Will there still be money in "Content-Based Websites" getting traffic from the Search Engines through the Content you produce or are Content-Based Websites a thing of the past?
Yes they are still relevant today, but how about 2 - 5 years from now? If this will no longer be a viable form of marketing, what will happen to all of the websites that exist today? And yes this also includes Blogs.
What are your thoughts? A waste of time or a good investment? Should we sell our sites now while we can still get a decent dollar, or buy even more because there is still opportunity?
What about "Direct Sales Websites"? Is this the way of the future? Design a good Product/Service and then Advertise to Drive Traffic to a Page to collect payment information? Will this be the way forward or will this too give way to our third choice?
Finally, our third choice is "Social Media Marketing". It seems that more and more people are flocking to this form of Marketing and it's easy to see why. It's simple. When someone picks up their phone today, they head to FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. That's where our Audience is.
However, do we still need some type of Home Base such as a Content-Based or Direct Sales
Website to send our traffic to? Will the different Social Media Platforms eventually offer a good way to Monetize directly from each Platform?
So what do you think? If we are looking, let's say, 5 years into the future, where should we be focusing our attention to maximize profit in this big maze we call "The Internet"?
I'm pretty sure this topic has been talked about before but I couldn't find what I was looking for. If anyone knows of any decent posts/threads that are relevant, then, by all means, point them out so the rest of us so we can have a look.
Thanks In Advance,