Timeline & Company History: UGH! Media LLC


UGH! Media History & Timeline
It’s true! We’re on a mission to help small businesses find digital solutions that work for them. (For free!)

Welcome! The below timeline contains important milestones from when UGH! Media was only a concept to the present.

Side note: If you fast forward to 2019 (on the timeline), you’ll notice that we’re in the midst of a (business model) pivot!

A Brief Company History

First, our original concept (and timeline) was based around helping small businesses overcome common online/internet marketing roadblocks and misconceptions. We fused guidance, services, and advice with (suggested) digital tools/apps and a B2B business model. Ultimately, we wanted to be able to offer white-glove services to small businesses nationwide. However, as time progressed, we realized that our plan was not scaleable. (Darn!)

As UGH! Media evolved, we learned a thing or two (or a hundred-ish) and switched things up a bit. In 2019 we will be focused on pivoting to a new/hybrid business model to better serve our visitors and supporters!

Why are we making the change?

The business model pivot will allow us NOT to need subscription or membership fees (yay!), while at the same time giving us more resources to better focus on creating new and relevant content. Not only that but since we’ll no longer have individual clients, we’ll invest more effort into better research (and tool testing) focused on small business online marketing trends!

Anyway, we created this interactive timeline (for the sake of nostalgia) and to help visualize how we continue to change, grow, and evolve.

Lastly, we’ll be adding more timeline announcements shortly along with additional options for each milestone. To add, each (company history) announcement will include a link with more detail. One step at a time though! In the meantime, head over to our Blog page or head back to the About Us section.

UGH! Media LLC Timeline

A Small Business Idea is Born: UGH! Media LLC

06/15/2016

A Small Business Idea is Born: UGH! Media LLC

The idea behind UGH! Media The concept of UGH! Media started when both co-founders freelanced at separate small businesses and noticed a few growing trends: The advice clients need (when it comes to the digital stuff) is always complicated Small business technology, in general, will be a roadblock when trying to progress online if you aren’t willing to understand the basics and become more productive Small businesses outsource services way too early when it comes to online/internet marketing and other digital solutions. Why is that important? Well, because technology isn’t going away! Nowadays, small companies need digital solutions and advice catered to their business while they grow an online presence and establish authority. Ideally, all of that needs to be done before outsourcing! How will that help? When a client outsources, they usually end up paying a pretty penny for things like: Social media (if you have less than 10K active followers, don’t outsource right away. Instead, hire a social media manager in-house or learn the basics) Digital marketing services (without an online presence already established, how will that help? You’ll pay A LOT more if they have to create…

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Small Business Website Launch!

03/26/2017

Small Business Website Launch!

Small Business Website After 3 months of brainstorming, market research, and website design, our small business website has launched! At first, the website was like any new site. It was minimalistic and had about five pages. [UPDATED 01/01/2019] Fast forward to 2019, and now there are over 100 (and growing)! UGH! Media is All About Small Business Digital Solutions At first, we offered digital solutions packages that helped clients one-on-one with SEO, SMO and Website Optimization. Our goal was to make each plan simplified, digestible and (priced) à la carte! However, during our à la carte trial, we discovered something. Above all, scaling internet marketing services for other small businesses was grueling! Plus, it wasn’t sustainable with only two people (the co-founders). At that same time, both founders were amid a blog and social media launch too! Also, it took about a year for them to realize what needed to happen. The only way they could (successfully) scale UGH!’s services, keep prices practical and stay up-to-date/relevant with internet marketing…was to work…

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Small Business Blog Launch for Digital Solutions

04/14/2017

Small Business Blog Launch for Digital Solutions

Small Business Blog Launch! It’s official, on 4/14/17 we launched our small business blog focused on digital business solutions! The 1st post is titled – “Small Business Owner Question: What is SEO?” Above all, we decided to start with an SEO related post because its a priority for many small businesses. After all, without SEO, websites have difficulty showing up in search results. Plus, what’s the point of having a site that can’t get found online? What else we’ll blog about At first, we plan to hone in on various areas of small business online/internet marketing, website optimization, blog writing, and more! After that, more categories will get added over time. So what separates UGH! Media’s blog from other ones? Not only do we focus on small businesses, but we’ll give it a digital twist! So what do we mean by that? Well, many companies have become privy to problem-solving apps and are more tech-savvy by the day. In other…

 

 

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.

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Our Business Model Pivot Begins!

06/29/2018

Our Business Model Pivot Begins!

Our Business Model Pivot Begins! At first, UGH! Media was initially a service-based business for individual clients. Plus, we focus on digital solutions and providing client services it made us a cross between the Nickel-and-dime (à la carte) and Freemium B2B business models. Ultimately, as we’ve evolved (see timeline page for details), it was decided that a pivot toward a “hybrid” Advertising and Online Marketplace…

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Business Pivot Continues in 2019

01/01/2019

Business Pivot Continues in 2019

The Business Pivot Continues in 2019! Update: we are in full pivot mode! Since June 2018 we’ve taken a leave from social media that’ll last until May 2019. Good news though, that’s a month earlier than expected! Woot! We’ll also (along with the rest of the world) be closing our Google+ account because the network closes on 4/2/19. Since the closure will free up some time, we’ll start a new Pinterest account and also continue with Twitter. Since we don’t share the same small business content on each social network, here’s… What to Expect on Each Social Media Channel: Twitter: We use this account to share past/present UGH! Media small business blog posts. Plus, we share curated content that’s either trending or relevant to our community. Pinterest: This will be our newb! We’re planning to not only create a board for each category, but also have them for…

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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.