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BHW is helping me find motivation again

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ChiefBeef, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. ChiefBeef

    ChiefBeef Junior Member

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    Hello!

    I want to introduce myself by giving a little background on myself.

    8 years ago I was hired by a small company that sells business equipment as a data entry person. I’ve had always had an interest learning how to make websites and improving my graphic design abilities so I eventually worked myself up to a Marketing Manager position by re-creating the website, doing the graphic designs, and marketing the website. To this day I am the only marketing individual in a very small company.

    I never formally learned marketing in school or by a mentor so I pretty much stumbled through everything by reading random articles online and consulting different types of professionals along the way. Despite no formal training I managed to increase the company’s finances, secured my relationship with the owners as a trust-worthy individual, and moved the company physically to a larger location.

    Despite my accomplishments, I still feel lost in my current role when it comes to marketing. There was a lot of trial and error with buying magazine ads, doing direct mail, hiring an SEO company, hiring a PPC company, and a variety of other things. I’ve constantly been on the prowl for “that next step” to improve the company and my skills but always felt stunted – until I stumbled upon BHW.

    I've been lurking BHW for roughly a month now and have absorbed a lot of useful information and insight on digital marketing. It has been a breathe of fresh air. Digital marketing has always been an enigma for me since it always felt complicated, confusing, and corrupted. Tons of information online about what works, what doesn't, why someone should do something, why they shouldn't, opinions here, opinions there, and dealing with SEO/PPC companies that focus more on being paid rather than doing good work.

    Thankfully, BHW feels genuine to me. It feels like users here aren't here to put on a corporate smile, sugar coat everything, and take my money while doing half-assed work. BHW feels like my father is sitting me down at a family dinner to tell me how disappointed he is at me — it hurts but it's a wake-up call.

    I still have a long journey to improve the company I work for and my skill-sets but I feel confident that the information I've been learning here can help me take that next step. It won't be easy but it'll keep me motivated.

    Lastly, I stumbled upon the UnGagged 2017 section and its 'philosophy' intrigued me since it feels like a conference with genuine and honest information. I've been to other digital marketing conferences and its corporate vibe always rubs me the wrong way. After a bit more reading and learning that it was in Las Vegas — I'll be making the drive in November to attend my very first UnGagged conference.

    Thanks everyone! I looking forward to interacting with everybody on the forums, continuing to learn, and attending UnGagged in November. :)
     
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  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hello ChiefBeef:

    Welcome to the best IM and SEO forum on the planet. You can't lose with the stuff we use! :)
    Enjoy Your Stay!
     
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  3. Vargas22

    Vargas22 Newbie

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    welcome brother!
     
  4. Jomasdf

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    Welcome, that's a sturdy intro. Good luck!
     
  5. kontentguy

    kontentguy Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    welcome @ChiefBeef !

    i went to the most recent @UnGagged.com conference in vegas and i can tell you it will be perfect for you - tons of entrepreneurs who all made serious amounts of money in internet marketing, many from bhw as well. It was very motivational. I recently quit my job to go full freelance and develop web properties as a result of the conference, the ppl i met there, and this forum.

    best of luck!!!
     
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    Cheifbeef you are welcome to BHW community.... Hope you will learn what you want...
     
  7. iAuthority

    iAuthority Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Happy to welcome you to the BHW community, you can learn more here.
     
  8. Conor

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    tl;dr. Welcome to the forum though :D
     
  9. LJ Junior

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    Welcome to BHW. Forum with full of valuable content and also little fun at Lounge ;)
     
  10. ChiefBeef

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys!

    Thanks kontentguy, I hope to experience something similar.
     
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    Welcome to BHW! Your intro was incredibly inspirational! There's always something new to learn here :)
     
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    hi:)


    welcome to BHW, the best forum about SEO/IM

    same as me, I feel motivated every day when I visit BHW,
     
  13. UnGagged.com

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    You joining us in London or Vegas @ChiefBeef?
     
  14. peppelepix

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    good luck bro!
     
  15. davids355

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    Welcome to the forum bro.
     
  16. ChiefBeef

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    I'll be going to the Vegas show since it's a few hour drive for me — London is a bit far for me!
     
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    Welcome to the largest Internet Marketing forum in the world @ChiefBeef. Share your ideas/knowledge here and gain double the knowledge. All the best @ChiefBeef
     
  18. rajababa

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    welcome nice to meet you