Hi, I am Martin!

 

I am an online entrepreneur and a blogger from the Czech Republic with my head perpetually in the clouds.

 

My Story


I have always wanted to do well at school and getting accepted to a good university was a big deal to me. However, already in high school, I realized that working monotonous nine-to-six job is not something I want from life.

It was 2012 and I was an exchange student in Pennsylvania for my junior year of high school. I had a very strict host family who didn’t let me do pretty much anything. Hanging out with friends or having fun outside was not possible and most of the time I had to spend at home. Since school was fairly easy for me in comparison to my Czech high school, I had plenty of free time. I didn’t want to spend all my time in front of a TV so I started reading a lot. My parents sent me a Kindle as a present for Christmas so from that time, I could buy any book I like from home which was great since getting to a bookstore was not that easy. I ran into a book called The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco. This book sparked my interest in being an entrepreneur and in self-development in general. I read many other books on entrepreneurship after reading The Millionaire Fastlane, but this book was the beginning of my journey.

Besides my new interest in entrepreneurship and improved English, my exchange year in the USA also started my passion for traveling. At the end of the school year, my parents with my brother came to the USA and we all traveled together throughout the east and west coast for over 3 weeks which was awesome.

After coming back to the Czech Republic and finishing high school, I continued studying at a university. Being entrepreneur sounded cool, but I knew it’s far from easy and that I need to have a “degree backup”, so in 2013 I started studying law. The first year of university flew fast, I was studying law and at the same time learning about online businesses from the books and the internet. Unfortunately, I was just learning, but not taking any action.

 

Besides my new interest in entrepreneurship and improved English, my exchange year in the USA also started my passion for traveling. At the end of the school year, my parents with my brother came to the USA and we all traveled together throughout the east and west coast for over 3 weeks which was awesome.

After coming back to the Czech Republic and finishing high school, I continued studying at a university. Being entrepreneur sounded cool, but I knew it’s far from easy and that I need to have a “degree backup”, so in 2013 I started studying law. The first year of university flew fast, I was studying law and at the same time learning about online businesses from the books and the internet. Unfortunately, I was just learning, but not taking any action.

 

In the summer in 2014, I flew to Indonesia to teach English as a volunteer (don’t judge me, I know that I am not a native English speaker and that my English is not perfect, but still I am positive that I could help). I spent around 3 months in Indonesia, mostly teaching but also hanging out with locals, traveling and experiencing the local culture. I really enjoyed my stay in Indonesia and when I was leaving back home, I was already making plans for my next adventures in my head. This summer made me realize that if I want to have many more experiences like this, I need to finally start taking action.

During my second year at university, I started my first website together with my brother. In the beginning, we had zero traffic, zero people on our mailing list and little idea how to grow our website. I started learning about SEO, online marketing, PPC and website optimization in general, hoping that it would help us grow our business and it did. In about two years, our website grew to 70 000 page views a month with 20 000 people on our mailing list.

By the time I finished university, I knew that I don’t want to be working in an office and that I want to work for myself (I am lucky that universities are free in the Czech Republic, so I have a degree but I don’t have any debt). Despite of that, I took a job at a law firm at the position of a junior lawyer right after I got my degree to experience what it would be like. Well, I hated it and after 6 months I was gone.

Now I am working for myself, having passive income from my first website and working on other passive income streams.

I created Blogging Lizard to share my knowledge and help others with their websites and blogs. Later, I would also like to add articles about personal development and articles from my adventures.

 

By the time I finished university, I knew that I don’t want to be working in an office and that I want to work for myself (I am lucky that universities are free in the Czech Republic, so I have a degree but I don’t have any debt). Despite of that, I took a job at a law firm at the position of a junior lawyer right after I got my degree to experience what it would be like. Well, I hated it and after 6 months I was gone.

Now I am working for myself, having passive income from my first website and working on other passive income streams.

I created Blogging Lizard to share my knowledge and help others with their websites and blogs. Later, I would also like to add articles about personal development and articles from my adventures.

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If you have a question and want to reach out to me, shoot an email to martin@blogginglizard.com and I will do my best to help you.