I was brought up in a small but beautiful city of lakes called Udaipur. I have always had an interest in sketching but in 2010, 15year old me found a tool called photoshop and had a lot fun with it. Fast forward to 2011 I found out a way to make money out of it — selling graphic design work on Envato.
Quickly the mindset changed from becoming an artist to selling things, but I still had that passion of creating and making. I would sit hours on my computer just to do some silly photo editing, some textures and all that good stuff.
In 2013 I started making enough money every month to not have my parents send me money and pay for my tuition. I did a course and started to code in C by then. Wasn’t good at all.
Back to Photoshop, I started creating photoshop actions cause you know – More Money? Anyway , I discovered the world of User Interface design too by then but I wasn’t close to being decently good. In 2014 — made a $100K in 1 year.
Turned my life upside down, I was working 12+ hours everyday , skipping classes for obvious reasons, I was learning and making money at my room and it was satisfying enough for me. Year later I left that field but was still making $1500+/mo in passive income.
In late 2015 I gave up everything and started learning User Interface Design but also managed to learn Meteor JS and created an app with it. It wasn’t perfect but I loved the feeling of learning something new. So , I was back to start wanting to run as fast as I can.
Picked up a few more skills , organized a hackathon, participated in a couple International Hackathons. Managed to create 3 products , still making $800+/mo from passive income. Money became secondary and creating once again took a hold of me.
I recognized designing wasn’t my passion but creating. Passions change over time so who cares anyway. I can implement my knowledge into something new and maybe become better.
So here I am yet again, Diving Into The World Of Indie Makers. Insipired by makers all over the world, specially including – Peter Levels, AJ, Siddarth and a lot more people actually.