I'm Zeeshan. An independent freelancer for more than 15 years who established himself as a leader in transforming frustrated individuals/entrepreneurs into satisfied customers through out of the box approach of solving problems.
How Did My Journey Began?
When I was 16 years old, I had no access to computer and belong to a middle class family. I wanted to learn and create computer programs and was so passionate about it.
My friend Ayaz Ahmad helped me. He had computer at his home. I started to self-study web development through articles and tutorials. He also brought printed articles/tutorials to help me out.
After several months of hard work, I started career as a web instructor.
Later, switched into jobs and worked like a crazy guy for about 2 years in an ISP (SAMWOnline) while sleeping like 2 hours a day and also finished my college education.
Meanwhile, I self-studied various web technologies like Cold Fusion, .NET, Flash, XML and ASP. I was hunger to learn anything new coming to the market.
I wanted to quit chasing 9-5 routine and enjoy the freedom so I could spend more time into learning more. I had started to work with one client for a website and it was beginning of freelancing without knowing that I'm already on the freedom path.
I was finding a way until Allah helped me and I got a "5 Minutes Freelancing" e-book. It was the idea and inspiration of freedom.
I started to utilize minimum 5 minutes daily for bidding on projects (Guru, GetALancer, Elance) and after so much frustration in failing to win any bid, I almost gave up that time.
When I was sitting in frustration and thinking then suddenly I got an spark that I had one more site where I struggled before reading the ebook.
I reached back that forgotten site "RentACoder" in 2005 (I had registered there in 2001) and this time I carefully started to review projects and bids on site.
After spending several days and taking some ideas from other proposals, I was able to craft my own message and learnt the bidding techniques.
And that was the happiest moment when I won my first project on vWorker and finally kick started.
I achieved top-ranked freelancer on two online marketplaces vWorker (former RentACoder) and Freelancer.com.
Clients often hired me to solve urgent technical problems. I'm specialized in creating easy to use custom web applications with innovative ideas to reduce customer's investment.
How Do I Do Web Development Projects?
I do not overload myself and do not mislead clients. I take the project in which I'm confident to deliver with satisfaction and go beyond expectations.
I take direct offered projects or through freelance marketplaces.
How Do I Help Serious Beginners?
I do it by sharing, in detail, my own practical stories and experiences. I believe that if I have succeeded in something, you can learn about it here. If I have failed, you can read about that too. I firmly believe that there is no reason why you can’t follow the same path as me.
I am sure that you can match or exceed my achievements given the right circumstances, and this site is his way of sharing & teaching you how to do just that.
How Do I Add Adventures To My Life?
I play games and experiments with virtual reality contents by recording highlights. I also self-practiced martial arts, yoga and developed a curriculum that was geared specifically to enhance my agility and strength.
My personal interests have an interesting relationship to the universe and programming. I'm always been kind of a deep thinker. In less technical arenas, I tend to be a bit of a dabbler with interests ranging from literature to philosophy to religions to the sciences.