Choosing a Career: Internet Marketing

Being an Internet Marketer is the best job I have ever had. Granted, I have not had a ton of jobs on account of the fact that I am still a full-time graduate student, but I love my non-traditional career choice and could not be happier with the decisions I have made. I love crawling out of bed in the morning, going to my computer and seeing that I made money while I was sleeping. I love being my own boss and not having to answer to, or work for someone else.

I am a graduate student in marketing and I would likely be able to get a job that pays around $65,000 a year working upwards of 50 hours a week the first few years. (These numbers are essentially an average from the graduating classes the last couple of years). But why would I want to work a standard 9-5 doing a job for someone else and getting paid a tiny fraction of what the boss gets? The answer is that I would not and that is why I chose to become an online marketer.

There is a common misconception that you can get rich quick online, and that is not true. It takes a lot of work, and there are weeks that I put in more than 50 hours a week, but the best part about is that most of the things I do and the projects I participate with keep generating residual income long after I am done with them.

Lets say I create my own project in a particular niche. I design a website with some really good content for that niche and send highly targeted traffic to that website. I am getting advertising revenue from people clicking on ads on my site, and they are also purchasing my product. And by that time, guess what? I am already off creating my next profitable project.

Another GREAT thing about being an Internet marketer is that it is very inexpensive to start your business. You can by domains, hosting, graphics, an autoresponder, etc. for all relatively cheap as opposed to buying a lot for a building and other expensive things you would need for a ‘traditional’ business.

Another thing to think about is the ability to network online. It is VERY hard for most people working 9-5 jobs to have access to the CEOs of fortune 500 companies, but I have discussed, a number of times, internet marketing with some of the top online gurus that exist. The Internet makes this a lot more possible. What better way to get tips and learn new techniques to succeed? What a valuable resource.

In conclusion, do not be scared of taking a chance. Start your own online business on the side and work on it a couple of hours after work instead of watching television, dabble with it on the weekends, and learn everything you can about it. If you start to succeed you might want to consider it full-time so you can stick it to “the man.” So many people are scared to risk that 9-5 job they do not even like because of security, but after they witness that money flowing in while they are sleeping, they might change their mind and become an Internet Marketer!

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