Gerardo Bonelli is 22 years old, since he was 15 he started working in digital marketing.
Tell us your story: where does Gerardo Bonelli start from?
I fell in love with the internet in 2010. I spent hours browsing online from one site to another. In particular, the articles on affiliation had already caught my attention. I had already understood that the internet was a powerful tool for making money.
So, I started trying my first online jobs. I created sites, blogs … Until in 2014 I understood that out there many companies needed this knowledge and skills. I was still in middle school, but I was already working in the afternoon.
At the same time, however, I continued to develop my projects, especially in the field of Digital Marketing.
Thinking about it now, surely one of my first mistakes was to give more importance to the customers’ business than to mine. At that time, however, making money with the Digital Marketing in Italy was very difficult.
To date, you have had failures. Can you tell us something?
I think a man’s experience is the sum of his mistakes and not his successes.
In general, I made many mistakes: choosing the wrong partners, not making the exit at the right time, wrong accountants, investing in one project rather than another, etc.
There is no lost money, only data collected.
Do you think that a guy, who starts today with Digital Marketing, could make it a profession in less than 1 year?
Absolutely yes! Digital marketing is a world that is evolving and its channels are also increasing over time. Digital market will come in all sectors. With the blockchain, then, the opportunities have more than increased.
What advice would Gerardo give to a boy who starts today?
Mainly believe it! It’s possible to do it. It will take time, but it is possible. Marketing is a cake we can all eat from. I always try to make those who deal with digital marketing or social media understand that the affiliate could be a parallel channel.
When I started, there was very little in Italy yet I did it. With a successful campaign, today it is possible to make 100k. Today’s tools allow you to do this.
What is the message you want to convey?
There is a whole world between the employee who has sunk for years in his bored permanent job and Mark Zuckerberg. Today, with digital technology, you have an advantage: you don’t need large sums to test an idea. When you do something online, you understand right away if it can be good business. The problem, however, is knowing how to make the right moves and then knowing how to give parameters, to understand when to eventually give up the blow and how much to expect as a profit from that specific company.
Thank you Gerardo for your interview, we link our readers your instagram profile to follow every day your advice.
Saad Mushtaq was born and raised in the busy city of Abbottabad. As a journalist, Saad Mushtaq has contributed to many online publications including the PAK Today and the Huffing Post. In regards to academics, Saad Mushtaq earned a degree in business from the Abbottabad UST, Havelian. Saad Mushtaq follows the money and covers all aspects of emerging tech here at The Hear Up.Thanks
A Few Things to Check Before Hiring an Electrician
Hiring an Electrician
Many homeowners attempt to do home improvement projects themselves, and the results are often disappointing. However, trying to handle electrical work independently can lead to costly errors and injuries. Discover a few things to check before hiring an electrician to get the job done right and stay within the budget.
When looking for an electrician, the first thing to consider is whether they are properly trained. The electricians should attend a vocational school or other recognized institute to learn how to perform the work correctly. Discuss the training process to find the right team for the job.
Comparing electricians includes reviewing their relevant experience performing similar work. Homeowners should discuss the project scope with potential electricians and determine whether they have experience in that area. Also, ask for recommendations and referrals from previous satisfied customers.
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Licensed and Insured
Verify your state’s requirement for license and insurance and then ensure the electrician is compliant to protect your most valuable asset. It is often tempting to hire an unlicensed or uninsured electrician to cut costs, but that often adds up to spending more money in the long run. Plus, you could be liable if an accident or injury occurs on your premises, adding even more to the costs.
Verify Credentials and Permits
The first step to verifying an electrician’s expertise is to inquire about licenses and insurance. The next step is to verify these credentials and permits to ensure they are valid and current. A quality electrician will immediately provide documentation for customers to verify.
Talk to Several Electricians
After comparing reviews and verifying credentials, consult with several electricians to find the right one for the project. While all of them might be qualified for the job, homeowners should find an electrician that understands their vision and wants to work with them every step of the way. Take notes during the interviews to review and determine the best candidate for the job.
While qualifications are crucial to getting the job done correctly, homeowners must also stay within their budget to avoid financial stress associated with unexpected surprises. An electrician should provide a precise estimate and include everything to be done to complete the project for homeowners to plan for payment. The goal is to find a qualified electrician that provides all the services needed for the most competitive price.
Look for Outstanding Customer Service
Finally, it helps to work with electricians dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and that stand behind their work. Inquire about warranties and other guarantees to verify the project will be completed according to specifications. Then choose the electrician who communicates clearly and makes you feel comfortable about their skills.
Hiring an electrician is often critical to getting the job done right and avoiding additional costs related to injuries and errors. Use this checklist to find a qualified electrician that provides outstanding service within your budget.
Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]