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My journey from gardener to webagency owner

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jopagi, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. jopagi

    jopagi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hello, i'm here to tell you about my journey in the whole wide web :)

    I've started, with my brother, near 5 years ago, both of us never studied web marketing nor web developement, we got no job (he was selling items at flea markets, i was doing some garnening works).

    He has started selling basic Joomla website while i was creating logos for his customers, after few month we have started to re-sell social services like YT views and FB likes on our e-commerce.

    I've been occupied in the orders management, answering email etc...while he has managed SEO, adwords and the Joomla website creation as side business.

    In those years we are increased our business, now we got a full time employee for the FB likes service and two collaborators for social media management and website creations.

    This year we have opened a society in Spain, and we are earning about 6000 euros monthly, a good goal to me, but not a final goal.

    The bad part is: during this years i've learned very little, i've always managed orders, answered emails and phone calls (i'm a little bit shy in pubblic also, so not my best part), we are earning good but we can do better, but i feel like i've no instruments to do nothing for my business, since i've never studied marketing, SEO nor web development.

    What do you suggest me? How can i do better for me and my business?

    Obviously i can keep my actual work, managing orders etc...but this can be done by any standard employee also, and this is really disheartening, to me, to continue in this kind of activity also.

    I need to do something else, but what?
     
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  2. Evolzation

    Evolzation Junior Member

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    Hi There. This is great that you have the management skills to have other people do the work and run a business. One of the most important skills you need is one you already have and that is to manage. You can always employ someone to sell for you and you can easily outsource just about anything these days. I would suggest you further your skills in management.