Hi, I’m Phil:
I do Internet Marketing,
and teach ecommerce,
so I can write screenplays.
What Makes Phil Hudson Different From The Other Guys (and Gals)?
There are plenty of ecommerce and SEO “guys” out there claiming they know all of the secrets to get your website ranked, heck THEY CALL ME TOO! So what makes me different? I actually do this stuff.
That’s right, I have over eight years of experience in the ecommerce and SEO world and I’ve made a pretty penny doing it, too. In fact, my team at Rook SEO and I help generate millions of dollars in revenue for businesses online every year. Here are some fun stats:
$1.5 Million+ in Ecommerce Sales
8 Years of Personal Ecommerce Sites
5 Years of Top 10 SEO Agency Experience
Coached Dozens of Entrepreneurs to Success
Left It All Behind To Study Screenwriting
“Wait, what was that last thing you just said?”, shouted everyone who just read that.
This is my SEO company, Rook SEO. We work with local, national, & international businesses. They are big (like really big) and small (like one guy in his basement small). But we help them grow day-in-and-day-out and we can do that for you.
We offer a free website audit. Most companies charge over $2,500.00 for that.
What idiot would leave that behind to write? Well, Phil Hudson did.
That’s right, I gave up a cushy job at a top 10 SEO firm, and walked away from my ecommerce partnerships so I could pursue my childhood dream of writing movies and television. Isn’t that crazy? But it doesn’t change the fact that I did it. You see, I’ve been volunteering at the Sundance Film Festival for over eight years now, and about year four I was offered a scholarship to go back to school and study film. The kicker: it meant I got to be a Robert Redford Scholar (which I am). I applied to the school, got in, got the scholarship, and quit my job. So then what happened? I quickly realized I was so used to 60+ hour work weeks that I started dreading every moment outside of class! That’s when I started realizing I needed something to keep me busy, so I bought out some guys on a little website selling wedding bands, and started hustling again. So what happened? I failed.
Kathleen (the wonderful woman who sent me to film school) and me, Phil Hudson. See, I wasn’t lying. I really was a Robert Redford Scholar. Pretty cool, right?
Phil Hudson can fail? I thought you said you were good at Internet Marketing?
Yeah, me too! It turns out that if you start out in an industry you know nothing about, you end up sucking it up real bad. I spent thousands of dollars on Google Adwords, rebuilt the site a dozen times, and nothing I did worked. Sure, I’d get an order every now and then, but not the $3000.00 a day I was used to generating within a year of launching a website. This was awful, and it really made me feel like a failure. So I put it all away again, and went back to studying. To put it bluntly, this part of my life sucked. I’d lost my girlfriend to a more handsome man with a law degree, I was living in the middle of the desert going to classes with a bunch of eighteen year old kids (sorry guys, I love you but MAN was it tough to have a conversation about anything substantive. I was 28 years old), and I was failing at the thing I’d come to identify myself with: entrepreneurship. Worst of all, I had hundreds of men’s wedding bands in my office telling me I was a failure and alone. Not a fun combo.
So, Phil, what the heck happened?
When you work for a giant corporation (the agency I worked for was publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange), they like to protect themselves. That meant signing a non-compete. That non-compete said I couldn’t work with any clients that worked with them for two-years after I left the company. Well what happened after two years? A lot of those clients called me up and asked if I could help them with their SEO.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if I could do it. That is a hard thing for me to admit. I’ve always done anything I put my mind to. But, I’d failed so miserably with my last website. Several of these customers were pretty persistent so I took them on as clients (I owe you guys!) and sure enough, I put my skills back into play, and BAM we got traction. Within days we were able to see growth. This was the kind of growth I used to pull off for Fortune 500 companies, and sure enough, the sales followed. I was on a hot streak and I had my mojo back. I felt great, and I realized that I was putting all of my ego and emotions into one silly little metric: one website. You see, I’d simply gone into a market I knew nothing about. A few months later I would listen to the timeless book The Richest Man in Babylon and sure enough, the lesson was right there in the parable. Don’t invest in something you know nothing about!
So, what did Phil Hudson do next?
I started my own internet marketing agency (you already learned about that though). I started working on that business, and it started growing. It kept me busy while I finished school (I couldn’t handle the pace so I finished a four year program in two and a half years) and I graduated Summa Cum Laude. I then quickly moved to Los Angeles where I currently live with my dog Nala (pictured above). And I spend my time growing Rook SEO, starting new ecommerce projects, writing screenplays & TV pilots, and working with people just like you.
You see, one thing I absolutely love doing is teaching other people how to do what I’ve done. When I was at the agency, I grew up in the ranks. I didn’t know anything about Internet Marketing, but the company encouraged us to have our own ecommerce websites. So I took their free training, and I spent my nights and weekends watching the trainings and implementing what they said. Can you guess what happened? It worked. It freaking worked. I kid you not, you do not know excitement until you get an order on your website. It’s the crazies feeling in the world. I’ve asked many of my friends what that feels like, and they all respond the same way, “It’s like Christmas!”.
Ecommerce Feels Like Christmas
You remember how exciting that used to be? I do. One Christmas in particular I went down stairs, went straight to my stocking and found this teddy bear. That was one of the greatest days of my life, despite the fact that it was hard inside and not very child friendly (we were poor, don’t blame my parents).
Getting that first order is magical, and it really changes the way you feel about earning a living. Imagine waking up to an order while you were sleeping? Or what about getting paid while you play Klash of Klans during your 10 AM “break” at work? They’ve all happened to me, and they can happen to you too.
“Getting that first order is magical, and it really changes the way you feel about earning a living.”Phil Hudson
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My Ecommerce Course is Coming Soon
I want to help as many people as I can. As a child of poverty living in a small town in Oklahoma, I had no options. I was blessed with the opportunity to move to Utah for high school, and made the connections that led me down the path to fulfill my dreams of becoming a screenwriter. All of that was made possible by the power of ecommerce, and I want to help you learn how to do it too.
I don’t have enough time to help the number of people I want to, so I’m launching a course to teach you how to launch your own ecommerce website. That’s right, I’m giving away my secrets. In the course we will cover a ton of information, including:
- The Fundamentals of Business
- Finding a Niche (where you can compete, and see a profit)
- How much money does it cost to start an ecommerce business?
- What platform should I use?
- How do I get a credit card processor?
- What do I need to do to protect my Intellectual Property, and myself?
- The fundamentals of Internet Marketing
- Web Design Basics
- And a lot more (seriously, like so much more I really didn’t want to write them all down here because it would take forever).
So, here’s what you need to do now: Signup for my mailing list. That’s it. Just put your name and email in this form, and I’ll let you know when the course is available. So, if you have ever wanted to launch an ecommerce site, now is the time. Let me take all of the stress, anxiety, and worry of starting a business online off of your shoulders. I’ve already done the hard stuff, let’s not reinvent the wheel.
I look forward to serving you.