MOVED – Will 2012 Boom or Bust?


As we enter a new year we are almost all thinking the same thing; will we see the economy turn around in 2012 or will we suffer through yet another year of turmoil?

More to the point, we are all asking this question — will 2012 be a boom year or a bust for me?

People are hurting today, and being hurt. You might be one of them.

Today, perhaps more than ever before, people need to make money online. And yet, ironically, there are more liars and thieves online today than ever before. Not so ironic really when you consider that con men and charlatans have always preyed on those most in need.

The question today is this – is there something you can do to make 2012 a boom year and not a bust year for you and your family? I believe there is, and have devoted both time and resources to changing my own business plan to help you get that done.

With that as my introduction let me share how I intend to help you make 2012 a boom year and not a bust.

For me personally it means more focus on helping others and tightening up my own business plan. When I say “tightening my own business plan” I mean this –

Doing more of what really works and spending less time on shiny objects that sound good but are not yet proven.

For me mobile marketing is a good example. While I can see logically that the web is moving to cell phones, and understand the value of reaching massive audiences, I know of no one who is making anything close to a full time living doing mobile marketing.

Except the people selling the “how to” information of course! 🙂

By contrast, I know many people who are doing well with blogging, article marketing, solo ads and other core marketing methods that are proven to work.

So here is my personal short list of focus areas and a brief word of why I chose them.

More free information than ever before

It’s a fact that the economy stinks. Another fact, many have been ripped off by sites that promise the moon and deliver disappointment and now they can’t afford the high-quality information that they need to move to the next level.

So in 2012 I’m going to give away more information than ever before, all without shortchanging those who buy memberships from me. For members 2012 is going to be an incredible year.

Fewer sites with more intense focus

I was planning on opening five new membership sites in 2012. After much thought and prayer (you know me!) I’ve shelved that plan and decided to focus on making the sites I have now stronger and opening fewer new sites. I’m working on ways to give away the information I was going to sell before.

More about that to come on this very blog!

Succeed with a method and let members clone that success

I’ve been around long enough to know there is no “paint by numbers” way to make money online. If I had a nickel for every time I heard “Just tell me exactly what to do and I’ll do it and make a lot of money” I would have a lot of nickels. Sorry to say, no one can do that. No one can promise you will make any money online, much less these crazy claims of going from $0 to $100,000 in a few weeks.

But there are blueprints you can follow. And success does forge a path.

So here is what I’m going to do for my members — I’m going to spend my time and money trying things and then report to members on what works and show them exactly what I did so they can do it too.

Will this guarantee success? Sadly, no. In business there are no guarantees of success. No business wins every time. But it will give them a huge leg up. And since this will be for members only there is no possibility of saturation once the blueprints are released.

This will be for members of my sites only. If you are member of Directory of Ezines, Follow Up Selling Systems, Ezine Advertising Live or Article Marketing Live you will receive more information inside the member area of those sites.

And thank you for being a member! 🙂

Review products that work well and expose those that don’t

I’m asked almost every day which products I use in my business. I am also asked often to review or comment on a particular product so the person asking can avoid a mistake. Because this happens so often, and because I believe it will help you, I’m adding a review section to my blog.

In that section I will share the exact products and vendors I use to run my business and why I use them. I will also share the results of my product testing as I buy and test new products.

While I will be offering reviews and other articles on topics not on the list below, my main free information will focus on what I know and do, and that means focusing on core marketing methods since these are things I actually do in my own business every week. I have always taught only from a place of experience (instead of what might work) and I plan to do that even more in 2012.

As to the free information, I will be focusing on these areas in 2012.

  1. Affiliate Marketing
  2. Article Marketing
  3. Automating Your Marketing
  4. Copywriting
  5. Driving Traffic
  6. Email Marketing
  7. Ezine Advertising
  8. Increasing Conversions
  9. List Building
  10. Marketing Strategy
  11. Personal Growth
  12. Testing & Tracking

So there you have it. These are my plans for 2012 … ways I hope to be of help to you in the coming year.

Listen, I know it’s tough out there. I know there are far too many sites that promise the moon only to take your money and run.

But please know this – there are methods of marketing that work and work well if you work them and can avoid being distracted. You don’t need to be a geek to use them. You don’t need huge amounts of money to get started with them. And they work equally for everyone who uses them.

I often ask people how long they have been trying to make money online and hear answers like “18 months” or “three years”. I ask them to imagine how life would be different if they wrote only one article per week or make one blog post per week during that time.

Almost universally these good people know in their hearts that doing what is proven to work, and doing it consistently, is the path to true success online.

The marketing methods that work well aren’t sexy and they don’t bring in immediate riches, but they work well when you work them and they create multiple streams of traffic (and income) that can put you in a position of working only when you want, where you and and (best of all) only if you feel like working that week.

And that is a beautiful thing indeed!

I sincerely hope that 2012 is your best year yet. I’m going to work hard to help make it so.

P.S. If you like my plan please leave a comment below or share this message with others. Or both! I read and reply to comments myself and will continue doing so in 2102. Thanks!

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Charlie Page

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