Career change is a slow process but worth the wait

Last Update: February 15, 2015

Fear is a funny thing — it’s both an impediment and a motivator.

This is very true in my case the motivating factor far outweighs the impeding nature of fear. Changing careers is a major life event and one not to be taken lightly.

To date I’ve spoken about SEO in particular but also I’ve mentioned that attention to detail is vital to success. So far this week in a bid to increase traffic to my site I’ve visited many blogs leaving comments and picking up tips. Matthew Woodward at matthewoodward.co.uk and seogears.com have been particularly useful.

Getting the word out there is not easily, getting to grips with analytics and keywords are proving priceless in my progress. I’ve even learnt a bit of code and how to paste this directly into the CSS of my site. Learning more HTML and SEO skills are going to be pivotal in making my change. I intend to go to on a course to look at those things in more detail. If anyone knows of a good one either online or in the Sheffield, UK area then please let me know.

Once I have google analytics set up I can target audiences and find out which social media forms are most relevant to my niche. Changing careers and unlocking my fears has to be taken slowly and one step at a time but this week I feel as though I’ve turned a corner. I feel as though I’m slowly pointing in the right direction.

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MsDebbie Premium
One day at a time. Inch by inch is a cinch
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hectoroliver Premium
Hello MBurrows, you cover a very good topic. I have yet to learn a lot about it.
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LittleClaire Premium
Hi Michael

I'm in a similar position - I want to quit my stressful job.. but won't do that until I have got AM working for me. I realise this could be many years away, but at least I'm laying the foundations now

Did you post your URL within your comments on the blogs you visited? Doing that makes me nervous as I don't want to get blocked for spamming, but I know I have to put myself out there and start interacting with my competitors in order to have another traffic source.

I'm sorry, I can't recommend any courses to you, I'm down in Berkshire, and intend to pick up what I need to know on SEO and HTML as I go along. Like you, I've dabbled in a bit of beginner CSS, but I want to get to grips with everything else before I confuse myself with technicalities.

I would say best of luck to you, but luck doesn't come into it.. it's all hard graft and networking :)

C

P.S. I just visited the URL in your profile and the site is empty.. have you got another site that you are referring to?
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MikeyBurrows Premium
My site is getting there, I'm still in bootcamp, lesson 6, the content lesson (weekend's work). I think that I won't need to become an expert in SEO just yet as Kyle will cover all that. Posting on other sites in your niche is definitely a great idea.
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LittleClaire Premium
Yep, the lessons have got everything covered :)

Best of luck getting your site back up and running!

C
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lfaust58 Premium
I'm new to all this, and can't learn enough about SEO. Let me know you insights.URL is http://campinggearreviews4you.siterubix.com
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harmonic Premium
I just took a moment and went over to the url. I noticed that when I left a comment that the box for name and email goes to a picture then if clicking back button you can type in the info. Each block there does that I am not sure why. The site looks good, I am a still learning myself.
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MikeyBurrows Premium
Hi great website, this is something similar to what I want to do next. I am going to review high end outdoor gear like Arc'teryx, Norrona, Rab, Canada Goose. I have had experience in this niche through selling on eBay, visiting a local brand's factory, speaking to other enthusiasts and feel like I can offer some insightful thoughts to the consumer. SEO is important as it stands I'm going to stick with I learn from Kyle.
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NormandyMktg Premium
It's never a fast process ... patience, discipline, focus and consistency pay off. Best of success to you.
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