The published author and social media influencer, Paresh Godhwani, shares his interesting take and insights from the world of content creation.
We're surrounded by content every minute of every day and it comes in various forms and formats. But the kind of content that we all love and keep looking forward to is genuine, clutter-breaking and relatable is several ways. While there are many content creators out there, only some manage to strike the right chord with the netizens, creating a niche space for themselves. One such content creator/blogger is the published author - Paresh Godhwani.
We recently spoke to Paresh Godhwani and gave us a peek into his journey, his insights and also some realistic and important tips for upcoming content creators. Take a look...
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This is my #birthday month, so let me talk about the #highs of this year. I was not able to finish my #third #ebook in #April. So to make the balance it is good to talk about highs and get #inspired. I started this year with the #alumni #achiever #award. I was motivated t write more and work harder but it has gone other way round so far. I should have #finished my third ebook but I haven't. Hopefully the #outcome of my third ebook will be much better than expected.
- What made you start creating content? And when did you start creating content?
"I started creating content because I wanted to express my views on certain topics. I am doing it since 2015."
- What makes your content stand out?
"I share my experiences with my content. Thus, my experiences make my content stand out."
- How do you choose what to promote on your feed and what not to?
"I try to keep it simple, I promote the products and brands which I use. And I stay away from those products or brands which make fake promises."
- One instance/experience that made it all worthwhile?
"When I got the opportunity to work in a TATA Housing campaign as an influencer."
- What does a regular day look like?
"I wake up around 8:30 in the morning. And after getting up, I start observing (everything around me), I get ready for my 10 to 6 job. While I am doing my job, ideas and topics wander in my mind. Then I come home and those ideas start taking the form of a blog post, an Instagram post, a video, a twitter thread or a book. After spending some time on that idea or topic, I end my day with an episode of a web series or a movie."
- How do you make moolahs?
"Through collaborations, affiliate marketing, Adsense, by writing books (and publishing them on KDP) and by selling products designed by me on websites like redesyn, threadless and colorpur."
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#Throwback to the day which made me a #published #author. It has been three years but it seems like yesterday. I went to mumbai on 15th September 2015 to launch my first book in an event organised by @blogadda. It was a #dream come true. Six degrees has completed three years and it holds a special place in my life. Thank you @preethivenu, @anmolrawat, @twinklingtina, @so.umm.yaa, @ashutosh59, @prernamaynil and @blogadda for helping me in realising my dream. And cheers for the three years of six degrees. #authorofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #candid #mumbai #blogadda #sixdegrees #dreamcometrue
- Where do you get ideas for your videos from?
"It is a bit weird but I get the idea of videos when I am travelling and commuting or when I am playing cricket. While travelling, I get inspired by the beauty of the place, while commuting, I get inspired by my observations and while playing, the adrenaline gives me the idea of music and presentation."
- Weirdest brief ever received?
"It was from a PR company managing a smartphone campaign. They asked to send a picture holding any smartphone in one hand and any box of a smartphone in another and one edge of a smartphone and a box should be in contact with my forehead."
- If not an influencer, what would you be?
10. Message/tips for upcoming bloggers
- Follow your heart because your mind will take you to a 9 to 5 job.
- Never do anything for free.
- Calculate your cost on the basis of the time you invest in developing your social media profiles and money you invest in the maintenance and smooth running of your website
- Decide your price after evaluating these factors.
- Some PR agencies will disparage your efforts, they will make you feel like they are the king of the market but in the real world, content is the king. So, never decrease your value or price in front of them.
We also got him to answer our impromptu Quick 5 questions and here's how it went:
Favourite meme template on social media?
"Ishant Sharma teasing Steve Smith."
One celebrity you want to collaborate with?
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They say a #picture says a #thousand words but I #believe a picture can't #describe itself without #words. The #man in this picture has played 300 ODIs for his country and just before his 300th ODI Bangladeshi players called him a #weak link. On that, I just want to say that the amount of 6s he has hit in his #career is more than the 6s hit by the whole Bangladeshi team together. Same thing is with achievements. The no of feathers he has on his cap, #Bangladesh cricket as whole is no where near him. And look who is talking about weak link jo koi bhi match jeetne ke baad 'hum honge kamyaab' ka bengali version gaate hain. There is no doubt that they are playing much better cricket but whenever they play against us, they cross their limits and they forget who they are (our #grandsons). Tomorrow this man is going to appear in @ICC final for the 7th time. No other players has played these many #ICC finals. A lot will be going on in @yuvisofficial's head. There will be #memories of that world T20 final against Sri Lanka but apart from that he has played #resounding innings in all other ICC finals. So he will be looking forward to his 7th final with lot of confidence and positivity. #Allthebest champ (@yuvisofficial)! You are the true #hero for the whole country. #IndvPak #indvspak
Your favourite Influencer?
Weirdest or funniest comment you have received?
"Everyone has a story but everyone is not a storyteller."
Favourite face filter?
"Child filter on Snapchat."
You can stay up-to-date with Paresh Godhwani's work on his official website!