Electronics Engineer | Blogger | Professional Trainer | SEO Professional | Social Media Marketer | Web Designer | WordPress Professional | Writer | Photographer
I’m Faraz Ahmed an electronics engineer and entrepreneur from Pakistan. I’ve done 3 years diploma in RTV Electronics and Bachelors in Computer Science from Penta College Karachi (affiliated with Shah Latief University).
I love blogging, Reading books, working on electronics related projects and developing websites over WordPress platform.
Start of My Career
Iam in field of Web & IT since 2000 being a freelancer I have developed hundreds of websites. My career has taken a turn when I meet with Mr Najam Ahmed my brother my mentor my best friend. He was running ApnaKarobar website at that time and providing domains and hosting services. He has helped me alot in not just understanding the web field but he has trained me on Internet Marketing and SEO. We have done lots of projects together and I have learned a lot from him.
While running ApnaKarobar we have provided service to some of reputable organizations worldwide some of those were:
- Axact Group
- DAWN Newspaper
- Jang Group
- Awami Awaz Newspaper
- Inbox Pakistan
- Wateen Telecoom
- MobileZone Pakistan
- Pakistan Software Export Board
- Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan
- P&G Pakistan
- TCS Pakistan
- Kalsoft Pakistan
- SIEMENS Pakistan
- Abacus Consulting
- Internet Vision
We have seen scope of Digital Marketing in UAE therefore Mr Najam has shifted to UAE to start Internet Marketing courses in Dubai and Alhamdulillah he is one of the most reputable IM Traininer of UAE (SEO Intl – A part of Alwafaya Group UAE / ApnaKarobar). Apnakarobar has conducted several successful IM & SEO trainings in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad since 2002.
My Professional Timeline:
2000 – 2006 : Full time with Apnakarobar after that We have closed hosting and other divisions and just provided trainings occasionally
2006 – 2010 : Website Incharge in “The Financial Daily – Pakistan’s Second Largest Financial Newspaper”
2010 – 2014 : Background Check Private Limited
2014 : After having 4 years of experience from a blog maintenance professional to CTO I have Started my own little company Creatives360 Technologies (Site Underconstruction) & Trainings Webversity Project in September 2014
WordPress was started in 2003 and I have started working on WordPress in 2005. I have learned several programming languages but several reasons Iam not an expert in Programming field or you can say Iam not made for Programming therefore I have selected WordPress as my strength and developed several websites on WordPress. Right now I can designed any kind of WordPress form a basic CMS based site to a large portal I can done all on WordPress.
From Freelancer to Entrepreneur:
In 2009 I meet Mr Danish Thanvi CEO of Dataflow Pakistan, due to expertise in WordPress I started working in Dataflow as Blogs Maintenance Professional. I have learned alot from there and I have to admit that Danish Thanvi is one of the greatest personalities I have ever meet. He gave me open ground and trusted me, I learned a lot of stuff there and promoted as I.T Manager in Dataflow. I was having some server management skills as well so when company expend there was need of server administrator so I have shown my skills and learn alot of stuff there and proved myself as professional server management technician.
Due to my team management skills I was then promoted to CTO I have worked 4 years in Dataflow meanwhile Dataflow was renamed as BackgroundCheck Private Limited.
Due to my love with entrepreneurship I have officially resigned from BCPL but still working as solution provider due to long term relationship with management and team.
I have created over 200 electronics projects from small to large one. Some of those projects includes Solar projects (Inverters, Chargers, Controllers, UPS) Energy efficient lights and fans, automation related projects and lots more. I have created website which was Pakistan’s first website on Electronics in 2001.
Blogging is my Passion, I have created, managed and ran many blogs, that includes RealKarachi Blog, Karachi Friends Blog and various others but since past few years I was busy in job so much that I wont get time to run those blogs therefore I have closed all the blogs and now I have plan to start all again. Iam a professional blogger and I am in the field of blogging since 2002 when Adsense was not there and many of my blogger fellow dont even know about blogging.
Iam a shy guy so it was one of the most difficult work for me to present something infront of audience. So I have taken it as challenge and to share my skills with everyone I have started professional trainings. till yet I have conducted several trainings on WordPress, Web Design, Entrepreneurship, Online Work, SEO etc.. Alhamdulillah I have around 80 students and due to training sessions I Have earned a lot of respect from my students.
When I was running website realkarachi.com in 2006, site was having huge traffic therefore it was difficult for me to manage it on shared hosting, therefore I have decided to move it over a dedicated server, well moving on server was not a piece of cake, it has taught me my life’s hardest lessons, so after facing hardships I started learning server management by my own and after that I have done a lot of server management and security related works for small clients to multinational firms. I have provided security, backup, multi level cluster hosting solutions to several clients worldwide.
- Server Management, Maintenance, Network design and Installation.
- IT support and services.
- DNS and Failover setup.
- Virtual assistance.
- Remote installation and setup.
- Internet security.
- Database backup management and migration.
- Web Designing on Web 2.0 architecture.
- WordPress theme designing and blog maintenance.
- Search Engine Optimization.
- Social Media Marketing.
- Electronics Circuits Designing and maintenance.
- Alternate energy (Solar Energy and Efficient Energy)
Bachelors of Computer Science (BS-CS) 2006 with grade A from Shah Abdul Latief University.
Diploma of Associate Engineering in Electronics from Sindh Board of Technical Education in 2001 with Grade A1
- Reading Books & Latest Researches on Computers/ Electronics and science
- Surfing websites regarding Web Development & Electronics
- Creating Websites on different topics
- Creating electronics circuits
- Passing spare time with friends
- Reading poetry
- Reading love stories
- Making good friends
- Social Networking
- Short course in R.T.V Electronics from Pakistan Polytechnic Centre.
- Learn Circuit Designing PCB Designing from Silicon International.
- Computer Basic 1 Year Diploma. (Dos, Windows, MS Office, Inpage)
- 6 Months course in Webdesigning (FrontPage, Flash, Html, Animation & Designing, Graphics Software, Uploading and Site Management)
- Experience from (COMPAK COMPUTERS) Assembling, trouble shooting, installation, upgrading, Virus removing , Data recovery.
- Learned Networking Practically from Mirage I.T Solutions, can manage a complete internet cafe/ 250 Pc networking office etc.
- Learned PHP beginner level