Top Indian Bloggers and Their Income (2019)
Blogging! For some, it’s a source of online income and for some, it’s their life, their passion. For those who are willing to make a career in blogging but are a bit afraid, these top Indian bloggers will prove you as a major source of inspiration.
Life is not a bed of roses. It keeps teaching you a lesson by not easily giving you what you want. Not everyone as I have told gets what he wants. Some have to fight with the storms to get what they want while some just have to wave their magic wand to make their dreams come true.
Earning a living takes a job of 9 to 5 that means with a lot of pressure on the head. We all feel like skipping that job and do something easy, while still getting a good amount of money just the way we used to get working for our 9 to 5 jobs.
In today’s era where living itself is a very hard-working job, showcasing your talent in front of the world is a task hard to try. Yet, these top 10 Indian bloggers tried their luck and with their immense hard work and skills. They have reached a height, every blogger dream of.
Here is the list of top 10 Indian bloggers:
- Neil Patel
- Amit Agarwal
- Harsh Agarwal
- Shradha Sharma
- Malini Agarwal
- Faisal Farooqui
- Varun Krishnan
- Arun Prabhudesai
- Ashish Sinha
- Nandini Shenoy
1. Neil Patel, (NeilPatel)
Who doesn’t know Neil Patel? If you are a blogger and you don’t know him, then you seriously know nothing. Neil Patel is one of the Top Indian bloggers, he is not just a blogger, he is an SEO consultant, an advisor, and an investor. He is one of the top online marketers and also a New York Times bestselling author. Neil Patel is a very inspiring blogger in the digital marketing world and trafficking too.
Along with the CEO of the blogs NeilPatel.com and QuickSprout.com, he is also a founder and CEO of the two most famous analytics companies, CrazyEgg and KISSmetrics. CrazyEgg is a website that helps its users in making a user-friendly website. KISSmetrics, as the name suggests, is related to the metrics of the business, it helps its users to improve the metrics of the business that really matters.
According to Entrepreneur Magazine, he has created one of the hundred most brilliant companies. He helps many big companies like Amazon, Microsoft, HP, Viacom in growing their revenue.
His main blog that is neilpatel.com has 1,061 Indian Alexa Rank and 6,662 Global Alexa Rank. Having so many earning options, his estimated income as per the internet sources is $83,000 (INR 58,93,000 approx) per month.
2. Amit Agarwal, (Labnol)
When it comes to blogging, every blogger knows the name of Amit Agarwal. He has marked his name in the top Indian bloggers. And since years he has maintained that position of his. Amit Agarwal has completed his degree in computer science and engineering from IIT Roorkee and has worked at ADP Inc for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.
He is the first Indian who was able to leave his 9 to 5 job and has taken blogging as a full-time job in the year 2004. Not everyone is courageous enough to take up blogging as a full-time job. Mostly, people keep it as a side source of earning.
He is popularly known for his award-winning Digital Inspiration blog where he mostly writes How-to guides about technology and software. His motive was to bring the blogging culture in India like other countries.
There are more than 100 million blogs in the world out of which Digital Inspiration is under 100. Because of his excellence in computer science and engineering, he has also developed many web apps and Google Add-ons. Labnol.org gets around 3 million views every month. It’s Global Alexa Rank is 9,709 and Indian Alexa Rank is 3,008.
When he was asked, he told that he earns around a few crores per annum by contextual advertising on his blog and YouTube channel. His estimated monthly income is $53,000 (INR 37,63,000 approx).
3. Harsh Agarwal, (ShoutMeLoud)
It has been said, “Nothing is impossible, Impossible itself says I’m possible.” You all must have heard about ShoutMeLoud owned by Harsh Agarwal. Here he writes about social media, blogging, online money making, SEO, etc. It’s the third most famous Indian blog after Neil Patel’s neilpatel.com and Amit Agarwal’s Labnol.org.
Harsh Agarwal’s journey from a computer engineer to one of the top Indian bloggers wasn’t that difficult. He was working in a call center while waiting to start working in Accenture where he was placed. He thought of starting a blog of his own to give his passion for technology a new turn. Though in the beginning, he has started his free blog on BlogSpot and after getting much response he purchased a domain and hosting of his own.
Well, that’s how ShoutMeLoud came into view in December 2008, the ending of the year brought a new beginning in his life. Today ShoutMeLoud has earned an Indian Alexa Rank of 1,771 and Global Alexa Rank of 17,305 in the world.
During his interview, he told about his major source of earning which is affiliate marketing, direct advertising as well as a product review and native advertising. Harsh Agarwal earns nearly $40,000 (INR 28,40,000 approx) per month.
He also told that receiving the “Entrepreneur of the year” award from his college Sharda University was the proudest moment of his life. He follows the concept of think big and doesn’t believe in an office job. Because of which he has hired many virtual assistants and has a full-time employee.
Advice from Harsh Agarwal to all the upcoming bloggers is learning from your failures handle them maturely.
4. Shradha Sharma, (YourStory)
When it comes to blogging, women are no longer behind, women have made their trademark in almost every field. One such India’s top women blogger is Shradha Sharma of Yourstory.com. It’s the most famous and biggest media blogging platform of India that posts stories and news about young entrepreneurs and the change makers.
Her blog runs on the motto that, “Every story matter”. Shradha Sharma started her blog YourStory in 2008. Before starting her blog, she has gained experience is mass communication. She has worked as an Assistant Vice President at CNBC TV18 and as a brand adviser at The Times of India.
Since the last ten years, She has marked her name in the top 10 Indian bloggers, which of course is not an easy job. With her determination and hard work, she has taken her blog from a rank of million to 7,941 Global Alexa Rank and 631 Indian Alexa Rank.
Receiving one million views in a month is easy for a blogger like Shradha Sharma. Her monthly estimated income is $30,000 (INR 21,30,000 approx).
5. Malini Agarwal, (MissMalini)
Malini Agarwal also known as MissMalini, has laid her hand in almost every field, starting from being an Indian digital Influencer to a TV host, bestselling author, and entrepreneur. She started her blog missmalini.com in the year 2008 and now a celebrity blogger. Malini Agarwal started blogging as a side interest and after getting much response from the audience, she gave up her job as a Head of digital content in channel V to focus completely on her blog.
It happens, it really does, once you start acquiring an interest in blogging, you feel like giving up all other fields. Her major interest is in blogging about events occurring in Bollywood, covering the latest gossip between the Bollywood celebrities, fashion, what any celebrity wore in the red carpet, beauty and lifestyle. Basically, she’s a free blogger, she writes about whatever she thinks her readers should know. Her blog is also famous for fashion and beauty tips.
Through her hard work, she is able to earn $27,000 (INR 19,17,000 approx) per month, well that’s what the sources have estimated. Today her blog has gained 5,702 Indian Alexa Rank and 55,768 Global Alexa Rank.
6. Faisal Farooqui, (MouthShut)
To start anything, you need a certain inspiration or motivation. Without it, you won’t be able to pursue any work wholeheartedly. One such top Indian blogger is Faisal Farooqui, who in an interview told that he got his motivation to start blogging while he was attending his media class at Binghamton University. It was in the year 2000 when he started his blog MouthShut.
MouthShut mostly is a web portal for research and services. It has also won “Best Portal Award 2009” in the year 2010. In 2006, he was honored with Manthan Award for best youth Website by the IT Minister.
He also worked in Telecoms consulting practice of American Management System. Apart from blogging, he has been a vocal advocate of Net neutrality in India. In 2012, his name was written in the Entrepreneur Magazine among the Top Business people in India.
MouthShut has an Indian Alexa rank of 790 and Global Alexa Rank of 10,757. Faisal Farooqui is able to earn $25,000 (INR 17,75,000 approx) per month through his talent in blogging.
7. Varun Krishnan, (FoneArena)
FoneArena, as the name suggests, must have given you guys idea that it’s a blog that deals with mobile phones and technology related posts. Varun Krishnan is the owner of this famous blog. His love for mobile phones and gadgets made him start his blog FoneArena in 2005. He mostly writes about mobile phones, the comparison between smartphones, news, and reviews.
If you are not sure about which smartphone to buy, you can refer to his blog, it will give you all the related information along with the comparison between smartphones. He is so fond of mobile phones, hat his search for a perfect mobile phone is still on.
Varun also has a YouTube channel with 158k subscribers. FoneArena has 2,366 as Indian Alexa Rank and 24,430 as Global Alexa Rank. As per the sources, Varun Krishnan’s estimated income per month is $20,000 (INR 14,20,000 approx).
8. Arun Prabhudesai, (Trak.in)
The founder as well as the CEO of trak.in, Arun Prabhudesai opted for blogging as his career in 2007. Although he has completed his graduation as a civil engineer. And his interest in technology made him work in the IT industry for around 10 years. He blogs mostly about entrepreneurship, financial information, and the business trends in India. Being a technology lover, he also blogs about technology related topics like a smartphone, latest gadgets. His innovative ideas in business have made his blog liked by so many.
These days you will find news related content more on his website. Something that makes his blog different from other tech blogs is that he puts his own point of view, his own perspective in front of the world. He has his own way of representing the start-ups with some Indian fusion.
Along with being a successful blogger, Arun has also earned more than one million subscribers in his YouTube channel Trak.in, where he posts videos related to technology and various gadgets in town.
His blog receiver around half a million visits every month. Trak.in has gained 3,390 Indian Alexa Rank and 51,388 Global Alexa Rank. Arun’s estimated income from both Trak.in blog and Trak.in YouTube channel is $21,000 (INR 14,91,000 approx). Apart from blogging, photography is his second love.
9. Ashish Sinha, (NextBigWhat)
Ashish Sinha the founder as well as the CEO of NextBigWhat, started blogging in the year 2012. He is an IIT and IIM graduate as well as also worked for big brands like Yahoo and IBM. Ashish Sinha started blogging with an aim to create awareness among the youngsters of India towards entrepreneurship.
Just like Shradha Sharma of YourStory, Ashish Sinha too follows the same niche. He posts mostly about Young entrepreneurs and their stories, Product Launch, New Business. Every talent should get an opportunity to come in front of the world.
With his immense hard-work, he was able to take his blog to Indian Alexa Rank of 13,814. You might not find it satisfying as per the top 10 Indian bloggers. But it’s not that easy to gain such a rank.
He gets near about one million views in his blog and his estimated income is $17,000 (INR 12,07,000 approx) per month.
10. Nandini Shenoy, (PinkVilla)
I know the ones reading this definitely follows PinkVilla on Instagram. Right? Well, I was so sure because even I am also a big fan of PinkVilla, as they give me the fastest latest Bollywood updates than any other page. You guys definitely had no idea about the lady behind this awesome page and blog, she is Nandini Shenoy, one of the Top Indian Blogger.
She has completed her Master’s from the USA. She has also worked with Microsoft as a software engineer. However, her interest in Bollywood, made her start a blog in 2004.
Most bloggers choose technology related niche or blogging as a niche, but out of the blue Nandini Shenoy started blogging about Bollywood, Fashion, Beauty & Gossip (liked by every woman). You will find the latest news related to Bollywood which you have not heard anywhere. And probably other pages steal the content from PinkVilla and show them with twists and turn.
PinkVilla is easily able to get 8 million views in a month and has earned Indian Alexa Rank 2,862. When it comes to how much can someone earn with sharing gossip, you will be shocked to know that Nandini Shenoy earns around $15,000 (INR 10,65,000) per month. Those who want to try something apart from a technology-related niche in the field of blogging, Nandini Shenoy is a true inspiration.
A tip which I would like to give my readers is, be passionate about your writing. Don’t run behind monetizing your blog, take time, work hard on your content. As soon as you started getting appreciations and traffic as well, you can monetize your blog.
If these details about the top Indian bloggers have motivated you and you’re confused about starting a blog of your own you can refer my previous article “how to start a blog“. It’s a beginner’s guide for starting a blog. You can also comment if you have any query related to blogging, I am all yours to help.