First Online Dollar Made
I started out like a lot of marketers, selling other people's products. I sold investment products, books and courses. Totally online, business was good. We sold a good amount but the profit wasn't there to support a business.
First Website Designed
The wheels started turning and I realized we were selling everything through Facebook and it seemed easier for me than most people I met.
Mom did say I could sell ice to an eskimo when I was younger... lol
So I put up a website to sell the investment products and try to help other people sell their products too. It was not very well designed, but countless hours and months spent on this website gave me another idea...
Foundation of the Company
I was doing this while managing a 6 state sales territory for a Fortune 500 Company.
After a big merger I moved my way up from shop worker to Regional Sales Manager in 3 years time. During a rough year in the ag market and I was laid off.
It wasn't a total surprise so I was working day and night getting ready for the launch of TMV - Social Media Management!
Growth & Learning Stage
During my first year of business, I gained some good experience and also learned from some pretty bad mistakes.
I disappointed customers and had trouble managing expectations of myself and of my customers.
Digital Marketing isn't a fairy tale way to make a business successful overnight. But my younger less experienced self sought to save failing businesses. After one cinderella like client that we took from a troubled outlook to an efficient and profitable business. I thought all business just needed my golden midas touch. Which made me disappointed more clients than I ever wanted.
Perfecting Our Offering
Up until this point our main service was posting content for businesses and managing their social media channels. Busy entrepreneurs needed someone to respond to comments and messages so they could run their business.
But content alone won't get sales unless you already have a hot audience. Most of our clients to this point had a warm audience that needed more of a push.
The answer? FB Ads, landing pages and lead generation.
Looking Forward to the Future
This is where our story continues, TMV has grown into several different businesses directions. From the social media marketing to a website development agency. Lead generation, paid advertising, SEO and even a program that will design a website or landing page for you.
We are excited for the future and big focus on lead generation and sales for our customers.