Deepanker Verma, a B.tech graduate started Techlomedia as a blog at a very young age right after his final exams. Initially it was just a hobby but with time the blog grew in scale and the moment to convert it into complete platform had arrived. The journey was no less than a nightmare as the startup lost all its physical resources when the platform was about to be launched. A theft in Techlomedia’s Ghaziabad office left them broke and the team started again with new laptops and new energy. That was a big setback according to Deepanker but he learnt to grow out of such ordeals and made a comeback bringing another feature (price comparison) along with gadget comparison.
Today it is not just a technology blog but a complete gadget research website that gets 250,000 monthly page views. After accepting all challenges Deepanker has proved that no startup can fail if you have the grit to stand by your goal and don’t stop moving towards it. Read more about the remarkable journey of this budding entrepreneur here.
What inspired you to start your Business?
I started a blog (http://techlomedia.in) in my college days. And within few months, I started getting good traffic and readers. This was very inspiring for me. Whenever someone wanted to buy a new phone, laptop, modem or anything related to this, he/she used to call me for suggestion. So, I thought to create a platform where people can research and find the best gadget for them.
What is your life mantra?
Live life in your own way but always keep a plan ready for worst case.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Most challenging part of journey was the lack of budget and resources to build this platform.
How did you overcome those challenges?
I had a blog, so I kept on blogging as a interest. But I started working on projects as a freelancer, joined few small firms for few months to get some money to start, learn more find people to work with me. When I got enough saving to start. I started working on my idea.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
- Ready to take challenges
- Person should always have a plan B ready in case Plan A fails
- Should have confidence on his work.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of “Brain Drain” while talking about attrition?
Actually, I do not have a big team. But I know if people love the work they are doing and they are satisfied with co-workers, they will not think about leaving.
What are your top three getaway destinations ?
- Bora Bora
As an entrepreneur, what advice would you like to share with emerging startups?
Things will not always be in your favor. So, always be ready to face the problems.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I am not sure about this. That will be something related to tech or internet industry.
Which online tools and services do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
As my business in online, I have to take care of SEO and Social media marketing. I use
- GoogleWebmaster tools
- Google Analytics
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Fear of public Speaking.
Which one mobile app would you recommend?
I personally use many. I am not sure I what should recommend.
Answer in less than 50 words:
Hard work is not enough. So try to add some smartness.
One tip to be a good learner:
Grow interest in what you are going to learn.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Mistakes are the best way to learn.
If you get an opportunity to start a new venture what will it be?
It will be an online store. I am interested in e-commerce.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
I am expanding the team of writers and developers. Planning to introduce gaming and security related articles. In gadgets, we are planing to add wearable gadgets section which is the next big thing on technology. There are few other plans which will be executed one by one. But at this moment, I can not reveal details.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say WHY ME? just say TRY ME!!