Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced. – Aldous Huxley
My name is Soham Amatya and I’m from Kathmandu, Nepal.
I’m a writer, a blogger and an internet marketer making a living out of the internet for quite a while now.
So what makes me do what I do? – Nothing else but the feeling.
I’m not a great writer. I’ve faced countless rejections. Magazines, newspapers, companies, content farms – give me one name I haven’t been frustrated with.
But, I believe in my heart and intuition. And, as Steve Jobs says – your heart already knows what you truly want to become. So, have the courage to follow what it says. Everything else is just secondary.
Start doing something that makes you ‘you’ and something that you truly believe you should do. Because life’s too short to waste time and energy living someone else’s dream.
Here’s my little story:
It all started in November 2013 when I got my first full-time job as a content writer at a multi-national IT company in Kathmandu. Things were going pretty okay until I met this amazing SEO guy Ashish Rai in 2014. He got me hooked up with an American internet marketer who was in search of a freelance writer. Quite surprisingly, this internet marketer was exactly of my age. And what’s more shocking was that such a 20-year- old guy could make $400-$500 a day from SEO and stuff – just from home (mind you he makes much more than that today.) Well, I had nothing to do with any of that though.
I was beyond happy making a few hundred dollars a month just working a few hours a day when I started out. (Trust me, not everyone gets to earn in Dollars in Nepal). I still had my full-time job back then. But you know what? I was loving this part-time work more than anything – regardless of the pay. (click here in case you’re wondering how I cashed out all those online dollars to my bank account here in Nepal).
So this continued for a couple of months. And as it happened, things turned out to get more awesome every next day. My client was so happy with the work that I started making more money – all from home – more than I had ever made. I started getting a lot of gigs, as a result, the work load grew massive. I couldn’t just do everything on my own. But at the same time, I couldn’t let all that easy money go away. That’s when I started offering jobs to my friends, cousins, juniors and even seniors at times.
Everything was going fine until the grounds started shaking real bad. Nepal got hit by a devastating earthquake of 7.9 Richter scale, followed by hundreds and hundreds of aftershocks. Luckily, I survived. But still, I couldn’t manage time for my gigs. I messed it all up. I had my studies, office and family ahead of me. I did no freelancing work for months. Until one day, I quit my day job at the office and started working on my own.
I’ve laid my hands on so many things on the internet today. Besides this blog, I run niche blogs and commercial websites. And, I also co-own a tech startup with Eshan Kuthu. Oh yeah, we make developers build websites on WordPress. I do a little bit of that too – but I don’t want to get technical.
Looking back at everything I’ve been through, today I really feel I’m fortunate enough to have quite a few decent paying clients to work for on a regular basis. I have a pool of amazing writers too. Want to write for me? Shoot me an email ASAP.
I don’t know if it was a stroke of luck or otherwise, I’ve somehow managed to get a good line with freelancing. This website is sort of like a pay-back to the profession that helped me pay my bills doing something I really love.
Let’s see the bigger picture.
Let’s work more freely.
Let’s be happier.
You know you want to.