StorySutra.in is an initiative to build a community of Entrepreneurs, Startups & Industry Stalwarts to celebrate success & to learn from shortfalls, and to Contribute, Inspire & Embellish Entrepreneurship by sharing their exciting Stories!
And as a part of our initiative, we invited yet another passionate Entrepreneur Mr. Pranav Singhal for an interview with us to understand more about his entrepreneurial journey. He is the Founder At Shewk. Let’s learn more about his exciting journey, his background and his advice for our growing community!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your journey, please;
I am an 18-years lad who had founded his own Digital marketing company in his early 18’s and looking to start one more educational institute, where I will offer online Digital marketing lectures. I have completed my high school in 2019 with a percentage of 90.5% (aggregate). I spent 1-year enhancing my skills. I am planning to go to the University of Southampton in September this year to pursue B.Sc. (Business Management).
Please Provide a brief overview of your product & Services?
We at Shewk, take care of complete marketing needs of our Clients with our expert team and fulfill all their visions of having a successful Business. We are proved as an epitome to the marketing world. We offer Services like: –
- Lead Generation
- Social Media Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
- Graphic Designing
- Web Development
- Content Marketing
- Digital Consulting
- Social Media Marketing and Management
What inspired you to build the above Product & Service?
I always wanted to be an Entrepreneur and I always wanted to provide marketing services as I think everything we buy is a result of anyone’s persuasion and endorsement. Moreover, I wanted to work for my own development and by starting up in the field of my interest I got the chance to pursue the same.
How did you find the industry / niche you are in?
We all know that we are living in the Digital Era. We are surrounded by Digital apparatuses and we cannot deny the fact that in coming decade, we will find us dependant on these Digital apparatuses. Also, as I discussed above, everything we buy is a result of anyone’s persuasion and endorsement. As a result, I opted pursuing what i love doing along with keeping the need of the hour, got me be with win win situation.
What is Your life Mantra?
Particularly, the only Life Mantra I believe is Smart work. I always had an optimistic outlook on Life. Also, we should always stay motivated. I was really inspired with “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, it actually made me think that what should be our motto in our lives.
The most challenging part of your journey till date and how did you Overcome those challenges?
Fear of failure has always been challenging for me, but one has to learn to deal with failures as well, as it’s not that only victories that will come in your share. I overcome it by reading about biographies and semi-biographies of successful Entrepreneurs and keeping my mind focussed.
How are you managing your Life and work during Lockdown caused by COVID 19?
Mainly, due to COVID-19, Companies had backed off their hands on their Marketing Budget, Which I think is the biggest challenge for me and my company during this pandemic. So, instead of being worried about the business lag, I focussed on gaining some new skills, like excel and negotiating skills.
What is your source of motivation for the day when you wake up?
I always wake up with a thought that every day is an opportunity to move ahead in life, learning new skills, meeting new people, etc.
How do you Manage your stress?
Always stay positive and optimistic. Also, to manage stress, I close my eyes and think about my mother, she is my biggest source of motivation.
What according to you are keys to success?
Believing is yourself is the key to success. Moreover, and never get carried away by other’s views of you.
What Online Apps/tools do you use the most and Why?
I use Canva, because it is the best tool for Graphic Designing. Animaker, because videos and voiceovers can be made easily through it. Moreover, I use Google analytics, Google ads, Google Keyword Planner, etc.
What habit you think, makes you more productive?
I always keep myself fit and Positive.
Your business Goals / plans for next 3 years?
I want to expand my business and learn new skills so to move myself ahead in my life. Also, I want to start online tutoring to teach about Digital Marketing as a Career.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Failure is the best Stepping Stone to Success”