One of the most important things I find that people overlook is choosing the right path. In internet marketing, you need to choose which line of business to get into based on your personality.
I will tell you about a personal experience of mine that might shed some light on this topic. When I started to get into SEO, I listened to some of the top guru’s (I paid almost 10K for this course) and that the quickest way to make money is by starting an agency. Agreeably, you can start with no money, you just need to hustle and get clients.
So, I went with what he said and started my own agency.
I hustled to get clients and managed to get a few and was doing well, ranking on the first page in Google for my own agency site and getting lots of exposure. However, I felt that I was headed in a direction that just didn’t suit me.
I realized after that I didn’t want to deal with people face to face anymore and deal with issues like getting calls whenever something went wrong.
Also, I love to travel and when you are dealing with local clients, it’s a bit difficult to communicate with them when you are in Thailand.
This is when a lightbulb went off in my head and I quickly realized that what I was doing did not match my personality and lifestyle.
My focus then changed. I decided that affiliate marketing and e-commerce were much more suited for my personality.
What’s in it For You?
So, what does this mean for you? If you want to make money online, don’t just go where the money is or what someone tells you to do. Do what you feel suits you the most. If you enjoy talking to people, don’t mind cold calling, striking up conversations with people, etc., then you’d be great at starting your own agency in either SEO, social media or both.
If you prefer to reach a broad audience of people you don’t have to have direct contact with (and probably never will) then you need to either get into e-commerce or affiliate marketing.
Don’t make the mistake I made, match your personality and lifestyle you want to have with what you want to do. I still have a few clients that are amazing but my focus is on affiliate and ecom.
Are you starting to see the bigger picture yet? It’s like when you decided on a career. Was it the right choice or did you feel there was something else you were more suited for?
If this has resonated with you, my site has a lot of reviews on different courses to take. Getting an education is important as it will prepare you much quicker than learning everything on your own. I have spent thousands of dollars on courses and can easily spot the bad from the good. You’ll notice that some reviews I make on my site are positive, while others not so much. I want to provide you with value, not fluff.
I hope this has helped but If you’re not sure which direction to go into, check out my article on my top 5 recommended business ideas.
Here’s to your future!