Bonus Report #2
article, written by marketing consultant Charlie Page,
offers tips and advice on finding the next high growth
opportunities online. As he says, don't focus all of your
time and attention on just your local customers - think
Globally and market your products and services to millions
of potential customers by using the Internet as your
to Spot the Next Big Trend
by Charlie Page © 2004
you ever wish that you could have a 'crystal ball' to
predict what the next big thing will be on the Internet?
bottom line to success in any endeavor is to be at the
right place at the right time. If you think it through you
will quickly see that BOTH elements need to be in place
for meaningful success to occur.
to learn how to spot the next big thing on the Web? Read
on and you'll begin to get a glimpse of things to come.
you ever known someone who could see around the next
corner ... see trends forming before others do? What would
you have given to know when the Beanie Baby craze was
going to begin ... and end?
who possess such foresight are often credited with having
a 'sixth sense' for business. Yet when they are
interviewed they consistently state that the only thing
that makes them special is a keen sense of observation.
Unless they are universally humble, not a description that
fits this crowd, perhaps sharpening our sense of
observation is in order.
word of warning. To think expansively takes time and
effort, but does *not* produce 'today' results. Once you
begin sharpening your sense of what may be coming next,
don't forget to make the money to buy next week's
said, let's look together at how to develop that kind of
Study trends and fads. There are many great books on
trends and what's coming next. Read a few and learn how to
spot the trends.
as economists look for 'leading indicators', you look for
leading indicators on the Web. What's the next 'killer
app'? Does it hold up in the real world, or is it being
hyped? Answers to questions like these can provide a keen
insight into what's next.
Start predicting. Keep a notebook with your predictions of
what the next big thing will be in the next 3 months, 6
months and one year. This step alone puts you way in front
of 99% of the general public.
Think globally. The Internet has made the world a global
marketplace that you can attack. Don't overlook
opportunity by thinking only locally. It's as easy to sell
across the globe as it is across the street. Factor this
in when you study the market.
Position yourself to know the key players. After you learn
how to see trends coming, contact who you think the key
players will be and form a relationship with them. It does
NOT matter that you are a small fish and they are a guru.
Have the chutzpah to contact them, and you gain instant
Become 'sales resistant'. If you are going to get into the
prediction game, you'll need a powerful sense of what's
real... and what's just smoke and mirrors. Looking at the
offline world helps. While email, the killer app of all
apps, may not have a offline counterpart, it DID solve
some real offline problems such as expensive long distance
and slow delivery times.
key is to be at the right place at the right time. See the
trend, get in, and make your money. Once you learn to do
that, it may be you doing the next interview!
Page is a copywriter who owns the Directory of Ezines and
the Directory of Marketing. If you want to sell more
online, visit Charlie today at http://www.directoryofmarketing.com
think globally with your online Business. If you market a
service, find a way to turn it into a product that will
appeal to a broader range of people, then sell it
you sell physical products, find a way to digitalize it
and do the same. Your market is far larger than your local
customers. Think big...and bank big profits!
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