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My Story

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Hi! I’m Afenuvon Gbenga, a speaker, author, blogger, youtuber, podcaster, tech researcher, digital marketer, e-commerce expert, and founder of Tech with Gbenga. Ambassador for for simplifying technology for wealth creation, If you’re ready to embark on an entrepreneurial journey, come join us and uncover the secrets of starting and scaling your own online business.

Before I started blogging (Tech With Gbenga), which originally began as a side project in 2021 as to document my own step-by-step journey towards financial freedom (how i build my empire), I was in charge of managing a digital marketing team for a prominent e-commerce startup. Prior to that, I also managed a tech team for a large-scale e-commerce startup. My area of expertise lies in evaluating and recommending top-of-the-line software solutions that can really enhance your online business.

My Journey

I’d like to share an insight into my exciting journey in the world of technology, blogging, and e-commerce. But before getting into that, I want to share a bit about how I ended up here. It wasn’t an easy journey; it was more like an epic odyssey.

My addiction for technology started when I was a kid. I was that kid that so curious about everything (the world in general) which I realized early that science, art and technology plays a very huge part in how the world works.

I was always eager to know how they worked, why they work, when they work and where they work. I’ll never forget the day my older brother brought home our first desktop computer. It was like a dream come true, the more I learned, the more captivated I became by the intricacies of technology. I had so many mentors I look up too during those period and till date including Dr. Michio Kaku, David J. Malan, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, late Steve Jobs and so many others.

As I grew older, my curiosity turned into a deep passion for all things tech-related. It wasn’t just about playing with gadgets anymore; I wanted to create them. That’s when I made the decision to pursue a career in computer science. After my high school, I took several computer science classes in Harvard and MIT including CS50 A, CS50 B and MIT OpenCourseWare Computer Science Courses. At that time YouTube was also my best friend. After which I got admitted and went to college to study computer science full-time.

However, after completing my academic in computer science, I found myself stuck in a cycle of living paycheck-to-paycheck without a clear direction. That’s when I decided to explore various side hustles, each with its own set of challenges and disappointments.

But among those side hustles, two showed promise – blogging and ecommerce business. Ecommerce was my first step into the world of online business, content marketing, and SEO which was doing well but was really time consuming managing fulfilment and customer request which I felt that not really the financial freedom I was looking for which lead to the shift to blogging.

So, I embarked on a journey into the blogosphere, determined to understand the intricate art of SEO and content creation. It wasn’t a smooth ride; I faced obstacles, made mistakes, and experienced moments of doubt. However, with unwavering effort, I eventually earned my first online income through affiliate marketing.

Yet, challenges continued to arise. I fell into the trap of trusting online “gurus” and investing in expensive courses that I could have learned for free. It was a setback, but it didn’t crush my spirit.

I completely shifted my focus to blogging and that’s when I realized the true complexities of this craft. Blogging wasn’t just about writing; it involved mastering SEO, creating relevant content, growing organically, and forming meaningful connections.

During this time, I met someone who would change my life – my incredible girlfriend, Cynthia. Together, we create content on strategies on how to get financial freedom or build an empire using the internet, exploring topics like affiliate marketing, ecommerce, freelancing etc., and I started earning revenue through affiliate marketing, YouTube videos, and consulting.

In 2021, after a year of relentless work, I reached a major milestone: I quit my job to become a full-time blogger. When I look back, it’s hard to believe how far I’ve come from those early struggles. The journey had its ups and downs, but my unwavering focus and determination carried me forward.

My Journey was an adventure filled with challenges, setbacks, and triumphs. And throughout it all, I never lost sight in the pursuit of my dreams.

My Writing Journey

In addition to my adventures, I also pursue my passion for writing. I strongly believe that knowledge is most valuable when shared, and writing allows me to do just that. Combining my love for technology with storytelling, led me to become the author and publisher of “API Revolution: Navigating the Modern Landscape.

This book delves deep into the realm of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) – the backbone of our interconnected digital world. It explores the transformative effects of APIs on various industries, businesses, and the overall modern tech landscape. If you’re curious about understanding the inner workings of the digital realm, this book serves as your comprehensive guide.

Awards and Certifications

Throughout my digital marketing journey, I have been fortunate enough to receive recognition and certifications from industry leaders. These accolades are not just symbols of my achievements; they signify my dedication to staying ahead in the digital marketing world. Here are some of the awards and certifications that have influenced my career:

Meta Awards and Certifications

Meta Certified Media Buying Professional: As a certified Meta Media Buying Professional, I have developed my skills in acquiring ad space strategically within one of the most influential online platforms. This certification demonstrates my expertise in optimizing campaigns and achieving exceptional results within the Meta ecosystem.

Meta Certified Media Planning Professional: Holding the Meta Media Planning Professional certification, I have proven my ability to create thorough media plans that have a maximum impact. From targeting the right audience to optimizing budgets, this certification showcases my talent for crafting successful campaigns.

Meta Certified Creative Strategy Professional: In the digital marketing, creativity is crucial. The Meta Creative Strategy Professional certification highlights my aptitude for creating innovative and captivating strategies that grab audience attention and inspire action. It signifies my commitment to pushing creative boundaries.

Google Awards and Certifications

Apart from my experience with Meta, I have also been recognized by Google, the dominant force in the digital world. I have obtained various Google awards and certifications that highlight my dedication and expertise. Notable among these are:

Google Ads Certification: This certification demonstrates my proficiency in creating effective Google Ads campaigns. From optimizing keywords to crafting compelling ad copy, my skills are focused on delivering outstanding results.

Google Analytics Certification: Success in digital marketing relies heavily on understanding user behavior and analyzing data. My Google Analytics Certification proves my ability to extract valuable insights and make informed decisions based on data.

Google Mobile Sites Certification: With the growing importance of mobile, ensuring optimal mobile experiences is crucial. This certification showcases my expertise in optimizing websites for mobile users.

Google Digital Garage Certification: A comprehensive understanding of digital marketing is essential. My Google Digital Garage Certification signifies my knowledge across different digital marketing channels and strategies.

I am proud to hold these Google awards and certifications, as they reflect my commitment to staying up-to-date and providing exceptional digital marketing solutions.

What I Share

At Tech With Gbenga, my main goal is to inspire and guide entrepreneurs on how to build a profitable online business in the 2020s. I believe that the internet provides endless opportunities for individuals and businesses to thrive, and I aim to provide strategies, insights, resources, and stories that will help them achieve this.

Money making guide: One of the key topics that I cover on my blog is money-making guides which I refer to as building an empire. I understand that the ultimate goal for many entrepreneurs is to make money online, and I provide practical tips and advice on how to do this successfully. From affiliate marketing to freelancing, I share valuable information that can help my readers achieve their financial goals.

Content Creation and Marketing: I also focus on content creation. Whether it’s blogging, YouTube, podcasting, or any other form of content creation, I provide tips on how to create engaging and valuable content that will attract and retain an audience. I believe that content is king in the online world, and I strive to help my readers produce high-quality content that will set them apart from their competitors.

Ecommerce: Ecommerce was my first love as an entrepreneur. It is another important topic that I cover on my blog. With the rise of online shopping, it’s essential for entrepreneurs to understand how to set up and run a successful ecommerce store. From product selection to marketing strategies, I offer advice on how to succeed in the competitive world of online retail.

Digital marketing: Digital marketing is also a key focus of mine. It’s crucial for entrepreneurs to have a strong online presence. I share tips on how to effectively market products and services online, from social media marketing to search engine optimization.

Statistics and Stories: I also cover statistics and stories that highlight the latest trends and success stories in the online business world. By sharing real-life examples and data-driven insights, I aim to inspire and motivate my readers to take their online business to the next level.

Technology: Lastly, I cover technology topics such as web development, AI, and software development etc. Technology plays a crucial role in the success of online businesses, and I provide information on the latest trends and developments in the tech industry. Also provide tools to help you build a successful business.

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Final Thoughts

The story I have shared serves as evidence that with unwavering determination and a focused mindset, remarkable success can be achieved. Whether you are embarking on the journey of building your own empire, I hope my experiences can inspire and guide you. It is important to remember that anything is possible with hard work and a determined spirit. If I was able to accomplish it, so can you!

As they say, the rest is history. Presently, I am managing a successful online business, assisting entrepreneurs in finding unique side hustles to break free from the monotonous routine, and sharing my passion for technology, e-commerce, and content creation.

Thank you for reading!

– Gbenga

Afenuvon Gbenga

Meet Afenuvon Gbenga, a full-time blogger, YouTuber, ICT specialist, tech researcher, publisher, and an experienced professional in e-commerce and affiliate marketing. Are you eager to kickstart your online business, then you're in the right place. Join us at techwithgbenga.com, where you'll uncover the insider secrets to starting and scaling a successful online business from the best...

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