Me in art class at Canandaigua Sr. Academy NY. I have always been an artist. Sold my first commissioned drawing in Jr. High for $20
Circa 1995 - 2 Buds! Me & My Daughter Sumalee when I worked for Birmingham Budweiser - obviously
+15 yrs of Work-Anywhere-Life has been great. But passive income is real freedom.
Portrait Artist to Digital Marketing Specialist
1st Business: Portrait Artist
There wasn't much of an internet when I started my first business as a portrait artist in the early '90s.
Marketing Out of Necessity
Fine art led to graphic arts in an effort to market my own home based business which I eventually abandoned to became a full time marketing professional.
1st Corp. Management Job: Budweiser
My first corporate marketing position was with Birmingham Budweiser as their POS/Sign Shop & Events Marketing Manager.
After almost 4 years there I went through a flurry of marketing industry jobs:
- Sign Shop Production Artist
- Traditional Print Marketing Artist
- Screen Printing Art Director
- Creative Director
- Art Director
- Marketing Director
Then Came Google
Shortly after Google was born, I found myself learning SEO (Search Engine Optimization) while freelancing as a self taught web designer at an "Internet" Ad Agency.
I didn't know it then but I would be a freelance contractor for the rest of my life.
+15 Years Self-Employed Life
For the last +15 years, I have been a Freelance SEO Specialist with a brief interruption as a w-2 for Winn-Dixie Grocery Store as their webmaster and marketing specialist.
Marketing All Kinds of Industries
I've marketed for Luxury Real Estate Brokers, some more Ad Agencies as a white label SEO and a number of other businesses, some that I still work with.
Now Personally Invested
Now I've settled into working with a literal handful of clients that I take a personal interest in.
That's My Professional Digital Marketing Career in a nutshell.
What Comes Next?
Next is another pivot. I'm very good at marketing and I have decades of experience, but I don't love it.
It's time to transition to more (if you can believe there's more) independence.
More Passive Income From
What I Really Love To Do
Namely more photography and art with an emphasis on passive income.
The same that I do for my clients, I am now doing for myself.
Follow Along To See How Work-Anywhere-Life, Really Works.
You can follow along my own pivot case study as it unfolds and my other case study projects as they happen as well.
Starting with building this website for work-anywhere-life curiosity seekers.
"Living well means...
And always giving more than you receive.
Because the only gains in life that matter
are the one you help others to attain.”
On The Otherside Of My Last 2 Brain Cells