How These Top 10 Indian Bloggers Are Making Money from Their Blogs
Most bloggers say blogging is easy.
“It’s easy to start a blog and make money from it”. I bet you have seen such articles before and yes I’ve. Is it really so easy?
I guess NOT. Profitable blogging not only takes time and consistent efforts but it also requires a lot of sacrifices. Just like any business, making money from blogging is really possible. If you are thinking to start a new blog or looking for some quick motivation, I’ve compiled a list of top 10 Indian bloggers who are making money from their blogs not from months but years.
As a rule of thumb, you can’t call someone a “top blogger” unless he’s making money off his blogs for at least 1 to 2 years consistently. If you are one among them, that’s great and I’d love to know more about you (in the comments).
For the remaining people who are searching for “top 10 Indian bloggers who are REALLY making money from their blogs”, this post is for you.
Note: I have known all the Indian bloggers mentioned in this list for a long time now and I know they are making a decent income from their blogs over the last few years. This top 10 Indian bloggers list is NOT based on their Alexa ranks, number of their email subscribers etc.
It is purely based on the “legitimate bloggers from India who are actually making money from their blogs”.
So are you curious to find out? Let’s get started.
Table of Contents
- Top 10 Indian Bloggers who are Making Big Money with Their Blogs
- Few key “common things” to note from all the above top 10 Indian bloggers
Top 10 Indian Bloggers who are Making Big Money with Their Blogs
#1. Amit Agarwal
Who is Amit Agarwal?
Amit Agarwal is the FIRST professional blogger from India. He is probably the ONLY one blogger who is making a TON of money every single month from his online sources.
His blog Labnol (also known as Digital Inspiration) was launched in 2004 which is one of the top 100 technology blogs in the world. At an average his blog receives over 3 million page views every single month and it frequently gets quotes in all the major publications such as Wall Street Journal, Lifehacker, CNBC, Forbes etc.
What is his blog Labnol.org all about?
His blog Labnol.org covers all the topics ranging from technology to how to guides to WordPress tips. He writes a lot of simple tutorials related to technology and Internet which can be digested by even newbies. If you are looking for technology related stuff or making money online stuff, you should bookmark and follow his blog.
How does Amit Agarwal make money from his blog?
Amit Agarwal runs over 12 blogs from various fields. He also creates and sells apps to make money. He also offers consulting where he makes most money.
Apart from all the above, majority of his blogging income comes from AdSense from his primary blog Labnol.org. He usually makes around $30,000 every single month in income.
As I said above, to make that much money from AdSense, you need to build a high traffic blog that should get an average of 1 million page views per month. It’s REALLY difficult unless and until you have an authority blog with a lot of followers (he has over 1 million Google+ followers and even more on other platforms like Twitter and Facebook).
Income sources: Affiliate marketing, AdSense, blog consulting, products
What I like about Amit Agarwal?
He is the authority blogger from India. What I like most about him is his consistency over the past 12 years. Maintaining that level of consistency is REALLY hard. And that’s what keeping him unique and successful from the remaining bloggers.
How to connect with Amit Agarwal?
#2. Harsh Agrawal
Who is Harsh Agrawal?
Harsh is one of the most talented bloggers in India. He is blogging since 2008 and he has considered as one of the emerging blogging personalities from India.
What his blog Shout Me Loud is all about?
Shout Me Loud is the blog where you can find all technology, blogging and SEO related articles. There are over 2000 articles have been published around those topics and mostly you will find them all very useful. If you are a beginner blogger, you should definitely subscribe to his blog.
How does Harsh Agrawal makes money from his blog?
Harsh usually makes around $25,000 every single month from his blog. And he has a lot of other blogs as well which run under the name of ShoutDreams. He also recently made around $27,000 in one single month which is a huge amount if you are especially from India.
Income sources: Affiliate marketing, paid reviews, blog consulting, paid speaking gigs, AdSense
What I like about Harsh Agrawal?
His dedication towards blogging is truly incredible. He always focuses on growing his audience and turning more people into bloggers by sharing his blogging skills over events and live webinars on YouTube.
How to connect with Harsh?
#3. Kulwant Nagi
Who is Kulwant Nagi?
Kulwan Nagi is a blogging pioneer. He hails from Fatehabad, Haryana but not a regular guy. He’s brilliant minded and he turned his blogging passion into profession which is helping him to travel around the world by making money from his laptop.
What his blog Blogging Cage is all about?
Blogging Cage was launched in 2012. It covers all the topics ranging from blogging to SEO to affiliate marketing to making money online. If you are someone who is looking for simple ways to build a better blog, you should have a look at his posts which are insanely useful.
How does Kulwant Nagi makes money from his blog?
His major income source comes from affiliate marketing. He’s too good at it and his audience always love to buy when he recommends a product. He usually makes around $10,000 every single month.
Income sources: Affiliate marketing, paid reviews, blog consulting (one on one sometimes).
What I like about Kulwant Nagi?
His hard work is what making him truly unique from the rest of the competition. He travels a lot and he is a hard working guy who focuses on growing his blog audience.
How to connect with Kulwant?
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#4. Amit Bhawani
Who is Amit Bhawani?
Amit Bhawani is a professional blogger from India who has been blogging since 2005. He mainly offers SEO services by running a web development company in Hyderabad and he has a strong portfolio catering to US and UK clients.
What his blog is all about?
His blog AmitBhawani.com is the best technology platform where you will find his personal stories, technology and Internet marketing related stuff. He is also running a Mobile Review & News blog at Phoneradar.com.
How does he make money?
He makes majority of his money through AdSense and he also runs a SEO oriented company which got great number of US clients. He also promotes products and runs another smartphone review oriented blog which is again as popular as his primary blog.
Income sources: Affiliate marketing and AdSense
What I like about him?
Blogging since 2005 is not a joke. To stay in the online business for over a decade seriously needs passion, consistency and dedication. And that’s what I like about him.
How to connect with Amit Bhawani?
#5. Devesh Sharma
Who is Devesh Sharma?
Devesh Sharma runs the most incredible WordPress related site WPKube. He has building websites since 2009, he is not only tech enthusiast but he also shares exceptional blog posts around WordPress related stuff.
What his blog WPKube is all about?
WPKube is a WordPress oriented blog which covers all the tutorials of WordPress themes, plugins, step by step guides on building a successful blog with WordPress. His blog is truly amazing with content packed articles around WordPress.
If you are looking for the best WordPress related blog to learn more about WordPress, you should subscribe to WPKube.
How does Devesh Sharma makes money off his blog?
Through product reviews, services and affiliate marketing. One important thing to note that Devesh never publishes a product review just for the sake of earning a couple of dollars. He only publishes the review of a product when he finds value in it. So you can find only goodies on his blog.
Income sources: Affiliate marketing, paid reviews, WordPress themes and plugins
What I like about Dev?
He is really talented. He is passionate about WordPress related stuff and he is always there to help you when you are in need (related to WordPress issues of course!).
How to connect with him?
#6. Jitendra Vaswani
Who is Jitendra Vaswani?
Jitendra is an Internet marketer, public speaker and passionate affiliate marketer. He lives in Delhi and he is also the founder of Digi Exe along with Bloggers Ideas blog.
What his blog Bloggers Ideas is all about?
Bloggers Ideas blog mainly covers affiliate marketing, product reviews, SEO and blogging related stuff. He launched it in 2014 (just 2 years back) but he put a lot of efforts into it to make it a successful online business. He has clients all over the world and just like Kulwant, he also loves to travel around the world!
How does Jitendra Vaswani makes money from his blog?
Blog consulting, providing blog services and affiliate marketing are his major monetization ways. That’s how he makes most of his income from his blogs. He also travels around the world to attend blog events and to share his knowledge with others by doing public speaking gigs.
Income sources: Affiliate marketing, paid reviews, blog consulting and informational products
What I like about him?
He is a big thinker. He has built a great blog around blogging within 2 years and made his name known to everyone in the industry within a little span. That’s a great achievement and you can learn a lot from him by reading his blog.
How to connect with him?
#7. Anil Agarwal
Who is Anil Agarwal?
Hey, it is me! I’m the owner and founder of BloggersPassion which I started back in 2010 (yes, 6 long years). I’m a Delhi based blogger who is passionate about teaching others how to make money blogging and making money by myself in the process.
What his blog BloggersPassion is all about?
BloggersPassion is your virtual home where you will learn all the insightful and most detailed articles related to blogging, SEO, WordPress and making money online. At an average, each and every blog post that gets published here will be around 2,000+ words.
The post you are reading now (top 10 Indian bloggers) is again a monster post with around 3000 words. So you can expect very detailed articles that I cover on the topics related to making money blogging.
How does Anil Agarwal makes money from his blog?
I mostly use paid reviews, affiliate marketing (SEMrush, Bluehost, Long Tail Pro etc) to make money from my this blog. Apart from them, I also offer free WordPress installation and blog consulting services to make money. At an average I usually make around $1500 to $2000 every single month.
Income sources: Affiliate marketing, paid reviews, blog consulting
How to connect with Anil?
#8. Pradeep Kumar
Who is Pradeep Kumar?
Pradeep Kumar is the owner of HellBound Bloggers and he founded it just when he was 17 years old. He is technically smart and spending most of his time running his blog network Slashsquare which is a web consulting media launched in 2011.
What his blog HellBound Bloggers is all about?
HBB (HellBound Bloggers) is one of the most emerging technology related blogs in India. It covers topics ranging from social media, blogging, SEO, WordPress and Internet. It was launched in 2009 and since then sharing great articles related to the above topics.
How he makes money off his blog?
Product reviews, affiliate marketing are his major income sources. He also makes money from his blogging network Slashsquare which has a bunch of other blogs and sites that make money from various sources. His blog also gets a lot of traffic from social media and search engines. He regularly updates his blog with great articles covering technology and blogging related stuff.
Income sources: Affiliate marketing, paid reviews, Brand collaborations
What I like about him?
His dedication towards growing his blog. He is trying to make his blog HellBound Bloggers one of the best technology blogs in the world. Let’s wish him all the very best.
How to connect with Pradeep?
#9. Jane Sheeba
Who is Jane Sheeba?
Jane Sheeba is the top female blogger from India. She did her Phd in medical physics at Lancaster University, UK before entering into the world of blogging.
What her blog is all about?
JaneSheeba.com (previously Problogging Success) covers all the topics ranging from blogging, SEO, content marketing, email list building to making money online. It’s a great resource for all kinds of bloggers who are looking for actionable tips to grow their online businesses with smart efforts.
How does she makes money from her blog?
Her monthly income ranges from 3000 to 5000 dollars and she usually makes money from her blogging services, product selling and affiliate marketing. She NEVER sells anything so hard that her audience get annoyed. That’s what I call smart marketing.
Income sources: Affiliate marketing, paid reviews, writing and products
What I like about Jane?
To be a mom blogger, spending time with both kids and her blog is a tedious job. Still Jane takes majority of her time to put more efforts into her blog by creating amazing content. She deserves to be in the part of this top 10 Indian bloggers.
How to connect with her?
#10. Ankit Singla
Who is Ankit Singla?
Ankit is based in Delhi (again one more blogger from the capital of India). He’s managing his primary blog Bloggertipstricks while doing his graduation.
What his blog Bloggertipstricks is all about?
He launched this blog in 2013 and since then writing very helpful articles related to blogging. You will mostly find blogging tips, content marketing and making money blogging articles on his blog. Most of his posts are very detailed (he also believes in writing in-depth articles over 2000+ words just like me) and his writing style is unique too.
How does Ankit Singla makes money from his blog?
Ankit usually makes around $1000 to $1500 from his blogging efforts. His income sources mainly come from affiliate marketing, Adsense and sometimes writing about the products he uses.
Income sources: Affiliate marketing & Adsense
What I like about him?
Ankit is a passionate blogger who doesn’t aggressively promote his products to make money. He always focuses on giving the best experience to his readers by providing huge value with his blog’s content.
How to connect with Ankit?
So there you go! Those are the 10 Indian bloggers who are doing incredible things with their blogs, helping others with their valuable content and also making money from their blogs in the process.
Few key “common things” to note from all the above top 10 Indian bloggers
- Almost every one of them is using “affiliate marketing” to make money from their blogs. Majority of the Indian bloggers listed above are making most of their blog earnings from affiliate marketing alone.
- The bloggers mentioned here are making a lot more than an average software Engineer ranging from $1000 to $30,000 every single month. That’s an incredible statistic to notice if you are thinking to start your career as a blogger.
- Most of bloggers mentioned in this list are full time bloggers
- 9 out of 10 bloggers from the list are covering blogging and SEO related stuff on their blogs which is kind of strange considering the fact that “blogging niche” itself is heavily crowded.
- 6 out of 10 bloggers are living nearby New Delhi including me, Amit Agarwal, Harsh Agrawal, Ankit Singla, Devesh Sharma and Jitendra Vaswani.
Final thoughts about the top 10 Indian bloggers
Making money from blogging is NOT easy. It takes serious efforts, time and money to build a profitable blog that makes money.
If you are blogging for just fun, you won’t put any investment either on design or getting a good web hosting. So if you are really serious about making money online with your blogs, consider blogging as a business.
Just like any other serious business, you need investment of time and money in blogging too. Only then you will get great results. And don’t forget blogging is not a get rich quick scheme.
Don’t give up when you don’t get desired results. Just focus on the next step and aim for long term results. That way you can help others succeed as well as you make money in the process.
So what are your thoughts on the top 10 Indian bloggers list mentioned here? Did I miss any one of your favorite Indian blogger? Please let me know so I can consider adding them. Let me also know your views about the post.