The reason I am writing this post is the fact that there are some pretty talented marketers on this forum that have put in a lot of hard work but squint at the thought of a job. Some are making money and some aren't. The reality is that there are hundreds, if not thousands of digital marketing agencies across the America and Europe looking to hire people with online marketing skills.
Last summer I had the amazing opportunity to work for a successful digital marketing agency in the U.K who managed a lot of high profile brands. I was given this opportunity due to my writing and SEO skills learnt from my affiliate websites and reviews. Before then I had worked in a supermarket as a 17 year old kid and knew why a lot of people hated their jobs.
The experience I had at the digital marketing agency really opened my eyes and made me think more professionally towards my websites. The time I had there was awesome. I got to get up and make tea/hot chocolate whenever I wanted, we had a dominoes pizza every month in the meetings, had regular socials and had a good consistent pay. Not the dreaded 9-5pm everyone used to tell me about.
I'm writing this post in the hope to inspire people to not quit, because the skills you learn from your sites today could come of use to you in the future. When I thought I had failed in my quest to make £xxx amount per month, I had actually gained skills that an employer thought were impressive.