Small Business Website -> Lead Gen -> SEO Contractor -> eCom -> What's next?

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I started my IM journey by dropping acid.

I had a profound realization -> what I do at this very moment, this very fucking moment defines me.

That one thought fixated my eyes on a new but groundbreaking phone grip at that time - Pop Sockets - which were sitting in the corner of my college apartment. I planned to cold pitch local business stores about a new trend that's to come but I pushed it off because of school.

BUT I HAD THE TIME TO TAKE ACID.

"SAY YOU'RE A VAGINA, FUCKING SAY IT" I told myself. I didn't. I grabbed those PopSockets and went to a cell phone store and pitched hard. He bought em all.

Selling door-to-door is not efficient unless you have a cloning machine. I embarked my journey on leveraging the internet.

I'm an early adopter. I'll boost my ego and say I'm an innovator when I want to be but it's not fucking cash efficient so I put that in the back-burner. This means I catch trends early. Bitcoin? Early. Other shit? Early. I fucked up by not catching SEO when I was 10, but fuck it.

I caught a trend. I built a website. I learned local SEO / SEO primarily from reading a few articles related to my current task at that time. I got leads, I got tired of running a company so I built a rank-n-lease website.

Fucker broke the contract. COVID hit. Money from the rank-n-lease website alone wasn't enough to justify traveling, quarantining, accommodation, and living expenses. Went home after traveling, throwing money, and not working a lick for 6 months. Had a couple of gs to my name.

Got contracted as an SEO Specialist for a law firm for a couple of months. Ranked their desired keywords for a ton of counties in my state. Was building an eCom during this time. Parted ways.

eCom is up & live. eCom is nearly streamlined. Time to move.

What's next?
I've polished my SEO knowledge through my contracting job. I get how to rank a website < 50 webpages. Target a keyword and make sure the page is on point with the search intent, take care of on-page blah blah, technical blah blah, build links, manipulate CTR, increase searches of your brand's name, and write content that will make people say, "I READ A WHOLE PARAGRAPH!! YAY ME". That being said, I can create an SEO agency that caters to small lucrative businesses.

Or.

SaaS. That's more interesting and imposes a much bigger challenge. Excitement mixed w/ stress. Fun.

Or.

I can learn how2hack and offer link niche edits in relevant articles LOL. No. fuck that small-time bullshit.

So what would you choose? Why?

And if you have python projects, please share them. Looking to see what's possible beyond my knowledge.
 
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Focus on what's working and ignore the rest until you're in a place where you can afford to explore new and fun things and eat the losses.

You sound like you've mastered SEO, so why not become a skrillionaire there?

Or if your eCommerce is streamlined, why not scale that up?

Unless you're a good coder, understand user experience and interfaces, and know frontend and backend everything, a SaaS isn't a good idea. It looks sexy on the surface, but there's a wild amount of work under the hood, the kind you can't learn from "reading a few articles".