your holistic digital marketing partner

meet good aura

what does it mean to have a good aura?

Aura is the energy that you radiate. When you feel good about someone, they tend to have a good aura to them. It’s important to us both as people and as a digital marketing agency that we work with heart-centered individuals and companies that foster positivity and share our core values. That’s how our owner, Carlos, founded Good Aura.

We’re passionate about helping businesses do what they do best. We achieve this by building genuine relationships with our clients, providing an array of holistic services that are catered to their unique needs and constantly evolving goals, and position them to see positive long-term results.

our philosophy & core values

Good Aura was founded in 2019 in the nature wonderland that is Portland, Oregon. We moved our homebase to Chicago, Illinois in 2020 for its charming communities, iconic architecture, and captivating bucket-list experiences. We are also proudly BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and 1st-generation immigrant owned.

Our philosophy here at Good Aura is “positive energy, positive results.” (Brownie points if you knew this was also the Law of Attraction). Confidence, gratitude, intentionality, transparency, and a healthy headspace are key ingredients for a positive mindset and roadmap to success when we work together.

We also have 4 core company values that serve as the cornerstone of everything we do:

spread positivity

We’re not happy-go-lucky store greeters, but we’re not cold-hearted either. Being positive improves our happiness, relationships, and work quality. We cheer each other on through the highs and lows, celebrate small wins, and commit to lifelong self-improvement and personal growth.

embrace creativity

You don’t have to be a “creative” to be creative. Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes – thinking outside-of-the-box, asking the right questions, taking calculated risks, having fun in the process. Creativity also helps your physical and mental health. We’re big fans of that.

exemplify accountability

We’re outcome-driven leaders by nature, so we’re not afraid to step up to the plate. We hold ourselves responsible for being honest and respectful, meeting expectations, deadlines, and goals, and keeping an open ear for effective feedback.

pioneer diversity

Diversity of thought, age, color, gender, beliefs, cultural differences, and language is not just a box that we check off. It’s crucial that people, voices, and ideas are not marginalized. With respect and inclusivity, we’re able to come together stronger and achieve incredible feats.

the good people behind-the-scenes

carlos monteblanco

Founder, Owner
Chicago, IL

Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Portland, Oregon, Carlos founded Good Aura in 2018 with the purpose of making genuine, healthy relationships the cornerstone of driving success for businesses who need digital marketing. Through his 5-year agency and Fiverr freelancing career, he spearheaded and executed strategies for clients like Petco, Aflac, KinderCare, Michaels, and Hyundai. Carlos is now the proud dog owner of Noodle, the toy poodle. You can also catch him kayaking, running, lifting weights, skydiving, and attending concerts and festivals.

tanner rahl

Lead Creative Marketing Specialist
Morgantown, WV

Former professional E-sports player and clinical therapist, Tanner has a natural tenacity to excel in whatever field he pursues. Lucky for us, his compass has guided him to the world of digital marketing. His specialties lie in SEO, blogging, social media, and multimedia. Outside of work, he talks about the latest breaking news in sports and entertainment through his website, Rahl Reviews. He is the host of The 412 Podcast, which ranked in the top 50 in the US for “Entertainment-News” on Apple Podcasts. Tanner is also the proud dog owner of Kato the husky.

jaden perez

Creative Marketing Specialist
Chicago, IL

Jaden is a recent graduate of the University of Loyola Chicago. He graduated Cum Laude for the class of 2022, majoring in visual communication and minoring in both marketing and studio art. He has a passion for design and creativity, and strives to apply those principles within the digital marketing world. Getting to work with local marketers and creatives is what fuels his passion. When he’s not thinking outside-of-the-box, you can find Jaden designing sustainable clothes, enjoying the outdoors, and hanging out with his two dogs, Miso and Kai.

what it’s like working with us

“In the past 3 months, I’ve worked with Good Aura to optimize my website performance. Carlos is highly professional and knowledgeable. He asks the right questions, to allow SEO dummies like me to better understand what we are looking to get from our website. The keyword report and SEO recommendations that I received from him shows that he takes his work very seriously and leaves very small room, if any at all, for mistakes. But the best part is that everything he did showed an immediate result. My calendar got filled with appointments and I get more calls from potential clients. I strongly recommend Good Aura and Carlos for any SEO work!”

- Liat, Fabulous Healing

“We had an amazing experience working with Carlos and the other amazing developers at Good Aura who worked on our website. Good Aura put a lot of thought and intention into building our website that reflected our vision. They took all of our notes and made sure to create something special for our organization. When we needed to launch the website in time for a big fundraiser, the Good Aura crew came through and got the website completed and launched before our deadline. They really saved us! Since its launch, they have kept in touch to make sure the site is running smoothly. Their service is not only efficient but also friendly and personable. 10/10 would recommend Good Aura to anyone looking to build a website for their business. They'll take great care of you!”

- Dani, Brown Girl Rise

“Carlos could not have chosen a better name for his business. Every interaction with him I have has come with Good Aura. He has an energy to him that resonates with me on a deep level, which I am sure is important in the SEO and SMM world. The level of attention Carlos and his team will give you and your business is unmatched. The number one thing I want out of anyone I hire to do ANY job is trust. Without trust we have nothing, and Carlos definitely has something.”

- Alex, Root & Branch Physical Therapy

“We hired Good Aura for keyword research, SEO, and ongoing reporting. Carlos and team did a fantastic job throughout the relationship. Their deep knowledge on SEO best practices, from on-page to technical, helped give us a clear picture of how we were performing and what we could do to improve. Not only did Good Aura help us uncover new opportunities to improve our digital presence, but they guided us through a major Google algorithm update that had major implications for our business. Thanks to their expertise, we made it to the other side without losing any momentum. Thank you, Carlos and team!”

- Garrett, Northwest Self Storage

“Carlos is both an expert and a professional in his field. I highly recommend his services to any individuals or companies with any level of SEO knowledge. He and his team quickly ID and resolve issues and are always responsive to our inquiries. This is in addition to providing us with sound, consistent digital marketing advice. More importantly, Good Aura, has helped us significantly grow our business over the years through their knowledge, experience, vigilance, and constant improvement. Good Aura has always been an excellent partner because they have taken the time to understand our complex business."

- Jay, WasteXpress

Jay Asmus from WasteXpress

“Good Aura rocks! We hired Carlos and his team to help us define and execute strategies to improve the marketing of our services (speaking and coaching) and products (card game 'Choose Happiness @ Work'). There's no question that Good Aura improved our online presence and brand messages, especially on Amazon. They've made a positive difference that continues to last. Working with them is a pleasure. They practice what they preach. I recommend them highly.”

- Scott, Happy Brain Science

"Working with Good Aura has been a pleasure! Carlos is responsive, thorough, and is always so friendly and easy to communicate with. I really have appreciated this process and the product (website) is something I am thrilled with! I feel confident that moving forward working with Good Aura is going to be a breeze and it will continue to elevate my brand and web presence."

- Robin, New Narratives Hypnotherapy

Robin Carlisle of New Narratives Hypnotherapy

“I’ve been working with Carlos for a few years now. I can’t recommend him enough. I’ve been extremely happy with his work, professionalism, responsiveness, and knowledge. I strongly recommend Carlos and Good Aura for any project."

- Dmitry, CJ Plumbing & Heating

Dmitry Dvorkin of CJ Plumbing & Heating Testimonial

"Good Aura is incredibly responsive. Carlos has an advanced knowledge of servers, databases, WordPress, and all other technological components that come with having a website that runs smoothly. Blown away! Thank you!"

- Jennifer, Grano Law

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“Carlos does excellent work. He rebuilt my website with the all the features I wanted: blog, contact forms, shopping cart, and the associated products on a new hosting service among other things. The project went smoothly. Carlos quickly and efficiently handled the inevitable issues that pop up. It was a real pleasure to work with him. I highly recommend Good Aura for your next digital marketing project.”

- Phil, Rogue River Consulting

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