2009 in Review For Internet Business – A Year of Challenge and Opportunity For Online Businesses
The year 2009 will go down in history as one of the most challenging, financially and otherwise, during the past half century. From an online marketer’s perspective, 2009 was a year for great opportunities for those who took action. I believe the most exciting and promising of these opportunities came when a plugin was created that allowed you to set up membership sites on your WordPress blogs.
Being able to set up membership sites using just a plugin created a level playing field for everyone doing business on the internet. For the first time since I came online in 2005, I was finally able to compete with businesses making 500K a year and more in revenue. I now have four of these sites and new people are joining every day to learn what I am teaching. Everyone is now able to build a business based upon their passions and interests.
This year also separated the men from the boys. What I mean by this is that people who were serious about making money from home, or from wherever they had an internet connection, were able to increase their income substantially by implementing what was being taught by some of the sharpest minds on the internet. Conversely, those who spent the year in planning, or in trying to get everything perfect before taking action were left by the wayside.
My recommendation is to find someone who will take the time to teach you how to get started online, if that is the type of business you are looking for. There are many mentors who offer weekly webinars, ongoing teleseminars, regular trainings, and a membership site filled with valuable resources. These people will form a mastermind with their students, allowing you to connect with people you would otherwise not have met.
Finally, attend several live events throughout the year. This gives you the opportunity to learn from master teachers and to meet the people who may well be your future joint venture partners. Every time I attend one of these events I am amazed at just how much personal and professional growth is involved.
My motto has been to never, never, never give up. This comes from Sir Winston Churchill. Thinking about this when times were tough and I wanted to quit has helped me to build the online empire I now enjoy. You can do the same thing.