8 episodes

Hosted by Daniel K Cheung, #DreadingSundays explores the careers of people in organic growth (SEO). Featuring seasoned in-house professionals, agency-side experts, freelancers, affiliate marketers, and niche website builders and flippers, the goal of #DreadingSundays is to break through salary secrecy so that YOU may feel empowered to ask for a promotion, change careers, or start that side hustle.

#DreadingSundays Daniel K Cheung

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Hosted by Daniel K Cheung, #DreadingSundays explores the careers of people in organic growth (SEO). Featuring seasoned in-house professionals, agency-side experts, freelancers, affiliate marketers, and niche website builders and flippers, the goal of #DreadingSundays is to break through salary secrecy so that YOU may feel empowered to ask for a promotion, change careers, or start that side hustle.

    Kevin Indig discusses the management crisis and how you can leverage this to your advantage

    Kevin Indig discusses the management crisis and how you can leverage this to your advantage

    Kevin Indig was the Director of SEO at Shopify prior to their recent round of unexpected layoffs. In this episode of #DreadingSundays, Kevin reveals why he took a lower job on the job title ladder from VP "down" to Director level.More importantly, in the later half of the episode, we discuss how an individual contributor (IC) can get promoted and earn more without necessarily taking on "management" responsibilities.We dive into what hiring managers look for in candidates and in particular, Kevin answers a nagging question on who makes the final hiring decision at large enterprise organisations.Kevin produces his very own podcast called Tech Bound and blogs regularly to keep sharp and grounded in the strategy and execution of SEO.You can connect with Kevin on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Kevin_IndigRead the full summary here - https://www.danielkcheung.com.au/dreading-sundays/kevin-indig/

    • 34 min
    Mercy Janaki offers advice on how you can demonstrate to your boss what you have achieved so you can ask for a RAISE

    Mercy Janaki offers advice on how you can demonstrate to your boss what you have achieved so you can ask for a RAISE

    Group Head of SEO, Mercy Janaki shares her SEO journey.Based in India, she offers us some insight as to why there is a common conception that India has many low-quality link builders.Not to be missed, I ask Mercy for advice on how you can ask for a promotion or a raise. More importantly, Mercy offers actionable advice on how you can consistently prove your achievements to your team and boss.Mercy is a member of Women in Tech SEO, a free global group created by Areej AbuAli for women and women-identifying people in digital marketing. She encourages all women to join this free community to find support and mentorship.You can connect with Mercy on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mercylivingstone/?originalSubdomain=inRead the full summary here - https://www.danielkcheung.com.au/dreading-sundays/mercy-janaki/

    • 34 min
    Jacky Chou ($4.2M net worth) breaks down his income streams made from understanding SEO

    Jacky Chou ($4.2M net worth) breaks down his income streams made from understanding SEO

    Jacky Chou studied electrical engineering but wanted to make money online. Fast forward 8 years later he has a net worth of in excess of $4 million (USD).To put things into perspective, Jacky earns more money with his understanding and execution of SEO in a month than I do in an entire year.Canadian-Taiwanese, Jacky shares his journey into how he ended up in SEO, how he has leveraged his knowledge into "passive income", and he explains his monthly income.He runs a SEO agency called Indexsy, he buys websites, he earns income from his investment property, he makes a significant amount from Binance affiliate marketing and he sells websites.FYI, Jacky shares monthly revenue breakdowns on his Twitter. You can follow him at https://twitter.com/indexsy.Read the full summary here - https://www.danielkcheung.com.au/dreading-sundays/jacky-chou/

    • 37 min
    Sam Torres reveals what hiring managers are looking for in a SEO

    Sam Torres reveals what hiring managers are looking for in a SEO

    Samantha (Sam) Torres is the Chief Digital Officer at Gray Dot Company - a SEO consulting firm she co-owns and co-runs with Tory Gray. I have invited her to share her experience because she has worked in-house as an SEO, worked agency-side and owns her own SEO agency.In this episode of #DreadingSundays:you will hear me make a complete fool of myself and forget the name of this very podcastSam takes us back 13 years to when she found SEO (having started first as a developer)Sam talks about how her career progressed and shares a few tips on how to get your next promotion, andwe give a big shout-out to Areej AbuAli for creating Women in Tech SEO - a safe community for people who identify as women.You can connect with Sam on Twitter.Read the full summary here - https://www.danielkcheung.com.au/dreading-sundays/samantha-torres/

    • 30 min
    Peter Macinkovic walks through his SEO-related resume from $20/hr to earning 6-figures

    Peter Macinkovic walks through his SEO-related resume from $20/hr to earning 6-figures

    This episode is a masterclass on how to further your career in SEO because Peter Macinkovic walks us through how he got started in SEO, how he was poached, and how his command of Shopify, coding, technical SEO and client communications got him recruited by EasyGo Gaming.One of the main takeaways from Peter is how he approaches job interviews and his advice for you is not to be missed. So whether you are looking to apply for a job at a new company or thinking of moving up internally, Peter shares everything he has learned along the way to help him earn 6-figures.You can connect with Peter on Twitter - https://twitter.com/inkovic and on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/inkovic/Read the full summary here - https://www.danielkcheung.com.au/dreading-sundays/peter-macinkovic/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Katherine Ong shares her insights as an independent contributor, in-house SEO, consultant, and mentor

    Katherine Ong shares her insights as an independent contributor, in-house SEO, consultant, and mentor

    In this very first episode of Dreading Sundays, you will hear from Katherine Watier Ong.Why have I asked her to headline the podcast? Is it because she has her own Google knowledge panel?Well, Katherine has worked in-house, for not-for-profits, run her own consultancy (wostrategies.com) and earned the job title of VP at Ketchem - a PR and communications consultancy/agency, so she has plenty of experience in SEO and digital marketing.More importantly, she has jumped from jobs in order to progress in her career and in order to earn more.Tune into this episode to hear how she carved out her position in the industry and what her top tips are for those who are starting out in digital/SEO and for those who are wanting to be promoted but don't know how.You can connect with Katherine via LinkedIn.She produces and hosts her own podcast called Digital Marketing Victories.Read the full summary here - https://www.danielkcheung.com.au/dreading-sundays/katherine-ong/

    • 29 min

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