About Yasir Khan

 

Yasir Khan

The Early Years

My name is Yasir Khan and I was born on Aug 28, 1985 in Pakistan. Since the very beginning, I went to The City School, one of the best schools of my country. As far as I remember, till the age of 15, I wanted to be an astronaut, because one of my uncles worked in NASA.

At that age, astronauts used to be the “cool” people, thus fueling my desire to become one too. Those years, I also had a major fascination with science, simply because my dad was a mechanical engineer and my mom was a medical doctor.

It was at the end of high school that I started getting more interested in business. Although I always used to always hear that “being an engineer or  a doctor was THE thing to do”, through my biased research, I somehow figured that it was the “business people” who ended up making the most money. That was a big enough reason for me to switch my focus to business.

In 2003, I got admission in Lahore University of Management Sciences and started studying Economics. After a couple of semesters, I realized that economics wasn’t exactly business, that it just contained abstract ideas and the fact that there were 15 answers to the same question drove me crazy. I switched to Accounting and Finance soon.

Even though I used to get top grades in all my courses, something just did not click. Even Accounting and Finance did not interest me.

Through a change in circumstances in 2006, my family moved to Canada, giving me more venues to “explore” my options about what I wanted to do in life.


Coming to Canada:

Migrating to Canada was exciting since it was a big change for me. I was given admission at York University, Toronto, where I started studying Finance (again).

Even though Finance had then started to interest me, I wanted to be known for something different. For that reason, I started reading biographies of people who were successful in many other, more unconventional fields such as domainers, CPA network owners, website flippers, Adsense arbitrage-ers and Forex.

 

The Forex Craze:

I will be honest with you. Since the very start, I never liked the idea of “going to work”. Now, that does not mean I was lazy. I just never wanted to work for anyone else.

I learnt about Forex trading from a friend of mine. Listening to all the hype, I decided to give it a try.

“What was there to lose?”, I said?

I reasoned that if countless other people were making millions trading currency, I could get a small piece of that pie as well.

Turned out I was wrong.

I lost my first $500 in the first month but I did not quit. I thought “there just has to be a code out there for me to crack in order to make tons of money trading currencies!”.

A year later, after losing a grand total of $5,500 (which was a lot of money for me at that time), I came to the conclusion that there was no secret code to crack, that the market was more or less random, that the banks actually had a vested interest in making you lose money (so they turn up with a profit) and that the foreign-exchange market is one of the most efficient ways of burning through your hard-earned money.


The Internet Marketing Craze:

With the currency trading not helping me become a millionaire, I wanted to try my luck in something different. In July 2008, I came across Plug-in-Profit website, started by Stone Evans. The sales pitch of the website conveyed this idea: Start a website for free, put in $300, make $5000 every month.

Being an Accounting & Finance major, I decided that making $5000 every month with only $300 down was a great ROI.

So I tried it out, and instead of wasting only $300, I managed to throw over another $5000 down the drain in 2-3 months.

Disgruntled, I decided to get rid of the PIPS website that I had built and started studying SEO, affiliate marketing and all the various techniques the “successful” people were using in order to make money.

I visited the Warrior Forum, spent thousands on internet marketing ebooks and courses, subscribed to hundreds of “free” mailing lists which were supposed to provide me the most coveted secrets and finally started understanding what SEO and online marketing is all about.


Quantum SEO Labs:

In February 2009, I decided to form Quantum SEO. The reason for doing so is simple. I was having success with SEO and internet marketing, and I wanted to help others out.

In the beginning, marketing this company was very difficult. I had to spend around 6-8 hours everyday (without taking the weekend off) in order to get it up and running. In the first 2 months, I got no sales and very little traffic. But through hard-work, I now have a steady stream of traffic to the website.

Fast forward 3 years and we now work with over 150 clients from 15 countries around the globe.

 

My fascination with online marketing:

First of all, it is important to know that there is  huge difference between traditional marketing and online marketing.

The fact that you will always be able to find loopholes in search engines had always caught my attention. In online marketing, things change, and sometimes a bit too quickly.

Because there is constant change, there is more room (and more of a necessity) to try out new techniques, which leads to more possibilities of benefiting from such techniques.

No matter what anyone tells you, there is always a good chance you can out-compete commercial giants online. I have done so many times myself, although it had been more of a temporary gain.

However , in the “real” world, that possibility simply does not exist.

Combine all this with the comfort of working from home and the ability to outsource most of my work and you have a winning proposition.

 

My activities these days:

These days I am in the process of expanding Quantum SEO but I am working on many side projects as well.

I currently own over 400 websites in many different niches and try finding out new ways to promote them every week.

We currently have over 25 people working with us. My team consists of website designers and programmers, database managers, link builders, CPA network specialists etc.

It is a great experience managing my team and discussing new ideas and techniques with them.

If you have ever been interested in SEO, banner ads, Adwords, CPA networks etc. and have any questions, give me a shout because I have gone through a lot of trouble trying to figure them out.

 

My unique selling proposition:

There are a ton of SEO companies out there, so why should you even consider hiring me?

Let me give you a few reasons:

1. Always available on the phone: It does not matter where you are in the world. If you have questions, just give me a call and we can talk on the phone for upto 30 minutes if you like.  Most SEO company owners will never do this because they know how costly this proposition can turn out to be.

2. International clients: Quantum SEO has many international clients so chances are, we already have worked with websites in your vertical. That translates into more experience and better results.

3. Small company: I run a small company compared to other SEO companies out there. This means that our processes can easily be changed and the solutions are more customizable. 60% of our clients stay with us for just that reason.

4. I always try new methods: Instead of sticking to old methods which provide lower and lower returns over time, I have a knack for trying new methods almost every month. This means more potential return for you.

 

 

How Can I Help You?

Since I do not treat my business as a job, I am happy to answer any and all questions you might have, even if we do not formally work together.

If you have a new website and don’t know how to promote it, give me a call. If your site just got penalized by the latest Penguin algo, I could help you out there as well :)

We actually have a very informal relationship with most of the clients who have been with us since the beginning. For them it is less about link building and more about discussing new ideas (and sometimes just chilling together over a cup of coffee).

 


The Future:

Even though I do not have a crystal ball with me, I foresee a very bright future.

I recently graduated from the DeGroote School of Business in April 2011 and received my MBA degree.

But completing a degree is only a small part of the education. I am fully involved in managing my business and websites as we speak.

That being said, one of my major goals is to share my experiences with you. If you come to my blog and learn something new, it would justify the existence of my blog. I strongly feel that my time spent learning internet marketing & SEO will help you by reducing your learning curve.

In the end, if you have any questions or comments, please don’t be shy to contact me!

76 thoughts on “About Yasir Khan

  1. The careeer path between yours and mine looks the same. Also shifted myself from Forex to webmastering after loosing tons of money.

  2. Hi excellent website! Does running a blog similar to this take a great deal of work? I’ve absolutely no expertise in programming but I was hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyways, should you have any suggestions or tips for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off topic but I simply needed to ask. Thanks!

  3. Very nice bio man. I have taken a similar path (although I haven’t lost nearly as much money as you seem to have). But sometimes that’s what it takes to succeed.

    I’m from Ontario as well (about an hour from TO). Would be cool to get in touch.

  4. Assalam-0-Alaikum,

    Yasir, it’s good to see that still their are people like you. Who want to learn and earn something from life rather then following the old mechanical & structured way of life. I also changed my field 3 times to search the best & most interesting field for myself. Now I’m about to finish my “Masters in Advertising” in the end of 2011. I do have a knowledge & experience of SEO, blogging, online marketing and social media activities. Planning to start my own business online. I’m also interested in your knowledge that you have found by your own experience, can you share it with me.

    Thanks Bro, it’s really nice to read your blog, it reminded me my old days…… :)

  5. Nice information about yourself. As I am also an internet marketer, I have gone through many of the things you have mentioned. Finally, from the past 1-2 years, things have started to fall in place alhamdulillah and my earnings have reached a decent level mashallah.

  6. interesting journey you’ve had. im currently studying seo&sem myself and feel that seo is losing the importance among marketers. as getting a site up in the search engines is not a big achievement. maintaining its position is which is impossible to do without quality content.
    But your blogs are very insightful. pleasure reading them.

  7. Very good site you have here. There is much to learn about SEO here, you have provided great info. I have never seen such a big list of different SEO techniques to use. Thanks

  8. Hi Yasir,
    I want to know more on Virtual Assistant as well as Online Marketing, Sir Yasir with the content of your input and write ups it seems to me that you want to extend help. In this juncture, may i ask your input on online marketing?
    Thanks and More Power

  9. hi! i’m at the job at the moment so i did not have the time to read all of the article, but i do like the things i read and i’ll read some more on your blog when i get home.. Got a lot of things to complete here =) do you happen to have a username at facebook? ;) Thank you, Maldiverna Resor

  10. A.A YAsir Khan I m really very impressed by your biography. Now i want to work with you. I have ever heard that you do some work at soft wares. Now you are working at senuke. Kindly grant me opportunity to work with you. thanks.

  11. hi yasir khan, u are very much inspiring for ppl like me who don’t have any success on online marketing u r story truly narrates of u r confident in reaching the goal despite hurdles best of luck

  12. Hi Yasir:

    I am very impressed with the way you pursued your goals. I plan to follow your example and not waver in pursuing my dreams.

    I want to have my own website to post my articles and possibly, my ebooks on food, health and self-help. Is there any way I can do this on my own and not spend for web hosting. I am on a very limited budget and make income only through freelance writing.

    Thank you for your inspiration.

    Doris C.

  13. I also have a similar story as yours. In my case, I had to do study at least three college courses, before, I found my own footage. I am happy, doing what I like the most. Great piece!

  14. Interesting story.

    If you are indeed interested in sharing ideas, particularly in the realm of SEO and disciplines it connects with, I recommend connecting with Erika Napoletano. She is _the_ person I think of when the words “different” and “success” come together. Erika is the author of “The Power of Unpopular: A Guide to Building Your Brand for the Audience Who Will Love You (and why no one else matters)”, a fantastic resource that I believe you can use.

    Best to you!

    –Philip D. Mann

  15. Hi Yasir,
    I want to know more as well as Online Marketing, Mr. Yasir with the content of your input it seems to me that you want to extend help. I ask your input on online marketing?
    Thanks and More Power.

    Reds

    Babiker Hussein

  16. I have been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours About Yasir Khan | SEO Blog – Quantum SEO Labs. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  17. Hi Yasir,
    I am from India. It was very interesting to read about you. Although I am 7 years younger to you but I see so many similarities between you and me, like I also dreamed about going to NASA more or less till high school ( I actually wanted to be an astronaut..!). I realized it later that it was so impossible for me. I also had the Forex craze back in 2010 although I did generate $200 in profit by an investment of $100 but it was mere luck. I had no idea what I was doing. I quit it then when I was suggested that how quickly things can turn over in Forex. Great blog!

    Regards,
    Anirudh Bahadur

  18. Hi Dear,
    I like your professional contents. I belong to Delhi India.
    I have a question , this question always confused me. Because My background is IT Sector and Now I am working in SEO field. This field not suitable for me.because My qualification is MCA. So please suggest me about SEO career briefly.

  19. i got here by luck, Mr yasir our story is same but the only difference is you lost in Forex and you shifted and i lost in getting online admission in university of manitoba canada..after that i started my own company under our registered trademark of Maxx international labs and pharma. i have done alot of work in learning and understanding seo since i was in 8th class. even i saw my own reflection while reading your blog. Thanks for the great stuff

  20. Your story is very interesting as well as impressive! and i hope you do great in the future as well. I just didn’t like how you degraded Forex lol; Ive been trading Forex for a little over 4 years now as well as other leveraged products on different markets. Last year i gained 312% in a quarter and got employed by Merrill Lynch to lead their trading floors on wall street, thats how i made my first million and i am 21. Either way Good luck! you have a bright future

  21. Hello Yasir,

    We need to make a website where people who want to publish their books could do so by choosing paper, size, different types of binding, getting a price (including shipping), paying the amount and uploading files.

    How do I go about it or would you know somebody who could do this.

    Best regards,
    Arun

  22. Assalam-o-alaikum,
    Dear Yasir I really appreciate you because I also just cross parts like even I also lose my much money in forex trading and I am also working as SEO.I would like to be your friend as well because your introduction is enough to impress me.You can sand me email to start communication as well thanks.

    Regards,
    Muhammad Ali

  23. Hi Yasir,

    I read your blog and its very impressive that how you achieved the goal and started your own business after a long struggle.
    I completed a SEO course from Islamabad, Pakistan and planning to start work from home, on the other hand I am learning oDesk too.
    I didn’t start work till now.
    Give me suggestions that how can I improved myself in the field of SEO.
    Omar…..

  24. Yasir

    Wow! Can not believe that I found your blog??? through all these years! I am that friend that introduced Forex to you I think or maybe something like that. Do you remember? I will contact you, but your facebook link is not working.

  25. Hello Yasir,

    I am new in this field. Can you tell me how to Generate Organic Traffic for my site. Because i want to do something like you. How to Start a Forex Business?

    Best Regards
    Rajeev Kashyap

  26. Wow.. what an amazing story.

    It really shows that the road to success is not always linear. It’s about following your passions and keep moving forward.

    Thanks or sharing.

  27. Just knowing that Yasir has such high aspirations for his life would be a discouraging thing for me because the fact that he is now an SEO guru would indicate to me that you have to be a numbers guru, or at least have that kind of patience to succeed in SEO. That is what I would have thought had it not been for the easy to understand SEO lessons he provides on this blog. One thing we have in common: we don’t like working for anyone.

  28. I have heard about Forex trading, but I simply cannot afford to lose the little money that I have saved up over the years. I know better than to risk money especially in the stock market. You can lose your ass in the stock market. If you take your chances, you better have a surplus that you can afford to lose. You know what they say, “scared money don’t make money. In my opinion the stock market is not much better than sports gambling.

  29. This was interesting and I am looking forward to reading more blogs like this. You have done a great job on this and his story was very interesting. I had no idea that you could do this with a blog like this but now that I do I am looking forward to reading more of them. Keep up the great work you have done you can tell you like what you do.

  30. If you do a search for Forex trading, you will be inundated with a ton of search results. There are so many sites that facilitate or teach you about forex trading. I agree with one of the readers, you should have a surplus of money in order to be able to trade in the stock market comfortably. Otherwise you could lose your ass. Some people like Yasir are willing to risk money in the search for some better way to generate profits.

  31. The first thing that one should know before Trading Forex is that it is done entirely online. There is no question of the cumbersome paperwork that used to be the case with the traditional form of stock exchange. It is also a very fast process and has a steep learning curve, so I would not jump into this kind of trading with scared money.

  32. I never thought about doing something like this to get myself known but it is actually very effective I think now that I have read yours and have seen the comments left and the outcome of people that have visited your site. Keep up the good work you are doing a great job and I know this is something that you enjoy doing so keep it up.

  33. I know a guy who had seen his account wiped out three times since he started trading currencies. Yet he still keeps returning to the high-risk, high-reward foreign-exchange market for more. Many people call it gamblingand he agrees. Another guy who began currency trading in 2003 after trading stocks for years, cites the ease of opening an account and getting a free charting program up and running quickly. He is one of a rapidly growing number of retail forex traders around the world.

  34. When you first learnt about the potential for investing in forex trading, you probably felt that was a good venture to look into. You must have heard the success stories and felt you could be the next forex millionaire. But then, just before you started investing or trading, you heard the sob stories. You probably heard of the large percentage of loss-makers and the many scammers who have invaded the fx exchange market. And that’s when your initial fear set in.

  35. From what I know, forex trading carries a high level of risk. The market could move against you. Fluctuations in the foreign exchange rate between the time you place a trade and the time you close it out will affect the price of your forex contract and the potential profit and losses relating to it. You could lose your entire investment. As mentioned earlier, leverage allows you to hold a large forex position with a relatively small amount of money.

  36. You have done something very unique here and I am looking forward to seeing the rest of what you have to offer. This has made me think of how I can get my information out to the world and I think this will work perfectly. Thank you for the time you put into this to make it such a good blog post. Keep them coming because you are teaching people.

  37. You did a great job on your post I have never seen anything quite like this before but I like how you did it and I think I might still the idea and do this myself. Would you mind posting what has happened sense you did this and put it out on the air for us because I know there are more people like me that are curious how it worked and the results.

  38. The craze for Forex trading in many parts of the world is beyond imagination. As people look for alternative ways to make money in the face of dwindling incomes and disappearing jobs, more people are discovering online Forex trading as a potential way of making “easy money. In some countries, you can hardly walk into three streets without seeing some form of Forex-related advertisement.

  39. I hear about forex robot, forex trading, many people making lots and lots of money, immediate and crazy profits, heavy earnings is such a short period of time… Making profits a hundred folds in Forex trading in a matter of hours…. not years, not months, not days; I’m talking about hours. Is it true or is there a bubble that already has or is about to burst?

  40. I see what you are doing here and this is a great idea. This is even better than doing something like this on Facebook because I think that more people still are going to see this rather than the other. Great idea and thank you for sharing it with us because now maybe I can do something like this to get my name and face out there as well.

  41. I love what you have done here this is a great idea and I hope more people will start doing this. It makes so much sense and the more you can put out there about yourself the better off you are going to be and the more business you will get because people will feel like they know you already. This is a great blog as well thank you for sharing it with us.

  42. If you are really keen on making money, you should think about getting a stake in the trading business. And these days, apart from the conventional stock market trading, it has not only become fashionable but also very profitable to try out Forex Trading Systems. However, I do not think you should do it if you are playing with scared money. You do not want to wind up broke and suicidal.

  43. I am going to send this post to my son, he doesn’t like the idea of going to work either and I don’t even think he wants to run his own business. So I am hoping that your story will inspire him to get off his butt and make something of himself. He is planning on getting married and doesn’t have a job to support them yet, what else can I do?

  44. Telling your story like this has been a real inspiration to me and I am looking forward to doing something about my life now. I am like you were I don’t want to work for the other guy and this is something that is going to help me not have to anymore. Keep these post coming because I am learning a lot about this stuff and can’t wait to read more about it.

  45. That is certainly an impressive background that Yasir has. I think that his background has something to do with his determination to try out forex trading. This is intimidating to me. I do not think I can drive myself to risk money in any form of the stock market. I just have seen too many cases of persons losing their ass and I don’t want to lose any money.

  46. What I know about forex trading is that if you’re talking about trading news spikes, unless you understand the underlying economics is pretty risky. Safe is not quite the operative term here but the expected relative impact. I hear that rright now any news from the Eurozone are huge market movers. About a month ago it was all about “sequester” in the US. follow the progress on major economic and political happening, but beware of NFP and ECB.

  47. It sounds like you have been very successful in the line of work you decided to go into and the fact that you strove to be your own boss is a great plan and a very exciting one as well. I am graduating college this next year and your right I don’t want to waste the money I have spent on someone else’s company I want to start ne myself, thank you for the courage.

  48. Unfortunately, many people can relate all too well with wasting time and money in currency trading. I don’t think this would be the first time a disgruntled day trader decided to research income opportunities in cyberspace. My father was once dabbling in the stock market before he took an interest in affiliate marketing. For that, he turned to me to help him because I had been a freelance developer for many years.

  49. In my opinion, I would much rather take my chances with web marketing rather than the trading of commodities. You can lose much more money in the stock market than you can in internet marketing – unless you consider your time to be very valuable, in which case, you could wind up losing more money than you think because if you don’t know how to work smart in web marketing, you can wind up wasting a lot of time.

  50. This was a very different approach to getting your face out there and your life story. It was interesting and encouraging and I am hoping to have my daughter read this and encourage her to get off her butt and do something like this as well. Thank you for the ammunition to do just that and please keep posting anymore information that you may have.

  51. I certainly agree. Who among us doesn’t shutter with fear at the thought of risking money in the stock market. Commodities trading is Forex trading, right? Anyway, I really cannot understand how stock brokers make such a good living. I guess you have to have lots of money to understand how people can be so bold as to play the game in the stock market. The average income earner simply cannot afford to risk what little he earns.

  52. When I asked my personal ecommerce expert, he said one huge trend in ecommerce will be the continued empowerment of the consumer. No one telling the shopper what to buy, when to shop and how much to pay. I guess it is true. Too many retailers are failing by not realizing that consumers want to do it on their terms. Time to give them the key to the car. Empower them and you’ll win loyalty. Have you noticed also that mobile apps that let you charge credit cards are becoming very popular?

  53. Very interesting concept you have here and I think that this is a great way to post the information that you want people to know. Not to mention you have no idea how much of a inspiration you are by doing this and to how many people you inspired this way. Social media is a great way to get this infomartion to thousands.

  54. I hope you don’t mind if I steel this idea because there is something about it that I think will work for me on my social media post to make my business a larger success than it already is. People need to know about the person behind all of the work you do and this is a great way to do it. Thank you for the work you have done here.

  55. This was a great post and I think the way you did this makes a lot of sense when you are trying to get the information out there quickly there is nothing like Facebook or email or any other form of social media. Thank you for the work you have done on this, you did a great job and I look forward to the next post that you do as well.

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