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 Winning Money Online With Web Analytics · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Instead of looking at web analytics as a tool to make improvements to your web presence, you must look at web analytics as what it would cost your company if you ignored its significance.

Would I have your attention, if with the use of web analytics it is possible that your next e-mail campaign would result in 50 percent more revenue than your last e-mail. Think of how much revenue your business is losing because you don’t take advantage of web analytics. Many companies don’t realize the potential for positive impact that web analytics can have on their business. Often, our ignorance prevents us from acknowledging the potential of web analytics. Companies with defined analytics programs are realizing double-digit growth in new Web site visitors, returning visitor traffic and conversion rates. With growing pressure to make your marketing efforts, more profitable web analytics is becoming more-and-more critical. Let’s say you suspect that your website has to improve its usability. With web analytics, you can measure the effectiveness of your site usability. Then, based on the intelligence you gather, you can make the necessary changes. Due to the improvements you have made you may be able to improve your conversion substantially. As a result, you can measure the value of web analytics in terms of revenue. The barriers to entry for adopting analytics technologies that can dramatically improve online businesses have never been lower. There are many inexpensive and even free options to start web analytics integrating into your business processes. Web analytics is not about technology. It is much more about people. Before you invest money in web analytics, you must invest in people.

People within your organization must realize the importance of measuring your web presence.

Every business with a web presence must build a strategy around web analytics. Our goal is to get the highest possible value from KPIs. According to Forrester B2B, tech companies have realized 500-800% return on a 100K/yr in house analyst. Retail businesses realized 1000-3000% return on the same 100K/yr web analyst. In the early days of online business, websites were built with ill-defined goals and very little consideration for ROI. If you want to succeed online today, you should not spend a dime without commercial benefit. Unless your decisions are based KPIs measure through your web analytics efforts, you are most likely to fail. You cannot compete without knowing exactly how effective your initiatives are. In every business, the focus is on the bottom line, and the same is true for web analytics. Imagine how much more revenue you could be generating by analyzing the proper KPIs. Even better, imagine how much money your business is losing by not taking advantage of web analytics. Today, we have to necessary tools to make decisions based on data instead of intuition. We have to have a strategy to measure success and failure to maximize ROI. Always look at how much something costs. A bad business decision may cost loss of revenue. A business without web analytics will result in continuous bad decisions that is very likely will result in a failing business.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on My Progress Report On Starting A Home Business · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Summary: The tale told by one person who made the rash decision to leap into a new Internet Home Business as a complete Newbie. It highlights the struggles to survive the learning curve and remain sane to hopefully, one day, make some money. Having battled through the Newbie tag, I have reached a new phase of my burgeoning Home Business. My computer desktop is now crowded with e-books and my dining table, chairs, and couches are littered with printed books and tutorials of what, I don’t know! Do I need all this stuff? I don’t know, that’s why it’s all still there, It may be very important, or not. Do I want it? Well, you never know. As you can clearly see, I have graduated from the Newbie status to what I would call the frightening ‘Brain Freeze’ that’s when you tell yourself; ‘it is far better not to know right now, because I’m too busy and confused to handle it anyway’. This stage is a time when you are no longer sure which memberships you have, or need, or want. You are not even sure what most of them can do for you, or what they cost you, if anything. You just don’t have the time or the will to find out. I’m sure somewhere on my desk, amongst the hundreds of reminder notes I foolishly wrote to myself during the last couple of months, is at least one which will explain this chaos and gently guide me towards a simple resolution. I think this is a plan. I’ll look for such a note just as soon as I can spare the time. At this point, it would be fair to say that I have no idea if I have made any money. That is because, I have not yet had time to find out how to determine that and that is because I am either stressed out doing battle with Google to approve some ads, or, I’m bogged down learning the newest ‘big thing’, or I am half way through writing an article for my website so I can finally have some free time to finish another installment on my Blog, etc.

Of course, I am also stressing about the lack of available seating in my home, in case I should receive unexpected visitors. That would be those people I used to know before establishing occupancy in Cyberspace. If you are like me, you have been doing more studying in the last 6-8 weeks than you did during your entire time in high school and you are now forced to sacrifice your social life just to keep some sane working hours. Who was it that said this will be soooo easy. Words like ‘everything is on automatic’, ‘It can be done in less than an hour each day’ ‘It doesn’t require you to learn anything’ ‘Even a child can do it’ ‘It only takes 5 minutes’ They are all lying, they have to, if they told the truth only extreme masochists and deranged computer nerds would ever take on an internet business. Clearly, it’s not automatic and yes, it’s going to take a lot more than an hour a day and it most certainly will require you to learn a lot of new stuff about doing business online in general and creating your own home business in particular. But just because we have come to terms with that, it doesn’t mean we should forgive these self proclaimed ‘experts’. Of course it’s not automatic and yes, it’s going to take a lot more than an hour a day and it most certainly will require you to learn a lot of new stuff about doing business online in general and creating your own home business in particular. But just because you have come to terms with that, it doesn’t mean you should excuse these self proclaimed ‘experts’. Frankly, there are times when you’ll just want to pick up an e-book and hit somebody Now, of course, I am waiting for phase three, I expect that will be about the time I get my home back to normal, my brain freeze thaws out and my friends are once again willing to talk to me. Just, finally, knowing what it is I am actually doing will be an amazing revelation in itself. The only thing I am certain about, right now, is that sometime in the future, I will have a functioning, profitable Internet Home Business, whatever that is. You can check out my website at http://www.plotkin-enterprises.com, to see how I am doing. Meanwhile, I’ll keep you posted.

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 Video Streaming And The Pop Culture Revival · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

A group that had a significant following in past pop culture is currently pioneering another wave in pop culture.

This group was famous in the 70’s and 80’s and has continued to see a broad base of fan support. They have indicated that they feel a bit like those who first pioneered television must have felt. Each month this group puts together an hour-long television type show that is free and available on demand. The video stream is produced with the same elements you would find in a television show, but without the commercials. The show features live music from an intimate studio room located at the home of one of the singers. It may provide guest artists and interviews as well as candid moments with the band. The end result matches virtually any artist profile show you might watch on TV. The big difference is that this group did not pitch their show to a network. They fund the production themselves and archive the video for on demand viewing. This inspires improves list building efforts and reminds fans why they have loved this group for so long. In turn the hope is that the music, interviews and behind the scenes stories about the music will encourage site visitors to either come see them in concert or make a direct online purchase of music or related merchandise. The feel of the program is a lot like watching a musical biography with the interactive bonus of sending them an electronic note or gaining access to other group information. Everyday we hear of greater and greater inroads that can be seen with video streaming as an alternative to traditional television. The interactive nature and portability of these video elements allow commuters to watch video streams on portable devices and can allow visual content consumers to download full episodes of their favorite shows or other content that is of high quality, but ONLY available online. Do you think anyone suspected that mass media would be so completely altered by the advent of the Internet? It really has begun an incredible revolution in media product download. It has simplified the process and has allowed a much more organic approach to content development and distribution. Video streaming has allowed niche marketing to take place in a pop culture format. This group might not be able to secure a contract for a monthly show from a television network. If they were to secure a monthly contract they would likely not have the creative control they desire.

With online video streaming they call the shots and their fans get to see their creative genius in music and in the production of their web based video stream. More and more businesses and organizations are discovering the benefits of being able to provide video content to their site visitors in an effort to entertain, educate or inform. The best video streams are ones that will ultimately benefit site visitor as well as site owner. The video stream should be a natural outgrowth of your business and allow site visitors to maximize their visit by accessing links to make purchases of products related to the video stream.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Staying In Touch With Friends And Family Members Is Finally Affordable · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

A number of years ago I was visiting with a friend whose family was from Sicily. His parents and siblings were here in the US, but the extended family lived in Italy, Argentina and Canada.

Though time and distance were important separators, I learned during my visit that the telephone was the chief way for his far flung family members to stay in touch.

It also regularly resulted in phone bills approaching $500 each month! Thanks to important advancements in communication technology – namely, the rise of internet telephony – calling friends and family members around the world is finally affordable. My friend’s family discovered the way to reduce calling charges by as much as 90%, helping to make “staying in touch” a financially viable reality. Fortunately, these new options are available to you – if you know where to look. Say Good-Bye To Costly International Calling The days of budget busting phone bills are over. Consumers, who used to be faced with calls costing 25 to 50 cents per minute, even more, have a choice when placing international calls. And, unlike some phone providers, no calling cards or PIN codes are required. Today, there are phone service providers who have built their modern networks on the back of the internet by developing a way for calls to be transferred over less costly internet lines. These new networks, which got their start over the past decade, have matured to the point where calls are clear, cheap, and easy to place. No operators are needed to handle your calls – if you have one of the many compatible phones available and an internet connection, then dialing your way to savings can begin right away. Say Hello To Friends and Family Members So, just how low can rates get to the countries you want to call? Very low! Without naming specific internet telephony providers, I’ve seen rates as low as two cents per minute to the United Kingdom and sixteen cents per minute to the Philippines. Calls to Mexico, Canada, Germany, China, India, and Australia can be made for just pennies per minute making it easy for you to stay in touch with your Uncle Sal or Aunt Emelina.

Maintaining contact with the Patel family back home is possible without having to make calls at odd hours or on weekends in a bid to save money. Internet telephony rates are the same no matter what the hour, day or time of the year you place your call, allowing you spend quality time talking to your loved ones without worrying about running up a huge phone bill. Make Those Important Business Calls Too Even businesses are getting into the internet telephony game and saving thousands annually in international calling costs. With so much business these days conducted across national borders, calls from California to France or Illinois to Japan are no longer prohibitive. Email doesn’t cut it and flying there isn’t always practical and talking to your business partners at rates that won’t bleed you dry is appealing to any savvy business owner. Shop Around For The Best Plan Finally, shop around for an internet telephony provider who has the best plan for your needs. Look for a company that is well established, offers top notch customer support, and has a rate structure that is easy to understand. In most cases you can get started right away, connecting you to family, friends, and business partners at costs the phone company cannot possibly match.

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 Where You Sell Determines How You Sell · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

There are many strategies that you can use to promote and sell your products to consumers. The challenge is choosing the best method for your particular merchandise or service. Where you decide to market your goods will determine the process you need to implement for success. There are a variety of ideas you can apply to advertise your business. The promotional method you develop is dependent upon the industry where you are competing. Take the example of a manufacturing business. If your enterprise is concentrated in producing goods that do not focus on selling to the end-user, then joining fairs and product showcases would be helpful. This will enable you to expose your goods to the clients that matter most, the wholesalers and the retailers. After these organizations have agreed to carry your merchandise, you will need to supply them with the necessary quantity they want. It is important to understand that there are different terms for reimbursement. Some establishments will take up to 120 days before the payment for your products is made. Another way to promote and sell your goods to your target customers is through direct selling. While this may involve more effort on your part, this method is nonetheless very effective. If you are interested in selling your merchandise this way, then it is essential for you to find a dedicated and reliable staff who will concentrate on marketing your goods or services to your potential customers. There are actually several ways for you to motivate your staff but the most popular is giving them a commission for every product that they sell. If you do not have the time to hire and train your own staff, you might consider retaining the services of an external company that is responsible for your sales. This organization will be the one to promote and sell the merchandise on your behalf. This will allow you to concentrate on the core of your business which is manufacturing and improving your existing product lines. However, like direct selling where you need to give your agents certain commissions to keep them motivated, you will need to offer high commission rates to this company.

Selling your products online maybe the best opportunity for the individual who is just starting or a small business. There are many organizations already involved with making money online because an internet presence allows you to reach more customers with a smaller overhead. And while you might not derive as much profit as an offline business, establishing a presence online today may yield a huge reward in the future as more clients become connected to the wireless world. A home business or a manufacturing industry require the same approach: you must find customers that will bring success to your enterprise. The key ingredient is your marketing plan. For those of us who choose to develop a work from home venture, our challenges are far different than those of a manufacturing company. But both industries require that you research and apply the concepts that will target your consumer audience. The success or failure of your home based business is dependent on knowing who your customers are and developing a plan that will bring them to you. If you sell on the internet, at your home or in a brick and mortar store, your strategy will be different. But there is a formula that will work if you are willing to learn and apply the principles. “With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Tips And Tricks For Binding Thermal Documents · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Perhaps you have recently purchased a thermal book binding machine or are thinking about experimenting with a thermal book binding machine. Either way, there are a few things that you can do to make thermal book binding a little bit easier and to ensure a better finished product. Here are a couple of things to remember: 1. Make sure that your thermal binding cover is properly sized for your document. If you try to fit too many pages into your cover you will find that the first and last pages will not bind securely. If you don’t have a cover that is the exact size for your proposal, it is best to go a little bit larger and not smaller. 2. Carefully square up your pages in your cover before book binding.

Before putting your cover into the binding machine, fan out the pages in your document to be sure that none of the pages are stuck together. Then make sure that your pages are squared up neatly and that the front and back pages come in contact with the glue in the spine. If using a thermal cover with a clear front be especially careful with the front page of your document. Static electricity can sometimes cause the front page of the document to stick to the clear cover preventing it from coming into contact with the glue. Taking an extra moment at this point in the binding process will help to ensure that you have a better finished product. 3. After your book binding machine has finished its cycle take your document out and firmly tap the cover on a hard surface. This action will help to ensure that the pages are securely seated in the hot thermal glue and that the binding will be secure for years to come. 4. Be sure not to open the book until the document has completely cooled and the glue has set. This usually takes between three and five minutes and it is important that the book be given this time for the glue to harden so the binding will be secure. 5. Remember that you are not limited to binding one book at a time. Thermal book binding machines are able to bind multiple books at one time up to total capacity of your book binding machine. Binding multiple books at one time will help to increase productivity and get the job done faster. 6. If you are binding documents with high gloss paper or photo paper it is often best to staple the book block together before binding.

If you do not staple the book block these glossy heavy papers can sometimes work themselves out of the binding.

Stapling the book block will make it nearly impossible for a page to ever work its way out of your document. If you do not have a stapler that is large enough to staple the book block or don’t want to use staples you can try using a piece of sandpaper to roughen the edge of book block to help it adhere better to the glue. Following these simple tips will ensure a better finished product and save you time and money. Thermal book binding is the fastest book binding method available and when done right provides a finished product that is professional and will make the impression that you want.

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 Alliance (OBA) – «Stacked Income» · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

If you’ve ever purchased an ebook or an online business opportunity, presented by compelling sales pages with copywriting that lured you in like a big red fish, only to be completely disappointed, you ought to read this.

You know how they do it.

It starts with a big red headline using an impact font that captures your attention. For example, «Who else want to make X amount and finally learn the secret to making money online?». Something like that. Next, they try to reel you in, pull your strings and make you feel as though you are not doing everything you can to support your family. «Take action NOW!» «See you on the other side» they say. How many times have you heard that? You send them your $49.95, you reach the other side, and learn that the secret to online marketing is writing articles and posting in forums. Do this consistently and you can ride off into the sunset. If you are like me and don’t give up, you should read «Stacked Income» by Dave Gray. It is well worth every penny. In fact it costs 500 pennies ($5). Mr. Gray is a distinguished business man with a fresh, real world approach to Internet marketing. He is the founder and administrator of the Online Business Alliance (OBA). One of the main points is that Stacked Income» is not another name for «multiple streams of income». Gray explains in detail how «multiple streams of income’ never work and contrasts that to his stacked income formula in a step-by-step methodically way. Another important chapter covers the fallacies involved with «the money is in the list» approach. How many times have you heard that? Dave Gray squashes that theory as well and explains why in a no nonsense businesslike approach. When you purchase «Stacked Income» or any other of Dave Gray’s products for $5, you are automatically provided an online business opportunity and membership to the Online Business Alliance (OBA). Basically, it’s an invitation you can’t refuse.

Once you’re inside the OBA, it is also a step-by-step process.

You can leave and come back, but you can’t skip a step. This helps everyone. Speaking of help, there is tons of it in the forum and Dave Gray will answer your questions personally if necessary. Everyone in there is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Absolutely no one will try to sell you anything or try to get you to do this or that. The help is truly genuine. There is a lot more to the Online Business Alliance and «Stacked Income» than selling five dollar ebooks and digital products. While that is a lucrative business for many and the product line continues to expand, the business model outlined in detail in «Stacked Income» is the exciting part. This is not the same old same old ebook with the same reused, resale rights content with a new, spruced up ebook cover. This is proprietary and revolutionary new information that will prove to be the future of Internet marketing for the foreseeable future.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Elements Articles Must Have To Drive Traffic to Your Web Site! · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

The importance of articles in the success of today’s internet based companies is immeasurable. They are the life blood of product promotion and drive traffic to commercial web sites. Articles are key elements in making web sites produce profits. And business owners must include them in their marketing campaigns in order to create credibility for themselves and their product or service. Submitting articles for publication creates links to your web site resulting in higher ranking on the search engine result pages. The higher a site ranks the bigger slice of the traffic flow pie they receive. With increase traffic to your web site comes more profit and potential for producing other income streams as well.

It is not enough to just stuff your site with articles; there are other elements to be considered as well. You need these additional elements to obtain the maximum benefit articles can provide. A well written article will peak the interest of site visitors and keep them coming back for more. These added elements can also prompt visitors to recommend your site to others. Here are four tips to help you spice up your articles to produce more traffic that will result in increased attention to your site. 1. Keywords and Keyword Phrases. An article must be centered on keywords and keyword phrases. Visitors to your site are looking for something specific. Their at your site because they may have been sent there via a search engine as a result of typing in a keyword or phrase they were looking for (e.g. Toyota Camry, Tax Lawyer etc). You need content on your web site that has the keywords that are related to what visitor’s are searching for. For example, if you maintain an auto parts site, you must have the auto parts listed in your article. Look for tools on the internet that can help you determine what keywords and keyword phrases are mostly sought after. You can use these tools to determine what keywords to use and write about. 2. Keyword Density You must use the keywords and keyword phrases you choose throughout your web site content. Keyword density is important for search engines to «feel» their way to your site. Web site content should have at least ten to fifteen percent keyword density for search engines to rank them high in their results. Keyword density is the number of times a keyword or keyword phrase is used in an article. The number varies depending on the number of words used in an article. An effective article must have a keyword density that is not too high or too low. With a very high density, the essence of the article is lost and may turn off a reader as well as search engines. It comes off as overeager, and a low number may be ignored by the search engines. 3. Good Article Content Like what is stated above, you cannot just riddle an article with keywords. They must also be regarded as good reading material. Articles must be able to entertain people as well as provide good information and help for their needs. Articles should be written well with correct spelling and good grammar. If you want people to trust you, make sure your writing is well thought out.

People respond well to figures, facts and statistics. Try to get great information and as many facts as you can. A good and well written article will boost your reputation as an expert in your chosen field or topic. As more people believe in you. They will be able to trust you and your products. 4. Linking Articles Here’s another important thing to remember. If you are going to submit articles to e-zines and/or contribute your articles to newsletters and other sites, DON’T ever forget to include a link to your site. A little resource box with a brief description about you and your site should always be placed right after the articles you submit. If people like your articles, they will most likely click on the link directing them to your site.

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 The Fifth Key To Having Fun In Your Home Business Is Facts You Should Know · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

The basic need for a home-based business to succeed includes a decent computer, a high-speed Internet connection, and a desire to be successful. These are things that most people already have and can capitalize on. Many companies involved in network marketing have spent tons of money learning the ropes of network marketing and have slowly become proficient at it and are now seeking others to help their business continue to grow. Some may cite noble reasons to wanting to share their methods and a few may simply say they want to grow bigger and make more money and need your help to do so, but the bottom line is their methods have been proven to work and if you follow their lead, you can be successful as well. All you need is time, the desire to be successful and the patience to stay with it and work hard. Home-based businesses are an excellent source of extra income as long as the facts of such businesses are known. In addition, there are certain aspects the Home-based business owner or the member of this type of business needs to examine from time to time. The Home-based business owner or the team member should initially examine the Home-based business statistics available on the Internet as well as to gain a better understanding of this type of business. The following is a detailed examination of those evaluation aspects concerning a Home-based business: 1. Denial – Most of the people involved with Home-based businesses lose money.

This is a simple fact. If a team member or owner is spending more money than their producing on the Home-based business, the venture is a failure. This evaluation aspect takes into account that there are advertising, start-up, and other expenses as well. 2. Line Duplication – Certain members of an up-line have success placing an Internet wanted ad for distributors. This particular action cannot be duplicated in that it would not be effective for the entire Home-based business team to perform the same action. 3. Numbers – Most Home-based business owners or members don’t closely look at the numbers of their businesses. Pay particular attention to the various parts of the Home-based business (i.e. time value, sponsorship, down-line members, etc.). 4. Run it like a Ministry – Some people that run Home-based businesses believe their products depend on the world’s survival. This is an excellent mindset to possess for a Home-based business. All of these evaluation aspects must be positively confirmed to have the success and profits for a Home-based business. There are many MLM home-based business opportunities on the Internet and in paper publications as well. An interested person should carefully research a chosen Home-based business, and apply these evaluation aspects to it after a time experiencing the Home-based business. Additionally, the interested person should find the Home-based business that allows personal time investment, instead of large amounts of money for the venture. Essentially, a Home-based business idea that requires a person to utilize free time as capital along with a small monetary investment is a venture that’s less risky but has lots of potential for providing generous earnings.

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 Dilemma Of Public Speaking · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Public speaking is not an experience that every one enjoys, however in our life there are many such occasions when we are forced to go up to the stage and speak to hundreds or even thousands of people. When a person is speaking in public he should carry himself with a lot of confidence in order to be able to speak in front of the masses. The only problem that a person has at the time of speaking in public is that he fears that his speech or conversation might not be acceptable by the masses, creating fear it starts making you nervous on the stage.

Public speaking anxiety can be common for a person facing a huge crowd. You could go through similar anxiety if it was the first time on stage, or if a person is nervous and doesn’t have the confidence to speak to a large crowd. The reason for such unrealistic assumptions can be for any reason, may be he/she thinks public may laugh at his speech or may not agree. All these thoughts make him think that the people might not like him when he is announcing, thus a fear of public speaking is aroused in a persons mind. To over come the fear of public speaking firstly you will have to stop assuming that you are not accepted to speak, once done with this you will automatically gain yourself some confidence. A very basic thing has to be kept in mind during the public speech see to it that the information that you are trying to give are all true, secondly don’t try and appose the people directly this will enrage them. Also when you are about to present a speech try putting it in the form of important points this will make your speech interesting. You will fell better after your speech and will come out confidently knowing that you were given attention of many people. Another way to get over your fear of public speaking is that you can visit a psychiatrist who deals with such problems. Hypnosis is used to mold your mind in a way where you will have no fear of public speaking anxiety. Hypnosis is used for various reasons to divert a persons mind in the right direction. It has been a way that many people have opted for because of its overall accomplishment.

However a hypnosis appointment will be a very expensive experience if you happen to assign a psychiatrist.

Costs can be reduced by getting cheap, but effective downloads from the Internet. There are many sites providing such services. When you are done with this you will find that you are more confident and that there is none of the source that seems to create fear. Your hypnosis cd can help you prepare for any public speaking event. Fear of public speaking can no more be a major issue for you. Knowing this you will show your presentation confidently and explain it with a lot of assurance. You are bound to get positive response for this. Getting over the fear of public speaking should no more be an area of concern for you.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Understanding The Different Pitches Of Color Coil Binding · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

More than 90% of the spiral bound documents that you see on the market are bound with 4:1 pitch colorcoil binding. However, there are actually several different pitches of coil available for spiral binding. Each of these pitches have specific applications for which they are best suited. This article will provide a quick overview of the major different options for spiral coil hole patterns and their applications. 4:1 pitch color coil is the most commonly used pattern for document and presentation binding. This spiral binding hole pattern has four holes per inch and is fully compatible with 6mm pitch supplies (primarily used overseas). Four to one pitch color coil binding is available in sizes from 6mm to 50mm. This type of coil binding is the most commonly available spiral binding option and is designed for use with the majority of the smaller spiral binding machines on the market. This coil binding is easy to work with binding books up to 1 inch thick, however, inserting 4:1 pitch coils on books greater than one inch can be difficult and time consuming.

5:1 pitch coil is the second most commonly used pattern for document and presentation binding.

This uses a hole pattern with five holes per inch and is also referred to as 5mm coil binding. The tighter spiral of this coil provides a distinctive look and is preferred by some individuals. One common misconception about 5:1 coil is that it provides a stronger more secure bind than 4:1 coil. This is simply NOT true. The fact that the 5:1 hole pattern places holes closer together than 4:1 makes it easier to tear the pages out on these documents. Still, the tighter spiral binding of the 5:1 pattern provides a distinctive look that some individuals prefer when binding their documents. 3:1 pitch spiral binding is the third most commonly used pattern for document and presentation binding. With three holes per inch, this spiral coil is compatible with both the GBC ProClick and the 3:1 wire binding hole patterns. It is primarily used by individuals who already have a 3:1 punch and wish to add the capability to bind coil documents. However, large auto punches and inline punches for photocopiers are sometimes sold with a 3:1 pitch die. While providing a look similar to its 4:1 counterpart, 3:1 coil binding is slightly easier to insert since it has less holes to spin through. The three pitches discussed above are the most commonly used pitches for coil binding. However, coil binding can be special ordered in several other unique pitches. For instance, .400 pitch binding is designed for a hole pattern that has 2.5 holes per inch. This pitch of binding is only available in diameters greater than 20mm or 3/4″ and is available in sizes up to 56mm or 2.25″. However, the filament size of this coil binding is larger than is normally found on other pitches of coil binding, making it more rigid making it easier to insert on larger diameter books.

.400 coil is most often used along with a 2:1 pitch wire hole pattern. However, a few companies make specialty dies specifically designed for this pitch of coil binding.

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 Learn The Secret Of Over 100 Signups In Just 8 Weeks! · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

What exactly is this system about? I was introduced to the Perfect Wealth System by a Top Internet Marketer. The claim to fame in his marketing was «0 to $108,000 in 8 Weeks!» I was highly skeptical yet curious. I said to myself that’s a lot of money in 2 months, how did he do it with the Perfect Wealth System. I was intrigued but I had made more money myself in one month’s time. A little information on my background. I have spent the last 20 years studying Marketing. I make my living as a Registered Financial Consultant.

I spend my days meeting my 400 clients and reviewing their investment portfolios and reviewing their tax returns. The most important thing I have seen in doing this weekly for the last 20 years is simple, People that own their own business have the most income and assets. It’s a fact, owning your own business is the best financial decision you can make for yourself and your family. Every week I have people who come in my office that have Net Worth’s of $1Millon to 15 Million and they have one thing in common, they own their own business. I was totally interested in the Perfect Wealth Formula because this business met the criteria of the perfect business. You control your own time, your control your own business and you work from home on your own schedule. I investigated further to see how the Perfect Wealth Formula Works. Here is what I have found. What Exactly is the Perfect Wealth Formula? At first I was highly skeptical and wanted to take a look at what they had to offer. I signed up and went directly into the back office. The products were Videos of the Perfect Wealth Formula in action. The one thing I heard from my wealthy clients over and over was ‘Knowledge is Power». I knew the Perfect Wealth Formula Videos had the knowledge and power to teach you how to get targeted visitors to your website so that you can make your business grow. Here is the knowledge I saw: You get to learn From the Tutorial Videos – How to place Online Classified Ads to Generate Targeted prospects ready to buy. – How to get Pay Per Click Marketing work for you with targeted Keywords that work – How to get indexed on the Top Search Engines for Free – How to Write Blogs, Press Releases and articles to get instant free traffic – How to market to other people lists that they spent 100’s of hours building for free – Step by Step Video instruction on how to get your business set up to make you a profit There is much more! You will be able to take the knowledge from the Perfect Wealth Formula and apply it to other businesses as well. You will be able to make a significant income just by sharing this important information of teaching how to market yourself and build credibility on the web for any business you own. My overall experience as a 20 year seasoned marketer is the Perfect Wealth Formula is the foundation for any new or highly trained internet marketer to build a large home based business.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Tips On Renting Audio Visual Equipment · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

One major key to success of an event where presentations are made is having the right audio visual equipment available.

The right equipment does wonders in enhancing the presentation experience, especially when your audience numbers in the hundreds.

For this, you have two options: invest in the equipment and personnel needed; or, if your events are far and in-between, of variable audience and venue size, rent the audio visual equipment you will need for your event from a supplier (who also provides the technicians). Renting is always a good option so that you can focus on the real purpose of your event (i.e., the presentation) and not worry about such details before, during, and after your event. Finding suppliers who offer rentals is not a difficult task since there are many to choose from. However, especially for major events, finding the right supplier does take some doing, unless the sky’s the limit as far your budget is concerned (which is most likely not the case). The trick is to be able to find a good balance between achieving your ideal presentation experience and making the dollars and cents make sense. Here are a few tips you might want to consider in renting audio visual equipment: • Ask the venue administrator for referrals. When you have chosen the venue you want to hold your event in, ask for referrals of audio video equipment rental suppliers who have actually worked there. These suppliers already know more or less the kind of equipment that will work well in the venue and will most likely be able to give you the ideal rental price considering their experience there. • Make sure your supplier is flexible to handle unforeseen circumstances. If there is one “law” that is appropriate for any event, it is Murphy’s. Your supplier needs to be able to quickly respond to all minor (and some major) mishaps that might occur during the event proper, e.g., having spare bulbs for the projectors, standby speakers and amplifier equipment to handle a bigger crowd, etc.

This “insurance” might cost you a bit more but it is going to be worth it, if only for the comfort of knowing that your event will not be jeopardized. • Be upfront with your budget. Remember that it is your money after all, so the less you spend the better! If your potential supplier knows what your budget it, he will adjust without sacrificing much of the quality of service that you require from the audio visual equipment you will rent. Sometimes it might mean that you will have to settle for less projector screens or wired microphones instead of lapel mikes, but as long as you are happy with that your budget brings you quality that meets your minimal expectations, then that is really what matters. Following these tips will help you in finding the right supplier or suppliers for rentals of the audio video equipment and maintenance/operations personnel that you will need to help make sure that what your audience sees and hears gets enhanced for a pleasant overall event experience.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Top 5 Tips For Beginning To Sell On EBay · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

You’ve heard the stories of eBay success and probably even deemed some of them unbelievable. EBay has taken internet sales by storm and many people around the world are now making a great full time living from eBay alone.

I began selling on eBay in April of 2006 and quickly found just how profitable eBay can be. EBay became my primary income only 3 months after my first sale. I now make a 6 figure full time income generated only by my eBay Powerseller accounts. Here are a few tips to follow to help you get started on the road to financial freedom for yourself. Start selling items from around your home Go through your closets, garage, cupboards, attic and basement and look for things you don’t use or no longer need. Remember, trash is trash, but things you might think of as trash actually can be sold on eBay very easily. Selling items that you no longer need or want will help increase your feedback and allow you to build your reputation on eBay. You probably won’t get rich selling the stuff you don’t want, but it sure is a great way to remove clutter from your home and make you some extra cash. The Feedback Score is Very Important As mentioned above, you want to build your feedback. Shoot to get your feedback score up in the double or triple digits as quickly as possible. This will make a huge difference to your potential customers. Feedback scores are grouped together into one category whether you are buying or selling. If people want to view your feedback score (your reputation) they can visit your feedback profile area and read the comments that are left by previous buyers and sellers that you dealt with. Do people really do that? YES they do. Sign Up With PayPal 95% of all payments I receive are made to me through PayPal. PayPal accepts credit card payments and electronic checks so you don’t even need to get a merchant account to sell on eBay or anywhere else online. PayPal is set up to be a simple and fast funding source for eBay customers and is quickly becoming one of the primary payment sources all over the internet.

Communication is very important! EBay is all about how well you can communicate.

Your item description is one of the most important factors in whether or not your item sells. Your description should tell the buyer everything about the item you are selling. Lots of quality pictures are also a very important factor to determine whether or not you make a sale. Once again look at what the other sellers are doing and take note of why some sellers just seem more credible than others. It is OK if you are selling something that is flawed or scratched as long as you tell the buyers about it in your ad. Do not be afraid to point out the condition of the item. If it is not working it can still sell. There are people looking for what you are selling. It all comes down to price and whether or not they find you a credible seller. Be sure to communicate with the buyer before, during and after the sale. Messages sent letting customers know what is going on at all points in the process will help assure you receive a positive feedback. Be sure to send a thank you message when the item is won or purchased and additional messages when you receive payment and ship their item. In all your communications be polite and courteous. When you do this you will build an incredible reputation and people will be spreading the word about you as a great eBay seller. Don’t get discouraged It is likely that it will take a while to become accustom to selling on eBay and build your reputation to the point that you see regular sales. People are bargain hunting on eBay, so find items you can afford to sell, and price them so you can make the profit you want. If you have items that are hand crafted or homemade, decide if the price you can sell them at is going to be worth your time and effort.

Search eBay for items similar to your own and get an idea of the price things sell for. Check your competition. Find out if hundreds of people selling the same item? Can you compete with them? Are your suppliers selling the same products on eBay? Millions of items sell on eBay daily so don’t limit yourself or get your heart set on selling one specific thing. You can make great money selling on eBay just like the millions of eBay sellers all over the world. Whether you want to be an EBay seller part time as a hobby, or turn it into a full time business will be up to you. These 5 basic tips will help you set the foundation to build a profit producing eBay business of your own.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Online Wealth Only Needs The Right Online Marketing – Giblink · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Not only can you make money online, you can create wealth. In fact, online wealth is quickly becoming the new real estate investment because it’s much quicker to make money online and it’s also a great deal easier. Online wealth only needs the right online marketing and Giblink can provide just that. There is no question that online marketing is an excellent way to not only make money but also create wealth. However, if we are going to be honest then we must also share that there is a high degree of failure. The number one reason for that failure is the marketing systems individuals and companies get involved with are not efficient, or well though out, thus they really can’t deliver what they claim they can. That is with the exception of a few – to date Giblink is the best marketing system around. Not only does it offer all kinds of tools, social networking, and business networking, it also is a system that works. It already has a proven track record already producing wealthy online entrepreneurs. One of the keys to marketing is to have a system that target an audience that is receptive to what you have to offer. This instantly increases your opportunity to make money. It’s common for marketing leaders to spend a great deal of time testing, evaluating, fine tuning, and the re-evaluating again. It can be a struggle to find the right elements to ensure that money making occurs.

The smart ones get involved with the Giblink system, so their struggle was short. The difference here from other companies that might be offering similar services is that they share their revenues with their members. And there’s no more trial and error here. There system complete with POD’s works and works very well, building wealth faster than any other marketing system currently available online. Top earners online either struggled until they found a marketing system that really did work, or they designed their own using a system that was proven to work. A system that mathematically produce results consistently over and over and in record setting time. Don’t waste time attempting to design and implement a marketing system. The years it would take to perfect would simply be a waste of valuable earning years. After all, Giblink can provide you that earning potential right now. Why not take advantage of a system that is already in place to generate not only an online income but wealth. Of course Giblink can’t do it all for you. You’ll have to take responsibility for doing at least a little bit of work, but not a great deal. You won’t find yourself working long hours, but you will need to spend some time using the tools provided and most importantly networking both socially and on a business level.

Once you understand the three components that make up Giblink you’ll be on your way to making money online.

Isn’t it time you turned your dreams into a reality?

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.

10. April 2012 · Comments Off on Why Their Solution Didn’t Work In Your Company · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

This past week I was reading through contractor discussion boards. I just wanted to see what’s got the market riled up. Do you ever do that? Well, anyway it reminded me of an important issue that rarely gets addressed: the difficulty of successfully implementing an off-the-shelf solution. Here’s the core problem, solutions that work well in one company often fail to work in another. Here’s why: most solutions are not robust. They only work well in specific circumstances. Think of your business as a big jigsaw puzzle. You don’t need all the pieces in place to reveal the picture, but you do need the right ones in place. Your friend’s company probably isn’t missing the same pieces you are.

So when he slides in the last piece he needed – Eureka! His business comes into focus and he’s convinced he has everything figured out. So he gets on his soapbox and says «If you’ll just do it my way, you too will enjoy great success.

» It is SO tempting to believe you can just grab his solution, follow his lead, and receive the exact same incredibly results.

So you try it and nothing improves. It might have even gotten worse. How can that be? Simple. Your business and his business are radically different. He has different skills than you do. He has a different mix of employees than you do. His clients have different expectations than yours do. He’s probably even in a different trade than you are. Yes, you’re both in construction but that’s about where the similarity ends. Your jigsaw puzzle and his jigsaw puzzle have nothing in common other than each contains dozens of oddly shaped pieces with a wide variety of colors. When completed, your puzzle looks different than his puzzle. This is why solutions successfully applied by the owner of one company frequently fail when transferred to another company. The second company has a different set of business practices, a different breed of employee, and a different class of customer. My years of developing and implementing solutions inside real construction companies who are staffed with real people has taught me that no matter how brilliantly simple the solution, it MUST be tweaked for each company. Two classic examples come to mind: sales commissions and employee bonuses. I strongly believe in paying salesmen commission on gross profit. My recommended commission system is the simplest of all business solutions I know, yet even it MUST be customized to each company. Two questions must be addressed in each deployment. 1. What is the proper commission rate? 2. What should be considered a direct job cost? The two answers are interrelated and change for each company based on its business model, competitor aggression, and target market.

So even with a solution as simple as sale compensation, customization is required in order to achieve the desired selling behavior. Employee bonuses are trickier yet and are what stimulated this article. Right now, the discussion boards are filled with questions and recommendations regarding employee bonuses. Every possible approach is being thrown out and then being heavily defended and panned. There is minimal agreement and certainly no consensus among the owners participating in these discussions. It seems like everyone’s had a bad experience paying bonuses. The typical conclusion is throw the baby out with the bath water «Just don’t give bonuses.» The reason people keep trying to come up effective bonus plans is pretty obvious. Bonuses are great at getting workers to do something desired (work hard, be productive, show up, work safe, etc.). To anyone who truly understands employee motives and behavior, sound bonus systems are not that hard to create. All you have to do is abide by certain fundamental truths about people AND fine tune the plan for your exact situation. Trust me. No consultant has MAGIC solutions. We all use the same tricks and techniques. The secret to our clients’ success is our clients’ skills and drive. You apply the solutions. You make them go on a daily basis. You – not us. All we do is keep you on the right path. I’m begging you to never apply a solution to your company without adjusting it to accommodate your world. If you have been looking for off-the-shelf, put-in-place solutions you have been wasting your time. They don’t exist.