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  • May
    21

    Internet Marketing Is The Job Of The Future

    Well, the news is out and it’s official. Jobs are dead, according to Forbes. I won’t bore you with all the details, but essentially what they’re saying is that the traditional job is dead because companies really no longer have a need for full time workers with there being so many contractors and outsourcing avenues available. Why hire somebody for $50,000 a year when you can get twice the productivity for half the money?

    So great. Exactly what does this have to do with Internet marketing?

    In essence, IM is the job of the future. Most people are going to start to realize that the traditional 9 to 5 just isn’t working any longer and they’re going to start doing what you and I are already doing.

    The question is, is this good or bad?

    Depends on how you look at it. If you’re afraid of competition because your work is shoddy or you really don’t have anything to offer to anybody, then yes, you’re pretty much going to be up the creek. You’re going to be up against people who will care enough to put their best product in the hands of their customers.

    However, if you have something to offer of real value, the extra competition won’t actually be competition but additional sources of revenue. Think about it. Is every marketer going to be selling the same thing? Of course not. There may be some overlap, but there is going to be a lot of diversity.

    Now, think about this. Most marketers, if they’re smart, don’t do everything themselves. I do it out of boredom and needing to keep busy. But then again, I never really cared about optimizing my business to the point where I was actually a “boss” over a lot of people. That just wasn’t for me.

    But a lot of players in this game are going to want to have the option of having other people do the work for them. That means somebody to write their sales copy, run their help desk, setup their Adwords campaigns, write their articles, design their web pages and on and on and on. And since no one person can really do all of this effectively, there is going to be a lot of work for specialists.

    That is where the money is going to be IF you want to work a job from the comfort of your home. You simply start to make a name for yourself in whatever area you specialize in and eventually, as word spreads, you’re going to get requests for work to be done. By being your own boss, you can decide whether to take a specific job or not. In short, you’ll be able to pick and choose your poison.

    And as the world in general starts to move more in this direction where the 9 to 5 is all but dead and buried, there will be even more opportunities for this sort of work. The only downside to it is that you’ll need to be focused and disciplined. Nobody is going to drag your butt out of bed in the morning to get to work on time. You’re going to have to do that yourself. And if you don’t work, you don’t get paid. It’s that simple. So being your own boss may not be for you.

    But it sure as heck beats working a 9 to 5.

    To YOUR Success,

    Steven Wagenheim

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