|Rick comes from a small city in Saskatchewan—the hometown of BIGFOOT! Rumour has it, there wasn’t enough space for two legends so Rick now lives in Vancouver, BC.He has a history of working labour jobs, but none of these were “labors of love.” For many years, he’s been drawn to the digital marketing space.
He joined the Furlough community in early December 2020 through Joe on Acadium. Familiar huh? Since joining, he has been active every single day—jumping on different projects adding value where he can.
Prior to joining Furlough, he had done some freelancing here and there—building out funnels, from ads to email automation and offer creation.
“When I first learned about the digital marketing world, I went a little nuts and learned many skills in the industry. Great for general knowledge… though left me frozen on where to specialize in.”
He’s even studied graphic design, where he learned valuable design skills. Have you seen the :Joe: frog emoji in Discord? Yeah, that was him!
Rick finally found his place in the Newsletter Team, where he gets the best of both his passions—copywriting and design.
Since joining, he has been refining his copywriting skills and leading the newsletter team.
We asked Rick what his experience level is now, this is what he had to say:
“Most of the experience I’ve been getting here is related to leadership; hosting meetings, coordinating a team, delegating teamwork, setting up systems and processes to expedite time-intensive tasks and managing my time better.”
As for Ricks experience within the community:
“I Love the Furlough community. Out of every Digital Marketing group I’ve been a part of, this community has led to the most growth, both personally and professionally…
I wouldn’t trade this community for anything! The relationships formed, the skills gained, and the accountability of being vocal about your goals is unparalleled.”
This year Rick’s excited to get rolling with the email marketing projects in the pipeline and focusing on his goal of starting, scaling and automating—as much as possible—an email marketing agency.
“I’ll tell you the same thing Joe told us on a Twitch stream, ‘In order to be great; you gotta be good; in order to be good, you gotta be bad; in order to be bad, you have to start.’”
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