How I got started with this venture
I am extremely passionate about electronics and technology. Naturally I went into creating a blog. Then I will be earning a full time income while doing the work that I love.
So I first started out with a wordpress blog. It was free and I was broke. It allowed me to write without spamming with ads to pay. Some of you may think “wow this guy should’ve gotten a job and paid for a proper plan”. I have just gotten started with my Engineering undergraduate degree and where I am from, it is well nigh impossible for a student to get a decently paying part time job and also effectively manage the course load.
This wordpress thing was not working and it became apparent very frequently. They, being a business, cannot give the proper tools required to grow a blog to a freeloader. I had to buy atleast the basic plan and I had no money.
So I needed a way to generate traffic into my blog. Naturally I turned to social media.
How I started using social media to gain the following
I first started out on Twitter. I guess the simplicity of the app appealed to me. So I started building a network of electronics passionate people and was regularly tweeting.
But Twitter, is HUGE. Your tweet just gets yeeted out into the net. No matter what niche you choose, I can bet there are atleast 100 tweets per minute regarding that. This is because Twitter is very, very easy to use.
When I realized I wasn’t getting as much traction as I hoped, I decided to look for alternative ways, Instagram.
I chose Instagram because it had a huge number of daily users, almost half a billion. I hadn’t chosen this path initially because I was lazy to put in the work required to make a post.
So what in Instagram? Memes. As I am currently enrolled in an Electronics degree, I decided to post memes on what I learned in the course. This worked out well because A) almost no one makes memes on electronics and B) I get to apply whatever I learnt. Genius right?
Around this time, I pooled in some birthday money and bought a domain, This one:
Fast forward to the present, I am currently pumping in about 2 memes per day in my Instagram Page
4yearelectronics (@texhgeek) • Instagram photos and videos Gimme a follow!!
And I’m still in the process of porting the blog posts from my wordpress account to my website.
SO thanks a ton for reading!