1- Hello Joshua, can you please tell us a bit about you?
Founder of CHAOS THEORY, a Houston based Digital Marketing Agency. Joshua Belland has become a thought leader in the Houston digital marketing community, often speaking at local conferences. He became well known after getting his personal blog to outrank every major SEO agency in Houston back in 2016. He remains #1 in the Houston SEO Space and now runs a digital strategy agency offering custom marketing solutions for businesses.
2- What are your focus areas and why?
My focus areas change over time because of digital marketing changes often. As technology advances, better solutions surface, and I learn them to better serve my clients. Complacency in this industry will make you stale; customers will move on and the passion for marketing tends to die with it. I love what I do, and couldn’t imagine ever letting that happen.
3- How would you describe “Joshua Belland SEO” in a few words?
Social outgoing, philanthropic, a leader, energetic and a bit of a mad scientist.
4- Do you think integrity is an essential part of the entrepreneurial spirit?
I’m not sure I would say it is part of the spirit, but I will say that it is part of an entrepreneur’s core values. An entrepreneur that doesn’t practice integrity, will find themselves very quickly looking for a day job. Your word, honesty, and integrity are the most important characteristics to keep intact.
5- What advice would you give to young people just starting out and hoping to make it in the entrepreneurial world?
Know your values and whatever you do, never deviate from your values. Find a mentor you look up to. There are plenty of people who want to mentor a young entrepreneur. Always deliver what you say you will deliver. Lastly, find a good podcast you can listen to that aligns with your values and listen to it often. You’ll be surprised how motivating it can be during the toughest times as an entrepreneur.
6- Do you find as an expert, that you enjoy the challenge of the industry being complex with the game rules that are always changing?
I have always been drawn to problems. I love problems because I know they can all be solved. When I see a challenge, I just look at it as another obstacle to hurdle and when I do, the reward is amazing.
7- If you could turn the time, what would you love to change in regards to your career?
I never think about what I could change. I learn from my mistakes and look forward. I’m an entrepreneur… looking back takes too much time.
8- What are you most excited about at the moment?
I am most excited about my new brand launch of Chaostheory.digital. We are bringing a new style of digital marketing to Houston business owners. The technology we’ve invested in and the capabilities we now have are unreal… practically unfair, really.
9- The last word or final thoughts?
As an entrepreneur I’ve faced many challenges, felt defeat, made wrong decisions, lost clients, had huge wins, etc; however, I always landed on my feet. To be a successful entrepreneur, all it truly requires is serious, unforgiving tenacity. You have to love what you do and you can’t ever give up.