Have you ever wondered how a young Bangladeshi guy flies to Ireland and leads a digital marketing agency?
Yes, Khalid Farhan, whose nationality is Bangladeshi but successfully runs a digital marketing agency in Ireland. Not only that, but he is also an online influencer, course instructor, blogger, YouTuber, entrepreneur, and author. He is a multi-talented dude, and his yearly income is a few million dollars.
Is your head turning on by reading this prominent figure? Are you counting his real net worth?
Wait, in this contest, we’ll break down all of his income sources and lifestyles. So scroll down your screen with your thumb or mouse and keep your eyes on our words.
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Background of Khalid Farhan
Khalid Farhan was born on January 27, 1993, and was brought up in a family where his mother always ensured his quality studies with hardship. In 2010, he passed the SSC examination from Udayan School, and in 2012 he passed the HSC from Dhaka College. After passing HSC, he got admitted into North-South University. He earned his BSc in Marketing.
In 2017, he flew to Ireland to take his higher education. He was admitted to Trinity College, which is situated in Dublin. In 2018 he completed his master’s degree in Digital Marketing Strategy, thought to be the first Bangladeshi completing master’s in Digital Marketing..
In Bangladesh, there is a common mindset that after completing education, you should start your career. But, it’s not an ideal way of thinking. So Khalid Farhan began his career after his 18th birthday.
Start Freelancing – His first income source
He first started his career by freelancing. He worked as a freelance content writer at freelancer.com from 2012 to 2016. After that, he also turned his freelancing career from freelancer.com to upwork.com. He is taking one or two projects from this marketplace, and his hourly rate is 25 dollars.
During this time, he also learned many aspects of online income, such as SEO, designing and making courses to sell, digital marketing, etc.
Established Passive Journal University – SEO Course
In June 2016, he launched an agency named “Passive Journal University” to offer and teach internet marketing. He provides digital marketing services to startups and exacting businesses. Some of his services are consultation, SEO, marketing strategy, etc.
He also offers SEO basics to advance courses along with digital marketing services from this agency. Bangladesh is his target country for this business, and the course is operated in the Bengali language.
From 2016 to now, more than a thousand students enrolled in his SEO course. He covers all the little things of making a website in the course by doing a live project.
Besides, there is a dedicated Facebook group for the students. So if the students face any challenges while practicing, they can ask for help from the group. The course support team members always try to help the students as early as possible with probable answers.
A large portion of his income comes from this agency. But, now you don’t get this agency named Passive Journal University. He has redirected this agency with his blog called khalidfarhan.com for personal branding.
Gorilla Digital Marketing Agency
Khalid Farhan started his Ireland-based digital marketing agency in Dublin named “Gorilladigital.com.” It is one of his main businesses, and from here, he earns the lion’s share of his income.
He has a great team in this marketing agency. The agency offers organic SEO, local SEO, website design, social media marketing, PPC (pay-per-click), lead generation, and phone call generation services.
He and his expert team members are very confident in offering satisfying customer services. This is why they offer a money-back guarantee if they can’t rank the customer’s website to boost their ROI and sales.
Every year he creates some of his affiliate websites. When the sites rank on Google, he will earn affiliate commission from Amazon. But he doesn’t like to continue his website for a prolonged time.
When the website grows and gets back his investment, he sells the site with an enormous amount. It is one of his passions to build new sites and sell them.
Khalif farhan as a YouTuber
Khalid Farhan opened his YouTube channel named Khalid Farhan on 11 December 2016. The channel has 659K subscribers as of September 2022. He kept this name to create his personal branding.
It’s a Bengali language YouTube channel, and here he always shares his business, finance, and marketing ideas, views, and knowledge.
Besides business and marketing, he also talks about freelancing and the importance of personal branding to make his followers understand. Generally, every week he publishes two videos here.
He categorizes his videos on some topics, such as the white shirt show, random Thursday, graphics design basics, tea with Farhan, freelancing, etc.
Now, more than 300k subscribers subscribe to his channel and enhance their business and marketing knowledge. He earns nearly $20,000 per year from his YouTube channel.
Khalid Farhan as an author
He is not a professional book author. Many people want to ask him how to start a freelancing or online profession or a business. That’s why he wrote a book named “Ekhan Theke Shuru.” Vumi Prokash publication published this book. He mostly talks about careers in this book.
His second book is “Digital Marketing er Golpo,” which was published by Adommo Prakash publication. In his second book, he mostly talks about personal branding and selling strategies.
You will get both of the books from rokomary.com. It has categorized the first book for career development and the second book for branding marketing and selling. You may also be an author with tips here.
Some earnings, nearly $1,000-1,500, will enter into his wallet from the royalties of selling books, which is pretty good.
Khalid Farhan’s Facebook page
He also has an official Facebook page in his name. He promotes his business there, and now he has 526K+ followers. He influences this large number of followers by creating videos and posts to enroll in his course. It means he monetizes the followers in two ways. He will earn almost 20,000-30,000 dollars from this Facebook page advertising. And if anyone enrolls course by watching his videos, he also makes some money by selling the course.
Khalid Farhan As An Investor
You may hear the name of local bitcoin cryptocurrency, blockchain, etc. Though all of these are illegal in Bangladesh, they are legal in Ireland. He invests a portion of his income in all those sectors. So that every year he earns a small number of his earnings from this investment. But, the amount is not that significant because without selling those, there is no chance to get back the investment and profit.
Recently he has launched a Premium(paid) Formal Friday Newsletter service where subscribers will receive letters with business ideas weekly. The service has been priced at BDT 5,000 for a one time payment as a lifetime deal (LTD).
Personal Life of Khalid Farhan
He is a good-looking 29-year-old person, but he is not single! He is married but keeps his personal life off-screen. In Dublin, he lives alone, and his family lives in Bangladesh. He is an animal lover and has a pet cat. Even he shows his pet many times on his YouTube videos. To prove his SEO capability practically, he has also ranked himself as the most handsome man in Bangladesh. Previously, he ranked him as the smartest guy in Ireland.
He also loves to read books. He thinks books are the best option to gather knowledge and get new business ideas. But, yes, as he is passionate about business and marketing, he reads nonfiction business-related books.
But that doesn’t mean he always gets his new business ideas from books. Anyone can get business ideas by considering recent trends and people’s likings, dislikings, problems, etc.
Khalid Farhan’s Philosophy
One of his philosophies is that you must take action on this idea within the next 48 hours if you have a business idea. Otherwise, you will lose the motivation to go with the ideas and start a business.
Besides it, he also recommends investing a minimum amount in rectifying if the idea works or not. If the concept works, then go with it and grow your business. And if the idea doesn’t work, you will lose the minimum amount.
But without testing, you can’t determine which field or idea will be a golden match for you to earn your livelihood.
Best about Khalid Farhan
- He is very passionate about new ideas
- He can clarify issues fantastically
- He is flexible and open-minded
- He is very hard-working
- He loves to live as a minimalist
- He is versatile
- He is motivated and motivating
- He is helpful and productive
- He is a business guy
Worst about Khalid Farhan
- He sometimes leaves projects whimsically
- He lacks consistency after launching services
So, do you want to be a great entrepreneur like Khalid Farhan? If so, you have to learn many skills, take risks and test your ideas because nobody knows what will hit the goal and boom.
After reading the biography of Khalid Farhan, we hope you may initially understand he started with a business but then enhanced it. He creates multiple sources of income so that he doesn’t need to depend on one income source.
Farhan encourages 9 skills to keep you updated and forward-looking. The Skills are:
- 1- Blockchain
- 2- Video Editing
- 3- Cyber security
- 4- VR developer
- 5- Shopify or Web flow
- 7- Accounting
- 8- Sales
- 9- Marketing strategy