My name is John and I am an avid learner, and knowledge seeker (not such a great writer). I am also a husband, father, and entrepreneur. I earned my bachelor's degree at Virginia Tech - Go Hokies! I also met my life partner Bridgette at school and have been with her ever since. Recently in 2015 we had our first son John IV - or as well call him Forest (Because 4th is the best :P).
Career wise - I grew up in my family's manufacturing business, gaining some amazing insights on how to run a business. Probably the best facet of being in a family business is learning each piece of the puzzle and how they fit together. I started off in high school and summers during college assisting in customer service and helping perform simple tasks like filing invoices. Upon graduating college I entered the business full time. I learned how to run all of our machinery, make our finished goods, and even the chemistry behind them. From there I worked in the lab learning quality control, product development, R&D. Nowadays I have many hats - overseeing production operations, inventory control, finance, business strategy - I even run a sales territory.
After moving into sales in early 2016, it dawned upon me that one area I lacked expertise in was marketing. Since I am such an information junkie, I have been reading anything and everything marketing. Buying books, listening to podcasts, going to seminars. After investing so much time into my education I realized that one of the best ways to be successful now, and in the future is to become an expert at digital marketing.
Digital marketing involves so many areas: web design, SEO, keyword research, e-commerce, email marketing, social media, conversion, landing pages....etc. How can one person possibly be an expert at everything? The answer is - no one can be an expert at every aspect of digital marketing. Is it possible to become an expert at a few aspects ?- ABSOLUTELY! I think the bigger picture to understand, is that while you cannot be an expert at everything, you should understand how all these things work together.
So I joined wealhy affiliate to start learning how to build web sites. I think at this point I knew theoretically how all these various elements fit together. Now I am learning by doing each element. I am very impressed with the course so far here at Wealthy Affiliate and am looking to not only building new websites here, but also improving on existing websites for my family's manufacturing business.
I love learning and discussion, so please feel free to message or give me a shout out on twitter @jgeezy3.