Are you stuck in your life and have no next-level skills to grow? In this success story blog post, let’s introduce you to a guy who has earned millions (PKR) with a relatively uncapped, untapped skill called Link Building. In order to learn this skill, you do not need a four-year college degree or be highly educated. If you focus, apply yourself to the task, you can learn it within few weeks. Let’s take a look at this amazing story of Asif Rehman from Lahore, Pakistan.
His Early Days & Challenges
Asif belongs to a middle-class family from Lahore. Back in April 2013, he left his local job as a graphic designer. The reason why he quit his job was long hours, huge work, and very low salary. He decided to try his luck in the online world. As a graphic designer * thank heaven for this expertise and hands down skill*, Asif signed up on Upwork, Odesk, and start bidding on the projects related to his expertise.
Because of financial constraints, he could not afford a powerful laptop so offered his services using a Pentium 4 Desktop that was not awfully slow but terrible in many ways.
The other stumbling block was to afford a cheap internet with unlimited hours to stay online and hunt for new work. Despite all issues, Asif did not lose heart. He continued working hard, struggled to get a response from clients.
They say; fortune favors the brave. As far as I am concerned, braves are the ones who do not bow down to the hardships of life and fight all the way till the last drop of the sweat. I kept working consistently, such was the persistence to make my dreams come true that sometimes I used to sleep for few hours only. The burning desire just did not let me take a break.
Asif’s perseverance paid off in Mid 2015. He won his first project worth $5. It took him 3 months *You read it right* to get a response with unlimited bids placed on projects. Naturally, this was an event to celebrate, a moment of joy. It built a lot of confidence in him. From there onwards, after being rewarded with a project, he never looked back. The motive was to come out of the current financial situation of despair and sorrow and primarily, support his family and make his parents proud.
He also learned that it’s never easy to leave your comfort zone and make progress but the hardest thing to do for a change in life is the very first step. Unless and until you take the very first step that is important to lay down a foundation for a prosperous life, things won’t change.
Fast Forward: After the hard work with a passion for progress, he withdrew his first amount from online earning which was Rs.16000. It was an emotional moment, one he says will stay with him for the rest of his life.
After working for years in the world of freelancing, today — he is busy providing quality services to his clients.
By providing Linkbuilding services to his clients, he has made over $250k on Upwork. A big leap towards a dream coming true, for an average guy who was clueless some years back, this is a dream life.
“Failure is the proof that you try and, I am still proud of my decision to leave the job, says Asif. I worked on terribly slow 2G internet, near to no resources but I did not lose heart. I did not lose hope. Consistency is a key to success. You’ve got to keep pushing yourself to that one particular moment that gives you a breakthrough. That moment my friend is a life-changing moment.