Muhammad Lutfi Aji Arya, Son of MEC Alumni, Successfully Utilizing the Internet
Introducing my name is Muhammad Lutfi Aji Arya Putra. My friends usually call me Arya. I was born in Balikpapan, February 28, 1997. My life is mediocre, nothing is so special. I'm just a gamers, which I dedicate a lot of time to in internet cafes. But that changed 180 degrees on May 22, 2012. When a man I loved left me. Yes, the familiar man I called Papa has been gone forever. Leaving me and my four younger siblings. At that time I was in grade 3 middle school.
Daddy's departure forced me to change. Since high school I have never played games again in an internet cafe.
I started trying to follow various types of organizations. Which previously only interacted with computers, now must interact with many people. For me it is not an easy thing, must begin to adapt to the new environment.
Over time, it turned out that joining the organization was fun even though I was tired. I got a lot of new experiences while following the organization. Starting from managing time, how to communicate well with other people. In organizations, I have a role to play. I once won the position of being the Chair of the OSIS Balikpapan 2 High School 2013-2014, Chairman of the 2013-2014 Balikpapan High School 2 Scout Ambition Board, Head of the Balikpapan Children's Forum 2013-2015 Religion Division, Chair of the East Kalimantan Sports Event Committee "Smada Competition 2014".
Not felt the high school period was over. I have aspirations to enter the Ten November Institute of Technology Surabaya, Department of Engineering Physics. But never escaped. As a result, I received it at Muhammadiyah University in Yogyakarta. I have already paid administration fees, but my mother has other wishes. Mama forced me to continue my education in Surabaya, namely at the Mandiri Entrepreneur Center, one of the Yatim Mandiri Education Programs for orphans. Finally I followed mama's wishes, even though my soul was rebellious and full of compulsion. But I'm sure, thank you mama is God's blessing. God willing, God will always give the best way for me.
August 2015, I first set foot in MEC Surabaya. With a simple campus size, I began to study there. At MEC I majored in TKJ. I was confused at first, because I never learned more details about computers. The important thing is to be sure, you can't do the latest business. Besides that, at MEC he also studied religion and entrepreneurship. Here I'm starting to be interested in becoming an entrepreneur.
Not felt when the education at MEC ended soon. Friends start looking for and applying for jobs. However, I chose to open a business. Idealism in me is indeed high. Can not be the only thing that is important to do.
In April 2016, I started running a meatball business in Sidoarjo, but it didn't last long. Knowledge that is very minimal and only capitalized is a factor in the bankruptcy of the business that I live in. As a result of the beginning of June 2016, I returned to Surabaya determined to be an employee.
During my stay in Surabaya, I slept in a mosque and became a marbot. I began to think the point must be being a successful person. The time away from Balikpapan to Surabaya has become nothing. Because it is approaching the month of Ramadan, I look for products that are in demand.
What crossed my mind was honey. I started making 30 bottles of honey. Alhamdulillah, in 2 weeks all the honey I sold was finished. I got a profit of Rp. 1,500,000. But it is unfortunate, the manufacturer where I took honey ran out of stock. I started thinking of looking for other products. I tried to make 10 kg of dates in the Ampel Market in Surabaya, then I packed the dates using mica. I leave the dates to the traders who sell food on the roadside. From 10 kg of dates, I get a profit of Rp. 500,000 - Rp. 700,000 for 2 weeks.
Apart from selling dates, during the month of Ramadan I sold crackers on the roadside. It was very busy buying. I was able to spend 3 bales of crackers in just 3 days. And even then I only sell 2 hours (15.30 - 17.30 WIB). While selling crackers, I got a profit of Rp 900,000 for 3 weeks.
But I'm still not satisfied with what I got. There was one night in the month of Ramadhan, I prayed and prayed to Allah. "O Allah, meet me with a teacher who can guide me in the afterlife".
Three days later, Pak Yanto arrived, and he introduced Sintesa Islamic Boarding School to me. I was immediately attracted without having to think long to register there. In August 2016, I began studying at the Sintesa Islamic Boarding School. There I learned more about Internet Marketing. I always wanted to get money from Google. Whether it's selling online or from Google ads.
Thank God, after graduating from Sintesa I returned to MEC to teach Internet Marketing there. With the permission of Allah SWT, now I have an income of 30 million / month. Try at that time I still insisted on entering the Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta. I will never know MEC and maybe not like now. I am very grateful to Allah SWT for the abundance and gifts that he gave me. I will never forget the struggle when I was difficult. (arya)