How you ever heard this phrase? “There is Power in Numbers.” What does it really mean, and how in the world can you benefit from it? Let me tell you, I take this short phrase very seriously, especially when it comes to my livelihood in the present, as well as in the future. If I paid absolutely no attention to it, I’d probably be making minimum wage somewhere, and I’d have no hope of improving my financial situation in the future.
There is Power in Numbers
Let’s start out with a very simple example. Let’s say that a local factory is dumping waste into a nearby river, and it will eventually ruin any and all life that is currently present in the stream. Rather than being a bystander, you decide that you’re going to raise your voice and do something about it!
For the next two weeks, you sit outside the gates of the company and waive your signs that say, “Stop polluting our river!” and “Your waste is a disgrace!”. This sounds all well and good, but there’s just one problem….. you are protesting alone. There is no one backing you up. As a single unit, you are basically powerless.
What if the scenario were changed? What if all of your rallying had an impact? What if all of the sudden you had 5 friends that protested in front of those factory gates? What if it were 10? 20? 100? 1,000? Can you feel the power growing?! I can. As the number of people increase in front of that factory, the power is increasing as well. That factory does not want to lose the business of 1,000 customers, so they decide to change their ways and get rid of their waste in a more proper manner.
By using the power of numbers, you just saved your river!
There is Power in Numbers Online
It’s pretty safe to say that the Internet has severely impacted the world we live in today. What once took weeks, now only takes a few seconds. The once impossible task can now by done with an App on your phone. Each passing day yields endless possibilities – all because of this “interconnectedness” called the Internet.
This new sensation also changed the way that the power of numbers was viewed. A group of people were no longer banded together in a physical location; however, droves of ordinary citizens were purchasing personal computers and creating a presence online.
Suddenly, a new market was born, and advertisers knew that they had to capitalize on this new medium, but how?
It took quite a few years for advertisers to get a handle on this new online market, but it has quickly turned into a strategy that’s all too familiar, “Those that have the numbers have the power.”
If you have a website that attracts hundreds of people each day, advertisers will be “knocking at your door” (actually, they’ll be filling up your inbox), hoping that they can place an ad on your site. After all, it’s a guarantee that all of your visitors will see this ad, which means that many of them will click on it, and quite a few of them will actually buy the product that’s for sale!
And, what if, instead of hundreds of visitors each day, your site attracts 1,000 visitors? 2,000? 5,000? 20,000? 100,000? I know that you most definitely are feeling the growing power in these numbers. Today, more-so than ever before, extreme wealth can be created online, all because there is power in numbers.
Do you have an idea that could attract thousands of readers? If so, act now!
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.