Vikramsinh Parmar, the founder of Lawtally.com, started his journey as a freelancer. Focused on contributing his skills for better good, he believed in making things possible, and dreams real.
Hence, he ended up being an entrepreneur. In between, he carried research to gain insight into the market trends and where his skills may come as handy. Well, the formation of LawTally is the answer to all his hard work.
Coming from a small town where internet connection is a privilege, Vikramsinh proved that determination could actually give wings to your goals. A man with many qualities and a vision to do something good.
Being said that, Vikramsinh knows how to help others understand their innate skills.
Making him a great leader too. This is one of the many qualities that makes him stand out. His work so far has been highly impressive. Apart from being good at what he does, Vikramsinh is also a very great learner. And, he likes to bring his learning into practice as much as he enjoys gaining them. With his curiosity to find hidden answers, he has been able to convert many roadblocks into achievements.
With an extensive experience as Growth hacker, Vikramsinh carries huge knowledge of the related domain. He has helped many businesses with low cost strategies and overcome their challenges when trying to acquire new customers and build reputation online. His working style is unique and flawless. Highly creative and ready to put efforts every time for best results contributed him to be a highest freelancer earner in 2019 on freelancer.com
In short, Vikramsinh knows how to turn problems into opportunities by investing the right strategies. And, he aims at helping many others through his abilities and expertise.
Where did the idea for LawTally come from?
Vikramsinh Parmar: Working my way through the many challenges while helping organizations retain their customers with the changing trends, I realized that the legal help is the one that comes last. When it must be the one to start with. Simply put, companies struggle to move in the right direction because they lack proper legal guidance. Some even invest too much on legal help without much insight into what they are paying for. Everyone likes to make profit but on what stake. And, as the Growth hacker, my work has always been to save cost at whatever levels I could. So, I felt a need for connecting verified lawyers to those who need them the most.
Our platform focuses on assisting individuals and companies find the best lawyer without going through tons of naïve and incompetent ones. Offering registration that includes thorough verification of each user, we aim at making our platform highly trustworthy. So, the next time, when someone needs to find a lawyer for one’s specific needs, all he or she has to do is, open Lawtally.
My intention has always been to see things in different ways and choose the one that seems right for all the parties. And, Lawtally gives everyone that opportunity. Lawyer gets to find new clients and users find justice, without falling victim of unqualified lawyers.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
Vikramsinh Parmar: Like every other entrepreneur, my days are busy. I am on my toes all the time. In between, various new requirements keep coming in. Either a new prospect or an unexpected glitch. And, when the decisions are your responsibilities, you must prioritize what you must take care of first and what you may leave for the next time.
In order to stay production, that decision has to be very lucid. For instance, a considerate glitch can cost your reputation and new opportunities, if not addressed on time could cease permanently. I always try to prioritize my list based on the things I have on stake. That helps me a lot.
And, by the end of the day, I try not to bring any important issue, needing quick attention, home. For me, being productive means finishing the work on time. I make list and ensure that all of the points are taken care of before the work day ends. This attitude has really helped me to balance my work and personal life as well. Hence, I also encourage my team to follow the same values for increasing the productivity of the entire team.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Vikramsinh Parmar: Before I jump to that answer, I would like to talk briefly about the ideas. We always wait for that one idea that could change our life for good. Here, I would like to contradict with others. Ideas are everywhere. Whatever little you do to improve your performance and improvise your results from what you achieved the last time, you are actually innovating new ideas. And, all that small things you do, prepare you for that bigger idea.
To summon that up, bringing ideas to life starts with learning from your experiences and putting the puzzle pieces together to find your own unique path. So, when I find an idea working in my favor, I create a plan. Find out the resources that would be required to accomplish the goal. Measure timelines and stick with that.
At the same time, I never forget to lay down the plan for the unexpected situations too. What if the funds go insufficient? What if the resources fail to meet the demand? This helps me stay put even at the worst times.
What’s one trend that excites you?
Vikramsinh Parmar: Change in inevitable. And, change is that one trend that keeps me motivated to stay alive in the worst scenarios as well. For instance, during this COVID pandemic, many companies shut their operation unable to cope up with the lockdown and lack of resources. But we were always prepared since the beginning.
We carried trainings online, recognized the team members who were able to work from home and outlined responsibilities for everyone. Instead of stressing about the lockdown, we found a solution to defeat the situation and come out stronger.
And, I believe in our company’s values that encourages everyone to never expect any situation to be persistent, either good or bad. Hence, we prepare ourselves accordingly.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Vikramsinh Parmar: To never give up. But I do understand that I am a human being and I do have my limitations. However, I never see those limitations as roadblocks. I believe in accepting the facts and move forward. If I feel that someone is better than me at something, I step up and ask for help. This makes me a great team player.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Vikramsinh Parmar: That is an interesting question. We all mourn for returning to our old days and changing something that may have led us to the path we are on. However, I sincerely think that regretting what you could not do in the past, just leads you down.
So, I would rather not like to find out mistakes in my past and advice my younger self to do it in a different way. Because, even if I do, who knows I may have not ended even here. Risks are a part of life and the more the challenges, the better you hone for the future.
If anything, I would ever like to tell my younger self, it would be to keep going and keep looking forward.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Vikramsinh Parmar: Don’t copy your competitor. I always try to take inspiration from my competitors and be able to generate more revenue than what they are generating. Only the difference is, put some innovative ideas that are left out in the product. We can not be Bill Gates from Microsoft or Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook. We must be happy with whatever we have and whatever we are able to achieve. There are some limitations for an average human being.
You must be not agree!
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Vikramsinh Parmar: Keep assessing your mistakes and try not to repeat them. Yes, it is very important to learn from your mistakes. It is completely normal to fall, but not okay to stay there and not try to stand up.
I think everyone should do the same. This definitely is the only way to be where you wish to be.
Be consistent and optimistic about your goals! Persistence is a key.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Vikramsinh Parmar: Believing that there is no problem without a solution, I have always tried until I am satisfied with the solution. If you can do the same, try it. It is usually difficult to impress with in the first go. I look for better ideas every time I come across one.
This has not only helped me finalize the best solutions but also stay ahead of risks.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Vikramsinh Parmar: I wasn’t very good with words. When I started my journey as a freelancer, I felt that in spite of having skills, I always had to work harder than other to find clients. And, this was mostly because I wasn’t able to express myself clearly.
You won’t believe this today. But I had my days when I did not sleep enough for days as I was working on my weaknesses.
Whenever, I was not working for my clients, I was working for myself. I read books, blogs and everything that I felt could help me learn how to put my thoughts in a better way.
I am really glad that I do not fear standing in public and addressing the crowd. Being entrepreneur is not only about completing your daily goals, but to motivate your team and many others to follow the right path.
And, this isn’t only possible through actions, but words along as well. That’s why I keep saying to try until you succeed.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Vikramsinh Parmar: That is my favourite question, people say don’t copy your competitor but my advice is to take inspiration out of your competitor and produce something new that is left out.
Try to see the gap of features that is passed away by your competitors, combine several niche competitors and produce a sustainable product with great price to lure the customers.
I know innovation is the key but you can’t be Elon Musk.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Vikramsinh Parmar: For setting my home office. A comfortable chair on which I can sit and enjoy working for long hours. Back pains are really dreadful, ask those who work without breaks.
I sometimes believe that my extra zeal to complete the task at hand, regardless of how longer it takes, has never been good for my back, especially when I am working from home.
So, recently, I invested some time researching for the chair that could help me concentrate on work, instead of my back pain, did play well.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Vikramsinh Parmar: For me, it’s Basecamp. It keeps my project related tasks organized and reminds me if I am missing out on anything. As a growth hacker + entrepreneur, basecamp helps me take care of my clients projects as well as keep track of my startup Lawtally.com’s developments.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Vikramsinh Parmar: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. I never understood how wealth worked. This book completely changed the way I think about money and creating wealth.
What is your favorite quote?
Vikramsinh Parmar: ‘Try Try Try Again’.
- A failure is just the start of a new beginning
- To succeed, one must be ready to never give up
- To turn failures into opportunities, all you need is the will to do so.
Originally published on Ideamensch.com