To the citizens of Gayabari, a backward village in Dimla upazila of Nilphamari, the duplex house of Nazmul Hossain Raju is an awe-inspiring sight.

The 28-12 months-vintage turned into born in a poverty- own family, whilst his father was an afternoon labourer. But his circumstances did no longer stop Raju from becoming a millionaire and building a domestic in their very own within the village, reports our Nilphamari correspondent.


In the remaining 5 years, Raju has earned Tk 1 crore by way of running at Upwork.Com, an international freelancing platform wherein companies and impartial specialists join and collaborate remotely.

Learning fundamental laptop abilities at faculty, he moved to Dhaka after finishing his SSC and enrolled at Mirpur Bangla College. He turned into intrigued when he heard about the platform thru word of mouth and newspaper.

In an attempt to enhance his talents, he took admission in a schooling institute to study Search Engine Optimisation.

“In 2012, I opened an account and created my profile on Elance-oDesk, which was rebranded as Upwork later. But I failed to get paintings as process companies favored people with enjoy, which I lacked then,” said Raju.

Never dropping desire, he learned more about outsourcing the usage of Google and YouTube. Simultaneously, he got an MBA from Dhaka University in 2012 and upgraded his profile on Upwork.

This time, he was given fortunate as an American citizen Eric Paul gave him a task in Amazon’s ‘digital help’ section. Raju effectively finished the task and earned $10.

Since then, Raju has best moved upwards.

There is a wide variety of paintings available online, like images and design, web design, net development, digital assistance, search engine optimization, getting ready content material and so forth, Raju advised The Daily Star.

He currently works as an income and advertising professional for Amazon, the sector’s biggest e-trade platform in which hundreds of thousands of manufacturers and buying and selling organizations register to increase their commercial enterprise and have interaction skilled manpower.

According to Raju’s profile, he has more than 5,000 hours of experience in freelancing. He has been concerned in greater than one hundred sixty tasks within the last 5 years on Upwork.Com, incomes more than $one hundred,000.

“Raju is the various maximum remittance earners in my bank. Foreigners pay him in bucks which is likewise taxed lose,” said Md Abu Syed, supervisor of Pubali Bank, Dimla branch.

Upwork.Com evaluates their freelancers on occasion and Raju is among the top performers on the platform.

A piece of advice from Raju to the ones inquisitive about freelancing is that staying power is the key. Good command over English is also an ought to with a view to interact with foreigners. Raju additionally engages neighborhood teenagers over some tasks, following overseas contracts. About 20 kids from his village have helped him out, earning a first-rate quantity themselves.

“Raju is thought for many. State Minister for Information and Mass Communication Junayed Ahmed Palak lauded him more than one months ago for his achievements as well,” said Dimla Upazila Nirbahi Officer Nazmunnahar.

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