Here at Copyblogger Media, it’s safe to say that we’ve been in your shoes. As freelancers, consultants, content publishers, and small business owners …
It’s in our DNA.
Our founder, Brian Clark, was a recovering attorney in the mid 90s when he discovered the Internet and just knew he could make a living from it.
In less than a decade, he went on to build several businesses before he grew Copyblogger Media into a $10 million a year company — started, mind you, from nothing more than a blog that published two articles a week.
And just about every other employee here has either ran a business or freelanced online. People like Sonia Simone, Brian Gardner, Chris Garrett, Jerod Morris, Robert Bruce, Lauren Mancke, Rafal Tomal, Stefanie Flaxman … and the list goes on and on.
Fact is, probably none of us would have made it without the Internet. It’s the perfect medium for growing an audience (especially for the introverts among us).
But while the Internet has lowered the cost of doing business by providing a bevy of free tools, we also understand there is still a cost.
And that’s what we want to discover. We want to know how much you are spending to run a business online.
Why you should take this survey
We decided it’s high time we surveyed our readers on the specific issue of the “cost of an online business.”
Why? A number of reasons:
- To help us create content that solves your online business problems
- To help us develop new products that better serve your emerging needs
- To help us upgrade our current products based upon those needs
In short, we need this information to serve you better.
But you need it, too.
How else will you be able to accurately evaluate your current strategies and tactics — and their associated costs — if you don’t know what other folks are doing and what’s working for them?
You need to know your options.
And that is the other goal of this survey: to give you information that will make you a more informed and savvy online business owner.
Not to mention you get a gift
And if that’s not enough, just to show our appreciation for you taking the time to fill out this survey and help us, yourself, and your fellow online business owners, we’ll send you a free PDF report once the results are in.
This is a 57-question survey covering the full spectrum of running an online business.
We will close the survey on November 30, 2014, and on January 5, 2015, we will publish the results as an infographic.
In addition, we will deliver a free PDF report to anyone who provides an email address. Thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey! We appreciate it.
Editor’s note: Thanks for your interest! This survey is now closed.
Here are the results: The 2015 Cost of Online Business Report [Infographic]