The boom of startup industry in India has seen huge wave of talent mushrooming in the form of entrepreneurs. Sachidanand is one of those techies, who has immense expertise under his belt and found it apt to make proper use of it. He has always been a solid performer and his inputs have always been highly valued by the senior members of all companies he has worked with over the years. He has been a very strong manager as well as a results oriented person. His peers have always found him full of energy and with lots of enthusiasm to help others. He was very sound in his technical as well as personnel skills.
During the course of his career, he has worked on several large-scale projects, gaining ample knowledge of core technology. This came to help, when he decided on starting his own venture by the name of 499rupees.com. This platform deals with Coupons created to bring together the best offers and discount coupons in India for online shoppers. His vision is that the visitors will have a one-stop shop for all the best offers without crawling hundreds of deal websites.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
499rupees.com is the one place for all the offers below 499 Rupees. From apparel to mobile accessories and shoes everything in the range of 499 Rupees
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
Now a days discounts like 30%, 60% is very attractive but misleading. If we buy product with 80% discount does not mean. It will be cheap enough to buy. So 499Rupees will clear this miscommunication by showing all the products within price range.
What is your life mantra?
As I belong to IT community so making thing easy with the help of IT is what a good life.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Gone through the various stages in professional life. From Educationist to UX Developer to Product Developer. But the challenges of the transition was so big to face. Since all the profiles were taking me to different arena.
How did you overcome those challenges?
I believe that when you have problem on your head. You should be happy because that is your worst part of life and good opportunity is waiting next on that. My belief towards this and previous experience helped to work hard to overcome from that
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
So far I have invested 10 Lakhs to get the portal ready and to adding quality contents.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
As I have exposure of all kind of operation. I keep fresh mind and train them according to our requirement. Attrition is universal issue and by having many backup resources. We can get rid of this.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
- Ready to adapt
- Ready to work hard
- Soft spoken
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
- Google Analytic / Webmaster tool
- SEO and Brand Reputation Techniques
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Habit to explore new techniques of Digital Marketing
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Patent is what is mostly I am missing in me.
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
Focus on one thing and give hundred % on that.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Harsh words even to juniors.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Hard work never goes in vein.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Capture new height of success in capturing more and more clicks from click world.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Will prefer to learn mobile based technology as the web based is going to be obsolete in coming days.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Smile on your failure as you earn more on your failure then a success.”