In the latest My Tech India interview, we are joined by Gaurav Madaan, who is very Skilled Person in the online marketing industry. Gaurav is a successful & experienced entrepreneur who has founded numerous online product & services, including internetprofits, Gramkosh, and livesuitepro. So I hope you Enjoy his interview in our blog.
Introduce About Yourself And Your Internet Marketing Journey?
Gaurav: Before sharing my journey, I would like to share one important lesson with you. In Life, Sometimes you take bad decisions but never let them consume you, rather step up with the Sun the next day and Move ahead.
My Name is Gaurav Madaan, I am a 26-year-old Successful (took a while) Serial Internet Entrepreneur with a zeal to help people grow their business online.
My Journey has been more like the deceptive success of being rather than doing but not anymore.
When did you get into the world of internet Marketing? and how?
Gaurav: I started back in 2010 when the Internet Bubble happened, those early aged Internet Scammers as the world presumed but we don’t do any of those things.
It all started with a Blog, in 2010 I booked my first domain via a MLM company called In-Online … Funny I booked a domain name – gauravbuzz.info.
Fast forward today I think that I could have made so much more money, have I thought the domain name properly, I am talking about domaining… There are many who do it till date and are quiet successful with it. I liked the Internet thing more than the whole sales triangle in MLM… I tried to make my website, everything I could imagine in my vivid dreams. From a Social Network to a News site – I had no clue what I was doing…
And then I discovered Google Adsense. Oh boy! I have seen so many of us start there… Imagining the good old days where I used to dream of dollars every morning from my Adsense Account. But, it was damn tough indeed.
So I took another route.
Ever heard of Omegle? It’s a website where one can chat with Strangers, and I had my aha moment right there.
So I created a page where I placed an Adsense banner, the headline read “If you want to See me go Live, then Click the Banner Below” -Says an Imaginary Girl.
I headed to Omegle and dropped a message saying “If you want to see me go live, then click on the link below” in the name of a fictitious girl.
Oh boy! I was getting some serious traffic and incidentally, I built my first funnel online that day.
Omegle -> Website Landing Page -> Banner (Clicks -> $$$$$)
I was really enjoying the game and did almost my first $100 back in early 2011 with this technique…Until I woke up.
When I woke up next day, the dollars cheque did not come, but I did receive an email from Google, I know you are laughing right now – but this has happened to many of us. Lol!
It said, “Your Account has been disabled”.
I learned my lesson – it’s not easy to “Make Money Online” but it is not even difficult provided you build assets and are consistent in nurturing them. Fast forward March 2017 – I have my first legitimate cheque from Adsense. Hell Yeah, the ‘feeling is royal indeed’.
When You Started Blogging And Why You Started It?
Gaurav: In 2013, I started blogging in my Internship with Draft FCB Ulka where I also learned the art of reporting for Google Adwords and worked on some of the big client’s projects though I just prepared reports.
I learned a lot from Blogging and wrote over 100 articles in less than 3 months… I was on fire that time…
A mild fight with a friend (Obviously a girl) motivated me to Start “Geekotech” in 2013, now a 7 Figure Business on Internet… Some fights have a bigger meaning in Life lol…
After that, I collaborated with 2 of my mates (Sid and Anand) from College who helped shape Geekotech in a refreshing appearance…
Every entrepreneur is inspired by someone. Who is your inspiration?
Gaurav: Yes! The answer is Mr. Vinod Achanta! Truly speaking, (A Faculty Member and a very kind person).He was a practitioner in the field of marketing with a real estate company and also a Digital Marketing Enthusiast.
I never thought after the initial disappointment that ‘College would add any value to me’ but Fate is for REAL…
Vinod Sir helped me to frame my Digital journey as he saw potential in me. He helped me co-host a workshop of 50 Entrepreneurs from India for ISB Goldman Sachs Women Entrepreneurship Program…
Post that workshop, I got my first ever Online Project from a Mumbai Based Transcription client. The First project is always special. But because of him, I came into this online industry, making my life much easier and comfortable. Next, I admire Neil Patel, Mark Zuckerberg and the list continues.
How was your journey being as a trainer in DSIM and training 2500+ professionals under your guidance?
Gaurav: My Boss introduced me to “Delhi School of Internet Marketing” saying that they reached out to his previous Social Media Manager and asked to be a trainer.
My old dream of opening a Digital Marketing School had me pumping and I could not resist myself to reach out to DSIM for an Interview to be a Trainer…
Journey at DSIM as a “Digital Marketing Trainer”
Fate is here, I was interviewed and selected. I was trained by Kunal – Founder of DSIM. He is a gem of a person and had a positive influence on shaping my Career in Digital Marketing…
Before I left DSIM, I had trained 2500+ professionals in the field of Digital Marketing and shaped many lives.
See some of my Videos from Old Batches:
When did you start doing affiliate marketing? and who is your Role model?
Gaurav: While learning and preparing for my classes, I came across saw Kunal’s video in which he showed how he promoted famous brands in India as an Affiliate, and $10,000 in less than a weeks time.
it lured me and I was back on my journey of making money online!
Under the influence of that Video – I joined my first ever affiliate program with Hostgator and did my first $1000 in affiliate commissions with ease.. (This was just the first month and a pinch of blood for the Tiger, lol)
I marketed many internet marketing based products online and earn the commission as an affiliate.
Both of them bagged ‘JVZoo Product of the Day’ did over 2,50,000 $ in (combined sales) the first 7 days of their launch…
We are continuously trying to innovate in the Digital Space and looking to take our Startups to the next level.
We also continue to evolve as affiliates and have done multiple 5 Figure promos for a lot of Products/Vendors…
Gaurav madaan: Life is too short to base it on regrets, lift your head high and #KeepWalking!