Today, we are interviewing Founder/Editor FoneArena – Varun Krishnan. He is a professional blogger with talent seen in no one else. FoneArena is your destination which might help you in tech gadgets. Below is the interview Varun Krishnan was kind enough to do with us.
1. Who is Varun in real life? What are your Hobbies
In real life Varun is a fun guy who is a techie at heart. I love to write and tweet. My Hobbies include listening to music , traveling and driving. Also playing computer games!
2. When did you decided to start FoneArena
I started FoneArena in 2005 and there was not a single resource in India which was giving info to Indian consumers about mobile phones available here. I grew up being fascinated by gadgets and even used to build my own computers. Most of my family and friends used to come to me for gadget advice. I was pursuing my Engineering and decided to build a simple mobile phone database and started to also blog about it. Getting the first 1000 visitors was a big achievement back then and as of today we have managed to serve over 500 million visitors not only in India but around the world
3. Did you face any difficulties during your journey of making FoneArena a reality of your choice
I did face some difficulties including quitting my previous job, finding a office space and hiring people. What’s a startup without challenges
4. How were you in studies? Do you think it is necessary for one to have good educational qualifications in order to do well in life
Well i would say I was generally pretty good in studies i think over time, I started concentrating more on work and less on studies. It is surely good to have basic good educational qualifications but if that does not happen, it should not stop you from thinking big and doing well in life. I believe individuals should concentrate more on skill building than collecting degrees.
5. What are your future plans regarding FoneArena
We have a lot of plans for FoneArena. We are looking at hiring more techies to join our team. We are also looking at innovative product features which consumers will benefit from. While we started out as ‘Fone’ Arena with a main focus on mobile phones we do concentrate now general gadgets and consumer electronics.
6. Any tips to new emerging Bloggers/Entrepreneurs
Don’t give up easily and don’t expect overnight success. It takes a lot of time and hard work to succeed. While it is important to have fun it is also important to not waste time. Focus on what is important to you. Follow your instincts and passion and don’t be afraid to seek advice. And most important of all – never be afraid to try and never be afraid to fail.
7. Do you want to say anything to our Readers
You seem to have a bright future ahead of you. It is a crowded space, so do something different and interesting. All the very best.