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 me.
For more info on content marketing salaries, check out our salary report.
Assistant Editor - 35k/year (USD)
This year I'll close $210k between my day job and my freelance clients. I'm a Marketing Director and a Freelance Content Marketing Consultant and Writer.
Honestly? I'm driven. I work hard. I'm obsessed with learning everything I can and sharing my knowledge with others. And I have always had empathy for others, which makes me a good fit for people management roles (which tend to pay more).
Obviously Awesome is a must-read for any strategic content marketer who's beyond basics and wants to understand how to position a product in the market ... so they can guide clients and create intelligent content strategies and messaging guidelines.
I've had two amazing managers, but until very recently I never had a mentor. My current mentor is an executive at my day job. I applied to my company mentoring program and asked him to pick me!
Prioritizing my tasks. Knowing when to say no to work and meetings. Learning to delegate well (giving people the information they need to do a good job and fully relinquishing control). Learning to give developmental feedback.
White female living in Boston, MA