A successful Internet Entrepreneur, Web Developer, lover of life, exploring the limits of unknown!
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing - Dale Carnegie
I was introduced to blogging by a friend in early 2008. After testing my skills on blogger.com and facing severe resistance by my Father, who thought all this was a scam and waste of time, I finally managed to setup my first technology blog, called skidzopedia.com; on August 05, 2008 with the help of my uncle. This later proved to be a great source of income and helped me learn alot in the process.
In mid June, 2009 I started two websites, named ThemeSplice.com and BloggerTemplatesBlog.com - Both were free templates resource sites. After six months of hard work; I listed ThemeSplice on flippa (A Buy/Sell Marketplace) for a BuyItNow Price of $6000 USD.
Since this was my first listing, I had no clue whether someone will buy the site for such a HIGH price (or that's what I thought at that time). However, to my surprise within 12 hours after listing someone bought the site.
This was a turning point and a new beginning for me as I started to see the endless possibilities of Internet Marketing!
2010 proved to be a great year for me as I not only learnt a great deal about SEO, but also about Affiliate Marketing and how to create landing pages that convert better.
With the passage of time and over 2 years of experience on the Internet, I started to dig deep into the realm of SEO and how search engines worked and how to effectively rank my sites on Page 1 of Google.
By the end of the year, not only I managed to setup up several more web propeties successfully, but I ranked them well which helped attract more visitors to my sites, resulting in even higher revenue stream!
I was in my final year, when I launched my first membership site called bleepli.com. I designed and developed all the themes myself for wordpress platform and learnt a great deal in the process. However, this site didn't not proved to be much of a success.
Later that year, I setup another membership site named CTR-Themes.com. The idea behind the design was to help webmaster earn more money with Adsense by placing ads on key positions on websites/blogs, resulting in increased click-through-rate, without having them go into the code. It was a CHALLENGE for me to design a user friendly interface, but I accepted it!
I received a great response from this site because I applied all the techniques I had learnt uptil now and also managed to gather a large affiliate base to promote my product. Not only this helped me recover from the loss I had to face due to Google's updates, but I no longer was dependent on Google due to the large affiliate base actively promoting my product.
As my income grew, so did my confidence! I was now at a comfortable position to spend from what I had earned uptil now. I hired several talented people, mostly content writers who could write good, quality content for my sites. My first content writer was Ali Javed, followed by Ateeb-ur-Rehman and several others.
Not only was this a great learning experience for me, but I also made good friends as well :)
The second quarter of 2012 proved to be a terrible experience for me and my business. Like many others, I too was badly shaken by these dreadful updates released by Google Inc. It was about time that I had to change my strategies and think beyond just ranking websites. I had to come up with something NEW, because SEO was changing and ranking websites was becoming harder than ever...
The year 2012 holds a lot of importance in my life. Despite all the set backs I had to face because of Google. I was happy that I finally completed my degree in Software Engineering (BSCS). Moreover, I now had the time to invest in my business. I had no plans to work in a Software House and decided to continue with what I was doing i.e. Internet Marketing.
At the time of writing i.e. 05 January, 2013; I am preparing for another Product Launch, which will be released on 27th of January. I am very excited and hope this will prove to be better than the previous one.
Wish me luck! :)
I have some really BIG plans for this year, not only will I be creating and selling my own products, but services and video guides as well. I also intend to establish my own Software House, this year.
Let's see how well this all goes... FINGERS CROSSED!
If you don't believe this is true, then you'll have to meet me in person! :)
Check out some of my soft skills
- 50/100User Experience
- 60/100User Interface Design
- 85/100Web Design
- 95/100Team Work
- 95/100Technical background
- 77/100.NET Aplications
- 85/100Search Engine Optimization
- 80/100Affiliate Marketing
- 70/100Product Marketing
- 80/100Video Marketing
- 60/100eMail Marketing