This is Thanksgiving week here in the United States. Regardless of your political persuasion we do have many things to be thankful for in this country.
My question is when you look at all of the things you are thankful for is your Internet business one of them?
I personally have been through many ups and downs in the past 10 years building and maintaining a full-time online business. Running a profitable Internet marketing business is really not any different than running an offline business.
You still need to take care of the basics if you expect to succeed. You certainly need a good product or service and a way to get those out in the marketplace.
What has changed drastically in the last couple of years is how Internet marketing works. Google has made changes to their algorithms in the name of Google Panda and Google Penguin.
It’s interesting in the last six months that those of us who make money online, and are serious about it, have adapted and continue to find ways to do that. If your Internet business is not where you want it to be you may want to consider your business model.
At this point there are so many different ways to make money online you cannot fail if you find one that appeals to you.
We’ve been concentrating more on local business websites and marketing. This continues to work well because you can niche down which allows you to focus on a targeted market with less competition.
Affiliate marketing is best done this way today as well. You have to be creative when you find niches to target, but there are still plenty of them out there.
Network marketing is one of the best ways to make money on the Internet if you’re into social networking. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social sites work really well for meeting people and developing partnerships with them.
Network marketing is a good business model for taking advantage of the efforts of other people while benefiting both them and yourself. The last time I checked there were over 68 companies doing over $100 million a year in revenue that marketed their products with the multi-level marketing business model.
E-mail marketing is a good long term business strategy. My company has benefited from building a large list and continues to make money from it.
If you don’t have an Internet business you are thankful for at this point don’t give up because the opportunities are still there.