Hi there, my name is Charles Dairo, founder of CKDigital, and here’s my story:
CKDIGITAL started as a ‘side hustle’ for me about about 7 years ago. I honestly didn’t think I had what it took to run a business full time. What I knew perfectly was that I loved web design, and was passionate about it.
I did a 3-month internship at a web design firm, then started working part-time at a church, while building my ‘side business’.
Little by little, people started noticing my work. They liked the quality of the websites I built. Some of these people referred me to others. I also learned SEO, and got my website to rank on the first page of Google. More people started getting in touch. It was exciting!
At a point, I couldn’t handle the demand, so I quit my job then faced CKDIGITAL full time. My mum allowed me convert the small store at her supermarket to my office. CKDIGITAL now had ‘Head Office’.
I hired my first team member. He didn’t know how to design websites, but was willing to learn. I taught him, and we started working together.
Fast forward to today: We are a team of 18 people, and have worked on over 400 projects.
We are not where we want to be, but we are far from where we used to be. Glory be to God!
This article was originally posted on Charles Dairo’s page on Linkedin