Haris Nadeem – an amazing young blogger!
What makes my job truly enjoyable and motivating is the number of amazing people I meet on a regular basis. As the worldwide economy takes a dip, and many people are depressed about the political and economic situation, chance meetings with bright individuals continue to keep me upbeat.
At the P@SHA Career Expo in Lahore yesterday, I was introduced to a young man who is still at school (in Matric) and is making between US$650 – US$750 every month through blogging. His blog Sizzled Core is technology focused – he writes about freeware, gadgets, etc. He was discovered by Badar Khushnood of Google. Badar introduced him to us at the Career Expo yesterday during his talk on “How to earn a good living through blogging”.
Badar spoke to a hall full of people about how you can combine your ability to write, take photographs or shoot video with your passion for something specific, to earn a decent living in your spare time. In
the case of Haris, it is a passion for technology.
We also met Sheheryar who patiently bid for freelance projects online for 3 months before he hit pay dirt. But it was worth it. Now he is able to get so many projects that he provides employment to 8 – 10 other freelancers in Lahore and Islamabad to whom he outsources the work.
Badar also mentioned other well-known blogs like Teeth Maestro, BuzzVines and Lahore Metblogs (one of the authors from Lahore Metblogs, Usman, was present in the audience as was Salman who has a successful E-commerce site.)
A number of questions were fired at Badar by newbies regarding the setting up of a blog. Some existing bloggers wanted to know why their AdSense account was blocked. It was a very interactive session and all of us came away having learnt something new. My thanks to Badar for keeping his commitment and coming to the event even though he had a severe back problem and had been totally bedridden till the day before. Such is the passion of people in the IT industry!
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