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Monday, June 8, 2009

Online Marketing vs Yard Sales

Online marketers can bring another stream of income by using good techniques. One marketer who keeps my Inbox full announced over the weekend that he created a ginormous 6 figure income by doing what he does. People who conduct Yard Sales declare they can boost their bottom line from time to time by editing their belongings and offering them to neighborhood shoppers at bargain basement prices.

Take your pick. I have been up to my eyeballs in a home based business by working online lately. This past weekend found me up to my ears in a Yard Sale. HANDS DOWN, online marketing wins.

The only thing that saved my sanity was the PEOPLE. I am solar driven and fueled by people, so that was the best part of the whole affair. I learned interesting things about my community and acquaintances' family ties; I discovered that someone is interested to join our Book Lovers Club. But deciding on pricing, setting up heavy tables, lugging boxes of "stuff" and being on the spot for hours on end is not my cup of tea.

Internet marketing, on the other hand, gives me unprecedented freedom. The income is not 6 figures at this point but I have not ruled out the possibility that six figures could happen when I have learned my lessons and am properly prepared.

When you conduct a Yard Sale, people take home the things they purchase. They may re-purpose the items, re-sell them, or use them within their household. Have you ever wondered what happens to an internet marketing enterprise? What happens to it when the networker goes to his Great Reward in Cyberspace?

It has been suggested that an attorney be invited to the table to discuss this very matter. You owe it to those you love to make sure all your accounts can be accessed and that any monies owed you for affiliate programs, PayPal accounts and such like be directed to the proper parties.

Did you know there is an internet TOOL that stores your online passwords? I was tickled to learn that such a thing exists: RoboForm is a secure service that keeps everything recorded for you. That's a marketer's dream come true!

Just like a doctor might advise, "Get your affairs in order." Your "stuff" might be arranged at a Yard Sale, but that is no plan for an online business!

Connie Baum

1 comment:

  1. I have had Yard Sales, too. They were a lot of work and depended on the weather. When I work on the computer I don't have to worry about the weather!

    Thanks. I have been reading your blog but this post made me want to comment.