Is community management a career path that can allow me to support a family in a big city?
Many of our students are trying to find careers that will allow them to support a future family. They need a certain level of compensation for that, and they need relatively predictable work hours to be able to accommodate kids' schedules and make ends meet. Is Community Management a profession that offers that? What's realistic?
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One other thing about community management: It can be done anywhere, so if it's an area someone wants to go into, it could provide a career that doesn't require going into an office.
I would encourage students that are interested in this field to think about their interests and the types of communities they would want to support. Community management often starts with the person being a trusted member of the community who then becomes a leader within that community.
Personally, I spent several years working for startups, which made me a trusted member of the community. Later on, an opportunity presented itself to manage a community for startup founders, and this was a role that allowed me to learn a variety of skills- from public speaking, to online community management, to educational content creation, all while travelling the world. This is just one example, but I agree that CMX Hub is a great resource for anyone interested in pursuing this type of career. It's important to make sure you're passionate about the topic that brings the community together!
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