Show me your website…
Hello, my name is Ala and I’m a web programmer and an ecommerce website designer. If you don’t have a website, or you have one but it doesn’t make much money, I’m the person who will turn it into the major source of your income. Especially if you are a UK based manufacturer or trader.
You are probably wondering, “what on earth does she know about trades or manufacturing?”. Well… I guess it’s a right place to include some flashbacks of my past. Hear me out.
I only wanted to learn…
Oh yes, did I mention that English is not my first language? 12 years ago I could only speak Polish (I’m now on my fifth language, that’s excluding all the programming languages I know).
Now, we need to go back to that time, when I graduated with my fancy MA degree in Computer Applications for Business. At this point, I was already a full-time geek teaching fellow students applied mathematics and killing my free time by developing first websites, such as the one, that used advanced analytical methods to help make better business decisions (true story).
Anyway, I got that degree, packed my bags and moved to the UK. My intention was to stay there for a year, study English like there’s no mercy, and go back to Poland to finish off my MA in Mechanics (did I mention I’m a nerd?).
To pay my college fees, rent and put some food on the table I had to get a job, whatever type, as long as it would fit nicely around my studies. So I took the first one that came across – I became an extremely low-paid “unskilled” production operative in a factory manufacturing a range of electrical boxes.