Today at work I began to have an epiphany. Does that sentence even make sense? I’m not really sure. Anyways, a coworker and I were talking about our projects going on outside of our “normal” SEO jobs. He is putting together a website for local music venues, where he hopes to eventually drive enough traffic to start having advertisers, and ultimately to add about $1,000 a month to his income.
I of course have a few projects on the side, which I would also like to eventually see some additional income from. Right now, the ROI IS TERRIBLE! The drive right now is ownership, the ability to truly groom a project into what you want it to be.
I also recently came into contact with a British man who works for himself in the UK, because he realized that working for himself was the only way to keep up with the SEO industry in his country. Now, I do not believe that is the case in the United States, becuase if it was, there would not be many SEO agencies.
The point stands, however, that when you work for someone, you have to pander to their demands and expectations, at least to a certain extent. After all, they hired you for a reason, right? You have to be willing to work towards their demands as well, however.
Maybe this is why being an entrepreneur is so appealing to me, and one day, after some years working as an SEO both in-house and hopefully for an agency one day, I can strike out on my own.
This wasn’t necessarily a huge epiphany, but I did realize how much I enjoy working for myself. And please do not get me wrong, I do enjoy my current job quite a bit and I can take ownership of a lot of projects.
What are your thoughts on entrepreneurship?