Internet marketing jobs are found almost everywhere and any business that has an internet presence will have someone performing this job. After doing a bit of research I was able to discover what the average pay for someone in marketing makes for different businesses as well as the reported incomes from those that do it from their home as affiliates. I was going to get into the three biggest questions people have when they look at Internet marketing jobs.
The first question that everyone asks, and it’s pretty natural to want to know before you even start, is what kind of money can you make with your particular job choice. I will admit I have looked at salaries and hourly pay before I even look at the job requirements or work. People don’t want to leave a job they have unless they are going to get a job that meets their needs. Most people need more money so unless they get higher pay they are not going to leave. Below are the average pays as reported by the United States Department of Labor.
Marketing managers in the industries employing the largest number of them:
Computer systems design and related services, $127,870
Management of companies and enterprises, $115,650
Management, scientific, and technical consulting services, $111,130
Insurance carriers, $103,210
Depository credit intermediation, $98,510
Sales managers in the industries employing the largest number of them:
Professional and Commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers, $125,130
Wholesale, electronic markets, and agents and brokers, $114,670
Automobile dealers, $107,500
Management of companies and enterprises $106,980
Department stores, $54,560
Now when you look at these numbers your eyes light up and the size of just the average amount but before you start re-writing your resume think about what the need for each of these jobs are. Most of them need at least a marketing degree. Unless you happen to have received one the last time you went to school you need to go back and spend a few more years and a few more dollars to get it. The second issue you may run into is the competition. There is a lot of competition for these high paying jobs and people with experience or know the guy hiring will get the job before anyone fresh out of college does. If you were just starting your education career then choosing this particular line of work can be beneficial in several years once you get a degree and get some experience under your belt.
Lets take a look at the reported yearly income of many Internet Marketers that use various methods to get money. I collected all these from the websites and advertisements I see every day as well as the comments from others in forums and new groups:
PPC marketing, -$5000 – $1,000,000+
Affiliate marketing, -$500 – $1,000,000+
Article marketing, -$250 – $1,000,000+
These are only the top three methods that internet marketing offer and there are many different sub categories you can look at but what it seems to me is that there is a lot more risk than a job but with it comes a lot more reward. I know that these numbers don’t show an average as it is almost impossible to find an average with so many part-time, full-time, and professional businesses but the range of it seems pretty consistent. You can either lose money or make a lot. There is also a lot of middle room where you can break even, make a little or lose a little but they are both there. So what does this come down to?
If you want one of the many Internet marketing jobs, you need to start early. Internet marketing jobs aren’t the easiest to achieve and have all the perks and down side of the job title. Internet marketing, jobs where you work for yourself have a great potential but are not guaranteed to make any money and in fact you can lose money. Most people find a job and dabble in Internet marketing. If they have a knack for it they move full-time and do well. If they don’t they keep their job and continue to progress through corporate America.