Life in Chicago as an SEO Analyst

Learning digital marketing with a focus on SEO has probably been one of the greatest subjects I have learned.

Chicago bean in the fall.
Chicago’s Famous Bean

Why? That is a great question and I will explain in this post why I believe becoming an SEO analyst is a great career choice.

As I sit here in my studio apartment facing the beautiful lake, I can not help to think I have one of the best jobs in the world. My job has many benefits: working remotely, creating new relationships with clients, and making a decent income are just to name a few.

The average income for an SEO tech in the Chicago area is between: $48k – 120k

My days usually start off by me working out in the morning, which consists of me going to the gym or running on Lakeview if the weather permits. After my workout, I clean up and get ready for my workday.

Living in Chicago provides many options for techs who have search engine optimization skills. There are a vast amount of companies that are actively hiring in-house and agency based analysts. You can also be a consultant if you want to work for yourself. My friend, who also does digital marketing blogging, is a Chicago SEO consultant that took the consultant approach. According to the Search Engine Journal, the job market for SEO is growing 6 times faster than other job markets.

The daily task of an analyst can be demanding but they are also very rewarding. Some of my job duties are as followed:

These are just several of the task that I complete each and every day. Like I said, some days are busy than others. Usually the first of the month is the busiest due to client meetings.

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Anyway, what are your thoughts? Please share them below. I would love to know if you are planning on becoming a marketer.

Life Blog: Home Repairs = Roof Replacement.

It’s been a while since I made a post on here, so I just wanted to give a quick update on my living situation. Well, I’m happy to say that I am officially a homeowner in the suburbs of the Chicago area. I closed on my house a little over 4 months ago, and I enjoy living in a home compared to an apartment complex. I could name off a dozen reasons as to why I like home better, but I don’t want this blog post to be long-winded.

While I am a happy homeowner, I didn’t realize the upkeep that owning a home comes with. One thing that I recently had to replace was the roof of my home since I was experiencing some leaking in one of the bedrooms. It wasn’t a huge leak or anything but I knew it would only get worse over time.

I decided to use a company that replaces the commercial roof of my father’s business in Indiana. They typically only do roofing in South Bend, but they decided to work on my home as well. They will be coming out next week, so I’ll be sure to post an update on the results. Until then, let me know if you had any unexpected repairs when you bought a home.

Hey Guys! Thanks for Stopping By My New Blog!

Chicago Skyline

Hello everyone, thanks for visiting my official and first blog on being an SEO Analyst in Chicago. I think it is pretty cool that I am now a blogger. I will mostly post information about things that go on in my life and anything related to SEO and digital marketing.

If you have any topics you want me to discuss just get a hold of me by visiting my contact page. I will try to answer any questions in a timely manner.