Name: Maira Sarfraz
Business Name: ContentCreatorZ
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/contentcreatorz
Q: How long have you been working online?
A: Around 6 years
Q: Tell us about your business?
A: ContentCreatorZ is a one-stop solution for all your writing needs be it content creation, outsourcing your writing needs, freelance writing and much more. Pakistan based with an ever increasing, satisfied global clientele- with a proven track record of cost-effective affordable output, whatever be our client’s need.
Q: What inspired you to start your online business?
A: My father (Retd. Pakistan Army officer) is a copywriter. Though taking this concept online was my own initiative, but he was the inspiration.
Q: What did you do before starting your online firm?
A: I have worked as Asst. Controller Examination at LCWU (Lahore College for Women University) and as Asst. Manager Student Services and Admissions Department at LUMS before starting off my own firm.
Q: How do you juggle family and your online business?
A: I believe that no manager can be efficient until and unless he/ she knows the art of time management. That is how I manage it.
Q: What are your biggest challenges?
A: The field I am working in is still new at least in Pakistan. Finding trained staff is a huge challenge usually.
Q: What advice do you have for work from home women?
A: Take this work seriously. Build your online reputation while you work online. As Time magazine in 2000 mentioned that by 2020 most of the high earners will be working from home, make your mark to be one of them.
Q: In your early days, did you enjoy support and favors from your family or friend or was it all opposite?
A: Some of them were very supportive, others were worried about online scams. But no one was against my working online.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about working from home?
A: As a matter of fact, my firm has an office on ground too, so my experience is a mix of work from home and working from my own office. The best thing about it is flexibility of time table.
Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of working from home for women?
A: Biggest advantage is that it helps them in managing work life and home side by side. The biggest disadvantage is that many people do not take such careers seriously. They consider that the women are doing something unimportant by working from home.
Q: What resources do you recommend to women who want to start their own business?
A: Good command on the use of computer, hard work and a good plan. You need to know what you actually want to achieve.
Q: Are you seeking more women to feature on your business? If yes, what demographic and equipment she needs to have to work for your company?
A: Yes! And same as above.
Q: What are your goals for the future of your business?
A: This business and industry has a lot of prospects. I would like to see my firm amongst the top few in the world 5-10 years down the lane.
ContentCreatorZ is an online writing and research solution for all your writing needs.