Shilpi, Tanjim and Irene have turned around and become successful freelancer.

Shilpi Sen lost a leg in a train accident. Tanizm Rahman had to grow up in poverty in the family of a visually impaired small businessman father. It took Irene Akter a year to buy an old laptop. The three women grew up in adversity. The big difference between them is that all three have overcome obstacles. These three women are now successful freelancers. They all earn more than a thousand dollars a month doing various IT jobs outside Dhaka and have become self-sufficient. Today, March 8, International Women's Day, the story of three freelancers Shilpi Sen of Bagerhat, Tanjim Rahman of Manikgagya and Irene Akhter of Netrakona has been highlighted.


become successful freelancer
Become successful freelancer

Shilpi Sen, who lost a leg in a train accident, recovered:

Shilpi Sen was born on September 21, 1994 in Kananagar village in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat. Father Vikas Sen worked on ships. The Shilpi lost his mother when he was a child. His father remarried. From the age of four, the artist had to receive disrespect from his stepmother. He also had to leave his father's house when he was studying in the seventh grade. The artist had to study at the home of relatives, teaching his children and doing household chores.

The artist Sen wanted to stand on his own. Just when life is somewhat organized, a tragic accident occurs. At the time, Shilpi was a student at Kumudini Institute of Nursing in Mirzapur, Tangail. But in a train accident his leg was amputated. dream state The artist has specialized in information technologies to turn around from that place. He is now successful as a free or self-employed professional. He earns about two lakh taka a month.

Sundarban Express reached Mirzapur station from Khulna at 4:30 am on March 5, 2016. Shilpi Sen met with an accident while getting off the train. His feet were left under the wheels of the train. Famous doctors and nurses saved him in a desperate effort. But his left leg had to be amputated. Since then, crutches and artificial legs have been Sen's companions.

Shilpi wants to do something for himself, he doesn't want to stay at home. He then dedicated himself to independent outsourcing. Become efficient. There wasn't much work in the first round. He started freelancing again last year after taking a break for a while. The artist began to get a lot of work in the second phase. From the first month after the break, he worked for an average of two lakh rupees. Sitting in Bagerhat as a freelancer, Shilpi works on Facebook Ads and Google Ads campaigns. Most of his work comes from the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain and Germany. The artist's dream is to do something for people with physical disabilities. He said: 'I have seen how many disabled people are neglected. It hurts me a lot. That's why I want to be by my side and just like my fellow soldiers.

Shilpi Sen told over the phone: “Welcome all women on Women’s Day.” If we pay special attention to the respect and rights of women, then our society can be better. Eliminate the words "I can't" from your life. You should be able to do it anyway. As a woman I want to tell all women that we all have talent. Those who are successful have developed talent, while others remain inactive. Find the valuable resource within you, be self-reliant, live independently, dream and take your talents to greater heights through education.'


The fate of the poor world is now in the hands of Tanjim:

The father found it difficult to maintain the education of four children in a poor family. The father then advised his daughter Tanjim Rahman to join the humanities department instead of science in high school. But Tanjim wanted to study science. He decided to pay for his studies himself. Since then, Tanjim has been thinking about making money. Tanjim Rahman lives in Chanduir village of Garpara Union of Manikganj Sadar Upazila. Tanzim Rahman is the second of four children of his father Sahinur Rahman, a visually impaired small businessman, and his mother, Shilpi Begum.

Tanjim is still a student. He is studying the third year of Bachelor (Honours) in Botany at Govt Devendra College, Manikganj. In parallel with his studies, he usually works as a freelancer. Sitting in Manikganj, his income is an average of two lakh taka per month.

Tanjim increased the cost of education by teaching four or five students while studying at the university. Four to five hours were dedicated to teaching. He used to earn about five thousand taka a month. After finishing high school, he tried to get a job, but did not succeed.

He thought of helping the family financially by entering the first year of graduation (with honors). But how? Tanjim Rahman told: 'That time I tried to learn about outsourcing to freelancers. After much searching on Facebook and YouTube, I found out about it. Tanjim was admitted to a government LEDP course. However, he could not complete the course despite being admitted. Because he didn't have his own computer. My father couldn't afford to buy a computer either. Tanjim said: "I tell my father many times. But he couldn't afford to buy a computer while running a grocery store and paying for the family and everyone's education.

Tanjim started tutoring again. He tries to buy a computer. He used to earn 9,000 taka a month teaching students. After a year, in 2021, he bought a computer for 42 thousand taka. After purchasing new problems. Tanjim said: 'No one in my family knew anything about IT, freelancing. Everyone told me that I am making a mistake by buying a computer. But I was determined to achieve my goal.

Currently, Tanjim works at 5R, a website for online freelancers. His field of work is Digital Marketing. More specifically, he works with Facebook and Google ads. He earns between $1,500 and $2,000 a month. Apart from this, he also worked for two companies in the United States and Canada, based in Manikganj. On future plans, Tanjim said: 'I want to form a team. At least 10 people in that group can be financially prosperous and take responsibility for the family. "Everyone must respect the determination, courage and dedication of women," added Tanjim Rahman.



Day Job, Night Freelance: Irene Akhter's Story of Daily Change:

It took Irene Akhter almost a year to buy a laptop. That Irene now earns about a thousand dollars a month, which is equivalent to about one hundred thousand takas in Bangladeshi currency. Irene Akhter works as a freelancer in IT.

Irene moved to Gazipur after passing higher secondary school in 2012 from Barhatta Degree College, Netrakona. Graduated from Bhawal Badre Alam Government College, Gazipur, from National University of Bengal in 2018 (Honours) and postgraduate degree in 2020. After that, Irene got a job as a computer operator at Sheikh Nursing College and Specialist Hospital Fazilatunecha Mujib Memorial KPG in Gazipur.

Irene knows digital marketing like a computer. He likes her. If you have time, watch this video online. Another reason for wanting to become self-employed was his interest in smartphones and computers since he was little. After watching several digital marketing videos over the phone, he realized that this job cannot be learned without a computer.

Irene Akhter told: “So I decided to buy a laptop with my salary money.” He didn't want to stress the family. After working hard for a year, I collected Tk 30,000. Every month I used to give some money to my mother and brother. When I asked my mother to buy a laptop, she gave me her savings. I added another 12 thousand taka and bought an old laptop for 42 thousand taka. My freelance work began.

House of Irene Akhter in Yasmadhav village of Barhatta police station in Netrakona district. Her father's name is Md. Chanddu Mia. He is a farmer. Mother Sufia Khatun is a housewife. Irene is the youngest of the two siblings. The father who suffered from tuberculosis was often sick and unable to work. Irene saw the face of success after working hard for a year. Her first job was at Google Ads and cost 29,000 takas in Bangladeshi currency. This is approximately 2020. Currently her monthly income exceeds 1000 USD.

On the occasion of Women's Day, Irene Akhter said: 'I am a woman, can I do it? I can not do it; This mindset is the biggest barrier to women's success. You have to get out of this way of thinking. I can, I have to.

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