My journey to HubSpot began when I was up late one night searching for something to read on my Kindle and stumbled upon Brain Halligan and Dharmesh Shah’s book Inbound Marketing: How To Get Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs .  A light bulb went off inside of me while reading the pages and I suddenly had the clearest vision (epiphany-esque) of my new career path: Inbound Marketing.

I read the book in a couple of days and could not stop talking about Inbound Marketing.  My friends all thought I was a total geek — but I couldn’t get enough of it! I took the book to heart and began practicing what it preached by starting this blog, Ecommerce Inbound Marketing. I signed up for a Twitter Account (inboundcommerce), made a Facebook Page, and was off to the races!

I wrote my first article on the 5 Steps to Inbound E-Commerce Marketing Using The 6 Sigma Process.  I then quoted Brian Halligan in my 5th article entitled E-Commerce Marketing?  Easy as 1, 2, 3. I reached out to him on Twitter to tell him as much. To my surprise, he responded to me in less than 12 hours congratulating me on a job well done. I was immediately hooked and inspired to learn and write about eCommerce Inbound Marketing while searching for a career in the field.

As I continued to write articles and promote them on Twitter, I saw a tweet from HubSpot advertising open intern positions available. I wanted to make money by starting a new job, but REALLY wanted to get on board with HubSpot however possible. So I applied for the internship. I received an email several days later explaining that I would be better suited for a position rather than internship. I was stoked and immediately applied to be an Inbound Marketing Consultant.  I then began a Twitter search for “hubspot” on Tweetdeck and started following what everyone was saying about the company. It was here that I found @kylejames.

Kyle’s profile said that he worked at Hubspot and was a huge Atlanta Braves fan. I also am a huge fan of the Braves, so I started engaging Kyle about the teams ups and downs and just started talking baseball with him. We got along really great and had some good ol’ chop talk convos. I felt like I actually had a good connection and friendship brewing with this guy I found on Twitter who happened to like the Braves and actually worked at the company that I idolized in Inbound Marketing.

After a couple of weeks of no response to my application with HubSpot, I mentioned to Kyle that I had applied and to keep an eye out for my application. He asked me to send my resume over to him.

8AM the very next morning I get a call from HubSpot asking for a telephone interview. Things went well over the phone, and I was asked to fly to Boston to interview.

Everything has just fallen into place from there.  I found a renter for my house in Atlanta, moved to Boston last week and started work at HubSpot Monday August 2nd, 2010 as an Inbound Marketing Consultant.

I am thrilled to be apart of the company that is transforming world, one inbound lead at a time.

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6 Responses to How I Became an Inbound Marketing Consultant at HubSpot

  1. Alex says:

    Hard work and determination pays off. Good work and Congratulations.

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  3. Welcome aboard!

    There are thousands of businesses that can benefit from Inbound Marketing, and we’re hoping to help as many of them as we can.

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  5. Well done Michael – nice story. Regards, Chris.

  6. Sarah says:

    Great article! thank you for sharing! working with Hubspot should be awesome, inbound marketing is becoming a real business philosophy, hope to have the opportunity to be part of your team soon! I’d be so happy :) )

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