Dawud Islam is a 56 year old internet entrepreneur, as well as still working on a freelance basis as a journalist and broadcaster. He also runs a property company, Princy Tiger Properties Limited, dealing with real estate. He lives in a village near Dunfermline in Scotland with his wife Hajra and cats Princess and Mr. Tiger.
Dawud has enjoyed a varied career. Starting off in banking and local government, he quickly got bored and left office work behind to work as a Disc Jockey for two years in Scandanavia and the Channel Islands. A brief spell back in the ‘real world’ of sales & marketing followed before Dawud got itchy feet again and trained as an actor at the East 15 Acting School. After graduating he enjoyed several roles under his Equity name of Dave Edler, including the role of Leslie in the prime time Saturday night BBC drama Casualty in 1995. He later went on to form a theatrical agency which he ran with his ex-wife until 2007.
Dawud also has a passion for football (soccer) and has enjoyed full-time commercial roles at several non-league football clubs in the UK and Ireland, including Chelmsford City, Paulton Rovers, Bath City, Kildare County and Bray Wanderers. Whilst in the Republic of Ireland he became sales director of a publishing company before forming his own company, Harlequin advertising, whilst continuing to run the theatrical agency.
Following his acting career Dawud wrote extensively for local newspapers, mainly covering sport, on a freelance basis and whilst in Ireland produced his first book, The Definitive Guide To The Championships, previewing the 1999 Gaelic Games season. He continued this through the 2000’s before moving into local radio as a broadcaster with Tameside Radio. Whilst at the station Dawud anchored the main Saturday afternoon sports results show and also had his own Friday night talk show Dave’s Diary. Perhaps most surprisingly, he also hosted a late night Bollywood Music show, Bollywood For Beginners, every Tuesday evening at 11 pm. These days his freelance work has mostly been for less glamorous titles such as Fish Farmer Magazine and Catching & Processing, which he currently edits.
Dawud has a BA (Hons) in Politics from the Open University and has run for the UK and Scottish Parliaments on a number of occasions, most recently in the 2017 General Election. He has also served as a local councillor whilst living in Bath.
He first turned to internet marketing in 2013 but, like a lot of people, blew a lot of money before making nothing back and giving up. He came back and developed a good income stream from drop shipping for a while, before Ebay issues forced him to close that down. Finally, he resolved to get a handle on internet and affiliate marketing and he now runs the Elite Tigers Group, home of 16 websites in the Make Money Online niche and earns what most would consider a full-time income from working online.
However, having previously run several offline businesses with six and approaching seven figure turnovers, he is keen to do the same with his online business and is determined to eventually reach a seven figure income. He has recently joined John Thornhill’s Partnership To Success programme as a means to achieving that, and in particular to help with launching his first digital products later this year.