Ali Raza Sir, I am very happy to have you here. Thanks for joining this interview?
Thank You Sharjeel for inviting me for your audience. I have best wishes for you and your blog/website.
Can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
Well Well, I’m a BBA Hons. Graduate with Certifications from Google and Microsoft in Digital Marketing Field. At the moment, I currently run a Google Partner Digital Marketing Agency, Director at a Local Firm and Run a Blog. Since you asked specifically about my blog, I would like to tell you that i started blogging to share my 12 years of experience in Online Industry. I use my blog to educate people, raise knowledge about digital marketing and show to the world on my personal opinion with different things in online industry.
Describe how did you first get into blogging? What inspired you to start your blog?
Although I’m in Online Field from 2004. I had/have ample of sites running but I came into blogging at the start of 2015. To be honest, there are many reasons I started blogging, one such as, I got inspiration from Matthew WoodWard (a Famous Internet Marketing Blogger) who currently earns more then $20,000 per month from Blogging Alone. The second reason is, I wanted to share my personal experience, the knowledge i have gained over my journey of 12 years with everyone.
Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?
Blogging is a Profession and Passion. By Passion it means, even no body likes to see my content, I will still write it for my own satisfaction.
Can you tell me some of your strengths that really helped you in blogging?
You need to be stubborn for success, success isn’t an over night thing. Like Steve Jobs said, Stay Foolish and Stay Hungry. Let’s be professional here and i second what he said. The other thing i would like to stress upon is consistency. You need to be consistent with what you are doing. If you are writing 2 articles a month, just stick to it and keep on doing it.
How do you manage time to run your blog efficiently?
Time is Money and Money is always short. So managing time is very difficult thing but you need to set out your priorities, exclude the less important tasks and focus on your priority tasks and this is how I manage my blog.
How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
I need to do vlogging and videos more often. I also want to increase my experience and knowledge in Conversion Rate Optimisation and Inbound Marketing. These are few things I want to happen next year.
What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that?
My greatest failure was launching a failed E-commerce store back in 2012. I had a great loss in that and i was de-motivated both financially and mentally however this didn’t stop me from my online ventures. I believe everything happens for a good reason.
Tell me about your proudest achievement?
My Proudest Achievement was when I was in class 8th in 2005 and got my first Adsense Check. The second time was when my company was being awarded the Google Partner Status.
Who has impacted you most in blogging and how?
It’s me myself, who has impacted me most in Blogging and it’s because I didn’t lose hope, i didn’t cried for my failures, instead started learning from them. This is something i will suggest to everyone too. If you believe in God and in yourself, you do need someone else to be a successful. Allah will make ways for you out of nothing.
What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
The first three months were toughest because i was shaping my direction. Originally I was not a writer, so writing is something the biggest and toughest task. If you compare my last year articles with this year, you will find a difference but how’s you learn from your mistakes and grow eventually.
Can you name some of your favorite bloggers and explain why they are your favorites?
My favorite bloggers. First of all it’s me myself, since I wasn’t good at writing articles. This isn’t self appraising but if i don’t value myself, no else gonna value me.
The other one I admire are, Matthew Wood Ward and Neil Patel.