First of all, I’m very happy and fortunate in my personal life and careers. Born and raised in East Los Angeles. I’m lucky enough to have a great family and friends that trust and support me in any endeavor that I decide to embark and I appreciate all of them. The key is balance and support. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals or people that will give you that extra push when you need it.
Block out the naysayers as they probably don’t have the entrepreneurial mindset that you possess. Give yourself a pat on the back for taking the first step to educate yourself. Read my article Mindset to Become an Entrepreneur for some great tips to stay on top of your game.
My expertise as a marketer derived from my association with Guerilla Union Inc. where I’ve worked as Senior Brand Director/Creative Director/Web Designer/Online Marketing Expert. I have experience in all aspects from concept, production, marketing special events and concerts. Producing the largest hip hop festivals and responsible for reuniting super groups such as Rage Against the Machine, Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. I have helped to build and establish some prestigious brands such as Rock the Bells Festival, Paid Dues Festival, and Cypress Hill Smoke Out. More recently, just finished working at Coachella and Stage Coach as Overnight Festival Operations Manager. As you can probably tell, I love music.
In my 20+ year career in event production, sales and marketing I’ve helped generate over $50 million in revenue with 50% being online.
I also had the pleasure of working as the Director of Events with a company called MOBE founded by Matt Lloyd from October 2014 to December 2015. I worked directly with Matt Lloyd and all directors. I was responsible for organizing Mastermind Events, Seminars, researching venues all over the world, booking, negotiating rates, managing staff, AV, attrition, dealing directly with finance to make sure everything got paid. Everything needed to organize and run seminars and masterminds. Through the experience I expanded my knowledge of internet marketing 10 fold, met and built relationships with some of the worlds most respected internet marketers and speakers in the world. At the events I produced I met and helped hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs. Working with Matt was one of the best experiences I could have asked for. Who is Matt Lloyd?
MOBE (My Online Business Education), is an education company. The company has generated over $100 million in sales to date. MOBE’s mission is to be the number 1 training resource in the world for small business owners and entrepreneurs. This is achieved through the company’s products, services, and live training events.
I have vast experience marketing through all media types including Facebook, Google, Youtube, fliers, newspapers, radio, television, outdoor billboards, etc. You name it I’ve most likely tried it. This all started back in the early 90’s when we passed out millions of fliers as our main source of marketing. Hand to hand one by one, a whole lot of gas and hours.
My creative streak generates momentum every time I supervise in marketing, brand building, graphic designs, website, typography and merchandise development. I thrive off creating cool things and watching them come to fruition.
As an experienced all around marketer, I believe that there are plenty of tricks and tips waiting to be shared, discussed, tried which can give an edge to beginners. Knowledge and practical tips on these subjects will feature regularly on my site.
My mission is to help users understand the mechanics of making money online, affiliate marketing and how to implement them to become successful online entrepreneurs. There are plenty of online get rich schemes that guarantee on how to make a quick buck. However, that does not last forever. That strategy will only stress you out in the end and won’t help you move forward to live The Dot Com Lifestyle you wish for.
Whether you are planning to start, develop a new business site or searching on how to optimize your content to present it to the search engines, all will be revealed with your regular association on this site.
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