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Interview with Sudheer Kiran Co-Founder of Digital Vow

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Sudheer Kiran, co-founder of a digital marketing agency Digital Vow, which offers digital marketing services to small and medium-sized enterprises. He also founded a volunteer-driven charity “WeHelpThePoor.Org” based out of Bangalore, India.

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I love being an entrepreneur because I love helping companies to grow their businesses. I started blogging at the age of 20. When I was studying my Engineering, I used to gather books and information and upload into my blog to help people who needs more information about the topics they’re reading in Engineering. After my engineering graduation I started my career as a software engineer but couldn’t stay there because of I am so fond of blogging and digital marketing stuff. After few months I resigned to my software job and joined in another company as an SEO analyst. From that moment I never looked back and never regretted my decision. In fact, that was the best decision I have ever made in my life. I have worked over 8 years in digital marketing in various positions with different companies. My entrepreneurial spirit drove me to start my own company “Digital Vow” to really solve the problems that companies are facing in the age of digital transformation.


Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your company?

All my previous employers love me for the knowledge I have and the results I have delivered while working with them. Few months back I have received a call from one of my previous employers and expressed his interest to acquire my company. First, I told him that we are not interested and asked him what is the reason for the proposal? We want to scale the organization by increasing the sales and marketing performance, but it’s not happening with the current digital marketing team, he said. Then I smiled and said let’s work together, the reason I started my company is to help the other companies. We agreed to work together after few meetings, and my previous employer became one of our first 10 clients.


Can you share a story about the mistakes you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
I started my company and I got our first client within a month. I was happy and hoped we’ll get few more. So, we hired 10 employees to work on the current project and for the future projects. But it was not so easy to get projects so quickly and it was taking more time than expected. As a startup it was a huge burden to manage a team without enough projects in hand. We got few more projects in the next quarter and it was all good again. I have learned that as a startup we shouldn’t have hired more people than needed. Our over excitements may hurt the entire business itself.


What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?

Most of the digital companies promise the number of submissions and the amount of traffic, etc. There is really lack of the trusted digital marketing companies who promises results. Our company motto is to help the companies to generate more revenue through digital channels. We co-create digital strategies with our clients and deliver results.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

Experience in digital marketing industry only helps to understand the problems so quickly. But, don’t just carry your experience baggage while creating solutions for your clients. We have seen drastic changes in this industry, so keep updated yourself with the trends and create solutions for today and the future. Because of our experience we easily get carried away and don’t look at the problems from other angles. This is something every experienced digital marketing expert need to keep in mind that we are not working for ourselves, we are working to solve the customers’ problems.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

Everything I know today is learned from the people around me and from the people I got inspired. I always welcome challenges in my job, so I was always given the responsibilities more than my experience. And, I always loved it because when I get challenged, I read, learn, and do so much. So, I looked for help to understand my new responsibilities and found an amazing person Mr. Nel Patel. I used to read each post on his blog and watch his videos to educate myself. Later, I started reading more blogs, joined digital marketing and inbound marketing communities to get updated myself and to help my fellow digital marketing people.


How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I always believe success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. When I was a kid, I used to feel so bad when I see a hungry child because of the extreme poverty and wanted to do something for them. Now I have my daily bread and I can feed some more. Recently I founded a volunteer-driven charity “WeHelpThePoor.Org” based out of Bangalore, India. My friends, colleagues, and neighbours are joining me to help the poor and feed the hungry child. What I learned from this is people are generally kind and willing to help others if you can convince them that together we can change the world.


What are your “5 things I wish someone told me before I started my company” and why. Please share a story or example for each. 

If I can turn back the time, I would really appreciate if someone will give me the following tips:

  1. Thinking money solves everything: It’s true that startps struggle for funds. But just money doesn’t solve everything, but your team does. Take care of your team and they will take care of your business.
  2. Handling money incorrectly: Getting profits is only one side of the coin for your success, but handling that money is very crucial for the future of your company.
  3. Scaling too quickly: This is one my biggest mistake in my entire life. Never get too excited by the early projects. Scaling too quickly could make you bankrupt. 
  4. Underestimating how long sales take: As I mentioned earlier, over excited by the first few projects, I hired more people than needed by hoping we can get more sales in the same month. But it didn’t happen and that makes the situation a little worse than expected.
  5. Having too much outside influence: As a stratup founder I was very keen to get an advice from others. At some point, these advices led me to forget the actual reason I started the company and started focusing on something else. A good advice is always good, but never forget the motto that why you started the company.

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 

I spend 10% of my income on charity. I never ask anyone to do the same because I don’t know what problems they are going through, or some people are already helping people more than I do. But I always say that just feed one hungry child or spend some time with an orphan and see the smile on their face. Believe me you will filled with happiness and satisfaction of your life and you never want to lose that happiness.


How can our readers follow you on social media?

Here are my social media profiles:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sudheer_kiran

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SudheerKiranOfficial

This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!

It’s a pleasure! Thank you for taking the time to interview me.

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Inspiring Musical Journey of Nepalese Rap Artist Prakash Neupane

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There are very few people under the age of 21 to do great things and achieve great milestones that many people older than they haven’t achieved yet.

Prakash Neupane is a permanent resident of Kolhapur, Nepal and is 21 years old. He is a popular Nepali RnB singer in his area as well as in many places of Nepal. As he is also a music composer and creates his own new things on the music.  He is not only an rnb singer but also a Rapper, Blogger, Poet, Music Composer and social worker. He has won Tuborg Music Award for the best male debut male singer for his song “Sunana” and has been nominated for OS Music Award. He always looks forward to opening new horizons with his music. He’s already a well-known Rnb/Rap singer and songwriter in his homeland of Nepal. Despite this, the latest song he’s promoting got some type of EDM influence, keeping up with the same level as the current hits on his new Dance-Pop charts.

In his childhood Prakash used to write poem, faiths, gazals, however, he had stopped to write it in 2014.

This eventual transformation from a shy boy to extrovert adolescent also brought mutability in his areas of interest. He soon started to listen to Sugam Pokharel, Narayan Gopal, Nabin K Bhattrai, The Unity, Girish Khatiwada, Manas Ghale and other Nepali singers and rappers that made him appear in different school functions, gatherings, and fetes. Praises received at that time laid the foundation for his musical career.

Prakash spent his entire childhood in Kohalpur in his complete introversion. ‘I was very shy and never showed up on stage until my 7th standard. Slowly, I pushed myself into social gatherings more and started to wander in narrow to wide lanes and pathways of kohalpur. Prakash feels he had nothing besides himself to rely upon, so poetry and eventually songwriting became his main thin dig at something of poems and then poems to Composition of songs and that to gain a piece of rap music and he has more plans for still doing more, giving more at Nepali RnB and hip-hop.

There’s always something which had apprehended him to write the poems to rap. Basically, a rap itself is a branch of slam poetry. It’s an assortment of emotions with words. It was his emotion, feeling and self-awareness that motivate him to perform or write a song. These days he has my entire focus only at rap line even more.

He entered into Nepali music industry with his first single “Aaideuna” which was not so successful but “U Got Me” is his most ambitious project yet, which now has 1 million Youtube views! It’s helped him to gain recognition and success in the Nepali Music industry — fusing the mind of a storyteller and producer together to create a romantic love tale of survival. His latest, Arajakniti, is a political rap song about civil war, the local Panchayat political system, and Nepal’s slow economic progress. He told “Nepal had to deal with a civil war where thousands perished and then it took a decade to pass a new constitution. Those who had access to power became rich and powerful, but the general public remained poor,” he said, referring to the 10-year long civil war in Nepal from 1996 to 2006. “This is why I want to alert the political fraternity through my hip-hop music.” “From “nothing” to “something” and “something” to now again” More than that ” this feeling of self-manual realization and aim of executing something at Nepali music had been his strength.”

He has already released three albums, including 30 songs yet & has done featured with several famous Nepali artists like Girish Khatiwada, Amit Dangol & Jovan Bhuju and international artist like Delon & Marvelous. He is quickly becoming one of the most successful & famed Rappers in Nepal’s growing Hip Hop community.

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This Is Why Your Next Super Car Should Come From Royalty Leasing Group

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Imagine driving the Lamborghini Huracan all year long in 2019, then switching it up for another supercar next year, all without buying either of the cars or parting with a ridiculously large amount of money. That is the definition of having your cake and eating it too for any car enthusiast. Sounds like the perfect fantasy, right? Well, that fantasy can now become a reality thanks to the revolutionary company, Royalty Lease Group, based in Las Vegas, Texas. Royalty Lease Group was founded by Houston Crosta and is set to be the game changer in supercar leasing. The company seeks to disrupt the supercar leasing market. This is why your next supercar should come from the Royalty Leasing group

 

The Royalty Lease Group Super Car Offer

 

The idea of Royalty Lease Group was born when Houston Crosta, discovered that there was an unattended market in the supercar leasing industry. This market comprised of individuals who could afford to lease a supercar based on their yearly income but did not meet the requirements of an ideal candidate for renting a supercar. Two of the most pressing requirements that this market could not meet were presenting a perfect credit score and great comparable car credit. This is because this specific market comprised of supercar enthusiasts who were either international personalities who have not lived in the US long enough to build up their credit or personalities who have all their expenses written off by the employer. So he set out to develop a supercar lease product that would satisfy this market.

Instead of just offering the average 30-day supercar rental option, Crosta decided to develop a 1-year long leasing offer on some high-end supercars. This way his clients could get more value for the money they would spend. He decided he would also offer constant prices that do not vary from client to client based on their credit on the down payment and monthly installments for the supercar leasing product. To top it all of, Crosta decided to counter the 2500 mileage offer on supercars from dealerships and other leasing facilities with a 7500 mileage offer for an entire year. And in 2019, thanks to this great offer, Royalty Lease Group signed their first client for a year-long lease on a supercar.

 

A 5-Minute Application Procedure

 

Royalty lease group staff pride themselves in their top-notch customer service and efficiency when it comes to the services they offer. In remaining true to who they are, they developed a 5-minute supercar lease application procedure to get you ready for your new car. The entire application procedure is carried out online, so you don’t even have to get down to Las Vegas. And in as little as 90 minutes, your application can be approved, processed and your supercar prepared for shipping to wherever you are. To sign up for your year-long supercar lease just log on to https://www.royaltyleasegroup.com. Take your time as you go through the array of supercars available then pick the car of your desire. The next step in the online application process will require you to answer a number of personal questions for the purpose of assessment. Finally, you will be requested to send your bank statements for the past 3 months and that’s it, the application process is done. After that hassle-free process, you will be one step closer to having your dream supercar.

 

The Future for Royalty Lease Group

 

In the first month of offering year-long leases on supercars, Royalty Lease Group has already signed on 4 clients and has 4 of their supercars already on the road. Since 2015, Houston Crosta has helped many car enthusiasts experience driving their dream cars through his car rental company, Royalty Exotic Cars. He now plans to fulfill the dreams of many other car enthusiasts all over America and beyond by offering unbeatable supercar lease offers through his newly established leasing company Royalty Lease Group. Houston Crosta is currently the sole financier of Royalty Lease Group. He is however in the process of seeking to attain equity funding from a hedge fund to enable him to scale his business further. Crosta envisions having at least 100 leased supercars on the road by the end of this year and expanding into Canada in the near future. Royalty Lease Group hopes to make the dreams of many car enthusiasts a reality. Isn’t it time you started living your dream too? Your supercar awaits you at https://www.royaltyleasegroup.com.

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Why Every high-value lawyer is coming to Qamar Zaman for his SEO expertise

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Believe it or not, SEO is more than just publishing content and adding in the necessary keywords to acquire traffic, views, and audiences. 50-yr old Qamar Zaman, a reputable SEO entrepreneur, and SEO Expert has developed a unique way to rank up on major search engines such as Google. A KISS PR story is a system developed for personal and business branding that improves organic SEO signals that Google and other search engines love. Qamar developed this system 10 years ago and has perfected results with over 28,000 plus cases studies. This is arguably Qamar’s greatest work.

When it comes to showing clients how it’s done, look no further than Qamar’s Story. The predictable system has allowed the entrepreneur to wow clients, including high-profile lawyers in New York City!

Check out the details below.

How Qamar Zaman Ventured Into Providing SEO For Law Firms

Qamarstarted things out with a can-do approach when it comes to providing SEO services in the form of Stories. He SAAS based system creates and a team of a digital marketing team deploys a cloud-hosted story newsroom which is then used for the brand to get results. The types of clients who have used this storytelling system have been used by lawyers, professional firms and small to large corporations.  More often than not, the content Qamar system creates achieves large media personal and business branding and getting Page 1 Google Results.

Qamar’s work ethic and processes have set him and his partner apart from all the other content companies who work to optimize a brand’s content through SEO. Intent-based branding and identifying the market’s pain and addressing that pain is essential as it makes you more unique and valuable.

The Story System

Qamar’s Story system is designed to provide maximum branding and intent-based SEO services for all clients. There’s zero blackhat strategy, link spamming and keyword stuffing. At its core, the Story was built from the ground up and started when Qamar worked part-time in order to afford a small office without any windows.

It’s part of what makes Story so successful in bringing visitors, customers, and audiences to the business’ website and online platforms. A story is organic and focuses on bringing brands closer to the audience, therefore making them more relatable. There’s no content strategy or marketing methods that could bring a detrimental effect to SEO. As such, Google and other major search engines recognize it and put it on top of the search rankings.

 

Why High-Value Lawyers Choose Story

Qamar Zaman recalled a time when they were called to do SEO work for a high-profile law firm in New York. Before a meeting, the entrepreneur published a Story for the client via a predictable system. As Qamar and his partner were discussing things with the lawyer, the secretary came in and stated that the New York Firefighter’s Association wanted the lawyer to help them with their case. The association did an online search and was so impressed with what they saw that they wanted the lawyer to take care of their biggest case yet.

The New York lawyer hired Qamar on the spot and offered a six-figure deal for his Story and SEO marketing services. It was the first of many high-value professional attorneys who would seek the Story platform and what it could offer. This kind of workmanship, foresight, and attention to detail propelled Qamar to the top of the SEO game and things only got better from there.

Perfecting The Craft

Qamar recalls how Story made them desirable as an SEO company and how other SEO firms didn’t like what they were doing because of all the business they received as a result. But the entrepreneur didn’t allow that to faze him- in fact, Qamar worked to further develop and perfect Story as a top predictable system that can provide excellent SEO results give companies a solid online presence.

Furthermore, Qamar states that one of the reasons why big law firms love his way of doing SEO is because he is selective, dedicated and always exceed results and expectations. The entrepreneur chooses the next project, applies his expertise and the Story system and follows through for complete success. Law firms experience the best outcome and get their much-needed online exposure to acquiring lucrative contracts and client deals.

Qamar Zaman is a visionary in his chosen field and knows how to attract businesses, including high-value clients such as law firms and major organizations. His Story system is a prime example of hard work, dedication and thinking differently than his competitors. SEO can be achieved in many ways, and sometimes all you need is a step back to gain a higher perspective. Today, Qamar is earning upwards of six figures per project, thanks to his predictable system and never-give-up attitude.

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