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Life in Chicago as an SEO Analyst

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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. Where I work my salary is 70k as a Senior Campaign Manger, so that is within that range. They are also hiring so I’ll post the information below.

Chicago SEO Scholar

Address: 55 E Monroe St Suite 3800 Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: (312) 529-8226


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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 an SEO 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.