September 13, 2019

invested in SEO course & regretting life decisions

Leo Kwan @leojkwan

This past weekend, I invested in the clickminded digital marketing bundle, and I am learning so much about content marketing and SEM/SEO strategies.

It's kind of sad as a software developer because I'm basically just banging my head and wondering why I did not invest my time and focus on these responsibilities earlier.

I told my girlfriend yesterday that if I could do it all over again, I would not have spent 15k to learn how to code and build iOS apps. That is, I wouldn't have tried learning to code right away (it's hard to quantify how important a technical perspective is when you have it).

Instead, (this might get some boos), I would invest my upfront time into social media, digital content marketing, SEO strategies, and — and wait for it — a self-hosted wordpress site. I should have leveraged my closer network of coaches and fitness professionals when I was still in the field, not years later after cannon-balling into tech.

It's now been 4 years, and almost 2020 (hah, how ironic). If anyone is reading this and can relate in her/his own respective field, I'd love to hear it. The struggle is real, and I know IH pumps out a lot of success stories and milestones— but this update is a sad, yet honest one.

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