I am asking because once upon a time I had a highly paid professional job and I left it to pursue online marketing full-time and the results have been nothing to as close as to when I was in the corporate world. I am making a fraction of what I used to make and some months I make nothing or incur losses.
I thought the hours would be shorter, I thought I could live a flexible lifestyle...a dream lifestyle...it hasn't been the case for me. The hours are not shorter and the lifestyle is flexible alright but certainly not a dream lifestyle. I am making so much less than when I was in the corporate world.
Is it really possible to make the salary and bonus of a lawyer or investment banker in online marketing? Is the market really big enough? Or was I stupid to leave my lucrative professional career for online marketing which is not as lucrative?
I just feel a few big fish in the online marketing world make the big bucks and the majority of us struggle or make a very average income which would be even higher if we were in a real job and MUCH HIGHER if we were in a highly skilled professional paid job like I was.
Would you tell your children to be a lawyer/banker or pursue online marketing at home?