Do I Have What It Takes To Leave The Corporate Rat Race For Online Marketing?

Corporate Rat RaceIf you are one of those people in corporate America who is tired of the rat race then you may be thinking about other things you can do instead. You are probably asking yourself, “Do I have what it takes to leave the corporate rat race for online marketing?” One thing you can do to replace your income and job is to become an online marketer. That is what I have decided to do.  At this point, I am still working full-time in corporate America, but I also have a part-time online marketing business. Now an online marketing business can be very exciting and very scary as well. There are some things that you probably want to think about to ensure that you are cut out to be an online marketer and an entrepreneur.

Self-Starter

Are you a self-starter?  In your current job, do you wait for someone to tell you what needs to be done or do you just jump in there and get things done? As an entrepreneur, you will no longer have a boss to tell you what to do and look over your shoulder to ensure you are doing what you are supposed to be doing. You have to be self-motivated enough to get things done. Starting a new online marketing business is a lot of work but it is also very rewarding as well.

Work Alone

Are you one of those people that needs to be around people in an office setting or are you comfortable working alone? As an online marketer, you may have a team, but usually you will be working from home. If you require a lot of human interaction, then you may want to reconsider this type of career.  If you have an opportunity to work from home at your current position, try it out to see how you do. Are you able to stay focused and get your work done? Does it bother you that you are working from home and you are working alone?

Enjoy Computer Work

As an online marketer, you will be using your computer.  Tasks include writing blog posts and articles, creating videos and audios, creating information products, hosting teleseminars and webinars, etc. Now don’t panic if you don’t know how to do these things or think this may be too overwhelming. You don’t have to do everything. You can outsource to a tech person or a virtual assistant. However, if you hate working on the computer, then you probably won’t succeed as an online marketer.

So if you are a self-starter, focused, self-motivated, don’t mind working alone and like working on a computer, then a career as an online marketer might be right for you. Online marketing is an excellent way to get out of the corporate rat race. You may also want to read “5 Skills In Corporate America That You Can Translate To An Online Marketing Business” to find out how you current skills will help you in your new online marketing career. If you are new to online marketing and would like some additional training send an email to me to find out more about one-on-one and group coaching.


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