Practical small business digital solutions, how-tos, and more
What we do
UGH! Media has a knack for finding/explaining PRACTICAL digital solutions geared toward small businesses on a budget. Like, as in, digital solutions that can be (easily-ish) learned or fixed using free (or inexpensive) apps/tools.
Ultimately, we do the research, tool testing, and overall experiential learning. Then, we provide step-by-step guides, suggestions, and reviews in our blog!
TL;DR – Practical digital solutions for small businesses (via how-tos, business process management advice, app/plugin research, and more.
Other ways we help
Not only are we striving to be a one-stop-shop for practical digital solutions, but a green, 100% remote company! Actually, we are already 100% remote, but we aren’t quite there with 100% green. Working on it (check out the badge at the bottom of this page)!
Ultimately, we do what we do by staying up-to-date on new website technologies, trendspotting, and happenings in the online marketing world.
TL;DR – We translate experiential research into blogs, reviews, polls, etc. After that, we update content accordingly and seek affiliate partnerships (for possible discounts).
Are there any fees?
Nope! Our goal is to help small businesses save time, money and give some peace of mind. So, to accomplish that, we don’t have any fees, and the way we keep the website going is by showing (minimal amounts of targeted) ads. We are also growing affiliate partnerships to provide (some) discounts on commonly used apps/tools.
TL;DR – Nope!
Where we are located
We are a 100% distributed (AKA remote) company based in the U.S.A. that was formerly headquartered in New York City and currently in Pittsburgh, PA.
Please note, we don’t (currently) have a physical office space for visitors. In other words, don’t be creepy and show up at the door. Also, no need to snail mail (we strive to be a green company – hence the badge at the bottom of the page).
TL;DR – If you want to reach out to UGH! Media, submit a form via the contact page.
How UGH! Media came to be
Firstly, one co-founder worked in online higher education in digital marketing, and the other in retail/e-commerce and website/game development. They also both freelanced for several small businesses at varying capacities.
Throughout their time in higher education and retail, one thing ironically stuck out to BOTH of them…
Small business digital solutions were impossible to find unless a company pays tons of money for “digital marketing services!”
P.S. “digital marketing services” and digital solutions aren’t the same thing!
Then, on one dark and stormy (freelancing) afternoon…
…one of UGH!’s co-founders discovered a significant (and expensive) service issue with a large online marketing provider!
Then, at that (almost) exact moment, UGH! Media magically materialized from the Cloud! And then, a couple of seconds later, you landed on this page and started reading.
Okay, slightly embellished!
(TL;DR) However, if you really want to know how UGH! Media formed, check out our timeline.
Meet UGH! Media’s Co-founders
UGH! Media’s senior web strategist, SEO-ist, blogger, and proud father of a pet Roomba!
Jarred has a passion for all things tech and helping small businesses find digital solutions!
From implementing new SEO campaigns; web development (for the nerds: full-stack js web apps); troubleshooting; content creation and design; Jarred strives to deliver robust and coordinated sales/marketing actions through strategy, research, and, more importantly, tried-and-true experience!
He initially started in EdTech within online education. During that same time, he helped small businesses with social media marketing optimization, sales, (digital) event coordination/planning, and process improvement. Over time, Jarred’s passion for digital solutions surpassed what he could do in higher ed or MarTech, and he decided to work full-time as a freelancer and consultant.
A few of Jarred’s skills:
- Web Strategy
- Marketing Operations
- Data Governance
- Full-stack JS Web App Development
- Digital Marketing
- Analytics (GAIQ certified!)
- Holistic SEO
- Campaign Planning and Management
- Devouring (cookie dough flavored) frozen yogurt
Update: Currently, Jarred is completing a degree in Applied Management Science and works at a Silicon Valley startup focused on marketing operations! Fancy! His contact info is below.
UGH! Media’s co-founder and previous: customer service guru, social media optimizer, website speeder-upper, and keyword research-er.
Ryan’s passion is figuring out how things work, and then teaching people about it.
He’s a proud father who enjoys teaching the kiddos all sorts of neat stuff like simple repairs, animal care, video games, and how to keep their imagination(s) going!
As a kid, Ryan became interested in computers and programming. Later on, he started freelancing and set up websites for small businesses. As time went on, he eventually became more interested in coding.
Aside from freelancing, he delved into business management and even gave it a go at college. Then, after changing direction, Ryan moved into the vet tech field (100% animal lover/rescuer/friend)!
Update: at the end of June 2018, Ryan decided to further his vlogging pursuits and create a new video series on Twitch and YouTube! No worries though, you’ll still see his posts on UGH! Media’s blog, and who knows, maybe he’ll guest blog here and there. 😀
Are You a Blogger?
Why do we ask?
UGH! Media LLC is looking for guest bloggers! If you’re familiar with and/or specialize in:
- Remote/Distributed Teams
- Small Business Ideas, Tips. and How-tos
- Content Creation
- Web apps
- Something similar
We want to hear from you! To learn more, please send 2-3 (currently published) writing/blog examples and an interesting fact about your experience via the contact us page.
Although we specialize in digital solutions, as of Jan. 1, 2019, we no longer accept individual service requests. However, we do take inquiries/questions (see Contact Us page for more info).
Please note, this post does not establish a UGH! Media LLC-client relationship. It is for informational purposes only. For additional info, please refer to our disclaimer.