What I Do
I help businesses harness the power of the Internet to leverage their unique offerings while nurturing their community, creating culture and inspiring change.
With the help of my amazingly brilliant team, I help businesses establish and grow their online presence by way of a website, branding, social media, online marketing and content creation. I have strengths on the creative side of business as well as on the systems and processes side so I can really help a client take their vision and turn it into a reality.
Once a client and I figure out what their individual digital strategy looks like, I rely on my team to bring it all to life. Whether my lead web developer Zack is at the helm of a website build or my social media specialist Crystal is helping a client grow and populate their social media outlets, we’re keeping one thing in mind: provide excellent customer service and keep our clients relevant.
Aside from the services we provide, I also speak at conferences (local and International), provide advice via my blog and YouTube channel and Tweet… a lot. I love connecting with people and surrounding myself with positive, inspiring people who are doing really amazing things in the Universe.
Browse the site, connect with me on social media and let’s start a conversation about how you can better harness the Internet for your business.
Who I Am (Formal Bio)
Erin Blaskie first got into computers when her dad handed her a Commodore 64. She was six years old. When the Internet became widely available, Erin started an online journal on the platform Open Diary and began sharing her thoughts with the world. She hasn’t stopped over-sharing since.
In the ten years since starting her first online business, Erin has helped numerous businesses come online, establish their web presence and create community. Erin’s primary expertise is in creating solid systems and processes for businesses but she also leads clients to leverage the power of the Internet to nurture community, create culture and inspire change.
Erin has worked with companies such as Disney, Post, Kraft, Travelocity, Microsoft Canada, Ford Canada, PepsiCo., 3M, Maple Leaf Canada, Canadian Tire, Alliance Films, Feld Entertainment, The Body Shop, TD Bank and more.
Erin has been an online video host for Butterscotch.tv (a division of Tucows), co-hosted the Macgasm video podcast, has been involved in small and large-scale social media activations with prestigious public relations firms and has been turned into a video game character in the iPhone / iPad game, “Bar Star.”
Erin has been quoted in five print books, received numerous business awards, has delivered presentations on local, national and International platforms and has been featured in notable media such as the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Inc.com, Huffington Post, AMEX Open Forum, Portolio.com, Examiner.com, About.com, Business Insider, Chatelaine, Costco Connection, ABC, CBC, CTV Morning Live and more.
My Back Story
Ten years ago I started a virtual assistance business.
I was fresh out of college and had just started to develop roots in the corporate world when I did a Google search that would change my life. “Online administrative assistant” was the search term and it brought me to the website of a virtual assistant (VA) and with that search, my fate was sealed.
I always knew that I was going to be an entrepreneur. Even before I knew what being an entrepreneur meant and before I knew that it was a possibility in my life. So, when I stumbled across that VA’s website, I knew that I could do that same type of business and I leapt fearlessly into the land of business ownership.
Ten years later, and more experiences than I can share on this page, I’ve learned more about myself, the world and the people who inhabit this planet than I think I ever could have working in the “real world.” It’s been a trip.
The rest of my entrepreneurial history can be found in my manifesto, “Started on Commodore”, which you can download right here on my website for free. There is also a complete version on the Shop page that features the five biggest lessons that I’ve learned in business and it is available in PDF download or on Amazon Kindle.
Download “Started on Commodore” in the sidebar of our website today.