Blogger. Mentor. Entrepreneur.
Hey, Thanks for visiting my blog.
If you’re reading this page, chances are.. that you’re trying to find out more about me. Well, here goes…
I’m a blogger, entrepreneur and mentor. What does that mean?
For almost a decade, I worked with companies in US, Middle East and India, helping them grow & scale online. Metrics, spreadsheets, numbers, charts, projections…that kinda life. Phew!
I got bored. And took to blogging.
Silicon Valley to Entrepreneurship
Blogging was a hobby to kill time, then. Something like a daily journal to note down things to myself. Something to vent out. And boy, I did… (Read How to suicide)
But it soon got popular. No wait, not soon. Took almost twelve years.
I knew the blog was popular when I started getting nasty emails from strangers calling me cuckoo in the head. (Not one, not two, but a couple every day.)
Guess I was.
I quit my cozy job in the valley to start something on my own.
I decided to take on blogging full time. (They covered it on CNN business here.)
Living the blogger life!
Some folks call me a professional blogger. I don’t have a liking to that word. It’s like calling a chef, a “professional chef”. Wait what? (Ok, I made that up.)
But I loved the idea of sharing ideas with people. Strangers to be precise.
Like my shower thoughts are now public and some dude sitting half way around the globe get to comment on it. Ha! Sweeeeet! 😀
Anyways, so that made me a blogger and an entrepreneur. I started my own studio startup in India. (And wrote this long ass article about how to start your own business in India.)
I work from my cozy home studio and sometimes get lost there. But it’s pretty awesome.
Especially when you get to work for yourself, at your pace, at your place.
No bosses, no deadlines, no colleague stooping over your shoulder. Nice and cozy!
It’s a great way to channelize your creativity and explore yourself.
Mentoring & Entrepreneurship
Apart from blogging, I try to help. Sometimes startups. Sometimes people. Sometimes strangers.
‘Cos, helping is actually pretty cool. It makes you feel good (even though, selfishly).
Seeing that smile on someone’s face, is so satisfying. (This sounds so hyperbole, but you get what I’m saying, right?)
I help startups grow and scale. Work with a bunch of them already in India.
Drop me a line on LinkedIn if you are one.
Can you become a blogger?
I recommend blogging to people trying to do something out of their regular jobs.
Something to keep you busy and earn extra income while at it. I mean, those cubicles and spreadsheets can soon get boring, isn’t it?
We all wanna do things on our own. We got our own ideas and wanna make them big, isn’t it? This is where blogging can help. It’s basically a platform to showcase your talent. Whatever you always wanted to show the world.
And blogging can earn you good income as well. (They pay you real good these days!)
If you wanna know how to get started with blogging, do sign up for my newsletter.
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