Local Internet Marketing hasn’t always been my day job. Here is a brief history about how Wingspan Marketing came to be and the passion that continues to drive our results.
The early years
In early 2007 I was given the responsibility to work on the church’s website that I was a Youth Pastor for. This assignment was going to change my life forever.
Everyone has a story about how they got involved in the work that they are doing. Even though my level of experience and knowledge has increased, the main reason for me getting involved in Internet Marketing and Web Development (Web Ministry is a good name for it as well) is the same. I wanted to learn how to better communicate with people using the internet.
After messing around with the fundamentals of website development for a few months I learned about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and began diving into every training course I could get my hands on. One thing led to another and before long I had my first client. It was a small deal but it gave me enough experience to know that I loved what I was doing.
Wingspan Marketing as a Local Internet Marketing Company
It was actually started while I was just beginning to learn SEO. I needed to learn from experience and having my own website to optimize just made sense. I worked long hours and ended up seeing my rankings move up. Applying those same methods to my client’s sites and measuring the results is what keeps the fire going.
Financial hardships hit the church and I found myself looking for a job. I began pouring time, money and resources into Wingspan Marketing as an actual local internet marketing business instead of just a fun hobby. We moved here to Summerville, SC in June of 2011 to be closer to family and from there the business has grown. (Side-note about Summerville: We love living here and hope this is our home for a long time.)
Relationships are critical to my success
In 2010 I was able to attend my first WordCamp in Atlanta. It was a game changer. I had an opportunity to connect with many awesome developers, designers and internet marketers that I had followed on Twitter for three years. The biggest event for me was getting a chance to talk face to face with the guys behind 8BIT for the first time. It also gave me a chance to get in on the BETA for Standard Theme, the most SEO friendly WordPress theme on the market.
Because of my experience and relationships since 2007, Wingspan Marketing is able to provide quality SEO consultation in many different platforms and industries. I love WordPress but have worked with many different CMS platforms. Aside from general website optimization and ecommerce optimization, I specialize in local internet Marketing.
If you need an agency that can be trusted for results and be onboard with your company for the long haul, then I would love to talk. I will be more than happy to talk through the services and expertise you need.