Muhammad Mustafa Ahmedzai, founder of STC Network which stands to be Pakistan’s first ever registered company for professional bloggers, is a young enthusiastic entrepreneur currently residing in Karachi and happens to be Pakistan’s most successful highly paid online blogger, web developer, SEO consultant and among the only 1% that has been able to keep the Blogger Platform alive.
Having completed his education in the field of Computer Systems Engineering from NED University, Mustafa Ahmedzai serves as an inspiration for all the youngsters of this country who wish to opt for entrepreneurship as a career along with their regular boring degrees.
Early life: Road to a greater change
Born in a small city in Balochistan in the year 1989, Mustafa Ahmedzai struggled through life as a kid. Coming from a middle-class family, he started working at a flower shop for Rs.500 at the young age of 8 years only. In the year 2000, his father decided to move to Karachi in search of a brighter future for the family and here was where Mustafa found his hidden passion and talent for blogging and the online world.
Educational background and the stroke of luck through hard work
In 2008 Mustafa completed his GCE A Levels and applied for a USA study Visa which later got rejected. It was this rejection which led him into exploring the world of blogging to keep away the growing frustration and depression. In the same year, he got admitted in NED University and decided to choose his field of interest, Computer System Engineering, as his bachelors. He graduated in 2012 and went on to be a model for all the entrepreneurs of this country.
Mustafa has a massive community support outside the Pakistan as well from which his Indian friends come first. Mustafa Always loves bridging the gap between Pakistanis and Indians through his time to time videos and messages.
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Means to living a happy life: Marriage and family
Mustafa married in the year 2014 and believed his family to be the sole reason behind his satisfying and content life. He is a father to a beautiful daughter named Ifza and never forgets to mention her as his ‘The Boss’ wherever he discusses this little angle.
Blogging, Web Development, and SEO: Career Building
Even though Mustafa started blogging in 2008, it wasn’t until two years later in 2010 that he decided to take it professionally. He first came across blogging when he started searching for new platforms after the shutdown of Google’s “Google Pages” and stumbled upon Blogger.com through a YouTube video.
One of his very first blogs was a blog set up for his O Levels friends where things like school memories and daily routines were shared. With no professional training and a 16-hour work input daily, Mustafa started exploring web designing by playing around with HTML and CSS on his blog. This helped spark his interest and led to being one of the reasons for his success as a web developer.
Under the mentorship of Divya Sai from BloggerStop.net, Amanda from Bloggerbuster.com and Aneesh from BloggerPlugins.org, Mustafa went on to setup a blog named TNT-BY-STC.blogspot.com which is known as MyBloggerTricks.com today. Initially, he hardly had any visitors there except for a few every day and a comment once in a month but instead of being heartbroken Mustafa decided to work harder and concentrated on learning techniques such as strong programming skills and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to increase his followers and outreach.
This is where Mustafa Ahmedzai’s real journey started. He focused on turning his passion for blogging into a real life career and thus ventured out into the world of entrepreneurs.
He is currently the founder of STC Network which runs and serves many websites and blogs such as MyBloggerTricks.com, STCNetwork.org, UCut.It, RichIncomeWays.com and Smartearningmethods.com. It was founded in 2010 and is Pakistan’s first ever registered website for professional bloggers. He also owns three blogs at the moment but writes to only one, MyBloggerTricks.com – Parent Blog of STC Network, the other two being maintained by his employees.
The other two blogs, Smart Earning Methods and Rich Income Ways, were founded in February 2012 and January 2013 respectively. Smart Earning Methods while focusing on freelancing, blogging, and marketing aim to help and guide the jobless and students about all the available online solutions to earning money. Rich Income Methods though having a similar approach to the second blog focuses more towards the how to improve the standard of living through lifestyle tips and freelancing.
Advice from the expert
When asked for advice the young talented minds of Pakistan who wish to take blogging as a career Mustafa had a few tips to give. He says “Learn to act as journalists, think quick and post it first – that’s what search engines like. Respect copyrights, learn web designing and basic SEO. “
Apart for this he also says “When you intend to do something innovative in life, people will tell you that you cannot do it but when you prove that you can, the same person would ask you: How you did it? So don’t give up and keep blogging humbly.
Blogging requires a little hard work but a lot of patience. It lets you communicate with a multicultural online world of 2.2 Billion people, each of them is eager to find out, what have you got to share. So respect this opportunity and work hard with sincerity. “
When asked about his achievements in life Mustafa never fails to mention ‘Receiving his first PayPal donation of $20 through PayPal!’
At such a young age of 28, Mustafa has achieved more than what most do in their lifetime. Featured as Pakistan’s youngest highly paid blogger and a pioneer of blogging in Pakistan Mustafa have helped many achieve similar dreams as his through his blogs and advice. Starting from just a $1 and a few readers per month he is now running a platform with 100M+ readers and earning in 7 figures. His reasons behind success in life are simple: To always work hard, never lose hope and explore as much as possible.
Here you go with inspirational life story of Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai Pakistani Pro Blogger
Mustafa’s words for this youth and his readers worldwide
‘I was a noob when I started blogging. My parents, brothers, friends and almost everyone mocked me for spending hours without earning a penny during the first start of my career. Staying foolish, humble and practicing are three things that brought me to a much better stage today. Whenever you step towards a bigger change, people would often demotivate you because what someone else couldn’t achieve, he would think the same for you. But you have to use your God gifted potentials. Be glad that you can read and write because millions can’t. Don’t always follow people far ahead of you, follow those who love to help. Keep monthly goals and don’t make weekly comparisons of your analytics data or progress status. The lesser you concentrate on what you don’t have and the more you remain thankful for what you have, will always keep you happy and satisfied with life. Life is a jungle; you need to build skills to survive. If you wish to live a Blogger’s life, then depend more on your common sense and less on tools. Understand algorithms and never the tutorial alone.’