How To Profit From Five Emerging Online Trends In 2009
What say we kick off 2009 on a positive, hopeful note?!
Thing is, right now, we're being so heavily bombarded by facts and figures pointing out how bleak this year is expected to be, that we're overlooking the GOOD things that are projected to happen in 2009.
Case in point?
According to eMarketer reports, this year, online sales in the US alone will jump from $136.8 BILLION to $142.4 BILLION (that's an INCREASE of nearly $6 BILLION in online spending).
Or how about this statistic: Nielsen Consumer Insight reports that in 2009, consumers will spend 17% MORE time on eCommerce websites every DAY!
That's a whole lot MORE people shopping online, and spending a whole lot MORE time doing it!
So there's no doubt in my mind that there will be plenty of opportunities for you to earn a good income online during 2009, no matter whether you've already got a website up, or you're just getting started...
... but you're going to need to be pretty savvy about how you spend your time, energy, and resources.
To help you not just survive 2009, but actually THRIVE, I've rolled up my sleeves and gone to work, researching the biggest emerging trends in online business for this year.
I'll show you FIVE of the trends that I think are MOST significant for your business...
... then show you what you need to do with your website to capitalize on all five of these trends.
Emerging Trend #1: Consumers Are Increasingly Turning To The Internet As A Way To Save Money
You know all those people I just told you about who are coming online to shop? Well, according to this survey, 80% of them say they're now shopping online to save money.
And further, 95% of these people report that they're motivated to buy by offers of free shipping, and 83% are motivated to buy by special prices.
Clearly, 2009 will be the year of the deal!
So if you currently offer special discounts on your site, get them up front...