Welcome to another post in the $100k Club series. You can see the full series here. This is "My Morning Routine" for content marketing folks making six figures. The goal is to shed light on the skills and habits that enable people to achieve lucrative jobs and help get more people in this club.
These will be anonymous and updated regularly. If you make more than $100k/year and want to contribute, email Superpath.
For more info on content marketing salaries, check out our salary report.
I started out as a Marketing Operations Coordinator earning $47,500 a year.
Today I'm a full-time freelancer and projected to end 2022 at $300,000.
The biggest jump was from 2019 to 2020, going from being a director of marketing to a full time freelancer.
Organization—I'm on top of it, I follow up, I deliver, and I'm persistent with my communication.
My top reads are:
Yes, I'm currently in the Think Tank through The Copywriter Club with Rob Marsh and Kira Hug. I found them through a Facebook group. It's amazing!
Organization, persistence, being research driven, and always wanting to know the why. I'm a marketer at heart and enjoy the strategy behind the content, connecting the dots, and understanding why each piece is being created.
Don't focus so much on the number. Nothing changes when you hit six figures. There isn't some magical reassurance or sudden moment of relaxation once you hit $100k. Instead, focus on making what you need to be comfortable in your life. And know that even though it may be a scary number, you can do it. And once you get there, trust me, you'll never go back to making less.
I'm a 36 year old white woman living in Brewster, New York (Tri-state area).