 to 5 hours a day.
And the rest of the time, I enjoy my life. I spend a lot of time with my family and friends.
This is the thing I want to suggest to every blogger.
Don’t put yourself so much into this, that you forget your family and friends.
A healthy balance is very important. If you can maintain it. There will be no depression in your life.
I am a very fun-loving guy, I love to enjoy things with my friends. You can check out my Instagram handle. I share everything there.
Q7. How many blogs and YouTube channels do you run, and tell me some YouTube SEO tips?
Currently, I have 2 YouTube channels, and I am working on more than 10+ blogs.
Some of them are micro niche blogs. Not all of them are making money.
But some of them are making good money.
One thing that I always followed on YouTube is, provide value to your audience, and they will subscribe to your channel.
Apart from that title, CTR, and Thumbnail is the most important thing that helps in fast growth.
If you can do clickbait, you will grow like a beast. But if you don’t do it, then you will grow like me.
It depends, you just need numbers on your YouTube channel or audience that trusts you.
Q8. Tell me something about the ventures you are planning for the future?
Right now, my main plan is to expand things.
I want to take blogginqna as the most trusted and authoritative blogging site and best YouTube channel for bloggers.
Q9. Do you read books and how they have effect on your mentality?
I guess this is not my cup of tea. I don’t like reading books. Or you can say I hate reading books.
I tried to read books. But that is not my cup of tea.
Q10. Tell me some tools that you can’t live without in blogging?
Here are some amazing tools that I use on daily basis.
- Ahrefs and SEMrush for keyword research and competitor analysis
- Grammarly and docs for content writing and planning.
- Thrive for building amazing blog posts
- Google Site Kit – All in one plugin
- ConvertKit for Email marketing
- Thrive lead for lead generations
There are many more tools that will make your blogging life easy, but these are the tools that I use daily.
Q12. How you generate traffic for your blog? Mention some tips to generate traffic and rank on Google.
Getting good traffic on a new blog is the dream of every blogger.
There are various methods to get organic and other types of traffic to your site.
But I want to share my personal method that I followed to get traffic to my blog. Below is one of my favorite videos on getting traffic on a new blog.
I have shared every method in this video. Check that out:
Q13. Some motivation for my newbie readers on how they can achieve what they are working on?
Here are some simple to achieve your goals:
- Develop skills in yourself. This is the thing that will help you to grow.
- Patience and consistency is the biggest success mantra.
- Don’t give up. Just hold one thing and keep doing it.
Follow the above tips, and you will get whatever you are dreaming of.
Q14. Mangesh, Can you tell me some of your favorite blogs which helps you increase your blogging knowledge?
I read many blogs depends on what knowledge I want to gather at that moment. But here are some specific blogs that I like very much for specific knowledge.
- Bloggerspassion For Blogging and Keyword Research.
- BloggingCage for Affiliate Marketing Stuff.
- Backlinko for SEO.
- Bloggingjoy for step by step tutorials and case studies.
Q15. Please can you give some testimonial for my blog Question Blogging?
Brother, you are doing amazing work.
Keep it up.
You have chosen a very competitive niche. It will take a long time to get results in this niche.
Don’t give up. Sooner or later it will give you results for sure.
Thanks, Mangesh Bro, for this great and informative interview. You are really an inspiration for new bloggers.
I tried to make this interview different from other interviews of Mangesh.
In this interview, we went into his blogging knowledge and also into his mindset as well.
Give your suggestions about this interview in the comments below.
I would love to hear from my lovely blogging readers.
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