WELCOME Fellow Entrepreneur!
First of all, I hope you’re having an awesome day, afternoon, or evening. And I thank you for taking valuable time out of your schedule to visit GrowthOnFire.com. My name is David Smethie, and I’m a digital marketing professional in limbo between the corporate world and running my own digital marketing agency.
I’m the proud father of the 2 sweetest, coolest sons anyone could ever wish for. My 4 year old is named Jonathan and my 7 year old is named Alex. And here’s a picture of my boys and I chilling in a hot tub at the glass museum in Corning, NY.
I apologize if I’m boring you with my personal life, but I want you to know that I’m a real person that loves meeting and interacting with people both online and offline. I also love helping entrepreneurs and small business owners grow their online businesses, specifically via conversion rate optimization, paid social content amplification, and mobile website optimization incorporating responsive design. If you could use assistance with any of these services, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give me a ring at 201-970-9815. I’d be more than happy to either help you directly, or if I think I’m not the best fit for your specific online marketing needs, I’ll refer you to one of the digital marketing rock stars in my network.
Now enough about me. Let’s talk about the website you’re currently visiting. GROWTH ON FIRE! is all about providing entrepreneurs and small business owners with cutting edge information, tactics, and resources so you can grow your business, make more money, work less, and live a happier, more relaxed life. I absolutely love entrepreneurship, and this blog is my labor of love where I get to share the most bad ass business growth strategies with you.
As the founder of GROWTH ON FIRE!, I’m all about building a “lifestyle” business. In the past, I’ve owned companies that did well financially, but I was basically a slave to my work. Instead of owning the company, the company owned me, for all intents and purposes. I was more miserable “living the American dream” as an entrepreneur than when I was shackled within a 5 foot by 5 foot cubicle doing mindless work. I even enjoyed the 2 years working construction, making $75 per 10 hour day doing grueling manual labor more than my “successful” entrepreneurial endeavors.
My definition of entrepreneurial success is simple: having the freedom to do what you love without worrying about money. I’m not talking about living an extravagant, lavish lifestyle. I’m talking about having the freedom to truly enjoy the important things in life while generating enough money so that the fear of financial insecurity ceases to exist. When you love what you do, it’s not work. It’s a natural extension of you, a part of your lifestyle. Hence the term “lifestyle business.”
My personal goal is to make enough money to support my family doing what I love on my own terms (which is helping entrepreneurs and small business owners grow their online presence and make more money deploying digital marketing tactics).
I’m not quite there. As I mentioned previously, I’m still working a corporate job doing online marketing for a finance company, while I continue to grow my digital marketing agency.
So you may be asking yourself, “Why should I listen to this guy? He’s not even currently a full time entrepreneur!” That’s a great question, and I would probably think the same thing if I were you.
Here’s the thing. Right now, I live almost 4 hours away from my precious sons for work related reasons. Although I’m truly blessed to see them every weekend (even though it’s a ton of driving :-), I’m tired of being a part time dad. If you have children, you know how incredibly fast they grow up.
I’ve missed too much and am determined to do whatever it takes to grow my digital marketing agency into my lifestyle business that allows me to be a full time father to my sons. So to be blunt, I have a red hot ball of fire under my ass motivating me to maximize every spare second of free time to grow my business.
So I’m on a journey to freedom, and I’d love for you to join me for the ride. So are you with me? Let’s do this together and kick some serious entrepreneurial ass!
To Success Beyond Your Wildest Dreams,