Category Archives: Domain Owners

Shardul Pandey Talks To Charuta Raykar

I welcome you Charuta at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself. It all started with a dream. A dream to make a difference to homes. As with all dreams, it quickly grew into desire to make a difference in the life of many. What better way to achieve that than founding one’s own venture which gives all the freedom to live the dream.

Thus began, Akarshdesigns.com , the journey of a creative mind.  A passion that kept growing over 12 years into a living dream of creating welcoming places and wonderful experiences, an exciting journey that has been helping to connect with various people and be a part of their story! The idea was to create a wonderful home experience that tells the story of the homeowner.

Interior design is a profession which requires a perfect blend of art, creativity, technical and management skills. We started our journey with providing freelance designs and slowly we expanded our services, offering design consultancy, project drawings and end to end execution of residential and commercial spaces

Thankfully, Today, after passing through various phases, we are doing what we love! High End Residential and Commercial turn key Project design and execution across Bangalore! However, the climax is yet to come!

How exactly your idea sparked to register your domain name? As we started taking end to end execution of residential project, I came across various overseas clients also, who own beautiful homes in India. They look for professional and genuine design execution services for their properties that they can trust. I understood the importance of registering our domain name after meeting such people with an intention to provide professional services and for growing business. It adds credibility, creates brand name and give 24 x7 easy access to clients, which helps to grow a business!

What philosophy motivated you to start your business website? It is important for every small and big business to have a website. It helps you establish credibility and brand name for a business. Moreover, it is low cost and also the broadest tool for business advertising and marketing to a new generation. I learnt about the importance of having a professional website or the perks of having online and social presence in a digital world, from my tech savvy boys at home :-)

At the moment, you are running a display website. Don’t you think you can add on blogging features or migrate your blogger’s blog to your own domain using Managed WordPress then post about the small things you learn every day in your business, that would indeed help many others on Internet and also make some value for you? Yes, of course that’s an upcoming goal. That way I am still a newbie to digital technology and digital world. I can say, we are still work in progress.

Many creative individuals are intimidated by web technology. We, designers, often have limited time for online marketing, working seemingly around the clock to design spaces, meet with clients, oversee contractors, arranging materials, managing expenses etc. So, keeping active web presence, or being a pro at Search engine optimization is bit challenging for us interior designers.

However, designing wonderful spaces was the beginning of my dream. Next step is going to be designing wonderful designers! And blogging is very effective tool for sharing experiences, educating new designers and learning new things from around the world, keeping a fresher’s mind.

What are your plans in building a strong online presence, what do you think about adding more dynamic features. At the moment, may be just a subscription form would help you to connect with your visitors, notify them about the new updates of your services or anything else you have in your mind? I feel home making experience is the soul of interior design business. Unfortunately, there are no such tools which can allow users to rate designers based on various parameters like design visualization, quick estimates, quality of finishing, or timely handover. I shall be happy if we could add these features on website. Also, I would love to make online presence more prominent by providing online consultancy for clients.

Today most people use the Internet when looking for any services, don’t you think launching a smartphone app would help more people to find you, just to make sure those people can easily know about your services.

Mobile app is great tool for being popular brand. However, in my view, we get business from references, or by word of mouth too.

Ok but new technology brings new opportunities. By launching a smartphone app, a business can offer the convenience of instant information and still fulfill demand for service quickly. Today it is not only a competitive necessity but a powerful way to market penetration and expansion.

What makes your endeavors unique on Internet? Right now, I am working on high end villa projects at the foothills of Nandi Hills. Since most clients are overseas, the Internet is the only and most effective tool we are using for client conference meetings, online chats, video calls or for sharing data or updates of the work progress on sites. However, it’s a beginning. We are still in process of making our endeavours unique.

What is your ultimate message for netizens? Web pages, forum and blogs, social media pages predominate digital marketing and branding of various businesses and products. However, in my view, it takes care of marketing and sales aspect of any business. Other than that, Interior designing business also require real connection, personal touch and creation of warm experience. That’s the key to grow in this business.

We are part of the era where there is no professional field without women being a part of it! I was teaching in an interior design school, where I have always noticed that the number of female students were always more than male students. Most of the academic, teaching faculties, were mostly dominated by female designers.

However, in my view, onsite project execution of interior design, is still a predominantly male profession. Most of the female designers tend to take back seat when it comes to onsite execution of their designs!

My Advice for young designers is – It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, you have to fight to be taken seriously. Interior design is a profession which requires a lot of commitment, hardware, management skills and dedication. So, girls, join this profession with pride. Take action, be confident and show that you can stand on any ground using your creativity and various life skills. Let’s make the world beautiful place! Thank you!

Shardul Pandey Talks To Prashant Sharma, Founder Of First Personality, Chain Of Franchised Personality Development Centres

PRASHANT SHARMAI welcome you Prashant at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself.

I used to be a very shy student and hated public speaking. I had great fear of elocution and had stage fright. I was very hesitant when dealing with the opposite sex and had few friends. However, in my second year of college my mother enrolled me in the prestigious Nazareth’s Speakers Academy, Mumbai, where I excelled due to the excellent training and guidance of the trainers and obtained a First Prize Diploma in Public Speaking. I then did my B.com from the Sydenham College, Mumbai. Upon completion of my Masters in Hospitality Management from the University of Massachusetts, USA, I returned to India to be part of the Indian post-liberalization story. Exciting times! My first job with the Taj Group of Hotels as Lobby Manager, which made me realize the disparity between the soft skills of the average Indian vis-a-vis the people in the West. This is because our education system is text book based on rote learning, whereas the education in the USA was so much more practical and presentation based. That’s why we Indians lack soft skills, especially public speaking skills.

I predicted that this lack of communication skills, specifically- speaking skills would be a great hindrance to the employability of our Indian graduates and soon founded a company called The Winners Group in 1996, a personality development training company. This laid the foundation for what today is known as First Personality. I conducted my first training program over seventeen years ago when I was invited by the New Delhi YMCA to lead a course of Public Speaking and Effective Communication. The Times of India too has recognised this achievement.

With over 18 years experience as an edupreneur, facilitator, master of ceremonies and motivator, I have extensive expertise in mentoring leaders, inspiring professionals and helping people realize their true potential.

Recognizing that individuals of all ages in Tier II, III and IV cities around the country have no options to develop their soft skills or access to good training, I am currently setting up a chain of affordable, high quality soft skills training centres for the masses around the country, the first of which opened in Kanpur in July 2013. Currently we have centres in Gurgaon, Kanpur and Meerut and more franchised centres are in the offing.

Tell us more about firstpersonality.com? How it works?

We believe that the ability to impress and influence others is not in-born. This ability can be acquired by developing soft skills which are the foundation for Personality Development. Softs kills like all skills are imparted by us through our organized training coupled with practice. No boring theory! No wasted time. Our proven training modules coupled with practice will enable you to develop a dynamic Personality. You will learn to influence others with ease, confidence and poise. It doesn’t matter which language you are comfortable with. In our programs, people from all vocations and all ages can be trained to acquire soft skills in any setting: whether academic, social or professional. What you learn, you apply immediately, and keep for Life ! It’s a fact that soft skills contribute 85% to a person’s success. Technical skills contribute only 15%! We help you acquire these all-important soft skills to positively change your life!

How masses can join-in your training program?

We have programs for everyone and everybody. But instead of a `one-size-fits-all’ approach, we have specialized, structured, short term courses which are customized for each target market and segment. This ensures that the programs are relevant without wastage of time or money. Our programs are:

Program Name Nature Target Group
Life Success -Main Advance Personality Development Program: Age 17-22 years
Life Success -Foundation Basic Personality Development Program: Age 17-22 years
Campus Champ Employability – College Program Graduates
First Step-Little Champs School Program Class I to V
First Step-Young Dynamos School Program Class VI to VIII
First Step-Seniors School Program Class IX to XII
Super Step- Little Champs After School Program Class I to V
Super Step- Young Dynamos After School Program Class VI to VIII
Super Step- Seniors After School Program Class IX to XII
Winners Camp- Little Champs Vacation Program Class I to V
Winners Camp- Young Dynamos Vacation Program Class VI to VIII
Winners Camp- Seniors Vacation Program Class IX to XII
Pinnacle Corporate-First Corporate Training Junior Executives
Pinnacle Corporate-Pro Corporate Training Managers
Pinnacle Corporate-Board Corporate Training Senior Managers
First Achiever Corporate Training Employers & Entrepreneurs
Perfect Diva Finishing School Ladies & Housewives
Platinum Alliance Finishing School Prospective brides & bridegrooms
English First-Basic English – Basic Anyone
English First-Intermediate English – Intermediate Anyone
English First-Advanced English – Advance Anyone
Speak Easy Public Speaking Anyone

How did you come with its concept? How exactly your idea sparked to register firstpersonality.com and what is the story behind your domain name?

Currently, anyone wishing to improve their soft skills has no choice. They end up going to the sub-standard neighbourhood English speaking institutes who fleece them giving them false promises. Neither their English improves nor their personalities. That’s when I realized that there was a need to bring organized, good quality soft skills training to the masses, which they could use to get ahead in their lives. Courses that people of similar age groups and experiences could take together in a fun-filled, interactive environment by experienced, trained faculty.

We wanted a name that accurately represented the hopes and aspirations of our target audience. Everyone wants to have a dynamic Personality that helps them get ahead and come First in life. Hence First Personality…

How many people got associated for working together on this project?

We take pride in the quality of our instruction and trainers !!! Our faculty and board of Trainers are mentors rather than teachers. These are people that students look upto as role models and consist only of people with at least 7 years+ work experience, corporate professionals and experienced entrepreneurs, armed forces young retirees and academic professionals. Only experts with impeccable spoken English and voice accent skills are chosen, as we believe in Training by Example. Every course has a faculty evaluation done by the participants and we take this evaluation very , very seriously.

How it will improve people’s lives?

Our Mission: First Personality aims to be the number one Personality Development Training Company in India by creating a vast pool of individuals equipped with the soft skills to face the challenges of a globalized economy. These soft skills will enable individuals to succeed by attaining multi-dimensional personalities and acquire life skills to better their lives and their professional careers.

What philosophy drives you doing this?

Our vision: We help people become confident personalities and leaders in their lives, by imparting the best Personality Development Training. We wish to build brand equity by imparting relevant, fun and real world training, so that the ultimate objective of franchising for a profit for all stakeholders can be realized.

What makes your endeavours unique?

At First Personality, our endeavour is simple. To impart corporate-level personality development training to the masses at prices they can afford. To bring soft skills to people who need it most, but don’t have access to corporate training or expensive trainers. Every First Personality centre will be standardized, have the same curriculum, same high quality of experienced faculty, and affordable, corporate level training facilities for students.

We have identified and tested the basic attributes and qualities of a successful personality. We have taken these and formulated a Personal Development Compass, which is used as a guide by the students in their path to leadership and success.

No boring theory! No wasted time! We believe that the training should affect the participant in such a way that it should not appear artificial or `put on’. That’s why we follow the LIFE model i.e. `Learning- Internalization-Feedback-Evaluation’ model, where the qualities and benefits obtained from the programs become part of the person’s basic nature.

Our Training is different from conventional language courses as it works on the assumption that:

  • All individuals have certain qualities wherein they can be trained to increase their Soft- verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Learning is more successful in an experiential format rather than the `chalk and talk’ –teacherstudent traditional method.
  • In this digital age, people are often working and living alone –in relative isolation. For e.g.. migrating away from their homes in search of better job opportunities elsewhere. When given an interactive training experience-whether Outdoor or In-class , a sense of adventure achievement, trust building & bonding develops. This leads to increased motivation and learning.
  • Our training enables people to have shared experiences that serve as important catalyst in their self-discovery process.
  • We have proven that significant, long-lasting learning can be achieved through an intensive, short-term experience.

How other netizens can help you in this regard ?

As education moves on-line and more and more people looking to the net for easy access, First Personality is also ready for the on-line instruction of their programs. The best part is that these soft skills are required by everyone, all age groups, across the world! That’s where our Indian and overseas franchisee based expansion plans fit in. We are looking to open Personality Development and Soft Skill centres all over and are looking for franchisee and expansion partnerships. We currently have centres in Gurgaon, Kanpur and Baroda (just opened). Meerut has been signed up and is scheduled to open within the next month.

Any future plans? Are you working on some other projects also ?

We have envisioned our future projects as Vision 2015:

Ø To have our courses authorized & certified by a reputed University in India. The process has already been initiated.

Ø To launch several job oriented programs that are more relevant to the industry demands & help promise 100% placements.

Ø To collaborate with agencies like NSDC and contribute in the skills development mission of India.

What is your ultimate message for netizens?

It’s never too late for self improvement. Whatever you do, whatever your age is, don’t feel the time has passed to learn something new, to do something you have not done before. Each day is a new day and those who don’t spend at least 1 hour on self improvement and self help every day will left behind.

Shardul Pandey Talks To Gaurav, Shreyas & Atul (Team Techtraverse)

I welcome you all at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself.

We are 3 friends who are running this website, Techtraverse.com. I am answering on behalf of all 3 of us. Our names, as mentioned on the About Us page of website are, Shreyas Kumbhojkar, Atul Baikar and myself. These 2 guys are new to the field of blogging or content management. But I suggest, don’t judge them by their experience, judge them by their work. These guys are brilliant for someone who have recently started blogging.

Shardul Pandey Talks To Gaurav, Shreyas & Atul (Team Techtraverse)

Now answer to your question. I started writing for different websites as a freelancer 4 years back. I was getting to know how things works. Then I started my own team of writers. We used to work on different website projects where I came across TheGeeksClub.com. The owner of website, Nitin Agarwal, was very helpful person who actually introduced me first to WordPress. After working for a year there, I decided to start a website of my own. Fortunately, Shreyas and Atul, being new to writing, were ready to contribute. Later it turned out that they both are actually pretty good with this stuff. Shreyas takes care of social network sharing and other management stuff. Atul is more about writing and managing financial side of website. I focus more on suggesting topics and assigning them to writers. All three of us contribute to website via writing as the time permits.

What is the story behind your domain name and the name of your website?

When you are trying to promote a website, it’s the name that actually tells reader about what is actually website about. And therefore we decided that our first choice will be a name with word “tech” in it. We went through many different combinations but some of them were either not available were not catchy enough. Then the word “explore” came up and to make it sound somewhat different we decided to stick with word “traverse” , which stands for navigate. So we help you explore and navigate through world of technologies.

What is your business philosophy?

We all know that blogging has become one of the sources these days to earn money. We started with the mindset of earning money and having something of our own. But, now we are more focused on providing something different and qualitative content to users that is not available on usual tech blogs. Our posts like “10 Kickstarter projects that were cool but couldn’t survive” or “DuckDuckGo” proves my point. Also, we were one of the first few websites to talk about Smartshoe designed by an Indian techie. We were in it for money but now our focus is qualitative content.

What efforts you do for driving traffic and building your readership?

First two months are always the hardest. You have to index your websites, select a theme, make it readable. As most of the blogs, we are relied on social networking sites and blog directories.

What makes your endeavors unique on Internet?

Our promise to provide content that is not “usual”. If you go through our website, you will find that we are not concentrating on gadget or app reviews but informational content.

Is there any more projects you are currently working?

We are having consistent page view count and which is in good figures. Thus, we know we have a reader base now. We are planning to start a forum where users can interact with each other.

Tell us something about your city and your favorite hangout spots there?

We all are from Kalyan-Dombivli region in Maharashtra. We are located 50 kms from Mumbai. I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Computer Science from Umass Dartmouth and thus staying in US.

What is your ultimate message for netizens?

My message for netizens is based on one mantra – ‘stay update’. Technology is a field where daily something new is getting invented. Fortunately, we have means of Internet that help us gain information from various sources. We are trying to be one of those source. I am not stating that completely rely on us for updates but make sure you have something that will help you do. Because these days Information is everything. Technology has become integral part of our professional as well as personal lives. Not only technology enthusiasts but even non-tech people benefit from technology. S just ‘stay update’ and you will be fine.

Shardul Pandey Talks To Subin, A PHP Programmer & WordPress Developer

Shardul Pandey Talks To Subin, A PHP Programmer & WordPress DeveloperI welcome you Subin at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself.

My name is Subin. I am a programmer, blogger and a web enthusiast. I blog about programming related subjects, code solutions and the latest tech news. PHP is my favourite language and is a big fan of jQuery JavaScript library. WordPress is my favourite CMS and MySQL is my favourite Database. I create projects, play with code and blog about the problems and solutions I faced in creating projects whether it’s a bug or something else.

At what age what actually brought you up to programming and consequently programming WordPress? Why do you enjoy it?

I started programming when I was 11 years old. I only got into WordPress in 2013 and I created and published my first plugin “Blogger 2 WordPress” in 2014. I enjoy programming, because it relaxes my mind. When I code, I enter into a new world. A world where I forget all my problems in life and focus on the task in hand. Coding makes errors and I try and try to find solutions to those errors. When I find the solution, it is stuck on my mind and I’ll never forget it. Programming is a lot like Maths. You won’t like it first, but when you get around it you will find it enjoyable.

Tell us about the plugins and apps you have created so far?

By far, I have created 2 WordPress Plugins – Blogger 2 WordPress & Code Blocks. Blogger 2 WordPress makes it easy to set redirections from old blogger posts to new WP posts (and pages) after you moved your blog to WP. I have created a lot of web apps. Some of them are online and some of them in localhost. My first online app was Subins which I made it online in 2012. It was just a test app of mine. Nothing serious. I didn’t know much about hacking & cracking when I created it. So, it was vulnerable to Cracking. Soon after 1 year, my friend (Facebook) cracked it. I deleted the data on Subins just a day after it was cracked. Now I’m working on my blog (subinsb.com) and an open source social network called Open (open.subinsb.com). I’m also working on a new project which I can’t say about it now.

Suppose if you were reviewing any new plugin then what are the most important things you look for that indicate a well-designed program?

The most important thing is that the plugin shouldn’t contain any errors. A simple semicolon (;) can make a big error in plugins. Syntax Errors is the main error, plugin developers must notice. Also, plugin developers must make sure the plugin work on almost every versions of the language and server. A well designed plugin will work flawlessly at great speed. If you are running the plugin even on low memory CPUs, it should work well. So there are 3 main factors (maybe more) in a well designed executed plugin :

  1. No Errors
  2. Compatibility
  3. Environment

Your website shows a project section with links to Open & Demos? Tell us about them?

Open is an Open Source Social Network. Anyone can edit the source code of the site. There are no ads, no tracking stuff and anything else on Open. It’s clean, simple and have the ability to post to Facebook & Twitter at one place. Demos is the sub site of my blog. This site contains the demos of the tutorials, code or projects seen on the blog.

You have no Advertisements on your blog? Do you have any plans to go pro in blogging and earn money?

When I started blogging, all I could think about was money ! I placed ads at first. But when I went through the blogging, programming and contributing to Open Source Softwares, I understood that Ads are a distraction to the users. Ads make the site slow too. No one likes ads. So Why put it in a info blog ? Information should be passed free of charge. So, I removed the ads and put on the “Donate” button (subinsb.com/donate). If people really like my content, they will donate. Also, the revenue from ads are low. Google Adsense rejected my application when I had 2 $. That made me angry and it’s also a reason why I’m not putting ads anymore.

How much time you spend working on your domain and writing programs? What philosophy drives you doing this?

When I return home from school and after I finish all the home works and stuff, I turn on the computer and start coding. I make up ideas of posts and projects on the free periods of my school and write it down. Then I do it when I reach home. On holidays, I use the computer from morning to noon (about 2 PM) and from evening (6.30 PM) to night (11.30 or more if I got an error). WP plugins help users to do big tasks with just a plugin. Open Source minded programmers always help people. I’m an open source minded person. WP philosophy “Code Is Poetry” and StackOverflow (http://goo.gl/kCKBGs) helped me into doing this.

How about your parents? Is either of them involved in programming fields?

My parents are normal Kerala persons. My dad is the “Assistant Secretary” of Ayiloor Panchayat, Palakkad, Kerala and my mom is an house wife. She worked as a computer teacher before teaching Windows 98 and stuff. I’m sure that the coding & computer stuff came from my mom. My dad always supported in coding and always made me walk through the right path. He scolds me when I say “I hacked someone / website”. Hacking is wrong and he made me understand about it.

What are you working on today? Any new plugin?

I’m now working on a project like WordPress, but not entirely like it. I can’t say more about it now. When I release my new project, I will certainly invite you. I created about 5-6 plugins. 2 of them WP and others jQuery & PHP. It’s hard to maintain all of them. I’m very very busy in maintaining blog, plugins and school stuff. I will improve my existing plugins and when I get a new idea, I will make another plugin.

Tell us something about your city and your favorite hangout spots there?

I’m from Kerala , a state in India. I’m living in Kunnamkulam, a town (muncipality). Nothing big here. I don’t go out much. But my favourite places are the paddy fields and the streets where I could walk or ride a bicycle peacefully.

What is your ultimate message for netizens?

Never stop working hard. If you work hard, you will certainly accomplish your task. Never copy content from others. Always make your own stuff. Don’t hack / harass any person on the Internet. Always be a good netizen and speak up when you find something illegal or bad behaviour. Never fear. There are millions of nice people in this world who can help you. Don’t hesitate to ask for answers on disucssion forums and Q & A sites (stackexchange.com). Stay safe and simple.

Shardul Pandey Talks Shabarish Balaji

577327_417582151668473_1277094639_nI welcome you Shabarish  at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself.

I am Shabarish Balaji from Bangalore,india. I the CEO, Founder, Main Author of BlazeTechTeam. I passionate about technology, because technology has the ability to change the world. I’m 15 yrs old boy studying 10th std. People Call me Gadget Freak or Tech Freak.

How exactly your idea sparked to register blazetechteam.com?

When I was searching for the ways to become an entrepreneur from home, I found that most of the blogs had mentioned that BLOGGING is the best and easiest way to become an entrepreneur from home. I was very passionate on technology so I started blazetechteam.

What is the story behind your domain name blazetechteam.com? What made you choose this domain?

I didn’t have any serious reason for the domain name blazetechteam. Blaze Means faster, Tech means technology, Team means Teamwork.

Whether you work alone or you got people associated for working together?

I work alone because I am currently doing my shootings. After I’m graduated I will start a company and work with team.

What is your business philosophy?

My business philosophy is Smartwork is necessary than hardwork for success.

How much time you spend working on your domain? What efforts you make for driving web traffic towards your website?

In the beginning I was working for almost 6 to 7hrs a day. But now I just working for 1hr a day. I do social media marketing, SEO, Video marketing for traffic. Quality Content is the way for building readership.

What makes your domain unique on Internet?

I don’t blog about breaking news because of time Consuming, this is unique in me.

Is there any other projects you are currently working on?

Yes, I am planning to create more and more high quality content and increase my readership.

Which country you are from? Tell us something about your city?

I am from India. I live in Bangalore. As we all know that Bangalore is known as silicon valley because the technology in Bangalore is very advanced than other cities. My favorite hangout spot in Bangalore is brigade road.

What is your ultimate message for netizens?

My Message for netizens is that smartwork is better than hardwork for success.

Shardul Pandey Talks To Vishesh Kachheda

When with some of your unique idea about enhancing utility of Internet you create a website on your domain and stay focused on it, I become more than willing for interviewing you as a freedom fighter whether you think so or not but you certainly become one for establishing Internet world order.

That’s why I appeal you to bring most of things at your domain under GPL as it is the very nature of Internet that must be left open, free, fluid and live for the rest of humanity

Shardul Pandey

Shardul Pandey Talks To Vishesh KachhedaI welcome you Vishesh at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself.

First of all, Thanks for having me here, Shardul. I am Vishesh Kachheda, 15 year old Part-time Blogger, a 10th grade student and a Music freak from India, currently blogging on TechBin (http://techbin.org). I love Computers, Networking, Software, Photoshop and now, Blogging. I was always curious about Technology stuff and shown keen interest in my Computer when I got one :D
After 4 years of using Internet, I had created and deleted many free Blogs on which I never produced even a single Content. I just used to create free blogs, write a ‘Hello-Hi’ page and disappear. One day, there was an Article in a local newspaper about the great
‘Google AdSense’. After reading that, I quickly created a blog on Blogger about Wallpapers (It was the first blog, I worked on, a bit).
After adding some wallpapers to it, I applied for AdSense from my Blogger dashboard and got approved to get a Hosted AdSense account.

With that blog, I earned $4-$5 in my AdSense. After few days, I realised that wallpapers were not my thing and deleted that blog also. After that, I read some blogs on blogging and bought a Domain and Hosting (when I started blogging, It was just to Make Money). That domain was TechBin.org and I wrote some articles on it and my interest in bloggise rose up. It’s been a year now and am still working on TechBin and have got some real moments of joy with it. The funny thing is that although I only started blogging after reading about AdSense, I’ve got approved for only Blogger and YouTube and can’t use it on custom domain (Hosted account). I’ve applied for AdSense many times (for TechBin) but never got approved :P

What is the story behind the domain name? Why you chosen this name?

Well, there’s no good story behind it. When I decided to create a new blog, I quickly started to check the Domain name availability on GoDaddy. No surprise, most of them were already registered. After 2 hours of researching and thinking a lot, I ended up registering TechBin.org and I am happy with it.

How many people got associated for working together on this domain?

I work completely alone. I am like a One man army :D Be it Writing, Promoting, Advertising, Managing all the work on TechBin is done only by me. I have no one working for me on it.

What philosophy drives you doing this?

I just had passion in Blogging (and to earn), I created it. It’s the thing I am the best at, Technology.

How much time you spend working on your website?

Currently, because I am also a student and I have my boards sitting on my head, I am able to spend just 2-3 hours per day working on my blog.

What efforts you make for driving web traffic towards your domain?

To drive Traffic, there are so many things that I do regularly. My favorite among them is building relationships with other Bloggers. It’s the best thing one can do. If you have a good relationship with other Bloggers, you can frankly ask him/her any help that you need and believe me, there are many situations where you really need.

Other methods include Blog Commenting, Guest Posting, Social Media dominance and doing SEO for my website which helps me in getting good traffic from Google and other search engines. You can read about all the strategies in detail here – Best ways to get Targeted Traffic to your Blog. In case of building Readership, just try to write better and simply you will end up increasing your blog’s readership automatically.

How much money you make working on your domain?

Although I am not having passive income with my website till now but I think I, on an average, earn $80-$150 per month online which helps me in my personal expenses.

Is there any more projects you are currently working?

Currently, I have many ideas and plans in my mind but I am not really working on those as of now.

Which country you are from? Tell us something about your city and your favorite hangout spots there?

I am from India and in there, I live in Meerut city. I don’t have any particular favorite hangout spot but I just love to discover more of those with my friends.

What is your ultimate message for netizens?

I would just like to say that everyone should do what he likes to do.

If you have interest in Blogging or creating Websites, just go for it. You many fail with your starting websites but after you’ll keep learning, one day you’ll have enough knowledge that you’ll be easily able to survive Online.

It’s been a year now since I am doing all this but still I learn everyday and try to spot my mistakes in the past. For an example, 1 year ago, my Writing was just a piece of crap. But now, I am quite good at it (at least I think so :D )

Shardul Pandey Talks To Amit Kumar

When with some of your unique idea about enhancing utility of Internet you create a website on your domain and stay focused on it, I become more than willing for interviewing you as a freedom fighter whether you think so or not but you certainly become one for establishing Internet world order.

That’s why I appeal you to bring most of things at your domain under GPL as it is the very nature of Internet that must be left open, free, fluid and live for the rest of humanity

Shardul Pandey

Shardul Pandey Talks To Amit kumarI welcome you Amit at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself.

Hi Shardul, first of all thanks for having me on your program, and it’s a pleasure to be here. I’m Amit Kumar from Ranchi, jharkhand. I’m an Engineering student (Electronics and telecommunication) and part-time blogger. I started my blog in 2013 with fun and now for the past 6 months it has become a passion. Now i am blogging aggressively and spending rest of time on my blog after study.

How exactly your idea sparked to register howtouncle.com?

Actually I am living with my four senior mates who all are Computer Science Graduates and doing job in Software Companies. Regular discussion with them on various technology topics and problems gave me an idea to share technology tips with people, thus i started to write tech tips and tricks on blog for the regular use of people.

At the beginning I blogged in blogspot blog (Howcanstart.blogspot.com) for one month and after seeing the readers appreciations, lovely comments I redirected my Blogspot Blog by a Custom Domain name which is now Howtouncle.com. All this was possible due to the motivation of Sourav sharma (the founder of IndiaMapia and full-form.in), who supported me in every step and he is like my big brother.

What is the story behind your domain name? Why you chosen this name?

Usually in college we always use this type of sentence like “what’s going on uncle” or “what’s an idea uncle” to tease our friends. One day when i was talking with Sourav sharma about selecting a domain name, he involuntarily said Howtouncle is also a nice name, you can choose it. I also realised, yehh this is quite familiar name and thus i selected this name for my blog.

How many people got associated for working together on this domain?

Currently I am working alone on my blog but very soon i am going to hire talented and expert bloggers to attract a great deal of readers from all around the world by providing them a complete tech support.

What philosophy drives you doing this?

Simply i would like to say – this is a thought of mine, I want to share complete and valuable tech information for the people of all across the world. I am focusing and i will focus to provide all tech support such as technology tips and tricks, Windows tips, computer tricks, mobile tips, android tips, latest updates on my blog.

How much time you spend working on your domain? What efforts you make for driving traffic towards your domain?

I spend 2 to 4 hours daily on my blog. I am concentrating on writing quality articles and promoting them on popular social media platforms like Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc.

What makes your endeavours unique on Internet?

Every blog are experimenting with their readers by sharing various zigzags materials. But i am not doing any experiment, i am just trying to provide solutions for those tech problems which people encounter in their daily life while using computer/laptop, smartphone, online services, online accounts and all other technology stuffs. I always write my article in very simple English along with step-wise Screenshots.

Is there any more projects you are currently working?

No, currently I am not working on any other project. I am just busy with my study and my blog.

What is your ultimate message for netizens?

“Work Hard, Success will Follow You”

Shardul Pandey Talks To Aditya Dey

Shardul Pandey Talks To Aditya Dey HEADER

Shardul Pandey: I welcome you Aditya at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself.

Aditya Dey: My name is Amit Dey aka Aditya, and like every pal of my age I also have many goals which are needed to be fulfilled in near future. I’ve done my engineering from a reputed Government Engineering College, and now I’m working for a global IT firm. Honestly speaking my passion is not to work in a sophisticated office, rather I wanna explore my hidden talents and wanna provide wings to my opportunities.

Well, you can say entrepreneurship has entered in my veins, and currently I’m working on building a company of my own. Besides I love to write stories, articles. I own many popular blogs, and currently I’m actively working on my Technology News Blog named TechStake. Blogging provides me mental piece from the boring daily office job, and it is also one of my primary sources of earning real money from ONLINE.

Shardul Pandey: How your idea sparked for registering Techstake.org?

Aditya Dey: My name is Amit dey aka Aditya, and I had started my first blog in 2008. At that time ‘Blogging’ was not the thing what it is now. I mainly publish my own articles, poems etc in my blog. I had written many articles on many controversial topics on that blog of mine. My philosophy was very simple and clear, I wanted to showcase my writing skill to the web world. but one day I received a mail from Google, and came to know about Adsense. Then I realized that I could make a good money from my blog.

I was in my college then, so I studied a lot on “How to Earn Money from a Blog”, and then I deleted/stopped writing on that first blog of mine. After that I started many blogs on different niches like Education. Technology, Careers and Jobs, Reviews, Movies etc. In last 5 years I’ve sold many blogs for GOOD MONEY and currently I’m mainly focusing on TechStake.Org . It’s tech news blog, and it covers topics like latest gadgets, product reviews, Android, Social Media, IT-computing and many more.

Shardul Pandey: How much time you spend working on your domain? How do you stay so up-to-date with information that you post on your domain?

Aditya Dey: I have a busy life, that revolves around my friends and families. I’ve a busy OFFICE life too, and it doesn’t allow me to invest/spend that much of hours in blogging. Generally I spend around 2 hours/day in blogging purpose, and I personally think it’s enough to run a blog or two successfully.

That’s an interesting question. Well I blog on a very competitive topic, and it always updates in real-time. I mainly follow the biggies of my blog’s niche like TechCrunch, NDTV Gadgets, Phone Arena, GSM Arena, Times of India etc. I also follow the official websites of various Tech Giants like Google, Nokia, Samsung, Facebook etc. I also follow the social media profile of these companies, blogs and websites.

Shardul Pandey: What domains you visit on a daily basis ?

Aditya Dey: Well, frankly speaking there are many. I usually visit more than hundreds websites a day. I love to surf net from my childhood days. Whenever I get time, I do that. But, if you want me to name my personal favorite websites, then I’ll name Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, Times of India, Blogger etc.

Shardul Pandey: What makes your endeavors unique on blogosphere ?

Aditya Dey: That’s a tough question. I think everyone in this blogosphere is unique in their own ways excluding the ones who post crappy duplicate contents. I mainly focus on Quality, and always research a lot before writing articles on any topic. I always try to write detailed articles in order to give all the necessary information to my beloved readers.

Shardul Pandey: What other projects you are currently working on?

Aditya Dey: After 5 odd years I wanna see myself running a successful company of my own and also chilling cum partying with my friends and families. I basically want to include my name in the successful entrepreneurs list of India.
I’m working on my dream project as of now i.e. opening my own startup. I can’t reveal much about that project as of now, but very soon I’ll launch it in India. Currently I’m going through the Company Registration Procedures.

Shardul Pandey: What have you found to be the most challenging part in blogging ?

Aditya Dey: According to me the most challenging part of blogging is to stay updated with the latest algorithm changes. Another one is to balance between helping others for FREE and charging money while offering the same as services.

Shardul Pandey: What efforts you make for driving traffic towards your domain?

Aditya Dey: I don’t make much efforts on promoting my blog or its latest posts. I just do the basics like sharing it on the leading social media platforms like Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Digg. I also comment on a few Comment-Luv enabled blogs, and add my latest posts on a few leading blogging communities like Indiblogger, Blog Engage and a few Facebook Groups too. That’s it. Less is good for me in this case.

Shardul Pandey: Please share some of your teaching you have for aspiring bloggers and newbie domain owners?

Aditya Dey: I wanna give a simple advice to the aspiring bloggers that don’t just Blog for money rather blog for passion. Always think about your reader’s first, and try to post only such articles which would provide value to them Think positive and be unique in your own way. Listen to everyone, but make your own strategies. Copy-Paste contents or strategies are very injurious in the career of blogging.

Shardul Pandey: What is your ultimate message for netizens?

Aditya Dey: Always listen to your heart, and don’t afraid to do and explore such things which you do best. Believe in yourself, and trust me SKY is the Limit for your GROWTH.

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