I'm a 20 year old guy named Afham studying in college. I want to get myself on my own 2 feet and for that I want to start my own business. I think it's time for me to start supporting myself and that is why I'm starting this gofundme. I want to be able to earn my own money and be completely independent. As a college student it is very hard finding a job that pays well these days. It's barely enough to pay for the living expenses let alone the tuition fees as well as other needs and wants.
For now my parents are paying for my tuition fee and I do not have any student loan on me which I am very grateful for but at the same time I want to be on my own and make it on my own. I don't think it's right for me to keep taking money from them and if I do I'll forever be dependent on them for money and other needs. I want to secure myself financially and be someone I and my parents can be proud of.
So, getting to my business. While looking for freelance work online I've found out that it is very difficult to come across someone who will actually hire you. They do hire people and that's great but college students can mostly be left out. College students do not have high end resumes and that's one thing that affects their chances of being hired. Although I have worked in multiple things before, from retail to online retail and even been to meetings with my dad, as well as work for an NGO and even the property business. I have an understanding on how the world works and how businesses actually work.
While going through the trouble of finding jobs I have decided to create a platform that will resolve this issue.
I want to build a platform that brings students from all around the world together in one place and gives them an opportunity to truly show their skills and abilities. This platform can put the spotlight on student abilities and employers can really take advantage of that. In a fast growing world we need a way that can set us apart from all the competition in the world and there's no other way than to put the spotlight on them and show the world how truly talented they are.
On this platform they can post videos they've edited, songs they've created, photos they've taken, articles they've written and even the paintings they've painted. That's not all because other than offering services to employers they can even offer services such as online tutoring for those fellow students who need help with certain subjects and even help them with their assignments and tasks. There's so much more that can be achieved by this platform.
I want to give students a chance to not just make money but learn earn real life first hand experience. This can bring a great deal of experience to them once they actually start selling their services.
When it comes to employment, it's not just companies employing them but also youtubers or even other social media influencers. Youtubers can take advantage of this and hire video editors and cameramen. Students can hire each other for certain due assignments or even tutoring. Advertisement companies can watch their videos and ask them to shoot an entire campaign for them. They can also be hired by bloggers who need videos for their websites or maybe website designers who can come up with unique and creative designs for their blogs. Other than that these students sometimes may not have the resources to always sell their services so they can also sell their ideas there and help make the world a better place.
This platform doesn't just help students but will help entire generations, it can help people dream and fulfill their goals. It can give those hope who need it. Sometimes people just need some hope and without hope there's nothing a person can do. A person may be the best video editor but if no one ever sees what he is capable of he might lose hope and his talent can go to waste. This platform truly will change the lives of many people around us and that's something I truly believe in.
So, this money that I am raising is actually so that I can start coding and create this platform. This money will help me buy a new macbook as mine is very old now and is not capable of supporting any of the latest programs required to run these tasks. I live in Asia and electronics are pricier here compared to some other parts of the world.
As I said, I want to be self made and I will never ask my parents for start up money. I want to show people that just because they are not privileged they can still make it. Some people may talk about how someones parents had money and helped them pursue their dreams. I want to show everyone that despite having good relations with my parents I will buy this on my own by creating a fund and even working whenever I can. I will raise the money to buy this on my own so that I can set an example to those who think it's impossible to make it on your own.
Anything's possible, you just need to believe in yourself and always have hope because there's always hope.
Also, I'll be very grateful for anyone trying to help me with my cause, I'll appreciate anything and everything anyone does for me. Whether it's a big or small amount because to me it's all very precious.
The support will mean the world to me and I'm very excited into seeing what life has planned for me.