Rather than wait for an "upturn" in Internet (and/or general) economy...
Why don't we just work together to create one?! :)
If you don't believe that this is possible...
Then please allow me to share with you a recent and ongoing "story" / "case study" where and how this is happening right now! :) (If on a relatively moderate but significant and growing scale)
A quite renowned Internet Marketer... (whom shall remain "nameless” herein)
... extended a very unique and attractive offer.
Those that could perceive great value of this offer began "scooping it up", even though it was being sold at a non-trivial price.
And even before receiving products they purchased... They were offered a very attractive opportunity to become an Affiliate and market this offer to others.
So, many of those that purchased this offer began marketing and advertising this offer themselves to others, thereby stimulated additional expenditures in online and offline marketing and advertising, which we have all been saying has been kind of "slow" recently, right?
Further, since of these purchasers needed to customize, install and host these products, and they themselves are primarily non-technical, they are engaging services of consultants, developers, web masters and web hosters, etc. to help them.
And when these IT firms / professionals have more paying clients, they in term have to engage more developers, testers, etc. and buy more software, hardware and other services, thereby stimulating more economic activity, in otherwise "slumping" IT and computer markets :), right?
And, this Internet Marketer established a community forum for anyone who purchased this offer to share their ideas about promoting it, implementing it, how to use and sell products based on it, etc. The synergy between members of this community is further generating opportunities for partnerships, joint ventures, and members buying, selling and providing products and services to one another.