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Ryan is the co-founder of this Digital Marketing blog and several other niche sites. He helps other entrepreneurs, bloggers, website owners, and small business owners grow their revenue and traffic online.

He has been featured in (Feb 2015, Las Vegas Event), 
Guest speaker at Toronto Unbounce, and has been mentioned/cited in numerous SEM and industry blogs like, SerpstatLeadpages, Business2Community and Yahoo Small Business Insider. He's also a Google Adwords which shows his passion for paid advertising and conversions.

My life story

I was born on April in Mandaluyong City, Philippines (but now currently living in Ontario, Canada)
Ever since I was a kid, I thought there was something different with me… (later on I've realized that the term other people used to refer to it was “being a Nerd”).

While my friends and classmates, played outdoor games, I stayed indoors. I love “tinkering” with things and “solving puzzles”.

My mom told me that when I was a kid, I would “un-assemble” all my toys, and put it all back. Doing it many, many times. I also had the ability to solve “jigsaw puzzles” at a very young age.

Later on, I've realized that I had developed a passion for “solving puzzles”… 
I had always loved computers (aka video games) ever since I got an Atari console and the Nintendo family computer(original console games) as a Christmas gift.

So when desktop computers became mainstream (and affordable), I was immediately “hooked”. I even learned how to “repair and assemble” computers because I was really fascinated by this “machine”.

But I've never heard of online businesses, or online marketing before… So how did I end up here?

Overcoming challenges

I was working as a college professor, teaching nursing subjects in a local university.

But because I was looking to supplement my income, I ended up attending a seminar about “passive income streams” and this is where I've learned about the concept of “blogging” and the possibility of “building an online business”.

When I saw the possibility of “earning online”, I knew that's what I wanted to start.

My first big break in online marketing was when I've accidentally “ranked” my “nursing niche site” to the top of the search engines.

I didn't know what or how it happened, but it just did.

When I was trying to learn “online marketing” and “blogging” on my own, I was able to create a “nursing niche site” in 
Blogger's free blogging platform. I've never heard of WordPress yet.

I had added a few banners and adsense ads (this was the easiest way for me to get started back then) and one day I've seen $20/day adsense days and I was totally blown away. This “internet thing” was real.

I got really excited, and for the very first time, I was “really” earning more than my “day job salary”.

As I try “to solve the puzzle on how this happened”, I realized that I've stumbled on Search Engine Optimization.

Just like when I was a kid, I've looked at Search Engine Optimization as a “big puzzle” that I'd like to solve…

I've devoured every strategy and even “implemented” a few strategies of my own that's related to SEO or Search Engine Optimization.

Then the “puzzle” was solved.

Right now, even after the Panda and Penguin updates from Google, I can still rank in the search engines. So I didn't want to stop with just SEO…

I knew that there was another “puzzle” worth solving… Paid advertising.

My journey into Paid advertising here in Canada has lead me to handle some of the paid advertising campaigns of the biggest companies in North America, across various industries.

But what I've loved the most is driving leads and increasing sales to smaller and tightly focused small businesses, niches and markets.

And again that “puzzle” has already been solved.

I'm now ready for bigger “puzzles” and challenges. 

This is why I've created Trafficsalad.

To help you get more Traffic, Sales and Leads…

I love to teach others how to build successful online businesses as well as help others get more high quality leads and sales on their websites.

That's how I'd like to give back in this industry.

If you're interested in learning what I have to say (stuff that's mind-blowing), subscribe to my newsletter by clicking here.

I'd love to hear from you.Connect with me on these social networks: TwitterGoogle PlusFacebook and LinkedIn

Special mention and thanks to the opportunities,mentors and friends I've met along the way.

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