I am Matthias Hager. I write terrible about sections, like this one. Occasionally I dabble in
- web development
- online marketing
- being a nice guy
- pretending I have some talent at web design
I'm interested in projects, job offers, questions, and free food. Email mwhager87 at gmail.
Some of My Latest Articles
Some Nice Things People Have Said About Me
Incredible marketing partner with heart and skill
Can’t fully express how grateful we are that we found Matthias. We’ve been working with him for nearly a year and it is, for us, a dream come true. Having worked with many marketing and technical consultants, we had had more than a few disappointments. That has all changed.
Matthias is brilliant, organized, can do, positive, takes initiative, listens incredibly well, is understanding of our lack of skills or awareness. He is a great teacher as well as an integral part of our team. He is efficient, effective, and simply great to work with.
Matthias has: improved and created very effective (and sometimes complicated) marketing funnels, created data decks that lets us manage our business much more efficiently, cleaned and improved the whole process of list management, launched truly effective paid advertising campaigns (finally), improved organic lead generation, reviewed and analyzed our website and proposed improvements, improved our whole billing and invoicing process and a lot more!
WOW and wow again. We feel truly blessed to work with Matthias.
Katherine and Danny Dreyer, Founders, ChiRunning
Matthias was instrumental in growing Edgar from idea to over $1.5 million in annual revenue. His analysis and insights helped us make informed marketing decisions.
Laura Roeder, Founder, MeetEdgar
He immediately took charge of our entire marketing strategy and turned it into a well oiled machine. With his help we now have a better grasp of our numbers. We’re finally able to use the data to make informed marketing and business decisions!
Scott & Bethany Palmer, Founders, The Money Couple
Matthias was such an integral part of our very first 6 figure launch. Every time we had an important sales or marketing decision he had a ton of knowledge to share and we came up with a solid plan of action.
Rachael Lowe, Soul Level Love
Some of My Skills
Python & Django
Some of My Projects
It's Your Life Together. Remember It.Umoja is decidedly anti-social You're not here to share with your friends. You don't want to worry about your boss looking over your digital shoulder. This is the space for your private life with your partner. Umoja focuses on sharing all the personal moments in your journey with your partner. These moments are sometimes silly, sometimes sad; they might be look miniscule to someone else, but to you they are the most cherished. Your friends are tired of hearing about your cat. Your partner cherishes every minute of it. That's what makes them special.
A movie rating platform built on Python/Django. My goal was to create an incredibly simple way to track movies I have watched, and movies I would like to see. It had to be fast. It had to be fun. The end result met those challenges. What makes this app especially unique is its dead simple onboarding and login system. Instead of creating a username or connecting to a third party service, you simply start rating movies. You're given a unique link you can use to login with later.
Phaser Health Meter
Phaser Health Meter is a Phaser plugin that lets you easily insert health meters for your sprites. Meters can be attached to any sprite and update dynamically based on the sprite's health component.
5 Minutes at a Time
Tiny, daily challengesA series of tiny, daily challenges that aim to improve your life in small ways. We all lead busy lives. It's tough to find time to experience new things or change old habits. 5MAT gives you a unique challenge every day designed to do just that, in 5 minutes or less. This was a personal experiment I created and continue to work on.
Daily task boards that hold you accountable. Aurora Board helps you plan out your day, and stick to your goals. This is the digital adaptation of my pen & paper task management system. It helps you plan your work 1 day at a time in a simple format. Small triggers help you accomplish your tasks. Built on Python/Django and the Django Rest Framework, with a Backbone.js frontend.
Double Your Conversion Rate
Drive more leads through your marketing funnel without spending more on ads. This short guide teaches you 5 practical steps you can take right now to improve the opt-in rate on all of your landing pages. I use this series as a lead generation tool for my online marketing consulting.
A writing habits application. Logos was one of the first Django applications I built, meant to apply Jerry Seinfeld's habit tracking calendar to your writing goals. While still live and functional, Logos is in permanent maintenance mode.
Momentum is a short series of emails designed to put your business in a sustainable growth mindset. It’s perfect for established freelancers, solopreneurs, and small online businesses that have plateaued, or are struggling with their marketing efforts. I use this series as a lead generation tool for my online marketing consulting.
Some of My Work Experience
Marketing Consultant – 2HelixTech (2009-Current)
I left Edgar to continue my solo work, this time helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses through online marketing. Some of my accomplishments include
- Building an optin and ad funnel to acquire thousands of leads for less than $0.20 per lead
- Improving the content research process for a popular blog, driving more, better converting traffic
- Engineering a $100,000 launch for a mentorship program
Stats Specialist – MeetEdgar (2014-2015)
Roeder Studios pivoted out of the online training game and into a SaaS app that saves online marketers dozens of hours each month. During this time I transitioned into a numbers guy. It was my job to track user data through the marketing funnel, trials, and application engagement. I would analyze this information and present reports and recommendations to the team.
WordPress Development & InfusionSoft – Roeder Studios (2012-2014)
I joined the company at a critical time. In my first two months I migrated over 20 individual membership websites onto a WordPress network, and coded the design for the new marketing website. In addition to my WordPress role, I took on the responsibility of managing InfusionSoft, which the company used heavily for their marketing and ecommerce. I built marketing campaigns, improved our checkout flow, and streamlined the processes that were causing the team constant headaches.
SEO/PPC Specialist – Out of Bounds Communications (2012-2014)
Although I had been performing SEO work for about a year prior to joining Out of Bounds, the freedom of working at a small agency allowed me to grow my skills exponentially. In this role I was the sole SEO for several clients. I drove traffic via search engine optimization and AdWords for clients including local optometrists and a large regional media provider.
Nuclear Electrician’s Mate – U.S. Navy (2006-2009)
I spent four years serving in the Navy. There I learned skills such as troubleshooting, which have helped me become a better programmer and marketer.
Some of My Favorite Coding Music
- The Pretty Reckless
- Foo Fighters
- Relient K