What Is Your Job Title...

by ryanmilligan Banned
30 replies
Ok, so if you do IM full time and somebody asks you what you do for a living. What do you tell them?

The general public aren't as like minded as us and about 99% of them aren't going to know what a copywriter or affiliate marketer is.

So how do you explain to them what you do.

Personally I just tell them I am an online marketer and web developer. I never really go in to detail and rarely do people actually ask. They seem to get a little confused when I even remotely try to talk about the subject.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
    My business card says "Internet Marketing Consultant". There are people though that have no idea of what i am doing, especially older people.

    So, to all the relatives, parents and older friends, i say that i am into the web design(which i am not) to make it a little easier on them.

    I know that this is not the best approach but what can you do???

    Dimitris
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  • Profile picture of the author WhiteDove
    I say Online marketer...
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  • Profile picture of the author derek4798
    just say you make websites.

    if they ask what kind of websites - say porn - that will end the discussion.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    It's either I say online marketer or online entrepreneur. If they don't understand or know what it means, I give them my card with my site on it and it's up to them to figure it out. If someone is really interested to know what I do, then we'll have a lil sit down and explain for a bit what I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author nrmillions
    i just say i work in tech
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  • Profile picture of the author JimMichael
    Media Relations Strategist.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by ryanmilligan View Post

    What Is Your Job Title...

    "Wordsmith (& Skepchick)". :p


    I normally tell people "internet marketer" (and not only to give John McCabe the chance to ask me how many internets I've marketed today). If people don't understand what it means, I then amplify by saying "affiliate marketer" and if that doesn't ring a bell, I then use Amazon as an example, rather than ClickBank, because everyone's heard of Amazon and can see how that works - even though Amazon's only a tiny proportion of my income, really.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
    Magic mushroom farmer

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  • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
    Well according to my boss, I'm the "Programmer Guy"
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    No more...
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzard74
    Professional Seat Warmer
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    You don't want to click here --> Richard Arblaster

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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    The Duke of Birmingham is my formal title.

    You may call me Sir...
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    I say what I've always said. "I own my own business".

    If they say what in or ask more specifically what I do, I say marketing and consulting.

    I add the consulting because I've gotten some offline clients who I have helped with this too.
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  • Profile picture of the author MeTellYou
    I say I am a salesman or a ghostwriter, depending on what I feel like.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    People usually don't understand what is a network marketer or an internet marketer.

    The best thing to say is:

    I sell products for other companies. I am like a middle man.
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    • Profile picture of the author kschieng
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      People usually don't understand what is a network marketer or an internet marketer.

      The best thing to say is:

      I sell products for other companies. I am like a middle man.
      I have been into the same situation before. I told them the exact same thing as you did.:rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    According to this thread labels arent important.

    So even though I make money online as an internet marketer, Ill say bus driver :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    I just tell them i'm doing business online. If they ask again what kind, I just gave them my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elluminati
    Once I learn the ropes, I think I'll use IMP (Internet Marketing Pimpstress)...Sounds crucial, lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mosa
    I do "Search Engine Optimization and Marketing". I say this not because I want to sound smart, but because it draws attention and people seem to be a lot more interested and ask more questions than if I just say "Internet Marketing".
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Originally Posted by ryanmilligan View Post

    What Is Your Job Title...
    My business card says "King of the Lizard People".
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    Founder of JVZoo. All around good guy :)

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    • Profile picture of the author moneyroom
      Ryan, when I'm talking to potential clients my title is Internet Business Coach. When I'm talking to friends and in general conversation I tell I am a seeker of multiple incomes. Oh, and I answer my personal phone with, "Hello, World Domination Headquarters."
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      We work with new and existing businesses with their online income development.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charanjit
    Mine say taxi driver. honestly works wonders.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr.Daydream
    Just say online marketer
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  • Profile picture of the author Sitestomp
    Just say "web developer".
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  • Profile picture of the author LukeZ
    Entrepreneur and Start Up Consultant
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  • Profile picture of the author Torro
    I don't try to get everyone to understand what I do, so I don't have a good answer for it. Sometimes I say "I'm running my own business", sometimes I say "Internet marketer" or say "I work with online sales and marketing campaigns"... Sometimes I just say something completely different than what I actually do, like "I'm a student", if it doesn't matter what the person who asks me think or knows.... Sometimes I say "Taxi driver" just because I have a license to drive taxis.

    I believe that everyone who is in our industry have a very different mindset and way of thinking than the average person.

    I'm not so worried about what people think about me, or what I do. If they don't approve it, I'm not going to try to prove something to them.

    As long as my my closest family and friends THINK they understand it, and don't criticize me, I will be very happy
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterWahm
    I tried the 'ghostwriter' thing once and I had people wondering how on earth I can write for dead people...so now I just say I'm a teacher.
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    PM me if you want a romantic fiction ghostwriter.

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  • Profile picture of the author HansM
    Online Business Architect.

    At my other job I'm Enterprise Architect, which nobody understands either
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    The Online Business Architect

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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    I just tell them that I am doing a Magic Business online, hence I became MagicLouie.
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