Hello, I am SHEZAN KHAN. I work as a Graphic designer & Web developer for freelance marketplaces (Fiverr, Upwork, Guru.com). I got into this field after listening to my brother Shan Khan and Sir Hisham Sarwar’s freelancing interview in 2017. His interview had such an impact on me that I decided to work as a freelancer to supplement my income. I remember Sir Hisham Sarwar’s one word and it echos my ears all the time. He said, “Every family has one life change person and I realized I am that person”.
My first job:
In 2017 My Brother give me a job of just 30 PKR to change the image’s name and that was the time I am in class 9th. So this time was a very amazing and emotional moment for me.
Enrolling in Digiskills:
It was November 2019 that Digiskills announced Batch 03 enrollments, and it was at that time that I first visited Digiskills LMS. I enrolled in Freelancing and Graphic Designing. I didn’t know anything about freelancing. I began studying Hisham Sarwar’s Freelancing course. I just got a feeling that there was something valuable there. I started looking into whether or not working from home is a viable option. Is it possible to make money working online? My main concern was whether or not what I saw on the internet was actually true.
Early Days & Challenges:
I belong to a middle-class family from Rawalpindi. Back in April 2018, I left my local job as a Data Entry Operator. The reason why I quit the job was long hours, huge work, and very low salary. I join a Software house in Nov 2019 as a graphic designer and then my learning career start. On the daily basis, I learn new skills. I join software as a graphic but when I resign from my job I learn many skills like (Graphic Designing, Abobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe After Effect, Adobe XD, WordPress, Shopify, Wix, PHP, and HTML). I decided to try luck in the online world as a Graphic designer and Web Developer, I signed up on Upwork, Fiverr, PPH and Guru and start bidding on the projects related to my expertise.
I built a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin profile called “SHEZAN KHAN(SK DESIGNER’S)” I began advertising it. I turned my personal page into a business called “SK DESIGNER’S”.
“Failure is the proof that you try and, I am still proud of my decision to leave the job. I worked on a software house, with 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.
I have successfully earned more than USD 16000 USD, bought my new car ALTO VXR from the freelancing marketplace and also from local clients. I have learned that “If you want to achieve anything in life don’t get afraid of failure and most importantly criticism”.
If you desire, work hard, you become successful. Always believe that you can achieve anything, keep working hard and stay positive.
I’ve also learned that criticism helps us to work even harder. With hard work, selfless dedication, and prayers we can achieve anything in life. Assess your failures as failures also play a vital role in our success.
Never give up on yourself.
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