I started my online career as a Freelance Designer participating in Design competitions on 99designs without knowing literally nothing about designing ( Used to search for images in google upload it as my logo for which I was banned a few times until I learned I should not do it ) I started it so that I can support my family financially and didn’t have to always avoid my friends when they call me out for some restaurants where I have to share the cost.
I worked hard for Three years straight while doing my bachelor’s in Geology and used all the time improving my skills, participating in many competitions, and winning a few of them. I was averaging $200 ( ₹ 14000 ) per month, which is a good flow of cash for a college student. Freelancing was enough for me to help me pay for my College and Hostel fees. I then pursued my Master’s in Geology in 2017 and was still doing freelancing as a Designer. I came to know about my University Logo Competition at the last day, which I submitted 🙂 After few weeks I got a call that I won the competition and had a rare opportunity of getting the prize from the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. ( My parents were happy 🙂 )
While being in this online space I learned many tools and came to know about Appsumo and started buying Lifetime Deals. I joined many Facebook groups related to the Lifetime Deals and the official Facebook group of Appsumo. During this time I became friends with Jon Vaughn where he was doing some deals for his software. I became Facebook friends with him and there was not that much Interaction with him.
Around a year or so he did live videos of how you can become a partner in his company. I checked it out and was so much interested in the partnership. There were three entry points of monthly payments $100, $200, and $300 ( Inner Circle ). The inner-circle partnership was the most attractive one with many more benefits of higher revenue share and that was indeed a huge amount for a typical Indian. I consulted with my Father and had to think several nights to invest in it because I was only making around $200 per month on average but I still went on made arrangements for the partnership and became an Inner circle Partner in November 2018. Don’t forget that I was still doing my Masters and had to take care of my monthly expenses.
So in 2019 I finished my Masters and was thinking of what to do and I was already good at Designing and Social Media Management. I joined a Co-working firm but resigned in two months as I felt that the position was not challenging for me. So I approached Jon if I can join Tieir5 because I have been watching all the live videos at the office. Already knew a most of them at Teir5 and liked them. Also, it made sense as I am already investing in the company why not join and contribute much more and not only as an Inner circle partner. So I packed everything and moved to Kolkata in November 2019.
It was easy to mingle into the environment as I knew most of all of them and they knew me too ( I used to bug them with my queries related to the Software ) I stayed in a hostel for the past 9 years from my schooling so it was easy for me to adjust to the local food here in Kolkata and their Culture 🙂 The people I have met are very friendly and accomodating which helped me a lot. The only thing I was not aware of was the Winter season here which is very cold by the way. I come from the southern part of India ( Tamil Nadu ) We never had the concept of winter, We only had two seasons. It is either rainy or it is summer but at the end of three months, I got used to the Cold weather too 🙂
At the start of 2020, Jon asked me if I was interested in a Management role not just as a designer. I said yes and started training me as the Future CEO of Tier5. I am doing my best possible to prove myself to become CEO of Tier5. I am gaining a lot of experience. I am already learning a lot on this journey and that is the exact reason I have started this blog so that people who aspire to become a CEO can learn. This will also be a documenting process for myself to see how I am growing and what I have been learning from all of my experiences.
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