“A journey of a Thousand Miles begins with the first step”
Being a daughter in a family who wants their girl to only excel in academics then marriage and have kids… Matlab wohi typical Mindset ( Job, skill learning, business Kuch na Karu). But she was above average student with a different mindset wants to achieve something on her own, and wants to be the elder son of her family and Alhamdulilah she achieved so much after marriage. Now her family is super proud of her and extremely happy with the achievements she is getting in her freelancing field Alhamdulillah!
Assalam o Alaikum,
This is Umaima Ajmal a housewife and mother of 2. So, let me take you all to a flashback of my life. My Father had a dream to see me as Hafiza-e-Quran and a doctor. By the grace of Allah, I did my Hifz but unfortunately couldn’t get admission to MBBS due to the low percentage.
Then family insisted to do BBA, whereas I want to go into any medical field or English literature because I have no interest in Accounting. Long story short mujhy BBA hi Karna para because ‘fala ki beti bhi karrae hai impression acha parta hai’. During BBA, wanted to earn something on my own, and searched for many online jobs but due to no help from anyone all goes in vain. Decided to open a tuition center in my home but the family was not in favor, saying k Kya neighbors sy paisy logi ab??
A NEW PHASE OF LIFE…
After getting married found a like-minded partner who dared to do something apart from a 9-5 job. I shifted to Dubai where my husband was doing a job and started an online FB page ‘Meet the Needs’ ( in which I did import-export of cosmetics, vitamins, and Kurtis). It was good for a time being and learned a lot about the online world. Just before covid husband introduced me to the Amazon field.
CHANGE OF MINDSET…
Socha dekh laity hain yeh field tou phr hogai enroll in VA/Amazon Consultant course of 3 months from leading e-learning platform of Pakistan. After completion, due to my networking and hard work 4 to 5 clients approached me for the services. Meanwhile, an institute where I completed my training offered me a job. By looking at all opportunities I decided to shift back to Pakistan along with my children. (Because was not able to continue in Dubai as full-day engaged with toddlers only).
Many were against it saying ‘Dubai kon chor kar wapis aata hai’, ‘ Dobara sochlo’ but I and my husband made up our minds to just shifted from traditional 9 to 5 life. The husband continued with his job. It was a tough and bold decision as life was better in Dubai, but my year alone in Karachi made me more realistic, strong, and professional. I did a job for 1 year, got several promotions, and became a trainer. Evaluated 50k plus products, hunted more than 126 products for office and clients.
“Mehnat Kabhi raigah nahi jaati, just believe in Allah and yourself”
THE BUSINESS JOURNEY BEGINS…
Husband wrap up from Dubai. Together we have started our agency with a team providing Amazon A – Z launch, Amazon Product Research, Evaluation, and VA services to local and overseas clients. Plus collaboration with 3 E-commerce agencies and attached with a well-known US-based institute for enabling our youth in E-commerce and Freelancing. Now we are into Amazon, Crypto, and Real Estate. Feel free to contact me, would love to guide you about freelancing. From where to start? How to start? and Whom to follow?
- Love to empower Ladies and housewives.
- Expand my business to an international level.
- To enlist my name in Pakistan Female Entrepreneurs.
CONCLUSION: What Is In It For You?
- Follow mentors who are industry experts like Hisham Bhai, Sunny Bhai, and other examples.
- No short cuts
- Never too late to start up
- Always thankful to Allah, I believe my strongest part is I am Hafiza e Quran. Start praying, main bhi lazy ho jati ho is mamley mein but mehnat ka result wohi deta hai.
- Obstacles hamesha ai gy life mein Kabhi society ka, relatives ka, in-laws ka but keep struggling, keep trying and keep praying.
- Whatever the skill or field you are digging in, always invest time in yourself to find out which field is best for you. BE ORIGINAL ALWAYS. Every field/skill is not for everyone.
APPRECIATE YOUNG ONES FOR THEIR TALENT…
My daughter is very talkative, that’s why I thought to involve her in Vlogging since she is 3yo. She has a passion for creating content. I also handle her YouTube (Barraa Talkies) and the Instagram page (Bareera Anees).
Thank You for reading my story, hoping you find it helpful. Good luck with your journey.
Paiwasta reh sajer se ummed baher Rakh