Predictions for what will be *hot* online in 2012

This is the time of year when you will be planning how to grow your business, increase your profits and stay ahead of the competition in 2012.

Whether you are the owner of a business, an aspiring entrepreneur planning to start a business in 2012 or working for a large corporate, it’s impossible to ignore the online world we now live in.  Keeping up with all of the changes can be overwhelming, especially when there is so much else to do.

If you are a business owner, you know how much there is to do and you know you need to focus on the activities that will give you the biggest return.

If you are just thinking about starting your own business then you will quickly realise how much there is to learn and can easily become sucked into online time-wasting which will not help you grow your business fast.

For small-medium business owners the internet provides huge opportunities to reach customers that would otherwise not be possible.

But it’s a rapidly changing landscape that can easily become a time and money waster.

Are you keeping up with changes in online marketing?

I talk to a lot of people who are completely overwhelmed and struggling to keep up to speed with what they need to do to grow their business, especially where to focus online.

They understand that the internet is critical to their growth plans but there are so many changes and developments that it’s hard to keep up and even harder to work out where to spend their time and money for maximum results.

Google makes approximately 500 search algorithm changes a year, that’s an average of two algorithm changes every business day!

Where are you going to spend your time and your marketing budget in 2012?

What is most important to your business right now?

  1. Increasing leads – growing your community / mailing list?
  2. Increasing conversions – getting people to buy your products /services?
  3. Earning more income – increasing prices, adding more value, targeting better customers?
Is your website working as well as it needs to bring you visitors?  Are you spending enough time or too much time on social networking like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn?  Do you know how the  latest Google Social changes will impact your business?  Do you sell products / services online?  Do you understand the best way to reach your customers and engage with them online?

My predictions for what will be *hot* online in 2012.

Watch the video below where you can discover my predictions for what will be hot online in 2012.  Get a jump start on your competitors by focusing on “the next big trends” instead of being one of last year’s “me toos”.

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With my extensive business experience, together with my knowledge of internet marketing, I’m able stand back from your business and work out the best online strategies to help you achieve your goals.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think will be big online in 2012 and how you are going to take advantage of it to grow your business.

9 Responses to Predictions for what will be *hot* online in 2012

  1. Farrell January 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    It’s good that you are able to point the possibilities of wasting time and resources when starting an online business. One cannot simply start something because they want it. It requires learning and success only comes with perseverance and dedication. Thanks for the insights and i am sad that i missed that online presentation you prepared. I wish i can attend the next one.

    • Suellen Hughes February 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

      Hi,

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

      One of the things that drives me crazy is people who think that all they need to be a success online is passion and a website! As I’m sure you know, these both help but it takes much more than that to succeed.

      I’ve updated the blog to include a video recording of the webinar. Hope you can join in for the next one.

  2. Matt Kinsella January 26, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    Unfortunately I missed this. Will you be putting a summary of the webinar into a blog post?

    • Suellen Hughes February 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

      Hi Matt,

      I’ve updated the blog post to include a recording of the webinar. Enjoy.
      Let me know what you think

      Suellen

  3. Amit Shaw February 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this article. I always love to read article. Yes prediction for planning.Thanks.

    • Suellen Hughes February 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

      Thanks for commenting Amit.
      I’ve updated the blog to include a video recording of the webinar I ran on my Online Predictions for 2012. Enjoy.

  4. Shahid February 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    Effective coverage of topics and i got a reference from friend about this site and yeah its really dashing specially the management of topics in an effective manner. Thanks for sharing the article and yes for the E-book too.

  5. Balu March 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    thanks for this prediction, its gonna work out, and well written post.

  6. nakula May 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Great, I like your way to explain it, You always have new something, thank for sharing..:)

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