The story of Kelxfy by Kelx 2023 | Startup Success
Everyone has their story, right? In this article, I write about Kelxfy’s start-up journey, story, and the lessons and experiences I’ve learned along the way while creating a successful blog, kelxfy.com.
Recently, Kelxfy.com reach more than 100, 000 monthly visits and I got fulfillment in my passion for blogging. I am elated by this success and I just want to connect with my audience personally so that they may get to know Kelxfy’s start-up journey better.
Kelxfy simply means Kelx for you. Since the official launch of Kelxfy on January 1, 2022, Kelxfy has grown to be one of the best start-ups and blogs globally. Kelxfy offers digitally customized solutions, collaborating with other creators in Africa and around the world.
Check out a story about Kelxfy’s 1st Anniversary
About Me …
Hi! My name is Huntyr Kelx, also known as Kelx. I am the CEO and Founder of Kelxfy, and in this article, I will tell you more about myself and my company, Kelxfy. I hope you will find this story inspirational and that it will help you understand the story of Kelxfy better. I believe in doing what I learn, that’s why I created Kelxfy to showcase my creative skills and my goal is to make a difference by helping you find useful information on our website.
You can read my biography here and learn a thing or two about me
The Story: How it All Began
When I started the Kelx Innovations YouTube channel officially in 2018, I started creating lyrical videos, which eventually landed me in some great trouble due to copyright issues. But I never stopped. In 2019, my channel was monetized by YouTube, which was a great side hustle. At one time, my channel was one of the best in Kenya. I partnered with other stakeholders to provide lyrics to their websites. So I had to transcribe all the content myself.
I needed to make some money online, so I decided to venture into entrepreneurship and started my first website, www.kelxinnovations.com, in 2019. The website gave me a voice to showcase my work.
I dropped the website in 2020 and I never renewed the domain. In 2021 December I decided to come up with another domain. Since I wanted a shorter name, I opted for kelxfy.com, which is shorter, catchier, and more unique.
Kelxfy has opened more opportunities in my entrepreneurship journey and now I can connect easily with my target audience while offering customized digital solutions to my clients.
I have also realized I could earn a decent income from my blogging skills by sharing information online through Kelxfy Digital Blog and Kelxfy Shop where I plan to expand our shop catalog.
My interest in blogging, content creation, and digital marketing started in 2015 when I joined Kenyatta University’s main campus to study Information Technology. I started by creating Facebook pages where I posted content to connect with my audience. My first page was Team Likers Forever, which I created on February 22, 2015. (I rebranded the page recently to Kelx since I never wanted to create another page)
Team Likers Forever helped me create an online community that helped me get more likes on Facebook. It’s crazy, right?
Back in my high school years (2010 – 2013), I was the best computer student, I was also in charge of the computer lab. Guess this is where I fell in love with computers and I wanted to do something about Information Technology in the future.
As our computer teacher used to tell us technology is the way to go and I had to embrace it. I used to code and create software that would do basic tasks. These applications made me realize that there is more to coding.
At one time, I studied at eMobilis and Andela. In 2019, I enrolled in the Google Africa Developer Scholarship and got an opportunity to learn more about coding. This and many opportunities led to my curiosity, and I created Kelxfy.com from scratch. I can say all the knowledge I learned during my teenage years ignited my creativity and helped me grow as a person. I always challenge myself to be better every day.
I have also enrolled in online courses, the Google Digital Skills for Africa courses online are really helpful, for example, the Digital Marketing Skills course really helped me in the establishment of Kelxfy.com at the early stages.
My passion for Information Technology and computers has also made me a digital person who is very creative. I have taught myself how to design, and how to do online businesses and I am still seeking knowledge to create digital solutions that will solve the world’s challenges. Thus making a difference.
When Kilimall was launching in Kenya in 2014, I was actively involved in marketing as a freelancer on social media, especially Facebook and Twitter. I finished my Form 4 education in 2013 and was doing some meager jobs in 2014 before joining campus in 2015. I was fresh from school and hungry for knowledge. I can say this was the first time I had the opportunity to interact with a start-up. I got to learn digital marketing and improve my marketing skills here. We were actively assisting Kilimall with its digital campaigns in October 2014. You can check out the attached tweet below. Little did I know that was the future
#Kilipals You guys Are awesome http://t.co/uJKjXtAtBL
Originally tweeted by J.Ndiho (@jossy_ndiho) on October 4, 2014.
I joined blogger in March 2017 and started creating content and exploring how blogs work. During my graphic design internship at Green Editors Ltd., I created some amazing graphic art, and that’s where I started learning more about graphic design. My interest in information technology was changing. I became a programmer, a graphic designer, and a digital marketer. I was experimenting to find my passion. Despite the fact that I am still interested in and passionate about everything, I still work hard and learn something new every day. Who knows, we might create the best digital innovation in the future.
I created the Kelx Graphics Facebook Page on May 25, 2017. My main focus was to grow my skills in graphic design and offer custom graphic design services to my clients. But I had no skills, so in January 2018, I had to look for an internship at Green Editors Ltd., where I gained real-life experiences and skills. I can say this is where my passion for creativity began officially in the business world.
You can learn more about Green Editors Ltd here. This is where I started also my blogging skills during my graphic design internship from January to July 2018. I actually graduated in August 2018.
You can read more about Kelx Graphics here
Also, follow Kelx Graphics to see our work, I have showcased some of my work with Kelx Graphics on the platforms below. Make sure to check them.
In May 2018, I created my first WordPress blog, called Kelx Graphics. Here I used to document some lyrics and even promote my graphic design work. I wanted to pursue a career in graphic design, I loved art and wanted a place where I could express myself. WordPress gave me that freedom. You can read my first-ever WordPress post here.
The same content I started creating for my first WordPress blog is the same content that appears on my blog today. I wanted to write more on music, art, and lifestyle topics. I found this niche interesting because it is all about our everyday lives. I also love music and find solace in listening to and discovering new music.
WordPress gives you the freedom to be whatever you want. You can write anything and be anything. It’s all about interest and passion.
As for Kelxfy.com, I’ll focus more on meaningful content that is based on real-life situations. Hacks, tips, how-tos, and more on digital marketing and anything to do with information technology.
Since I joined the Afrika Lyrics platform in 2018 as an editor and content manager, I have learned more about the importance of digital marketing, content creation, SEO, SEM, and everything else one would wish to learn. The platforms give African artists a voice, identity, and exposure, and we have built our culture and reputation as the best lyrics website in Africa.
When I joined Afrika Lyrics, my mission was to implement the skills that I learned at Kenyatta University into real-world experience. We worked with a great team at Afrika Lyrics, and we were able to get more than 300,000 monthly website visits.
Currently, Afrika Lyrics is one of the best lyrics websites worldwide.
Kelxfy is a new digital platform. At Kelxfy, I want to give back to the community by creating meaningful content with my more than 5 years of experience creating content in the digital world. Let’s get started!
We all start somewhere. I can recall 2021, during my 3 months of training with KEPSA (KEPSA E–commerce Booster Program), which was targeting 2000 micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), The program began on February 25, 2021.
At this time, I had an existing business. Through the training, I gained a lot of insights concerning small businesses and how to scale my small business. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience meeting business owners, entrepreneurs, and the best trainers and coaches.
This was when an idea to change my business model struck.
At the end of the program, I used all the skills taught to me to improve my then-website, kelxinnovations.com.
NB: The logo for Kelx Innovations was just a simple one. I used it first on my Facebook page [Kelx Innovations], which had been hacked and had 40K page likes. The page was hacked by a scammer, so I had to look for another alternative, and that’s when I decided to create another page and name it Kelx.
Kelx was the brand that followed after this ordeal. I had to create a YouTube channel called Kelx and a Facebook page called Kelx. These platforms were to showcase my skills to the world.
Turning point: Following my trainer’s advice, I branded myself to offer world-class services in the digital world. Initially, I had no logo for my brand ‘Kelx’ but since I am a graphic designer, I designed one for my online business.
The logo for my brand Kelx was simple yet inspirational.
When I realized I couldn’t own the domain kelx.com because it was unavailable, I decided to rebrand to Kelxfy. So I decided to do a domain search. Again, I wanted a custom name that I could use on my social media platforms for my business. That’s when, after my research, I came up with the name Kelxfy and a custom handle @kelxfy to be used on all digital platforms. The handle @kelxfy is now Kelxfy’s username on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other digital platforms.
Kelxfy Domain & Hosting
Kelxfy.com domain and hosting services are offered by IONOS. When I started Kelxfy, I had no starting capital. When I was registering my new domain, I was looking for a hosting provider that was affordable. So I chose IONOS.
IONOS came in handy since they give you the cheapest domain and hosting packages considering you are just getting started. I believe in starting small. If you need to create an online business, I can recommend that you start small since you will have enough money to pay your bills. You can also order your WordPress domain and hosting through IONOS here.
Kelxfy YouTube channels
I created the Kelxfy official YouTube channel even before launching my website. By the time kelxfy.com was going up, we already had several videos up on YouTube. This is the strategy that I used to make sure that my website was ranked by Google faster. With a few backlinks as well. Google first ranked Kelxfy.com on December 2021.
Kelxfy Studios (now Kelx) is a YouTube channel by Kelxfy where I showcase some of our digital products, and tutorials, create meaningful content and even create educational videos. The channel currently boasts more than 18,000 loyal subscribers.
Since I have a passion for music, it remains one of my core businesses. I love promoting artists and anything to do with art. As a creative, I enjoy creating my craft while listening to some good music. So Kelxfy Studios is a hobby channel.
*Update – I had to convert Kelxfy Studios YouTube channel to Kelx, I just want to focus my energy on one channel.
Gengeton is a YouTube channel by Kelx that showcases Gengetone music artists and lifestyles. The channel was created with the main purpose of promoting Gengetone culture around the world.
Kelx* (now deleted) was a YouTube channel that was created on January 1, 2021. I started this particular YouTube channel with the main objective of educating. After learning so much information, why not teach others? This is what we call giving back to the community.
The majority of the videos on the Kelxfy YouTube channel are educational, entertaining, or meaningful in some way.
*I deleted this channel because it was dormant, I now have one channel on YouTube @Kelx.
The Kelxfy website is a modern website built on WordPress. Creating a WordPress website is easy. You just need to use themes and plugins. Kelxfy’s website uses the Kadence theme. I found this theme useful as it has many options for customizing the site.
The Kelxfy blog is a powerful, resourceful, and useful feature as it helps us rank on Google. Since we write SEO-friendly articles, it makes it easier for Google to rank us on the search engine faster. We are continuously working hard to improve our articles by providing you with the latest information.
In the future, we plan to redesign our platform to be one of the best digital platforms/community platforms, making it inclusive of all. Kelxfy will advance to a digital platform that offers digital services, a community platform, and a marketplace for the future. We are currently looking for investors or donations to fund Kelxfy’s future projects.
I appreciate all our stakeholders, clients, audience, and everyone who has supported us along the way. It has been an amazing journey, and we hope to grow together.
Thank you for reading this amazing article about Kelxfy. Please support me as I continue to change the world by writing meaningful content and creating and educating future generations. You can support this great cause by donating via:
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For business, partnership, sponsorship, advertisement, or inquiry purposes, you can now contact Kelxfy via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazing story. I admire the passion and the consistency. Wishing you the very best in this journey. The best is yet to come.
Thanks Minette, I really appreciate. Also Thanks Afrika Lyrics for the opportunity.