Saturday, December 30, 2017

My Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

Namaste friends and freelancers,

How have you been? It is that time of the year when we look back at the year that has passed and we look forward to the year that is knocking at the door. 2017 is coming to an end and 2018 is a day away! What do you do at this point in time? Well, most of us make new year’s resolutions. Don’t we?

Have you made your new year’s resolution yet? What are they? Do write in your comments. I would love to read them, seriously.

Now, I have also made some resolutions for 2018 and I am going to get these done this time. In this post today, I am going to talk about my Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for the year 2018 and I hope you can get inspired by this list and make some of your own if you have not done so yet.

New Year's resolutions are actually the most notorious ones as historically, it is proved that we cannot or do not achieve most of what we resolute to accomplish. The real reason behind that is most of our resolutions or goals for the coming year, are not SMARTSpecific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic & Time-Bound. I am going to write the resolutions here so that they become SMART – well, I will give my best!

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Before starting the list, you need to understand that these goals or resolutions are taken as a freelancer and these are not necessarily going to be personal. These are for my business and are hence skewed towards growth and success in freelancing or my online entrepreneurship.

With that in the back of your mind, let’s start the list, this time in proper order.

#1. Fix the Sources of Income

I am going to fix the Seven Sources of Income and work ONLY towards earning from those. There can be addition or deletion of one or two in the process, but there would be minimum seven sources of income on which I will be concentrating on, this year. I will make a list of these sources of earning money online and put in right effort to boost each one of them, actively. This should be done by the first week of January.

#2. Concentrate on Passive Sources of Income

The sources of income as listed earlier would be a mix of active and passive sources. However, the focus would be on developing the passive sources more than the active sources. When I talk about passive sources, I have my blogs, YouTube channels, online courses, eBooks and affiliate marketing, in mind. The last one is something I want to learn and devote more time to. I am quite hopeful that by the end of the first half of the year, I will be in a good place with multiple products on each of the passive working heads (eBooks, Online Courses etc.) and regular updates on the systematic ones (Blogs & YouTube Channels).

#3. Make a Routine

I will make a weekly routine where I will designate days and time of the week in handling various things – like which blog post to write and publish on which day etc. I need this routine to accommodate everything that I do and not miss on anything as I pass the days in the coming year. Now, this routine should be ready and in place by the end of January. I will surely create this and share with you all. The importance of having a weekly routine is huge! I am sure you would already know about it.

#4. Collaborate

In 2018, I will look to collaborate with other freelancers or entrepreneurs in the business – like bloggers and YouTubers. I have learned lately that the power of collaboration is immense in a life of a freelancer. We spend most of our time working alone or in a silo, as they say in the corporate language. But I know now that innovative and strategic collaboration can bring in more profits to your business online or even offline, for that matter. So, I look to work on at least 5 collaboration projects in the coming year.

#5. Stop Procrastinating

I will not push the work to tomorrow! No more procrastinating. Well, I clearly understand that it is not possible every time to finish everything on your plate before you close the shutters for the day, but then it is very important to prioritize your work and get through what you have to do in quick time. I have talked about exactly this in my first Online Course, POWER Freelancing. You can access those here:
Udemy: (Use this Coupon link for 92% Discount)
POWER Freelancing

Skillshare: (Join using this link and get 2 months FREE Subscription)
POWER Freelancing - Productivity Hacks and Time Management System for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs.

#6. Learn a new Tech Skill

I am going to learn one new tech skill in this year. At least one and the top one on my list right now is Game Development with Unity. I really love this world of gaming and game development and mobile tech is something I am trying to lay my hands on for a long time. I guess Unity will help me in realizing my dreams. This year, 2018 is going to be the year of Unity. I should be able to create a full-fledged game by the half-year mark and another one by the year-end. That makes two games in the next year.

#7. Learn Piano

Well, you must be wondering how this resolution can have a place on this list where I mentioned specifically that I am going to talk about my freelancing goals. The thing is, I look at this as a source of de-stressing yourself and unwind. Music is the love of my life and it has always been. I have a Yamaha Portable Keyboard with me since like more than a decade and I have not learned much yet. This year, I am going to put enough effort into learning the keyboard as well.

#8. Read More Books

Well, reading books is the thing that every freelancer should do – irrespective of the level in which he is at present or the income. Books are the best friends of every freelancer. I have been providing links to a lot of books in this post which you can check and get the ones you want to read, or you can start with the ones you already have, but do read – as much as possible. Here is a small list of top 5 books that I want to read in 2018. I have already bought a few of them and I will read those first. Check these out on Amazon.in and based on your intentions, take your pick:

#9. Get in Shape

This is something I must do in 2018. I must get in proper shape – both physically and mentally. With time passing by and getting added to the age column on my resume, I guess it is high time that I focus on mental and physical health. For physical health, I am looking to go for some free-hand exercises, which I learned from YouTube and also, a little bit of Yogasana. And for mental health, I am concentrating on Meditation. Meditation is the way forward. And I am going to do these irrespective of my professional growth as an online entrepreneurship.

#10. Reduce Stress

The last thing that gets a place in my top 10 New Year’s Resolutions list is my motion towards reducing overall stress. I need to conquer my worries as you all need to do and as Dale Carnegie says, learn how to stop worrying and start living. This is another primary goal for 2018.

What do you think? Will I be able to achieve all of these in 2018? Well, I do not know myself but one thing that I know is that I will definitely give my best shot at these. Remember, these are only the top 10 new year’s resolutions and not all that I have. I will save the rest to discuss in details in my next posts and videos on YouTube.  


Do write to me and let me know how you liked this post. You can very well use the comment section below to do so as well. This post is going to be the last for the year 2017. I hope you enjoyed reading my articles as much as I did writing them. I will bring to you more such informative, inspiring and motivating articles in 2018 – that goes without saying, is my biggest new year’s resolution.


Happy New Year wishes to all of you out there. 
All the best for 2018!

Cheers!

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Top 10 Gadgets Under ₹1000 on Amazon.in | Holiday Gift Ideas

Namaste friends and freelancers!

I wish you all Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2018. Yes, the year 2017 has come to an end and shortly we are moving on to 2018 – the new year – the year that counts! I wish you have a great year too and may you get all that you deserve, in 2018.

The holiday season is going on and we always find ourselves looking for new gifting ideas. Gadgets are something that we love to buy and gift too. When someone gets a gadget as a gift, the happiness of receiving a gift increases by many folds. This is why, I am here today with gift ideas for this holiday season and yes, all the items that I am going to share here are electronic gadgets which will be loved by the receiver. 

It doesn’t stop there. If you want to gift yourself and pamper yourself on reaching some milestone in your business or anywhere in life, these can be perfect for you too. Easy picks, I would say – where you do not have to think much before gifting any of these to yourself. Get to the end of the list for some amazing products which are comparatively new in the Indian market, but are mind-blowing concepts.

And the best part about all these gadgets is that they all cost less than ₹1000 at present. So, these gifts are not going to hurt your budget as well. So, let’s look into the list that I have prepared after researching on Amazon.in. The links here are my affiliate links, so feel free to click on these to make your purchase. It will help my blog and the cause too.

Note: The items are not listed in any specific order. Please ensure you read the reviews and Q&A on Amazon.in before you purchase. The decision is entirely your own!

#1. Sennheiser HD 180 Over-Ear Headphones

Sennheiser is a reputed brand and is one of the bests when it comes to audio output quality from any of its devices. I have been using Sennheiser headphones for a long time and the current one that I am wearing while writing this post is also from Sennheiser. Sennheiser HD 180 is an over the ear headphone which will cover your ears and detach you from the surroundings. It has good noise cancellation. You can connect this and use it along with your desktop, laptop, tablets and even mobile phones using its 3.5mm connector. It is an entry level headphone and it will surely meet your needs if you are looking for something fabulous while it is cheap as well. Perfect for a branded gift! 

Check it out and write your comments if you liked or even purchased these Sennheiser headphones.
Second on my list are these Waterproof Bluetooth speakers. These are small Bluetooth connected speakers which you can carry as you move. This will be perfect for those who want to play music on the go from their mobile phones or laptops while connecting it to the speakers through Bluetooth. These are very small speakers as you can see in the images on Amazon. The highlight of this product is being waterproof and hence, you can take it along with you into the shower as well. It is something weird to our parents for sure, but for the music freak, this product can be mind-blowing! And if you have a phone (Samsung phones normally have this technology inbuilt) with NFC (or Near Field Communication) feature, you can use this speaker too, to connect wirelessly. 

I am sure this is a love at first sight gadget to be gifted to someone you know will use it to the fullest. Check it out NOW!
High-speed data transfer through USB 3.0 and you can use it as an OTG as well. Isn’t that a charm for someone using pen drives to take movies from the computer and connect that to the TV to watch them? Or even use it as an On-The-Go (or OTG) USB drive? The 32 GB storage makes it a great travel companion. Let me tell you this will work awesome for anyone who likes to carry entertainment data with him or her and use that along with mobile gadgets all the time. 

SanDisk is a renowned brand and everyone loves their products. There are over 1500 reviews of this item on Amazon as well. Feel free to check those before you buy this product.
Thousands of people have bought this power bank and have reviewed it on Amazon. It is a 10 thousand mili-ampere-hour power bank which is big enough to charge a 3000mAH mobile battery which is the average capacity of today’s mobile phones. In short, much more than enough. 

The price of this gadget is also less than ₹1000 and it makes a perfect gift for someone who is always on the phone. Can you think of any of your friends who is engulfed in his or her mobile phone 24/7? Well, this could be the best gift for such souls. Just imagine the smile on the face when this power bank will be received as a gift! Impeccable!

Ambrane 10,000 mAH Powerbank


Next in the list is another headphone, but this time it is the In-Ear type, where there are earbuds that go inside your ear and brings in effective noise cancellation. I am sure you have used this kind of earphones earlier as well, as most of the mobile phones used to give one like these as an added accessory. Now, they have stopped for some unknown reasons – or maybe showing cost-cutting as an excuse.

Anyways, this is one of the most used earphones on Amazon. You can see the number of reviews it has! A high number of reviews with high rating makes it the perfect choice for a gift in this holiday season. You can also take advantage of the 1000+ Questions answered by the buyers and sellers, before making your choice.
Well, everyone knows about JioFi device – don’t you? I am sure you do or at least, you have heard about it. Since Jio is most favorite among Indian customers, at least the rural population, JioFi is also making its mark in the market. It is nothing but a 4G internet hotspot that lets you connect multiple devices and enjoy 4G speed internet through local Wi-Fi. Using this device you can connect your 2G or 3G smartphones and enjoy 4G speeds on them as well. 

So, if you know someone who is staying in rural India or places where broadband is not available or they do not have a 4G phone with them, then this device would be very handy, I am sure. Check out the specifications and reviews before ordering. It is currently marked as Amazon Choice on their website.
Here are one more Bluetooth speakers, but it is not the same as others too. Zoook, a comparatively new brand in the Indian market has made his presence felt with these low-budget but absolute awesome sound producing speakers. Even though it is a Bluetooth speaker, you can still connect a USB drive or an SD Card and even aux cable to play music on it. This makes this speaker set different and most wanted too.

Zoook is a craze in the new Indian market and buyers are talking high about their products. Take a look at the other products that they have as well; however, only this one that I list here is below ₹1000, with all the features in it. Perfect for a gift this holiday season.
If you thought that this list has only headphones and speakers in it and nothing else, well think again. Here I am with the in the thing, in this holiday season – Virtual Reality headsets. The ANT VR Headset is a craze among the new age mobile gamers and entertainment seekers who rely on Virtual Reality based products. It is compatible with most mobile phones in the market and can support phones with screen sizes from 4.5 to 6 inches as well. If you use reading glasses and need them while viewing games and videos on your phone, you can get this too. ANT VR Headset can be used along with your regular reading glasses as well. So, no worries on that front.

This could be a very different gift that one might have received and this too, is for less than ₹1000 – it is must have! If you want to get this for yourself or for someone who you think can use this item well, then it is all yours. Let me know if you in your comments if you actually bought this product and for whom.

#9. Clip-On Lens For Mobile Camera

Victsing 3 In 1 Clip-On Lens Kit For Mobile Camera, 180 Degree Fisheye Lens,10X Macro Lens, 0.65X Wide Angle Lens

Well, on the list next is something which is very new in the Indian market and is already available on Amazon.in for purchase. A clip-on lens for your mobile phone. Yes! Now, you can actually shoot wide angle pictures or videos on your very own mobile phone using this add-on lens which you can easily mount on your mobile phone using the clip that it has. Just put the clip on to fix it properly on your mobile phone, align the fisheye lens with the camera lens of your phone and you are ready to shoot awesome DSLR like images. 

Isn’t this cool enough? Cool for you? Do you think you can make good use of this product? Or you have someone in mind who you think can make better use of this gadget? Do write your comments and let me know.

Clip-On Lens

Let’s move on to the last electronic gadget for less than ₹1000, that I have for you today.
Now, this is a product that I find very useful for all the various kinds of devices that I have and use on a regular basis. It is a 4 in 1 On-The-Go Card Reader. If we say it is a mere card reader, then it will not do proper justice. It is a little more than that, of course. This device lets you connect various products and transfer your data from one to the other. The full name of this device as listed on Amazon.in is “Mobizmo 4 in 1 OTG Card Reader Four ports: lightning + Type C + Micro USB + USB Card reader - Like Iflash, Idisk for iPhone, iPad, Micro USB, SDHC lightning flash drive.” This device has four connectivity options - Lightning connector is for iOS devices; Micro USB connector is for Android devices; USB connector is for computers/Macs; Type-C connector is for Type-C devices. This is the feature that makes it different from the rest of the lot.

Also, it is compatible with most of the smartphones and tablets and you can obviously use it with your computer. So, this makes a perfect piece of the puzzle for those, who switch between various devices and need to transfer data from one another very frequently. I find this very useful; how about you? Take a look.

4 In 1 - OTG USB Card Reader

Now, this brings us to the end of this list of Top 10 gadgets under ₹1000 available on Amazon.in which can be perfect for gifting to your near and dear ones, in this holiday season. Please do let me know in your comments how you liked it.

My research was confined to Amazon.in as I get the best products there and I buy almost everything online from Amazon. You may find these items on other websites as well if you want to compare. You are obviously free to do so. I will be probably making a video on this topic and if I do so, I will post it here in this space. So, keep an eye here and my YouTube channel as well.

With this, let me wish you again and pray that we all move into 2018 with a happy heart and soul. 2018 will be the year to conquer. All the best for your business. Thanks for reading. 

Cheers & Happy Holidays!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

How to Earn on SkillShare?

Namaste friends & freelancers,

A millionaire in today’s world has 7 sources of income. At least 7 sources of income. How many do you have?

Well, this question is not to demotivate you from anything that you are doing. I started my previous post with the same sentence and here I am with it again. Why?

That’s because I want to tell you that we need to diversify and try out different modes or sources which we can earn from. I want you to concentrate on passive sources of income as well, along with the active sources that you are busy with. And today, in that quest, I am here with one more avenue – SkillShare.

Skillshare is an online learning community where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a class.

This is what they have written on their website, about themselves. This is quite commendable. To add to this, they have the support of the statistics as well. As per the numbers on their website, Skillshare has more than 3 Million students with them who can access over 18,000 classes. An online course in Skillshare is called a class and individual video lectures are called lessons. So, what you can enroll to is a class and you will have multiple lessons in each class. The numbers clearly show that SkillShare is big enough to be not ignored. This is why I am trying to feature this on the blog.

The number of classes on SkillShare is seriously increasing every day and more and more online course instructors are registering as teachers on SkillShare. And those who are selling their courses on SkillShare are earning money as well – in more amounts than that you can actually think of.

Currently, as per their website, they have paid over M$5 to their teachers, cumulative! That’s 5 Million US Dollars! And that’s a big number, guys. Don’t you want to get a piece of that pie? Well, I am not too sure about what you want, but I certainly do want to try it out and hence, I have dipped my toe to taste the waters before I jump in full-fledged. How? I will tell you…

You already know about my Course on Udemy on Productivity and Time Management. I have had the same course uploaded and published on SkillShare as well – almost the same time when I published it on Udemy. You can check it out using the following links:
Udemy ($10 Coupon Code Added): 
Freelancing Masterclass: POWER Freelancing
https://www.udemy.com/freelancing-masterclass-power-freelancing/?couponCode=POWER10

Skillshare (Join using this link and get 2 months FREE Subscription): 
POWER Freelancing - Productivity Hacks and Time Management System for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs.
Premium: http://skl.sh/2uqrL8g
FREE: http://skl.sh/2woAVEj

I just published that course on SkillShare and didn’t do much, apart from sharing it with my friends and family over Facebook. I have actually got a few payments from SkillShare since then and that’s awesome, I think. THANK YOU SKILLSHARE.

Now, I want to dip my toe some more and try it out more passionately. This is the message I have in this post for you as well. Check it out and if you think it matches with what you want to do, hop on the bus and let’s take the ride together.

Yesterday, I have published my second course on SkillShare, which is on the same topic: How to Start on SkillShare as a Teacher or Instructor of Online Courses. Please feel free to click on the link and check that out as well. I am sure you will get a lot of ideas about how to go about it. And then, there is this element of earning through SkillShare as well. You can alternatively use these links:
PREMIUM: http://skl.sh/2ygZSkY
FREE: http://skl.sh/2nViVkY

I have tried to talk about how you can get ready for that short crash course. It is fast and concise. I have tried to quickly go through the initial concepts that you might need to get started. So, check it out on SkillShare. If not, you can also find the content on my YouTube channel, which is also FREE to ACCESS. Here is an embedded link to that course.


I hope you liked the concept of SkillShare and you will also get inspired to start on your own. If you do, please use this link below to register and you can avail 2 months of FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP.
https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/tanmoydas

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

PLR And White Label Licensing for Courses

Namaste friends and freelancers,

How have you been? I hope you are doing good. I just published a photo on my Instagram and on my Facebook Page as well, which says that an average millionaire has 7 sources of income. How many do you have? Think about it! I will be doing one video soon on various income sources – both active and passive that one can do as an Indian freelancer, or as an online freelancer in India. Do check out my YouTube channel for that.

Today, in this post, I am actually going to talk on this very topic. I have recently found another passive source of income which one can use to earn some extra bucks from wherever he is – be it in India or in some other country. What is it?

This time I am not talking about creating courses on Udemy or some other online course marketplace. But I am talking about reselling Udemy courses. Reselling Udemy courses which are offered as PLR Courses. You can sell these courses as your own. Really, you are reading right! This post is dedicated to that. Interesting? So, let’s get going.

Before I told you, did you know that you can not only buy online courses as a student but also to resell them as your own? Some instructors offer PLR courses that they license to other online marketers to resell and keep 100% revenue. PLR stands for Private Label Rights.

The way PLR works is after you buy/license the courses, you get the online course content to upload to your website or to be hosted on Teachable or Thinkfic. Once you’ve uploaded the course content, you are able to sell the courses to other people online. Under the PLR licensing, the reseller usually keeps 100% of the revenue they generate for the lifetime of the course.



This is better than selling courses as an affiliate because as an affiliate, you only keep 40% of your revenue, and you are stuck with the Udemy $10 course price model. But if you sell courses from your website, you can sell courses for much higher prices and keep 100% of the revenue.

Also, if you license the courses, you don’t have to spend time creating the courses. Some people take weeks or months creating courses, and you can get the course to resell the very same day after you buy it.

So, what do you think? Did you like the idea? Do let me know in your comments. If you have experienced selling PLR Courses, do let me and all my readers know. I would be all ears.

Cheers!


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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Make progress your habit

Namaste friends and freelancers,

Before I tell you anything today, answer a few of my questions. Let this be a little more interactive. Read these questions and answer in a simple yes or no – but talk, voice out and don’t do it in your mind alone, please.

Today or in the last 24 hours, did you post anything new on your Facebook page or the Facebook group that you run?
Did you post anything on your Instagram or Pinterest account?
Did you write any new post on your blog?

Answer the following questions aloud:
What did you read in the last 24 hours?
What is that one new thing that you learned today?

Did you exercise or take your time out from your schedule to meditate?

I hope you answered. If you did, thank you. It does not matter whether you said Yes or No. But if you have answered the questions, you are now ready for today’s post.

Namaste, my friends! Welcome to post number 6 of this 16 weeks blogging challenge. If you have followed me since this challenge was started, you would know what it is all about. Thanks for staying connected. However, if you have not read the previous posts and this is the first time that you are reading a post in this challenge, let me tell you that this challenge is about writing one post every week for 16 weeks, on motivation and inspiration which can help you in your journey as a freelancer or an online entrepreneur. I would suggest you check out the other posts in this series and trust me, you will be happy when you have done so. Let me know, in your comments.

In this post today, I am not trying to scare you away with the questions I started with. I am just trying to bring your attention to a few daily chores which most of us have listed in things that we do. These are a few things that most freelancers and online entrepreneurs need to do in their daily life. And things that you do daily for your business, bring consistency in your life and business, obviously.

With these questions, I am just trying to stress on the point that whatever we do, we need to be consistent on it. Consistency helps us in maintaining the reliability and trustworthiness of things that we create & share with our subscribers and followers. When we share things consistently on social media, our subscribers find us more dependable, steadfast and trustworthy.

This consistency transforms these tasks into habits. And this brings in success, eventually.


When we do few tasks regularly, they became our habits and these habits add to our regular progress. However small that progress maybe, but there would be some progress, nevertheless. Consistency lets us progress slowly but surely and this progress becomes our habit, in time.

To reach beyond our achievements, you need to be progressing consistently. This is where I can help you and I will, obviously. I will work with you closely and together, we will do everything that would be needed to effectively make it big. To start with, let’s make progress our habit. How? Let’s look into it more closely.

Those questions that I asked at the beginning are just some of the things that many of us do (or are supposed to do) regularly and consistently, right? Posting on Social Media, meditating or reading a book or a daily blog eventually make us getting habituated with these tasks. What are the reasons or goal behind posting on social media, if we take that as an example?

Social media brings us followers, fans, and critics as well. So, when we post something on social media related to our services and products that we sell online, as an online entrepreneur, these fans and followers are the first ones who look at that post. Their reactions (in form of likes, dislikes & shares) and reviews (in forms of comments) bring in more people who eyeball our offerings. If we are offering something that matches with a need that one of those is trying to fulfill in their life, they would buy our product or service. This is the regular business model when you launch your business on social media.

So, the more posts we make the chances of our products being sold increase. However, we should always post as much as our audience could ideally consume. That is a different topic; we will discuss it sometime else. But the real point here is that the more consistently we post things on social media, our followers would be more interested and many of them will be on the lookout for our next post. Which, as we said earlier, eventually will snowball to more followers, more sales and hence, more revenue.

This is an example of how being consistent helps us to progress. And we progress consistently when we make these our habit.

Do you remember that we talked about hard work, where I asked if you really have it in you to make it really big? One way of working hard is to progress habitually. Many online entrepreneurs who have made it big in life have done so ONLY by making progress a habit. Passive income sources like blogging and posting videos on YouTube, largely grow by virtue of consistent activities. You need to make writing articles and making videos a habit and that will contribute to your overall success.

Make progress your habit. Do tasks you ought to do for the propagation of your business in such a way as if they are your daily chores, like taking bath and brushing your teeth. Every day progress by a little bit. And doing so, one day, you will reach beyond your imagination.

So, that is it for this post. I hope this helped you in some way. Kindly let me know in your comments if it did and how it did help you. I and my readers will be all ears to whatever you have to say.

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Clarity in your own thoughts

Namaste friends and freelancers,

I hope all of you had a happy Dusserah and festivities last week. I had a great time with friends and family around. Really, this is probably the best part of the year. With the year coming to an end soon, we are into October! October is a special month and is close to my heart, always.

Anyways! So, here I am with the next article of this 16 weeks blogging challenge. This is article number 5 and I really hope you have read the other ones I posted earlier (Click here). Please scroll down and check those out or you may also try the blogroll on the side column. Help yourself. Trust me, you do not want to miss those.

Let’s talk about today’s post. What is it all about? Clarity in your own thoughts! Well, before I tell let me talk about a story. I am sure you like stories (well, most of us do) and this one is straight from the raw pages of my book of life. Do not worry, it is not a very long story and it has a superb message hidden in it. So, take a read!



The story goes like this. We had a very honorable teacher during our high school days who taught us moral science. He told us stories with morals and constructive social messages hidden in them. He was a very scholarly and educated man and he had a long career where he taught students from all over the world, comprising of various regions, religions, castes, creeds or other manmade social differences.

He held a plethora of degrees from various institutes and famous academies of the world and we used to often hear our headmistress and other senior academicians talk very highly about him in our school functions and official parties. He had written a lot of books – academic and fiction as well; and had a long list of published works in the field of human behavior, sociology, and social sciences.

He was respected and equally loved by all his students as well. In short, he was an ideal teacher a student can have met in school life. He was always there for a student, whenever anyone needed him.

Most importantly, he was a very good human being and was very famous in our school; but, he had had a major problem, unfortunately, which almost ruined his teaching career. Students were getting upset with him and he was escalated indirectly for this behavioral trait more than once. Everyone in the teachers’ room also got to know about it eventually.

What was that problem that in due course, became so enormous? The problem was that he was not able to express his thoughts clearly to the students and often diverted away from the topic while teaching in class and started explaining something very different from what was needed in that particular lecture.

There were more than a few instances when we actually could not comprehend or decipher what he was teaching in class. He would go off topic every now and then and explain something which would be very informative or funny otherwise, but not included in the course curriculum. There would be clear mismatches between what he intended to teach and what he taught, ultimately.

Many students complained that he used to start the class on one topic and then divert to something else, though relevant most of the times, but not always in the absolute context of the topic. For example, he used to start explaining the concept of light, then move to sound, then maybe how the ear and diaphragm work – all these in very quick time and at the end of the class, we would find that the basic concept of propagation of light remained unexplained entirely.

We used to feel confused and perplexed and often ended up getting help from other teachers, seniors in school or even our parents. Parents were unhappy because things were not explained properly in school and they had to spend more time with us, explaining basic concepts.

This teacher obviously was a very good human being and behaved awesomely with everyone and our parents too. But, since he was not clear in his thoughts, he could not explain concepts clearly to us and ultimately, he was not effective! That ruined it for him.

Clarity in your own thoughts is very important if you want to make it big! Clarity of thoughts shows that you have definite ideas in mind, that you are serious and that you are free from unwanted feelings which often become hurdles in our journey.

Well, this story was just an example. Clarity in your own thoughts is not only important while teaching or mentoring, but it is also important even while you share a concept with someone.

While you think within and talk to yourself, it is very important that you think about the right things that help you move forward. Be clear in your mind about the things that you want to do and want to achieve and that will push you in that direction even when you are not completely aware of it.

While you set your GOALS, or while you make a To-Do list, you need to be clear inside your mind about what exactly you want to accomplish during that particular time period and what you want to put more efforts in. It is very significant that you are absolutely sure about what you want to do and achieve, by the end of this year, next week or end of today. Be very clear about it in your own mind.

Just ask yourself this one question: If I am not sure myself what I want, how can I convince the world?

On the contrary, if you are very sure of something in your mind, it keeps working in your subconscious mind as well and that pushes you through the times. I will definitely talk about the power of the subconscious mind in near future – that is a separate topic and needs dedicated attention. But I really hope that you understood today’s topic clearly.

If you have any questions, please feel free to write a comment below and I will be happy to clear all your doubts. With this, let me close this article. Please subscribe to my blog and let me know how am I doing, on my Facebook Page. Let us connect there as well.

Also, visit my YouTube Channel and check out the ongoing 16 weeks podcast challenge there. I present the same topic and content, but in a very different way in that series as well. There are other videos too, which will definitely help you in your career as a freelancer or an online entrepreneur.

That’s it for today. Have a happy weekend. I will see you again on next Saturday, which is a really special day in my life. Stay tuned and have fun!

Cheers!


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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Do You Have It In You?

Namaste friends and freelancers,

How are you doing today? Before I begin, let me wish each of you a very happy Dussehra. Today marks the victory of the good over the evil. Today was the day, according to Hindu Mythology, when Bhagwan Shri Ram killed Lankeshwar Ravan and freed Sita Mata from his captivity. I wish you kill the evil residing in your own self and come out triumphant. Have a great time with your friends and family.

Today, the Bengalis celebrate Bijoya Dashami, which marks the end of Durga Puja and return of Maa Durga to her home in the Kailasha, where Bhagwan Shiva is waiting for her and her children. After having a great time with the kids in this mortal world, with all of us, Maa Durga will go back today only to return after a year!

Also, today Muharram is also celebrated in India. Today is the tenth day of Muharram when it is believed that Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, became a martyr at the Battle of Karbala. This day is marked as a mourning.

A lot of festivities are going around right now. And amidst all these, here I am with the next episode of this 16 Weeks Blogging Challenge. Let’s look into what this post has in store for us.

Today in this article, I am going to talk about YOU! Yes, you are as important as I am and I strive continuously to make your life better – both personal and your business life. I am sure that you can easily tell this already.

It is important to talk about basics of freelancing and online entrepreneurship and show you literally how you can earn money online, working from home and I keep doing that from time to time, whether on my blog or my YouTube channel. But you will also agree with me that this information is available in bulk on the internet. Hence, my focus is shifted towards providing you with specific information that can create an instant impact on your business, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel and waste your time.

In this series though, I am talking on motivational topics and trying to inspire you to do more. I strongly believe that if you do more of anything that you like and you are passionate about, you are sure to succeed. So, in this series, I would not talk about how to earn money online but I will try to set you up with a mindset where you feel ready to take on the world. Are you ready? Do you have it in you?

As important as learning is, so is absorbing and understanding everything that you learn. We learn every day – some days we learn a lot more and there are some days when we learn only a little bit, but you cannot deny that we learn something or the other every single day, without fail.



The question here that remains is, how many portions of what we learn are we able to recall when in need? Some people, whom we call geniuses can actually retain everything that they learn – well, almost all of that; while most others, who constitute the lion’s share of our population, can recollect almost nothing of what is being taught to them even after a few hours.

Which one of these are you? We all fall in one of these two categories. Or do you think that you are someone in between these two categories?

Not all of us are equally gifted. Not all of us can readily recollect things we learn. But it is an important trait that you must possess if you want to make it big. Do you have it in you?

Whatever I rate myself on a scale of one to ten, it is very important for me to acknowledge that rating. It is very important for me to understand my limitations and then strive forward to make it wider or better. Being better is the only way to survive in this competitive world of online entrepreneurship. Those geniuses have it in them! Do you?

While some of us are gifted as mentioned earlier, those who are not should not worry too. We can always reach better & higher levels by mere determination, hard work, and willpower. If we need to make it big as an online entrepreneur or freelancer or freelance business owner, as they say, we need to be strong in our head, willful and determined to make constructive changes in ourselves and our lifestyle while holding on to our roots!

Those who succeed do this. Can you? Do you have it in you?

Do you have it in you to be a bright shining star in the vast sky of online business where there are thousands of other stars like you, also growing and striving to glow more than the previous second? Do you have that determination, dedication and resolve to make it big?

If you do, you are sure to reach the summit one day – sooner or later. If not, you are mistaken! All of us have it in us – many can see and others need someone to tell them. This is where I can help!

Hold my hand and together, we can reach where you want to. If you are serious to grow in your online business, I can help you with all the tools, tips and tricks that you would need to succeed. But I can help you only this much; it is you who will have to take the steps and walk the road I show you.

And this is true! You do have it in you. 
If it helps, say along with me – I HAVE IT IN ME & I WILL DO IT!

You have already put a step forward in the path, as you are here with me right now. If you have questions, please feel free to ask in the comments and I will try to help you with whatever you are missing and make you cross the hurdles that you are facing right now. But you need to do your part as well and show that you have it in you! Never be short of enthusiasm, dedication, determination, and zeal to make it big.

This is all for today. I hope you liked today’s post. If you did, feel free to share it with people you think this might help. Also, visit my YouTube channel where the 16 Weeks Podcast Challenge is going on, where I talk about this same topic & content but in a different manner. I hope you like that and if you do, please Subscribe to that as well.

Thanks for being with me so far. I will be back next Saturday with the next post of this challenge. Till then, stay tuned and enjoy the festivities. And always keep your goals in the back of your mind and never let go of those. 

Let me ask again, Do You Have It In YOU?

Cheers!

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Thanks a lot,
The Indian Freelancer
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Look Back & Retrospect

Namaste friends and freelancers.

How have you been this week? I hope you had a great week and looking forward to an eventful weekend too. I am looking forward to it as well.

Here I am with the 3rd post in this 16 Weeks Blogging Challenge. If you have not read the last two posts yet, please feel free to scroll down and go through my blog. In this challenge, I am writing some motivational and informative articles for the online entrepreneurs and freelancers. If you are one, this post, this challenge and this entire blog is perfectly designed and dedicated to you. I hope you can find something to learn, while you are here.

In this post, I am going to talk about looking back or simply, retrospection. Today, I will urge you to look back over the last few years and remember the events of your life that have taken place during those years. These need not only be the special occurrences. Include everything that you can remember. If you can remember any of those events, take it for granted that that event is of some importance to you, in some way or the other. Look back, remember and try to re-live those moments.

Done? Not yet? Come on, you can do it. It is easy. Just sit back, take a deep breath, relax and try to recall all that you can. Take a few moments away – maybe you can pause reading my post and close your eyes and go back to those times and events for a couple of minutes, right now! Go for it!

What did you find? Did you smile or you became sad remembering them? Did those memories leave you in sorrow or did they make you happy, excited and feeling bright? Memories summon weird emotions in us.



Whatever the result was, the main outcome of this exercise is to revisit your own past and point out to the experiences and learnings that you have gained from them – good, bad or even ugly. You have lived your past all by yourself – no one else did and all that has happened, has happened to you. You were exposed to your life from the closest distance possible. You have seen it all; didn’t you? Yes!

These events and incidents have made you stronger, matured and experienced in many ways. You are today, wherever and whatever you are, as a result of a combination of all these experiences and exposures. It is the time that we acknowledge and appreciate them too.

Since we have learned so much from our own lives, we have grown to be unique and special in our own, at our own place, with our own limitations and virtues. These are what we can now implement in our lives and in our career as a freelancer or online entrepreneur. It is important for every one of us to look back at these memories once in a while, acknowledge them, appreciate them and be thankful to each of these events and incidences. Look back and retrospect – as often as you possibly can.

Be thankful for these all, for they have made & transformed you to whoever you are today. Now, it is time to implement those in your business and shine as an online entrepreneur!

It is time to say thanks for all that you have achieved in life and have gained during the journey so far. You might have covered a long distance all by yourself. But not anymore! In your journey from now on, I will be there with you and together, we will be reaching much newer, better and higher levels. Come, let’s join hands.

Retrospection is the key in our lives in more than one way. We need to look back, from time to time and go through the unique and wonderful experiences that we have fortunately gained in life. We need to be thankful for the good memories because they gave us opportunities to smile and laugh; and be grateful for the bad ones too, because those gave us the right lessons of life, which we could have not learned anywhere else. They both are special to us. Thank them!

Retrospection or looking back also enables us to go back and think of our roots – the place of origin – from where we have descended. We should never forget our roots, for that’s what is strong within us. Our roots and the experiences and lessons that we have learned from life make us what we are today. And if we have to fall back, we can only expect support from our roots. They will always be there to hold us up and provide us with answers to questions critical to our survival. And my friend, retrospection is the only way to remain in touch with our roots, our memories, and learning from life.

When you sit back, relax and think of your life so far, you will be able to recall events that happened and along with that, you will also know how those things happened. If there are certain things that you would want to evade in future, you would instantly know the things that you need to stop or avoid doing. Thomas Alva Edison failed numerous times before inventing the working light bulb. And when he looked back in retrospect, he could not see his failures; rather, he was quoted to say that he learned as many ways of how not to make a light bulb. That my friend is the power of retrospection.

And while creating your future and establishing yourself as a freelancer and an online entrepreneur, you will need to be in constant touch with your past as well. Your future is hidden in your past. And hence, retrospection is the key thing for us all. From time to time, we must revisit our past and pause to take a look back at where we came from and what all we learned during the journey, called life!

This is all for this week’s article. I hope you liked my perspective as well. Let me know if you did or even if you did not. I agree that everyone is not bound to think alike. And just because you are reading my blog, you are certainly not bound to nod your head in agreement with whatever I say. So, come on and write what you feel. You need not think of anything else while expressing yourself on this blog. It is all yours; absolutely made for you!

I will wait to hear from you. Thanks for reading me so far. I will be back next Saturday with another post where we will look inwards – inside us and ask, do we have it in us? Really?

Till then, have a safe time. Enjoy each moment and live happily.

Hope you are following the 16 Weeks Podcast Challenge on my YouTube Channel as well. That’s where I talk about the same topic in a different style altogether. Let me know which one you liked.

Cheers!

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You may also want to check out our YouTube Channel, where we post videos with various freelancing tips and tricks, which can definitely boost your freelancing career and business! The Channel name is The Indian Freelancer and can be accessed here: www.YouTube.com/TheIndianFreelancer.

Thanks a lot,
The Indian Freelancer
Let's Learn and Grow Together!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Let’s Learn and Grow Together

Namaste friends and freelancers,

This is the second post of the 16 weeks blogging challenge, where I am going to write and post one article every week on this blog. The challenge started last week and you can find the first post here.

I welcome you all to this brand-new challenge series. In this series, I am going to talk about you, your business, your success and everything you need to push yourself beyond that! I am basically going to write some motivational and informative posts that will surely help you in your freelancing journey, as we learn and grow together. Welcome to your journey to the beyond.

In this post, I am going to speak about a few things, like hard work, enlightenment, enthusiasm and beyond. If these make you smile and want to know more, then you are going to love this post.

Hard work is the way to go. And all of us have reached where we are today, working hard. There are no exceptions to this. We have been bold, brave and courageous in our own way up to now. We are appreciative for what we have achieved on the way and all that we have missed have been learnings for us. We were enlightened by our mistakes and wrong choices that we must have made earlier. We learned, we gained, we pained, we lost and we even won at times, in our journey so far. But we kept on moving ahead. We never let our enthusiasm decrease a bit. We climbed high hills, we swam across great lakes and walked passed hot deserts in the scorching Sun, but we never gave up. We kept going on and on and beyond. Isn’t it?

Congratulations to you my friend, for all that you have achieved! Now, the question is, are you ready to go beyond? Do you have it in you to reach for the stars and not be satisfied with whatever you have gained so far? If you do, this is the place where you need to be – The Indian Freelancer – where I strive to help you in your journey and together, we learn and grow – and build our own beyond. I am here to take you to the yonder valleys of success. Are you ready to come with me? If you are, you are welcome wholeheartedly!



Welcome to this corner of the multilateral and ever-evolving internet, where the endeavor is to reach newer heights and push you and your freelancing business to newer, better and higher levels. If you are in in the business of doing better in business, then you are at the right place. Come, let’s join hands and let me help you grow your entrepreneurial skills. Let me show you how to move forward, what to take along and what to leave behind. I will help you develop your vision for being a successful entrepreneur. I will help you reach newer heights in your entrepreneurial journey!

Here in this blog, I’m going to fill this place with resources and more resources that will help you cruise through your path to success. You will have access to a plethora of free resources that you may download. I have already created a few free resources which you can download right now and I am working to create much more. You can listen to the podcasts that I will post on a regular basis on my YouTube channel. You can even download those podcasts if you want to listen to them at a time of your convenience. You may also want to join me on Facebook and Twitter and discover all that I have to share. Discover tips, tricks and detailed guidelines on how to take your entrepreneurial business ahead and beyond.

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Hope to talk to you soon again. Please Subscribe and stay in touch. Remember, you are not alone. I am here to help you with all that you want while you are stepping into your entrepreneurial journey and playing the role of a freelancer or an online entrepreneur. All the best!


Cheers!


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Thanks a lot,
The Indian Freelancer
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