I was interning for a couple companies when I was first getting into the SEO field. Even though they were blatantly exploiting my effort (along with many others) for their own gain whilst dangling the imaginary prospect of a full-time paid position in front of me, I did learn a lot. Particularly from a disgruntled content department head.
One day, while I was just finishing up an article, I was proudly explaining how much better it was than the current articles on the subject out there. He said “there’s 20 other people working on the same exact thing right now – you have to do better than them too”.
It’s a valuable perspective to take in this industry – it has helped me form some very healthy work habits.
Contributor: Joel Bennett from tokeet.com