For someone starting online, I find basically 4 approaches anyone can take :
1. Start with one's own site and keep working on own site(s), never to bother for getting clients.
2. Start with clients sites and keep working on them, never to bother for own site.
3. Start with one's own site and as you learn the tricks, move on to getting clients too, now working both for your sites and for others sites too, focussing more on clients sites.
4. Start with clients sites and you learn the tricks, move on to working on your own site(s), now working both for clients sites and your own, focussing more on your own sites.
I belong to category 2 but now I want to make the jump towards category 4. What categories other members belong to and what has turned out as a better experience for them especially who switched from one category to another?
Till now, I have been doing SEO for others i.e. my clients. I do not have a site of my own (should I say I didn't get the time ;) ) But seriously, I had some ideas and registered a couple of domains too but never worked upon them to complete the sites. So far, I have concentrated only on clients sites. But of late, I am thinking of starting a couple of my own sites.
What do members here think has been more rewarding and satisfying for them - working on their own site(s) or working for clients? Also I think satisfaction would weigh more for own sites but would there be good money too to justify in this case?
I am sure many of the experienced members here can shed some light on this.
Thanks in advance for sharing.