How a Mediocre Student Became An Overnight Entrepreneur? – Success Journey

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Sahil Kashyap
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Becoming a ‘Digital Marketing Expert’ is a dream of many in today’s world and if you have the same dream, then turning your dream into reality might not be far enough. An enthusiastic digital marketer, Sahil Kashyap has been in this field since 2017. He started his career at the age of 20 as a freelancer, SEO executive, while he was still pursuing his graduation. But, a lot has changed in just 3 years as Sahil went on from a mediocre commerce student to becoming a successful entrepreneur and a Digital Marketing Strategist.

Sahil Kashyap hails from a middle-class family, from Sirsa in Haryana. He shifted to Noida, Uttar Pradesh, with a vision and passion to become a successful person but the things weren’t as easy as they seemed. He didn’t have much with him when he came to Noida other than from 15K rupees in his pocket and a borrowed laptop from one of his friends.

He started his first job in 2018 as a Digital Marketing Executive and worked with many corporates and politicians. He has also happened to have successfully met President of Shiromani Akali Dal, S. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Member of Parliament, Sh. Gautam Gambhir and Ex- MLA and renowned Social Worker, Jitender Singh Shunty for political campaigns and strategies.

While at his Job, he came up with an idea to start a news portal. So, he started his first venture ‘Today Headline News,’ a news portal in 2019, just before the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. Then in the start of the year 2020, he started his second company with a friend.

In just 2 years, he became successful in his field and now he happens to be the founder of ‘Today Headline News’. As per the statistics provided, within a few months, he has thousands of visitors on his website through his excellent marketing knowledge and skills.

Since last 6 months, he has been teaching ‘Digital Marketing’ without charging a dime to anyone. This generous effort comes sincerely for those who can’t afford the expenses for Digital Marketing courses. Recently, Sahil along with his friend, signed a deal with a company for a Digital Marketing Institute.  

What’s his mantra of success?

Success cannot be served easily and decoratively on a plate, it needs to be earned and you need to fight and strive for it. You have a hard path, full of thorns, that you cross before you reach your success. But, don’t fear failure, all you have to be is, patient, hardworking, and learn the art of getting up again and again after every fall.

And this can only be learned over a period of time with experiences after you have faced failures and have learned how to get over them. Talking about those who are looking to start as entrepreneurs, they must have the patience to acquire knowledge, learn from the process and most importantly, have the courage to conquer all the challenges with right wisdom and belief.

At the beginning of his career, Sahil didn’t have the right guidance and support in digital marketing field, hence he was in a vague about its future, and scope. He was almost convinced by people that digital marketing was not meant for him, but still, he didn’t quit and went on to follow his passion and now he is a founder of two companies and a well-known Digital Marketer. His simple mantra of success is, “Don’t stop until you get what you want.”

 There are three types of people who would always advise you:

  1. People who have no idea about what you’re going to do.
  2. People who get manipulated easily when they are told something and they pass on the misconception to others.
  3. People who have actually got hold of something after several attempts but still, they have failed miserably.

Sahil always says to listen to everyone but not believe in anything until and unless you do your own research. Surround yourself with people who want to achieve something in their life and those who think big, act smart, and people who always try to make a change in someone’s life with their knowledge.