I’m A Freelance Content Strategist For Tech & Ecommerce Brands
I’m the content marketing manager at Hack The Box, and also a freelance content strategist, SEO, and freelance writer from the bustling city of Birmingham, UK.
My freelance writing journey started in 2012. I was earning £4/hour as a part-time pizza boy while studying photography in college (the truth is I opted to jam a camera against my face for a few years to mask the feeling of being “lost”).
Eager to make money from my writing skills, I (painfully) saved up my pitiful wage for months to buy a program on guest blogging and dived headfirst into freelance writing.
After flailing around, I eventually got my act together and started a guest posting campaign that catapulted me from a disoriented beginner barely cracking $50 per blog post, to commanding rates of 300-500$.
I’ve since worked with brands and sites like Problogger, Quickbooks, AppSumo, HubSpot, Conversion XL, Leadfeeder, and have parlayed my freelance writing skills into a fulfilling career as a content strategist and SEO.
Yes, content marketing positively altered the trajectory of my life. If you’re reading this, I know it can change your life and business for the better, too.
That’s why this site is dedicated to helping businesses grow with content and helping people create compelling content.
If you’re interested in working with me, learn about my unique approach & services to see if we’re a good fit:
- Content strategy
- Content writing
I’m the “weird kid” who liked English in school
“It’s time for English!”
Mr. O’connor’s announcement was a jarring air raid siren that slapped the excitement out of the other 29 students in the classroom.
(The few muffled protests of distress faded under his fierce panoptic glare.)
As silence befell the room, a celebratory “Yes!” escaped my mouth from the back of the class. I eagerly doubled over my blue plastic chair & pecked down towards the desk in search of my English workbook—my reaction was so rapid that I didn’t notice the reaction of my peers.
Maintaining the ostrich-like pose, my head still buried beneath the darkened underside of the desk, I yanked the workbook out of my scruffy red schoolbag and slammed it on the table.
Alarmed by the near pin-drop silence, I wearily resurfaced from beneath depths of the table to a now indelible memory:
29 wide-eyed students quizzically twisting towards me with bewildered expressions that’d be apt if an extraterrestrial zapped into my seat and rapped Eminem’s “Rap God.”
Unfortunately, my passion for English was a mystery to my fellow pupils (preposterous, right?).
Those silent seconds in Year 4 sealed my fate as the class “writer.” (More like the weird kid who liked English. But hey, cut me some slack. I’m the hero of my story!)
My earliest memory of computers is associated with crafting stories on a clunky Compaq with a heavy, oblong monitor—and I’ve fallen in love with wielding the power of content ever since.
Fast forward to today, and my passion for writing has evolved into a love for content marketing, SEO, and entrepreneurship.
When executed correctly, content marketing and SEO are an exciting blend of sharp business strategy, out-of-the-box creativity, and analytical thinking.
That’s enough to exercise a skills-obsessed, curious, and results-oriented hungry mind like mine—and that is why I’m in love with the work that I do! 🙂