At the beginning I would like to touch some general points.
First would be SEO Dunning-Kruger effect. What is it ?
Anyone probably heard or read about SEO.
According to the Nobel price paper people use greatly overestimate their knowledge and skills in the area they barley know.
I experience that quite often I met people who said , ah SEO, yes, I was doing that for a (friend/wife/client) and it was easy.
To be honest it made me depressed sometimes because I work with SEO around 8 years now and I find it difficult sometimes and I still don’t` think I know ALL.
But drilling it deeper with questions like. What was the phrase and ranking You reached ?
It seems people believe it`s easy but they don`t have any results. They have many excuses like ( I did`t have time to take care of it/ it required big amounts of money / etc)
I do NOT want to discourage You from learn SEO but try to be reasonable to measure Your skills based on achievements not assumptions.