I am starting a career in SEO, any advice would be helpful.

seansean Registered Users
edited July 2012 in Random
Hi everyone,

As mentioned in the title I am starting a career in SEO....I'm really worried though as I have worked in retail for 10 years. Can anyone give me an idea what will be expected of me when I start?
I know the basics for web design/layout and I have looked after my company website, using Magento for about a year. I'm just nervous that I am leaving a job that I know inside out and embarking on a career that I am not familiar with....I suppose whats life without risks though???

If you are a bit slow to start with are most companies lenient? I'm sorry to bombard you with questions, any advice will be greatly appreciated.




  • seoranks1seoranks1 Registered Users
    hey Sean
    We provide seo services for start up companies......If you needed seo services then contact me.
  • seansean Registered Users
    Hi there,

    Thanks for your post. I was just looking for some advice about the SEO industry and what the job entails.

    Kind regards,

  • marleymttsmarleymtts Registered Users
    Its an ideal solution is, go ahead with SEO, to get some traffic from it before your SEO efforts start bringing you real money.
  • Andrew JonnesAndrew Jonnes Registered Users
    According to me, You should start career with SEO. This is the best field for me..
  • qmlqml Registered Users
    Do what you love doing and you can't go wrong. If you need some coaching you can message me and I will try to help you out.

    I had been doing retail for 6 years before I started in SEO. Retail gives you good experience working with people. SEO is exactly that.
  • shivsaroyashivsaroya Registered Users
    i am also in seo field, i think seo become most thing in future.
  • prashantseoguruprashantseoguru DelhiRegistered Users
    seo is good .but you need knowledge in seo -smo and ppc.then you get secure your career in SEO field
  • RyanKempeRyanKempe AustraliaRegistered Users

    1 - don't leave your job and expect for SEO to bring you an income straight away. Warm up to it.
    2 - Read Moz's beginner guide to SEO and Quicksprouts guide to internet marketing.
    3 - start a blog under your own name like this: yourname.com and write about your journey
    4 - practice on-page and off-page SEO techniques on your blog
    5 - develop an audience, get good at writing content, and capture your audiences emails
    6 - email your audience when you post. Ask your most valuable users the problems they face and learn about them
    7 - find problems that your audience / web visitors have and solve them.
    8 - install a live chat box on your site and talk to people when they visit
    9 - once you have an established based blogging under your own name, use your personal brand to launch something else. Maybe start selling affiliate products, do SEO consulting, or launch a completely different business
    10 - leverage your pre-existing community for every business launch you do

    thats what I would do.
  • chandanachandana TutorsWeb, India.Registered Users
    Once SEO was not a separate profession – Web masters performed some basic SEO for the sites they managed and that was all. But as sites began to grow and make money, it became more reasonable to hire a dedicated SEO specialist than to have the Web master do it. The demand for good SEO experts is high and is constantly on the rise.For somebody who comes from design, development or web administration, SEO might look not technical enough and you might feel that you will downgrade if you move to SEO. Don't worry so much – you can learn a LOT from SEO, so if you are a talented techie, you are not downgrading but you are actually upgrading your skills packages.
  • dotzoodotzoo USARegistered Users
    First of all, you should search keywords for your brand and business, than write and short and sweet meta tag for every individual pages, because it's really important for SEO. Post relevant content on every individual pages than create social channel for your brand and post unique content with effect image.
  • AllysonRulesAllysonRules Registered Users
    Hey there Sean,

    I myself don't have an idea about SEO, until one of my colleague told me to keep on reading on reliable sites like MOZ and Search Engine Land. As of now I've been on the field for almost 3months now and I am enjoying it. Its just pretty easy just always remember you need to have the will to learn and everything will work out fine. In no time you will get yourself familiarize with Analytics, Google Planner, Webmaster tool, etc.

    BTW, good luck and I hope you will enjoy your new job.
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