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Stephen Kommer – How Acension Digital Is Refining Digital Marketing In The 21st Century!

Stephen Kommer Ascension Digital

Tell us a little about you, your company, and what you do for clients: 

“Ascension Digital is redefining what it means to have a dedicated digital marketing team in the 21st century. We help connect businesses with individuals seeking the products or services that the business offers, all while educating the prospects on WHY they should choose US over the competitors. We do anything and everything to get the right eyes on our clients while their ideal prospects are online through paid Advertising Services, website design, Search engine Optimization, and much much more.”

How did Ascension Digital Marketing start?

“When I was getting ready to graduate highschool, I started looking into low overhead businesses that I could start to make money for myself while I’d be in college. In all of my sifting through google and youtube, I stumbled upon and watched a video published by Alex Becker on SEO, and how you could charge businesses to rank them highly on local and regional google searches. I learned more and more about this, tried it for some family friends, it worked, and then I took my skills outside of my inner circle. As my first venture continued to grow, I knew that doing that forever wasn’t for me. I needed something that would allow me to scale my income, and scale it aggressively. I had to focus more on the high-ticket work without compromising my time. While being a full time “college student,” and trying to start a business, I got next to zero sleep while going full tilt on what would later become my success, meaning that my time to “f*ck around” and do college kid things was out of the question.

I picked up more and more clients as my time in college kept going on, and by the end of the Spring semester of my sophomore year, I wanted to drop out. 

I told my parents that my success with 20-some-odd website and SEO clients was good enough for me and that my time in school was done. I wanted to be on my own and more importantly relying more on myself than an expensive piece of thick paper with my name on it. They didn’t let that happen. My parents told me “look, you’re already halfway done, we are paying for it. You have nothing to lose, and if you do lose anything at all, it’s just two years time.”

I wasn’t going to settle for losing time when it’s the only thing you’ll never get more of, so I relentlessly kept pushing on with the sleepless nights, adderall, and 7 trips to starbucks per day. I knew that I couldn’t keep doing this long term. I had to get smarter, work smarter, and free up some time to catch up on sleep at bare minimum.

“I brought on my first business partner in 2018 and I created a new brand with her. I named the business Ascension Digital for SEO reasons as well as sounding unique, not to mention that I didn’t like the thought of the business involving my name when it wasn’t just me anymore. We game planned, had a few meetings, we weren’t getting very far until one day I went to my local GNC store to buy some supplements, where I met business partner number two. Cool guy, was working part time while growing his website design company, the same way I worked at at&t as a small business sales rep to scrape leads for my agency on someone else’s dime. That’s lesson three, arguably the most important, work smarter, not harder. We hit it off and met at a starbucks to hash out a potential merger between his agency and ours, and ultimately we brought him and his business partner into our agency. His partner was a little older, sweet lady, but very uneducated on what we were about to start doing, which was really diving deep into the paid ads side of things. We ended up bringing in another partner in at the end of Q1 of 2020. A few months went by, we worked on a handful of clients collectively, brought on employees, interns, built a real empire that just needed the switch to flip on, but ultimately we dissolved that partnership in Q2 of 2020.”

How did you make a name for yourself in your industry? 

My thoughts behind success in general stem from having to be uniquely overqualified in your respective field. People are attracted to success, the stuff success brings, and ultimately the person that “visually” has both. Never be an expert. The individuals that tend to carry that title are often the last to learn about things that are new. Stay up to date on anything and everything, and if you can’t on your own, then always be humble enough to  ask someone for what you’re looking to learn. Humility is a great attribute to have when you’re really keen to grow. 

What sets you apart from your competition?

“We take the time to get to know every single one of our clients before we ever even attempt to pitch our services. There are plenty of connections that we’ve made that have been infinitely lucrative just because we pay attention and ask questions about the little things. Our goal is never to sell, our goal is to educate enough to make our prospects decide that they NEED us on their own. Sure, it isn’t the most time effective way to close, but it makes for significantly stronger partnerships that last way longer than if we were to just pitch and ditch.”

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Christien Bouc is a 6 figure agency owner who specializes in social media growth and monetization. With over 20,000+ members in his mastermind Facebook group, Christien and his team are on a mission to help influencers and companies scale their online business!

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