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Interview with Daniel Duckworth - Founder of ServiceCrowd

I am happy to introduce Daniel Duckworth the founder and CEO at ServiceCrowd AU. A great person, mastermind behind unique web project, that I believe every web professional need to check. Daniel, would you introduce yourself with few sentences? I'm the founder of ServiceCrowd, formerly DesignQuotes. We are a marketplace for finding local services, getting introduced to experts and easily getting quotes from local service providers. Our goal is to help people find the right local service and help businesses get more sales leads. At how many companies you are involved at the moment? I'm focused 100% on ServiceCrowd, but we have a few side projects that tie back into the main service. For example I've just recently started a website called CrowdPress (https://crowdpress.com.au/) where the content is focused on curating new and exciting material from great organisations. The purpose is to build up a following based on interests. Our main website's content (https://servicecrowd.com.au) tends to focus much more on guides for buyers which is very specific and usually not very buzz worthy. I'm also about to launch something called ServiceCrowd Ask. Since we have lots of experts that offer services, we are creating a way for people to submit questions online...
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Interview with David Leonhardt - The Happy Guy

I am happy to introduce David Leonhardt a.k.a.The Happy Guy Marketing - journalist, writer, blogger, social media marketer, etc... Successful professional, well recognized in his field, in addition good friend of WebmaisterPro.   David, would you introduce yourself with few sentences?   My background is in public affairs - media relations and consumer advocacy - but I've been a freelance writer and promoter for the past decade. I run The Happy Guy Marketing.   Dave, without stepping into your personal space, would you share what drives your creativity?   Electricity, of a sort... What I mean is, when I can put ideas together, I feel a charge and I get motivated and passionate. That applies equally when planning an article or blog post, or when I am planning a promotional campaign. Sort of like Dr. Who, just not as cocky.   Does it require courage to be article writer, blogger and Internet marketer?   It takes courage or stupidity or both to take a leap of faith and jump out on your own. The fact is that when I did it, my goal was actually to become a motivational speaker. I had my book and I had become a DTM (the...
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Interview with Gail Gardner - The Mastermind of GrowMap

The first interview for 2014! Luckily today's early morning we got in touch with Gail Gardner - social media marketer, Internet business strategist, successful blogger. The mastermind of GrowMap.com   Gail, would you introduce yourself with few sentences?   My goal is to get serious bloggers collaborating and sharing skills so that they can use them to benefit small businesses.You may want to watch these videos to have a clearer idea what I do.   Excellent, may be step a bit into your personal space? What drives your creativity?   A quest for knowledge and understanding that I can then simplify and explain to others. Remember the scene in the movie with the robot that comes alive? It is rifling through the library books reading them all? That is how I feel (but of course now we have the Internet).   How did you started blogging? And how many web projects do you run/own? Marty Weintraub at Aimclear.com set up my first blog so I would share what I knew about AdWords and PPC (pay per click). When I quit managing AdWords accounts for small businesses I started GrowMap. I have other blogs with partners which are not very active, but...
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Perfect Life, Work and Blogging Balance - Interview with Gabe Young

After several month we've continued the tradition at WebmaisterPro - interviews with successful bloggers and web professionals. Today we've had a conversation with one of the most respected bloggers (WebmaisterPro editorial opinion) - Gabe Young from Free Blog Help. Certainly not a copycat blogger and certainly a person that is choosing interesting topics carefully, including essential details about particular and trendy problem for web professionals.   Hi, Gabe! Tell us about yourself with few sentences!   I am a business professional but have been blogging for over a decade. Although I earn a good living at my day job, my websites generate an excellent supplemental income on my free time. How did you start blogging? What were your inspiration and your goal as beginner blogger?   I started blogging for my employers back when blogging was very new (around 2000) so I don't consider myself a beginner blogger; in fact, I consider myself one of the pioneers. We actually had to explain to people what blogging was back then. I made my employers and clients boatloads of money so finally in 2009, I decided to build my own sites. I currently run five different sites, each in a different niche and each...
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Interview with a Computer Technician

I am a computer technician in the music/retail industry and have worked in this field for the past 15 years. My job is to troubleshoot, develop and program websites. One common misunderstanding involving my field of work is that just because I am a computer technician, I am not solely working with computer hardware or even software.On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rank my job an 8. At times, there can be a lot of pressure to get a certain job completed. My ranking would be higher if the end users would give me more information regarding the errors they experience because then I could get the problems solved more quickly and be less stressed.I do enjoy working with computers. I feel that it is my calling to the extent that this is what I have been called to do, at least for the moment. If I could have more contact with internationals, or even be in another country, I think I could be in my true calling, but I'm content in what I do now.I do not have a degree; everything I have learned in this field has been self-taught and experience-driven. In fact, when looking for...
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Interview with a Social Media Manager

What is your job title and what industry do you work in? How many years of experience do you have in this field? I am the social media manager for The Denver Post in Denver, Colorado. I have been in this position for three years. I previously served as an account executive for a newspaper in central Florida. How would you describe what you do? What does your work entail? Are there any common misunderstandings you want to correct about what you do? I help my company use social media to deliver the news, build a community around our content, and sell access to our followers to companies who want to advertise their products or services. Our social media division generates revenue for the company that keeps our flagging print division in business. On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your job satisfaction? What might need to change about your job to unleash your full enthusiasm? I would rate my job a 7. I enjoy the challenge of sales, but my portfolio of clients is very large and my days are primarily occupied by meeting with clients about their accounts. I have very little time to focus...
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Lead Team Consultant Describes Importance of Being Oneself in a Job Interview

This lead consultant who speaks from personal experience, encourages actual job seekers to keep spirits up! She explains that everyone makes mistakes in job interviews, and that in the end, everyone gets a job sooner or later. I work as a lead team consultant for a company that sells educational items online and offers online support to homeschooling families. I have been at the company for 5 years now and I love it. I found this job basically by word of mouth. A friend of a friend knew that the company was hiring and told me to apply. However, I had to go and fill out an application online and I also had to put my information on Monster.com for the HR people. Since I work as a lead team consultant, I often participate in the hiring process especially for people on my team. When I am looking to hire people for my team, I prefer to use word of mouth first of all. I would ask around and see if my friends or colleagues know of someone who might be a good fit for the job. If I get a recommendation, I would look on Monster.com to see if I...
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IT Specialist is Thankful for His Military Training

Considered working as an IT Specialist? This interview will take you through the ups and downs you can expect in the position, what it takes to land the job, what you can expect to earn and more. I am an IT Specialist with Cisco. I work on building network platforms. My team of ten installs networking solutions for call centers in India. I am 38 years-old and have been employed with Cisco for two years. However, I have 22 years of experience in the networking field. I retired from the military two years ago. At the time of my retirement, I had served 20 years in the Air Force. I was a Senior Master Sergeant. I entered the military at age 18 and received all my training in computer systems. My team and I travel to India and work with their government and businesses. We provide a mainframe infrastructure for their various call centers. India really does not have the support needed to run as many computers and centers as they currently do. Many people think my team and I teach those who live in India how to mainframe and network. This is not true. They have to attend school or...
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