Professional Blogging Masterclass – At the Himalayas

Blogging MasterClass

**Registrations are now open for August Workshop workshop. Early bird discounts available till July 18th, 2022.**

Professional Blogging Masterclass with Sumit Bansal

Why a blogging masterclass? You might wonder.

Blogging can be great business - or great for your business - but few people know how to do it right.

Those who do achieve a lot – they promote causes, build offline businesses (like this writing retreat), earn passive incomes and much more. They build a strong web presence, thanks to blogging.

Sumit Bansal is a great example. He quit his job at IBM, and now earns 10X his last salary. A full-time blogger, Sumit runs Sumit’s blog gets one Million page-views every month.

He has been recognized by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP). His blog was also featured as one of the ’50 Emerging Startups to Watch’ by The CEO Magazine.

Sumit's success is not a fluke. It is a consistent process which he has repeated in different niches multiple times successfully.

Below are snapshots of their actual statistics and earnings:

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Site 1 (above): This is a 15-month old site in the tech niche. It's currently being monetized through display ads and some affiliate offers.

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Site 2 (Above): This is a 14-month old site in the home improvement niche. It was started as an experiment in June 2019, with an aim to make $500 a month after 12 months. It crossed the $1000 per month mark in less than 12 months. It's currently being monetized through display ads and the Amazon Affiliate program.

Here is the case study where Sumit has documented the entire journey.

Sumit is a great teacher and he leads this Blogging Masterclass. The next one will be Blogging Masterclass # 10.

A deeper dive into the specifics of blogging will help you meet your goals. The Blogging Masterclass is perfect for you to grow your business – or create one. We understand Search Engine Optimization (SEO), tools and ways to increase traffic, monetization models and the science of email marketing.

This is a hands-on workshop – we do stuff. We explore and learn specific tools – the nuts-and-bolts to build your business further. You leave with a blog set-up and plan for how to build it. For day-wise program details, scroll down.

Sumit is supported by Chetan Mahajan, the former CEO of HCL Learning Ltd. Chetan is a Penguin published author and the founder of the Himalayan Writing Retreat. Chetan won the Indiblogger award for his blog He has also published articles in the Mint, HT Brunch, Outlook Magazine, Hindu Business Line etc. 

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The First ever Himalayan Blogging Workshop, April 2017

WHEN: August 3rd-7th, 2022. 

WHERE: The Himalayan Writing Retreat, Satkhol Village, Dist. Nainital, Uttarakhand – 263138. Details here.

HOW MUCH: INR 32,000 per participant for a twin shared room. This includes 3 days of learning, 4 nights stay, all food and taxes. It does not include travel. Click here for our Cancellation Policy. (Early bird discounts available for all registrations done till July 18th 2022. The discounted price will be INR 29k)

A non-participant can stay for an extra charge of INR 16k which includes food, stay and taxes.

NOTE: Single occupancy is subject to availability at an additional cost of INR 12k. If this is a prerequisite (i.e. if you snore loudly or talk gibberish in your sleep) then click here to email us. Don’t pay just yet because a single room is not guaranteed.


Click the button below to reserve your spot . Only first ten paid registrations are accepted.

After making your payment for the blogging masterclass, please share the payment details including your Name, Email address and Contact number with us at or on WhatsApp/ Signal at +91 7303516665.

Have questions? Please check out the FAQs where we have tried to answer all your queries.

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Detailed Program Agenda-  Blogging Masterclass

Reach anytime on Day 0. Rest, relax, get to know your fellow bloggers.

Day 1 – Blogging the Right Way:

  • Starting a blog – do this as pre-work.
  • Identifying a profitable niche
  • How to avoid rookie mistakes, and set-up your blog right.
  • Find out what readers / viewers are looking for – and to to create content around those topics
  • How to write effective blog posts that your followers will read

Day 2 – How to grow your blog:

  • Anatomy of a good post
  • Keyword Research - the basic tool for all internet marketing.
  • SEO - both on-page & off-page
  • Useful tools for bloggers & content creators
  • How to write effective blog posts that your followers will read
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Day 3 – To profitability and beyond:

  • The importance of site architecture
  • How to get your existing content to rank better in search engines
  • How to build an email list quickly
  • How to get clients/customers using your blog
  • How to write effective blog posts that your followers will read
  • Using Facebook/Instagram ads to grow your blog and make money
  • Six months business blueprint

On day 4 you can leave after a relaxed breakfast. Or stay on if you would like, to work in solitude on building your blog.

After making your payment, please share the payment details including your Name, Email address and Contact number with us at or on WhatsApp/ Signal at +91 7303516665.


About HWR

  1. Why should I choose HWR Blogging Masterclass?   
  • Personal Attention: We don't take more than 10 students in a class. You get a lot of personal attention and feedback. No classrooms of 20-30 people or one-way pre-recorded videos here.
  • Class Quality: For most courses, we filter our participants. You can't just pay and sign up. We need to see a writing sample (in our application form) to ensure the class is of a uniform standard.
  • Cost per hour: Our courses are long and intense. As an example, the Creative Writing course is 18000 for 24 contact hours (3 days, 8 hours each day). The cost per hour = 750 / hour. That is comparable to many of the "cheaper" courses.
  • Quality of faculty: No lightweights here. Many of our faculty are award-winners. All are experts and great teachers. We don't settle for average.
  • Feedback scores: Across courses, we are rated 4.5/5, or higher. You can read our reviews HERE.


  1. Do I get a certificate of participation?

Yes, certificates are available on request.

  1. Any discounts for students / other categories?

At the Himalayan Writing Retreat, we follow a strict No-Discount policy.

  1. Is the workshop fee refundable?

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Blogging Masterclass at the Himalayas: 100% refund if cancellation 4 weeks before the event start date, 50% if cancellation two weeks before the start date, 0% if less than two weeks before the start date.
  1. Is the Himalayan Writing Retreat a business or an NGO?

The Himalayan Writing Retreat is a social enterprise . It works closely and actively with two local NGOs in its community work initiatives : Chirag and Alaap. In 2020, HWR raised INR 6.1 Lakhs to support the Chirag School. 

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