The Indian blogging industry has come of age.
Over the years, many entrepreneurs with the passion for making money online have taken blogging as a serious profession and established themselves as an authority in their chosen area of specialty.
Unfortunately, most people still don’t think of blogging as a mainstream career option. Because the Indian society is very conservative and Work from home (blogging) is still not culturally appropriate.
Today I will tell you about 17 Popular bloggers in India who are pursuing blogging as their mainstream career and made their name in not just India but globally.
I am sure if you are an aspiring Indian blogger like me then their story will definitely inspire you to take blogging as a full-time profession.
So without further ado lets get started with the list of top Indian bloggers.
1. Amit Agarwal
Amit Agrawal, One of the first few Indian Blogger who started professional blogging in true sense.
He holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science from I.I.T. Roorkee and was previously working as a software developer at ADP Inc. for clients including Goldman Sachs.
In 2004, he quits his corporate job and started his first blog known as Labnol.
Labnol is one of the best tech blog in India which covers how-to guides around consumer software and mobile apps. The purpose of his tech site is to help normal user take maximum advantage of software and web technologies they use on day-to-day basis.
In 2020, Labnol is a hugely popular blog which is visted by more than 4 million people every month. It has won the “Best Technology Blog” award twice at Indibloggers. Over the time, Labnol has been also featured in some famous publications like India Today, Business World, Outlook Magazine and CNN Go.
His Google add-ons for Docs, Sheets, Slides and Google Forms are deployed in some of the biggest companies and universities worldwide with over 1,000,000 installations.
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Microsoft awarded him the Most Valuable Professional award for five years in a row.
I personally think that he is the one who charted out the path for himself in blogging and inspired thousands of bloggers in India to the up this path.
2. Harsh Agrawal
Harsh Agarwal – A well-known name in not just Indian but global blogging Industry.
After graduating from Sharda University, he was placed in one of the top multinational professional services company “Accenture.” But his passion for blogging and dream of living 9-5 job free life made him quit his full-time job and take Blogging as a profession.
In December, 2008 he Started ShoutMeLoud where he used to wrote about usual tech stuff.
Later on, he was surprised to know that Blogging could make 10-20x more money than what a normal person gets in a corporate job. He was wondering why nobody told him earlier that he could follow his passion and make money.
That’s where he made a mission that he will let others know about Blogging and how they can share their knowledge, stories, and ideas with others and at the same time live a boss free life.
This is where he started sharing everything he was learning about blogging on his Blog ShoutMeLoud.
Since all of his content was based on his own learning experience and practical experiments, soon ShoutMeLoud visitors started connecting with him.
Fast forward to 2020, ShoutMeLoud has become one of the most popular blogs in India which helps others in starting and growing their blog.
Over the years ShoutMeloud has also won multiple awards, and it has been featured on IBM, Inc, YouStory, Entrepreneur and many other popular publications.
💡 Want to know how much money Harsh Makes from his blog?
Harsh has Published 2009-2018 income report on his blog, which you can check from here. But from 2018 onward he stopped publishing his income report. But according to one of his recent (March 2020) interview given on Niche Pursuits podcast, he shared that he makes on an average $50,000/month.
3. Shradha Sharma
Shradha Sharma is a perfect example for those women who aspire to be the best at whatever they set their minds on.
She grew up in Patna (Bihar) and moved to New Delhi in 1997 to complete her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history.
After completing her education, she started working for Times of India and later Joined CNBC Mumbai, which involved her speaking with a lot of entrepreneurs.
There came a time in her job when few of her entrepreneurial success story ideas were rejected by the channel. And she was interacting more often with plenty of Entrepreneur from different field, she had her thing figured out – there were plenty of entrepreneurs waiting to get heard. But then, there was no one interested to take their stories to the world.
This ignited her to quit that luxurious, high paying job and start her own venture “Your Story.”
Fast forward to 2020, YourStory is a domestic name in the entrepreneurial community and has earned the status as the go-to platform for everything a startup founder would ever need.
YourStory has published over 70,000 articles in 12 different languages. It attracts 12.5 to 15 million page views and over 6 million unique visitors every month.
From a small girl fighting against the odds in Bihar to the Founder of Asia’s leading media platform for entrepreneurs “Yourstory”, her tale is inspiring hundreds of women entrepreneurs across the nation.
4. Anand Khanse
Anand Khanse, the man who proved age is no bar to succeed in the world of Blogging.
Anand is the Fountain head of The Windows Club, a blog dedicated to one of the biggest Operating Systems in the world, “Windows”.
His passion for computer and technology made him launch Thewindowsclub on 20th April 2009. His main aim behind starting his own blog was to help amateur users to fix their Windows systems on their own.
With the time he and his team also started developing and providing freeware for Windows. FixWin Windows Repair Tool and Ultimate Windows tweaker are few of the notable freeware that amassed global recognition. To date, they have created more than 80 Windows freeware making it the only online source with such a huge collection.
His blog attracts around 10 million page views every month. And that Anand’s blog has been such a runaway hit that Microsoft themselves awarded him the company’s most valuable professional award for 10 consecutive years (2006-2016).
From 2016 onward, he is a Windows Insider MVP and enjoys Windows Troubleshooting, Optimization, and Customization.
He has been also featured Fox8 Live News TV, LifeHacker, Washington Post, PC World, and other online & offline publications.
In an interview published in Entrepreneur Magzine, Anand said “Windows is a passion to me and blogging a medium for expression. I never blogged to make money. I blogged to build a reputation, knowing very well that money would follow.“
5. Nandini Shenoy
Here comes another very successful women in our list of top bloggers in India. Nandini Shenoy, the brain behind Indi’s leading entertainment publication “PinkVila“.
Nandini was raised in a family full of talented engineers in Mangalore (Karnataka). She completed her primary education from her home city and went on to the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (NITK).
Then she moved to the US for a Master’s in ECE from Rutgers University. After completing her degree she joined Microsoft, Redmond as a software engineer.
Since her childhood, Nandini was fascinated by Bollywood movies and film stars. But while working in the US, she felt that no Indian website was helping her updated with the latest happenings of Bollywood celebrities. This is when the idea of “Pinkvilla” came into her mind.
With her expertise in software and technologies, she created a site where any user could register and create posts. ( Basically, an open-to-all forum where people could discuss their favorite stars and movies.)
Within a few months, users on the site started growing mainly through word of mouth and its discovery via Orkut and Google searches.
According to one of her Interviews – The year 2009 was her turning point when some of the pictures of Sonam Kapoor posted on her blog went viral and a leading magazine company, (Hindustan Times) contacted her to use those pictures.
In 2010, when she felt that Pinkvilla was at a stage where it had enough traction and revenue, she left her job at Microsoft and started working full-time on her blog.
Currently her website is very profitable and has on going deal with almost all major movie production houses for ads and promotion.
PinkVilla is now putting around 100 stories a day and attracts more than 10 million visitors a month.
6. Pritam Nagrale
Remember the famous quote by Robert F. Kennedy – “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” Pritam is a live example of converting failure into Success.
Pritam was born and brought up in Kota, Rajasthan. After completing his Engineering degree from LIT Nagpur, he shifted to Mumbai in search of job.
Somehow he landed a job but he was not happy with his monthly salary getting from 9-5 job. So, he started searching for online jobs to make side income.
According to one of his interview, he started making good side income online with online surveys, click bank, eBay and PTC sites.
After working on many online off jobs, In 2009, he came to know that “Blogging” is a ggod source to make money online.
Technology Blogs were trend at that time, so he started a tech blog named “technocian.com” which was a big failure because he has not any idea of writing articles.
In 2010, he created another blog named “onlinejobreview.in” which was related to money-making ideas, unfortunately, he failed with this blog too.
In 2011, His third blog “jobs8home.com” got little success but unfortunately, it got penalized by google.
Surjobs cover articles related to education & career while and Money connexion provides legit information for making money online.
According to one of his interviews published on Satish K Videos youtube channel (watch interview), he earns $25,000/mo with both his blog.
7. Abhijeet Mukherjee
Abhijeet is a full time Delhi based professional blogger. After completing his college (Delhi Univesrity), he started working in a call center.
He used to work with reputed companies like Wipro and Dell, where his job was to solve people’s tech problems over the phone.
According to one of his interview “One day While reading a newspaper article on Sabeer Bhatia (founder of Hotmail), he came across the word ‘blog’ in the article and that aroused his curiosity for blogging.”
As he always wanted to do something on the internet, and most importantly become self-employed. That’s when he decided to quit his full-time job and started his personal blog called Jeet Blog. He used to publish tech related content on his personal blog.
After two years of dabbling around and trying a lot of things on the internet, he decided to quit his personal blog and create a long term asset. That’s when he started Guiding Tech in 2010.
Fast forward to 2020, Guiding tech is a leading tech publication in India which shares in-depth consumer tech content that includes explainers, buying guides, analysis, cool lists, and information.
8. Arun Prabhudesai
Arun Prabhudesai, the man who needs no introduction when it comes to Blogging and Startup Ecosystem of India.
After working nearly 12 years in IT industry across three continents, he came back to India because he wanted to start something of his own.
In 2007 he started a tech blog named “trak.in” to keep himself, and in the process also the readers, intouch with latest Indian Business and Startup Buzz.
Over the past more than a decade, Trak.in has grown tremendously. Started from an single authored blog to having a team of expert writers who publish their columns on trak.in.
Apart from his blog, Arun is also known for his YouTube channel “Trakin tech“.
It is one of the fastest-growing YouTube channels with over 4 million subscribers that features daily videos on Smartphone & Gadget Reviews, Unboxing videos, and Tech News.
9. Pardeep Goyal
Pardeep Goyal is a finance geek, content marketing expert, and a growth consultant for early-stage startups.
After completing his education, he strated working in an reputed IT company. Though he was getting paid well, but unhappy with the work culture.
After working for more than 7 year in IT sector, he quits his job and started a small software company by investing all his savings.
Unfortunately, his startup didn’t work well and he has to suffer loss of over $20,000, This incident undermined his entrepreneurial dream.
He started taking up freelance writing jobs to pay his monthly bill. While working as a freelance writer, he ended up falling in love with content writing and content marketing.
In 2015, he decides to stop writing for others and started his own blog named “Cashoverflow”. With his blog, he provides practical insights on Saving money, Investing money, and Earning passive money.
Fast forward to 2020, Cashoverflow has grown to a full-fledged personal finance site which is visited by over 300k users every month for getting advice on choosing the best credit card, bank account, loan, and Insurance.
10. Aseem Kishore
Aseem holds a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Emory University.
In his more than a decade long career in IT industry, he has worked as a programmer, network administrator, systems administrator, systems analyst and data analyst.
Aseem started his first blog “Online-tech-tips” in 2007 to document all the issues he was troubleshooting while working in IT. Within first 6 month, thousands of people started visiting his blog for computer and gadget troubleshooting tips.
In 2010, he decided to quit his IT job to dedicate his full time to his blog. In last 10 years, he has written well over 3000 articles on topics ranging from Windows to databases.
Currently his blog get around 3.8 million page views a month and is growing rapidly.
His another blog “Help desk geek” has also become a popular site receiving more than 3 million page views every month.
11. Kulwant Nagi
Kulwant Nagi belongs to a small town called Fatehabad in Haryana, India.
He completed his formal education from his home city itself. Later he did Diploma in Electronics and Communication from a very reputed college in Haryana.
During his Bachelor’s degree, he prepared for the GRE and TOEFL exam to get admission for masters in USA. Luckily, he cleared both the exam and got selected in 6 reputed university of USA. One University also offered him a $16,000 scholarship.
Later, he found that his father is not financially able to afford his US education, so he dropped the plan to go to USA and started working as a verification engineer in India.
Initially he liked his day job, but Soon he found himself enclosed in the corporate world and decided to quit his job. After quitting his job, he started finding money-making opportunities on the internet and came to know about Blogging.
He created his first blog “KulwantNagi.com” in September 2011 where he used to write about MLM and network marketing.
After working on his personal blog for a few months, he started developing more interest in Blogging. So on 15th January 2012, he registered the domain BloggingCage.com and rest is history.
From a simple ordinary guy from Haryana to getting featured on top online publications like Huffington Post, YourStory, Hindustan Times, ProBlogger and speaking in Chitkara University, LPU, ITM University, Payoneer, CueLinks, and BlogX, he has come a long way.
12. Amit Bhawani
If you are an avid reader of technology blog, then you might be already knowing “Amit Bhawani”. His is the man behind Famous technology blog “Phone Radar“.
Amit is a full time Hyderabad based Indian blogger who entered into online world in the year 2004.
He used to run a Web Development Company (Digital World Solutions) at Hyderabad – India with a strong team of 7 people. His company was offering SEO & Web development Services to clients mainly catering towards US & UK.
Apart from running his web development company, he was also running a personal blog “Amitbhawani.com” Where was publishing articles on topics like technology, career and Indian News.
After working for various websites and business for more than 7-8 years, he thought he should create something of his own and implement his seo skills on own projects because in that case he could make the most of his hardworks and would not have to worry about clients.
So In 2014, he created a tech blog called “Phone Radar”. As technology niche has been very saturated from a long time, So he’s chosen a specific segment of the market “Smartphones” and differentiated himself from other technology blogs.
Apart from his tech blog, he also has a YouTube channel on the same name with more than a million subscribers.
13. Anil Agarwal
Anil Agarwal is a professional blogger from Gurgaon, India and well know for his blog “Bloggers Passion”.
After completing his Master degree in computer he started working as an SEO professional. After working for few years in the SEO field, he realized the true potential of blogging.
As everyone else does, he started with free blogs on Blogspot platform. After working for few years on his blogspot, he got a better understanding of the blogging industry.
So in 2010, he decided to create a self hosted blog named “Bloggers passion”. His main goal behind starting this blog was to help newbie bloggers in their blogging journey so that they can do well with their own blogs.
Over the years, Bloggers Passion has been featured on Forbes.com, Huffingtonpost, Semrush, Problogger and Jeffbullas to name a few. According to his last year income report, he is making over $100k every year.
Recently he also started a new venture “HostingMonks” – a blog dedicated to helping bloggers and businesses choose right hosting for their needs.
14. Dassana Amit
Dassana is one of the India’s most popular female food blogger.
She is professionally trained in cooking, baking and confectionery as she has done her graduation in home science. After completing her degree, she also worked as an intern in a five star hotel.
In Feb 2009, she started her blog “vegrecipesofindia.com” to keep a log (online journal) of her family recipes.
In an interview she said “It was on the insistence of my husband “Amit” that I started maintaining this online journal. Of course I had no idea back then that vegrecipesofindia would grow so much and become India’s most popular food blog.”
In the span of 9 Years, she has published more than 1800 vegetarian recipes on her blog which makes it one of the largest collection of pure Indian vegetarian recipes.
All her recipes are tried & tested and presented with step by step tutorial along with pictures and short videos.
15. Piunika Sharma
Piunika Sharma is an Electronics Engineer by profession, but has experience of working in several field – be it software coding, HR management, or technical writing.
She started her blog “PiunikaWeb” in 2017 with an aim to offer complex tech-related information in a way that any non-techy guy can easily understand it.
Being working in one of the most saturated blogging niche, she stand out from the crowd in the sense that usually her site break news stories that you’ll not find anywhere in the mainstream tech media.
Her stories has been picked up by some of the most popular media outlets in the world, including Techcrunch, Foxnews, Wired, Forbes, The Verge, Gizmodo,TNW, Cnet, and many others.
Within a short span of just 2.5 years, her blog has got immense popularity and recieves approximately 3.5 million pageviews per month.
16. Ankit Singla
Ankit is a full time blogger belongs to Delhi. He complted his 3 years Diploma in Information Technology from a Government college in 2011.
After getting dropped out of Engineering college he started looking for part time jobs. One day, one of his college friend advised him to starting a blog. He started collecting information about Blogging from internet.
He created multiple blogs in different niche, but his main obstacle was writing fluently in English. So, he started learning content writing, SEO and WordPress.
It took him 2 years to make any proft from his blog. But he was hooked and found his passion.
In 2019, he shut down all of his blogs to focus on his new blog “Master Blogging“, on which he teaches the art of blogging to newbies.
Because of his blogging skills, he also got featured in many big news sites and magazines such as NDTV Prime, The Huffington Post, YourStory, The First Move and many others.
17. Sumit Bansal
Sumit Bansal is a well recognized blogger in the blogosphere world.
After completing his MBA in finance, Sumit started working with marketing and consulting firms. For more than 7 years he worked in marketing field in various roles.
His day-to-day work includes crunching a lot of data in spreadsheet and creating reports from it. Because of his work he was constantly learning new things about spreadsheet from online courses and free videos.
After reading one of the Chris Guillebeau’s book “The $100 Startup“, he got inspired to start his own blog. As he was very good using and managing Spreadsheets, he decided to create a blog in Excel niche where he could share his expertise with other people in the form of tutorials and videos.
Just after 14 months of starting his blog “Trump excel”, he was recognized by Microsoft as the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for sharing his Excel knowledge and helping people learn Excel.
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Final thoughts on Top Indian Bloggers
While there are thousands of blogs being created on the internet every day, only few converts into a successful blog.
If you are an aspiring blogger, then you can take a cue from the top bloggers in India that I’ve listed in this post. Check out their Journey and see what you can take out from there.
Who is your Favorite Indian blogger who has inspired you mots in your Journey?
Let me know in the comments.