What Am I Doing Online?

by Nnamdi Agha Internet Marketer
What am I doing online? This question just popped out of my head a few minutes ago and it took me a while to answer it to my satisfaction. However, I am not yet fully satisfied with my answer. In time, my answer to the question may change; only time shall tell.

I pose the same question to you; what are you doing online? At this very material moment you are reading this, what are you doing? What brought you to the internet at this time and what do you expect to achieve by the time you log out of the internet and shut down your system (if you ever do that)?

Spare a thought for yourself and find out what you gain by going online all the time and each time you are on the internet.

Granted, you have a broad goal of making money online. I also have this goal as my target. What concrete steps have you outlined to achieve this goal? What plans have you made to see your dreams become real?

Where do you have to go to in order to make money online? What do you have to do to make money online? What do you have to invest to enable you make money online (talents, money, time)?

If you have not thought about these things and decided the fastest and easiest way to achieve your goals, then you don't know what you are doing online.

You might just want to hang out with friends and contacts on the internet but, what do you hope to achieve after hanging out with them? How do you account for the time  you have spent online?

I have asked so many questions and provided very few answers. I leave it to you to answer the questions in your own way.

But, as for me, I am on the internet to build my brand and make money on the internet.


The brand I am building is Nnamdi Agha, also known as bronnamdi. I have registered these names as domain names and In due course, I will use them for other purposes different from how I am using them now.

In a few years from now, you will hear the names and remember the domain names and say, "I used to know him, see how far he has moved in these short years".

I have written a related but story titled Branding Nnamdi Agha bronnamdi

About Nnamdi Agha Magnate II     Internet Marketer

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Joined APSense since, March 17th, 2008, From Abuja, Nigeria.

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Nnamdi Agha Magnate II   Internet Marketer
So, what are you doing online? Will it make you achieve your goals? Give it a thought.
Jul 5th 2011 09:15   
Malok Mading Committed   Writer and Blogger.
"Where you spend the most is where you are likely to have the most.I also do like you say with branding yourself."
"Either spend your time and and little to show for it after the fact or invest your time and something of tangible value to show after the fact."
I put these in line with your article Bronnamdi as my answers to your question.Your article is awesome and insigthful.
Jul 5th 2011 10:04   
Fred Mugone Magnate I   Health, Wellness, e-Business
Very deep question Bronnamdi. Very, very deep question. At first it looks simple and straightforward - as in, what is 1 + 1? - but after a bit of "frantic groping around" and trying to put together some words to answer the question, most of us would feel a bit dizzy. I guess, as you have said, that it's upto each of us to answer that question in his/her own individual way. You have already given a lot of very helpful hints in the article, especially the last 2 paragraphs (The brand I am building is Nnamdi Agha, also known as bronnamdi.... In a few years from now, you will hear the names... and say, "I used to know him, see how far he has moved in these short years".)
Jul 5th 2011 10:04   
Muriel & Graham Legg Professional   Make your website mobile friendly
I notice you have 4 like and no answers - so I thought I had better try and answer as far as I am concerned. I try to build my brand and trust online by participating in Social and business sites like APS, Kooiii, bizopps etc.
I click on a few TEs just to get my site seen.
I Email my downline with the latest news and tips and my customers with the latest deals - but not on a daily basis.
I use Skype, Voipbuster, google talk etc to contact my downline that have questions they need answering and for general support and encouragement.
I have had a retail business most of my life but only in the last 9yrs online. It is so much easier now, no calling at cash and carries, no worrying about losing stock to the shoplifters. No business rates to pay and no insurance for window breakages and break ins.
Generally help and support is so much easier to access online and with the payment gateways around payment is virtually guaranteed.
That is why I am online now and answering your question.
Jul 5th 2011 10:10   
Muriel & Graham Legg Professional   Make your website mobile friendly
LOL - so much for the no answers!!
Jul 5th 2011 10:11   
Rodney Lee Smith Senior   Internet Marketing Consultant
These are the type of questions that individuals need to address and come up with goals and plans of action to earn money online. Some of the time spent online is going to be devoted to marketing and branding which you are doing a fine job at.
Jul 5th 2011 10:12   
Mariana Norman Committed   
Well most people go online because they have the time to spend and mostly on socializing. For some it is no other than to earn money but then again there are scams almost every way online which is very demoralizing to newbies and I did myself learn an expensive lesson. And at lest now I know where to go for legit and so earn some money.
Jul 5th 2011 11:46   
Nnamdi Agha Magnate II   Internet Marketer
Thanks Malok, Fred, Rumruner41, The MGs and Rodney for your posts. I was roused within me and I asked myself the question. My goal should determine my plan and my plan will help me achieve my online goal. Now, there may be layers of goals in a step by step way. Achieving your ultimate goal should be your vision while your mission should be to conquer your immediate goals.
Jul 5th 2011 12:16   
Ibrahim Setjadiwirja Advanced   Online Marketing
First thing to do is go to my social network and say hello to everyone then start hunting money.
Jul 5th 2011 16:48   
Harry B. Advanced   Online Marketer, Blogger, Web designer
Nice article liked it...keep it up
Jul 5th 2011 17:39   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
My friend, you chose to put your name in one of the tags, I chose to click on it. :)
Jul 5th 2011 18:09   
Nnamdi Agha Magnate II   Internet Marketer
Thanks, Philippe. That name is one of the brands I am building. How best to promote it than to use it as one of the tags? Thanks for clicking.
Jul 6th 2011 08:09   
Vishwajeet Kumar Magnate I   Blogger
Good Article! I am also looking to launch my new hosting company in last of august.
Jul 6th 2011 08:13    Edited in Jan 20th 2013 09:01
Philippe Moisan Magnate II   Tutorial videos, writing
the other thing is to have a blog named after you, which you already did :)
Jul 6th 2011 08:34   
Nnamdi Agha Magnate II   Internet Marketer
Yes, Philippe. I am shooting from all cylinders. The decision to be successful has been made and I want to see it through.
Jul 6th 2011 11:03   
Lenore A. Moker Advanced   
Great topic or should I say questions!! :)

I spend much of my free time online researching information on potential opportunities. Being a part-time network marketer, it's imperative for me to find a company that's been around for a while, has a sound financial background, realistic compensation plan and products that add value to me and to others. Ethically speaking, I can't promote something I'm not proud of just for money.

Also spend time socializing with others on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

FYI - Sharing this topic with others!
Jul 9th 2011 08:00   
Nnamdi Agha Magnate II   Internet Marketer
Thanks Lenore. Your above comment made me go to your profile to get to know you better. I am glad I did for I saw a woman who knows what she wants. I want to be connected with you. However, I have exceeded my day's quota for contact requests. Thanks for sharing this article with others.
Jul 9th 2011 08:28   
Lenore A. Moker Advanced   
This top is worth sharing. It really makes people think. Thank you, bronnamdi, for the kind words. Happy to connect. I just sent a request. :)
Jul 9th 2011 08:43   
Nnamdi Agha Magnate II   Internet Marketer
Thanks Lenore. I am in contact with you now.
Jul 9th 2011 09:49   
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