About Tony Thomas
Hello, fellow-Tweeters!! You did find me via Twitter, right?
If not, feel free to follow my day-to-day travels through life.
My name is Tony Thomas, I'm 47, have a wife and son and live in Vancouver, WA.
I work as a certified Social Media Marketing Specialist/Virtual Assistant,
video producer, and Internet Marketer. My company is called PDX Guy, Inc. I've been into computers
and the IT field since the mid-80s, starting out by building them, I did tech support for Microsoft for a while and
then got into web design. You can see some of my experience through my LinkedIn profile.
In early 2006, I discovered affiliate marketing and the thrill of working online. Anything that gives me an
adrenaline rush the way Internet marketing has, I throw myself into.
I've gotten deep into network and social marketing (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Foursquare etc),
landing page design, Squidoo, video blogging on YouTube and other video sites, WordPress, plus other
avenues of Internet marketing, promotion and making money online. I do a lot of work for various clients.
I received my first certification as a Social Media Marketing Specialist in
December of 2009 and then my latest one in 2010. I have a large web site that I created in 2006 called
Romantic Oregon Coast Vacations. I love the beaches of Oregon (where I've lived most of my
life (Oregon, that is!)) and thought it would be a very cool niche to get into.
Although, I had designed most of my sites by hand, I decided to use Site Build It for my Oregon coast site (I also have a site all about Portland). I really love the service and it's helped
propel my web site to the top of the search engines for many of the most popular Oregon vacation-related
keywords. At the time of this writing, my site is enjoying 1200 - 1500 visitors per day. The Portland site is
growing and has about 900 visitors come to it each day.
I started working from home, full-time, in mid-2008 and, even though there is still some rough spots with the
economy the way it is, I continue to forge ahead to retain my lifestyle of calling my own shots. I now live
life on MY terms.
I love online gaming, early arcade games (Dig Dug! WOOT!), music of the 70s and 80s, movies, and watching other
people run off to work. hehe! ;)
As I said, I am someone who loves networking, so here are a few places to catch me:
Take care and good luck in your ventures! ;)