Hello! There are few questions that I receive frequently on my email from my readers! I thought I’d make a compilation of those here. (If not all, the ones that are asked very often!)
When/Why did you start blogging? : As stated on my About page, I started blogging when I was 16 years old – i.e back in 2011. There’s no particular reason why I started blogging! I’d been reading so many blogs on the internet. I liked the concept of product reviews. Back then, I also had a lot of time; that made me to I gave it a try! Started as just an hobby, I never thought I’d get into professional blogging someday. I’m really happy about it by the way! 🙂
I love reading your posts but I see that you don’t post regularly as before. Why? : First of all, thank you for reading my blog. It really means a lot to me! To be honest, I’m really caught up with things lately. After I started blogging, my commitments grew bigger. You might know that I also got into my homemade business. So that’s what. I get less time than before for blogging! When I started, I was a school kid who had no other work; I spent 24/7 on my blog. But now, things work in a different manner. Nevertheless, I’m STILL trying to balance my schedule to spend more time on the blog. You’ll hopefully see many new posts soon!
I messaged/emailed/facebooked you my query days/weeks back. But I didn’t get a reply. Why? : The very same reason – I’m occupied with my work! And this does NOT mean I won’t respond to your queries/email. Your emails are very important to me!
I solve queries on the Reader Queries section time to time! But I do not have the time to get back to each and every query I receive within a time frame as if I start doing that, I won’t have time for anything else. As much as I love blogging – I’ve other work/commitments as well; I need to make money for my living. The hard truth is that responding to skin/hair queries all day doesn’t make me money! I don’t get paid for that. I do it out of my own wish/when it’s possible for me – for my readers! Hence I cannot promise you to solve every query that I receive. You can use the search bar on the right side of the blog to find solution for your doubts. If not, you can send me reminders about your email. (If it’s very important/a different kind of query for which solution isn’t available on the blog already!) But I kindly request you not to hate me if you don’t get a quick reply! At this time, it might take a few weeks or even more for me to respond. I might get back to you on the same day too! Well, it really depends on your query and my time!
For an example; I respond to queries that are detailed (where you mention about your hair/skin issues, current routine etc in a neat, error-free format with every possible detail!). This way, I can actually sense the issue and give you a solution if your query is in detail. This makes it easier – you can check the examples here and here. But, if you send me an email asking for ‘skin care tips to lighten your skin’ or just send me an one line query without proper details, I might not be able to get back to you at all since I get hundred such emails in a day. Without knowing your skin/hair type, current routine and other factors, I will NOT be able to give you suggestions roughly. Such general suggestions are all over the internet by the way!
So at the end, if you send me a query to get a solution – it should help you, and it should help my other readers as well (since I share it on the blog!) Such queries will be my first priority anytime! As mentioned earlier, I get very less time to respond to queries; so I’d be choosing them in that priority. When you email me your query, try to include every possible detail about it; and don’t forget to title the email ‘Reader Query’. (If you do not want me to post your name, you can simply ask me not to. I shall post it ‘anonymous’! Your privacy is the first thing!) 🙂
I want to talk to you about my hair issues as I’m interested in buying your hair care product. When will be the right time to call you? You’d not responded to my calls and texts. Please reply! – I’ve lately been receiving a lot of questions about my product on my email/phone/Facebook. If yours is an order related query (if you’d already ordered my product at www.mabh.in/plan to do order soon!) I’d be able to revert back to you at the earliest since you’d be waiting for my reply before placing your order. I respect your time, too!
However, I do NOT solve product related/hair care queries on whatsapp/calls anymore! Please understand when I tell you that my time doesn’t really allow me to do that! If I do that, I would NOT have time for anything else.
I’d be happy to answer your questions about the product via email. I also have this ‘hair care guide!’ which contains my hair care routine (+ FAQ about my product!) I’d be more than happy to send that to you! It should solve most of your queries about my product. (The preparation, usage etc!) You can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for that; For urgent order related queries, you can whatsapp me at +919043857925 (but no hair queries please! I’ll answer them only on email. No calls or Whatsapp texts for that! I’m afraid I’ll not be able to respond!)
I want to purchase the MABH Fast Growth Hair Oil you sell; but I live abroad. Is that possible? : Unfornunately, no! At this moment, I sell my product only inside India and I shall be enabling the international shipping soon as I finish the formaltiies/fix the logistics issues. But can’t say when exactly! However, I’ll definitely make sure to announce it on the blog and my social media pages if I introduce the option! Meanwhile, kindly go through my hair care posts and follow the ideas suggested. You can also email me for my complete hair care routine. I’d be happy to share that with you! 🙂
I’m a newbie blogger. Any suggestions for me? : To be honest, I myself struggle with technical issues/other issues with my blog time to time. Though I’ve been blogging for years, I would NOT call me an expert! I’m still a newbie when it comes to writing/SEO. English isn’t my native language; I’m still learning the writing skill! and I’m not a tech blogger so I’m not very good at SEO. (There are so many tech blogs out there where you can read about the techincal part of blogging! I’d read tons in these years, day and night!)
One important suggestion I’d like to offer – At the end of the day, nothing helps as your own experience when it comes blogging; so instead of asking for a solution every time; read and read a LOT! Try to fix yourself. I know, you will make mistakes (as I did!) But you’ll learn! I bet you your ‘experience’ is what that makes you a successful blogger at the end! Blogging for hobby is a different thing but you need to put a lot of effort/time to become a professional blogger. It’s not as easy as a knife on the cake!
Nevertheless, I’ve this series on the blog called Beauty Blogging where I share my experiences (+ suggestions!) in volumes. (As per my knowledge!) You can check the series out! If you’ve a particular query/topic suggestion for the upcoming volumes, you can email me anytime! I’m wishing you good luck your successful blogging journey!
Do you make money out of blogging? How?! : Yes, I do make money out of blogging! Blogging is my hobby cum profession and I’ve been working on this blog for 5 years now. I earn through Google Adsense, direct advertisments and other blog campaigns/projects. I’ve made a post about it on the beauty blogging series already. I highly suggest you to read it here!
What camera do you use? : I use my Nikon D5300 (with 35mm lens!) I’m not very good at photography. It has only been a year since I purchased my first DSLR. Before that, I’d been using my Canon Powershot. Once I learn proper (atleast, decent!) photography, I’d share with you my tips on the beauty blogging series!
To be continued..