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Michael Neely

Hello, My name is Michael Neely and I am a freelance writer, marketing consultant, and FOREXtrader.

My name is Michael Neely, and I have been in business for over 20 years, sometimes with successes, sometimes with learning experiences, but always looking for my next success. I started my first business in 1989 after my Honorable Discharge from the US Navy. I started with no formal business education, very little start-up capital, no experience and no clue what I was doing. Three months after I started, I ran out of money, the company I sold for went bankrupt and was being sued by investors and creditors alike. I lost my investment, but gained a lot of great experience and education. It was so much fun, that I decided to do it again...and again...and again!

Since then, the technology revolution led to the information age and a new era of computers, web sites and social media. Since the nuclear submarine I served on in the US Navy was built in 1961 and did not have computers as we know them today, my continuing education became of paramount importance. I taught myself how to use a computer in 1999 by sitting down in front of one and starting to operate the programs and frequenting the Help Section and the F1 key. By 2002, I was doing graphic design and building my own web sites for my businesses.

Today, I own and manage a few blog sites and work on making them better every day. I run my own social media management and work on my branding. I build new web sites and market them with PPC, search engines and social media. I also trade the FOREX markets profitably.

Mt services are also available as a Freelance Marketing Consultant. I help small and medium-sized businesses connect with their customers and potential customers more effectively with social media management, web design and search marketing, content writing and a host of other tools. It has been and will be a continuous learning experience.

I look forward to networking with you and serving your business needs!

Michael Neely's Background

Michael Neely's Experience

Social Media Consultant, Social Media Manager, Web Designer at

June 2012

I help small and medium-sized businesses connect better with their customers and potential customers.I can help with Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress site and layout design, Graphic Design, Content Writing, Copywriting, SEO Copywriting, Blogging, Branding and a host of other online marketing tools. I can also help you develop your marketing strategies with Marketing Consulting on an hourly basis as well. I look forward to handling new marketing challenges and helping my clients get better results.

Blogger, Content Writer, SEO Specialist, Web Designer at

October 2011

This is my blog encouraging personal and professional development through continuing education and self-education. It also serves as my documentation of my personal challenge to read 100 business books beginning on June 2011. I write the book reviews after I have read the books, design the blog with WordPress and the Genesis framework. I have also done all of the graphic design on this site as well. I also market the site through search engines and social media.

Blogger, Content Writer, SEO Specialist, Web Designer at

October 2011

This is my blog where I write on topics like Personal Development, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Self-Education, Change, Leadership, and Success in general. I also handle the web design, copy writing, content writing and graphic design. I am currently working in WordPress and the Genesis framework.

FOREX Trader at Independent Forex Trader

September 2009

I have always had a love for the financial markets and how they affect our lives and reflect who we are as a society. I began my research in FOREX Trading in 1998 and continued to get my Series Three (Commodities and Currencies Options and Futures Broker) license in August 2003. I headed the Currency Department in 2005 for a now defunct brokerage firm. I maintained my interest in the FOREX markets and began trading my own account in 2009 learning the difference between trading the spot market and options on futures.

Customer at Success Magazine

2010 - 2011

Become inspired by the great examples that Success magazine offers in every issue.

Independent Associate at Pre Paid Legal Services, Inc.

December 2006 - December 2011

Marketed legal insurance to the small business and individual communities. Recruited prospects in network marketing concept.

Volunteer Coordinator- Entrepreneurship and Small Business SIG at Fast Company magazine- Company of Friends

September 2003 - August 2007

I led Fast Company magazine's Entrepreneruship and Small Business SIG in discussions revolving around articles in Fast Company magazine, articles in other business publications and topics pertinient to E & SB. I also put together teleconferences featuring national business authors for our group to get a better understanding of some of the messages and advice conveyed in their works, for the benefit of our groups' members as well as the authors: - Barry Moltz, author of "You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth About Starting and Growing Your Business," April 2004, co-sponsored with Dave Orsborn and Research and Planning SIG - Tim Berry of Palo Alto Software and, May 2004, also co-sponsored with Dave Orsborn and Research and Planning SIG - Bill Jensen, author of "What is Your Life's Work," August 2005 - Barry Moltz again, October 2005 - Steve Farber, author of "The Radical Leap" and "The Radical Edge," and "Extreme Leadership" evangalist, August 2006

President at Neely AdMark

June 2003 - November 2006

Neely AdMark is dedicated to providing the best service, selection, and quality while maintaing competitive pricing for our clients. We do this by developing, executing and providing innovative advertising and marketing campaigns using advertising specialties (or promotional merchandise). Advertsing specialties or promotional products are the imprinted, embroidered or engraved T-shirts, pens, rulers, bags, caps, coolers, coffee mugs, and about anything else you can think of, that keep your business name in front of the people that matter most- your customers or prospective customers. For more information on this business or to shop in our online catalog, feel free to visit

Michael Neely's Education

Florida State University

1985 – 1985

Pelham High School

1981 – 1985


1989 – -

Concentration: Business, business management, economics, sales, marketing, adveritising, social media marketing, et

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