Digital Nomad Cafe Podcast

Going From A $5 Freelancer to Running A Successful Local SEO Agency - Tips from Jarod Spiewak


Podcast Topics

Todays guest is Jarod Spiewak from


Jarod comes from Manchester, New Hampshire – (1 hour north of Boston) and began his SEO career as a $5 per hour freelancer ay 14 years of age! He now runs a successful Local SEO agency, specialising in Law Firms as well as running affiliate websites which he blogs about over at .


Jarod is an active participant in a number of SEO groups and stood out to me as a great guest for the show as his journey is unique but also shows dedication and hard work pays off when you are consistent


Topics we discuss:


1:02 – About Jarod

4:20 – Getting his first clients

8:30 – Getting started on Upwork & Local Networking

13:00 – Working multiple jobs while getting started!

17:50 – Becoming an overnight success… take a long time!

20:00 – Consistent action will create opportunities for success

21:00 – Growing pains – Transitioning from freelancer mindset to agency mindset

28:05 What drives the most business for Jaord now? Upwork drives most leads

31:45 – Agency immersion course – Daryll Rosser

38:00 Tips for those who want to be a freelancer or start a digital nomad career

44:00 Who Jarod works with for Local SEO clients

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