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How I came to Blogging – A Complete Story

Hello Friends, I have started atishranjan.com for sharing whatever I like to. Before I start my story about how I came into online world of Blogging, I would like to introduce you to my early life.

I was born in Sitamarhi District of Bihar state (India). Sitamarhi is well known for being the birth place of Mata SitaMy studies started there only. I have passed out Matriculation (10th standard) from M.P. high School (Sitamarhi) in 2004. After Completing 10th I thought to move to New Delhi (Capital of India). My brother was already in Delhi so I had not got issues and I moved to Delhi then took Admission in 11th Standard and There I completed 11th and then 12th with Science Stream.

My story - Atish Ranjan

It was 2006 when I was ready to enroll for Bachelors Degree. I chose BCA as I was having a great interest in computers. Hence I completed BCA in 2009 from IGNOU. I couldn’t choose regular College because I had to overcome the financial crisis which I was facing and to overcome that I used to give home tuition in the day time.

I thought to study MCA but conditions didn’t allow me to pursue the same. I started searching for any kind of job which resulted into 2-3 computer jobs that I left just after short period of time.

That time I had started managing my friend Durgesh’s Forum because I did enjoy doing that. In that forum I used to moderate posts, reply to queries and all. One day I got a question from Zainil, I replied to him and gradually we became friends. Meanwhile I was having a blogspot blog with no content. One day, while discussing something Zainil gave an idea about starting a blog where we can share some tips and tricks. I liked the idea and even he was ready to contribute.

There started the journey, I started with atishranjan.blogspot.com but zainil said it should have a techie name. Then after full night of brainstorming I changed the url to techtricksworld.blogspot.com which Zainil Liked very much. It was June month of the year 2010.


We started sharing tips and tricks on regular basis without having any knowledge of SEO and monetization. But I used to browse other blogs and leave comments on them which started giving benefit in terms of traffic and a little bit recognition among fellow bloggers.

Later we heard about adsense and we just applied in the 3rd month which was rejected by Google and we again applied after 5 months and it was approved within a week. We were very happy and we started thinking for making money too but the traffic was still not so good.

Later all most after an year I thought to get own domain only and host on blogger but my friend Durgesh said that one.com is offering most affordable domain hosting then why are you going to spend 10 USD for a domain while you are getting domain+hosting just at 13 USD for the very first year. I agreed that and he booked domain+hosting as I was not having CC or Visa debit card which is accepted by one.com. I made the payment to him via bank transfer.
The date on which techtricksworld.blogspot.com had been moved to techtricksworld.com, was 10th may 2011 and it was the real start of my blogging career.

Me and Zainil worked very hard on it and in the first PR update we got nothing but in the next update which was happened around 6 months after we did blogger to wordpress migration, we got Page Rank 4 for techtricksworld. In those days, having good PR gives your blog a great value and TechTricksWorld.com became zero to hero in no time.

Traffic, earning, recognition everything started coming. It was the turning point of my life. Later my passion turned into a business and I have multiplied the number of blogs with Zainil to earn good revenue. This business is successful because I am still having passion for blogging and I believe where there is passion, success is guaranteed sooner or later.

One thing I forgot to tell you that when It was on blogspot I used to practice the on page SEO on it as I read about SEO somewhere and the best thing happened was I got an interview call for the same which I cracked in the very first attempt. This way my blogging hobby helped me start career in SEO.

Do you want to read about all the blogs separately? Check out the story in detail here:

TechTricksWorld.com2012onwards.com, Stoogles.com, Atcoitec.om, Litabi.com, and there are many other blogs.

I hope I didn’t bore you by writing my full story here. Hope you liked it. Share your views via comments. I love to hear something from your side.

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Comments (135)

  • Hi Atish Bhai,

    This is really inspiring and I’m glad you have shared about your story here. 🙂

    That 0 to 4 PR is Just your and Zainil’s Hardwork and dedication for TTW which touches the heights in no time!

    Even, Till today TTW is Rocking With PR4 and all just because both of yours Hard work and love towards blogging.

    Even My blog is hosted on one.com and Thanks to you for all the process and introducing me to that hosting company!

    Thanks for Sharing Your Story really enjoyed while reading ! 🙂

    Sugandha!

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  • Nice to knw about you bro.. 🙂

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  • please give one artice about to start blogging step by step. i will very thankfull for that .
    i am zero in blogging world, please help me to start blogging.

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  • Wow!! @Atish Bro.

    Your Story Is really Very Nice. I am Very Happy to Know About you. In this Story You Shared Many Persnl. Info Thanks…. to Share your Story.

    Hit Hai Boss !!

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      Yea Siddharth, As its personal blog basicaly you will find many personal thing about me. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by.

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  • Inspiring story Atish 🙂

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    My hearty congrats for your new personal blog and wishing it to grow fast.

    We became friends last October (2012) through Facebook and now a year crossed. I got good online presence and reputation because of your great support and encouragement.

    I started to love blogging and learned lot of useful stuffs from you. With your great help, I founded Mymagicfundas and now it is performing well. I used to share your great qualities with my friends & family and feeling good that even the name of my blog was selected by you.

    Seriously, my blog seems a good place to show some magic fundas for my readers. I think that “Blogging is not possible for me without you” and thanks for your guidance. I wanna write more about you, will continue it in the upcoming days.

    I wish you should achieve more in the Blogosphere with your unique qualities and am always here to support your blogs by bringing new readers to it.

    Need your support always and it is really nice to be with you as a blogging friend.

    God bless you, keep blogging 🙂

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  • Atish bhai, u rock always
    Apne apni story batake bahut inspire kar dia

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      Thank you Sahil for stopping by and leaving your comment. I am glad that you got some inspiration from this post.

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  • Hello Atish bro,

    I’m watching your blogging journey from when you have started “TechTricksWorld Blogspot Blog on blogger. Even I was impressed by the offer of One.com.. and I want to say I love you.. You are really a great man on the earth. you make be believe that there is good people also living world.

    You are the one who always helped me, i have never ever see you as you didn’t say “No” for anything…

    you are just like real brother to me… I love you both Sugandha and you Atish bro..

    And I forget to mention that We born on same date… it is really honor to me that I met the person who is born on same date I born on this earth..

    God always bless you..

    I have some suggestion for you life journey.
    1. Think Beyond.
    2. Take Care of yourself and other too.. even your blog also.
    3. Learn as much you can…
    4.Keep Smiling
    5.Give what you want.
    just i have these thing to say… keep in mind and I forget to give bonus: http://www.grewlife.com , read it if you love it..

    Thank fot being part of my life. 🙂

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      I love you to brother.

      Thanks for stopping by and I will surely take your suggestions seriously.
      #2, #3, #4 I am already doing. You might not see me learning many things online but I always keep on learning at office or offline readings etc.
      #1. Here I have to do something
      #5. Didn’t get you.

      Obviously will check out your blog and I think I have visited and commented already many times. Thanks bro.

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      • Thanks for vising my blog.
        #1. I mean to say, creativity, experiment. innovation things..

        #5.. The thing you want, you should give.
        I’m just started to learning. not sure about when you give, you will get back what you give.

        It is Karma Philosophy.

        Hope you got my point.

        The “seriously” word you have used above comment may not be good for me but it will always be good or you.

        Thanks.

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        • Author

          I got it about the #1
          about #5, I am already a believer of doing hard work smartly and forget about the results. Passion, consistency and hard work lets the the good result coming. Thanks bro.

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    • Thanks vab for the love and I’m blessed with both of your’s love..

      Thanks Vab and Atish Bhai for being in my life 🙂 and It’s just a grt feeling when my bro’s have b’day on same day! 😀 🙂

      Love you both!

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  • Hello Atish,
    Your story is truly inspirational and motivational, I know about IGNOU, I am IGNOU student and we know its value, we have to do lots of efforts to get a good job with decent salary, and most of the people reject us only because we are from Distance learning education, and people like you prove them wrong…
    Its great to have a friend like you!
    All the best
    Keep Rocking!

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      Actually Companies reject distance learning students because of less practicals. I think somehow they are right but not all students are same. Few students do hard work and perform even better than regular students. Recruitment should always based on talent not on the basis of where they studied.

      Thanks Nishant for stopping by. 🙂

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  • Hello Atish Bhaiya,

    Your story is really motivational and I’m really glad that I’m reading your story and I know you because of Suggi di.

    You’re really a great guy and Suggi di always talks about you.

    You know, I’m reading first time any post and first time commenting also and this feels great! 🙂

    Congrats for the New Personal blog 🙂

    Avani! 🙂

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      Good to see you here Little sis. Keep reading online it makes you a good reader as well as a good writer when you want to write.

      Thank you so much!

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      • you know bhai, ye mujhe boli ki maine sabse pehle read kiya aapka post..
        then i asked her tune kya seekhaa bhai ke post se.. toh batane lagi one by one..and i thought ki ye comment kare yahan 🙂
        and she is here. 🙂
        I’m happy ki ye thoda thoda interest le ri hai.. jitna tym milta hai isko.. 🙂
        Thanks Bhaiya.. aapki wajh se aaj humari family ko “Blogging” word ka matlb pata hai! 🙂

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  • Hi Atish,

    It’s always good to hear someone else’s story and how they got into blogging and what they’re doing.

    Wow, you sure do have a lot of blogs but if you have them mainly for making money they I can see why. Glad you’re doing so well and that Zainil has been such a big help. See, just meeting people online and building those relationships, we never know where it will lead.

    Good luck with your new blog.

    ~Adrienne

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      Thanks Adrienne for stopping by and dropping your comment here on my personal blog. Glad you liked it. Not all the blogs are for money making. Blogging is my passion as well as my earning source so I have few blogs just for money making and few where I love to share and connect with all of the great bloggers like you and even I started this blog just because I wanted to share something I like which is not for money making purpose.

      You are right sometimes meeting with people online turns into great relationship. Zainil is more than a friend and partner, He is like my bro.

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  • Really inspiring story bhaiya. I also got in the blogging almost the same way but not totally same. There were some people who unknowingly got me here 😀

    Regards,
    Ashwani Kumar Singh

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  • Very Nice. Mostly all the bloggers started the same way. This will inspire the new bloggers.

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  • Good to know about your journey nice ……

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  • Great Journey Bhai, Another example of Hardwork always gives success..

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  • Hi Atish,

    Congrats on you success as a blogger, glad to see this new personal blog.

    If there is someone who knows more about you other than Zainil , I guess it must be me. I was your one of the first blogger friend and I remember how passionate you were, you had a fire in you and a love for helping people. Just like your name Atish which means Fire and Bro you have brought fire and light in a lot of blogger’s life.

    All the best Bro!.

    ~Imran Soudagar

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      Thank Imran bhai. Yes I remember we became friends when TTW was on blogspot, we used to chat about blogging and all. You had started a blog sysmatters on blogspot too but you didn’t work on that regularly because of your studies might be. Even you took the same domain on self hosted later.

      Good to have you here Imran. 🙂

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  • I still remember the techphernalia forum where we used to discuss about C programming.. and then the gtalk chats.. and then the french blog which I had started, which inspired me, to inspire you, to pull you towards tech blogging..

    We have had a historical start! 😎

    Once again I would like to thank Durgesh bhai’s techphernalia forum, who has actually acted as a catalyst to create this blogging empire of ours! 🙂

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  • great work done!! really inspiring 🙂

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  • Hello Atish Bhai,

    I have read this completely and it is really such a nice and wonderful story about your blogging career.
    I must say If you have passion then you can do anything in this world, even you can meet god and thst’s the thing you have shown here and making good money with blogs.

    Wishing you best for your future.

    Keep it up bro. Good work.

    Yours
    Avinash king Avinash

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      Thank you so much Avinash for dropping by, reading and commenting here. Yea passion should be there in every work you do in order to get success.

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  • Hi Atish,

    Though I’m a little late, but glad I made it (lots of connection probs past 2 days!)

    Nice to know you better through your personal story, and yes – reading through it connects us much better to each other because this is exactly how relationships are build and they only become stronger when we share more about ourselves with everyone else, isn’t it?

    It’s truly commendable how you and Zainil are managing all your blogs, where we struggle with just 1-2 of ours! Yes, life is never easy for anyone, but achievers are those who reach out and make things happen, and you are one such person. Keep going and doing good 🙂

    Thanks for sharing more of you with us. Have a nice new week ahead 🙂

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      Yea the connection problems are too bad. Any way thank you so much for taking time to read and writing a thoughtful comment here. I agree that personally written blog posts lets you connect more with your reader.

      Thank you!

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  • I still remember the days when we started becoming friends with my site analystcalls.in and after I did seo with your guidance we got amazing results. From that time onwards our journey in blogging continues. Good to hear in detail about how you entered into blogging. As usual you are the first one who pings me if I’m even little bit down and motivates me to get up again. 🙂 Lucky to have a understanding friend like you.

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      Thanks Priya for stopping by here and reading my personal story. I felt good when you got good results after you implemented my suggestion. 🙂

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  • Hi Atish,
    very inspiring hear your story about blogging career . . . Thanks for sharing your experience 🙂

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  • Thanks for sharing your inspiring story, Atish – it’s interesting to hear how you started out and how things snowballed once techtricksworld really took off. It’s great you found such a good partner in Zainil – you’ve obviously both worked very hard, for which you’re reaping the rewards. I still find it amazing that you got your site up to PR4 in such a short space of time – that’s an incredible achievement!

    I wish you every success with this and all your sites.

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  • Hi, Atish,
    Congratulations for your very new and personal blog. 🙂

    Your story is very inspiring and many bloggers can co-related with your story. It is all your hard work what pull you out from Sitamarih to world of blogging. You are doing great work, keep doing it and keep inspiring others. Good luck for you personal blog site.

    Thank You very much for posting your own story. 🙂

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  • Today only I was talking with you and realize that you have achieved good success at age of 25..I feel you must have really worked hard for it..All your blogs are superb and your blogging story will make you more popular..Not only me but all other bloggers also dream of having good number of quality blogs…

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  • Great Atish.. 🙂 A very inspiring and touching story..especially for a person like me who has just started out.. Ur passion turning into your earning source is key point to which i can relate to as well.. My interest and passion also helped me start my career… And thanks to both U and Zainil for this.. Really i mean it.. Thank u so much, U guys are great really 🙂 😀

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      Thanks for your comment Mohit. We love to work with you and a big congratulations for getting a good job.

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  • Hey Atish,
    thanks….thanks and thanks bro for sharing your complete and detailed story about – How you came to Blogging. there are only few people available who like to share their personal experience with all and you are one of them. you always share your thought and experience with us that inspires us a lot. i personally feeling very inspiring. thanks again Atish..!!

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  • Congrats on your blogging success ! and go ahead ! happy to know about you ! You words will motivate new bloggers too.

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  • m vry hpy 4 u bhai
    gud keep it up ……

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  • Hi Atish,

    I love reading personal stories like this one. You’ve certainly come a long way and I can see why you have found success. You are surely an inspiration to others that if you have a passion go for it. Work hard and keep a positive spirit.

    Nice job Atish.

    Blessings,
    Liz

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      Hey Liz, Great to have you here. I am working hard to achieve more. Thanks for the kind words and support.

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  • Oh so both of you got to know each other from a forum huh? And if I can still remember, you told me before that you are still yet to meet Zainil in person, right? So 2 people from 2 different locations, never met before, joining hand in hand expanding your blogging empire. Very inspiring indeed 🙂 I wish you and Zainil all the best in your blogging career and most importantly, stay healthy buddy! 🙂

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      Yea Peter, We are yet to meet in person. But you will be amazed to see our understanding. No matter we are far away but feels like bros who lives nearby. Thanks Peter for stopping by. 🙂

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  • Atish, what an interesting story – thanks for sharing with us, inspiring to know you kept on trying until it worked. It’s great too that you formed relationships with other and how they helped with your success. Love the story and wish you continued success Atish!

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      Its great to see you here Lisa. Yea, I agree that I kept on trying until it worked and when it worked I started doing with full passion. 🙂

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  • Hi Atish,

    Your story is really inspiring and it shows the power of synergy. Your friend has been a great instrument to your success today and this is what friends should for.

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  • You are the one person I look upto, not just because you are a great blogger But the fact that you are a self made man and still so humble and down to earth.

    Keep teaching us, How to touch the sky and still be grounded enough!!
    Thanks for being such a great support always.

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  • Atish this is really very inspiring for all the blog lovers. I appreciate you for all the hard work you have put in work.

    I wish you all the very best for all you future ventures. You always have been the great source of inspiration for me as well. Keep up the good work 🙂

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  • very really nice blog

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    Thanks Shaily

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  • Great story indeed Atish. Glad to know that how you started and how you are on the way to success. Keep writing such motivational post.

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  • Author

    Thanks Shaily for dropping your comment.

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  • Hi Atish,

    I just love it when someone shares their story. You have done so well sharing yours and it’s motivating for anyone who reads it!

    Reading through, it was your patience and persistence that brought you to where you are now.

    I’m sure you are still growing and that is wonderful.

    Thanks so much,

    -Donna

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      Thanks Donna for stopping by. Learning is a continuous process and I am still learning and will be learning always!

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  • Lovely to hear your story Atish, and now you are able to help others with their blogging journey as well. It is amazing what one can do when determined 🙂
    Jacs

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  • Hi Atish,
    Thank you for sharing your story. I appreciate learning about you. I admire your dedication and determination to press beyond circumstances to create the life you want for yourself.

    Blessings!
    Bill

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  • Really bhai,
    I am not getting the words to express that how your above words have motivated me.

    For me getting daily motivation is a difficult task…
    But I think I got complete blog full of inspiration.

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  • Hi Atish,

    Congratulations, you have really come a very long and one thing which is clear is that, success will be knocking at our door steps is we are willing to persevere like you and your friend did.

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  • very inspiring !!!
    nice job brother.

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  • Great story indeed Atish! Like others, I too love hearing how someone started a company or any startups, especially the successful people’s stories.

    Congrats for your successful career and I know you’ll reach more heights in upcoming days 🙂

    Zainil Dedhia! I remember of giveaways at techtricksworld!

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      Thanks Sriram for the encouraging words. Its just the started. A lot to do.. Life seems to be short to do all the stuffs I have planned! Heheh.

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  • Your story inspired me a lot.Thanks for sharing such a motivational story. I am glad to know your blogging journey. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  • Great Atish.. 🙂 A very inspiring and touching story..especially for a person like me who has just started out….! You are really inspirational..

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      Thanks Saikiran for your kind words. I am glad that you found it motivational. Keep up the good work!

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  • Hello sir,
    It is always inspiring to read your blogs… Keep sharing….

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    • Author

      Thank you so much for coming by Nancy and Its always good to hear that I am somehow able to inspire other people. 🙂

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  • Hi Atish bro,
    Its really a inspiring story. Thanks to share some of your experience with us.
    Have a great and bright future.

    With regards,
    Naveen
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  • Hi Atish

    Very inspirational story and the most positive thing is that you didn’t mention even single hurdle you faced in your early struggle and just mentioned the blessings and opportunities you got. This shows your mindset of remembering positive and forgetting the negative.

    Thanks a lot for sharing; I am surprised why I could not have read this post earlier and this is the benefit of keep sharing old posts by a little updating them

    Keep enjoying the wonderful field of blogging.
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      Thanks Mi Muba sir,

      Glad you liked my story. Hurdles are always something to teach and I take things positively. Yes, sharing older posts is good and that is why you noticed my story and came here reading and commenting.

      Thanks for the support. 🙂

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  • Inspirational story, Atish!

    What a coincidence, I started with my first blogspot website at June of 2010, too!
    Then I went right away to self hosted WordPress blog just after 3 months.

    You are doing a fantastic job at TechTricksWorld, loving it!

    Thanks for sharing your story, Atish.
    Talk to you soon! 🙂
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      Good to see you here Erik!

      Great to know that you and me started blogging in the same year wow! Thanks for your kind words! you are already a star over NPI and SM!

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  • Hi Atish,

    Enjoyed reading your story. It takes a lot to get this far.

    I hope to see you posting your income reports (like other pro bloggers do) in the near feature for more inspiration.

    All the best !

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      Thanks Preethi!

      NO I won’t share income reports ever as I don’t believe in all this. This doesn’t motivate anyone but most of the newbies deviate from actual blogging and just run for money.

      I am not a pro-blogger yet! Income stuff is what I want to keep secret.

      Hope you like my philosophy! Thanks 🙂

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      • I kind of go with you on this note; but I believe its not the case with all bloggers out there.

        Income reports help one figure out which monetization method is doing rounds in the current blogging scenario, thereby letting them choose the one that suits their case best.

        Not all blogger compromise on adding value to their readership while trying to churn money.

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          Not sure Preethi!

          But I don’t want to share income reports but lets see!

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        • Author

          Preethi,

          Though I would like to share that if anyone want to make a full time money then he needs to have 1-2 very good blogs and few more with high stats like PR, DA because sponsored reviews, paid posts are great ways to make very good money.

          Other ways, like Adsense, Affiliate marketing are great too but that needs a great amount of traffic, Actually targeted traffic.

          Thus, you can blog in both ways so that dual earning source can be generated.

          Thanks for the discussion Preethi.

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  • Hi Atish sir
    Its very interesting and hardworking story of you
    I like it
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  • Hi Atish ,
    I saw you story before and I know you did go after your passion and you do a great job,
    What I noticed from the comments here and before is ,that you are on the right path of
    success ,because you are a giver and you are of servise to others, which is a beautiful
    attitude of yours , it is a important part of the law of success 🙂
    “For it is in giving that we receive.” ― St. Francis of Assisi
    It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
    They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish -Kahlil Gibran
    What you give will come back and keep your Atish alive 🙂
    Keep doing the great work .I wish you all the best .
    Thank you
    Erika

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  • I am not getting the words to express that how your above words have motivated me. Thanks A lot for writing..

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