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Ryan Levander

Entrepreneur. Environmentalist. Friend.

About Ryan

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Thanks for stopping by!

Even though this is my "personal" website, I'm not a fan of talking about myself.

 So, I'll keep it short.

Where I Spend My Time

Internet Marketing
Giving Back
People
Internet Marketing

It's just easiest to put it all under one category. This way my job title doesn't change from week to week. 🙂

I use the internet, my technological skills, and growing marketing skills to help people. 

While this may sound broad, I can give you a few specific examples:

I have built, optimized, and designed over a hundred websites. I still do this, but not on a freelance basis. Only for consulting/reoccurring work. It's where I/my company can provide the most value.  [See Elevated Conversions for more info]

Organic and paid search campaigns. From screaming frogs to crawling spiders (industry humor) I've spent and overseen more than $500,000 in ad spend over the 5 years I've been a Digital Marketer.

One of the things that makes me stand out from other Marketers is that I'm a producer as well. I focus more on video now - as that is where the most value is provided to the end user (in my opinion). From writing custom scripts to editing down precise details in After Effects, I'm put in the time to be "my own agency".

Lastly, I project manage. It's take me longer to get to where I am. That's mainly because I had to learn so many different disciplines. Digital Marketing is so broad and ever-changing; but that's one of the things I love about it. You must keep learning and improving your skills. It has give me the confidence to start my own agency, take on select consulting work, and find the right team members to scale things at the pace and way I want to.

Never-the-less, one of the biggest reasons I do what I do is to help more people and have more options in life. I'm a very big believer in work/life balance.

[I promise to have a fully loaded blog post for other Solo/Entrepreneurs starting out with some value tips and things I wish I would have done right away!]

Giving Back

There are so many things to be grateful for in this life. I'm definitely understanding the definition of "gratitude" as I age in life.

The things that have brought me joy up to this point, and as I continue along, are the things that I want to give back in.

To have a sure impact, one can always look to the environment and ways to offset their footprints, to always make a difference.

3 Ways I practice being mindful of our environment

Alternative transportation - 99% of the time that means I ride Gretchen II. Growing up in North Dakota, and living in Denver, almost every day is a beautiful day to ride my bike, year-round. Regardless of how much stuff I have to bring with or bring home from the grocery store (it makes for a better workout...)

Recycling - Not the most convenient for apartment renters, but Denver provides the facilities for it, so the least I can do is take a little extra time to make it there.

Volunteering - This is broad, and I want to do a lot more of it. Anything from trail maintenance to donating my time with my digital skills to help green businesses. I've actually done quite a bit of this, and would like to get into more of it in the near future.

To learn more about Denver's awesome bike community, visit: bikedenver.org

To learn more about recycling in Denver, visit: denvergov.org

To learn more about the businesses I've done work for check out a few:

greeneventscolorado.com

oneworldrunning.com

athletesintandem.org

People

When it's all said and done, our relationships are the things that we'll remember. [Even you, Clarence, you were the best imaginary friend an only child could ask for]

Coming back to doing what I do - working for myself and with the internet...I'm able to spend a lot of time with the people in life that matter the most to me.

I'm choosing more work at the moment, based off of the phase I'm in with growing my business, but it's a choice, and it sure feels good to never "have" to work, or report to someone else.

This path I'm on is truly a means to an end and I'm very excited about the future of it all. Thanks for connecting with me and reading this, hopefully we can connect in real life soon!

Cheers,

-Ryan