This is the second biggest interview I’m giving. I share more about the other one here.
This one is for Failory.com, a platform sharing the stories of failed startups or bloggers who had challenges in the beginning. Which, of course, is everyone who ever tried to start a website. Mistakes really are the best way to see what works and do more of it.
The funny thing is that the guy behind this site found me thanks to the previous interview, once it was published. Which shows how important it is to put your name out there. I might be in the personal development niche but I can now share a lot about online business and running a blog.
This time I shared my story in 3K words. Here are the things I covered:
– how I started the site although I knew nothing about blogging in the beginning;
– how I do SEO as a non-marketer (plus an exact strategy I used to rank a post recently);
– the biggest challenges and obstacles I faced and what I did about each;
– my greatest disadvantages;
– 2 big mistakes I did when starting Let’s Reach Success;
– what I was reading throughout my journey to stay inspired.
We should all talk about our mistakes more!
Mistakes are necessary if you’re trying to build something out of nothing, as is usually the case with online business. It’s great to test things and fail (not too big though), then get back on your feet and never try the same thing again. Which leaves you with fewer options, one of which might be a game-changer for you :)
Online programs range from diploma mills employers knowingly screen against to brand name universities issuing degrees equally valued by employers and employees. But many online degrees teach you skills employers will readily pay a premium for and will give you great employment opportunities.
Here are the 5 best online degrees for employment.
We still pay people quite a bit of money to keep track of our money, whether as individuals or organizations as a whole. Those with a degree in accounting earn more than the average person with a business degree.
If you upgrade to a master’s degree in accounting, you’re well on your way to a lucrative position as a CPA.
If you specialize in tax accounting, you would work as a tax preparer full time or seasonally, while those working in bookkeeping are well paid whether working full time or part-time.
If you earn a degree in accounting after working as a life coach or personal development, you could become a personal finance advisor. Or simply work in accounting, a field expected to grow 13% over the next ten years despite the increasing use of personal accounting software.
If you are looking for a reputable online accounting degree, there are a number of Kaplan Online Programs you can choose from which are all highly recommended.
Businesses pay people to find out how to better understand their customers and speak to them. This is why marketing assistants earn thirty to sixty thousand dollars a year, while experienced marketers earn much more.
If you have copywriting skills like determining which keywords should be integrated into a webpage to put it front and center before a target demographic when they’re ready to buy, you’ll make even more.
If you have a track record of success or management skills, you could easily earn a hundred thousand dollars a year running a marketing department. Not only that, but online marketing degrees are highly respected since marketing and other financial degrees transfer very well online.
Human Resources has become far more complex over the past few years as rules and regulations that companies have to abide by exploded in number.
Hiring, firing, promotions, and training have to be done per complex procedures if you want to minimize the risk of a lawsuit. And whether it is required by state law or guidelines set by federal contracts, you have to fill out a number of reports each month, quarter and year on your workforce.
This means that working in HR is no longer something you do when you want a break from ordering office supplies. It requires training in the law, industry-specific software and procedures. If you earn an online degree in Human Resources, you’ll be eagerly sought after by many companies’ personnel departments.
Video Game Design
While Hollywood’s blockbuster seasons get reported on the news, the reality is that people spend several times that much on video games per year. This money is increasingly spent on digital releases over physically purchased game disks, and spending is shifting toward subscription services and apps.
The sheer amount of money means that even free games that make money through advertising or in-game purchases have to look good, while expensive games have to offer rich visuals to keep the audience engaged.
This has led to the appearance of video game design and video game arts as its own degree program, separate from the general graphic arts. If you have this expertise, you’ll find decent paying jobs with a number of companies as well as gaming app startups. And this degree means you don’t have to spend a lot of time learning to code, either.
IT is a hot degree today, but learning how to code can seem daunting, and staying up to date with the constantly evolving programming languages is a challenge.
Conversely, database software has been relatively stable, and companies are seeing their stored data grow by 10% a year or more. The solution is larger and more complex databases and more database administrators.
If you earn a degree in database administration, you could work in a number of industries. Whether you’re controlling access to product data, managing customer data or mining data from the IoT, you have a good career in IT ahead of you.
And with the advent of Big Data and advanced data analytics, database administration degrees should continue to be in high demand for years to come.
All these careers have great prospects and adapt themselves very well to online education. This will not only mean that employers will be more inclined to consider you but will give you the same full spectrum of skills any traditional degree would.