Valentines Day ~ How Are Your Sales?

With Valentines Day approaching so quickly, looking at my dashboard shows a visible lack of webpages with a heart theme. I have been building pages more with an eye for later in the year and haven't bothered trying to put anything together for the upcoming holiday, but it is not too late to do so. Valentines Day is one of those holidays I always allow to sneak up on me and once again this year is no exception. There will be little if any sales for this guy as far as Cupid is concerned. I feel sort of like the Ebenezer Scrooge of Valentines Day sometimes. Perhaps I will be visited by the three ghosts of Valentines Day past, present and future and will get off my butt and get some webpages produced in time for the holiday - "I haven't missed it!" I'll exclaim.

What I should be doing is putting some preliminary ideas together and getting some pages completed. They don't have to be gems, just solid ideas that generate traffic and sales. The whole point of making webpages is that you BUILD your traffic over time. You won't be successful by trying to strike fast and get a "big score" with internet marketing, unless you pay for traffic and even then I for one avoid that type of marketing. Maybe down the line I can contemplate all the factors involved, but I have too much on my plate as it is.

What I'm doing is thinking Valentines Day 2011, 2012, 2013, etc - I'm in this for the long haul.

Build something, anything, that is visably pleasing and content-rich, and re-write it again and again until it is exactly what your visitors are looking for. Do this again and again with different topics and success will find you as will the people on the Internet. You can write garbage on your initial draft - as long as you see that what you've written is inadequate and you FIX it. Writing something you can improve on is 100 times better than just thinking about writing something.

Sorry about getting preachy, but I have been getting excited about the prospects available with Squidoo and other venues and I am starting to see some success - no I'm not about to quit my job or anything like that, but I can picture that opportunity a little clearer. You should be thinking along those lines too - not telling your boss to get stuffed and walking out (but that can be a fun dream too) - but try to visualize working for yourself at home or with your own company. Each day you work on it a little more and eventually you are there.

Now if I can just get started on those Valentines pages and stop blogging! I'll tell you what - I will create and publish a Valentine's-themed webpage and list it here tomorrow. A self-imposed deadline with you as a witness. But what to make the webpage about? Valentines cards? Chocolate being the way to one's heart? Maybe something about Cupid and his role in Valentines Day (I think that one's been done). Also, there's Groundhogs Day coming up on the 2nd of February - maybe something about Punxsutawney Phil. Hmmm... Groundhog Day the movie had Bill Murray and he was in Scrooged. That brings me back to the ghosts of Valentines Day. Maybe I'll try to put together something about Ebenezer Scrooge on Valentines Day. I'll be back tomorrow with more info.


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