Ever had a moment when you suddenly see all the experiences of years past come together into one cohesive unit, and you realize what it has all been leading up to? I had one of those moments last summer, and that's when I began the process of thinking and planning my next move.
(quick history lesson: I graduated from college 27 years ago with a degree allowing me to become a high school teacher. The salary offers afterwards made me regret my career path, so I immediately moved to working with computers in various capacities. I've been everything from a data entry tech, to a secretary, to a programmer, and found my most rewarding career when it all moved online. /end of history lesson)
I've found over the years, even before I knew what SEO was, that I tended to share what I learned. It seemed to be some sort of ingrained trait. So I spent time on forums, and then later became a blogger, always trying to help the next newbie learn what I'd been helped to learn in the past. I guess I didn't really stray all that far from my teaching degree after all.
So what has all that culminated in? It has come full circle in the form of my newest career move. I am now an eBusiness Coach / Consultant. Through my new site, ebuzzcoach.com, I am offering one-on-one personal coaching / consulting work to help newbies transition from their 9-5 office cubicle jobs, to working full-time, from home, by creating an online ebusiness. The goal is to help others understand how it all works, and give them the motivation, encouragement, focus, and knowledge needed to create a quality ebusiness that is just ripe for attracting visitors and buzz.
No, I am NOT becoming an SEO coach. I am so much more than an SEO, as I mentioned last summer in my I Am No Longer An SEO post. Of course, since it is an important aspect of any ebusiness, it will be a part of the coaching process, but I want to make sure that no one ever signs up thinking that they will be getting immersed in SEO training.
Speaking of that post from last summer, that was really the beginning of this new journey. It has taken me this long to really firm it all up in my mind, and really get a grip on how I wanted to make this work. But finally, the day has come when I can launch it and begin a new chapter.
Many of you reading this have a lot of ebusiness experience, and have no need of a coach / consultant. You don't need me. However, we all have "real lives" with families and friends that are newbies to the world in which we live. Once in a while, one of those newbs has the burning desire to transition from that life to the one in which we live, but they are unsure how to proceed. They can be self-taught - most of us went that route, and it can certainly work. But it does involve more time - and more mistakes made - than some would like to invest. If someone in your life has an idea and is looking to move from his or her real-world job, to one that is virtual (i.e. work from home online), I'd appreciate it if you would mention my services to them. Most of you know me, and know my style. If you think I might be a good fit for your friend or relative who wants to break into the ebusiness life, would you be so kind as to refer them to my site, www.ebuzzcoach.com ? If so, I thank you.
Nothing else in my life is changing. I'll still be here sharing SEO tips, tricks, and assorted sundry. I'll still be frequenting the SEO forums and hanging out at Sphinn, etc. So don't start spreading untrue rumors! (j/k) 😉