I’m Stuart, 29 years old and living in the south east of England. I make my living online and have been doing so since completing my masters degree in business management.
During University, I started playing poker and got quite good. I ended up ‘grinding’ poker for a few years, during which time I was featured on Sky Poker a few times and sponsored by Poker Farm and BRS.
I had studied business since Sixth Form and have since completed my BSc and MSc degrees in business. I always knew I would take an entrepreneurial route at some point. You could say poker was my entry into running my own business, as there are many overlapping and transferable skills.
I found I was always on the computer, so the transition to online marketing seemed easy. Working, learning, browsing and socialising online were all part of my daily life. After finishing my academic journey, I decided to utilise my knowledge and entrepreneurial desire to help businesses maximise their online capabilities. Before I knew it, I was a fully-fledged freelancer.
Social Media Is Exciting
My real passion lies in business. I can’t help but think about how I can turn ideas into reality and reality into sustainable business models. This led me nicely into freelance digital marketing – being able to create, fine-tune and execute various marketing campaigns for a diverse mixture of people and organisations almost fulfills my entrepreneurial itches. Almost.
Why Create This Blog?
It’s been clear to me for years that there is a lot of misinformation being spread about digital marketing and how companies are able to best leverage the doors it can open.
A lot of advice available is purely fueled by their authors ability to up-sell their own products, or how much commission the product they are talking about offers without actually having any real hands on experience of using it. Continually managing multiple campaigns, contributions, collaborations, new clients, old clients, relationships, resources, as well as all my own initiatives, has taught me a lot.
What I realised is that I’m not leveraging my most valuable asset, my own personal knowledge and experience. So I decided to setup this blog to share my own experiences and learning’s and to provide quality advice and tutorials to those who need it.