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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by yensidtlaw, May 30, 2013.

  1. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    Hey all.

    So I've been successful at SEO for about 4/5 months now, seeing some great results. I'm wanting to get some professional experience with a local SEO company (or even through an online job). I've contacted a local company and spoken with the managing director, he is hinting towards me working as a volunteer to learn the ropes. What do you guys think about that? I'm currently unemployed (except my online work which could really do part time). I'm thinking about giving him 4 days a week. And then when I find a job I'll take it down to 2 days.

    I don't have any bills since I'm living at my parents.

    I'm hoping to eventually work for an SEO firm or even as an SEO manager for a corp as a career (in the long term future). I'm currently in the UK, but will be moving to the US in about 5 months. I'm not sure if I should tell him that.

    So what do you guys think about all this? Do you think I should give him free labour in return for him teaching me about local SEO? Ask me questions if I've left out any details.
     
  2. daddymax

    daddymax Junior Member

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    why should you work for free when you can learn the ropes working for your self ?
     
  3. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    If you are doing nothing else and they are a reputable company then doing a few weeks or a month might teach you some things you didnt know. You might also network with contacts who can help you in your career.

    I dont know if SEO internships are a thing now but I did an Internship with an Advertising agency when I left college and at the time landing an Internship was a big deal by itself.
     
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    WayneInc Senior Member

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    you are so confidence then just start any of the service ..dont offer in free.No free Lunch
     
  5. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    Yeah that's what I was thinking. Starting my own company would be easy, but I'm worried that I don't know EVERYTHING about SEO. And if I get some experience on a professional (offline) level, it might be beneficial. It's really something that I can put on my resume/CV when future SEO employers are looking for my background.

    If anyone you guys know of is hiring and would pay me, let me know :)
     
  6. Mr.Julyan

    Mr.Julyan Regular Member

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    You should add more agreement in your work contract. If you think you don't learn anything in that company, even though you have contribute so much for them, you can stop the free labor at anytime you want. Having no background to put in your resume is not good. Even if you just do the free labor for one week, that's already count as "have previous experience in working at SEO company."

    One last thing, If you produce good result in there in that one week / month, you have to ask a proper salary.
     
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  7. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    Thanks for the advice. Yeah that's what I'm looking for really. Something to put on my resume. I'd love to get paid for it, but I'm not sure how I would prove my results? I'm not sure how I would put together a portfolio.

    Maybe I should just start my own company and put that down as experience? But then what do I give an employer for a reference? Sorry, I've obviously never worked for myself before.
     
  8. rrocha80

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    The best choice for you, is offer your services in fiverr and other similar sites, if you is good in SEO, rapidly you go create a good base of clients.
     
  9. Mr.Julyan

    Mr.Julyan Regular Member

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    It is give and take my friend. Work for experience is old and dull, but work to add value is the new and better. Do something in the company that will be recognized and can be put to your resume, I mean achievement. Once you've done that, you are free to leave. Oh, sorry, it is easy to talk but actually hard to do.

    Anyway, working for yourself is also can be put to resume. You definitely take credit for any achievement that you do, any working for other company will only reduce the credit that you deserve, if you know what I mean.

    THX for the rep :D