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.

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

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

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

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

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Product Launching And The Emotional Investment · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Product launching can be a bit of an unnerving experience.

Imagine what it was like for executives to roll out products like the wii, iPhone and Xbox? The manufacturer wanted to get everything right and if the buzz was significant (and it was with the three products listed), public scrutiny would likely be intense.

Your product may or may not be as publicly visible as these products, but it does bear your individual stamp. Your reputation is represented when you unveil a new product. While nothing can compare with the joy of childbirth the development and launch of an all-new product can be a similar personal experience. The reason this is true is that there may be very little that is more personal and potentially satisfying than being able to pursue and fulfill a dream. Once you reach the point of product lunch there is not turning back. The public will be able to view the product and they will formulate opinions about that product. They will share their opinions with others, and as unfair as it may seem they may form their opinions without actually making a purchase. It can be hard watching potential consumers form negative opinions about a product they have not purchased, but they will do so. They will also compare it to other products that may be similar and conclude that the product is simply a rip-off of the existing, more established, product. People in general are prone to comparisons. Even online search engines are designed to assist the consumer in comparison-shopping so it’s possible your product will be generally lumped into a category and listed with other similar products when a comparison shopping search engine is applied. You may want to rail against the system and fight against the tide of conformity, or you can simply work to establish the differences in your product and help set it apart both in description and product understanding. As the facilitator and/or creator of your product you know what is unique about it. This is the arena of separation.

This is where you can take that product and make it unique. Once the product is more firmly established work at establishing brand loyalty through a wide variety of means not the least of which is identifying the emotional attachment existing customers may have with the product. Every product you see on store shelves had a designer. Hours were spent developing the product and a steep emotional investment was made to move it from what one person could see in the back of their mind to a product that is useful and enjoyable by many. These product pioneers essentially worked very hard so that in the end you could take their product for granted. Where the product creator meant to or not their desire is that you come to enjoy the product enough that in the end you simply grab it from the shelf or order it online because it is a product you regularly use and know you need. Yes, product launching is personal, but it is also something that in a best-case scenario results in a purchase based on a common need.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Niche Preservation: How To Carve Yours And Make A Profitable Membership Site · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Membership marketing is the dream of several web entrepreneurs.

Ideally, you want to do something, or find something regularly enough, that people will pay you money to tell them about it, or provide a service that they will pay money to get access to.

Membership sites, done right, can bring in multiple income streams. Doing them right means doing targeted marketing and services and content. Targeting your market properly is a three step process. Identify. If you already have a market in mind, great. You’re ahead of the game. Now, the next step is to see if it’s a market that will generate income. While generating a membership web site that just has members and no income is great ego boosting, it’s not good for the wallet. The key to identifying your niche is slicing it as fine as possible. For example, if your passion is classic cars, and passing on information about parts and refurb shops, that’s one thing – if you make it classic Camaros, you’ll target only those people with a passion for that make and model of car, and given the volumes of information pouring in to them every day, getting information targeted to what they want is worth more money. The basic equation of content is that paying you money saves your customer the time of trying to find the things you’re finding for them. Brainstorming targeted niches needn’t be focused on a particular product. It also works to target a particular demographic, or a geographical area. Talk to your family, your friends, and business associates, and see if you can find that winning combination of membership niche and focus to get a nice stable business. If you don’t have a market in mind already, focus on what you have a passion to research and what you have a passion to do. Determine Demand. There are a number of ways to determine the demand of a niche. Start out old school – go the library and go to the book store. Look for what’s on the best seller list, look for topic areas of the library getting lots of traffic and look for sections of the book store, like cooking or religion or home repair, where an adjunct web site can provide timely information Next, do keyword research for AdWords on Google, and look for things that got «missed».

Start from the general and work to the more specific, and again, focus on topics that you enjoy researching and have a passion about. This can help find several nice possibilities for profitable niches. Keyword searches are great metrics for determining demand. Research The Subject And Customer Demands. Go beyond keyword research to isolate and identify your target market. If your aim is off, your profits will be too. Look on forums and chat rooms; they’re a fascinating cross section of your potential market. The people who hang there are the most dedicated of your customers, and you can observe them anonymously. Look for the things they’re searching for and provide it. If you’re feeling bold, register for the forum and talk to them. Ask questions. Look at the answers. You don’t want to give away the store, but a little Q&A is a good thing for identifying your customer base, and locking in on their needs. You should also dig in to relevant web sites. Look at what sites are serving the niche you’re targeting and ask yourself what you can do better. Look at the products they’re offering, look at the advertisers on their sites as well; visit the sponsored sites and learn, learn, learn. Back up your online research with another library visit. Read the specialist magazines devoted to your topic. Look at what products are being advertised, look at their editorial guidelines and look at their article submissions. Remember that magazine advertising costs anywhere from $800 per page to $5,000 per page – any company advertising here is probably worth approaching about advertising or affiliate marketing from your web site. Research other informational sites – start with article directories, like ezinearticles.com Dig deep into them, and see what demand there is for the information. Look at the sites of the people posting articles and take notes about what they’re doing right that you can copy, and what you can do better to get an edge.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Making Money Through Crafting · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Crafting is an art that is often underappreciated in the job force.

The few crafting opportunities available in a 9-to-5 setting tend to be in factories offering extremely low wages. Yet, this is not the only legitimate way of using crafting talents for making money. The other option for making money through crafting is by taking a work-at-home crafting job. Making money through this venue is much more profitable both financially and emotionally for crafters. The only problem is sifting through the scams from genuine opportunities. There will be some trial and error in this process as unfortunately sometimes real crafting companies will do things in a way that on the surface may appear to be a scam. This article will explain in detail what is involved when you do go about making money with a bona fide crafting company. With the knowledge you’re about to gain, hopefully you’ll be in a better position when finding at-home crafting jobs. First, you need to understand that the rule that you’re not supposed to pay for a job doesn’t apply when you’re making money through crafting at home. One of the reasons why is because most at-home crafting jobs are considered business opportunities, which means you are ‘hired’ as an independent contractor. And as an independent contractor, it is not unusual that you will have to pay for the materials needed to do your job. In the case of at-home crafting opportunities, you will usually have to pay for training materials and/or a starter kit. Most legitimate crafting companies will reimburse your fee if you can properly assemble what is contained in your starter kit. Secondly, when you go about making money through an at-home crafting job, expect that you will have to go through a rigorous inspection process. What happens is the crafting company will send you a model that is a ‘perfect’ sample of whatever craft you are working on. This model serves as a guide for what your craft needs to look like when it’s complete. However, you are not allowed to keep the model, as you must return it with your craft. The inspector will compare the model with your craft. If it does not look similar, your craft will be returned to you along with a list of things you did incorrectly. You must correct your craft in order to receive payment for your starter kit and move on to a larger set of crafts. Most craft companies will allow you to keep trying to redo your craft several times until you get it right. Some, (such as New England Crafters), may even give you unlimited tries without charging you for an extra kit. Once you do get your craft approved, the inspection process may be a bit more lenient since you have already proven yourself, but it doesn’t go away.

Finally, you should know that making money through crafting is not easy even with companies that are legitimate. Most crafting projects will require sewing, precision with a glue gun, working with clay, beading and much more. And while these things may sound easy, actually doing them especially on items that tend to be intricate can be extremely difficult. However, if you are already a crafter with intermediate or advanced skills, you should have no problem making money with an at-home crafting job.

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

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

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

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

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

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

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Running Home Based Businesses Can Turn You Into A Millionaire · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Home based businesses can help you quit your day job. Many people looking to make money are turning to different types of home based businesses. Building or joining a business is a great way help yourself out financially. As long as you come into your business knowing you will have to work and put in daily effort you should be well on your way to achieving the success you have always dreamed of. Many people join a work from home business with the wrong intentions. Yes everyone wants to make money but success does not come over night. It will take work and effort to build your company. This is one of the main problems I see when people first want to start a business. They expect results and huge results to happen overnight. This is just not realistic. Yes it is possible to make tons of money but it will not happen while you are sitting on your sofa, watching «Dancing With The Stars». Starting your own company is a great way to live the lifestyle you have always dreamed of. The thing to remember is it will not always be a joy ride. You will have your ups and downs. It is just apart of business. How you react to the ups and downs is what separates the winners from the losers. Every owner has ups and downs. The winners shake off the losses and keep going. Winners refuse to quit no matter what may happen and no matter how long it may take for them to achieve their goals. Losers allow the tough times to bring them down and normally end up quitting when times get tough. See it is all state of mind. What you believe about yourself will become true. That is a major fact of life. You become what you believe yourself to be. If you believe in yourself and believe you will succeed no matter what it takes and no matter how long it takes you will succeed. If you believe you are doomed for failure and you are a quitter, you will fail. When building your home based businesses be sure to have a solid plan. Your plan is essential. This is also what separates the winners from the losers. Winners have a solid plan that they know works. Most losers have no plan or they have a plan which is wrong or ineffective. Many people fail to get ahead in life because they have the wrong plans.

For instance «go to school and get a great job, then retire», is an outdated plan. Maybe that worked for our parents but today and in the future that plan will be outdated. It is no longer just enough to get a good job, just ask someone who has just been laid off, after working for a company for 40+ years. Many companies are exporting jobs overseas, the job market is not what it use to be. Building a business for yourself and your family is an awesome way to get ahead. Studies show the gap between the have and have nots is widening. Or to put it in layman’s terms, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The reason the rich get richer is not because they have some secret mutant power but it is because they have the vision and the courage to see and to take action in times of chaos.

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

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

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

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on How to Find a Good Story Angle to Pitch the Media · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

John Jantsch Here is a good rule of thumb to follow when searching for a story angle to present to the media. Ask yourself this question: Will the readers of this publication think this is interesting, entertaining, informative or useful? Self-interested, veiled attempts at promoting your business will fall flat. The media does not care about your company’s success unless their readers care about it. The media does not care about your new product unless you can help them understand how their readers are longing to know about the problems it solves. The following is a list of topics that can help you get a reporter’s attention. If you can find a way to position your potential story ideas using one of these vehicles, you will have a better chance of success. Have Real News There is nothing that gets the media’s attention like news. Now, what you think is news may not actually be newsworthy, but if you have won a significant contract or licensed a new technology you may indeed have a story that provides a reporter with a news angle. Be First Everyone seems fascinated with things that are first: the first company to feature a technology, the first company to do a certain type of project, the first company in the area to win a national award, etc.

Of course, there are ways to be a new kind of first. The first woman – or minority-owned business in your industry to do something of note is also a first. Be Unique Sometimes you can receive positive publicity by simply doing or offering something that is unique. An unheard-of guarantee, service technicians in tuxedos, balloon telegrams for marketing are all examples of unique practices. Local Angles on National Stories If some aspect of your business is making national headlines, you may be able to weigh in with the local media on a local angle of the story. Local news reporters often prefer to quote local sources even when they are covering a national story. Has some legislation recently passed that impacts your industry? Has a major lawsuit been settled? Is a new product, service, or innovation receiving coverage? It is critical that you watch the national news trends to stay on top of these opportunities. Ties to a Trend Your association and industry publications often report on industry and marketing trends. Reporters love to get a jump on a coming trend. You can put yourself in the middle of a story by simply pointing out something that may be happening in other parts of the country that ties your company or product to a recognized trend. Overcoming Adversity Everyone loves a story with a great ending. If you personally or your firm has overcome some adversity, this may be a great source for a story. People Stories Promotions, new hires, awards, board appointments, wedding, births, and all other manner of story that involves people in your firm and what they do on and off the job can be a good source for story ideas. Maybe your company’s softball team hasn’t won or lost a game in 10 years. Maybe your firm has repaired eight houses for a charitable organization this year. Perhaps your firm has college tuition reimbursement program that is far better than most, and you have four new college graduates at the firm to prove it. Solving a Common Problem If you have discovered a unique way to solve a problem that your target market has or that impacts other firms in your same industry, you may have a story idea. Business publications in particular are always on the look out for innovative business practices. Don’t just think in terms of some solution to a client need. Maybe you’ve discovered a successful way to attract prospective employees.

These stories will often be read by potential clients and really help tell how your firm is different. In addition, it is easy to show how these types of stories can benefit the readership of a publication without appearing too self-serving.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Search Engine Marketing In Delhi Through Web Design · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Website Design Delhi which involves the complete layout of your web page-right from the content to the design. The content is also written by the Web Design Delhi Company. A proper keyword density is maintained in the content of the page so that it is accepted by the search engine. Use of too many keywords may lead your website being rejected by the search engine.

The web designers will place the graphics and the content to make is attractive and navigation friendly. Submission of the page: The pages are then submitted to the search engines. The choice is between submitting by simply filling forms or by paying to the search engine. This decision is taken by the Web designing company Delhi along with the client. This is done by the Web Design Delhi Company, increases your attention on the net. The higher the number of links you manage to replace, the brighter are your likelihood of ranking higher on the search engines. On the basic of ranking report, a complete track has to be kept by the web designing company of your website on the search engine. This involves caring track of the clicks on a daily basis. Updates and changes have to be made on the website according to the report to increase traffic. Web Design Delhi Company in India helps clients globally to reach their goals of online trade. With their know-how tools and methods, they effectively and capably help you to reach the top rank of the search engines results, gain traffic and visibility and earn profits. But of course, you have to make sure that you select the right kind of web design Company Delhi.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Site Search As Key Performance Indicator · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Do you know what’s happening in your own site search? Understanding site search is one of the most important KPI (Key Performance Indicator) you should measure. According to a Forrester study, over 50 percent of major web sites fail in search usability. When your search fails to deliver, your conversion suffers. A low converting site will result is less sales and decreased revenue. Search is not just another nice feature to have. You have to think of search as a revenue generating part of your business. Your company works hard to drive traffic to your site. Many visitors will use your on site search instead of browsing through your site. Online shoppers want to use site search to expedite the shopping experience. The faster and easier they can locate the product they are looking for the more likely they’ll buy on your site. The more roadblock you set in place to inconvenience the shopper, the more likely they’ll buy from someone else. Do you know what they are searching for? Are you in any way measuring what search phrases are queried on your site? It is not enough to have site search as a feature. You must analyze it. You have to understand it. Then, you have to make adjustments based on your findings. The best place to start learning about your site search is through the search log files. If you don’t monitor your log files, you will fail to gain an insight into what your customers are looking for on your site. Understanding site search is a KPI that should be part of your tactical operations. Learning about site search will tell you what your customers are looking for. In addition to understanding what site visitors are searching for, you have to test what results yield from searches.

For example, if your customers are searching for “return policy” what results are they shown? Are the search results relevant to the search queries? If the result you get is not the best possible result, you have to tweak you search engine. The top few results must be relevant, because searchers are not interested in reading deep down your search results. Result number 10 is infinitely more irrelevant than result number 1. Every reasonable search phrase should result in relevant search results. For example, if the site searcher types “return policy” in the search field, the search should result in some result. Every e-commerce site should have a return policy; therefore, the site search should yield the relevant result. One of the worst possible outcomes for a search query would be no result. If a user types any relevant key phrase, it should result in relevant results. If they don’t, your search is failing your customers. Site search is a tool to enhance customer satisfaction. If it works as it is supposed to, it has done its job. If site search fails it becomes a frustrating experience instead of a positive experience resulting in lower conversion rates, lost sales opportunities, loss of revenue and unhappy site visitors.

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

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

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

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

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Wholesale Merchandise Business: The Brilliant Smarts! · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Once there was a passionate wholesale merchandise business entrepreneur who sold everything he owned and a wide amount of the income he made towards searching for “The Touchstone,” a stone with magical powers, one believed to transform anything to gold. “The Touchstone” could be found on the far away seashore, among the other stones there. But unlike the other stones, “The Touchstone” was warm, but not hot. So the man who sought wealth went to the seashore and started picking up the stones, feeling them one by one, and throwing the cold stones to the sea. He did this for months until one day, he finally picked up “The Touchstone” but because he had been doing the same thing for a long time, he automatically threw the stone to the sea, just like all the others. It was too late when he realized that stone needed to get hotter and not stay average and warm like all others. Being in accordance with comfort and tradition is evil I tell you that! So what’s the moral of this story? If you do repetitive tasks, you’re likely to make mistakes and miss opportunities. Instead of putting your energy towards coming up with ways of growing your business, you’re stuck doing repetitive chores. If you want to have a profitable business, the money can be found in planning and setting your goals, not doing repetitive tasks. No matter if it’s wholesale merchandise up loadings to eBay or selling regular widgets, the rule of automation applies. This is why it’s important that you automate as much as your business as possible – from updating your product line, upgrading your services and even setting a blog no matter what kind of commercial tangible business you own, call it what you want, it’s a necessary profitable commodity. For instance, you can automate your invoice and payment confirmation follow-ups by using an auto responder program or service online.

Even if you have to pay a monthly fee for an auto responder service, it is money well spent because you can pre-load your auto responder account with customized codes to recognize the specific purchase of specific clients and personalize it as much as it is needed weeks in advance! If you use a company or program to take care of delivering your customers payment and delivery confirmation to your customers, it means you don’t need to be in front of your computer checking your e-mail every ten minutes to see if the customer already paid if eBay as example is one of your main income sources. The Internet has grown so much in the last few years that you can do practically any repetitive task with the help of software, scripts and other websites that will do these tasks for you. Automation presents another way you can be profitable online: You can supply the software, scripts or website services that will do the repetitive tasks for other e-commerce stores. You are actually creating a stream of income for yourself since these people’s businesses will grow and they will want more of their tasks automated. If you have a team of programmers, you can respond to a need and be able to provide that need in a reliable. Well, so it happens in the wholesale business. In this day and age, the last thing a customer or prospect wants to hear from you is an excuse that goes something like, “It may take me a while to get this delivered to you because I’m doing things manually.” Give your customers and prospects what they want when they need it. This means automating the repetitive tasks like delivering mailed tracking information, payment confirmations and back end similar offers. When you automate, you save yourself time and you also lessen your chances of making mistakes, be it wholesale merchandise or other online projects.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Internet Marketing Secrets · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

If you are developing a new website, or just want to improve the natural search results of an existing website, there are a few Internet marketing secrets you need to know – especially those that can provide a significant boost to your rankings. Marketing Experts Start with Google I have seen various statistics, but one thing is clear, Google is the dominant player of search – commanding approximately 60% of all search engine traffic. Ask any marketing expert where he or she would spend their search engine optimization efforts and they will undoubtedly say «Google». Do what you can to rank well on Google. As a result, you will see results on other search engines as well. One of the simplest Internet marketing secrets you can put into effect immediately is to register your domain name for 3 years. Many individuals who begin a web-based business register for one year only. You must realize however that Google is in the business of generating quality results from legitimate businesses. If you’re an established business, chances are that your web site has been up for more than a year. Google likes to see longevity and commitment. If you plan to be around for some time, register your domain for three years and show Google that you’re in business to stay.Optimize Your Home Page for a Keyword Phrase You have to use the right keywords if you want your website to appear at the top of any search result list. This can be tricky because most single key words are very competitive. What to do? Another internet marketing secret is to use a keyword phrase, not just a single keyword. Additionally, you want to find a keyword phrase that isn’t very competitive but generates a decent level of traffic on a daily and monthly basis. To do so, follow these simple steps: 1. Visit the overture search tool at http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/.

This tool shows you how many individuals typed in a particular search term for the previous month. 2. Type in your keyword and notice other keyword suggestions. Select a number of keyword phrases to evaluate. The higher number of people searching on a keyword phrase generally means that it will be harder for you to get top placement for that term. A good number to shoot for, in terms of monthly keyword phrase searches, is about 1000 – 2000 per month. 3. Go to http://www.google.com and type in the keyword phrase(s) you’ve selected one at a time. After entering each, notice the total number of results listed in the upper right hand corner after your search. This is the number of web pages that are also associated with this keyword phrase. You want to find the keyword phrase that commands the highest number of monthly searches (step 2 above) and the least number of competitors. On Page Optimization If you are going to rank well for any keyword phrase, you need to effectively manage your on page optimization. Specifically, your use of H1 and H2 tags, page title, alt images, bolded text, italicized text, underlined text, and keyword proximity. The Internet marketing secret here is to copy your competition and do things slightly better. To do so, type in your keyword phrase in Google and visit the top 5 sites listed individually. Select «view source» in the Internet browser window you’re using for each site and see what your toughest competition has done. Have they included the keyword phrase in their page title? Does the keyword appear in bolded text only once? Italicized text one? Underlined text only once? Does the keyword phrase appear in the first 25 words on the page? The last 25 words? You will need to copy what the best websites for that keyword phrase have done and improve upon it. You don’t need a marketing expert to show you how to do what I’ve just described, simply copy the best and evaluate each point noted. Shape your site to appeal to Google and other key search engines. Off – Page Optimization The final Internet Marketing Secret you must learn is the importance of off-page optimization. This refers to the number of links pointing to your site, the PR rank (stands for Google Page Rank) of the sites linking to you, and the Anchor text of the link. There are some simple things you can do to begin developing an aggressive link campaign for those sites that link to your competitors – for the keyword phrase you’ve selected.

The best advice I can give you however is to research SEO and link building software on the Internet. This will allow you to make the most of your time and target the best sites to improve your link popularity. Building your link popularity is an arduous task and in my opinion difficult. I’ve certainly learned over the last few years that your effectiveness in this area is ultimately determined by the tools you use and effort you exert. Take my word for it, you don’t want to build your links manually, you’ll never get ahead – so research options on the Internet. Once you begin developing links, you’ll need to monitor them on an ongoing basis. Keep in mind that you will often have to provide a link on your website to the third party site. Be sure to create a links page where you maintain your link exchanges and monitor it regularly to insure that third party links to your domain still exist. If removed, you should remove your link as well. The Internet marketing secrets shared in this article are essential for improving your search engine results. Take your time and implement each one in a controlled and disciplined manner and you will see your rankings improve.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on 10 Reasons Why People Fail At Internet Marketing · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Internet marketing is one of the fastest-growing and profitable businesses today. It is an excellent way for anyone to start a small business with little investment, no overhead, and high profit margins. Anyone can get up and running with an online business in hours. Sounds like an easy way to make money, doesn’t it? Compared to other offline small business ventures, it is. Yet internet marketing failures still vastly outnumber those who have succeeded in internet marketing. For every story you hear of someone making $10,000 a month at internet marketing there are hundreds of untold stories of those who failed to make a profit or only made a few dollars and then quit. Why do so many fail when the potential to succeed is high? 1. Failure to plan – No matter what type of business you are running you need a business plan with well-defined goals.

What are your short-term and long-term goals? What steps do you need to take to meet those goals? Write out your plan and review it frequently.

You are running a small business. Treat it as one. 2. Failure to work the plan – So you already have a business plan? Are the following it? A plan means nothing if you don’t follow it. Work the plan every single day. Revise it if necessary but don’t detract from it. 3. Making goals too big early on – Many internet marketing failures try to do too much too fast. You are not going to create the ultimate web site for dog lovers overnight. Start small with dog training tips and add content daily. Those 1,000+ page web sites took months or years to build, so will yours. 4. Lack of knowledge – Would you be a successful plumber without knowing anything about plumbing? No. Then to be a successful internet marketer you need to learn internet marketing. Find a successful mentor willing to help you and you will be way ahead of the crowd. 5. Not investing in your business – You won’t get any support or very much web traffic on with a free web host. Many times, the best ebooks, scripts, and tools are the ones that cost money. You can run an online business for next to nothing but you’ll achieve faster and more profitable results by investing in the right tools. 6. «If I build it, they will come» – You can have the most comprehensive and informative website on natural healing in the world but if you don’t promote your site and work to drive traffic to it no one will know about it. There are many ways to drive traffic to your website. You should be using several of them. 7. Lack of patience – You will not be making $10,000 a month when you start. Internet marketing is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes time and testing to build your web traffic and increase your conversion rate. In the beginning you might actually lose money and this is when too many people give up without giving their business time to grow.

8. Wrong niche – So you wrote that ebook on underwater basket weaving and you’re wondering why nobody is buying it? Find a niche but make sure it’s profitable first. Too many times people create the product first then try to figure out how to sell it. Find out what the people want then give or sell it to them. 9. No Uniqueness – There are a million low carb diet books out there, what makes yours so unique? Why should I buy your widget when Bob’s widgets are just as good and he’s been selling widgets a lot longer than you? Stand out from the crowd and get noticed. Know your competition and do what they do better or do something totally different. 10. Lack of commitment – To be successful, you must be committed to success. Behind every success story there are many hours of work and dedication. You’ll need drive and determination if you want to be the next internet success story everyone is talking about. Print out these ten reasons for failure and post it next to your computer monitor or tape them to your bathroom mirror. Everyday review your online business and make sure you are not making any of these mistakes. Do this and you are well on your way to being an internet marketing success.

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

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

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

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Traffic Generation And Affordable SEO Services · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Traffic generation is of extreme importance to your online business, and affordable SEO services are equally important in securing that website traffic. In order to help you achieve the type of traffic you need to make your online business a success, we shall look at each of these statements separately and discuss what options are available to enable you to attract the visitors that are essential to your online future. Although there are ways to attract traffic other than through search engine optimization, it is definitely to your benefit if you can secure traffic by means of the free advertising that a high listing in search engines such as Google and Yahoo can provide you with.

There are many ways in which you can make your website as search engine friendly as possible and improve its capacity for traffic generation. Did you notice the mistake I just made there? I mentioned websites in the same sentence as search engine. True search engines look at web pages, not web sites. More on that in a minute. In order to make it easier for me (and you) I am going to apply the name Google whenever I write about ‘search engine’, since although Yahoo, MSN, Altavista, Ask, etc are important, no one can deny that Google is the biggest search engine. Not only that, but it was the first true search engine. Yahoo started life off as a web directory, and if your site was not in the Yahoo directory, it would not be listed in a search. Now, however, in addition to being a website directory, Yahoo, MSN and Ask are true web search engines, the same as Google. I will explain the difference later from my website that you can access from the link in my Resource Box. For the moment, accept the fact that Google and the other true search engines crawl the whole World Wide Web for the web pages that are most relevant to the search term that your customers are using to find the information they are seeking. Did you notice what I just wrote there? ‘Web pages’? Not ‘web sites’ but web pages, as I mentioned earlier. Google and the rest list individual web pages in order of relevance to its interpretation of the words that your potential visitors use to find their information. That is very important to keep in mind. How do they do that? How do the search engines decide what is relevant and what is not to a character string – that is all that your search term is. That is another story really, but it is connected with what is commonly termed ‘Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI)’, a misnomer for a mathematical statistical analysis of the vocabulary on each of your web pages. I say misnomer, because LSI is not an indexing technique, but an analysis method that uses character strings and known juxtaposition of characters, to determine what you are writing about through the use of contextual relevance of the whole passage of your text to the keyword, or theme, that you have highlighted by means of the search engine optimization techniques available to you. Nobody can make a web page LSI compliant, or ‘use’ LSI on a website. It is akin to saying that you can use probability equations to write an article on fly fishing. It is a nonsense that even the best known internet gurus believe, unless they are lying to us and I sure that they would not do that. They must therefore be more ignorant than we believed them to be, which explains quite a lot all things considered.

Which of the two options would they admit to I wonder. You no longer need the oft-quoted 1% – 3% keyword density on your web page, but instead more vocabulary and content on your page that makes the topic of that page clear, without any doubt, to software that parses our page for its meaning in additional to human readers who can tell that at a glance. You have to use more vocabulary than just repeat the keyword or Google and the rest of the search engines will not list your page. The most affordable SEO services will provide you with the small things that you do to your individual web pages to improve your listing position and traffic generation capability. Such services need not be expensive, although the sites you find online that offer them tend to charge high prices since they are targeting large companies rather than individuals with single small websites of a hundred pages or less. One technique that they all mention, however, is the use of meta tags. Many get it wrong! The only important meta tags are the Title and Description tags. You should also point out to the spiders what your more important vocabulary is by use of H tags, bold text, italics and underlining. Google appreciates that, but while you might be rewarded for doing so, you will not be punished for not doing so. There is a massive difference between breaking the rules and failing to give a helping hand. Your linking strategy is of critical importance, and you must have a good number of links back to your web page from other relevant web pages. Take note of the two important words I have used there: ‘pages’ and ‘relevant’. I could write 10 pages on Google PageRank without doing it justice, so won’t start now. Just believe me that you get a share of the Google PageRank of a page linking to yours (not of the home page of that site), and since most linking pages are designed only to hold URL links and consequently contain masses of other links on them, then your share is practically zilch. Do not therefore give a website a link from your home page that reciprocates with one from deep inside the directory structure that provides you with absolutely no benefit. You cannot lose PageRank by providing a link, but why should you give more than you get. Come to an arrangement: you will provide a link from your PR 5 page if the other party reciprocates.

Not if their link is from a PR 0 page. There are many more ways in which you can legally attract search engines to your website and achieve high listings and to generate loads of traffic. There are also many illegal methods of doing so. It is the end result that counts, but before you can even begin to understand what the term ‘black hat’ means, you must first understand what SEO means! Traffic generation is critical to your success, and if you can find affordable SEO services to help you to achieve that, then you are most of the way there. The effect that good search engine optimization has on the generation of traffic to selected pages within your website cannot be over-estimated and will likely determine your future over the next year.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Trend Or Fad? What To Ask Before Choosing Your Product Line · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

While it’s important for every online seller to keep their eyes on consumer buying developments in their product market, it’s equally important for them to understand whether those development are trends, or merely fads. It’s easy to confuse the two; but to source the right products for your E-Biz customers, you need to be able distinguish between them.

Short-term Thinking “Fads are random sparks that catch on with a group of people,” explains Lisa Suttora, founder of trending site http://WhatDoISell.com. “They come out of nowhere, burst into a full-blown buying frenzy, and then quickly fizzle out.” The problem occurs when you mistake a fad for a trend. By the time you recognize a fad product’s popularity and begin sourcing and selling it, that product is already on its way out. Prices spiral downward, and you end up holding a lot of inventory no one wants. Selling fads is a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Because fads aren’t fueled by consumer wants or needs, there’s no repeat group of customers to whom you can continually market. You may successfully supplement your regular sales with fad merchandise on occasion, but jumping from fad to fad is not a good long-term business strategy. A Stable Approach Trends, on the other hand, are usually the result of other past trends that have merged and developed. Based on buyer lifestyles, trends move with rhyme and reason, and tend to progress and morph over time, rather than abruptly disappear. Upcoming trends are shaped primarily by consumer values. If you monitor the things that matter to your target market – the issues they’re talking about, and the things on their minds – you’ll see those ideals reflected in current trends. Following are just a few examples: • Recent concern for the environment has resulted in a surge of “green” products in nearly every product category. • An enduring demand for the best of everything has given rise to luxury or “premium” offerings in markets from food and beverages to baby strollers to laundry detergents to RV accessories. The advantage of working with trends is that they can be tracked and predicted. If you’re carefully following the trends in your market, you’re going to have a good idea of where they’re going next and what products you should begin sourcing now. Because you’re dealing with a target group of consumers to whom you can repeatedly sell a diverse array of products that relate to a common need or interest, you can achieve sustainable selling success. Which is Which? To determine whether you’re looking at a trend or a fad, simply ask yourself what the reason is behind this buying development: Is there a consumer desire or need? A lifestyle change? Can you identify a trend or multiple trends out of which it has grown? If so, you’re dealing with a trend. If there’s no rhyme or reason (think of the pet rock), then you’ve pinpointed a fad and should think very carefully before investing your inventory dollars. Understanding the difference between fads and trends is critical to your product sourcing.

Following fads won’t get you to your long-term goals, but you can and should build a successful e-tail business around market trends. Advises Suttora, “Study the trends in your product niche. That’s how you’re going to continually bring your buyers the products that resonate with their current concerns and priorities, and stay relevant to your customer base.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Work From Home Through Online Freelance Jobs · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Online freelance jobs are widely available today and are excellent ways to work from home. Know more about working from home through freelance jobs in this article. The Internet has given way to new industries, new fields and new opportunities. It is remarkable how the Internet has given way for people all around the world to work from home. This proves advantageous most especially to those who need to balance family life with achieving financial stability. One of the most popular ways to work from home is to do freelance jobs. A freelance job is your best option if you want to earn money without having to be tied to the pressures of having to be tired down to the eight-hours-a-day, five-days-a-week, regular work. This is most suitable for housewives, stay at home moms, students, retirees, or even those who have regular jobs but would like to earn more. Freelance jobs allow you to be your own master, in terms of time and work load. More importantly, with freelancing, you have the option to work from home or anywhere you would like, for that matter. When you do freelancing, you offer your services to companies or individuals on a per project basis. The Internet provides a constant stream of freelance jobs. You can fully take advantage of this pool, work from home and earn quite an attractive pay check.

What is even greater about the Internet is that it offers a wide variety of freelance jobs to choose from. Typing, copywriting, data entry or encoding, medical coding, medical transcription, translation, proofreading, article writing, programming, web designing, photography, graphic design, marketing consultancy, accounting – these are just a few of the freelancing opportunities that can enable you to work from home. Depending on your set of skills, you can choose one to focus on and start earning. There is surely an online freelance job to suit anyone who has the interest and enthusiasm to do so. With the overwhelming expansion of the Internet and the increasing connection speeds all over the world, the demand for freelancers who work from home has immensely increased. With that came the increase of pay rates for freelance services. In fact, many programmers and writing professionals have chosen to give up their full-time jobs for online freelancing. Not only do they get more pay, but they also get the chance to work from home and stay in control of their time. How then can you find freelance jobs? The best method is to look through various online job listings widely available in the Internet. You can use your trusty search engines to look for sites which bring together job seekers and job providers. There are hundreds of them in the Internet, so make sure you narrow down your search and stick to a number which you most likely can handle. It can be easy to find freelance jobs in the Internet that allow you to work from home. However, it may be a little difficult to look for high paying jobs, especially if you are only starting out. You can initially settle for low pay, and then eventually raise your rates as soon as you have established your credibility as a freelancer. It will take time and lots of effort, but the pay is almost always (relatively) worth more than what you exert.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Mc Donald’s And Las Vegas Became Huge Businesses Using Promotional Marketing · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Promotional marketing is a great way to build your business.

Promotional marketing is often overlooked by many business owners. McDonald’s and Las Vegas Casinos have taken full advantage of promotional marketing techniques and you should do the same. Promotional marketing can be very effective when employed correctly. We will take a look at a couple of companies who use promotional marketing in their marketing campaign. Many successful companies understand the whole point of business is to get you in the door. If you notice Las Vegas does not advertise their slot machines or game boards, instead they advertise the Las Vegas lifestyle. They just want to get you there, full well knowing once you are there you will gamble. First let’s look at McDonald’s. McDonald’s does not have the best tasting food or the healthiest food but McDonald’s is still one of the most successful restaurant chains today. Why? Two reasons first McDonald’s buys real estate in key locations and second they employ effective promotional marketing techniques. Let’s take a look at the techniques they use. If you notice McDonald’s does not list the benefits of eating their food, why? Their food is not the best food around so they can’t. Instead they have a ton of promotional techniques. Remember the beanie baby craze? This was started by McDonald’s. McDonald’s just sold new beanie babies every week. These beanie babies were going on Ebay for hundreds of dollars. Do you see the whole strategy behind this? See all they wanted was to get you in the door.

Full well knowing once you were inside of a McDonald’s you would most likely also buy a hamburger and fries besides just a beanie baby.

They also employ the same strategy with their Value Meals, Happy Meals, Monopoly Game Sweepstakes, and Dollar Menu. Next let’s look at Las Vegas. Las Vegas casino’s are masters at using effective promotional marketing. Las Vegas Casino’s are their for one reason and one reason only and that is to make money. Las Vegas casino’s do not advertise about gambling, instead they focus on the Vegas lifestyle. «What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas!» is one slogan they have going. They advertise the free rooms, the Vegas nightlife, the Vegas shows, and boxing matches. Their whole goal is just to get you inside of their casino. Knowing full well once you are inside the odds are in their favor you will gamble and lose. It’s genius marketing. Now granted you may not have the spending budget of a McDonald’s or Las Vegas casino but you can still use promotional marketing for your business. For example you could give out a free Vegas vacation for the 1,000th customer. Or you could give out little things like a free car wash for the first 100 customers. The main thing to remember is to make sure you give out something of value and your promotional marketing efforts will be effective.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Social Bookmarking And Power Linking · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Social Bookmarking and Power Linking. Just in case you missed it… the Web has changed. I think a little history of the Internet is in order to grasp the big picture. I’m not going to give any dates (late eighties and early 90’s)… I’ll just give a quick run down. I would say nearly fifteen years ago I had a dial up Internet connection that allowed me to log into various College computers, BBS’s (bulletin boards) and Newsgroups. The Internet was much different than the Web is today. There was no graphics… it was totally text based and everything was dial up. All you could do was basically post to a newsgroup, post messages on some BBS’s and send email. Internet Marketing as we know it today did not exist. In time though – a few brave souls ventured out of the shadows and began marketing within the newsgroups. This started wars between the «Purists» and new «Marketers» that I still remember to this day. You see, the Purists considered the Internet to be their own little playground. They viewed anyone selling something as evil. After all… Marketers had the TV, the Radio, Magazines, Newspapers, etc, etc as an avenue in which to sell their crap. «The Internet is ours» was their battle cry. They viewed the Internet as a way for them to communicate with each other without having to wade through all the BS advertising – and they could control what was being said. When the evil «Marketer» entered the picture, this all changed – and it changed quickly. Once the evil Marketer had discovered the Internet as a new marketing medium, the «Purity» of the Internet, newsgroups and BBS’s was destroyed forever. The Internet was now becoming just another medium for Marketers to sell their wares. It was inevitable and only a matter of time before this happened. But the Purists fought it tooth and nail. The Newsgroups and BBS’s were now inundated and overrun with advertising. There was so much spam that you could hardly follow a thread or make sense of it.

The thread may have started out discussing a subject as «Microsoft DOS» as it’s first post… but it was hard to make sense of it as the evil Marketers would post «off topic» spam ads trying to sell their wares throughout the threads. As we all know things have changed a lot since those «Caveman» days… the evil Marketers persevered and the Purists lost the War (or did they?) Jump to present day… The Purists did not really lose – they just lost a battle ten or fifteen years ago, but they have recently won the War and staked their claim on the Internet as belonging to them with Web 2.0. Just in case you missed this «coup d’ etat» – give some serious thought to the current environment on the Web and Social Networking specifically. The Web no longer belongs to the evil Marketer. It is back in the hands and control of the Purists and they are once again controlling the conversations. I know… it sounds like a bunch of BS, but for the most part it is true. The difference is the Purists have discovered a way to once again «control» the conversations they want to have, while at the same time make a profit from these discussions (i.e. social networking communities). Welcome to Web 2.0 and Social Networking. I do not consider myself a Internet «Purist»… I’d fall more into the «Evil Marketer» category. This being the case, like you (if you are an Evil Marketer too) I have to adapt and change the way I do things or I will soon fall to the wayside and die a slow death. Like the saying goes, «When in Rome… do as The Romans Do» was never a truer statement than it is today. The way you sell things and market has to change – you are now in Rome. Marketing as we know it today on the Web is dying a slow death – but it is happening fast. Only those who adapt and change will survive. The Web 2.0 Marketer will survive this «coup d’ etat». Interruption Marketing has lost out to Participation Marketing and the Web 2.0 Marketer will prosper with these changes. It is no longer about forcing our messages down the throats of people – they get enough of that with all the other advertising mediums. It is all about authority, conversations and participating within discussions that other people deem important – not what you feel is important. Seth Godin has been telling us this very same thing for a few years now – but a lot have not listened. Why is this? Because it takes work and discipline (and change) to make relationships and participate in meaningful conversations.

It is easier to do what I would call «method of the day» or «hit and miss» marketing – at least in the short run. But that is all it is… marketing for the short haul with no regard to the direction the Web is moving. Like Seth Godin, Jack Humphrey has been telling Marketers they need to adapt and change their marketing methods for years now with Social Power Linking. Jack saw this «coup d’ etat» coming before most and began joining in with the «conversations» while most of us were still doing our marketing basically the same way as the «evil Marketers» of past (and current) – cramming and forcing our message down our visitors throats. I have posted before on Social Bookmarking and Social Networking and the success I have had with these methods. You can view other posts on this blog and see the results I have had by simply joining in and creating «conversations». This is not a fad or a «method of the day»… it is here to stay. With the direction the Web is heading (we are really already there) – Social Bookmarking, Social Networking, Conversation Participation with links from and pointing to those conversations is the key to being successful for the Web 2.0 Marketer. So don’t rebel against the «coup d’ etat» – come on it, the water is fine.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Who Are Venture Capitalists? · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Venture Capitalists are wealthy private investors who can help finance your business either it being a business in trouble financially or a new business venture. There is usually a five year lock up on Venture Capital investments, this means the Venture Capitalist or the business they are helping to fund cannot get out of the deal until the five years is up, sometimes this may be longer depending on the agreed business plan.

They also charge management fees and incentive fees as well as taking a good sized share of your business. Unlike Business Angels, Venture Capitalists like to have a director or management role within the company to discuss the running of the business as well as keeping a close eye on their investment making sure the business succeeds. But there are a few Venture Capitalists who like to give the company the finance they require then take a back seat and let the company who know the trade etc. and let them run the business on a day to day basis. Finding the right Venture Capitalist for you may be a scary prospect but there many Venture Capitalist firms now available which have Venture Capitalists waiting to invest in a new and upcoming business with good prospects. Making a proposition to a Venture Capitalist can be a scary thought, you need to remember they will want to know exactly what your plans are for coming years, the market you will be promoting your product, service in as well who your target audience are for this as well as how much it will cost to make if necessary and the cost you will sell it for, showing the profit you will make on each product, item or service. One thing to remember is that Venture Capitalists don’t care about the dreams you have about this venture, all they want is a good return on their investment in your business. Before going to see a possible Venture Capitalist the best thing to do is to get advice from other business people in the same area you want to go into to get their advice on your product and or service and their honest opinion of the idea. You will need a well detailed business plan when you meet up with the Venture Capitalist and if you are turned away by them don’t give up keep trying, if show people you’re serious about your venture and wont fall at the first hurdle your more likely to win people over with their own weaknesses. Some points to consider are: • Put all your thoughts on your new venture on paper, brainstorm everything • Research your proposed market or industry • Get someone to argue against you to see if you have a water tight solution • If you have little knowledge on a certain area ask for help from people who know • Create a budget, showing every detail you can think of • Read thoroughly your business plan to ensure there’s no errors • Know who your competitors are • Present yourself well – the more presentable you are the more likely you are to be respected by the Venture Capitalist make a good impression • Make sure you know your speech, your business plan back to front so you come across confident as you only have one chance

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

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

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

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

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Setting Up Your Home Business Schedule · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Do you have a schedule for your home business? If not you will need one. Running a home business is a challenging task. Running any type of business is a challenge. In order to succeed you will need to work in order to build your home business. Time management is key. Self discipline is a must when running your home business. It is very easy to get sidetracked when running a home business. Many home business owners end up not succeeding in their home business because of bad time management.

You must have the discipline to create a daily schedule for yourself and then stick to that schedule daily, until your schedule becomes a routine. The whole key in creating a schedule for yourself is to make your work ethic into a habit. Once your work ethic is a habit you will be well on your way to succeeding in your home business. Many people believe they have a great work ethic and they probably do have a great work ethic. But running a home business is different than working a job. First it is your business, you will not have anyone looking over your shoulder telling you to do this or so that. You will not have anyone to answer to except yourself. Which is why you must hold yourself accountable. I am willing to bet 90 percent of all home business owners follow this or a similar routine. Wake up and go to work. Get home and turn on the television and put off working on their home biz until tomorrow. Guess what, tomorrow they follow the same routine and put off working their home business until the following day. Then the weekend rolls around and instead of working on their home business they decide to put it off until Monday. Then their routine becomes a habit and they quit their home business believing home businesses do not work. You see that is the main difference between successful home business owners and unsuccessful home business owners. Successful business owners actually work their businesses daily, until it becomes a routine and then a habit. Successful home business owners form great work habits and unsuccessful business owners form bad work habits.

One thing you will notice with unsuccessful people in general is they always have one million and one excuses on why the job is not getting done.

Oh I was tired from work, it was the season finale of «Dancing With The Stars» and the list goes on…Winners just get the job done period. Unsuccessful people also have another common trait, they tend to blame everyone else except themselves for their problems.Winners take full responsibility for their actions and learn from their mistakes. Setting up a schedule for your home business is the easy part. Do what works for you best. I like to take care of all of the home business work I hate doing in the morning. Do what works best for you. But remember having a home business schedule is pointless if you do not practice it daily.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Rise And Fall Of The Multimedia Projector · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

One of the staple activities that any business entity undertakes on a regular basis is the holding of a meeting. The reasons for meetings vary; e.g., discussion of reports, presentation of concepts, issue resolution, etc. Invariably, these meetings require the use of documents to assist in the discussion. When the meeting is between 2 to 3 people, hard copy documents will suffice, but when there are more participants, it is more effective to have everyone viewing just one document so that the interaction is specific to one part of the document.

Huddling around a document is one way to do this. However, it does become quite a task. That is why the multimedia projector is fast becoming part of the standard office equipment of most businesses, large and small. Having a multimedia projector in the office did not use to be so common a few years ago. In fact, it was even considered to be excessive to have one. The early versions were very bulky (some were big enough to fit into a standard check-in suitcase. Some actually even came with one!), difficult to set-up (fickle mindedness seemed to be a design consideration, i.e., you could not just connect it to any medium), required that the venue be completely dark, and cost as much as your boss’s annual salary in terms of acquisition as well as maintenance. The bulb alone, which is almost guaranteed to get busted when the number of hours stated in the manual occurs, probably costs more than all your lights in the office! As a result, only large organizations could actually afford the investment. Smaller organizations had to content themselves with primitive devices like the whiteboard marker, or the traditional overhead projector (a device that projects the content of a hardcopy document printed on transparent film (modern versions can now display documents printed on plain paper). The use of multimedia projectors then was not really considered cost-effective. The days of the prehistoric multimedia projector, however, are over. Thanks to the new technologies used in designing and manufacturing them, multimedia projectors are now much, much smaller, lighter, project brighter, media-friendlier, (you can connect it to almost any computer or media player. There are even models that do not even require separate equipment! All you need is your disc or flash drive), easier (and, of course, cheaper) to maintain and, most importantly, cost a mere fraction of what their ancestors used to cost. This rise in technological superiority and fall in investment has accelerated the availability of a multimedia projector in almost every business, both large and small which, as a result, has made interaction in meetings more focused, efficient and productive. There are several suppliers of multimedia projectors (both in brick-and-mortar and online stores) that you can choose from so be sure that before you purchase one, you check out a few of them and ask as many questions as you want so that your purchase is an informed one. They will only be too happy to assist you.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Business Planning Process: Launch Your Small Business Startup With Success · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Business planning is one of the most important steps towards building a successful startup business, and you can use some specific strategies to create a comprehensive outline. An effective business plan will help you determine your goals and help you organize all of your small business ideas with ease. If you’ve ever been stuck with too many ideas and not knowing where to start, business planning will help take the pressure off. Understanding the business planning process is important for creating something that works, and something that will help you reach your goals. Launching your small business startup is much easier with a clear, step-by-step outline; here’s what you need to know: Step 1: Organize your table of contents. This will help you outline each area of your business to include your mission statement, products and services, number of employees, and any basic market research information. Step 2: Collect attachments and appendix materials. These are especially important if your business plan will be reviewed by potential investors or business partners, and can also help with your online business planning strategy. Step 3: Create a list of key topics and sections.

Not only will this create a cohesive document, but you’ll also be able to jumpstart your business planning process with a clear ‘map’ or guide of all your strategies. This list is especially helpful if you’re not sure where to begin, since you can just put each item down on paper and organize it accordingly. Step 4: Assign projects and tasks for each area. This is an effective business planning strategy as it helps you break down each goal into actions steps. Assigning tasks and objectives in this way makes it much easier to stay on track during each step. Step 5: Check for grammar, spelling, and even factual errors. Making sure your plan and notes are clear of mistakes is especially important if you’ll be presenting it to others. Doing a quick check will also help you determine if you missed any pieces of critical information and help you fine tune the final draft. Step 6: Write up an executive summary for your small business startup. This is an important step for all business owners, and can help you pull together the entire plan in a few short pages. Many business owners turn to this summary when they need a briefing on objectives during the course of business, and you can include basic points and topics as if you were presenting it to a board or audience. Step 7: Get an outsider’s perspective. While you need to keep your business planning strategy and ideas as confidential as possible, sharing your plan with a trustworthy person can help you catch a few key elements of your project. Get an objective view of your plan and notes so you have everything in well-organized and presented in a logical way. Business planning doesn’t have to be difficult, but many startup business owners are intimidated by the process. Take the time to organize the critical areas of your business and put them in a logical order. Then, break them down into specific objectives and tasks so you have a strong idea of how you can be successful in each area. The time and effort you put into business planning will pay off for the long run, and help you launch your small business startup with success.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Make Your Web with Extra Affection · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

India has been buzzing with a number of such IT projects that have been Buzzing with a number of such IT projects that have been outsourced to the country since the past few years.

And comparing with other web site organization Web Design Delhi plays a vital role for develops the web site. Web Design Delhi Company (e-Fuzion) too has seen several such projects being outsourced to it from various countries around the globe. Often wondering web design needs on your own hire someone else to do it, or use a blend of both? Simply put, the need for outsourcing arises when it makes better business sense to do so. This implies getting the same work done by professionals based in Delhi. Web Design Delhi Company (e-Fuzion) is fully equipped to handle your needs. Before we even draw up the first design on the board, l we try to understand your requirements, specifications, the environment your company works in and the communication needs. That’s how we tailor make solutions that suit your needs and that too at a fraction of the cost. This way you can concentrate on your core competencies leaving the web designing solutions from e-Fuzion. Web Design Delhi Company (e-Fuzion) qualifies offshore web design solutions that suit your website business requirements in a cost-effective manner. Partnering with the clients to understand their needs, transparency operations, emphasis on communication, high degree of commitment to the project and timely delivery ensures that the Web Design Delhi Company (e-Fuzion) solution needs through your viewpoint. We always combine the best of the technologies available with your needs to deliver a solution that suits your requirement best.

E-Fuzion provides all the facilities with very low cost of amount, regarding the costing projects Web Design Delhi Company (e-Fuzion) differs its type of costing as per our clientele needs.

The web designing Delhi Company suits for web development. E-Fuzion has array of web development work and want to outsource web design and development work can hire a dedicated web designers and programmers at a fraction of cost what you might be paying to your employees.

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

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

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

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

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

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

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on What Type Of Home Based Business Will You Choose? · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Many people dream of having a financially secure future that they control.

There are many keys that will determine if you are able to find this type of destiny for yourself or not. Some of the things that you need to consider whenever you are choosing what kind of business opportunity to get into are, will your business be online or off-line, how much time will this business take to start, run and maintain and, of course, how much startup cost is involved. Finding the correct home based business that will fit into your lifestyle is critical if you are going to be successful with it. There is no reason to start a busines that is not a fit with your lifestyle and experience. The first thing that you need to consider is if you are going to have an online business or an off-line business. For many years, people that have an entrepreneur spirit and have wanted to work on their own in order to build financial wealth, have looked to brick and mortar businesses. Within the past 10 years or so, however, a major shift has taken place in which the Internet has provided a quick and easy way for people to set up shop online. Although brick and mortar businesses will always have their places, online businesses are certainly the wave of the future. Online businesses offer both a low startup cost and low risk so you can certainly test the waters and know if an online business is right for you quickly. This gives you a chance to see if this is a business that you can be sucessful at and also enjoy without investing all of your money in one place. The next thing that you have to consider is how much time your new business is going to take you to start up, run and maintain. There is certainly a lot of variety as far as these three factors are concerned in any good business. Most people, however, simply do not have the time and resources necessary to be able to start a business while still maintaining the lifestyle that they are now enjoying. For that reason, a turnkey business is an absolute must for people that are simply too busy to be able to start a business that will take them hours upon hours to start and maintain. There are certainly plenty of these types of turnkey businesses online that offer you the opportunity to be able to start and run your business with minimal time investment, until you are able to devote yourself fully to it. The final thing that should be considered is the cost that is involved in starting up a business. Traditional brick and mortar businesses require a huge investment of both time and money. The Internet provides you with the opportunity to test businesses and to become successful with a minimal amount of time and money spent. Not only that, the audience that you will be reaching online far outnumbers those that you can reach by setting up shop in your local community.

That is why many people have turned to online businesses to help them to gain success quickly when entering the entrepreneurial marketplace.

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

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

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

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

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

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Lowdown On Finding The Perfect Keywords · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Whenever I teach a class on Internet marketing, it’s inevitable that the term «keyword» comes up. Keywords tend to confuse people, mostly because there are numerous ways of figuring them out; not all of them are correct. Let me explain. When we think of keywords related to our topic, we often go to «root» keywords or, in layman’s terms: the first word that pops into our mind.

For example, if someone were to say: «Give me a keyword for books» you might say: «publishing.

» That’s a root keyword. It may seem like the right word to you, but it may not be a word that your reader or customer is searching on. Therein lies the key. You want to find relevant keywords in your market that people are actually searching for. Another example of this is the word: auto loan. If you’ve written a book on saving money you may think that drawing attention to your chapter on getting the best auto loan is a great idea. But what if your consumer searches on the term: car loan instead? Your keyword (auto loan) will go unnoticed. There are some commonalities in keywords; for example, the best keywords have a strong relevance to your topic and a high search volume. What this means is that as you’re trying to get away from ‘root’ words, you don’t want to get uber-creative and use words no one is searching on. The other piece to remember is the age-old marketing term: supply and demand. Whatever your search term you want to make sure that there’s a lot of demand, but very little supply. If you’re ready to start your search, here are a few sites that should help you. The first is the Google Adwords keyword search tool. What this tool will show you is a general overview of how popular a word is vs. how much supply there is for this word. While this site doesn’t give you actual search numbers, it’s a pretty thorough overview of search patters: adwords dot google dot com. The second is a version of Overture (more on that in a minute) that will show you how many searches have happened across Yahoo and MSN for a particular search term in the last 30 days: yooter dot com/keyword/overture.php Finally we have Overture. While this site will give you actual data, the numbers they give you aren’t updated daily, in fact they’re not even updated monthly.

Some of the stats you see will be three or more months old. But data is data and unless you’re sitting in a market that has heavy fluctuation, this should give you a good start: inventory dot overture dot com. Now that you’ve zeroed in on your perfect keywords, where will you use them? Well, adding them to your web site copy is a great idea but the ideal place to use these is in your press release. Why? Because it’s likely that you’re sending your press release out online (if you’re not, you should be) and with all the clutter on the ‘Net you’ll need these keywords to get noticed. Here’s a quick rundown of where and how you should use them: • Use these words in the headline and first 50 words of your release • Keep your release to no more than 600 words • Use keywords for hyperlinking: what I mean by this is that anytime you link to a page on your site or some other external reference, you’ll want to use these keywords to help increase exposure to your press release. In order to maximize what you’re doing online, you’ve got to become very focused on your market and what your market wants. Figuring out the keywords and search terms your readers/consumers use will go a long way helping your message rise above the noise!

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Work At Home Scams To Avoid · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Just as there are great opportunities to work at home, there are also work from home scams that you need to avoid. The Internet has given way to a wide variety of opportunities, which include the chance of being able to work at home and earn good pay.

However, the Internet has also given way to a lot of opportunities to dishonest people and fraudulent companies.

There are now a lot of work at home scams, in particular, so you need to be more careful when choosing which ones to work on. The key to avoiding work at home scams is to recognize them right away even before considering joining in. Be very wary of those that offer you easy money, with ads telling you that you can earn thousands of dollars a month working part time in the comfort of your very own home. If the site promises this much but are hazy in providing details of the nature of the job they are offering, then start getting suspicious. If it sounds way too good to be true, then it probably is, right? One of the most important rules you need to follow if you want to maximize profits online is to steer clear of pyramid work at home scheme. There are so many forms out there right now, and a good number of them are disguised in one form or another. There are those that may actually work, but the chances that you may not be able to recover your invested cash are very high. Another potential work at home scams are those businesses that require you to recruit others first before you can start earning. Legitimate work at home opportunities must be focused more on the advertising and actual selling of products and services, and definitely not on recruiting others to follow suit. Some of the most common work at home scams are as follows: • Envelope stuffing. This is not as simple as stuffing envelopes. They will usually ask you to do something more such as placing the ad in newspapers and magazines. • Craft work or assembly. You will need to pay a lot of many for your equipment and materials. Some even require you to buy sewing machines, only to find out that the company never really buy your assembled craft as they are sub-standard in their eyes.

• Computer work requiring sign-up fees. These generally gets you some good to nothing guide with the most generic information on running a online business and list of companies you can contact to get started. These contacts are usually either not interested or pay too little to be worth your time. • Medical billing. You are usually required to pay thousands of dollars to invest in software, in training and for technical support. You buy these without the assurance of getting any clients at the end of the day. Work at home scams are simply intent at taking your money without actually leaving you a job to do or any return of investment. Remember that legitimate business opportunities, be they work at home or otherwise, will not require you to pay unreasonable fees just to get more information. More so, genuine companies will not resort to pressuring tactics to force you to work with them. Make sure that you use your intuition and follow what your instincts tell you.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Plans For A Home Business Should Be Kept Simple · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Businesses can carry complications within the internal workings. Because of this you should keep plans for a home business as simple as possible. Choose a business that is not overly complex. Choosing a business area that you already have knowledge or skills in. Taking a hobby or past time and creating a home business from that is one easy way to begin on the path to a simple home business. An example of this is a person who knits, can knit hats, gloves, scarves and so on and sell those items for a profit. Likely this person already has materials, tools and other business needs on hand. This is keeping your home business simple and easy. On Hand Equipment As in the example above you should try to use tools and other items that you already have on hand. Computers, phone lines, copiers, fax machines, sewing machines, childcare equipment and so on. Take a look around your home for inspiration. In the time that it takes for you to do a walk through of your home you may find this is all of the time it will take to know which direction you will go to pursue your home business. By doing so you are already calculating what items you need to buy and how much funding it may require to do so. Completing two tasks at one time is keeping business simple. Prepared Workspace Using a workspace that is readily available for you to begin working in is another way to keep your home business easy. A home office can be used for data entry positions or accounting services. A basement or garage can be used to perform woodworking or pottery sculpting. Your living room can be used to relaxingly knit clothing or your sewing room for quilting sellable items. Using a space that is already prepared for your business can shave off preparation time and save money as well. Recap On Guides To Keeping Home Business Simple  Use skills, hobbies and personal knowledge to begin your business planning around.

Use tool, resources and equipment that are already in your possession to apply towards your business.  Use a workspace that is already suited to your business needs, such as a home office, garage or basement. Overall Reasoning Behind Simple Planning Using any and everything that you already have is the best way to keep a home business simple. There are already areas of concern such as finances, marketing and advertising that you will be spending time and effort to correct. This allows you to focus on the areas that truly need it instead of focusing on every little area of concern that pops up. This also allows you to keep time open for personal time. In order to allow you the best possible chance for success while you tend to be busy with business issues than you do not get to enjoy the work at home experience. You can even keep in mind an acronym of the word easy. E-every, A-available, s-resource, Y-you have.

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

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

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

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

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on What’s The Deal With Web Directories · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

They were the next great thing.

People were spending thousands of dollars a month on promoting the business, general, and niche web directories.

Then suddenly Google, and probably other search engines, wielded their might and changed the entire scenario. For the directory owner who was primarily interested in selling link subscriptions, this would come as a death knell. But, in the long run, this is a good thing and the best directories will actually emerge stronger, some day. Let us try to understand this. On the one hand is the directory owner who thinks of his site as a web resource. This person will develop unique content, arrange for intuitive navigation, create customized and relevant category structure, offer multiple and well thought out payment options and plans. On the other hand is the fly by night owner who will take a basic script and make a little noise and get paid entries and then just let the site languish. In the heydays of web directories, one of the interesting by-products was that the biggest customers of free / featured / reciprocal / permanent / etc entries were actually your competitors. So, what you had to do was make a directory, make some noise on some popular webmaster forums, and then have all your competitors rush and buy listings. And once that gravy train reached its station, you start all over again. As in the case of any gold rush, many participants actually innocently start getting fooled by fool’s gold. They somehow start thinking that there is serious merit in buying a listing for four figures in a bid based directory site. If one acknowledges that the sole purpose of a directory entry is to get link juice out of it, then the party is clearly over. With major search engines targeting paid links, it is tough to gain much link benefit. Certainly not four figures worth. But I am unwilling to acknowledge that there is nothing other than link juice to be gained from a listing.

I know for a fact that many of my websites gain as much as 2-5% of their traffic from listings in directories. For tiny sites this might not amount to much. But when you are a serious webmaster, this makes all the difference. Then come to think of it, these sites that are sending me traffic account for less than 1% of the total number of similar sites that have listed me, one way or another. Voila! We just found El Dorado. The secret is that only the best of directories will survive. But that one will certainly survive. And is that not what we want? I think that the fact that such web resources are now forced to look at monetizing opportunities other than the sale of listings is also a positive sign. That means that some of them might actually see submissions as a way to enhance the editorial and content quality of their sites. Clearly once again a very positive sign for the industry as a whole, if I can call it an industry.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Top 10 Low Cost Business Franchises · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Starting a business often means making large capital investments, especially in the very beginning. In fact, many financial advisors recommend that you plan on losing some money as you get started. However, before you dismiss yourself as not having enough money to get going, keep in mind that not all ventures are so financially draining. What so many aspiring businessmen and women do not know is that franchising dramatically reduces the financial risks associated with building a new company. Furthermore, some of the most lucrative opportunities are low cost business franchises. They require very little start-up capital, few or no employees and most all of them are home businesses. This may sound too good to be true, but fortunately, there are real opportunities for people like you who are genuinely interested in starting a business. Best of all, there are several different businesses from which to choose. Here are ten of the most popular low cost franchises in the market today. #1. Berkeley Brewer One of the most important things to franchisees as they build their businesses is minimized risk. That’s why so many of them choose franchising over starting from scratch. Berkeley Brewer, a personal tailoring company, is a terrific example of how a franchise can significantly decrease the risk. This company is so dedicated to your success that it will refund your franchise fee if you do not see a return on investment within 12 months. Moreover, this business is easy to manage, which means you don’t have to quit your regular job until your new venture becomes so busy that you have no other choice. The reassurance with a franchise like this is that you do not have to risk everything – your money and your current means of making money – to change careers. #2. CityLocal Many entrepreneurs start their own businesses because they grow tired of simply doing a job.

They want to be part of something groundbreaking. They have an intrinsic desire to make a difference. If this sounds like you, a franchise opportunity with CityLocal should be on your list of franchises to consider. This web-based home business focuses on the economic growth of cities throughout the UK and Ireland. Not only do you have a chance to be part of a profitable, high-traffic website, you also have the satisfaction of making a difference in your community. By offering both free and paid advertising, you keep members of the community abreast with local news and events. At the same time, local businesses have a means of promoting their products and services on your site. #3. FirstWills Transitioning from one career to another can be especially challenging when you’re not sure how much money will be coming in and how often. This is certainly true when it comes to starting a new business. As mentioned, many new entrepreneurs actually lose revenue faster than they can generate it. Nevertheless, one of the best aspects of FirstWills is your ability to earn money in a matter of days. All you have to do is meet with individuals who are ready to write their wills. Then, you write down their instructions and pass the information on to the franchise. You never actually write the will; instead, FirstWills does this for you. And, you make money with each sale you generate. #4. Brazilian Soccer Schools Countless businessmen and women had to take the hard route to building their companies. So many people enter the business world with the mindset that you have to dive in headfirst, quit your job, invest everything you have and hope that it all works out. Fortunately, this is not the only way. Brazilian Soccer Schools, for example, is a franchise business for sale that allows its newcomers to keep their existing jobs for the first year. This means that you can go through the coaching and business training with your mind focused where it should be – on what you’re learning rather than how much money you wish you were already making. Plus, it gives you time to launch and promote your business whilst you continue to meet current financial obligations. #5. Little Angels Children’s Photography Many new mums must weigh the cost of childcare when deciding whether to return to the workforce. For many of them, the costs of daycare take a large portion of their earnings, which leads them to wonder if going back to work is really worthwhile.

After all, not only are they losing a significant amount of their earnings just to childcare costs, they also miss the opportunity to be with their children each day. If this sounds like your dilemma, you have to determine whether it’s truly worth the money you’re actually bringing home. Still, chances are that you can not afford not to contribute financially. This is where a work from home business opportunity like Little Angels can be very beneficial to mums like you. As a photographer for this company, you will work only four or five days a week for about four hours per day. This means you can take your children to school and be finished in time to pick them up. Most of all, no experience is required. All the training you will need is provided by the franchise. Of course, all franchisees are female because women are generally preferred by preschool aged children. #6. Aura Roboclean There are two ways to make money with this sophisticated cleaning franchise. First, you offer mattress, upholstery and carpet cleaning to hotels, nurseries, nursing homes, offices and other businesses. Nonetheless, this is not your average cleaning company. Aura Roboclean uses only environmentally friendly machines, protecting the earth and dramatically reducing allergens. People are paying more and more attention to the environment, on a global scope in addition to their immediate surroundings. As you can imagine, this market is expected to treble within the next five years. And, last but not least, you can even sell the equipment to those who are interested.

This just increases your chances of profiting from this innovative business opportunity.

Most importantly, you can become a franchisee with a very low investment. #7. Charisnack Just as people are striving to live in a better environment, they also want healthier bodies. As a Charisnack business franchise, you will offer healthy snacks and smoothies to people in the workplace. All you have to do is leave the products with your clients and pick up the cash at appropriate intervals. Furthermore, Charisnack is another franchise that gives you the opportunity to make a real difference. This is true because the company donates a portion of its sales to benefit the National Blind Children’s Society. You don’t have to make the donation. Just being part of this organization means your efforts will translate to help for others in need. #8. UK Websaver Once again, here is another great home-based business prospect. UK Websaver is a company that markets membership loyalty cards. This is a great product because consumers are always looking for ways to save money; meanwhile, businesses are constantly seeking new ways to promote their products and services. Additionally, this low cost opportunity demands only a limited amount of stock. Working out of your home means that you’re somewhat restricted when it comes to space, but the tiny plastic cards won’t crowd your home office or break your bank. #9. Molly Maid Not everyone will realize the benefits of running a business from home. In contrast, most people work at least eight hours each day. They don’t have the flexible schedule you’ll have as an entrepreneur, which means they will have to hire others to do work around their homes. After working all day, who wants to spend evenings and weekends on housework? This is a tremendous marketing opportunity for you as a Molly Maid franchisee.

For a minimal capital investment, you will become part of the UK’s most recognizable cleaning companies. Rather than building from the ground up, starting a franchise with outstanding name recognition puts you one giant step ahead of your competition. In truth, a well-established brand name is one of the most valuable assets a franchise business has to offer.
#10. Baby Prints If you’re a parent, you are already keenly aware of how quickly children grow. And, you also know that parents are always looking for creative ways to capture precious moments with their little ones. The Baby Prints franchise has found a way to make this desire very profitable for you. If you decide to invest in one of their franchises, you will make impressions of every cherished dimple in baby’s hands and feet. Parents adore this keepsake; at the same time, you get the chance to run a home business. All the independence and flexibility you can expect when running your own company is available to you. And, the most important part is that Baby Prints is one of the low cost business franchises that comes with exclusive sales territory. Not only will you sell a unique product, you won’t have to worry about competition from other franchises.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Setting Up Your Home Business Goals · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Setting up goals for your home business is very important to your home business.

Why? You have to have something to aim for in order to help you along your journey in building a successful home business.

Home business goals will help you out greatly in building a successful home business for yourself. Many people start a home business with only one goal in mind and that goal is to become rich. Becoming rich is not a bad thing but you need to have more specific goals than just becoming rich in order to succeed. Your goals need to be detailed and specific as to what you want, when you want it, and how you are going to get it. All 3 of these different points will help you reach your goals. Once you have your goals written down and memorized you then must repeat them with full belief and faith that you will reach your goals. First you have to know what you want. One reason many people fail to succeed in life is because they have no clue what they want in life. So they end up settling for anything that comes there way. This goes for pretty much anything you desire in life, be it a husband or wife, a job, or anything else. You must know what you want and you must be detailed in describing what you want. For instance let’s say you want a new car. Just wanting a new car is not enough. You must know the model, the year, the color, the color of the seats. The more detailed you are, the better. Or let’s say you want to earn a stable cashflow with your home business. Well how much money would be enough to quit your job? How much do you need to live the life you always wanted? If it’s 10,000 a month then your goal would be to earn 10,000 a month through your home business. Next you need to setup a date when you want to reach your goal. The key when setting up a date for yourself is to be realistic but to also pick a date which will give you a sense of urgency as well.

Next you need a plan to get you to your goals. In this case your home business is the vehicle which will guide you to your goals. Now you need to setup a plan on how you will make your home business a success. A marketing plan will help. Are you going to advertise your home business offline or online? Or both? What types of media are you going to use to advertise your home business? These are just a few of the questions you will need to ask yourself when creating a plan to help you reach your goals. Once you have gone through all 3 steps write it all down. For example » I will earn 10,000 a month by Jan, 1 2008 and I will earn this money by building my home business». After you have a statement written repeat your statement to yourself daily and you should be well on your way to achieving home business success.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Tips For A Successful Online Business · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

The internet gives you access to the entire world when it comes to selling goods or services. This is because millions of people go online every single day in search of things they need. However, you need to understand from the very start that online commerce is a saturated market. You will find plenty of competition so you have to continually be creative and keep up on consumer buying trends.

What is it that you are going to market? Think about your hobbies and your skills. You may decide to offer products you have created yourself. Sometimes this is the result of buying a particular product yourself and then thinking of a way to make it better. You can sell your knowledge as well. Informational books that people access online are very popular. Selling products for other people is definitely a possibility as well. You don’t have the overhead associated with starting up your own product. With most affiliate programs you don’t even have to take care of the shipping. You will need to be creative with your marketing techniques though. It is very possible to have a successful online business without a tangible product. Services are extremely popular. For example you can offer your services to create a website for others or to represent their advertising efforts for them. Any type of service like that can make a wonderful online business. Once you have identified your products or services to sale, you need to focus on getting the information out there. You can have the very best to offer but if the millions of people on the internet can’t find it or don’t know about it, you are out of luck. Narrow down your target market. Make it as specific as you possibly can. Next you will need to work on your marketing strategies. Think like the consumers you want to reach. Where will they be looking for information. There are numerous types of marketing techniques you can use for your online business.

It is a good idea to incorporate several of them. This way you can get steady streams of customers from all angles. Work hard to build quality relationships with your customers. This involves offering them valuable information instead of just trying to make sales all the time. Offer them interesting articles, newsletters, and be willing to answer their questions. The quality of your customer service will determine part of your business success. Never underestimate the value of this aspect. It should always be a top priority no matter what type of online business you offer.

It is possible to have a very successful online business.

There is less investment of money because you don’t need a building to work from.

Many online businesses are ran from a person’s home. Take your time to find out what unmet needs exist and then reach the market that will be looking for it. Always be honest when it comes to the information you offer to your customers. It will help them to become lifelong customers that make additional purchases and recommend your business to others.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide To Starting A Home Based Businesses · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Are you dissatisfied with your current job? Maybe you don’t like the salary you are getting… being forced to work long hours with little monetary compensation.

Or, maybe it’s the environment itself, since many Corporate offices may have a dog-eat-dog mentality. Maybe you are saddened because you are missing out on your baby’s ‘firsts’. Whatever the problem is, you can change your destiny by starting a home based business. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to creating a home based business, read on as this article will explain how. The first thing you need to do to establish a home based business is to think about what your credentials and how you are going to use them to make money. If you type fast and have excellent word processing skills, you can start a data entry/word processing business. If you’re good with children you can open a daycare. If you are talented in the area of writing you can write articles and books for a living. The possibilities for what you can do through your home based business are endless once you start the process of brainstorming. Next, you will need to establish the legal presence of your home based business. The best way to do this is to get a business license and a trade name. You can do both through your local court system. If you want the specific websites for your state, you can research the Small Business Administration. Once you have done these things, you may want to consider branching out as a limited liability company or a corporation. By doing so you are allowing tax advantages for your home based business. Now, you will need to advertise your home based business. You can start by building a website.

Companies like Geocities allow you to make websites for home based businesses for free.

However, you will want to at least pay for your domain name, since most free websites have long, complicated URLs that people will not be able to easily remember. If you want you can make some extra money on the side by selling advertising space on your website and/or joining affiliate programs. This is a great income stream you can have in addition to whatever is generated from your home based business. Once the website for your home based business is up, you can begin advertising in various venues. Free advertising can be done by submitting your site to search engines, passing out flyers, writing articles to free article directories, writing press releases and networking through friends and family. Paid advertising can be done through pay-per-click programs such as Adwords, direct mail campaigns, newspapers and cable television. In conclusion, the process of starting a home based business is not really that hard. The only real difficult you will have in determining what you’re going to do and how you’re going to get clients. Once you have addressed these issues, eventually your home based business will become successful enough that you will never again have to worry about the drudgery of a 9-to-5 job.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Secret To Home Business Success · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Many people have tried to succeed in the home based business world and indeed in terms of the successes or failures of different people, there are three general categories that can be used.

Firstly, there are the people that are failures; people that really have no success and after a period of denial are eventually forced to give up on their business and go do something else. This is not where you want to end up. Then, there are the people that are successful; they are able to parlay their business into something that earns them a nice five figure income that they are satisfied with and can live on. This is not such a bad place to be. And finally, there are the people that are enormously successful; these are the people you hear about all the time that become millionaires and are able to live a life that is the stuff of dreams because of the money that they have. This is the best! The question that most people will ask themselves in regards to this scenario has to do with the difference. Depending on the specific case, most people can figure out the difference between the first group and the latter two groups; it usually has to do with a lack of motivation, a lack of perseverance or the inability to deal with failure and just move onto something else. However, the difference between the second and third group is harder to figure out; after all, for the most part those two people start off the same and a lot of their home based business development is the same getting to the point of a five figure income. What, then, becomes the difference later on? Well, in the majority of these comparisons, the difference has to do with a lack of diversification on the part of a person that has the five figure income. If a person builds a business that makes then $75,000 a year, then they might realistically have no problems whatsoever with that income. This is because the person might have all their needs met in a nice way and not really want to try and increase their income. However, the person that goes on to eventually become a millionaire is not going to be satisfied with that amount. They will take as much money as they can spare and instead of spending it on a lifestyle enjoyed by a person with a $75,000 income, they will re-invest it. Either into another business or back into expanding the one they already have. This kind of person is not interested in living the lifestyle of a $75,000 income person; they want to make more money and have no problems living in less luxury now if it means they can live in more luxury later. A person like this has an income figure in their head from the start and keeps on working at it until they are making that income figure; usually through diversification.

With an affiliate home based business you can also enjoy the residual and passive income that comes with ongoing payment programs and marketing.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on SEO And The Content Between The Jingles · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Have you ever wondered why radio stations use jingles? A mini-song (jingle) is played several times each hour. Listeners can get to the place where they know that jingle by heart and can sing it even when the radio is off. The jingle is used going into a weather break or back into music. The jingle seems ever present on radio, but why? The reason many radio stations use the jingle is the same reason online business conforms to Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The more you tastefully use either the jingle for radio or keywords for your business website the more visibility you generate. If done correctly the keywords that you use in the totality of your content will be very apparent if the reader is looking for it, but undetectable to most readers. That means that the content is not ‘stuffed’ with keywords or key phrases. The content should flow very naturally without feeling as though you are tripping over the same words over and over again.

It’s the same way with radio jingles, they are audibly present, but should mesh well with everything else that is offered on the airwaves to allow the repeated message to be absorbed in an acceptable way. SEO can be a bit like picking the best keyword to brand your site and utilizing them to your advantage while making sure the overall content of your site is worthwhile to your site visitor. We’ve all logged into sites that either overdo the keywords or have content that is less satisfying than it would be if they would stick to the primary directive. Not only is it no fun to try to read from these sites it is also a key motivator in deciding not to return. One of the secrets to SEO keyword phrasing is to write an article that conveys a thought. Structure your descriptions and company data to help the reader clearly understand what you do, while the infusion of keywords takes a necessary second place. Yes, keywords are vitally important, but not at the expense of losing prospects just when you get them to visit your site. In a best-case scenario the reader should have no ‘first blush’ clue as to what your keyword or phrase is. They begin reading your content because they believe it will assist them in understanding the product or topic better. The information should be sound enough that the consumer leaves satisfied that they found quality information. This can be a thin line to walk, but it is important to give search engines the keywords they need to rank you without making your website something that attempts only to cater to search engines. Real people will be reading your site as well. Many businesses that try to stuff keywords into their content are often losers on two fronts. First they do not appeal well to consumers that will actually be the ones making the buying decisions. Secondly as search engines continue to refine and advance their methods of selection they will often detect ‘stuffing’ and penalize the site accordingly.

Keywords can help consumers and search engines connect with your site, but just like jingles on radio there is a need for quality content in between.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Most Home Based Businesses Are Setup So You Will Fail · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Many home based businesses will promise you the world. Many home based businesses are designed just to take your money. You will find all kinds of scam artists and con artists operating in this arena. All hope is not lost there are solid home based businesses out there. You will just have to sort through all of the mess out there. Building a business for yourself is still one of the best things you can use to achieve your financial goals in life. It’s just a lot of con artists have also made their way into this industry.

Many companies have a couple fundamental flaws which make it virtually impossible for the average person working from home to succeed. Many of these companies are setup just for the owners of the companies to succeed. The owners of certain companies have intentionally setup these sham businesses to take your money and run off into the night. Many of these companies are setup so you will fail. The owners of these businesses know full well what they are doing. Think about it, I have seen pay plans where you have to match legs, build legs of 7 and all kinds of sophisticated compensation plans which only benefit the owners of the company. Companies that have the compensation plans where you must match your legs are complete scams. Many people have enough trouble trying to build distributors as it is, then asking them to match the legs makes it nearly impossible for the average person to make any real income. A majority of these companies are based purely on recruiting. The more people you recruit the more money you make. Recruiting is the biggest sham out there. In order for you to be successful in the recruiting business you would have to recruit 20 to 50 people a week. You would need to go through hundreds of prospects a week, just to get 20 new signups a week. Many people are not capable of doing this. So let’s say you could build downlines of 20 to 50 new recruits a week. In order for you to continue to make money you would have to have a productive downline. If your downline is unproductive you aren’t making any residual income, it’s that simple. Building a downline takes a huge amount of work and recruiting. So how do you find a legitimate home based business? Simple sell products or services. That should be your main focus instead of focusing on recruiting distributors. Build a customer base. When you are selling a product or service people are just expecting to have their product or service fulfilled. They are not looking to make money, they just want to purchase your product. And as long as you have a solid product you will always have a solid income base. This is how you build a true home business, not by trying to recruit your friends and family into some pyramid scheme. Even if you are successful it is virtually impossible for everyone you recruit to make money. So you will have a bunch of unhappy recruits.

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

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

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

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

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

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

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Mixing Ingredients In Business · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Business is similar to baking and cooking. You have to identify the proper ingredients to make it taste good. In this case, good ingredients make it good for people to use and run. Satisfying these factors will surely put business on its feet and go places. There is no such thing as getting rich quick. Any business that offers you that is not being truthful with you. There are many opportunities to make money online. However none of them will happen overnight. They will all take some work and time on your part. There are jobs online that will allow you to make enough to sufficiently live off of but you will need to work at it. Working for a legitimate business making real money online can be a person’s dream come true. Whether you are a woman trying to find a way to stay home with her kids while they are growing up or a retiree who wants to supplement their retirement income, finding a way to make money online can be a real lifesaver. If you are good with math and numbers, it may seem logical to do your own bookkeeping. After all, your books are nothing more than an accurate depiction of the money that flows through your company. If your checkbook always balances to the penny, keeping your own books may be a good option for you. If you are still keeping your books manually, however, you may want to consider a software solution such as QuickBooks. It is easy to make a small error in data entry, and QuickBooks can help you spot such an error quickly. Additionally, the software can analyze data and generate reports, freeing up your valuable time. Software solutions are reasonably priced and will quickly pay for themselves in timesavings. Internet marketing is a tough business though. It is a very competitive field and even more competitive in certain niches. It may become discouraging after a lot of hard work has been put into an internet marketing business and the return is very little or nothing.

There are so many people on the internet and even more websites that those people are trying to get noticed that yours may get swallowed by the competition. It is difficult to get your website in front of that competition in order to make sales and begin profiting from your internet marketing business. It is very easy to say forget it and give up on your internet marketing goal. A person may think they should not bother because there is just too much to compete with. That is an easy way out but it will not make you any money. There is money to be made on the internet, you just have to go out and get it. More importantly, do not give up. It may take a while to get yourself noticed and ranked in the search engines but the end result will be worth it. Financial freedom, all while working in your own home and enjoying the things you love.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Effectively Using Overture/Yahoo To Get Website Visitors · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Jason Chew Overture or now known as Yahoo because of Yahoo’s takeover, was the original inventor of the use of the P4P or Pay for Performance. Overture saw that the internet was fast becoming the easiest and most convenient way to shop, and advertising was going to hit at an all time high because of the many businesses in the arena. To get a person to go to a site than others, it needs to be very visible. Providing ads that could direct potential consumers and costumers to their site would allow them to have an increase in traffic as well as sales. Yahoo provides a service that can put a site or company’s ad in their sites that can be shown when certain keywords are inputted. Yahoo offers a chance for any company to increase their traffic by using their services. With more people being aware of your site, there would be more traffic and visitors to your site given the chance to view your pages as well as your products.

With even a small percentage of successful sales, with a high traffic volume this could still be a substantial figure for your company. Getting a consistent substantial flow of website visitors is every company’s goal. Many methods are devised and utilized to ensure that there would be more people to boost the sales and to be aware of the existence of such a product or service. Website visitors are potentially the life blood of your internet based business. Yahoo/Overture utilizes the same principle as Google’s Adwords. In fact, they are very similar to each other that they use keyword and keyword phrase searches and to determine which ads to show per search. When a person types in a keyword or keyword phrase to search for anything, the search engines gives out the results in a page. Then at the right side of the page, you will see selected ads that have paid for their ads to be viewed with certain keywords and keyword phrases searched. For example, Lets say you run a car parts retail/wholesale site. You choose keywords that can prompt or trigger your ads to be shown in the page when a keyword is searched. When a search engine user types in Honda Accord, your ad may come up if you have designated that as one of your keywords. You don’t need to fully optimize your site with Search Engine Optimization methods and techniques. While some labor so hard to make their site one of the high ranking sites per keyword search, you get the chance to be on the top of the list or at least in the first page of a search result increasing your chance to be clicked on.

With that, you drive traffic and website visitors to your site a lot faster.

You will have to pony up some cash when using this service though. There are different ways Yahoo/Overture will charge you. It may be in the number of Keywords or Keyword phrases your ad uses or in the many times your ad is clicked on. Others offer many other services like having your ad show up not only in the search engine pages but also with some third party sites. Third party sites support ads that have the same theme or niche as them. With more areas your ad is shown, you increase the chances of people knowing about your site or product. With more website visitors you increase the sales of your site which makes your investment with your ads a wise one. With so many competitions in the internet based businesses, it is necessary to take a huge leap forward from the pack by advertising. Yahoo/Overture will be a great place to start. Many have utilized their services and have reaped the rewards of this decision. It’s a marketing strategy that will increase your website visitors as well as increase your sales resulting to profit. It takes money to make money, while there are some methods that are basically low cost or free, using a marketing service such as what Yahoo/Overture offers will provide results faster and on a larger scale. Many businesses have learned this the hard way, don’t be counted with them.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Tipping The Business Scales Of Success · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

There is more to leadership than just position, and people with such titles have to work extra hard to really deserve such positions. There is an extra load on their shoulders and that is the weight of proving themselves efficient leaders. An effective leader has to prove himself worthy of the position. You must prove that you can lead, which means you have to go the extra mile, exert the extra effort, put in that extra hour. When in a position of leadership, it is no longer about time you clocked in or effort that went into your work; but the results you are able to achieve. You have to show you can get the job done, get the results needed, regardless of how. This drums up your credibility as an effective leader. A person without a goal is like a ship without a destination. You might wander aimlessly, going where the wind and tide will take you.

You have to take control and map our your destination in a clear goal. The best goals are formulated with the SMART principle. A great goal has to have these characteristics. S for specific, M for measurable, A for attainable, R for realistic and T for time-bound. Fear may be a weapon of choice wielded by some leaders, but this causes limitations in performance of the individual or team. You can only bring out the best in people when they are in an environment of mutual respect and not fear. A member of your team does what you tell them to, simply fearing a scolding or reprimand if they do not do as told, and they only produce so little. A member of your team who respects you will not only do what they are told, they may even surprise you by delivering more than what you expected of them. They are willing to work harder to achieve the team’s goals. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, but you do not want to go with the most inexpensive host you can find. If you site comes up quickly, presents itself well and you take your potential customer to exactly what they are looking for you will have a much higher chance for success. We will talk more about the importance of having the right keyword, landing page and affiliate programs on your site. It took me awhile to understand how much of a impact these seemingly small things can have on your conversion rate. Well that’s it for this time. For the same reason it is possible to open a shop in your town. People buy things, and the Internet has gained the needed popularity and trust of an every day consumer. In our century people will buy anything online; from the most useless items priced at $0.01 to beautiful mansions somewhere in Beverly Hills that goes for $5 M. About making a dishonest buck – well most scams and dishonest money making opportunities are often monitored and stopped in quick manners. Regular Internet users care and report «fishy» deals offers and businesses. Unfortunately there are still people who earn money online in dishonest manners – but these kinds of people exist in our every day life – not only the Internet. There are millions of very honest and legal ways to earn money on the internet.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Biggest Mistakes People Make In Growing Their Business · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

On Yom Kippur, Jews pray their way through several different catalogs of sins, asking for forgiveness for long lists of human failings. The mistakes I’m talking about here don’t necessarily have any spiritual significance, they simply have the capacity to stall or even shut down a business.

The following are ones I have personally seen in action; perhaps knowing about them can help you avoid their calamitous consequences. 1. Going after the trappings rather than the essence of business. In my one very mistaken attempt at a business partnership, a big source of friction was my partner’s delight in meetings that, to me, accomplished little or nothing. She equally couldn’t understand why I took no pleasure in sitting around a conference table going down an agenda of to-do’s that we’d already discussed. «Haven’t you always wanted to have a business?» she retorted once when I objected. We spent too much time on unproductive tasks. I’ve seen others devote so much fuss to their logo, office decor, computer setup or long-range strategy that they don’t have energy left over to deal with finding and keeping clients. Concentrate on core business tasks. 2. Relying too much on one client. You’re asking for trouble if more than 40% of your business comes from one source. Yes, it’s tempting to enjoy the easy pickings of a client who wants to use you more and more and more. However, I’ve had several clients show up at my door having to rebuild their businesses after their too-big client retrenched, refocused or decided it no longer suited them to use you. Foster your economic security by serving a variety of clients who couldn’t all go bust at once. 3. Not keeping an eye on the long term. For about a year and a half during the Internet boom, I had a lucrative contract with a dot-com company that tried to hire me full-time, offering to match whatever I was making on my own. I refused, because it would have meant ditching the momentum I’d built up on the Internet and elsewhere. I saw business owners give in to the siren call of «money now» and either as employee or entrepreneur place all their bets on a new venture that imploded within two years. Having sold off or let go of their previous successes, they had to start again from scratch. Forgoing some quick opportunities now for sustainability in the long run was a smart move, I believe. 4. Sticking with low-profit «sure things» for too long. When some activity reliably brings in business, it’s difficult to let it go, even when it takes much too much effort for its financial return. From 1988 to 2001, one-shot adult education seminars in Cambridge, Boston, Providence and elsewhere were a vital feeder for me, bringing me clients who needed help with their writing projects.

But each seminar meant driving through rush hour traffic, parking, getting home late, making less than $10 an hour when considering the total time spent, all to acquire clients who paid me much less than those who needed marketing help. I should have quit doing these seminars several years before I finally did and invested the energy elsewhere. At least once a year, think about what you’re doing, and drop activities that are not worth the time or hassle. 5. Ignoring collections. A friend who’d worked as a bookkeeper told me about a client of hers who had rarely sent out bills because it was boring to do so, compared with the everyday social dealings he enjoyed in his business.

No wonder he had a problem with cash flow! Judging from the number of very late bills I receive from solo business owners, this must be a common habit.

Understand that you’re not simply delaying payment when you neglect to bill in a timely manner and when you don’t aggressively and quickly go after non-payers. You’re actually jeopardizing your income, because the longer the time goes before someone is asked to pay for a service or product they received, the less likely you are to get that money at all. According to the American Collectors Association, once four months have gone by, you’re only about 80 percent likely to get paid. After six months, only 67 percent of collections ever get cleared. Send those bills out on time! 6. Getting discouraged. One of the most helpful books I’ve ever read is “Mastery” by George Leonard, a pioneer in the human potential movement and a teacher of aikido, a martial art. He explains the normal learning curve for any kind of human endeavor, whether learning a language, a musical instrument, a physical skill or the process of building a business. The normal learning curve includes a stage called «plateau,» where progress seems to cease and there may even be some backsliding, even though the effort put in stays the same. Yet the plateau stage is often followed by a sudden spurt forward, as long as the person keeps at it. Keeping at it in the absence of visible results does not sound like an important success skill, but often that’s the ingredient that separates those who make it from the quitters who give up right before their efforts are about to pay off.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Websites Cannot Survive Without Quality Referrals · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Traditional brink and mortar companies and website businesses have one thing in common; they cannot survive without customers and are constantly looking for ways to attract new business. Advertising is usually too broad to attract specific markets and target advertising can be exceptionally expensive, when the return on investment is calculated.

Some of the best advertising available is word of mouth referrals from friends, family and verifiable previous customers.

Looking through many websites that portend to offer excellent earnings in exchange for little work, there always seems to be testimonials from satisfied customers or those that also sell the product and claim to making tons of money as a participant in that particular business. With no way to contact many of these people for a first-hand account, their reliability is open to question and considering that many endorsements are either paid or non-existent, it is no wonder they are not taken seriously. When an individual tells a friend about a website or a business that has excellent customer service, a great product and a good price, there is a good chance that friend will become a customer. There is little doubt that referral is an honest representation of the company. Network marketing, one of the most popular business models on the internet, shares both the good and the bad and finding a business that can produce a work at home opportunity that pays honest money can be tough. However, they do exist and if a potential online worker can receive an honest referral to a specific opportunity, chances are they will take a chance. Affiliate marketing can also be considered as a referral service, provided the site on which the ads appear is offering something of value. A site that is nothing more than a series of advertisements may gain a few sales over time, but one that offers useful information along with advertising aimed at their visitors, can increase their business dramatically. Visitors head to the site for information and stay for the purchase. Promoting the site online through article marketing, offering people the chance to receive free information and having the ads there as a sidebar, is more attractive than blatant attempts at making sales.

Additionally, visitors who click on these ads are more likely to be interested in the products or services being offered, provided they relate to the information on the website. For example, if a website offers information about certain dog breeds where a visitor can all they want to know about the breed and sees advertising related to pet care, they are more likely to visit the advertiser’s site and make a purchase than they would be seeing an advertisement for gift baskets. Whether the website is commercial with the intention of making money or is a site for the family, placing a few ads on the site may seem like marketing to the family, but they might see something they like. Additionally, social networking sites are a great place to generate income from home while referring visitors to online businesses, especially those that focus on the interests of the social network community.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Product Creation And The Midnight Stroll · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Imagine being asked to climb a mountain.

You gaze at the snow-capped peak and you are excited to undertake the adventure. Your instructor tells you there is a reward for reaching the summit. This only fuels your desire to get on the trail. You gather all the supplies you will need for travel and you place the burden on your back as you prepare to take the first step in your journey. You grab your walking stick and begin to take a step. “Hold on,” your instructor says. “I forget to mention the most important part of this journey. You can only walk in the dark and the only light you can use is a flashlight. You will also walk alone.” What? This has to be the strangest journey you have ever considered, but there is that reward waiting at the top. So what do you do while you wait for darkness to descend? If you’re smart you work to burn into your mind what that mountain looks like and you try to pick out where you need to go on your way to getting your reward. You do this so that when darkness comes you still have a picture of the mountain even though the only thing you can see is the next step in front of you. Each step guides you closer to your reward, but the only clear picture you can rely on is the one that is burned into your mind from the valley below. This is a fairly accurate picture of what it is like to engage in product creation. The reward waiting is the actual product available for sale, but the only clear picture you have of the end result is a dream you believed in prior to the journey from thought to actual product. You can research all you want to help you see where to take the next step, but that step may lead to another location where more research is needed before taking another step forward.

This process is very much like trying to climb a mountain in the dark; you know where you want to go you just can’t see clearly how to get there.

Product creation is not for the faint of heart and it’s not for the weak of will because no matter how much research and work you put into the product the end result provides no assurances that the product will be a best seller. The reward may simply be in proving to yourself that you were strong enough to follow through with something enormously difficult and at the conclusion you tangibly held what had once been a dream. For most this moment opens doors that are more important long-term than our ability to engage in product creation because this act says a lot about our ability, tenacity and follow through. After all, anyone can have a dream, but very few do something about it. If you are in the midst of product creation you have undertaken a noble endeavor and one that perhaps only you were destined to accomplish.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Paid Surveys Minus An Emotional Investment · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Ben is a guy that uses his voice as a tool. He has clients around the world that will pay him to use his voice for audio advertising, podcasts or even to read books. Needless to say, Ben keeps pretty busy. There are times though when things slow down a bit and Ben has to work at finding new clients. So, in the grand spirit of marketing he seeks places where he can let others know about what he does. He pays to be included in some voice over services, but he has also been known to provide some work free of charge for prospective customers. He recently came across a site that was based in another country far removed from his native America. He signed up for the site, left his profile and placed audio samples for others to consider. He hadn’t expected much, but then the government of Romania came calling asking if he could help them with a project designed to assist them in educating the public about certain business opportunities that existed.

The point is the work was unexpected. When Ben put his profile up he did not have any reasonable expectation that he would ever hear from anyone. He did not place his hopes on the site and he did not spend time refreshing his email in hopes that someone would come calling. He simply went back to work. This is the picture associated with paid surveys. It certainly can’t hurt to fill out another profile on a paid survey site, but never allow that simple act to divert your attention away from life or the pursuits you may already have in place. Paid surveys are offered at the discretion of someone looking for a very specific profile. Like Ben you never know who will be coming across a profile and want to make contact. No one that I am aware of is making a living from paid surveys except perhaps those who are conducting them. Should you be fortunate enough to receive the offer of a paid survey rejoice in your good fortune, but refuse to consider paid surveys as a viable source of alternate family income. Too many good people have invested time and even finances in some cases trying to locate this proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow only to come to the conclusion that it is an elusive dream. There are multiple opportunities for finances through participation in affiliate revenue programs of by offering services you are skilled at in the arena of freelance work, but paid surveys should not be listed in your top ten ways to make extra income. In most cases it just won’t happen that way. Like Ben with his audio work it can’t hurt to submit a profile, but you should never allow yourself to get overly invested on an emotional level with something that can never be listed as a ‘sure thing’. When and if a paid survey is offered you can enjoy a little extra income and the satisfaction that you were allowed to give your opinion, but never let the potential keep you from other more worthy pursuits.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on Internet marketing: Make your presence felt online! · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Internet marketing literally means to advertise, buy and sell products and services online. Internet marketing has become very common among the public these days. There are many products which you can buy, sell and advertise on the internet. A recent study undertaken by a leading internet marketing magazine has shown that people are more and more getting inclined towards buying and selling on the internet. The first thing which you must consider while undertaking internet marketing is proper research. Proper market research will give you an idea as to what aspects you will have to consider before undertaken marketing online. This will also give you a fair idea as to how the market scene in general is. Market research will also give you an idea about what your customer wants. There are many research agencies which will conduct the research for you in return of payment of a certain sum of money. Internet marketing requires you to have a website where you can put up information about your product and services. It is very essential for you to have website which tells about your products to the customers very clearly.

There is no use having a website just for the sake of having it is sensible to hand over the making of your website to a professional who has expertise in this field. There are many professionals who will do the work for you. All you will have to do is brief him about the product you are dealing with and also the type of website which you will need. Leave it upon him to provide you with a good website. However make sure to make periodical checks on the status of the work done in your site. You can always change anything with which you are not satisfied. Getting a customized site designed for you is a good way to earn profit from internet marketing. There are many internet marketing strategies which you can make use of to make internet marketing a success. The proper marketing strategy goes a long way in making or breaking your internet marketing. Vigorous marketing strategy is what you will need to make a mark in this field. Just making a website will not help your cause you have to make sure that people come to your site. You will have to make your presence felt in the crowd through every possible means. Customers will have to be lured by you from every possible place. Any website needs constant care and attention of the webmaster. One way to make your site customer friendly is to upload it at regular intervals. No visitor will come to your site if it does not contain updated information about the products and services. Make sure that all the information are updated and contains whatever information the customer is looking for. Ensure that the site contains all the elements which will make it attractive and easy to negotiate for the customers.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on 19 Rules For Writing Killer Headlines · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

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Following are 19 rules you can use to write headlines that will reach out and force the prospect to read your website and sales letter. 1. Your headline must offer somethign that your target market wants very badly. 2. Your headline must include something of self interest to the reader. 3. If your product is new or improved, say so in the headline. 4. Do not just invoke curiosity in your headline, you must also include something of interest to the reader. 5. Avoid negativity in your headline. Always turn the negative into a positive statement. 6. Your headline shoudl suggest a quick and easy way to achieve the benefit(s) stated. 7. Your headline should be believable. 8. Determine what would make you buy your product, and then try to incorporate that idea into your headline. 9. Avoid making your headline so short that you don’t get the main point across. 10. Avoid clever headlines that makes the reader think «how clever.» Cleverness rarely gets people to read your web page or spend money. 11. Avoid headlines that sound dead, or like they should be at the bottom of the statue like «To Server Humanity Better…» 12. Suggest in your headline that your copy contains useful and valuable information. 13. Use your headline to reach out and grab the reader’s attention. 14. Avoid hard to grasp headlines that require the reader to think about what you are saying. 15. NEVER trust your own reaction to your headlines. Instead, get the reaction of someone else. 16. If you emphasize a word in your headline, make sure that word means something and is important.


Remember that large type words act as a stopper. They get people to stop and pay attention, so choose the best words that will get the most attention. 18. Don’t let an artist or layout person decide which headline words to emphasize. An artest thinks in terms of color contrasts and tones, not in terms of making money! 19. Avoid writing an ad that attracts the wrong people. Make sure your headline attracts the people that are most interested in what you have to offer. If you will follow these simple guidelines for writing your headline copy, you will be more likely to have a successful headline and a successful ad! Take some time right now and look back over these guidelines. Then, try to write your own headlines. When you have a few that you think are wonderful, run them by a friend. If that friend asks to see the rest of your copy, you know you have written a true killer headline.

08. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Wrong Type Of Advertising Will Cost Your Home Based Businesses Big Bucks · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Many people running home based businesses are using the wrong types of advertising to advertise their businesses. This is the main reason most people are failing to earn any type of money online or offline.

Most people have no clue how to market for their business. They end up using ineffective advertising techniques and end up quitting due to no money being made. Many companies have poor training and teach no solid marketing techniques. Many people are left out to hang and end up losing money, due to not having any marketing skills or training. This is the fundamental flaw with all businesses, a majority of business owners have no idea how to get more customers in their front door. Many home based business owners are using ineffective advertising techniques. Many of these advertising techniques will end up costing them money and will end up giving them very few results, if any. Let’s take a look at some of the advertising techniques which are truly ineffective. First many people are using classified ads to try and build their businesses. This is very ineffective and this form of advertising can end up costing you big bucks. Everyone and I mean everyone is posting their business opportunities to classified ad sites. Why does everyone post to these sites? Simple, it is simple to post to these sites and hope someone sees your ad amongst the other thousand of business opportunity ads there. Next people are using traffic exchanges to try and advertise for their home based businesses. Traffic exchanges are even worse places to use than classified ad sites. Traffic exchanges are a complete waste of time and are not worth your time or money. Lastly many people are trying to use banners to advertise their business.

This is also another ineffective way to build your business.

Banner ads rarely get clicked on.

Using banner ads is just another example of your money going down the drain. What you will find in common with all of these forms of advertising is they do not work and they are highly oversaturated. You will find many people using these techniques to try and build their businesses. You will also find about 99 percent of all people trying to advertise using these methods, have no marketing experience what so ever. Now if you are truly looking to build a business, you will have to work or have the bankroll to hire specialists to run your business for you. There is no quick fix, building a business will either cost you money or time. Here are a couple of suggestions on advertising anyone can use to build their business. First writing articles and press releases is a highly effective way to build your business. This is free advertising. The key when writing articles and press releases is to write daily. Many people will write one or two articles a month and give up thinking it doesn’t work. But you must at least write 7 to 10 articles a week to be effective. Using Pay Per Click advertising is also an effective way to advertise your business. But you must at least have a budget of $1,000 per month to be effective. It also helps if you or someone you know, knows what they are doing. It can get a little tricky when first starting out. If you take anything out of this article you must remember your marketing campaign is the life of your business. Without solid advertising you are doomed to fail. With solid advertising for your home based businesses you can and will make a lot of money.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on You Make The Money – Let Someone Else Sweat The Small Stuff · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Most people with an entrepreneurial spirit are looking for the right opportunity for them. Many of them end up jumping from opportunity to opportunity, never really settling in on the system that will work good for them in their own particular circumstances. One of the main problems with these types of opportunities is that they look good on the outside but on the inside they are full of unrealistic dreams and just far too much work for the average person to be able to do.

That is why in order for you to actually make money realistically in today’s marketplace, it is necessary for you to be able to start up a business and let somebody else take care of most of the work for you. It truly turns into a win-win situation. But does such an opportunity actually exist? 15 years ago, nobody would’ve thought that you could sit at home, behind your own personal computer and reach an audience that was almost unlimited in size. Most people that do have a basic understanding of how business and the Internet work, realize that it is not only a possibility, it is truly a reality. Any good business opportunity is going to make use of the Internet but not in the same way as many of the opportunity hopping systems make use of it. The Internet is commercial in nature, and it certainly is possible for you to build a successful, long term business by using it. By going with the proper system, you will be able to build your business by piggybacking on the strengths of those who both started and maintain the system to the benefit of everyone involved. Automation is really the key when it comes to Internet marketing. Although there is some work involved, any good online home based business opportunity will take on the bulk of the work involved. There are so many different scripts and automated systems that can not only help you to understand how the business works, it can also put it on autopilot for you. The true leaders in these businesses know that they must take on the bulk of the work in order for their members to be successful. That helps you to be able to start your business and to maintain it in the time frame that you have available. They will be able to take care of everything from getting new leads to selling to those leads for you. Once you are in the system, the entire process should be fully automated. Don’t fall for the marketing tactics of fly-by-night online business opportunities. Success can certainly be yours by choosing an opportunity that will not only fit in with your lifestyle, it will be able to help you with the process as you need it. In this way, you will be able to build yourself a successful business and to progressively grow it around your own existing schedule. Small successes feel good, large successes feel great and build you a future that you can actually see.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Tips On Money Clips · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

The modern businessman has to have something to hold all the money he is slaving away for. Sometimes, a bulky wallet is not really the most fashionable or elegant solution. Instead, money clips are the way to go. They are simple, compact, and good at keeping all your paper money in order. Form and Function Money clips are essential. They are not just decoration. They reflect a businessman’s character and habits. Obviously, these small items can give an indication of how much he earns simply because they hold all his cash on hand.

But the actual arrangement of the money in the clip also talks about how meticulous or careless its owner is. Money clips also make great gifts. Friends, superiors, and colleagues alike would be more than happy to receive an elegant money clip as a gesture of your friendship.

What is even better is that they are so practical and such a great gift for anybody.

It is a particularly safe choice when you do not really know the recipient of the gift. A money clip a is universal gift across any industry or any culture. Variety There are different types of money clips. They can vary depending on the material that is used. Most metallic clips are made of gold, silver, or platinum. They can also be covered with alloys of different metals. In terms of shape, they can be oval, round, square, rectangular, etc. There are even clips that integrate leather into their designs for a more masculine effect. The perfect, unique money clip is just a shopping trip away. You just have to look hard enough to find it. Costs vary between these different types of money clips. Most money clips are poorly made with cheap material. They can run for as low as ten bucks. Students and other young people purchase these mainly for their utility. They do not really need a flashy and ostentatious money clip for the meager cash that they have. These can usually be bought at any regular store or supermarket. In contrast, most high end money clips can run from about twenty to a hundred bucks. For designer units, expect to pay anywhere from eighty up to three hundred bucks. The most prestigious brands can actually start at three hundred. These types of clips are status symbols. They let the people know that the owner wants his cash well taken care of. The most successful of businessmen are the ones who purchase these clips. As you can see, money clips are not only for keeping your money per se. They can be gifts and status symbols as well. Think of it as a fashionable and elegant way to keep all your paper bills in order. It will show that you are an ordered and organized individual.

At the same, time, its sleek form factor will show that you are not behind the times when it comes to matters of apparel. The best of both worlds, money clips are the perfect combination of elegance and luxury.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Private Label Rights Scam? · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

The internet is filled with millions of business opportunities. Many of these opportunities are legitimate, but others are not. One of the opportunities that you may found online involves the buying of private label resell rights. Unfortunately, there are too many individuals who mistakenly believe that this business opportunity is a scam. The reality is that it is a real, legitimate way to make money. If you are interested in purchasing the resell rights to a private label product, you will first have to find a product to purchase. There are a number of different products available; however, most of them are either for e-books or software programs. Once you have found a product that you would be interested in obtaining the resell rights to, you will then have to find a specific product to purchase.

This can easily be done by searching the internet. When it comes to selling a product, whether that product was obtained through private label resell rights or not, you need to find effective marketing strategies and selling methods. These methods may include the use of online classified ads, the use of online auction websites, or the development of a product website. Before deciding on a particular selling method, you are advised to examine the advantages and disadvantages of each. This is important because different selling methods work different ways for different individuals and products, no two have the same results. With online classifieds, you will find that most are free to use. That is why online classifieds are a great way to market your private label product. Unlike many other advertising methods, they do not require any additional expenses. If you are interested in finding a free classified website, you can easily do so by performing a standard internet search. That search should produce a number of results. Those results should be links to online classified websites. Another popular selling method is to create your own website. This website should be used to outline the product which you are selling and the cost of it. Even if you do not know how to design your own website, you should be able to take part in this popular and effective selling method. Professional website developers can create a professional website, for a small fee, or you can build your own website, with the assistance of a site builder or pre-made website template. It is also important that you add a shopping cart that accepts paypal or credit cards to your site. This shopping cart will enable your customers to purchase your product online. You can also use an online auction website to sell your product. Online auction websites will give your product the opportunity to be viewed by thousands, if not millions, of consumers. The only problem with online auction websites is that more and more individuals are using this selling method to sell products, which they have acquired the resell rights to. This competition may make it difficult or impossible for your product to sell. Private label resell rights are an amazing opportunity, but you need to know how to make that opportunity work. By keeping the above mentioned points in mind, you should be able to make money by selling a product that you didn’t even create.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on How to Make Money Online · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Timothy Rohrer When it comes to making money online, everyone wants to and everyone tries to, but very few actually end up making a dime. So what’s the secret then to making money online? The truth is most internet guru’s do not tell you exactly how to go about building a massive internet business simply because showing you means more competition for them. Fortunately enough for you, I am willing to share with you my success secrets. I have tested and tried hundreds of programs, many of which make outrageous claims and empty promises. I’ll be the first to say that 99% of these programs are scams and making money online is not as cut and dry as one may think. With so much information on the internet today it’s difficult to sift through the thousands of products and opportunities to find one that actually works. My first experience was with a company called Liberty Alliance; I don’t even think they are around anymore. I saw an ad in the newspaper for a company that offered flexible hours with the potential to earn thousands of dollars per week. When I went to the interview I sat through a brief presentation and afterwards spoke with a few reps. The business model worked, but little did I know I’d be cold calling people and trying to get my friends and family to join my opportunity.

The number one mistake that many people make is trying to recruit their friends and family. In order to be successful in any type of internet business you have to find ways to reach a targeted audience. Had I talked to people that were already looking for my opportunity I might have been much more successful. I realized that in order to see success and in order to grow a business you must advertise. After all I found an ad in the newspaper for a network marketing company, so it would only make sense that I should do the same rather than trying to convince people of the business idea I needed to reach people looking for me. The problem is many people lack the necessary marketing skills when it comes to launching their internet business. There are plenty of programs available online that provide useful information when it comes to marketing online. When I finally received the training I needed to market successfully online everything became clear. I needed to get my website in front of the right audience, whether it was from newspaper ads, pay per click search engines, Craig’s list, or any type of free classifieds online and offline. It was evident that this is what I needed to do in order to explode my income online. Making money online is possible and if you have the desire to do so, you will succeed if you have a definite plan. Many successful business owners fail initially, but it’s their persistency that eventually wins in the long run. Learn how to market effectively online and you will see an explosion in your income.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on What You Need To Know About 0800 Telephone Numbers · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

There are many reasons that you might be thinking of acquiring an 0800 number, but how much do you really know about them? Many small businesses have taken advantage of what this resource has to offer, but what do you know on how an 0800 number relates to you? Before you decide on whether having one of these numbers is right for you, there a few things that you should be aware of regarding in this institution.

First and most basically, an 0800 number allows your customers or contractors to call you without being charged. Instead, you will be charged for each call you receive, but typically the amount of money spent is fairly conservative. When a person dials in to an 0800 number, they are dialing in to a business or a personal line that you have designated. The phone line that you use to receive the call does not necessarily have to be dedicated to this use; the phone can simply be a standard phone that you use to make calls. You can even have 0800 numbers routed to a mobile phone if necessary. Due to this, home businesses have profited from the prevalence of these numbers. As you can see, with these benefits in mind, it is clear why 0800 numbers are considered easy and convenient for your customers. 0800 numbers are usually assigned on a first come, first served basis; the organizations who will set you up with the freephone numbers all have access to the SMS/0800, the database which contains the status of all the freephone numbers currently available. You’ll find that there are a wide number of providers that will help you set up your own number, but remember to be cautious. When choosing a UK supplier, look for an organization that has been working with 0800 numbers for a long time and can provide you with a good deal of support if you have never purchased one before. There are plenty of problems that can arise the first time you work with an 0800 number so make sure you sign up with a company that can look out for you and your best interests. Typically, 0800 numbers are used for when businesses need to work with their customers. The use of these numbers are usually not bought for business to business transactions due to the fact that the people interested in business won’t mind footing the bill for a simple phone call. If you are a growing business however, and have a great deal of representatives, techs or contractors working in various areas of the country, an 0800 number can be a great way to make sure that you can be reached no matter where they are calling from. Some companies choose to use a private 0800 number for their employees rather than giving out mobile phones, for example. When you are thinking of getting an 0800 number, remember to get all the facts! Call around and find out which providers are good ones, and make sure that you have a staffing solution in place to handle the calls when they come in.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Lamination Sensation: Enhancing Your Documents With Laminating · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Whether it’s for presentation or preservation, it makes no difference. Laminated documents are always more impressive and more durable than any old piece of paper. Colors are brighter and the pages are cleaner. The laminators that make this possible utilize several different modes to get the job done. Here are your options when it comes to laminators:  Roll Laminator: Roll laminators are used for bigger materials or high volumes of smaller materials. They are most often used for posters and signs. This type of laminator is usually owned by a larger company. These are also commonly used by schools and print shops.  Pouch Laminator: Pouch laminators use laminating pouches to get the job done. These laminators are usually owned by smaller establishments, such as home offices or small businesses. Pouch laminators are also commonly used by print for pay organizations and for making name badges and ID’s. Now that you know the two main types of laminators, you have to decide whether hot or cold lamination is what you are looking for. Hot laminators heat up to somewhere between 180-300 degrees Fahrenheit. They work by melting the adhesive to the paper. Hot lamination makes for longer-lasting and more durable documents. Cold lamination is sometimes used when the documents are heat sensitive, this can include faxed documents or materials printed on special kinds of paper.

Cold laminators function by applying a specific amount of pressure to stick the adhesive to the paper. These machines are considered safer than hot laminators because they don’t use heat and often don’t even require electricity. However, options for cold lamination are often more limited than options for hot lamination. What Next? Once you have your documents laminated, its time to take the next step in creating an impressive presentation. For manuals, reports and other related documents, it’s wise to have the materials bound together. Special binding machines can be purchased to finish off the job. Both the binding machines and laminators can be purchased from office product manufacturers. Binding machines offer several options for putting together the necessary materials. Comb bindings use plastic teeth that insert into each tiny hole in the paper. Coil bindings use one long coil that spirals through the holes. Lastly, wire bindings, form a double loop through the holes. Coil bindings are by far the most durable. All of these binding options allow the documents to lay flat and coil binding and wire binding can be folded from the front to the back. This makes documents easy to use, for everything from a church phone directory to a new business proposal. Whether you choose hot or cold lamination, wire or coil binding, you will also need various lamination and binding supplies. These materials can usually be purchased from the same companies that sell the machines.

Cost depends on which supplies you are purchasing and how much you need.

Keep in mind that the size of your business, school, or church makes no difference; everyone can make use of a binding machine and laminator. Office product companies offer the machines in different sizes to accommodate establishments both big and small. This is fortunate for all of us because impressive looking presentation materials are important no matter how you are using them. Laminated and bound documents are far less likely to be thrown away. Better color, impressive delivery and durability are among the qualities that give such well-presented documents some major staying power. Laminated and bound materials grab attention and don’t let go. That is what every establishment is looking for when they put together a visual presentation.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Turn Income Streams Into A Flooded River · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

One of the key catch phrases of internet income is income stream. The term describes the origination of income for an online company or an individual working different online jobs, none of which will probably pay all of their bills. Unlike traditional jobs where the employee works in one place for several years, and has only one income stream, their paycheck, a person working multiple part-time positions on line may have as many as 100 different income streams flowing into their bank account. Consider than many online companies use affiliate marketing as an income, with perhaps a dozen or more online companies having advertisements on their website. When one of these companies makes a sale to a customer referred by the site, the site owner receives a sales commission. Each affiliated company on the website is capable of generating an income stream for that website.

If the site owner has a highly popular site that is attractive to advertisers, they may add another income stream in the form of advertising revenue. The problem with affiliate marketing income is that it is seldom consistent. Different companies offer different types of merchandise and services for sale and if the offerings do not meet the needs or wants of the site’s visitors, there is little chance of sales being made. The site owners will need to monitor the production of every affiliated ad on their site and only include the most revenue-producing companies in the mix. The types of ads used on the website can also affect the customer response. While some customers may respond well to bright, colorful flashy advertisements others may prefer simple text based ads. Depending on the product being promoted the visitor demographic to the site, the ads need to focus on their interests in order to be effective at producing an income stream. A business that has several income streams is often a new budgeting nightmare for the new home business owner. They may have spent years knowing which day of the week their paycheck was going to arrive and how much it was going to be worth. With several different streams of money arriving at different times of the week or month, many of these owners have a tough time budgeting their income. Their income level may be the same as their prior job, or even higher through their online business, but instead of having a lump sum arriving on Friday, it may be split into four unequal payments arriving on four different days of the week.

If they do properly plan for this shift in income, they will have trouble budgeting their income streams to last until the next stream flows by.

It is also important not to count on only one or two income streams to meet the financial needs of the online business. If there are only two streams feeding to business account and one of those streams begins to run slower or dries up, the owner will be scrambling to find replacement cash. However, but having as many income streams as can be accurately managed flowing in, the owner can easily survive one or more streams being dammed on their way to their income river.

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

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

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

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Properties Of Acrylic Sheets (The Value Of Plastic Products) · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Have you ever looked at something made of plastic and wondered how it was made? It’s obviously not a metal, wood or plant based derivative.

To the educated person, it could be assumed that it’s made by a chemical process, but not much more about it is as easily surmised. Clearly, acrylic thermoplastics have some very interesting characteristics and properties. Of course, they are well known for their crystal clarity and outstanding weatherability. But did you also know they are available in cast sheet, rod, and tube, extruded sheet and film, and compounds for injection molding and extrusion? Acrylic can be used to manufacture brochure holders, racks, counter displays, donation / suggestion boxes and point of purchase (p.o.p) displays among other products. Below are some general properties of acrylic sheet: • Strong and resists weathering • Flexible when compared with glass • Less breakable than glass • Abrasion resistant • Can withstand sunlight for long durations • Resistant to most chemicals and industrial fumes • Can transmit or filter ultraviolet light • Can be cleaned easily • Can be cut by various methods • Corrosion resistant • Good insulator. Other general properties include the ability to transmit and control light. They are also stable against discoloration, and have superior dimensional stability, as you would notice if you have an acrylic brochure display, counter display, donation / suggestion box or point of purchase (p.o.p) display. Possessing an excellent combination of structural and thermal properties, clear acrylic plastic is as transparent as the finest optical glass: • Possess a light transmittance of 92% • Low haze level of approximately 1% • Index of refraction of 1.

49 It also has the ability to be injected with color, producing a full spectrum of transparent, translucent, or opaque colors depending on your needs.

This process does no harm in terms of long-term durability; colored acrylics can be used outdoors for a long time. Why? They are formulated to filter ultraviolet energy in the 360-nm and lower band. Other acrylic formulations are opaque to UV light or provide reduced UV transmission. And how about mechanical properties? Although not known for having many, acrylics can be used for short-term loading. If the intended use is long-term, stresses must be limited to 1,500 psi to avoid surface cracking and deterioration. Acrylic does well in the cold, as the impact resistance of standard formulations is maintained in these conditions. It should be noted that high-impact acrylic grades have greater impact strength than standard grades at room temperature, but impact strength decreases as temperature drops. Some types of acrylic are even known to resist bullets! Acrylic plastics are highly scratch resistant, especially among other thermoplastics. It’s a good idea, however, to ensure proper maintenance and cleaning. Keep in mind that abrasion-resistant acrylic sheet is available and has the same optical and impact properties as standard grades. You will see this in many of our brochure displays, racks, counter displays, donation / suggestion boxes and point of purchase (p.o.p) displays. This brings up a good point – its versatility and adaptability. Are you aware that Jet-aircraft cabin windows are made from acrylic sheet? They do this by inducing molecular orientation during forming. This proves the potential strength of acrylic sheet. How do they react to other chemicals and compounds? Acrylic sheet and moldings resist solutions of inorganic acids and alkalies and aliphatic hydrocarbons such as VM&P naphtha, as well as most detergent solutions and cleaning agents.

They are attacked by chlorinated and aromatic hydrocarbons, esters, and ketones.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Work At Home For Fun And Profit · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

More and more people are catching on to the wonderful opportunities that exist through the internet to work at home making money being creative, selling junk they have lying around the house, and doing a myriad of other things that can bring in extra income. While few of these work at home internet businesses will bring in enough cash to let you quit your day job, they are perfect if you would like a little moremoney to supplement your salary. Best of all, the range of internet based jobs is so vast, virtually anyone can find a work at home business that caters to their talents and/or interests. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the more popular ways people are making more money working at home. The internet has created a demand for well written content. If you have always wanted to make money writing articles, this may be your chance to jump in and test the waters. Websites need a consistent flow of new content in order to rank well in the search engines and bring visitors back to their sites. They are willing to pay for this content, if you are willing to supply it. There are several ways to go about getting into this burgeoning industry. One way is to get an account at a freelancer job board and browse the listings. Website owners will place job needs on these websites and freelancers will bid for the job. There are also specific content websites that allow you to post your content, and webmasters will then purchase it directly from the site itself. If writing isn’t your thing, but you are creative-minded, you might give some of the T-Shirt and crafts websites a try. These websites let you use Photoshop to create designs and logos, which you can then sell on a variety of products, from coffee mugs to hats to shirts. These sites usually take the majority of each sale, but they are also covering the costs of production, so it’s only fair. And then of course there are the auction sites. Plenty has been written about how to make money with these sites, to the point where a rehash would be superfluous and beyond the scope of this article. The best way to start is to simply find things around your own house that you no longer want or need.

Instead of letting these things collect dust or throwing them out with the trash, list them at the auction sites and see what you can get out of them. You may be surprised. If you find you like the process, read up on the selling strategies of those who have been successful and follow in kind. The internet is constantly opening up new avenues for those who want to make money working at home. If you don’t like any of the existing models, nothing is stopping you from creating your own. The owners of eBay are making more than any seller, so if you have a great idea for a money making website, jump in with both feet and make it happen. Copyright © Brenda Chedester

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Self Employment Tax Rules For Fiscally Challenged · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Even as your enthusiasm about finally making some money in your home based business is beginning to build, in the back of your mind the nagging worry about the tax ramifications that your sudden income will generate cannot be denied. Sure, you probably read up on tax liabilities, but more than likely with an eye to tax deductions rather than self-employment tax. Self-employment tax rules for the fiscally challenged are by no means all-inclusive, but they do provide a good rule of thumb that helps you understand how much of a hit you can expect Uncle Sam to take. When you are in business for yourself this is very important information to have and understand. Many a myth has sprung up around self-employment taxes, but in essence they are little more than your paying into the social security and also Medicare funds. In the past, you saw these deductions on your paychecks. At this point in time, your self-employment tax rate – regardless of income below $94,200 – is set at 15.3%. A much-overlooked rule dictates that you are supposed to pay your estimated self-employment tax throughout the year. This is true especially when you find at the end of the last year that you owed taxes – of any kind – exceeding $999. Estimated tax payments may be made during the year and thus will ease the hit you may take at the end of the year. Interestingly, if you just started out with your home base business, you might be able to get away with not paying self-employment tax, if your net income was at or below $399.

At this point it is still considered hobby income and will not be subject to the tax. If in doubt, you will be wise to invest some time and money and visit with your friendly neighborhood accountant who should be able to give you some tips as to what you might have to look forward to when the taxes come due. In addition to the foregoing, investing the time now and discussing monies owed as well as allowable expenses with your tax professional will prevent you from claiming – or attempting to claim – deductions for which you either do not qualify or only have a limited and conditional claim. Those who are truly fiscally challenged usually opt to have a tax preparer handle their business taxes at least during the first year so as to ensure that each and every schedule is included, the majority of deductions makes it into the return, and a good starting record is established that may serve as an example for the coming year when the entrepreneur might try to go it alone. Since the money you spend on a professional tax preparer is deductible, it is indeed a wise expense! As you can see, the self employment tax is not really something to be dreaded and feared, but it is a tax that must be paid and when you fail to make estimated payments throughout the year, you will find that the end of the year hit may be especially hard to take.

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

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

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

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

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

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Vyatta Launches Community Edition 4 · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Vyatta (meaning ‘open’ in ancient Sanskrit), which took the networking world by storm through its introduction of the first commercially supported, open-source router and firewall solution a few years ago, is back in the news once again, this time with its robust and innovative network operating system, Vyatta Community Edition 4 (VC4).

Vyatta, the open source networking company, had announced to the media that they had released Vyatta Community Edition 4 (VC4), the latest version of its already popular, open source based network operating system to users. Over most currently available proprietary network solutions, the VC4 offers significant scalability improvements and expanded application support to its router/firewall/VPN feature set and achieves a 10X price/performance advantage. Pricing has one of the major advantages of Vyatta, which places it as a viable open-source alternative to solutions from majors like Cisco/Juniper. According to Vyatta sources, VC4 now scales from DSL to 10 Gigabit Ethernet environments, offering big and small enterprises and service providers with high-performance networks a robust, open alternative to expensive proprietary network systems. Further, VC4 incorporates new routing technology for enhanced performance and leverages the constant improvement in open-source components and the rapid advances within the x86 ecosystem for a substantial price over performance advantage. A recent Tolly Group analysis on the same showed that Vyatta achieved 2-3 times higher performance in internet routing against a cost saving of over 75% against the performance of Cisco’s 7200 product family. This adds up to 10X price/performance, as the company claims. Similarly, VC4 delivers high-performance 10 Gbps networking for as cost as less as $6,000 against $50,000+ for most competing proprietary products.

Apart from these, the Vyatta Community Edition 4 is designed to accommodate virtually any number of future applications and extensions to existing ones.

Also, much to the relief of managers of smaller networks using DSL or cable connections, VC4 provides support for PPPoE and dynamic interface IP addresses, and WAN load balancing. At the launch of the new product, Vyatta CEO quipped «Customers can now deploy and manage a single network OS, instead of juggling dozens of incompatible versions chasing after different product requirements. Along with a 10X price/performance advantage, the management advantages bring a radically better TCO to customers who embrace open networking. We’re thrilled with Vyatta’s adoption and community development to date, and are looking forward to delivering more advancements at a modern pace of innovation.» Vyatta’s Community Edition software has been downloaded over 150,000 times already by organizations in aerospace and defense, financial services, education, government, technology etc, and the number is increasing by the day. Hopefully, the new Community Edition version VC4 also draws similar interest from industries across all spectrums. Vyatta’s Community Edition 3, the predecessor to VC4, was launched in November 07. Vyatta’s other services include online training (called Vyatta University), worldwide technical support to the buyers of its products, and professional consulting services. Readers could find more about Vyatta products and services from www.vyatta.com. More web hosting review available at www.ixwebhostingreview.org

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on How To Keep Your Articles From Being Deleted From Article Directories · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

B Hopkins Articles are a great way to get added exposure to your website and business, and also a great way to increase your status as an expert in your field. Because of this fact, article writing and article submissions have skyrocketed. It is still an effective form of advertising, but you must be careful not to do things that will waste your time and effort. As an article directory manager, there are some things I see that cause me to delete articles that are submitted to the article directories I manage. These are 80% of the reasons I delete articles, so if you manage to avoid these problems, you will probably have a very good chance of getting your articles accepted by many of the article directories. Submit Articles That are Relevant To the Article Directory Subject Most article directories are general in nature and have a subject in just about every area, but there are now more article directories popping up that have more narrowly focused and specific subjects.

These are called the niche article directories. They are not as large as the general directories, but their subject matter is much more highly relevant to a specific niche. Visitors like to focus on these niche directory sites because they don’t have to wade through thousands of unrelated articles. Article directory managers like to manage these sites because they are much easier to manage. niche directories don’t grow as fast, but when it comes to having a site that is tightly focused, it’s hard to beat for bringing value to the sites visitors. Having said that, it still amazes me to see so many people placing obviously irrelevant articles in these directories. As an article directory manager, these articles get deleted without a second thought. Continuous offenders will get their accounts deleted. It does no good to continue this practice and only promotes bad will. Don’t Submit Articles That Are Taken Unchanged From Reprint Rights Packages The overabundance of private label articles rising out of nowhere, creates a lot of temptation to just take the article, add a new headline and post it willy-nilly to all of the article directories you can find. This tactic is becoming less and less likely to work as article directory managers are now aware of the article redundancy. No one wants to have a site with 10,000 articles only to find that there are really 3,000 unique articles. When I find articles that are like this, I delete both articles from the directory. Remember, most article directory owners are wanting to provide value to their visitors first and foremost (I did say ‘most’ as there are always exceptions). Having someone slog through 10 articles where the only difference is the synonyms used, isn’t providing the reader much value. Article directory managers who care about their visitors will usually delete these types of articles, and sometimes the accounts of the repeated offending article submitter. Link to Decent Sites in Your Resource Box A nice benefit to reading articles is that it allows the reader to go to another site to find more information if they are interested in the subject of the article.

Nothing is more disappointing than clicking the link on the resource box and going to a site that ends up advertising viagra or some other completely unrelated and questionable topic. Look at it this way, if you don’t feel comfortable sending your own mother to the site, then you can probably bet that someone who is reading about gardening tips or home repair isn’t going to be too happy about ending up at a site like that either. I have deleted some, what I thought were good articles, because they went to these sites, or they went to some really crappy software generated site that provided the reader absolutely no additional value. Those article submissions unfortuantely were a wasted effort. Think of it this way, as linking becomes more important, in the eyes of the search engines, do you think people are going to willingly want to link to sites that are sure to get banned, if they haven’t been banned already? Write Articles That Are a Useful Length Articles that are too short (usually less than 350 words) are considered more like blog entries or extended ads. Article directory owners like articles that provide value to their readers, because articles that are higher quality will be picked up by more website and ezine publishers who are looking for quality content. Articles that provide value usually solve a problem, tell a reader where they can find information to solve a problem and why it is a good source to use, give the reader a fresh spin on a particular topic, or just educate the reader about how to do something.

Articles that are only a few paragraphs usually tend to be glorified ads to a product or service.

You will get much more mileage out of writing valuable content, with a link back to your site in the resource box, than by writing 3 or 4 paragraphs as to why someone should use your product or service. Writing and submitting articles to article directories can be a very worthwhile marketing activity, however you can waste a lot of your valuable time if you use the techniques that will get your article deleted. Just use common sense about what you write, how you write it and your submission process, and you can enjoy rewards that article publishing can bring you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Paper Cutters: A Quick Solution For An Impressive Presentation · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Presentation is everything. People who create church phone directories, employee manuals, photo albums and even the main dish at that new French restaurant are concerned with presentation. In most cases, what you see is what you get, making what you see pretty important. There are a number of different office products on the market that can aid consumers in creating professional presentations in the work world, home life, church and school. Laminators, binding machines and paper cutters are among these products. With first impressions being as vital as they are, investing in some or all of these machines is a wise move. The most prevalent of all office machines is probably the paper trimmer. These are common in schools, small offices and other establishments. Paper trimmers and paper cutters are often confused with one another. Paper trimmers can handle a small volume of work, while paper cutters deal with larger numbers. Paper cutters and trimmers are both used to cut documents, photos, booklets and other materials into specific sizes. This can be important when cutting a handout for a speech or creating a manual or proposal for a big business meeting.

Paper cutters and trimmers are used in schools for everything from art to geometry. There are a few factors to keep in mind when choosing which paper cutter is right for you:  The number of pages you want to be able to cut at one time.  The material you will be cutting.  The frequency for which you’ll be using the paper cutter.  The amount of room you have to house the paper cutter. Larger companies tend to own larger cutters because their needs are greater and they tend to have a lot of space to keep such machines. Smaller businesses and schools will sometimes utilize a simple paper trimmer for smaller jobs. There are several main types of paper cutters available:  Rotary: Rotary paper trimmers use a round blade that slides along a rail to cut paper in a straight line. Rotary trimmers tend to be used in lower volume applications and are ideal for trimming laminated sheets and photographs.  Guillotine: Guillotine paper cutters are an industrial strength type of cutter. They have a clamp that holds the stack of paper in place. Guillotine cutters are so powerful that they are able to cut up to three inches of paper in one slice.  Manual: Manual cutters are often considered to be paper trimmers. These are the smaller, hand-operated version of a paper cutter.  Electric: Electric paper cutters have an automated blade and clamp. While the blade and clamp are adjusted manually, the rest of the work is done by the machine. These are especially useful in settings where a high volume of work needs to be done. All you have to do is set it and forget it! Presentation is everything in today’s aesthetically preoccupied world. This is especially true when it comes to presentation materials. Quality cut paper, well-laminated sheets and properly bound pages can make a world of difference. And the products that are necessary for such projects-paper, blades, coil binding, wire binding, and laminating and binding supplies-can be found at a quality office product manufacturer. Create stunning presentations with the right tools.

Outfit your business, home office, school or church with the necessities that allow you to appear confident and professional. Remember that it’s all about first impressions. Never underestimate the power of a professional and well-organized presentation. The benefits will return to you ten-fold.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Working From Home Is No Longer A Dream · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Many people dream about the possibility of working from home. This is especially true for those people who feel as though their current employer is holding them back from enjoying life somehow. Working from home certainly can be a wonderful thing, and many people have realized this dream, especially since the Internet has come onto the scene. If you dream of the day whenever you can quit your full-time job and began working for yourself at home then taking the right steps along the way is imperative for you to reach this goal. Here are some of the steps that you should take and some that you should not take. One of the problems that most people find that makes it difficult for them to begin working from home is that their current job takes too much of their time. If you are working full time and have other responsibilities to consider then it typically does not leave much time in the day to be able to start a new business. That is why you must choose a business opportunity that will allow you to build your success in the time that you have. You would do this by going with a proven system that takes care of all of the work for you. All you should have to do is join the system and allow them to work for you. One of the great things about working from home is that it will give you the freedom to build your business even further. As you begin to realize your goal of work at home success, you will begin to have additional time that you can put into your business. One of the keys to any successful business venture is that you recycle your time and energies into the opportunity.

By choosing wisely whenever you decide which opportunity you are going to sink your self into, it will afford you the time, not only to build your business but also to do the things that you have always wanted to do. One of the things that you want to avoid is any business startups that will not give you long-term profits. Many of these businesses promise you that they will give you success immediately and some of them may actually deliver on that promise. The problem is that you do not want to build your business on a system that will not be around for the long term. Having money in your hand immediately is a great thing, seeing it go away after a period of time is crushing. Make sure that you don’t begin your work at home business by joining a program that will just cause you to begin an endless cycle of opportunity hopping. Working from home is more than a dream, it is a reality for those that really want it. If you pursue your dream by following the right leaders, you will certainly find that success can be yours and you can begin living your dream quickly.

07. April 2012 · Comments Off on Finding Your Online Business Niche · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

strength-training-woman.com I recently gave a seminar to folks interested in starting their own online business. Most of them were looking for information about shopping carts, search engine optimization, hosting, and tech related issues. I believe they were all stunned when I explained that I would not address any of their questions until they told me their niche. It felt as though 5 minutes passed by before any one said a word. I could tell that not one person knew their niche. I expected this. In fact most hopeful net entrepreneurs miss this very important first step.

Choosing your niche. It is so easy to get caught up in technical details, marketing, cash-flow charts and such, but what good is stressing about those concerns when no niche is chosen? It’s like putting the cart before the horse. Step 1 in creating an online business road map to success is defining your niche. Websters.com defines a niche as a situation or activity specially suited to a person’s interests, abilities, or nature. It also says a niche is a special area of demand for a product or service. A niche is a target market. It is focused, not broad. Here are a few examples of niches: golfing for women, hot rods of the 1970’s, Greek desserts, and organic herb gardening. Here are examples of topics that are not niches: golf, cars, food or gardening. Do you see how a niche is focused and a topic is broad? Determining your niche is the first step to producing a successful online business. Your business should be built around 1 niche. Your products or services should provide solutions to problems or concerns within your niche. Your site content should provide information about your niche. 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. Here are a few simple questions to help define your niche: – What are your hobbies? – What experiences/skills have you collected through school and jobs? – What is your biggest passion in life? – What hobby/experience/skill/passion would you enjoy building a business around? – Have you often been told by people that you should go into business doing a particular thing? For example, sell your famous muffin mix or sell your web design services.

My best advice is to choose a niche that you are passionate about.

Building a business takes effort and patience. You will have a much harder time motivating yourself through the difficult periods of business if you dislike your niche. So choose wisely. Follow your gut and pick the best niche for you. Income will follow where passion and hard work lead. Begin researching your niche industry and then move forward with your plans. A successful online business road map will look something like this: – Choose niche. – Research industry. Find problems people have in that niche. – Brainstorm a service or product to solve people’s problems, or become an affiliate for an existing product/service. – Choose a hosting company that provides everything you need in one low cost price. A good hosting company will provide support, easy page building, traffic analysis, search engine optimization, ability to create a newsletter and RSS feed and much more. Check out my site to see who I use for my online business. – Begin building your site around your niche.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on Your Own Home Business – 5 Reasons To Bless The Internet · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

The rapid expansion of the Internet has made it possible for more people than ever before to have their own home business.

People who once would have been forced to take low paid employment outside the home (or be unable to find any work at all) are now able to work at home and make money online. Without the Internet few of these people would have been able to start their own home business because the cost of doing so would have been out of their reach. Here are my top five reasons to be grateful for the Internet. 1. Freedom This just has to be the number one reason for practically anybody who has a successful home business. You have complete freedom to come and go as you please. You can work the hours you choose. If you need time off, you don’t have to beg for it. If you want to change your schedule, you can just do it. You can spend quiet moments during the day reflecting upon how lucky you are to have no boss watching your every move. 2. Flexibility Flexibility is a close second with most people who work at home. Many people who work at home, chose a home business because they needed flexible hours to fit in with family commitments. Most of these home business owners are women who chose to stay at home to look after their kids instead of going back to work and entrusting the care of their children to strangers after school and during vacation time. 3. Doing Something You Enjoy Starting your own home business means you get to choose what you work at and you can then do something you enjoy all day long. You can’t run a home business without doing some hard work but, when you are working at something you enjoy, it doesn’t seem like work. There are bound to be some routine tasks that aren’t particularly exciting but, even the odd boring chore, won’t get you down when you are your own boss. You can always look forward to the day your business has grown enough for you to take on an assistant and delegate the routine stuff. 4. Variety When you are a home business owner, you won’t be doing the same tasks day after day. As an employee you would have your own set tasks allocated to you by your manager, but being your own boss means you get to do all manner of different things and learn the new skills you might require as a first time business owner. 5. Being your own boss Being your own boss means you get to do what you like, keep all the profits you earn and take vacations as and when you please, but there is another intangible benefit that you will enjoy: just being your own boss will alter the way you feel about yourself.

Being your own boss will give you extra confidence in your abilities and your self-assurance will increase to the extent that other people will notice it and react towards you accordingly. When you make money online, be grateful for the fact that you live in this technological age and thank the Internet for your chance to start your own home business.

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

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

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

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

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

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on Using A Newsletter As A Distributor · Categories: Reasons To Bless The Internet

Did you know that a newsletter is a very powerful distributor marketing tool? You don’t even have to be a fantastic writer to create an attractive and promotional newsletter. A newsletter is a great way to increase your sales and build a customer data base for your home business as a distributor. Here are some tips to help you with using a newsletter as a distributor.

One thing that having a newsletter does is enables you to send email to customers that is not considered spam.

From your distributor web site, set up a small space on the opening page for visitors to sign up for a free newsletter. This will give you permission to send them newsletters and also provide you with their email. You can even require that they fill in their personal information such as address and real name when they sign up for the newsletter. Be certain to never ever sell this information or disclose it other parties that are not involved in your home business. The newsletter sign up is an effective way to collect customer information and visitor information. Select a theme for your newsletter. As a wellness and health distributor you should select a topic that is health or wellness related. Name the newsletter something that fits the theme of the products and the wellness niche. For example, if you market skin care products you could name your newsletter The Skin Zones. The topics in your newsletter could cover skin care and health supplements that increase the youthful appearance of your skin. Visitors to your site are already interested in your topics and often your products. The chances that they will sign up for the newsletter is greater if the newsletter title is something that is catchy, easy to remember and related to the health and wellness products of your website. When you create your newsletter, write a short article about a specific topic that relates to the theme of your newsletter. Consumers crave information and handy tips, suggestions or recent news about health and wellness topics are well received by your subscribers. In the margins of your newsletter, you can place product ads for items that you distribute. If you did The Skin Zones as your newsletter, you could do an article on foods that contribute to acne.

The side products could be acne products or other skin care products. Be certain to include direct links to the products so that subscribers can go to them easily from the email that you send to them. Ideally, you should have several small articles in your newsletter that cover the theme. If the newsletter is primarily ads, then people will not be as likely to remain loyal subscribers. People really enjoy useful tips that they can apply in their lives. If you can do one article that is news based, one that is tips and suggestions and another that is informative, you are likely to increase your readership and to keep subscribers a long time. The products on the side margins will sell themselves and increase your distribution automatically without creating a newsletter that is just a huge sales advertisement. Another advantage of a newsletter is that you can advertise because people have subscribed for the newsletter. If you obtain the physical address of your subscribers, you can send them a catalog for your products that you distribute. You can also send them coupons that they can use specifically for your website that has the products that you distribute. If you are not a writer, you can pick up articles from free article directories. Just make certain to agree to the terms of service and follow them from the free article directories.

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on Finding «The Secret» can cost you · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

Rapidenterprises.net Over the years I have found that online marketing and off line marketing are very similar in some ways and very different in others. In the offline «brick and mortor» world most business owners will tell you that the three most important things to running a successful and profitable business are, location, location, location. In the online arena I will tell you that the three most important factors are, Focus, Focus, Focus. From owning and operating online ventures myself over the years, as well as speaking to hundreds of others in our field it is clear that the number one reason for new marketers to fail or to take much longer than others to succeed is simply a lack of focus. The typical scenario is pretty much the same for almost everyone including myself, yes, I have «been there and done that» and it goes something like this. We come online and for a year or two we go through the indoctrination of all the get rich quick schemes and hopping from one hyped up something for nothing program to another, and following the advice from the e-books that we paid good money for.

(which of course we now know were outdated, and free somewhere online) and we start trying to find «The Secret». After which that time is spent with no results we become desperate to prove to our friends and family (who cant help but snicker at you a little) that this «internet thing» works. So, how do we go about it ? Well we copy one of the hoaky programs that we were suckered into, or one of the e-books that are sitting on our virtual shelves collecting cyber-dust, you know, the ones that had «The Secret» The secret to internet sales. The secret to building lists. The secret words that hypnotize. The super duper secret to make Any website a sales machine. And on and on, and decide to sell them ourselves, knowing full well that they are junk, so much for our integrity. We put up our first free hosted purple and yellow webpage with our latest and greatest program or e-book along with several flashing graphics of fireworks and dancing horses and twenty five or thirty banners of varying sizes and offers and begin to submit the site to all of the automatic submitters that promise to send your advertisment to the world with one click. We also figure that since we recieve so many offers through email that we will capitalize on that strategy ourselves. Our first real business expense comes when we purchase one of the «secret» weapons, The Group Mailer. Next, we will buy the $15.00 email list of 5 million ready to buy customers, load them into the group mailer and with one push of the send button, we are all set and just need to wait for the money to roll in.

Of course what rolled in was spam complaints, and being banned by the search engines, and losing our ISP’s.

I guess it’s just a right of passage or something for new online marketers because regardless how many times I explain this scenario to new people and advise them that there is a better way they inevitably just have to go ahead and try the way that wastes their time and their money and generally leaves them humiliated and cynical about trying to earn income online. After this initiation most of us remember that somewhere along the line while in some online forum like the Net Marketing Forum or an online conference room, there had been this voice, someone saying that they had done exactly what you had just done, someone that was now a mentor, and now they were successful and would not mind helping you to do the same, provided that you could swallow your pride and put yourself on the line with some real focused effort to follow their guidence and to become self-disiplined and stay on track and to Not Quit. Failure is not an option. If you are smart you will leap at this chance because the fact of the matter is that you Can Not be successful on your own by yourself online. As a mentor myself my first bit of advice to new people, especially the ones that have gone through the scenario above is to Forget «The Secret» there is no secret. Marketing online is Not Easy. It takes self disipline, time management, tenacity, consistancy, persistancy. It takes knowing what you want from an online business, when do you want it? and knowing that there will be sacrifice on your part both with your money and your time in order to get what you want. It would take much more than this simple article to explain even the very basics, but ther are places online such as the affiliate classroom that will explain everything that you need to know.

After deciding that this is really for you I would suggest taking these steps: Pick something that you really have a passion or special talent for that you would not mind doing or sharing for free. Find the tools and knowledge you will need in order to profit from it. Make a plan and set aside specific times during the day to follow the plan and nothing else, focus,focus,focus. Set short term and long term goals and announce them to someone, preferably an online mentor, and give them your permission to push you to reach each goal. Focus,focus,focus, while online and do not get drawn off track from your work by clicking on the new latest and greatest super duper «secret» we already know how much time and money they waste. Take baby steps or «chunk it out» as I like to call it with your projects and you will accomplish a lot more than trying to put everything together at once. Learn what you need to know When you need to know it. You cant learn everything so dont try, you will only get information overload and when that happens, Everything shuts down. Treat your new venture as a business and decide what you would want a good employee to do if they were running your business and then You do it, or fire yourself and go look for another job. As I said, marketing online is Not Easy, but it is simple. Just focus, focus, focus

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

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


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

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

06. April 2012 · Comments Off on The Most Important Words On Your Web Site · Categories: Your Hopes And Dreams

When I coach authors on what their web site needs to look like, I spend a lot of time talking about the words on their web site, i.e. their copywriting. But even more important than the collection of words are a few individual phrases no site can be without. Sign-up: getting your visitor to sign up for something is important. Why? Because studies have shown that surfers don’t often buy the first time they land on your site. Often they want to browse, shop, maybe bookmark you for later. If they bookmark you, you’ve lost a sale. Don’t get me wrong, I love it when someone bookmarks the Author Marketing Experts site but when they do, the likelihood of my being able to sell to them is minimal. Instead, I get them into the AME funnel by encouraging prospective customers to sign up for something they want, i.e. our Book Marketing Expert Newsletter. And then to encourage them even further, we actually give them something for signing up: our Top 50 Media contact list. So if you’re not asking for a sign-up, you might want to reconsider this. Then, give them an ethical bribe in return: give them something they want. Don’t just throw a freebie at them and expect your visitor to jump for joy. Here’s a clue: if you wouldn’t want the freebie, it’s likely they won’t either. Buy: most of us have been taught not to ask for what we want. I’m giving you permission to not only ask for it, but put it on your home page. So often I talk to authors who say their web sites aren’t selling. They’re not selling because the author forgets to ask for the sale. The words Buy or Buy Now are a call to action that will greatly increase your chances of making a sale. If this isn’t on your home page, have your web master or web designer add it ASAP. Free: I know, now I’m getting confusing, right? I just told you that you needed to ask for the sale and now I’m telling you that you need to give it away. Well, yes and no. Let me explain. First, while you want to have a strong call to action and a «funnel» to get folks into your marketing message, you also want to give something away (besides the newsletter freebie).

Consider this: people want information or they want to be entertained or they want to be educated. If you can do any of these things, go for it. A way you can do this might be through your blog, blogging is a fantastic way to disseminate information in a free format. The next might be through a game on your site, a resource or article page, or other information on your subject or area of expertise. We had a client once who wrote a book about working with difficult people and she had a game on her site that would let visitors launch a gnarly co-worker out of a cannon (while I love everyone I work with, I used this for other, eh, outside AME people …). Things like that have a great pass-through factor, meaning that folks will pass along the site or link so others can share in the fun as well. Remember the «Elf yourself» that Office Depot did last holiday season? I must have gotten that link sent to me 25 times. No kidding. People love freebies. Make ‘em laugh, educate them or give them something they can’t get anywhere else and they’ll beat a path to your door. The point being that even the best web site copy has a few elements that shouldn’t be overlooked. By incorporating just a few simple steps, you can really begin to see your site go from a ho-hum author web site to a rockin’ selling tool! Here’s to your success both online and off!

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

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

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

There’s a press release site PRWeb.

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