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OK so I will keep this short. I just got a new job. A good one at that. This means I will have a little extra money to put into an IM business. So here is my question. In 2012 and the future, which IM business model do you guys think will be the most successful. I read over and over again about picking a model and sticking with it, but now that it is time for me to do so, I do not know which one to pick.

In your opinion, which IM business model do you think will give me the best opportunity to be able to walk away from this new "good" job within 5 years time
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  • Profile picture of the author hassan001
    SEO, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, WEBSITE TRAFFIC, iPhone and making money will remain hot till next 5 years
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    • Hi, by my side I recommend focusing on a bit of all, just to learn the basics, and then choose one of the following:

      • Blog Flipping / Site Flipping
        That means selling ready blogs and websites. After you learn the basics you can work on around 4 blogs a week to get a good income.
        This works very well for me.
      • SEO (Offline and Online)
        This, nowadays, is the key for everything. For your blogs and websites, but also for customer's ones in case you decide to work for someone.
      It's better, at start, to focus on jobs able to make a guaranteed income by one side, and grow your knowledge by the other.
      The two things go well together

      See you,
      Alessandro
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  • Profile picture of the author darkblue
    site flipping is a good business model and will bein the future as well.

    Kindle publishing is something else you can get started with rightnow, as this is still in the beginning. But not for long.

    If I were you, I would think about ebook publishing for various platforms (kindle, nook, ipad) as this is a very easy business model.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jothika
    You can also try offering SERVICES especially the ones that are most sought after e.g. SEO, Article Writing. Try to find something that you love or at least comfortable and relatively easy for you. That will keep you out of misery in your IM Job.
    Research a lot on the field you select. Read what the 'Gurus' of that field say and add your creative twist to it.

    See you at the Top,
    Jothika.
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  • Profile picture of the author davejug1
    Going for a more dynamic LSI optimized feel to my websites as I think Google is going to go in that direction.
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    • Profile picture of the author Boogie40
      These are the 3 top niches to get into because people are always going to want to lose weight, find love, and/or make more money. I refer to these niches as evergreen because the compulsion for people to do these things will never go away.
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  • Profile picture of the author anpharmd09
    Originally Posted by jthall89 View Post

    OK so I will keep this short. I just got a new job. A good one at that. This means I will have a little extra money to put into an IM business. So here is my question. In 2012 and the future, which IM business model do you guys think will be the most successful. I read over and over again about picking a model and sticking with it, but now that it is time for me to do so, I do not know which one to pick.

    In your opinion, which IM business model do you think will give me the best opportunity to be able to walk away from this new "good" job within 5 years time

    Hi Jeff,

    Personally, I think offline consulting is a great way to go, especially if you are offering mobile services. As I'm sure you've noticed mobile is becoming big and will continue to grow for the forseeable future. I have started to build my consulting business exclusively around mobile for the time being. Of course, you are not limited to providing just mobile services. If you have a good angle/approach, you can offer just about anything.

    A second option is product creation. I can't see how there won't always be a huge demand for more information. I mean just look at the WSO market here in the forum. Big money to be made there. This applies to other non-IM niches as well.

    So, those are my two suggestions. Of course, if you don't have any interest at all in either one of them, they probably aren't good options. You should have at least some interest in the exact area you choose to pursue to make it more enjoyable and worthwile.

    Anyway, best of luck on whatever you decide!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fixers
    Not sure I fully get your question but will assume by job you mean IM income. If this is the case then diversification is key. I would have at least 1 service model maybe 2. So learn a tool or techniqe you can either automate or outsource most of the work and set up a site and sell on here. If it is good then you will get repeat customers and a lot of new ones too.

    In addition to this get building a few smaller sites to get a little more money and hone your seo skills and then plan a big authority site that will make a lot of money and get working on it. Build plenty of quality pages and work on the seo slowly and steadily to get it ranked for as many relevant keywords as possible. Then repeat this to have 3/4 big sites and you will have more than a full time income for a long time.

    But remember to keep pushing and trying new things.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    Build an affiliate coaching system that teaches people who to get traffic... Since its about getting traffic, then its gonna be hot, so you can push it as a membership site...
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I wouldn't choose network marketing. I would go with the full information product development route. You know... ebooks, MP3's, Videos - all combined into 1 package. Also with some good graphics. You could probably sell for $49, and retire after 5 years of selling something like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveBagasao
    I like site flipping and product creation. There are a lot of so-called models out there, but it seems that the majority of people making money online are creating there own products IMHO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
    The trouble with creating niche sites and relying on getting to Google rank #1 for your income is that Google is so unreliable and all your hard word could be gone in an instant

    Product creation is great because you own everything and it is far more lucrative in the sense that if you can market it to hundreds of affiliates you can expect to get A LOT of money (providing that you give them a good incentive to become long term affiliates for you. ie. 75% commissions and prizes).
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    I just posted this in another thred , the one where the gentleman has 6 months to succeed.... but i suggested webinars as the way to go and create high end products to sell afterward. And you could do it frank kern 4 day cash machine style.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    sports betting, or even sports investingthe only way to go
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  • Profile picture of the author colzinfobiz
    Any promo's to do with smart device, htc, iphone, pad, etc...Best to tackle B2B, bigger rewards...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michelle Stevens
    I would say either offline consulting or creating your own information products.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeraldNitram
    The consulting option seems to be a good idea. You can go for that. Blog flipping sounds cool too, if you're the type who has the time to whip out a lot of good content.
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  • Profile picture of the author testfest
    hi, good question!!
    #1 advertisement will probably always work
    #2 building lists will probably work (so you will have your own clients for loooong to go, if you build the right relationship with them)
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by jthall89 View Post

    In 2012 and the future, which IM business model do you guys think will be the most successful.
    Interesting question.

    I think different ones will be successful to varying degrees for different people, as has always been the case since internet marketing started.

    But
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    ... I do think we'll see further developments along the path of 2010 and 2011 in that the proportion of people achieving success through SEO, and the proportion of businesses flourishing with search engines as their primary source of traffic, will inevitably continue to get lower and lower.

    I'd even go as far as to say that I find it really hard to imagine that anyone (without financial incentives/interests in promoting SEO services!) could say otherwise. More and more people are realizing that a business that depends on Google for its primary traffic can only ever be one algorithm-change away from an accident ... or even a disaster. As so many learned in 2011, some to their great cost.

    I see that development continuing, not reversing. I think it would be naive to pretend otherwise, after some of what Google has said publicly.

    Building relationships is always going to be a safer long-term proposition than building backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Discreetmarketer
    In short, product creation. Very lucrative if you know what you're doing.
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