10 weeks ago I was invited to become director of SEO and Business partner in a new start up in Australia. (vep, very Fancy.... right?) The company defined itself as "a digital company company " <--- nothing new there. Dam. I was impressed. In my first week "at work" they offered me $250.000 in shares and a salary. "Once we got in the market"...Read More
1 week ago I fired my best paying client. I was making over 45K per year just from this client. Overall… this was a BIG fish, the type of client people tell you: you need to get it and lock if for life!
But I fired them. I quit. I decided it was time to go… and that my life was going to be better WITHOUT them, instead of them…. but to understand why I decided to say said bye bye to $45000 extra per year, I needed to go back to basics.
SEO for kids 2012… what a fantastic success. So yes, I’m back from Fiji after a week where crazy things happened in the SEO world. But let me get straight to the topic and let’s forget any news or updates of Evil Google . So as many of you know we raised over $1000 and with the great help of a lot of amazing people we brought over 25 kilos of pencils, coloring books, geometry sets, pencils, rules… and 2 nice laptops and a brand new printer to the kids of Nawaka District School.
I made this video after so many emails and messages that came from my Mixergy Interview. The whole idea is to address fear of failure…. so…. here we go:
I started SEO as a part thing… mainly trying to feed the family after I quickly realized my job as a diving instructor wasn’t going to pay for … mmm…. food .
The day that I decided to quit my diving job, my wife sat on the Kitchen and cried. She really cried. I was making $500 per week and it was scary to “loose” that money. It wasn’t fun times let me tell you.
Hey! I have an idea, what about If I take down Yellow Pages.com.au ?
Seriously… just me, from home, here in my home office looking at my garden. What about If I take down YellowPages by producing something so freaking amazing that anyone that looks at YellowPages thinks… mmm Gab’s stuff is better.
So let me do quick brainstorming and analyse why Yellowpages.com.au sucks.
1. Corporate look, boring user experience.
2. The info provided by Yellowpages is mainly one thing. DATA.
Last month was my biggest month ever from a financial point of view. You see my wife is a Nurse Manager making a nice salary, well last month my tiny (microscopic ) business made in 3 weeks the equivalent of 7 months of my wife’s salary.
Am I bragging?
No. I don’t brag. But I want to share… you see, I don’t blog about making money online…. but I think people out there that try to hire an SEO company or an SEO consultant, forget the basic principles about making money online.. (and how the people that really make money online really do it.)
He is little. He is not so sexy as he thinks he is... he is a huge Jets fan... he is freaking amazing. and every time I watch this video I get 100% pumped. Even if you know already about Gary, this 62 minutes will pump you to become a freaking superstar in your niche/market. The always smart Jedi Master: Gary...Read More
It's amazing that the Security Admin at FlyingSolo didn't realized that Santa, well... hacked the site yesterday. To all of my FlyingSolo Friends: Happy Xmas If you are a small business in Australia, and you haven't heard of Flying Solo... go on... join us at http://www.flyingsolo.com.au
So I’m taking a small break for 6 weeks. No more SEO chat. No more talking about links and about ranking. No more talking about what “really works” .
Instead time to go to the beach, watch Sebastian in Tennis lessons (my 6 year old … next Australian Champion) and take Dominic (my 2 year old son) to our local swimming pool.
Time to read more amazing books that has nothing to do with Google. Read More
So here we go…. The Secret of Succeed as an SEO professional is....
Why people like me make it in this industry and other ones fail?
What some people start doing SEO and then they move to web design… or to PPC… or the facebook.
Why not they stick with SEO?
Just 12 months ago I was competing vs 15 other guys… now only 4 … and 300 new ones the other left… quit… said Good-bye or became logo designers (joke) Read More
Making Money Online… oh God… it’s Gabriel going to become another Blogger telling us HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE?
Before you get ready to destroy me, read the whole post… because today I’m going to tell you the truth about making serious money from home… [Gab’s daily rant!) Read More
For 1 week… yes. For 1 week I just decided not to check ranking, not to do backlink reports, not to look at what my customers competition was doing, not to read what SEO gurus was doing… in fact I just decided to do one thing: Unplug myself.
Bye bye SEO. I’m quitting…. I’m leaving you… Read More
Before I start let me clarify that I’m NOT DRUNK at this exact moment… so bare with me in this random, weird and strange post.
Today I’m in Melbourne… the cultural capital of Australia. Lovely city, a bit cold, a bit weird, a bit to busy for me.
It’s a weird, I have been away from home for less than 2 days and I already miss my 2 young ratbags, my home office, my wife and my dog. (pretty sad huh?) Read More
I’m so proud.. and so happy….so I will keep this ultra-ultra short.
I have worked a bit hard to get this idea running… but after taking the decision I now know it’s a fantastic idea and I’m sure I will achieve my objective.
Bula my small tiny audience… I’m in Fiji at the moment… having the time of my life with my kids and wife. Life is good.. the SEO business is booooooming and I’m starting to learn the importance of having a proper work-life balance.
Fiji it’s great. I have been here already 5 times and I can’t get enough of the people, the culture, the weather.. the way the time goes slower than ever. Read More