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Interview With Lewis Schenk, Founder Of Fast Growing Digital Media Company

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With the online entrepreneurial world becoming increasingly saturated, it is harder than ever to stand out. There are a number of different tools and strategies to position yourself in your own unique way, and entrepreneur Lewis Schenk knows just that. Lewis is the founder of Boost Media Agency, a fast-growing public relations and media company, who specialises in helping entrepreneurs and business owners get more exposure for their brand and outposition their competition. Lewis has worked with over 200 clients in the last 5 months alone, and here we take a sneak peak into his mind to learn more about what he does and how he’s been able to achieve what he has so far in 2020. 

Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”?

Lewis: So I grew up in Canberra Australia, where I left at 19 years old to go to college in America on a golfing scholarship. I made a lot of great friends and a really strong network of connections over there. Long story short, I didn’t finish my 4 years of school over there – I ended up returning after 2 and a half years, only to spend two more years studying in Melbourne. I was playing on the elite amateur golf circuit throughout Australia and was looking to turn pro, but I fell out of love with the game. So instead I started an events company which operated Australia-wide, and also worked for another digital agency in the media and public relations space. It was at the start of 2020 where I took the plunge and poured all my energy into building my own public relations and media agency, and I haven’t looked back since. 

What was your key driving force to become an entrepreneur?

Lewis: For me it was always about freedom. When I was in school I was stuck in the paradigm that going to university after school, then joining the workforce and working my life away was the only option. That always scared me a lot and it definitely motivated me to create a life I wanted to live – a life on my own terms. That definitely affected some of my decisions along the way. 

What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?

Lewis: Yeah, so right when I started out I would do a lot of cold outreach on facebook – and anyway, I ended up getting on a call with one of the most interesting individuals who I’d ever met. Once he started listing off all the companies he ran and the millions of dollars he had made, I was quite nervous. None the less he was a great guy and we ended up doing some business together. Unfortunately due to my inexperience at the time, I made a huge mistake with some of the work – but I took ownership for that and gave him an extra month’s service for free. So to sum it up, myself and my team at Boost are dedicated to making sure all of our clients’ experience is a positive one. And also ensuring our communication is second to none. 

What has been your favourite moment in business?

Lewis: I’m going to have to say the first ever deal that I closed. There is no better feeling when you make your first sale – I really think that this is when you have proven to yourself that what you want to do is possible, and it actually works. 

What do you believe is the most important ingredient for success?

Lewis: I believe it is a combination of mindset and discipline, hands down. The mindset is needed to give yourself the belief that you can get to where you envision yourself, and the discipline is what is required to put in the action to actually get you there. So yeah, I don’t think it’s just one ingredient, there is definitely a couple that you need. 

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

Lewis: I really like to give back to those in need. Whether it’s tipping someone at a local restaurant or store, giving money to a homeless person or even just buying someone a gift as a nice gesture. I truly believe that one of the keys to success, happiness and fulfillment is to give back to others. 

Lastly, what’s the best advice you’d give to someone starting out as an entrepreneur?

Lewis: As cliche as it sounds, trust the process. Nothing happens overnight and if you truly want long term success you must fall in love with the process – not just the result. And remember: success is the journey, not the destination. 

Thanks so much for joining us Lewis, we wish you all the best!

If you want to learn more about Lewis and his work, visit his website & follow him on Instagram @lewis_schenk for daily value, content and inspiration. 

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VPNRanks Report Uncovers User Discontent with Majority of VPN Services

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A groundbreaking report by VPNRanks reveals significant user dissatisfaction with the majority of VPN services, showing that 89% of VPNs globally fail to meet user satisfaction standards. This revelation comes at a critical time when digital security is paramount, and the demand for reliable VPN services continues to rise.

The Importance of User Satisfaction in the VPN industry

According to industry statistics from Global Market Insights, the global VPN market size was valued at USD 45 billion in 2022 and is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 20% from 2023 to 2032. Driven by the growing instances of cybercrimes and data thefts, coupled with the increasing proliferation of wireless devices and digital infrastructures across industries, user satisfaction remains a critical challenge for many providers. High user satisfaction is essential for customer retention, brand reputation, and long-term success in the competitive VPN market.

“User satisfaction is the cornerstone of success in the VPN industry. In a market flooded with options, it’s the real user experiences that set the leading providers apart. VPNScore helps users navigate this complex landscape by highlighting services that excel in meeting user expectations,” said Muhammad Saleem Ahrar, COO of webAffinity, the team behind VPNRanks.

VPNRanks is a leading VPN review platform that leverages sentiment analysis to provide comprehensive and unbiased reviews of VPN services. Its VPNScore is based on an AI-driven analysis of publicly available user reviews. The platform aims to simplify the process of identifying the best VPN provider tailored to each user’s unique needs.

VPNRanks Untangles Complex Findings on Key Features

VPNRanks evaluated four key features — ease of use, ease of setup, ability to meet user requirements, and quality of support — to identify the VPN companies that excel at customer satisfaction. To determine a final rank for each metric, VPNRanks combined a popularity score, which contributed 20 percent of the total, with a satisfaction score, which contributed 80 percent.

The study sifted through reviews on 93 paid VPN companies to determine the top providers. The VPNRanks report, issued in June 2024, provides rankings for each key feature and overall customer satisfaction. ExpressVPN achieved the top VPNScore — 6.29 out of 10 — for overall satisfaction globally. The next four top companies in that category, listed in descending order, are PureVPN, NordVPN, PrivateVPN, and Surfshark.

By assessing a variety of categories, the VPNRanks study reveals the challenges users face when trying to identify the best option to meet their needs. For example, NordVPN received a nearly perfect popularity score of 9.46 out of 10 but only a 4.7 satisfaction score. PrivateVPN received a satisfaction score of 6.69 out of 10, which rivaled ExpressVPN’s score in that category, but received a popularity score of only 1.23 out of 10.

The global rankings for ease of use illustrate how challenging identifying a quality provider can be. VeePN received a very high satisfaction score of 7.18 out of 10 while receiving a popularity score of less than 1 out of 10. The findings reveal a gap between user experience and market penetration that can effectively keep the best option hidden from the consumer.

The VPNRanks report gives users insight into satisfaction and popularity while providing a balanced assessment via its VPNScore. “Users should choose based on their priorities, whether it’s user satisfaction, market presence, or a balanced option,” the report states.

VPNRanks Shows Providers How to Become More Competitive

In addition to serving as a guide for consumers, VPNRanks also maps out a pathway for VPN providers seeking greater market share. The VPN providers that consistently appear in the top spots on the VPNRanks charts are those that have achieved a balance between popularity and user satisfaction. Those who neglect one or the other cannot keep pace with market leaders.

The report explains that those with high satisfaction scores but low popularity “might be well-loved by their users but need to increase their market visibility to compete more effectively.” Achieving overall success in the VPN market requires balancing user satisfaction with market presence, it advises.

Conclusion

As the need for VPN services continues to grow, businesses can expect to see more providers enter the market, making the task of identifying the best option more difficult. The insights VPNRanks provides stand as a timely beacon, guiding users to providers who can satisfy their needs and support their operations.

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