I ran across this infographic yesterday afternoon that I thought you all would enjoy. Honestly, I could kick myself in the ass for not getting myself out to Silicon Valley (or one of the derivatives) in the late 90s. Until this last year, I never really understood how “moving” can really effect an online business. From the late 90s until 2010 my brother Richard and I always worked in the same office. It worked out great as we were able to keep each other motivated and continue scaling business. However when he got married, he moved, and we separated offices. While Skype, AIM, etc. have made it a lot easier to be “remote” there is NOTHING like being there in person.
After moving to Florida I realized how I wasn’t doing myself any justice sitting at home in West Virginia working. Moving into an office full of people engaging in Internet Marketing provided me more motivation than ever and allowed me to work more efficiently. Over the last six months, Ruck and I have not only been able to grow IMgrind.com but scale our internal operation to levels that even surprise us!
With that said, checkout this infographic and look at some of the starting salaries. Hell, even if you don’t have a college degree, but can design websites you’re going to make more than the average American.
Infographic by: Rairdon.com
There is definitively something to be said for moving out of your “comfort zone” and taking a step out for opportunity. Throughout 2009 I realized how IMPORTANT it was to actually get out to the IM conferences and start making connections. A lot of the money I’ve made over the years was made possible from connections I made STEPPING OUT from behind the computer and interacting on a face-to-face level.
What do you all think?