A Journey from a Network Engineer to a Digital Marketer.
I am Rookyb Rocky, here I am sharing my challenging career journey form a Network Engineer to a Digital Marketer. Since March 2012, I involved in the digital marketing industry. Now I am serving dozen of clients through my own startup and providing training with several renowned IT Training Institute in Dhaka Bangladesh. In my digital marketing career, I have served more than 50 local and international clients and trained a few hundred peoples who are now working in different areas of Digital marketing. Currently, I am providing training with PeoplenTech,BITM & PencilBox Training. Also, I have tested my digital marketing knowledge and got a few professional certifications from Google, Linkedin, Hubspot, etc.
I have started my journey since 2008. At the very beginning of my career, I started working with few local companies in a part-time basis on Data Entry, Photoshop design, PSD to HTML to WordPress conversion and later with User Interface Design projects just prior to starting my full-time job.
At 2012, just after my graduation, I joined an ISP company as a Network Support Engineer. At the same time, I started my Freelancing career at upWork (formerly oDesk) and tried to serve clients with my design skills. Besides my day job, I was trying to grab online earning but the golden goose was not easy to find. After a full month of hard work, I awarded a Logo Design Project valued $5 which took only an hour to complete. Again, I was looking after my next project and a month passed out. Then I seat back and started research on marketplaces. I found very interesting facts and figures about Online Marketing and started on it. At the next 16 month, I served a few clients at tiny projects with a minimal earning but tailored my online marketing skills as per industry demand.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
At July 2013 I got my first Online Marketing project through oDesk. The awesome journey has begun and I was started to fly. Within the next One & half year I worked on 20 digital marketing projects with responsibility like online marketing assistant, Call center lead generation, Search engine optimization, Social media management, Citation building and audit, Email campaign, Display Advertisement design, Ad copywriting, Paid ad campaign and e-commerce management, etc. valued more than $10,000 beside my full-time job. This amount of work load streams my hunger towards mastering of Digital Marketing.
But At the end of 2014, I got a call from my family to join and contribute to a project which is now Rabindra Maitree University. I packed my baggages and went back to my home in 2015 to worked there as a Management Executive. I learned things like project documentation, curriculum development, and liaison with different stakeholders such as government bodies, professors, vendors, etc. Besides all my responsibilities, I never stopped to learn, practice and acquire more skills required in the evolving industry of Digital marketing. After enrollment of the first batch of the student at Rabindra Maitree University, I decided to quit my administrative role and come back to my Digital marketing career.
I never lose. I either win or learn.
By the October 2016, I have returned to Dhaka and just after a month I joined as a Digital Marketing Executive at ZARRS Solutions Limited, a startup company with an innovative product named TheZBoy. I started work on TheZBoy, a chatbot builder platform that helps businesses to create an artificial intelligence bot for extraordinary customer care support through Facebook comments or messenger and provide a complete F-Commerce solution as well. Just in two months after joining, I was able to reach out the international market with TheZBoy and got published at world-renowned publishers like Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, etc. and promoted to Assistant Manager, Digital Marketing. Due to some issues, I was discontinued ZARRS Solutions Limited from April 2017.
And then, I involved in on-demand Training in Digital Marketing and SEO with PeopleNTech Limited, a well known IT Training MNC operating in USA, Canada, India, and Bangladesh since April 2017. Also, I started to provide digital marketing service on my own. I established my own digital marketing agency in October 2017 named Maieek Digital, aimed to provide more formal digital marketing and ITES services and consultancy to my clients. Nowadays, I serve my clients through my company which includes Public Figures, Private companies and Government agencies. Now at 2019, I started to engage myself more into the digital marketing industry, conducting seminar & workshop at several institutes & universities. Also, I am preparing to focus on my own digital presence.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Besides my professional career, I am also an active person in different social organization. I am an active member of Rotary Club of Mirpur Central and served the club as a Joint Secretary (2017-18). Prior to joining Rotary, I served Rotaract for four years. On those days, I took responsibility as the President of Rotaract Club of Kushtia (2015-16), Finance director of Rotaract District Picnic 2015 and Zonal Secretary of Rotaract District 3281 (2014-15). I am also involved in other volunteering organization like Global Goodwill Ambassador as a Humanitarian Ambassador, EMK Center, and a few other organizations.
I have a BSc in Electronics & Communication Engineering degree from Northern University Bangladesh. My HSC and SSC were completed from Syed Masud Rumi Collage, Kushtia and Kushtia Zilla School respectively.