Posted by Tim Metzner on 2013-02-23 12:09:18
I\'m reposting this blog from my personal site: http://timmetzner.com/customer-development-is-hard-do-it-anyway. The...
|Expertise:||Internet, Marketing, Search Engine Marketing|
|Years Experience:||3 - 5 Years|
|Company:||Get Found First|
|Schools:||Brigham Young University Idaho|
|Favorite Books:||Good to Great, Drive, Up from Slavery, Scriptures, Bible, Excel 2010, Advanced Adwords|
|Favorite Hobbies:||running, family, triathalons, brainstorming|
|Title:||President of Get Found First|
|Number of employees:||8|
I had the Entrepreneur bug for longer than I realized.
I started my education as an Industrial and Organizational Psychology major but found myself spending all of my time designing guerrilla marketing techniques. I was soon convinced that Business Management was the place for me.
While I was in the middle of my education my wife was expecting our first child. I panicked. I didn't have a single skill that could provide for my growing family!
After a particularly soul-crushing experience selling carpet cleaning to pay the bills, I regrouped.
The internet is sexy. Earning money via the internet is sexier. And it's easy right?
Well I was way off there, but that is what started my venture into internet marketing.
I then created an e-commerce website, worked full time at an internet marketing agency, and then became President at Get Found First.
I love internet marketing because it’s a changing playing field where core marketing principles still rule. Numbers and statistics are your best friend as a paid-search marketer and it never hurts that you always discover some great new tool to ramp up business.
I became an adviser to entrepreneurs because sometimes all the 'rah rah' in the world isn't enough to keep you moving forward. Sometimes what business men and women need isn't a motivational speaker. Sometimes they need experienced advice. I've benefited greatly from the advise and mentorship I've received and I feel it appropriate to pay it forward. Internet marketing can be particularly tricky for start-ups where margins are thin and resources limited. I want to help where I can.
None yet, be the first and Request Advice.