Consistency and Connection on the Internet–When looking for work (or clients), it is critical that all search engines present the same information to prospective clients and/or employers.
This means lots of going back and forth, checking out the latest updates, and, even worse, having to repeat the information yet again for some prospective employers who require their own applications.
Some of mine were out of date–last updated in 2003 (one), 2011 (a few). All (I hope) now reflect basically the same information. Job-Search-related email are all being sent to the same address (Joel@JoelMontgomery.net). I also steer everyone to my executive website, http://www.JoelMontgomery.net.
Now let’s see what shows up.
Yesterday was invested in setting-up a new blog site (actually a four-piece blog site), creating a product package for the site and a series of sales funnel for the site. Developing the products will take some time, too.
I was hoping to begin generating “instant sales” and that isn’t going to happen. Internet Information Marketing still seems to be the best way to generate significant income for the foreseeable future.
I had my first website on the Internet up about 1988. I was using it as a platform to sell my consulting services. I’ve been involved with the Internet and Information Marketing (“Infopreneurship”) since that time. I became the protege of a “guru” of information marketing in 2001. Through that connection I started working with a very successful team of internet information marketers in 2011 and used their knowledge and skill (and programs) to develop multiple blogging websites in 2011 and 2012. I stopped active working of those sites when I went back to teaching. This summer I picked things back up–getting all the website infrastructure up to date, then working on content.
At the same time, a new friend from LinkedIn shared with me the successes she and several of her friends have had with someone else’s system and products on the Internet. What I’ve been doing hasn’t worked to grow my income so far, so working with someone else’s successful system sounds good to me.
I’ve been involved in Network Marketing over the years–starting with Amway, then moving to a variety of other organizations. I never made any money with any of them.
One of the attractive things about the company my friend introduced me to is that they use Internet tools and systems to sell over the Internet. I don’t have to involve family and friends (again).
There is a significant “buy in” recommended (though nothing is required). To make powerful amounts of money quickly, a person needs to “buy in” to the products and to start using them to grow his or her business. That’s basically a very good idea. I’m going to have to use my existing resources to generate the capital I to make the “buy in” for the new company.
That gave me even more incentive to leverage my existing sites as income producers as well.
When I’m busy teaching, I often don’t have time to keep up with my websites. Teaching is winding down for the summer. I am scheduled to substitute teach on Monday, June 2nd, in the morning and that is about the last time for the 2013-2014 year.
In the last few days I have been doing clean-up on my websites. I am a reseller and work with multiple sites–most of them my own. It is not free to maintain websites. Many of these sites need to be “monetized” (that is, they need to generate some income for me–so that I can continue to keep them running as well as have income for other projects). I have decided that I will allow frequency of use to tell me which sites to keep and which to let go.
On some sites, people have registered. I take that into account. If no one register, perhaps people haven’t been visiting. I know there has been a technical issue with some of my sites (reported by Google’s Webmaster Tools). Those have been fixed, though now I have to go in and adjust for the sites that I will no longer be supporting.
I work with Hostgator and BlueHost as the hosting services for my sites. Both of these WebHosts have been very helpful in helping me with the website upkeep and trouble-shooting any problems I encounter that go past my ability to work with the sites. Most of my sites are WordPress sites. For a full list (including some that have just gone away), visit the Contact-us page on this website or visit our primary site at https://JoelMonty.net.