2012 was an eventful year and we made ‘Mayan Apocalypse’ yet another ‘end of the world’ doomsday prediction a past. In 2012, my main focus was to build business synergies and partnerships.
I have been discussing partnerships effectively with many of my friends and though some of them never lasted more than one table talk, I managed to get couple of them going as well.
Partnerships in 2012
First we formed WebSpades Technologies Pvt Ltd with Pankaj Biswas and Saikat Ghosh. WebSpades Technologies have been doing really well and the growth of the company is beyond what we could have imagined and is making big leaps forward. We have a team of 5 people and are looking to hire few more in the next couple of months.
My Wife along with Asha Pradeep (Wife of my friend Pradeep) started in partnership What An Indian Recipe. WAIR (As we like to call WhatAnIndianRecipe) is really growing and though I did not expect much of an interest from my wife but she has proved me wrong. This is yet another example of how anybody with interest and dedication can manage to make money online. If they can do it, anybody can do it. You just have to start believing and focus on building your online presence.
2012 in Review
Formed a company CoreBlogger Technologies Pvt Ltd for my blogging business and have been moving both of my blog earnings into the company so I can track income from blogging separately but as I have been busy with other things, it is not making a big progress but I expect it to soon pickup.
Apart from making CoreBlogger Technologies a tracking source for my blogging income, the main focus of this company will be to Invest in Tech Properties. I have already booked an office for this company in Salt Lake Sector V, which will be available for possession in January (as per the builder which I don’t believe). 90% of the payment is complete from our side and final payment will be completed soon as well. 60% of the funding will be by the directors of the company (I and my wife) and rest is debt in the company from private parties (as they offer better rate of interest).
Plans for 2013
Forums has always been my main focus but in 2013, I will try to balance forums and blogs both because I think 2013 will be the year for content marketers. I will try to write more good quality content for my forums as well as for my blogs. On top of that CoreBlogger’s vision is to invest in web and tech properties and so I will try to find more investment opportunities in 2013.
New partnerships is something I will actively hunt for in 2013 but my highest priority will be to make WebSpades Technologies a bigger and better company. Ideally doubling the turn over in next year or so. It is something that is not yet discussed in the meetings but is something that has always been in the back of my mind.
Forums & Communities
Majority of my earnings is from ads on my forums and so I do need to keep that growing as well. Blogging (CoreBlogger Technologies) and Freelancing (WebSpades Technologies) is something that has to get more of my focus in 2013 but it also means that I need to keep my forums growing with content as well.
I will focus on investing into tech and web properties and so if you some plans where we can form some synergies do let me know.