Well, this month wasn’t like what I expected to be.  By that, I mean that it was pretty uneventful.  I thought since that it was the start of the new year, there would be a lot of cool products coming out in both the IM niche and the other niche that I’m involved in (where I have my smaller niche sites) — didn’t happen.

I don’t know what’s going on in the IM niche right now, but it seems like those binary option type-of-products are becoming what’s “in” now.  Unfortunately, I have no interest in them at all.  First, I’m not big on having to spend significant amounts of money without a guaranteed return on my investment, which is one reason I got into blogging.  While there are no guarantees, the start-up costs are low — even for someone who is on a “shoe-string” budget (where I was when I got into this business).

Secondly (and thirdly), I learned (after a bit of research) that learning about binary options and all that entails is a whole different ballgame in comparison to other ways of making money online.  People in the industry that had made it also made it seem like that you basically have to have an endless supply of money to throw at it until you get it right (like a gambler or something).  There is also a saying going around that says something to the effect of, “Those who make money with it don’t teach it.”

My first thought was that people are exaggerating about how difficult and stuff it is, and that there have got to be a number of quality products out there that teach it.  Then, I noticed that a lot of the products that are out on the market that claim to teach it were basically created by many of the same scam artists marketers that exist within the IM niche!  No thank you.

There wasn’t much going on in the other niche I’m in, either, so I basically just spent my month chilling and getting more into social media (like using Facebook fan pages as a means of promotion) and think of re-thinking my overall promotional strategies for launches as well as following some products that will hopefully take off in the near future.  I’m hoping that February will be better.

Until next time…