Hello there! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Michael Pitta, as you might already know from the domain (and yes, do note the spelling here – it’s Pitta and not Pita). There were times when my clients heard my name for the first time thought it sounded so familiar because they’d eaten it that morning! Ha ha.
Well, jokes apart, I’d like to get to know you sometime, but for now I’d like to tell you something about myself and hopefully my experience will be able to inspire or motivate you on your journey as well.
Internet marketing was the last thing on my mind when I started my career. I started out as a window cashier in a hospital. It was an eye-opening experience! Partly because I learned to speak a new language during my association with my colleagues and the patients who came to my counter either to pay their consultation charges or to register for an appointment. But I was not meant to be there in that job. I switched to teaching a year and a half later.
I think teaching was one of my strong points because the students seemed to like my style of presentation. I enjoyed the stint while it lasted. That was a full academic year.
It was then that I heard of my brother’s classmates who were getting jobs in a Technology company. “If they could get a job, why can’t I?”, I thought to myself. I gave it a try. I was selected. I was in. And that was the turning point in my life.
I got placed in a Digital Marketing project and there began my love for all things digital. This was way back in 2005. During the next 15 years of my career, I learned everything I could about Internet Marketing and tried my hand at managing campaigns for multiple large clients across the world. However, I think the management team saw something else that dominated my capabilities and I soon found myself in the shoes of a Trainer, Team Lead, Quality Reviewer, and finally, a Manager.
While I lost the opportunity to work directly with clients on their campaigns, here I was managing teams that were doing that and mentoring them to achieve success for the clients. It wasn’t easy.
Long story short, my last posting was as a Project manager for a large digital marketing agency. Things got hectic, work loads increased, timings got skewed. Practically, my life got turned upside down. You may be able to relate to what I’m about to share next.
I was supporting clients from the US marketplace, and I was based in India. So, Live support would mean I stay up late into the night working to support the clients. I wasn’t able to spend quality time with my family. When my kids woke up in the morning to go to school, I’d still be sleeping. When they came back from school, I’d be at work. When I came back from work, they’d be fast asleep. It looked like I was able to spend time with them only on the weekends! That didn’t sound like a good reason to work. It wasn’t helping my mind.
The decision to take a plunge completely into Internet Marketing was a tough choice. But here I am today starting out on a completely new journey. I’m my own boss. I work my own hours. I spend time with my family (and, got to know my sons a lot better). I’m happier. I’m healthier. I have time for so many other things including my hobbies of playing the piano and creating videos.
It’s not easy, but it is satisfying.
Along the way, I learned so many new things about online marketing. I was introduced to new terms – PLR, for example – and am still learning.
One important thing that I learned was that no one can make the difference in your life. It’s only YOU and your choices that affect your life.
My goal is to help others (could be you as well) who are facing similar situations to get freed from their chains and experience the freedom that you get with accomplishment.
I’ve built a training portal for all learners who want to succeed in this journey. You can check it out here. In this portal you will find the exact same courses I took up to learn and set up my business.
I’ve also been able to write a book, a long-time dream now fulfilled, and am working on my next. You can check it out here.
The reason I have created this blog site was to try and connect with as many people as possible and give them access to all the new stuff that I am learning daily.
I’m hoping this blog will help you and others who are trying to make it in the world of online marketing.
To your success,
PS: If you asked me to recommend one piece of information that could help you get started and become successful, this is it! Attend the training and take notes. You could be the next success story.