Apprentice Requirements

Skills to Pay the Bills

we-want-youThe right person for this apprenticeship will:

  • Possess a basic understanding of website design.
  • Be hungry.
  • Understand (and embrace) JFDI.
  • Take initiative to solve problems.
  • Be process oriented.
  • Have superb social skills.
  • Not be afraid of multi-thousand line Excel files.
  • Have a thorough grasp on the English language.

Do not bother applying if you:

  • Cannot work productively independent of supervision.
  • Have no interest in working hard from start to finish on every project.
  • Are not willing to spend your off-time reading, testing, and doing things to improve your capabilities.
  • Are not auto-didactic (able to teach yourself new things).

Benefits of Working with Us

What's in it for YOU

Hands-On Experience

You will work with our staff in one on one situations across our portfolio of client's and websites. You will work in the trenches conducting research and analysis on a wide range of websites, from eCommerce and lead generation to content and SaaS applications.

Clear Path to Financial Success

You are immediately placed on a track towards getting paid. If you show the motivation and drive while you are working with our team, you will be given the opportunity to have a job waiting for you. We are offering the opportunity to earn a salary down the line and jump into early-stage projects that offer long-term revenue streams.

Potential For Equity

There are not many opportunities to earn a real piece of the pie when it comes to start-ups, unless you're in on the ground floor. But we believe people work harder when they have skin in the game, and we want you to have pride and ownership on new venture projects, so a piece of them will be yours.

Flexible Scheduling

We work on a core hours system; you need to be available during the core team hours but otherwise are free to work when you want - as long as the work gets done. This is called working in sprints (sprints are segments of hyper-focused production time, usually lasting anywhere from 2 to 4 hours). Working in sprints spreads the work out across the day and gives you the ability to enjoy a higher quality of life, because you shouldn't have to give up the things you enjoy to get work done. Common break activities include running, cycling, video games, Frisbee golf, cooking, flying helicopters, and Nerf wars.

Relaxed Work Environment

When you come visit the offices don't be surprised by the fancy shorts and t-shirts you see everyone wearing, we're actually pretty laid back. Aside from enjoying a weekly happy hour, team lunches, boat trips, and days on the mountain, I will warn you that at some point you will be shot with Nerf darts.

Commitment to Your Education

What makes this an SEO apprenticeship is the level of time, commitment, and energy we are looking to invest. We are looking for someone who is going to become one of our future venture partners. Someone who wants to be one of the best digital marketers in the industry, and who is looking to aggressively build a successful career and passive income.

Lastly, it's worth noting that this isn't just an SEO apprenticeship... in addition you will gain hands on experience in eCommerce, software development, application design, product development, revenue and data modeling, logistics and warehousing, remote resource management, process design, some front-end development, HTML, CSS, javascript, and project management.

What We Are Looking For

Hungry, Curious, and Ready to Build an Empire

The founding members of IFTF have been in the SEO game for nearly a decade; from the days of keyword stuffing to the modern days of penguin-proofing, we've seen a lot - and stuck with it.

We are now at a point where we operate within a handful of different industries and oversee a lot of websites, and we are looking for your help.

We need someone talented and motivated to help us run things at the highest level, so we're looking for an apprentice - a future partner.

We are looking for someone to bring into the fold, teach absolutely everything that our talented staff knows, and provide access to our growing network of contacts and resources.

We want someone who wants to produce, and wants to get really good at doing so.

We need someone with a perpetual desire to build the best of the best. The days of half-assing projects and seeing success are gone; as Louis C.K. puts it

"extraordinary is the new ordinary"

and as such, only the best will do.

If you are ready to take your career to the next level, hit the ground running, and start living the life you have always wanted - we should talk, so you should apply ›

Don't over think the application, don't be nervous - you have nothing to lose - and that's exactly what we are looking for, take a chance, believe in yourself, it may be one of the best decisions you ever make...

What are you waiting for?

Curious about our firm? Wondering if we are worth your time? Learn more about some of our projects on our website, or at our founder, Nick Eubank's, blog's about page.

Here's The Deal

Frills to Pay the Bills

If accepted, here's what you can expect - and what you will receive:

The-World-Is-YoursImmediate Access to our Training Community

We have launched a private slack channel as part of a free training program we're call our Teleporters Initiative. Once you've submitted your contact information and resume (below) we will review your details and you will be added to our waiting list.

Once accepted you will be sent a welcome email with a link to create a free slack profile and be granted access into the Teleporters channel.

What You Will Find There

Once in the Slack channel you will find training modules starting with the basics of understanding digital marketing and the marketing technology space, and then taking you through exactly how to create your first website, post, and run successful promotion (to build traffic, social shares, and links).

All the while you will be able to jump in discussions within the channel and ask any questions directly to IFTF staff, getting hands on help and training as you build your experience.

How Job Opportunities Work

With IFTF expanding so aggressively into new markets, we are always on the look-out for our next SEO Apprentice, and it all starts with your performance and contributions in the Teleporters channel.

Work through the training exercises as they are released, and then once completed drop a comment with a notification tag into the slack channel for review (don't worry we'll show you how). After a successful review of each training module your Slack handle will be added to a list of all Teleporters who've completed that exercise.

IFTF hiring managers and Companies in need of digital marketing support from around the world will be reviewing those lists looking for successful completions - and then have the opportunity to reach out to you directly to hire you for part-time or full-time work, either in-house or remote.

Not to mention, IFTF management participates heavily and is always looking for active members that demonstrate the ability to learn and participate.

Best of All - It's Free

It doesn't cost you anything to join, and all participation and training is completely free. It usually take a couple of weeks to build a base skillset but from there you can begin getting offers for freelance and part-time work. Initial offers often come from IFTF directly where you will work as an independent contractor on our payroll, being given the opportunity to work with directly on our internal projects.

Ready to Launch? Apply Now ›

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If you have been published on other websites, please include links to your articles - it does not matter what the topics are, it's just so we can get a sense of your interests, personality, and writing style.

If you pass our first round of screening, you will be admitted to our Teleporters channel. This is a community of like minded individuals who will be given the opportunity to learn from our staff, while also be eligible for new job opportunities with our firm or any of our connections throughout the industry.

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