Hello! I'm Tech Guy Steph.
My web design journey began in 2014 when I visited a friend’s website, they introduced me to WordPress and I’ve been creating websites ever since!
As luck would have it, having a website became a mandatory tool for businesses globally. Additionally, since most web builders such as; Wix, Squarespace, and Shopify were geared towards the American Market, WordPress was vital for Caribbean entrepreneurs.
Currently I’m able to assist with the following technologies:
- SEO Ranking
- Online Sales
- Social Integration
- Content Creation
- Customer Loyalty
Select a year to read the story.
Andre was my form 3 I.T. Teacher, his interest grew in me when he noticed I installed a copy of Grand Theft Auto 3 on all the computers in the Lab. He singled me out infront the class and said I had so much potential but I'm wasting it. At the time, I was unable to see what he saw ( I just wanted to play video games )
In 2010, it became apparent to me that I was gifted. I enrolled in the computer course at School of Pratical Accounting and scored the 2nd highest in my class. I barely paid attention throughout each lesson and never studied. The student that scored higher than me was my best friend who copied my answers. 🙂
This was my 2nd attempt at University, my 1st attempt was cut short due to personal reasons. I relied heavily on my classmates for group assignments but the opposite was true for the computer engineering course. I did the final project by myself and we received an A.
While looking for ways to make extra money, I joined a network marketing company. Some of the members had their own websites and 1 of them decided to teach me how to get started. I learned the value of paying it forward and built a ton of websites for free!
My job was taking a toll on me, 36 hour shifts became the norm as I was blinded by the term "We Are A Family". I became demotivated and felt like there was nothing better for me. It started affecting my relationship with my family and loved ones.
After resigning from my desk job, I looked towards companies that needed I.T. Technicians or Web Designers. I landed several jobs in my field over the course of 6 months but I had to resign as I couldn't find the time to build my own business.
Having a background in customer service and sales was integral for my growth. Honestly, I am a firm believer that anyone who wants to start a business should have some level of sales experience and plenty of patience.
Debt Free & Keron Rose
I was in massive debt during the period of 2012 to 2018, totalling roughly 100k. I was quickly gaining clients due to partnering with Keron Rose. We built a funnel where he taught clients the importance of having a website and passing them to me to complete the process.
As the pandemic took root in 2020, local businesses began seeing the importance of creating their digital footprint. However, supporting so many businesses became a challenge and I decided I needed to coach others. I prefer to work alone so the concept of building an internal team feels uncomfortable, what I aim for is to have access to a network of self-minded individuals who I can help grow their own businesses.
As the business grew, so did my reputation. This is where AI and Machine Learning came into play. No longer did I need to generate reports, campaigns or even manage a client's website. My software analyzes all these areas and I'm able to provide my clients with the info that they need.
I believe the future of payments are digital, as such, I spend my free time investing in cryptocurrencies
I'm always up for a game of All Fours or Rummy, I think I'd start including it during client meetings.
I'm 6ft 5in so it was a no-brainer that this was the sport for me.