This all began with computer networking & hardware configuration (building and selling computers) at 16 years old in high school. It was a hobby that turned into side money followed by studying computer networking and Business Administration in College. During college I was already building websites by FTP with HTML. In 2009 I got really involved in online advertising where I marketed a cellphone software reprogramming service I discovered on a forum. I advertised on Craigslist, then eBay, then my own WordPress website with WooCommerce.
Soon after, I was involved in outside sales: meeting cellphone business store owners and convincing them that I could help them save time, money and modernize their business at the same time. I turned a retail cell phone store into a wholesale online leader in the cellphone marketplace, I built an inside sales virtual salesforce using e-mail campaigns, a book of business and a CRM. I collaborated with creatives via Basecamp and held meetings with CTO’s and CEO’s about product development, corporate branding and marketing projects like PPC and SEO/SEM. Safe to say I had gotten in pretty deep in on this side of things without getting dumbed down by corporate.
That’s when I had the epiphany. I had gone through so many long, painful, costly learning curves in my professional development and granted – many times I was paid to learn and paid to experiment but I was missing a purpose that tied it all together. I had always used what I had previously learned in order to do the next thing(s) better, faster or more efficient as a natural operations-guy thinker but that life just wasn’t fulfilling.
The Light Bulb Moment: I began to realize that I could use my previous “learning curve” to help professionals and business owners succeed and surpass the many things they are going/about to go through.
In 2014, I created Creative Works LLC. I knew a thing or two about technology and saw technology changing at a lightspeed pace, particularly in the online marketing areas as well as the impact it was having on professionals that weren’t even necessarily in the online business arena such as job seekers, lawyers, plumbers, etc. I’ve always been a person who believes in the multiplier effect and although it’s tempting – I try to stick to doing the things that I do best while building strategic partnerships to help me handle the rest or less significant tasks and still provide great service.
We’re now a fully-devoted online or web presence consulting agency. We’ve got a range of creative techniques and solutions we’ve tailored and we’re not attached to any single one of them. We use our past, present, and whatever else it takes to pull in more quality leads, prospect opportunities, save money and get more sales coming in for your business.