About Me (and what’s in it for you)!
Welcome! I’m Jane Sheeba, and here’s something about me.
How can this help you?
Well, my business helps me to do what I love to do. My business gives me all the freedom I ever wanted in my life! My business has made me so independent, financially and otherwise.
I don’t have to beg my boss to take a day off. I don’t have to work on something I don’t like just because I have bills to pay.
And this is so exciting!
How did I achieve this? Well, it didn’t happen overnight. I went through a lot of (good and bad) experiences to get there. And I want you to get there as well – except that you don’t have to go through all the bad experiences I had.
I share whatever works or whatever doesn’t work, here at my blog.
Successful business and life is not a fairy tale. It does exist!
Are you ready to live that life? Hang on…
What can you expect from me and from this site?
At this blog, I share whatever I’ve learned and whatever I am learning in my business and life.
I am not someone who believes that one should sacrifice their life to make a living. That’s not in my book.
If you join me, you will learn how to make a great living, run a successful business and still keep all those precious relationships and moments intact in your daily life.
You will learn how to start and run a successful business while living your life in full.
That’s a promise!
Who am I and what’s my story?
I am a highly confident, positive woman who wants to have fun. I want to live my life in full, be independent, be free and enjoy every moment.
This whole online thing started off to me as a fluke. I was away from home to do my Ph. D at Lancaster University, UK. I did my Ph. D in Medical Physics, if you are curious.
Home sick struck me heavily while I was there for 4+ years. It was the first time in my life I was away from home. So I turned to online forums for some comfort. Over the time I started doing research on many things and ended up reading many blogs (both for my Ph. D related and my curiosity related research).
This was back in 2007 when blogs were not so many. I started getting curious about “blogs”. I wanted to know why certain people have an online presence and share their knowledge. And then before I could fully understand the things, I impatiently started a couple of blogs myself at the free blogging platform Blogger.
I started writing just about anything since that helped a lot with my loneliness. One fine day, those blogs were gone, just like that. I still don’t know why they disappeared. This made me think that I should have total control of things when it comes to online.
So I decided to launch my own self-hosted website. As I said before, I still didn’t understand things properly. So I started a blog, not a business. And most of my content was pointless.
Meanwhile I got married, completed my Ph. D, came back to India and started working as a Scientist. Even though I had chosen research as a career with all my heart (which is why I did my Ph. D), something was off.
I was on a strict working schedule. I had to leave my few months old baby with my parents to go to work. I missed him a lot, and more than that, he missed me a lot.
My time with my kid, my happiness, my time off and my relaxation were not in my hands; and many things in life were not in my control. In short, I was sacrificing all the important things in life to make a living – what an irony!
It was then, I made a bold decision to start my own online business, with the little blogging knowledge I had already. It was kind of a big risk to take that route, given that I had about 3 posh offers in my research career.
I discussed my wish with my hubby who is a very rational person. He encouraged me. So I decided to neglect those career offers and start my own business.
Before I fully quit my job, I started my online business and started building it one step at a time, while doing my regular job. This made me less financially demanding.
I was able to cover by initial blogging investments with the income from my day job. And things started to work out after about 6 months. After about a year, I quit my day job! The learning curve was quite steep and I had to do a lot of mistakes to learn things by myself.
But the great thing is that I am now in full control of my life and I live it the way I want. I find myself to be blessed.
A little about my family
My hubby, Chandrasekar, is also into research. We’ve worked together in the UK and here in India. And we’ve always been on side by side tables at work. The good thing about my day job was I got to spend a lot of time with my hubby.
But working together was also a bad thing. We used to discuss our work and even do work at home. At some point it really became annoying, yet we couldn’t help it lol.
Things changed after Nithin Santhosh, my son, was born. Life became so colourful. And while I stepped away a lot from him for work for a few months, I took back control when I started my business and quit my day job.
Nithin is 6 years old now and is very sweet. I give my best – in terms of time, support, nourishment and memories – to him because, I have total control of when I can be with him.
As I said earlier, my hubby is a very rational person. He is very supportive and has encouraged me at various points in my life. I take the highly important decisions in my life after discussing with him. His input has always been extremely useful to me.
Moving ahead with my business
Just after I quit my job I settled in a comfort zone. I was happy with the income I got, but I was in a plateau because I wasn’t doing anything to take my business to the next level.
Almost a year went like this. I was so comfortable writing and publishing blog posts from behind my laptop. Even though I had a decent audience and a business with decent income, I was not moving ahead.
So I decided to step out of my comfort zone. I connected with other bloggers – I did this via leaving meaningful comments on other blogs. I did massive guest blogging. These two helped with spreading out.
I put myself out and connected with my readers. I helped my readers and email subscribers whenever I got the chance. This made my audience base even stronger.
When my business started to expand, I needed more hands. I certainly couldn’t handle everything by myself. So I decided to hire someone.
I was lucky to have a family member, Kanagarasu, jump in as my manager. He lives with us and works by my side. He picks up what I have in mind and does the execution bit for me. So things got a lot easier.
Apart from him, I also have a couple of part time VAs who help me with tasks whenever I assign them the same.
I then launched my own products, mainly e-books. I also started providing various services to help newbie entrepreneurs – I branched out and started a new business solely dedicated to help new entrepreneurs with the technical stuff and that is Best Hosting And Design.
And here at savvybloggingtips.com, I am doing everything I can to help entrepreneurs out. I highly suggest you to check out the “How to start a blog” guide and
– which should put you in the right direction to start with.
My mission is to help you make your business and life great!
I sincerely believe that I can help you with all that I have done so far.
I don’t claim myself to be a “guru”; but I do have my fair share of knowledge and experience in what I’m doing; and I certainly know what I am doing!
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