For as long as I can remember, my mind has been filled with palm trees and tropical beaches! So its no surprise that after studying marketing in college I’d go on to create a travel blog. That little travel blog (KellyEllaMaz.com) grew pretty quickly, and in 2014 my hubby and I quit our jobs in Canada and started travelling full-time.
For two years we bounced from one luxury hotel to the next – all offered to us complimentary in exchange for running social media campaigns and publishing hotel reviews. My desire to see more exotic beaches around the world fueled me to master all things related to web design and digital marketing. It was quite simple, really…. the better I got at online marketing, the more 5-star resorts we got to stay at!
My experience and skills eventually led us to Australia, where I was employed by one of the country’s largest franchises to oversee the correction of their Google manual penalty. This once in a lifetime opportunity gave me behind-the-scenes knowledge in how Google works, and taught me more about SEO than any course or book ever could.
In March 2015 we were invited to stay at a resort in Fiji that goes for $10k per night… I think this was the point in my career that I truly knew I had mastered digital marketing campaigns. The next 12 months of my life was an endless parade of private pools, butlers and daily massages – all thanks to the skills I’d mastered in SEO, blogging and web design.
After two years of globetrotting, we finally returned to Canada and I was left wondering what to make of all this experience. SEO? Marketing? Travel blog? I knew I wanted something fresh and unique while maintaining the roots I’d grown over the years.
That’s where North Palm Digital comes in. After a few other opportunities and learning experiences, I started this business to be a hub of beautiful web design with a refreshing approach. Outside of the free website resources provided, I also offer web design packages.
As for me … I’m happily married and living just outside of Toronto. But, my husband and I will take any chance we can to escape to a gorgeous beach with endless palm trees and mojitos. The beauty of web design is that I can work on projects from a beach lounger instead of an office.
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