Today, we are interviewing Nick Quirk, Chief Operating Officer at SEO Locale LLC, a premier digital marketing agency in Philadelphia and Jenkintown. He has over 15 years of experience in digital marketing and web development.
Please tell us something about yourself.
I've been doing digital marketing and web development since I was a freshman in high school. I started my own business, and it was open for 10 years before I decided to go work in-house for a financial firm in King of Prussia, PA. After hopping around a few places after that, I was proposed to join forces with an old friend at SEO Locale. I am now a partner in the business, and we've been making a significant impact on small businesses.
How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey?
From 8th grade to 9th grade, I moved from Baltimore to the Philadelphia area. I had an entire summer to learn web development and marketing. There was no better feeling to accomplish this by self-teaching myself the ways of web development and marketing.
Who are your role models?
My role models changed as I grew up, but there are a few people I think are great role models. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Steve Jobs are my top 4 role models. Creating innovative technology has always been impressive to watch it grow into what it is today.
What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from all different areas. My family inspires me to work hard and make an impact throughout the day.
Please tell us about your company.
SEO Locale is a premier digital marketing agency located in the Philadelphia area. Serving 100+ businesses throughout the United States. Growing their online presence with effective marketing. We've helped start-ups grow their revenue in the millions. Our agency offers local SEO, national SEO, social media, reputation management, web design, and more. We can help any size business grow and get found on Google search engines with our SEO product.
What's your most memorable experience?
The most memorable experience is joining SEO Locale with my business partner Marc Brookland. Working with a friend effectively is a dream that most business partners wish they could do without tarnishing their friendship. Watching this company grow with the team we have put in place is rewarding.
Which social media channels work best for promoting your work? What exactly do you do on the social media channel that makes it work for you?
Social media channels that work great for us are primarily Facebook and Instagram. Twitter still exists, right? We're seeing more of our clients shift into TikTok.
What's your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is letting our team down. Our employees joined us during the start-up phase. We promised them when the company grows, you will see growth with us. I've been part of businesses that promise raises at the end of the year. You never get them, or they follow a 3% increase, which is nothing when you are at the bottom of the payroll. As of today, we've provided raises throughout the year to everyone on the team. It is essential to make sure our team members are happy and enjoy coming to work every day. When our employees are happy, it drives our clients to be satisfied.
Looking back, what's one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?
Honestly nothing… Mistakes are what made me learn to perfect my business goals. I've been through it all in terms of business issues, and we're growing fast.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
Staying focused no matter what is coming in between you and your success. Don't let one thing force you to pull back. You go full force.
What keeps you going when things get tough?
Growing the business. Growing our clients. Growing the team. Growth around me is what keeps me going when things get tough.
Any message for our readers.
No matter what dream or goals you have, go for them. Don't let anything get in the way. Your personal happiness is important throughout your journey.