A Christmas Message From Mike Allton
Hello my friends!
I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you a little more about what I've been working on for the past twelve months or so, and the impact it's had on me, both personally and professionally.
Last Fall I joined SiteSell as their CMO. If you're not familiar, SiteSell is a company that has been helping budding entrepreneurs to get their online businesses up and running since the 1990's, a real pioneer in the Internet space.
What's struck me since the very first moment is how deeply this company cares for their customers, and the incredible levels of success these "SBIers" have been able to achieve.
For SiteSell, it's not about signing masses of new accounts. There are no gimmicks here, like promises of a free website that turns out to cost hundreds later. Instead, we talk about how it's hard to get started, and that it takes months to build a real online business.
And that's the key. Like me, SiteSell is interested in helping people, the people who want to be helped, who want to start an online business and make a difference for themselves and others.
So from a marketing perspective, we share great articles to help people start and market their businesses. And, from time to time, we have the extreme pleasure of being able to share stories of how our customers have found success.
Of course, that success looks different to everyone. A stay-at-home mom might feel successful having a creative outlet that she can fit in between kids activities, one that adds a little extra income to their family. While a retiree might enjoy the fact that they're putting their years of experience in an area they love to good use.
Some SBIers have added a nice second income, while others have been able to completely quit their jobs and focus on their online endeavors.
Over the next two weeks, I'm going to be re-introducing some of these SBIers to you, through a series I'm doing on sitesell.com/blog.
These are truly inspiring stories of online entrepreneurs that I know you'll appreciate. So stay tuned for those.
More important than that, I wanted to tell you about how you, or someone you know, can be a part of those stories. Now through the holidays, SiteSell is holding their annual Holiday Special. If you've always wanted to start your own business, to see if you couldn't turn one of your ideas or passions into a real income, now's the time. SiteSell's complete package of educational resources and business-building tools is 33% off.
And in the spirit of Christmas, I want to encourage you to share this message with anyone you know who might be looking for this kind of direction. This isn't a marketing gimmick, but a genuine desire to reach that particular person who needs to make a change in their lives.
I mentioned before that SiteSell has been helping people since the 1990's. Yes, it's true that the SBI! product helps people build an online business. But there's more to it than that. If you read some of the stories I'm going to be sharing, you'll see lives that have changed. Families that are able to spend more time with each other. Husbands and wives that are no longer feeling trapped in an old 9 to 5 job.
This is an opportunity for you to give someone the kind of gift that will have an impact for years to come. Tell them about SiteSell, and the holiday special, it's at sitesell.com/holidayspecial. We'll look forward to welcoming them into the SiteSell family in the new year.
Finally, I want to thank each and every one of you for helping to make 2015 such an absolute pleasure. We've explored a variety of fascinating topics, and I have some big plans for the journeys you and I are going to take in the coming year.
From my family to yours, thanks for listening. Have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
By Mike Allton, Content Marketing Practitioner
Mike is a Content Marketing Practitioner, Blogger and Author in St. Louis, and the Chief Marketing Officer at SiteSell. He has been working with websites and the Internet since the early '90's, and is active on all of the major social networks. Mike teaches a holistic approach to content marketing that leverages blog content, social media and SEO to drive traffic, generate leads, and convert those leads into sales.
Mike is the author of, "The Unofficial Book On HootSuite: The #1 Tool for Social Media Management", "The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect LinkedIn Profile.", and "Blog Promotionology, The Art & Science of Blog Promotion."