Online Trade Winds


A few bends ago on the online marketing road, I registered and

got paid hosting for a website I have been marketing for years.

Now some people may say that is minor step, but for someone who

lives on a rock in the Caribbean Sea that is a privilege.

I happen to live in a society that is still grappling with

technology but is slowly catching on. The average man on the

street feels that you are a geek once you are into computers when

in fact you were in the same mindset as him before you first

started out.

Being on online marketer sets you up for a roller coaster ride

which if you are not prepared for, can leave you throwing up

before the ride ends. Online marketing is not a go-kart race but

is more akin to the Dayonta 500, so you better dig in for a long


I built and ran my first website on someone else’s computer for

years because I could not afford one. I did this using free

hosting services until I could pay for hosting and upgrade my

website. That made me feel so vulnerable at times of placing my

best interests in the hand of another, but business is a gamble

and I took my chances.

Instead of feeling disheartened, I used this as a catalyst for my

growth. Here I was hearing complaints from others about the lack

of opportunities, yet there was a goldmine right on the

playground of the young- the internet.

Online marketing is a great teacher for all. It forces you to

forget about me and start thinking about us. It is not a game

where you hide behind a computer screen and shoot off emails to

thousands hoping that you will get rich. It is all about building

relationships which will determine if you sink or float.

Personality is a powerful tool in your marketing arsenal. It is

an under used strategy that much has not been written about. Mark

you though, just because you have a Brad Pitt personality that means

you are already successful, instead it should compliment

your other strengths.

The internet is a very powerful communicating and marketing tool

that has changed several aspects of our lives. You can shoot off an email

to someone halfway around the globe and it arrives quicker than

an elevator ride to the first floor.

It pains me daily that persons who want a cheap business tool don’t

know about it and some who have access to the net use it only to

read emails and play Yahoo games. I happen to work at a computer

lab and many of the persons who I have recommend the internet to

as a business tool never even tried it once. Nothing baffling

about that though.

Online marketing moreso the Net are fairly young when compared to

most offline businesses and there is still plenty of time and

space to hop on board. It will take you some amount of time,

strength, courage and persistence to achieve your set goals. But

at the end of the day you have something you can call your own.

Though I have not earned my first five figure check, these

thoughts are what inspire me daily to help further the growth of

the net. Strange huh, the net grows, my business grows, my bank

balance grows, your business grows……..

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