Are You Kidding Me?
As many of my friends know, I have been on the Internet since about 1984 (long before the World Wide Web). I was researching stuff, selling books I wrote and learning how to do business online. Back then, everyone thought I was sniffing glue or maybe smoking something I shouldn’t.
Well every year, I look at the numbers and I am AMAZED at the opportunity for small/home businesses to succeed. Now before you go thinking, “Gordo is selling MLM or has gone nuts” consider some of the following recent stats…
1) Over 80% of the current North American population are now reviewing the product they buy..online.
2) In the last 2 years, there has been an 84% increase in Companies that feel Facebook is CRITICAL or VERY IMPORTANT to their business.
3) 61% of North American businesses have indicated that they get clients from their Company Blogs.
4) 81% of people check and respond to business email from their Mobile Phones.
5) In the past 12 months (ending 2012) over 62% of North American youth between 12 – 17 have stopped using web based email…..in favor of… Facebook, Instant Messaging and texting.
These numbers above blow me away. But I guess they shouldn’t when I look at my own kids and how they used technology over the past 5 years.
So why am I sending out stats and such? Because the trends are changing weekly if not daily. And alot of people are still struggle in business to get ahead or find cool jobs. Sure, there are oil field jobs and trades that pay well. But I see more and more people not taking advantage of the vast market we know as the internet. What I think is cool is the number of stay at home Mom’s or spouses that move when their partners take new jobs. Having a business they can access from anywhere or manage 24/7 at home is not a pipedream.
About 25 Years ago, I self published a book (based on a dare from a friend) that sold over $30K in the first year. This year, I am launching a series of books, articles, tips and tricks to Marketing and Promotion to almost 200 times the audience I did with my original book. I also plan to share and market MY EXPERIENCES to people around the globe. I don’t expect to make $1,000,000 and if I did, no one would believe me. But there is a huge opportunity to make $200 – $400 profit a month selling and promoting online. I have personally done this and I am excited about helping others.
** Cool fact – I was one of the first Amazon.com Affilates online when they offered up their program. Although I no longer promote this, I averaged about $300-$500 profit every 3 months for almost 10 years. Amazon.com has MILLIONS of people as Affiliates now.
Sometimes, just a small amount each month can help you save for kids education, save for a house down payment or to help pay a car/truck payment.
This isn’t rocket science or magic beans. I think most people know I have been marketing stuff online via the Internet for both myself and my clients. Now that I am cutting back hours a bit in my business (till my health bounces back), I plan to pursue sharing how I have had success online and techniques that I have learned over the years. I will gladly tell you how I failed as well. Its important you know what doesn’t work!
Lastly, I am not sure if Facebook is the place to post this sort of thing so rather than send out these long posts, I am going to assemble some information and then simply link to PDF files online. I will also share some links on my twitter account (www.twitter.com/eldoren) as alot people like the shorter messages. I do want to make it clear, these ideas and techniques are legitimate methods I have learned…..not read in some book. And they are NOT MLM or get rich schemes.
Watch for more updates!