My name is Alexandru-Adrian Carstea and I spent my last decade working as a freelancer in content writing. These days, I am involved in various projects and businesses. I fight for animal rights, I love Honda vehicles, I am a vegetarian struggling to become a vegan and I like travelling. I have decided to start this website in order to share some of my knowledge in entrepreneurship. I must admit that I keep reading and educating myself as I write. I rely on authors like Jeremy Kourdi, Andy Maslen, Anne Hawkins, Patrick Forsyth, Jim Blythe, Astrid Heeper and Michael Schmidt for inspiration. While I have been through most of the situations that I write about, some of them have never been clear until I have actually started to write about them.
I have witnessed the evolution of Internet, so I did not really have tablets or Internet at home as a kid. I used to sneak out with my cousin at 1 AM, go to the nearest Internet café and purchase six hour long packages. We had plenty of floppy discs to save music and pictures, only to transfer everything to our home computers. It was a nightmare when one of them had bad sectors and we had module based archives. Everything was compromised. We could only play the first 30 seconds of a song or see half a picture.
Later on, I have managed to get my first dial up connection. It was quite expensive, especially if I joined before 10 PM. I enjoyed designing websites for friends and random clients. I had a lot of fun with various programs and software, but I never really thought that this might be a good opportunity for the future. I was always curious about anything that seemed new though. However, I have lost contact with the web design industry long ago.
Today, I am happy to realize that my childhood paid off. I can barely relate to one or two people who do what I do. Most of my friends, school colleagues or neighbours limit to working for one employer or another without having the possibility to advance. They cannot understand what I do. They cannot understand that there is always room for more. In my opinion, you do not have to be stinky rich in order to start a business or advance. As long as you have the vision to do it, you can do it without spending a single coin on it. This is not just a random assumption, but something that I experience everyday. Some people call it good luck, while others call it perseverance. I like to believe that I have a little of both.