What is economic independence, you ask? It’s not just owning your own business or being in business for yourself. It’s securing
the economic future of you and your business. And now is one of the greatest times to start. It means not having to rely on working for another business (or person) to make a living. You decide what you want your living to be. You are your own boss. Some people refer to it as the Internet lifestyle.
According to IMGrind in this post, now is the best time to start a business due to economic floundering, ability to get funded, reduction in tech costs, social media, and the recent success in blogging.
Seth Godin says, “Industrialization is fading as an engine for economic growth.” He states that this is the “Connection Revolution.” Where we connect with one another, to promote, and share – means achieving success in business online.
This new economic way of thinking and doing business is on a wave that still hasn’t crested yet. There is enough wealth in the world that no one person should have to go without. It’s just all in the hands of a few. But, that’s changing. By taking charge of our own financial futures, we are becoming an independent economy. Every day, new businesses are started online and the numbers will increase.
As of this writing, WordPress reports that there are 60,033,601 WordPresses in existence, and over 383 million people view more than 35 billion pages. Many big brand name companies are using WordPress to communicate their message. “As of 2011, over 100,000 new WordPresses are created every day. Blogs continue to be highly popular around the world, and we’re now seeing a trend that’s potentially even bigger: Publishers are using WordPress to create all kinds of sites beyond blogs – news sites, company sites, magazines, social networks, sports sites, and more.” (2011, WordPress)
Yes, there will still be a global economy, and our country’s economy, but we will also have our personal economy, an independent economy. More and more people are starting to figure this out. We are self-publishing, self-producing, manufacturing, and selling our own products.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Just because we can do all of this doesn’t mean we still won’t need others to help us succeed. Quite the opposite, we need other people and businesses more than ever, but working together. Helping each other. Each business unique and independent, but also working as a team. A recipe for success for everyone who takes part and does their part, combining connections with inbound marketing, viral marketing, newsletter marketing, article marketing, mobile marketing, and search engine marketing.
Where will you be with your business in the next year, or the next 5 years?
Will you be a part of the next revolution of business?