SearchMarketMe Agency Owner Enjoying "Shining" Start in Mississippi with Internet Marketing Business Opportunity

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Michael Cornett, Owner of Shine Online Marketing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is off to a successful start after opening his internet marketing agency in July 2011. Cornett teamed with SearchMarketMe, a Seattle, Washington-based training and support organization that assists entrepreneurs in opening and operating independently-owned internet marketing agencies.

Michael Cornett

You want to build a business, not be the business, and moving forward, that's something that I will be striving for.

In a recent video interview, Michael Cornett, President of Shine Online Marketing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, spoke about the excitement and enjoyment he is experiencing after opening his internet marketing agency (via SearchMarketMe) during the summer of 2011.

SearchMarketMe's President, Boyd Karren, interviewed Cornett about his experience as a new Agency Owner. Cornett's answered are condensed:

Karren: What are you finding most exciting and most rewarding about operating your own internet marketing agency?

Cornett: I enjoy the challenge of going out, obtaining new customers, and making sure that I have everything in my own business running smoothly, that we're performing well, that our clients are happy and that we're increasing online sales for their businesses. When I have a client tell me about a big sale they just made to a customer who found them on Facebook, that's very satisfying.

Karren: What help are you receiving from the other Agency Owners in the Network?

Cornett: I'm always conversing, asking questions, and answering questions if I can, through either the [private Agency Owner Facebook Group] or phone calls or emails. As far as direct support, web design is one thing I'm getting directly through another Agency Owner, as well as some national search engine optimization - really anything that I'm not 100% comfortable with, I reach out to the other Agency Owners, either with a question or actually getting the fulfillment done.

Karren: How did the recent national conference improve your relationships in the Network?

Cornett: It's one thing to interact via email, the phone...or even through Facebook, but its another to actually meet people and build those relationships one-on-one. It's nice to put a face with a name, not just a picture. It really helped me feel more comfortable interacting with different people that I didn't know before.

Karren: What's your advice for someone investigating the SearchMarketMe opportunity?

Cornett: If you're fully dedicated to opening up your own internet marketing agency but maybe you're just not sure about how to go about it, or you need more education in certain areas...talk with us! SearchMarketMe has been great from an education standpoint. It can help your whole business and help you stay up-to-date as you're developing your own agency.

Karren: What will your business look like in three years?

Cornett: I definitely plan to have multiple employees working for me, and having my own web design [group]. I plan on having additional salespeople, probably in other locations, and to grow. As we talked about at the national conference, you want to build a business, not be the business, so moving forward that's something that I will be striving for.

The full video interview can be viewed on both SearchMarketMe's website. and Facebook page.

ABOUT SHINE ONLINE MARKETING

Shine Online Marketing, established in 2011, is an independently-owned internet marketing agency located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. For more information about internet marketing services offered, visit Shine Online's Website or call 601/336-3001.

ABOUT SEARCHMARKETME

SearchMarketMe, LLC is a Seattle, Washington-based training and support organization that assists entrepreneurs in opening and operating independently-owned and independently-branded internet marketing agencies around the world. It is the only scalable internet marketing business opportunity in the world. SearchMarketMe's 105 Agency Owners are located in North America, Asia and Africa. For more information about the Agency Owner program, visit SearchMarketMe's website and request the New Opportunity Overview.

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