Making Your Own Opportunities w/Dunnadidit

On this episode of The Bedroom Entrepreneur, I had the pleasure of talking with Dunnadidit, a fellow YouTuber, music producer, and freelance photographer and videographer, about pursuing your creative outlets and making your own opportunities through smart work. Dunna makes some amazing videos and has some great insight into the business and art of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

Why You Are More of A Photographer Than You May Think

Ever since I picked up a camera and started shooting, folks tend to hand me their dslr, digital camera, iphone, etc whenver photos should be taken.

"You're the photographer", they say.

While I love taking photos and I am more than happy to use other people’s cameras to take a photo of a group or product or building etc. I think that most folks are probably better at taking photos than they may think.

Case Study | United Way Testimonial Video

I’ve really taken a liking to videography. Like most of my services I offer at Spencer Pugh Media, videography started out as a ridiculously fun hobby that I never dreamed would help me earn my living one day.

So It’s always a complete joy when someone reaches out to have a video made for their business or organization.

The video above was a project I worked on with United Way, an organization that improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

Pursue and Get Paid for Your Passion In 2018

We live in one of the best eras this world has seen.

Thanks to the internet, we can not only have any and every bit of information at our fingertips, but we can also purchase and have any item laid at our doorstep within a couple of days.

The economy is nothing at all to complain about *crosses fingers* and folks are starting whole businesses built around their hobbies and favorite past times.

That’s what I want to talk a little about today.

Building A Company From The Ground Up w/Adam Moore of The Factory

The past couple of weeks have been pretty hectic here at Spencer Pugh Media but I'm excited that I was able to squeeze in this week's episode of The Bedroom Entrepreneur Podcast with a new and good friend, Adam Moore of The Factory.

Each week I aim to put out a blog post, YouTube video, and podcast episode to supply helpful and informative content to other entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Roanoke Valley or around the world.

On this week's episode Adam talks about his project, The Factory, which I have been really excited about. 

Roanoke Virginia Real Estate Website Ideas

I recently designed and built a website for the real estate company, Mountain View Real Estate led by Tim and Brad Greenway. I thought it would be helpful to use this site as a case study and an example for other real estate companies in the Roanoke Valley or, really anywhere in America.

If you are a real estate agent and have been thinking about creating your own website for your company, I hope this post can help with some ideas for web pages and how they can be useful for client acquisition and listings.

Creating A Website Is Always A Two-Party Process

In my short time as a professional website designer, I’ve started to realize that building a website is really a two-party process.

Let me explain.

Just because I have learned the ins and outs of Squarespace and know how to build a nice, crisp and clean website — how to work with colors, fonts, design, and positioning of content — I’m not an expert on the story, history, pain points, and strengths of my client's business or brand.

Putting Your Money Where Their Mouths Are (Digital Marketing in 2018)

People don't use Facebook to be sold to...

They don't use Instagram so they can buy all the products shoved in their feeds...

They don't watch YouTube videos to click on every ad before and after each video...

So how in the world is a business supposed to use social media for business development and to make those dollars?? What is the ROI of posting every day and spending money to promote fancy content pieces (That aren't even "buy now" ads!?)

JUST START (If No One Knows About You, You Don’t Exist)

I’m sure many of you can relate. If you’re the marketing manager of a company and have no team, or even if you are just deciding to take on the digital marketing tasks for your company or the company you work for, it can be a daunting task.

You have to be engaging. You have to respond to comments. You have to be consistent with your content. You have to stick to the grind. You have to be insightful, entertaining, knowledgeable and helpful. You have to fully understand your target audience so that you create the perfect content for them. Etc. etc. etc. *Gulp*

Where do you even start?

Let me help you, there.

How I Work For Free (And Make Money Doing It)

Some of you all may not know but my love for marketing and social media content creation actually started back in college when a hall mate and I first started our band, The Band Concord. 

Something I will always remember and I wish I had put a little more thought into it was something our producer, Imad (some of you may have heard of him), said after we wrapped up our Freshman album, Youth.

He said we should just put the album out for free.

Creating A New Website? Don’t Overthink It!

Creating a website for your brand or business online can be a daunting task. You already know your story, who you are, what you sell or offer, how well you work with your customers or clients, but it’s hard to translate that into the digital realm for most people. 

But, I’m here to tell you, it’s way easier than you think. It simply takes some thought, time, and a little effort.

The Book That Simplified (And Organized) My Life.

If you’re anything like me, you have a “to read” book list that is far too long and overwhelming.

So, guess what? I’m going to add one more to your pile!

But, I would recommend moving this one to the top for a couple reasons.

One, it’s a super quick read. It’s only 122 pages and if you have an E-reader, it feels even shorter. And two, it might just help you to prioritize those other books in your pile.