Jitendra is a serial entrepreneur, who started his entrepreneurial journey with the launch of his popular internet marketing blog BloggersIdeas.com. After BloggersIdeas’ success Jitendra opened his digital marketing firm DigiExe. Now with launch of SchemaNinja – a rich snippet & recommendation plugin for bloggers, Jitendra has written another substantial chapter in his successful entrepreneurial journey.
Having worked with corporates like Zopper, Firstcry,& Payoneer, Jitendra has the right skillset for running a business successfully; a fact clearly reflected by the success of his startups. Currently, he is the Brand Ambassador of Payoneer (an International Payment Solution Company) and a strong online influencer over popular social media channels. He also takes initiative to share his experience with young aspirants and budding entrepreneurs at blogging and start-up events.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
SchemaNinja product is all about reviews & recommendations. It is a product for bloggers, affiliate marketers & tech-savvy users who want to monetize their websites through writing reviews & recommendations. As of now, recommendation is one of best features present in SchemaNinja. In its next version, we are adding 7 new exciting features that will help affiliates in boosting their revenue further. Currently, SchemaNinja is being sold at monthly & yearly price.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
The reason, why I started my first product SchemaNinja.com is that I want to bring change in the affiliate marketing domain. The thought occurred when I was looking for a WordPress plugin to monetize my blog (BloggersIdeas.com). Instead of going after some third-party plugin, I thought building something of my own. Besides, many international bloggers use their own products. That also inspired me to build a product of my own.
What is your life mantra?
My life mantra is to live a life free of financial worries. The goal is to make so much money so that I can live the life I want. I want to travel world, for which I need to keep making money with my laptop lifestyle. But to get there, I need to invest myself I it completely and accomplish things, as quickly as possible.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Most challenging part of my life was finding a right team. This is very important and crucial for your business growth. I didn’t hire a team in the beginning, and as a result faced lots of loss.
Also, I have also learnt that doing business with friends is a difficult. Either friendship will destroy the business, or the other way around. I did business with my one of my friends and loss about $20000.
How did you overcome those challenges?
I overcame these challenges by avoiding being in contact with negative people and concentrate on building a good social media circle. Negative vibes can impact your growth so avoid meeting people who try to demotivate you.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
As of now, we are self-funded. I am investing mostly on content, branding & buying tools for my business in order to improve the product with new features in next three months.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
I always try to engage with like-minded people as it helps you in your personal growth. I have seen many people get affected by society’s pressure. They think too much about what others will think. In India, society phobia triggers brain-drain problems a lot, and make many entrepreneurs give up on their dreams.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Passion & A never give up attitude
Listen to one’s inner voice
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
I use lots of tools for my online business and I am always ready to invest in good tools. Here are some of the tools I have used for my business growth:
- Ahrefs: For SEO Backlinks tracking
- SEMRush: Keyword research purpose
- Yesware: For email tracking
- Fiverr: Buying services for my blgos and clients.
- Freelancer.com: Hiring web designers & coders.
- Google Analtyics: For tracking website traffic & analysis
- Whatsapp: Chatting with clients
- Feedly: Best app for having lot of great blogs at once place. Best curation app that everyone should install. I read a lot while traveling. Time is money here.
- Google Hangouts: Important video calls with clients.
- Facebook Messenger: Facebook is massive tool for my business. I use Facebook to attract clients mostly.
- Hotjar: For website tracking & heatmap generations.
- WordPress: Blogging & making money online CMS.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
I always try to invest my time with like-minded. Talk to those people who inspire you move forward in your life and motivate you too help others. Trust me if you follow this one habit it can have great impact on your life.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Wish I can control my anger. Sometimes I lose patience easily but I am trying to control it.
Answer in less than 50 words
Surround yourself with successful people.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Stop talking to negative minds.
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Invest your time wisely and learn from new people.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
To grow my product SchemaNinja in international market & get more customers. Target is to have at least 20000 customers.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I would do fashion designing.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“If you sleep without a goal then get ready to lose your dreams” – Jitendra Vaswani