Founder @ GrowthMentor & VP Growth @ EuroVPS
When I building complex marketing automation workflows, I wished I had an expert I could do a screenshare with for added assurrance I was doing it right. Fast forward 4 years, and I want to be that person to others. Show me what you're working on, I'd be happy to help! I'm a Zapier power user.
I absolutely love doing live tear downs via screenshare. I'm a big fan of of the MECLABS heuristic C = 4m + 3v + 2(i-f) - 2a © and religiously use it to audit every landing page I create. I'd be happy to help talk through the basics of CRO with you as well. Send me your website's URL so I can review it before our call!
Success at SEO is a function of a solid content marketing strategy and a personalized framework to acquire high-value links. There's no right/wrong answers when it comes to the "how." It's all situational and should be built around your business. Before booking a call with me, send me your URL. I'll take a look at your site and run it through Ahrefs to see if I can help you score some quick wins!
I get it. You're stressed out and need someone to talk to. That's actually the #1 reason why I created Growthmentor in the first place. I had way too much going on, and nobody really to share it with that could 100% understand what I was going through. If you're bothered by anything growth related, feel free to reach out.
Boil everything in marketing down and it's ALL content. Every Adword ad you write, every LinkedIn post you craft, every email you send - it's content. So to say I've been doing "content" marketing for 10 years is a bit of a farce. I've been doing content since I fell in love with writing when I was in elementary school. Want to chat about your content strategy? I'm all ears.
The path of success for most products starts with a pain point. And it's usually the pain point of the founder which sparks the idea, which develops into a plan, and hopefully turns into a successful product that's loved by millions. But wake up call. This is usually the exception. The #1 reason businesses fail isn't because they run out of money, it's because there's no product market fit.
Quora ads are relatively new, which means there's not that much literature about it on the blogosphere. So if you're looking for help setting up your Quora campaigns from someone who's been there / done that - I'd be happy to help. I view Quora a bit like Bitcoin, it might work great, but don't put all your money on it.
I'm a big fan of the of Alpha / Beta Adwords strategy. Also pretty proficient at keyword research, copywriting for high conversions, and quality score optimization.
Ahrefs is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. It's my tool of choice for keyword research and competitor analysis. Not a huge fan of their keyword tracking UI, but nobody is perfect. But as I said, it's super expensive, so if you use it - make sure you're using it right so you can get the maximum ROI out of it. I'd be happy to talk to you about how I've used it and am curious to see how you use it as well.
I can't really think of the right string of words to properly express my gratitude to team Zapier for creating their software. It has helped save me and my team countless hours, it has helped create order out of seemingly unfixable chaos, and is my favorite marketing tool by far. Zapier makes me feel like a superhero.
Custom audiences, pixels, campaign organization and strategy, I've got first-hand experience with it all. But I'm by no means a Facebook ads master, so if you are looking for a Facebook guru to go over your account - don't choose me!
Look at the bottom right of this screen. See that blue circle? That's Intercom. It's what I use on Growthmentor, it's what I use at EuroVPS, and it's because I love piping my internal user database information to the people that need it most. But if you're not going to use the API functionality, then it might be overkill for you. Would be happy to talk Intercom best practices over a virtual coffee.
This was the sales CRM I used before Close.io. What I loved about PipeDrive was the Kanban style pipeline and their killer reporting and stats. I'm pretty good at setting this up for agency or consulting businesses, but for higher volume setups, I'd recommend using another tool (close.io) but that's just my silly opinion.
Drip allows you to treat each email subscriber individually. Before I started using Drip, I was a MailChimp'er. But when I saw firsthand the power that tags, custom fields, event triggers, and dynamic workflows gave me as an email marketer, I never looked back again. I'm able to offer feedback on pretty much anything Drip related. Show me your workflows and I'll show you mine!
This is by far my favorite sales CRM. But mostly because it stays out of your way. It doesn't have feature bloat, and lends itself very well towards custom process building by integrating it with other tools, either via API, or Zapier (well, that's also API, but you get the point :).
Meet Edgar is a social media scheduling tool that I used for a year at EuroVPS. The cool thing about this app is that you can save a boatload of time on social media by recycling some of your old tweets. You fill up a library, and then it keeps recycling your old posts through it. It's basically a lazy man's Bufferapp. If you need help getting started on it, I'd be happy to give you a walkthrough!
Growthmentor.io spawned out of a desire to scratch my own itch. I wanted a better way to connect and talk with smart people, without having to resort to long-winded and awkward outreaches. My goal is to use this platform to book sessions with people that are much smarter than me to upskill myself so I can further grow Growthmentor. That's my plan! So far so good, but we're still in beta. Let's see how it goes!
At EuroVPS I am responsible for creating and managing the execution of customer acquisition, engagement and retention strategies. Being tasked with driving growth for a company which is smack dab in the middle of one of the most hyper-competitive markets on the internet (VPS Hosting) was what gave me my hairs on my chest. It's been real.
It was here that I learned about the fundamentals of business. Payback period, NPV, options, return on capital, etc. My most valuable takeaway was definitely statistics. It's impossible to call yourself a marketer in today's day and age without a solid analytical background in statistics.
I'm the product manager of a hosting provider, so I figured it'd be a pretty good idea to know Linux.
Foti has been helpful each time we talk. Came away with one solid insight from our last call. Love that he walks his talk and volunteers his time for his customers!
Thanks Foti for the call. Your advice is super helpful!
Foti was very helpful, providing a good introduction to the platform, listening to my goals, and recommending the best people to speak to. Thanks! :)
Thanks Foti for giving me helpful tipps, GM is helping me loads right now!
Foti was very helpful and knowledgeable. He helped me identify some roadblocks and how I can go about addressing them.
Great perspective as to what a user and an organization might want from my initiative.
So so valuable. Foti is the content king! Awesome to hear a bit about how he's got Growth Mentor to where it is, I got a ton of actionable insights for my own business. Highly recommend talking to him!
Foti gave me super useful insights about how to build a community, how to engage and get it started. Additionally, he introduced me to many other mentors. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks.
Foti is simply amazing. As the founder of Growth Mentor he could give the best advice on what to do and not to do for my B2B SaaS Marketplace. I think he is a great mentor!
Foti was extremely helpful, he gave me very good ideas for researching and validating my idea. He also introduced me to some interesting tools to size up the potential audience. I also got valuable inputs on implementation and possible marketing strategies.
Thanks for everything Foti. I needed that.
Good initial session with Foti! Provided valuable inputs re: SEO and will guide me towards the best GrowthMentors to address my product-market fit challenge.
I have to confess... how would I NOT give Foti a good review? Growth Mentor is awesome. In all seriousness, Foti was great. We went over our time as we explored everything related to my needs... not just for the requested session but the future of how I might use the Growth Mentor platform. Open, honest and easy to talk to. Isn't that the characteristics you want from someone building a platform like this? Yep, that's Foti.
Very well versed in all things Growth. I'd say he impressed me the most with his SEO prowess and content strategy.
Great chat with Foti! He helped me out where to start in this information mess very well. Thanks a lot!
I really appreciate Foti putting together a resource such as Growth Mentor. He's always so willing to help (even I'm quite sure he's super busy between growing Growth Mentor and mentoring startups). I also really enjoy the growth marketer-for hire introduction service.
Great insights, thank you so much Foti! Very professional and thoughtful feedback. Hope to connect soon with good news on the discussed ideas implementation :)
It's always a pleasure to brainstorm with Foti. He asks good questions and got me thinking about the growth marketing plan for my startup.
Every time I chat with Foti I have at least one brilliant takeaway. What a visionary.
Foti quickly understood and addressed the pain point we had with a lot of empathy. He has a very practical approach and asks thought provoking questions that will make you reevaluate your assumptions and make the necessary changes. To top it off , he is really nice guy ! I am very thankful for all the great insights🙏
Great session! Foti is a natural. Inspiring and practical. Feeling motivated to do my homework and looking forward to our next session :-)
Foti took the time to listen to my situation and put me on a different train of thought. His insights were interesting, and they gave me a lot to think. I would recommend 10/10.
Solid and concise advice that I've been able to apply right away. The great thing about growth mentors and Fori is they do a great job of pointing you in the right direction. Looking forward to chatting with him again soon.
Foti is a great guy who gave me some good pointers about what I should do with my agency. I really appreciate his time and effort in making this amazing platform for us CEOs. Thanks Foti!
Foti was fantastic to talk to & learn from. He wast super transparent and had a good few suggestions for us at Inviited.com. I'll be speaking to him again + other mentors. Already seeing great value in growthmentor.com. Thanks Foti!
Foti blew my mind. His insights had me totally re-look at my strategy and how to grow the demand side of the marketplace. Foti is also a fantastic concierge of the Growthmentor's community. He pointed me to a number of other mentors which can help my business grow. I know he's busy working on the business, but if you can get on his calendar, it's a must-have session.
It was great talking to Foti, he helped me a lot directing me to the mentors that would be most helpful with my case
Extremely helpful. Fotis recommended top experts specialized in solving business challenges similar to ones I face right now. Very passionate and dedicated!
Great person and patient mentor.
Talking to Foti was a great experience. I really enjoyed it. He provided some very insightful feedback and inspiring ideas. I am grateful.
Optimizing FB campaign follow up meeting with Foti was great. In areas where he thought a different Growthmentor could provide more value he pointed me in their direction which I greatly appreciate.
Foti is a great mentor, we are looking for UIUX designer and he will help me to reduce the hiring cost in the near future. Definitely want to talk with Foti again!
Always love chatting with Foti! Great guy who gave me objective and strategic feedback around a marketing campaign that I was beginning to overthink. He highlighted some inconsistencies and flaws which I would have missed due to being a bit too close to what I was building — and also gave me some extra ideas to try. Will be booking more calls in the future!
Foti provided some great resources, shared his insight and wisdom, and pointed me in the right direction. Thanks so much Foti for your time and willingness to help!
Amazing website review on my new content. Thank you Fotis!
Simple, to the point. Provided a concrete example as well as metrics to follow in terms of next steps. No mumbo-jumbo talk. Highly recommend!
Foti left me with insight and feedback that I can take immediate action on. He was good at keeping our time together direction-focused and explained concepts in a relatable way. I’d definitely recommend Foti!
Foti was extremely friendly to talk with and was happy to share his wealth of experience with me and provided some great ideas which I am excited to execute on.
Had already a second session with Foti. Foti is a Marketer with a capital M. Every time he connects me to amazing people and professionals and finds a genius answer to my challenges. Foti has taught me a lot and that's what I recommend every marketer.
Foti is very fast paced, quick thinking and has a huge amount of experience in business in general. Had a great chat!
My session with Foti was very productive, He is a great listener and is quite adept at viewing problems through the clients eyes. His suggestions were spot on and I will start implementing his suggestions right away.
I had an excellent call with Foti, and was generous with his time as we ended up going a bit over the original call length (which happens when you get talkin' shop about something you can get nerdy with, together :)).
Foti is a very experienced marketer and a patient & extremely helpful mentor. I had been struggling with a Facebook Ads issue for two days, trying to figure out why we weren't having any conversions. Twenty minutes with Foti and we figured out the problem. Awesome experience, can only recommend it to everyone.
I had a fantastic mentoring session. Foti took the time to look into my product beforehand and provided spot-on advice and practical recommendations. His knowledge definitely saved me lots of time and money. Besides, his friendliness and enthusiasm gave me an energy boost. It was my first time on Growth Mentor, and what an experience!
Simply amazing! At first I was a bit shy and even scared to start, but I knew I desperately need advice and guidance. Thank god for Foti, cause he not only helped me with my issues, but also guided me from start to end. in just 30min I really got lots of value and even had a true brake through moment! I'm so grateful to the whole team behind GrowthMentor platform for creating something so useful and valuable for all of us! Thank you!!!
Where on earth can you pick up the phone and have a mindful, insightful conversation with some of the brightest minds in this industry? And then, where would you get to do this with Foti Panagio the wizard who’s moving mountains to make this life-changing service available. My session with Foti was something special. He reminded me how deep my inspiration runs for helping individuals develop, transform, and experience greater levels of success. Thanks Foti. Keep up the flipping awesome work Mr… Forever grateful.
Foti is a marketing mastermind and he has been magical when helping out with SEO and general marketing strategy. He has huge expertise in all marketing fields and could generate ideas for us on the spot. Loved the session and would be more than happy to talk to Foti again.
It was a pleasure to connect with Foti. I got his feedback on both our start-up concept and the relationship between inbound and outbound marketing for product-market fit. He has a really pleasant no-bs approach when it comes to tools & generally seems excited about start-up life. Great guy. Solid call. Look forward to catching up with him again in some time.
Extremely helpful - also interesting to hear more about GrowthMentor
I asked Foti to help me with the contents of the home page for my startup. Before the session, I had only a vague idea about what should I put there. Foti gave me a complete structure of the page, specific to my business, which was very easy to fill with details. Although I'm usually bad with explaining things, Fori was really quick with grasping the main points. He's also a great person to talk with. Was real pleasure.
Foti is a very authentic and knowledgeable mentor who is eager to help a clueless operator like me understand what is needed to be build a great startup. I would recommend him to all my fellow operators. GoodStuff🎉
I wanted to get feedback on my Ads strategy. Totally worth the time. I learned what could be optimized to bring the CPC down.
Foti Panagio is really a great and wise guy and helped me a lot with practical tips about marketing and business in general. He helped me to recover my business motivation and to focus on things that's matter most! I just want to say thank you again, and hope to talk to you again very soon and show my startup progress!
Thank you, this helped me.
My call with Foti was wonderful, and my expectations were exceeded for sure. He is a very friendly guy who was easy to talk with. He provided some invaluable advice that was the result of him researching and understanding my business. In addition to the advice, he gave recommendations on other folks to talk with that could help me in other areas. He truly cares about helping you in any way he can, and I highly recommend having a call with him.
Foti is the single most helpful marketer I have spoken to so far. He immediately started laying out the steps to complete and how to complete them. This direct approach of communication ensured that we maximized our conversation and enabled me to gain the most value from it. He was very helpful, very insightful, and genuinely cared about putting me on a proper plan to success. He knows the tools and processes to help you be fast and bootstrap. Can not put a price tag on my call with him! Thanks Foti!
It was helpful and insightful.
A great mentor to clear your thoughts.
Knowledgeable, friendly and open to sharing knowledge. Foti gave us some real, actionable tips that we could immediately implement. I can definitely recommend!
Great session! Helpful insights about Failory's content market strategy.
Thank you for talking through and helping me make sense of the big task that I have ahead of me with the marketing of a startup company. I felt a lot more clear about what direction to go in after our call. I appreciate you being patient with me and explaining everything in detail. I look forward to my next call!