TLDR: I can make short-term money in a micro-niche, by running a DMA, however I have doubts about long-term survival in the IM industry.
I am at a point now where I can ‘throw myself’ into the world of IM, create an agency and get clients (in a micro-niche that I have established connections/leads in)
However I feel like maybe my time/energy would be better spent learning other skills to earn money IRL - For me this could be carpentry, massage, chef… etc. and perhaps these would be more enjoyable/less stressful compared to IM.
Little background info: 23 Y.O, UK citizen, 5k USD savings, managing 1.1 M instagram network (in micro niche) - I enjoy being in nature, taking psychedelics and eating healthy food.
I keep seeing how online marketing is becoming more and more automated, not to mention the total saturation of digital marketers these days.
Seeing how FB totally killed off everyone with their algo update, I am definitely a little sceptical about investing myself into an online industry that can dissolve at the press of a button.
I am very new and figured maybe other people could chip in with some wise words. If you feel like it.
Thanks for the support