Paul Chaney, known to many as “The Social Media Handyman,” is an Internet marketing consultant, popular speaker, trainer and author of The Digital Handshake: Seven Proven Strategies to Grow Your Business Using Social Media, published by Wiley.
Most recently, Paul served as Internet marketing director for Bizzuka, a web design, content management and Internet marketing company based in his hometown of Lafayette, LA.
Prior to that Paul was co-founder of Blogging Systems, a blog software company that significantly impacted the real estate industry by encouraging Realtors to adopt blogging as a marketing strategy.
He is the co-author of Realty Blogging: Build your Brand and Outsmart Your Competition, which similarly impacted the industry and which was the first blogging book to target a specific industry vertical.
Paul sits on the board of advisors for the Women’s Wisdom Network, the Social Media Marketing Institute and SmartBrief on Social Media.
He is a feature writer for Practical Ecommerce on the topic of social commerce and blogs for MarketingProfs Daily Fix, Social Media Today, MyVenturePad.com and Allbusiness.com.
Paul has led numerous business blog and social media workshops and seminars, including the first ever such seminar to be held in Asia.
Paul is a Technical Editor for Pearson and Wiley publishing and has worked on most of the For Dummies series books related to blogs and Internet marketing that have been written.
He was technical editor and contributing writer on Buzz Marketing with Blogs For Dummies, the very first book to address blogging from a purely business perspective.