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Hello everyone,

I am in internet marketing(SEO and PPC )field since 1.8yrs, but am not satisfied with the job profile. My ultimate objective is to have my own business and for that I wish to sharp my technical skills. Am perplexed which technical field could be best suited for me. Am from a non technical background, and everyone around me is suggesting to go for Java or Php. Your every advice will really help me make my decision. Thanks in advance.
 
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Pragya Sharma wrote:Hello everyone,

I am in internet marketing(SEO and PPC )field since 1.8yrs, but am not satisfied with the job profile. My ultimate objective is to have my own business and for that I wish to sharp my technical skills. Am perplexed which technical field could be best suited for me. Am from a non technical background, and everyone around me is suggesting to go for Java or Php. Your every advice will really help me make my decision. Thanks in advance.


Welcome to CodeRanch!

I'm not much aware of SEO/PPC field, but as you've mentioned, my first guess would be Java/PHP (preferably PHP). Please note that if you are planning to start a business, non-technical skills matter much more than technical skills.

I hope this answers your question.

Please let us know what specific question/doubt do you have.
 
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Anayonkar Shivalkar wrote:

Pragya Sharma wrote:Hello everyone,

I am in internet marketing(SEO and PPC )field since 1.8yrs, but am not satisfied with the job profile. My ultimate objective is to have my own business and for that I wish to sharp my technical skills. Am perplexed which technical field could be best suited for me. Am from a non technical background, and everyone around me is suggesting to go for Java or Php. Your every advice will really help me make my decision. Thanks in advance.


Welcome to CodeRanch!

I'm not much aware of SEO/PPC field, but as you've mentioned, my first guess would be Java/PHP (preferably PHP). Please note that if you are planning to start a business, non-technical skills matter much more than technical skills.

I hope this answers your question.

Please let us know what specific question/doubt do you have.



Thanks Anayonkar for the piece of advice.

I will be grateful if you can tell me why php is better than java? Also, that makes a perfect sense to me that I don't need to be technically sound in order to have my own startup. So shall I go for some profile like Project Manager, so that can help me enhance my management skills. Else, what other skill will be essential in order to run a business.?

Thanks again.
 
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Hi Pragya,

Unfortunately, I can't help you much here.

Firstly, I'm not aware of SEO/PPC domain. Secondly, I've done very little (and very long time back) work in PHP. I just hit a random internet search and saw that there was much more info available for SEO in PHP (than SEO in Java)

Further, I'm not having my own business (and not planning for it). But a general pattern is like this: If you want to open a business, start working as a normal employee in a company (maybe startup - so that you can have a richer experience). After working there for a while (this can be from 2 years to over 6 years), when you think that you are ready for the big move, leave your job and go for the business.

However, you'll have to make sure that you need to be a businessman to start a business (that is - you need to have basic skills - ideas, patience, business networking and so on). Also, it is very challenging thing - you may see that you are earning much less and working much more in business than in job (of course, this will be during initial period - once the business settles down, you'll be in much better position).

Last, but not least - go for your own business only after understanding the risks and if you are willing to accept the consequences. No doubt, if you have a passion for business, all those risks/troubles are absolutely worth it - not everybody has the guts to do something like that.

All the Best!
 
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Thanks again Anayonkar
You made me realize that I need to start working on one more front i.e. "social platforms" in order to broaden my reach. Anyways I'll make a note of all the things you suggested.
Appreciate your views.
 
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