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How Ananya started her solo business after her divorce?

𝗔𝗻𝗮𝗻𝘆𝗮'𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗷𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸.


At the age of 19, she married Somesh, who soon left for the UAE to pursue work.


And just after marriage, Ananya found herself in a small 1 BHK house in a new city - Pune.


How Ananya started her solo business after her divorce?

Somesh's job in the UAE kept him away for a large part of the year, but he regularly sent money to Ananya, which helped her sustain in Pune.


Life wasn't extravagant, but it was comfortable.


During Somesh's absence, Ananya took up college, determined not to let her life stagnate.


In the gaps between her studies, she channeled her creativity into crafting digital assets like icons, daily planners, notebooks, and diaries.


She sold these on platforms like Etsy, slowly but steadily building an income.


Ananya wasn't just earning; she was also saving smartly.


She had a small Mutual Fund SIP, choosing index funds for their simplicity and reliability.



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Her Secret Plan and Heartbreak?


To surprise Somesh one day with the down payment for their own house.


For how long can one live in a 1 BHK?


The family will grow and they will need more space.


But life can take unexpected turns, and it did for Ananya.


Somesh's second marriage in the UAE brought betrayal and heartbreak.


This time, instead of coming himself, he sent her divorce papers.


Her in-laws sided with Somesh, compounding her despair.


With shattered dreams and a sense of betrayal, Ananya had no choice but to leave the city and move in with her parents, who stood by her during this difficult time.


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The Restart


But Ananya was made of tougher stuff.


Even though at 23, Ananya was divorced and dejected, she didn't let despair engulf her.


She persevered with her studies.


She also started to learn digital marketing with the help of YouTube.


Though her parents never uttered a word about being a burden, Ananya was determined to stand on her own feet.


She launched a blog and integrated her online store with it.


And she poured her heart into growing her blog.


Her MF SIPs continued to grow alongside, too.


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What is Ananya doing today


4 years later, her blog is among the top blogs managed solely by female entrepreneurs, with over 2 million monthly impressions.


Last month, her Etsy store and website store generated a monthly revenue of $25,000.


She has also built a team of 5 talented women who support her in various aspects, from design to content production, digital product creation, digital marketing, and paid advertising.


And then one day, at a business event, she met someone who ignited a tiny spark of romance in her heart.


She held her breath as they met over coffee the next day.


Still early but can this turn into something serious?


Fingers crossed!


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My name is Ankit Uttam

I'm an Author (20+ books- A few of them have been on bestsellers charts too), and I'm a solopreneur who is trying to learn each day about how to navigate this growing space and also help a few people along the way.

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