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    3 Amish Farmers Marketing Lessons for Webmasters

    Think long term and focus on your website.

    1. Stick to your ideals
    2. Think longer term
    3. Avoid following the “experts”

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Think long term and focus on your website.

    1. Stick to your ideals
    2. Think longer term
    3. Avoid following the “experts”

    Read more: 3 Unexpected Marketing Lessons From Amish Farmers : Marketing :: American Express OPEN Forum
    Nice lessons on online marketing, by why Amish farmers?

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    Good advice. I have a personal affinity for those ideas, especially sticking to your ideals. That idea actually ties to the other two. If you're following your own ideals as opposed to just running with the crowd, you're probably going to risk hurting your short term profits (because people don't immediately recognize what you're about), and obviously wont just follow everyone who is an "expert" in the typical way of doing things.

    I think there are two important things to consider though:

    1. It helps if those ideals have a connection with reality. Sometimes this helps by accident (like with the amish perhaps), but most of us should probably ensure we have this consciously under consideration. If your ideals defy laws of nature then nature wont reward them, and other people are probably not gonna follow either.

    2. Long term vs. short term profits might sometimes be a false or harmful dichotomy. Why not simply set sustainability + profit as a goal? Sustainability exists so long as you are investing within your means, and getting returns before those means run out. Sustainability does not necessarily equal profits, just breaking even. It means you'll be around longer to reap potentially bigger profits while others who pursue short term gains get out of the game sooner! I mean, instead of going into business with a goal of profiting next month or next year, why not go with a goal of sustaining it for 10 years and profiting in the 11th? It also trains perseverance, which is a yet another important element of success. Short-term-people often give up before giving themselves enough time to succeed.

    That of course requires that it's something you love to do, and is consistent with your ideals. Merely sustaining yourself for a longer period of time wont feel like a sacrifice.

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    I am new here so I did not understand about "Amish Farmers"; however, I really like the third point.

    Quote Originally Posted by bogart
    3. Avoid following the “experts”
    Because
    - If I follow the expert then I will be stacked at points as i am just a biginer
    - If I follow an expert then I will be turned to him exactly, there will be nothing created by me or my own

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