Meet Muhammad Husnain, a TOP Cert freelancer living with the dream to change the culture of traditional architecture business!
Tell us a bit about yourself. How did you get into freelancing?
I am a free soul, an architectural and interior designer and living with the dream to change the culture of traditional architecture business. I believe that architecture is a noble profession. I was in search of a platform where I could meet with international clients who are in need of creative professionals in architecture and the design industry.
What was your previous job before deciding to go freelance?
I worked within an industrial estate as a junior architect and spent 6 months of my life arranging files.
How did you come across PPH?
I found PPH on the web and tried it and it is my full time business now.
What was your first job like on PPH?
It was a very interesting project by a British industrial designer. The task was to convert cargo shipping containers in to living spaces. The challenge was accepted and the freelance journey began!
What is a typical day like for you?
For me every day is a challenging day and I hunger for new work. I wake up at around 8-9am and complete 15-20 minutes of reading to get me out of bed. After that I do callisthenics for 30 minutes which keeps me energised for the whole day. After breakfast I go to the office and start monitoring emails and start responding to clients. The work day goes on until 10 pm.
How does freelancing compare to a 9-5?
Well, if you ask me, freelancing is what I need to stay lively and passionate because it is a challenge every day. I love to work and do things my way which is not possible in 9-5 job. I can live a free life as well as a good life. And most of all freelancing created the entrepreneurial spirit within me which will definitely lead me to be a self-made millionaire!
What benefits have you found by using PPH?
COMMUNICATION. That is the first thing. I think that PPH really boosted my self confidence. Interaction with clients from different cultural backgrounds and societies really helps if you want to be an entrepreneur. Secondly I love the payment methods PPH introduced. Barrier free and easy.
What does your future hold? Where would you like to take this?
I am a free soul as I mentioned earlier. I want to create my own business empire that can serve humanity in any way. I want to learn the meaning of LIFE.
What are your top 5 tips for freelancers who are new to PPH?
- Look newbies. You want opportunities? Well here is your opportunity, just don’t lose your chance.
- Work hard, that is the most important thing. After that you will know what is required.
- Don’t be fake. Human beings are smart. Be honest and show your real value to clients.
- Don’t give up. Enough said!
- Improve your communication skills. If you are an expert in technical skills and don’t know how to convey a message or sell yourself, you are lost.
What are your top 5 architectural design tips for small businesses?
- As an architectural designer you need to talk less and think more.
- If you don’t have command on any 3D software tools you are not going to be able to deliver your concept/idea into reality.
- Sketchup is a giant. Don’t take it for granted. You can reach the highest level of productivity using it that you can’t imagine.
- Don’t go for perfection.
- Help those people who don’t have what you have got.
What web browser do you use?
If you were an animal, which one would you be and why?
I would prefer to stay a human…
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