Every fourth Thursday in November in the United States, people get together to eat a lot of food (especially turkey) and hang out with family and friends. Also, they share things they are thankful for.
My Quick Story
It only seemed like yesterday that I started working full-time online. About three years ago, my brother told me about this thing called blogging and using it to make money online. As an accounting grad and a lover of business books, I was familiar with business and wanted to start my own (or at least work at home).
I had a couple years on my belt as a corporate worker. But I found that it was too stifling. So, for the next year and a half, I spent most of my spare time learning and research about making money online. I read about SEO, social media, blogging, and internet marketing. I also bought multiple domain names to apply what I was learning.
After that time, I saw an ad for a full time search marketing position at Sea Waves. I applied, got the job, and happily gave my two weeks notice to my corporate boss. While most of my work was doing SEO, I did get a chance to write on the company’s blog.
I’d like to point out the blog post I wrote last Thanksgiving. In this post, I gave 8 reasons why business people should be thankful for the internet.
- Global Customer Base
- Global Employee Base
- Low Competition
- Low Barrier of Entry
- Work at Home
- Work Anywhere
- Work Anytime
- Precise Metrics
Click here to read the whole post.
I left Sea Waves a couple months ago on good terms. Much thanks to Ryan Caldwell over at Sea Waves for giving me my first full-time online job as well as connecting me to other big players online. Also, thanks to Mark Saunders at Splashpress for hiring me run this blog.
My point in writing all this is that if you are willing to go online with your business, there is a huge opportunity increase your sales. It will take some time and effort and you’ll probably have to rethink some business fundamentals because online business can be very different from its offline counterpart. But, as I’ve said before, the rewards are definitely worth it.
I hope you tune in to learn tips and principles to help your business succeed online. I just recently got a small part time job to do consulting and marketing for two websites. This will help me stay on top of my game.
I don’t want to be like the business college professor that’s clueless about the “real business world” because he stopped applying the things he was teaching. This caused his skills to atrophy and also caused him not to realize the relevant changes that were happening in the business landscape.