My current objective is simply to become the best at content creation, SEO, and Socal Marketing that I can possibly be. I am amazed at how much there is to learn. While the general concepts seem simple the reality is that the more you know the more you realize you have to learn.
I have experience in setting up internet storefronts, ecommerce operations, niche sites and search engine optimazation. If you need help with a project relating to any of these things contact me and I will be happy to help.
I am currently involved in content creation and marketing for passive income models.
Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac – Rapid City, SD – New Media/Internet Marketing
Working with new media like Youtube, Facebook, ect and combining it with old fashoned search engine optimazation to drive sales to a car dealership.
MyPlaceFinder.net – Management / SEO Specialist- Sioux Falls, SD
June 2006 – Presently
Working with MyPlaceFinder.net I started with an empty web server and created a rental advertisement site. The site now has around 3,000 unique visitors and 20,000 hits from the Sioux Falls area per month and generates around 300 leads monthly. I achieved this by gaining top search index positions and link building. I did keyword research using Google AdWords and other apps. I then designed the site to be SEO optimized for the key phrases that I was looking to get traffic from. I did a lot of HTML and PHP coding on the site as well as all of the photography and graphic design.
BobsPuppets.com – Design / SEO – Clearwater, FL
March 2004 – May 2005
I started the site Bobs Puppets in 2004 and worked with it until 2006. I used the framework of OS commerce to begin and then modified the PHP and HTML to make it form to my will. Through the use of SEO this site became the highest ranked puppet store on Google, MSN, and Yahoo for several keywords and I had some luck converting traffic. After moving back to Sioux Falls and had some issues with my supplier in Florida so the site is currently no more. But what I learned from this site has been invaluable to me in the creation and marketing of my other sites.
Other Companies I’ve worked for
Lodgenet Entertainment – Sioux Falls, SD
Catalina Marketing Corporation – St. Petersburg, FL
America Online – Tampa, FL
Knology Broadband – Sioux Falls, SD
Education and Certifications
Associate of Science Degree, Systems Administration
Southeast Technical Institute
At STI I learned about Windows, IP addressing, Active Directory, and Linux. It was a great starting point for me but, as with any IT professional my education is always continuing.
Currently I read textbooks, listen to books while doing anything else, or watch videos about networking, web coding, SEO, marketing, business, history and just about anything else that catches my interest. I just like to learn about anything I can whenever I have a chance and feel that education should be a lifelong process. I just don’t want to pay for it the whole time when I can teach myself just as well.