Hello and welcome to my blog. My name and who I am has become such a major part of my business brand (especially when I was a soloprenuer) that I wanted have an outlet to be myself – in a business sense. I’m an entreprenuer. I’m also a marketer, graphic designer and a web designer. I built my own successful marketing, design and web business through the recession of ’08 – ’10 and now I am starting another business with a business partner. My goal is life is to be a successful serial entrepreneur (and travel the world with friends and family).
Most of what I know is self-taught. (At least when related to my business).
I taught myself to program HTML code when I was 12.
I started with a free Homestead account and was so frustrated by the templates that I went into the backend and started creating my own layouts based on what I learned – mostly from other blogs, forums and tutorials that I found online. I have since gone on to teach myself, CSS, HTML5 and PHP. As I learned about the craze with WordPress, I jumped on that bandwagon too.
I became a Graphic Designer.
I spent most of my childhood thinking I wanted to be a vet…then decided that wasn’t for me. My next favorite hobby was video games and drawing and that eventually lead to a degree in Computer Graphic Design.
I immersed myself in the online marketing world.
Marketing is a major part of design and my course emphasized the research phase of the design process. This includes understanding your target market and designing to their needs and requirements. I have then gone on to subscribe to countless blogs and trainings by other marketers. I understand the basics of marekting and excel at implementing them online as well as cross-platform (print to web to tradeshow to social media and back again).
I built a business by myself.
And it was successful – my clients are the type that leave raving (in a good way) testimonials about me. Then I took that business and merged it with a business partner to create a new company. As we say 1+1 = 11. It is going to be pure awesomeness.
So that’s enough about me. Now for awesome topics, like how to make money with your website! No, this is not about cheap gimmicks that help me make money from people who fall for my tricks and purchase products from me. This is about me teaching you what I have learned.