At just 22-years-old, Paul Gerard Parker (@paulparker) is making a name for himself in the world of online business. He is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Project Wifi, an eCommerce management company that manages close to $19,000,000 in assets and founder of Hue Digital LLC, a highly successful social media marketing company.
Parker grew up in the seaside village of Humarock, Massachusetts, but upon graduating high school decided to move to the west coast to attend California State University, San Marcos. After studying media and marketing for three years, he made the bold decision to withdraw from the university and started his journey of entrepreneurship.
Many questioned his decision to leave school, doubting his ability to become successful as an entrepreneur, but Parker chose to ignore the negative influences in his life.
He believes a positive mindset is a key trait any aspiring business person must have. While many entrepreneurs allow countless “what-ifs” to slow them down, Parker chooses to view adversity in a positive light.
“Bad things and difficult times are going to happen, that’s 100% guaranteed. How you react to those situations is the deciding factor in the outcome. As long as you keep your head on straight and in the game, you’ll win every time,” said Parker.
Parker doesn’t fear failure, he instead looks at it as an opportunity to learn.
“Failure teaches you a lot and as long as you make those mistakes quickly and learn from them, you’re golden,” said the entrepreneur.
When times get tough, Parker doesn’t let small problems distract him from his mission to grow his businesses to their full potential. He stays calm, solves one problem at a time, and always keeps big-picture end goals in mind.
The flourishing young entrepreneur is currently focussing the majority of his energy on Project Wifi, which helps Amazon business owners streamline their productivity. In return, Parker and his business partners receive shares in the businesses they help.
“My main focus right now is Project WiFi. We are expanding quickly so a lot of things need adjustments,” said Parker.
Project wifi now helps manage over 55 Amazon stores, each earning between $35,000 – $115,000 per month, and Parker still feels there is room for growth.
“I want to take what every other agency is doing and make it 100 times better,” he said.
Parker serves as Project Wifi’s Chief Marketing Officer, using his years of experience in social media marketing to improve user experience and branding. He believes providing an excellent user experience will help the company build a trusted reputation and encourage recurring business from several clients.
At just 22-years-old, Parker will be making waves in eCommerce for years to come. Be sure to follow him @paulparker.