Get A Day Job

The gleam and apparent glamor of the internet marketing way of life has created its own host of bewildered onlookers wondering why they can’t make a fortune overnight. The sales letters they read day in and day out clearly explain that it should be possible with “virtually no experience” and on “100% autopilot”. All you have to do is drink the kool-aid and you’re set.

Truth be told, there’s a little more to success in internet marketing than what you might have read. In fact, there’s a lot more. The reality of it may sting a little. Be patient, it does get better.

The Dreaded Day Job

If Michael Gerber (author of E-Myth) is accurate in his description of the typical entrepreneur then your aspirations toward success in business may indicate that you are already a highly skilled technician. While Gerber sets his sights on helping you achieve your dream of entrepreneurship, today I’m going to attempt to build a bridge between that dream and the reality of your rent (which is probably due tomorrow and you’re devoting your valuable time to reading my blog…).

What’s the bridge? Well, it’s a Day Job. And they aren’t as easy to come by today as they have been in days past. At least that’s what the media suggests.

I actually think it’s a sellers market, if you know how to sell yourself. What’s that? Did I just drift back into IM land when I’m supposed to be talking about getting a “real” job? Nope. Not exactly. Well, maybe there’s more overlap than you originally thought.

Make Money Today

I’m really excited about your ambition to be wildly successful. I really am. However, if you realize that you just need to fall back to plan B for a while and catch up on some bills, there is ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME in getting a day job to get you there. You might find that it actually propels you forward!

This video of a presentation I did should shed some light on it. Depending on interest I may do an in depth series on each point I cover in this presentation. Please leave comments below telling me what you think.

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8 Responses to “Get A Day Job”

  1. Lauri May 3, 2011 at 6:32 am #

    Great ideas – thank you!

  2. Social Media Marketing - Laurent Lama May 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    The vanity keywords are great not only for yourself but for potential
    clients (if you do seo). they don’t care that that search volume is
    low or non existent, they love it when they show up for
    “best pizza joint in the boonies”

    Laurent Lama

  3. Cathy Carson May 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    Hi Daniel!

    You might want to watch the use of your hands! You look like you are holding two invisible melons throughout your presentation as you rock back and forth.

    Ever thought of hiring a professional speaking coach? It would do wonders for your impact and make you look less like a nerd mechanically presenting a slide deck!

    Cheers,
    Cathy

  4. Adam Jacobs May 3, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    The more I’m exposed to your stuff the more of a fan I become..

    Keep it up you you are really starting to capture an audience..

    Adam

  5. Frank May 4, 2011 at 4:12 am #

    Hi Daniel,

    Excellent presentation.

    Lots of great content.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Frank

  6. Rusty - Fitness Blog Training May 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Daniel,

    I completely agree with you. I actually quit my day job when my blog was clearing $3,000-$4,000 per month. I went through a cold spell in summer and just about had to go back to work when that wasn’t quite enough to pay the bills.

    If I was to do it over again…I would have stuck with my crappy job for about another 3-4 months. I hated that job…but life would have been a little easier if I would have stuck it out for a little longer.

    Also…it took me a little under 2 years to go full-time online…and I was putting in 25-30 hours per week. It was as hard as heck, but living an amazing life now.

    -Rusty

  7. Tim Leighton-Boyce May 5, 2011 at 2:49 am #

    Hi Daniel,

    I think it’s great that your presentation explains how some of the techniques used in Internet Marketing could be applied to the off-line problem of getting a job. I recently spent 3 months living in an area with chronic unemployment problems and wish I had seen your video before returning to London, so that I could have pointed a few people at it. Perhaps I still can.

    Also: I wouldn’t worry too much about your presentation style. To me, you seemed completely normal — like an ordinary guy trying to share some ideas and help people out. Since this was not a high-powered sales pitch, I suspect that a super-polished and dynamic style might have the wrong effect.

    Tim

  8. jesse February 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    get info , thank you for taking the time to create such viable information.

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