EP23 -$5 Freelancer to Running A Successful Local SEO Agency - Tips from Jarod Spiewak
Todays guest is Jarod Spiewak from https://teambluedog.com/
Jarod comes from Manchester, New Hampshire - (1 hour north of Boston) and began his SEO career as a $5 per hour freelancer ay 14 years of age! He now runs a successful Local SEO agency, specialising in Law Firms as well as running affiliate websites which he blogs about over at https://jarodspiewak.com/ .
Jarod is an active participant in a number of SEO groups and stood out to me as a great guest for the show as his journey is unique but also shows dedication and hard work pays off when you are consistent!
Topics we discuss:
1:02 - About Jarod
4:20 - Getting his first clients
8:30 - Getting started on Upwork & Local Networking
13:00 - Working multiple jobs while getting started!
17:50 - Becoming an overnight success... take a long time!
20:00 - Consistent action will create opportunities for success
21:00 - Growing pains - Transitioning from freelancer mindset to agency mindset
28:05 What drives the most business for Jaord now? Upwork drives most leads
31:45 - Agency immersion course - Daryll Rosser
38:00 Tips for those who want to be a freelancer or start a digital nomad career
44:00 Who Jarod works with for Local SEO clients
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