I had a rare opportunity to talk about digital marketing with Yusuf Chowdhury (OnlineBusinessOwners.org). Yusuf is a professional digital marketing consultant, business coach and Instructor with a combined 15 years of experience in the field of marketing research. He has given lectures at colleges and universities both nationally and internationally over social media marketing, SEO, creation of WordPress based websites, video marketing, blogging, and mobile marketing.
As a budding entrepreneur in 1999, he quickly learned to develop marketing “muscle” by learning the necessary strategies for creating a successful business. His focus on the importance of social media marketing began in 2006 when he took on a project to help a friend promote a short film. He credits that experience as the moment when he fully realized the importance and potential of digital marketing not only as a tool to be used in the business arena but also as a vehicle to freely create and connect to the world. He advocates the use of digital marketing to his clients by stressing that, “it is the only form of marketing over which you have complete control”.
He has a passion for teaching, leading and inspiring others to fulfill their potential and reach their personal goals. As a result, He’s been a guest speaker at the Learning and Technology Symposium held at Effat Women’s University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio College and various other institutions of higher learning throughout the San Antonio and surrounding areas. He’s been a guest lecturer at Austin’s annual Word Camp – a conference and San Antonio’s first Word Camp which is dedicated to providing training and resources to local entrepreneurs in all aspects of creating a start-up company.
Additionally, He offers his services as a Digital Marketing Consultant for Venture Point (a member-based Business Center) and is an Instructor for the Northside Independent School District’s Adult Community Education department.
He majored in Business Administration at Dana College and is fluent in Arabic, English, Bānglā, Urdu, and Hindi. He was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia but calls San Antonio home along with his wife and three children.
His commitment to serve has led him to volunteer his time and talents by participating as an active member of Geekdom, hosting a local Word Press meet-up group, and volunteering at the University of Texas at San Antonio via their Small Business Development Center which offers training and classes to local businesses covering a wide range of topics such as: Search Engine Optimization, Online Marketing Consulting, Web Design & Development, Social Media Strategy, Facebook Optimization & Marketing, Online Reputation Management, Local Search Optimization, Video Marketing, Mobile Marketing, and Mobile Apps.
Yusuf’s goal is to help others become financially independent and create a lasting legacy for themselves and their families.