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E-Commerce Operations Manager
Many people think that people who work for e-commerce sites just sit around and drink coffee and shoot the breeze all day. That's simply not true. While we do appreciate a great cup of java (we have a great break room), we don't just sit around all day. We have orders to fill, customer service calls to answer, websites to work on and administrative issues that have to be handled. It's chaotic but we love every minute of it.
I live in a very rural area of Thailand, and most of my work is carried out while I sit by my pool under a shady palm tree.
As an SEO specialist, it's my job to work as part of a team, improving a client's website. The team will design and implement strategies that help the client get the most out of their site and give them a strong web presence and online brand for their business.
Like the web, if I'm going to be successful in this industry, I have to keep myself engaged in productive activity. The web is constantly changing, and I have to do the same if I'm going to keep up.
One of the best things about working in e-commerce is that not only is it a competitive playing field, but it's also a very level one. It doesn't matter which sex or ethnicity I am since it really doesn't make much difference.
Senior Web Designer
I design web sites, including the overall architecture, visual design and graphics, and programming for the front end (on the browser side) and the back end, including scripting and databases.
Working in the web design and programming arena lets me use both things that I love in unison (art and technology,) and it gives me balance since I can pursue one when I need a break from the other.
People from all over the world come to people like me for website or blog content. For somebody who is spontaneous, creative, and flexible, the job fits like a glove.
One of the reasons why I love my job so much is that I get to choose how, where and when I work.
Stock Footage Photographer and Writer
Web Writer/Editor and Freelance Photographic Contributor for online stock footage companies.
That is what is so lovely about what I do...it almost defies description. It is creating. It is not a static, but a consistently dynamic thing. Each article I write or photograph I take are frozen thoughts or moments, but for me they are always flowing, changing and helping me to evolve.