Let’s start from the start

Let’s start from the start

Hi there, you already know my name (that is why you are on this website) and I am a WordPress Developer. In this post, I am going to tell you my journey to becoming the developer from the start. So, let’s begin.

How it all started

It all started back in 1998 when I fall in love with this crazy thing called “computer”. I and Junaid (who was one of my buddies in school) used to go to an internet cafe. I decided to become a software engineer as soon as I got my certification in Microsoft Office and gradually in a span of 2 years I started programming. It was just a habit in the start as I created some small applications and scripts to run in mIRC (an IRC client) which is a common IRC client for windows.

Slowly, my obsession for website programming languages started and I jumped into HTML and CSS. I still remember learning from w3schools.com as it always came in quite handy. Professionally, I started front-end programming in early 2006 with the launch of my IRC hosting company. Desperately, I needed a website for my company and then decides to create one myself.

The passion of programming increased with time since then and I became a website developer. My IRC Hosting business couldn’t last very long due to various reasons including DDoS attacks and price fluctuation in the market and in 2009 I took the final decision to close it for good and decided to choose website development as a career. I delivered various local projects in the start which came in through referrals.

Freelancing on UpWork

One day a friend told me that we can earn money online in a legal way on a platform called oDesk (back then) which is currently known as UpWork. I created an account on UpWork but for some reason, I couldn’t concentrate on getting projects there because I was so busy on learning different programming languages and stuff. After a month of submitting proposals for different projects, I won my first project on UpWork in 2011.

Let's start from the start

You must be thinking what I had been doing in those 2 years, well it turned out that working on UpWork required some serious level skills so I had done multiple certifications. I tried my best to close this first project and I got a 5-star rating with great feedback from the client which got me another 2 to 3 projects right away and since then I became a full-time freelance website developer on UpWork.

This was the short story about myself. I will keep updating this post as soon as I get time to write and I know I am not a very writer 😛

One thought on "Let’s start from the start"

  1. Very interesting insight into your progress looking forward to reading more in the future. You work hard and are dedicated, good qualities to have! Your work is always to an excellent standard. I am thankful to know you 🙂

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