” Because to us is a fairly new field, most companies are hiring entry-level stuff, so you have the chance to learn along the way. And if you think long term, I can say that it’s definitely a job for the future, almost every business has and will need online promotion . ”
SmartDreamers : How it looks Synopsis educational and professional journey ?
In High school i had a technical profile and its aftermath i have entered Petru Maior University of Targu Mures, specialization Informatics. In 3rd year I decided that all what i have learned there It was’t formy interest in the future and wanted to make certain online marketing. In addition I was not too inclined strictly to programming, so I put college on standby ( is frozen a year) .
On a professional level it started long ago, in 2000 when I got my first computer and a dial – up ” due to which I lost nights ” on the Internet , reading and exploring new things. How I never used a computer for gaming, I just directed to the online environment, the administration of communities ( at the time mIRC ) to create simple websites .
By 2002 I began to make the first ”pocket ” monay of creating simple websites, sales BNC ‘s ( to know) and a little freelancing on various tasks.
Following global trends and needs of companies by 2004 we made the first steps in the “world ” SEO , a dynamic field where you have to have nerves of steel and to always be ” on a stage ” that is constantly changing. Along the way I met many interesting people and learned a lot of new things, being involved in various projects, both large and small especially abroad .
In addition to SEO I became more interested and captivated by everything that involves online marketing: email marketing , PPC / PPM , content marketing, web analytics, etc . and the latest social media marketing.
Currently I have a web development and marketing firm online in Catalina, I deal with a few collaborators.
SmartDreamers : tasks involving projects you’re working on ?
In this area there are no plans in the short, medium and long only. Most medium-term projects covers a period between 4 and 6 months and the long term up to 6 months, with no limit defined as the direct and indirect factors that may influence the collaboration.
The budget depends on the type of project and the objectives will be achieved, maintained and increased slowly ( always arise new opportunities for promotion ). Everything is decided according to the budget and ” speed ” ( scale ) that promotes a particular project.
An example project is Botezatu online store, for more than a year. We currently implementing a long term strategy by seeking to change almost everything from the “foundation “. Another long-term project I will start next month, which is still on eCommerce, specifically on high-end jewelry.
SmartDreamers : How is a typical day at work ?
Since I work on a project basis, every day is different. Usually start by reading industry news from various websites and blogs specialized check developments, respond to engagement created various social networks etc. Then I check my calendar to see what specific actions I have to do (depending on each project ). Also in the agenda i have :
Customers currently work with
Customers who contacted me a day ago
Customers who are in dialogue with a view to concluding a contract
Basically I am open to any project, large or small, because every business ( small or medium ) should receive the same quality of online marketing as a big company.
SmartDreamers : What are the advantages and disadvantages of your job ?
Depends on how you look at it. Being connected 24/24 on all device pins ( smartphone , tablet , laptop ) and ready to fulfill certain tasks regardless of time, not having a fixed schedule for each category can enter disadvantages. But I consider it an advantage over the competition ( firms with fixed schedule , Monday to Friday).
daily i meet new people from all over the world
learn new things every day
is a future job, almost every business has and will need online promotion .
Disadvantages: the posture of freelancer can have good periods and less in financial terms.
SmartDreamers : What extracurricular activities have helped in the current career ?
During college I worked in marketing traditional experience that helped me understand the common issues that you have with online marketing .
The fact that I had the opportunity to travel and work abroad helped me to improve my communication skills ( both online and face to face) .
SmartDreamers : Where are the latest news in your field ?
Latest news from the field are find on various blogs and specialized sites that constantly we are watching them, but not only. Another important source of information is the content distributed to the influential people in this niche.
At a marketing conference
SmartDreamers : What skills should possess an aspirant to such a career ?
Like I said above, it is very important to like what you do. A good canditat such a job would be:
aware of ” trends ” in social media
open-minded , willing to learn every day
Would need to develop the ability to ” connect ” things intuitively , because it does not work ” mechanically ” .
SmartDreamers: In terms of educational and professional ?
Unfortunately, in Romania there is no faculty or courses in this field as in the USA and UK , and the cost is exorbitant .
The good news is that if you inclination to the field, you can learn from home ( basic knowledge ) .
Because to us is a fairly new field, most companies are hiring entry-level, so you have the chance to learn along the way. But most important is to like it ! If you really like it, almost any skill that you need can be improved by exercise, or acquired along the way.
SmartDreamers : What advice do you have for young people?
What would you do if you were at the beginning of your career?
Do not start out with preconceived ideas.
Do not be afraid of new situations .
To believe in themselves and in their dreams.
To do what they like, because that can achieve a balance between personal life and job.
Thank you for your time. Good luck in the future!