Hello Friends I am here with another amazing interview, this time I am interviewing Jane Sheeba she is a scientist and founder of Pro Blogging Success, I hope this interview will give you some more confidence in your blogging career, Jane Sheeba is Inspiration for female Indian bloggers so this Interview is specially for Female Bloggers in India.
Interview with Jane Sheeba
Ans: My entry into the blogging world was quite accidental, I would say. I just started hanging out on forums and reading blogs when I was away from home (in the UK, for my Ph. D) for the first time. I was home sick, and lonely and just wanted to get rid of those two feelings. I also started a couple of blogs in blogger.com platform and started sharing the stuff I learned (there was no focused category).
And after a year, one fine morning, my blogs got deleted by Blogger. By the time I was also learning about the potential of blogging as a business. I then started blogging on self-hosted WordPress platform.
Ans: When it comes to blogging in India, I can see a tremendous change in recent years. In fact, more and more Indians, especially the very younger ones are jumping in with their blogs, which is kinda cool. I am aware of many female bloggers who are from India. They are charming, full of enthusiasm and a determination, from what I can see from their blogs and the way they market it. So ya, there’s a pretty cool future.
Ans: I manage about 17 blogs and some niche sites. At the time of this interview I still have a day job (I was ready to quit about 6 months ago, but I have a science project to be completed before I can quit). I can say that I’m pretty good at managing my tasks and working systematically – you know, not the Ms. Perfect, but still I’m good at that.
I use some tools to keep me focused and help me with organizing my work. Google docs, Rainlendar (acts as my PA), Astrid (for collaborating with my VA and PA), Evernote and stuff like that. Couldn’t be organized without them!
Ans : Both are good, if you know to manage your time better. It depends on the financial status and other circumstances the blogger is in. If you are in a regular job and have started blogging, it is good to blog part time since you will have a hard time generating a decent income for the first few months and your day job will help with funding for your blogging expenses.
But when your business grows, and when you need to put your full attention on your business and when you have started generating a stable income, you can quit your day job and become a full time blogger. Just see that you don’t quit in a hurry.
Second, our society is still not completely forward. A small portion of the pie is, but a larger chunk still believes that women should either be housewives or just go to a corporate company and earn a decent income for the family.
Third, starting and running an online business involves some risks and most women don’t want to take it due to the above mentioned reasons.
Creating awareness is the only quick solution as of now – the awareness should not only tell women that such an opportunity exists but also highlight its true potential. Conducting conferences/seminars on this topic in schools, colleges or outside will help spread the awareness.
But I want to make a small note here – I’ve mostly encountered folks who discourage me, and try to get me off track with this blogging business. There’s nothing wrong with them; they think that blogging is not a safe and a robust way to generate stable income and I could end up jobless and lose a great career opps (with my research). I can understand their concern 100%. But all of it is because they are not aware of the potential.
Ans: Ms. Ileane (Basic Blog Tips), Ana Hoffman (Traffic Generation Café), Ditesco or Franciso (iBlog Zone), Hesham (Famous Bloggers), Annabel Candy (Successful Blogging) and Georgina Laidlaw (Content manager at Problogger) – a few nice folks who’ve been and are nice friends, have helped me generously and have made a crucial contribution to my online success, especially when I was just starting out!
Ans: Oh absolutely YES. Investing is absolutely necessary in any kind of business and blogging is no exception. Investing in a business makes you feel serious about it. It also helps you acquire the right tools and platforms needed to make your blog professional.
1. I’ve become an authority both in the online and offline world.
2. I make money while I sleep.
3. I’ve become highly self confident, mature (OK that’s an ongoing part) and thoughtful.
Ans : For most Indian bloggers language is a problem. Only a very few bloggers are good with English which is somewhat unfortunate. So I suggest every Indian blogger, who has problems expressing their views in English (fluently and with decent grammar), to take up language courses or even better, read blogs like DailyWritingTips.com. And yes, write more. The more you write the better you will get at it.
The second problem is the availability of resources, and unfortunately we can do nothing about. For instance, even if I am willing to pay for a 8Mbps broadband connection, the highest speed available in my city is 2Mbps. This is just an example; there are more like this.
Nevertheless, it is our duty to work hard and deliver as much as possible with what is available.
Q: Thank You for Sharing Your Views and Ideas with us.
Ans : Thank you Nishant for this wonderful opportunity! I wish you all success with your blog.
Thanks for reading whole Interview, after this interview I found one thing , She works really hard to manage everything properly, I wish more success for her.