This article is guest posted by Melanie Bremner.
I have been in business online for approximately six years now. When people ask me what I do for a living and I respond “I am an Internet Marketer.” They always have that certain look on their face to say “Uh huh. Meaning…you’re a dreamer who works real hard for little or no pay.” Quite often the response I get back is “So why don’t you get a real job?” To this comment I am always offended. I have a real job. I am my own boss. I have to work twice as hard to find my own work and get paid, but the benefits are all mine to reap.
Although, I admit the first five years of my online business was spent more in trial and error, with not much money to see for my efforts, I saved all of my knowledge and am now compiling it into lessons, and articles for other newcomers to benefit from. I have persevered and diligently plugged away when all of the nay sayers were laughing behind my back. I have a dream. I know this dream is a reality. It is just one that needs to be fostered and cared for over time.
I believe it takes a certain type of person to make a living online. Being in business for yourself is not for everyone. I personally think that the pros outweigh the cons. I enjoy having the freedom to learn something new every day from research. I thrive on being able to complete the tasks I set for myself instead of having to do the mundane work delegated to me by a boss. Every accomplishment I make is done for my own self enlightenment and growth. Everything I do becomes a benefit to me and my future, not for the sole purpose of putting money in someone else’s pocket from my hard work. It is for these reasons I continue down my own path.
Sure I may not be making the big bucks yet, but I am gaining more ground and prestige with every step I make. I am happy following my passion. I am able to stay home to be with my baby and I am making new connections along the way. I know the money will follow. I never started this journey with outlandish fantasies of expensive cars and luxurious mansions. That is not me. I am content to spend time with my family, make enough money to pay my bills, and to keep on gaining as much knowledge and education as I can.
So the next time someone asks me what I do for a living I will say with a big smile “I’M AN INTERNET MARKETER!”
Melanie Bremner is presently running an online ebook store for families who would like answers to their parenting concerns. She also runs a small business content writing website where she is a ghostwriter for other small business owners, and sells lesson plans for beginning marketers to learn the ropes. If you would like to sign up for her monthly newsletter to receive free ebooks and tips on related subjects; visit her website at http://smallbizcontentwriting.info