Do you remember when you were a kid and you dreamed about what you want to be when you grow up? This likely changed several times by the time you grew up! Then if you had an idea of what you wanted to do with your life, you may have gone to college to pursue that. You had to do research on which colleges had the best curriculum, how much it costs to go there, costs for living arrangements, etc. Then you determined whether it was feasible for you or not at that time. Do you have the grades to qualify for that school? Do you have the money? If not, what loans are available to you?
The point is people don’t just sit there and dream and then suddenly everything materializes so that they can realize their dream. They have to do planning and research and then develop that into a step-by-step process that will get them to where they want to go. They also need the ability to change direction if necessary, so the plans need to be both focused and flexible.
If they do go to school, when they graduate it will be the same type of routine where they will need to find the companies that hire whatever particular speciality they had pursued. Where is the company located? Would they need to move if they were hired? Who do they need to see to get the job? Will the company pay them what they are expecting? Will they be willing to compromise if not? Will the company representatives like them and offer them a job after their interview?
Your plans are usually dependent on outside forces as well as your own resources as far as if you can make it happen – and importantly, if not, what other options do you have? It is always best to plan for contingencies no matter what. Reality is such that we shouldn’t ever be caught off-guard if anything unexpected happens. This can mean something as simple as always remembering to have a savings account so that you have resources to survive no matter what, and ideally to be able to pursue your dreams.
If your dream is to create a business in the Internet marketing industry, then all of the above applies. It seems to attract its share of ‘mavericks’, as entrepreneurs do not necessarily have college degrees. They just need initiative and motivation and be willing to learn. Of course there are other options to learning other than college, and many resources are available on the Internet itself; so if someone decides that they want to go their own way and start their own business, then they would find out what it is they need to do and how and where to learn how to do it.
There are as many aspects or possible avenues to this as with anything else. You might want to be a web designer which along with computer programming would probably take some real solid instruction as they are both technical and as such are very exact sciences. This would be starting at the top and something that more than likely would take quite a while to master to the degree that you could build websites or develop systems.
Never fear! There are less skilled jobs you can do in Internet marketing. For example you could start your own affiliate membership program and be a mentor or coach, teaching and guiding your members who want to start an online business. In that case maybe you could hone up with some courses from an online community college in sales and marketing, business management and communications. If you enjoy working with people then this might become your dream.
However maybe you are not all that ambitious or are unsure what way you want to go at this point. Then ‘test the waters’ by doing something less involved, such as just becoming an affiliate and focus on being a super affiliate in the future. Learn the ins and outs of the industry in that way; something like ‘working your way up’ the proverbial ‘corporate ladder’. Determining what the difficulties may be for people, as well as the best techniques and strategies for marketing and advertising online would definitely help you get information and experience. Down in the trenches is a very effective place to learn and then you can share with those that come behind you.