Hello! I'm David a 35-year-old web designer, developer, and internet marketing consultant with over 15 years of experience.
I have worked remotely with a global clientèle helping everyone from charities, lawyers, logistics companies, personal coaches, other SEO gurus, and many other people across varying market sectors.
I also work training people on how to use their marketing tools to the best effect and during that process have learned a lot. One of the main things I have realized is that digital marketing truly is a labyrinth of information.
The aim of Mazepress is to help decipher the information available covering various areas of building your business online from how to use WordPress, build your own website, and how to run your own business employing productivity tools and automation to your workflow.
Using this website my aim is to help people who don't have the budget to outsource everything and are also eager to learn about all of the processes involved with running a web business or marketing your bricks and mortar company online.
You can see websites I have built on my website portfolio page.
Pre-Credit crunch 2007 I had grown tired of the opportunities available in the marketplace for college dropouts or people with little work experience and since I had no idea as to what I wanted to do I decided to start working for myself and selling swimming pools and hot tub jacuzzis on a drop-shipping basis during the golden era of eBay.
I was ordering the products from China and selling them to people in Europe and the United Kingdom at the time when the exchange rate would get me $2 for every £1 spent and buying a product from a country that had a preference for US Dollars.
It was working, in fact, it was amazing, people were happily giving up £10,000 over eBay with little vetting and entrusting me for 7 weeks since the product was bespoke and 7 weeks was the lead/delivery time.
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Fast forward about a year and the recession began to take hold and despite the usual notion that luxury products are not affected, this was no ordinary recession and I quickly realized that this was no longer going to be a viable business.
Fortunately using the dropshipping business model meant there was no stock and no tangible overheads and so it didn't mean it was a complete disaster, hell no failure is!
Back to the drawing board, I began to think about what my next move was and it turned out to be something that would boom during the recession.
Web design and internet marketing allow people more affordable ways to reach more customers and between 2008 and 2012 during the worst period of the credit crunch and global recession, there was a big shift in companies and individuals needing to be more marketing savvy and adopt digital marketing techniques over traditional print advertising and other old tactics.
Surplus to say I have not been out of work since, and I have also created this website to detail my journey and help others looking to become location independent, build a web business, or improve their existing online marketing strategies without the usual 5 and 6 figure budgets.
Over the years I have been involved in several different ventures as a partner and gained a lot of experience with different web business models which have given me great insight into what works and what doesn't.
Let me help you fast track your journey by helping you to avoid the pitfalls that I and many others have fallen into and use the techniques that have been proven to move the needle.
So what are you waiting for? Use the menu at the top to check out some of the resources, or blog posts or if you are new you can start here.