It’s my sixth year in the IM business and by all accounts I have loved every single minute of it. I have never left frustrated, tired, or angry to get to work over the past six years. To the contrary, I feel lucky and blessed to have the fortitude and courage to do what I love and make a living out of it.
But do I feel satisfied with what I have been able achieve over the past six years? Certainty not!. I think I have certainly let down myself by not marketing myself there by not using my potential to its full extent.
I love the coding, design and websites so much that I failed to allocate time to build a brand and an audience. All the talent in the world isn’t going to be discovered by itself unless you put in the effort to market it.
Don’t get me wrong the local market in India is awesome and growing rapidly. I could have all the work I could do for a lifetime here. But that is not the point. This is about challenging yourself and taking pride in what you do.
So I have decided the best way to get the message across is to contribute designs and codes to insanely popular web platforms like wordpress, joomla, and xenforo. I do have experience on all the these platforms.
I have set myself goals for developing plugins, extensions and addons for these platforms and releasing them. I don’t really want to release end products for free, as I believe if you start releasing products for free then its very hard to go convince people used to free product to pay any reasonable costs just so if you ever decide to charge.
So there will be a free version and paid version, but I am going to make sure it is so cheap it is almost free. So I expect a few wordpress plugins to be released within the next six months. I have already completed a couple of super cool plugins.
1.Smart responsive tabs
2. Smart responsive gallery.
PS: I will be releasing all the plugins through www.smartpixels.net and will be branded as such.