I was there to help the entrepreneur figure out a problem in his online business. The founder was stuck in tweaking the code for the classified site. The problem he listed was: How to get the website to sync with the phone app (they evidently had an Android app for the business already). I can’t share the exact details of the business (I don’t have the guy’s permission to do so)…but what I can share is that the business is a website for classified ads for a hyper specific niche within Lahore. There were thousands of potential clients within Lahore,...Read More
What is your big goal? Is it scary? Do you think you can do it? My big goal is to help 10,000 people start online businesses based around what they love. That’s a big goal. I’d need to be a different person to pull that off. I’d need to be far more disciplined, I’d need to hire a few people. Do things I have not done before. That’s a scary proposition. I also want to help my daughter read Arabic. Some problems are harder than others. Understanding the problem is half the solution. This is a cliche, meaning that...Read More
This is a declaration. A young kid, hardly 17 year old. He wanted to get into college. Journalism school. I asked him why. “Why not build your current network and start your own blog?” I asked this because he was already writing for two blogs, and had two solid connections in TV, both of them privy to his intention of joining their field. This was (and is) rare indeed for a 17 year old. So I kept insisting why not start a blog? I kept brining up how he could make this much money if he sold this much...Read More
That is a good mindset to have: if there is a way, you must find it. And coupled with the belief that “where there’s a will, there’s a way”, you set yourself for the perfect trap: you can’t escape being the best! If you are not getting what you want, there is an issue of will: you dont want it enough so stop lying to yourself. And if there is will, of that you’re sure, and still you haven’t gotten it, then improve your strategy, your action, your method, your daily grind. See, you can’t help but be the best version of yourself, with these two seemingly simple beliefs...Read More
Why would a prospective client trust you especially when you’re starting out? These three tactics will inshAllah get you more sales, by presenting you as the credible professional that you (hopefully) are! ONE The first method is to craft your “elevator pitch”. Too many people give a vague answer when they’re asked, “what do you do?” Dont be that person! You can use the following hack to craft your introduction… this introduction will get the right client for you, will prime the client to see you as a professional and will immediately set you apart as someone who knows what...Read More
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