Kris Reid:

Software engineer from Brisbane, Australia is a passionate entrepreneur and intrepid explorer. A country boy that went from farm to working in the Financial markets of London with a successful career until the Global Financial Crisis. This is where Kris lost his job but found his passion.

Kris left the corporate world and went exploring. Travelling Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas whilst financing his life providing Search Engine Optimisation Services.

Kris had virtual staff for years but eventually decided to grow the organization Ardor will need a real office so he moved to Davao, Philippines and opened Ardor’s first office. Ardor rapidly expanded in both services and offices. Now providing a full suite of digital marketing support as well as having a second office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Bonus insights from Kris:

 What is a new trend in SEO that excites you?

-Accelerated Mobile Pages


Read more, worry less, try to balance and have patience

Describe your typical day. What makes you productive?

Up at dawn, yoga, breakfast, meditation, planning my goals for the day, trying to hit those goals, customer and staff emails, dinner, then bed. 

What keeps you up at night? What problem do you wish someone would solve in the business world or within your niche?

Nothing really. If I knew what the problem was I would solve it, that’s what engineers do 🙂

In SEO what is the most common mistake you see businesses making?

Hiring a rubbish SEO firm or lack of thought into what they are trying to achieve.

If you could only recommend one book for our community to read, what would it be and why?

Guide to the Goodlife – for personal growth.

Q10.  What strategy helped you clients most?  Explain what you did and how it worked.

Truly understanding what they are really trying to achieve, their end goal and how a website can help them achieve it.

Q11. Where does your personal motivation and inspiration to be successful come from?

I love to lead, support and ensure the Ardor team is happy, healthy and constantly growing. How I can better serve them and our customers

How should people connect with you?  E.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, email, website, etc.


What’s next?

I’m in the middle of writing a book on Digital Marketing. It goes through my entrepreneurial journey that taught me what I know and how others can apply it to their businesses. Stay tuned! 

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