Tuesday, December 25, 2007


The Easy Way to Apply

The internet is a great place to find the right lender for obtaining a loan. One can apply online by filling out a simple application and submitting it with just a few clicks of the mouse. Online loans, also known as e-loans, are just one more way to make your search for money to finance your purchase easy and convenient.

Market players in the online loans market :
1. Loan brokers : These are agents representing several lenders. They do not lend money.
2. Direct lenders : They offer you loans directly. These are financial institutions that lend you the money.

Online loan process :
The online loans process works in the following manner :
1. The first step is to fill out the online application form.
2. The lender reviews your creditworthiness and assesses your financial net worth.
3. Based upon the review, the application is either approved or denied.
4. Hard copy of loan contract is sent to the borrower.
5. Documentary evidence maybe called for to support claims made on the application form.

Matters to be considered while applying for online loans :
1. Your credit rating has a very crucial bearing on your ability to borrow and the interest rate. It is always prudent to check your credit score before applying. A high credit score will result in a more favorable interest rate. A low credit score can provide you with a loan, however, the interest rate will be much higher as you pose a greater credit risk to the lender.
2. Comparison shopping should be resorted to in order to find the right lender.
3. Obtaining a pre-approval on your loan application for big ticket purchases, such as a home or a car, would put you on a strong footing while negotiating with the seller. A pre-approved application has the following advantages: the approval is granted for a specific period during which the interest rate at the time of the application does not change even if the market rates fluctuate during the period, the amount available for the purchase and the repayment amounts are known even before you begin the buying process.

Online loans offer the following advantages :
1. The greatest advantage of online loans is that you can apply for it from almost anywhere as long as you have a computer or a laptop.
2. Online loan application forms are generally simple in their structure and are user friendly.
3. They are secure, have a no obligation feature and are free of charge.
4. Online loan applications are highly confidential. Internet hackers cannot simply enter a website and steal your personal information. Most lenders have extensive privacy policies and go the extra mile to protect your privacy.
5. Most websites provide loan calculators which helps the borrower to determine the amount of loan he or she would be eligible for and the repayment amount. The borrower can apply different criteria to determine suitability.
6. The borrower can compare a product offered by different lenders to determine which lender is most competitive.


The word in business is profit. The word is simple to understand. Companies are considered a success, if they generate profits. For small business, however, profits do not necessarily equate to healthy cash flow or even success.

The accounting definition of profit is sales(including credit sales), less expenses. The oversight of the important aspects of "profitability", leads to numerous problems for business owners.The problem with accounting is that assets purchased cash, will reside on the balance sheet, and inflate the profits, artificially,by the very same amount, that the asset was purchased for.

Invoiced credit sales are recorded in sales journals, and a corresponding debit(debtor), is raised for those credit sales. Value Added Tax or general sales tax is charged on that invoice as it is processed.

One major shortcoming in small business, is the lack of credit control. Many business owners lack the skills to collect outstanding debts. Where VAT or GST has been charged, it become payable, regardless of whether the debtors invoice was paid or not. Businesses also pay tax on profits.

Business owners(on the advice of their accountants) are profit driven, and not cashflow driven. This leads to certain interpretations of their finances. If assets exceed liabilities(solvency),current assets, exceed current liabilities(liquidity), they happy. Business owners consider the available amount on their overdraft or business credit card facility as CASH AVAILABLE! Its not available cash, but debt!

Solvency or liquidity should be measured by the amount available cash(bank and cash on hand), exceeding liabilities. All other assets should be be excluded. The reason is that assets ,could be sold far below their market value, if the business had to be liquidated. Cash is the only asset that can be used, without incurring a cost or loss, on conversion.

What about the cash flow statement? The cash flow statement is not compulsory for small businesses, but is viewed is an important tool, for analyzing the business's cash flow. Many tax authorities accept only the income and expenses account. But even the cash flow statement has its flaws. Loans advanced will reflect as "cash from financing activities", thus creating the illusion that the "healthy Bank Balance", means the business is healthy. In an environment of high interest rates, the loan can be risky, and that aspect has to be factored into the reporting. A note on the financial statements, is not sufficient.

Many accountants might not agree, with the above. But its my firm belief that thorough cash management is lacking in most small businesses. Accounting financial statements should only be used for tax or statutory purposes.

A cash flow driven business would operate as follows:

* Collect outstanding debtors as soon as possible(The most difficult and problematic, I agree)

* Take substantial cash deposits from customers, before commencing a project

* Bank cash promptly, since cash gets lost or spent very quickly

* Stall creditors, as long as possible

* Start investing 5 to 10% of cash received in a particular month, in different bank savings accounts

* These banking accounts also known as reserves, can be called:

a) A Building Fund(For future expansion)
b) A Tax fund and lastly an Emergency fund (Any emergencies that may occur).The reserves can also be augmented by additional sales, the value of credit card payments, that have been paid up. (Would not hurt, since you used to those monthly credit card payments)

* Before spending cash on any expense, apart from salaries, funds should be set aside for the "reserve accounts"

* The benefits of the reserve accounts are two fold, 1) It creates a buffer, between income and expenses(will exert pressure on overheads/spend less), and 2) The business will gradually build capital in reserves, that the business would have had to source somewhere else, if the need arose.The reserves would grow rapidly, if it remain untouched, for say ,twelve months. This exercise requires discipline, for it to work.

Focus on the cash balance and savings, will ensure a rapid (almost magical) growth of cash! The business will also become less reliant on loans, credit and capital from outsiders.


A known fact in the corporate or the business world is that the accountancy department of any firm or organization is the most vital department. When a business is set up, the person setting up the business thinks about the profits that the firm might make in the future. A successfully running business thinks about making more profits, so that the horizon can be further expanded and the business can further grow. A loss-making firm thinks about turning into a profit-making firm because if it does not happen like that, then the business might have to be shut down. All these concepts of earning more revenue and incurring fewer losses are completely dependent on the accountancy department of a firm. It is this very department of an organization that can help business come out with flying colors. Therefore, a very important decision is to appoint professional accountants who are thorough with their work and can provide the firm with the best financial decisions. However, at times it becomes quite problematic to get all the accountancy work done by the in-house professionals and therefore, one looks out for accounting help.

Opting for accounting help is a good decision because it helps the firm to get the work done at a much faster pace and the cost that is incurred to get this service outsourced is much less in comparison to getting it done from in-house professionals. Bookkeeping or accountancy is a very monotonous job and apart from being monotonous, the main thing is that it requires expertise and accuracy. Firms that provide accounting help have professionals who are experts in their domain of knowledge and have through accuracy in the work. Moreover, due to the technological revolution that has taken place worldwide, the professionals make it a point to do their work using some or the other accountancy software. This helps them to maintain the data for a lifetime. Maintaining financial data is necessary because apart from letting one know about the financial standing of the business, this also helps businesses to expand and have tie-ups with other businesses.

There are many firms that provide accounting help to all sorts of business. Therefore, you as the business owner will need to understand the requirements of your business and then accordingly, approach a firm whose services suit the needs of your business. This is a necessity because if you do not understand the need of your business, then no body will be able to do the same. Moreover, before entering into a deal, it is very important to check the record of accomplishment of that firm. This will help you to have a comprehensive knowledge about the firm and you will get to know what the fields in which the firm excels are.

Once you get a comprehensive knowledge about the firm from which you will be accounting help for your firm, it is very important to make the professionals aware of the needs of your business, so that he can plan out the right things for your business. Therefore, think no more and give your firm the best financial support.

Monday, December 24, 2007


One of the most difficult things to do when you start a new business is putting together a budget. Without any financial history on which to base income and expenses, it may seem like guesswork, but as part of any business plan a tentative budget can be established with some thought and anticipation for the future.

In most businesses there are two main categories, income and expense. Under your expense category there can be several sub-categories often falling into two main areas of controllable expenses and uncontrollable. While many business owner claim they can control every expense involved in their business, they are simply kidding themselves as some things such as utility cost, the amount of rent and other so-called fixed costs can, and do change, with the owner having no control.

Other expenses such as payroll, insurance and advertising can be subject to a budget, but they are considered controllable expenses. If the business begins to fall off, you can control some of these expenses by laying off employees and cutting back on advertising. However, living by a budget will help maintain profitability in many respects but can also turn against you in the long run.

Depending on the viability of your business it often is a better investment to bite the financial bullet on employee wages and still provide good customer service to the remaining customers until business picks back up. By trying to everything yourself not only will you burn out quickly, but is no one is taking care of the customers, it will not take long until there are no more customers to care for.

There are two ways to budget your business money and that is through set dollar amounts and percentage of income. Many businesses will budget their controllable expenses by the dollar and non-controllable by percentage of income. Obviously a good part of the owner's time is going to be based on bringing money into the business and how much they have to spend on controllable expenses will be in direct relation to income.

For example, a company earning $20,000 a month in income has budgeted six percent for payroll, providing $1,200 for payroll. If the income level rises to $50,000 the budgeted payroll percent does not change but the dollars available for payroll climbs to $3,000. With an obvious increase in business to create the additional income, the owner will probably need the extra help to take care of business.

There are many other expenses that fall into the payroll account such as worker's compensation charges, Social Security tax paid by the employer and paid vacation time or other perks determined by the employer. While a budget may be difficult to establish for a new business, it is a necessary evil for all business owners.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Online banking has become very popular and many people are using their online capabilities to do all of their banking. Those who have used online banking are now comfortable with it have found it to be an easy and fast way to get things done without having to visit the bank. While online banking can get things done fast, many people still wonder if it is safe.

The answer to that question is yes. Yes, as long as you take a few precautions yourself.

An interesting aspect to online banking came to light recently. It seems that those who bank online have a tendency to watch over their accounts better than those who do not use online banking. The reason for this is because those who use online banking have immediate access to their account information, seven days a week. Those who do not use online banking have to rely on their monthly statement to arrive before they can check their accounts in detail.

Having immediate access to their accounts allowed those online users to see if trouble was at hand, especially in the areas of fraud and identity theft. According to MSN Money columnist Liz Pulliam Weston, "Victims of cyber crime who tracked their accounts online paid out an average of $551 per incident, whereas those who relied on paper statements paid an average $4,543 per incident."

Even with added security and ease of use, online banking should be conducted with common sense safety in mind. Here are some good tips for making sure your online experience does not go astray.

One of the most important protection measures is a good firewall. A computer firewall is simply a software program that is designed to allow authorized people into your computer data and to keep unauthorized people out of your computer data. The good news is most new computers come with firewalls already installed into the systems. If you use DSL or cable modem you will usually have an extra layer of protection. These types of internet access modems normally have their own firewalls installed in them. Those people with old computers or who use dial up modems may have to buy a separate firewall and have it installed.

The second most important issue with safe online banking or any type of online financial transaction for that matter is the use of anti-virus and anti-spy software. Most of the bigger operating systems companies, such as MicroSoft, will issue periodic updates and users should get these when they become available. Many of these updates contain fixes to previous bugs in the operating system and they can help prevent hackers from getting to your data. You can buy anti-virus and spyware software or you can find free program online. Either way, it is a good idea to keep your computer clean.

Online banking should never be conducted in a public, wireless environment. Many people like to do their banking chores while sipping on coffee at their favorite wireless cafe, but do resist doing that. There is software available that can pick up your information and save it to another's computer. As well, you should not do your online banking through public computers such as those at the library or internet cafes. Again, you put your information at risk by doing so.

An easy way to make sure that you are on a secure page is to look for the small icon of the lock. This is usually shown in the lower right corner of the browser window. In the address bar, look for the https prefix. That "s" at the end means that you are on a secure page. If you do not see it, you are not working on a secure page and may have been relocated to a scam address.

Use the security features you have available and your online banking will be safer and more enjoyable.


When someone is looking for a bank loan, it means that there is something that they want to buy but are not able to buy it right then. This can be something that is tough for you to figure out, and it might be something that you need. One of the ways that people get things that they cant currently afford to pay for is to get a bank loan to cover the costs. Then they go from there. This is a great way to make sure that they can get things that they want to get, and usually it is easy to get a bank loan. You simply have to follow the process.

The first thing that you have to do to get a bank loan is to apply for one. This is a process that is going to require a lot of information on your part. First of all, you have to know what kind of loan you are looking at, and how much money you are going to need. Next you have to be sure that you are going to be able to pay back the loan, so you have to know how much you want to make payments for. Also, you have to be able to tell the bank what you need the money for, how much money you need, and how you are going to pay them back.

The process of getting a bank loan can take a lot of time, and it can be very frustrating, but it is the best way to do it. If you get loans from other places, you might run into trouble with raised interest rates, extra fees, or even with money being demanded from you that you should not have to pay. Banks are reputable organizations that can afford to loan you money and that will always follow the rules of commerce. If you go with a bank loan, there are going to be rules and regulations that you will know about ahead of time and that cannot be broken. A bank loan is really the best way for you to make sure that you are getting the money that you need, and that you are finding ways to be as productive as you can be.

There are many benefits to getting a bank loan. First of all, you are going to be able to have the money that you need to get what you want. Also, you are going to have low monthly payments that you can make. And each bank loan that you get and are able to pay off is going to put good marks on your credit score and give you a chance to look even better the next time you apply for a bank loan. Bank loans are perfect for emergencies or when starting a new business. The list of positive reasons for getting a bank loan goes on and on for miles. Quite simply, there are many good reasons to get a bank loan.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Speaking of time management, here is the fact that happening in the Internet business industry. If you're a newbie and just get into this type of business, most likely, you will sign up and jump into many newsletters. You may think that by doing this will speed up you making money process, or to achieve your dream of make money from Internet faster, you have strong passion with high enthusiasm and you want to learn everything at once.
Sooner or later, you find yourself become overwhelmed to the point that you don't know where to start, then you become frustrated, and finally you either give up, or keep looking, but you are extremely confused with all those information and product offers that delivered to your email inbox.
If you are already in the Internet business for sometime, or if you are an Internet business expert, still, you will run into those times of being overwhelmed especially if you jump from one idea to another without completing anyone of them. From my own experience, I understand and know that - get into the Internet business is an addiction.
Honestly speaking, I do have that problem! I believe out of there, many people that have an Internet business are facing the same problem as I do - being overwhelmed to the point that what could take you a few hours to do ends up dragging you into a few days, a few weeks or even a few months.
So if you don't have a regular plan of action or a system that you can use to get your projects done, then you need one.
I found that one thing keeps me away from completing projects, products, or things that I need to get done are the distractions; it caused me sometime get into inefficiency time management.
After experienced those unproductive nightmare, finally I found some tips that helps me reduce the amount of time, which normally will take me 3-4 days to finish a project, and now takes me only a few hours or a day to complete.
Those tips works mainly if you are working on your computer, for some people, it may can makes them feel a little bit pressure.
Whether you have a desktop or a laptop, here are the ways you can follow; it works for me; so I hope it works for you too.
When you working on your laptop, don't use electrical plug, because your laptop has battery and it will run out in an hour, or two or three, how long the battery will last is depends on its age. Because you don't have the electrical plug with you, so it will force you be concentrated and get things done as quickly as you can before the battery run out. However, don't forget to save your work often.
If you use electrical plug, on the other hand, you will not have that kind of urgency feeling and you will just drag the things around, since you don't have that much time to searching around your database and think about what kind of content should includes into your project, and how to put them all together, so you can finish the work within little time.
The other way you can use is bring your laptop to the other room or somewhere else where do not have Internet connection and work on your things. If you connect it to the Internet, for sure you will get many distractions and you will unable to put your 100 percent focus into the project. If you have a big desktop, then just unplug your internet, lock your door and turn off your music.
There has a good solution for desktop user, called ecounter, which is free. This program allows you to set the time up as you wish. If you determine to finish a writing project within 20 minutes, then set up your target time, and then you must finish your writing before the clock runs out otherwise it will shut down if you tell it to put your computer into hibernation.
Shut computer down perhaps makes you feel bit harsh, but it is the best way to go because you know it'll turn off, so you have to finish the work within the time, the program will not let you have chance to add more time to the clock.
As I mentioned on above - those tips may make some people feel pressure when they apply to use it, but they are really works. You may feel uncomfortable at the beginning, or feel under lots of pressure, but once you start, you will find those are the really good tips to help you finish your work in a super fast way.
Every time when I use this above methods for my writing project, what used to take me days to brainstorm and all can now take me a few hours, it gives me more time to live my life or spend time on other projects.
So there you go - better time management tips from your Internet business friend

Friday, December 7, 2007


Forex trading, short for foreign exchange trading, involves the buying and selling of the many currencies of the world. It does not operate via a central exchange site, like traditional stock market trading, and may, thus, fully function a 24-hour basis.

When compared to other exchanges, the trading market is the largest in the world, even beating the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by over a hundredfold, in terms of daily trading volume, most of which are conducted by private entities and individuals.

Because of the absence of a central exchange, trading happens between two parties directly. Buyers and sellers communicate and trade via the phone, the Internet or other communications networks worldwide.

In addition, trading forex is also speculative, meaning, they are based on expectations on whether a certain currency would rise or fall, depending on current market conditions. It is risky business, but the returns have often proved themselves worth the risk.

Basic forex trading

Forex trading involves the buying and selling of two currencies at the same time. This combination is often dubbed a cross, because it occurs between two moneys; for instance, the US dollar/Japanese Yen. The highest traded currencies in forex are the US dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen and the UK pound - the "majors".

Trading normally occurs in the spot market, which is the largest because of its volume. Here, trades are made and completed directly and on the spot. You don't have to wait too long to settle.

Advantages of forex trading

1. No 4pm trade closing time.

When you're trading forex, you have 24-hours to do so from Sunday night to Friday night. This opportunity allows you to retract your moves and react immediately when a currency suddenly goes up or down. Breaking news are vital to trading.

2. Very liquid.

It is easy to convert your trades to cash in the market, especially if yours involves one of the majors. The high liquidity helps ensure that spreads are narrow and prices are stable throughout the period.

3. Strong potential for profits

This is particularly true with falling currencies. Because trading involves two currencies, when one rises, the other naturally falls. When a currency depreciates, it could be the perfect time to buy into it so that you can sell it for a hefty profit when it's its turn to appreciate.

4. The higher the currency's liquidity level, the cheaper it is to trade it.

This is why most forex trading patrons opt to trade majors, because they have the highest liquidity. In addition, trading is also more attractive to some money movers because of the absence of a commission. Thus, currencies are actually traded for their real merits and not because they come with misleading incentives.

There's a lot more to learn about trading and the above merely scratches the surface. To be able to further understand what forex trading is and how it can help you grow your coffers, it is advised that you speak to an expert who more likely has all the answers to your questions. Or, yet, ask somebody who's already had experience with forex trading.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Spam has existed for about as long as the Internet has. Across the Internet there are various ways in which spam can be posted. Spam in the form of emails remains the most dominate type of spam present on the Internet. 90 billion spam emails sent daily worldwide; a figure that that has more than doubled since 2005 at which point it stood at 30 billion.

As well as spam emails, spam can be seen across the Internet in the form of various aspects of media such as, websites, guestbook's, forums and link spamming, Link spamming is when a normal link is manipulated to take you to a spammer's site so that the site gains more hits and therefore increases the sites page rank. As well as this, links can be manipulated and placed on websites where the links tag looks innocent but when it is actually clicked it takes you to sites containing, for example adult content.

These along with email spamming happen on a regular basis, as you're probably already too much aware of. Even if you have never posted in a chat room or forum but merely signed up to one, your details are still there, making it possibly for spammers to get hold of them in a way that is known as harvesting. Spammers use chat rooms and forums and 'harvest' email addresses that are posted on the site or that appear as member's username. Due to this it is advised that if you need to give your email address out that you replace characters with words; for example yourname@domain.com should be written as yourname[at]domain[dot]com; this stops the spammers being able to harvest your email address.

An Anti-spam campaign that has recently been running to try and stop spammers altogether is one that involves downloading a screensaver to your PC, which has a statement referring to stopping spam. This screensaver, when idle on your PC, sends a lot of data traffic to website that sell the goods and or services that are mentioned in spam emails. The idea behind this was to get these spam sites running at a 95% capacity and to generate lengthy bandwidth bills for the spammers that are behind the sites.

This screensaver has apparently been downloaded more than 90,000 times and has already caused two big spam sites to go offline. Although this shows that the anti-spam campaign is working there is a chance that by doing this you are setting yourself up for more attacks in return to downloading the screensaver. Many discussion groups have also said that doing this could be a dangerous precedent which might cause vigilantism.

Downloading such a thing could also slow down your Internet connection and there is no guarantee that other sites that have nothing to do with spam won't be targeted. Due to this I would recommend that the best possible way to fight spam is through the use of a decent anti spam software package.

Anti spam software packages will stop spam emails reaching your email account; filtering out emails that are from your contacts and that are also seen as safe emails from genuine people that want to contact you or your business.

As well as protecting your email account from spam messages, an anti spam filter system should also block 100% of viruses that could cause devastating harm to your business, including the loss of data. Outbound as well as inbound virus filters are another key feature to an anti spam system, which protects your company reputation by stopping your company spreading viruses unknowingly.

Anti spam filters/software are essential to the smooth running and operation of businesses, making them a wise investment before the damage of spam takes effect.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


The number of websites in the World Wide Web is increasing day by day. Websites are considered to be the best and easy way to reach a vast amount of people. Here are some quick and easy steps that help you make website launching easy.

Make use of the mail list which you currently hold to announce about the launch of your web site. You can attract current customers, if any, by giving them a discount coupon or so.Remember to inform your current customers well in advance about your website launch. This can be of great help to you.Build ample number of links to your website. You can do this by writing articles. Post articles and back link the same to your website. This helps you to attract more traffic to your new website.You can also make use of the articles as landing pages. Landing pages are nothing but target pages that are exclusively targeted at search engine marketing campaigns.Outdoor advertising at your physical locale is another way to promote you site. Try putting up posters about the launch. Flyers and pamphlets can also be sent to the target market customers about the site launch. Notify about the launch of your new website in e-mails that you send. Now-a-days radio has gained a new attraction. This also can be made use to advertise about the website launch. Make sure about the sign up facility and how to get started on your new website. Ensure it is a free sign up.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Starting up a new top site can be a hard task, in the beginning the list is empty, and getting people to sign up for something that weak is not easy at all, so the first step is to get one member, and that tends to be people that only join without contributing to the system. Aka Spam Listings. So why bother, just sign up on your own account add a banner from a random site and edit the freaking my-sql database to let the topsite seam active, it saves you a lot of time and its practically the same as a spam listing except here it works for you and not the spammers. After you have put one name on the list its time to go out there and get some people to join. This is accomplished by one thing, and one thing only. Emails!

And lots of them. Not spamming or anything, its allowed to ask relevant sites if they want to join, and people that need to get some more traffic will actually appreciate you asking them. When doing this you need to do it effectively, and the best way for that is to find a place where you can target the category for your site in an easy and straight forward manner, and where you can get access to their emails in a heartbeat, do you know where i am going?

Yea other top sites of course in the same category as yours, just go to any top50 or top100 listings, start from the button, enter the site press ctrl + f type contact and then press enter to find their email addresses.. go from the bottom of the list all the way up to number 1. After you do this on a couple of lists your topsite listing wont be that empty. When targeting or choosing the category of your site the likelihood that people are struggling and fighting to get more visitors need to be put into the equation, and the likelihood that they have their emails listed.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Ninety-eight percent of "small businesses" are like this: Everyday, a fisherman and his son went out to sea in their tiny boat. Everyday, the old man would cast his net over the side of his boat and pull up a handful of scrawny fish. And, everyday the man said to his son, "Son, see that fleet of big fishing boats? That's where the fat fish are. Keep bailing the water so we don't sink and some day we'll have fleet that large". Do you think the man's dream would come true? Certainly not if he was casting his net while his son bailed water! That's a funny story but a similar situation happens every day in business: "Small businesses" dream of becoming large but fail to take the necessary steps to grow. Those businesses don't deserve to succeed. And statistics tell us that they likely won't live past 5 years.

Yes, they have the fundamentals in place: buy raw material, turn it into a product, sell it for a profit. When you do that, you're in business. But they lack one thing: Strong telemarketing. Small businesses, like the fisherman, can do the basics very well, but they'll never get beyond what they are. For your small business to be among the 2% that stay in business and grow, you need something else: you need to have the skills of a large business, and one of those crucial skills is the ability to cold call.

There's an old adage that mentors tell to their students who are hoping to climb the corporate ladder: "dress for the position you want, not the position you have". That means: you can look like everyone else does, or you can take action to set yourself apart.

"Small businesses" that want to grow and support that desire with training will be more likely to succeed. For the fisherman to get beyond subsistence fishing, what did he need to do? Catch more fish! He could catch more, and sell them, and earn enough money to buy a bigger boat, with which he could catch more fish! It seems obvious, but many businesses, if they were that fisherman, would look at buying a bigger bucket for their son to bail faster!

No, if you want to grow your small business you need more fish - that is, more sales. And that happens when you grow your prospect list and sell more effectively and more frequently to those prospects. And one of the best ways to do that is with "telesales". And the best way to effectively sell over the phone is with telemarketing sales.

Telemarketing sales training is one way to increase your effectiveness. Unfortunately, most businesses do it backwards, ignoring skill development for "just getting out there and doing it". What happens is a well-known story: pushy "telesales" bothering people. The business gets a bad name. The customers they generate resent them and do not respect them.

But with telemarketing sales training, "small businesses"earn to think and act like big businesses. They know the secrets of who to call, and when, and what to say when those people are on the phone. They know that cold calling is not about calling a thousand ice-cold prospects in the hopes that one will buy, it's about identifying 500 that are more likely to listen, and then calling and respecting the time and opinions of those people.

Telemarketing training leads to more sales. More sales leads to business growth.

If you're a small business and you want to grow, stop bailing and put down your bucket. If you are a "small business" and you have no desire to grow, you don't deserve to succeed.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


In my last few articles I discussed how email lists can be used to complement your eBay ebook business. In my next series of articles I will be discuss how the platform of blogging can be used to help promote your eBay ebook business. In this particular article I am going to discuss what you need to consider before you start blogging.

As I have mentioned before a typical eBay ebook sale is usually a very simple process with no incentive for your customer to return. They purchase the ebook, they receive the ebook, they leave you positive feedback and then they go away to read the ebook. If you can extend this process and give your customers an incentive to return, then you have an increased chance of repeat custom and increased opportunities to build trust and build your brand.

Blogs are an excellent way to achieve this as they are easily manageable, interactive and current. If people enjoy what you are reading they will keep returning and from here you can direct them back to your eBay store. But what will you need to consider before you begin blogging?

1) BLOGGING PLATFORM: eBay have recently started their own blog service allowing you to host your blog on their website. Blogger and WordPress are two other services which allow you to create a blog. There are lots of other services availble aswell. Ultimately, the choice is down to you. You will have to check out the services and decide on the one you like best. I favour WordPress because you can keep full control of your blog and host it in your own webspace.

2) BLOGGING SUBJECT: What will you be blogging about? Apart from providing news on your eBay ebook store, your blog will also have to offer customers valu. Otherwise there is no reason for them to keep coming back. Maybe you could write some articles about eBay? Perhaps you could seek out free ebooks with resell rights and provide these to customers? Maybe you could provide discounts on your products to those who read your blog? Maybe you can post news stories to your blog that may affect your customers. There are a lot of options here. All you need to do is choose one.

3) BLOGGING FREQUENCY: Although this isn't the only success factor, the more you post the more successful your blog will be. You therefore need to consider how critical your blog is going to be to your eBay ebook business and allocate adequate time towards posting. If you are going to rely heavily on your blog as a source of traffic, then you should be posting good content to your blog at least every two days. However, if you are using your blog as a more general source of news for customers less time will be required to maintain it.

Overall, blogging is a great way to keep your customers up to date, build trust, build a brand and generate repeat custom. A successful blog can also generate you lots of traffic from outside of eBay. Consider the above advice and then start blogging.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Surprisingly, not all web owners know the evolving fact about how search engines greatly impact the traffic that is being generated by a site. Unknown to many, search engines have an indirect manipulation and control over how much traffic is being obtained by a site. Due to this, so much traffic is lost and remains unused. For this reason, webmaster and web owners alike should be properly educated about how impacting and useful search engines are and how they can potentially create traffic for their sites. I have cited below some of the search engine traffic tips and techniques that you can use:

a. You can go by writing and submitting articles to some of the popular web article directories. Of course, the catch in here is that, when you submit these articles on the article directories, you will need to include your site address either on the body of the article using anchor text or in the resource box so that potential visitors will be directed to your site. To convince readers to click on these links, you must be able to entice them through the quality of the submitted articles.

b. Develop a well-made RSS feeds. The RSS or rich site summary to many is way of letting people know instantly about any updates and present activities that your web site is having. Thru the feeds where a visitor is subscribed to, he would be informed on a regular basis on the most recent activities that your web site is undertaking. Just make sure that you create a well-drafted RSS feeds to attract more potential subscribers.

c. You can submit your web site to some of the credible website directories and allow for it to gain exposure. The use of the website directories will help you be at par if not exceedingly popular with some other sites because you are all given equal opportunities to be seen and viewed by potential visitors

Thursday, November 8, 2007


something or another about the next great Search Engine Optimization information or company. I truly believe that over 9 out of 10 web sites offering information are nothing but copied garbage. Truth be told that your web site is useless without search engine optimized web pages. For instance, if the search engines do not like your site they will not show your site in the results sections of their query. This is known as on-page factors for your web site.

An even more important trick used for SEO is known as the off-page factors. Search Engines now are judging your web site importance by seeing how many web sites are pointing to your web site. This is known as backlinking. This is fine and dandy to find web sites to link to you, but you are missing the boat if you just have everyone link to you. Below I will pin point out 6 crucial tips of backlinking value and how to find best web sites to have linking to you.

First we will want to do a search for a site that we wish to copy that is doing well in the Search Engines. Go to Google.com and perform a search for your desired topic you wish to copy. Find the web site in the 1st or 2nd spot and copy the name into the search bar. This time use Yahoo.com and type in LINK: DOMAIN NAME. Yahoo seems to provide more backlinks that the other big two Search Engines Google and MSN who only report some of the backlinks.

Here are the 6 tips for you to use:

TIP 1: Value the Page Title of the web site linking to you.

This is most important. If the title of the web page you have your link on has one or more of the key words in your web site you are given much more weight. You will want to look closely into your progressive link partners to see the title of the page your link will be on with them.

This is done pretty easy buy looking at the results you would get from the above instructions. Those are the page titles that are displayed in blue from the results.

TIP 2: The Importance of How Many Outbound Links are On The Web Site That Is Linking to You

A web page can only have so much importance or page rank to it. The more outbound links that are on the web page the less your link to your web site will count. So if your web page is the only outgoing link on the web page, it is going to hold much more importance than a site that has many outgoing links on it. A safe suggestion would be to place your link on a web page with no more than 40 links per page. Much more than that and the link to your site will be devalued.

This type of work will require a great amount of time to do however. You will have to physically visit that web page and count the # of outgoing links on it.

TIP 3: Value The Content of The Page That Is Linking To You

Your best bet would be to try and get a link on web page that is filled with content. Opposed to a web page filled with links only. There are 2 reasons for this. The first is that there will be a minimal amount of outgoing links on the web page. The second is that the content page will be rated better as it will contain keywords in the content. You will also be found much easier as you will one of the only links on the page. A good way of checking into this would be to see what web site your visitors are coming from if you are getting quite a few visitors from that site. I am willing to bet there are not many links on the web page that has your link on it.

TIP 4: Look Into The Type of Links Linking To The Web Page Your Link Is On

Basically the more site owners of web pages linking to you that have off-page optimization the more weight that will be held on your link.

Trying to figure this out is near impossible. Your best bet would be to have a few people dedicated to this search or to build an automated process to send this information to you. Finding the off-page optimization for each site linking to you will take more time than you will have. I guarantee this.

Tip 5: How Important Does Google Value Web Site That Is Linking To You

This tip is one that most everyone does not even know about. Authority Web Sites are seen as most import by the Search Engines. Web pages that contain a GOV at the end of their domain name are considered to be an authority web site. There are a few other sites such as Microsoft.com and Adobe.com that have reached this status as well. You will find that most authority sites contain a ton of content and information. If you are able to obtain a link from this type of site, it will have a huge impact on how your web page is considered. Any site containing a page rank of 7 and up would be assumed an authority site.

TIP 6: Locate The IP Addresses Of All Web Pages Linking To You
In the Search Engine eyes, links that come to you from the same IP address are not valued with much importance. This is an important thing to know. This is in place to keep web masters from pointing every web site they own to each other. Now, it is not a bad to have a link or two with the same IP but it is more important to have most of your links coming from different IP addresses.

To locate an IP of a web page pointing to you, you may use this tool:


Here you can enter from 2 to 10 links to check their IP address. Keep in mind that this process is extremely tedious once you get into checking a few hundred or thousand web pages to check..

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Getting potential customers to visit your website is crucial to your online success. Let's face it, without some traffic you will fail in any online venture.

Traffic generation can be difficult, particularly for new internet marketers. Still website traffic generation is an indispensable element to any internet business plan, and requires you to approach the problem in numerous elements, tying all of the pieces together to form a traffic plan.

Initially, the most common traffic generation methods rely on advertising through free sites, or pay per click advertising. Your site could be waiting months to get listed in the major engines hoping for a trickle of traffic from them. Yet there are a few effective alternatives to these methods.

A traffic plan will help insure the stability and longevity of your business. There is no best method for approaching the traffic problem. Once that understood, the best method of traffic generation is to use every method at your disposal.

Very few websites generate traffic from search engines quickly. There are exceptions to this is, it is possible to get targeted search traffic through focused link building with high ranking, high traffic sites. The engines can give you more traffic, but your traffic generation techniques should not depend or revolve around them.

Social networking is an excellent way to generate free targeted traffic. A popular blog or forum is a good place to start, they are easy to find and in most cases free to join. The topics on these sites tends to be very specific, thus generating tightly focused traffic.

Posting should be done carefully, respect the members of the group and don't spam the site. If you break the rules of the site not only will you be kicked off but you may be labeled a a spammer. The best place to get a structured keyword based text link in your post would be in your signature file. This technique will help get your site indexed quickly.

Remember, forums and blogs are a focused audience. As you become acquainted with the other members of the forum, blog, or social network you can get a plug occasionally. Don't blatantly promote, offer a suggestion or ask for an opinion.

Now for a little utilized traffic conversion strategy. The prevailing belief is that site traffic determines the conversion rate of a website. This statement is incorrect, the statement should read, the amount of traffic to your site has little to do with your conversion rate.

Lets do a little quick analysis on that statement, you've specialize by selling a very nice green bobble headed what knot. On one hand you have five hundred searching per month for "what knots", the main search engine has three million websites competing for those searchers and if you are fortunate enough to place well in the results, and get the clicks, you might convert a few, but most appear to want the flavor of the day "silver twitching tongue what knots". On the other hand, fifty people per month search for "green bobble headed what knots", the results reveal twenty-five sites competing for the phrase, with a little optimization you easily place atop the results for your main keyword phrase, "green bobble headed what knots".

Whom do you feel is worth more to your business? Five hundred visitors searching vague terms or fifty searching specifically for the item you offer. Whom do you believe is ready to make a purchase? Where do you focus?

In conclusion:

The key to any traffic plan is focus! You want those fifty visitors, credit card in hand who want what you have to offer. Don't misunderstand, you would certainly entertain the five hundred, might even convert a few, might not. It would not be in your best interest to focus your time and effort on those five hundred though would it.

You would be best served by devoting your efforts on the fifty people per month who desire your product. This is accomplished by focusing your ads, link building, and site design around those people. Use very descriptive text, and highly focused descriptive long tail keyword phrases. It will help you rank quickly and well in the search results. Make use of keyword specific signature text links in your social marketing posts. Your pay per click results will cost less in the major engines, your click through and conversion rate will be much higher.

Monday, November 5, 2007


Choosing the right affiliate program is vital for your success in making a successful career of affiliate marketing.

Time is precious and you do not want to invest too much of it on programs that are never going to pay off.

As I am sure you are aware, there are many internet scams out there - so you need to be careful before investing your time and effort in any one direction.

In this article, we're going to learn how to distinguish an excellent affiliate program from a rather mediocre one. Yes, indeed. Not all affiliate programs are built alike. Some are simply better than others.

I personally spent at least two years flitting from one program to another and even got involved with the occasional scam. I lacked guidance and lost $1000s trying everything possible to become successful.

I made a few dollars here and there so I knew it was possible to make money online. I just needed a break or someone to put me on the right path.

Here are some points that you need to consider when choosing your affiliate program:

1. How much is the commission rate being offered by the affiliate program? Obviously, you want as high a commission rate as possible. Who wouldn't, right? True, but there is no point gaining 70%-90% of the sale if the product is crap:-) - which leads me on to my next consideration.

2. How sellable is the product? If you are going to spend time and/or advertising money promoting a product then you must check to see if there are other people finding success selling this product.

A good place to start is Google. If you find advertisers on Google selling this product through Google adwords, then you can be sure there is a profit to be made.

You can also do a quick search of topical online discussion forums where you will find the unbiased reviews and testimonials of other entrepreneurs and internet marketers.

3. How credible is the affiliate program? Is there a big, well known Internet Marketers' name on the product? Do they have a track record of great products and satisfied customers.

You do not want to be known for recommending second rate products online.

Building a trustful reputation online is a massive part of becoming successful so it is extremely important that you only recommend products that yourself and others have found to be useful.

4. How and when will you get paid? There are various ways you can get paid your affiliate commissions. I prefer a straight bank transfer to my account. The most commons methods are by company check or via Paypal.

Paypal is an online payment system that will transfer any money you accumulate directly to your bank account. It is free to join but they will take a small charge for each transaction.

Some affiliate companies pay weekly or fortnightly but the vast majority pay once per month. I would not join a program that paid me less frequently than monthly.

Choosing your affiliate program is only a beginning but if you choosing wisely could make the difference between the success of failure of your affiliate marketing business

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Working out what your niche market will be to start your home business is something that can elicit much excitement. This is when you can put all those great ideas you have had for your business into a plan of action. Give yourself a number of options to work over. Some will be great and some won't fit. Get more than one so you always have a back up when you start a home business.

Look to 3 sources for ideas:

* A hobby you love: You won't find many hobbies from which you can't build a business. And since you enjoy doing it, it won't be tedious to "go to work" every day. When you pick something for your business that you sincerely like, you will have fun at doing it.

* Your experiences: In life we go though many experiences and you can use these to build a business. For example if you have raised children you can then put all your parenting experience together and start a business related to parenting.

* Your talents: Everyone has one or more talents within them. Dig down and see what yours are. You can start a freelance business using your talents.

Defining your niche market:

1. List out some ideas then put them in the order of what you like the best.

2. Go to the site listed here and put a key word into the overture suggestion tool box: This will bring up the amount of searches that have been done for your keyword and will represent demand.

3. If you search out that same key word on Google search engine http://google.com then you will see websites supplying that item and you will know how many competitors are out there that will be competing with you when you start a home business.

4. If you find a topic that is demanded in quantity but low in the suppliers, you will then make money. This should be your special market for which you do your niche marketing. You will make more money with a niche market as you will reduce and sometimes even eliminate competition. Go through your list of ideas until you narrow it down to about

5. Then go through them again and see which one will fit into a niche market.

Establishing your USP:

Once you have found the concept that fits into a specialized or niche market it is time to establish your USP, Unique, Selling, Point. This is when you will take your idea, and see how you will make your business uniquely different from your competitors. Often neglected, finding the USP is something that new business owners need to do to set their item above the competition. Online businesses are very competitive and you have to stay ahead of the game.

There are two reasons you need to set yourself up as different from others:

1. Get ahead of your competitors

2. To clearly define to your potential customers why your product and service is better than your competitors.

Deciding on your business model:

Part of your business concept will not only be consolidating your ideas but also choosing your business model. There are a few that you can choose from:

* Affiliate marketing-Getting involved with affiliate programs will target your efforts

* Network marketing (MLM)- again this will target your market and idea.

* Marketing-taking the product and selling it

* Service- you should use your talents, which includes freelancing.

You can see there are a number of things you will have to do to get your business concept into operation. But it's worth it to plan and take care in developing it. It will be your foundation, after all

Friday, November 2, 2007


What makes blogs so special? Why do the search engines seem to like them so much? The answer is content. A good marketing blog is updated all the time, quickly and easily. Content is king. We've heard that stated time and time again, but repetition does not make the statement invalid. Search engines love content, and good marketing blogs keep feeding them exactly what they crave. Who wouldn't get bored with the same old static pages? But as you write your blog, and if you write it well, you'll be able to impress both your clients and the search engines.

And now for the one qualifier. Content may be king, but content alone is like a figure-head king who talks a lot but doesn't get anything done. For the monarchy to be effective, you have t actually write good and appropriate content.

The first step to write a marketing blog is to set your goals and know why you blog. What this means is that you have to understand that a blog is not an open invitation to post sales material and self congratulatory tripe. The purpose of your blog should certainly be to inform, but it is also an opportunity to communicate with your clients. Search engines may like blogs because of constantly updated content, but customers have come to trust blogs because they feel like this is a chance to "get to know" the company - not subject themselves to more mindless sales material.

When you are writing content for your marketing blog you need to keep a few things in mind. First of all, a business blog, while not exactly creative writing, is not really technical writing either. Everyone has their own style and, depending on the subject matter of the blog, different styles are appropriate for different industries. But in general, a blog should be written in a more conversational tone. This will help you avoid the marketing-speak that can otherwise creep into a valid article.

Next, make sure that your grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills are regularly exercised. All you have to do is spend some time visiting forums or reading blog replies to know that most Internet users don't have the best grammar or vocabulary in the world. This does not, however, mean that you can allow your blog to slip down to the same level. You are being held to a higher standard as a content publisher than you would be as a normal visitor. And visitors will recognize poor grammar in others, even when they don't practice it themselves.

Now, what do you write about? Obviously a marketing blog is going to be heavy with articles about products or services. This is the perfect place to discuss your new endeavors, as long as you remember to keep it a discussion. People can get advertisements anywhere. They don't need them and, more importantly, they don't want them from your blog.

So now you've got some keyword-rich content. That's good for search engines. But have you got interesting content. Because that is good for actual visitors.

Studies have shown that the number one reason for reading a blog is the quality of the reading. Simple popularity isn't enough to attract and/or keep you readers coming back.

So what constitutes interesting content? That's a very subjective question and can be determined by the industry you're in or the audience you are targeting.

News items are a good choice, whether company news or industry news. Just make sure you're presenting something of value, not just a retelling of someone else's post. How does it relate to you? How does it relate to your customers.

"How To" articles are also a good idea. Let your clients know how to best use your product or service. Or you could even present new uses they may not have thought of.

Lists are popular additions in blogs. Whether it's 10 ways to use the product or seven weird things about your industry, they are a useful addition because they are easy for visitors to scan and enjoy and often attract linking or bookmarking.

There are countless other possibilities for a well maintained marketing blog, but it is equally important that you maintain a high level of writing quality if you want your blog to be a truly effective marketing tool.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Link building is the vital aspect to increase online business popularity on which almost all SEO professionals have the same view. It is the act of making other websites link to your site allowing flow of traffic. It is one of the ways of making a website stand out in the web. Our company provides link building services to obtain quality external inbound links through various link building campaigns.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Communicating with customers is the best way to persuade them to return to your web site and make a purchase. The easiest way to do this is to create an email list. With an email list, you can accomplish many things including:

* Repeat sales – it is much easier to sell items to those who have already used them and are satisfied with them.

* Trust and loyalty – many people are still unsure about purchasing items from the internet and only shop on select sites. Sending email and promotional alerts will persuade people to shop on your site. Once they have made a few purchases, you will have a customer for life.

* Branding – branding your product using a logo or slogan will help people recognize your product easily. Including your company logo in all email sent will help spread the word and create brand awareness as people can forward your email on to others.

* Newsletters – with an email list, you can send monthly newsletters that inform people about what is going on in your industry and your web site. Include sale items, new products, and other information that will entice customers to browse your site.

As you can see, the benefits and possibilities you create for your company by building an email list are many. This is a resource that will continue to grow as more people visit your web site.

Sign me up!

The biggest obstacle when creating an email list is getting people to sign up. While you can't force people to sign up for email alerts, newsletters, and other items, you can persuade them in a variety of ways.

* Landing pages – This is a page that can be used to introduce your web site. Many internet business owners use this page to expand their email lists. Simply ask for email addresses before taking visitors to your site and you will be amazed by how quickly people will sign up.

You can choose to make this mandatory for entry to your web site or voluntary. Try both ways to see which is more successful.

* Advertising the newsletter – By simply adding a sign-up box on the pages of your web site asking if people want to sign up for your newsletter, your email list will grow. Make sure your box is easy to find and easy to use.

* Ordering pages – You can ask customers when they are placing an order if they want to receive alerts and other promotional items. Make it easy by having them click a box to sign-up. Since most companies need email addresses in case of order issues, all you need is the customer's permission to send promotional items to their email address.

* Receipt confirmation pages – Ask a second time on the receipt confirmation email you send to customers. They may change their minds and want to sign-up.

Always include an opt-out option so customers will be able to remove themselves from your email list at any time. Add this to the bottom or your email.

Buying email lists

If you are having difficulty building an email list, you can always enter into a joint venture with other internet business owners or affiliate marketers. By sharing some of the profits earned from list sharing, you will be able to reach even more people, who may turn into customers.

Buying email lists outright from a list broker is another option. For a one time fee, you will have access to hundreds of potential customers. While most internet business owners build their own email lists over time, if you want to increase your sales quickly, investing in an email list may be the right decision for you.

Even though there are many forms of marketing on the internet, communicating directly with customers is still the best way to make a sale. Creating an email list or purchasing one will allow you to showcase new items, persuade more people to visit your site, and increase the number of return customers, which can have a huge impact on your bottom line


Everybody is familiar with search engines such as Google & Yahoo. Search Engines have radically changed the Internet. Radically! Over 50% of all consumer purchases of all business purchases are now pursued by searches. That’s what was said months ago and it is obviously going higher. So the majority of people Worldwide who now are on computers, the first place they go to is a Search Engine to find information, for what they are looking for.

The Search Engine technology is now based and what Search Engine is trying to do as they are trying to put out in front of their searchers, the most current relative information possible. Google knows that what it can give you is exactly what you want to see and it’s relative to the current & it’s timely. And you are going to come back to Google over, over and over again.

Why all those Bloggers out there for years have been making a lot of money and how they are promoting for free, and how they getting free publicity and generating MASS traffic to their sites? Because Bloggers took advantage of what Google had determined was the secret to the Internet right now. A WEB SITE THAT CHANGES A LOT GETS MORE RATING WITH A SEARCH ENGINE. So if your website is changing a lot and adjusting a lot and is current, Google will push you up on the rating. That means you are getting closer, closer and closer to the first page. And this is extremely important, particularly if you know how to what is called “games the system.

What those Bloggers do – they “game the system”. And here is how they game the system: They went out and found the websites that have the absolute most change going on in a web site every single day, every single hour, every single minute, and every single second. They are powerful websites that have constant change, constant upgrading going on every minute of every day. Theses website are called “Article Hubs”. These web sites grow out of the whole change in how Search Engines work because people realized that the more websites change, the more powerful website are in searches, they realized there better be constant change. This is particularly true in Media sites & this is particularly true with Bloggers, because they began to figure out that if they have more constant change on their sites every day their Bloggs will lift on the searches. And I am going to show you one of those hugs sites. It is an extremely powerful site, 5000-7000 writers, authors, reporters & Bloggers place their articles in this site every day.

Do you understand that that site is not just visited by tens of thousands of writers and author’s who have submitted articles everyday? Do you realize this site is visited by over a million unique visitors every single day? So these sites, these Article Hubs are incredibly potent. And when you put one article in one of these sites, guess what you start to do? You start to dominate keywords. And if you can get on the first page of any major keyword you have hit a Gold Mine! One article! One keyword! Traffic, traffic, traffic! There is one example “Religion and online marketing”, this article was written two years ago and guess where they are.

Do you know when you put a keyword in worldwide there are over 35 millions places on the web that have this constant in here with Religion and Online Marketing? And this article is still having a first result, first page. That was written TWO YEARS AGO! He has been getting traffic every single day for almost 800 days for this article. One Article! One keyword! Traffic, Traffic, Traffic! And if you go page after page, after page you are going to see that article over and over and over … That Company continues to get traffic to this very day. That’s the power of Article Hubs.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007


So you're looking for some ideas for marketing on the Internet? This really shouldn't be that difficult, as there are literally hundreds of different ways you can make money online.

You can do so by selling your own products, selling other people's products through affiliate programs, etc. These are probably the two most common ways to start making money on the Internet.

Of course, no matter which method you choose, you'll need to get traffic to your website. The method to make money on the internet is traffic plus conversion. A lot of people are able to get a lot of traffic to their websites, but don't know how to convert that traffic into cash.

Actually, getting traffic is the easiest part; there are literally hundreds of ways to get traffic to your website. You can post to blogs, use search engine optimization, pay per click, co-registration, etc.

The tricky part is converting that traffic into some money. So what are some ideas for marketing on the internet and converting that traffic into cash? First of all, keep in mind that no matter whether you are selling your own products or affiliate products, a good sales letter is a must.

People will not buy if they don't have an emotional attachment to the product, and an immediate reason to buy. Most businesses don't advertise this way; they simply use what is called image advertising.

Image advertising is where you simply spend a lot of money to get your business name out there, but you don't have any immediate call to action for your prospects. A call to action would be by setting a deadline for when a certain offer ends, and encouraging them to act now. When your prospects don't act right away, they probably will not act at all.

Therefore, hopefully this article is giving you some ideas for marketing on the Internet. The two most popular ways, by far, are selling affiliate product and marketing your own products, but they not the only ways. Remember, however, no matter which method you choose, you need to give your prospects a compelling reason to buy now. Without this, you can never hope to make a lot of money marketing on the internet.


You have decided to make money online? You are now one step closer to success. Now, there are many mistakes Internet and Affiliate marketers make, consequently they do not earn a big bug if anything at all. Making money online is relatively easy - as long as it's done the right way.

Let's start with the tips.

AdSense - is the big number 1 no-no. People tend to put their adsense anywhere and everywhere. First of all it looks unprofessional. If you are trying to sell a product on the website, adsense takes all the attention off of the products. Are you willing to lose a 30$ sale for a 0.09$ adsense click?

"Freebies" is a number two: To get regular visitors to your site or blog - give them something for free. You could compile an e-Book with useful information and offer it to your visitors without a charge. When people get free stuff, it makes them want more and they will come back to your site thinking you might be giving away something else. This keeps your traffic and ranking up, also every time a visitor comes back - you have a potential client/buyer.

Number 3 tips is free advertising. Many "old school" marketers think that the only advertising you could get is the one you pay for, right? FALSE! When you submit your article to directories like Digg.com - you expose your site to thousands of daily readers, who will visit your website and maybe buy a product.

Our number 4 tip. Keep your site updated. Make sure it does not have broken links or outdated information. There is nothing more frustrating than clicking on a link in order to get more information and seeing the Not Found 404 message. If you are promoting your site you could as well make sure it is up to date.

Finally the number 5 tip, which was supposed to be the #1 - Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate Site is more of a learning center than a website. It provides you with many useful tools. It teaches you how to promote your site for free and how to properly promote it with adwords. Wealthy Affiliates also provides the #1 rated side builder, Site Rubix along with free hosting. Wealthy Affiliate should be the first place you check out before starting to make money online.

Monday, October 29, 2007


1. Update the pages on your website often. Stagnant sites are dropped by some search engines. You can even put a date counter on the footer of the page to express when it was last updated.

2. Offer added value on your website. For affiliates and partners you can place links to their web site and products and ask them to do the same for you. You can also promote their books or videos, if these products relate to your industry and are not in competitor with your own product.

3. You can allow buyers to 'opt in' to get rebates and special offers. Place a link on your web site to invite customers to 'opt in' to acquire a monthly e-zine or valuable coupons.

4. Add a link to your main page with a script 'Book Mark or Add this site to your Favorites'.

5. Add a link 'Recommend this site to a Friend' so that the visitor can e-mail your website link, with a prewritten title, "Thought you might be interested in this", just by clicking on it.

6. Brand your internet site so that visitors always recognize they are on your site. Use uniform colors, logos and slogans and always provide a 'Contact Us' link on each page.

7. Create a 'Our Policies' page that distinctly defines your philosophy and rules in addressing your customers. Also post your privacy policy as well so that visitors know they are protected when they visit your site.

8. Produce a FAQ page which covers most of the doubts and clarifications about your product or your company. This helps to resolve most of the clients doubts in their first visit to your web site.

9. Ensure that each page on your site has suitable titles and keywords so that your client can find their way back to your site if they misplace the book mark.

10. Never spam a guest, who has opted for e-zines, with uninvited emails. Later if they choose to 'opt out' of the mailings, be sure you honor their request and take them off the email list. They may still come back if they like your products. But they will certainly not come back if you continue to bombard their email box with emails they no longer wish to experience

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