My entrepreneurial journey started at the tender age of 17. After visiting a super-club in Leeds I knew instantly that I somehow wanted to be involved in club-land. A few weeks later I had scribbled down some plans to set up my own club nights & began approaching local club and bar owners.
The following 16 years took me on a crazy ride of organising some major club events which consisted of booking & organising DJs, booking venues, running around in the dark of night with a hood up & a bucket of paste dodging the police pasting posters on walls and some very late nights/early mornings.
Back in the early days, the internet was still in its infancy. Social media sites were starting to appear. Things like MySpace and clubbing message boards were a good way for me to get the word out about my events however when Facebook came on my radar in 2004 it was a godsend! I would sit for hours setting up event pages and inviting all my friends, getting my friends to invite their friends and posting the link where ever I could. This was my introduction to digital marketing.
Back then it was more for the fun than a money-making venture however I learned a lot through the process. Not only physical things like how to use Photoshop to design my own club flyers & posters, or how to deal with businesspeople but also learned some psychological things about myself. Things like commitment which resulted in me being the longest standing active club promoter in the area & an unshakable work ethic.
I later began to productise my self taught graphic design & digital marketing skills & offer the services to the connections I had made through my years promoting club nights which led me to set up my own digital marketing agency in 2015 & realise my life long dream of quitting my part-time job & going full-time self-employed.
The one thing that I'd like to get across from my story to inspire young people is that you don’t need a university degree or good grades to get where you want in life. It’s surprising how much a positive attitude, hard work & the right informed decisions can lead to.
I have now refined my services to specialise in offering digital marketing services to the financial services industry. This year's goal is to put my knowledge into an online course teaching the 'old school' financial adviser how to harness the power of technology to grow their business using things like Linkedin lead generation, Personal Branding, Facebook ads, Marketing Automation, Niche Marketing, mindset training & more to become a 'New Age Adviser' which is the course title.
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