Hey there! I am Chaitra
I help creative entrepreneurs make a bigger visual impact online through
high-quality photography and design
Education and experience
Where do I live?
I am vegetarian. I love nature. So shopping fresh veggies and sourcing fresh flowers for my photography from pike place market is my most favorite thing to do here. Apart from drinking coffee of course. Duh!
My little world!
My story : Why I do what I do!
The truth is that I never wanted to start a business. That was the last thing on my mind while growing up.
I grew up in a city called Bangalore – the silicon valley of India. Pursuing a career in computer science came by naturally due to my interest in the subject. My dream all the time was to become a software engineer at Google. I still remember the pact I had with my best friend that I would join Google someday and she would be with Apple. Changing the world.
After completing my masters, I chose to work for a data analytics firm in my hometown. A couple of days into the job, I knew it wasn’t the place for me. Too many restrictions. Uninspiring work. Not-so-awesome work environment.
I hated it.
I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to do, but this was not it , for sure. I wanted to quit. So bad.
Luckily, I got a research internship and moved to the United states. New country, new projects. Life was good. But I was away from my family and suddenly had a lot of extra time. So, I started PinkPot as a lifestyle blog to channel my creativity and time.
In 2014, I got married to my high-school sweetheart and moved to Seattle. My research job was going pretty well. Meanwhile, I became more intentional with my blog and spent hours honing my design & photography skills. Since I knew how to code easily, I would spend hours creating new blog designs in my spare time and I enjoyed doing it. A lot.
My audience started to grow online and I got curious about starting my own online business
In 2015, I started an Etsy shop to sell the blog designs I had created. Within 4 months of opening shop, I had made a 100 sales. A 100! Seriously? This lit a fire in my heart to dig more into online entrepreneurship and pursue my passion for design and photography. I quit my job to become a full-time web-designer at the end of 2015.
That brings us to now ..
It all started with the Etsy shop and I can’t be more grateful for how my business has grown in 2016. I thrive on helping entrepreneurs create a bigger visual impact online through high-quality design and photography. I am figuring out this online business thing and there is something new to learn every single day. Sure some days are totally messy and I struggle to keep up, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Now let’s talk about you!
Yes you! Not sure why you are here today my friend. But I am guessing you are a fiercely passionate woman with big dreams for yourself and you aren’t the type to settle for anything less. You may be ready to take the leap to follow your dreams or you may already be on your adventure of running an online business, whatever it may be – I want you to know that you are powerful and are going to rock this business thing with grit, passion and hustle.
And know that I’ll be here always. Cheering you all the way! Thanks so much for stopping by 😃
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