I’m an independent contractor or a freelancer who is already eager to learn something new. I have always been a free bird ever since I can remember and thinking out of the box is a hobby for me. I love to think with a purpose.
I got my first computer in 2009, after which I got lost in the crazy world of internet. Before that the only use of internet for me was to download movies and Tv shows. Once I had a computer I started feeling like a superman who could do anything with the power of internet. I was in the third year of graduation and started playing around with making money online. At first, I signed up with Freelancing websites and got a few projects to work on SEO. I was hired by an Internet Marketing guru who taught me everything he could about the details of SEO, both blackhat and whitehat. As I could see that it was possible to make money without wearing suits and doing 9 to 5 jobs, I started toying around with the idea of making money online.
This was the time when every one in my class was preparing for campus interviews. I was busy building a blog which I could use to make money with AdSense (More on it later). Although I appeared in a couple of interviews and got selected for one of the leading IT companies in the world, I had already decided that I am not going to do a regular job in life. I got multiple reminders to join the job but I deleted the emails even without reading them. I graduated in 2010 and started working as a web designer.
The market was not as competitive then as it is now and it was easy to get clients building websites. I taught myself WordPress with the help of a few books, some video courses and Youtube and started building websites for small businesses. It was the time when I had not much idea about Html and CSS. While working as a web designer, I realised that it is important to know basic Html and CSS to deliver good work and I taught myself that. The clients I designed websites for were always interested in hiring me for the SEO and digital marketing and it helped me explore and learn multiple disciplines from Pay per click and affiliate marketing to email and social media marketing.
I was living as a free bird and never cared about future then. The moment I’ll have some money saved in my bank account after delivering a few projects, I used to stop working and start travelling and reading. I have always been very fascinated by Indian mythology, Yoga and many other philosophies in the Hinduism. I would read the various religious books for days on end to be able to gain some knowledge which could liberate me. I wanted to learn about Moksha, Nirvana and all and in that pursuit I met a lot of yogis during my journeys. I have a reasoning my mind and I was not able to find even a single person who could satisfy me with his answers.
I lived the life of a free freelancer for the next five years until I had a life changing experience in mid-2015 and I had to stop working altogether. I went out of work and did not do anything other than just eating and amusing myself with my thoughts for more than an year. I realised that the greatest guru lives within all of us and he is always available to guide us if we are ready to listen to him.
I restarted working in 2016 and doing the same things that I used to do, but with a twist. I now work as a project manager and instead of doing everything myself I work as a virtual marketing manager to get things done for businesses. I am not a web designer or an SEO person or anything like that. I am your virtual business partner who gets things done for you. I work with you to help you business grow. My work is basically a combination of consulting, outsourcing and management to help your business grow. You no longer need to hire a team of employees for your business. In 2017, you can have a virtual team working for you and doing things in a much better way. All you need is a person to build and manage that team for you.