This is Day 12 in my 30-day blogging journey.

If you want to know why I’m doing it, check out Day 1.

On a daily basis, I’m receiving emails or direct messages from people who want to help me with some part of my business.

It may be someone who locally has a service they believe can help, or it’s someone located elsewhere who wants me to opt in to their services.

Most of the emails automatically drop into my spam folder or direct messages fall into an “other” tab.

For the remainder, I normally catch the first few lines and hit DELETE.

However, a few weeks ago, I got an email that caught my attention.

A gentleman (Siraj) reached out to me offering to edit short form videos for me and that was a service I had an interest in.

Out of curiosity, I asked him what he charged.

His response:

$5 for 30 secs

$8 for 45 secs

$10 for 60 secs

I ran some quick math in my head for the amount of videos I post on Instagram and told him I’d like to give him a trial run.

Siraj is based in India so, depending on the turnaround time that I need before posting, I have to factor that into my timeline.

There’s also a small but rather negligible consideration for language between continents and cultures.

Every so often we have to tweak some of the captions but it’s an easy fix.

For me and my needs, it’s perfect.

Siraj offers an upgrade in what I see with my Instagram videos from what I used to do.

You’re welcome to view an example of our work together HERE.

He’s also able to make small edits to the video itself so that it flows in a format that’s more conducive to the Instagram audiences.

I’m always happy to brag about people who’ve taken care of me and I promised Siraj I would do the same for him.

I make nothing off the referral. The only incentive I have is in knowing he’ll continue to grow his business and get better at the work he produces.

If you’d like to contact him directly, I’m sure he’d love to help.

Siraj can be contacted at: [email protected]

Tell him I sent you.