I have strong communication skills
Very analytical and data-driven
A wealth of knowledge in the field of internet marketing
A strong attention to details
A never ending supply of persistence
I'm not afraid to admit when I don't know something, and either refer you elsewhere or take the time needed to learn something new.
Neighborhood SEO Solutions is an inbound marketing company with a focus on helping small to medium-sized businesses that are looking to sell their goods or services to their local market.
What do you like most about your profession?
I like networking and helping other people, that's why I prefer doing business with companies that conduct their business within the confines of their local area - I'm not a fireman so I can't get the satisfaction of saving lives, but I can use what I know about internet marketing as my super power to help connect good people that offer a solution to a problem or problems, with people that need a solution to their problem(s).
What are your biggest professional influences (books, mentors, events)?
My professional influences: Dharmesh Shah of Hubspot and inbound.org Neil Patel of Quicksprout, Kissmetrics, and more Rand Fishkin of Moz.com, inbound.org and more Andy Johns formerly of Facebook and more These people really helped shape who I am professionally and I keep up with their work as often as humanly possible. I think each one of these people offers a unique perspective on inbound marketing and they're just a few of the people I recognize as being thought-leaders in the industry. I read A LOT these days, and I read a lot more blogs than books (if that counts). I always keep up with the Moz Blog, I keep up with Neil Patel's blog on Quicksprout, I do a lot of reading from various people on Inbound.org, there's a lot of great stuff coming from Hubspot.com and Andy Johns always blows my mind when I read his Q & A on Quora - he's really analytical and thorough, which is exactly what internet marketers need to be these days to provide solid measurable results to their clients.
How do you typically handle disagreements with clients?
It depends on the disagreement. If the disagreement seems to be at a fundamental level or if it tests the core principals of my company, there's probably 2 things that can happen; either I'm going to gently test the client to see how stuck they are in their thinking and if I can gently persuade them in to understanding where I'm coming from and why I have to do the things I'm suggesting, or I'm going to have to cut the customer loose because I base my personal and company's values on sound principals like honesty, integrity, quality, fairness - - these are values that I built my company on and I won't budge very far on these things. However, if it's a problem of my lack of understanding or their's with certain processes, I take it as an opportunity for me to either grow in understanding, or to help them grow. I see soft disagreements as an opportunity to learn and evolve. Sometimes the best work can stem from a simple disagreement, it helps both companies come to an understanding of each other and better serve one another.
Business Owner at Neighborhood SEO Solutions
June 2014 - Present
Working with clients, keeping the website up-to-date, designing the website, creating content, marketing, book keeping.. I do it all! :)
Marketing Consultant at MediaOne New England
May 2008 - September 2013
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Field of Study: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Proficiency: Native or Bilingual Proficiency
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