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Episode 2: My Experience as a freelancer

In the previous episode, I told you about the beginning of my freelancing career, my Google AdSense earning and YouTube channel. If you have missed it, you can read my post here.

Okay, so I got my first earning from AdSense (YouTube earning + ย blog earning). But, still, in this expensive world, that amount could not fulfill my needs. I have not told you, guys, how I ended up working as a blogger. So, what happened: after my graduation, I was eagerly finding something through which I would never get bored in my life. So, I found my interest in web designing and web development.

I joined an institute to learn designing and some coding, and one thing I can say: it was not interesting at all for me. Sitting hours and just writing stupid codes to make a below average looking website. Then I explored more, and one of my teachers told me about WordPress. I hope many of you have heard of it. It is a free platform to start a wonderful website. In the beginning, I thought that all the available themes are not free, and I did not have enough money to buy a full customized good-looking theme. So, I decided to create my own.

After spending many hours, I finally made my own theme on WordPress, which was really ugly in comparison to others, and I decided to remove it as soon as possible. But, you know, I think that sometimes your success is the time and efforts that you put on that ugly product which is definitely a failure. I learned many things about WordPress in that project, and later even created websites for other people. I charged 70-100$ for each, which helped me in paying for my rent and food.

Soon, I stopped getting website projects, and again the situation got worse. I daily wrote 4-5 articles for blastingnews.com to make at least 25-30$ a week. It had been not that much bad until they removed that opportunity. I was without work for almost 1 month and borrowed money.

In November 2017, I got an opportunity to create videos for the same website at 5$/video for the first 21 days and then 3$/video. For my whole video blaster career, I earned 2000-2500$ which was almost equal to an annual salary of a regular Indian employer, and even more.

Meanwhile, I was regularly publishing videos on my YouTube channel which was also providing me some passive income. Currently, I have almost 10k subscribers on my channel and 1.7 million views.

In the next episode, I will tell you how I grew my YouTube channel.

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Written by Abhishek Verma

Vicky Verma started his career as a mechanical engineer. Nevertheless, he always wondered to do something, which could bring some change in others' life but was blank. In 2016, he moved towards the Internet world, as it attracts him powerfully, so he decided to create something which could help him share factual and interesting things to others. Now, he often uses social media to interact with the readers of his blog and always replies to them in each of their queries. You can mail him personally from the contact page.

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  1. Very interesting1 I don’t have an Adsense account yet and I am planning to apply using my blog. Though I am more interested in creating my own product. I am happy to learn more about blogging and creating websites.

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