Neeraj Goyal Assignments

💯 What motivated you to start CashOverflow?

When I started my first startup in 2013, I was 90% technical and 10% marketer.

As a co-founder, I took it upon myself the work of digital & content marketing in the form of writing sales copies, blog posts, social media marketing, and so forth.

My first startup failed and I shared the case study publicly on LinkedIn, YourStoryandStartupKarma.

I failed but it was clear to me that I had to start an online business given my love for entrepreneurship and the freedom I would get to work & execute on my ideas.

To figure out what I really wanted to start, I did the following exercise:

Step 1: Wrote down my ideas.

Step 2: Wrote down my primary & other side skills.

Step 3: Wrote down my core interests including the areas that I am passionate about.

Step 4: Recalled when I helped someone the last time and made him happy.

Here is the real snapshot of my exercise that I did in 2015:

Post this exercise, I realized that personal finance is one area that I really like. From financial news, financial products, credit cards, money saving hacks, investment related philosophies, income tax laws, and so forth.

I enjoy talking every bit of financial stuff for entrepreneurs and freelancers.

This combined with my growing love for Content Marketing made CashOverflow a no brainer for me.

That’s how I started CashOverflow and worked on it part time almost for a year. I slowly got a hang of it and started loving it but I was not making any money from CashOverflow.

I joined another startup called Babygogo in child healthcare space as the Head of Content Marketing. I helped the startup in setting up initial content marketing, viral articles, and videos. I established organic growth channels on the web and social media.

One of our videos went viral and hit 1 million views in a single day, till now the video attracted 7 million views.

After working for a while at Babygogo, I realized that the startup’s ambitions changed from where they started and restricted me in doing what I believed is best for the company in my capacity as Head of Content Marketing.

So, I quit my job and decided to work full time on CashOverflow from September 2016.

Honestly, I was afraid of taking the risk as it could turn out to be a major loss. But, I had the confidence in myself that I will definitely figure out some source of income by December 2016.

I published my annual income report for my readers and will keep publishing income report every year.

So, without worrying about money and failure, I went ahead to build CashOverflow full time.

As Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, says:

I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying”.

Course abstract

This course is an introduction to programming and problem solving in Python. It does not assume any prior knowledge of programming. Using some motivating examples, the course quickly builds up basic concepts such as conditionals, loops, functions, lists, strings and tuples. It goes on to cover searching and sorting algorithms, dynamic programming and backtracking, as well as topics such as exception handling and using files. As far as data structures are concerned, the course covers Python dictionaries as well as classes and objects for defining user defined datatypes such as linked lists and binary search trees.


Course Instructor

Teaching Assistant(s)

SRIJAN GHOSH

B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
Chennai Mathematical Institute

AALOK THAKKAR

B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Chennai Mathematical Institute

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