My name is Tyler, I'm new to the forum so I would like to introduce myself in my first posted thread
I'm wondering why all of you have decided that Internet Marketing is the career choice for you?
Did you just hate your job? Was it all the different ads that sparked an interest? Were you a marketer before the internet hit society? Did you truly believe there was easier ways of making money, than the traditional work 40 hours, get paid, work 40 hours, get paid type of work?.....Here is my reason why I have turned to the Internet and Internet Marketing as my career choice.....
I'm only 21, after highschool in 2006 I was working at a local automotive manufacturing plant as a Part Press Operator, this was a Japanese Managed Corporation...at first the thought of $20 an hour was awesome only being 18 and all. So I did this for two full years, I worked my ass off for the company for about a year and a half, I was training on a press that was difficult to run solo, one day I hit my target (after many weeks of no one hitting target) I was very proud of myself, and did expect some kind of recognition from my management staff...this did not happen...I didn't let it bug me too much, a couple days later I hit target again...again this went unnoticed.
So I decided after this, the hell with it, if my good work goes unnoticed than I figure so will my bad work. I soon found out this wasn't the case, the bad work always got pointed out! But having my personality I couldn't do a good job for a big corporation (that on average made $10 per part, and manufactured over 250,000 parts per month) without incentive or recognition, and to see the top investors gloat in their greed, I was done, fed up and pissed.
I made a quick decision to apply for college and take the program I desired when I first finished High School. This decision was made 3 weeks before school started...So I was broke after tuition, and dazed at my major turn in my life.
This is the time I started looking at different things on the internet, I bought a few ebooks, and programs and failed miserably, this ultimately discouraged me for over a year...
Being in an Automotive Marketing Program, I have learned a little bit about Marketing, and specifically CRM (Customer Retention Marketing). Being in school I spent a lot of time on the internet. After working many part time jobs, mostly in the hospitality industry, I started reading about Internet Marketing, and have learned that this is the new age of business, and it is also a more effective way to make the same kind of money as doctors, and lawyers without having to attend expensive universities for 11 years :S However, I do understand that I must read and research to understand and be successful (something I know a lot of people don't bother to do)
I am still a beginner, and I will always be learning...my experience since high school is what has brought me to the Internet as a source of income, the fact that you can reach millions of consumers while working at home blows my fricken mind!! AND I LOVE IT!!!!!
I would like to hear other stories from members of how you came to be an Internet Marketer!
Also my first project that I have made a commitment to is in my signature, this is my first real attempt at making money online, and I am learning a lot because of this forum, if anyone would like to help me with my venture I am open to all suggestions and opinions, PM me if you would like to talk more personally.