My professional journey truly rocketed when I created my Personal Brand.
Anybody can become their own brand. And everybody should.
Once you build a solid Personal Brand, the world is your oyster.
What may surprise you: I shaped mine without a functional website of my own.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, CEO, blogger, freelancer, founder, student, unemployed or currently employed looking to confidently quit your job to go it alone like I did…
I hold the experience to get you to where you want to be using the power of Personal Branding, blogging, and relationships on Social Media.
I’m just a regular guy with my feet firmly on the ground. I’ve made a name for myself in my industry. I’m with you on your professional journey to do the same.
— Marc J. Beaulieu ? (@MotorcycleMarc) April 2, 2016
@Sam___Hurley you hands down have the best content on Twitter! ❤️
— Sales Simplified (@NewHomeSalesAdv) April 18, 2016
— Johnny D. (J.D.) (@JohnnyDgucci) July 27, 2016
Not so long ago, I was in full-time employment...
And that’s why deep down, I always knew I would run my own business – in fact, I had already incorporated my company back in 2014! (It remained dormant for a time.)
During my 4th year working in Digital Marketing with experience in both agencies and companies, the entrepreneurial calling from within became ever stronger and I knew the scary moment was approaching — the moment I would defy all odds and make ‘the big leap’.
I was at peace with myself; I had made the ultimate decision to set the wheels in motion and become my own boss — but I didn’t just rush into it headfirst.
Whilst still at my day job, I began planning my online venture with branding and ethics that wholly reflected my vision of life, my love of optimizing digital presence and my tendency to see otherwise undetected opportunities: OPTIM-EYEZ was in progress.
I relentlessly pursued my ambitions…
For 1 year, I was laser-focused on building my Personal Brand, Social Media impact and network size — and I wanted to do it better and faster than anybody else had done before.
18 – 20 hour days were the norm as I ventured into my side hustle.
— Lisa ??? (@Lisapatb) October 7, 2016
@Sam___Hurley Sam, you don't sleep or breathe O_o. Amazing content you share but it's crazy 😀
— Sunita Biddu (@chillingbreeze) April 19, 2016
— Christie McDermott? (@christiemcderm1) September 10, 2016
— ⚡René Vella⚡ (@renevella) October 17, 2016
But when you have a dream, nothing will stop you.
If you want something badly enough — you will make it happen.
And it happened quicker than I could have ever imagined! What’s crazy is it took me only 12 months after beginning my pursuit to reach the point where I could confidently quit my day job (testament to my complete fixation with entrepreneurship).
I was awarded many accolades including #1 Digital Influencer, #2 Digital Marketer and #3 Content Marketer — all on a global level.
...Without a website 🙂
Enquiries came through without a single drop of advertising or promotion. Nobody really even knew what I offered without asking me directly…
How was this possible?!
Selflessness, commitment, drive and determination blended with widespread Social Media presence, influential guest blogging and a vast network of tight relationships in which I invested myself wholeheartedly.
Sounds simple, right?
But if it really was that simple — everyone would be doing it.
— Postmycontent (@postmycontent) October 14, 2016
Follow @Sam___Hurley has been one of the best decisions I have made on Twitter! Great content!
— Diane Diaz ♡ (@Diane_sdh) October 27, 2016
— Jason Michael (@_Jason_Michael) October 31, 2016
Digital Marketer & Growth Hacker
Sam Hurley (the world’s #1 Digital Marketing expert & influencer) retweeted my tweet and my website witnessed huge traffic this week.
Understandably, that isn’t a lifestyle many would choose to lead.
— 2TALLIN' (@2TALLINmania) October 6, 2016
— Join Up Dots Podcast (@joinupdotsdaily) October 21, 2016
— Julian Tiongson (@julian_tiongson) November 2, 2016
— Kelly Lovell (@kellyalovell) November 4, 2016
Focus on you.
The reason I think this? Because STILL I read many get-rich-quick gimmicks from ‘online gurus' who claim to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars each month as they live a somewhat relaxed life.
This sort of material also makes me think, “I could never achieve those things.”
My issues with such stories? They make it all sound relatively easy with minimum effort, they are everywhere and they really get into our heads…
We begin to question everything, doubt ourselves and feel inadequate because we haven’t achieved similarly rapid financial triumph after working our butts off.
As a consequence, some of us desperately buy into these stories and systems with the hope of sharing that same (perceived) quick success.
The world just doesn't work that way…
We'd all be millionaires.
If the claims are true — these people may be among the 1% of the population who eventually earn their wealth after a lot of hustling and an ounce of luck too.
The dream they are selling is (in all probability) unreachable for most of us — no matter how many of their programs we consume.
Because simply: We are not them!
It usually takes a certain type of person, TONNES of hard work and sacrifice to be able to achieve such life-changing income — but I doubt you’d read that in any highly-visible sales blurb.
The difference you may notice between my journey and stories like these?
Mine is relatable to the average working-class citizen and able to be imitated with the right tools, mind-set and dedication.
I’m not a self-proclaimed millionaire. I’m not inaccessible. I haven’t taken any of the offers to engage in public speaking on stage. I’m not an extrovert business celebrity.
I don’t use jargon that nobody understands or attempt to wow people with my monthly earnings. I will never post white sandy beaches everyday to Social Media, suggesting that’s how I live my life 24/7.
What I have done:
But also widespread recognition and genuine, mutually-beneficial connections with many people.
— Phillip Twyford ?? (@PTwyford) October 21, 2016
— Hassan Aman ® (@hammerlift) October 26, 2016
— James Mello (@blog2market) November 1, 2016
What I will do:
It's your choice.
It’s the power of choice that is so much more relevant than suggesting you can earn $100k a month in just a few weeks.
I’m offering you freedom and recognition for your chosen expertise — so you can live your life the way you want to live it.