Who is Payne Media Marketing?


Michael Payne

Michael Payne is a father, friend, business owner, entrepreneur, web developer, and SEO specialist!

Michael has been in business for himself for over 30 years. He started his first business at 15 years old, then in 1994, Michael began Bolivar Sign and Graphic in Bolivar, Missouri. This storefront business thrived over the next 10 years, capturing the market in the area by gaining an excellent reputation in both the business community and the local community.

In 2001 Michael began a supplemental business in website design based on the sign industry. He started learning website development from the ground up and was adamant that the sites created would index well on all the major search engines. Of the several websites he created, the first, and most popular, was StickerGirl.com. This website, just a year after it was first created, was hitting between #2 and #4 on Google and the other search engines for the most desired search term for the industry. This lasted for nearly 4 consecutive years as Michael maintained the optimization based on the ever-changing search engine algorithms.

Markets changed in the sticker business as well as in his other offshoots derived from the sign business. The market became flooded with these companies about the same time that the economy was at its most trying time, and he was forced to make some drastic changes. In 2009 the sticker business closed and Michael went a different direction. Utilizing his graphic skills and extensive sign knowledge, he partnered with Signarama in Ventura California.

In 2010, while still working with a few sign businesses in southern California, an epiphany arose. With all that he had learned in the quest to make websites hit extremely well in search engines during the mid-to-late 2000’s, Michael decided to start an SEO business, Michael Payne’s SEO. Michael quickly networked and gained a large client base in Ventura and it's outlining counties.

Michael worked hard to provide what the clients wanted, personalized website design and site optimization. With this field evolving, morphing sometimes it seemed on a daily basis, it was time to gain new skills and brush up on some old skills. Moving to Portland in October of 2012, Michael sharpened his skills in JavaScript, PHP, HTML/CSS, Flash, Visual Basics, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. All this so that he could continue to provide the personalized service that his clients have come to expect.

In the summer of 2014, Michael Payne's SEO became Payne Media Marketing, LLC. It is still all about personalized service for the client's unique business, because there are never two businesses exactly alike.
Jeffery Wood

Jeffery Wood

Jeffery got started doing business on the internet pre-2002 (he forgets the exact year) doing primarily drop shipping on eBay. Many years, many mistakes, and many business models later, he’s still an Internet Marketer, and a Virtual Assistant, and a Coach, and a Consultant, and…. the list goes on. Jeffery will be the first one to tell you that he’s not an expert, he just knows how to do stuff.