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Interview with Charles Leveillee founder of newApps Agency

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Charles Leveillee, founder of newApps Agency, a white hat SEO agency, and white label SEO reseller company headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Charles’ agency partners with business owners to develop and execute highly customized digital marketing programs focused on white hat SEO, Local SEO, National SEO, eCommerce SEO, and white label SEO.

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

My SEO career path began in 2006 through my eCommerce company which sold medical aesthetic devices and solutions in North America, Europe, and Australia.  I realized we had a need to dominate our competition online and SEO became the most successful strategy.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your company?

I worked with a cannabis client based in Canada that was a startup but was starting to get some traction in the marketplace.  I was part of a greater team whose goal was to make the company a more nationally-known brand and a leader in supplying cannabis supplements for pets and animals.  I was able to rank them on the first page for specific animals that their competition was not tapping into. The SEO rankings combined with more traditional marketing enabled the company to be acquired by a major player in the Canadian cannabis industry.  

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

I wouldn’t call this example a mistake but it definitely is funny and ultimately became a success.  I have a garage door client who focused on commercial and residential clients. I proposed that the client expand to another niche, agricultural clients who may need doors for barns and storage facilities. The main strategy was email marketing and keywords with agricultural terms.  For the email marketing, I proposed using a GIF with Godzilla menacingly approaching a farm storage facility. We embedded the GIF in the email and it was a huge success. My client now dominates that niche and his agricultural client base is constantly growing.

What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?

All our services are custom-tailored to each client, depending on needs and budget.  We don’t have set packages. We exclusively follow and implement Google SEO best practices.  I currently have a client who utilizes my white label SEO services and our services are completely custom for each of his clients.  

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

To avoid burnout, it is critical to create and implement processes, templates, and procedures. These will allow you to save time and avoid stress, particularly for tasks and strategies that are utilized across multiple clients.  

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

My uncle has always been a great mentor and supporter of my entrepreneurial goals and career.  He himself is a successful graphic designer who has always worked for himself and ran his own business.  He has always been there to not only help guide me but open my mind to new ideas and avenues.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?  

I have helped small businesses to be found on the map and establish themselves in the online world.  It has been rewarding to see them grow and expand.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”  This is relevant to my life every single day. We have to take action to see results.  Every day I set goals short-term and long-term and I take small and big actions to accomplish them.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me before I started my company” and why? Please share a story or example for each.

  1. Try to focus on a niche in your service.  Before I started focusing on white label and white hat SEO, I was offering multiple services.  Once I started focusing just on white label and white hat SEO, my clients’ strategies and goals became more focused and successful.  
  2. Implement a Discovery Call with your prospective clients instead of going straight to the proposal.  Prior to implementing this tactic, I lost a lot of time presenting proposals to clients without having a complete understanding of their goals and needs. Now our Discovery calls layout the the framework of their goals and I can present a very focused and custom proposal.  
  3. Use layman terms in proposals and focus on solutions.  If the prospect doesn’t understand your services, they won’t become a client.  I realized my proposals were too long and technical. Once I explained everything in simple terms and focused on how these were solutions to the clients’ problems, my prospects converted to long-term clients.  
  4. Consolidate marketing tools.  I used to utilize many marketing tools which made it cumbersome, timely and costly.  Once I consolidated my tools into just a couple, it saved not only money but time.
  5. Turn down clients that aren’t a fit.  This goes back to the Discovery Call. If you realize in a Discovery Call that the client is not a fit because of unrealistic goals and expectations or budget, turn them down.  I used to want to work with anyone who would seek out my service. Now I focus on finding the right fit and building the relationship. This will allows me to have time to focus on clients who are on the same page.  

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

I would start a movement that focused on the positive mindset.  So often people just have to change their mindset and look at failures as something of the past that we learn and ultimately move on from. The glass half full mindset would be beneficial to so many people.  I would love to share this mindset and skill with more people so they can build their future and accomplishments.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

Absolutely, I will be happy to connect with new people.  I am active on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-leveillee) and always try to respond ASAP.

This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!

Anthony Delgado (born February 6, 1986) is an American software developer and internet entrepreneur widely known as a professional hacker in the developer community. Anthony Delgado has won numerous hackathons sponsored by Fortune 500 tech companies like Google, IBM, Intel, Facebook and Microsoft and hosted by organizations including Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the AT&T Developer Summit in New York City.

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How A Broke Journalist Was Able To Create A 6-Figure Coaching Company

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Many freelancers dream of living a financially free life filled with success. That can be very hard at times due to the trap of doing everything yourself. You never should. Many entrepreneurs are stuck in “solopreneur world” stressing and overdoing themselves when they can make the same amount of money delegating sales and fulfillment. Check this out:

Alex Schlinsky is the Founder and CEO of Prospecting On Demand™, a company specializing in helping coaches, consultants, and agency owners implement the systems and strategies necessary to scale their company and become successful CEOs. Over 125 entrepreneurs have built 6-figure companies utilizing the POD™ community and training.

Alex is decorated speaker and author, making appearances at college universities and being featured in renowned publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, and more. It wasn’t always the limelight for Alex. He’s had many successes, challenges, and major responsibilities. Here are some of his: 

‘Can you tell me the story of your prior successes, challenges, and major responsibilities?’

Successes:

Alex has a major list of successes. After working hard on Prospecting On-Demand, Alex has over 500 students. This leads him to many other successes like speaking at his alma mater UCF for Leadership Week educating others on how to scale their businesses. Not only does he mentor over 500 students but owns a 6-figure marketing agency working with personal injury attorneys and owns a 6-figure coaching company. Alex has spoken for USF NSLS inductions 4 times and was published in Entrepreneur, Forbes, and many more agencies. To add the cherry on top, 125+ agencies/coaches hit 6-figures with POD™ and about 20 have hit 7-figures with POD™. A personal achievement of Alex is successfully achieving his childhood dream of working with the Miami Dolphins. 

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Challenges:

As for challenges Alex explains it best.

“As I got started: Working part-time while at school. Post-graduation realizing my college path led to a dead-end and I had to restart at square 1. With no corporate job, I’ve always wanted to figure it out on my own led to some LEAN years. Working for the Dolphins and in MMA meant working weekends, long hours, deadlines, and very low pay. Struggled to pay rent for some time while my wife worked as a waiter.”

More specific: Mostly great investments in coaching, but one in particular ($30k investment) crippled me for a while. 

Major Responsibilities:

Alex also had a lot of major responsibilities as well! He was handling everything for the agency before ReachLocal stepped in. Did prospecting, sales, and even tried to do fulfillment (ads) even though I was terrible. 
For POD™, created all the content, did all the sales, managed a team of 3-5, made massive investments in coaching that I had to do the work for, etc.

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How Entrepreneur Mehran Khan is Transforming the Digital Market at Age 16

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With dedication and continuous hard work, one can achieve anything. One just has to work towards the goal with complete honesty and the result will follow sooner or later. Today, we are going to talk about a young boy named Mehran Khan, who is a true inspiration to many youngsters out there, who are feeling lost.

Mehran Khan is a 16-year-old boy, who hails from a Kharan district of Balochistan. Currently, he is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country but his journey to the top has been a roller coaster ride with great ups and own. Mehran Khan is the co-Founder of Rifiako Media.

He has made his way to the top with his sheer work and dedications towards his goal of doing something special in life.

When he started his journey from his village, he had no idea where to go. However, destiny had its say and it brought him to the city of dreams, Quetta. After arriving in Quetta, he struggled but soon came to understand what he needed.

After working tirelessly towards his goal, success came knocking at him at a very young age.

After making his niche in marketing, Mehran has expanded his reach to digital video content. Currently, he is producing several digital videos catered to young audience. With this, he has already turned entrepreneur at such a young age.

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How This Barber Has Been Able to Completely Reroute His Life Through Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship is the name of the game in the 21st century. It even seems to be the last bullet shot on poverty and misery. 

 

Catalyzed and driven by passion, persistence, patience, and power, meet Guy Coates whose journey to success has been completely undeniable. A life-changing journey that has impacted tens of thousands if not thousands, through entrepreneurship. 

 

Success is not something you merely pursue, it is something that you attract by the person you become since success never lowers its standard. Indeed entrepreneurship is not only the key but the door to success.

 

As a smart worker with skills and passion as the better option, Coates has traversed miles. To achieve his success, the entrepreneur sets Goals and targets, visions and dreams to achieve within a certain set time frame. Finally, the marketing tools and strategy he uses are mind-boggling and a mind opener to the young entrepreneurs. 

 

Skills and Passion

 

The ability to be a ‘man of the people’ is not only super career achievement but also a social achievement. Skills speak louder than words and no wonder nobody bothers to check Coates license. Everyone is now fully aware for the past decade and a half, that yes indeed it is not just education but the output that matters. The passion of seeing people looking good and having increased self-esteem has been the driving force behind the entrepreneur venturing into this lucrative entrepreneurship. 

 

The youtube series he began that recaps local barber battles in the DMV area called the Recap Baber show has cut reality stars.

 

Skills and passion have been Coates definition for the past 15 years as you cannot separate the latter from the former. Half heartedness is Coates greatest enemy in achieving his goals and for sure passion became experience, the experience became a success which continues to tower beyond the skies.

 

Goals, Visions, and Targets

 

Where there is no vision people perish. Coates targets to build a brand big enough for people to trust and buy products to help with their profession and for the clients to have the look last longer. The launching of the classic movement called Beyond the Chair is already underway. 

 

This will be of great aid to other barbers that will create something for their children. Isn’t that great? But as you can tell it will not be an easy task, but who can stop the hero, champion, a conqueror with a whooping wonderful nine children and a grandchild? Viva!

 

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