About Me

Hey there! Deepak here from Bangalore. Welcome to my blog! And glad that you checked out my About page. I am a passionate digital marketer. (And I am a biker boy too!). I have been in the digital marketing industry since 2008.

I write about digital marketing on this blog. I am also a columnist at Entrepreneur.com and YourStory.

My first startup was an online motorcycle publication called BikeAdvice, which eventually became the No.1 motorcycle blog in India with 1,00,000+ followers and 1 Million+ page views per month.

I had an exit from BikeAdvice in 2012. After that, I have worked as digital marketing manager in startups like Exotel, Practo, Instamojo and Razorpay. I also write, speak and consult on digital marketing.

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DigitalDeepak.com is now ranked as one of the top 10 digital marketing blogs in India and it has become a well-known brand. It started as a personal blog where I used to write notes on digital marketing for my future reference.

You can also check out the books I have published and the workshops I have conducted. If you are new to my blog and don’t know where to start, visit my top articles page.

I have also launched a free digital marketing course to help people learn digital marketing. Stay tuned and subscribe to my blog to learn the latest stuff in digital marketing. 🙂

The Long Story

Not everyone can plan their future and drive their lives as they want to. We plan something but life has something else for us. I got into the field of digital marketing by accident. It was not planned. However, I am happy where I have reached. There are certain forces which channeled my energy and brought me here.

I joined college in 2004. I knew that computer science and coding was not my cup of tea. My dad has a small construction company in my hometown Salem. So I thought, I could join his business if I couldn’t get a job. So I opted for Civil Engineering. I was also interested a little bit in the area of house construction because I used to visit my dad’s projects. I really loved certain subjects in my engineering such as Fluid Mechanics and Engineering mechanics.

In 2007, I got a job offer for Rs. 2.75 Lakhs per year ($4000 a year!) from a company called Caritor. (It was later acquired by Keane and then Keane was later acquired by NTT data). At that time, the demand in the IT sector was so high that companies were hiring students from Civil, Mechanical and even Chemical engineering disciplines.

I graduated from college in 2008, but the recession in US was at its peak. That delayed the joining dates for the students by 1-2 years. I finished college, I had no job, had to wait for a year to get the joining date and my dad’s company wasn’t big enough for me to engage myself full time. All that empty space and time had to create something out of it.

I was a regular reader of Chip and Digit magazines at that time. I came across an article which talked about how one can earn revenue from blogging and AdSense. I got inspired. If I could earn some money from home then it would be nice. I need not depend on my dad for pocket money.

The first try was opening a blog at Blogger.com and opening an AdSense account to place ad blocks on the blog. I made a dummy blog and put the ad codes in it (at that time AdSense accounts were approved for everyone who applied). Eventually I learned that one needs a lot of traffic to earn revenue from ads. And to get a lot of traffic, one needs to have quality content. I also learned that it is always better to have your own domain so that you can control the brand.

I was very interested in motorcycles from that time. I used to spend hours reading motorcycle magazines and watching videos online. I observed that there was no website in India dedicated to motorcycles and reviewing Indian motorcycle models. That was the time when the idea struck me: I could start a blog about motorcycles. I was inspired by CarAdvice.com.au. So I started BikeAdvice.in. That’s how my first business was born.

The BikeAdvice Story

This section will be updated soon 🙂

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sameer May 13, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Add Some RSS or something so we can subscribe to your blog.
Some notification that you have posted new blog.
Will be very helpful.
By the way awesome content.
Thanks

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Deepak May 14, 2013 at 3:05 am

Thanks. Will be adding a subscription feature soon!

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Mukesh Sakharkar September 25, 2016 at 6:20 pm

Hi Deepak , thanks for the opportunity to learn digital marketing free of cost . Currently I have completed my e commerce from welingkars and want to learn practical digital marketing and want to startup my own company.

Request you to please let me know the good institute in mumbai suburbs where I can learn live digital marketing.

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Naveen Kulkarni June 18, 2013 at 2:59 am

Nice Blog Deepak,
Keep it up. Nice to see you live in the same city as mine 🙂

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Deepak June 18, 2013 at 3:04 am

Thanks! Hope to meet you AFK someday.

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NoFre January 20, 2014 at 3:10 pm

This is so informative, this is what i’m looking for, helps me so much to become digital marketing expert.. keep posting sir

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Deepak January 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Thanks!

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Steven Faso November 9, 2014 at 7:59 am

I need someone to train 6 people to become ad words certified
need this trying on site in downtown Chicago first or second week December 2014
please advise my options

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Ulterios March 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Very nice blog Deepak. I saw your site on NP and just decided to check it out. I am glad I did, you have some very nice posts with some great info.

Great job, I will be checking in from time to time.

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Attiya May 20, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Hi Deepak,

Loved the blog!!

As a Marketer in UAE, I am working on alot of mapping projects because they are not as advanced as in the west. I have a question in regards to after verifying my code My location does not show up when i zoom into that area. Is there a reason for this, I have clients who want to see their business and they cant :s!!!

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Avik July 25, 2015 at 12:32 am

Hello Sir,
I am a B.Tech grad 2015, fresher and a job seeker. I am planning to do a course in digital marketing. Its getting very onerous in selecting and enrolling in a proper course in india. The more i am searching for institutes, the more equivocal it is getting. I found the articles on your web on Google Certifications. Neat and elaborate. Loved reading your articles. Thanks for clarifying the concept of Google Adwords certification.
I am eager to know, is there any proper short term course for graduates to pursue in india and land a descent job in this domain, or shall i look for an MBA.
What are the various other Google certifications available ?
I am planning to enroll in Delhi School of Internet Marketing course on Dig. Mkt. The course is priced at 55000 INR with 6 Google certifications and one Google analytics Certifications. Is it worthy or do i have better options ?

Thanks a lot for your blog articles. Helped me a lot.
Regards,
Avik

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amit May 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Hi!!!

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amit May 6, 2016 at 5:13 pm

I don’t know if you already have started learning from DSIM delhi, I would suggest you start working somewhere and learn from digitaldeepak free marketing course, as you can develop skills by learning on your own. Hope this suggestion helps. By the way, I am also B.E 2007 Pass out.

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Gautam Kr. Bera November 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm

I have made this website to start an advisor of LIC and Mutual Funds and also given ads in Google Adwords setting the ads by google adwords expert but till to day I have not got even single customer from the ads . I have checked my website and there is also a problem that is when I filled the forms , sometimes, it was not submitting

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Md Jamil Asghar November 26, 2015 at 11:53 am

Hi Mr Deepak
I am here from Bhagalpur (Bihar) and I want to see you in reference with the digital marketing and the blogger as a freelancer. I am very very new having a very little knowledge in this field.
With thanks

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Manjunath December 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Hi Mr Deepak
I am here from Hyderabad.Done with Mass communication and want to know and learn digital marketing course and signed up in your blog for free course. Very much interested and happy for this and really thankful to YOU. Its helpful to me and as well as people like who are looking for such courses. Thanks alot.

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Ashish Sharma January 8, 2016 at 11:05 am

Thanks to you Deepak for sharing such a wonderful ideas! Hats off to you! By the way what is your age!

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Anirudh January 11, 2016 at 11:57 am

Hi Deepak,

I continuously follow ur updates and even i have enrolled for your free course and as an inspiration i have started my free blog in word press thanx a lot.

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Vishnu Vardhan January 24, 2016 at 9:19 pm

Hello Deepak,

Thank you for one of the most informative posts on self-publishing an ebook. I followed all the steps you mentioned and I’m now publishing my book of poems (Unspoken) in the eBook format on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.in/dp/B01AGQZ4CG.
I would love for you to read and review the book.

I have mailed the softcopy to you. Thanks!

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vishal giri February 1, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Thanks to you Deepak for sharing such a wonderful ideas! Hats off to you! By the way what is your age!

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Rohan Pandya February 14, 2016 at 1:25 am

Hey deepak

Great blog and thank you for sharing so many tips about blogging. I’hv been following you since long and now i work as a full time blogger. Thank you for guiding me through and sharing your knowledge on the web

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Aniket Arun Gaikwad February 26, 2016 at 12:07 am

Dear Deepak,
I am very thankful to get opportunity to learn “Digital Marketing” for free because of you. I will surely give back something. keep it up this good deed.

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manuel March 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm

hello sir.

I am very new having a very little knowledge in this field.
can i do it this digital market.

thanks

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Venkatesh Arulalapperumal May 20, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Dear Sir,

My name is A.Venkatesh from Hyderabad and i have very much interest to start the digital marketing process as a entrepreneur. Please give me some idea and here is my number:8220095474.

Thank you

Regards
A.Venkatesh

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sourabh May 27, 2016 at 11:23 am

i am doing 2 months digital marketing course from school of digital marketing, pune… is 2 months are sufficient for digital marketing for job placements?

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Dany July 18, 2016 at 12:51 pm

I could read a book about this without finding such real-world apcpoarhes!

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Sanjay Patel June 3, 2016 at 10:24 am

Hii Deepak….Good Morning…

I m industrial engineering and i have 5 year of experience in manufacturing industry as mechanical/industrial engineer. & Based on that experience i have done Executive MBA-Marketing from Gujarat University. so is it o.k if i will chose field of Digital marketing.

Because i want to open my own digital marketing firm so at that time my above work experience will be zero(already i earn 50k) and i will new in marketing field so what should i do ????????? pls suggest me

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Dr Neeraj Gupta June 16, 2016 at 11:28 am

Digital Deepak Does give you Wisdom and Realization how the Digital Marketing Should be done in any field, he has touched everything which is Required in Internet Era. His insight is Amazing and Educating, Pleased to met you Digitally .

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Aditi Kumar June 23, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Dear Mr. Kanakaraju,

I am a first year MBA student from Shiv Nadar University, Noida.
I am preparing a Digital Index for C-Suite Executives active on social media and require your expert guidance on the same.

Hoping for a positive response from your end.

Thanks and Regards,
Aditi

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Krishna June 28, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Deepak,

A friend of mine mentioned you to me and recommended you pretty highly. I would like to discuss getting Flit more digital traction. Can we chat? I am reachable at 9886500757

Thanks

Krishna

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Ana Gupta July 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Hi sir,
m really interested in knowing basics of digital marketing and in layman’s language so that one is able to explain and devise strategy for the client in a more prudent way. It should be so easy that the other understand your knowledge as you want them to.

Regards,
ana

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SHALINI August 3, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Dear Mr.Deepak,
Today got opportunity to go through your blog and 1st online lesson also. I am working as Marketing manager of the brand management team in pharma sector. Heard a lot on digital marketing. Have got lot of interest now, but do nt know how to start from where to start and infact since hv spent 10 yrs in pharma, will other industry consider from profile after doing digital marketing course ? Lot of apprehension in my mind. Need your help.

Thanks with anticipation
Shalini

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Monu Mehla August 12, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Hi Mr Deepak
I am here from fatehabad (Haryana) and I want to see you in reference with the digital marketing and the blogger as a freelancer. I am very very new having a very little knowledge in this field.
With thanks

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Alex July August 13, 2016 at 3:20 am

Hi, Deepak, I’m Alex.
I found your blog at ShoutMeLoud. I was impressed by your blog post about driving traffic from Facebook.
Nice experience!

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Deepak Kanakaraju August 18, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Great to know that. Thanks for the comment!

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Nitesh Kumar August 20, 2016 at 6:21 pm

Hi Deepak,
You are the inspiration of Billions people. You have set a great milestone for others. Proudly saying that No one can better than you in Digital Domain. I just want a favour please help me out. We have just started a website http://www.DigitalNaukri.in please suggest that which open source like Wordpress, Magento or etc would be better for our domain and SEO point out view. Do we need to go for Dedicated server in the initial time. Please suggest in this. Hoping the reply from your end.

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Deepak Kanakaraju August 21, 2016 at 9:05 pm

Looks like a good initiative. But what exactly is your goal. Do you want to connect job seekers and job openings in the digital marketing domain?

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Prakash Verma August 23, 2016 at 11:29 pm

Hello Sir,
I went through your blog and found it to be one of the best.

Sir, I’m pursuing my BE in Ece from Banglore. I am currently in 3rd year and I hav decided to take DIGITAL MARKETING as my career. So what should I do being in 3rd year should I do any course or try out any internships??

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salman khan August 29, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Hello Sir,

I Have around 1 year experience in SEO and Some little bit knowledge about Digital marketing. I want to learn complete digital marketing course, because in future well opportunities in this field. Please Guide me which topics are most popular in digital marketing.

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Alok Singh September 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Dear Sir,

My name is Alok Kumar Singh from Delhi and i have very much interest to start the digital marketing process as a entrepreneur. Please give me some idea and here is my number: 8879339945

Thank you

Regards
Alok Kumar Singh

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Ishan Sharma September 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Hello Sir,
I am an Engineering Graduate From Kurukshetra University (Haryana) and currently working as a Sales Associate in one of the India’s most leading Tech-Edu Corp in Bangalore only. I am so vey interested in learning Digital Marketing and Social Media Traffic generating techniques. Came to know about your DigitalDeepak.com and its great.
I have alraedy started learning from your blog (and also from ShoutMeLoud). Hope to learn more and also hope to meet you some day soon.
Thanks for inspiring.
Keep Shining.
Ishan Sharma

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Ajesh September 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm

Interesting Story Deepak, I too would like to expand my blog and expecting some expert advice from your end.

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Shirin Shaikh October 31, 2016 at 11:12 am

Hello Deepak,

Can you please help me in my project for digital marketing?

Warm Regards
Shirin

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Madhav Chauhan November 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Dear Deepak,

We are builder in Pune. Can you help me for our Project “Pyramid Country” Digital Marketing.

Regards

Madhav Chauhan

7767004811

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Vinay K Bhargav November 16, 2016 at 11:32 am

Hi, i am a b.tech. engineer in Ece completed in 2014. After around one and half year i got the job in seo. It’s been five months working in seo and still confused whether to continue in seo or not. Well i have also an opportunity in software testing job but my mind still confused which field would be better for future point of view. Please help me out.

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Prajwal Wankhede December 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Dear Sir,

My name is Prajwal Wankhede from Aurangabad and I am very much interest to start the digital marketing process as a entrepreneur. Please give me some idea.
prajwalwankhede619@gmail.com

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Satya December 17, 2016 at 2:02 am

Hi Deepak,

I must say that your past, present is really fascinating for my understanding. I have a question for you, did you ever face any legal / copyright issues with respect to your content / menu / widget / anything which is related to display of your site of bikeadvice.com / digitaldeepak.com or any thing else.

Hope this is a generic question.
I request your tips and advices on this topic and will be very valuable & informative to me.

Thanks.

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Bobit December 18, 2016 at 10:40 pm

Hi Deepak

Thanks for sharing awesome story,

Best Wishes
Bobit Thomas

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ALEXANDER ITTY January 4, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Deepak,

I teach Digital Marketing in a leading B-School. How best can I derive contributions from you. Will you have a personal mail ID to contact as and when required

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Lakshmikanth Rajamani February 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm

This blog is very informative and one should read this blog !

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Amita February 21, 2017 at 9:01 pm

I would like to take training from you. What is process??

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Aktharbanu Ameer February 24, 2017 at 10:59 pm

Hi Mr. Deepak
Thank you very much for sharing your part of life and it is very encouraging.

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Monish Raza March 4, 2017 at 12:30 am

Deepak, hi.
I would prefer a corporate deal with you. It would be related to the involvement and educational content sharing in a social netorking site. If you find it interesting, do mail me back.
ThankYou

Monish Raza
Director
Aishkin Infotech Private Limited

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Nandhakumar March 7, 2017 at 10:33 pm

Hello sir,
I am nandhakumar from namakkal tamilnadu.I am well in english. So I write in tanglish which means both Tamil and english. Sir,ungala pathi blog LA padichathum nanum ungala pol aaganum nu asaipadaran. I will take all steps to develop in digital marketing.please anna yenaku yeppdi nu teach pannu vigala Tamil LA.please anna

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Sumant Sharma April 17, 2017 at 9:07 pm

Hi Deepak,
I am taking your Digital Marketing tutorial through Email. Actually, I have a query, how old are these tutorial videos and how relevant are they in this fast changing Digital Marketing World?

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Reena Prasad April 18, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Hello Deepak,
I am a homemaker takes tutions at home,was a teacher.I wanted to do and was searching for something .I came to know about digital marketing ,SEO through my younger brother.and read online about SEO.
Now I want to make career in this field , please suggest how to start .
Thank you

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suresh April 21, 2017 at 10:18 am

Thanks to share your life, Which inspired me.

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Jagamohan Parida April 28, 2017 at 10:50 pm

Dear sir
I want to make my carrer in this field.
So plz send videos.

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BIMAL CHANDRA DASH May 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm

Dear Deepak,
My heartful thanks to you,you can’t imagine my interest towards digital marketing course,I had also contact with SMU & one of the private institute in New Delhi,but they will give me certificate which will kept in my file,as a experienced & shrewed person you have lot of practical knowledge,you can give me knowledge by using this I can earn as I like according to my capacity,as regards myself I am a insurance Agent since last 27 years,at the age of 56 I have such confidence & perserverance to acieve this by the help of Gods gift person Mr.Raju,again many many thanks.just going to see chapter-1

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BIMAL CHANDRA DASH May 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm

Dear DigitalDeepak,
I would like to take training about DigitalMarketing course from your Institute,what is the process,anticipate your reply.

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anuradha May 5, 2017 at 11:22 am

Hi Deepak,

I want learn Digital marketing course.please suggest me.

Thanks!!

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Manish May 13, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Sir i wana ask tht it is good idea if i join Digital marketing course while doing b.com correspondence or first i should complete my graduation then can join this course?? Wht your opinion?? Plzz guide bczz company hier you after your graduation

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Aditya upadhyay May 14, 2017 at 4:53 pm

I have to join u digital program what was a process to join

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Rajdeep Singh May 23, 2017 at 5:02 am

Hello sir I just got a sponsored advertisement on my facebook. I heard and even know that one can earn by blogging and digital marketing… But HOW????

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Amitesh Jain June 19, 2017 at 1:33 pm

First of all, I would like to thank you for your lessons, they are extremely useful.
Keeping your tips in mind, I got my domain name and hosting to get into the world of digital marketing… Now, I want some tips from you about how to grow as a digital marketing specialist.

ThankYou.

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Buland Akhtar June 29, 2017 at 11:50 pm

Dear Deepak Bro,
To be honest, I just casually signed up free course invitation offered by you when I saw it on my fb account.But after going through your first video I really got impressed .
I am a mid level marketing and sales professional. I started my career from entertainment media and worked for Times music, HMV,Big Music etc but from last 7 years associated with real estate industry which is passing through bad phase.

Though I am aware that digital media is becoming most preferred marketing tools for almost all sectors specially for those who cannot afford Traditional media. I am already 39 years old and have almost 14 years of marketing and sales experience but not expert in digital media. Though I use social media tools like FB, Twiter, Instagram, Linkedin but not smart enough to use it’s free or paid advertising features. I was thinking to join some short term course but after seening your first video I changed my mind. They way you narrated the intro I really liked and felt that you kind of guy is real Deshbhakt who is doing such a great job free of cost. I too have lots of ideas5 on several topics and wanted to start my blog, but could not take start due to two reason 1. my poor english 2 . How to bring traffic for free. But now I think,after seeing some episode your course I could get courage to start my blog and will be an smart digital marketier. If possible give me some personal tips which can help to make myself smart in the field of digital media.

Thanks Bro,
God blessyou.
Buland Akhtar

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kennedy August 2, 2017 at 6:53 am

Dear Deepak
Am grateful for this insightful knowledge and high opener ,I really want you to educate me more on how to fly digital marketing in my country Nigeria because I have no ground knowledge on this but want to excel in it and build my world around it .

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laxman August 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Hi Sir,
I Am Lakshminarayana from Anantapur. I have a small doubt that is, why should be write content in english, why dont we write in telugu.

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Mukesh September 10, 2017 at 11:25 pm

Hi Sir,

I am new to blogging and recently purchased your affiliate mastery course. 1st Lesson was good. Your story is really inspiring and can be seen how much hard work you have done.

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Shanu Shah September 20, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Simple and lucid way of communication really inspires me.

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Basudev October 16, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Hello sir am Happy to Be one of your Fan ,

I really enjoys reading & learning from you

Thanks for your Hardwork for us

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ujjal sarma November 10, 2017 at 12:26 am

Hello Sir, I am a student of your ‘Affiliate Marketing Mastery course’. And I have learned many things about digital marketing and blogging from your courses. I am a big fan of you.
Thanks for your dedication towards works…

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