3 Things I Love Most About My Internet Marketing Business

September 26, 2014 · Print This Article

Here are the 3 things, although there are plenty more, that I love most about my Internet marketing business:

I get to be my own boss.

I love that! Although I tend to be a pretty hard boss to work for most of the time, occasionally I listen to myself and change direction. For example, I was going to write some Easy Article Starters on a specific topic but I couldn’t focus on it and I kept finding other things to do. I was struggling and feeling like I was trying to force something.

Fiflownally, I paused and asked myself why. Turns out my heart really wasn’t in it, I found the topic mind-numbingly boring, and the reason why I even thought about doing it in the first place was to score points with a fellow marketer. Ouch.

So… I thought about what I’m currently interested in, that I know a fair bit about, and is a hot topic right now for marketers. Bingo! It’s flowing and my boss is happy too. ;)

IM is a good fit for my ADD tendencies.

I don’t like to work on ONE thing all day or half the day. I don’t think I even can. I’ve always got several projects going on at once and that suits me. I’m not saying it’s for everyone or that I’m more productive that way, but it’s what I like and part of the fabric of my personality. So my day might look like:

  • Check stats, check email for anything urgent.
  • Handle physical product orders.
  • Promote physical and digital products through social media channels.
  • Write or delegate work to my writer for AllstarPLR.
  • Write a few Easy Article Starters.
  • Check on my other physical product site.
  • Write up some outsourcing instructions.
  • Do some marketing research.
  • Add some recipes to my cooking site.
  • Do a photo shoot for some new listings.
  • And so on.

Sometimes I’m proactive and other times reactionary, but that’s okay. I may not see a project all the way through on a specific day, but they do all come together in time.

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Plus, I can work where and when I want. I can get my haircut in the middle of the day and then browse through the bookstore. I can get super excited about something I want to create and work into the night, or take myself off to “work” at that cool coffee shop downtown that’s in an old restored brick building overlooking the river.

I really like to sell shovels.

So I might not be the leading lady of Internet Marketering, but I shine as the best friend in the supporting cast. I like to help people. I feel I’m pretty good at seeing the struggles and the needs of online marketers and I love to come up with solutions; products to help get them through the gap or whatever. That’s one reason why I like to write content.

How about you? What 3 things do you love most about your online business?

Comments

4 Responses to “3 Things I Love Most About My Internet Marketing Business”

  1. Mialei on September 26th, 2014 9:12 pm

    My favorite things about my IM business include:

    – working with great people who have innovative ideas;
    – selecting writing topics that are near to my heart;
    – learning an entirely new way to conduct business.

    You spoke of your ADD tendencies. I feel like a hummingbird with 1,000 empty feeders staring at me. My greatest challenge is spending my time at one with some nectar inside!

    Great post, Peggy.
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  2. admin
    Twitter:
    on September 26th, 2014 10:41 pm

    Wow, Mialei, those are good ones! And I totally get you about the 1000 feeders. My husband, whose job includes assessing situations, just told me something he heard from a mentor – Focus, don’t scan. Stop your gaze just long enough to make sure nothing is out of place or wrong, then move your eyes to the next spot, focus, then move on, etc. I can see how this could apply to us hummingbirds.

  3. Adrienne
    Twitter:
    on September 30th, 2014 4:17 pm

    Hey Peggy,

    Three things huh! Okay, here are mine:

    * I LOVE working at home
    * I LOVE helping others
    * I LOVE being my own boss

    I have to add in there that I love blogging too because it’s the way I’m able to connect with my audience and help them as well as it leads to my consulting business. Through my recommendations I’m able to promote products which of course is all part of my business.

    I am truly blessed my friend.

    ~Adrienne
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  4. Peggy
    Twitter:
    on October 1st, 2014 5:48 pm

    I love your 3 things, Adrienne!
    And about your blogging… it’s obvious you love to do it and you excel at it. You have an easy way of imparting information that is helpful and people appreciate it. Sounds like your consulting business has really taken off! But then, I’m not surprised. :)

    Peggy
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