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  • Trying to transition out of SEO

    Posted by seohelper on October 13, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    SEO work is killing my soul and I’ve been doing it for 7 years. Does anyone have any advice on getting out or parlaying these skills into a different role?

    armyofindia replied 11 months, 3 weeks ago 1 Member · 5 Replies
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  • xfd696969

    October 13, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    I find working for myself makes me much more satisfied than doing the same work for others. It’s a bit draining, I understand.

  • emuwannabe

    October 13, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    that’s interesting

    It was about 7 years in when I had the same feelings. I’d worked for an agency for 5 years before going solo. At around that 2 year mark of being self employed I was SURE SEO was dead or dying.

    That was almost 14 years ago. I now know that is not the case. But it did take quite a few months for me to realize this and get over my doom and gloom mentality.

    If you are working for a firm, maybe look at going out on your own?

    If you are just looking for another skillset, maybe web design? I started building sites about 10 years ago because I found it was cheaper for the client to get a brand new responsive website (back then hardly anyone was building responsive but I knew it was the next big thing). I’ve passed that part of the business off to my son because the SEO has really taken off the past year. But honestly I hadn’t been building many sites over the past couple of years because of the time involved. With the SEO business growing I was finding I didn’t have enough time for both.

    Web design helped me to realize that I needed to change gears in my mind. Change from that technical/analytical mindset to a more creative one.

    And that’s something else I’ve found helps – do something different when you aren’t working. You need something to help change your POV. Whether that’s a hobby, home renovations, gaming whatever.

    For me, home repairs, painting, remodelling etc all help my brain switch from “work” to other stuff.

  • Not_A_Pumpkin

    October 13, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Yes. I would spruce up your resume and work on side projects. Find ways to use your interests at your current job.

    For instance, if you want to become a software engineer then find ways to insert Python or automation into your workflow.

    A lot of people I know transitioned from SEO to:

    * Marketing Director

    * Data Analyst

    * Software Engineer (Python)

    * Product Manager/Director

    * Business Intelligence/Analysis

  • yabezuno

    October 14, 2021 at 2:02 am

    look into other careers that are related like:

    digital ads

    web development

    content management

    business analytics

    social media

  • armyofindia

    October 14, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Become a ppc adwords manager