by Kristina Gonzalez
Nick Black is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and online marketing ninja with the best high fives in the South. A true digital nomad who works from anywhere and everywhere there's wifi, Nick is a travel-enthusiast who has founded two companies and is the Vice President of Team Austin.
TA: How do you like to start off your day?
Black: I get up around 7:30-8:00 and chug a 12 ounce glass of water to jumpstart the metabolism. I make coffee and catch up on emails & plan out my day. After that, I head out to the Bouldering Gym co-working space or Cafe Creme to get some work done.
TA: What do you do and how do you balance working remotely?
Black: I run an online marketing company specializing in conversion optimization & per-per-click called MassConvert. With MassConvert, we’ve managed to create an environment where people are encouraged to challenge process and innovate. This culture has cultivated a highly motivated team with an open approach where anyone can share their thoughts and ideas freely.
TA: What’s your personal/professional philosophy?
Black: I pride myself on being a strategic thinker & connector. With a diverse background of development and online marketing, I am able to create unique solutions for companies and meet new people through Team Austin events!
TA: What’s a good piece of advice to others starting their own business?
Black: Tell potential clients “No”. I have found that not every project is a good one to take on. Being able to turn down a project and tell clients you aren’t the right one for the job is very important.
TA: What do you find necessary for you and your mindset?
Black: A consistent workout schedule. I try to workout around 3pm each day, because I find my brain needs a major break around then. And since I spend a lot of time on my computer, I will end my day by reading a book to get ready for bed.
I like to use WorkFlowy to organize my brain and future action items. It’s the only way to keep myself on task throughout the day.
TA: How do you spend your free time?
Black: In my spare time, you can find me at the yoga studio, biking around town, traveling around the world (most recently, the Phillippines), thinking about the next big thing to hit the online marketing world, or just playing in the park with my black lab, Bentley.