Hi, I’m Marty Englander! I’m here to share the knowledge I gain online through my own testing and how you can stop wasting time trying different non-tested failed methods. I’m here to show you how you can DIY online and save some money for your business.
The beginning is always a good place.
Hello, my name is Marty Englander. I was born 15/04/1994 in Manchester, England. Since being little, I always had an eye for creative things and was always fascinated with tech.
Up until the age of 9 years old, I was never allowed to go on a computer which I think sparked my interest even more. I used to sneak onto my mother’s computer when she was not around and play games etc…
I was always a little impatient playing game so I quickly somehow managed to start learning to hack them… As you can imagine, the games got boring fast!
I then started looking at hosting my own private server games which is where you host the game for people to play on. I LOVED this. I loved the ability to be able to create something where other people got something back.
As the years went on…
When I reached high school, I was one of the class clowns. I can give a number of reasons why I may have been this way, but ultimately I think it’s because I felt like I was never giving value by simply sitting in school like a zombie learning things.
I always wanted to do practical things which is why I guess I thrived in subjects like Drama and Media.
I realised near the end of the sixth form that I hated formal education and the only thing keeping me in education was friends. Upsettingly I knew I had to leave everything and get my act together because I was heading down a road which would not end well.
Oh crap…Everything changed.
I decided to leave full-time education near the end of the sixth form.
I had no real qualifications. No skills. No anything. Just my thoughts were telling me this is the right decision for me.
I remember my father telling me when I told him I wanted to leave “If you leave, you can lounge in the house all day, but I will not give you money”. I never wanted to lounge around the house, I left school because it felt wrong to be there and felt like it was a waste of my time, if I’m going to invest my time, I want it to be worthwhile.
I guess this is where my world changed.
I created my CV and started handing them out… Never got anywhere with it apart from one, the casino. They needed dealers for a 6-month poker tournament from 8 pm – 3 am.
I went in, aced the interview and got a call back to go back and get some training. The day I was supposed to go in and start training, my father did not want me to do it due to the hours and other reasons, and he found me a job.
The only problem was, it was a job with my grandfather.
Don’t get me wrong, my grandpa is a great guy, and he has a solid business but… he’s old school and well, I’m not.
My grandfather is a bag manufacturer. The idea of working for him, was I go in and learn the ropes and when he’s ready to retire, I take over. In the Englander family, we have 90+ years of bag manufacturing history, so once my grandfather stops, that’s the end of it.
It did not go to plan which was a shame because it was creative and not too bad.
When I was younger I used to create videos of the games I used to play.
Anyway, my dad remembered this and suggested to come with him in his accountancy firm and provide video like services. He would open up a media department, and id run it so to speak.
I thought “why not”.
During this time I also became a member of a number of freelancing sites and started developing my skill sets again.
After a few years of realising creating videos for businesses was not something I enjoyed, I then moved over to web development and online infrastructures.
I became pretty good at it and thought I’d create some How to videos so other people can DIY.