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From a penny-counting refugee to a three-time college dropout to a cocktail bartender, Bodog Olah’s life has never been an easy road. Now, the co-founder of Createur, one of Australia’s leading web development agencies, Bodog will tell you plainly that his success is as simple as courage, guts, and a bit of luck. “You really have to trust yourself and overcome any self-doubt,” explains Bodog. “Staying innovative often requires you to back something on a hunch, long before you get validation from your customers. This can make you feel crazy or lonely at times.” Staying innovative often requires you to back something on a hunch, long before you get validation from your customers. This can make you feel crazy or lonely at times.

Bodog Olah, Creator Recently, Createur put its innovative.  ways to the test and helped one of Australia’s top 100 online merchants migrate to Shopify Plus. We sat down with Bodog to understand how he tackled.  What he describes as one of Western Sahara B2B List his biggest career challenges.  To date. We’ll delve into Createur’s internal processes and the tools they rely on the most. And share some of Bodog’s wise advice for those taking on the challenge of platform migrations. You may also be interested in.  How Bluegg stepped out of its comfort zone with.  A Magento migration and increased a merchant’s conversion by 40%. From humble beginnings At the age of three.  Bodog immigrated to Sydney.  Australia as a Hungarian refugee with his mother.

The Boutique Owner

They lived in government housing for six years. And with her limited English, his mother worked oddjobs to earn a living. Growing up below the poverty line was a huge challenge.  But it gave me a sense of appreciation for everything I earned. Says Bodog. Money was so tight then that Bodog and his mother always carried a calculator when they shopped, to make sure they weren’t overspending. Despite the gravity of his situation, Bodog managed to stumble into web development at a young age and developed a passion for user interface, graphics, and computers. When he was a teenager, he was building flyer sites for his friends. The problem was that he hadn’t really figured out how to turn his hobby into a career.

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The problem was that he hadn’t really figured out how to turn his hobby into a career. And his confusion only grew over time. By the time he was 21, Bodog had dropped out of three entirely different college programs: a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, a Bachelor of Science, and a Bachelor of Human Movement. “I really didn’t perform up to my expectations in an academic setting,” Bodog explains. “I felt like a complete failure.” And then a chance opportunity came along. While working as a bartender to supplement his income, Bodog managed to land his first major development job through one of the hospitality groups he worked for. “This was the first opportunity to use my interest in web development to solve problems, instead of just creating brochure sites,” he explains.

The Occasional Vendor

“Creating a mailing list manager, reservation system, and feedback collection software motivated me to broaden my programming skills.” He developed a personalized reservation system for the company’s restaurants and event venues when he was 23 years old. Looking back, Bodog realizes how much he underestimated the power of the software he created. I had no idea that people would pay a lot of money for something that I thought was pretty elementary to running a business. Bodog Olah, Creator “I didn’t feel like this was a big deal,” Bodog reflects. “This was before SaaS [software as a service] evolved into what it is today, and I had no idea that people would pay a lot of money for something that I thought was pretty elementary to running a business.”

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