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[/quote]
I 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 )