Who is Ryan Eagle?
Time flies so fast… That’s amazing. I have the feeling it was only yesterday that I made a post about Joel Comm in the “Who Is” post series but it’s already been a week. This post series previously featured Frank Kern and Joel Comm. Now is the time for a post about Ryan Eagle.
Ryan Eagle is the founder and owner of EWA Private Network, one of nowadays’ most popular affiliate networks. You may have already heard of him on other blogs, twitter or forums. He is generally recognized for being cocky, but I’m pretty sure that he is in fact a nice guy (or maybe I’m wrong?). At least, based on the emails exchange we had before this post was written, I have a good feeling about him.
Who’s that Ryan Eagle?
Ryan Eagle is a 23 years old hard worker who’s always cocky. He enjoys playing BlackJack and never miss a chance to remind anyone of his 4 main centers of interest: money, hoes, cars and clothes.
Where does Ryan Eagle come from?
Ryan operates an Illinois-based company called Eagle Web Assets Inc. He started working online full-time in 2004 and since then have applied several changes to his business model. In the beginning, he was doing mostly SEO. Then he migrated to doing some CPA advertising in 2005. The next step has been switching completely to full-time affiliate marketing in 2007. In 2009, most of his income was made through media buying, social traffic and contextual popups.
Eagle Web Assets Inc.
Ryan founded his main company Eagle Web Assets Inc. in 2004 after succeeded big time with some of his websites and reaching over a million unique visitors daily. This company was going to be the foundation to his internet empire.
EWA Private Network, Affiliate Game Changer?
In the beginning of 2009, Eagle Web Assets launched EWA Network, an affiliate network. The concept of EWA is not rocket science, it’s actually based on 4 principles: EWA will pay more, EWA will get more, EWA will pay quicker and EWA will help more.
While Ryan clearly emphasize on the fact that EWA will help their affiliate grow their business, the reality is sometimes far from the concept. So far, my experience with EWA has been like any other network, except maybe the fact that my Affiliate Manager is always either unresponsive or has to go 2 minutes after I start talking to him (But that’s only my personal experience).
EWA Private Network, Clever Advertising
One thing that I have to admit is the clever way in which Ryan is advertising EWA. First of all, EWA Private Network is advertised as an “exclusive” network where you can’t get in unless someone vouch for you. This is mostly a marketing plot to make you think that EWA has something special.
The second important thing is that I’m pretty sure you’ve already seen some banners for EWA. It’s all over the Internet Marketing blogs. Ryan is clearly making massive media buys on every single blog in the niche to stand out of the crowd.
One network is not enough: BLAM Ads
On the New Years Eve 2010, Ryan looked back and realized that he had spent almost 6 years working crazy hours to grow his business. So he decided to hire and train new employees to lower his own workload. He did this so well that he ended up with a lot of free time on his hands, the problem being that he is a complete workaholic. This is when he decided to launch a new company: BLAM Ads.
By using the knowledge and skills he had recently learned, Ryan started this project (BLAM Ads) thinking big right from the start and hired some people to work with him. It took him only 2 months of heavy work to get the ball rolling by itself.
Next step: Angel Investment
Being the workaholic that he is, Ryan simply couldn’t stop there. Eagle Web Assets started investing in over a dozen new companies, setup hierarchy and management within them, developed strong branding and marketing initiates.
When and where will Eagle Web Assets stop its impressive growth? I have no fucking idea! But congrats Ryan for what you do, it’s a nice lesson for young entrepreneurs.
Ryan Eagle Company Address
If for any reason you would like to contact Ryan or Eagle Web Assets, here is their company address:
Eagle Web Assets Inc.
9933 Lawler, Suite 355
Skokie, IL 60077
United States of America