You're not here for me… but I'm here for you.
Teachmor is a resource run by me, Paul Salinas, based on my experience of working online as a full-time SEO since 2010.
I teach online course creators, bloggers and online solopreneurs smart ways to leverage digital marketing (ie, SEO, Content Marketing, Video Marketing, Email Marketing, Social Media etc.) to grow and monetize an audience.
It's no secret… I use SEO and other digital marketing strategies to help client's rank on the first page of Google, YouTube, Yahoo, and Bing.
I want to teach you everything I've learned along the way — so you can do the same (minus the pitfalls).
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In 2010, I walked away from a six-figure corporate sales job.
I left to pursue, a “yet to be determined” online business.
*Note: I don't recommend this approach. ツ
Maybe I let The 4-Hour Workweek get the better of me (highly possible).
But I was set on earning a living outside of a cubicle and independent of location.
My wife is European, we love to travel, and are always up for some adventure.
So the ability to work remotely anywhere in the world really appealed to me.
In 2008, I was transferred and working in London, England.
It was during a customer visit, I first learned about search engine optimization.
Instantly, the possibilities of SEO blew my mind.
So before moving back to San Antonio, TX, I hired an SEO coach (this was by far my smartest move).
I also bought my first internet marketing (IM) course to speed up my learning.
I arrived back to the States in October of 2009 and left my job in January of 2010.
I still had no idea what I'd be doing.
I just believed earning a living online was possible.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. — Eleanor Roosevelt
A month later I launched an SEO and consulting business that I still run today.
In 2013, I launched a physical product business and got into the e-commerce game.
In the beginning of my online journey, I spent countless hours searching the internet aimlessly.
I spent thousands of dollars buying courses, paying for coaching, and attending conferences… just trying to make sense of it all.
Not all “marketing advice” is created equal.
Finding marketers who are actual “practitioners” of the craft are heads above people just regurgitating old information.
But it's not about just gathering more knowledge, it's about gathering the right knowledge… in the right order.
The order is key because you should only learn what's needed to accomplish your next most immediate goal.
This way you're not wasting time and creating mental clutter for the sake of learning more.
The second lesson and even more important.
And it goes like this…
Knowledge without execution is worthless.
This applies even if you learn the right strategies… from the right people… in the right order.
Because if you don't apply what you learned, it's “all for nothing.”
So why learn it?
For those who are trying to start an online business or struggling to keep one going.
The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance. — Sun Yet-sen
And don't fret when results don't happen overnight — slow and steady wins the race.
Here're some words that have helped me along the way.
- Started a cinnamon toothpick biz in kindergarten… principal killed it! 😡
- Foodie delight: raw oysters.
- Favorite socks — Happy Socks.
- Love street art.