Today we’d like to introduce you to Alejandro Jimenez.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Alejandro. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born in Havana, Cuba in 1996. I am the founder of OUwebs, a company that provides Digital Marketing services. I came to the US in 2012 after living in Venezuela since 2007. This drastic change in my life drove to think and define my goals. Is then when I found a shell on being an excellent student. During my time at high school, I had a GPA of 4.3 and I was planning to go to a great university. It sounded like had the typical “I want to be independent and successful” teenager plan, I know. But in reality that was not my goal at first, it was my escape. I just was trying to find something worth living for. I knew there are always several ways to accomplish something as the old quote says “All roads lead to Rome”. I decided to approach my goals in my own way and build my own path.
One day, I met Nashira Cuba who later became my wife. Since then, I decided to drop out of high school and travel to Bolivia to live with her. She identified my ease with technology and helped me to find a job doing website development for who was my first client. At first, it was a challenge for me to understand how a website works and all the technologies involved.
I was 18 years old when with optimism and persistence I began creating accounts on online platforms for freelancers and applying to web development gigs for a very low cost in order to build a good reputation for myself on this platforms. It was in Upwork, Odesk at that time, where I found several clients. I began learning about web development, WordPress, HTML, CSS, SEO and MySQL on my own because those things were involved in everything my clients requested. I did not always know what to do right away, but Internet has a lot of information that can help you handle any kind job. I continued working as a freelancer having successful results.
We noticed that there was a business opportunity based on the amount of project I was able to find. That is how OUwebs was created. My wife and I always had the desire of having our own company. The results of my work as a freelancer and the knowledge I acquired made it obvious to us that creating a company that develops websites will be a good idea. Is then when OUwebs began acquiring shape.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The main obstacle I faced was having to do things that I’ve never done before. I developed the skill of learning by doing. Everything was new for me, every single task apart from being a job was a learning assignment. I felt like I was paid for learning and then doing it immediately. I remember long nights working on projects that I was stuck on, but I never gave and always found a solution to every problem I faced.
In second place I identified the necessity of understanding the trends in the technology world. Is then when I noticed the popularity of WordPress and decided to specialize in it.
The third challenge for me was the fact that this platforms for freelancers worked with reputation, feedbacks or rates. Since I was new on this platforms I did not have any feedback at all. My approach was applying to any project available for a price way lower than the other developers did with more feedback rate than me. That is how I was able to get projects and based on the good results I had this client gave me the good feedback I needed.
Please tell us about OUwebs.
OUwebs was founded in June 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. Our main service is website development with WordPress. Our goal as a business is to be a company where anyone will find a place to develop all the digital marketing tools that they may need without the hustle of dealing with contractors or even having to hire an employee to do a job that they don’t understand and can’t supervise adequately.
Most of our clients are start-ups or small business that need Digital Marketing tools to reach new customers or sell their products. Our End-to-End solutions greatly reduce hassle, costs, resources and time for our clients. Until the date, we have work with over 80 companies around the world with successful results. Through our services, we give all your effort to go beyond our client’s expectations.
Something that set us apart from others is our competitive prices. We charge less than the majority of companies in the United States without outsourcing to foreign countries. All our work is done by OUwebs professional team and we are all living in the United States.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
One of my favorite memories as a child was when I was around 3 years old. I was in front of second hand Pentium computer and a keyboard. My parents placed stickers over the keyboard letters that I had to click in order to write my name. That is how I learned to write my name first by typing before that even know how to write.
- Website Development with WordPress – Floor Price: $1000
- E-Commerce Website – Floor Price: $1500
- Website Maintenance: $200/month
- Website Hosting: $99/year
- Website: www.ouwebs.com
- Phone: 786-620-4062
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ouwebs/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OUwebs/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/OUwebs
- Other: https://www.linkedin.com/company/10976244/