“It’s worth taking a risk” thinks Sahed Ahmed, digital marketing specialist
Sahed Afridi is one of Sylhet’s best freelancers and is currently in the spotlight. He is widely known as the Freelancer Sahed Afridi to the people rather than Sahed Ahmed. Sahed’s dynamic freelance career began at Fiverr as a digital marketer. Currently, Sahed Ahmed is working as an entrepreneur, professional digital marketer, SEO strategist and digital marketing trainer.
The story of Sahed Afridi’s transformation into a freelance:
Sahed always wanted to enjoy his life like other young boys. But her fate followed with less rewarding things. While studying in high school for previous reasons, his older sister quit her job and his family began to face a financial crisis soon after. “At that point, I realized that I had to do something to support my family. As I was in high school, it was too difficult for me to get a decent job not to have the minimum qualifications. I had to do a lot of odd jobs but since these jobs did not meet my expectations, I left them one by one. One of my respected teachers at my college learned that my family situation persisted and approached me with his helping hands. I will always be grateful to him because if he didn’t come with his helping hands towards me during my difficult times, then the freelance writer said that Afridi you see today was not supposed to be in that position.
After securing the support of his teacher, Sahed took a digital marketing course at a renowned IT institute and arranged to buy a second-hand laptop. After completing the course, due to his dedication and months of sleepless nights, Sahed slowly began to grow in the freelance work platform. After a few months of hard work, he could generate enough income through digital marketing. Since then, he hasn’t had to look back.
Sahed was able to create his own identity by working as a freelance. It has been five years since he chose to become self-employed as a profession. Sahed has over 728 satisfied customers around the world who work with him regularly. He has worked with and helped almost all kinds of entrepreneurs in their businesses, identified their business issues, analyzed their websites and social media presence, creating a digital marketing master plan for them. Sahed has strong technical skills in SEO, Social Media Marketing, Website Creation & Design, Website Optimization, YouTube SEO, Video Marketing, Music Marketing, Lead Generation, e-mail marketing, advertising campaign management, etc. Despite his many skills, he enjoys his role as a digital marketing trainer or mentor. In the past two years, in addition to self-employment, he has started to train young people interested in self-employment. Sahed had to face many difficulties in finding a job during his early years as he is now an established person, he encourages and motivates young people to undertake a freelance career to convert it into a business. Sahed said, “I am working with a mission to contribute to my country by bringing foreign currency through the people of my country making them knowledgeable and resourceful. And eradicate the problem of unemployment through freelance. I have over 1500+ students who have trained under me and now they are successful in their respective sectors. Currently, 800 students are training under Sahed. Sahed also revealed that his monthly income is around $ 3,000 / $ 4,000 per month.
Sahed’s role in society as an independent
Sahed has a Facebook community group named ‘Freelancer Sahed Afridi Group (Sylhet)’ which has nearly 14,000 members and is made up of people of almost all ages, including freelancers from all walks of life. Through this group, Sahed tries to solve the marketing and freelance problems of others and answer their questions for free. Sahed has a younger brother, Tarek Ahmed, who is also an expert in digital marketing. Both worked together to develop people’s skills and reduce the burden of unemployment in the country. Sahed believes that “a comprehensive training in digital marketing enables students to be experts in a particular industry and to be professional in the field of self-employment, which prevents them from getting through the breach created by the problem in the whole system. I try to give the best of myself as a coach, but at the same time I say to my students: it’s worth taking a risk if they want to move forward.
Achievements and vision:
Sahed received the award for best freelance writer from Pxlhut Ltd. by Misbahur Rahman and was also awarded as Roki Tech’s Best Freelance Writer by Roki Roy in 2021. Like everyone else, I also have a plan for the future. He has already met all of the requirements to be a “Best Seller” on Fiverr while awaiting recognition. He wants to become one of the best digital marketers in the country, helping the country attract more foreign funds and starting his own IT company.
Advice to young people:
Sahed carried his message through us “To all who follow me, never give up for your failures. Life is full of ups and downs. Sit well, stay focused, chase your dreams, and work harder.
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