“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”
Success is not an overnight phenomenon as generally, people see or perceive. It takes a lot of efforts, perseverance, well-directed goal, well-constructed planning and devoted execution thereof and last but not the least, a continuous learning from mistakes.
Here we are narrating you one of the justified, if not the perfect, stories of hard-earned success. It is a story of a man who belongs to a small city, a city without any advancement in the field of internet accessibility. All it had were one or two cyber cafes and those too with slow dial-up connections. The story is about Mr Manish Bansal, Co-founder,www.newstrend.news and Newstrend Network Communication Private Limited.
Being born, in 1979, in Khariar city, a ‘Notified Area Council’ in Nuapada district of the Indian state of Odisha, he completed his graduation from IGNOU. He started working as a traditional businessman as he believes ‘one should never hesitate of starting from zero’ and later he went on to become a well-known entrepreneur in the domain of news and media industry. He illuminates one should not be afraid of failures. According to him “When you fail at something, you actually gain a little bit of experience and starting again along with that experience might be able to get better results next time”. He strongly urges not to give up and believe in perseverance.
He further explains the significance of compassion. He quotes “Having a passion for work is the key to success”. He also adds “Always remember to ask yourself a question: When was the last time you did something new for the first time?”
At the early stage of his career, he was engaged in his family business of rice production despite having no interest in it solely due to it being the only source of his and his family’s survival. After not achieving much there, he started looking for other avenues. As he has a great interest in internet and social media, he started his first news and media website “Newstrend.in” in 2015 but got little success and consequently had to close it down. But he did not give up and started with more energy and determination and the result is in front of us.
Speaking about the ideology of Newstrend, Mr. Bansal replied “the world is full of information and in order to keep up with the fast pace of life where it becomes difficult to find the time and read a newspaper, here at Newstrend.news we make data engaging and accessible to millions of users by using online portal as a medium…” Newstrend is an omnium-gatherum or collection of all important news and other informative content which one should be aware of.
According to Alexa, the website, as on today, ranks 1271 in the world and 25 in India. Newstrend holds a total area of approximate 100000 sq. feet whereas office area is of 5000 sq.feet in Khariar.
As per KousikSaraf, an entrepreneur, “the way Newstrend is working, it will achieve tremendous success in the coming years.” The revenue earning model of Newstrend is very transparent and democratic. It generates revenue through programmatic advertisement, Facebook audience network, Google AdSense etc. It generated INR 50 million last year and aiming at a growth rate of around 150% in the upcoming years.
Mr.Bansal is very proactive in his approach as he is fully aware of the ever-changing environment of business, particularly the media industry and he is ready to adapt and respond to those unforeseen changes as he says “Today people consume our content, but it might get a change in coming days. Newstrend will remain at forefront of that change.”