This Biryani Vendor Makes Over Rs. 10 Million Annually By Teaching Online

The internet is a wonderful piece of technology and, if used correctly, can be a great source for almost anything you want to do; be it learning, teaching, or even earning.

Pakistanis, known for being some of the most hard-working and committed freelancers around the globe, are trying there to best to utilize the internet’s potential.

One Pakistani in particular, Abdul Wali, has used the internet to change his whole life. He is now one of the top instructors on online learning platform, Udemy, as well as a founder of his very own teaching platform, among other things. Rehan Allahwala, a prominent Pakistani entrepreneur, interviewed him, highlighting how he changed his fate through unyielding dedication and a firm belief in his own capabilities.

Meet Abdul Wali

Abdul Wali was born in FATA to an underprivileged family. While other kids went to school, Abdul Wali started working as a cosmetic seller at the tender age of seven. Then he moved to Peshawar, selling shopping bags and toys and then later on to Lahore.

After spending some time in Lahore selling one thing or another, he moved to Karachi in 2000. From there on, he spent his time working as a fruit and vegetable vendor and then a biryani vendor until he finally bought a mobile shop in 2008.

“In 2008, I bought a mobile shop and used a computer for the first time,” said Abdul Wali. “I took admission in an institute to do a computer course and also learn English.”

He spent the next couple of years learning about computers. In 2010, he found out that one could earn money through the internet. He did some research on his own and started working as an instructor.

“In the start, I used to earn in thousands; ten thousand, twenty thousand or even fifty sometimes,” said Abdul Wali.

A time also came when he started earning in terms of millions of rupees. Last year, he claims to have earned over $100,000 (over 1 crore Pakistani rupees), just from teaching on the internet.

“The good thing is that I never stopped learning. I try to learn every day,” he added.

Abdul Wali loved learning so much that he spent a good part of his money in buying new courses and learning new things over the internet.

“The end result of all this hard work is that now, I have knowledge as well as money.”

Currently, Abdul Wali claims to be one of the top instructors on Udemy, one of the most popular online learning platforms on the internet; founder of his own online portal Online Ustaad, an online hub for tutorials in Urdu; and the CEO of Wali Web Solutions, his very own web service provider.

Source— RehanAllahwala


  • I personally know Wali bhai. Such a nice and down to earth person. Keep it up wali bhai.

  • Brand^Loyal

    hmmmm .. inspiring .. Keep it up :-)

  • Very nice. Keep it up

  • NIce, keep it up, truly a lesson for others.

  • Qasim Hussain

    Great personal simple and easy to communicate with Allah bless you more.

  • azy Ali

    MashaAllah

  • Abdul Wali :)

  • Shark Lasers

    Or rather: This successful online teacher cooks baryani as a hobby.

    Maybe reduce the sensationalist titles a bit before ProPak gets the same government notice as ARY?

  • MIS

    A person without technical expertise & not even knowing english etc; how to be a CEO of a tech company… :o

  • Nauman Nazir Ahmed

    One of his sources of income is selling coursed on Udemy which pays using Paypal & paypal is not available in Pak (which is an irony cz it supports Rwanda). Hw can v in Pak earn using sites which pays using Paypal?

    • Khalid Yaldram

      there is many solution…..for paypal

  • wajahat Ali

    I talked with Abdul Wali once on Skype call and he is a very good man, He taught me few things and I respect him a lot.

  • Keep it up brother.

  • I also know wali bhai, Such a great person.

  • Shahid Ibrahim

    Very Nice

  • Usama

    Great teacher learned alot of coding from him for free of cost such a great person God bless him more and more ameen…!!!

  • Muhammed Ovais Alam

    I personally know this guy.
    He is great and very humble person.

  • XeonFX

    Keep up the good work :)

  • good work abdul wali and i learn many thing on your youtube channel. thanks