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From Hungary to the moon [I love sales]

Tamas Fogt

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Hey guys,

I am glad to be here with great people like you. I hope I created this blog in the right place. :D
I've already learned here a lot and I want to give back. I am going to write my blog here and I hope every follower will love it.

I am a Hungarian entrepreneur and I am building my online marketing agency. I know it's not fast lane but I think it is a good way to start.

Few words about my background
I was a semi-professional poker player, then I studied programming at the university. After graduation, I went to a multinational company. I got bored -> I quit and started my business. ( A huge one without any real experience. I've read a few books but that's all ). It's failed ofc. During that period I started to build my social circle, we created a master mind/self-help group. Basically, It was a pickup group (we watched way too much RSD stuff :D ) But out of the 7 initial members, 4 turned to be an entrepreneur so it was great. I am planning to write about it later.

My English was shitty that time so I had to improve it a lot. After 6 months I quit again and started to work as a freelancer.

The pros it was great because I was free, cons my English was still shitty and I've struggled a lot.
It was really hard in the first 2 months I didn't have income. I almost had to go back to work but luckily I could fix it and now I am living from freelancing.

Tomorrow I will write about what happens now. What's my plan etc..
 

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Your English is actually quite decent. Especially considering English and Hungarian have almost no similarities, I imagine it would be far more difficult to learn a language with such a different base.
 
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Tamas Fogt

Tamas Fogt

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Thanks, Yeah, they are totally different. Basically, we learn English since elementary school but my teachers were so bad. I had to learn the language from movies, courses, books and by speaking with tourists.
 
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Tamas Fogt

Tamas Fogt

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#2 NOW

As I've mentioned before, I am a freelancer now. I build complex web applications (eg admin panels), websites and landing pages for my clients.

I love the freedom of freelancing but I want more.

A few weeks earlier I've started to work on my marketing agency. Firstly, we will start with landing pages and sales pages as I have experience in CRO and my friend is a sales copywriter. Later I want to expand the services with promo videos, sales funnel planning and other services like these.

How do I want to build it?
If you ask me Richard Branson or Elon Musk I would say, Branson.
I love work and I hate being bored but I think the business is for you and I don't want to be a slave of my own business. Now I want to build a lifestyle business. As I am just 24 years old I want to travel, discover new places meet with great people, improve my mindset, vision etc.. (Maybe I will think differently about it 10 years later)

As I've mentioned my friends and I want to travel a lot. As a first step, we are planning to move to Thailand at the end of September for a few months. I am really curious about Thailand and I've heard great things about it. It's one of my big dreams since 17. (when I was a poker player we had a forum where the other players posted beautiful pictures from thailand)
Also, I hate winter and Hungary is really cold between December and March. (From 0 to -20 Celsius degree)
I haven't traveled with airplane yet so not just the place and the culture will be new. ( finally, I can remove it from my bucket list )

Btw It's my first "blog" so if you have any suggestion about the post structure I am more than happy to hear it.
 
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Tamas Fogt

Tamas Fogt

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#3 WHAT AM I WORKING ON NOW?
Hey, guys I just wanted to write a quick update. I hope you are crushing it in August as well.

So what happens now:

Freelance

Right now I am working on a few programming projects. I had to create an admin dashboard from scratch I've stated it a few weeks before and hopefully, I can finish it until the middle of September (depends on client). Also, working on another dashboard I have to modernize it but it's a more long-term project.

Agency
I am working on the agency too. Right now just testing the cold emails and try to find new sources to get leads. Now I am collecting my leads from linkedin. I think the sales is one of the most important parts of a new business. If you can't sell your product then you won't survive longterm

Other
I want to market myself better because I see huge potential in social media. I know instagram stories is a great way to create rapport with others So I started to follow and copy the big social media marketers like garyvee, tai lopez and a few other celebs. Right now I've no clue how should I use texts, images, colors etc.. so if you have any great content then don't hesitate to share here :)
It's more like a hobby project I don't want to spend more than 20 minutes a day.

 

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