What are some of the good reasons and bad reasons to choose SEO as a Career?
Another thing to be careful of is the fact that you don't have any control over what google does or how they change things. We're all waiting to see what they churn out in later first quarter related to video and forced historical search playing an even larger roll in serps.
We don't know when it will happen or to what extent. But, surely some sites will suffer when others do not. A single career in "only" seo means you are at the mercy of what google implements.
Not saying that's good or bad...you just had be ready for anything so that there are no surprises when a client with 2500 pages calls you wondering what the hell happened yesterday.
I suppose I would try getting a website or two of your own to the top of Google for competitive search term(s) and see how easy/hard you find the process. Then branch out from there on spare-time basis and then go full time when you can see the business is there and you enjoy it. Good luck!
Gosh, everytime I see a thread that starts with a generalised question post like that one, the poster has a couple of posts in total and hasn't replied to any other posts on the thread, and their sig links are well organised and usually for 'make money' schemes or such like, I can't help but think 'sig link spammer'.
as every tom dick and harry has site now....after 5-10 people wont type address but search for any thing she want ....and SE will be like major suggestor....so if u know seo then only u will survive...so more money will be vested in site promotion rather than site features....
now web is in "features" phase....feature wins...
with every thing made so simple,software being made for every thing...even scripting language being easier....will something called seo survive as a business is big question....if she knows every thing ...if software does every thing why should she pay u?
and after all labour based work(site submission) doesnt earn real money..
so as for me...i think seo will be merged in to(be a part of) greater discipline called "internet marketing"...so better be ready for that...
Me and a friend have made some side money with SEO work.
But it is sometimes a pain to work with somebody who has their own web designer. Things can get crossed, sometimes web designers are touchy - as are SEO experts lol
I think that from a local standpoint the best way to make money is to roll your SEO services up into some kind of web design package.
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One good reason is that you can make a lot of money with the right clients and find workers to do it cheap. You just need to speak the lingo well and sell it. A bad reason is actually needing to do the SEO work yourself.. It pretty much is busy work that will burn you out for little profit
If seo is your career then u can promote ur websites networks in few days and earn as much as u want, no matter some one choice ur services or not.
For making good earnings traffic is everything so seo is good for doing job or offering ur own services.
Good reasons to choose SEO as a career: - There's a whole lot of scope for a SEO professional and also god chance to mint money.
Bad reasons to choose SEO as a career: - There's a whole lot of competition in the SEO field. It is no so easy get a breakthrough and as a professional in this field, you need to be on your toes 24*7
SEO is cool and really interesting if you like Analysing and you are ready for exciting Dollar game.
SEO is not black magic or rocket science, but it always a unknown and very promising option for all Webmasters and E-commerce websites.