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My Salary Journey > 40k to 400k in 10 years



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My Salary Journey > 40k to 400k in 10 years
 

 
Just wanted to share my journey over the last 10 years in hopes of inspiring or motivating any BX brothers who think it can't be done.

Background: I graduated from College with a Bullsh*t degree (think English or Communications). After college I struggled to find a decent job for years. Became a full blown alcoholic in the process.

2012 - Digital Marketing Position. 40k. Was a bullsh*t position overall, and I ended up getting fired in 6 months. But I was exposed to a tool that would change my life forever.

2012-2014 - Took a two year break where I was down real bad. Alcoholism crept in. Lost a ton of friends. Worst shape of my life. Looked like sh*t, probably smelled like sh*t too image

2014 - Swallowed my pride and accepted an internship that paid $10/hr. Huge step backwards, but I bet on myself.

2014 - I got promoted from an Intern to an entry-level position. Salary back to $40k.

2017 - Told the company I was leaving. They countered and I got a raise to $75k.

2018 - Ended up leaving anyways, got a new position. $80k.

2019 - Got a position at a big consulting agency. Finally broke 6 figures. $120k

2019 - Hated the consulting gig with a passion. Ended up quitting. Got a new gig for $150k

2021 - Ended up getting promoted to $175k

2021 - I took on a second FT job that pays $190k. Combined income $360,000

2021 - Started a consulting business on the side, bringing in about $2-4k a month (roughly $20-$40k a year).

Final total going into 2022 is just shy of $400k



I'm honestly proud of myself. There were times where I was down real bad, times where I wanted to end it all. I wasn't happy. But I find that when I have my back against the wall is when I do my best, and so I tapped into my natural competitiveness and kept shooting for the stars.

I don't type all of this to rub it in anyones face - but just as a blueprint on how hard work can help you reach your goals.

Feel free to ask questions if you want, I'll try to answer to the best of my ability without getting too specific, as I'd like to keep a level of anonymity. But I can also DM you if you have more in-depth questions.

Kepe grinding fellas - if I can do it, you sure as hell can too.
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 1 month ago '20        #2
brother  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5 OP
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General Tips that helped me succeed

- Learn how to speak "Corporate America". It means adding a little bit of extra pep in your voice. You'll be surprised how far you can get with communication alone.

- And to add on to speaking, make sure to polish up on your people skills. If people like you, they'll keep you around even if you aren't the strongest skill wise. People like to work with good people.

- You gotta "fake it till you make it" with corporate America. Sometimes asking someone how their weekend was, even if you don't give a fu*k, can score you brownie points that might come back to help in the future.

- Keep leveling up. It's easy with YouTube and Google

- Don't be afraid to quit a job, especially in today's market. If you got an in-demand skill, you'll be able to find a new job with the quickness. But also, don't quit unless you got something already lined up

- LinkedIn is KEY. If you don't have one, you are severely limiting yourself. Get one ASAP, and add keywords to it so you come up in searches

- Network. Join Slack or Discord channels that are industry-specific. Talk to people. You never know when you might cross paths with them
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 1 month ago '10        #3
Bigg_Slime  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x44
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Your skillset must be amazing, judging from the job salaries increasing every time u found a new job, then getting raises on top of that
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 1 month ago '08        #4
Imagin3 
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Write all that but not the tool that changed or your job
Why make the thread then?

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 1 month ago '19        #5
48laws  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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 Imagin3 said
Write all that but not the tool that changed or your job
Why make the thread then?

Why not just ask what the tool is instead of getting sassy? Sounds like the post was more about the salary journey than the actual work
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 1 month ago '19        #6
Thisizdray 
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Dope post. Can you explain what exactly digital marketing is and how you do it/ get started?
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 1 month ago '05        #7
R4P  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Love seeing stuff like this, congrats
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 1 month ago '13        #8
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 brother said

- Learn how to speak "Corporate America". It means adding a little bit of extra pep in your voice. You'll be surprised how far you can get with communication alone.

- You gotta "fake it till you make it" with corporate America. Sometimes asking someone how their weekend was, even if you don't give a fu*k, can score you brownie points that might come back to help in the future.
Good sh*t brother. Love to hear stories like this. I feel like I am on a similar path but right now hovering at about a 100k. The fake it to you make it sh*t is real, especially me being a black man. So many times I want to revert to a hood n*gga but thatís exactly what they want. So I am cordial, engage in conversations, small talk and ask questions I truly donít give a fu*k about. In 6 months, got a raise and opportunity to make more money. Gotta keep playing the game. Much future success and prosperity to you!
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 1 month ago '19        #9
OaklandSmokin 
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 1 month ago '04        #10
MrNickNick 
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Good sh*t.
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 1 month ago '13        #11
hendrix2013  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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So being fake? Na im cool. Ima make it my way wo acting like a bi*ch. Keep that other sh*t.

Oh btw ducktales. This aint the whole story. Yall believe anything.
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 1 month ago '14        #12
Bigboi781  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x12
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2 jobs? How do you handle man? I’m transitioning into the field full time come January and seems like a lifestyle lol
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 1 month ago '18        #13
Lsulakersaints 
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Good sh*t op
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 1 month ago '21        #14
MentalRealness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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2 full time jobs and an llc

If true you basically working for the IRS

Shucking and jiving and living a double life for an extra 30k

U so good at navigating just ask ya boss for a raise.

Hustling backwards a*s jit


Plus you probably broke anti competitive clause and will be blackballed from the industry.

So OP is either a capper or is gonna be in very big trouble
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Please for the love of god do not follow this man’s advice

They can fire you and sue you

Not to mention you're committing time card fraud


Last edited by MentalRealness; 12-07-2021 at 04:56 AM..
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 1 month ago '20        #15
brother  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5 OP
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 Imagin3 said
Write all that but not the tool that changed or your job
Why make the thread then?

The main tool is Salesforce and then any/every Marketing tool that connects to it (such as Pardot)


< free Salesforce courses provided by Salesforce. They even let you use a sandbox instance so you can play around without having to purchase a license. You can earn badges on the site to showcase your level of skill, and then share them on your LinkedIn profile to indicate to recruiters that you know your sh*t

I will say though, no amount of badges or certificates can make up for real life experience. Take some courses (I'd recommend the beginner admin course) and then use that to get an entry-level salesforce job, and then go from there.

Let me know if you have any more questions brother
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 1 month ago '15        #16
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Lol OP prepare for some hateful responses.
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 1 month ago '20        #17
brother  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5 OP
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 Bigg_Slime said
Your skillset must be amazing, judging from the job salaries increasing every time u found a new job, then getting raises on top of that
Thanks. I suffered from serious imposter syndrome for most of my career, felt like a fraud. But then I kept getting great reviews from my bosses and great offers from big companies (Amazon, Facebook), which made me gain more confidence in myself.
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 1 month ago '20        #18
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 Thisizdray said
Dope post. Can you explain what exactly digital marketing is and how you do it/ get started?
Digital Marketing encompasses a ton of different areas, I focus moreso on the Marketing Automation side of things using tools like Salesforce and Pardot.

I stay away from more traditional digital marketing such as PPC (pay-per-click advertising such as banner ads or promoted google search results), Social Media marketing and SEO/organic marketing mostly because I've never wanted to be in a job where my effort could be quantified (ex: our conversions only increased 2% this month, you're fired).

The type of work I do is moreso data management, making sure records are being routed to sales properly, running reports and dashboards
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 1 month ago '16        #19
MacFrugal  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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OP are you a Foundational Black American?
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 1 month ago '20        #20
brother  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5 OP
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 Facts B said
Good sh*t brother. Love to hear stories like this. I feel like I am on a similar path but right now hovering at about a 100k. The fake it to you make it sh*t is real, especially me being a black man. So many times I want to revert to a hood n*gga but thatís exactly what they want. So I am cordial, engage in conversations, small talk and ask questions I truly donít give a fu*k about. In 6 months, got a raise and opportunity to make more money. Gotta keep playing the game. Much future success and prosperity to you!
Glad someone gets it

It's easy to score those brownie points during Monday morning meetings, just ask people how their weekend was. People love it

Corporate America is really a big game of chess when you think about it
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 1 month ago '05        #21
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 hendrix2013 said
So being fake? Na im cool. Ima make it my way wo acting like a bi*ch. Keep that other sh*t.

Oh btw ducktales. This aint the whole story. Yall believe anything.
this dude just ooze hate lmaooo
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 1 month ago '05        #22
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 brother said
Glad someone gets it

It's easy to score those brownie points during Monday morning meetings, just ask people how their weekend was. People love it

Corporate America is really a big game of chess when you think about it
It all is brother
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 1 month ago '20        #23
brother  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5 OP
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 hendrix2013 said
So being fake? Na im cool. Ima make it my way wo acting like a bi*ch. Keep that other sh*t.

Oh btw ducktales. This aint the whole story. Yall believe anything.
I guess some would call it being fake, I call it being professional

Even your favorite athlete has to "fake it" when doing post-game interviews and dealing with the press.

But yea, good luck keeping it all the way real.
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 1 month ago '06        #24
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So just making sure. You got two full time jobs that pay over 100k each? What's the second job? Or is it prerty much the same as the first?
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 1 month ago '11        #25
inthezone  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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I work a dead end job making 55k-75k year. I have everything I can ever want In life. Good looks, good health, beautiful family, nice home, and we spend a lot of time together. I don’t know if use that as An excuse for under achieving (financially) in life or if I found the key to life (not getting caught up In the rat race). Either way I can justify why I do what I do without any regrets. Sure I would like more money but at what cost. Plus peace of mind is priceless in my eyes.
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