Well I didn’t think it would happen but it did. I’m ready for another change. Which may be coming sooner than I thought. I knew that the t-mobile thing would be temporary, but I didn’t expect it to wear me out this quick. Normally I’m a great people person, I’ve worked with the worst/best attitudes and still managed to have a great working environment. Here its, well, different. I guess its a big adjustment stepping down from Mercy & Truth Medical Missions to a sales rep position at T-Mobile. I guess I didn’t think it would be this hard. But there is a silver cloud on the horizon, I’ve got a once in a lifetime opportunity coming up on Friday. And I’m going after it like there’s no tomorrow! If its meant to be God will keep the door open, if not, the door will shut in my face. All I can do is follow where he is leading me. Even if I don’t get this job, I see it as a window of where I can be. The fact I’m getting looked at by this company has boosted my esteem in web marketing sooo much. I’m confident I can do this. I know the job description is lacking. But I’ll post more after Friday.
I had an epiphany tonight…SEO for non profits isn’t to gain donors online. Its main purpose is to spread information to serve its target audience. Gaining online donors is a by-product of serving others.
I’ll post more later.
Okay, it may not be that big of a deal. However, I recently signed up wit experts-exchange.com, a website that provides technical answers to those with questions. I registered as an ‘expert’ and began solving problems dealing with search engines, web browsers and search engine optimization. Well, after two looong months I’ve finally reached my first official rank!
So I’m pretty excited to have reached this. In addition they send you a free t-shirt for this accomplishment. Small and to most may not seem like a big deal. But to me this has shown me how much I do know regarding search engines. And I’m not far away from reaching this same level with search engine optimization and web browsers. So when I reach those levels I’ll probably have a similar post.
Meh, what can I say? It’s retail. But it is a job. I am learning a lot about explaining technological jargon in layman terms. And I’m brushing up on my people skills. So I can’t complain, its a good learning experience. I’m still doing the SEO consultant thing in hopes to gain enough experience to land a job with a local company. So far I’ve put 3 websites on the front pages of search engines one of which is located in Australia.
On a few brighter notes I’m number one in my fantasy football league! And I’m moving closer to obtaining a Master Status on Experts-Exchange.com. Check it out:
Its been an interesting week so far. I’ve gotten some of the stuff done I wanted to. I hope that by the end of next week I’ll have published three versions of my website (joshuatitsworth.com) in drupal, joomla and wordpress. Before I can get more involved in SEO I need to get a firm grasp on some CMS.
I’ll write a longer post later. But today is my last day at Mercy & Truth. I’ve been here for 2.5 years. Its been great, I’ve learned a lot about myself and I’ve grown tremendously. I’m going to miss everyone at Mercy & Truth. I’m going to start working for t-mobile located inside the Great Mall in Olathe, KS so stop by to see me and buy a phone! I’m also going to start doing some SEO consulting. Hopefully I can build enough experience to land a job with a local SEO company or..well. Well see. Take Care every one!
Weeellll its been a long week. Filled with work and play. Mostly work though. Lately I’ve been working more on an account I opened on Experts-Exchange (EE). This is a website devoted to answers questions about anything related to computers and the internet including SEO. Anyone can join to answer questions for free but it costs money to ask questions. EE rewards those who answer questions by a point and rank system. For instance once a person reaches 50,000 points he/she is awarded the rank “Master”, the next level is at 150,000 points for the rank “Guru”, and so on and so forth. However once a user reaches 10,000 points that user is given the title “Qualified Expert”. Currently I’m sitting at 4,164 points. The system isn’t really competitive, it’s all about giving the best possible answer for the selected areas of your expertise. So if your answer isn’t selected take it as an opportunity to learn something new.
So we made the trek back to Kansas from Arkansas. It was pretty uneventful, well except for changing Preston’s diaper in a McDonald’s parking lot at the main entrance while patrons strolled by. Now I’m back at work, getting educational DVDs made for our birth center and planning choreography for tomorrow’s ‘Sing for your Supper’ Mercy & Truth is participating in. I’ll be playing a background dancer holding a giant syringe and stuffing a pillow up my shirt portraying a baby bump. Oh yeah, be jealous. Be very jealous.