I am Akash Srivastava, an experienced SEO Consultant from India with more than 6 years experience. I provide affordable SEO consultation that delivers maximum return on investment for your business. My main motive is to take your business to the next level with an effective SEO consulting.

I help people create or revise their SEO plan, implement it and monitor results.

AkashSrivastavaSEO.com, my personal SEO blog focused on providing actionable SEO tips. (Of course, these tips are based on my experience and practical knowledge of SEO). I publish blog regularly. You can subscribe my SEO newsletter here.

Want to know how and why I jumped into SEO industry? Before we start, I would like to tell you that it is going to be a bit lengthy. This post is all about how I started my career in SEO and what pulled me towards SEO.

“Everything is possible in life, if we work hard, at right time, in right direction”

This is my journey…

I had dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur from childhood. I was always curious about what kind of person is drawn to become an entrepreneur? It is perhaps something that cannot be taught by traditional methods, but can be learned through hard work, struggle and passion for learning.

I always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur. And this is where my journey begins………

When I was young, I was greatly appealed by the thought of working as an ‘Entrepreneur’. However, due to financial problems, I had to look for part-time working opportunities i.e. taking tuitions, offline form filling…

I was born on 5th September 1994 at a small village in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. My father is a farmer and mother is a housewife. Being from a middle-class family, I struggled a lot in my childhood and took up several part-time jobs to support my education and family. Today, whatever I am is because of hard work passion to learn and God blessings.

I completed my high school education from Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP). After that, I joined polytechnic in 2008 and pursued 3-year diploma in computer science from Board of Technical Education, Uttar Pradesh (BTEUP).

After completing diploma in Computer Science  in 2011, I started my career as SEO Expert in an SEO and Web Designing Company in Lucknow at a salary of 3500 INR/month (around $60/month), where I worked for a few months. I used to work 15 hours per day, but was paid only for 8 hours. This was my passion – no force from seniors at all.

I used to consider myself as a person with huge talent and skills. I always tried doing big things that are beyond my potential and succeeded in most things I did.

With the aim of fulfilling my dream of becoming entrepreneur, I quit my job and started working as a freelance SEO consultant. I had to start taking up tuition classes again to fulfill my basic needs. Quitting the 9 to 5 job is one of the turning points of my life.

I don’t even had a PC or Smartphone to  access internet. So, I bought a second hand PC from my tuition student for 8000 INR (around $130). I hardly had money to pay for the PC.  I taught the student for free without charging anything (to repay the amount for PC).

During those days, I didn’t even know how to get SEO clients or take up SEO projects. I thought of working as a freelance SEO consultant out of my passion for learning. I worked hard day & night, and learned a lot about SEO.

I created my portfolio on several freelancing sites such as – Elance, Freelancer, ODesk (now Upwork), workNhire etc. I received my first freelancing project from an American client (through Elance), which was for around $40.  My career took off, and I started making $1,000 a month in freelance SEO consulting.

“Take responsibilities, work hard and that will change your destiny (luck). This is what I learned in my life so far.”

With boosted confidence and courage, I started working on large projects and accomplished them successfully with 100% client satisfaction. I have served more than 750 clients so far.

Through my blogs – I want business owners, companies, webmasters  and other professionals from across the internet to know what SEO can do.

  1. If you are a business owner, my blogs will help you know how to drive huge traffic to your website and generate leads.
  2. If you are an SEO expert, you will learn tips & tricks on SEO that are quite effective
  3. If you are a webmaster, you will find information on how to use SEO tools effectively and what tools are beneficial for you.

In short, my blogs will help professionals know everything about SEO, regardless of the niche they are working with. My motto is to help professionals understand SEO in a better way and earn huge profits, as I did till now.

Being an experienced SEO Consultant,  I have successfully completed hundreds of projects and earned more than $100,000 in the past 3 years.

You might be thinking – what’s the big deal in earning $100,000? For me, it’s like an instant energy booster. This $100,000 gave me the courage and confidence that I can make my dreams come true.  Or may be I can do wonders in the world of SEO (ha ha…….just kidding……..).

One thing I can say is – If you have the motivation and drive, don’t let the fear stand in your path. Keep going and going, even if you fail multiple times.

“If you want to be an entrepreneur, follow your dreams!”

My Vision

I want to be recognized as a leading SEO consultant. I am committed towards earning my client’s trust through dedication, commitment, hard work and outstanding success.   Through my blog, I want to educate people about the best SEO practices.

My Mission

My mission is to help professionals achieve their goals by implementing a variety of SEO techniques. I work hard to accomplish this and, in turn, deliver a comprehensive range of SEO services that help you engage with your audience, drive huge traffic to your website, increase leads and boost conversions.

My Values

I aim to follow a set of principles every day before I start my work.

  • I believe in open communication with people and provide suggestions based on their professional requirements.
  • I value the individual need of every company and provide customized services based on their requirements.
  • I aspire towards constant improvement in whatever I do. Whether it is providing informative blogs or SEO consultation and services, my aim is constant improvement.

Why Me?

When you hire me, I work for your business, as if I am working for my company.

My primary objective is to help startups, small and medium-sized businesses, enterprise levels and non-profit organizations understand how to market themselves online. My key area of focus is – search engine optimization – consultation, audits and services.

Companies hire me for SEO consulting.  I am committed to improve the profitability of my customers through use of SEO techniques.

In the past 5 years, I helped more than 500 business people – from beginners to CEOs – understand how to use SEO effectively to achieve their business goals. There are many SEO consultants, but it is the professionalism and quality of work that separates me from others.

Today, I have many satisfied clients from countries like USA, Canada, UK, India and more.

“I don’t work only for MONEY, I work for clients HAPPINESS.”

What I believe about SEO

SEO is all about increasing your Return on Investment (ROI) through a planned process. However, this needs expertise and experience of a well-qualified professional. More and more business owners are relying on SEO for generating long term returns.

I believe that internet marketing can take your business to that level, which is beyond your imagination.  My main aim is to take your business to the next level using a variety of SEO techniques and strategies.

“If you have no SEO plan for your business – create one right away – otherwise I am afraid your business is going to be out of market soon.”

What I do

You will get an seo consultant who will develop and implement your seo plans. I use the best strategies to get you to the peak levels in your industry.

  • I will understand your business requirements through an initial discussion
  • I will analyze your current SEO plan, based on which I will develop a new SEO plan
  • I will take all actions needed to execute that plan
  • You will be part of an effective SEO process that converts your audience into potential customers.

You can implement SEO at any stage of your business. However, SEO can help you reach wider audience, if implemented at early stage. If want to maximize the profits and customer base, even after having a good offline presence – you should avail the opportunities in internet marketing world.

I have been helping companies gain more online leads for years. According to me – practice is more valuable than experience. And, what made me perfect is – my practice, dedication and zeal to learn new things. I am up-to-date on all the algorithm changes to keep your website ahead of competition.

Whether you are just starting with your seo plans or have burned pocket by freaky seo experts in past, I can exceed your expectations by gaining trust and confidence in me.

My Daily Schedule

Working in the field of SEO may include many things, but it’s never boring for me. If you are wondering what my day-to-day activities look like, go through the below schedule.

  • 9am – 11am: I get up at 9 am and perform daily activities, including – meditation, bathing, prayer, breakfast, going through news headlines, checking mobile etc.
  • 11am – 1pm: Check emails, Skype, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc and respond to the emails and queries. I set reminders in Google Keep as needed. I go through the blogs posted on SEJ, SEL, Neil Patel, SEO Roundtable, Sujan Patel, etc. I try to read 15 posts/articles daily. During this time, I read and share posts that I like using Buffer and comment as well.
  • 1pm – 2pm: Lunch
  • 2pm – 3pm: I reply and solve queries on different communities such as – Quora, Reddit, Inbound.org, LinkedIn Groups, Facebook Groups and Google+ Communities. I also participate in high-quality SEO forums.
  • 3pm – 4pm: I read few SEO guides to gain knowledge and watch a few inspirational videos.
  • 4pm – 6:30pm: I login into AkashSrivastavaSEO.com and do onsite tasks, blog posts, social share, repurpose content, technical SEO, video creation etc and do off-site tasks, guest blogging, link building, web 2.0 etc.
  • 6:30pm – 7pm: I take a coffee break.
  • 7pm – 8pm: I search for consulting opportunities on social media sites such as – LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
  • 8pm – 9pm: I research blog titles, write content etc.
  • 9pm – 9:30pm: Dinner with family
  • 9:30pm – 10pm: Chat with clients, bid on freelancing sites etc.
  • 10pm – 2am: I do client work, video creation, self-promotion and related tasks. I will also take a look at the rankings, traffic and conversions of personal and client websites. I work on client reports, respond to emails, attend client calls, etc.
  • 2am – 9am: Sleep peacefully till morning.

I work 60 hours/week at least and it may be upto 80 hours/week. I spend 12 hours/day at least for 5 days a week on providing SEO consulting and services. This is my routine from Monday to Friday. I take OFF on weekends to spend time with my family and friends. I love to play cricket and watch movies on weekends. I also don’t forget to do tax things on weekends. I also think how to grow the consulting business on weekends.  A meeting can be scheduled anytime between 11am (morning) to 2am (midnight) IST from Monday to Friday.

Why follow me on social media?

Twitter – I curate and share actionable SEO tips, news, videos, infographics and success quotes 14 times per day on weekdays and 7 times per day on weekends. If you want to have yourself always updated with every SEO news and tips then follow me on Twitter.

Facebook – I post 2 times per day on each day including weekends. To read important SEO news, tips and success quotes, like my Facebook page or let’s become friends.

Google+ – Find the most important SEO news, tips and success quotes here on Google+. I post 2 times per day on weekdays only, so nothing on weekends, follow me on Google+.

LinkedIn – I share 1 important SEO post per day on weekdays only, so nothing on weekends. If you want to go through important SEO posts only, want to connect with me and discuss business opportunities then follow or connect with me on LinkedIn.

Pinterest – Want to go through the best SEO infographics? You will find around 10 new SEO infographics every week, follow me on Pinterest.

YouTube – I post videos on YouTube regularly. If you want to go through the videos of my posts, webinars, interviews and client testimonials, subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Instagram – If you want to read SEO tips in image format and want to see my real life photos, follow me on Instagram.

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