Cyber Monday

Today is CyberMonday and in this hemisphere, it means the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season. Fox News reported that 61 million people are going to be making purchases online today. Traffic here has been good, but it’s not off the scale.

As I was reading articles about Cyber Monday, most talked about how most people would be using broadband connected fast computers AT WORK to make their holiday purchases today.

Last Friday, eBay was making a pitch that you should sleep in on Friday instead of going to the mall and that you could (of course) find everything you need for the holidays on eBay.

This got me thinking: The majority of people who read this blog are entrepreneurs who don’t have to sneak off to go buy stuff online during the work day instead of doing it at home, but there are hundreds of thousands of people who would like to be netpreneurs sometime in the next few months or years… and they could benefit from starting right now, writing articles at night or on their lunch break to begin the multi-month, multi-year grass-roots process of building up a level of qualified visitors and traffic to their website that can be monetized at a later date.

Ok, that’s a stretch, I admit it… :-)

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Edward Weiss writes:

Well, if someone could come up with Cyber Monday, you could come up with National Article Day or something like that. :)

Comment provided November 27, 2006 at 5:46 PM

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I think Dina already did that and I think it created a lot of pre-created-holiday buzz: http://webcontentawarenessday.com/

Comment provided November 27, 2006 at 5:49 PM

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Oh, no!

I was hoping everyone would forget about Web Content Awareness Day… :D

(That site was me training myself to use Dreamweaver on the fly and it worked, but not without embarrassing design flubs).

Uhhmm… sooo… any interns here who might want to redesign a web holiday site/manage article submissions via email, run a blog traffic generator, and create a downloadable ebook, all before February 9?

Don’t all jump at once now.

Cyber Monday is a great idea. The ironic thing is that when I was corporate 9 to 5, I was always stuck at the mall during peak hours, but now that I’m a solopreneur and can go during off-times, I’d much rather visit Amazon.com.

Cyber shopping rules! And yes, there is still time to create International Web Article Day.

Comment provided November 27, 2006 at 6:31 PM

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Ed Howes writes:

This poses a most interesting question? Where would one post the idea that article marketing can give a person a leg up on future internet marketing? Marketing Ezines? Web 2.0 social clubs? Imagine if you could advertise to people who have not yet considered internet marketing. If one could plant that seed and make the case article marketing will provide a good low cost method to build web site traffic, EzineArticles could multiply its content and author growth. Ask good questions and good answers may appear. “Get in on the Internet Marketing Craze – It is Easy and Fun to Get Started and Can Replace a Weekly Paycheck in a Year or so.” Now hire Dina to write your professional copy! :-)

Comment provided November 28, 2006 at 1:33 PM

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Carla writes:

Chris,

Your comment about starting a website from scratch by writing a little here and there is exactly what I did. Part of my success is due to the web host I use and part is determination, but my site is doing very well and I’ve only been at it a little over a year.

I don’t know html, either. :)

~Carla

Comment provided November 29, 2006 at 12:49 PM

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Ed Howes writes:

Carla,

How do you post your content if you don’t know HTML? I’ve had my site over two years but lost my webmaster along the line.

Comment provided November 29, 2006 at 2:17 PM

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Jeremy writes:

Great article on internet shopping. There is a book by Frank Feather where he talks about shopping online, he calls it the new “web-olution”.
Have you read that book? It’s a good one.

-Jeremy

Comment provided December 5, 2006 at 1:03 AM

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