About | Okay Grow
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John Randak – Owner, Strategist

Before I was doing digital marketing and SEO, I was an iPhone application engineer. Before iPhone apps I was working overseas as a web developer and before that I was working on my degree in interactive media at Pacific University here in Oregon. I’ve spent a lot of time in front of computers over the past 15 years.

While I’ve done SEO for clothing companies, tech companies, manufacturing, life coaches, real estate agents and many more, I charge a dramatically lower rate for nonprofits in the hopes of dividing my time evenly between nonprofit and for-profit businesses.  I also take on at least 1 pro-bono project a quarter. If you work for or own a nonprofit and are interested in some free SEO help or consulting, please email me at john@okaygrow.org.

Put simply, my mission isn’t to make as much money as possible, it’s to help people where I can. I have no intention of creating a large marketing firm someday. I don’t want to be the most successful SEOer in Portland. My hope is to keep the lights and the heat on and take the occasional Wednesday off to go on a hike or to the coast with my 2 year old Shepherd/Husky pup Felina.

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Check around town, my rates are pretty low for the services I’m offering. I’m able to do this because I have a very low overhead and I don’t take on projects which would require a larger staff or a cadre of subcontractors. What my company might lack in size however, I more than make up for in precision, passion, acumen and care.

Working with a marketing agency can be daunting. Everyone is told they “need SEO” but no one is quite sure what that means. I think many people worry that their inexperience with SEO will leave them vulnerable to exploitation or overcharging—and sadly, this does happen. My hope is that a brief conversation with me will quell any inhibitions you might have about hiring someone to do SEO work for you, or your company.