Hello Friends. It's time to Meet the Blogger. Today we have an awesome travel blogger with us. Shalu Sharma is an well-known persona in the Indian travel industry. Her blog ShaluSharma.com is a must visit for everyone who is planning a trip to India in near future.
Shalu calls herself an 'Indian Housewife' who loves to write about travels and holidays in India. She does a lot of outdoors activities, site seeing, visits many places in India and around the world. Shalu is also passionate about her state Bihar, which motivated her to build an online community YouBihar – the biggest Bihar social networking site with 10,000+ members.
In this interview with WPB360, she has discussed about the techniques of SEO for travel blogs, the most effective strategy to drive traffic and her travel learning. She has also shared some handy tips for the newbies who are aspiring to become a travel bloggers. We are very much thankful to Shalu for taking time to answer all the questions. Let's dive into the discussion now.
Manidipa: Hi Shalu, welcome to WPB360. Could you please share a bit about yourself and how did you start your first blog?
Shalu: My name is Shalu Sharma and I blog about travelling and holidaying in India. I am from Patna, the capital of Bihar. This is where I have spent most of my life – studying and living. I have done Masters in History and then completed Masters in Business Administration from the UK. I briefly worked for a company but then realised that it was not for me.
I started to look for something different to do. I started my first website and it become somewhat popular and added Adsense on it and got some revenue from it. I started to read about making money online and it all started. I then started a Bihar social networking site called YouBihar. I scraped the entire project and then started my travel blog on ShaluSharma.com.
Manidipa: What were your goals when you first started shalusharma.com? Did anything change over time?