AuthorUmar Bahadoor

Umar started freelancing over a decade ago, and he now helps other professionals start profitable businesses on the side without quitting their jobs. He has built his primary business from the ground up without any investment, and now he only focuses on managing the high-level activities. You can do the same, follow Umar for advanced tips and tricks on how to start your own side hustle the right way!

How to drive people to give you their contact details and permission to reach them


Warning: This is an excerpt from my book “Ethical Bribes.” To get a free copy of the book, write a comment below. You can simply say “Yes, I want the book.” How do you convince someone to do what you want them to do? How do you get people to raise their hands and tell you they are interested in your service? How do you drive people to give you their contact details and...

How to consistently attract your ideal clients online


Without clients, you don’t have a business. Without additional clients, you cannot grow your business. Without a consistent flow of clients, you’ll always be spinning your wheels without any real progress. Clients are the lifeblood of any type of service business. Whether you are a freelancer, a consultant, or you own a small service company, finding new clients is one of the toughest areas of...

Is everybody looking for the cheapest option?


So, a while ago my son was really, really sick, and we had to make a few visits to the hospital. Now, in Mauritius, public healthcare is basically free, but still, there are paid clinics and hospitals. They will both treat you, they both have good doctors, but a large majority of people still choose to go for the paid options. When I was at the hospital, I had to wait for a bit, there were about...

Is blogging really worth your time?


Imagine you decide to throw a dinner party for your friends. You don’t say this out loud, but deep down you secretly want them to see what an amazing cook you are. So, you set the date, you prepare everything, and it’s perfect. But let’s say you don’t send out invitations, how many of your friends will be able to taste your masterpiece? That’s right, none...

Targeting the masses? The beachhead strategy is exactly what you need right now


June 6, 1944, soldiers from the allied forces landed in Normandy, France. The soldiers consisted of Americans, British and Canadians. They all landed simultaneously on five separate areas of the Normandy beach. This single event helped bring an end to the Nazi Reich. The landing was tough. There were hundreds of casualties, but by the end of August that same year, all of northern France was...

7 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make With Their Contact Page


Have you ever been on a website and you wonder: How the hell can I contact this guy? Well, you’re not alone. We’ve all been in that situation, and it’s not our fault. Some websites are merely hard to navigate. The thing that these business owners do not realise is that they are potentially losing sales and much more by making it hard on people. But if there is one thing that can immediately...

Everything I wish I knew about pricing creative services


Let me ask you a question, how much does a private jet cost? Never thought about it, right? Now before you go on Googling for an answer, let me tell you that according to Bankrate, the price for a brand-new private jet ranges from $3 million to $90 million. So, let’s say, I’m selling you a private jet for $10,000. What would you think? And, what about if I tell you that the price is $500 million...

How To Turn One-Shot Clients Into Repeat Clients


It’s so simple; you’re going to wonder why you haven’t been using this three-step formula all this time. You might even be slightly angry with me for pointing it out. But first, let’s see why you need to have a strategy for converting one-time projects into recurring revenue. It’s expensive in time, effort and money to get new clients. According to Bain & Company, it...

Your full-time job is not that secure! (Find out how to protect yourself)


Do you believe that since you have a full-time well-paying job, you’re safe forever? I’m sorry, but I’ll need to burst your bubble. In fact, you’re probably living dangerously already. Here’s what I mean. Your job has never been guaranteed. You can lose it at any time, even if you’re the best performer. Your boss could fire you for any reason. Your company can decide to downsize. Your company’s...