Bizviznet Interview Series – Interview 1 with Michael Babcock

The Bizviznet interview series is meant to focus on people that are making a positive difference in the lives of those around them and the blind community in general and to serve as inspiration to those wanting to do the same.

If you provide services or products aimed at blind and vision impaired people and would like to fill in our interview questionnaire, please e-mail for more info.

And now, on to our first interview:

Name: Michael Babcock

Where are you from:
Oregon, USA. I am the oldest of 6 and the only blind person in my family. I have been completely blind since birth

Could you tell us more about your business?
I assist blind entrepreneurs with establishing and building their brand online, and expanding that brand to live streaming and other social media.

What would be the most important challenges you have faced in your business or career? Overcoming accessibility issues when it comes to some of the platforms I use.

What helped you the most when times were tough?
Working with someone who can help me overcome these technological challenges.

Name some adaptive devices, programs or equipment you would not want to be without?
My Macbook and my iPhone …

Do you have tips or suggestions for others who would like to pursue their own professional careers or run their own businesses?
Do something, and stop worrying about what others will think of what you do.
If you’re passionate about it, then other people who are passionate about the same thing will connect with you naturally.
Consistent, creative, consumable content will help you stand out from what everyone else is doing.
Don’t forget to add a call to action in your content as well.

Which social media channels do you use most often?
Blab, Twitter, Periscope, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Youtube

What would be your favorite author, color and food?
Too many favorite authors to list here … anything that’s positive and educational to help me advance my life so that I can help others.
Favorite color would be blue, and favorite food, something spicy.

Name of your business: Your Own Pay
Phone: 541-379-0891


Twitter, Blab and Periscope: @payown

Services or Products offered:
Digital marketing education, consulting and strategy implementation.