Yasin Arafat, Founder & CEO, DOPPCALL Limited
Yasin Arafat is the founder of DOPPCALL Limited, a Pay Per Call affiliate network. DOPPCALL brings publishers and advertisers together and helps businesses acquire more clients without extra cost and helps publishers earn commissions.
What's your industry?
For people who don't know you, can you tell us how you ended up sitting where you are today?
My background is in marketing and entrepreneurship. I studied marketing and business at university and worked in a range of marketing roles in the private and public sectors. After gaining experience in the marketing field, I decided to put my skills to use and started my own business. This business, DOPPCALL Limited, is a Pay Per Call affiliate network which offers businesses and individuals the opportunity to monetize their content and reach new audiences.
We provide a platform for businesses to advertise their products and services and for individuals to generate income from their digital content. We help companies to connect with potential customers through our extensive network of affiliates and partners. We also offer a range of services to help our clients maximize their ROI and ensure that their campaigns are successful.
My experience in marketing, coupled with my entrepreneurial spirit, has helped me to develop DOPPCALL Limited into a successful business. My knowledge of the industry and understanding of the needs of our clients has enabled us to create an effective platform which offers the best possible service. Our success has been built upon our commitment to providing our clients with the best possible service and products, as well as our commitment to innovation and technology.
What does your daily routine look like?
My day-to-day consists of managing the company and its operations. I’m responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business, from recruiting and onboarding new affiliates, to developing strategies to optimize our campaigns and grow our network. I’m also responsible for maintaining relationships with our existing affiliates, providing them with the support they need to be successful.
In addition to administrative tasks, I also spend time looking for new opportunities for our affiliates and our business. This includes researching new markets, surveying potential partners, and scouting out new technologies that could be used to improve our platform. I also spend time keeping up to date with industry trends and staying informed on the latest developments in our field.
Finally, I also spend time connecting with our affiliates and our customers. I regularly reach out to see how they’re doing and provide any help I can. It’s important for me to have an understanding of what our affiliates need, so that we can build a stronger network and ensure the success of everyone involved.
What excites you most about what you do?
Being able to use my skills and knowledge to help make a difference in the world is what excites me most about what I do. I'm passionate about being able to use my talents to create positive change and make a lasting impact. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new and make progress towards achieving my goals. It's incredibly rewarding to see the results of my hard work and the impact it has on others. Whether it's working on a project, teaching a class, or developing a new idea, I'm always looking for ways to make a positive difference and do something meaningful.
What's the best advice anyone ever gave you on your journey in business?
The best advice I ever got on my journey in business was to never stop learning and growing. It's important to stay informed and up to date on the latest trends and developments in your industry, and to continually invest in yourself and your skills. Additionally, it's important to build relationships with experienced professionals and mentors who can provide you with valuable insight and guidance. Finally, it's essential to stay motivated and focused on your goals, and to never give up, even when the going gets tough.
What's been the hardest part about the path you've taken and how would you advise someone facing a similar situation to overcome it?
The hardest part of the path I've taken was starting my own business. I felt overwhelmed and uncertain of my ability to succeed. At the start, I had no customers and wasn't able to get any traction. I felt like giving up and was ready to throw in the towel.
To overcome this feeling of discouragement, I made it a point to focus on the small successes. I eventually started to build a customer base by networking and attending industry events. I also read books, listened to podcasts, and took online courses to brush up on skills and gain more knowledge about the industry.
To someone facing a similar situation, I would advise them to stay focused and take it one day at a time. It's important to recognize the small successes and be proud of the progress you make. Also, be sure to take time to engage in activities that help to rejuvenate and motivate you, whether that's reading, going for a walk, or talking to a mentor. Finally, it's important to remain open-minded and be willing to learn and grow.
Are there any well-known Books, Podcasts, or Courses that you credit your current success to?
There are several books that have had a major impact on my success. One of the most influential books I have read is Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” It provides an insightful analysis of self-management and communication, and I have applied the lessons it teaches in my personal and professional life. Another book that has helped me is “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss. It is a practical guide to achieving success with minimal effort, and I have been able to apply many of the strategies it outlines in my own life.
I have learned a great deal from podcasts. One in particular that I credit with helping me become successful is “The Tim Ferriss Show.” Ferriss interviews interesting people from all walks of life, and I have gained tremendous insight from his conversations. I have also found great value in “The School of Greatness” podcast with Lewis Howes. Howes has some of the most inspiring and insightful conversations with renowned guests, and I often find myself applying the lessons I learn in my own life.
Have you ever used a business or executive coach?
I have used a business or executive coach in the past and it was an incredibly helpful and valuable experience. The coach helped me to better understand my strengths and weaknesses, as well as how to use them to reach my goals. They also provided me with practical advice on how to navigate difficult situations, as well as how to stay motivated and focused. The coach helped me to develop strategies to manage stress, prioritize my tasks, and delegate accordingly. They also helped me to identify areas for improvement, so I could focus on them in order to reach my goals. Overall, the business or executive coach was invaluable in helping me to reach my goals and become a better leader.
It seems like there are a lot of people offering business coaching these days. In your opinion, is that a good thing?
I believe that having a lot of people offering business coaching is a great thing. It provides entrepreneurs and business owners with more options when it comes to finding the right coach to help them reach their goals. It also allows coaches to specialize in different areas, such as marketing, finance, or operations, so they can be better equipped to help their clients. It also means that more people have access to the guidance, advice, and support that can come with business coaching. In my opinion, this is a great thing for entrepreneurs and business owners and can help them achieve their goals more quickly.
People can sometimes confuse a coach with a mentor. Can you help us clarify the difference?
Yes, people can sometimes confuse a coach with a mentor. A coach is someone who helps you to reach a specific goal or objective and usually focuses on the present. A coach can also help you to identify and develop your skills and knowledge. On the other hand, a mentor is someone who provides guidance and advice that helps you to develop yourself over a longer period of time. A mentor will usually have more experience and knowledge than you do, and will be able to offer you advice and perspective from their own life experiences. They can also help you to explore different options and find the best path for you. In short, a coach is focused on the present, whereas a mentor is focused on the long-term development of an individual.
For any entrepreneurs or executives looking to work with a coach, where are the best places to find a great one?
As an entrepreneur or executive looking to work with a coach, I have a few options. I could start by asking people in my professional network if they have any recommendations; colleagues, mentors, or business partners may be able to provide some insight. I could also search online for coaches in my area. Professional coaching organizations like the International Coaching Federation have directories of coaches that can be filtered by location and specialty. Additionally, I could look through the websites of local universities and business schools, as many of them offer coaching services. Finally, I could hire a coach from a larger coaching firm, such as Korn Ferry, which works with both individuals and organizations. Whichever option I choose, I should make sure to research the coach's credentials and read reviews from prior clients to ensure I'm getting the best service possible.
What 3 qualities would you say separate a great business coach from a bad one?
Knowledge, Experience, Communication
Knowledge: A great business coach should have extensive knowledge of the industry, including the latest trends and innovative strategies to help their clients reach their goals. They should be able to offer insightful advice and be able to back up their advice with facts.
Experience: Experience is key for any good business coach. They should have a good understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the business world as well as the skills to help their clients navigate through them.
Communication: A great business coach should be able to communicate effectively with their clients. They should be able to listen to their clients’ needs and be able to explain the strategies and solutions they are offering in a way that is easy to understand. They should also be able to adjust their communication style to best suit their client’s needs.
Do you think someone can be a great business coach without having many years of experience?
Yes, someone can be a great business coach without having many years of experience. It is possible for someone to have the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful business coach without having years of experience in the field. For example, someone may have a background in marketing, finance, or entrepreneurship, which gives them a distinct advantage in understanding business concepts and communication strategies. They can also bring a unique perspective to the coaching process, as they may be familiar with the latest trends and technologies in the industry. Additionally, having a strong network of contacts and a good understanding of the industry can also be beneficial. Ultimately, the key to being a successful business coach is to have a good understanding of the fundamentals and be able to provide sound advice. With the right attitude and drive, one can become a great business coach without having many years of experience.
What do you think the world of business coaching will look like in 20 years' time?
In 20 years' time, the world of business coaching will be a very different place than it is today. Technology will play a larger role than ever before in the process of business coaching, allowing for greater customization and support for clients. Coaches will be able to use AI-driven tools to better analyze the individual needs of their clients, allowing them to provide more specific advice tailored to the particular situation. Additionally, the proliferation of online communication platforms such as video conferencing, messaging, and online forums will make it even easier for coaches to reach clients all over the world, allowing for a more global approach to business coaching.
In addition to technology, the growth of the gig economy will also affect the world of business coaching in 20 years' time. More and more people will be turning to freelance opportunities and self-employment, and this will create an increased demand for business coaching services. Coaches will need to be more agile and adaptive to meet the needs of these clients, who may be looking for short-term, specific advice on a particular topic and may not be looking for a long-term relationship.