Hi! I am Irtiza.

An Engineering Manager by day, and a Blogger and YouTuber by night.

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April 14, 2024

I Pay $0 for a 10,000 Subscriber Self-Hosted Email Newsletter System

I saved >$100/month by migrating to a self-hosted newsletter and mailing list manager to run my small business.

April 7, 2024

Hosting Multiple Web Apps and APIs with Nginx Reverse Proxies

Deploy all your frontend apps, backend APIs, and other services using one server and one domain.

April 2, 2024

How I Set Up My Private Cloud Server for Development

Replicating my perfect local development workflow in a cloud server to code and deploy from anywhere in the world.

March 10, 2024

I Finally Figured out Nginx Reverse Proxy

How I exposed my NextJS and FastAPI powered website to the public internet using Nginx web server on a Linux server.

March 5, 2024

I Bought a Cloud Server for $12/month

How I saved more than $100 by self-hosting instead of using cloud-based SASS products.

January 4, 2024

My 2024 Credit Card Strategy

Core setup, new cards, travel redemptions, and hotel, flight, and car rental elite statuses.

January 2, 2024

How Much Money I Made From Credit Cards in 2023

I earned 630,000 credit card points which equates to around $8,500 USD.

December 28, 2023

Flying 10,000 Miles in Turkish Airlines Business Class

First international business class experience with FREE upgrade using credit card points!

December 10, 2023

Travel Hacking San Francisco

How I paid $0 instead of $2,543 with credit card points.

October 20, 2023

I Spent $0 Instead of $4,000 on Travel in 2023

How I funded all my 2023 travel using credit card points, such as Membership Reward points and Capital One miles.

June 12, 2023

How I Travel the World for Free Using Credit Card Points

A simple 3-step process that earned me trips to Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, and Toronto for free!


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