Himalayan Blogging Workshop

The internet can be a broadcast station for great writing, but few people know how to use it. Those who do have been able to achieve much - promote causes, build offline businesses (like this one), quit their jobs to earn passive incomes and much more. Blogging is often the tool they use to create a strong online presence.. 

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 TrumpExcel.com. Sumit's blog gets 1 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. We'll have to stop waxing eloquent about him now as his achievements could take up this whole screen. Sumit leads this workshop on Blogging. Started in 2017, this will be workshop #4. 

The first Himalayan Blogging Workshop - April 2017

A deeper dive into the specifics of blogging will help you meet your goals. The Himalayan Blogging Workshop is perfect for you to learn and grow your business - on create one based on writing. We plunge into SEO, monetization models and tools, ways to increase traffic 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. For day-wise program details, scroll down or click here.

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 www.uncity.blog.

When: Aug 28- Sep 1, 2019

Where: The Himalayan Writing Retreat, Satkhol Village, Distt. Nainital,  Uttarakhand - 263138. Details here.

How much : ​INR 25,000 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.

Note: Single occupancy is subject to availability at an additional cost of 8k. If this is a prerequisite (i.e. if you snore loudly or talk gibberish in your sleep) then we suggest you email us (ID below). Don't pay just yet because a single room is not guaranteed.  

How to attend : Click the button below to share your information & pay 10K. Pay the balance two weeks before the workshop. Email us your questions at chetan@himalayanwritingretreat.com, or call 97176-15666 . 

Only first ten paid registrations are accepted. Click this button to sign up. 

Detailed Program content

Reach anytime on Aug 28. Rest, relax, get to know your fellow bloggers. 

Day 1 – Blogging the Right Way (Aug 29):

  • Starting a blog - do this as prework.
  • 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 sround those topics
  • How to Write effective blog posts that your followers will read

Day 2 – How to Grow Your Blog (Aug 30):

  • Anatomy of a good post
  • Keyword research - the basic tool for all internet marketing. 
  • ON-Page SEO
  • OFF Page SEO
  • Useful Tools for bloggers and content creators
  • Creating a content calendar
  • How to track your blog’s performance
  • How to Monetize Your Blog (live examples and case studies)

Day 3 - Advanced Blogging Concepts (Aug 31):

  • The importance of Site Architecture
  • How to optimize your existing content to rank better in search engines
  • How to build an Email List quickly
  • How to Get clients/customers using your blog
  • Using Facebook Ads to grow your blog and make money
  • 6-month success blueprint

On Sep 1, you can leave after a relaxed breakfast. 

By now everyone has become friends. Many folks want to stay on and enjoy the place chilling, playing board games, going for long walks and so on. You can also put what you've learnt into practice. We plan a 2 day extension for interested folks at 5k per day (all inclusive). You're welcome to stay on for these. 

Based on the participants, we often customize the agenda. The idea is to make sure you get the most out of this blogging workshop.