Happy New Year everyone. I am sure you all have welcomed the year 2013 with a fair amount of partying. I think it’s going to be one hell of a ride, so why not have some fun. Me? I am here, sitting on my Mac, typing this blog post. I was in London last year to celebrate the New Year (2012), but this time, I’ve been lazy. How sad.
Alright, so I was wondering, why not do something productive and set the tone for the rest of the year, after all, for me, the year 2013 is the year of work. With that said, I am going give you an Annual Summary of how significant the year 2012 was for me and Mr. Geek. In short, it was successful, on many levels.
Here are a few things I have achieved in 2012:
- Mr. Geek was launched on 17th of February 2012 at my domain blog.aligajani.com.
- I quickly realized that was a bad idea, so I got www.mrgeek.me on 22nd of February 2012.
- I was juggling between my Final Year Project at University and Mr. Geek at the same time. This enabled me to work under pressure.
- By March, I had already started spending my savings on marketing and content growth.
- From May onwards, Mr. Geek started to bring in 3 digit Google AdSense revenue.
- At this point, Mr. Geek was a hobby, but it soon turned into an obsession after I graduated in July.
- With 5 months into blogging alone, I started hiring. As of now, Mr. Geek has a team of around half a dozen writers.
- In August, I got hired by an American company. Job role: Blogging.
- While working for them, I have made 5 figures in freelance earnings already. How: My work on Mr. Geek impressed them .
- In November, I got an offer for Mr. Geek. It was an entry level 5 figure offer. I refused to sell my blog.
- On 22nd of November, I registered Mr. Geek in the UK as MR GEEK LTD.
- Here’s when things started to become more serious. By now, I realised, hey wait, Mr. Geek isn’t a joke anymore.
- Why? Because it has helped me make lots of money directly and indirectly (got lucky here).
- 2012 was one hell of a ride! Yes, it really was.
- Blogging isn’t my hobby anymore, its a profession. I have decided to continue blogging as long as I have passion for it!
- One last secret here. Mr. Geek was created as a platform to launch my future startups, to act as a marketing engine.
- But things have turned out differently. Lesson: Have passion for what you do, the bucks follow.
In conclusion, I am quite glad to say that Mr. Geek has been one of the best things to happen to me in the year 2012. As time goes by, I will continue to carry it forward and hopefully enjoy my work with much consistency and passion. Thank you for reading.
About Ali Gajani
Hi. I am Ali Gajani. I started Mr. Geek in early 2012 as a result of my growing enthusiasm and passion for technology. I love sharing my knowledge and helping out the community by creating useful, engaging and compelling content. If you want to write for Mr. Geek, just PM me on my Facebook profile.