Firstly, I would like to take the opportunity to gift big Thanks for your time for being interested to know who I am!
Well, in brevity, I am Vishnu Goyal, A Former Tax Technician, I am most passionate about giving life to my creative ideas in form of websites that don’t just add money to my Bank Account but also add value to people’s lives & it made me quit my Chartered Accountancy Finals.
Want to know more? Okay. Make yourself comfortable then & grab a cup of coffee (I recommend Tea!) if you can, as it will take around 20 minutes to grab it all…
My Journey from School to enrolling in Chartered Accountancy Course to becoming the “Now Me”!
After completing my schooling, I enrolled for the Indian Chartered Accountancy Course renowned as “CA”. During my CA-Inter, I fortunately got an opportunity to get my CA training for 3 years (called “CA Article-ship”) in Income Tax Division at Baker Tilly DHC. While in the first year of my training, I felt some interesting developments within me for web designing & writing. But why & how? Let’s discuss it!
Since I was working in Income Tax Division, my work included huge research on Income Tax Matters. I used to research online via different tax websites and offline via different Tax Books. I used to call it “online research” & “offline research”. Well, I enjoyed the online research work so much. It was great and it saved me lot of hours. But it was only the case of taxation. Yes, there are many-many other existing niches as well you can enter into and create your own space therein. That’s one option. Second option is to take some risk, do something new or do old things differently, come up with a new idea, create a new niche & do things that nobody is doing that don’t just add money to your bank account but also add value to people’s lives. The second option thrilled me & I decided to create my own corner on the internet!
After having decided that I want to create a website of my own that can simplify the lives of people in some way, I decided to go for a website on Income Tax matters that can provide the free & authentic tax information to laypeople. It was then I started my research on building websites, web designing and alllllllllll!
In the haste of setting my tax website, perhaps I couldn’t prepare well for my CA-Inter (2nd attempt!) exams held in May 2015. When the result popped out, I was in office. Result: FAIL. My colleagues & other team members asked me about the result and I was feeling embarrassed since all of my colleagues had already clarified this “CA-Inter level” but I couldn’t. I was fortunate enough to work with a good team. All of them were very supportive and asked me to leave early that day & take time to get out of this. On reaching home, I got angry seeing my books lying in my room. I tore them. I didn’t let go a single page.
That day I decided – “No serious exams anymore”. I decided to do my training work seriously like I always did since it was not a kind of “academic training”, it was a “practical training” with a very good team where I was learning new things daily. Post office hours & on weekends & holidays, I used to do full-time web designing & a little bit of tax writing of my own.
Finally, I launched my website “Income Tax Players”, later on “TaxPlayers Global” & published a few articles that no body read except a few colleagues & my friends! That was the beginning. Being new in the field of web designing, I was enjoying every bit of it & accumulated a plethora of ideas in my head.
Now came the November 2015. I took a week examination leave for preparation and appeared in CA-Inter exam for the 3rd time. After, giving the exam, I was fully engaged in my training in the day & in web designing during post office-time. There was no time for study at all.
When my 3rd attempt result came out, to the most of my surprise, I cleared this time & became a CA-Final student! Then I got little serious about study. Daily schedule was: Training + 1-hour study + web designing all remaining time. All was going well, except that 1-hour study. That could not find its place in my 24-hour day.
From November 2015 to June 2017, I don’t know how many domains I booked for all of my different ideas, how many websites I built & broke, how many of them got a few hundred & thousands of visitors & how many of them totally failed. But one thing I know, I got a lot of experience in web-designing and now I was an expert in it having an experience of more than 2 years in web designing. By now, I used to call myself a “Tax Intern” & a “Professional Web Designer”!
June 2017 was the time to take leave from office for my November 2017 CA-Final examinations and till then, despite all my endeavour, I was not able to focus on even a single subject. My addiction to web designing totally screwed me.
From 26th June 2017, I was at home for preparation of CA-Finals. I picked the books but there was no benefit since my mind was already equipped with my ideas & I just wanted to create websites to give life to my creativity.
I told my family that I am not able to focus on my study and I want to left my CA instantly to go for web designing. All my loved ones advised me to give CA a try at least. I said OK. I set in my room, tried to study but no benefit. I picked my laptop & start creating websites again. I created more than 9 websites in the short span of 4 months, wrote several articles on them & gave a thought to my sites network structure with the help of a few people.
October 2017 was coming to an end. From 1st November, I have my exams and I have not prepared for a single subject. I knew it & my family knew it that I am not going to make it. Well, I appeared in exams, wrote whatever I could & on 16th November 2017, it all finished.
From 17th November 2017, I reported back in office to complete my CA training. My old ritual followed. Office time – training, other time – just web designing. On 17th January 2018, my result came out and I was not excited about it as I already knew it. I failed with a 34% marks. Well, I considered myself intelligent on seeing the result as I scored 34% without preparation while many students are not able to get even 50% after 3 years of study!
I decided not to pursue CA furthermore but I definitely wanted to complete my CA training and get my certificate as I worked very hard for it. It completed on 02nd March 2018 and 5th March 2018 was my last day in office. Now, here I am, designing websites & giving life to my creative ideas!
I have created few websites for my own and for some other people & businesses as well. I have also come up with a few great things for you. Here we go:
ROLLZIGN is the self-proclaimed best place to better your digital life & get the best of internet, technology and digital world! Check out ROLLZIGN.
Calm Social Media
Calm Social Media is a platform to inspire you become a better player on the social media field! It’s an initiative for those who are not a social media puppet & want to be free from modern social media prison!
To level up Calm Social Media initiative, I have also authored the book “Calm Social Media: don’t be a social media puppet!”. If you want to better your social media & digital life, grab your copy. It’s available on Amazon & Flipkart.
Spreading knowledge in 60 seconds! Let me explain this.
Idea to let you grasp more in less time & make you smartER is the genesis of Minute Crunch. At Minute Crunch, we compress the big chunk of information provided by countless sources & deliver the compressed yet quality information you need to be ‘smartER’ in form of ‘very short, summarized, crisp, simple, edutaining & informative one paragraph‘ that we dearly call ‘Minute Crunch’! If you have 60 seconds free, you can grab 1 Minute Crunch!
At YouWe Studio, ‘You’ & ‘We’ work together to create your great online presence & build your own corner on the internet! If you want to build a true identity on the internet & have your own space in the online world, that you can call your online home, YouWe Studio is all you need.
ÁtopB is the business concern under which all of my creative initiatives are managed. Well, many people wonder about ÁtopB name! What’s that mean? Let’s know it…
The idea behind ÁtopB is simple. Everything is either Á (Quality) or “B” (inferior). While in the short-run, inferiors may survive, it’s Quality that prevails in the long-run. Quality tops the inferiors and so ÁtopB (and yeah… don’t check the grammar here!). Visit ÁtopB.
VishnuGoyal.com is my own corner on the internet & since you are already here, chances are you know all about it! But still, I want to share with you why I created this. I truly believe that a “self-controlled” online medium built on your own T&C is a great way to share your ideas; thoughts & opinions.
I agree that social media & shared blogging platforms like Facebook, Twitter, blogger are a great way to express yourself by a Facebook post or a series of tweets, but there, you have to write and express yourself in compliance with “T&C & community guidelines” of such platforms. Their CEOs are judge there.
There are several instances where Facebook & Twitter and other social media platforms removed somebody’s post just because they “consider” it to be in violence of their community guidelines. A recent example is here. I don’t want to let the same thing happen to me. So, I decided to go for my own web portal which works on my T&C, my guidelines. Yes, DoT, Government of India can block me & take my site down, but that’s fine considering their concern for our nation – our beloved India.
If you too want yo create your own corner on the internet, visit YouWe Studio.
That’s all for now. Wanna say something? You are welcome to contact me!