Thanks for stopping by our little corner on the internet.
We’re Karim & Mariam, Two passionate married couple from Hurghada, Egypt. We’re interested in entrepreneurship, startups, and the internet. We’re the creators behind GrowCheap. We find a great interest in sharing thoughts and insights about blogging and making money online.
We started up GrowCheap out of a real passion for helping others to start their online side hustling careers. We’re targeting to be the number one online resource to grow an online hustle on a budget. Our real core is that you don’t need to have so much money to get started; however, all you need are hard work, persistence, and time.
Life is so awesome. We’re living in the beautiful stress-free city Hurghada with our little princess Carmen. Thankfully, we’re leading a happy life enjoying every single moment together.
We were close friends since 2009. We studied together at the school of medicine, Ain Shams University in Cairo. We got our M.D Degrees back in December 2012. Proudly, We had no any tech-related studies but passion. This passion was the whole thing!
How did we Get Started?
Entrepreneurship has been inside us since 2009 when we got our very first freelancing job. It was a logo design task which we got paid roughly $7 USD for it. This was actually the first payment we’ve ever received online.
We were like so proud, and we got to believe that we seriously have something to offer our clients and get paid for. We liked it very much, and we started to dedicate more time to our freelancing career.
Things worked out so awesome. We got multiple projects lined up on our schedule. We helped dozens of clients to establish their online career as we were mainly developing websites, designing graphics, and coding astonishing web pages.
We managed to line up a very good savings amount out of our freelancing work. We were always thinking about leveling up our online business.
Freelancing is great, but we had several questions in mind: Would we keep trading hours for dollars until the rest of our life? Would we be able to spend 40 hours a week when we’re like 40+ years old or something?
Freelancing is really awesome, but the fact is that if you got sick or spent a vacation with the family for like a few days, your income would be heavily affected. During the summer, clients are not on their desks, and thus your freelancing activity would significantly decrease.
We thought like the great idea would be investing in a real business. We wanted to start-up a business that grows passively without us being so soaked and involved +40 hours a week. We wanted the freedom to go on a vacation, to travel the world, or even to get sick while the money is still rolling in and not so much affected!
GrowCheap, Blogging as a Career:
What’s amazing about the internet side hustling is that you can run multiple successful businesses and grow as you go. We learned it the hard way not to put all the eggs in one pocket. Since then, we made sure to create and invest in multiple streams of income.
On December 2015, We got to know about blogging and how bloggers can make fortunes right from their online blogs. It was when I – Karim – first stumbled upon Pat Flynn’s website: The Smart Passive Income. I was like wondering how he could make close to the six figures on monthly basis passively out of his online blog.
I delved deeper into this route to find out more, and surprising I was hooked from day one. We started up GrowCheap blog initially out of a huge inspirational spike. I as so motivated and I thought like the money is just sitting there waiting for us to start-up a blog!
Launch, Abandon, Re-Launch:
We launched the blog for the first time back in December 2015. We started blogging with high success hopes. A few weeks later, we were very disappointed as we found out that we were putting in time and efforts with so minimal or no traffic at all. Nobody cares about what we blog about!
We abandoned the blog for a long time until recently we started back blogging. I believe that what happened was we got so motivated to start a blog and make millions. We didn’t make millions, so we abandoned the blog for a while.
During that time, we learned indirectly about the real core of blogging and how it’s having a huge potential to make fortunes of money as a one man show. I’m not sure what happened exactly, but back in July 2016, we decided to give it a try and re-launch GrowCheap blog once more.
Although blogging seriously has a huge potential for making six figures and even more, The term passive income doesn’t mean it will be completely passive. You still need to work hard for it.
What I don’t like about tons of bloggers on the internet is that they give you a fake inspiring feel that once you set up an online blog, money will start rolling in passively without moving a toe!
What GrowCheap is All About?
GrowCheap is all about helping others to start up and grow their own blogging career on a budget. While we are working on inspiring and helping people from around the world, our main target is to grow the Egyptian blogging community and help them realize the real power of blogging.
Our main goal behind GrowCheap is to help others start and grow their online blogging career on a budget. Blogging is one of the great businesses that could be started on a real budget which means you can just start it out of few or no pre-investment.
Many people don’t know about it, and they think like they need to spend lots of money to start their online career. We’re delivering information and useful insights about how to start and grow a blog on little or no budget and start making money out of it.
GrowCheap will help you to …
- Start and run a WordPress blog successfully.
- Optimize your blog and Get traffic from search engines.
- Increase your social media presence.
- Monetize your blog to make more money.
If you’re new to GrowCheap, you might want to read some of our favorite posts:
- The Ultimate Guide: Start A Blog In Less Than 3 Minutes
- 13 Important Things To Do After Installing WordPress
- How To Get Your Blog Noticed: The Ultimate Guideline
- The Ultimate Beginner’s SEO Checklist
- List Building: How To Grow Your Email List From Zero?
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We’re working on delivering a real bright inspiration to millions of others in Egypt and around the world. Our main goal is to help you as well as many others to start and grow their online hustling careers.
The internet is seriously offering tons of opportunities to millions of people. You don’t have to have hundreds of thousands of dollars to start a business. You can start your own online business with the price of a cup of coffee and grow it into a million dollars business!
Yes, you can.
In order to prove it right for you, I’m taking the challenge to flip this little blog into a business that turns in $10,000 per month by December 2017. The challenge is on now and I will write updates about it on the monthly income reports.
Do not forget to subscribe to our mailing list to receive the monthly update and to see whether I will succeed or fail with this goal to achieve $10k per month by December 2017.