Why Become an SEO

Last Modified: Jul 11, 2018 @ 7:02 am

I often get asked what job I have and most of the time I struggle to answer this question. This is because so many different professions in our trade call themselves SEO gurus, online marketers, digital nomads, digital marketing experts, growth hackers and many more job descriptions. In a nutshell, I help commercial businesses generate more leads and gain exposure in as many places as possible. The benefits are endless and I love being an SEO or whatever else you might want to call it.

If you want to look into this yourself and start a career in SEO then follow the link for online courses educating you on everything you need to know to become an online marketing specialist. So let’s get started and explain the benefits of why you should consider being an SEO.

1. Job Satisfaction

A huge benefit of being an SEO is job satisfaction. You are working with businesses in helping them grow their profits. If you are good at what you do then you can make a lot of companies a lot of profit.

The success is hugely rewarding because your clients are constantly ringing to thank you. They ask to take you out for drinks, and they are basically reliant on you so the customer relationship is amazing. You have the power because you are the person generating them the clients they need. So, for this reason, you get great job satisfaction from what you do.

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Making money online by helping these businesses with SEO is certainly not the same as multi-level marketing. In my eyes, MLM is conning people to pyramid sales and in the long run, many people lose out on this. To read about the difference on MLM and SEO click the link for more details. The job satisfaction of being an SEO is certainly a feeling of fulfilment or enjoyment that a person derives from their job. Through being in this specialist niche you feel these rewards daily.

2. Not Location-Dependent

You can travel anywhere in the world and as long as you have a laptop and internet you can work. This gives you freedom and flexibility as there’s no need to rent an office or commute to work every day. You can work from home or even as you travel around the world.

It is totally up to you and your schedule, but you need to make sure you are putting the hours in if you want to get real results. This kind of lifestyle is often referred to as a Digital Nomad way of living, you can see more about this here. Many people enjoy being able to work like this when it is convenient for them with no limitations.

3. Growing Industry

The SEO business is constantly growing as new developments come about in online marketing. Google updates its ranking algorithms frequently, meaning new strategies are needed. There are now more searches and more users of search engines than ever before. As a result of this, the demand for conquering this market is massive.

So many people now take to Google before buying products and looking for services. There are so many ways for businesses to generate profits from this. The number of companies moving online to sell products or market themselves is also on the rise. From this, it is giving even more opportunities to digital marketers.

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Traditional advertising methods are becoming less popular and less powerful with many businesses trying to keep up with the online world. You can see more about the growth of SEO as an industry in this blog post if you are interested in reading more. Getting a job in the SEO niche gives you plenty of room to develop and advance in the future. The strategies are changing almost every day so there is plenty to learn.

4. Profits Can Be Unlimited

There is no cap on what you can earn. The more you graft the more you will earn and as the industry is growing every year. There are not enough marketers for the demand of work so prices can be ridiculous. This kind of skill and expertise is in such high demand from so many companies. Because of this, there are plenty of opportunities to make good money through SEO and digital marketing. Being able to bring in leads and increase profits for a wide range of businesses is a priceless service to offer. So you’ll be sure to see the benefits if you put the work in.

5. Flexible Working Hours

Work whatever hours you want to work and from whatever location in the world. This flexibility makes it easy to learn and grow your skills in your own time when it’s convenient. Work around your own lifestyle and your family to make your daily tasks easier to manage.

Let me Break This List Up With a Mindset Section

If you are reading this and thinking “WOW! This is a dream job because I can make money while sat on the beach drinking mojitos and get rich quick.” Then please close down this article now and never return to this website ever again. No but seriously guys you need the right mindset from the start and that is you will be willing to graft and take action to make this happen. You need to learn a lot and understand the niche first before just going out delegating all your work to staff overseas and not knowing what you are paying for.

Please read this article here – You Create Your Own Luck By Taking Massive Determined Action because it is amazing how many people say you are so lucky. But my response to that is “It is amazing that the harder I work the luckier I seem to get.” You need to be willing to put the graft in and do not get stuck in the cycle of ‘Analysis Paralysis’. This is the state of over analysing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralysing the outcome. Start taking massive determined action today and if you need to improve your SEO knowledge or are looking to start out in this industry then register to this completely free webinar which will give you more information – http://goo.gl/fttHcs.

6. Most Searched For Skill

For business owners and recruitment companies, the most searched for skill globally is SEO. The demand for SEO is so huge and the number of marketers cannot keep up with this demand. There are not enough people trained in this field to cover the demands of businesses all over the world. Having this knowledge gives you a valuable service which you can provide for any company that wants to increase sales.

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If a business wants to grow and be more successful, owners need to be looking into new ways of marketing in order to boost sales and bring in more clients. With in-depth knowledge of Google ranking strategies, you’ll be in a position to fill this need and work within many industries. The digital marketing world is constantly expanding which means there is always a demand for online marketing services.

7. You Don’t Need to Meet a Single Client in Person

You can deal with all your clients remotely from anywhere in the world. Connecting with Skype, email and many CRM systems which are now available means you can get clients from anywhere in the world. They don’t just have to be within your local town. Because your work is so accessible from wherever you are, this gives you even more opportunity to expand who you work with. There is no need to go out and meet with clients to explain what is being done each month. You can simply work from your own schedule, delegate out certain tasks and customise everything to how you want.

8. Never Run Out of Potential Clients

There are 118 new websites coming online every minute, so that’s 7083 new websites every single hour. Putting that into a daily amount, that is 170,000 new websites every single day entering the internet. So that is potentially 170,000 new clients you could go after to provide them with a service. The vast majority of new and existing companies will be looking for ways to get more customers and ultimately make more sales and profit. If you have enough knowledge of SEO strategies to be able to provide these leads, you will become valuable to lots of businesses.

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There are so many different niches and markets available, with new ones being created every day. These all open up opportunities with companies who need to increase their sales but are unsure of how to go about digital marketing and don’t know where to start. You can provide an effective service which helps them to become more successful and generate better profits.

9. Your Revenue Can Be Made Totally Passive

I am a massive advocate for outsourcing your work. Here is a great article about hiring virtual assistants to help you grow your company. Therefore you could potentially have a team of staff employed anywhere in the world completing your services so you can relax. The amount of SEO outsourcing agencies are endless and delegating this work is key to success. So let’s say you decided to visit the popular website Upwork and you posted a job there. On average they say the estimated amount of replies is 41 applicants saying they can fulfil the job role you need completing.

Having such a large amount of skilled workers available makes it easier for you to scale up your work. This is because you are not just depending on what you can do in a day. As long as you set up Standard Operating Procedures for each task that you need doing, assistants from all over the world can work for you and make the whole process much quicker.

10. The SEO Community

WOW guys the SEO community is something else. I have made so many great friends and treat them now as part of my extended family. We travel regularly to meet up and the community is the best I have ever come across. Sharing knowledge, ideas and helping each other is such a great feeling. You will always come across people who can teach you things and vice versa.

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I personally love the definition of Synergy where two heads are always better than one as you can bring more ideas to the table. In the world of SEO, networking is vitally important because it’s very difficult to come up with all of the answers and ideas by yourself. Talking with people about their different experiences and strategies they have tried can benefit you both.

Why Become an SEO: Round Up

Since I became a digital nomad I have learnt so many life lessons. Here is an article with regards to digital nomad life lessons that runs through everything I have learnt while working in SEO and travelling the world.

If you want to travel and make money online or build a large SEO agency then you really need to understand the huge benefits of delegation because you need to outsource the work to technicians to allow you to be the online entrepreneur to grow your earnings.

James Dooley

About James Dooley

Digital Nomad who loves travelling the world networking while working on my laptop. Life is a perception of your own reality. You have no excuses and should be making memories every single day #LearnSomethingNew #Develop #Synergy #Network

16 Comments

  • Dino Gomez says:

    Straight fire. Well said bud. Can’t beat the SEO lifestyle, helping clients, & networking with awesome entreprenuers.

  • Elliot says:

    Lots of detail here can I ask how long you have been in the SEO industry mate?

  • Amelia says:

    Thanks for this post James, found it really interesting to read! I’m going to have a look at some more of your posts!

  • Dan says:

    Finally an SEO article that breaks it down easily. So many pages out there giving false information but this really makes a lot of sense. Nice one!

  • Gafis says:

    I was trying to much to protect myself as this is dangerous, but read your message on twitter, let’s talk, see email.

  • colin says:

    Really like the article, clear, easy to understand and well detailed. Have been having difficult time trying to understand various SEO content posted in different sites. Thanks to fatrank.com , I now understand why I should start doing SEO. Just a quick question…Is it possible you help me understand on how I can optimize my website? Email me collinsobara@yahoo.com

  • Elliot says:

    I think for most people, the idea of being able to travel anywhere in the world and still be able to work would be the most appealing factor. However, for me as much as the digital nomad lifestyle sounds amazing, I think the SEO community is probably the biggest factor. I have met several great search engine optimisers in the couple of years I have been involved in the industry and not once have I ever met someone negative! Even people on forums will be more than happy to help you as the SEO community is super upbeat and positive! Everyone is linking to help each other find results and make profits. I feel like the other main factor for me is that SEO is the most searched for skill globally. This shows how many people would love to plant themselves in the industry and shows the amazing potential for the industry in the future. It is such a solid foundation for any career due to all the individual jobs that can come from it. In my opinion, as of now there is no better industry for a job.

  • Jorge Barna says:

    The first reason I would like to become an SEO is that I think learning about this area would help me improve and broaden my career. After studying Photography & Graphic design it’s hard to find an area of work just in that area, I want to learn new things and I think that getting into digital marketing would help me improve my skills and knowledge in other areas. Another reason would that the digital world is growing and having experience in the digital marketing industry is going to help in the future. In this industry the possibilities are endless, you can achieve anything, that’s what I think this industry is so interesting.

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