Is it just me or is the whole thing imploding???
I used to do pretty well selling info to the school teaching niche (generating around $20k per month) but I've had a break for a few years and recently my techie left and I'm having to start afresh.
It seems like a different world to when I started out 8 years ago - the internet is just RAMMED with everyone and his dog doing launches, webinars, promotions, upsells, downsells and every other technique we've been told works wonders.
I tried a webinar tonight. I used to get 2000+ registrations and 600-700 attendees on my webinars. Tonight I got 56 registrations and TWO of them showed up for the event!!!
That's not the first time either - I tried one last week and it was equally dismal.
I wonder how long it can go on before the public decide enough is enough. Already response rates to emails, sales letters and all the usual promotions are slipping (or is that just in my business? - I'm curious).
Recently I got rid of my mobile phone. Ive had enough of the pinging, tinging, buzzing and ringing of people wanting my attention to sell me something every two minutes and it feels like a significant portion of the adult world are starting to feel the same way.
Where does that leave us as online marketers? What's the future?