Profession: Digital Entrepreneur
Experience: 3 years
Location: South America, Colombia, Medellín
I am a social communicator, journalist and business manager professionally but now I’m connected up with all this professions and hobbies working like blogger and digital entrepreneur.
The Hard part I feel about this profession as per my experience till now is :
Sincerely, when there are present obstacles that will always be in the way of every kind of life project, you feel there is no way out, it is where you have to take a break to optimize the next step and not stop, if you already took the first step then looking back is not an option. Nor is it very valid to listen only to the people who contradict you, I consider according to everything I have experienced that you should follow your instincts in 90% and the remaining 10% to the opinions that contradict you, but at the same time unifying you.
Things one might find interesting or feel “happy” about this profession is :
The most interesting and satisfying thing will always be to find and connect with people. Behind every company, startups, personal brands, influencers and so on there is a person. Each of them has had a different process to make their project reach a stage of maturity and have any kind contact with them beyond networking is crucial.
Most of them will always be open to supporting you in your beginnings and advancements and, as in the first thing I said, it is best to surround yourself with people who can help you with them.
Pros And Cons which I feel about this profession is :
The pros of dedicating myself to blogging and trying to be a digital entrepreneur that involves remote work, it involves connecting with people anywhere in the world, even so, I connected with the author of this blog.
Another is the freedom to involve working in what you like in any space and place, as well as the free knowledge that you can contribute to other people with your opinions and research. The cons, one of them is will not always turn out as you have planned things, in principle you are going to receive many NO, where of people will look at you as a crazy and delusional, but that is part of the process and for me, it is necessary because it has strengthened me.
By the way, for some, it will be cons but for me, it is a pros the sense of working hard and constant from Friday to Sunday, though you have the possibility of managing your time, leaving your project stranded to its fate is not an option when you seek to consolidate it.
What my personal experience says about this profession :
For me it’s the best decision I could make, it took me a while to have something consolidated, but in the end, I decided to work on it.
You will need some budget to get started and if money is a constraint, one option is to exchange experiences with other professionals that relate to the needs you need to meet, as your project grows to monetize it and not just ads on your site because I do not have them yet, it is better to sell your personal brand which is more profitable in the long term.
My personal blog is “eldigitalpreneur.com” in case you want to visit me and I thank “iexperiencing.com” for inviting me to share my experience.