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Top 5 Indian Bloggers of 2015

The growth of the Internet has spawned a large number of full time bloggers and online entrepreneurs in India who make their living online in the digital world. Not long ago, blogging in India used to be a hobby with little or no sources of income. Bloggers would rant about their grievances and post their deepest thoughts online with little expectation of making an income. But this has changed in the last couple of years.

Since 2010, the growth in the Indian economy and the large base of mobile Internet users in India has attracted companies who are now willing to advertise online. So bloggers can now monetize their website with ad-sense and other affiliate networks earning a stable income every month.  Since then some of these bloggers have graduated from earning a few thousands every month to earning in several Lakhs !

These bloggers all started small, taking a dive into the unknown, risking all they had. The risks they took have now started paying them rich dividends. So if you are looking to make money online , you should subscribe to updates from these bloggers and follow their every move.

Out of these 5 bloggers , I have met 3 of them in the offline world and they are extremely pleasant and humble people. They were willing to share their knowledge without any pretenses or expectations. Some of them have evolved and have now gone on to convert their blogs into an entire business.

I believe these are the top 5 bloggers in the Indian Online Professional blogger space. My ranking of these top 5 bloggers is based on my interactions with them and the high quality of their blogs.

top bloggers of india

Note : All earnings are estimates and are on a monthly basis.

Amit Agarwal – www.labnol.org

He is the first professional blogger from India who made it big, he is now also a columnist on the Wall Street Journal. Amit Agarwal currently earns at least Rs 30 Lakh every month through his blog Digital Inspiration which is hosted at Labnol.org. His main source of income is Google Adsense.

He has previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. In 2004, when he quit his job to blog full time he became India’s first and only professional blogger.  Amit writes about Technology and How-To-Guides. You can read more about him on his About page.To inspire new bloggers, he released a video documentary about professional blogging some year’s ago. You can watch it below:

Harsh Agarwal – www.shoutmeloud.com

Another Agarwal who made it big online, Harsh started his blog Shout Me Loud in 2008. He currently makes around Rs 3 Lakh every month as of January 2015. He is famous for publishing his monthly earning reports online that has neophytes of the blogging world swooning. You can read his latest monthly earnings report for January 2015 where he made around US$10,000 (Rs 6 Lakh) in revenue.

Shradha Sharma – www.yourstory.com

Shradha is originally from Patna,Bihar but works from Bangalore, India. She was with CNBC-TV18 before she started her venture aptly called Yourstory.in . The website which was started in 2008 has profiled more than 15,000 entrepreneurs over the last 6 years and is now a globally recognized brand.

She has now built a diversified team of bloggers and in 2013 received a funding grant of Rs 70 Lakh from the Omidyar Network and the Rockefeller Foundation. Yourstory is estimated to earn at least Rs 10 Lakh every month through advertisements and sponsorships.

Yourstory’s flagship event called Techsparks attracts participants from across the length and breadth of India. You can read Shradha’s latest posts here. Last year she was interviewed on Chai with Lakshmi ( Another promising Indian Entrepreneur on Youtube.)

Ashish Sinha – www.nextbigwhat.com

Ashish Sinha is a Bangalore based blogger who started Pluggd,in in 2007, which in 2012 re-branded itself as NextBigWhat.com . He makes around Rs 4 Lakhs every month through advertisements and tie-ups with start-ups. His blog mainly carries articles about Technology, Entrepreneurship and Start-ups.

Every year it holds a conference called Unplugged where Start-ups demo their products. I remember way back in 2008 when Myntra and Flipkart were present at this conference. They have now gone on to become billion dollar companies.

Arun Prabhudesai – www.trak.in

Arun Prabhudesai is a Pune based blogger who writes about the Telecom and Online Media Space. Trak.in was started in 2007 and is now one of the leading Telecom blogs in India. You can read more about him here. Trak.in is estimated to make at-least Rs 3 Lakh every month.

So these are the top five bloggers I follow online. Do you know anybody else that I should follow ? Let me know in the comments section.

Abhay N

Author : 

Abhay is the founder and managing editor of India Microfinance. He is passionate about microfinance, financial inclusion and social entrepreneurship in India.

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  1. Rajeev joshi

    February 26, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Nice researched post and the exactly right earning disclaimed. I can understand why you puted Harsh at second number.
    Really all these are inspiration for most of indian bloggers. Thanks for coming with this informational post.

  2. Rajeev

    March 8, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks 4 your information

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    March 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm

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    September 30, 2015 at 10:00 am

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  5. shiva

    October 2, 2015 at 7:27 am


    October 16, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Shradha Sharma of Yourstory.com is mine ideal. it took whole 7 years to succeed her but it shows power of believe in her dream.

  7. Dakota Johnson

    November 5, 2015 at 11:28 am

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    thank you

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    November 15, 2015 at 6:23 pm

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    December 9, 2015 at 5:56 pm

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  10. TechonRoad

    December 13, 2015 at 3:19 pm

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  11. Raghav

    December 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

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  12. Yashu

    March 24, 2016 at 9:59 pm

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  13. Kapil Thakar

    April 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Once your ranking is good, your CPC value will increase? Does page ranking, alexa ranking effect your RPM and CPC vlaue?

  14. Abhay N

    Abhay N

    April 5, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    No, alexa ranking is not considered by Google.

  15. a.r.sharma

    April 11, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    will paypal charge for purchasing goods from abroad

  16. Abhay N

    Abhay N

    April 11, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    No they do not charge you extra, they deduct the amount from the seller. Moreover you will be using your debit / credit card to make the purchase so the money will be deducted from that balance.

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    April 14, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Nice article, well done.

    Hi Abhay, how to increase your website ranking so that CPC value will increase? At the moment page ranking is 0 for my blog. And, I want to increase page rank.

    Any helpful information will be highly appreciated.


  18. kishore stylo

    May 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks you for sharing this inspirational info.

  19. Kanchan Banerjee

    May 26, 2016 at 8:43 pm

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  20. Rohitkumar

    June 2, 2016 at 12:06 am

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  21. Manish Dubey

    July 1, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    How to make my blog viral in India, plz tell me anyone and how to Increase more traffic on blog please…..tell me.

  22. Sahir Ahmed

    July 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Can anyone let me know as to how do I start earning as a blogger and what do I need to do if I’m interested in blogging and want to earn money online.
    Can you give me a list of the websites where I can start blogging.

  23. Yogeshwaran

    July 20, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Ofcourse,For old aged people and Housewifes, online job is fine. But we human beings , what could we expect from a Laptop/Desktop. Sitting fullday infront of System and doing job is ….? We are Human Beings. Lets share our humanity , love, joy with others. I suggest all to come out of Computer. Think what are all our specilities. Lets list out them and improve them. Just upload Biodata in a Genuine WebSite. Client would automatically call us and hire us on contract basis.This is my experience.

  24. Ms khan

    October 25, 2016 at 1:27 am

    plss help me out i m unemployed how to do work at online

  25. Utpal Konwar

    November 2, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    You made a great list of influential bloggers. I’m also a great fan of these top bloggers.

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    January 17, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Aw, this was an extremely good post. Spending some time and actual effort to create a great article…
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  27. Jimmy

    January 27, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Hi abhay sir can u please help me how to work online I am also interested

  28. Suhas Patil

    April 5, 2017 at 9:30 am

    You missed to include Ravi SAIVE from tecmint.com, the fastest growing site has 3.5 million visits a month..It’s took him only 4 yrs to achieve such milestone..

  29. Abhay N

    Abhay N

    April 8, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Thank for sharing info on him, I shall include him in my new list to be published later this year. Do you have any idea about his earnings ?

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