In a Post-SOPA World...

by ShayB
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Bear with me for a sec, k?

I'm not saying that I want SOPA to pass, or even that I think it will pass anytime soon. Let's not turn this into a debate on SOPA.

What I want this to be is a creative thinking exercise. Like I said in another thread, there are things that happen that you can't control. Some of these things will affect your business.

There is nothing that can happen to your business that is insurmountable.

That doesn't mean that it will be easy or that you may not have to start all the way from the foundations again, but you can overcome anything that happens to your business (aside from something debilitating, of course, such as a serious health issue or something of that nature).

So let's say that some version of SOPA passes.

What can you do to help your business survive?

One thing that I would do is to help coordinate more joint ventures between local businesses.


Finding two local businesses that could work together for a mutually beneficial result - and getting a fee to do so.

Good old-fashioned face-to-face meetings or snail mail - works for me.

Like I said, I'm hoping that this thread will get some great responses and get people thinking about how they can have a contingency plan in case things don't go well.

What would YOU do?
#offline #postsopa #sopa #world
  • Profile picture of the author seomoney
    "common Internet usage is effectively criminalized under SOPA/PIPA."

    Whatever you do it is less likely to make as much money as marketing on the web. Probably get a job working for a company selling phonebook or billboard ads or help companies file SOPA/PIPA copyright violations against entrepreneurs like you. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Originally Posted by seomoney View Post

      "common Internet usage is effectively criminalized under SOPA/PIPA."

      Whatever you do it is less likely to make as much money as marketing on the web. Probably get a job working for a company selling phonebook or billboard ads or help companies file SOPA/PIPA copyright violations against entrepreneurs like you. :p
      You seriously underestimate my business sense and my abilities. It's okay. I forgive you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tam Chancellor
    Lots. Old school marketing which seems to work faster than internet marketing
    (in my experience). The JV idea is really great!

    --Help businesses utilize their customer lists.
    --Set up a PR campaign for them or the business
    --Facebook campaigns
    --Teaching them upsells and cross selling
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    I am almost like you in the sense that my reflexes would do "something" so I trust the creativity and skills would be there to adapt. But in short; I would start selling sopa compliant sites.

    In fact I might seek out some certification that my site was sopa compliant and advertise that.
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