netmeg - 5:04 pm on Jul 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have clients in niches where people just aren't using organic search to find particular items or information; they're sticking to publications and websites already within that niche. I also have clients who sell things that nobody's searching for yet because they don't know they exist, so don't know to search for them.
I love the whole idea of search, and I've made my living off it (and a lot of money for clients as well) but it's still pretty passive. You're still in Field of Dreams mode, waiting and hoping for just the right mark (customer) to come along at just the right time and find you.
I'm more the "stand in the middle of the street jumping up and down and screaming to call attention to myself" type, so I'm looking to see where I can be more active than passive.
(And yes, occasionally I get run over)