Motivation & Story-Telling Time — 2019 is about to come to an end, so I want you to list down your biggest achievements of 2019 & share goals for 2020🔥 No not the silly new year resolutions, but realistic targets
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So let me list down how the year 2019 turned out – basically it started with a bumpy ride because despite doing $300K+ in revenues during first quarter in our ecom business, we lost lot of money, but with lot of perseverance and never-give-up attitude, it’s turning out to be a decent year on the whole, with last 24 hours still fetching revenues to wrap it up. So, let’s take a look at 2019 in flashback
An Action-Packed December Month
During the last week, on Dec 27, I spoke at the Mumbai Digital Summit as my last public speak gig for 2019.
It was also a terrific feeling to speak at IIM Visakhapatnam on Dec 13, interact with 100+ IIM MBAs & recruit 9 of them as interns in our companies.
After that I also spoke at BML Munjal University Gurgaon during Dec 3rd week, and hired 5 more candidates for our companies for 2020
Speaking at DMC meetup at Microsoft Labs, Bangalore was also fun experience.
Before this, I had spoken at 20+ other conferences this year, with the most notable ones being Affiliate World Conference Bangkok AWA 2019 on Dec 5, along with my e-com agency co-founder Prateek Dwivedi as we had a full-pack stage at Centara World, Bangkok
It was an amazing experience to attend the Secret Grand Society, which is open only to speakers and Top 100 Affiliate Marketers attending AWA Bangkok.
I had to skip Sellers World Conference on Dec 6, as it was my 10th anniversary, and if i wanted to stay alive, I had to do it!
And, I picked up Tiffany’s Diamond Solitaire for her, to make it up for not being there for first half of the day.
What’s in Stores for 2020?
I’ve already gotten invited to speak at another couple of global conferences in 2020, and I will be a part of a mega event of Global Child Prodigy Awards 2020 & Book Release happening on Jan 3, 2020 where big guns like Princess of Sharjah, Nobel Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthiji, CEO of companies like Big Basket, YepMe etc are coming!
Nov 2019 – Completion of 1 Year of DOTS & GlowWorms Ventures
We completed our 1 year of operations after lot of hard-work and optimisations for our ecom agency DOTS, and preparing to scale in 2020 – the goal is to reach 10,000 orders/day, alongside growing Webfosys, GlowWorms Ventures, Xpress SEO Solutions, Sanshray Ventures (named after my kiddo) & Wide Vision Ventures.
I also spoke at BlendnLend alongside the likes of Vinay Singhal, co-founder of WittyFeed, organised by Abisheikh Jain & Ashi.
We also completed our first year of GlowWorms Ventures on Nov 22, 2019 and made our third startup investment too!
We also sponsored Unpause, a 4-day initiative to spread awareness about mental health issues in youth.
Oct 2019 – Beginning of My YouTube Saga
I completed my portfolio of 100+ 3L.in & 4L.com domains and started building Domaineers World, Dropshippers World, Bloggers World FB/WhatsApp communities & YouTube channels for 2020
I started my YouTube channel and on Oct 2, I got featured on Tryootech where my videos got 30K+ views, and then 10k+ views on some of my videos on Om Thoke Fb fan page & I grew my FB page to 26k+ likes (and counting), and shot last one for 2019 today with Satish Kushwaha, which will come out during first 15 days of 2020.
My first video on Bootstrapping a Business with Zero Funds was also appreciated on YouTube by over a thousand people.
Sept 2019 – Completion of 8 Years of Xpress SEO Solutions
On 26-09-2019, we completed 8 years of Xpress SEO Solutions, and we’ve already doubled our revenues from Rs 2.2 Cr last year to 5 Cr+ this year up to Dec 2019 itself, with still a quarter to go and we’re confident of crossing the million dollar mark by end of financial year ending March 31, 2020.
I also attended MAC 2019 in New Delhi, and networked over drinks at the Playboy!
Aug 2019 – Completion of 1st Year of Webfosys Singapore
During Aug 2019, we completed 1 year of profitable ops in Webfosys Singapore branch, and in 2020 we look forward to crossing $1M mark in revenues.
July 2019 – AWE & ABC Party Sponsorship
I attended AWE 2019 in Barcelona during July, networked with lot of great people in AM/IM/Ecom industry and on-boarded some global clients for our agency DOTS.
We also sponsored the Affiliate Business Club ABC party!
June 2019 – Opened my $10k Batch
Having done over a million dollars in verifiable Shopify revenues, and with my 13 years of experience in blogging, SEO, affiliate marketing, digital marketing, web development & content writing, I opened gates to prelaunch of my $10k private program, but soon lot of stupid jealous empty vessels started making lot of noise, and I soon made it completely private – now nobody knows when I take people, whom I train and I want to keep it that way!
May 2019 – My First International Stage Performance at Bangkok
I had gone to Singapore & Bangkok just for fun, but never knew it would turn into my first (and then second) stage performance as I performed Summer of 69 live at Bangkok, followed by my all time fav “Californication” by Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
April 2019 – Couldn’t Speak at IDS Amritsar
I really wanted to be there at Indian Domaining Summit Amritsar after a great time at IDS Kolkata last year, but due to some last moment business obligations I had to miss it, and I know it must have really pissed off the organisers, but i apologised duly, and intimated them about a week in advance.
March 2019 – Celebrated 10th Foundation Day of Webfosys
From just a small 200 sft office in 2009 on this very day 10 years ago, to now opening our 3rd 2500sft 60 seater office in Bangalore, presence in Singapore, US, and now expanding in Europe, UK & hopefully soon in South America, Webfosys has come a long way from March 27 2009 to 2019, and I’m sure there’s a lot more in stores for 2020!
We celebrated it grandly at a resort with entire team, and families too!
I had also attended Affiliate Summit Europe at Amsterdam during March 2019
Feb 2019 – Spoke at HDCon Hyderabad
During the first half of 2019, I had also spoken at HDCon Hyderabad
Jan 2019 – It all Started with Ecom Fireworks
2019 had started with our ecom store picking momentum, and we did over a crore revenues, but it all went in vain due to poor deliveries, and variety of other issues.
So there you have it – a quick recap of my 2019 – Special thanks to Team Webfosys, my cofounders & entire team of DOTS, GlowWorms Ventures, Inspiracion Media, our clients, partners and everyone who made it possible 🔥
Time to share your success stories, goals for 2020, and win Rs 1000 PayTM vouchers – let’s go!