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I am sharing my own experiences to readers: Sherin Devassy

This is Sherin Devassy. I am a blogger with brand name ‘Money Hacker’ a Personal Finance and Investment blog, which can be accessed via http://www.investinternals.com/ or http://www.moneyhackers.org/ . I was born in the year of 1971, August and received University degree, presently in Bangalore and working as a Senior Systems Engineer. I have ultimate passion and experience in investment and personal finance and that lead me to become a blogger in this space. I am not maintaining any particular hobby than my work and blogging. I have hobby of night fishing.

Sherin Devassy aka Money Hacker

Sherin Devassy aka Money Hacker

Interview

Q: Welcome to Speakbindas. Tell us since when blogging has been a part of your life? Was there any motive or inspiration as a backbone of it?

  • A: My blog is there since 2007 November. Yes, it’s a blog started with highly focused subject, personal finance and investment, to that I have complete passion and life experience to.

Q: What is your blog all about? Which topics you cover there? Is that you alone running/maintaining the blog, or have a team?

  • A: As I mentioned above, my blog totally dedicated to Personal finance and Investment subject. Money Hackers featuring articles and podcasts on these subjects along with family finance, child investments, money saving tips, insurance, retirements etc. Detailed information about the subjects can be received from this Guided Tour section in Money Hacker blog.
  • Yes. I am running and maintaining Money Hacker blog alone.

Q.: How important is it for the blogger to interact with their readers? Do you respond to all the comments that you receive?

  • A: It is ultimate, at least for me. I consider continuous interaction with readers as a crucial factor to become a better, successful blogger. As a proof to my nature, have a look at my blog. You would never find any comments under any article in my blog without my reply under it. Have a look at the “Links’ label in my blog to know and learn how could bloggers honor their commentators to the maximum. This would applicable to the receiving mails and followers to my twitter account as well.

Q: What are the present statistics for your blog, i.e. number of daily visitors, visitors geographical status etc.?

  • A: I have succeeded to make my blog as a global one than geo focused. I cover serious subject and of course, the traffic to my blog is less when compare with others. But I am sure; those visiting to my blog are serious readers than just a visitor! I am getting 200 to 250 daily visitors and it is increasing gradually. My blog has PR4 status and some of its keywords enjoying top ranks with Google. This is applicable to the searchers from anywhere in the globe.

Q: Is blogging for you just a passion or a medium for earning too? Does it help you to earn enough cash to quit a 9 to 5 day job?

  • A: In my word, it’s my passion but of course, I am earning little income too. I have added ads in Money Hacker to meet the blogging expenses. At present, I am in a growing stage and I don’t think this is the time for me to quit. I never want to mix passion to a profession as long as I have enough time to manage my passion along with profession.
  • I found the combination of my profession and passion is good to generate 2 way active-passive incomes. In the same way, I found the combination of my profession, passion and self interest driven practical activities lead by this passion (e.g. investing) is effective to generate a better three way active-passive-passive income!

Q: Who are your favorite bloggers, whom you read frequently?

  • · A: I love to read articles from  ProBlogger.net and videos of  entrepreneurs-journey.com by Yaro Starak.
  • · I love the success story, the way of writing and blog style of Leo Babauta of zenhabits.net
  • · In the personal finance blog side, I love to chat with SVB of thedigeratilife.com, ‘she’ is my mentor in lots of areas.

Q: From the secret bucket of your blogging experiences, what tips you would like to share with the fellow bloggers?

  • A: Creating articles from own experience is the best way to succeed as a blogger. One doesn’t have passion to a subject; generally doesn’t have anything to share from life. It shows the importance of passion related blogging or the blog will die within 6 months or one year.

Q: Do you believe that blogging completes you? If yes, tell us how?

  • A: Yes. Through blogging, blogger trying to expose any advanced skills to others on the subject to where they have real passion to. I feel I have succeeded in passion led blogging because; I am sharing my own experiences to readers than advising them on an impossible, non-experienced subject.

Q: What was the happiest and gloomiest moment of your life?

  • A: Of course, it is not related to blogging. Each time I heard the news, birth of my 2 baby girls are the most excited and happiest time in my life.
  • I am sad when see a crying kid or helpless old agers.

Q: Say, you are sponsored to travel to 3 world destinations, where you need not to worry about costs for food, hotel or anything. Which destinations would you pick up, and why? Would you like to take someone along with you? If yes, whom?

  • A: Excellent question. It’s all depends of the sponsor and how he is sponsoring. Depends on the information, I select my destinations and figure it out which is best suitable to go ahead with. I am an Indian and proud on that. I preferred to select to go somewhere in India where I have not visited.
  • For the second question, it’s all depends on the situation and nature of travel. I pick my best friend if the travel is suitable to them or go alone or with my spouse. All depends on where, how and when.

Q: How has blogging helped you other than money?

  • A: I have got lots of friends with similar thoughts. Satisfies when acquiring and sharing knowledge to those in need. I even consider this interview as an honor to me. Taking it as a chance to inform others to visit my blog and contact me if any help required from my limited knowledge.
  • If you visit my twitter account you may amaze with its time to time increasing followers. It is because; they feel I am providing most useful information to them. Of course, each and every followers are my worth and wealth.

Q: What would be the one thing you’d change about yourself?

  • A: Untimely Laziness

Q: What is your deepest fear?

  • A: God

Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

  • A: I like to meet alive only. First is, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and second is Warren Buffett

Q: Which is your favorite television show? Favorite songs?

  • A: Tom and Jerry at Cartoon Network, I am not a person interested in songs.

Q: How much money do you have in your purse/wallet right now (including change)?

  • A: INR. 377

Q: What is your favorite food? Any particular dislikes?

  • A: Spicy Crab, Shell and Shrimps. Ready to eat anything but it should not bite in my tongue.

Q: What’s your take on the technological advancement these days? Does it make people’s life simple or complicated?

  • A: I can say my blog. I am living in it to make it to make the life of people more simple than complicated in a particular area.

Q: What do you think of “blogging is the next BIG thing”?

  • A: Depends. I can’t say it because I don’t know who is another genius to come with another better idea than blogging and when it will happen.

Q: Any special message you would like to share with your blog readers as well with everyone else?

  • A: Readers are my everything. I love them, I respect them. I released copyright on Money Hacker and made it as an “UnCopyright” blog to help readers to the maximum. My readers are free to copy, print, distribute, publish or do whatever they want with any articles and resources available in this blog. Anything you find in this blog is yours unless specifically informed. Go and use as you like.
  • If you like my replies to this interviews, visit my blog http://www.investinternals.com/ I am there always with you as a supporter. You can even follow me at Twitter http://www.twitter.com/moneyhacker

My sincere thanks to all the coordinators who gave this interview chance.

About

Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

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Devang Vibhakar
Devang Vibhakar
(Editor, www.SpeakBindas.com)
SpeakBindas is a Limca Book of Awards winning blog. It's a PR3 blog with 1000+ articles & Interviews. Devang Vibhakar - Founder - has interviewed more than 350+ people and has been to Scotland, London & Germany. He's a writer, speaker, traveler & movie-goer !! He has also written four books. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of people from various sectors of life to avid readers of SpeakBindas. You can reach him here .