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The Impact of Offline Internet Marketing Events

By Charles Hopkins Published 09/20/2007 | Marketing
Just when the Internet Marketing community became comfortable with the joys of working from home, the rise of offline Internet Marketing events had brought people in droves to hotels and conference centers around the world. And if you aren't planning on adding your name to the list of attendees, you may be missing a prime opportunity for growing your online business at a phenomenal rate.

Simply put, networking in person is alive and kicking! Even though we all enjoy the benefits that the work at home lifestyle affords, showing up in person at a live Internet Marketing event is close to becoming a mandatory part of your business plan.

Have you ever exchanged a series of emails with someone, only to meet them in person and realize they were totally different than you expected? Or perhaps it was even a telephone call that followed the emails and when you spoke to the individual, there was a personality that emerged that the prior emails didn't accurately convey?

This experience is exactly what you will find when you attend live events. We are all used to forming opinions based upon the written word, but when you have a chance to "hear" the person behind the email, it will almost invariably lead to an opportunity to bond on a much deeper level with someone. And in many cases, what you find will amaze and surprise you.

The reality of all this has opened the door to Internet Marketing events that are popping up all over the globe. In years past, there were only 4 or 5 main events that took center stage each year. But now, if you keep an ear to the ground, no matter where you live, an event is bound to spring up in your community or at the very least somewhere within an hour or two drive from where you call home.

Simply put, the events are increasing to keep up with demand and also to make it easy and affordable to everyone to attend. It is no longer about traveling half way around the country or the world to get to an event. They are easy to find in your own backyard.

Because the events no longer require thousands of dollars just to show up, this is a perfect opportunity to get to just such an event and start to make yourself known. While there, you will find Internet Marketers at every phase of their careers and plentiful opportunities will abound. If you are just starting out, you will find guidance and mentors or if you are a midrange marketer, you will find many clients and opportunities to Joint Venture (JV) with other marketers in your niche.

No matter what your level of understanding, getting an opportunity to get to know someone personally is one of the most invaluable experiences you can have and will often lead to life changing paths that you otherwise would never have been able to cultivate.