What I’ve Achieved
There’s plenty that I have done in my past that I’m proud of, and though driving traffic and sales to a website is satisfying, there are things that have meant more to me even when they haven’t even generated a dollar. Check out more on my current projects page!
York Sports and Social
In 2006 I created the York Sports and Social forum in York, England. We grew quickly to 500 members and achieved close to 1,500 before I closed down the project (due to moving to America). With multiple sports events and socials every week, we grew a large but well-connected community in a relatively small city.
Austin Virtual Workers
I started Austin Virtual Workers at the tail end of 2013. A community with regular working events for telecommuters in Austin, this catered to a huge need in Austin. Over the course of a year Austin Virtual Workers grew to 500 members, and by December 2016 this had risen to over 1200 members.
In ATX began as a pet project to improve my descriptive writing style. Over the course of a year it has grown significantly. From it’s humble beginnings it has partnered with some of the largest tech groups in Austin, including Austin Digital Jobs, as well as some of Austin’s greatest writers to deliver high-quality content about the live music capital of the world.
Though it is still at an early stage, In ATX has started to gain traction with more writers coming on board, and an ever strengthening brand image behind it.
My Vegan Planet
My Vegan Planet is a recipe website that has an over 2000 member strong Facebook community and an avid on site readership. At it’s peak My Vegan Planet had over 2,000 daily visits, though this dropped when I decided to prioritise other projects.
Speaking in public has always been terrifying to me. I’m fine right up until 10 minutes before I’m due to talk, and then I start to freeze up, my mind goes blank. It’s terrible.
But I’m a true believer in doing to improving. One of my greatest challenges has not been the online marketing space, but overcoming my personal fear of public speaking. Every two to three months I make myself find a speaking gig, go up on stage and share my knowledge. One day, I hope to get pretty good at it.