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Tech Entrepreneur Dev Garg Plans To Disrupt The Education Industry

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Forced to take more than one job to make ends meet, teachers find themselves trading their lifelong passion for learning for jobs that can pay their bills and put food on their tables.

Here are some hard-hitting facts:

  • Teachers are underpaid by an average of $7,500 a year in America.
  • Last year teachers made 18.7% less in income compared to other educated professionals.
  • According to a survey conducted in 35 countries, teachers were underpaid in at least 28.

The problem is clear. So, how do we fix it?

Dev Garg, a University of Minnesota alumnus and serial entrepreneur, asked himself the same question back in 2015.

Inspired by the plight of his own mother, a high-school geography teacher by profession, and other teachers in his community, Garg spent months trying to understand why educators were working in such dismal conditions while being paid only one-third of what their engineer and corporate friends made in a year.

The question led to the inception of EdHero.

The first of its kind, Edhero is an online platform dedicated to creating and empowering a global community of teachers, and helping them do what they do best: spread knowledge.

The startup’s advantage lies in its educator-centred approach. Providing more resources than any other site, and a budding marketplace where like-minded teachers can interact and collaborate, the platform is pioneering a future where teachers no longer have to choose between money and doing what they love.

It functions in three simple ways:

  • You create and publish your portfolio on the site. This lets organizations and potential students review your credentials and know if you’re the one they’re looking for.
  • It provides you a platform to showcase your passion and skills through online blogs and videos. You don’t need to create and maintain a separate website now; you can easily upload your content to EdHero and share it with the world.
  • It has an inbuilt marketplace where educators can share, sell, and buy quality resources.

Right now, most organizations or individuals looking for educators post ads on different sites(upwork, freelancer, craigslist). EdHero aims to create an all-educator exclusive job board, so teachers don’t miss out on opportunities just because they weren’t at the right site at the right time.

Dev Garg is also the founder and president of EasyAnalytic, a leading software development firm, dedicated toward helping entrepreneurs succeed. The concept was born out of his own entrepreneurial struggles and the company’s mission is to take other software startups from idea to fruition by equipping them with a team of highly-skilled professionals that will take care of everything, from marketing to accounts to strategy, and by providing extensive mentoring and exposure through media outlets.

Garg is extremely passionate about startups and aims to help fresh entrepreneurs create and launch the very best product they can.

His own plans for EdHero involve creating an array of opportunities for freelancing educators in the gig economy. By helping them connect with global organizations and students, and giving them an opportunity to make extra money, Garg’s mission is to drastically improve the lives of teachers, and in doing so, improve the quality of educational content that flows through digital channels.

Technology is changing the way we interact and learn now. Online degrees are soaring in popularity, and new educational sites are popping up everyday bringing the world’s best learning experience to students free of cost. The current market size for freelancing teachers is around 23 million. Garg’s goal is to capture one-tenth of that, bringing more than 2.3 million educators under EdHero’s umbrella in the next three years.

Nabeel Ahmad is the founder and CEO of Vertabyte, a full-service digital media agency that partners with clients to drive their growth and achieve all their business goals. At Vertabyte, his special focus is on leveraging the power of social media to boost businesses exponentially. A marketing expert, Nabeel has a deep understanding of what it takes for a business to completely crush it on the social media landscape. His expertise in marketing has allowed him to help a number of businesses increase their revenue by tremendous amounts. Apart from that, due to his PR expertise, he has been able to get many companies and public figures featured on top news publications like Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Inc Magazine, and more.

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How To Work From Anywhere & Travel The World For Free: With Zach Benson

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The life of an entrepreneur is a very hard and lonely road that most people often quit because of how hard and inconsistent it can be. Sure, there are a lot of successful entrepreneurs out there but there are even more that are barely getting by or some that are in massive debt. When it comes to social media it seems as if every entrepreneur and influencer is wealthy and happy but that’s not always true. It takes years of hard work and dedication for most entrepreneurs to even be able to hit the 6 figure mark. 

To be able to work from anywhere using just a laptop and a phone is the goal every entrepreneur wants to reach, but most don’t have what it takes to reach that goal. Zach Benson is apart of the few entrepreneurs who do have what it takes and more. Benson is a full-time entrepreneur, world traveler, influencer, speaker, and investor. Growing up was a bit difficult for Benson because he had a speech impediment which was the reason why he couldn’t pronounce the letter “R” until he was in his twenties. 

The kids Benson grew up with would always make fun of him for his speech impediment and especially because he looked different. He always felt left out and very different because he was born in Korea and was later adopted by his parents in Iowa, so of course none of the local kids understood his situation. Everything seemed to change for Benson once he found dance. In high school, one of Benson’s girlfriends gave him a “How To Breakdance” DVD and he watched it day and night while practicing. 

In his college years, Benson was traveling and competing in dance competitions. He actually made it onto the popular TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. After all of that, he started teaching others how to dance and he was earning $1,000 an hour for it. Then, one day he hurt his back and the doctor told him he would probably never be able to dance again with his injury. Benson became depressed but he knew he had to do something, so Benson and his brother started growing Instagram accounts for money. 

Then something quite random happened, he had an opportunity to invest his last $10,000 into an Instagram account. He made that choice to invest every last dollar of his and with the new account, he used it to grow his client’s accounts. With all of the money he was making with the new investment he kept buying accounts and assets. 

Now, Benson is the founder of Assistagram, an Instagram growth, and marketing agency with an incredible network of 220 million followers. They specialize in the growth of Instagram accounts. He is currently working with some of the most famous brands and celebrities in the world: everyone from Ritz Carlton, Russell Brunson, etc. Benson also specializes in Instagram campaigns that are able to reach millions of people worldwide. He works with Tourism Boards and brings over destination influencers to different countries to create the most amazing content to share it and make that content go viral, which results in lots of exposure, growth and new customers. 

In the past 3 years, Benson has received over 500 completely free nights at the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. Luxury brands definitely see the ROI when it comes to Benson. Thousands of influencers, celebrities, and brands trust Benson with their campaigns and Instagram accounts because of the amazing results he is able to deliver in such a short amount of time. Benson is currently one of the best Instagram growth and marketing entrepreneurs in the world.

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How To Boost Your Confidence At Any Moment With Bogdan Rosu

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Many kids grow up with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. There are numerous reasons why kids have these doubts built up in their minds. Sometimes it can come from having distant parents or even from not having any friends at school. As time goes by they learn to be more confident, but some of those kids grow up and never really find the confidence that is deep down inside of them. Even some adults never find their confidence and it can also be caused by various reasons or experiences throughout their life, but the only thing that matters is that they get the help they need to restore their confidence. 

Growing up, Bogdan Rosu was one of many children who had low self-confidence and it was always on and off. Rosu was from a small town in Romania in Eastern Europe. He had no friends at school which really hurt him mentally because all he wanted was friends and for people to like him. Finally, at one point he decided to stop trying so hard to make people like him and something unexpected happened, he made a few friends.

He realized that if you don’t try so hard and be yourself then people will naturally gravitate towards you. Everything seemed to be going well after that up until he hit college. Once he went to college he lost all confidence and started overthinking everything. The new environment was such a huge shift for him that he just lost all of his confidence because he didn’t know what all the new people around him would think of him.  

He knew he needed help once again and started reading Personal Development books. That is when he realized that with all of his years of experience in Martial Arts he could create a Personal Development Program through Martial Arts. Rosu saw the many principles in Martial Arts that were also in Personal Development books and courses.

He began to see how similar the two actually were so that is why he was able to create a very unique Martial Arts program that not only helps others learn Martial Arts but to also help them become mentally strong and gain self-confidence. He was able to help thousands of people train while gaining they gained self-confidence. Through his book, e-books, courses, programs, and seminars he has helped thousands of people become their strongest and most self-confident version of themselves. 

Now, Rosu mainly focuses on helping people gain confidence through his YouTube channel and his online coaching program. He is able to help others overcome the one thing that he struggled with his whole life and his success rates are incredible. He is also one of the best Confidence Coaches in the world and he is also an Author, Public Speaker, and YouTuber. He is an inspiration to many young entrepreneurs and his story shows that no matter where you come from you can create your own tools to become successful. Now individuals don’t have to struggle with low self-confidence anymore, they can go out and get help so that they can live a full and happy life.

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An Interview with Entrepreneur & Visionary, Isaac Mashman

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Isaac Mashman is a 19 year old entrepreneur, and visionary from Jacksonville, Florida who decided overnight to pack his suitcase and move to Bakersfield, California in July of 2019. Because of his past, Isaac has come to understand the value of hard work, but also knows that there was more to life than struggle. He was first introduced to entrepreneurship at the age of 17 as a senior in high school and has since worked on a clothing line, spent a year in network marketing and is currently running and operating his companies, Mashman Media and Mashman Coaching & Consulting. Isaac is also the host of The Hustler’s Choice Podcast, which was started to help people take their hustles and lives to unprecedented levels. Aiming for tremendous heights, he doesn’t see a limit to what can be accomplished, or what legacy can be left behind and is determined to have a monumental impact on the world.

Where do you see yourself? What’s your dream? 

When I first started out in entrepreneurship, and building my brand, I was absolutely clueless as to what direction I was heading in. After being in the game for a couple of years, and having the (small) experiences I have, I now realize that the most important thing in life is being able to impact others and have a positive influence. 

In the next several years I will be traveling all around the world speaking on stages, running successful 7-figure plus companies, and living the life of my dreams. My dream is to have all around complete freedom in every area of life, and to be able to help whomever I want, whenever I want.

A life entirely on my own terms.

What was your key driving force to become an entrepreneur?

At first it was the money. Growing up my family did not have a lot of money, and seeing my mom struggle as much as she did hurt me, but also made me realize that that was not the position I wanted to be in. The opportunities in today’s world and the overall concept of running companies without limitations appealed to me. I know that with hard work and continual growth as a man, son, entrepreneur and leader I will be able to retire her, and help the rest of my immediate family.

Although that is still one of the key driving forces behind getting started, the thought of inspiring people from all walks of life, employing others and helping the economy in the process makes me want to work even harder.

It’s difficult to narrow down just one driving force!

How do you market your business, and which tactics have been most successful?

Currently all of my business is done through word-of-mouth, local networking or direct messaging. Since I’m in the very beginning stages of Mashman Media, I am currently focusing on establishing credibility in the marketplace and getting the business out to more people. I don’t see the point of spending money on advertisements just yet, but could potentially do so in the future. 

Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?

This is something that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, and the only formula I can come up with is work, consistency and self development. I view success as the same thing as getting a six pack. Everyone knows how to get a six pack, yet they still go around looking for some secret diet pill. In reality plus or minus some things, all it takes is hard work, dedication and eating healthy. See the parallel?

What is the best advice you can give to aspiring entrepreneurs (or our readers)?

Surround yourself with good, positive and trustworthy influences. Do as much self development as you can, and do not be afraid of getting out of your comfort zone. As cliché as it may sound, the most growth that you could ever experience happens away from your comfort zone. There are so many things I could and want to say, but my other word of advice would be to follow your heart. 

If you had a magic stick, which are the three things you would change in the world?

I would get rid of poverty on an international level.

I would provide 100% renewable energy, and focus on environmental improvements.

I would end hate in general.

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