One of the most important things I learned at Randy Smith’s Northallerton meet up was the power of being in the same room with other Internet Marketers. It changes your whole attitude to your business and although you might find yourself thinking in very different ways about what you do that is actually a good thing.
If you have never made the effort to go to a seminar, conference, meet up or other event with other Internet Marketers you should consider doing so. Not only can it be a great personal boost to your enthusiasm the networking you can do and support you get from the other attenders is unparalleled.
I was supposed to be having a few days holiday after the meeting but decided to come home instead and start to put into practice the ideas I had been able to develop, with the help of the other attendees there.
So then I got home to find I had made a sale over the weekend, which was a great discovery, and today Sally Neill answered my comment on her blog post ‘United We Brand, Divided We Fall‘ suggesting to me that I should write a blog post about the ideas and set my intentions for this next month, so I would be accountable to all of you who read it!
My goals are really quite small because there’s nothing I hate more than saying I am going to do something then not achieving it, so I’d rather exceed my expectations at the end of the month! So my goals for this month are:
- Finish the two products I have had sitting on the back burner for an age
- Take a really good look at my lack of monetisation on all of my sites
- Work harder to promote my sites in the right places (I have a better idea of where those places are now)
- Re-organise my giveaway offerings to create better monetisation of the products (again, amazing advice given at the meeting about that)
- Do something productive with all the niche domains I have sitting doing nothing that could be online and earning money for me
Does that all sound a bit money orientated? Maybe, but at the end of the day I am trying to make a living out of this online business, and I’m not going to do that if I don’t consider monetisation and how I can earn that cash each month. As I say on this site, I am blogging to make money, it’s not only for fun.
So your goals for this month will be look at how well you monetise, can you make improvements to what you are doing to bring in more cash? And if you know of a meet up you can go to make the effort. It is well worth the time. If you live anywhere between Norfolk and Northallerton (A17 to Newark then straight up the A1) I’d be happy to car share.