A traumatic childhood – with no money, a broken home, and a curtailed education – never stopped Arham Muhammad from reaching for his dreams and becoming a multi-millionaire at 24.
His journey began at the tender age of 7 when he disassembled electronics to satisfy his growing attraction to computers’ inner workings. This only developed further, and in his early teens, he became increasingly interested in cybersecurity, cyber forensics, and reverse engineering. He began finding weaknesses in companies such as AOL, EA, ESPN, Microsoft, and Sony. He did this while attending school until he, unfortunately, had to leave because of financial constraints.
After leaving school, he jumped into a life of 22-hour workdays, yet barely had enough money to pay for food or rent. Life seemed to be going downhill fast, but “destiny had something else in store for me,” he noted.
“Failure breeds success, or so they say,” said Arham, and this holds for him as his first business was based on trial and error. Later, in 2012 at the age of 20, Arham thought of leveraging celebrities and public figures’ reach, increasing their presence. “I always laugh when I remember it now, but you know, it shaped me in so many ways,” recalled Arham. The simple cold calls taught him that being an expert was unnecessary; all you needed was to be willing to put in the necessary effort and get it done. “You need to have real resilience to overcome obstacles, and maybe my tough childhood prepared me for it.” He found himself handling A-list celebrities and public figures with no experience and no knowledge of running a business.
This concept quickly turned into an international digital advertising dynamo, netting $20k to $30k daily. Arham was not content leaving his business there because he saw the potential for more growth and knew that slowing down would cost him everything. “We’d gone from $0 to $20k per day fairly quickly, and I think once you get the momentum, you start believing there’s nothing that’s going to stop you going higher.”
Currently, Arham is venturing into automation and artificial intelligence, which is believed to be ground-breaking technology. He is focusing on this concept one day. It will be a solution to many of the marketing issues currently plaguing the industry. Arham plans to automate direct-response marketing entirely so as not to spend so much time on it, giving himself time to focus on other aspects of his future.
One would think that a multi-millionaire’s proudest moment would be their first big sale or the first million in the bank, but not for Arham. “You know what I am most proud of is buying my family a house at a very young age (24) and providing them with the security that I never had. That means a lot more to me than all the other successes I’ve had in my life.”
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