Welcome to the very first post of StartGrowSustain.com, a blog created by Mohammad Qaiser (that’s me) to document his journey in different forms of Internet Marketing such as Niche Marketing, Affiliate Marketing and SEO etc.
Who am I?
Hi, I am Mohammad Qaiser, an Internet Marketer and Blogger with a full-time job. I belong from a very small village in rural Bihar, India. I am active in Internet Marketing arena since 2009, and during this time I have seen everything, suffered everything (You Mr. Panda, I am imagining you right now) and learned a lot.
The first Panda update, released in February 2011, changed Search Engine Optimization completely as we know it.
Read my About Page to know more about me.
Why start StartGrowSustain.com?
Since, I started learning ways to make money online after accidentally clicking a link to one of those Spam PTC Sites, I have come a long way. Yes, I am still not a millionaire and have a full-time job that I started after completing my education. But the point is that in the same context that not all business school teachers are founders of multi million startups, you don’t have to be a internet millionaire to start an Internet Marketing Blog.
Apart from what I said above, there are 3 more reasons of why I have started StartGrowSustain.com
1. Because Sharing is Caring
This is one small statement which holds a really big value. By sharing even simple things that you know, which doesn’t seems to be a very valuable information for you, with someone who doesn’t know that, you can actually be making a huge impact in their lives.
Even the smallest effort that you put in helping others might actually make a huge difference in their life.
When I landed on that PTC site, I started wondering if it is really possible to make money online? And when I frantically started Googling it, it were few blogs only which shown me the right direction. Since then I try to help whoever I can, however I can, so that they can do it faster and better than I did.
2. To Document everything that’s going on in my Internet Marketing journey
I really suck at keeping record, in fact there are a lot of information that I miss, which I have to take the hard way later to find out. So, one of the reasons I have started this blog is to tackle this messy habit of mine. By documenting what I am doing, I can stay better informed about my online business. And it can also help the readers of this blog to learn the way things are done and in the sequence I do it.
3. To make myself accountable
You see, I said that I am active in Internet Marketing since 2009, but I am still not making the same dollars as others who started it at the same time.
What do you suppose could be the reason? Well, it is because like many people out there, I actually suck at executing my plans.
Let me give you an example: Many a times I would start doing keyword research, find a great keyword with low competition. Create a content plan, link building and put hours of research into what should I do different than the competition to outrank them etc. Just to not move any further from that point.
So, I have started this blog because I will be sharing every goal that I am setting, on this blog. So, that I know there are some people who are waiting to hear further on a statement I made earlier.To save my face, I will actually take some action so that I don’t go back with the poker face.
Why should you read my blog?
If various types of Internet Marketing such as Niche Marketing, SEO, Affiliate Marketing and Content Marketing interests you, this blog could prove valuable to you. Because I will be sharing every experiment that I do in these sections of Internet Marketing, you can gain a lot of insights on a lot of methods. So, that you can save a lot of time testing these methods from scratch and directly start putting things in action.
Will I be writing all of the content myself?
Most of the content here will be written by me. But some of the general content, which won’t matter if it is written by me or someone else, will be written by a writer from my team. For example, if I want to write a guide on how to to setup a wordpress blog, then like you can assume, there isn’t a lot of value that I would be able to add which the other writer cannot, as long as the content matter is right and well explained. But I would include a footer note that this article is written by someone else.
I might also accept guest posts from people who have to share something, which could be really valuable for my readers. Though I am going to be very picky about this one.
With StartGrowSustain, I want to create more than just a simple blog. I want to create a community of like minded people, who will help each other succeed in their online endeavors. I would love to connect with people who are interested in Niche Marketing. So, if you are reading this post and have made it to this line, then I would love to hear from you in comments.
Alternatively, you can visit my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter.
P.s.:- For the newbies, do read my about page, especially from the Word of Advice heading.
Alright, it’s 10:00 PM already here and I have to wake up early in the morning to go to my job at 7:00 AM. So, will catch up with you guys later.