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Hello people!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Brainstorm389, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Brainstorm389

    Brainstorm389 Registered Member

    Dec 23, 2015
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    Business Owner
    Athens, Greece
    Well, it's time to introduce myself! :)

    I knew about your website from a long time ago, but I never bothered to take a in depth look into it. And now here I am trying to further educate myself and read about anything that could potentially benefit me, or my colleagues/partners.

    I'm from Athens, Greece and for the last two years I own a retail store ( +3 years before that I worked from my home as on online only retailer for the same niche ).

    Things are pretty tough ( f***** up actually ) here in Greece for most people, especially the ones who run businesses such as me, or anyone with a small/medium sized business. The environment is so hostile ( bureaucracy, tons of unfair taxes and fees, recent bank capital controls etc ) that we almost had to go out of business.

    But as a single father who's taking care of and living with my child and have to provide for my mother as well, that was never an option.

    I read a lot about SEO techniques since I always liked it, and actually I've done a lot of SEO work myself on my business, which has given me solid results. Competition is hard though, and you always need to be one step ahead at all times. We've been through a manual penalty as well, because the SEO "agency" we trusted just used the worst spammy methods and after ranking at top positions we had to virtually remove every single backlink we ever had in order for Google to reconsider indexing us. It was tough, and really drove me nuts but it's part of the past now.

    Also, I'm a bit amazed about the money making methods written on the forums, since they're a pretty good set of ideas that if you take/combine them and be persistent about your work, I think they will eventually pay you off.

    I'll be around the forums educating myself so that until mid-January I've come up with a good plan and a good list ( I love making lists, lol ) of things that need to be done so that 2016 is creative and at least as profitable as 2015.

    Cheers guys!!
  2. sergey007

    sergey007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Nov 13, 2014
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    I have heard about recent problems in Greece. Wish you good luck in your business in 2016 and welcome to BHW!