Jon Youshaei (aka everyvowel on Fiverr Pro) has been ranked by Forbes and Inc. Magazine as one of the world’s top marketers. In addition to creating Every Vowel, a popular cartoon series with 400,000 readers, Jon is a marketing manager at Google, a top commencement speaker, and now the subject of Episode 1.5 of #MeetThePros. Hire Jon for your next content or social media campaign on Fiverr Pro.
Tell us a little about yourself. Who you are, where you’re from, what you do on Fiverr Pro.
I’m humbled to have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc. Magazine as one of today’s top marketers. Most people know me as the founder of Every Vowel, a popular cartoon series which Business Insider calls the “Dilbert for this generation.” Others know me as the writer behind some of Forbes’ most viral articles with 1.4 million views each. But to my clients, I’m the guy who helps their products go viral. I consult them on how to best market their products so they reach a much bigger audience.
What motivates you as an entrepreneur? Why do you do what you do?
I’m motivated by helping others. I tend to be very thorough, my number one priority is helping my clients avoid mistakes.
How did you get your start? Is Fiverr Pro your full-time Gig, or just a side hustle?
The Fiverr team reached out asking if I’d join Fiverr Pro. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It’s my side hustle beyond my job as a marketing manager at Google.
How have your skills grown since joining Fiverr Pro?
It’s more that my industry-specific experience has grown. For every client, I do hours of research before our consulting session. I need to have a deep understanding of their industry, competitors, and opportunities if I want to provide the best marketing strategy possible.
Tell us about some of your favorite projects (and, if possible, please share some of the deliverables).
I’ve been lucky to have over 70 clients in the past 3 months so it’s hard to pick a “favorite.” I’ve had the pleasure of helping clients like Adam Fitting in Shanghai who created Comprehensive Cranium Care, a moisturizer for bald people to “own their dome.” Michael Prasad in London who founded Plus Friends, a social media platform for HIV+ individuals. And Bollywood musician Mohamaad Ghibran who wanted to grow his base of 250,000 fans.
What impact has Fiverr had on your life? Has it changed the way you think about your profession or career?
Fiverr has given me international exposure in a way I never imagined. It’s made me realize how connected the world can be. It has also made me realize that marketing is more important than ever. It doesn’t matter how great your product may be. There is too much noise out there and every entrepreneur needs to find a way to stand out regardless of their location, industry, or target customer.
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