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How would you introduce yourself/your job as an 'internet marketer' to strangers?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seoactive, May 18, 2013.

  1. seoactive

    seoactive Regular Member

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    How would you introduce yourself/your job as an 'internet marketer' to strangers? I find this often a hard question to answer. Especially at a casual party, or friend's birthday where I meet new friends and got into small chat.

    I don't think explaining that I do SEO / 'Website Stuff' will be easy for them to understand. Nor I think "I help businesses make more money on internet' sounds professional (most people just dont know you can do that at the first place).
     
  2. mihuanyao

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    I told people i can push their website onto the first page of Google search result. They will understand and impressed when they hear that.
     
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    Tell them you're an marketing consultant helping online businesses increasing revenue + (trough search engine traffic)?:p
     
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    Apparently the term that they're using which they teach in college is called "digital marketing" so it kind of sounds a little bit more legitimate :p
     
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    I alway loved puzzeled faces and reactions, so when someone asked so I told them Im an analytical probability self auctioneer
     
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    I simply said, "online business".

    When they give replies like, "Oh, like a blogshop?" or "selling stuffs online?"
    That's the part where I stand on the podium and explain about the brief concept of SEO:
    "Everytime you search something on search engines, the first page is where the profit comes in.. especially the first site that is listed. So I target that position and optimize sites using SEO.. bla bla bla bla"

    Till they would just stare at me blankly and blink in confusion.. then a little praise or amazement on what I'm doing.
     
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    I mean I would just keep it simple and stick to the bare essentials. What defines being an internet marketer? I guess you could say your job is to promote other businesses online through advertising or improving search results as an example. Nothing bad about that. You make money at home while they have to drive miles out to their job and have someone tell them want to do for employment.
     
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    I too face the same difficulties, I will explain them until they say Woowwwwwwww :cool:
     
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    Dude, there's nothing wrong with telling people that you're an Internet marketer.

    If people have any issues with that then you need to meet different people.
     
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    Chicks dig it...
     
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    "I sell drugs to small children for lots of money" or "I'm batman". No need to answer follow up answers after that.
     
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    I just tell people I'm a trust fund kid. Stops all employment questions dead in their tracks.
     
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    JFoulds: Genius Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist.
    Then I jump into my Ferrari with a few lingerie models and sail off into the sunset.

    (My Ferrari is also a yacht)
     
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    We all know that IM isn't a bad thing, but the problem is a lot of people don't understand it. The things we do confuse alot of people because they're all conditioned that the best way to earn a living is working for somebody. They don't understand scaling and automation and think IM is a scam or somtin'

    I just say that I'm a marketing consultant and I help websites earn more money.. Something simple. If they want to know more then I'll go more in depth
     
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    Nothing at all. Just flash your $$$$

    Just kiddin :p
     
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    just say them " you make more money sitting at home....And you help people sitting in their offices make more money though you.."
     
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    Already many threads similar to this. Anyways you can tell some cool names like
    1) Web developer
    2) Digital Marketer
    3) Digital marketing analyst
    4) SEO consultant
    5) Media Consultant

    or just say

    I work for Google through freelancing. If they don't get the above names I guess this would be enough for them to understand :D