M.Sai Vignesh began his business career at the age of 12, starting out as a young web designer with help of his parents.
Bizztor caught up with him to find out more about how he has found life as a young businessman.
Tell about you and How you started:
I am M.Sai Vignesh, 16 years old from Chennai, India. I am homeschooled. Being homeschooled gave me opportunity to spend more time on internet.
Internet has helped me to learn and communicate with people from various countries. I owe my parents for that, they have always been there for me when I needed help.
I have been involved with various projects. Ranging from web hosting service to community forums.
I actually love working on projects. When you work on a lot of projects, you will have more success rate.
My journey with Infobis started in 2012. It started as a web development company. My father has helped me with it.
What is your startup All about:
Infobis is about innovation. Our website: http://www.infobis.xyz/ We have 6 subsidiaries as of Feb, 2016. I wouldn’t call it a customer pain. Customers are strong assets of a company, without customers we are nothing.
I will tell about each of them.
Jurassic Host – It is our web hosting company. I believe that people deserves to have access to a cheap web hosting to kickstart their online businesses and websites. We provide hosting at a cost of $1.
Real Forums – It is our discussion forum. You can discuss about almost any topic in Real Forums. We connect people through Real Forums. If there is someone I need to give a shoutout, that would be Mike and Hugo. They both administrate and manage Real Forums with me.
HorusVPN – It is our VPN (Also known as virtual private network) You can change your IP address and location with it. Not all websites on internet are reliable and also with agencies spying on people. I believe that internet users need to have privacy at an affordable price. We offer VPN for only $1.50 USD per month.
FlickFish – It is a world first browser-based multiplayer fish game. You spawn as a fish in the sea, eat green algae and other fishes to grow. You automatically lose X% amount of your size once in a few seconds, so you need to keep eating in order to stay big.
Horrorica – It is our horror ebook publication company. We have published one ebook so far.
No 1 Web Portal – It is our web portal. You can find a top list of educational, gaming and job websites, also tips.
What was the first thing you did to get the word out about your startup
We tried various marketing methods. Most of them failed and only a few worked. Our main concept was advertising our products on various forums such as WarriorForums, HackForums and etc.
Advertising is our main priority after customers. We believe that a company cannot succeed without proper advertisement.
We have went through a lot of hard times. Our sites were hacked multiple times, databases being released and being threatened. We improved the security of our websites after these events happened.
I have made sure to not give up and doubt myself.
Would you have any inspirational tips from your own experience
Yes, I do! Just don’t give up when you fail. If your project fails, don’t give up. It is also suggested to get your hands into multiple projects than one, so you will have more success rate.
Always remember this quote: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison.
Try to find an unique and innovative concept. If there are competitors on the area of your business. Do best than them.
Always remember that customers are great assets. Without customers, a company is nothing.