I kind of just blindly started a marketing company and now I’m scratching my head trying to decide what to do next. I got one client first and had to concoct a company, and now I’m wondering if I should go gung-ho and seek out new clients, trying to build this into a career for myself. If so, how? My first thought is that I should do some stuff just for the experience, but the thought of working for no pay is discouraging. The opportunity to do some marketing came up for a network of “mommy bloggers”, and I quoted them a really low price which they said it was too much for them (totally understandable in this economy), and I’m thinking that maybe I should reach out to them on a pro-bono basis (I have the time) and let it be an educational experience for me, or if I should let it go and hope for a paying client to come along.
A friend of mine came over last week and we were discussing her career path and her resume. She shook her head and said, “My parents just didn’t give me the tools I needed to deal with all of this.” and I sympathized. Neither did mine; they simply didn’t have them to give, and hers really don’t, either. What do ladies like us do in situations where we are toeing the line to our “late twenties” and are craving upward mobility but don’t know how to get it?