Despite predominently using visual studio in university while developing C# programs and
Expert, 10+ years
Advanced, 7+ years
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Having been designing and promoting web sites since 2004 I have seen many changes
in SEO and PPC strategies over the years, gained alot of experience, and now
would really like to use this expertise to help a local business. Here is a list
showing some areas in which I have some expertise:
SEO & Content Marketing
PPC & SMM
MySQL & SQL Server
Node.js & Mongo db
Realtime Web Sockets
Hold a full UK driving license with 0 points and 0
accidents in over 15 years of driving. Licensed to
drive cars, car with trailer, quad bikes, medium and large lorries including
with trailer, tractors, tanks, tracked vehicles, mopeds and other specilist
Categories Held: B, BE, B1, C, CE, C1, C1E, F, H, K, P.
Hobbies and interests
Other than business and web development I also like to stay fit and active,
although I must say since leaving the Army in 2008 my fitness level has dropped
significantly! Being a proactive person that does not like to be held back by
others I tend to enjoy adventurous solo sports over team sports, however I do
prefer to take part with others in these activities when possible.
Favourite Activites: Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Surfing,
Kayaking, Hillwalking, Camping, Archery, Cycling.
Spirit of Adventure
Over 10 Years Experience!
Back in 2004 whilst serving in the Army I embarked on my first home business, this quickly
led to creating my first web site and soon a love for both web design and online marketing
was born. In the subsequent years I have created web sites for over 50 local businesses
while also managing several online marketing campaigns.
Celtic Green Energy
2014 - PRESENT
Complete development of the company website as well as several Wordpress
blogs to boost SEO with regular content creation. Plus also managing several
Google and Facebook marketing campaigns and conversion tracking.
2013 - PRESENT
A start-up event based site that went from 0-700+ members in the first 3
months solely through Facebook marketing. The site is currently being
redesigned as the business structure has since changed.
2008 - PRESENT
After completing several high value property investing training courses in
the late 2000's I began renovating and maintaining properties as HMO's,
sourcing tenants and managing the finances.
Body by Vi
2013 - 2013
Assisted an IFBB Pro body builder in promoting the launch of the Body by Vi
business in the UK using social media and video marketing which were
supported by PPC campaigns.
DIY Debt Disposal
2011 - 2013
With some real life experience of disputing unrecognised debts from your
credit report I wrote a short 'how to' book and developed it for the Kindle
platform making it available on Amazon.
Nuts Poker League
2007 - 2009
Seen on the Dragons Den, while still serving in the Army I successfully took
on two franchise regions employing tournament directors and setting up poker
events across the RG & GU postcode regions.
2004 - 2008
My first ever step into the world of self-employment and running a business,
this involved alot of on and offline advertising which soon led to my love
of web development and internet marketing.
2000 - 2008
Experienced and qualified vehicle inspector and mechanical fitter who was
incharge of a small work force of mechanics working on a wide range of
military vehicles from Land Rovers to MKII Challenger Battle Tanks!
My Education in a Nutshell
Unfortunately as the internet was not available when I was in school the idea of becoming a
web developer was not an option, which is why I have enjoyed such a wide and varied
education and work life. Today may webucaton continues online rather than in classrooms as
new technologies and web programming languages are released.
for Node.js Developers
Jan - Mar 2017
Took part in a 7 week course with the MongoDb University to gain more in
depth knowledge of using MongoDB as part of the MEAN stack. Luckily managed
to pass the course with 100%! certificate --> click here
Swansea Met. University
BSc Web Development
2010 - 2014
Microsoft technologies using visual studio to produce desktop software using
C# as well as ASP.Net for web services and MVC sites.
Google Analytics Academy
A fantastic course ran by Google that focused on the advanced use of Google
Analytics for segmenting data specifically for certain key performance
indicators, goal and conversion tracking.
Level 3 Mechanics
2001 - 2006
While serving 8 years in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME
- Army) I acquired many mechanical engineering qualifications as well as
crane operating licenses.
GNVQ Adv. Science
1996 - 1999
During college I mostly studied science as I had enjoyed science in school.
However while I was there I also studied Law and outdoor pursuits e.g. rock
climbing, kayaking etc.
A brief history showing some of my web projects
Over the last 10+ years I have created over 50 web sites for commercial purposes but having
been through many laptops over the years screen shots of this work is in short supply. Here
is a snapshot of some of my work:
Let's Keep In Touch
Whether you want to get in touch to offer me some work, even a full time job or even just to
say hi ask a question; please go ahead I am always open to new opportunities.
Drop Me a Line
Ben Gillott Neath Road, Morriston
Swansea, United Kingdom.