How did they get started?
The answers were amazing. For example Rand Fishkin's mom had a consultancy way back in 1980 where she would make logos for small businesses.
After dropping out from college, he went to work for his Mom and Moz as you see it today is an extension of that company.
Ritesh Shah, co-founder of CrazyEgg and Kissmetrics, started his first company with Neil Patel because they had one client who paid them 3500 bucks for SEO.
Mark Traphagen was a middle school teacher and Dharmesh Shah of Hubspot used to design brochures.
Now, it's not only these big marketers that have a story to tell. I know all of you have something sparkling inside you. I would like to hear your inside story.
As for me, I started a blog and 6 months later found that if I had to keep it hosted somewhere I'd have to make some money. I did freelance writing for 4.5 bucks and off it went like a roller coaster ride.
It's your turn now!