Life goes like an express train. Yes, it’s the first birthday of OnlineRockersHub. 1 year passed, but still, it looks like yesterday, when I created this website. A lot of love and support from readers. Thank you all for this.
This one year, it was fun blogging. At the same time, I learned a lot, developed a lot of skills. And most important, I explored the power of the internet. On this day, I decided to have a look back the journey.
Look back at the journey:
I will put down the happenings in a sequence so that you can easily visualize what happened, and how this website has grown.
April 9, 2016:
This is an important day. Before this day, I was writing blog posts in a blogger blog. Here is the subdomain www.onlinerockerswix.blogspot.in. The blog is still alive. You can check it out.
I decided to buy a domain. I was actually looking for the domain name “OnlineRockers.com”. But, unfortunately, the domain was already taken. After thinking for a long time, something struck my thought.
What was that?
You are now thinking, why Hub?
Hub is actually a place where people connect.
That’s right. But, I heard Hub somewhere else.
It’s Hubspot 🙂
Back to the past. Then, I checked if the domain name is already taken. I was lucky, I guess. The domain name was available.
Then I checked out for the domain registrars which accept Payza.Payza was the payment processor, where I was having my funds, at that time.
I searched the Internet and found Gossimer. They were accepting Payza. Quickly purchased the domain.
And then, I checked out few tutorials on the internet. And then, I installed the domain to my Blogger blog.
And that’s how OnlineRockersHub evolved.
May 22, 2016:
I was constantly coming across WordPress software and it’s powerful features. I found a lot of experts on the internet saying that “ All professional websites / serious blogs should be created at WordPress”
I explored a lot. And this is the time when ShoutMeLoud helped me a lot. I browsed a lot of tutorials from ShoutMeLoud and it’s youtube channel. It was so useful.
Accidentally I came across Namecheap. I read a lot of reviews about Namecheap. Found them satisfactory. I decided to purchase the hosting package.
Then I purchased the cheapest hosting package available at Namecheap.
The next part was fun.
To be frank, I actually had no idea how to use a hosting package.
Luckily, their live chat system was so helpful.
They helped me setup everything. And finally, I moved OnlineRockersHub from Blogger to WordPress.
May 24, 2016:
This was something unexpected. That morning, when I opened my mobile, I got a mail from Adsense account.
My Adsense account was approved for my Blogger site.
Wait… I moved my site from Blogger to WordPress.
What should I do now?
I went all over the internet and came to know that I should upgrade my AdSense account.
June 12, 2016:
I was rejected a few times. I read a lot of blog posts about AdSense approval. Followed those steps.
And this morning, I received a mail from Adsense.
Your AdSense account has been fully approved.
Where’s the ad?
The ad was blank. It was clear white. I waited for a few hours for the ad to display.
But, it did not.
June 17, 2016:
I started searching why ads did not appear. Created threads in a lot of forums. A lot of experts came down to help me. But ultimately their reply was. Sorry..
But, ultimately I came to know this term. “403 Forbidden error”
That’s the error Adsense ads displayed.
I tried a lot of methods to solve it. But still, the ad did not appear.
But, I was confident that these ads will appear one day.
In the meantime, I decided to do something interesting. I created a guest post at ShoutMeLoud about this Adsense 403 Forbidden error, with the methods I tried till now.
Luckily, Harsh found it was a real problem. He accepted the blog post and published it on this day.
June 18, 2016:
The ads still did not appear. I decided to try out other ways to income. The next one in my eyes was eBook.
I wrote my first eBook and published it on this day.
Take a look at my eBook. Don’t worry. It is a free one.
June 29, 2016:
After so much of struggles, this was the day, when my ads appeared.
And I went on the conversation with Adsense officer. He stated that the ads did not appear because of a bug in Adsense servers.
Kill the bug …
August 19, 2016:
My first eBook was rejected at Amazon Kindle. So, I decided that somehow, I should publish an eBook at Amazon Kindle.
I started writing seriously. I sat down for around 12 – 15 hours. Finished the eBook.
It was this day, Amazon Kindle accepted my eBook.
I priced that for 9.99$. Looks so simple right? But there was a lot of technical difficulties inside.
What so ever, I published I first eBook at Amazon Kindle.
November is my favorite month.
I decided to do something interesting this month. Decided to gift my recent eBook to someone.
Searched the internet for Giveaway tools. Found the right one, Gleam.
I ran an eBook Giveaway during November and announced the result in the first week of December.
December was a disaster. Not in a mood to explain that.
January 26, 2016:
I was so impressed with ShoutMeLoud Bloggers Forum. I decided to create one for OnlineRockersHub readers.
I browsed a lot about creating a forum. Explored a lot of plugins. Made a good looking logo design.
And I launched QuestionUs on this day. Take a look at this forum.
February 15, 2017:
This was a real shock to me.
I made an affiliate sale.
Could you believe this?
I too couldn’t.
But, some good fellow has used my link and purchased a hosting package at Namecheap worth of 9.84$. They paid me a commission of 2.95$
Felt like I achieved something big.
And back to the present day,
OnlineRockersHub made its landmark on the internet with its 1st birthday. When I compared myself, with one year ago, I am surprised by the skills I learned. One year ago, I did not even think, that I would learn all these.
On this day, I have to thank all those resources which helped me.
- ShoutMeLoud blog posts
- Harsh Agrawal’s tutorials
- Coschedule blog posts
- Neil Patel blog posts
- Quicksprout blog posts
- Buffer blog posts
- wpBeginner Tutorials
- Hubspot eBooks
And not but not the least, I wanna thank you for the love and support over the year.
And just to celebrate this, I am giving a 50% off on eBooks available at OnlineRockersHub. Use the coupon code: HBDORH. The coupon will be valid until April 16, 2017.
Continue this support. And you will come up with lot more surprises from ORH.
And thank you all bloggers for the wishes 🙂
Thank you, Harsh 🙂
Thank you, Gulshan 🙂