Internet Marketing Scientist Application

Join the 2015 happiest company in the world. (According to anonymous surveys of employees at over 720 organizations)
Work from home.
Set your own hours.
Unlimited vacation.
Health insurance.
Retirement plans with employer matching.
Design, Implement, and Test your marketing and web ideas.
Help small businesses grow and become more profitable through effective internet marketing.

This is what we do. It sounds kinda like one of those multi-level marketing, too-good-to-be-true, get-rich-quick schemes (there’s an English teacher from my past cringing at all those hyphenated words in one sentence).

Unfortunately, those sketchy businesses stole all the good headlines.

We, on the other hand, are a real business. You will receive a paycheck. You will be held to ridiculously high standards for producing quality marketing that generates new leads.

Your sweet skills

An ideal internet marketing scientist loves using their analytical left and creative right brain.

In other words, you should have marketing communication skills with a penchant for taking complex concepts and explaining them in easily-digestible ways.

Additionally, you’ll be a bit obsessed with number-crunching analytics. One of the most exciting parts about internet marketing is that in very short order you can take your marketing ideas, test them, and see what really works… And what doesn’t.

So if you love creating new marketing material and then learning with scientific precision how well it performs in the wild, then you’ll love working on our team.

Our team does websites, SEO, SEM, copywriting, landing page optimization, hosting, Google Apps, online surveys, and anything else we find that will help generate more leads for our clients online. We bring Fortune 500 web technology to small businesses to turn their websites into small Marketing Research Laboratories.

And we’re good at it.

Here’s why…

We hire the brightest, most talented, and passionate people…
Train them into our unique culture and process for helping small, service-based businesses…
Then we unleash them.

Here’s the thing… If you truly are talented and passionate and you know how to manage your time effectively, you don’t need a boss breathing down your neck about the TPS reports (thank you Office Space).

Instead, we provide the tools like…

  • Structure on how to continually improve the lead-generation for our customers. (We have an excellent system in place already. Hopefully you can improve it.)
  • Support from an expert who can answer your questions.
  • A budget to pay for your own continual education and learning.
  • Basic guidelines how to to setup a test and PROVE your idea works (or prove it doesn’t).
  • The freedom to run with your ideas. Without red tape, bureaucracy, or interference.

Pay ranges from $15/hour (if you’re working part time) to $70,000/year depending on your current skills and experience.

If you have any skills in marketing, psychology, developing value propositions, Google Analytics, Adwords, SEO, SEM, HTML, WordPress, social media or familiarity with the Scientific Method, you’re ahead of the game. If not, just prove to us you can learn quickly, can write marketing copy, enjoy numbers that tell a story, and are passionate about helping our customers.

What will be expected of you

As with any business that’s young and grown at more than 50% per year for the last 4 years, your position will evolve however here are the basics for now.

  1. Manage 30+ small Adwords accounts. (most have less than $1000/month budgets)
  2. Design and create new landing pages.
  3. Apply conversion rate optimization to websites to continually increase our clients web leads.
  4. Analyze web traffic in Google Analytics to improve SEO and conversion rate optimization.
  5. Systematize, automate and optimize our internal processes to deliver better results in less time.
  6. Invest time each week in your education to stay on top of the latest internet marketing trends.
  7. Develop new ideas and methods for generating leads online for small, service-based businesses.
  8. Cultivate a relationship and clearly communicate in clear, concise language with all of your clients.
  9. Be awesome and have fun!

Our Hiring Process

We have had team members work from 7 different states. When you have a work-from-home operation in such a quickly-changing industry our process has to be a bit unique.

Here’s our approach…

There are basically 4 stages:

  1. A series of Interviews – including some skills, personality and aptitude tests.
  2. Part-time for ~10-15 hour/week – This will be a paid project and allows you to get up-to-speed on our team, customers, what we do and also get a feel for working from home effectively. Often this can be done nights and weekends while we ensure this is the perfect match for everyone.
  3. Part-time 25-30 hours/week (optional) – If this is mutually beneficial, now you really get to take off. You’ll never be micromanaged but at this juncture you know the big picture, our processes and procedures for generating more leads, and it’s up to you to improve our client’s web presence. This is extremely fun and rewarding because it’s very self-directed but with some veritable experts an IM or Skype chat away.
  4. Full Time – Welcome to an elite club of internet marketing gurus! You will be one of the best in the industry at this point and will continue to grow and learn just as fast as you can handle. You’ll have some seriously sweet perks to go along with your new super-geek status and our goal is to continue to expand those as we increase in profitability.

We are a profitable 9-year-old business with NO venture capital money, debt, or outside investors.

You will be team member number 14. You will be expected to contribute and you will have a blast because we have a ton of fun!

We’re remarkably good at online lead generation…
But we are even better at recruiting.

Fill out the application below and see if you have what it takes to be recruited by Optimized Marketing.

As a side note, if you currently work for any of our customers, your application will not be considered.

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