In today’s interview series, we have Archana Tiwari, the founder of the well-known blogs- BloggingTry and HostingFrame. Belonging to a small town in UP, Archana started out small but achieved a lot with all her efforts and hard work.
Let’s find out what she has to tell us and get inspired by her story of achieving big dreams. Be sure to read the whole interview to find out about her source of knowledge and how she does her research and monetize her blog.
#1. Before moving forward, could you please introduce yourself?
Sure, first of all, thanks to Jyoti for this awesome opportunity to share my journey on her blog.
Myself Archana Tiwari, blogger and founder of BloggingTry & HostingFrame, along with some Micro Niche blogs.
#2 Thank You, Archana. Now, would you mind sharing a little about your background, like where you grew up and what your ambitions were growing up?
Why not? I belong to a small village in Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh, India, and plan to settle in Lucknow in the next couple of years.
I grew up and completed my entire education from my native place and got married back in 2010.
Presently, I have two children (one son & one daughter) and live with my husband.
I have no big target, but I am trying my best to achieve what I have aimed for in the upcoming days.
#3 What was the main motive behind starting BloggingTry, and what is its main revenue source?
Well, I never thought that to be a blogger because it required consistency which I feel uncomfortable with.
I love exploring new things and getting knowledge that keeps me updated with the new era of the world.
It was June 2017 when my husband said, why not start a blog to learn to blog and share your knowledge that could be helpful for someone.
So I have started a blog on BlogSpot, but it didn’t succeed because of less knowledge.
I have quit blogging and started learning basic things. Meanwhile, I have approached many bloggers, but some of them refused to help.
Then I have decided that “If they Can, Then Why Not Me.”
It is the past story; now, I have many awesome friends in the blogging community who always help me whenever I need them. Here are some of them like
- Mohit Bhargav – AccurateBlogger.com
- Sumit Sao – BloggingLift.com
- Naveen Rao – QuestionCage.com
- Chayan Chakrabarti – SimpleFactsOnline.com
- Vishwajeet Kumar – BloggingPond.com
- Mangesh Kumar – BloggingQNA
- Ravi Dixit – StayMeOnline.com
- Santosh Gairola – BloggingCosmos.com
These lists are pretty large, but I have shared those who helped me a lot in my initial stage.
And back in 2020, I have started BloggingTry, where I am sharing content based on my experience so that no other person faces trouble I have seen.
#4 How do you decide and select your Niche? What makes your blogs unique from the other sites of the same Niche?
As we all know, the Blogging Niche is consistently growing and has a lot of potentials. Without learning what blogging is and how to blog, you can’t start anywhere.
Still, there are many who don’t know about blogging. Either they took the wrong guide, or they got trapped in a false course created only for the sake of money.
That is why I have chosen this Niche and shared only the information I gained from my mistakes.
If we talk about Unique content, then it is almost impossible because thousands of websites share the same information in different ways.
The only difference is which one has been well explained and the covered topics that fulfil your readers’ needs.
I never believe in writing too much content; instead, I believe in quality and providing exact solutions for visitors for what they have landed on my blog.
#5 How much time do you take from searching for a blog topic to publishing it on your blog? Please share your complete procedure.
Frankly said, it totally depends on the topic and their competition, sometimes it takes one day and goes up to 3 to 4 days.
In my case, it takes more time because I didn’t get too much time as a housewife because I have to manage my entire routine.
There is no exact procedure for finding a topic, writing, and publishing it. However, I take help from social media, Quora, Answerthepublic, etc. platforms to find topics.
After that most valuable action get started like
- Finding Topic Search Volume and Potential
- Collecting Target and Supportive Keywords
- Analyzing Keywords Search Volume, Difficulty, etc.
- Preparing Outline and Visuals Collection (If Required)
- Started Writing and Optimizing It for Google as well as for Your Readers.
- And Much More.
You can read one of my articles where I have explained everything you need to write your first blog post.
Apart from that, I use several tools to find topics, keywords and optimize posts based on top 10 revivals like
- Semrush Writing Assistant
- Frase SEO
- Rank Math SEO
These tools help me make my effort worthy and save massive time while creating valuable content.
Here is Frase SEO Tool Interface
#6 What is the most fun aspect of your job?
I never take a burden on my head because I never go to multiple jobs simultaneously. Instead, I prefer to choose one work and enjoy it until it is completed.
When you choose multiple tasks at one time, you might be confused and get stuck in finding the exact solution. Sometimes it may create a severe problem.
The most fun aspect of my job is that I enjoy every task, whether it is topic research or exploring new things.
I must say that it is the happiest moment for me.
#7 What keeps you motivated?
Doing any job without Motivation is something like having tea without sugar. Motivation is one of the essential parts that encourage you to give maximum output.
Everyone should have it, and it varies from person to person. It may have fame, money, branding, career opportunity, etc.
Nowadays, blogging is consistently growing and has incredible potential by which you can make passive income.
There are an unlimited number of bloggers making six figures/ month and living a boss-free life.
When I see the success stories of digital entrepreneurs, then I think that “If they can do it, then why not me,” and this part keeps me highly motivated.
#8 How has lockdown impacted your work and daily routine?
There is no doubt that Covid-19 had a harmful impact on every human being. Many people lost their jobs, and many businesses have shut down.
Being a housewife, it has never been an easy job to manage a lot of time to work properly when everyone is staying at home.
Although I have no business, I get impacted by blogging work because schools are closed. I have two children, so I am completely involved in them.
Initially, I didn’t get enough time to work on my blog, but after some time, it became routine.
#9 How big of a role does money play in your life?
Nowadays, if you don’t have money, you may have severe issues and might not be able to survive.
But living a healthy life with family is most important. Happier social life should be our priority because money can be earned, but a good and long-term relationship takes time to build.
It would be best if you never gave priority to money always.
#10 What kind of team and people do you surround yourself with?
The good part of starting a blog is that I got some good friends on social media who are very helpful.
They are always ready to help and give the Motivation to work hard. I must add whether I get success or not, but I have earned some good friends with solid relationships.
#11 What are your future plans with regard to your career? Are you thinking of expanding your business further?
I am consistently working towards expanding the reach of my blog along with that, I am learning skills and shaping the workflow for maximum results.
I haven’t set any big goals till now, but maybe 2022 would bring some good news towards expanding business and opening another source of income.
#12 Do you get any free time? How do you utilize it?
It depends on my daily work plan; however, I never miss spending time with my family.
I love visiting new places and outdoor tours whenever I get time. Recently I visited Andaman with my family, and it was most enjoyable for me.
#13 People would like you to share some tips about affiliate marketing.
Well, affiliate marketing has enormous potential, and you can make limitless income with it.
But the fact is that many people are still struggling to make their first sales commission. Do you know why?
Either they have chosen the wrong path or jumped into affiliate marketing for the sake of money.
It would be best always to consider the following things while doing affiliate marketing then only you can get better results.
- Target Your Audience
- Give Them Value
- Earn Their Faith
- Select Right Product
- Refer Them to Right People
By doing this, you can definitely increase your affiliate sales. Remember, never ever project any product with your audience for the sake of money that you don’t like.
#14 Do you have any other general advice for the new entrepreneurs?
Yes, I would highly recommend to everyone that first learn the basics fundamental of your Niche, then start.
No matter what you are going to start. Check your ability, passion, interest whether you are capable of taking it to the next level or not.
You can take ideas from anyone you follow but never try to copy them because, ultimately, your dedication will work for you.
Learn Niche-related skills and implement them regularly to become a master in them. Work consistently, and the essential thing is to “Never Give Up” because success doesn’t come in one night.
If you are interested you can join my FREE 7 Days Blogging Course to start your blogging journey and scale it as you can.
#15 Apart from BloggingTry, what are your other blogs, and please share what revenue models you use to monetize them?
I have another blog called HostingFrame, where I share honest hosting reviews and comparisons so that any beginner can get the best hosting as per their needs and budget.
Apart from that, I have 2 Micro Niche blogs that I can’t share, and they are the maximum revenue-generating source for me.
I used Google AdSense, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon Associates for monetization. I also write sponsored posts for extra income.
#16 Before we wrap up, what makes you different from others?
I am not saying that I am the best at what I am doing, but one thing I can say is that you will get the exact solution that you are looking for.
I never believe in increasing the number of posts on my blog. Whenever I faced a problem, and during blogging, I shared only that solution so others could benefit from it.
BTW, I have enjoyed answering your questions, and thanks for this opportunity to share my journey with you and your audience.
You can follow me on social media for some more helpful content.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/bloggingtry
Twitter – https://twitter.com/BloggingTry
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/bloggingtry
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/archanabptiwari
So, that was all from Archana Tiwari, the famous blogger. Hope you liked this episode in our interview series. Let us know if you have any questions for Archana, and we’ll try to get your queries answered.