Vaidehi Singh is a Founder & Content Therapist at Jeet eSolutions. Commonly called as Vaidus (by her followers), she is also an avid blogger. She started blogging in the year 2007 and is running a successful blog, Vaidus World. She has touched various aspects of blogging and along with text blogs, she also publishes audio blogs on Vaidus World. Vaidehi is an inspiration for all those who are interested to start their first step about
“How to Make Money Online From Home Through Content Writing”
After 6+ years of corporate and 9+ years of blogging experience, she firmly believes in the power of her first love, content. She gives complete credit of her success to her hidden childhood skill of writing. She is also a trainer providing content development trainings to various professionals, students, and upcoming entrepreneurs.
Vaidehi launched a content agency, Jeet eSolutions in Sept, 2013. Jeet eSolutions claims to understand the ‘Power of Words’ and serve its clients with all kinds of content solutions. Their services include:
- Content development (including blogs and articles, white papers, book writing/rewriting, social content, résumés, cover letters, technical writing, website content, product descriptions and reviews, SEO content, press releases, academic writing etc.);
- Content marketing ; and
- Content development trainings and workshops.
Recently, they have also launched WordPress development trainings and social media marketing service.
They have a team of chatter boxes possessing similar interests and love for content. They collectively believe that if a team can mix a great content piece with a right marketing plan and strategy then a successful result is served on the platter.
- Did you start with a business plan?
Ans. I surely had a business plan in my mind but it wasn’t my first step. I applied a reverse methodology. I chose my passion of writing over business. I strongly believes that if a professional is passionate about something then he can surely convert it into an awesome business model.
- How long did it take for you to reach profitability?
Ans. Usually people ideate, research, plan and then launch their businesses. However, I only followed my passion. As mentioned earlier, I applied a reverse methodology which worked really well for me. I was earning profits from the day I launched my venture.
I started a blog when I was in college. I was keen to learn and connect with like minded people through my blog. I silently observed bloggers, their interests, and patterns of writing. I was fond of writing poems so I continued doing it. The only change I brought in my poems was that I started writing on the issues that people wanted to listen and I strongly felt about. Slowly and gradually, I established a blog that people loved.
So by the time I decided to launch my organization, I had enough of projects in my hands because of my personal blog. The need for my work was already seeded in the market.
- What’s your best advice for making money online?
Ans. Just focus on two things:
- What are you passionate about?; and
- How can your passion help people?
To sell your service/product, you should have audience who is craving for it. So, add some toppings to your passion to fulfil their needs. If they need it, they will buy without thinking about your charges. All you need to do is to sell your passion and not your service.
- Walk me through the step-by-step process that you went through to get to where you are today. What was the first thing you did? Next?
Ans. It is a long story but I will try to keep it short. :)
When I was in school I maintained a diary filled with my Hindi four liners. Then in college I was introduced to blogging and I became an active blog reader. It was March 2007, when I discovered RediffiLand (commonly known as Rediff blog now) and started my personal blog on the same platform. Slowly and gradually, people started liking my poems and sometime in June 2007, I was featured as a top rediff blogger on Rediff’s home page. This recognition fetched me a lot of subscribers.
After my Masters, I joined IndiaMart InterMesh Limited as a part of production team in 2010. My responsibilities also included quality assessment of the content given by their vendors. This was the time when I realized the opportunity lying in front of me and decided to convert my skills into profession.
In Aug 2011, I left my job and started working as a freelance writer. I worked individually for two companies for around 6 months. But as the work flow increased, it was impossible for a single writer to handle it. I then started hiring writers in my team. I started with a team of 4 writers but in September 2013, we launched Jeet eSolutions with a team of 14 writers. In a short span of 3 months from its launch, we were a team to 23 employees in total.
- How long were you running the business before you started paying yourself? How did you live through those first few months/years?
Ans. As I mentioned earlier, the day I launched Jeet eSolutions I had projects in my hand. The reason behind it was that we launched it only when we were prepared.
Although, like every start-up we too had our tough times. Before launching Jeet eSolutions, I individually took a couple of projects and worked as an individual blogger for a few companies. I was one among the active writers in my team. Slowly and gradually, I built rapport and good relations with my clients and brought the complete team on board.
- If a kid walked up to asking for your advice and you only had a few minutes to give ‘em your best tip, what would it be?
Ans. Do not run after grades, premier schools/colleges, or a job that can fetch you millions. If you really want to be successful and earn millions then just analyse your favourite companies and colleges closely. Why they are different from others? And which of your skills can make a difference to someone’s life? Identify the skill you already inherit and bring it on an active mode to rule your favourite industry.