I am Nazim Ansari, a WordPress developer and founder of iPage Solution. I’m 25 and living in Rampur Uttar Pradesh, India.
I’m a postgraduate in English from MJPRU Bareilly. When I got passionate and knew about the digital world, It got late to change my education stream. But I never took it as my weakness and kept learning and growing myself as a web developer.
The Journey Began
There is a little story about how I got into this digital world. Back in 2011 almost 10 years ago, I got my first cell phone after successfully passing my 10th class.
I still remember it was G5 E71Y.
It was a great moment, I don’t know how I spent the whole day exploring my cell phone. After a few days, I got to know about music websites on the internet.
I used to download the songs from those websites and one day a question came into my mind. How have these websites been created?
From that day, I started searching on Google and got to know about two mobile website builders XtGem and Wapka no longer exist. I started my online journey by creating a mobile website on Wapka website builder using my cell phone.
Later on, I got to know about custom website development and web hosting. So I got interested in learning HTML, CSS & PHP. I keep learning & improving myself through online documentation.
Finally, in 2013, I coded my own website where I was providing free song download.
By the grace of God and Google, I was getting 50K traffic per day 1.5 million a month. I was earning a decent amount of 3K+ USD per month by promoting UC browser, a Chinese mobile browser company.
But I knew that it was not legal to run a music website without a license. One day Google came with a BIG update called Panda 2015 and penalized my site for thin quality content. The worst day of my life.
I didn’t even know what happened with my website traffic And I didn’t get another chance to get my traffic back. After that, I started a WordPress blog in the tech niche, but I failed to continue it.
At the beginning of 2016, I was struggling for my career and I didn’t want to leave this digital world. I tried many things (dropshipping, news websites, jokes websites) but I failed.
I was unable to figure out my inner passion & skills. Later on, I got my passion and thought to start my career as a web developer. Thanks to WordPress, Because it was there to help me in my new career.
As I was already familiar with HTML, CSS & PHP. So I picked WordPress CMS to continue my journey, As it was a powerful CMS to build any kind of website.
From 2016 till now, I am living WordPress and loved it much.
This became possible with WordPress and it has been a delightful journey so far.
The Need for iPage Solution
iPage Solution Logo
Actually, the initial idea behind the iPage Solution was providing web development solutions in my local area. After working for a few local clients, I started taking projects globally.
It is easy to create an online business but harder to run and survive. In the initial days, the most challenging part was to get clients and close the deal.
But, things got better slowly. I got good clients and won their trust.
Later in 2020, I created my portfolio website as well nazimansari.com where I only provide WordPress-related services for bloggers and businesses.
Myself with my Brilliant Team
We are not a big team, I started iPage Solution as an individual. Now we are a team of 3 people who run it remotely. I have a few plans to expand my remote team further in 2021.
Here is my small desk where I plan and spend my working hours.
Nazim Ansari Workplace
Advice for Business Owners
Here I would say, dreaming something is very easy but taking action and keeping patience is something you need to build for a successful business.
Never start something for the sake of money and do not get into the rabbit race. Know your inner potential and passion. Do something you enjoy most.
If you dream of something, just take action and do it your way. It’s never late to start.
WordPress & Beyond
WordPress is not going anywhere. It is improving day by day. I don’t see any other CMS that could be rock solid than WordPress in the near future. The only limitation with WordPress is your capability.
The new block editor Gutenberg is the revolution in the WordPress ecosystem. It is changing the WordPress world beyond imagination.
In the future, I have plans to launch a few WordPress product themes/plugins. Because I love WordPress and want to give something back to this beautiful open source community.
My Love for the WordPress Community
I have no words for the community behind WordPress. It is a community of amazing people around the world and I love this community very much.
Though I haven’t attended any WordCamps yet, it has always been my dream.
On 19th August 2017, there was a WordCamp in Delhi, India. I was very excited to attend it and I got my early ticket well.
But due to some personal commitments, I couldn’t attend that.
I am connected with so many WordPress friends. We always share and learn from each other.
And I consider Rohit Rekha Gilbile as my best friend within the WordPress community.
How I Keep Myself Updated
I think the best way to keep updated yourself is to connect with LinkedIn & Facebook groups, and Twitter.
To keep myself updated about WordPress news, I always read WP Tavern.
Here are some of the WordPress related Facebook group I am connected with:
I Have a Life Other Than the Work
After working the whole day like a workaholic, I love to spend some time with my family.
One bad habit I am trying to get rid of my cell phone in my free time.
Apart from work, traveling the world and eating delicious food is one of my hobbies. But due to being punctual to my clients and work, I didn’t get much time to travel.
But I’ll plan my trip soon.
I Reward Myself by
Helping people who have a passion to learn, so I really enjoy and feel good guiding someone who wants to get into the web development world.
I love attending conferences.
Nazim Ansari with Anil Agarwal
I also reward myself by playing with my son Abaan 13 months old and spending time with my family.
By the way, my son Abaan always tires me with his ball. But I enjoy it.
Connect With Me
Don’t hesitate to say ‘Hey’. I always love to connect with people.