When I look back at the days in 2007 when I used to be a Biryani Seller at a bus stop in Baldia town Karachi who has never been to school, college or university, I feel like it’s a dream and I’m still imagining in the dream that someday, I’ll be doing something different. But luckily, it’s a fact now, the dream has already come true a few years ago, thanks to the internet & Google, but I have to share something special today. The reason I’m writing this post, and publishing it on my blog is that I Have Made One Crore in One Year Just by Teaching Online in 2015. Below, you’ll read and watch how I made one crore in one year, and if you are also interested in the struggles behind this one crore story then do read the rest of the article. One Crore is in PKR 😀
How I made one crore in one year?
By saying teaching online, it simply means selling courses online. And Yes, I’ve made one crore in one year in 2015 by selling my courses on the internet to thousands of students around the world, I have students from United States to Canada, from Germany to Netherlands and from Nepal to Nigeria. I have students from 172 countries who bought my courses in 2015. I used a few platforms to sale my courses in 2015 i.e Udemy.com, Skillshare.com, Skillfeed.com, Stackcommerce.com and YouTube.com
I earned $50,000+ on Udemy.com in 2015 and also earned more than $13,000 on StackCommerce.com which is one of my favorite platforms for teaching online and making money with internet.
I also made more than $14,000 on Skillfeed.com which is no longer existing because that was closed in October 2015 by their respective owner. And I made a few thousand dollars with skillshare.com which is another platform for teaching online. And I also sold thousands of my courses in BULK. So combined it makes One Crore PKR in 2015.
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What are the Reasons Behind this?
There could be a lot of reasons which you’ll know by reading the whole article below, but a few reasons I can say are those; because I love teaching from the core of my heart, and therefore I’m successful in teaching. Despite the fact that I’m not formally educated myself, but since day one, I love teaching, and whatever I learn I try to share that with others. The other reasons could be that thousands of people have prayed for me and they sent me their best wishes, one more reason can be that I help the helpless and needy people who I know personally. For example, my elder sister who became widow just one and half years ago in the age of 32 years, and she has 6 children, I take care of her and bear most of her expenses. I always try with honesty and loyalty, and God gives me success.
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How I Struggled Throughout My Life?
I started working at the age of 7 in order to earn money for my family, I did not get a chance to go to school due to the family situation and unawareness about Education, in my family no one ever got educated, and so my case was also the same (But I always wanted to get education because when I looked at the kids of my age going to school every single day, I used to feel very sad). In the beginning, I started selling toys and shopping bags first in Peshawar and then in Lahore during 1995 to 1999. When I was 12 years old in 2000, we moved to Karachi, and I started selling vegetables and fruits on the streets of Orangi Town in Karachi. Then I became a Biryani seller at a bus stop in Baldia Town Karachi. For consecutive 7 years, I worked as a Biryani seller in Karachi from 2001 to 2008.
I always wanted to get education, but I was never able to arrange it for me and no one helped me in getting education. Therefore, I used to buy Urdu News Papers everyday when I was selling Biryani, and through that and some practice I was able to first Learn Urdu and then Pashto, so I could read and understand anything written in Urdu/Pashto, but I still can’t write it properly (lol), my hand writing is still so weak.
In 2008 which was my last year as a Biryani seller, There was a shopkeeper who was my friend, and his shop located just behind my (Rerhi=vendor), I always used to tell him that I would be a person who’ll be working in an office and will be speaking English and visiting countries, but he always used to laugh and say I’ll never be able to do it, and he used to discourage me that I’m a Biryani seller and will be forever. But my mind was always thinking something else which was looking for an opportunity.
How Life Got Changed After 2008?
In July 2008, I bought a mobile shop by borrowing money from some of my friends, for the first time I used computer in that mobile shop and learned the basics from different people including the one from whom I bought the computer. Asif Iqbal became the first person who taught me installing windows, removing virus from computer and other basic tasks i.e downloading, uploading and basics of internet (Yahoo Messenger etc).
Now it was the first opportunity for me in life to learn something and become something. So I never wanted to miss it. After learning the basics of computer, I went to a near by area in Orangi Town #5, and took admission in English language as well as C.I.T (Certificate in Information Technology).
Between 2008 to 2009, I sold and bought several mobile shops, and also earned a decent amount of money, because the mobile business was at its highest peak at that time. However, I once badly failed in that business, how? because when I sold my last mobile shop in 2009, I had some Rs80,0000 which I spent by going to Peshawar and some other places, and when I came back home, I had only a few thousand rupees. I also had to take care of my wife and my daughter at that time.
The last few months of 2009 were the hardest ever months, because I did not have a single rupee in my pocket to spend, I used to borrow Rs50 from one of the shopkeepers in our street to buy cigarettes and pay the bus fare. It lasted until December 2009 when I discovered how to make money on the internet.
What Happened After 2009?
During my Berozgari (Joblessness), I used to sit in one of my friend’s mobile shop, who was new to the field, so he always used to request me to sit with him, sometimes he used to go outside and I’d be sitting in his shop alone taking care of the operations. One day, I was checking the computer, and found a folder with the name “How to Make Money Online?”, I opened that and read all the 8 to 9 pages which were in Urdu, it was about Google Adsense. I read it again and again and just got excited, the next few days, I was thinking about this thing. I was worried, I was in hurry, I was in troubles.
A few days later, I was offering Juma Prayer in a near by mosque, and one of my cricket friends met me there outside the mosque, he said what are you doing these days? I replied, I’m doing nothing, and told him that I can do any business if I have some investment. He offered me Rs100,000 for business, but he said the profit will be 50/50, I instantly agreed, and a few days later, I bought an Internet Cafe with that money.
I ran the internet cafe for almost 11 months, and lost half of the investment in that, the internet cafe itself was a complete failure in terms of profit. But the amazing thing was that I learned all the initial online things in that internet cafe because for the first time in my life, I had an internet connection which I could use for 24 hours whenever I wanted. And that was the turning point. I did not miss that chance, I searched, researched, again searched and then again researched and repeated this every single day on Google and on YouTube.
The Turning Point of My Life
That Internet Cafe changed my life, I had an internet connection and the AKA Google, I used to search every day to learn something new, in February 2010, I officially started blogging by creating a blog on Blogger.com on the topic of Cricket because I had a lot of knowledge about it. After a month, I got an Adsense account approved for that blogspot. I sold the internet cafe in 2010 and left myself with Rs50,000 in debits. I moved to my home with an internet connection, after a few months in July 2010, I got my first earning from Adsense which was $117 and Rs9,933. Before getting that payment, I was still not believing on online earning, but now it was true, so I moved on. I worked really hard in that internet cafe, sometimes I did not sleep for 3 days, because I wanted to learn almost everything available online. I read thousands of articles during that time.
Next month, I got $136, another month I got a payment of $160 and finally I reached to $1000 dollar a month with Google Adsense, I came out of debits and now started saving money. But I started investing most of the money in myself by taking English classes online and offline, because I knew, English is the most important thing in online earning as well as communication with people. Furthermore, I started taking SEO classes from so-called GURUS in Karachi who were charging very high fees, but some good trainers were also there such as Sir Dilawar Ali. I continuously studied English for almost a year, and also did a few more computer courses i.e Graphic Designing, and Web Development etc. But continued my blogging with niche blogs on different topics such as Cricket and Pashto.
How I Became Popular on Internet?
Back in 2009/2010, my English was very weak, so I was always looking for information in Urdu on Google, but all the time I was disappointed with the result, because there were very few articles and videos in Urdu at that time. So I decided to start a website for Urdu users with video tutorials, but the problem was my weakness in English as well as other skills, so firstly I worked hard on improving my English and learning new computer courses, and then finally on 3rd December 2011 I registered www.onlineustaad.com and started publishing video tutorials on it in Urdu/Hindi. I blindly started creating video tutorials in Urdu on every topic I knew, I created complete courses on Photoshop, Ms Office, Word, Excel, HTML, CSS, Blogger, SEO and whatever I knew at that time. And within a few months, my blog and my YouTube channel became the most popular in Pakistan as well as India, because people were eager to find the information I was sharing. I got huge respect from people, and also increased my earning. Overtime, I improved my tutorials’ video and audio quality as well as the presentation skills.
How am I Consistent in Online Earning?
The reason I’m making money online without any break since 2010 is that I work and take care of my work every single day, I try to engage with people on daily basis. And the other reason is; I felt in the starting that Adsense is not a permanent way to make money online, so I had to make other plans for making money online consistently. Because you can’t put all eggs in one basket. Therefore, I discovered a lot of new ways to make money online, and today I even can’t find time to work on all of them, I need at least 100 hours in one day, because in these 24 hours I can’t do what I want. At the end of the day, this is a continue struggle, and I’ll have to struggle more in order to keep my earning updated. I’m eager to learn more and to share more.
What I Did with Online Earning?
When I was a Biryani Seller, I never thought of going outside Pakistan, but it was my dream though, so in last 3 years, I traveled 8 times to different countries i.e Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, UAE and Afghanistan. I also bought a house for my family in Gulshan e Iqbal Karachi. I improved standard of life of everyone close to me and around me. I also spent money on getting online education which is my important asset in life. I helped many people with the money I earned online, and I’ll always be humble to them and to everyone else.
Note: This article will be edited in the future for more updates, so it’ll be a complete one Inshallah. And I also want to mention some people who are inspirations for me in life and I also learned a lot from them. At the moment I don’t remember all of the names, but I’ll mention a few which I remember right now.
- A special thanks to Sir Shahid Khan Afridi
- Bundle of thanks to Sir Rehan Allahwala
- Thanks to Sir Naveed Ahmed Siddique from UAE
- A huge respect and thanks to Muhammad Mustafa Ahmedzai
- Huge respect for Muhammad Idrees and Muhammd Yousaf Bhai of IBT
- Thanks to Tabish Javed & Faraz Ahmed
- Thanks to Saad Ahmed Khan – Social Media Expert
- Thanks to Jamal Saleem from Lahore
- Thanks to Muhammad Ismail from Peshawar
- A special tribute to Sir Hijab Ul Ghafoor
- Thanks to Asif Iqbal from Gulshan e Ghazi
- Thanks to Sir Nasir Zaman
- Thanks to Bakhtiar Ahmed of Al-Khalid Academy
- Thanks to Hadi Hairan
- Thanks to Zaib Khan my best buddy
- Thanks to Muhammad Arif Qureshi (My Friend)
- Thanks to Harsh Agarwal of India
- Thanks to Sir Amjad Pervez (My English Teacher)
OVER TO YOU:
And finally, it was all your continue support and love which insisted me to write this post and all other things I’ve done so far. I’ll always be valuing your feedback and comments by my heart. Please let me know your thoughts on my story, and how can I improve my life and this blog. Also, I’ll always be at your service if you ever need my help or want to meet me in person then I’ll be there for you Inshallah. Thanks reading and sharing this post.