Starting a new venture, a new chapter in my Career.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Australian SEO | 5 Comments

Career-Change

Career-Change

I have have been doing SEO for over 7 years, and for the last 3 years and 6 month I was working as an Enterprise SEO at Aegis Media. When I first started at the company it was called Mitchell Communications Group, it was Australia’s largest media buyer so naturally we have the largest brands in Australia. Coming from a SME SEO consulting area and running my own web properties it was defiantly a change moving into the corporate area and I learned a lot of fantastic skills a long the way.

I was the first SEO employee in Columbus Search (a division within Aegis Media) for any one who does not know Columbus Search is Australia’s largest PPC company by spend. So naturally all the clients were spending multi-millions on SEM each month but the SEO spend was limited so my task was to help grow a world leading SEO team. Now when I started at the business in 2009 the perception in the wider business was some what negative towards SEO, people didn’t get it. So my job was to change that perception and then assist with growing a team and making SEO sales within the wider business. Further to this I helped set up the SEO team for Aegis and grow the team from having 1 staff member in SEO to over 15 bringing in great amounts of revenue for the business and also driving results for numerous clients.

Now after 3 and a half years working on the Enterprise Agency world I have decided to take a career change and work direct as a consultant for SME’s and start up businesses. The main driver behind this was that each month many people contact me asking me to work direct with them, usually I have been very busy and unable to take on all these contacts/business. I also felt as things were changing in the business it was time for a change and was time to do something new. Taking a leap of faith from a very stable job which was well paid and had great benefits to do your own thing is a huge risk on itself but I can mitigate this by already having numerous income sources.

What this means is that I will be offering my *SEO *Link Building *SEO Strategy *Social Media *Content Marketing services direct to your business. I have already taken on a few clients direct from a consulting of view with room for more. Further to this I will also be working on several other projects which have been on going for a while and I can see fantastic opportunity from, So exciting times ahead feel free to contact me if you are looking for help with your SEO & Online Strategy today!

5 Comments

  1. David
    March 18, 2013

    Congrats on the big move, it’s scary but sometimes worth the risk, and I guess i’ll see you at Pre-SMX meetup for a beer then?

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  2. William Chen
    March 18, 2013

    Good luck mate, wish you all the best, not that you need any luck

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  3. SEO, Social Media & Domains
    March 18, 2013

    Thanks for the message David, Yeah I will be at the Pre-SMX meetup for sure, I have been doing some promotion for it =) Beers will be on for sure.

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  4. SEO, Social Media & Domains
    March 18, 2013

    Thanks William, every one needs luck mate.

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  5. Jason Mun
    March 18, 2013

    Congrats James! We need to catch up soon. I got no doubt that you will smash it mate.

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