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Tell me honestly, are you into blogging because of the money or for the love of blogging.
I’ve been told by my peers and what I always suggest to others – follow your heart and do what you love to do.
Life is eventually all about being happy, and you are happiest when you enjoy the work you do.
You get utmost satisfaction when you get what you want by doing what you want – that is the ultimate life, isn’t it?
This is what I want for you.
At the ABC (Aha!NOW Blog Community), our prime focus is on you. Every day that passes, Harleena and I keep discussing on how we can give the best to our blog community.
Nobody asked us for more, but the love and support that you have given us, makes us want to do more and more to make you happy.
Today’s GEMS post announces a couple of new plans on the ABC in this direction.
Every Member Gets To Guest Post on Aha!NOW
Yes, you read it right!
You can guest post on Aha!NOW without the need to top the leaderboard.
In fact, we might even do away with the leaderboard, because you are precious to us, even if you don’t top the leaderboard.
We have been thinking of doing something like this, but then every idea has its time.
So, how does this workout?
Cooperation, barter trade, give and take – whatever you call it.
We are no saints, but we are no crooks either. We really don’t understand business that much, the way we understand people.
We know you are a gem, and you are precious. You deserve more than what you are getting.
Therefore, for starters, we are offering you a guest post opportunity for a fixed amount of community activity points.
All you need to do is earn 3000 AhaPoints within a period of three months, and you get to guest post* on Aha!NOW!
It is really this easy and possible. 🙂
As per the new reward system on the ABC, you can earn 100 AhaPoints in a day, without spending the entire day performing the community activities.
You can get started today! I am sure you can earn the required points in less than the stipulated period.
And when you do so, there is MORE you can get!
Become a Community Group Manager
All Aha!NOW guest post authors can adopt the already existing community groups or create their own groups and become group admins*.
That is really a fun job to do if you like it. So, you’ll be made a group manager/admin only if you love interacting with people and managing a kind of mini social hub.
After bagging the guest post, you need to earn 1000 more AhaPoints to be eligible to be a group admin.
Presently we have a few groups managed well by community members who have guest authored on Aha!NOW. These awesome Ahaians are:
Rohan Chaubey blogs from India, at RohanChaubey.Blogspot.In. and manages the group “Tech Tricks”.
Rohan is excellent in dealing with members, moderating his group activities, and helping all the members of the community.
If you have any tech related problem or query, this is the man for you. Well, a little man, if Rohan doesn’t mind my calling him that because he is just 17 years old!
I really wouldn’t mind if he takes over the entire ABC as the site admin in the future. 😉
Ikechi is from Nigeria. He blogs at AwazieIkechi.com and manages the group “Be An Inspiration”.
Ikechi is a gentleman in the real sense, and a great man with a big heart!
He can inspire just anybody, help you solve your problems and suggest you ways to make your life easy, and make the world a better place.
I admire Ikechi for his wise suggestions and innovative ideas to improve and make the ABC better. He is the apt man to take care of Aha!NOW. 🙂
We are lucky to have these wonderful people in the ABC as members and admins. They and all future moderators and admins of Aha!NOW deserve better – they should get MORE!
Earn as You Engage and Interact on the ABC
After earning 1000 points as a group admin, you start getting paid for your community activities!
That is right – for every point that you earn on the ABC, you get paid in cash.
There are no hidden strings or secret clauses anywhere. Your hard earned money through fun ways would be sent to you by PayPal once it reaches its payable limit.
Now, this is what I call the empowerment of a community.
We have carried forward and partly implemented our ETC (Empowering the Community) plan as mentioned in the previous GEMS post.
Harleena and I wish we can pay each and every member of the community for their engagements, discussions, and interactions. And we might just start off with it in the near future!
It all depends on the revenue we earn from Aha!NOW and the ABC through the funds contributed by the sponsors.
We are in negotiation with a few sponsors. So, if you too wish to be a sponsor and leverage this golden opportunity and benefit from our generous returns – contact us and ask for our proposal.
Honestly, we feel happy as well as indebted by the amount of time people spend on the ABC. Since time is money, we want them to have that in the real sense.
Though we are going to start small, but the more active and cooperative you get, the more money we all make, and we prosper together!
It requires a team effort, and we can together make the ABC – a beneficial community. Back to square one, it is all about earning by doing what you love to do.
Well, you earn by interacting with people and helping people.
By sharing information and knowledge, solving problems, spreading love, permeating peace, writing useful content, and by supporting the sponsors, as well as each other in the community.
Is this too good to be true?
Let me know your views.
GEMS of the ABC – March 2015
Last but not the least, and definitely the most important part of this post, is the announcement of the top gems of the ABC. (The leaderboard will not always be displayed from now on, but there will always be toppers!)
February was, in fact, a low activity month because our site suffered from a few server problems. The Siteground people, where Aha!NOW is hosted, were very helpful and we got back on our feet soon.
(If you too want to check them out, we’ve got our affiliate link at the bottom of the footer. We will love if you click on it. 🙂 )
I appreciate and thank all the members for their patience and support. I am glad they are all back and resumed their activities on the ABC.
Toppers of the Aha GEMS Leaderboard
Abrar Mohi Shafee bagged the top position this time. He had done it back in the month of December 2014 too!
That time he won the one-year subscription to Grammarly and this time he gets to guest post on Aha!NOW.
Abrar is from Bangladesh and blogs at BloggingSpell.com. He writes about blogging and casts a spell on the readers!
The runner-up this time is a new face on the ABC.
Yatin Khulbe is from India and has recently started blogging at Buddytation.com.
He blogs about self-development and calls it an untraditional self-improvement blog.
Yatin also gets the opportunity to guest post on Aha!NOW.
OLD is GOLD Gems
The other three gems have been mentioned in earlier GEMS posts and are with the ABC for a long time. They are:
Mi Muba from Pakistan – He blogs at BeAMoneyBlogger.com.
Vernon Layne from United States – He blogs at StartsAndEndsWithYou.com.
Sasidhar Kareti from India – He blogs at AmfasTech.com.
Vernon was the leaderboard topper in the previous month. He received the one-year free subscription to the premium Icegram Super Bundle.
He could not guest post this month because he had some family problems, and being understanding, we carried forward his guest post to the near future, whenever he is ready.
I thank you for your activities on the ABC, and there are more nice people to thank to.
Commenting Gems of Aha!NOW
All commenters of Aha!NOW are the supporters who add value with their words on the posts. We recognize and appreciate the value of their efforts.
Here are the Top 20 commentators of Aha!NOW in February 2015.
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Thank you, each one of you for what you do at Aha!NOW. Harleena and I also humbly thank the invisible gems of Aha!NOW, who support us with their visits and social shares.
Grateful Mentions of the ABC
We are thankful to everybody who helps promote the ABC using social media and their blogs.
Here are some of the grateful mentions of the ABC, in the month of February, by these wonderful bloggers in their blog posts.
Erik Emanuelli wrote a comprehensive guide about the ABC in his post titled “Aha!NOW Blog Community: Boost Your Connections and Get More Traffic”. A big thanks to Erik!
Piyush Ranjan featured the ABC in his post “Blogging Tips : Confessions of every blogger”.
Swadhin Agrawal wrote about the ABC in this post “Blogging strategies and SEO tips I wish mom told me.”
Nanda Rahmanius mentioned the ABC in this post “12 Killer Tips to Increase Website Traffic”.
John Maduka wrote about the ABC in his guest post “Enhance Your Blogging Career- Blog Tutorial 2015” on Rahul Krishnan’s blog.
Siva Ramakrishnan mentioned the ABC in his post “How to get more hits on your blog?”.
Arpit Roy mentioned the ABC in his post “12 Step Checklist for Content Marketing After You Publish a New Blog Post”.
I hope you stop by at their blogs and read their wonderful posts. If you too had mentioned the ABC in your blog post and I missed it, please let me know in the comments, and I’ll add it to this list.
Let’s work for self-empowerment through community empowerment.
Let us all grow together and bring happiness into our lives.
Over To You –
Would you like to guest post on Aha!NOW? What are your views about community empowerment and earning through community engagements? Share your views in the comments.
Have you registered yourself in the ABC? If not, then register here.
*Acceptance of guest post and group admin has to be met through the eligibility criteria of Aha!NOW and the ABC.