My name is Robert and this is my blog.
Throughout my life, I’ve always been obsessed with perfectionism and self-image. But I did not do it for myself, but for others around me.
And it made me quit every time because I failed to impress or outperform my competition.
Now things are a little different. Here’s my story from to working as a digital marketing nerd/guru! 🙂
Most people I know or have seen their website share an “About Me” page, focusing on how awesome they are, how big their fanbase is and rub it in my face as a badge of honour. Some deserve credit, but some just over do it.
Now, don’t get me wrong! Credit should be given to hard work where it belongs. But my blog is not about success stories and millions of dollars.
I like to tell and live my story as a person who fucks things, but at the end of the day, gets shit done right.
Growing up in South Africa
Strange as it may sound, I’m originally a Hungarian who grew up in on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. In heart, I’m part Safa and will always be!
But after the World Cup in 2010, after nearly 10 years, my family moved back to Hungary. By that time I was an adult, ready to move out of the family nest and start university.
That is when, I got accepted to study Economics and Business in Denmark. Looking back, I believe it was a great choice since it left me with some great memories and zero student debt.
Despite the shifting workaholic-alcohol balance throughout my studies, I tried to make every moment as crazy and memorable as possible. Thankfully I got a scholarship to every single university I went to.
- Hamburg University
- Aarhus University
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Oh boy, how wrong and naive I was when I got my master’s degree and entered: The Real World!
Looking back, I believe I could have done so much more! I’ve wasted many years of my life and if I had the knowledge I already have now, I’m certain I would’ve been the next dropout. University and college for me is a memory with ups and lows. But the opportunity cost of time and energy invested in my studies that I’m never going to use makes me feel like I’ve squandered years in the long run.
And then, trouble started!!!
I was out in the wilderness as a fresh, delusional graduate who watched too many episodes of Suits. And I didn’t know what to do with my life or how to get started despite having some work experience.
But worst of all, I had no vision or an idea about what I’d like to do. So I did the worst thing possible. I went with the flow!
I ended up working at one of the big four companies, KPMG!
And let me tell you! It was a nightmare.
The work pressure and work-load was something I embraced as a workaholic. But I had other concerns as I stared at the hundreds of desks and employees.
No humanity, individuality, no
Some people embraced this lifestyle, but I dreaded the thought of staying there any longer. So I was thankfully dismissed from KPMG with a big smile on my face! 😀
Digital Marketing Consultancy and Finding fulfillment at Work
Despite my background in Economics and Business, I have taken a keen interest in WordPress, SEO, Web development, and online marketing.
After three and a half years, I’ve been working with tech startups, entrepreneurs, and fintech founders.
As a passionate blogger and digital marketer, I’ve worked hard to combine my tasks with my passion in building my own content around topics regarding tech and personal finance, where my websites have reached +50,000 monthly visits. I tend to work hard on implementing certain marketing tactics into my content promote traffic and boost a website’s domain ranking
The end goal of this blog and my career is to lend a hand and reach out to as many people as possible to help them build various passive income streams to be independent or support their 9 to 5 jobs.
As a millenial, I also experience the financial difficulties of my generation and the generation before me. These days, it is an absolute must to carve several paths to online income, long-term investments and passive income streams.
My blog’s purpose is to document my journey from a newbie blogger so that we can learn together.
Starting a blog or an online business and generating a side income can bring you more freedom and change to your life in many ways.
Your goal could be something as simple as making some passive income or telling your story to the world or reviewing products and services to get paid for it.
No matter what your goals are, it is my ambition to help people get there faster.
I would like to take this moment and thank you for being here!
I appreciate the time you took to read this and deeply value every relationship or network I make from this blog.
I’m here for you as a online consultant, digital marketer and your friendly neghbourhood blogger. I try to respond to every email and want to hear your story too – both the good, the bad, the ugly and the great! 🙂
I want to provide a safe community where new bloggers can collaborate, provide encouragement, and work smarter. Below I have created a group that focuses entirely on supporting each other and sharing valuable info. Just so you know, you are not alone in your struggle to build wealth or network! Join the Digital Shapers!