Meet Entrepreneur Jason Roberts, Founder, Vacuums Guide
“Always follow your dreams, no matter what others say. Invest all your effort into something that you like, and stick with that thing until it works. It will.”
What does your business offer?
I provide advice on selecting the perfect vacuum cleaner, depending on the home and flooring profiles, family situation and additional needs that my clients have. My guides and reviews help people to make the right choice, and to avoid the hustle of returning low performing products.
I have a large public readership, starting with students living in their college dorms, continuing with parents looking for units good for asthma or allergies and ending with seniors looking for light and low-noise vacuum cleaners.
What’s your greatest success to date?
Besides building a life for me and my family, I think my greatest success is my blog, which is read by more than 1 million people each year.
What’s been challenging and how did you overcome it?
When it comes to IT, I’m not very “proficient”, so it was a bit hard for me to learn all the web related stuff. Luckily, I’ve had a bit of help, and now my blog is up and running smoothly.
I have an awesome nephew which helped me get the domain name, hosting, installing all the software to my computer and so on.
What steps are you taking to achieve your goals?
I’m putting around 8 hours per day, every day, into building my web property. I am trying to reach as many people as possible, to socialize but also to understand and help them with their cleaning related problems . It’s always great to have online friends who share common interests, clients who recommend you or supporters which are there for you when time comes.
What are your best tips on managing family and business?
Good question. I try to be as efficient as possible. I could spend all day working, but my family also needs me, so I try to do things fast (without compromising on quality, of course), and I take decisions quick.
What are your favorite tools and resources?
Google, Consumer Reports, CNET. There’s always stuff to read, and it’s always interesting to find out what other people have experienced.
If you could wave a magic wand right now, what would you wish for?
I think I would love to visit all the research labs of all the major vacuum cleaner manufacturers out there. I’d love to see a glimpse of the future of the cleaning industry.
Where can readers go to learn more about you and your business?