Aleksandar Tasevski offers UI/UX services in Macedonia via Selz.com
Can you tell us about yourself?
My name is Aleksandar Tasevski (aka Mighty Alex) and I am a professional UI/UX designer from Macedonia. For 7 years I worked for a variety of companies as an in-house designer/ developer. Over the past 2 years, I have been working as a freelancer designer and investing the money I make into creating “minimum viable products” for startup companies that I might want to pursue in the future. Currently I have couple of live products and a few under development.
Did you encounter hurdles when building your business?
When I thought of building my business, the design/ development part was not a problem at all. It was even simple to find jobs via marketplaces, but I wanted to avoid the fees of international marketplaces and instead accept payment directly from my website. The biggest issue’ however, was finding a payment processor. Unfortunately, popular payment processors like PayPal are not available. Of the few payment processors available, most did not suit my particular needs. After doing a bit of research I found Selz.com, which allows me to accept payment via my website and then withdraw funds to my local bank via Payoneer.
Where do you see your business in the future?
A good idea is the key to building a successful business. Use your own resources and ask people for help and advice. Bootstrap your project when possible and don’t waste your time. The end result is what it’s important and not how you got there. Make something that people will love.
I am currently working on several businesses concepts and I am hoping that one of them will expand to a level where more people are involved and we can develop into an actual startup company.