A Day in the Life

A Day In The Life: William Soares Pinto, HubPeople


Name: William Soares Pinto
Age: 25
Company: HubPeople
Role: Business Development & Sales Associate

Which app or program do you check first thing in the morning?

I have a ritual in the mornings. I get to the office, say hello to everyone (love the team here) and then turn on my Mac.

I always open the same three Safari tabs: www.hubpeople.com to check the numbers in the morning and Facebook and Linkedin for networking, news and a bit of industry gossip – we all love it don’t we?

What does your typical day look like?

HubPeople is a fast-growing company, but we are still a small team and therefore I cover quite a lot of different areas.

A typical day in the office often consists of reviewing performance, analysing spreadsheets, ensuring the affiliates are happy with our services and trying to increase their traffic / revenue / profit.

It is also my job to chase up contacts who are wobbling on the fence as to starting sites with us and giving them reassurance.

I also love connecting with new people via social media, forums and networking platforms.

I do Skype conferences and enjoy brainstorming ideas with my colleagues on how we can grow the business.

As if I don’t have enough to do, I also end up making a lot of tea after losing games of stone, paper, scissors (but I get my revenge by singing loudly when I have my headphones on!)

If I am on a business trip I network hard, attend panels, make a lot of new friends, collect 1000s of business cards (which litter my desk) and … well the usual 😉

Which app can’t you live without?

That is a difficult question. I would say Facebook Messenger, or maybe Skype, as doing business is not a 9 to 5 task, so I’m always up for some business chat from my phone. When I don’t lose it 🙂

What do you like doing in your free time?

Free time? What on earth is free time?! Hahaha! 

Well, outside of office hours, I am still available. We deal with partners around the globe so 9 to 5 Monday to Friday is a little unconventional these days. When I do get free time I love karaoke, table tennis, nice food and fine red wine (sorry but I am French and I cannot help myself).

What is your favourite film?

The Green Mile –  if you haven’t seen it, then where have you been?!!

Which TV show are you currently watching?

I will pass on that one, I am confident but not shameless…

What’s on your music playlist at the moment?

If I am totally honest – the top 10 are Disney songs, with a preference for Frozen’s Let it Go and Je Voudrais deja Être Roi, the French version of The Lion King’s ‘Just Can’t Wait to be King’ – it sounds so much nicer in French and makes my colleagues run away to put the kettle on.

Who should we follow on Twitter?

@Hubpeople1 – HubPeople

@WHubpeople – Me

Sorry but a sales person stays a sales person – no matter what 😉

Do you have any productivity tips?

Hmmm…As a relative newbie, I think the best advice I can give is to be available, genuine, hardworking, outgoing and fun.

I still believe that I have a lot to learn in this ever-changing industry, and I think I will always be learning as new ideas arise and I meet more people.

Always keep an open mind when trying new things and only believe in a/b testing and numbers. (I have had some funny experiences. If you want some saucy stories get in touch with me – even more if you have traffic! hahaha!)

And the biggest tip of all – to remember that we are dealing with real people, real feelings and real relationships of all kinds.

Visit HubPeople here.

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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