Several years back, I decided that my motto for my business was this – see graphic…
It wasn’t honestly enough for me to be making products and selling them just for the sake of making money. What I really wanted was to make the web a better place.
But, then, that didn’t see like enough, either. So, I had to have a serious talk with myself.
“Self”, I said. “Is this enough to make you feel like you’ve made a difference?”
I said “No, self, it isn’t. And, you just answered my question.”
I decided that I have this huge audience, and by golly, I’m going to try to make a difference in the world as well.
Has it worked? Ah, I dunno. It never feels like enough, does it?
I started by talking more openly about organizations that I feel are changing lives. And, I wrote my blog post Are Internet Marketers Slimy?
I then added a banner to my side navigation that rotates between a few organizations that I like to give them free exposure. ->
Last winter, when I hosted an orphan in my home for 4 weeks, I shared my adventure (as much as I was allowed). By sharing my story, I know of at least two others who are hosting orphans this summer just because they learned about the program through me. I can only hope they’ll inspire 2 more people, and on and on and on, until the 147 million orphans in our world each has a loving parent who can nurture their bodies and minds.
And, when I got some flack for hosting an orphan from outside the United States, I spent a few hours researching and I found a great resource where the people who were concerned about our orphans here in the United States could find out more about adoption.
I also set up a Pinterest board for cool organizations who are saving the lives of women and children around the world. Let me know if there’s anything else I should pin here: Shop to Save Lives.
That is success to me. That means more than selling a butt-load of PLR in a day. (Although, I certainly do appreciate that, too.) lol.
Anyway, I would love to hear how you are using your platform, whether through your blog, your list, your Facebook account, etc – to make the web and the world a better place, too.
And, of course, please share your favorite organizations that you help here, too. You never know who might see them.
Have a GREAT day!
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