I grew up with dream to explore & learn
Howdy, Welcome to my personal web space! In this space I write about things that matter to me, and the things that define me every day. Here I scribble down my thoughts, inspirations, dreams, and anything I feel is important in my day-to-day life. For newcomers: I’m Harsh Agrawal, and I manage an award-winning blog known as “ShoutMeLoud”. I’m an engineer by education and a blogger by profession.
I started blogging in a free blogging platform and was writing about technology.
Borrowed credit card:
Realized blogging could be a great career opportunity, and had no access to the credit card to buy hosting, as I was only 22. Borrowed a credit card from an online friend, and that’s how I was able to buy a hosting online.
ShoutMeLoud & first income:
ShoutMeLoud was launched in Dec 2008 in a one-bedroom apartment in Delhi while working at a call centre at the same time. I earned my first $10 by helping a gentleman from Australia, and that’s where I discovered making money online is not a myth.
How an accident changed my life:
On June 28th, 2009, I had a terrible accident that changed my life forever. The doctors told me that I would never be able to walk again, and I nearly lost all hope and faith for a good life. Thanks to an excellent surgeon (Dr Prateek Gupta), I ultimately was able to walk again after being bedridden for seven months.
My First partnership
I teamed up with a successful blogger from India to create a new industry there, and for six months I worked as a B.D.O. with my new partner.
During those six months, our company became financially independent, and I purchased my first car from my own internet earnings. My life was finally back on the right track.
Moved back to Delhi
Left the venture in Pune and shifted to Delhi to fully focus on ShoutMeLoud. I always wanted to establish blogging as a career option & I could do it only when my focus is 100% on one thing.
First national award:
ShoutMeLoud won “Best Indian blog by Indiblogger”
SHOUTMEET – Blogging roadshow
Me & one of my teammate (@Sharatnik) planned to do a blogger awareness trip from Delhi to Kanyakumari. We drove from Delhi to Kanyakumari (7000 KM in 16 days) & organized bloggers meet in every state. We named this activity as ShoutMeet & it changed the landscape of blogging in India.
1st International speech
Spoke Internationally for the very first time at the prestigious conference, Affiliate Summit West, Las Vegas, USA
Slovenia InBound Conference:
Spoke about “Creating a million dollar blog” in one of the Europe’s biggest digital marketing conference in Slovenia.