Jasbir Chatterjee, Founder at Jasbirchatterjee Photo Blog
Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Jasbir Chatterjee: I have been writing poems and short stories since my teens. When the internet came, I shared a few poems online. I got hooked on photography after I began using a cellphone. Inspired by Mayank Austen Soofi's photo blog The Delhi Walla, I created a similar blog of my own, Jasbirchatterjeephotoblog. The aim was to showcase all my works, my creativity, and share them with the whole world.
Great Companies: What are the various services provided by Jasbirchatterjee Photo Blog
Jasbir Chatterjee: I share creative content on everything under the sun, ranging from poetry, food recipes, book reviews, music, monuments, people, politics, etc. One of my poems, The Delhi Metro, was published in 2012 in an Oxford University Press, UK textbook. Many of my other works have found homes in various anthologies and web publications.
Great Companies: What makes Jasbirchatterjee Photo Blog different from hundreds of other similar service providers?
Jasbir Chatterjee: Jasbirchatterjeephotoblog is different from all others because
a. It belongs to me, Jasbir Chatterjee, a name that no one else in the entire universe has.
b. The content I share in this blog is based on my own experiences. It's something that comes from deep within my heart. That's what makes my blog different, because every human being is unique.
Great Companies: What were the struggles and challenges you faced and how did you overcome them?
Jasbir Chatterjee: Content creation is not the world's one of the most lucrative professions, especially when you pursue it as a hobby. You need to have a separate career too to survive. After the first lockdown in 2020 because of Covid, I lost my job in the automobile industry. During the next two years, the automobile industry in Delhi went through a terrible phase and there were hardly any new jobs there. I had to struggle really hard to make the ends meet. I even took up a full-time content writing job and did some freelancing, keeping my photo blog on a backseat for a while. But it didn't work out, and I had to quit. Soon things began looking up again and my blog now continues to grow in leaps and bounds; in terms of both views and followers, thanks to God Almighty.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for Jasbirchatterjee Photo Blog?
Jasbir Chatterjee: Who knows, five years down the line, my photo blog may become one of the most popular sites. I might get it syndicated then.
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, what would it be?
Jasbir Chatterjee: Follow your passion and just do what your heart says.