My Second Best Decision – Getting Online

You all read about my First Best Decision.  So this post is going to be about my second best decision I mad in my business.

I am of the generation that grew up with the internet so I fully understand the full potential power of it.  I also understand the full power of google and all the other search engines.  Lets face it nobody my age even really knows what the Yellow Pages are.  We just consider it a book that comes that we instantly throw into the recycling.

Everyone nowadays searched for any and everything that they need on their computer and mobile device.

Me for example I never leave home without my iPhone and am always searching for stuff on it.

Now a days when ever anyone needs an electrician they don’t go searching all throughout the house looking for their yellow book.  They go search on Google for an electrician.

So I went out right away and found a good and reputable SEO company so they could get me to the first page of Google the right and correct way because their are a lot of spammers out their that will get you to the first page for a week or two but then Google nabs them and penalizes the site.

The company I found was http://portlandseonow.com

They ended up doing an amazing job for me.  They got me to the first page for the terms I wanted and they did it with class an style.

They told me up front that it will take time for me to get to the first page and that I had to be patient and trust them  I don’t know about you but I have a tough time trusting people that I meet online.  So I actually met them in person and I got a really good vibe from them so I decided to go with them.

I am so glad that I went with my gut.  They were not the cheapest but they were the most honest and up front of what I should expect to happen.  No fool should believe that you can get to the first page overnight.  It was amazing how many companies told me they could do it overnight.  I know better than that.  So I went with the one company that was local and was the most upfront with me.  I realize they can’t tell me everything they do but he told me what he could.

It seemed like I waited an eternity but eventually I got to the first page and then my phone started to ring off the hook.  A lot were people out getting quotes but a lot of them turned into paying clients.  I worked hard and had to sift through a lot of bad customers to get to the good ones but it was all worth it.

Being on the first page of google continuously grows y business like crazy.

My First Good Business Decision

I have made a lot of bad decisions in my life but the best decisions I ever made in Business was my first  one.

Can yo guess what that decision was?

Yes it was to graduate high school and then go into business for myself.  It was a great decision because I have a problem with authority I don’t not respect.  And for some reason I don’t respect many people.  I feel a lot of people are fake.  They act like they know what they are talking about and what they are doing but most of the time they have no idea what is going on.

For example I once had a job mowing lawns and I had a boss that never mowed a lawn in his life granted he was a college graduate but he had no idea what he was talking about.  If he ever told me to do something or got mad at me for doing something wrong I would ignore him because he really had no idea what he was talking about.  He was an over educated idiot.

He actually got fired and then my next boss was a college graduate also but he also worked his way up and mowed a ton of lawns in his life.  When I messed up or took too long he would either yell at me if I really did do something wrong when I knew better or helped me to fix the problem when it was a legit problem which a to of times it was legit.  I worked my butt off for that guy.

Unfortunately their are way more bosses out their like the first one.  So needless to say I was not really meant for the work force.

So I learned that no matter what happens I have to graduate high school.  No matter how awesome my job may be at the time I have to graduate.  So I did graduate.

Then I had to decide what I wanted to do.  I had some construction jobs and I always admired the electricians because it seemed like they did the least amount of work and got paid the most.

So I went to the interned and saw an article on Wiki How on Becoming an electrical

That was an eye opening article.  I found out that I had my work cut out for me.  But if that meant I could be my own boss I was all about.  I would put up with the crappy teachers and bosses so I could become my own boss any day.

I went ahead and paid my dues and got my license.

Right after I got my license I started my own business.  I started out very lean which is really the only way to go.  I had no responsibility or people to look after so I could afford to make very little at first and that is just what I did.

I started out as a one man crew and quickly grew because people learned about me and my skills.  Very shortly I started hiring people like crazy because work started to flow in like crazy.

Needless to say I made a couple of awesome decisions right away in the beginning.  I have made a lot of bad decisions but those first decisions more than make up for those bad ones.