Hi guys, this Monday Blogging Burp interviewed yet another blogger – Umer Qureshi who’s the founder of Guide Blogging. If you think age is a factor, Umer Qureshi is a great example that you just need passion & dedication to work & frankly saying Umer Qureshi has impressed me a lot. About him – Umer Qureshi is just 15 years old and he loves to do blogging and share knowledge with others. On his blog, GuideBlogging he talks about Blogging, Affiliate Marketing Tips and much more other stuff. Know more about Umer Qureshi in this interview:
1.) Can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
Thanks for this opportunity to share my knowledge with your readers.
Hey Folks, I’m Umer Qureshi a Passionate blogger, Affiliate marketer and also running a successful blog GuideBlogging.
I started guideblogging in march 2019 because many people are struggling to do blogging so my main motive is to help them through my articles.
Apart from this, I’m currently also running a Facebook group name as “GuideBlogging” which is joined by 360+ cool bloggers.
2.) Describe how did you first get into blogging?
For this let’s go back in 2017, In the middle of 8th standard and that time I usually free because of the summer holiday.
At that time I almost spend most of the time on the internet and searching for finding some extra income source so that how’s I came into blogging.
I remembered that my first website on the gaming niche where I shared tips and all as a schoolboy I love to play a game a lot so that’s why I start my first blog on it but lack of knowledge in this niche is quite this blog on February 2018.
But I don’t feel demotivated that time,
So in April on my birthday, I take money from my parents and started a new blog in different niche.
I can say that this is my best decision to investing in my blog because after that I know the power of the investment.
In starting blogging is very duff for me because I don’t have enough knowledge but I learned everything gradually and implement it.
After getting some results I started invested in my learning and investing in learning always helps.
3.) Can you tell me some of your strengths that really helped you in blogging?
There are my top 4 strengths that help me in blogging:
My passion for blogging
I think my writing skills help me a lot to represent myself.
I am a good reader
My friends in this blogging field help me a lot in the begging.
4.) What type of networking do you think is better to enhance your traffic to the blog?
Nowadays networking is king,
Make a good connection always helps you to increase your website traffic. But if you start networking just for getting traffic or for links then my friends so be ready to lose the game.
I’d like to connect my fellow bloggers and especially of my niche. I have a very good relationship with everyone and whenever I got a problem they are ready to help me.
When I started GuideBlogging then I joined many groups to get connected with the world and from the group and I also make my blogger buddies (They are like my brother’s)- Santanu Debnath, Navin Rao, Istiak Rehan, Sumit Sao, Mishal Soni, Ankit Main, Rahul Bicher and Santosh Gairola. Sorry if I missed anyone name 🙂
5.) How do you manage time to run your blog efficiently?
I am not very good at time managing but I try to follow my timetable. From the suggestion of Sumit Bro started using trello which helps to organize my work with my time table.
Generally, in the weekend Saturday and Sunday I usually spend some time with my family and work the whole night. Just like today, I am working on Saturday after enjoying my whole day.
6.) What do you think is the best strategy that worked well for you to get more traffic to your blog?
The no.1 best strategy to rank on google and get traffic to your blog from them but apart from them, you can use social media platform to drive very good traffic at your website. I also tried to answer daily on quora to get some traffic from also. But I can surely say that if social media helps you a lot to drive traffic.
7.) Who has impacted you most in blogging and how?
There are 6 people who really inspired me in my blogging career – Ankit Singla, Anil Aggarwal, Neil Patel, Brian Dean, Harsh Aggarwal And Kulwant Nagi.
Usually, I read a lot of article of Harsh Aggarwal, Neil Patel, Anil Aggarwal for getting an in-depth guide of anything.
I spend almost 1 hour in the day to learn new things from various blog and try to implement that whenever I got time.
8.) What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
The most challenging moment in my blogging journey is that I don’t have any money to invest in my blog or in premium tools and that time I also not earning a single penny from the internet. I also don’t the proper SEO that time so I usually struggle a lot to find a solid strategy work for me.
9.) What inspired you to start your blog?
I already told at that time I was looking for extra income source to earn money so that how I come on blogging but now blogging becomes my passion that’s why I started many blogs for doing an experiment and also shut them down some of them.
10.) How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
Great question, Motivation is necessary for every blogger in the starting one year.
Usually, I try to help everyone in the group and from there feedback I got some motivation and I also read some many blogs and watch a lot to get motivation, I also do some exercise in the morning to refresh my mind.
For running my blog I got motivation from the appreciation of my article by bloggers and my readers.
11.) How much time do you spend blogging?
I am very bad in time managing but I try to strictly follow my time table. If you want to see let me share with you –
Here is the time table for one day.
- 6:00 – Wake Up.
- 6:10 – Do some exercise.
- 6:30 – After exercise take some bath, eat breakfast and be ready.
- 7:00 – 3:00 – At school.
- 3:00 – 4:00 – Lunch after coming from school and watch TV to fresh my mind.
- 4:00 – 4:30 – Take an afternoon nap.
- 4:30 – 5:30 – School coaching.
- 5:00 – 6:30 – Lear new things and do some work
- 6:30 – 9:00 – Blogging or work
- 9:30 – 10:00 – Dinner
- 10:00 – 12:00 – Work on the blog
- 12:00 – 1:00 – Go to bed
12.) Would you encourage other people to make their blog?
Yes, I always say that 2019 is the golden arena for starting your blog. I love to recommend you to start your own blog in your niche because blogging is becoming tougher after 2019 but always keep in mind that if you want to start your blog so you have to keep patience because if blogging is not a quick-rich scheme.
I telling you this because I also come in blogging only for the sake of money but after getting some result from I now blogging is my passion and currently, I am doing blogging as a business.
Because I think if I take blogging as a passion so I don’t ready to invest in that.
My one more advice is that if you are just starting your blog so be consistent and keep publishing always great content on your blog. In starting nobody gets results but not get demotivated and always learn new things from the other blog and implement that and you will get results.
13.) Can you name some of your favourite bloggers and explain why they are your favourites?
I already mentioned above, Here are my favourites:
- Ankit Singla – I always love there affiliate marketing strategies and I learn a lot from him.
- Neil Patel – He is my favourite one and always shared a long and detailed guide.
- Brain Dean – I loved there backlinks strategies and I learned a lot from him in my career.
- Anil Agarwal – He is like my mentor, I really loved there in-depth case study and guide. He is very supportive and helps me a lot on this journey.
- Harsh Aggarwal – He is the favourite of every blogger and also mine. I love to read their article and also loved their content.
- Kulwant Nagi – He is like the most favourite blogger I always read their helpful article and learned many affiliate marketing strategies from him. 💖
14.) Cool tips for a newbie?
If you are just starting your blog I recommend you to build an email list from day 1.
I also suggest that used to trello is you are starting as a part-time blogger, It helps you to manage your time and by this, you can be productive.
Start making good quality content and always use Grammarly because it helps you to correct your mistake and don’t try to copy other bloggers.
Always use premium theme and plugins because it helps you to make a loyal reader base.
Also, don’t try to make blogs on the different niche I recommend you to go with only one niche and master that niche.
Always set a time to learn new thing from other blogs and case studies, This will really help you a lot in starting.
If you are just started in blogging my last tips is to don’t only think about the money because if you come on blogging just for money so maybe blogging don’t work for you.
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