The Pride of Nation – Muhammad Haris Zulfiqar:
Alhamdulillah, we Pakistanis are born with God gifted talents and have the strength and power to rule over the world. However, very few of us know how to polish our skills and become unique from 22 crores (220,892,340) Pakistanis. Muhammad Hairs Zulfiqar is one of the Proud Pakistani who persuaded the world through his Computer Skills. He highlighted the name of Pakistan in the entire world. In fact, Haris Zulfiqar is the Brand Ambassador of Pakistan in the field of WordPress Themes.
A WordPress Wizard:
Muhammad Haris Zulfiqar is a WordPress Wizard. He is the Web Developer. Along with his partner, Luke Beck, a Florida-based designer, Haris founded a company called “Themefusion”. He is the Co-Founder and former Chief Technical Lead of the Avada WordPress theme.
Haris and Luke met at “Envato” a digital marketplace for creative assets by web designers and founded ThemeFusion in 2012. In the year 2013, he hit the news for earning $1 Million for his theme Avada. In December 2015, he achieved the Milestone by earning $10 Million through the selling of Avada.
Passion Became the Driving Force:
Haris was passionate about gaming and used to play CounterStrike. It was his favourite game. Luckily the online discussion forum he joined for gaming had a Design Section where one can design his/her own signature. This allowed Haris to make use of his potential ability and excited him a lot. He started going through designing tutorials and learned Web Design basics through online course sites like Tuts+.
At that point, all he wanted to do was to build a website that he can proudly share as his big achievement. He created few websites through which he successfully earned $100. Earning money at a very young age encouraged him to learn more about Web development and Web Design. Ultimately, it led him to take this field as his Career.
Haris built different freelance projects and worked with different clients. While he was looking for his next freelance client, he got an offer from WordPress Theme Company. It became the life-changing experience for him. A few years later, he left the company and formed his own account at Themeforest.
Problems Occurred Only In the Beginning:
In the beginning, Haris faced many troubles, and his first theme got rejected more than 10 times. He was almost demotivated and was thinking to quit, but his theme got approved at the eleventh hour. This proved to be the game-changer for him and his team.
Since its introduction in 2012, Avada became the world’s most popular WordPress and best-selling theme. It still shows immense growth with over 25 Million Dollars in sales revenue and over 180,000 users worldwide. Around the clock support and constant updates from Muhammad Hairs Zulfiqar and his company makes Avada one of the best-selling Themes.
According to Collis Ta’eed, the CEO of Envato:
“Avada is the Swiss Army Knife of WordPress Themes, it does everything!”
As a mentor in Freelancing Industry, Muhammad Hairs Zulfiqar has given a useful tip to his fans and followers as:
“Always take time to be your best and do what you know is right. Take risks and build up the people around you, listen to your customers and strive to grow in every way possible.”
People like Muhammad Hairs Zulfiqar are the assets of Pakistan. They are the Pride of our nation. Haris is the perfect example of a Freelancer who utilized his skills in such a beautiful manner that his potential becomes his Pride.
Written by Zubaida Ayaz
Managed and Edited by Javeria Qadeer