Okay… After six months I am posting the article on Ideasoverdose.com. Believe me, In 6 months I’ve changed so much that you guys will feel the change in my writing style and also my views about ideasoverdose.com.
So, I am getting started with ideasoverdose.com again! Yes! But from now, No Formality articles! I will write whatever I feel about something. Yeah, I will write about blogging, I will write about SEO, I will write about how myself too! But, After trying out everything!
Here in this article, You’ll see how my 2016 Went! Believe me; It was complete SHIT and The most Hardest Year of my Life till now. Now, Let me tell you what Happened in 2016 and How I faced Hard times Like a BOSS.
As a Young Entrepreneur, I knew that I’m going to face hard times while creating my first product. So, Let’s dive into the Year itself!
January to March
I was having Idea what I was about to create. At that time I used to call it Frontend Operating System for Web Servers. And in January 2016, I was making about 15,000-20,000Rs a month. It was good for me at that time but was not enough to hire someone to help me create serveravatar.com (I can link, Because I can do whatever I want here… :v 😀 :D).
So, I started Looking for money to Kickstart the Project. Somehow, I got an investment of $4000 to Setup the Office space and get shit done! I gave away 25% of ServerAvatar in return.
I found two rooms in the City in which I am studying, and I took them on rent in February. One room to work and one to sleep and all. I hired one Laravel Developer and started working on ServerAvatar with him and one of my partner (I don’t want to disclose the name).
By the end of the March, I spent around $1500-1700 from that $4000. I was Idiot Because I told them that SA would start making money by July 2016 which was not practically possible. But I was fucking brand New Entrepreneur! How can I start without Screwing up everything Unknowingly?
April to July
The Laravel Developer and Me were working on ServerAvatar. My Partner was not so much interested in ServerAvatar anymore because I used to change my Decision about Design and theme quickly.
If we talk about the growth, In April, I was struggling to install LAMP on Ubuntu 14.04 Server. It took us 15-20 days Just to install LAMP correctly on Ubuntu 14.04 Server.
In May, Me and my Partner Decided to Start working on ServerAvatar by own to Save Money because I was spending money like nothing and By May, I spent around $2500 from that $4000. So, on May 10th, I started working on ServerAvatar by my OWN!
Started by Selecting the Best free theme and by learning the Laravel. I am fast at learning something new because I keep trying something very hard until I realise my brain is forcing me to sleep. Finally, I started working on ServerAvatar.
I used to Upload the videos on Youtube to make others curious about ServerAvatar. I didn’t know it would make some big Guy Company. I will not reveal the name but Here is what they offered me in return for ServerAvatar.
- Salary (30,000Rs for first three months and then 2x-3x Increment).
- Take me On Board.
- Giving me Shares worth 3,00,000Rs or $4000 and according to them, the company is growing by 8X every year.
Deal(I know it’s a big word don’t laugh) was almost closed, but on the last day I cancelled everything with them and started working on ServerAvatar again! I stopped for two days because I thought a deal is going to be closed and they were telling me to delay the launch date which was July 2, 2016.
After working for 10-15 hours straight (which is nothing for me), I gave final touches to ServerAvatar and Launched it on July 2, 2016, finally!
What about the money spent? I had Last $500-600 with me. I still Didn’t Realise that I Lost My Fucking Income Source!
July to September (I screwed up!)
After Spending last $500-600 I was having, I realised that Screwed Up! Without Income Source, How I was Supposed to Pay Bills?
With Hope that ServerAvatar will gain too much Attention, I Purchased Server with High Config, and I had to Pay more for that. And I can’t downgrade it because Option to downgrade the server Didn’t Exist!
Hey, Entrepreneur… You… Yes, You… What’s the best way to make money to pay bills in that situation? To start providing Services right? I did it! I started Providing System Administration Service to those who own Bigger sites with High Traffic on a regular basis. They don’t mind spending $50 on Management and $50 on the server itself.
I got about 3-4 customers, and I started making $200 a month again! It was not good but enough. Because Out of that, I used to get $50 Invoice every month from DigitalOcean Itself!
Now tell me, What was the best way for me to make money other than this so that I can work on ServerAvatar peacefully? Blogging! It’s my old and gold talent that I can use any time to get out of any situation.
I started One blog in September with Hope that I will rank in 3 months. As I knew Law of Attraction by that time, I thought to check if it’s true or not. I Started a blog and started working on it. I also took the loan of ~$1500 so that I can continuing to work for some more time.
I was running out of money. Completely…
October to December! (I Faced it like a BOSS!)
It’s the time when I found my site ranking on 2nd page for targeted keyword and then on another day I didn’t use to find it anywhere in SERPs. It happened 3-4 times until I started making some backlinks.
I kept working on the Site as well as on the ServerAvatar while thinking good and positive about the future!
By the end of the December, My site was ranking on the First Page! Woohoo! Here’s the Screenshot of the Growth of the site.
It’s Still growing! I will update when I reach 1M pageviews! It won’t take more than two months from now I think because Site is still increasing at the same rate.
What about earnings? I came out of the Fucking Butthole of the Bankruptcy! That’s all I want to tell you all about earnings. For Actual Figures, You have to Wait until I reach 1M pageviews. I will create the whole article on the site and will send E-mail to the subscribers! It’s just going to touch $$$$ per month that’s all I am gonna say for now… you want a shout out when I publish the article? Just freaking Subscribe!!! I placed 2 Subscribe forms One Before the article and one in the sidebar! It took 2-3 hours to setup! You know!
So, Except The last three months, My whole year was messed up! I was working on my first product, I was working without being realised that I am losing my income source, I did not know what to do next when I spent that $4000 that I got.
Finally, I am going to Bang 2017… 2016 was A Warmup!
Thank you for being here till the end of the article! I Appreciate that and Be Positive and Be happy! If you have any questions, You can surely comment them down, and I’ll be there to reply!