Success Story Of Digital Inspiration – Labnol.org
Digital Inspiration or popularly known as labnol.org is one of the most popular technical blog in the world. In this article I have tried to put forward the success story of Digital Inspiration or labnol.org blog. Actually labnol.org does not require any formal introduction; the name itself gives the complete introduction. Off course I need not say who the person is behind the Digital Inspiration, yes! It is non-other than Mr. Amit Agarwal from Agra, India.
Amit Agarwal is so popular in the internet world that he does not require any introduction. Amit is known as the God Father of blogging in India. Most of the bloggers started blogging getting inspired by Amit Agarwal including me. Amit is a source of inspiration for all the Indian bloggers and even bloggers from abroad.
Digital Inspiration Journey So far
Amit Agarwal the person behind Digital Inspiration, labnol.org is a B.Tech graduate from IIT. Amit has worked with various clients like ADP, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. In 2004 Amit decided to come out of the 9 to 6 hectic life and quits his job to become a full time professional blogger and became the first full time professional blogger in India.
What made Amit to start Digital Inspiration
When Amit was working as software professional in MNC he came to know about blogging and how much potential a blog has to earn money from one of his friends. During that time he was so much inspired that he started the blog Digital Inspiration on blogger platform (or popularly known as BlogSpot), labnol.blogspot.com. After the start of Digital Inspiration it became very popular due to its uniqueness and original content. The articles written by Amit are very useful and have full of information which made almost every visitor a regular visitor of DI.
So how was labnol.org started
After getting a huge success for Digital Inspiration Amit decided to start self-hosted blog for DI, which gives a lot of facilities to the bloggers. He decided to go with self-hosted WordPress blog than the blogger platform. So in December 2006 he registered the domain labnol.org and in the year 2007 he made labnol.org live. Today labnol.org is one of the top 100 technical blogs in the world.
Awards and Appreciation for Digital Inspiration
Amit has appeared on various TV channels and radio shows including CNN IBN, BBC Radio, CNBC, NDTV, and many more. Even Hindustan Times has mentioned Amit as the “Founder of Indian Blogging Revolution”. The Economic Times name him as an “Out-Of-The-Box Thinker”. Straits Times of Singapore included Amit in their list of Asia’s Blog Stars alongside Chinese actress Xu Jinglei and Japanese Ambassador Naoto Amaki.
Digital Inspiration has been quoted in most publications including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Wired, CNN Money, Guardian, Financial Times, PBS, The New York Times and many more.
Digital Inspiration won the Best Technology Blog award at Indibloggies twice. DI has been recommended in India Today, Business World, Outlook Magazine and CNN Go. DI has also been featured as a “Success Story” on the official Google AdSense blog.
How much page views does Digital Inspiration get
Digital Inspiration, labnol.org gets more than 3+ million page views per month. labno.org is having an Alexa traffic rank of 1492 worldwide and a Google PageRank of 6. Every day it gets huge unique visitors.
What is the revenue of labnol.org
The exact revenue of Digital Inspiration is really not known to anybody except Amit, but we can just give an estimation based on some factors. As per our estimation labnol.org must get a revenue of 5 digit USD around 45K to 50K per month. The actual revenue may be more or less than that. This is just estimation.
What other credits goes to Amit’s pocket
Apart from blogging and Digital Inspiration Amit has worked on several technical projects which include Sleeping Time(A web application which tells the sleeping trend of any twitter user), RSS Search Engine (A search engine for searching feeds), Tall Tweets (A Twitter web client to write long tweets more than 140 characters), Blogger Sitemap (A tool to generate sitemap for blogger based blogs) and AdSense Sandbox.
Apart from above technical projects Amit launched India Blog School a nonprofit initiative that aims to spread blogging culture in India.
I hope Digital Inspiration will even do better in future and will give more inspiration in blogging technology.