Seth Hymes is the founder of In Demand Career, and has dedicated himself to helping people find better jobs and better lives in the rapidly expanding field of digital marketing. Since 2016, he has striven to find ways to rescue people from the rut of low wage, dead end jobs and into rewarding exciting new careers, no matter if they’re 30 with no career, 40 and looking to start a new career, or anywhere else on their journey.
Ten years ago, Seth was a struggling art school graduate who was moving aimlessly from low wage job to low wage job and worrying that he might never find his way to a meaningful career that would afford him a better existence than just living hand to mouth delivering pizzas or waiting tables. He wanted to find a job that would let him use his creativity, but that also allowed him to live well.
Everything started to change the day he accompanied a friend to a seminar teaching the basics of something called “Internet marketing.” This was 2010 and Internet marketing was a niche term that could mean any of a dozen different things. While the seminar may have been vague, it got Seth thinking in directions he hadn’t previously considered.
The idea of the Internet being an avenue for reaching a countless number of people and generating revenue from those interactions was still a relatively novel idea. Additionally, at the time when people thought about the internet and making money, the bursting of the dotcom bubble came to mind.
All the same, Seth was motivated by the possibilities, and resolved to learn everything he could about Internet marketing, e-commerce, website design and blogging. Two years later, armed with his newfound technical knowledge, Seth ventured out into the world making websites and writing blogs…and made about $150. It was clear that though he had pivoted into a more productive career path, there was still something missing. There was some other reason he couldn’t find a job.