Predictions: The Changing Face of Internet Marketing
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Today begins the New Year. Every mama's blogger (well, almost...) are putting in his or her two cents by telling us what they see in the crystal ball. What 2008 holds for the blogging community is in the stars or rather in the minds of blogging psychics.
I've seen some and a few more but I think none is as interesting as the predictions that came from coach and copywriter Michel Fortin's blog which I subscribe to keep in touch with what's going on in his mind. After you have finished reading here, you might want to pop over to his site to have a comprehensive read.
Fortin is telling us that there are three hot trends to watch out for this year "if you want to make some serious money in 2008 and beyond". Well, you may agree or thumb your nose at these predictions but let me state here in no uncertain manner that this copywriter may well be right on the ball. He has laid out a very plausible case about how the new trends will take shape and where they are heading.
If you are still clueless, here are Fortin's three major trends or markets that are going to hit us this year and beyond.
1. The newbie market
More and more newbies are entering the world of Internet marketing. They have very limited knowledge. A special research video which you can view at Fortin's blog will show the Internet is undergoing hyper-growth especially in the Asian and mid-Pacific regions.
2. The offline market
Internet marketing seminars are changing. Before you used to meet up with the usual suspects - the million-dollar marketers. But where are these veterans now? They have either retired or moved on to the offline market. Many of them are also redirecting their focus on the Asian market where the money is. You get to see more seminars being held in the Asian region in cities like Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
3. The Asian market
In short, the Asian region is facing a huge "ground swell" of Netizens from China, Malaysia, Singapore, The Phillipines, Thailand and Indonesia. With this influx, more changes will come to Internet marketing. So Fortin is telling us to watch out for these emerging markets. "Enter them. Serve them. Or get out of the way," writes Fortin.
By now we should realize that Internet marketing is going through a "correction" period just like the stock market. That's how Fortin puts it. Whether it's about prices tumbling or heading for a crash, that's what the pundits call a "correction".
Remember sometime back, the gurus like Mike Filsaime and a few others were making reports about "The Death of Internet Marketing"? And earlier on "Nada Guru" Scott Boulch was telling us about "The Death Of Adsense" and "Life After Adsense"?
It may be a marketing ploy or there's something going on which many of us may not have cottoned on to. Hey, it could be happening right under your nose!