14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Multiple Uses Of An Expired Domain Name · Categories: Make Money

Expired domain names can provide you a reliable ongoing, residual income for many years. They can also provide you a kind of leverage that ensures a steady flow of income. However, before you buy and register an expired domain name, you will need to consider the type of uses and benefits that you can derive from it, so that you can gradually create a viable income source.

In simpler terms, an expired domain name is that domains that are just registered for specific period. In case, they are not renewed, they will expire and become available for purchase by anyone. An expired domain name could be very precious and invaluable, as it has had a considerable amount of time and effort spent on advertising and promoting it over the web. The combined effect of time and effort gives you a host of benefits and advantages, as soon as you register a particular expired domain name. Here are some benefits and advantages attached to an expired domain name: • Advertising Revenues: A number of expired domain names accrue passive income to you, which trickle slowly over a period. The expired domain name that you register might have had a series of different advertising campaigns paying out different returns. For example, a corporate services advertising campaign will always pay more than a health advert campaign that pays lesser payout. • Another notable benefit with an expired domain name is the large inventory of site visitors. The expired domain that you own may have had a series of dedicated and loyal visitors. These visitors always from an invaluable link or traffic to your site. More the links you get to your domain, higher will be the search engine rankings. Similarly, more visitors also mean, more number of clicks your advertising links are likely to get. All these user friendly actions will result in an increased income. • The power of selling: A good expired domain name is a powerful tool that can result in very handsome gains to you. Recently, trading in expired domain names is getting popular as a mode of earning large profits. There are instances, when expired domain names dealers making millions of dollars within the blink of an eye-lid! There are several ways and means, by which you can use an expired domain name to make big gains. You can either develop a web site on one of those expired domain names or sell them as they come to you. However, you will need a very good and strong expired domain, before you can sell it to others. • Selling expired domain name traffic: This is yet another example of setting up a strong and stable financial base with your expired domains. A large inventory of expired domain traffic means more number of people visiting your domain. Once you lay your hands on an expired domain with a known history of traffic, you can sell both the domain and the attached traffic for a lucrative profit. Careful planning and a viable buying strategy will help you buy a good and meaningful expired domain name that can become a big money-spinner in the times to come.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Straight Dope On Home Businesses · Categories: Make Money

A lot of people still have mighty misconceptions about the world of home businesses.

Some people think about those ads in the back of the National Enquirer promising suckers they can make thousands of dollars a week stuffing envelopes and believe that is where home business opportunities begin and end. It is a world of scammers and hopeless housewives, they believe. But what they don’t know is that twenty new millionaires a year are born from the home business world, and thousands upon thousands more are making far more money than they ever made working for someone else. They aren’t putting plastic crafts together or stuffing envelopes or placing tiny classified ads in papers across the country in imitation of late night infomercial salesmen. They are starting home businesses from scratch using ingenuity and perspiration to live the American dream. With the internet, the chance to change your life is there for everyone. And the internet really is where it’s at for the new wave of home business success. With some crash courses in internet marketing, SEO optimization, and a few other internet not-so-secret tips, just about anyone can make their website a success if they’re willing to put in the hard work and time and energy into doing it. It doesn’t take a genius in HTML coding to create a great website that brings in the traffic. There are free page builder programs that are easy to learn and, with a little creativity, can be used to make a website that meets all of your needs and looks nice to boot. After all, to make a success of yourself on the internet doesn’t mean you have to create the prettiest, most flash-tastic website on the web.

It just means you have to have it functional enough that people can purchase your product or service.

Of course, for every home business entrepreneur that is doing things the right way and building up an honest business, there are three that are just out to scam people for a buck. This is another thing that tends to give home businesses on the internet a black eye. There is a new form of shady criminal out there, the new millennium’s version of that scamming classified ad in the back of the tabloids. You’ll see their websites that look like long sales pitch letters with red headlines at the top. That they all look the same is no accident. Are all of them scams? Well. . .no. But they are usually less than honest. And they will likely sell you something you don’t need for far more than it’s worth. Still, the presence of some bad apples doesn’t mean there aren’t legitimate business people out there. If you want to join the home business revolution, all you need is a good idea, a way to sell your product or service with a decent profit margin, and the willingness to learn. The resources are out there already. Need to know how to optimize your website for the search engines? There are thousands (if not more) of articles out there for the reading. There are message board forums dedicated to helping people succeed on the web. The information is out there, you just have to be willing to learn it, and then put it to work. You could be the next home business millionaire. Please feel free to use this article on your blog or website; provided you give me credit for the article.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Problems With Web Analytics · Categories: Make Money

There are two major problems with web presence analytics; they’re either non-existent or too complicated.

Many people may be against using web analytics because it not only measures success it also measures failure.

Someone in charge of marketing might be afraid to use web analytics because it would prove the failure scientifically. Avoiding web analytics because it shows failure is the wrong attitude. We learn from our failures and we must welcome the opportunity to gain knowledge of them. There is a lack of skilled employees required to manage, distribute and analyze Web analytics. Historically, web analytics was developed by IT for IT. The people using them were comfortable with dealing with raw data. Web analytics tools have been designed to be interpreted by technical personnel. There was little regard for people without technical skills. As a result, the rest of the organization has become alienated from analytics. A good web analytics solution has to be easy to understand for any member of the organization. One of the biggest misconceptions of web analytics is that it needs to be complex. Often, web analytics generate a huge amount of data. The end result is data overload that lacks actionable information. Frequently, insignificant data becomes the noise around actionable data. The noise makes the process overwhelming. Instead of providing answers, web analytics can create more questions. Meaningful interpretation of data has created a hostile attitude toward web analytics among the non-technical people of the organization. Web analytics is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. Web analytics tools provide data not information or insight. We need the tools to provide us with the raw data, but it’s up to us to make sense of it all. The real value of KPI is continuous monitoring. It is not a once a year or once a quarter project. At the very least, you should examine your KPIs once a month.

Monitoring is continuous; reviewing happens on a regular interval. The most important KPIs are the ones that measure whether business objectives are met or not. It is great to know how many visitors a web site has in a month, but it is more useful to know what percentage of users make a purchase. Web sites are no longer just online catalogs with a shopping cart. They are becoming complex applications with high levels of interactivity. Today, a highly usable site is also highly interactive. If the on site search is not working properly, you have a web site that lack interactivity. Therefore, it scores low in the usability scale. If the site navigation is counter intuitive, it will result in low usability score. All of the above will result in lower conversion therefore lower revenue. According to studies, many online shoppers give up and abandon the shopping process due to usability issues. Web analytics must be viewed as an activity directly tied to revenue. It is indeed a revenue generating process. The absence of web analytics can result in loss of revenue, and the presence of it will almost certainly result in increased revenue.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on What Is Internet Home Business? · Categories: Make Money

So what is internet home business really all about? The following report includes some fascinating information about internet home business–info you can use, not just the old stuff they used to tell you. Once you begin to move beyond basic background information, you begin to realize that there’s more to internet home business than you may have first thought. There are many internet home business opportunities for you to try if you want to work from home. Over the years, the Internet has become a valuable tool for consumers and those looking for information. Depending on your interests, skills, and knowledge of online sales, you can start a business selling one product or service, or many products and services. Most internet home businesses are also very cost effective. All you need is a computer with Internet connection, website, and shipping supplies if sending products to consumer’s homes or offices. When you first start your business, you will need to learn about the many ways to market your product or service. While building a website is a great place to start, because there are millions of sites online, you need to find ways to stand out and draw visitors to your site. Advertising online is the best way to do so. Building a customer list is another way to reach people. By sending periodic email reminding people that your products and services are available, you will increase sales and build a solid customer base. This will help you build a good reputation online as well. If you are new to online sales, there are many books, guides, and other items you can read in order to learn more. Keep in mind that many successful internet home business owners do not have pay much to advertise their websites.

They rely on customer email lists, creating blogs, submitting articles to databases, writing press releases, and answering questions on open forum sites. Print advertising is also important – so be sure to take an ad out in local newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. Include your web address and contact info and watch your sales increase. Another way to bring in business is to attend conferences, social gatherings, trade shows, and networking functions. Not only will you be able to meet potential customers, you will also meet other internet home business owners. This can help you increase your exposure because you may be able to swap links and advertise on each other’s sites. While you can always pay to advertise on search engine result pages, as you can see, there are many ways to save money and still get your business out there. As you learn more about internet home business, you may decide that one business is not enough. Some internet home business owner’s run two or three internet businesses if they have the time. Depending on your financial goals, you may need to start one or more businesses. Many times, these businesses are similar in nature and rely on the same marketing strategies. When running more than one business, it is important to keep things as simple as possible. Make sure you create simple websites, sell products digitally if possible to avoid having to physically ships products each day, and maintain separate files so you can offer quality customer service, maintain accurate earnings records, and manage your businesses easily.

Once you become an internet home business owner, you will wonder why you didn’t start much sooner.

Those who only know one or two facts about internet home business can be confused by misleading information. The best way to help those who are misled is to gently correct them with the truths you’re learning here.

14. April 2012 · Comments Off on Targeted Expired Domain Traffic As A Powerful Tool To Success · Categories: Make Money

On an average, more than 20,000 domains get expired everyday, and this figure is slowly increasing day by day, as more numbers are starting to expire almost on a regular basis.

The expired domain name market is also becoming a lucrative proposition to people, who wish to set up a lucrative online business. Apart from selling expired domain names, you can also use expired domain traffic, either to sell it or use it to develop your web site. There are two ways through which you can use targeted expired domain traffic to set up a viable business. • You can purchase an expired domain name and sell it along with its expired domain traffic to someone, who is looking for a domain that can provide immediate results. • You can also register an expired domain name for a year or so and develop a web site over it, advertise and pool together targeted traffic. However, creating targeted expired domain traffic with your web site takes a long time, involves spending lot of money and putting in considerable effort. Though selling such a web site can get you huge profits, there are chances that you may loose you patience while waiting for the D-Day! It makes a clear sense to lay your hands on an expired domain that has a big pool of expired domain traffic attached to it. Webmasters have the habit of detecting and pinpointing highly lucrative expired domain traffic out of a huge list of expiring domains. When you buy an expired domain with well established expired domain traffic, you can get several benefits like: • A top place in many of the well-known search engines and web directories • A number of back links that can promote your web site to others • An access to many types of promotional and advertising channels • Use the existing expired domains with well established expired domain traffic, as an invaluable sub domain to further develop the business.

Before buying an expired domain name, make sure that you check out the name for its targeted traffic.

There are several online software tools that will help you critically examine an expired domain name to check, whether the domain in question has accumulated any traffic in its previous avatar. Once you seek out a good and productive domain, you can increase your profits without having to spend more money. The most common way of obtaining targeted expired domain traffic is to contact people who have lists of expired domain names attached with a list of loyal subscribers. By chance, if the source from where you are intending to buy expired domain traffic has a large list of subscribers, then you contact the source, with a request to send an email to the contacts in the list, giving them valid reasons and explanations to check out your site and look at the contents. It is also possible to convert your one-time expired domain traffic into frequent web site traffic. To achieve this goal, you may need to ask your site visitors to sign up for a regular newsletter or an auto-responder series

13. April 2012 · Comments Off on OC3 Connection – How It Became To Be · Categories: Make Money

The death toll of analog technology as a means of data and voice transmission was rung as businesses started venturing out of their regional or territorial strongholds. As the footprints of the corporate houses started crossing time zones and political boundaries, communication became increasingly important. Not only with clients but also with own employees, who were possibly quite a few time zones away, and supposedly working for the benefit of the organization. It was not only a case of keeping a tab on the employees and asking them for daily reports but also being able to provide guidance and support at crunch moments. Connectivity gained a major boost with the advent of mobile phones. Now the person and his phone became inseparable. He could be connected any time anywhere. The need to be at the table or in the office did not exist anymore. The final frontier was crossed when the World Wide Web opened up the vista of e-commerce! The whole world became available on the desktop and corporate houses just could not wait to conquer it. The opportunities are there waiting to be grabbed but the communication was proving to be a bottleneck. The Bell Laboratories were already working at it since they could envisage beforehand that such a requirement was in the offing. They wanted to be ready before the market felt the need for it! They came out with the concept of T carriers. This was a revolution of sorts in the communication world! The whole concept of analog translation was discarded and the concept of digitization took its place.

The voice and data were converted into digitized packets and transferred through optic fibers instead of copper lines. The speed, capacity and clarity of data transfer increased manifold. A single T1 (the first generation of T carriers) line could accommodate as many as 24 channels. In a lay man’s language it meant that while a single telephone line could support either one voice communication or data transfer at one point of time, a single T1 connection could handle as many as 24 separate conversations simultaneously! The speed also increased sixty times more than that was till then available over conventional copper wire phone lines. Everybody thought that the final peak has been scaled; the ultimate in communication technology has been achieved! But nobody realized that e-commerce would become such a vital life blood in world of business. So, the quest for an even faster and better communication channel was on. The next offering from the Bell Laboratories was T3. It was essentially an improvement over the earlier T1. Well the word “improvement” is really an understatement. T3 was forty five times faster than a T1 connection and it had the capacity to carry 672 channels. It roughly worked out to the astounding fact that a single T3 line was capable of servicing an office establishment consisting of approximately 4000 people. But that was also not the end! Now it was the turn of OC3. In fact OC indicates that data is essentially conveyed through optic fiber. Depending on the architecture used, OC3 is also known as STS-3 and STM-1.

Instead of getting bogged down in a maze of capital letters which many of us can not make any sense of, let us try to find out how much more efficient this new variant is.

Well, an OC3 connection consists of one hundred T1 lines synchronized together. Yes one hundred! And the synchronization gives the impact of more than a 100 T1 lines. Please sit on a comfortable chair and try to figure out what a massive communication power has been unleashed. No good thing comes free. The installation cost of an OC3 connection depends very much on the infrastructure already present at the subscriber’s end.

13. April 2012 · Comments Off on What Is Missing From Your Home Based Businesses? · Categories: Make Money

Many home based businesses are not making the money they should be making. Many home business owners are failing to turn a profit because they have no clue how to build a business. Many home based businesses cannot turn a profit for this reason. Many owners are finding out the tough way that building a home business does require work. Many people come into this industry with the wrong frame of mind and therefore end up quitting before they even give their business a chance to succeed. Many people come into this industry thinking this is a get rich quick or something for nothing scheme. It is not. No matter what anyone may tell you it is not the truth. Yes you can make a lot of money from having a home business but it will take work and dedication.

It is not something that builds itself or happens overnight. This business is just like any other business and any other business takes time and skill to build it does not happen overnight. Many people have trouble making money in this industry because they have no clue how to market. Marketing is essential in any type of business. Marketing equals sales, period. Many people try to sell their services or products to friends and family. Normally when they go through the list of friends and relatives they have no other solutions on how to gain new business or customers. That is when business goes bad. Many people miss the main point of running a business. The main point or the key to running a business is to have strong marketing. You have to market as if there is no tomorrow. You must always have new customers coming in. Many business owners have no clue about marketing and they end up hurting their bottom line due to this fact. Okay now there are two types of marketing, online and offline. Both are equally effective and both should be used. I will cover online marketing since it is the one most business owners struggle with the most. Online marketing can be very powerful if used correctly. Okay first for those of you who may have a self replicated website. You have to get rid of it. You will need your own website and domain name, plus hosting. These are a must for anyone or any company looking to market online. Next you will need to drive traffic to your websites. There are many different ways to drive traffic to your websites. You can go after organic listings in the search engines. Or you can pay for PPC. Or hire a professional online marketing company to market your business for you. Whatever you choose be sure to do your due diligence before hiring someone. You may have to take a few courses on Internet marketing but once you understand how to market, I believe you can sell pretty much anything online or offline. Having a few home based businesses can make you very wealthy but you must know how to drive new customers to your business or product.

13. April 2012 · Comments Off on Live Event Production · Categories: Make Money

Unless you live in a cave in a far away area in the boondocks, you have most likely seen on television, or witnessed live, events that happen in real time, e.g., awards nights, concerts, stage plays, product launchings, convention presentations, and other such activities that are classified as live events. As part of the audience, you probably are impressed with the experience but do not really give much thought about what it took to stage such events. Truth be told, a lot of time and resources is spent for live event production. It begins with the concept and culminates with the actual staging of the event (which is what the audience actually sees) which, while significant tasks by themselves, are just parts of the overall production. There are a gazillion details that need to be considered, any one of which could spell the difference between a successful event and, at best, an “mediocre” or, at worst, a disaster, if not paid attention to. Major details of live event production include venue selection and booking, stage design and construction, lights and audio visual equipment design and set up, event program design, catering, etc.

Other details include design, printing, and distribution of tickets or invitations, promotional activities, rehearsals, making sure there are separate dressing rooms for the VIP participants, post-event party, and the like. All these details, and more, should be completed before the actual event, i.e., there can be no delays because once the event date comes, it’s showtime, ready or not. To successfully stage a live event production, therefore, it is necessary to have a production team to manage it. If you have experience in this type of work, then you can probably hire or assign people to the various tasks required, with you as the project manager. If not, the event is a major undertaking, it would be best for you to consider contracting the services (i.e., outsourcing) of a professional event management group to take care of all or part of the production details for you. This option has several advantages, including: •Guaranteed professional touch. You can still be the overall project manager with the events management group as one of the key members. This ensures that there is that level of expertise and professionalism in the project team. Also, you can benefit from their experience and creative advice to help ensure a successful live event production. •No fixed overhead. Since your agreement with the events management group is contractual in nature, i.e., once the event has been launched and completed your relationship ceases, then you are spared from continuously maintaining fixed costs even when there is no event to manage. •Access to resources. An events management group normally has a network of suppliers on hand to take care of the various logistical and operational aspects of the event. By outsourcing to them you, in effect, also gain access to this network, albeit indirectly, thereby freeing you from having to look for suppliers for each detail of the event.

13. April 2012 · Comments Off on Website Owner Brings Joy To Internet Marketing Beginners · Categories: Make Money

New kid on the block any-biz.com is bringing hope to all those starting out in the internet marketing business. At any-biz.com you can get an amazing array of things to help the internet marketing beginner, from free tools and ebooks that every internet marketer needs to free help and advice for it’s members. Membership is free, and there are products for sale for super-cheap prices that can then be sold on at full price for total profits. Not only does the site owner, Bruce Andrews, provide free membership and free tools, software, ebooks and advice, there are also two free blogs, a forum and a chat-room! If you didn’t know, blogs are a great way to improve hits on your own sites by leaving links there which increase your own traffic, and the forum is a perfect tool for networking with other members when you want to start a Joint Venture or are looking for business partners. But that’s not where it ends, any-biz.

com also welcomes and encourages the internet marketing «gurus» to join up and share their experience and knowledge in the business with al it’s members. With so many scam sites out there that promise over-night success and profits by the bucket-load, it’s refreshing to see one that is dedicated to helping it’s members before looking for personal gain. As I mentioned, there are products for sale in the site, but you are not forced to buy them to gain entry, and there is no «One-Time-Offer» to put you off joining either. You just sign-up and that’s it. The members have instant free access to all the downloade straight away. The items mentioned on the advert page are just some of the products available at the list of free goods is growing all the time. This truly is a goldmine for the new internet marketer. If there are products that are not available then the members are encourages to make requests in the blogs and the exclusive members forum for those items. Bruce Andrews promises to find them and make them available. So, if you are starting out in internet marketing or you are an experienced marketer with knowledge and experience you would like to share, please go along to http://www.any-biz.com and join up. And remember, the site is there to be used by it’s members.

13. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Difficulty Of Search Engine Marketing · Categories: Make Money

When deciding how to promote your business, you will likely type “search engine marketing” into your favorite search engine to discover how to get your company to the top of the list. Search engine marketing can be a very difficult topic to understand. People who say that they understand it usually have a general idea of what is going on, but can’t tell you the details about it.

In fact, even if you decide to contact a search engine marketing firm, they might not be able to explain search engine marketing to you adequately, unless you are really familiar with a lot of Internet and marketing terms. They may use a lot of buzz words to get you excited about something that you really don’t understand. So how do you know if you are getting a good deal or not when working with the search engine marketing consultant, especially, if they might not even be able to explain it well enough for you to understand? How do you know if you are comparing apples to apples or apples to oranges? The answer to these questions is that you have to do a lot of research on search engine marketing. It isn’t rocket science, but it’s also not something that you can understand it one day. A good search engine marketing consultant is going to give you information and resources on how to understand the process and what they can do for you, and then expect you to trust them to do your search engine marketing. Finding a good search engine marketing firm is as easy as asking for a recommendation from some of your friends or contacts that are in the same business as you. If they are using a search engine marketing service and are satisfied with the results, they will be more than likely to give you the contact information. If they are using a search engine marketing service and are not happy with the results, they’ll probably tell you that as well. Taking your time when making a decision on which search engine marketing scheme to go with is going to be your best bet. You don’t have to decide to go with the first firm you talk to, and if you’re not comfortable with the plan, or still don’t understand it fully, you can always wait for a firm that can explain this complicated procedure to you properly. In order to save money, you need to understand this stuff before you start a campaign. A good company is going to make sure that you have all the tools to understand exactly what they are going to provide, how they are going to provide it and what the expected results could be. Getting to the top of the search engine results may be your goal, and the best way to do that is to make sure that you understand how to market your business, and how search engine marketing can play a role. When deciding how much money to put into your advertising budget, make sure to include search engine marketing as part of your budget along with other Internet and non-Internet advertising ideas.

13. April 2012 · Comments Off on Starting A Home Based Business-Part 2 · Categories: Make Money

In this section we are going to be talking about web hosting and I am going to share with you the web hosting company I feel like is the easiest to use especially if you are a beginner trying to start a home based business. When I first started off I must have went to hundreds of different websites searching for hosting services for my home based business but I remembered when I use to be a office manager for a company I worked for years ago they were using Yahoo Web Hosting for their business and they never had any problems plus Yahoo’s customer support was awesome (I know cause I was the one calling them).

You were able to call them about any kind of technical issues you had and they would solve them free of charge.

I am not promoting Yahoo here people and believe me when I say some would frown on Yahoo’s service but from my experiences they are A+ in my book. There is something I want to mention to you that most people do not even know about when starting off with a new website. When we discussed domain names in Starting a Home Based Business-Part 1 I forgot to share one thing to you that it is very important, at least to me it is. The company you choose for your domain name should also be the web hosting service provider. The reason why I say this is because if you purchase your domain name from one company and get your hosting service from another you will have to call them and tell the company to change your registrars or it will not work. I did this at the beginning and it was a pain to get it to work all together. What I ended up doing was going with Yahoo for both my domain name and web hosting service. They had me up and running in a little as five minutes once they received my payment. They offer your domain registration for 9.95 a year and the hosting service will cost you 11.95 month. That is what I am currently spending for my home based business website which is not bad if you are on a tight budget. What you will need to do is go to Yahoo’s website or their home page and on the bottom or close to the bottom left hand side of the website you will see a link that will say, “Small Business”. Just below that there will be two links one of the links will say “Get a Web Site” and the other will be “Domain Names”. You want to click on domain names and begin your search for your home based business name. Remember in Part 1 I mentioned using Google’s keyword selector tool to help you find a name that would get plenty of searches across the web.

Once your have found the domain name you plan on using for your business Yahoo will have you proceed to the hosting plans (just follow their easy to set up click through system). I would pick the 11.95 month plan because it comes with everything you need to get your home based business website up and running. There is no need for you to spend more than that and later on as your home based business grows you can always upgrade if needed. This is Part 2 of many articles to come in regards to Starting a Home Based Business so please be looking for future articles when I will be writing about Web Site Design. That is the next step that needs to be taken after you get a web hosting account for your home based business. To Your Success, Aaron Jones

13. April 2012 · Comments Off on Website Success By Design · Categories: Make Money

You never get a second chance at first impressions.

Not only does this truth apply when developing personal relationships it also applies in the world of website design. As I have traversed the World Wide Web I have found sites that have been thoroughly impressive and others not so much. You would be surprised at the lack of understanding of the first impression principle. In the age of information it is important to make your information as accessible as possible. If a customer cannot find what they are looking for on your site they are likely to leave and find it on your competitor’s. People go to the internet for two things: 1. Find information on a product or service they intend to purchase 2. Make a purchase There is no doubt the importance of website design as a tool for marketing goods and services. Upon visiting a website the mind of the customer is made whether they will stay or go as soon as your site downloads. Your ability to keep them perusing your page is in based on a design that creates compelling exchange. Regardless of what anyone says all humans look on the outside rather than the inside. It is our human nature to make judgments based on looks rather than substance on first encounters. If the cover of your book(your website) is not appealing than you will find that you have been judged only by your appearance and not the quality of the character of your site. If the design of your website placed emphasis on deep and rich content yet losses a customer because of first impressions then you have wasted your time. When your website is perceived as confusing and uninteresting then your product or service will be perceived in the same manner. A great example of this comes from Robert Cialdini’s book, Influence – Science and Practice, a woman owned an Indian Jewelry store in Arizona who recently purchased an allotment of turquoise jewelry. The store owner had a hard time selling any pieces of this particular jewelry. She tried many sales tricks such as shifty their location to a central spot in the store, no luck. She had her sales clerks push the jewelry hard upon customers –with no success. One day the owner went on a buying trip but prior to leaving she left a note for her head saleswoman stating, «Everything in this display case, price x 1/2,» in hopes of getting rid of the offensive jewelry, even at a loss. The store owners handwriting must have been horrific because the saleswoman mistook «1/2″ to be «2″, and the entire allotment was sold for twice the original price! The jewelry only sold because a higher price led to a perceived higher value. You see, «Perception is the key to the mind». If you place your website in a side-by-side comparison to your competitor, both offering the same product, the same price and the same value, the one who wins is the one with the best design hands down.

Take time to think of what you are communicating to your customer and how it is best communicated. Through the creation of your compelling exchange your customer will find greater value in your website by «Design». Copyright © Ron Seawood

13. April 2012 · Comments Off on Protect Your Home Business From Extreme Weather · Categories: Make Money

Weather can have a devastating affect on your home business. In the summer of 2007 the UK experienced much higher rainfall than normal. May to July was the wettest 3 months since records began. Around 50,000 houses and 7000 businesses suffered flood damage. As the rain kept coming our flood defenses struggled to cope. Many homes had disruption in their power supply, communications were knocked out and some even had problems with their fresh water supply. Extreme weather caused by climate change seems to be happening more regularly. What can you do to prevent some of the damages caused by freak weather? You could start off with making sure that you have adequate home business insurance. Prepare for the worst by having a Business Continuity Plan. Keep regular backups of crucial data and have plans ready to get your business back on track quickly after a mini disaster. Buy basic equipment like torches, batteries & candles and invest in a small fire extinguisher. Keep some rock salt handy in case of snow or ice. Make sure all your windows and doors are sealed properly. If you have an old chimney, make sure it is still secure and if you do not need it anymore then remove it altogether. Get an electrician in to see if any measures can be taken to protect you from power disruption or surges. Simple measures like having the right cable, decent fuse box and power sockets at least 12 inches above floor level could make a huge difference. Ask your local expert plumber for advice. Check your drains to make sure there are no blockages. You can install non return valves in your drains and toilets so that water can only flow one way. If you have large trees growing beside the house, make sure the branches are trimmed back, especially the ones closest to your house, windows, power lines and telephone lines. Keep an eye on the weather forecasts and if there are storms forecast for your area then make sure you take some simple measures like stowing away any loose items in the garden including garden furniture.

Unplug all electrical equipment and make sure they are stored as high as possible. If you have expensive rugs on the floors, roll them up and store somewhere safe. Remove items of sentimental value and take them upstairs. If after all your preparation you still experience some damage contact your insurance company immediately. Take pictures of any damages before you start tidying up again. If at all possible wait until they have managed to inspect the damage before the big clean up. Climate change is happening. There is evidence everywhere. The glaciers are melting, oceans are heating up and we are experiencing higher incidences of extreme weather. In Europe this year records tumbled. Dresden recorded the highest rainfall whilst France was hit by an unprecedented heatwave in modern times. Thousands of people died as a direct result of the heatwave. The majority of the world scientists agree that unless steps are taken now it might become too late to reverse it. We might struggle to influence our politicians but by taking some basic steps our businesses can be better prepared for the future.

13. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Mystery And Glory Of Internet Marketing · Categories: Make Money

When a tenth class reunion is observed there are often those who will leave the event feeling as if nothing has changed. The cheerleaders are still catty and the jocks still think they are NFL material. Many of the same petty attitudes seem to come up and so many seem intent on attempting to impress others about their success and achievements. By the time the twentieth reunion is celebrated many individuals are interested in talking about their children and the successes their offspring have achieved.

Time has mellowed most, but there may still be a few intent on reliving glory days that will not come again in the same way their memory has led hem to believe. When thirty years have passed most attending reunions are able to recall high school with a general fondness that erases many class differences and encourages class members to band together in the recollection of what was good about a past that bears no resemblance to the present. Gone are the jocks and the cheerleaders as a preferred class. What is left is a collection of humanity that pines for a life left behind and celebrates that present because a new generation is firmly established in the offspring of these now cherished friends. A site like Classmates.com can help people of all ages reconnect with former classmates. What was once a ten year wait to reconnect no longer has to be. This site has keyed in on the importance of emotional connection. In a fast paced world where it seems very little is permanent this site works to reestablish connections with a past that may seem the most permanent in their recollections. It has taken nearly 300 words to get to the place where you have engaged in this article in an emotional way and have recalled classmates you haven’t seen or heard from in a long time. You are likely remembering Friday night football games and conversations around lockers. You are lamenting the fact that there are those who you graduated with that you will never see again. This is the power of emotion.

This is the strength of connection.

This provides meaning beyond a simple purchase. Whether your business deals in helping people find people or you sell candles you can draw upon the power of emotion to help people connect with your site and you product. In 2007 Charmin presented a commercial that explored the connection viewers had with the actor that played Mr. Whipple. The actor passed away in 2007, but by presenting a composite of commercials featuring Mr. Whipple viewers were transported to a simpler time when they may have seen the commercials while visiting grandparents or with family members who have passed on. The point is the connections happened because of the actor and because of the memories associated with where we were when we recall seeing the commercial. A whole new generation exists and the emotional connections they may have will be different. There is nothing that prevents the possibility that an emotional connection could be made in an online environment. The adventure will be in finding your own way to provide the connection your site visitors need in order to recall the connections you hope they experience. Therein lies the mystery and glory of Internet marketing.

12. April 2012 · Comments Off on Auto Surf Programs Reviewed · Categories: Make Money

Timothy Rohrer Many people are looking for new ways to make money online and a very popular way to earn money online has recently been auto surfing. Auto surfing allows you to make a small investment in agreement that you will view ads from other websites. The more ads you view, the more money you are paid based on your initial investment.

To make any kind of decent money in auto surf programs is really hit and miss. The two most recent popular auto surf programs where Studio Traffic and 12 Daily Pro. Studio traffic ran for a few years, while 12 Daily Pro survived almost 1 year. Both programs paid high returns for surfing webpage’s and a lot of people did make large sums of money, however when these systems crashed a lot of people also lost money. My take on auto surf programs is that they work, but we never know when the administrator is going to take down the program or run with the money. Usually auto surf programs will offer a return on your initial investment that may range anywhere from 10% of 10 days or 15% over 15 days. It’s nearly impossible for a company to keep up with these high returns for such a long time and a lot of them rely on new business. There are a few new auto surf programs popping up such as Alien Trust and Phoenix Surf, however I would be reluctant to invest any type of money with these programs given the past of Studio Traffic and 12 Daily Pro. At the same time, I do believe they will pay out; it’s just a matter of time before the program actually crashes. If you’re looking to generate any substantial income online, look to find solid programs that have existed for years. There are tons of programs available online and I’ll be the first to admit that the majority of them do not work. However over the past few years I have found a few that do work and that I have been successful with. Most people who are looking for an online business are usually looking for fast money and that’s why auto surf programs do so well initially.

Don’t get caught up in all the hype, when a new program comes out sit back for a while on the sideline and asses the opportunity.

There are plenty of ways to generate a substantial income online, just be sure to find a program that works for you and meets your needs.

12. April 2012 · Comments Off on Sell Victoriously On Ebay Through Use Of Available Sales Resources · Categories: Make Money

If you are interested in selling items on eBay, but you are unsure of how to ensure success for yourself, there are tips and tools on eBay to set you in the right direction.

The available tools such as the completed listings can be most useful.

This helpful tool allows you to research your items and compare the prices with those of your competition, to find how much your item is worth as well as help in providing customers with the appropriate shipping and handling fees. This tool is all about item research. You know what is a fair price to charge for your item as well as the correct shipping cost for any location around the globe. You will be aware of what items sell better than others, allowing you to create the perfect listing for your item(s). Other resources allow you to learn from experts who will help you to understand selling fees and techniques. Learning how to sell can be easy as learning the alphabet with aids such as free online tutorials, a selling basics DVD and selling basics training classes. You will be shown how to create a sellers account for the first time. You will be provided with a full understanding of how to begin selling your items and how to set up online account payments. There are also tools that allow you to keep records of all of your sales for solid record keeping. These resources make it easy to begin on the right path to sales success. Once you are off and running you may find that you are ready to take your sales to the next level. You can increase your knowledge of marketing, optimization and eBay stores through online resource guides. You are once again offered free online tutorials as well as a DVD and training classes but these options are for those looking to move beyond the basics of selling. You will become a true eBay sales expert and you are certain to see sales increases as you put this knowledge to use. Through eBay you are always provided with updates, hot items listings and tips such as the top ten selling tips that will help to guide you towards more effective sales methods.

Assistance online is not your only option in eBay sales success. The Dean of Education, Jim Griffin, shares his vast knowledge of sales and online entrepreneurship through the book “ the official ebay bible”. Check your local library for details on this resource. With the numerous tools and material aids available for sales success tips any and everyone who is interested in selling items on eBay has a fighting chance for sales profit and sales success. By following even the most simple tips such as posting a clear photo or including a keyword title can make the difference in a customer being a window shopper or a in becoming a quick sale. Do some research for yourself and you will see that it is feasible to be victorious in eBay sales.

12. April 2012 · Comments Off on Paid Surveys And The Waiting Game · Categories: Make Money

If you’ve ever played the lottery than you have some idea what paid surveys are like. Surveys used to be a bit like telemarketing calls; disinterested pollsters would contact you at inconvenient times and rush through questions and even lead you along from time to time in how to best answer their question. Today many surveys take place online with an offer to pay the participant for their time. This idea seems a bit like free money to many who will flock to a paid survey site and fill out as many profiles as possible in order to gain their share of the paid survey market. The problem is these well meaning and hard working individuals often do not hear back from the polling organizations. These sites are barraged with an incredible number of applicants willing to take online surveys. Odds are not everyone will be allowed to participate. Paid survey companies have the luxury of being able to pinpoint the specific type of subject they wish to invite to the survey.

This means that profiles are sorted according to a very specific need and then a small handful in that group is allowed to participate. It’s sort of like finding that one perfect slice in a pie and then scratching your fork in the filling and the small bit left on the fork is representative of those who will be invited to the survey party. You also have to understand that not every paid survey site will have continuous surveys for which members will be needed. You might actually stand a better chance of being selected to participate in a television game show than to find consistent paid surveys to fill out. It’s safe to say that the original intent was simply to compensate those individuals who participated in the survey, but marketing experts fueled by the public perception that there may be regular funds available for survey takers has elevated the paid survey idea to the status of part time job when it was likely never intended to be that. The frenzy for paid surveys has even resulted in sites that require payment to access links to sites that invite individuals to submit a profile for possible inclusion. Many will spend more on accessing the information than they are likely to receive in compensation for the time they may spend tracking down leads and participating in surveys. What is probably most sad is that you do not have to pay to find sites that offer paid surveys. Simply visit your favorite search engine and search the term ‘Paid Survey’. Multiple pages will be available for you to peruse at your convenience and you can fill out any profiles that seem of interest to you. Then be prepared to wait because there is no guarantee you will ever be chosen to complete a survey. Perhaps the best approach is to fill out the information and then return to normal life. Should there come a time when a paid survey opportunity is offered you can accept it in total surprise because you didn’t spend countless hours refreshing your inbox to see if you had received a new offer.

12. April 2012 · Comments Off on Working As A Home Based Transcriber · Categories: Make Money

When looking for secretarial, data entry or word processing jobs in the newspaper, one may think that typing skills are no longer important, since these jobs are in very short supply.

However, there are thousands of people all over the country that are making money through typing. This is because they are home based transcribers. What is a home based transcriber? A home based transcriber is a person who converts audio into a written format. They do all of this through a telecommuting, home based setup, where work is submitted via email or through an FTP on their company’s website. So, how do these lucky individuals land home based transcribing positions? Basically, they type fast, have an eye for detail and keen hearing ability. In fact, of these skills, a keen hearing ability will probably get you further as a home based transcriber than even typing speed. When you hear in a keen way, you must be able to listen to the words that are not being spoken in situations where speakers are mumbling or have heavy accents. You must also be able to figure out what is being said when the audio quality is poor. Additionally, you need to be able to distinguish between different voices. While this may sound easy, when you transcribe long documents that have dozens of speakers, it can be difficult remembering who exactly is speaking, unless they have something about their voice that is prolific. Home based transcribers must also be very disciplined when it comes to having the drive to continue doing work that can be dry and boring. However, there are some home based transcription jobs that offer a little bit more exciting content. These are usually the ones where home based transcribers must type up court hearings or police correspondence. Dryer jobs are the ones where home based transcribers type up company briefings, certain types of news media and political correspondence. No education is required to become a home based transcriber, if what is being transcribed is general in nature. If the content is medical, it is recommended a transcriber get a certificate in medical transcription, though it is not required. It also helps if a person has excellent English skills and is generally well-educated. This is because as a home based transcriber you may come across lots of fancy vocabulary and industry jargon. To find home based transcribing jobs, it is best to search freelancing boards such as http://Wahm.com. Sites like this offer a whole section of contact information for some of the most popular home based transcribing jobs.

Alternatively, a person could simply enter “home based transcriber” complete with the quotes into a search engine. The listings that would come up would relate completely to home based transcription, since the quotation marks tell the search engine to exclude any results not relating to it. In conclusion, if you type fast and want to make money for your ability, think about becoming a home based transcriber. It is not the most exciting job in the world, but the work is steady and the pay tends to be good. In addition, home based transcription is one of the most widely accessible at-home jobs you can find.

12. April 2012 · Comments Off on 6 POWERFUL VRE Business Models You Can Start Building In 2006 Using Google Adsense – Part 2 · Categories: Make Money


All Rights Reserved. Okay, it’s now time for the next installment of… «6 POWERFUL VRE(Virtual Real Estate) Business Models You Can Start Building In 2006 Using Google Adsense» series. By now you should have a good idea of what Virtual Real Estate is and why it’s to your benefit that you start a network of your own VRE sites depending on the model you choose. In the last installment of this series I covered «Article Directories». In this part of the VRE series I’m going to cover «Web Directories» in general and then give you some examples of what they might be and look like. Sound good? VRE Model #2. Web Directories. An «Web Directory» is simply a directory on the World Wide Web that specializes in linking to other web sites and categorizing those links. Web Directory owners will often allow site owners to submit their site for inclusion. Then human editors will review their submission and if accepted, will be added to their database. The one thing about Web Directories is they are often used as part of a website marketing strategy for being indexed in the major search engines like Yahoo!, Google, MSN to name a few. The main strategy behind someone submitting there website to a directory is that a new site needs to quickly build inbound links from reputable sources. In doing this they will get a higher ranking within search engine results under there target keywords depending on the PR(popularity ranking) of that directory or inbound link. That’s the basic run-down of what an Web Directories purpose is and why they make a great VRE business model. Web Directories can be and target anything you want them to. It’s your directory, so you make the decision as to what it is about. As your directory grows, so will its traffic. And if you have targeted affiliate programs strategically placed on your directory along side your Google Adsense code, you could be making a nice, steady income form your directory like many others are right now. Now… as I said at the beginning of this article I would give you some examples of some Web Directories with Google Adsense so you see for yourself whether or not this is something you want to venture into. So, with that said, here are 3 directories that I think will give you a good idea of what to expect: Free Stuff Directory: All Free Things – http://www.allfreethings.com/ eBook Directory: Wisdom eBooks – http://www.wisdomebooks.com/ Software Directory: Software5 – http://www.software5.com/ Now remember, your Online Directory can be about anything you want.

Your in control. These are just some examples of whats out. Did you happen to see the Google Adsense ads? BINGO! Also, pay special attention to where those Google Adsense ads are positioned because this is KEY to getting a good CTR(Click Through Rate) with your Google Adsense ads. Now, at this point, it’s up to you to make the decision on whether or not this is the type of VRE business model you want to use and start. I recommend you surf around and see whats out there with your interests in mind. By doing that you will be able to get some good idea’s as to what to expect and more importantly, model your directory and/or VRE sites from. Well, that’s it for now. So, be sure to be on the look out for my next installment of «6 POWERFUL VRE(Virtual Real Estate) Business Models You Can Start Building In 2006 Using Google Adsense».

11. April 2012 · Comments Off on Using Google Adsense And Free Blogs · Categories: Make Money

Can anyone make money blogging? Just about, yes. There are so many ways to use blogging to your advantage and you can do so with a minimum investment of $0. Google’s Adsense program offers the opportunity to make money from targeted ads on your site or blog and you can even do so with free blogs such as on Blogger. They’re both free to join and you can use them to build an income. Successful internet marketers make money from blogging, entrepreneurs subsidize their income with this and people use it to make a few extra dollars here and there as well. Whatever your goals are, it just takes time and research to find out if you can make money by blogging. How do you optimize your site for the best Google Adsense results? There are many possible answers to this question and different people have varying degrees of success at Google Adsense. One of the key factors is patience and perseverance. It can take months to get to the minimum payout level of $100.00. Another factor is the mystery that surrounds the Google Adsense program. Google won’t tell you how much money you’ll make. You’re also not allowed to ask people to click your ads and if Google suspects you are earning money via fraudulent clicks, you’ll be banned in a flash. You want to learn the highest paying niches and get your website ranked well in order to maximize your Adsense earnings.

How? Not everyone makes money online blogging but those who are willing to try a few different things and spend a lot of time researching and learning about proven effective methods for making money via blogs from Adsense can not only hit payout but can get some good residual income floating in. There is a lot of information out there to help you learn about ways to increase your chances of success. Tips for Google Adsense Success on Your Blog First, you have to be sure you understand what the Google Adsense TOS (terms of service) expects from you, otherwise you could find yourself inching towards payout only to be suddenly banned with all your hard work down the drain. Make your sites as Google friendly as possible and be sure you adhere to the terms and conditions of the agreement with respect to the type of content you post. Learn SEO to get indexed, get traffic and get the google spiders crawling your blog. You might not want to tell your family or friends about your Google ads in case they decide to try to ‘help’ you by committing click fraud. Once Google bans you, reversing it is like trying to un-ring a bell. Remember that the key to Adsense success is targeted advertisements. You want ads that pertain to your niche. If you don’t have a niche on your blog, you probably won’t develop much of a following. Don’t overstuff your blog posts with the words and if you don’t get desired ads come up, you might have to tweak your wording. If you overuse some of your words you could end up with ads that you didn’t intend on getting. Whether you’re using free blogs or hosting your own, bookmark and visit other blogs in your niche to help get the desired traffic you seek. Link to others in your niche and they’ll probably link back. Use blog networking tools and don’t forget to ping, social bookmark and comment on other blogs. Pique curiosity. If you reveal too much information in your blog posts, there won’t be any reason to click on the ads. You want to reveal enough to provide engaging and interesting content but leave enough to the imagination that people will click a relevant Adsense advertisement on the page wanting to learn more which causes you to earn more. There are many ad placement strategies and only tests and trial will reveal the golden formula for you.

11. April 2012 · Comments Off on ResellersPanel Premieres a New File Manager for Its 5th Anniversary · Categories: Make Money

ResellersPanel, a pioneer in private label reseller hosting, announces that it has introduced major upgrades to its hosting platform in time for its fifth anniversary celebrations, among them a brand new file manager, a multi-currency billing solution and a new multi-store functionality. Beside their default store, the resellers now have the opportunity to create up to three more, entirely independent of each other, free reseller web hosting stores, configured according to their specific marketing strategies. They can get a unique domain name, choose a different website template and activate a separate DNS cluster for each of the stores, which will drive brand recognition and significantly increase their reseller anonymity. The new multi-currency billing solution, on the other hand, gives the resellers the possibility to offer web hosting and domain registration services in the five most widely used online transaction currencies and directly address the demands of a particular target audience or a specific local market. The new file manager, which has been integrated in the web hosting control panel, boasts an entirely new, easy to navigate user-friendly interface. Beside the ability to manage multiple files and folders at once, the users now have an unprecedented opportunity to edit their files using a WYSIWYG editor and to view the changes they are making directly in a web browser in real time.

The new file manager also gives the clients the opportunity for the first time to upload .zip, .rar, .tar.gz and .gz archived files and folders, which are being automatically unpacked in the selected directory, and visually keep track of the process by means of a progress bar. Pop-up tooltips, which contain essential information about a given file or folder and display the actions that can be performed on them, self-evident file type icons and image file thumbnails have been introduced as well. The updates to the multi-lingual hosting control panel include also the addition of the Chinese language, PHP6 support, a new domain parking option, a WHOIS/ID protection service, which allows the registrants to shield their identity against spammers and fraudsters, and a new .htaccess file generator, which offers IP authentication, hotlinking protection, SSI activation, URL redirection and custom error pages creation. Nick Blaskov, CFO of ResellersPanel, said that five years of hard work have passed since ResellersPanel first opened the door to the whole new world of the private brand reseller web hosting services, that this special anniversary coincides also with the introduction of several important updates to ResellersPanel’s platform, such as a new file manager, which will enable the clients to handle the content of their websites more easily and efficiently, and new multi-store and multi-currency options, which will dramatically expand the marketing reach of the resellers themselves, and that ResellersPanel will continue to surprise the hosting community with newer and newer innovations beneficial for it. About ResellersPanel ResellersPanel has been at the forefront of reseller hosting for five years now. It is the first and to this date the only company in the web hosting business offering a completely free, fully-automated reseller hosting program, which was launched on April 2, 2003, and which has so far helped almost 100 000 resellers to set up and establish their own full-featured private label web hosting companies. Beside the free program, ResellersPanel offers also a cPanel reseller hosting program, dedicated, semi-dedicated and virtual private servers, domain name registration.

11. April 2012 · Comments Off on Online Marketing To Boost Your Income · Categories: Make Money

Are you sick of being low on cash but do not know how to work on getting a little bit more? Well, I bet you have been searching for ways to go about this but have been met at almost every corner with scams and false promises.

Well, sometimes you really just need to accept that there is no such thing as a get rich quick scheme and that you need to put hard work, effort, and time into paving your own way into extra money. Still confused? Well, the internet is a great place to start out if you want to start a business or some other kind of service because there are a lot of opportunities for customers and clients. In addition to the promotional advantages of the internet there is also the fact that you can boost your credentials and your networking skills by using different things only available on the internet like affiliate sites. However, sometimes everything can be a bit of an overload for your brain all at once and you get overwhelmed and frustrated. This is why you need a system to guide you through the process so that you do not feel disappointed by your results and disheartened by the amount of effort and time you are putting in without results. If you feel like I just described above then maybe you need to check out the Pro2 system. This is a step by step guide that will basically be a hand held method of getting what you need and hitting your goals in order to make the money you want. However, the trick is to make small goals when you are just starting out so that you know you can reach those goals and learn about what you are doing at the same time. With the Pro2 system and the advice and opportunities that it gives to you there will definitely be the combination of learning and making money all at once.

The main purpose of the Pro2 system is to teach you how to really use affiliate sites to your advantage and to teach you about online marketing and sales.

The goal is to work closely with a lot of prestigious affiliate sites like cyber malls like ClickBank. This cyber mall has hundreds of products that will help you learn about what customers like and how you can sell things to them. You can choose which products to work with so that you feel really comfortable and know about them enough to promote them and hopefully get the amount of sales you need to reach you goal for the first month or two. You can really get to know the internet and all the secrets of people that have been really successful and you can learnt o pick up on this and apply it for yourself to make money and reach your goals. This is a great school that you can learn is to know how to work affiliate sites and sell products in order to make money.

11. April 2012 · Comments Off on Myspace – Your Own Style Quotient! · Categories: Make Money

MySpace – Your Own Style Quotient! Tired of all the booing from your best friends? The same old Neolithic boring webpage that constantly pesters the guys around. Or is your girlfriend/boyfriend persistently nagging for some innovation? Time to say good bye to the old war horses and adopt a new technology to show the world that there is something new! Yes, with MySpace you can actually design the very basic structure of your web page layout to tame the lions of your self-esteem and style quotient and keep them inside the cage too! All you need is just basic knowledge of HTML and Viola! You have it going. For all those techies having advanced knowledge of CSS structure, this site is a blessing in disguise indeed.

Importance Of The MySpace Layout! Just as how important the MySpace profile is, equally important is the layout. If a description about you is the first step then the total layout of the profile page is the next step. Layout shows your like and dislikes, what sort of person you are. So choosing the correct MySpace layout is really important and it can be made really simple. Just like, when you go to buy a mobile phone, you need to have a clear mind of what type of cell phone you need, if it has all the basic features and requirement. So, your profile layout should have all the features and perfect placement of all the columns and boxes. The total layout determines your outlook and style. Show Your Creativity Or Simply Choose The Right Layout! If you know CSS coding, even if you have a little knowledge of it then MySpace gives profile holders the opportunity to show their creativity. You can design the full layout of the profile. You can be as whacky and funny as you want. If you love all the girly stuff like pink color and teddies then there are a section totally dedicated to girly MySpace layouts. There is a category to suit every mood and festive season. There are a number of websites, which offer free MySpace layouts with thousands of layouts divided into various categories. So, don’t be and make people bored with the same old layout (default one!), spice up your profile with the wackiest layout and show your true style. Make And Submit Your Own Layout! The site offers you the option of submitting your own CSS files to define your own web page layout. If you are still not satisfied there is another option of searching for the websites offering you ‘freebies’ in Google. All you need is to open, and get registered on those websites to give you the web-page layouts. Submit it and you have had the time of your life. The techie people can quench the technocratic thirst by developing and using their own Cascading Style Sheets to define and develop the layouts in MySpace to match their moods and the swings. Feelings Can Be Shown In Many Ways! It all depends on what you want to express, through pictures, font types, style guidelines and many more things. What matters is your own style quotient. Who you are and what you want to portray through your web-page. If you are a hard-core festive-oriented kind of a person you can use all the colors in the world, just to make the world realize that it’s Christmas time. After all who would mind the jazzy red color? And to top it up you can also change the layout of your web-page to match up with the New Year. Champagnes, infectious gastronomic delights and the never ending party.

Can any body ask for more? So look no further and just go for these fun and jolly MySpace layouts!

11. April 2012 · Comments Off on The #1 Rule to Make your Work at Home Online Profitable · Categories: Make Money

Harrold Swalve Remember the first time when you felt that a online work at home business was the way to go? You where probably excited and could think of plenty good reasons to start your new career as soon as possible.

Reasons like, no commuting, endless income opportunity, spending more time with the family, and probably many more.

The next step you took probably had to do with searching for the perfect work at home opportunity, you’ve spend several hours searching the internet and, like I did, tried several different make money fast schemes. Did they work? If you are anything like me they most likely didn’t. In the end you decided to do it your way, get your own web site and make money that way. Now you’ve got your own web site with some great products on offer and a terrific design but, unfortunately no visitors. Today you will find out why, and you will be amazed on how simple it really is to change all this to your advantage. You see there is only one big difference between you and all those people who actually do make money online. Become active by doing the things you don’t really like doing. We all know, that in order to get visitors to your web site, you need to be found in the search engines. To be found in the search engines you need lots of links pointing to your web site and this can only truly be achieved by hard work. Exactly the kind of work most of us don’t like. – True a decent linking campaign – You can do this in several different ways but make sure to exchange links with other sites complimentary to yours. It is in your own interest to use a decent link manager program to save as much time as possible. – Writing lots of keyword orientated articles- One of the fastest ways to get decent inbound (one way) links to your site is through article writing. You should make sure to make them keyword rich and place your keywords at least in the beginning and the end of your article. Submit them to every article directory you can find. – Participate in forums (discussion boards)- Most forums allow you to put some links in to your signature file, when you regularly post on different forums you will once again get more inbound links.

Next to that there is a major opportunity to learn and receive free information. Just take a good look at yourself and decide if you can honestly say that you take those extremely important steps on a daily bases. By the time you seriously commit yourself to making these steps a part of your daily routine, you will see the amount of visitors to your web site grow. Not after a few days, but steadily within the next couple of months. That’s when you work at home will finally be rewarded. Just remember this, «Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.»

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Discover the Top 5 Dos and Don’ts of Web Site Optimization That Will Make or Break Your Ranking! · Categories: Make Money

John Navata IIf you want your online business to be successful, it’s a good idea to optimize your site on a regular basis to make sure it’s got a good position in the Web’s top search engines. However, in order to maintain your ranking, you have to keep on top of what’s happening in the rapidly changing search engine industry. The rules that affected your ranking yesterday may be meaningless tomorrow! 1. The «Dos» and «Don’ts» are constantly changing! The search engine industry is continually evolving. You need to know which of the major «players» is powering the smaller search engines if you want to know where you should focus your optimization efforts. a. The battle of the titans For the past couple of years, the major search engines have been preparing to square off against each other and battle it out for the industry’s top spot. Google has been #1 for a while now, but Yahoo! and MSN have been making moves to steal the crown. Google is still extremely powerful, with about a 55% market share.

Yahoo! is the closest runner-up, with about 20% of users choosing it as their main search engine. And MSN is still a distant but threatening third, with about 10% of the global usage share. Keep in mind, however, that Google and Yahoo! power many of the smaller search engines. For example, Google powers the free listings featured on AOL and Netscape, plus the paid listings featured on AOL, Netscape, Ask Jeeves, HotBot, Teoma, and Lycos. Yahoo! powers free listings featured on MSN, AltaVista, AllTheWeb, and HotBot, plus the paid listings on MSN, AltaVista, and AllTheWeb. However, MSN won’t be powered by Yahoo! for much longer! MSN came out with a preview of their own long-anticipated search engine technology earlier this month. They’re still working out the bugs, and the official MSN Search engine is still being powered by Yahoo!. But you can expect MSN to go solo sometime over the next few months. You need to be aware of these changes if you want to gear your optimization efforts toward the engines that will send you as much traffic as possible. b. The changing rules of search Of course, you also need to keep tabs on changes to the search engines themselves! Search engines frequently change the algorithms they use to rank sites. They don’t want unscrupulous site owners manipulating their indexing methods in order to get high rankings. By doing so, they damage the integrity of free search! As soon as the search engines become aware of a trick being used by «search engine spammers» to boost their site ranking, they figure out a way to catch them.

So be careful! You don’t want to catch yourself employing a «great strategy» promoted by a marketing «expert,» only to find out it’s a tactic the search engines hate! That could get you booted off their listings in no time flat.

In fact, that’s exactly what happened at the end of last year, during what has come to be called the «Florida Google Dance.» Google made some major changes to their algorithms in November 2003 and started imposing an «over-optimization penalty» on any sites that appeared to be artificially boosting their site’s relevancy for targeted keywords. Many members of the business community were surprised to find their sites dropped from their high ranking in Google’s listings. These people had to put a lot of work into revamping and resubmitting their sites in order to get listed again. And many of the people who were penalized weren’t «unscrupulous» site owners! They weren’t trying to pull a «fast one» on search engines using frowned-upon techniques such as «keyword stuffing.» They were simply trying to be smart marketers — and some feel they were unfairly punished for it. You don’t want the same thing to happen to you! So let’s have a look at a list of what exactly the search engines are currently looking for when indexing sites — and what they’ll punish you for! 2. The «Dos»: Legitimate tricks the SEO masters use to optimize their sites and maintain their high ranking The search engines don’t want to be manipulated by marketers. They want to provide the best unbiased results possible for any given search — or they’ll lose users! That’s why they need to change their algorithms so frequently — to stay ahead of the tricks people use to get top rankings. That being said, there are still a lot of legitimate ways you can optimize your site without angering the search engines and causing them to drop you from their list. Here are some of the best things you can to do ensure your site has a high ranking: a.

Ask relevant sites to link to your site In the past, scoring a high ranking with a search engine was all about positioning your keywords in «prime real estate» positions in your text and site coding. All that has changed, however. These days, links are king! Search engines place a huge amount of importance on the number of sites that link to yours. But it’s not just the quantity of links that matter, it’s also the quality. Search engines look at how relevant the links are — i.e., how much the content of the linking site has in common with the content on your site. The more relevant, the better! Search engines also look at how «important» the linking site is. What kind of «online presence» does it have? How much traffic does it get? For example, your site will get a higher ranking if it’s linked to by sites such as BBC.com or nationalgeographic.com instead of, say, the personal homepage of your friend’s neighbour’s kid. b. Pay attention to keyword inclusion and placement Keywords may no longer be the sole determining factor of a site’s ranking, but they’re still pretty important. The most useful places to include them are: In your domain name — only make sure your keywords are in the root of your URL, not the stem! For example, if your main keyword phrase is «cell phones,» try to get a domain name such as «www.cell-phones.com» instead of «www.mobileusa.com/cell-phones.com.» Some search engines will actually penalize sites for including key words in the stem of a URL. In the title tags in your source code In the meta description of your site — this is much less important than it used to be, but it can’t hurt. In your meta keyword tags HOWEVER: Be sure you only include relevant keywords! Search engines will penalize you if you try to sneak in keywords that have nothing to do with the content of your site. c. Create content-rich «information pages» to direct traffic to your site An easy way to boost the number of pages that link to your site is to create some pages yourself! However, you have to make sure these pages contain valuable contents that provide people with useful information. Search engines hate «pointer pages» that have no content and exist only to add to the number of links pointing to a site. Be sure the information relates to the content on your site and has your keywords placed in advantageous positions. This will boost the ranking of your pages with the search engines and ensure they get lots of traffic — which they can then redirect to your site. d. Submit your site to online directories Be sure to submit your site to important directories such as Yahoo!, the Open Directory Project, and About.com, as well as smaller directories. Your listing on these directories will help your ranking with the major search engines.

e. Multiply and conquer! Create a «community» of related sites that link to each other. Why stop at only one information page? The more content-rich sites that point to your site, the better! You can also boost the number of links that point to your site by dividing it into several separate sites that all link to each other.This works especially well if you sell a number of different products or services. If you build a different site to focus on each of your products and services, then you can also concentrate the use of specific keyword phrases on each site. That’s another great way to boost your search engine ranking. 3. The «Don’ts»: Tricks the search engines hate and why you should never use them, even if your competition does Now that we’ve covered the «dos,» here come the «don’ts.» Although these questiona
ble tactics have worked well in the past, the search engines absolutely hate them. If they catch you using any of these tricks, they may go so far as to drop you from their listings like a hot potato! a. Beware irrelevant links! Yes, it’s a good idea to get a lot of different links pointing to your site, but the search engines only like RELEVANT links. If they find sites that have nothing in common with the content on your site linked to your web site, they’ll lower your relevancy rating. b. Beware irrelevant keywords! Search engines hate finding irrelevant keywords on your site — especially in your meta tags. If they catch you using keywords that have nothing to do with the actual content of your site, they’ll penalize you for it. c. Don’t «keyword stuff» your meta tags! In the past, people used to repeat their keywords in their meta tags over and over again. This used to get them a high ranking with the search engines — but not any more! Search engines are on to this trick and will punish you for it by dropping your ranking. d. Don’t create «link farms»! «Link farms» are the evil cousins of the «information pages» we discussed above. In the past, some spammers used to build multiple «doorway» sites that existed only to multiply the number of links pointing to their sites. Unlike content-rich information pages,these doorway pages would usually only include a string of keyword terms that would earn them a high ranking with the search engines. The search engines have caught on to this tactic, however, and will drop you from their listings if they find you using it.

e. Avoid «free for all» link pages! Don’t bother placing links to your site on pages where everyone and their dog is invited to put up a link. Such sites have extremely low relevancy ratings and will cost you points with the search engines. 4. Essential tools and resources to optimize your site and stay in top of the search engine game There are a lot of great tools out there that can help you optimize your web site while ensuring that you stay on the good side of all the search engines.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Outsourcing Your Manufacturing Process · Categories: Make Money

The goal of every home business owner is growth.

One of the main reasons that you decide to undertake the challenge of developing a home based business is to create a venture that can improve your life. As your enterprise begins to expand, you will have to make some difficult decisions. One of those might be the need to establish a manufacturing process where outsourcing could be a possibility. Outsourcing business processes is getting very popular today. But did you know that you can also outsource a manufacturing process as well? Basically, you can ask another company to manufacture your product on your behalf. You may be wondering about the advantages of this choice since the goal is to manufacture your product without the help of another company. However, outsourcing part of your manufacturing process has several benefits that need to be considered. For example, when your peak season arrives, it is inevitable that the demand for your product will increase. Should you buy new equipment and hire new workers to meet this demand? In the past, this might have been the solution. Today, outsourcing your production enables you to avoid paying the higher costs for meeting the demand of the market during this particular timeframe. However, despite the advantages of outsourcing your manufacturing process, you should be aware of some of the risks that are involved. For example, you would not have the same control over the quality of the product that is being produced because you are not present during the manufacturing process.

This is especially true if the outsourcing company you hire is new or if it has never produced the kind of product you are asking them to manufacture for you.

You might observe that most of the companies that take advantage of outsourcing are usually the larger companies instead of the small and medium scale enterprises. But in fact, outsourcing could be more advantageous for small and medium scale enterprises. This is because even though manufacturing outsourcing may cost a larger company more money per unit produced, outsourcing can enable small and medium enterprises the chance to sell more products at a profit. Instead of paying the costs for using your own production resources, this overhead can be absorbed by the business you outsource to. Outsourcing the manufacturing process is also a good strategy for business start-ups that do not have the initial capital to build an entire factory by themselves. In the long run though, if your company is large enough to achieve economies of scale, it is recommended that you produce all your products yourself to maintain the quality standards that your company is known for. Obviously, manufacturing the products yourself can produce more money because you eliminate the overhead for using the outsourcing company and derive all of the profits for your own company. Overall though, the outsourcing of your manufacturing process can be advantageous if your profit margin is more when you outsource the process. It is a complex and difficult choice that should be considered very carefully. Any decision that is made to improve your business requires research, examination and caution. If your home business has developed to the point where outsourcing is a possibility, consider the disadvantages as well as the advantages. The choice you make could propel your home based business to a new level.

“When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder.”

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Key To A Successful Home Based Business · Categories: Make Money

All of us, at one time in our lives or another, have had an entrepreneurial spirit and have wanted to start our own business. Until recently, that dream has been elusive to many people, both because of the time involved in starting a successful business and also in the capital that was needed to begin it. The Internet really changed all of that whenever it shrunk the world to the point where anybody with a personal computer and Internet connection could reach millions of people from their home. Even though the real world marketplace still holds out many opportunities for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, online success can be found much more readily, provided you follow the proper path. The key to any successful home-based business is being in a proper system. Being able to accurately identify the proper system is not always the easiest thing to do. There are many different fly-by-night home based marketing systems that will gladly take your money from you and not give you anything in return.

I’m sure that is not what you’re looking for when it comes to a business opportunity. A true home based business opportunity, one that will allow you to be able to not only build short-term income but long-term success, will meet all of the following criteria. The first thing that you want to avoid when choosing a home based business opportunity is anything that is multi-level marketing driven. Of course, some people have had success with MLM and they will continue to have success with it. For the vast majority, however, it simply becomes something where they throw their money at opportunity after opportunity and never really find the success that they are looking for. In fact, for most people, they find no success whatsoever. Automation is a large part of any business opportunity that will be successful. Because we all lead busy lives and not many of us have the time or opportunity to be able to spend building and maintaining a successful business, automation becomes a necessity. A good home-based business opportunity will automate everything from obtaining potential clients, to the sales process, to following up with any necessary information. Once you are inside one of these successful systems, you will see exactly how easy, success can truly be. A successful home-based business also must be built on a solid foundation. Too many of these opportunities look really great on the outside but once you’re inside you realize that they are simply standing on shaky ground. Any proven system will be able to show you its successes and to give you the opportunity to really examine it before you decide to take part in it. Finding the key to a successful home-based business is often just a matter of knowing where to look. If the opportunity that you are looking at meets the criteria necessary to give you automated success and to lead you by the hand through the process, you have something that you can use to build a future for both yourself and those you care about.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on QxBid – Internet Business Creating Ideas · Categories: Make Money

Do what you say you are going to do, and provide the ordered products and services. Creating an online business around your niche helps you rank better at search engines, positions you as an expert, and creates buzz in your industry. Creating an online business or blog that will bring in big profits is definitely something that takes a lot of thought, hard work, dedication and time. Internet Marketing is the ultimate Home Based Business because you can mold your business to fit your interests and hobbies. What’s more fun than making money from home running a business based around your favorite pastime? You do not have to lock yourself into marketing just one product you can easily find supporting products. An online Internet business can make you rich if you have a right plan with right strategy but rest assured, quite a lot of work is required.

Do you have an idea or a plan on what to market? Do you have a product that you would like to market or would you prefer to market a product that already exists and become an affiliate of that product? Decisions, decisions, decisions! Getting Started Go to one of the search engines like Google or Yahoo and type in the word «niche». This will return literally thousands of ideas and areas while providing lots of rarely used informational and product sites for your consideration. Starting an eCommerce business is absolutely a fantastic way to become financially independent in a relatively short time period. But only if you are willing put forth your best effort and learn as much as possible to avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls most new Internet marketers commit when looking for home based business opportunities. Starting an online business is no doubt a popular entrepreneurial venture these days. Through the internet, a digital product can be created, marketed, sold, paid for, and delivered for fractions of the cost of doing so outside of the virtual world. Start a blog/website on any niche topic or topic of your interest. There are many ways to generate income from your blog. In choosing a business, you should choose a business suits to your interest or something that you love to do. Select a Product Sign up as an affiliate (also called reseller) for a product or products that looks the most appealing to you. After you sign up, you will get a unique affiliate link where you need to send people to purchase the product. Also sign up to be notified of all new events and updates. Marketing and Appearance Marketers know that each web page has a very specific objective, the page design must meet that objective if it doesn’t you won’t survive! Before becoming an affiliate marketer for a product of your choice, check out the web site and the sales page of the product to ensure the Company Principals have a professional appearance. Hopefully this article on creating an online business has given you some food for thought. Remember that your business idea doesn’t necessarily have to be revolutionary. You can either improve on an existing idea or if you can figure out how to market an existing product better. Remember that you do not necessarily need to create the product but if you can create a market, you will have the opportunity to make a great deal of money.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Voip Set Up Guide For Your Home · Categories: Make Money

Telephone bills can add up, especially if a person makes a lot of long distance calls. Fortunately, thanks to advancing Internet technology there is an excellent calling alternative when people want to save on long distance. This alternative is called VoIP, (Voice over Internet Protocol). With VoIP voice travels through one’s Internet connection rather than the phone line. VoIP’s main advantage lies in its extremely discounted price, if the service even charges anything. Free VoIP setups are typically the case when computer-to-computer communication is used, though there are a few computer-to-phone services available that are also free. In a VoIP arrangement where a price is charged, the fee is nominal, though can vary in payment method. For example, some VoIP services will work like a calling card or a prepaid cell phone. Users buy a certain number of minutes, with the amount being significantly higher than what would normally be available through calling cards or prepaid cell phones. Minutes for international calls might be slightly more expensive, but not much more. Other VoIP payment arrangements involve a person paying a monthly or annual subscription fee. These fees can range from $20 to $200, though the average price is around $25. In a subscription arrangement users get an unlimited number of long distance calls. So, how does one go about finding a VoIP provider? They can start by investigating the VoIP services offered by their Instant Messenger. This is because most of the major messengers, (including Yahoo, AOL and MSN), will allow for some form of VoIP communication. Yet, if a person is not satisfied with what is available with their messenger, they could do a greater search by making inquires on a search engine.

The best keywords to use are “VoIP”, “free Internet calls” or “Internet calling.” The quotation marks should be included, since they help tell the search engine to look just for these specific phrases. Alternatively, they could do searches on some of the most well-known VoIP services, such as Skype, Vonage and Ooma. Once a provider has been found, a person will need to set up their computer for VoIP communication. There are two ways this is done. The first way involves using a microphone or headset for communication. The second way involves getting a VoIP telephone. Both methods work the same way when it comes to setup, at least if a person is using USB versions, (which is the most common format for modern-day computer devices). Anyway, with a USB connection, all a person has to do is plug in the device and it is automatically ready for use. Some additional configurations may need to be done within the VoIP service itself, so that the phone or microphone are detected, but this usually isn’t hard to do. In conclusion, if a person is interested in saving money on their phone bill, they should look no further than VoIP communication. The service is cheap and pretty much easy to use and set up. The only downside is that sometimes the voice quality is not as good, but this can be greatly improved if a person uses DSL or cable Internet.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Tips In Choosing The Multimedia Projector That Is Right For Your Business · Categories: Make Money

If you own or work for a business, chances are that you regularly hold or participate in meetings.

These meetings would normally include presentations, e.g., of reports, product concepts, issues for discussion and/or decision making, and other business-related topics. These presentations are more effectively done with the help of a piece of equipment that is fast becoming a standard fixture in most businesses: the multimedia projector. Thanks to modern technology, the multimedia projector has shrunk in size and is much lighter than it’s “ancestors”, yet is many times more powerful and feature packed. What is even better is that this superiority comes with a price tag that is a mere fraction of what the bulkier, higher maintenance and less user-friendly predecessors used to cost. With the presence of several competitors, these prices are destined to decline even more. No wonder then that even a small business can afford to have one. What are the things you need to consider when investing on a multimedia projector? Consider the following factors: • Size of venue – The size of the venue of your regular meetings gives you an idea of the minimum brightness (measured in ANSI Lumens. One lumen is the equivalent in brightness of one candle) that you would need for your multimedia projector. The bigger the venue, the bigger the screen size needed. The bigger the screen size, the farther away the multimedia projector needs to be located to achieve it. And the farther away the projector is the brighter it should be in order to display sharp images even during full-lit conditions. As a rule of thumb, do not consider buying a multimedia projector that delivers less than 500 ANSI lumens unless you want to be extremely selective as to where it will be used. • Resolution Requirements – Previously, pixel resolution was a premium for an old projector, with the standard being a mere 800×600 pixels (VGA). This limited the enlargement that a projector could “throw” to the screen. Nowadays, it is not uncommon to have XGA (1024×768 pixels) resolution in a practically-priced multimedia projector. Some already have WXGA widescreen XGA which allows projection of a movie in a reasonably-sized room for private entertainment! Normally, however, XGA will do nicely for most of your requirements. • Technology – There are currently three multimedia projector technologies currently available: o LCD (liquid crystal display) is the established technology used by most of the leading manufacturers.

o DLP (digital light processing) is a newer technology used on some of the smallest, lightest projectors currently available. While LCD gives clearer still images, DLP provides smoother video images. o LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) technology uses liquid crystals on glass panels, and light passes through the LCD panels to the lens. There are several suppliers of multimedia projectors available, both of the single and multiple brand varieties. It is advisable that you canvass for the equipment that best suits your requirements before making a final purchase decision. You will, therefore, need to know what it is that you really need before you go out start formal canvassing.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Online Business And Affiliate Sites · Categories: Make Money

The internet is quickly becoming the best place for you to get all of your necessary things done each every day.

The internet is really quick, efficient, and harbors tons of information and opportunities for you to get involved in that it is sometimes just completely mind blowing. If you are looking for a place to start making a little bit of extra money then clearly you know where you should look for that. The internet is a great place to start looking for ways to make extra money because there are a lot of different options for things that you can do to make the money you need. However, if you want to make money online then you need to know a little bit about online business and marketing and just how the internet works in general in order to be successful with whatever you decide that you would like to do. There are a lot of tools that you can find on the internet that will help you to get started and be successful when you want to make money online and make money fast. The Pro2 system is the first thing that you should check out because it offers you with a basic step by step guide to the internet and how to make money by using affiliate sites to gain revenue. Affiliate sites can become really important because they help you to gain credibility online and they boost your income in a manner that you can control and figure out with the help of the Pro2 system. What makes this guide so great for you is that it works closely with noted and prestigious affiliate sites that will quickly get you on the road to success. The ClickBank cyber mall is a really great online tool that you need to start checking out. The Pro2 system is a fantastic guide to this website and you can use it to make yourself really successful in a time period that is suitable for you and your goals. The ClickBank cyber mall has a vast amount of products that you can look through in order to pick and choose the ones that you would like to start promoting. In this way you can start online marketing with products that you know about and can therefore promote in a fashion that makes them really stand out because you have a lot of knowledge about them. The Pro2 system also gives you a lot of hints and tips that you can only get through years of experience. For instance, the road to success is made with small leaps and goals that you know that you can reach. Crating small goals for yourself the first couple of months will help you ease into the online business. You will be able to concern yourself more with learning about the conventions of the internet rather than with reaching an outrageous goal. Also, having goals that you can reach will help you to gain confidence and experience at the same time.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Promoting Your With Personalized Stamps · Categories: Make Money

Did you know that you can promote your wellness business with personalized stamps? Personalized stamps are great fun to use. Even though many people pay their bills online, there are often bills that we mail on a monthly basis. Why not take advantage of your regular mail to be able to promote your wellness business with personalized stamps? Personalized stamps are a terrific marketing tool to use. Right at your mailbox is a great marketing tool that many people do not think about. Stop for a moment and think about all the people that end up looking at your mail to get it from your mailbox to the company that you’re paying a bill to or someone you are writing a letter to.

There will be a minimum of three to five people that will handle that one envelope. Picture this; the envelope has your wellness website address and logo on it. People are naturally curious. Chances are that a few people are going to write down that address and visit it. As you know, once they come to your wellness website, the products and services virtually sell themselves. The starting point is to create a company logo that looks good when it is small. You want a logo that is not full a lot of detail because the details will not show up well on the small area. You should also select a logo that has bright colors. Red is good because it automatically grabs people’s attention and gets them to stop. Selecting your wellness business logo is important for using personalized stamps for promotion. Next, you will should go on the internet and find a company that will let you upload your logo and web address for your personalized stamps. Many companies are available and offer some terrific prices. The expense is well worth getting the additional advertising and marketing your wellness home business. Upload your wellness home business logo and web address and order your personalized stamps. What types of mail should you place the personalized stamps? Everything that you mail should have the stamp. It is a good idea to send a thank you card to customers for their orders. This will increase the chances of repeat sales. You can even have customized personal stamps that are postage rate for post cards. You can hand write a thank you note on an index card and send it to your customer with the personalized stamp. If you mail volume is low, you might get co-workers, friends and relatives to agree to use the stamps. You only charge them the actual postage fee and not the personalization fee. Many people do not think about or care what stamps they use as long as they are getting their stuff mailed. Personalized postage stamps are is remarkable marketing tools for letting people know that you have a small wellness home business. The response that you will get with increased traffic might truly surprise you. Traffic means that you will have increased sales and sales mean that you will have a larger customer base of repeat customers.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Definition Of Internet Marketing · Categories: Make Money

When a 10th class reunion is observed from a third person perspective, there are often times those who leave the event with a feeling that nothing has changed. The cheerleaders are still cheery and the football jocks still think they have what it takes to be in the NFL. Many of the same annoying attitudes seem to resurface and so many seem intent on impressing the other with their achievements and successes. By the time the 20th class reunion has arrived, many individuals are bent on talking excessively about their children and their successes. Time has a way of mellowing most people, but there are still those few individuals who are intent on trying to relive the glory days, the days that will not come again, well at least not the way they remember it. When many years have passed most of those attending the reunion have the acute ability to recollect a sense of fondness synonymous with their high school days, which as a result eliminates many of the differences between each other and encourages everyone to come together in remembrance of what was good about a past that bares virtually no resemblance to the present.

The jokes and cheerleaders are now a distant memory, what’s left is a group of people that can now come together to celebrate the past and present because a new generation is firmly established through their offspring. A site like Classmates.com can and will help people of numerous ages reconnect with their former classmates. What was once a 10 year wait for reunions, no longer has to be. This websites primal initiative is to focus on the emotional connection of people. In a society were everything is face paced with very little consistency, this site really works in re-establishing connections with a past that seems most vivid to people. You may possibly be remembering Friday Night Football and conversations around the locker rooms or some other event creped in your memory. You are lamenting the fact that many of those you graduated with, you may never see again. This is the essence of emotion, the strength of connection. This effectively provides meaning beyond a simple purchase. Whether your businesses specialty is in dealing with people or selling candles, you can harness the power of emotion to help people connect with both your site and product. In the year 2007, Charmin presented a commercial that was said to explore the connection viewers had with the actor that played the role of Mr. Whipple. The actor sadly passed away in 2007, but not before starring in a composite of commercials as Mr Whipple. The point is, a connection was established between the viewers and the actor primarily because of the memories that were associated with where the viewers are when they make recollection of seeing the commercials. A new generation is born and their emotional connections will be different. There is simply nothing that prevents the possibility of creating emotional connections online. Your task lies in your ability to create the connection your site visitors need in order to recall the connections you hope they experience. There in lies the definition of internet marketing.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Google: Big Brother or Cash Cow? · Categories: Make Money

Titus Hoskins When I first started my main website many years ago, little did I know the major role Google would play in its success. Keep in mind, Google has only been around the web since 1998. In the beginning, few realized the small search engine created by Stanford students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, would become a multi-billion dollar company controlling almost all areas of the web. Google seems destined to dominate the web (aka Shades of Big Brother) for years to come… keeping a close eye on all our Internet activity with large databases tracking our every (abiet aggregate) move. Since privacy has become an antiqued and obsolete word in our ever increasing public world, this can be very disconcerting. And it is not just the web, Google is branching out in so many directions, it will play a major role in our daily lives off-line as well as online. Regardless of whether you love or hate Google, you must not ignore the importance it will play in the success of your website or sites. As a webmaster you must take full advantage of what Google offers or face an uphill battle. As an online marketer it would be just as unwise not to explore all avenues of this gentle giant. Years ago, I joined the Google Adsense program where webmasters place the targeted Adsense advertising code on their webpages in order to receive a small share of the advertising revenue. It changed forever how I viewed Google. As a struggling webmaster and marketer, I have to admit, receiving those Monthly commission checks from Google was a Godsend.

They still are. Acquiring a high PageRank and receiving all that free targeted Google traffic is an even greater Godsend. It has put my sites in the black and keeps them producing revenue, month after month. Google presents a legitimate way of monetising your site or sites. It gives you a monthly cash flow that covers your hosting fees and provides you with a monthly income from your sites. It can be a great starting point for anyone wishing to earn an online income. Google must be explored and utilized to give you this monthly income. Regular readers will know I like to keep things simple, as simple as possible. So lets put to one side the very complicated and risky endeavor of using Google Adwords advertising to bring targeted traffic to your site for this usually takes some training and skill to get right. In other words, you have to know exactly what you’re doing or you may lose a lot of money. However, if you want to learn more about this advanced Google profit system, the best resource is still Chris Carpenter’s Google Cash. But for now, lets keep things real simple. I always take the simplest route where possible. Google Cash File I keep a very popular page on my site called Google Cash File – it explains my simple methods of working Google to bring in a monthly income. Just simple steps you can take to earn money from Google. You can find the link to this Google page in the Resource Box below. Granted, you can spend money on info products and software but you don’t have to – I started with all free information and worked my way up.

As I earned more income, I invested some of it in good software like Brad Callen’s Keyword Elite… but again, you can use all free programs and resources to earn money from Google.

Here are four revenue sources from Google that I use: Google Adsense I use Google Adsense code on all my webpages… visitors click on these targeted Adsense ads and I earn a small percentage of the ad revenue. I also earn by marketing three Google Referral Products through the Adsense program: Adsense Referral I get $100 for each referral I make to Google, as long as that referral joins Adsense and earns at least $100. Google Firefox Bar I earn $1 for each referral that downloads the Firefox Browser and then uses the Google Search Bar. Might not sound like much, but this quickly adds up. Adwords Referral Google will pay me $20 for each Adwords referral that spends $100 on Adwords advertising within 90 days. Another good revenue stream. If you have a popular site and promote these three Google referral products along with the Adsense code, you will be surprised at how much extra income you can earn each month. Granted, Google is no way as generous as most of my other affiliate programs I promote with my sites but Google is an Easy Sell! People trust Google, people respect Google, but more importantly – people like using anything Google. This factor simply means more money for you if you take full advantage of Google’s referral products. In the resource box below you will find a link to a page where I have listed all the techniques and methods I use to put Google products on my pages to earn that monthly income. Again, these are very simple steps you can take to make Google pay you each month… so what’s keeping you from turning that Big Brother into a wealthy Uncle (aka Cash Cow) who sends you a generous allowance each month.

It doesn’t get any easier than this.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Adventures And Profits Of Making An Adult Movie · Categories: Make Money

First of all if you are looking for porn or links to porn in this article, I suggest you move on.

This article just details my whimsical decision to make an adult movie and profit from it. I was sitting at home, I was bored and I was trying to think of a fun way to make a little extra money. I don’t know why but I turned on my computer and starting searching for small business ides and one item I came across was that the porn industry was making ten billion dollars a year, and that the fastest growing segment in the porn industry was true amateur movies whether they where on DVD or on the web. Well, this set my mind to racing about a hundred miles an hour. I was not sure I could make a porn movie. I worried about the ethical aspects of it, but more importantly I wondered what would happen if my friends, or worse, my parents where to see me acting in a porn movie! This was my biggest fear, and of course in my mind I was looking for ways to say yes I am going to make a porn movie instead of ways to say I cannot make a porn movie. So the solution was simple. I would not be in the movies, or if I were, I would never have my face on camera. As far as the being recognized, the issue was solved in my mind. My second fear was what about the legality of making a porn movie, I sure did not want to go to jail so after a little research I found out that to hire adult models you had to get two copies of their identification and have them sign a models release, and keep records on file for as long as the movie was available on DVD or the web. So that was one more issue that was settled in my mind. Next I had to wonder what kind of equipment I needed to shoot an amateur porn movie. I already had a good MiniDV digital camera, but I needed to get some lights. If you have ever seen families’ home videos the lighting is always bad, so lighting the subjects is going to be important. I made several trips to photography stores and I found out that lights where expensive, so after a little time on an Internet auction site I purchased some inexpensive lights, and they worked just fine. Finally and perhaps the most important part, I had to find an attractive female model that was willing to take her clothes off and be on video for the word to see. I was pretty sure that this would be the hard part, but it was surprisingly easy. After placing a few ads on Internet sites seeking adult models my email was flooded with responses from women ready to be in my video.

I made contact with a couple of the women and settled on which model I would like to hire, I made her and offer, told her exactly what I wanted her to do, and she accepted my offer. Within twenty-four hours we had shot the video, and I paid her. I was surprised how easy it had all gone up unto this point. I did not realize it at the time, but the hardest part was distributing the movie and making money off of it. The Best and most effective way, was to build a web site, but I really did not want to put all my effort in to it. So after a little research, I found there was several companies that would distribute my DVD for forty percent of the profit. After a month I had recovered my money and made a little profit, and I still get check from that movie a couple of years later. I could have quit all my other jobs, and worked at this full time and maybe even been quite successful, but I had other interest. It was fun and profitable, and maybe I have not made my last movie just yet.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Separating Business And Personal Finances · Categories: Make Money

Money management is one of the most difficult tasks that a small business owner must face.

In the early days, you may have a very uneven income stream, putting out personal funds for startup expenses and operating at a loss. As your business grows, it may become your primary source of personal income. Especially if you work alone or have only a few employees, it is easy for your business finances and personal finances to become intertwined. However, for many reasons, it is important that the two remain separate and distinct. Provided here is a guide to separating your finances. Why Should I Separate My Finances? The most important reason for separating your business and personal finances is for tax purposes. You may be entitled to certain deductions for your business, such as expenses for your home office and a mileage allowance for your vehicle. Many of these deductions are not available to individual taxpayers, only to businesses. Likewise, you may be responsible for paying certain taxes on your business that do not apply to your personal income. Separating your finances is the only way to ensure that you properly follow all tax laws and receive all advantages to which you are entitled by law. Another important reason for separating your finances is the development of a paper trail. If you need to obtain money for the business through grants or loans, you will be expected to show certain financial reports that demonstrate the business’ performance. If your finances are separated it will be much easier to determine which income and expenses belong to the business itself.

Separating your finances can help you decide how best to grow and develop the business as well.

You will be able to see the areas in which the business excels as well as those areas in which it needs some extra help. You can generate targeted, accurate reports and financial statements that show at a glance how the business performs in various areas.Painless Billing How Can I Separate My Finances? The easiest way to separate your business and personal finances is to open a business bank account. If you use credit to make business-related purchases, apply for a card in the name of the business. Have all payments made to the business account, and use only those funds and the business credit card to make purchases. How Do I Get Paid? You have multiple options for paying yourself. Some business owners find it best to write themselves a set paycheck every week. If you are confident that the business will retain enough funds to pay your salary each time, this will streamline the process and make it easier to accurately pay your personal income taxes. However, if your business is new or unstable, you may find it better to pass funds through the business account to your personal account. You might decide to retain just enough money in the business account to pay for expenses, and transfer everything that is left into your personal account. This is an ideal solution for those who have many personal expenses but few business expenses and earn wildly different sums on each contract. Setting Up and Maintaining Bookkeeping and Accounting Many business owners find themselves confused and overwhelmed by the paperwork that is involved in maintaining separate accounts. Consider hiring outside help. A Virtual Assistant company such as IAC Professionals can set up and maintain your bookkeeping and accounting.

Your VA can even handle payroll, writing your paycheck each week. You can maintain as much or as little control over the process as you desire. You can hire the VA for a set number of hours per week or per month, or simply retain his or her services on a per-project basis.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Traffic Building And The Mark Of Integrity · Categories: Make Money

If I go into a neighborhood convenience store and discover they make homemade soup and a hand crafted sub sandwich at a good price and with great taste I am likely to go back again. They just improved their foot traffic because I plan to come back. If I see a sign that tells me a roadside diner has the world’s best cup of coffee and I get a cup that tastes a bit like motor oil I will likely refrain from visiting that location again. They have just decreased their potential foot traffic because I will stay away. Some of the lessons for online business are as follows… Let some things be a surprise. Allow customers to find a few pleasant surprises along the way. With Search Engine Optimization (SEO) it may be hard to keep everything a surprise, but when a visitor finds something they hadn’t expected on your site they might want to come back. Offer a product that exceeds expectations and is a fair value. It doesn’t matter if your business is online or brick and mortar people still shop for value and price.

Treat your customer fairly and they may come back. Never promise more than you can deliver. That roadside diner offered something they didn’t really have. They advertised something that was easily compared to every other cup of coffee the traveler has ever had and the experience came up short. If you promise big – deliver big. Traffic building is an important part of website development. Business owners can get into trouble though when they assume everyone wants to receive information on their business. This typically happens when lists are purchases or leased and a mass email campaign is launched to recipients who may not be happy to receive your email. This rarely accomplishes as much as a smaller list that contains the names of individuals who have already expressed an interest in your company and product. Sometimes online businesses will make bold claims and incredible promises that may result in a fast start to their business only to falter and sometimes fail when it is discovered they can’t deliver on the promise. In the Tortoise and the Hare the shelled one learned that it was slow and steady that won the race and sometimes this is true of traffic building strategies. It may seem as if the process is taking too long, but even brick and mortar stores realize it will likely take more than a year to get their new business noticed and it takes at least that long for trust to be developed. It is a process that each new business has to go through, unless there is a significant buzz about the product and business prior to the launch of the website. As important as traffic building is it must be predicated with integrity so trust can grow in fertile soil. Short cuts often result in short-term gains and long-term losses. Do everything you can to encourage prospects to visit your site. This is most often accomplished through marketing development with integrity and perpetual persistence. The resulting traffic is the kind of traffic you want.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on 5 Effective Ways To Market Your Online Business · Categories: Make Money

Nikki Mhlanga You have built your own website and you are looking forward to start making money on line.

But the first thing you will need to have is a lot of traffic. Advertising your online business and generating traffic to your site can be challenging and expensive, especially when you are still starting in internet marketing. If you are on a tight budget, you will need to know about various relatively inexpensive ways of generating targeted traffic so that you get the word out about your site. Are there any effective, easy, inexpensive ways to generate traffic? Yes, there are. Create viral tools: Create a report or an e-book that is related to what you offer on your online business, and give it away for free. Place your website or links to your affiliate program or products in this e-book. You can enhance this strategy by making it possible for webmasters or other affiliates to brand the report with their own URL and give it away too. You will need to have a link somewhere in the report which points back to your URL too. If this is a very useful report of good quality, it will get distributed all over the internet, and the links back to your site will increase, which is what you need to get more traffic. Write and distribute a lot of articles: One of the best strategies to get traffic to your website is through writing and distributing articles on the internet. The internet is a huge place, and you will need to regularly write and distribute articles in order to get more links back to your website. What subject is your online business focused on? What is it that people would like to know more about? What can you teach them? It is important that your articles provide useful and valuable information. Publishers and ezine owners appreciate quality articles with useful information, and they will publish your article if it meets this criterion. In your articles, include an author’s or resource box at the end, and invite readers to visit your website. As your articles get distributed and reprinted online, you will get targeted traffic, and your search engine rankings is also improved, which will further help bring in more traffic Forums and Bulletin Boards: Participating in forums and discussion board, offering help and answering questions can help increase traffic to your website. These forums are indexed by search engines, and therefore participating on them will also increase your link popularity and earn you extra traffic. Most forums allow members to add their signature and URLs and some have a free advertising section. This will give you an opportunity to promote your business and also interact with others and encourage them to visit your website. Which are the forums and bulletin boards that relate or focus on your target audience? What are their rules and regulations regarding posts and participation? Once you know this, visit these sites on a regular basis and offer some genuine help, answer question and include your signature with your URL while doing that.

Trade Links With Other Websites: Having some links with other websites of similar topic can help increase the link popularity of your website. You will need to trade links with sites that offer similar products but are not direct competitors, that is, do not offer exactly the same product or service like yours. Although two way links help, one way links are even more effective. You can get one way links by registering your sites several directors, participating in forums and writing articles as stated above. Publish an ezine or offer an email course from your website: Website surfers appreciate free information and tips. By having an ezine on your website, you can keep in touch with visitors who may otherwise never return to your site. This will build the relationship with your subscribers, and they gradually become confident to do business with you. Alternatively, you can also offer a small email course to your website visitors, which is related to what your website is about. You can structure the course so that your subscribers will come back to your site to check it out. This generates repeat visitors to your website, and eventually these subscribers will be converted to customers. Follow these 5 strategies and drive traffic to your website.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Starting An Online Business With What You Know · Categories: Make Money

If you are considering starting an online business, before selecting any one business think about all of the products or services you buy online and which ones spark your interest the most. As a basic rule of thumb, if you do not buy it or will not buy it online there is little reason to believe that many more people will buy it. A product that you have used, and are happy with, is probably the best chance for success in starting a home business. The best way to sell any product is to have a full understanding of why people will buy it, not just that people do buy it, but the reasons they give for offering up their cash to own it.

One of the top door-to-door cosmetics companies recruited their sales team not through fancy marketing plans and glitzy advertising, but through the users of their product. Once people became familiar with them and were repeat customers, they were offered the chance to purchase the merchandise at wholesale prices by becoming a distributor. Many of them jumped at the chance as they could not only save some money on their own products, but could money by selling the great products to friends and neighbors. When you look through offers for online businesses you will want to consider if any of them can meet the same criteria. Is the product something that you personally have a use for and are willing to buy? Is it something your friends and neighbors would be willing to buy from you? Is it a good product at a fair price and has little competition? If you can answer yes to these three questions, you should probably jump at the opportunity being presented. However, if you cannot envision a market, have no idea what the product does, only that you can make a fortune if someone, somewhere is willing to buy from you, then you will probably end up looking for another line of work. It is important to understand the market for the product and not only how you will make your first sale, but to whom. How much potential customers are willing to pay for the product will depend on a number of variables, among them the real and perceived need for the product. Consistent hyped advertising often drives up the demand for a product, but once it hits the market if it doesn’t meet the customers’ expectations, plan on a bunch of returns as well as angry customers. On the other hand, if the market for a specific product is soft and demand is high, it can lead to lots of sales with very little profit. For example, if you have found an opportunity to sell organic toothpaste that promises to whiten the teeth and eliminate gum disease and cavities, it may sound like a great product. With a price in line with many of the major brands you believe there may be a good market among people between the ages of 40 and 60, but market research also shows that many in that age group are already loyal to other brands and are not likely to change, dropping the price is one option. However, marketing with the objective of grabbing market share can bankrupt a company unless they first create product awareness based on its original price.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Opening Doors & Closing Business Deals Online · Categories: Make Money

Social networking sites that emphasize business offer powerful tools for finding new customers, recruiting new employees, generating interest in your business proposition and even finding a new business partner.

You can search for new contacts based on their business, location, interests, experience or even their past employment.

I have often started dialogue with some people through their blogs and articles. When somebody writes something interesting I often click on their profile to find out more about the writer. Sometimes I send a private message and if they reply then we are now connected. A real relationship is more than just about one message sent and one received online. Real relationships form when several messages have been exchanged and either a phone call or a meeting follows to start discussing potential avenues of business. I believe in the theory of random connections so I do not only connect with people that are obviously in the same line of business. I try to connect with people from all walks of life if I find that we have something in common whether it is a liking for the same type of music or even a common interest in some topical issues. If I have not had the time to pick up the phone and give you a call, and you would like to discuss something, do not hesitate to call me. I promise I do not bite and you never know what the initial call might lead to. Doing business on social networking sites is also about how well you can manage your profile; connect it to your marketing and your articles and blogs. You do not need to be an expert writer though. What is important is the ability to express in words the thoughts that are on your mind. One word of warning here; it can be very easy for somebody to misinterpret what you are trying to communicate online so clear up any confusion immediately and do not allow it to fester. Unfortunately many people new to business networking approach it completely the wrong way. They are very antisocial, just thinking about me, me & what’s in it for me.

The more established members of these sites see people like this all the time. They come in like a firework and soon explode and their light fades until they are a distant memory. People join social business networking site for a variety of reasons but one of the main ones is to advertise their wares to you. They did not join to receive your advertisements! Bear this in mind in all your blogs, articles and messages. Generate interest in your business proposition so that others are compelled to ask what you do. At this point you can feel free to give them your marketing spiel but keep it short the first time. Summary Open the Door – write interesting blogs / articles, read other peoples profiles, get in touch via private message when you find that you have something in common and then after a couple of exchanges pick up the phone to start real discussions. Doing Business Online – Do not wade in with your marketing spiel but arouse interest and when the other party asks what you do, keep it short but informative. This way you will generate trust and you will be one step closer to: Closing the Deal – Many smaller transactions can be done via the phone & email but a meeting is often required to close a larger deal.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Setting Up Your Business Logically · Categories: Make Money

One thing that most entrepreneurs should note, business success lies heavily on understanding what you are getting yourself into.

It is not a plain venture wherein you are simply going into business for the sake of earning money. You simply have to put everything in perspective. Getting into business is one thing but understanding it and making it flourish is another. How often do we let a particular course of action become the only way to do something – even when outcomes are telling us it’s not working? How often do we become so focused on a particular solution that we don’t seek out the little adjustments that can make the difference between success and frustration? How often do we become convinced of the rightness of our ways and not seek help from outside our little self – made fortresses? If you’re like me, that happens a lot. And most times it’s OK, but thank goodness my inner voice called to me about The Faucet and the Headlight – my inner voice saved me time, money and energy. Cultivating our inner voice – listening to it in the little things, creates a habit of thought that helps us use that skill in the big things as well. Being able to step back – define alternatives – take a different look – ask for and accept input from others – ask the «What If’s» and the «Something Else’s» – trust our inner voice – are the behaviors of successful people. I’ll bet you can think of your own Faucet and Headlight stories. If you’re like me I smile and shake my head and use what I’ve learned from them to keep reminding me to stay open to possibilities – on all levels. Not all mentor and Praxis test preparation systems are created equal. Many of the resources you will find aren’t up to date, and some are up to three or four years old! With actual exams being updated more frequently than that, you will want more current materials that show you what’s on the test for the year you are taking it. An old question means you can potentially be studying eliminated topics or be missing out on topics that have been added or revised. You have to look behind people’s opinions. They can give you an opinion, but it’s just an opinion. Why did they create these opinions? What are the facts they are basing their opinions on? It’s time to go fact finding. You make better decisions and faster decisions when you have good, hard, cold facts. All the great decision makers of the world want to know the facts themselves, not just the opinions people have formulated based on those facts. Quite simply, the key to your success is you! You can be communicating with your board president or your wife.

It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that the presence you project will directly affect the level of success that you are able to attain. Although you may be both well-versed and well-prepared in your subject, what always will take precedent is your nonverbal demeanor. This nonverbal demeanor arises from your sense of your self – the concepts you hold true about you. And, if you are selling anything from a brand new concept to an innovative product, it behooves you to increase your awareness of your own, unique presence because it alone will affect your success.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Right Biz For The Right Entrepreneurs · Categories: Make Money

Going into business is a big leap and to be successful here, you have to be totally creative and focused.

Many have considered starting out a business in lieu of the corporate employment ladder and while most have faltered, there are a selected few who have made headway today. If your experience lies in architecture and construction, the home renovation market may be an important area for your job search. Home owners throughout the world are moving beyond traditional renovation methods in order to save on energy costs. Your interest in solar panels and your hands-on experience on construction sites can help you build new roofs for home owners. Other positions in the home renovation market include construction work around current structures and foreman positions that are given a mandate to recycle building materials. Your expertise may lie in the area of city and national environmental regulations governing water runoff and building standards. This expertise can be best used in regulatory positions within a government agency. Agencies assigned the task of studying industrial waste, the efficiency of government environmental programmes and adherence to air pollution standards are looking for new graduates every year. You need to possess a keen eye for detail as well as an objectivity in enforcing policies to succeed in compliance positions. If you don’t realize how silly that is, listen to this: When a person says he is looking for a job, I tell you, he isn’t looking for a job. If you give him a job without a pay, do you think he will take it? No sir, what he is looking for, is the opportunity to trade his time and energy and skill in exchange for money. Why then, does a person say he is looking for a job, when in fact he is looking for regular money? Because society has conditioned him to accept that the only acceptable way of getting regular money is to trade his time, energy and skill for it. If instead of a job, you offer him regular money, would he accept it? You bet he would! Unfortunately society doesn’t work that way. In fact, society has us believing there is no such thing as regular money without a job. So much so that a jobless person is regarded with sympathy, if not contempt. If you say everybody should accept his lot, go to work and bear with it, you are exhibiting herd mentality. If the whole village says the world is flat, do you accept that, or do you continue to believe that it is round? Just because everybody believes something or does something, doesn’t mean it is the best thing to do.

If it is, why do we hate Mondays, why do we look forward to public holidays, why do we wish our annual leave is longer? It’s because humans are not made to work. If you’re looking for an alternative income, you should have no difficulty finding one. Snap a finger and twenty will line up outside your door. There’s always Multi-Level Marketing. Then there’s sales, of everything from pots and pans to insurance, investment instruments, and encyclopedias. Before you sign up to an alternative form of income, ask yourself this important question: are you going to love that new job? If it’s no or if you’re once again trading your time/energy/skill for money, don’t go any further!

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Top 5 Hints For The Beginner Blogger · Categories: Make Money

I have been blogging for years now. It started as a hobby and has grown from there. I teach blogging classes now for Mastermind Pros. Blogging is a great hobby and it can also be used as a way to start your identity on the World Wide Web. Blogging is much easier to start than a web page, and it is a lot easier to maintain then a web site. There are quality Free Blog Hosts available, so there is really no reason not to get started today. Here are my top 5 hints if you are just beginning as a blogger. Always Start With a Free Blog I recommend Word Press or Blogger for the best places to get started in blogging. They both are easy to set up and use. Blogger might have better and easier to get help. However Word Press keeps adding more advanced features and does have a pay feature for more upgrades. With each Word Press account you can have more than one blog, and Blogger does offer the same feature, too. For this article I am just going to focus on Word Press. The reason for this is because most of the blogging information I have found out there for free chooses to focus on Word Press, and as you grow in your blogging experience you will most likely end up with a Word Press blog. Think of a GREAT Name for Your Blog If you are starting with Word Press, you will want to register an account, but for each blog you want to have a creative name that you choose for you blog. For example if you were writing a blog about being a teacher you might want to see if you can get a name for your blog that has teacher “style” keywords for the title. Another example might be My Life In Room 5 for your main title. You can change the title of your blog at any time that you want so if next year you were moved to room 22, you can just edit your title, but to choose your URL it would be different. Picking the URL The URL is simply defined as the Universal Resource Locator. An Internet World Wide Web Address. When you choose a URL for your free Word Press Blog it is shown as: name.wordpress.com. You would substitute your name for your blog where “name” is. Your “name” can be one word or a combination of words with no spaces between them. Several of the good names are already taken but with imagination and patience you can find a suitable name. Maybe choose your own name, for example. mastermindpros.wordpress.com I was able to get this blog just now. Remember that the URL title you pick is permanent unless you choose to delete it. You can delete free blogs at any time. Make a Commitment to Post Often Most people start blogging because they have something to say! Some people start them for other reasons but having been a Blogger for several years now and a visitor to several blogs, I still feel the majority of blogs out there are started by people who enjoy writing and have something to say, even if it is just commenting on news articles or sharing their poetry.

Some people enjoy ranting. Have you visited other people’s blogs before? Go to any search engine and type in the name of something you are interested in like: Johnny Depp Blogs and see what shows up. I got over 276,000 results for that search on Google. So you can find people with the same interests as yours. You can read what they have to say then go comment on their blog and write about it on your blog. You can ask people with similar interests to share on your blog, too. Do Not Delete Your Blog Maybe you have started your blog and you hate it. Well think once, twice, three times and more about whether or not you want to keep or delete your blog. Why do I suggest keeping your blog? The main reason I suggest this is because you are starting your presence on the internet. That might not mean much to you if you are new, but it might mean more in months or years to come. Your blog is real estate in the World Wide Web Land. Real Estate here can become valuable, too. You can become valuable as you grow your property (your blog). Blogging is a fun hobby, but you never know what the future is going to hold for you or where you hobby might lead you. Especially if you are building your blog over time, and you are following some of the steps I mentioned in #4 above. People on the internet and bloggers are usually a friendly group. We love to have comments on our blogs. We usually respond to them. It is a special present to us when someone takes the time to make a comment. We love suggestions and people sharing what they are doing, too. The only thing that most bloggers hate is SPAM! That is where people post only to sell something or lead people to websites that they might not want to go to. Don’t fear that though since Word Press has powerful filters now and you get to approve what people can say on their comments. You will find that Blogging is a lot of fun! If you can send emails you can blog. It is very easy to start up a blog using Word Press or Blogger. If you have been thinking about starting a blog and have not done so yet, my advice is to get started. It is a great free hobby and you never know where it might lead you. Share your interests with the world. There are thousands of readers out there searching for information. Perhaps they will find you. I hope you will enjoy your blogging experience as much as I enjoy blogging and reading blogs, too.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on You Can Find A Stay At Home Business That Suits You With Three Simple Questions · Categories: Make Money

The ability to stay at home is increasing rapidly as new opportunities appear constantly with positions from sales representative opportunities to customer service and more. Finding the stay at home career that suits you can be as easy as asking yourself three simple questions. What do I truly enjoy doing? What amount of money or what is my budget for this business? What resources and tools do I have at hand that can be applied toward the business? Asking these three questions will allow you to narrow down which field or areas of home business would best suit your interests as well as your personal needs.

Job Enjoyment If you do not enjoy the job field you are in, over time you will begin to regret your job choice. It will become displeasure to go to work each day. The dissatisfaction of your job will lead to a decline in attitude and personal happiness, which can affect your relationships with family and friends as well as co-workers. Your job performance will also lack due to this feeling of dissatisfaction. Allowing yourself to understand what areas of work or business you enjoy will allow you to enter a job position knowing that this is a career you can perform every day and it will not lead to total dissatisfaction. There are always days where we do not feel like going to work even if we are in a dream job, but an enjoyable position is a must for job longevity. Business Budget and Income Levels When entering into a home business you have to take the necessary time required to thoroughly study your budget and income needs. You need to have enough savings to live within the means required to pay your bills, purchase personal items such as food and any other needed items for a minimum of three months. This allows enough time for your business to become established and to provide a flow of income. You also have to understand the required amount of funds needed to begin your business. What is the cost of materials, advertising, web hosting and so on? You want to provide an adequate amount of funding for each area of your business thus allowing a sturdy base for your business to be built upon. The majority of home businesses fail within the first year often due to lack of budgeting. Resources and Tools You also have to take the time to consider what tools or resources that you may possibly already have on hand. Consider computers, Internet access and a home phone line. These items are generally already on hand and in use daily. With these three tools you can begin the home businesses building process. Once you have the answer to each of these questions you will be able to make the most knowledgeable choice for your home business. This will allow you to begin your business by putting your best foot forward on solid ground. Taking the necessary time to prepare for your stay at home job will ensure that your business will thrive and succeed.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Make Money At Home Through Blogging · Categories: Make Money

Blogging is one of the most cost-effective ways to earn money through the Internet, if not the most. How can you exactly make money at home through weblogs? Read and find out.

If you are an online user for some time now, you must know what blogging is all about. If you are web savvy, you may be maintaining one yourself. If you have a blog that receives excellent traffic, you can potentially be rewarded of your efforts. In fact, many people have created their own blogs in hopes to make money at home through their little nook on the web. If you have not created a blog of your own, it is not too late to blog your way to profits. How exactly can you make money at home through a blog? There are several programs available to enable you to earn from blogging. Here are some of the most popular ones: Affiliate revenue Most bloggers who make money at home sign up for affiliate marketing campaigns offered by thousands of online merchants. These merchants are willing to pay you commissions or referral fees from clicks originating from your site. For best results, try to choose a good merchant and ads which suit your site best in terms of content and aesthetics. Advertising programs There are now a wide variety of advertising programs available to bloggers. The most common method to make money at home through blog advertising is through Google AdSense, which is based on contextual ads. Other programs such as TextLinkAds, Chitika eMiniMalls, AdGenta and BlogAds are more recent additions. Note though that exclusive sites such as BlogAds only allow placement of ads on high traffic blogs. If you have only recently started your blog, you may need to be part of a rather long waiting list to be included in some programs.

Digital Assets Digital assets such as eBooks, tele-seminars and online courses are now getting incorporating in blogs.

If you want to increase your chances to make money at home, consider coming up with some digital assets to support your blog. You have the option to provide them for free in hopes of generating traffic into your site, or you can sell them for certain fees to add to your blog income. Blog sponsorship Another fairly recent strategy to make money at home through blogs is getting sponsored by a company. Note though that company sponsorship generally involve blogs which are focused mostly on the company’s products and services. While some companies request contents to be solely for their own advertising efforts, some sponsors suffice themselves with addition of the company’s name or logo to the blog page. Again, companies mostly sponsor high-traffic blogs. Tip jars or donations Many bloggers who want to make money at home resort to the idea of putting tip jars on their page sidebars. These allows donation that leads to the blogger’s PayPal account. Though donation buttons are not recommended for every blog owner, this is generally not a bad idea. In fact, if you have a social cause or if you provide service that deserves goodwill donations, you can put one. Blog merchandise Another excellent way to make money at home through blogs is to sell items and branded products through merchandising programs such as Cafepress. This will generate you some percentage for sales you refer. If you have only created your blog, you should expect the road to blogging success to be long and hard. It will take time to attract traffic into your site. However, putting up relevant and fresh content, and exerting effort will slowly lead you to a profitable blog site.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Leap Experiences · Categories: Make Money

The term leap experience was first coined back in the early 1990s to describe the rapid learning curve that can be achieved by placing a high talent individual into a targeted work assignment. Such a work assignment would be designed to take them out of their comfort zone and beyond their current level of competence. If they succeed in this stretched and challenging environment the learning is rapid and powerful. The essence of a leap experience is that of throwing the learner in at the deep end which in itself must be regarded as a high risk learning strategy. Would you be comfortable expecting a new driver to learn simply by getting behind the wheel and working out how to drive by trial and error? The risk of course is that they will fail by crashing the vehicle. However, it is also true that a new driver will only become competent by practicing the art of driving. The compromise solution in the case of learning to drive a car is to have a theory test, a hazard perception test and then to allow the learner to practice under the supervision of an experienced driver and/or a qualified driving instructor. Once they have had sufficient practice and guidance, the new driver will be ready to take and hopefully pass a driving test. Will they be a competent driver as soon as they have passed their driving test? Unlikely! A new driver will need to practice for many more hours before they would be regarded as competent. In fact, many people would claim that one only learns how to drive after passing one’s driving test. Consider driving on motorways, driving in poor weather conditions, anticipating the misdemeanors of other drivers, using a multi-storey car park and so on. These are all mini forms of leap experiences. If the driver has a basic talent for driving, exposure to the relevant driving scenario is likely to give rise to a rapid learning experience.

And so it is with just about any form of learning, although practice makes perfect is somewhat inaccurate. Conveniently, the word LEAP can be broken down into an acronym to pinpoint the process that encompasses experiential learning – Learn, Experience, Apply, Perform. The LEARN element involves providing the individual with the underpinning knowledge and developing or transferring the relevant skills. It is here where one ensures the individual has the appropriate level of talent before exposing them to a leap experience. During the EXPERIENCE stage we are concerned with providing opportunities for practice. This can either be in safe, supervised or simulated situations or the higher risk option of live and unsupervised practice. The APPLY stage is an extension of this practice into a wider variety of practical situations, ideally unsupervised. While the lack of supervision at this stage represents a risk, it is likely to be less of an issue if there were a degree of coaching involved at the previous stage. PERFORM is the end result of a successful learning experience. The individual is able to perform at a competent level, without supervision. There are of course variations on the theme but essentially LEAP is how people learn best. This provides the foundation and the inspiration behind how we operate at the Experiential Learning Centre. We look to address the knowledge component either in advance of a training course or during the early stages of the programme. The majority of the time is spent on exposing delegates to carefully designed simulations and activities, often with the additional benefit of expert coaching interventions. Towards the end of each training course we then focus their minds on opportunities to apply what has been learned back in the workplace. On returning to work they are able to practice with minimal supervision in order to become a competent performer. Intuitively, most people would accept that leap experiences and the underpinning LEAP methodology is the right way for people to learn. The problem is for managers to have the time and skill to be able to create the right leap experiences for their staff without risking current performance. Sending a staff member on a training course is often the preferred option but this presents the challenge of transferring what has been learned in the classroom into the workplace.

If the manager has the time and the skills to do so, coaching the staff member upon their return to work is an excellent option. Where time and/or coaching skill is lacking, an experiential training programme provides an excellent alternative. I would go so far as to suggest that a well designed and run experiential training course provides a safe leap experience. That is, the reward of rapid, applied learning without the risks attached to learning in a live work environment.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on What Is Opera II XRL? · Categories: Make Money

Opera II XRL is a software package that gives you the user fast, accurate and secure reporting and analysis of your account details. Opera II XRL is an addition to Microsoft Excel, which integrates and connects with Opera II where the businesses financial information is held. For many years users struggled to get the financial information from Opera II into Microsoft Excel but with Opera II XRL it’s no problem. Your question is how does it do this? The answer is that Opera II XRL stops you from having to copy and paste and re-type the information from Opera II into Microsoft Excel. Instead Opera II XRL is seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Excel which saves not only time but also security and the accuracy of the information. Opera II XRL also allows you to view individual transactions. Ease of Use Opera II XRL is easy to use and if you do get stuck why not check out the XRL Wizard who can guide you through on how to import your data from Opera II into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. A break down of this is as follows: – • Select the Company who’s data you want to get • Identify the area of the system you want to access i.e. Stock, Sales, Payroll, Costing, Production • Choose the fields you want to import • Your now done and this will only take a few seconds Another way is to use the drop down menus and click on the data you want to be extracted from your accounts system; this is then imported into your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. An added bonus of Opera II XRL is that the language is English so you won’t have any problems with grammar and technical jargon. Accuracy and Security Accuracy and Security are important points in any business software. Opera II XRL has security measures in place these are as follows: • You need to log onto the software – the system will check your user rights this ensures only the relevant users can access personnel data. • Once logged in you can use XRL to display the financial data you require • This is done is seconds no need to wait for a few minutes and guess what the data is accurate too due to the data being extracted straight from the financial system, which eliminates input errors from manual spreadsheet input.

Reporting Power You now have more time to produce valuable and detailed analysis financial spreadsheets using XRL’s powerful reporting tools. If you want to create Management Reports in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet you can create links which link any data to a specific field in the spreadsheet, this used to take a few days to create, but now with Opera II XRL it only takes a matter of hours. Drilldown Drilldown allows you interrogate the data you’ve exported from Opera II to Microsoft Excel by not only looking at the fields but the transactions which are behind them. An example of this is: • Turnover Value for a customer can be expanded by an invoice number • This can then be expanded again, to see the stock items which make up that invoice A drilldown helps you to investigate any transaction behind a field of your choice quickly and efficiently and also meaning you wouldn’t have to go back and look in the accounts system. Writeback If you’ve prepared information in your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and you want to load it in the account system then the facility in XRL ‘Data Send’ allows you to do this. If you have any information including the following these can be entered into your accounts system with little effort and time. • Price Lists • Nominal Budgets • Stock Adjustments The Benefits of XRL The main business benefits of XRL are as follows: • Accuracy of data transfer which ensures accurate results • Significant time savings over manual entry of data • Powerful reporting tools which can present data in graphical form which makes it easier to understand • Powerful analytical tools which provide better and quicker results which then can be acted upon • Reports can be published from Opera II XRL using the Executive Modules, which means the information can be accessed anywhere at any time • The dynamic link between the accounts system and Microsoft Excel provides instant management information when required, enabling decisions to be made when they need to be • Finally Opera II XRL works and it must work as over 17,000 companies worldwide use it Opera II XRL is a smart accounting package that puts you in control of your business. The features within this package are designed to take the strain out of running your business and it enables you to fully tailor the software to your business needs.

Opera II XRL is the smart choice for businesses who want more time spent making money and less time spent producing spreadsheets. Get your business growing faster with Opera II XRL.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Winds Of Change: The Shift Toward American Home Business · Categories: Make Money

The last decade has seen more Americans than ever leave their nine to five jobs in search of a better life. A life with less work? No, not at all. But a life that they are in control of. A chance for unlimited advancement, unprecedented freedom, and the chance to make more money than they ever thought possible. It has been said that no one ever got rich working for someone else. While this isn’t entirely true, it’s true enough to apply to your own life. Unless you have the chance to become a movie star or a super athlete in the pro ranks, or the very unlikely prospect of becoming CEO of a major corporation, chances are self employment is the only pathway to financial freedom. And more and more people are starting to realize this. They are starting to realize that the only way to make their dreams come true is to stop saying. . .”One day. . .” and start saying, “Now.

” People are starting to turn around and take notice of the opportunities that exist in home business, too, especially with the advent of the internet. No longer are home businesses just a way to make a little extra money to supplement your full time job, or the job of your spouse. With the right marketing and the right idea, home businesses can be your income. The chance exists to make more money with your own business than would ever be possible working for someone else, riding out the time clock every day and praying for that lousy bonus at the end of the year.

With a traditional start up business, the amount of money required is often a stumbling block. After all, it can take hundreds of thousands of dollars just to buy into an established franchise. This means business loans and government credits hanging over your head while you try to make a success of yourself. All of this while you work to support yourself and your family. With the new wave of home businesses, the capital needed to start can be minimized. There are people that have started successful home business with under a hundred bucks in seed money. On the internet, everyone is equal. In 2006, almost ten million people had left their jobs and were working for themselves out of the comfort of their own home. Do any of these people possess qualities that you yourself do not have? Perhaps, but most of them are just like you. They took a chance, they worked extraordinarily hard, and they made a success of themselves. Every year, the internet produces more and more made-from-scratch millionaires. You could be the next one if only you have the desire and willingness to succeed. If you’re looking to become part of the revolution, find something you are passionate abut and research the market to see if there is a chance you could turn it in to a profitable business. If the chance exists, go ahead and take the plunge. Of course, there are other considerations you’ll need to be aware of, but with enough thought and imagination, you can overcome almost any obstacle that stands in your way.

Don’t let others discourage you. Only you can know if your idea is worth pursuing. Take the chance and see what happens. Even if you fail, at least you can say you gave it your best shot.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Translating Your Way To Online Success! · Categories: Make Money

Let’s face it, the internet based business train has already left the station and no matter how fast you run, catching up with the big guys might become an extremely difficult task. You dream of launching a new product or website and reaching the top just like that? Hey, wake up! You will be fighting your way up against ruthless competition and well established internet gurus who already know the ebusiness game by hard. Given up already? No way! Let us show you how we managed to become e-tycoons. Regardless of the service or product being offered, the key to success is being the first (or at least be one of the first ten) to own the market. Primitive Internet times when everything was to be discovered are long way gone now. Maybe you think each and every subject and product has been explored and launched already. Well, let me tell you how WRONG you are! Have you ever thought on translating ideas, products, and even entire websites to another language? That is the path we followed and were finally able to reach a respectable amount of daily visitors and build a strong online community with our own translated web sites. We chose Spanish for our project, and focused on getting a Top100 Rank site and a Free Ads site up online and running as soon as possible, so as to be the first to get a front row seat on the Spanish speaking market. And guess what? No, we weren’t the first ones, but we did arrive – say – 4th. or 5th. place back on 2000 and that was more than good enough. If we choose to launch these sites in English nowadays we might have to face hundreds of similar sites with far more experience and visitors. Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, French, German, and many more markets are waiting for you to plant the flag! The possibilities are nearly endless, so we suggest you pay a visit to any programing resources site, get a couple of scripts and start your translation. If you manage to translate these online programs, you surely have half the work done. What comes next? The usual webmaster/marketing work: promoting, adding content, and such… Some piece of advice prior to starting a new translating project: make a deep market research for competition before even lifting a finger. For instance, if you plan to launch a Link Exchange site in Spanish, you’ll have to search for «Intercambio de Enlaces» on Google and find out if the chosen subject is too crowded already. Do you get the picture? Take Mercadolibre.com for example, a huge auctions site targeted for the South American audience that humbly took Ebay as it’s role model. It is now considered the biggest Spanish based site in the world and managed to partner with Ebay itself.

Isn’t that inspiring?. Remember we are not focusing on the necessary steps to successfully launch a new web site or product. There are thousands of other how to reports about that issue and this not precisely one of them. We are just trying to open your eyes and make you see beyond the end of your nose: There’s a huge world out there and not everyone understands Shakespeare’s language. So if you can read and write in languages other than English, you may be missing a golden opportunity. Good luck, Bonne Chance, Buena Suerte, and Buona fortuna on your new translating campaign!

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Six Steps For Operating A Fixed Die Modular Comb Punch · Categories: Make Money

Fixed die modular binding punches are designed for users who have outgrown a combo binding machine but don’t need the ability to punch muliple hole patterns. These punches are designed for higher volumes of punching and for use with a stand alone finsher. Here are some simple directions for using a modular comb punch. Prior to punching your document, determine the number of holes required for the document (depends on the side of the document that is to be bound – 11″ edge requires 19 holes – 8 1/2″ edge requires 15 holes). 1. Deselect the Die Pins you do not want to punch by lifting the Selector Pin Lid and pulling the pins up. 2. Set the Depth-of-Punch Lever (on the left side of the punch) to either under or over 9/16″. This refers to the diameter of the comb element being used. Plastic binding is the only bind style that uses this measure, and its main purpose is to adjust the margin from the edge of the paper to the holes being punched so the element is properly filled. If the margin is punched too deep into the paper for a small element (i.e. 1/4″), the pages will not open or turn easily because there is not enough room inside the element. Conversely, if the margin is punched too shallow for a large document (i.e. 1/2″), the pages could tear out if the document was roughly handled or dropped. 3. Using a test lift of paper (or covers if using oversize covers), insert the sheets into the Punch Throat, moving them until they are flush against the Edge Guide and all the way into the bottom of the Punch Throat.

Hold the sheets in place with one hand. 4. To punch, press the Punch Button or Foot Pedal. 5. Now, take one sheet of the punched material and fold it in half to check for hole alignment. If it is squared you’re ready to continue punching the document. 6. When the punching is complete, remember to lift the front lid up, remove the chip tray, and trash the debris. Note: As mentioned earlier, Comb Binding frequently uses oversize covers. This simply means the covers are manufactured 11-1/4″ X 8-3/4″ (instead of 11″ x 8-1/2″), leaving an 1/8th inch margin at the top and bottom of the document and a 1/4″ excess margin on the unbound 11″ side of the document. This is to prevent dog-earing of the material contained within the covers of the document. It also makes the document look neater, as the pages do not stick out when the element moves in the punched holes. This does not happen with our other bind styles, as the holes are smaller, and there is less movement of the binding element. What this means to you, is that the Edge Guide must be reset to «center» the holes of the oversize cover. Follow the same steps for setting the Edge Guide and checking the setting that you just completed. If you were punching a number of documents using oversize covers, you would set the Edge Guide for the paper, punching all the paper – then set the Edge Guide for the covers and punch all the covers. Both Wire Binding and Coil Binding are set up using steps 1 through 5 – since the covers are flush cut with the paper (no oversize), there is no need to reset the Edge Guide.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Provide Wholesale Merchandise To The Rich And Win In 2008! · Categories: Make Money

Too often small business owners that sell wholesale merchandise get caught up in price wars. I must admit, I was one of them in the last months and learned greatly about my project experiences. I must say, getting into price wars on the Internet especially if you now have to constantly check your statements, is not a wise strategy – as big businesses will eventually win the battle on the concept known as “economies of scale.” I did put aside what was thought quite a few years ago, the “Economies of scale” in which basically means that the more you sell, the cheaper you can afford to sell it. Thus, the smaller your business, the less likely you’ll be able to beat others in a price war when it comes to product and services. On the other hand, in the wholesale merchandise business there are many wealthy entrepreneurs out there who make money faster than they can spend it and who are readily willing to spend large amounts of money if you give them what they want. It’s obvious to re-consider and confirmed too many who read e-commerce articles, that most of the wealthy people go into a special niche with specialized needs that larger businesses generally cannot satisfy. These consumers may want personalized service or personalized products or they may need services that can provide customized wholesale business solutions. They are often willing to pay more just to know that they will be dealing with one individual for service instead of a bureaucracy. For them, time is more expensive than cash, so having you readily available is worth extra cash. It’s like going to eBay and seeing so much competition for low ticket items, when with a clear perfect credit history and with some healthy budget, you can specialize in high ticket items instead of selling items by the truckload by lots. It’s a good penny business that should make you profitable in business if you specialize, however, it’s much easier to drop-ship grandfather clocks at $1,500 than to sell a wholesale lot of bulk low cost items for $500.

00 and get your cut. Of course, it will depend on your likes and your ability to sell certain items. But the extended adage of serve well to those with money and you won’t have to be one of the small businesses caught up in the price war game until a big business takes over – is still true. As an ending point, remember that in this era of electronic marketing and sales, the number of wealthy people at your disposal is greater than was ever imaginable just a few years ago. Many people get into e-commerce just to make a little side cash to pay their debts, trying to sell to other people like themselves because they cannot imagine or put themselves in the place of people with money. The Internet is the most competitive marketplace in Earth’s history, so you won’t win any price war here anytime soon, but if you combined your regular product line and sell high-quality luxury goods or services to the wealthy, you may not need to gain a large share of the market to be profitable. As new pricy specialized sub-niche items come along, a small profile of customers and prospective clients could continue bumping your profitability year after year. Be it for the wholesale merchandise business, the concept and the pragmatism explained here, works if you work it!

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Small Business Marketing | Getting Great At Article Writing · Categories: Make Money

This article looks at what and why small and medium sized business owners need to do to turn their ideas and dreams into reality by actually using article writing to grow their business. Using article writing as part of your business marketing can generate traffic to your website and increase your income and exposure for you and your business.

In this article I’m going to look at why article writing is one of the easiest ways in which to market your business and why it needs to form part of your ongoing marketing mix.

If your business has a website, a blog or an online shop then article writing is for you. You can have the best website in the world but without regular visitors and traffic to your site then it’s not really worth having on online presence at all. And there really is only 2 ways to get traffic to your site – you pay for it (pay per click, banner advertising, affiliate schemes, directory advertising etc) or you get free traffic (optimization in the search engines natural or free listings being the main way). Don’t get my wrong paying for traffic can really work and pay per click advertising is great as it gives you instant results and if you can convert visitors to sales then it can make you and your company money. HOWEVER, you can get even better results by being listed high in the natural search engine listings (or SERPS) and article writing can really help with this. When people use a search engine like Google they are presented with numerous listings based on what they are searching for. The sponsored (or paid) listings appearing at the top and down the right hand side and the free or natural listings appearing on the main page. Pretty straightforward yes? But what am I telling you that you don’t already know? Well did you know about the 70/30 rule? The 70/30 rule means that 70% of visitors to a search engine will click on a free listing rather than a paid for listing who just get 30% of total clicks. This means that even if you run highly successful pay per click campaigns over two thirds of people searching for your product/company/service could be going elsewhere unless you appear high in the free listings. Now if you have a large marketing budget then I’d recommend investing in search engine optimization (be careful though as there’s thousands of so called SEO experts out there who make big promises without delivering).

However if you don’t have a large budget then article writing can really help you move up the rankings, establish you as an expert in your field and mean you get traffic, visitors and sales for little time and money. Marketing done well can transform your business from an also ran to leaders in your particular field and size of your budget doesn’t have to hold you back. Be smart with your marketing and article writing and watch your business grow – JUST DO IT!

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Your Home Business And The Freedom Of Seeing The World · Categories: Make Money

If you ask the average American what they would do if they had the freedom and money to do whatever it is they wanted, more than half would say they would like the chance to travel and see the world, or even just the country. If you’ve dreamed of doing such a thing, now may be the chance to take advantage of your dreams and seek out the life you’ve always desired. Remember, remember, remember, that you only go around once in this life. This isn’t a dress rehearsal. There are people right now living the life you wish you had. Are they doing it because they got lucky? Some of them.

Are they doing it because they were born into it? Some of them. But most of them started off in the same position you are in now, dreaming of a better life. The only difference between you and them is that they took the risks and the chances to make their dreams come true. You can do the same, and a world of travel could open up for you. For many Americans (and people living everywhere else in the world for that matter), dreams never become more than that. They think to themselves, “if I ever get rich, here is where I’d like to go and here is what I’d like to do”. But they think about these things in abstract, childlike ways. They think they would do these things if they hit the winning numbers in the lottery, for example. For most people, hitting the lottery simply isn’t going to happen. It’s not a reliable investment for the future, in other words. You have to make your own dreams happen through hard work and imagination. But it can be done. What one man can do, another can do. This is a true axiom, and you should commit it to heart. If you want the financial freedom to travel the world, you have to take steps to make it happen. The next time you’re watching TV or happen to be on an airplane, take a look at the people traveling the world in first class, sipping on drinks and relaxing as they live their dreams. That could be you just as well as it is them. They did what you haven’t done. They took chances. It’s like the ending of The Wizard of Oz, where the three travelers are told they had what they desired all along. It’s like Dumbo and the magic feather. All you need you have in yourself. You simply have to be willing to do what it takes to make a success of yourself. If you take the chance, the worse that can happen is failure. But at least you can say you took the chance. Wouldn’t you rather look back at your life and say, “Well, I gave it my best shot” than to say, “I wish I would have. . .” Starting a home business is not easy. It’s not the domain of lazy housewives and diabolical scammers, as so many think. It is a realm of hard work, imagination, and ingenuity. If you have a combination of those things, and are willing to learn the ropes, you can make a success out of yourself. And next time it could be someone looking at you in first class, jet setting your way around the world, and wish it could be them.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Benefits Of Using 0845 Numbers · Categories: Make Money

An 0845 phone number is a non geographic number that is of great help to both business owners and consumers. These numbers allow customers to call one number and reach the person or business they need no matter how many times that the person or business might change phone numbers. It is also a way for business people to guarantee that they are always available to their clients as the 0845 number can be “forwarded” to any phone number that gets registered with an individual account. A good example of how an 0845 number works is very simple, for example: say that a lawyer never wants to be out of his or her client’s reach. The lawyer purchases an 0845 number and gives it out to his or her clients as the primary number by which he (or she) can be reached. The 0845 number then forwards calls made to whichever specified number they choose. 0845 numbers are beneficial to people on both sides of the telephone line. For one thing, an 0845 is only billed as a local number. This helps clients and customers save money on their calls. Another benefit is that the owner of the 0845 phone number receives his or her calls for free. Yet another benefit of having an 0845 number is that you can keep your number no matter where you are. These numbers are not fastened to any specific region. This means that you can move all over the place and never have to change your phone number.

0845 numbers often come with a range of additional options. These options include a Replay that allows the owner to record all of his or her incoming calls and a call queue manager. The call queue manager allows the 0845 owner to hold all of his or her calls on the network until he or she can answer them. The number can also include an automatic menu feature for routing options and a data capture system that will ask the caller to input specific information that the number owner will need. Obtaining an 0845 number can be as simple as doing a web search. There are many companies on the internet that can have your 0845 phone number up and running in a matter of hours. Some of these companies even allow you to pick your own 0845 number instead of just assigning one arbitrarily. The trick to getting a good deal when buying an 0845 phone number is to shop around a little bit. As well as visiting company websites, give these companies a call and ask if they have any special offers going on. Chances are you will be able to find deals you would not have otherwise been privy to. 0845 numbers can be a wonderful money and time saver, both for clients and the owners of the number. The owner can be reached no matter where he/she is and the client will only ever have to pay the local charges for the call. Statistics show that 0845 numbers are used by well organized businesses and this factor is attracting more and more customers, which is having a positive effect on all sales.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Top Tips For Choosing A Telephone Service · Categories: Make Money

When it comes to telephone services there are many choices available to businesses. The choices can be confusing and it may be hard to identify what you actually need. Here are some tips to help you make the best choices. · Know your business needs. While it may be easier to just guess you’re in a much better position if you have a handle on what your telephony needs actually are.

How do you get this information? One way is through what’s called a traffic study. This can be ordered through your current provider and will supply you with a report that details the calling patterns of your business. Another way is through the details on your phone bills. If your bills aren’t detailed you can order more detailed bills. Then you’ll need to scour them to determine the calling patterns and amount of calls made each week or each month. · Learn new technology. Telephony technology is always changing. New technology that was deemed too expensive a few years ago may be much more affordable today. One case in point – T1 phone lines. The DSL used to be the standard communication choice until the T1 came along. Now the prices and availability have made it a no-brainer. T1 service is the current standard for business communications. Not only is it cheaper in the long run but it’s also very reliable. · Shop around. With your needs determined you can now shop for price. Think value and service. Telephony providers will give you what you pay for. Be sure to compare like services and commitments when checking prices. Each company tends to promote certain products or services over others. Always look for the best deal you can get for the exact product you need. · Review service providers. The newest providers may be the cheapest but may not have the service and provision track record to stand by their products. Look for companies that have been in business for a while and who have stable businesses. Check their Web site for company information about their business history. Make sure that they publish toll-free numbers so their customers can easily call them. · Read the fine print. All providers will get down to having you sign the contract. Remember that the contract must explain each detail of the plan. The contract is the only true binding agreement, no matter what was promised verbally. Don’t be pressured into signing an agreement quickly for any reason. Instead, allow yourself enough time to carefully read each portion before signing. If you have any questions have your own legal counsel look it over and explain it to you. · Check ongoing service. It never fails – you’re in the middle of a huge negotiation and the phone system has the only problem it ever had. Bad timing can cause problems but don’t let your company be left in the lurch. Be sure that you have a service plan that covers the days and times that your company works. Also be sure that the plan covers parts and labor and that technicians are available in your area to service the problem if need be.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Who is Alexa and what does she have to do with me? · Categories: Make Money

Traffic is the most important thing to any web based entrepreneur. And Alexa pretty much has a monopoly on that data. Ignore her at your own peril. Alexa reminds the Computer Man Website Design Team of the teaching of Jesus Christ speaking of the rulers and powers of His time as recorded in the Holy Bible, Matthew 23:4, New American Standard Bible, «They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger». Sure sounds like the few who control internet content to the old Tennessee Mountain Man. Want to get an Alexa ranking that matters for your website? You should because all other directories, indexes and search engines stop by their website to see who you are and whether or not you are a mover and shaker in your internet niche. Alexa may well be the world wide web’s Dunn and Bradstreet. If you know anything about business, business finances, the Better Business Bureau or the Chamber of Commerce or have had to deal with your broker or banker on business matters you know the importance and the drill.

Sounds daunting, doesn’t it? Sure it does, and what makes it worse is Alexa’s hypocrisy. Like the credit bureaus, Alexa collects, keeps and reports information about you and your website, but it keeps no data on its’ own traffic. The first question asked by your prospective partners, marketers, and promoters is what is your Dunn and Bradstreet… oops sorry, Alexa rating. Alexa, located at the Presidio of San Francisco, CA, was founded in 1996 by Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat. It offered a toolbar that gave Internet users guidance on where to go next, based on the traffic patterns of its user community. Say what? Yes, this cousin of Big Brother thinks it knows better what you want or need than you do. And, they select who best provides that for you. Based on what? Based on their user traffic. Who do they think they are, and how do I become a part of this crucial community of the web elite? They are the people who offer context for each site visited: to whom it was registered, how many pages it had, how many other sites pointed to it, and how frequently it is updated. Engineers at Alexa, in cooperation with the Internet Archive, created the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. The nonprofit organization established to preserve Web sites by taking regular «snapshots». The Wayback Machine provides links to older versions of a webpage. Alexa also supplies the Internet Archive with web crawls. Amazon dot com acquired Alexa in 1999 for approximately $250 million in Amazon stock. Alexa entered a partnership with Google in 2002, and with the Open Directory Project about a year later in 2003. Live Search replaced Google as their provider of search results in the summer of 2006. Then in the autumn of that same year they began using their own Search Platform. Then in December they released Alexa Image Search. Built in-house, it is the first major application to be built on their Web Platform. Today, Alexa is primarily a search engine, an Open Directory based web directory, and a general supplier of site information to all suitors. In late 2005, Alexa opened its extensive search index and web-crawling facilities to third party programs through a comprehensive set of web services and APIs. These could be used, for instance, to construct vertical search engines that could run on Alexa’s own servers or elsewhere. Unique to the internet, Alexa’s Web Search Platform gives developers access to their raw crawl data reinforcing their comparison with Dunn and Bradstreet. Alexa, like every other web based endeavor feeling the bandwidth pinch changed their API to require comparisons be limited to 3 sites, reduced size embedded graphs be shown using Flash, and mandatory embedded BritePic ads in the early summer of 2007.

So who is Alexa and what does she have to do with me? Alexa is the ultimate remote helpdesk. Accessible only as a self help desk, she is the real gatekeeper. Her stats help determine your Google Page Rank, and Firefox’s About This Site are all Alexa metadata. Everyone else also pretty much reports what is in her data base. You know those stats you depend so much on? Irrespective of who supplies them to you… chances are they got them from Alexa. To join the club browse to Alexa dot com and follow the webmaster instructions. Don’t forget the Alexa Tool Bar! It matters! Alexa averages your raw traffic over a three month period to determine your traffic flow and where you rate. Under 100,000 visitors a month over any consecutive three month period and you drop off the radar.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on R Stands For Residual Or The Only Way To Get Paid Online · Categories: Make Money

There is much to be said about compensation plans that you can find online.

This type of matrix, that type of matrix, binary systems or just the simple one-time commissions; none of them can even barely compare with the power of a simple residual compensation plan. Residual income, also called passive income, is income earned on an ongoing basis for effort done once in the past. Simply put, this means that if you generate 10 sales each month and each sale brings in around 100$, you start in January with your income being around 1000$. By the end of the year, your commissions for each month ad up, meaning that December will be an excellent month for you considering that you are earning an income of 12.000$ as each month ads up another thousand to your ongoing commissions. For someone involved in affiliate marketing, multi level marketing or any kind of home based business, there are many opportunities to be found online that give such a compensation plan, as the one explained above. Some of the options could be membership sites, online training courses or magazines and newsletters that offer subscriptions to their monthly content. Web hosting services are another option. Web hosting is something that everyone online needs and it’s a product with which you can earn a residual income for as long as the hosting account is active. Autoresponder service is one more, as autoresponders are also a necessity for someone who is trying to build a list of subscribers and many of them come with an affiliate program that pays ongoing commissions for generated sales. This type of compensation plan has created many millionaires. Such a system keeps people motivated and inspired, and motivated and inspired people achieve the best results. One specific thing about programs that offer such a compensation plan is that you truly need to promote a good product, one that the costumer can be satisfied with and can choose to invest in it month after month. That’s a good thing, off course. It means that you are providing quality and your commissions are just proof of what a great job and service you are doing. Personally, I find that one of the best things about earning residual income is that it provides you with a certain sense of security, giving you more free time and enabling you to grow in your business as your income grows, month after month. The aspect of growth is an important issue for those who decide to work from home, because a home based business such as affiliate marketing is a wise choice for people seeking financial freedom and security, which are attainable by a person’s continuous effort and, above all, a good compensation plan.

Growth can be acquired, prepared and manifested only in a system that rewards our labor with a fair compensation that increases our income with each month. For those of you who feel that working from home could be your way to financial freedom, I urge you to scrutinize every business opportunity that you encounter and consider carefully those opportunities that enable you to earn an ongoing and residual income. Believe me when I say that it will make a difference.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Social Media And The Pop Culture · Categories: Make Money

Why would a popular musician or singing group put a social media page together? After all, aren’t they busy enough without adding the interaction that seems to be required of a social media site? In most cases these artists do not develop these pages as a result of having too much time on their hands. In fact, most of these artists do not have a significant amount of free time to devote to a social media site. That being said the social media site becomes an incredible means of immediate connection with fans. The social media page contains audio streaming of popular songs, video streaming of current music videos, photo galleries and of course an online blog. These tools provide a sense of immediate connection between fans and artist. Since the page development of social media sites is all online the artists can update their page from anywhere they can gain an Internet connection (often wi-fi hot zones).

Obviously there are those who have some help in getting everything online and keeping things updated, but the point is a majority of artists have gained a clear understanding that an online community provides an incredible mechanism for marketing to already motivated fans. Links to a primary site can often result in additional product purchases. Even if the individuals have the most current audio products they may use a social media site as the first step in locating and purchasing items such as t-shirts, hats, sweat bands, posters, magnets and many other branded items from the artist. A social media site allows these artists to let fans know of significant achievements, news or offer information on the pre-release sale of new audio projects. Fans take the time to post replies, ask questions and send site-controlled messages to the artist. In so many ways the world of social media has allowed the famous to be viewed as approachable and friendly. The mystery of the artist is less mysterious and concerts can be viewed by many concertgoers as something a bit like a gathering with friends. In an odd way the use of social media levels the playing field of the famous and yet-to-be famous. This environment is an odd mixture of reality TV, entertainment report and fan site. The success of pop culture as a historical phenomenon makes this up close and personal approach to artists and film stars something that is meaningful to fans. Beyond the unusually profound cultural dynamics of social media, artists and actors understand that this genre provides marketing potential to a highly motivated group of individuals. Marketing has always been about putting a product in front of people on a regular basis. Social media allows the famous to keep their projects (past, present and future) in front of fans. The use of social media can render fan sites obsolete because the fans have access to the famous. In turn they also have access to each other. The example of the famous using social media can provide a reason for individuals to provide a point of connection for their own group of family and friends in a one-stop shop of information and feedback.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Using Expired Domain Scripts To Clinch A Great Expired Domain Name · Categories: Make Money

As an expired domain name entrepreneur, you may face a number of difficulties and hassles, especially while finding a suitable expired domain name from a large inventory of names. In many cases, you may need to register yourself with an expired domain name searching service to find good domains. In the long run, this exercise will not only prove costly and tedious, you may also end up wasting precious time and energy. Above all, you may never find an expired domain of your choice, as the service that you acquire will not provide the best results for your money. Under such circumstances, the only hope for you is to choose a good expired domain script set, to search for a wonderful domain with your own effort. Expired domain script is that wonderful tool that will assist you in grabbing best domain names, before your competitor actually clinches them! An expired domain script gives you several advantages and benefits, when compared to commercial search and seek type of services. Some of the notable benefits and advantages of using an expired domain script are as follows: • Most of the expired domain scripts are usually browser based and you need not use the tool as software. • An expired domain script is very simple and easy to use utility that does not take too much time and effort to install. • An expired domain script is ultra quick and lightening in finding the best looking expired domains. • It can integrate and gel with the overall look of your site, by using convenient headers and footers. • It can check multiple domain simultaneously, within a few span of minutes, thus saving a lot of time. • With this tool, you can just paste a set of domain names and check their records. • Expired domains script will also allow you upload a text file of domain names. • You can also limit the number of searches to have a sense of flexibility.

• You can also sort out the results, based on the nature of extension. • You can also set search parameters, based on the nature of domain extensions. • An expired domain script is very easy to control and manage. • You can also see the whois server and check for the ownership. • With an expired domain script, you can check the expiration date, domain name status and other relevant details easily. • Another unique feature of an expired domain script is the ability to check the leap year data, by using the internal calendar. • All those domains that expire soon will display themselves in a red color and you can take action on the highlighted items and so saving a lot of time not having to go through the whole list of them. An expired domain script is easily available in the market; you can either purchase them through a vendor or use the available service by paying a fee. Another alternative is to create the scripts with your own effort, if you know how to deal with the intricacies of software programming.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on SEO As A Destination · Categories: Make Money

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a phrase that can appear to be a catchall. It seems these words are floated around whenever anyone talks about marketing on the Internet. It can even become easy to simply think of the term in context of something we don’t understand so we ignore it. However, to ignore SEO is to invite a slow death to your online business. Search Engine Optimization is the goal, not the specific process. Essentially what it means is that that you must use a variety of marketing tools to achieve Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Too many people think of SEO as a tool, but if it is where are those who know how to use it that way? I realize I may be arguing semantics, but optimization can only take place as you rely on other tools in your marketing tool belt. Imagine SEO as a town and marketing as your car. There are multiple components that make it possible for you to drive your car – that is the combined marketing needed to move your business ‘car’ from a place called Idea to another called SEO. There are many businesses that like the place called Idea and never seem to understand that they need to take their idea and transport it to a place where others can see it. I am always surprised to see individuals who develop sites with no idea of the end goal. The misperception is that the end goal is website development not SEO. The hope seems to be that if the website is on display that will be enough for customers to find the owners idea and buy into it. The truth, sad as it may be, is that you misplaced your goal. Your goal should be to take your business and make it as well known as possible so that people will want to come to your site. You do this when you optimize your site for search engines. Why does it matter? If search engines do not detect your site as well developed (by their standards) you will not find your site ranked very well. Since most consumers arrive at sites as a result of an online search it makes sense to work to improve your marketability though optimization. How do I do that? You optimize your site by making sure your site design is infused with keyword rich content. What that means is that you choose a word or series of words that help identify what your site does. Then you make sure those words are used frequently and tastefully throughout your site. Search engines look for those common phrases and will improve your ranking based on the collective use of the targeted phrase. From that point you work on ancillary strategies like backlinks and other traffic building events that continue to improve your visibility by search engines.

The truth is without SEO as your ultimate goal you will never fully realize the potential in your dream of online business. Keep working to uncover as many facets in SEO as possible and then make that your goal. Your dream will grow large when you shift your focus from SEO as a tool to that of important destination.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on San Diego Businesses Need SEO Help · Categories: Make Money

In terms of commerce, San Diego is a city that is one of the most diverse and active in the U.

S., this in spite of it being located in a country with some of the largest business centers in the world. It is particularly strong in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, and there are many large companies of each type in the city. As you can imagine, the competition between these companies is positively fierce. In order to remain competitive, there is a growing need to come up with new and more effective avenues of marketing, in addition to the more traditional methods of print, radio and television ads. While these advertising methods have worked well in the past, the fast changing times necessitate a more modern and far reaching approach. More and more, the industry is seeing marketing approaches that focus heavily on Internet marketing, and advertising budgets have been adjusted to reflect this emerging trend. Clearly, what is needed is for San Diego based companies to create marketing plans that allow their websites to be easily found and accessed by all their potential customers. Taking as an example the two industries we previously mentioned–biotechnology and pharmaceuticals–a quick search on any of the major Internet search engines will call up thousands upon thousands of pages or “hits”. This only serves to emphasize the important role that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) can play in the growth of San Diego businesses. In order to best utilize SEO in the service of your company, it may be useful to know how exactly it works. Quite simply, search engine spiders trawl through the thousands of web sites in order to find out what the specific purpose of each individual web site is, and upon determining that, these spiders add them to the search engine’s index. The search engines then choose the web sites with the most relevant and trustworthy content to add to their search engine results pages or SERPs. This is the now widely recognizable listing that shows up when a user types a particular keyword phrase in the search engine’s “search” box. Web site owners who wish to draw in a healthy amount of traffic should make sure that their sites not only have a good amount of relevant keywords and keyword phrases, they must also know how to use them in the most effective and efficient way possible. One of the ways that they can do these things is by becoming thoroughly acquainted with the finer points of SEO. Of course running a business is often a full time endeavor, and the various day to day tasks that such a position entails means there is very little–if any–time left for anything else.

This is where SEO consultants come in. By hiring a suitably qualified SEO consultant, owners of San Diego businesses can reap the benefits that SEO can impart to their companies without having to bother with the details themselves. A good SEO consultant can help make sure that your business’s web site effectively utilizes important phrases and thereby make your web site’s purpose clear to search engines. The end result is that your web sites are more likely to receive favorable rankings in SERPs. But that is only one half of the equation. Effective SEO also helps your business’s web site establish a “good relationship” with all the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN. You will find out early on that trust is everything as far as these search engines are concerned, and building a reputation for relevance and good content will help your business immeasurably. One of the primary means by which search engines establish a trust rating for your business’s web site is by keeping track of how it is perceived by other web sites. Search engine “bots” or specialized web site programs naturally have a more difficult time deciphering the quality of any particular web site, including your own. Because of this, human input is still one of the most useful means by which spiders gauge a web site’s content, the idea being that if any actual human user links to your business’s web site, he or she must feel that it is worth linking to. With this in mind, SEO works on creating a link building strategy that will help your website gain the trust of hopefully all the major search engines. A reputable SEO company will have a team of highly experienced and thoroughly knowledgeable SEO professionals, along with all of the resources that will help your web site achieve the high search engine rankings that you need. Because it is important to use only ethical methods in the pursuit of these goals, a good SEO company will closely conform to the guidelines that have been set by most major search engines.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on Use Photos To Get Traffic · Categories: Make Money

Here is a great traffic-building tip: you can get tons of visitors from Google by using photos on your site. Google has an «Image Search», and when people look for pictures there, they will see your photos. Let’s say your website is about roses. If a person searches for a picture of a rose on Google image search will get a whole page of pictures of roses. If the person clicks on a photo that they like, they will be sent to a page with a small version of your image along with a snapshot of your web page. A lot of people will click through to your web page. If you use a really cute or unusual picture, you can really get a lot of traffic from it. I discovered this by accident, but I have been using it deliberately ever since. Some ideas for using image search: 1) Make sure Google knows what the photo is about. – Use your keywords in the file name. Don’t use some random letters or numbers. Use some words that are related to your post. – Use keywords in the alt tag of the photo. Just use a few words. Don’t make it excessively long. – Words found near the photo influence the meaning also. Google uses this to figure out what the photo is of. So watch what text you have near your images.

– Adding a caption to the image will give Google additional text to figure out the photo’s subject. – For a blind person, the alt tag text is what they get instead of the photo. And for people who have images turned off, this alternate text is what that they will see instead of the image. 2) How to keep your pages loading fast while using images. – Be sure to specify the height and width of the photo. This way the page load is not slowed down while you are waiting for the picture to load. If the browser knows the size of your photo, it can leave room for it and continue loading the rest of your page. Otherwise, it has to wait until the photo loads before it knows how much room to leave, which slows down the loading of the rest of your page. – Check the size of your photo file. It should be under 20-30k. This is especially important if you use a lot of images on one page. If your file sizes are too large, it can really slow down your page load. If your image files are too large, use and image editor to save them at a lesser quality. A lower quality image will still look good on a web page. 3) Choose your photos wisely. – Use photos that people will be attracted to and will click on. – Use keywords that are apt to be searched. If you follow these tips, your pictures will have a much better chance of being found first in Google’s image search. If you add an image to every post you make, this greatly improves your chances of getting lots of traffic to your website or blog.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on Web Design And The Cookie Cutter House · Categories: Make Money

If you live in a large city or if you travel you can often find a large section of homes that look nearly identical.

If you’ve never lived in one of these homes it can be easy to believe that finding your home in a sea of similarity might be difficult.

However each home, although incredibly similar at first glance, are amazingly different inside. Each home has a custom floor plan with multiple options that help the homeowner make their home distinct in spite of any similarities that may be present. Some who may have hired their own homebuilder may view these mass produced homes with a bit of disdain simply because it is a homebuilding process they are not used to and they observe the process as something less noble than the home building process they used. If you ask these homeowners what they think about their homes they will bring up overall cost savings by accepting the exterior style because the homebuilder was able to purchase large quantities of the building materials at a reduced rate. These homeowners also enjoy the ability they had to customize an ample floor plan. In most cases these homeowners are very happy with their choice. This scenario bears a significant resemblance to websites designed using web-building software. When a business hires a web designer to craft a fully customized website it can seem less than a positive experience to build a website using templates that may also be used by other businesses. The rationale seems to be that when developing a website you are obliged to reinvent the wheel every time you want something new. This is a philosophy that is welcomed by the web designer who makes a livelihood by developing sites for individuals and businesses, but it is a philosophy that makes very little economic sense. If you’ve ever set up a social media site then you know you can work to make that site very much a reflection of your personality.

Web building software allows the same ease of use as a social media site along with powerful tools for business applications. Most of these online web-building solutions also offer hosting services and support. Each template is fully customizable for photos, graphic, text and banners. You can load the template of choice and in most cases select a different template at will. This allows maximum flexibility with a means for allowing the business owner to craft the website into an online portal that is a very personal reflection of their ideas. Unlike homes that may bear a resemblance the use of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies in your web design is always going to be the most effective means of letting others know where you are. Just like homeowners who were able to realize significant overall savings by using the building methods of mass production the online business owner can see immediate and long-term savings by using web building technology to design their business website. It could be that web-building technology is the future of web design for business. If so, it may be worth some ‘present day’ investigation.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on Learning How Motivation Works Benefits You · Categories: Make Money

Learning motivates work, it helps you to accept responsibility for your behaviour, for your actions and positive attitude.

In reality motivation comes from a person’s belief, which helps him/her to achieve his/her goal.

Purpose,Desire,Direction and Dedication are the qualities necessary to experience real motivation. People motivate themselves by understanding their needs and wants. It could be Tangible Gifts,Rewards or Intangible growth,Appreciation,Recognition and a lot more, as it varies from person to person. How does motivation work in your case? If you Understand how motivation works for you, then your Internal Motivation will drive you to achieve your goals and lead you toward success. People motivate themselves by inculcating in themselves, the belief responsible for actions and behaviour and creating a vision that helps them to outweigh the challenges that might come before them and accept their responsibilities in life. Lack of motivation brings life to a standstill,failure or fear of failure demotivates people and their pattern of their everyday life.On the contrary a motivated person has a spark in his eyes, always looks for new challenges and ways he can improve himself. It could be said that real motivation starts from within a person based on how there needs are being consistently met. Without going into a long drawn out explanation of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs I will state some of the conclusions. The most basic of needs stated by Abraham Maslow was the need to survive. Until that need is consistently met the other needs for all practical purposes cease to exist. Once that need is met then the individual is now ready to fulfill the other needs that may exist for themselves. These can be readily determined by there own specific paradigm of life. A person’s paradigm is just the LENSES they tend to consistently see life through. A set of beliefs that color there experience and interpretation of all that surrounds them.

There is no real change until a person’s paradigm changes. But the motivation to make a paradigm change leads us to the next section. SELF MOTIVATION AND YOU If you are a person who is disciplined, goal-oriented, organized and instant, it means that you have the skills to motivate yourself. It means that you have a sense of achievement and that’s how motivation actually works. For you to become the person that you are today. Motivation is temporary and short lived and hence it needs to be strengthened constantly to succeed. Negative thoughts and anxiety come into play and we can become demotivated and dubious about our future. However,just by accepting the challenges to move forward, one can get motivated as he will have the will and commitment to be successful,Accepting the failures,learning it as a lesson in life,helps us to move on to the next stage of success. CONCLUSION Self motivated person knows the trick to get motivated after a disappointment and accepts the next obstacle that comes along. A motivated individual understands his thoughts and emotions,learns how to nurture them into a positive outcome,that keeps them focused on the next goal instead of being Complacent.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on Six Things You Should Know Before You Buy A Coil Binding Machine · Categories: Make Money

Spiral coil binding is one of the most popular binding styles available on the market. The flexibility that it offers along with the huge number of colors that are offered in coil binding supplies make it a favorite binding style for all types of organizations. Perhaps you have seen coil binding somewhere in the workplace and are considering it for your organization. More than likely, it will be an excellent choice for your needs. However, here are six things that you really need to know before you rush out and buy a coil binding machine. 1. Although coil binding supplies come in diameters up to 50mm for books that are as thick as 2″ spiral coil binding documents that are larger than 1″ can be very difficult. Binding books with large size coil is somewhat like trying to put a slinky on the edge of a book. In addition to the coil being very large and difficult to handle, the spine of the book will also have to be curved so that the path for the coil is rounded to match the diameter of the coil. This can be pretty tricky and very time consuming if you don’t have special tools for inserting the coil.


Almost all spiral coil on the market is designed for a 4:1 pitch coil binding machine. This simply means that the hole pattern used has 4 holes per inch. Coil is also available for 3:1 pitch binding patterns and 5:1 patterns but is not nearly as common. Generally, it is best to stick to the standard 4:1 pitch hole pattern unless you have a compelling reason to use a different pattern. Most coil binding machines punch round holes for the documents. However, some coil binding machines punch oversized oval holes to make inserting larger coils easier. 3. Spiral coil is available in almost any length imaginable up to 36″ in length. This makes it the ideal choice for binding large size documents. If you are planning on using coil to bind large size documents you will need to make sure that you coil binding machine has an open throat and preferably fully disengageable dies. This will allow you to set your machine up to make sure that you don’t have a half hole hanging off the edge of your paper. 4. Standard spiral coil comes in 12″ lengths for 11″ documents. The extra length is cut off during the coil crimping process. If you plan on binding documents that are shorter or longer than 11″ you want to give yourself at least a half inch and preferably an inch to make sure that you have enough coil to cut off during the crimping process. 5. You will notice that many spiral coil binding machines have a set of rollers on the front or the top of them. These rollers are used to help spin the coil through the holes on the edge of the document. True manual binding machines that do not have these rollers require you to spin the coil onto the book by hand. For short runs this shouldn’t be a problem.

However, for higher volume applications spinning the coil onto the book could become very tedious. For this reason it is usually best to buy a machine with an integrated coil inserter or buy a standalone inserter to go along with your punch. 6. In order to make sure that the coil doesn’t spin back off your documents after they are bound you will need to crimp the ends of the coil. A special pair of pliers is usually used to cut off the end of the coil and bend over the end of the coil so that it won’t spin off the book. Using the pliers can be a little bit tricky and take some practice. Keep in mind that the red dot on the crimpers is designed to face up towards the ceiling and you should be able to get the hang of it. If you do it right the end will be bent over. If you do it wrong you will simply cut the coil off. These six points are important for you to know before purchasing a coil binding machine. Although there is certainly more to learn about coil binding, if you understand these six points, coil binding will be much easier for you.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on How to use Press Release to promote your website or products · Categories: Make Money

Jason Chew Press release is a great way to get maximal exposure for your product or website. When writing press release, make sure the information is newsworthy. You must be able to tell your audience that the information is intended for them and why they should continue to read it. In writing your press release avoid excessive use of adjectives and fancy language and alway stick with the facts. It is best to provide as much contact information as possible such as contact number, email and web site address. When Press release process basically involved 2 steps, i.e writing your press release and publishing your press release. First, let’s us discuss the how we going to write our press release.

To write a press release on your website or products that you going to promote, you should have the following: 1. Headlines When doing a press release, use a good headline. The headline must be an attention grabber. Just like a news headline if your headline can’t attract reader no matter how good your content is, nobody will read it. To have the best headline, try to relate it to events, news or occasions that occur recently. Recently, I did a press release to promote one of my investing website for a gold investing book. I used the recent gold rally as the headline to bring up my product. The headline must be’jam-packed’ with keywords from your niche. 2. Opening Paragraph Opening paragraph must be able to keep the interest of reader. As with the headlines, try to use references to the major events as opening paragraphs and try to bring in the product through the events. 3. Quotes or Dialoges It is always good to include quotes or testimonials from someone who has use your product or your website’s services. This will give credibility to the product or website you are promoting. 4. Body of Press Release The body of the paragraph should be simple and give an short decision of your product which should be packed with keywords. 5. Conclusion You should conclude by giving the readers reconfirmations of the benefits of the product and website’s services. Lastly, you should include contact information for readers to contact you or get more information of the product. Next, to get your press release published, you can submit your press release to a press release site.

There’s a press release site PRWeb.

com that submit your press release for free. Using PR Web to distribute a press release through PR Web Direct is a simple process and is much like posting article to article directory.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on SEO Services Explained · Categories: Make Money

There is a series of books that tries to explain to readers how to do something that is popular at the moment; there may be a book on how to bake delicious cookies or how to build a website, and the book will teach the reader everything that they need to know including the basics to some things that are more advanced. There is probably a book that explains SEO services, but business owners and webmasters don’t need this type of book. What they need instead is to have SEO services explained to them in simple terms, and then told why they should trust a SEO firm to handle their SEO needs instead of trying to do it themselves.

Once the smarter business owners realize how difficult doing SEO is, they will quickly find a good SEO firm to handle their business for them. SEO is the way to get your website to the top of the search results when someone searches for something related to your website on their favorite search engine. Getting SEO services for your website is what you need to get your website to the top of this list, which will increase the number of visitors to your site, and ultimately increase your profits. Business owners who try to save money by not going with a SEO company are going to regret the day that they made the decision. This decision is going to cause the average business owner to waste a lot of time doing the research on how to best get SEO to work for them. The saying that time is money is definitely going to be true when figuring how much these SEO services are going to cost you. Even if you are going to have the IT guy in your company work on it, if he isn’t used to figuring out SEO services, he may easily spend 100 hours trying to do it by himself. If he is making $25 an hour, that means, you are going to spend $2500 for him to get started. That money is going to be better spent paying an SEO company to handle everything for you. There are definitely things that you can cut corners on in your advertising budget, but SEO shouldn’t be one of them. Getting your business out onto the world wide web and having customers able to find it by searching for something that you sell or offer is going to be important if you want your business to work. A reputable SEO firm is going to get you to the top the quickest, which will protect your investment and give you a fighting chance to survive. Sure, you could do SEO by yourself, but if you want professional results, a SEO company that is trusted will be better able to give you these results. A book about how to do SEO is probably out there, but before you purchase it, you may want to consider saving your money on the book (and the time it will take you to study up) and just hire out the project to someone who can do it better than you.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on What Holds You Back To Start Your Own Home Business? · Categories: Make Money

You know this time of year you got a lot of time where you can relax and reflect about the year that is coming to an end and a new year is almost waiting outside to door. The commerce is slowing down, everyone has spend a lot of money and the people shovel the rest of their hard earned money to buy their chicken or turkey for the end-of-the-year-dinner. Sometimes it feels strange that beside of this high consuming society there are still so many people around the globe who sparely have money to spend. When I say spend I mean the money last within many families only for the consumption of food, cloth, the rent and sometimes a little bit extra for their children. Isn’t that sad…unfortunately a great part of this global population live in warmer zones of the globe and they don’t have to care about heating expenses, warm cloth because with what they have they can manage to live the whole year around. Imagine this people have the opportunity even if it is only one member per family, to start their own home based business, wouldn’t that be great…that they can pick up even so a small part of the big pay that is laying around and ready to cut off a small piece. I’m damn sure that there are many people out there who can take advantage of the opportunity to run their own business, because the internet made it possible, the internet is the only place where you can open your own business without spending real money, if you have no money you just have to spend your time. If you are without a decent job or decent income you have a great asset and this asset is your time, don’t forget that, you know the saying: “Time is money,” so why don’t you take this asset and carry it to your bank account within a few days from now. You only have to catch the opportunity and start your own business…I mean you have to take action, without action you won’t get nowhere in this present world.

If you are convinced that you can run your own online business from home so don’t wait…don’t procrastinate and go ahead and do the most important step in your life…ACTION. You know I met so many people on my travel and I talked to so many people around the globe and I tell you this, most of them like to kick their boss in the back and say goodbye, but the only thing that holds them back is procrastination, yes, you heard it correctly I say it again…procrastination. You know it’s a pity that so many people with great value and courage do not have the guts to step forward just one step it doesn’t take more to start walking their journey to wealth and success. Are you one of them, are you content with the little you have or are you the one who likes to fight for something better for you and your beloved family, I guess you are; and this is what I like the most of you; you are a fighter and you don’t give up and you know that you can have success in your life, you just have to try it. You know this is what I like most with the internet you can run your business from home or even on vacation it takes only a few hours a day. You can spend more time with your spouse and your family because you have them only a door-step away. You know, yesterday I read a mail from my brother and he told me: “Anton this coming year is our year, we have already booked a nice house near a lake where we will spend our holidays and I’ll take my computer with me and I’ll dedicate a few hours a day to my business and the rest of the day I will fish and relax and enjoy my vacation.

The best thing is during vacation I’m not worried because the money will flow in.

” Wouldn’t that be great if you can do the same with your business? So, why don’t you start as I told you before it only takes one step to get out of procrastination. If you are not sure what business you want to start with take a look to a site I highly recommend you because they do almost everything for you, they set up your site, they give you a full 30 day training and I tell you this is the best training I’ve ever seen. They explain you step by step what to do and how to do it and if you stick word for word with it you can’t fail. And I tell you if you have no money and you invest in that business your most valuable asset…YOUR TIME…I tell you that you can not fail it’s impossible…the only thing it takes action and persistence that’s all and I guaranty you that you are on your way to success.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on Starting Your Own Internet Small Business · Categories: Make Money

So, you’ve decided that the Internet has a lot to offer you by the means of starting your own small business. So what is it that you have to do first? Well, what type of small business is it that you are going to start? After you have figured this out, whether it is an information site or selling products online, you might need to go to the many different Internet advertising sites that will help you generate traffic to the your new Internet small business. The next step, may be to decide what products you are going to have on your small business web site. This way you have an idea as far as the inventory and other information you will need. Building a web site for your small business.

There are many web sites available to help you as far as promoting your small business such as adverting sites and marketing sites as well.

When starting a small business on the Internet you’ll want some means of getting visitors to your site, this being said the advertising company you go with should be a reliable one. Once again, you can do the research and find many different advertising agencies as well as web sites that can help you with this. Usually small businesses that start out on the Internet without the help or support of any kind of advertising, marketing or helpful tools will not last very long and you will soon find your small business on the Internet suffering, if not being taken off of the Internet completely. Some Internet small businesses have tried this and it does not work. However, if you know what type of Internet small business you want, then you start researching on advertising and marketing and getting visitors to your site, such as generating traffic in other words; your small business on the Internet will have a better chance of surviving. And in most cases, prospering to the point that your small business on the Internet has grown tremendously. It is not impossible to start a small business on the Internet while some people may tell you that it is. You simply have to know the right techniques and have the right tools concerning the Internet at your disposal. This makes it so much more easily to start a small business on the Internet and at the same time making it a productive one, that will last. Advertising plays an important role in generating traffic, or visitors to your site, while the marketing portion, assists you in setting up the means of the visitors who want to purchase things off of your small business on the internet to do so. Make things as easy as possible for the visitors that come to your small business as well, in this case they may very well be returning customers.

Many Internet small businesses will start out with very few products on their site, however as time goes by, and if done in the proper way of management the site will grow along with your inventory as well as the profits. The visitors to your site will increase too. Remember, do research and don’t just throw an idea on the Internet building a web site to sell things. Think it out first, what you want to accomplish with your small business on the Internet, and then do the marketing and advertising parts next, therefore generating traffic to your new small business web site.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on Tips For Getting An 0800 Number · Categories: Make Money

There are many reasons that you might choose to get an 0800 number; you may want your customers to have a good way to get in contact with you that doesn’t involve giving out a home or personal line, or perhaps you are looking to create an image of stability. Getting an 0800 number can be an important milestone for your business, so when you do so, there are a few things that you should remember to make sure that the process goes smoothly and reflects well on yourself. The first thing that you should do is make sure that the supplier you are buying your 0800 number from is reliable. Take a look at how long they have been in business and, if possible, see testimonials from some of their existing customer base. You need to make sure that your calls won’t get dropped and that the supplier provides fast reliable service. When you are looking for a good supplier, remember that most of the reliable ones will give you a 30 day money back guarantee. If you find that the number is not doing what you hoped it would, or if you need to change it, you will be able to do so without spending out any unnecessary money. When you are getting an 0800 number, think about paying the small fee that is involved and getting a «bronze», «silver», «gold» or «platinum» number. This is a number in a more memorable format and is ideal for business in the UK who utilize traditional marketing methods, such as print media or radio advertising. You could cover the small additional investment quite easily with the extra business generated.

Take a look at the combinations that are applicable and then call a supplier to check on the availability. One of the many advantages of the 0800 number is that it is highly portable. Essentially, you will be able to maintain a telecommunications office while you’re on the go. You’ll be able to route calls to a cell phone and as long as you have reception, you’ll never have to be out of contact with your customers. This availability is one of the things that make these numbers such a good idea, so make sure that you exploit it. Similarly, you should take advantage of the fact that an 0800 number can forward to different lines and services. Even if you are one of the few people working the phones, or even the only one working the phone, having a different line for sales, support and complaints can help you determine what priority to give calls and what to say when you are on the phone. Further, you are giving the impression of being a larger business as well, something that people often look for when they are surveying suppliers. An 0800 number can help you keep your work organized as well as ensuring that you are able to stay in contact with the people who matter most; don’t let this valuable resource go to waste.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on Using “get Paid To” Programs For Freelancers · Categories: Make Money

One of the many ways that freelancers can make money from home is to sign up to one or more of the “Get Paid To” programs (or GPTs).

If you have been researching work at home jobs, you will probably have seen ads which claim that you can make money by reading e-mail or by answering surveys and trying free samples. The good news is that many freelancers make money doing exactly those things. However, a word of warning is necessary; this particular industry is attracts a lot of scammers so if you are interested in getting involved with GPT programs make sure that you do thorough checks on the companies that attract your interest. Take special precautions to protect both yourself and the security of the data on your computer. It should be stressed that very few people actually make full time income from GPT programs. Like mystery shopping, GPT should be viewed as a source of supplemental income. For many freelancers, GPT programs offer a fun and easy way to earn some extra cash when they need to. Freelancers who have most experience of using the programs usually advise that you never rely on GPT to pay your monthly bills. On the other hand, they can provide a perfectly good way of earning money for special occasions, for holidays or shopping for gifts. So how exactly do GPT programs work? There are basically three distinct categories of GPT program. You can get paid to read e-mail, get paid to fill out surveys and get paid to sample products. Each type has its own particular advantages and disadvantages. Before you start any GPT program, you should take some precautionary measures to safeguard your personal information. You will be required to give some personal information in order to join many of these programs, but the less you actually say about yourself the better. For a start you should set up a separate e-mail address for your GPT activities. Many GPT programs end up generating a lot of spam mail, so you will not want to use your main e-mail address. If one of the conditions is that you provide a phone number, you can register with voicemail service to get a voicemail inbox and private phone number. This will help keep your home phone free of telemarketing calls. Get paid to read e-mail programs generally pay you a few cents for reading e-mail and clicking on the accompanying links. The email messages usually contain offers for special deals on products or invitations to sign up for programs. Depending on the e-mail program, you will sometimes get more money or points if you try the offer, however, you should still get paid a few cents even if you decline to try the offers, provided you click the link inside the email. There are many popular paid e-mail companies. Do some research on Internet forums or via Google before you sign up for a program to make sure that people are actually getting paid.

Avoid signing up for too many programs at once or your GPT e-mail address will be swamped with junk mail. Getting paid to complete surveys works in a similar way. You sign up for a survey program and then fill out some personal details. You will be matched to surveys that are looking for the opinions of people in your particular niche; that is, people of your age, income bracket and some other factors. Depending on the company, either you will get paid for each survey you complete or the surveys you complete will earn you points that can be redeemed later. Just as with get paid to read e-mail programs, make sure you do adequate research on survey companies before you sign up to any of them. There are hundreds out there but only a relatively few are worth the time and effort. Finally there are programs that pay you to sample products. These programs pay significantly more than the other GPT programs. On the other hand, however, you will be required to pay anything from $1 to $10 to try the products. When you sign up to this kind of program, you have to make a point of keeping complete records of what you will be receiving and when you need to cancel the service or return the item otherwise you may end up paying more than you earn. Most of the time you will have to make an initial commitment to receive a product automatically every month, but you will have an option to cancel the contract within a certain period of time. Unless you really get hooked on the product you sample you will probably want to cancel the standing order before you have to pay for it. With legitimate GTI programs you will be able to call the company and cancel the service, yet still be paid for signing up for the GPT program. Remember that GPT programs are a great way to earn supplementary income but should not really be considered as something to be relied on to cover your monthly bills.

05. April 2012 · Comments Off on Things To Know When Buying A/V Equipment · Categories: Make Money

When buying A/V (audio and visual) equipment in the Orlando area, you have many choices.

No matter where you buy you need to know what is out there. Shop around and do your research online so you know you are getting the best quality and product for your money. Whether you are buying a home theatre system or looking for someone to host a business conference or media event, the knowledge that you obtain before buying A/V equipment is pertinent to your being satisfied with your purchase and that you are able to meet the needs of your event with professional equipment. Buying or renting A/V equipment is an important decision. If you are planning on renting the equipment make sure that the rental store will give you service and help you not only put up the equipment but have someone on standby while your meeting, concert, and any other event is going on to help you repair or modify the A/V equipment while you using it. Most people don’t know how to install optical front projection screens or to operate equipment for a live event production. You do not want to leave anything to chance, so make sure the service is provided. If you are shopping in the home theatre system market you really want some expert advice about how to set up your home theatre system. You need to know how to set up the screen to provide for the best viewing angle. The audio equipment needs to set to give you the best sound no matter where you sit in the room. You want that real theatre quality sound with the rich bass and the sharp tenors. The furniture in the room and the shape of the room is pertinent to the sound quality. Your local A/V professional will take all that into mind and advise you to the best arrangement for your home theatre equipment.

If you are buying A/V equipment for a bar or pub, you are making an investment that will bring in and keep customers for a long time.

Most sports enthusiast will pick a bar where the beer is cold, the service is friendly, and the game can be seen on the big screen as with the optical front projection screens. Your establishment will bustle with excitement and the talks about you’re A/V system will be the buzz amongst sports bar enthusiasts. If you are looking to put on a live event production like a concert or a stage show, you would probably want to contract someone to provide your A/V equipment. Setting up a large production takes time. You probably have more on your mind than to deal with setting up audio equipment and making sure the big screen featuring the artist is set up and functional. Let the professionals do it. You will be sure of the quality and at the same time you will know that you have the service to back up the product. With A/V equipment people around you, your live event production will go off with out a hitch.

05. April 2012 · Comments Off on Paper Shredders Provide Added Security · Categories: Make Money

Unfortunately, we all have to be a little paranoid when it comes to identity theft. Credit cards get stolen, computers get hacked and dumpsters get raided, all in an attempt to gain people’s person information. Private information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, bank account information and various bills can be used to steal your identity. Many businesses and home offices have another layer of information to worry about: confidential documents. These confidential documents can hold information regarding clients or the company itself. Either way, the company is responsible for protecting such data. What You Can Do to Protect Yourself Paper shredders are a simple solution to destroying many of the documents and materials that hold private information. While digging through your garbage is not the only way someone can steal your identity, it is a major source.

Businesses big and small, educational institutions, churches, homes, banks and government agencies all use paper shredders to protect private documents and information. Lucky for consumers, there are paper shredders available to meet the needs of everyone. Personal shredders all the way up to industrial shredders are on the market and available to purchase. Depending on the actual space you have for the shredder and your specific security concerns, you should be able to identify a shredder that fits your needs. Paper Shredder Choices Like binding machines, laminators and just about every other office product, paper shredders come in many different forms. These are some of the most common:  Industrial: Industrial High Capacity shredders can handle a high number of documents. They won’t overheat even when you insert large stacks of paper simultaneously.  Cross-Cut: Cross-cut shredders make both vertical and horizontal cuts. This type is usually more expensive than a strip-cut shredder. However, these shredders are more secure than strip cut varieties.  Strip-Cut: Strip-cut paper shredders slice the paper into long pieces. This is the most basic and prevalent type of shredder. These machines are generally able to shred a large amount of documents quickly.  CD/DVD: There are also shredders available to destroy CDs and DVDs. Nowadays, many people keep more information on disks than on paper. These durable and heavy-duty shredders will render the disks unusable by slicing them into pieces.

Choosing the Right Paper Shredder Office product manufacturers offer a wide selection of paper shredders.

A quality company will be able to sell you whatever office products you need-paper shredders, binding machines, binding supplies, coil bindings, wire bindings and laminators, all in one fell swoop. New businesses will sometimes buy all of these products at once. For most, however, it is a gradual build-up to outfit a business, home office, church or school. Once you find an office product company you trust, make sure they offer guarantees on each product. Promises of good customer service and product repair are important when it comes these products as well. This is especially true with something like a paper shredder since it may mean the difference between protecting your personal information and becoming the victim of identity theft. Most consumers are surprised by the fairly minimal amount of information it takes to steal someone’s personal information or corrupt the integrity of a business’ security. Taking simple steps, such as purchasing a paper shredder, can help you avoid a lot of pain and suffering in the future. That seems well worth the small investment.

05. April 2012 · Comments Off on What You Should Know About The Giblink Income Opportunity · Categories: Make Money

What is the Giblink social network and what type of business opportunity is it that they offer? There are actually several modules to the success of the Gibline company beginning with Giblink, which links you to the business network so that you can promote your business. Gibline connects entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes from across the globe providing them with a revenue sharing opportunity. This isn’t just any revenue sharing. It’s a proven revenue sharing system, which gives you the tools to build and experience this internet phenomenon that will see you reap great benefits in the form of impressive income. Giblink opens the door to the world letting people from all corners of the globe connect. It is the very first system that offers the people that subscribe an opportunity to share in the revenues of this incredibly fast growing IT market.

What exactly is the business opportunity it has to offer you? This system is unique in that it will work no matter what product or service you are trying to market.

It will help you get your online store exposed and out in the open where everyone can find it and visit. They can provide you with a proven system that will see your earnings climb but of course, you need to do your part too! Here are some tips to help you successfully accomplish this. The very first thing you are going to want to do is create a mailing list. Some customers really enjoy being notified when something new becomes available so that they get to review it right away. You can also provide a place on your website where they can sign up to receive your newsletter. It should always be an option and it should never be forced on anyone who does not want to receive a mailing. Next, you want to make sure that you are utilizing all the search engine tools and getting maximum value out of getting your site ranked with the search engines. Giblink has all the information you need to be successful. You want your site ranked within the top ten of the competition. No traffic means no one visits your site and no one at your site means your store is empty and not making any revenue. Learn to use the forums to post information related to your products or services. If there is already a forum running that is relevant to what you have to offer then you can post a comment there and you can even make suggestions if you like. You are not allowed to directly advertise your site but you are allowed to create an interest and use the signature line to provide a link to your site. Whether you are posting ads or comments on forums it is important that you keep track of what you are doing so that you know what is working and what is not. There is no point wasting time beating a dead horse.

What is so unique about Giblink is that there are two ways that you will earn revenue – directly from your website and through the revenue sharing opportunity that Giblink itself provides – this is definitely a win-win all the way around!