SEO Services or Company – What to Do?


I recently parted ways with my employer over a very trivial dispute. Money. Though I had been instrumental in increasing traffic ~ leads ~ revenues for the company, they did not want to return the favor in the form of compensation, so I left.

I really liked working for my previous employer … I didn't have to maintain the computers, the web sites, the accounts, payroll – none of that. However, I was not making nearly what I should have been earning from my efforts.

That being said, I am now tolling with the issue of whether I should attempt to keep developing and earning a living through providing Search Optimization Services full-time … or sign on with an established company as an in-house SEO. To be honest, It's a tough decision.

On one hand – there are usually very little rewards in life without taking risks.
On the other – 9-5 is much easier than 24-7.
Decisions … Decisions … What to do … What to do …

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Edward J. Beckett is a passionate software engineer, web developer, server administrator and polyglot programmer with nearly a decade experience building desktop and web applications ranging from simple personal web sites to enterprise level applications on many technology stacks including Java, Java EE, Spring, Spring MVC, Spring Data, Hibernate, SQL, JPA, JMS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, PHP, Node.js and more...
  • imnotlegend

    The main drawback with working from home is the lack of benefits. As such, I would recommend finding a regular 9-5 gig. Its a little difficult to find a nice SEO outfit in Fort Lauderdale. Took me about 3 months to find something where I could use my acquired skills after I left my job. Freelance stuff is always great supplemental income.

    Good Luck.