Indie authors know how difficult it is to get their works out there, find places to market your book, and a plethora of issues about marketing. On this episode of the Write Stuff we’ll be chatting with Harshajyoti Das, internet marketer and author to provide us with tips, share his experiences, and answer your questions.
Harshajyoti Das is an Authors, Entrepreneur, and the CEO at Munmi IT Solutions LLP (a Facebook re-targeting company). He has written 6 back-to-back bestsellers and is currently writing 3 more books. He has 7 years of experience as an internet marketer and has consulted over 1000 businesses since 2010.
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Harshajyoti Das is an Authors, Entrepreneur, and the CEO at Munmi IT Solutions LLP (a Facebook re-targeting company). He has written 6 back-to-back bestsellers and is currently writing 3 more books. He is available for talks, workshops, and interviews. He is also the founder of FireYourMentor.com (a platform for self-published authors).
He is currently writing, The Art Of Book Marketing For Self-Published Authors. Apply to become a beta reader at http://Book-Marketing.org
He has 7 years of experience as an internet marketer and has consulted over 1000 businesses since 2010.
He is known as ‘jr_sci’ in many Internet marketing forums. He is 24 years old. Traveling is his hobby and writing is his passion. One of his many goals is to visit each and every major city and tourist destination in the world, before he is 30 years old. He has published his first book when he was 23 years old.
He started his career at the age of 17 (2007) when he was still in high school. He started off as a forum poster (people used to hire him to build their forums). He was paid $0.01 (50 paisa) for one post. He was happy with his earnings, regardless of the fact that he used to earn just $5 per month (Rs 300). His parents gave him $10 per month as pocket money and it was enough money for his daily expenses.
He continued to work as a forum poster and then as an article writer till he reached college in 2010. His earnings went up to $50 per month. He was able to pay for his accommodation with his own money. (it was a 10×10 room on the roof of a building). He self-financed his college education.
Things changed drastically in 2010. He was working as a forum moderator/poster for 2 Internet Marketing and Web development forums. He was also trying to expand his knowledge about SEO and internet marketing. He got an offer from one forum owner to work as a ‘Full Time Moderator’ in the ‘SEO section’ of his forum for a fixed pay of $500/month. He was immensely excited to hear the news but unfortunately after two days, he got a call saying that there were no longer interested in hiring him. He was heart-broken at that time. He felt as if his dreams were shattered. It was obvious for a guy who used to earn $50/month ! During that time, he also tried to for a job interview in a call center as a customer care executive for Apple’s ipod mini but he was rejected for his poor English speaking skills. He never tried for another job interview after that.
He bucked up and pulled himself together to embark on a new journey. He went back to being a forum poster earning $50/month but by then he has already started exploring more blogs on SEO. He forced himself to learn SEO profoundly and kept a track record of the every-changing ‘Google Algorithms’. He got my first client by the end of 2010. He started reading tons of books, articles, blogs and magazines to improve his English.
Since then, he has tried opening numerous small time ventures. The most recent one was a software company that failed miserably and he lost tons of money along with it. He is happy that he had the opportunity to learn from them.
He got married at the age of 21 in year 2011. He is currently living in Bangalore, India with his wife.
In year 2013, he started his Facebook re-targeting company, ‘Munmi IT Solutions LLP’. In the very same year, he published his first book at the age of 23. He has published 3 more books in 2014 and is currently writing his 5th book. His next goal is to write at least ten books every year.