Pop Quiz, Monday with Pulkit Gera

Pulkit Gera

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

Can you please tell everyone your name?
Pulkit Gera

What is your job role?
Founder

Tell us about your company?
BloggingDoneBetter is a top-notch blog that teaches bloggers how to build better, high-quality blogs and how to improve their online presence.

My content consists of helpful tips, product reviews, and product comparisons.

I publish easy to read, in-depth blog posts to help demystify the world of blogging and help people start and grow their blogs – easily.

BloggingDoneBetter has 25,000+ Twitter followers

What do you love most about your job?
I love knowing that people who read the posts on our site walk away with extremely valuable information that they can use to improve their content marketing and email marketing.

It’s exciting when people appreciate the content and leave comments to saying how much they enjoyed it.

And finally the most important: The feeling of doing something which is of value to the people of the world and helping people improve a small part of their life.

That feeling is priceless!

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
Doing the best work that can possibly be done every single day, requires tons of dedication and focus, and it’s easier said than done.

But once you start doing it for several weeks, it becomes a habit.

This habit drives me to perform at maximum efficiency every day.

Also, knowing that there are people out there who follow me and want to hear from me is a great motivator for me to create more and more content to keep feeding their insatiable appetites.

Loving one’s work is all the motivation one needs to do it every day.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
At the moment I work alone, but I’ll soon be ready to bring people on board.

I hope that everyone at the company will inspire each other with their great work ethics, a commitment to delivering the highest quality work they can manage individually and as a team.

Hopefully, we’ll have tons of fun too at the workplace so everyone can feel good about their work and their interpersonal relations with others in the same office.
(think early days of Google offices)

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
Once the people are hired, we’ll definitely have loads of fun at work.

Instead of deciding how we’ll have fun, I’ll look for ideas and inputs from everyone in the team so there’s a big mixed bag of fun things and activities which everyone can enjoy.

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Creating the highest-quality, easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement blogging advice is a challenge that I love and enjoy.

I always want to create content that make-blogging-look-easy because making stuff look easy is one of the toughest to do in any field.

To do that, the content has to well researched, well written, well presented and to the point.
And that’s extremely difficult to do with every-single-piece-of-content, but that’s the challenge I’ve taken up.

And when a piece of excellent content is published, it’s a heartwarming & rewarding moment.

I live for those moments πŸ™‚

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
Create win-win situations.
As often as you can.
As many as you can.

Humans like to win.

If you create situations where you and the other party both win, then you each have one win.

If you do this again with someone else, they have one win, but now you have two wins overall.

The more of these situations you create, the more wins you’ll have, and more customers and companies will want to work with you.

Because every time they deal with you, they win.

Learning the skill of creating win-win situations was something I learnt from blogging – by simply noticing that low-quality content (a loss of time for the reader) didn’t produce results.

Creating amazingly valuable content (win-win situation) brought in so much business that for some time I couldn’t handle it πŸ™‚

Then as I looked into businesses and people and how they behave and think, I realized that creating win-win situations, in every situation possible, was the key to individual and business success.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?

  1. You can blog. It’s not that difficult, and while there is a lot to learn, it’s doable.
  2. You are an expert. Everyone knows something or the other which they can share with others (even if it’s just entertainment). Find the one thing that you know you’re good at, and you can blog about it.
  3. Passive income is the key. Focus on creating passive income through your blog instead of working every day to make money every day. Focus on automating your business.
  4. Start. Right now.
    Nothing slows down your progress like procrastination and worry.
    Even if you can’t do everything today, or tomorrow, or next month, do something every day that brings you closer to your dreams.
    That way you’ll go to sleep with a smile, rest well and do a cracking job the next day too πŸ™‚
  5. Writers’ block only exists until you start typing. So type. Something. Anything.
    When you start punching the keys, something will get written. And you can always edit it later πŸ™‚

Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web:

BloggingDoneBetter: https://bloggingdonebetter.com

Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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