Hi, I'm Zbgniew. I’m 41. I live in Kraków – one of the most beatiful cities in Poland. I have wonderful wife and three amazing children – two daughters and a son. I am a freelance translator and have translated over 30 books into Polish (mainly from English). Actually, I probably should have written ‘I used to be a tanslator’, because for personal reasons I haven’t translated anything for two months already and I don’t think it’s going to change anytime soon (not that I really want to). My wife works full-time job as a catechist and when the two older children go to school, I stay at home with our youngest one. Our son (Karol, 10 years old) has multiple disabilities, so one of our main jobs is taking care of him. Since I also have a gradute degree in speech therapy, I try to teach him how to communicate with the surrounding world.
I’ve always known that the Internet is full of opportunities, but for a long time I used it almost exclusively to get the information I needed (sometimes also to watch a movie or to play chess :-). I had an email and a facebook accounts. What else did I need? Even though my wife has been an active blogger for several years, I considered it an extravagance. ‘Writing a blog? Creating a website? - No, that’s not for me.’ ‘Selling something online? – But exactly what? And what for?’ ‘Doing online marketing – What?!! I’m not even sure I understand the word’
My attitude began to change about a year ago. I don’t want to bore you with the details, so let’s just say that I finally realised I need to change something in my life, especially in my professional life. I became more and more interested in the way people express themselves online. I even learned some theory about online marketing ;-). But you know... I still had a job I liked, I still couldn’t imagine myself as an online entrepreneur, I still didn’t have enough money for my son’s therapies (so how could I even think of doing business), I still loved my family and wanted to spend as much time with them as possible... In short, I was still coming up with new excuses for not doing what really appealed to me.
That was a few months ago. My situation hasn’t changed that much since then. Just like before, I have no time, no money, no experience in online marketing (or in any other online activity for that matter). Now I also don’t have my job. But having nothing is an ideal starting point, isn’t it?
I consider the point in my life I am at a new possibility and a new chance for me and for my family.
I already have some ideas about what I would like to do online. Actually, I have so many of them, I don’t know what to begin with. I also have one affiliate product I really would like to promote, just because I think it’s great. But I need help in... pretty much everything.
That’s why I’d like to thank Mike Lambert for bringing me here. If this site is at least half as good as he says, I’ll be more than satisfied.
As you might have guessed, I’m not a native English speaker, so I’ll be grateful for any comments that can help me to avoid language mistakes and improve my writing skills.