June 8, 2023

My New Job

I’m leaving for Toronto in about 12 hours, but I just wanted to write a quick update to say that I’ve accepted a new job.

I’m now the lead SEO/SEM specialist at Brand Labs.

If you’ve read “the four hour work week” you’ll know that the book advocates outsourcing all aspects of your business so that you can free up time. In a sense, I’m doing the opposite.

See, Brand Labs is the company you’d call to handle running your business for you. From warehousing, to fulfillment, to e-commerce site development, PR, and SEO… we do it all!

It’s a neat idea. Instead of hiring a development company, SEO company, marketing company, PR firm, and fulfillment company you can just hire us and we’ll do it all for you.

We let the creative people free up their time to come up with more products.

It’s a pretty big switch from me. I don’t write code anymore (and if I do, it’s in ASP – a language I don’t really know yet) While it’s different, I like that I’m not getting burned out in LAMP development. I might just finish some of my personal sites now that I’m not doing PHP and MySQL all day long.

On top of that, I’ve finally got dual screens, a corner desk with a window, and a flat screen TV to watch while I work. I even ended up with more vacation time than the last job. It’s a neat environment.

Speaking of vacation, I won’t be reachable until sometime Monday. I’ll be in Toronto all weekend for a hockey tournament. After that though, I don’t think I’m going anywhere else for the month of June. July is another story….

About Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones is an SEO from Detroit. By day he works as a manager of SEO & Analytics at SapientNitro where his team performs SEO for Fortune500 clients. By night he's either playing hockey or attempting to take over the world with his own websites - which he would have already succeeded in doing had it not been for those meddling kids and their dog. The views expressed here have not been paid for and belong only to Ryan, not any of his employers or clients. Follow Ryan on Twitter at: @RyanJones, add him on Google+ or visit his personal website: www.RyanMJones.com


  1. All I read was…. You’re moving to Canada!?

    haha Congratulations. I’m just starting to learn about SEO myself with this new venture into YPFB the past 2 months. Got any advice for a newbie?

  2. fadeaway says

    Congrats Ryan..

  3. haha, no not moving to canada… although I wouldn’t mind.

    Just there for a hockey tournament..

  4. The guys at the Evolving Excellence blog had some good comments on Ferriss’ book as well, from a manufacturing and outsourcing perspective. Typically they are very anti-outsourcing, but “personal outsourcing” is just a tad different! Unfortunately they didn’t mention the effective time savings from having an assistant on the opposite side of the globe. Nice post.