Everybody dreams about starting a business. I tried starting a business in education classifieds market in India a few year ago. While start-up sounds like an exciting word, the reality is far from it especially in the initial few years. In the first year, I struggled a lot to earn some money. But, it looked like finding a profitable business model will take a couple of months more. So to support my family and keep paying my education loan EMIs, I decided to start a consulting service.
I was already teaching at a coaching institute. I knew that once the results of the entrance exam were declared, they would get many queries from the students to help them prepare for the interviews. Since I had myself gone through the process, I decided to offer help to those looking for the guidance on how to prepare for the interviews. Initially the institute where I was teaching was hesitant about this idea. But I offered to do couple of sessions free of cost. They got a very positive feedback from the students and decided to offer me more business. I soon grew this business to other centers and cities.