I’m Cedric and I’m a father, husband, and technology consultant specializing in SAS and SEO.
It was many years ago when I first created a website. I hired a web designer for my furniture business that I ran for 7 years. He created a nice looking site. I really liked it.
But, then I wanted to change the title of my site. I confirmed with him that I had to change every page in my website in order to change the title. I had maybe 80 products or so. This meant I had to change 80 different pages to edit the title of my site! Seriously, are you kidding me, I was thinking?
I got the “hard knocks” quick start on project management and on giving instructions to get a task done. It’s unfortunate. Even the McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc said he started his business on handshakes and someone’s word. I wish we could live in that kind of world, unfortunately, we can’t.
I guess some things really do happen for a reason.
Fast forward many years and after having a baby and looking to return to work, I decide I want to start a blog.
And after writing an article on retirement planning for contractors, I thought hard about what I would really like to start my new website about and what would keep me writing over and over because I know I get bored easily and can jump from interest to interest. At first I thought about home buying, then about retirement planning. Then, some niche that combines the two since each topic is too large. Then I thought, what is the one thing that hinders people from retiring early? Plus, it’s a goal of mine.
It’s not an easy answer and one could argue for behavioural and motivational factors. But, I don’t want to get into that area. To me, the biggest physical factor blocking people from retiring early is paying off your home. And particularly now and in Canada, homes are becoming a huge topic. Governments from all levels are trying to intervene due to rapidly rising housing prices.
The mortgage on your home is probably the biggest factor that slows down people’s retirement plans, assuming no other issues like war or your health affects you. So I created Mortgage Crunch which at first I thought the core would be about an awesome mortgage calculator, but, I’ve changed that and I’m focusing on helping mortgage brokers get found by mortgage seekers.
So, that’s it about me and how I got into SEO and the internet. I’ve expanded on my consulting to include internet marketing, specifically, SEO. See my SEO Specialist page to learn more.
I’m most experienced with SAS, which is a data management software. You can visit my SAS Consulting page for more info there.