Friday, April 30, 2010

How To Select Halloween Layouts For Your Profile-2

In the first article, we learned the basics of choosing a layout for Halloween. The points we discussed were mainly the weight of the page. If the profile is heavy, the page will not get downloaded fast and your friends will move away. What factors make the page heavy?

Any thing on the profile page adds to the weight. To begin with the - layout. Then any other widget that you add. Contact tables, countdowns, music, videos, surveys, and any such widget that we add to our profile adds to the beauty of the profile. But it also adds to the weight of the profile. Therefore it is important that we think about weight right from the day we select the layout.

The next important consideration is color of the layout. The choice is between different colors and the darkness of the colors. Which color should you be looking for Halloween? Black and red are most popular colors. Red signifies blood and black signifies dark night. The layouts are not commonly made in mono colors. You will find many colors in the layout. Choose a color that satisfies one criterion. The text is readable or not. I have seen hundreds of profiles where nothing can be read. Because the font color and the background color are so similar that it is impossible to read the texts. Chose a color that allows the font to be read.

Should the color be shining or mat. This can be tricky because it also depends upon the settings of your friends. You may choose something very bright and your friend may have a monitor with high contrast and low brightness. So you cannot control what they view. Best is to chose what looks good to you. In the next part we will discuss more about the colors and other widgets.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Benefit Of Using Tracking Tools

When it comes to marketing on the internet you have to have some way to track your efforts. There are many tracking programs you can use to track your advertising. These tracking tools are invaluable and something you must have in order to be successful in internet business.

Internet marketing is difficult because of the shear size of the internet. With so many websites and so many places people can go, it can be hard to find customers. Part of your marketing efforts should be spent trying new places where your customers may be found.

When trying out new advertising locations, you have to have some way to track how successful they are. Tracking programs will help you monitor your advertising and will provide you with the information you need so you can decide if an ad campaign is working or not.

Tracking programs work by cataloging traffic as it comes to your website. The tracking program can tell where the visitor came from and many times they can tell if the visitor is a first time or a repeat customer. The program then keeps a log for you.

When you look at the log you can tell what ads are bringing in the most business. It is a simple way for you to see what ads you should keep up and which ones should be pulled. You may also be able to decide which types of ads work better or what types of websites are the best on which to advertise.

A tracking program is so useful when you are marketing. The information it will provide is something you could not get otherwise. You would be aimlessly trying out advertising but never really knowing what results it was producing. By using tracking programs you can ensure you know just how well your marketing is going at all time.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How To Make Money With A Plug In Profit Site

A plug in profit site or a PIPS is a great internet business tool. A PIPS is a website that is fully automated and will be able to make you money 24/7 with little or no work daily from you. A PIPS is a good way to get started in internet business that is very easy to become successful with.

A PIPS is a website that is fully automated. What this means is that it basically runs itself. It takes orders and processes them, including making the shipping or delivery orders. It also will keep advertising tracked and organized. Along with keeping customer information organized.

A PIPS is basically the store for your affiliate marketing programs. You simply enter your programs into the site and market the site. Then you can sit back and watch the PIPS do the rest of the work for you. It really can not get any easier then that to make money online. This is a way that you can be successful and make money at the same time.

A PIPS helps you make working at home successful. It handles all the mundane tasks and eliminates the need for excessive record keeping or order tracking. The website is like the brain of your business and all you have to do is make sure it is fed with visitors. Of course, the PIPS will also help you see who is visiting and from where they have come so you know what advertising efforts are profitable and which are not. This allows you to monitor the site and the way in which it is working.

A PIPS is one of the easiest and best ways to get started in internet business. You will find with a PIPS that you will have the freedom and flexibility you have always dreamed of in a work at home business. Give it a try and you may be very happy that you did.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Customizing Your Myspace Blog

Online blogs are rapidly replacing diaries and journals, like emails that lessen the quantity of snail mails over the years. Writing blog appears to be a bit more conservative, yet much faster and convenient. MySpace gives plenty of options for their members to use on their online blog, as well as the ability to modify the appearance that will suit the individual’s character. On the next section we will talk on some of the features offered in modifying your MySpace personal blog.

Modifying online blog has never been simple with MySpace. A lot of options are offered to help you match your blog with your own personality. So many choices available to help you modify your MySpace blog with style change the colors, the fonts, and you can even add a custom header.

From your home page, you simply go to a useful area where you can modify your blog. Next to your profile picture there is a link that says “Manage Blog”, click this.

Along with the other options, look for the box at the left side of the page with a label “My Controls”. Click the link “Customize Blog.” inside this box. You are now set to customize your MySpace Blog.

You can also find different options in “Customize My Blog” page such as color settings for certain sections of your blog. These include:

• General Page Settings
• Page Header
• Side Module
• Blog Post Settings
• Background Settings
• Your Own Additional Style Sheet

To customize your blog page, decide on what colors or font to use and everything you preferred which are applicable. You can preview the page after you customize your blog so you could check on how it looks. You can also set your blog to default if you prefer not to apply the changes you've made.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Methods Of MLM Lead Generation

MLM lead generation is a skill that a person has to develop if they want to be successful in multi level marketing. Having a steady supply of leads is important if a person wants to continue to make good money.

MLM lead generation is the process of getting leads. It is not enough, though, to just gather leads. A person has to be able to generate quality leads.

A quality lead is a lead that will likely produce a positive result. It is a lead for a person who wants to know more and who is interested in signing up with the MLM business.

Generating quality leads can be tricky. Getting any old lead is easy and that is where many people go wrong.

To be successful in MLM lead generation a person needs to get leads from a reliable source. The best source is from the leads themselves.

This can be done on a website. Many people put a request box on their website where a person can leave their contact information. These people are asking to be contacted in regards to the MLM opportunity. This is a great method, but the dependability is not that good since it relies mainly on people taking the time to enter their information.

Another good source is high quality lead companies. These companies have a good reputation for supplying quality leads. A person has to buy the leads, though.

Lead generation can also be done through writing articles and submitting them to article directories. This involves a person writing an article and filling out their bio with their website information so people can contact them.

There are plenty of ways to go about MLM lead generation. Once a person finds the method or methods that work for them they can expect to have a good steady supply of MLM leads.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Work From Home With Automated System That Does It All

Internet travellers are noticing a huge upsurge of automated marketing sites called “plug-in profit sites,” or PIPs for short. Basically, the sites act as middlemen between buyers and sellers… clearing houses, if you will. If you have the ability to work just a little faithfully, every day, you may be the type of person who can readily take advantage of a plug-in profit site. The advantages are many if you are willing to spend the time needed.

Not all PIPs are created equal. Some are simple “affiliate marketing” plans that rely on your ability to outwit the Internet market and drive lots of traffic to your site. Once the traffic (or customer) arrives at your site, if he clicks on a link to a merchant you’re affiliated with, you earn money. If the customer buys from that merchant, you can receive up to 70% of the sales price.

Why would a merchant go for such a deal? Think about it a second. With advertising prices sky-high, and with zero risk… why wouldn’t they? All they have to cover is their cost and overhead, and after all, they would never have seen that customer if he hadn’t clicked on a link in your website.

This sounds complicated, you’re thinking. Well the truth is, it is. But only if you have to start from scratch.

It doesn’t make sense, really, to do much of anything from scratch anymore, not unless you’re a total control freak or simply a traditional purist. The folks who create these sites sell them because they work and because the people who buy them – people just like you, who want or need to work at home – are willing to pay a small price to get started and avoid the hassles and pitfalls of working from scratch to build an online business.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Seo - How To Evaluate Link Requests

Part of today’s SEO practice is adding links to your web site or blog as it is well known that more quality links that you have on your web pages, the more likely Google and other powerful search engines are to rank you highly in their search engine pages.

If your site or blog is going well you may find yourself being confronted with a number of requests for links. Your challenge then as a search engine optimist is to find content that relates to your own. This is very important as Google will boost you even higher if you are linking to relevant information that integrates nicely with your own site. Therefore avoid selling hoodia, no matter how attractive the offer looks, if your blog or website is about selling winter tires.

Another thing you should check out before you agree to a link exchange request with anyone is how often the site is indexed. To do this all you need to do is see when the last time the site was cached in Google. This is also a good way of making sure you are not linking to a dead site. People who ask for link requests often fiddle with their link counters to make it look like they have more visitors then they do!

Yet another consideration is to look at the layout of site. Will your link be placed somewhere on the site where it will be easy for readers to see or find. If not then doing a link exchange is not worth it especially if you are giving the exchange better space than he or she is giving you! This is why it is advisable to state the page or placement of where you would like your link to go before you agree to any kind of link exchange for a blog or web page.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Getting Paid For Survey Programs - The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of The Paid For Survey Industry

Honestly, what is better than earning thousands of dollars each month working from home and getting paid for survey opinions? If you ask me, the answer is nothing. Well, maybe winning the lottery is better, but not by much!

Working from home is kind of like hitting the jackpot. When you are your own boss and your business is internet based, your office suddenly becomes anywhere with a wireless connection. This means you can effectively make money working from your favorite coffee shops and pubs! You can spend as much time with your family as you want, and you don't have to get up early to be in the office by nine in the morning. In fact, sleep until noon if you want!

The one downside to being paid for survey opinions is that there are a lot of scam sites out there that seek to take advantage of your ambition. Many programs being sold on the Internet make big promises, but in the end they fail to deliver. Because of this, it is really easy to end up wasting a ton of money in search of a program that lives up to the hype.

Having said that though, working online from home with these survey programs has been the best thing that has happened to me and has given me a level of freedom that I never thought was possible. For the first time, I feel as though I am in control of my financial situation and don't have to worry about where my next paycheck is coming from.

If you have always wanted to run a business out of your home, I would definitely recommend the paid for survey industry. They are not very difficult to get started, and in my opinion are a great way to make money from home. Good luck!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Can You Turn Your Art Or Craft Into A Business?

What kinds of things do you for enjoyment? Do you paint on canvas? Do you paint on furniture? Do you knit, carve, make scrapbooks or jewelry, or make any other creative item? Any kind of craft or art can become a business. Turning your craft into a business can make it affordable to do more of what you enjoy. It can make your materials more affordable. You may have also been needing or wanting to earn more cash. Sometimes these side businesses become very profitable over time. You might have the option to quit your job one day and do your craft full time.

To explore this idea of having your own craft business, list the things you can make on the left hand side of a piece of paper. In a middle column beside each craft or item, put 1 - 5 stars to represent any positive response you have received for them, or a question mark if you don’t know what people think of it. Which items received a positive or enthusiastic response? Could any of those items be sold for profit? In a third column put a number of dollar signs that you would guess is the potential for profit. Even though an item is admired, it may take too much time to make or cost too much in materials to make it profitable. This is just a preliminary assessment based on what you know or can guess now. You can test your items in detail later.

There are many ways to market your crafts. Some people sell them to friends and co-workers. Some crafts, like painting murals, might be done when someone asks you to do it for them. But many crafts today are sold in galleries, at art shows, and online. So explore all your options and think about what you can do to start earning money from things that interest you. Good luck.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Everything You Need To Know About Online Shopping

It is estimated that by the year 2015, the majority of people in the United States will do most of their shopping online. While still in its infancy, the growing trend of online shopping still has a few quirks that you should be aware of. Find out the reason why online shopping is becoming more and more popular not just in the United States, but around the world.

The most obvious reason for online shopping’s increase in popularity is its convenience. There is no longer the need to drive from store to store and to spend hours of shopping and waiting in line. This is especially beneficial near the holiday season.

The other main draw of online shopping is its variety of different stores. This then leads to lower prices. Without even picking up the phone to call different stores to compare prices, you can simply log on to the internet and within a few minutes have a detailed comparison between dozens of different stores.

Online shopping is also becoming more popular due to the sheer variety of items available. Rather than just having regularly stocked items at your nearest mall, you can shop on eBay and find nearly anything you’re looking for!

It’s not all gravy however. Online shopping does come with a certain amount of risk. The biggest of which being identity theft. Although it is not likely that you will have any sort of problems with this, it should be noted that it is a potential risk. To help deal the fear some people have about putting their credit card online, most companies now give you the option to order over the phone with an operator.

For most people, the pros outweigh the cons and online shopping is as normal to them as any other daily activity.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Seo Copywriting - Finding A Happy Balance

Perhaps the hardest type of copy to write is SEO copy. SEO is an acronym for search engine optimized content. This simply means that your article has been decorated with keywords that the search engines will include in their algorithms as they index your page.

Sadly a lot of SEO copywriting is not very charming for humans to read. That is because most people think that the key word has to be repeated again and again in order for the page to rise to the top of the search engines. In fact this SEO technique is called keyword stuffing and many search engines will now penalize you for it. Unfriendly garbled copy that is ridden with too many of the same words can make visitors to your site think you are illiterate as copy with too much SEO looks like a moron wrote it.

Remember that the goal of effective SEO writing is to not only to improve your searchability and search engine rankings but also to lure customers to your site. The last thing you want your carefully written SEO coy to do is turn your visitor off your web page because they are grossed out by your blatant attempts at marketing. However this is precisely what happens when people click on a site that is filled badly written SEO articles that are strewn the keywords. Even worse, this type of a hard sell is because it makes you look greedy and desperate for business.

The key is to find a happy balance between copywriting for people and copywriting for the search engines while creating your website content. This is a talent that not too many people have in which case you might have to hire a professional SEO writer to ease your path for you when it comes to content.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Free Web Hosting: Is It Worth It?

If you are just looking into getting your feet wet in the area of web hosting, it may be tempting to take up one of the various offers from sites who are offering free web hosting services. They offer a certain type of site with a certain list of amenities and you have to go through a series of changes to make your free web host offer work to your advantage.

Free web hosting companies make their money differently than the average web hosting company, that charges you a set amount for your site. They usually make their money offering you a poor site with the option of upgrading to a whole new site, which of course is not free. If this is not the case, these free web hosting sites place banners and pop up ads all around your site, and that is the way they make most of their money.

With the latter usually being the case with free web hosting sites, ask yourself who these companies are to be making any profit off of your traffic? If people travel to your site and decide to click on certain sponsors, that should count towards the pennies in your pocketbook, not theirs. If you are not depending on yoru site to generate traffic and any type of income or reward for you, free web hosting may be okay for you. If you at all depend on your website for your financial stability and survival, forget about being cheap and pay for a good quality web host. That way, any ads that are found on your site are ads that you are aware of and that pay you for traffic you direct from your site to theirs.

There are numerous web hosting services and free web hosting services on the web. A great deal of the free web hosting sites offer adequate web hosting for a price in lieu of the generic, free version.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Shop Online This Year

With only days left till Thanksgiving and black Friday it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and what you are going to get for Uncle Bill and Aunt Jane, besides all the other presents you need to get. Christmas shopping can become very stressful and make your holidays unpleasant.

With the advent of the Internet and online shopping, buying Christmas presents for relatives that are out of town or for just about any gift has become so easy. You don’t have to rush out and look for gifts so you can make the mailing deadline, you can shop at your leisure whether it is 3 o’clock in the morning or 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and the stores online are always open they never close.

Most of the stores online offer free shipping anywhere in the US. Some stores offer free gift wrapping while other charge a minimal fee. Also shopping at online stores will give you their full inventory, not just the inventory that your local store wants to carry. There is only so much space in your local store and they do not carry the items that a larger store would carry, or some item may be specific to a certain region and not available at your local store. Try to buy snow boots at a Florida store, buy online you can find them. It makes sense to shop online.

What’s so nice about shopping online is you can buy the gifts, get them gift wrapped, and ship the directly to the relations. What a time saver! Think of the many Christmas’s that you stood inline at the post office to mail your Christmas packages. This year forget the post office, you don’t need the stress, shop online, you’ll love it and it will make your holidays much happier.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Internet Marketing In A Box

Think of the difference between baking a cake from scratch and baking a cake mix from a box. Bake from scratch and you’re in the kitchen for hours, measuring and sweating. Bake from a mix, and it takes about five minutes.

And then, when all is said and done… the cake mix tastes better!

Why? Because huge amounts of time, effort and money went into producing a cake mix in a box that would work well—every time.

What does all this have to do with e-commerce?

There’s a new phenomenon out there that’s sweeping the hallowed halls of the Internet: “Plug-In Profit Sites,” or PIPs for short. These sites use different methods in varying degrees of automation to market products or services. Some are simple affiliate marketing sites, others are complicated prefab marketing systems that let you buy into a ready-made online business. You get, as they say, what you pay for.

What is affiliate marketing?

In the olden days, they used to simply call it “referrals.” A merchant would reward someone for referring a client, and reward them even more if that client bought the product or service.

Today, they’ve got it down to a real science. The affiliate creates a website and puts up links to a merchant. When a customer “clicks through,” the merchant rewards the affiliate. And if the customer buys, the affiliate gets a bigger reward.

The catch is always marketing, and in the case of working online, marketing looks large indeed. Find a good automated system that works for you, and that’s at least half the battle.

You’ll even have extra time to spend in the kitchen. There may be those in your family who will really consider that extra time well-spent and that would be good for everyone!

Friday, April 16, 2010

How To Use Viral Marketing To Drive Traffic To Your Webpage

Viral marketing is a great way to gain exposure for your site. The key of viral marketing is having your info passed from person to person. There are many different ways to use viral marketing, we will go over a few of them.

1. Writing Articles- Writing your own articles and submitting them to websites is a great way to viral market. Webmasters are always in need of content and all you have to do is provide them with quality content. Also be sure to try and write to the best of your ability.

2. Writing Ebooks- Another way is writing your own ebook and giving it away for free. If you have never written an ebook before do not worry. Just go to google, there is a ton of info on how to write an ebook. Once you have your ebook you can also give it away as a free bonus for ordering your product.

3. Signature Files- Use signature files in every email you send out. Think about how many emails you send to family and friends. One way to really use your sig file is to send out a joke or something funny to the people you know. In turn they will forward it to their friends and so on.

The great thing about viral marketing is there are many different ways to use this method. All you have to do is be creative and think of new ways to use this technique. Here are a few other examples. Give discounts on your product for every new customer referred or instead of a discount give away free things. Or have a contest, where the customer who refers the most new customers gets 1,000 dollars. You should get the idea. Be creative and this technique could blow your sales through the roof. Viral marketing is a very effective way to get your product out there without breaking your bank account.

Article Writers: Is Hiring Content Providers Worth It?

If you own or manage a website or are at all involved in internet marketing, it is important to have rich content on your site, to make sure that you attract positive attention and higher rankings from the search engines. The more and better attention that you get from the major search engines, the higher your rankings are. The higher your rankings are the more traffic you will get to your web site, which means dollar signs to you.

Whether you use your site to make money from advertising sponsors (Google AdSense), affiliate programs, or are selling or promoting a product or service that you yourself have to offer hiring article writers to create content for your website is a good idea. Hiring content providers is a better use of your time, as well, so you don’t have to spend your spare moments writing articles for your site.

Hiring article writers can only help you in your endeavors. Having keyword rich content is important, but content also requires a bit of research and has to be written in a certain way, so that people understand and are able to easily grasp the information that the writer is trying to put across. All of this information should be in favor of what you are aiming at or what you have to offer through your site, and professional ghost article writers know how to do it best!

Ghostwriters may be useful for more than writing articles; they are also good for writing press releases, white papers, and even intra-company literature for communication between professionals. If you have a business that would benefit from putting out a newsletter, it would be in your best interest to hire a content provider to do this one for you, as well. They are worth what they stand to get you in return!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Establishing Your Home Business Ideas

Congratulations on deciding to start your own home business. Once your business starts to grow, you will find that you will have more financial freedom. It is a good decision that you have made. So how do you get started?

The first step that you want to take is to establish what you might want to do in order to make money. Start by brainstorming some ideas of what type of work you find enjoyable. You may have a general idea of what you would like to do and are struggling with the details of how to get started or you may not have put much thought into it at all. Either way, you'll want to take the time to come up with a few possible home business ideas.

When you start brainstorming, spread out and give yourself a lot of room. You'll want to write down every idea that comes to mind. You can use a computer and type your ideas, write them down on paper, or use dry erase boards. The more you write down, the more ideas you will have to work with.

Now consider what makes you happy in life. Start writing down anything that brings you pleasure. The reason you want to make a list of everything that makes you happy is because you'll want to start a home business by working with something that makes you happy. You'll want to enjoy the work that you are performing each day.

The final thing that you will want to add to your list is everything that you are good at. List every skill that you have, whether it be organizing, writing, etc. Make sure it is a skill that you are proud of. After you have gathered all your thoughts on paper, you will start to see trends in your lists. From there, you will be able to research online which home businesses cater to your desires and skill set.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Seo - Bum Marketing

Affiliate marketers that make money without a website are called bum marketers. Instead of a website they put their links in a blog. This is why you should never let an expert tell you that you need to spend a lot of money on a website, especially if it is an expensive turnkey one. All you really need is a blogging tool. If you intend to send your blog articles out to article directories you may need a web page with links as most will allow you to redirect customers to a web page with an index of affiliate links but not include links in the articles. If you have a web blog you can have all of the affiliate links in an article that you want.

The great thing about a blog is that it is just another web page. However unlike the pages of an ordinary web page, blogs are set up on templates. There is no coding, graphics and you can download your material quickly right onto the site or simply write your SEO copy directly into the template. You can update your material as often as you like and unlike static pages on a website, the spider engines are attracted to the blogs because new bytes of information are added to it every day.

Of course the other benefit is that blogs are so simple and inexpensive to set up. All you really need is a computer with access to the Internet and a free blogging template. The only cost to you ultimately is your time spent writing material and adding your affiliate links. This is time well spent because if you do this right and are very clever about merging your search engine optimization techniques with your charming and informative blog entry you can make a lot of money!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Paid Survey List Advice - Where To Find The Best Paid Survey Lists Online

If you've decided to look into working from home using the internet, I'm sure you've heard of the paid survey industry and are wondering where to go to find the most lucrative paid survey list available. I have learned the hard way that if you don't do your homework before delving into the world of paid surveys, you can get scammed out of hundreds of dollars. On the other hand, I also have learned that not only is it possible to make tons of money working from home filling out surveys, but it is fun as well.

There are many sites on the internet that claim to have the best paid survey lists. That said, how do you decide which one to join? Do you join them all?

I have found that the most economical way to go about things is to join one site and fully utilize all of the survey leads it gives you. If you join the right site, there's no need to have a dual membership elsewhere because it should provide you with everything you need to succeed.

Out of all of the paid survey sites I've researched and evaluated, there are only a couple that I can honestly say are worthwhile resources. These sites provide up to date paid survey lists for you as well as information on how to get started making money from home.

If you're serious about replacing your job or simply want to make some extra money on the side, paid survey list memberships can give you the resources to realistically do this. Lastly, remember to have realistic expectations about the potential income you can earn. Paid online surveys aren't going to make you a billionaire, but they can provide a very comfortable lifestyle for you if you stay focused and dedicated.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Working At Home Provides An Extra Income Opportunity

Being able to set your own hours is an enticing incentive in the work at home environment. For anyone lacking self-discipline, however, this could be a potential for failure. The temptation exists to sleep late and work fewer hours. Priorities need to be set at home just as they are set in the traditional work environment.

When you decide to work from home, you are saying that you will do whatever it takes to get the job done. If you have clients that are depending on your services and you fail to meet their deadlines, you are essentially saying that you do not care about their needs.

If you do not have children, there should be very few distractions keeping you from getting your work done during the day. If you do have children, consider getting a babysitter for the times when you are busy. When you begin working from home, you might get lost in the idea that it is nice to get up when you want and work when you feel like it. Soon enough, however, you may find yourself unable to get your work done.

While it is possible to work in your pajamas, when you first start working from home, it is recommended that you get up and get ready for work until you are settled into a routine. After you feel comfortable with your new schedule, then you can adjust your schedule and work at times that are more convenient for you.

It is also important to be organized so that no details are overlooked. If you are providing services to clients, it is bad customer service to have incomplete and sloppy work. Be prepared to work more hours than normal until you are situated in your current role, at which time it may be possible to reduce the number of hours that you work.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Getting Involved With An Internet Marketing Home Business

If you have experience in internet marketing, then you know that there are plenty of opportunities that are available online for you to make money. Even if you do not have any experience, there are many experts that could help you learn. You can test the advice of more than one expert until you find what works for you.

These days almost everyone has a website and needs marketing. If your website is not properly advertised, you will be unlikely to be successful with it. With no marketing, no one will know that your website exists besides you. You will have zero customers and no customers means that a business cannot survive.

The goal of every business is to attract customers. If you take the time to create a solid marketing plan, you can do just that. You can have a good home business doing marketing for many customers. As it becomes increasingly more difficult for website owners to get the traffic they desperately crave, many companies will be contacting you in order to meet their marketing needs.

Marketing used to consist of simply putting your business in front of those that needed your service. In this case, however, just about anyone with a website is in need of your service. It used to be about sending your business information to anyone at all and hope that you could get a high enough return on the customers.

With an online business, this method of advertising is hardly successful. So many companies are now flooding website owners with opportunities, that many offers are refused if they are even noticed at all. You will need a targeted approach to get yourself noticed. Focus your efforts only on those in need of your service and you will have a greater chance of seeing success.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Paid Research Surveys - Don't Make These Mistakes With Paid Research Surveys

If you're looking for paid research surveys, look no further. You see, I've been all over the internet looking for the most effective and least labor intensive ways to make money online from home and have found that there's really only a handful of sites that are really worth their weight in gold. These sites are great resources, and they give you everything you need to consistently make as much money each month filling out surveys and telling companies what you think of their goods and services. Not only do America's top companies listen to your thoughts on their products, but they pay you to give them! If you can find a sweeter deal around, let me know, because this is by far the best job I've ever heard of.

The only hard part of the job is finding all of the paid research surveys to participate in. There are so many websites out there that are only looking to scam you out of a joining fee, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the reputable sites and the ones that are looking to scheme you out of money. Fortunately, I found one that consistently outperformed all of the others and didn't rob me blind.

In my opinion (which I now get paid to give!), the sites that I actually use to earn money are the best available. They also give you way more than just opportunities to get paid to fill out surveys. In fact, the site can lead you to focus groups that pay on average $50 each, as well as to companies that will pay you to drive your car. As if that weren't enough, there isn't even a monthly membership fee associated with the site. Simply pay to join once and never worry about giving up another dime!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Direct Sales Tips: Plant The Seed Of Opportunity

Are you planting the seeds of opportunity so you can reap the rewards of success? Your sales presentation is only one of many chances you have to share the many benefits your company has to offer. Every day conversations and interactions with others hold a goldmine of opportunity to share why you love your business. Set a goal to personalize each of these four phrases and then commit to use each one while you are out and about every day.

The Friendly Stranger

"You seem to be a real fun-loving person. Have you ever thought about going into business for yourself? You’d be fantastic!"

The Put-together Woman

"You have a knack for…(something sincere and related to your business opportunity). I would love to share how you can turn your talent for…(a skill they have that would help them be successful) into a business. I can’t believe I get paid to do what I already love to do."

The Life of the Party

"You are a fun person, Carol. Have you ever considered a career that pays you to have fun, party and make new friends? Is that something you could get excited about?"

The Opportunity Enthusiast

"I’m in the business of fun and…(the type of products you represent for example: cosmetics/beauty, jewelry/fashion, herbal supplements/health, etc.). I show women how to turn their love for people and…(type of product you represent) into a profitable business. Who do you know that might be interested in a fun and rewarding business?"

To get in the habit of “Planting The Seed Of Opportunity”, approach 3 different people each day for the next week and record the outcome. Before you know it you will be growing your business no matter where you are or what you do.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cashrichmoney changes website design to fit as a web hosting Review website

Through several esthetic website interface changes, Cashrichmoney has had difficulty finding a fitting design worthy of a web hosting review website which appeals to web hosting informational searchers.
CRM’s last page design consisted of a black and white page, full of mundane content, and was extremely unpleasant to scroll. Clearly the website maintenance is at a high level, a source inside the company stated they took an in-depth look at their visitor bounce-rate, and incoming traffic flow daily chart and decided it was time to make a change.
Web hosting’s fast paced industry it is hard not to appear as a seller of web hosting. It is true many review hosting sites are indeed sellers, but many are still comprised of sites which have studied individual companies, their prices in comparison with benefits and packages, customer complaints, and accolades and awards. Cashrichmoney has shown they are truly dedicated to bringing people a web hosting review site. Their last site appeared to be a seller, and the new design is now more customer focused, comparing packages and companies in an easy to see vertical pattern.
Cashrichmoney has also expressed how this new page is going to expand their empire with more pages displaying customer’s feedback, insightful reviews and complaints, and the awards each company has received. The company has also promised to unveil a new top choice monthly based on all the intangible factors needed to crown the king of web hosting.
All in all this seems to be a successful formula, customers are seeking reviews, as an online transactional buyer it’s hard to pay high prices and trust companies in a virtual world, rather than in a physical sense. Review companies are a huge middleman in putting emphasis on trust between customers, and web hosting companies by introducing customer feedback from previous buyers. Check out Cashrichmoney’s new design, and decide for yourself if it is a fitting one for web hosting reviews.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Advantages Of A Professional Web Design Vs Doing It Yourself

Your website says a great deal about you and your business. It can make the difference between making a sell and the consumer using another website for their purchase. It is quite possible to design a website on your own, but it isn’t always the best choice.

A professional web designer has insight about what consumers are going to focus on and how to set your site up to offer them exactly what they are looking for. They are also very skilled in how to promote various aspects of your website to help you generate even more sales.

Having a professional design your website generally means you won’t have to spend so much of your time focusing on this aspect of the business. Websites continually need changes and updates so you can see how that will eat away at your time. This means the navigation tools will often need revamping to keep up with such changes. A professional web designer is an expert in making everything fall into place. You want the consumer to be able to click and access on your website without having to consider how to make it happen.

A professional web designer does cost more than doing it yourself, but you can avoid common mistakes that plague do it your self website projects. A huge issue is the scripting of the website. It takes more than good spelling and grammar to make it interesting and attractive to the consumer. Graphic designs look great, but do you know how they affect the consumer? It may attract their attention but if it takes too long for the graphic to open they will likely move on to another website.

You can avoid both of these issues by placing your web design needs into the hand of a professional web designer.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Purchasing Picture Frames Online: Getting What You Want

One of the best moves that you can make is to purchase picture frames online. There are many benefits to doing this, actually. For one, you get to enjoy the look and feel of a unique frame, one that is able to provide you with the details that you want. If you just head to your local shop, you can run into several problems. First, you are limited to what they have to offer. T hey may be set in their ways and not willing to provide you with something unique. Secondly, there aren’t many framing stores out there, which means that you could potentially be facing a costly price tag.

But, you don’t have to deal with that. Instead, you can easily shop for the picture frames you need on the web. One of the benefits of doing so is being able to take advantage of online quotes. If you visit several different framing companies on the web, you can find out what you would like, ask for some details or get a quote on the cost and time it will take to get it to you. No obligations are part of that deal but you do get to benefit from an amazing look. What’s more is that you can go to several locations to get the best price for your needs.

When shopping for picture frames online, take your time in finding places that provide unique and custom orders. That way, you can design your own frame and have someone else put it together with a loving touch. Some are even hand made for intricate details that a machine can’t do.

At the end of the day, when you purchase your picture frames online, you get to choose the product that works for you and fills all of your needs. That’s what makes it worthwhile.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Make Money Affiliate Here's How

Have you ever asked yourself,are others making money with affiliate programs? And let me tell you now, they are.Your next question might be, why not me?

As with any other business it is all about marketing. Getting your name out there, having people click on your web site, give them the opportunity to buy. But if they don't come to your site, no sale.

If you think that because affiliate marketing is all about the internet it doesn't mean it can only be marketed on the internet.

First things first.What does every business man or women have? An attractive business card. The card tells potential customers who you are and what you do. Let's use this as an example. You stop for breakfast, pay the waitress, hand here a card. A very simple, hey check out my website there is some good information on my site, that you may find of interest.

Tell your friends. Once again tell them briefly what your site is all about, but urge them to visit the site and let the site sell your product that you are promoting.

As you can see your business card with your web address imprinted looks professional and is a very powerful tool when trying to promote your affiliate site.

There is a lot of power in a small classified ad in your local newspaper. Something simple like, earn extra income, visit then put you affiliate link. Easy and will not cost you much.Remember, you have to spend money to make money. The trick is to get the best shot for your money, so spend wisely.

Don't forget your email signature line include your link there also.

There you have a few tips to get you started. If you build it they won't come unless you let them know it's there.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Seo - Submitting Pages With Links Is Good Seo

Many search engines are now ranking web pages that contain a lot of links to other sites higher than those that contain fewer links. This is why it is such a good idea to submit your pages to the search engines with as many links to other sites contained in them as possible. However, don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can just submit any old pages mistakes. You must make sure these links are related to the content of your pages or you could even end up blacklisted by the search engines.

Whenever you find a web site that has content similar to yours, email the webmaster and ask for a link, pointing out why it would be appropriate. If he has content on his site useful to your visitors, link to him without even offering to trade links. Link to him, then email him and ask for a link back. Make sure that you include a big description in your letter of why a reciprocal link will be of great benefit to his or her traffic. If you can’t offer traffic (the most common conundrum of newbies to SEO) then offer great credibility and expert material. If the big site says yes then the search engine will add the credibility of that link to your own and boost your ranking in the search engine pages.

The search engine that values link popularity the most is Google, For many people, the true value of the $299 a year cost of a Yahoo listing isn't the benefit of receiving click through from Yahoo, but the boost a Yahoo listing provides for their rankings on Google.

Open Directory doesn't cost anything, but getting a listing in this respected index can be time consuming, as everything is hand edited by humans on the other end.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Paid Survey Scam - How To Avoid Paid Survey Scams And Earn A Great Living On The Internet

When I read all of the blogs detailing the latest paid survey scam, I have to admit I wasn't surprised. I've worked as a paid survey taker for a long time now, and have taken a lot of heat from friends and family about my chosen career. I have a college degree and am reasonably intelligent, and many of the people close to me can't seem to figure out why I'm not working in an office somewhere downtown like the rest of the drones I graduated with.

Really, the answer is simple: I get paid more working from home taking surveys than I ever could in a cubicle. Besides the money, which is an obvious draw, I get to spend more time with my family than I would if I worked a regular 9 to 5 day. Because I make my own hours, I can attend every Parent Teacher Association meeting and ballet practice, and I have never missed any of my son's baseball or football games.

Sure, at first I was worried that I would be another victim of a paid survey scam, but after I got my first paycheck I knew the site I was using as a resource to find surveys was a legitimate one. Maybe I got lucky, because I was fortunate to find what I feel are the best sites online for paid survey programs. I've never had a problem with losing money, so I've never had a regret about working from home. In fact, I make more than my friends do. Maybe working from home isn't for everyone, or maybe people who criticize paid survey websites are just jealous of the freedom people like me have.

Regardless, I've never looked back and I enthusiastically recommend my job to people who are tired of the ones they currently have. Good luck in your endeavors!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Paid Market Research - How To Make Money From Home With Paid Market Research Programs

If you are looking for a good way to make money from home, I suggest working doing paid market research. In layman's terms, that means that you can get paid to fill out surveys from the comfort of your living room couch (as long as you have a laptop and a wireless connection).

The way it works is simple, and makes sense if you think about it. Companies are always looking for opinions of their products. If their products can be improved, in many cases they will work to fix them in order to make the most profit possible. This means that any expenses for opinions paid to people like you and me are totally justifiable, because it can help them to make more money in the grand scheme of things.

If you are interested in earning money from home like this, the best way to go about earning money through paid market research is to join a reputable site that will hook you up with a massive list of paid surveys you can fill out. This is the tricky part. Because the industry has been booming lately, a lot of scam sites have popped up to take advantage of people. They do this by getting huge monthly membership fees out of people who join, all in exchange for outdated lists that feature old surveys that you can no longer get paid to fill out.

I have been working as a paid survey professional for awhile now, and I have found that there are just a handful of sites that are trustworthy in this industry. If you're serious about starting your own business in the paid market research industry, then I would recommend that you tread carefully and be sure to do your due diligence prior to investing in any program.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Seo - How Bad Links Can Risk Your Rankings

Having too many bad links on your site can not only lower your site’s importance in the page rankings of search engines it can also encourage some search engines like Lycos, Yahoo and Google to permanently remove your site from their search engine ranking pages.

Normally the more links you have on your web page, the more Google and other search engines will love you and try to boost your search engine rankings. Part of most search engine algorithms has been to raise the ranking of a site that has a great deal of link popularity. This is why it is always essential to monitor the people who are linking to you. If their links are broken they will be damaging your site. Google, the grand master of this ranking methodology, often penalizes sites that provide links to links that serve no purpose or that is broken. This leads to a potentially very dangerous situation because you have no real control over what sites choose to link to yours unless your website is a blog in which case you can banish links from being attached to your site.
The drag is that the more popular your site is the more links you are going to have and the more time you are going to be spending checking to make sure that the links are operative.

There is a quick way to see if sites that are linked to your site are active. On Google download the Google toolbar and do a search on the site. If the site’s link is broken it will not be green in color on a sliding green scale that is pictured on the toolbar. If they are gray get rid of them, as these sites are just dead weight in terms of links and probably already affecting your searchability on the Internet.