Meet the Blogger – Trishna Das
In our latest interview series which I like to call “Meet the Blogger”, where I spotlight inspiring creatives on this Blogger Magazine. We caught up with Trishna Das who runs Indian Budget Beauty Blog.
- Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Blog?
I am a 23 year old Bioengineering Student and I have been blogging for almost 5 years. My blog is about ‘Makeup & Beauty On a Budget’. I share my love for skincare, makeup and occasionally fashion.
- Describe what inspired you to start your blog?
Well, I was 18 years old when I started watching makeup tutorials on YouTube. My pocket money could not bare the burden of the high end products that they usually used in their tutorials. So I started searching for affordable alternatives in online sites. That’s when the idea for ‘Indian Budget Beauty’ spark automatically and I started my blog where I was sharing reviews of affordable makeup and skincare
- How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
My love for makeup and beauty motivates me to keep on writing and sharing my reviews. I feel like I could help someone in making the right choice by sharing what I know. My readers’ feedback keeps on pushing me to write more and it keeps the blog running
- How active are you on a weekly basis? How often do you communicate with your followers?
I usually post 3 blog posts every week and sometimes even more when I get extra time apart from doing my college work. I respond to every blog comments. I am very active on Instagram and Pinterest. I could communicate better with my followers on Instagram where I always respond to their queries
- What do you think is the best social media strategy for getting more visitors to a blog?
The key is to stay consistent and answer to the queries that builds a connection with your followers/readers! I usually see a better growth when I am consistent on my social media platforms. I also feel bloggers should implement more on Pinterest that brings a good amount of Traffic
- Would you encourage other people to make their blog?
Yes I would definitely encourage other people to start their blog if they have a passion to write, a profitable niche and a will to stay committed to face any hurdles in their way
- A lot of people think that blogging is an easy way to make money online. Do you have some tips for those people who are interested in making money from the blog?
I’d recommend to join an affiliate network that provides good commission which will help you in earning money from your recommendations. You also need to grow your email subscribers and your blog traffic. You can also show ads on your blog or start your own products (Eg. Ebook, course, etc)
- What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
My most challenging moment would be when I migrated my blog from blogger to self-hosted WordPress. I tried doing it on my own and it massively failed. It totally messed up my blog traffic. But thankfully with some professional help, I got it through. Secondly, SEO! I spend almost 3-4 hours a day on fixing my blog post SEO, searching for the right keyword that my blog could rank in google. Blogging does not only mean writing, it also requires a lot of research!
- What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?
My greatest achievement has to be the growth that I see in myself as a person. I was an introvert but lately I’ve become better at connecting and communicating with people. Now I am surrounded by an awesome bunch of people (Friends and family) whom I could trust and can rely on.
- Who Is Your Blogging Hero And Why?
My blogging hero has to be Neil Patel. I’ve learnt so much about SEO and blogging tips and tricks from him. Without him, i could not have handled the technical part of my site alone. I even use his keyword research tool for my blog’s keyword research.
- What Advice Would You Give To A New Blogger Starting Out?
Invest in your blog from the very first day. Stay true to yourself and your readers, never give out any biased views. Create quality content and be patient because won’t see a huge chunk of traffic on the very first day. That will take time but don’t lose hope. Keep on pushing good quality content. Always remember Quality>Quantity
- Have you collaborate with brands? If yes, name few brands you worked with
Yes, I have collaborated with few awesome brands – Pixi Beauty, Sigma Beauty, Gerard Cosmetics, Lakme, NYX Cosmetics, Myntra, Flower Beauty, L’Oréal, Bioderma, etc
- Finally, what are your thoughts about BloggerMagazine?
I absolutely love the Blogger interview section. It’s a great community for bloggers to know more about alike people. I have been reading those interviews and it contains some of the best advices. I also get to hear a lot of amazing stories from these wonderful people.
Follow Trishna Das on her journey at:
indianbudgetbeauty.com | instagram.com/indianbudgetbeautyblog | pinterest.com/indianbudgetbeautyblog | twitter.com/trishnadas | facebook.com/indianbudgetbeautyblog