About Me: Mohit Dwivedi

I never wanted to be a writer. Not even in my dreams.

In fact, during the 2000s, as a high school kid, I remember getting the lowest marks in English Language and English Literature.  

And it’s not just about being an underperformer in English studies.

I graduated as a petroleum engineer in 2014; so a writing career was not even an option in sight.

But then it happened…

I started my journey as a freelance content writer in September 2016, charging a meager amount – Rs 300 (approx. $4) per 1000 words, an astonishingly low price.

However, I didn’t complain. Rather, I should say I couldn’t.

Gradually, after toiling for a couple of years, I learned the knacks of content writing, SEO, and content marketing.

Fast-forward to 2020 – I’m now a certified content marketer, an acknowledged blog content writer, a professional blogger, an affiliate marketer, and a happy being who is constantly learning and evolving, professionally as well as personally.

3 Life-Changing Lessons that transformed me as a Writer and as a Person

An honest disclaimer: It’s up to you whether you want to read it further or not. I just wanted to share these thoughts with my readers. I hope you like it. 🙂

1. Accept Who You Are and Take the Charge of Your Life

I am a person with a stutter. Yes, I don’t speak fluently, and often find it difficult to speak a sentence in a flow.

For 25 years of my life, I experienced ignorance, fear, low self-esteem, and sadness because of the speech impediment.

As a result, I lost opportunities, relations, and, most importantly, the best time of my life.

And then I discovered myself at the beginning of 2016 when I learned about The Indian Stammering Association (TISA), an organization that works with – and for – the people who stammer.

Dr. Sachin and Me

Dr. Sachin, the Founder of TISA, taught me it’s okay to stammer, and it’s okay to make a funny face while you struggle to utter a word. “Consider it as an aspect of human diversity, not an impediment,” he told me merrily.

He taught me how to accept self without judgment and why should I focus on living my life.

From that point in time, I took charge of my life by:

  • Working on my speech and communication
  • Having a positive outlook in every situation
  • Learning new skills & developing productive habits
  • Performing extensive outreach, both personal and professional
  • Following my hobbies, interests, and goals

By taking the wheel of my life, I’ve been able to establish myself as an expert content writer and, the best of all; I’ve evolved as a competitive and compassionate human being.

2. Be Patient and Be Consistent

I started freelancing at the age of 26 when the majority of my friends and acquaintances were already working and earning decent money.

Yes, sometimes I felt sad and lost and insecure about whether I’m on the right track or not.

I graduated in engineering, tried network marketing, conducted a couple of unsuccessful events, started a robotics company, and thought of various business ideas before finally venturing into content writing.

For around 8 years I patiently waited for my calling. Yes, there were hurdles along the way…but where I am right now; I believe it’s worth the struggle I went through.

But just being patient doesn’t guarantee growth. Consistent effort is equally important.

I told you how I started freelancing journey at around $4 per 1000 words. (Check the screenshot.)

Yes, it’s true!

I didn’t say no. I just did it.

Partially because I needed the money to meet expenses and pay EMIs, and secondly…it was just the beginning.

I knew I had a long way to go but I got to start somewhere.

So I accepted the offer and from that day onwards, I’ve been scribbling something or the other EVERY DAY!

Yes, consistency is the key here; being consistent in writing, making mistakes, learning, and implementing new strategies.

And today, after almost four years, I’ve evolved as an expert who has written thousands of blog posts (charging more than 25X the initial price!) and drafted numerous content marketing strategies.

Everything will change, for the better, but patience and consistency must be constant throughout.

3. Try. Fail. Learn. Retry. Succeed. REPEAT!

I’ve spent 8 years trying my hands at entrepreneurship – only to fail miserably.

However, every failure taught me an invaluable lesson.

For example, while selling a web hosting package, a product of a network marketing company, I realized trust, value, and timing are the key factors responsible for a sale.

Later I found out that the company’s focus was more sales and less value. Hence, I moved on.

Today, while crafting blog posts and content marketing strategies, I ensure establishing trust and providing maximum value at every stage of the buyer’s journey.

All I’m trying to say is every time I failed, I didn’t stop. I discovered golden nuggets that helped – still helps – me to perform at my best.

Once I’ve got the success formula, I create a repeatable process to accomplish tasks, whether it’s writing blog posts or drafting strategies.  

Things I Love Besides Work

During leisure time, you can find me “trying” to cook something in the kitchen, mostly Indian cuisine and exotic salads!

I practice yoga and meditation to attain physical wellbeing and mental peace. These ancient Indian practices are core aspects of my spiritual journey, helping me out in attaining pure bliss.

Cycling, walking, and HIIT workouts keep me sane and fit and help me glide through long stretches of work.

I LOVE to read, mostly at night before I doze off! Autobiographies, non-fiction, spirituality, marketing, and entrepreneurship are some genres and topics that interest me.

Right now, I’m reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.

And recently, I’ve been trying to learn to play Bansuri, Indian Bamboo Flute, one of the oldest musical instruments known to humankind.

Now Coming Back to Business!

Have a look at some of the featured blog posts:

Get.online – Mostly about content marketing and SEO.

BforBloggers – Mostly about content marketing, SEO, and related SaaS tools.

To stay in touch, connect with me on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

If you want to work with me, contact me via the Hire Me page, send me a direct email to hello@mohitdwivedi.online, or fill out the contact form.

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