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Social Media Marketer, Qualified Fitness Professional, Shiny-object-syndrome, loves my life, can't sit still Sara. www.socialmediarocketeer.comMy name is Sara and I’m kind of a huge nerd. Proud of it too. I’m head honcho at Social Media Rocketeer. I have always been an avid user of the internet. Since I was 12 years old I was building my own websites, active on the online forums and loved learning about websites and blogs. I didn’t realise then, how this passion would follow me 15 years on.Out of high school, I studied a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing at International Business at the University of New South Wales. I went on to work in several corporate marketing roles for the next 7 years. I love marketing but I wanted to be doing it to help the little guy – not the big ones. So, in August 2010, I made the decision to quit my corporate marketing career to dedicate 100% of my efforts to pursue life in small business.I set up my own business as an independent qualified Personal Trainer and then went on to open up my own MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Gym in partnership with 4 other trainers. I worked as both a trainer and looked after all of the marketing. We bootstrapped the business, so everything had to be done for free – or extremely cheap. This included the marketing. Naturally I turned to social media marketing as the fastest and most affordable way for us to grow awareness and get people through the doors. And it worked. Through all of our video marketing, viral marketing and social media tactics people found us online and came to train with us. It was almost magical.I know how hard small business is. It is never as glamorous as people think. I know all of the anxieties and stress that small business endure – that people never give credit too. So, with that experience I wanted to help other small businesses dominate with social media marketing. To help small businesses thrive and survive in this game. You could say that I’m in an epic quest for universal domination to help other small businesses take over the world!Looking back now 15 years later (reference the time, not my age!) with the explosion of social media as it is today, I am taking my knowledge and passion for the web and using it to grow my business and helping other people grow theirs. This is my story so far. This is who I am. This is what I do.