92. Web Marketing Pioneer Optimizes with Podcasting
Alex Harris is an award winning web designer, best-selling author and founder of AlexDesigns.com and the top ranked podcast, MarketingOptimization.tv. PPC Hero named him the “#4 Top Influential Conversion Rate Optimization Expert of 2014.” His book, Small Business Big Money Online, became an Amazon #1 Best Seller.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“I have been drawing and painting my whole life,” Alex recalls. His uncle, a photographer and mentor, bought him an Apple 7300 in 1997. He learned PhotoShop and Illustrator, and realized, “Wow! I can take my creative talents, make stuff in PhotoShop, and make money on it!”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Alex got online in 2000, designing web pages. At his first job, he quickly learned about internet marketing, developing landing pages that drove traffic from email marketing to websites. Simultaneously he began freelancing and soon was #1 in Google for the keyword term, “landing page design.” “I got a lot of work from that.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“Success has a lot to do with mindset. What you think about consistently is going to happen. So try to be intentional with your thoughts. Try to weed out those bad habits of thought and self-doubt. I still get those every day and have to remind myself to be intentional.”
On His Bookshelf
Outwitting the Devil, by Napoleon Hill (Also available as an audiobook.) Originally written in 1938, it was controversial at the time and wasn’t published until recently.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg
Top Tools on His Browser
JamesClear.com – Building better habits, with practical tips on how to change your beliefs and stick to your goals.
Connecting With Alex Harris
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