Thursday, March 15, 2007

How to profit online by Doug Barger

To stay with the current flow of the market, the successful entrepreneur needs to have an Original Product, Effective Marketing Campaign, and a product that solves a big problem at a reasonable price. These three components are essential to online success. Every problem is a product ready to be created, marketed, and sold. There are many major aspects to successfully operating an internet based and home based business or several businesses. Every aspect must be mastered in order to be successful. Experience does prove to be the best teacher coupled with fresh updated content and reliable, proven information from a source you trust. How to stay consistently fresh and innovative without breaking the wheel. You don't necessarily have to have a product to have a successful online business. Yeah there are plenty of businesses already in place that will furnish you resources to market a "website of your own" that they give you. Many opt to take that route in order to avoid paying costly experience tax or paying too much because of being new. While joining affiliate programs can be a very lucrative income stream, the ideal business is one that YOU have full reign with. In other words, you want to have YOUR own copyrighted, original intellectual property so that you are not at the mercy of another, no matter how well-intentended they might be. Get your website first. You can name it something that is general yet catchy and find your product, industry later. You might decide to sell several products. That's okay too. Just having your own website will open up doors for you simply because of the potential to profit from your very own piece of virtual real estate. The first key to successful business on your website will be the collection and the buildings of names and email addresses on your site contact list. This ensures that you have a "targeted" client list to contact with ideas and products or services that will be a value to them. Studies are showing that those who have already expressed an interest in a company by "opting in" or adding their name to the company or individual's client list, are much more likely to buy than someone who just happens along the link or is contacted without any prior relationship. To offer a product free is usually the best incentive to attract and keep a customer. The most successful at internet business are those who know that it is not just today's sale, but rather, the complete lifetime value of the relationship. Everyone knows of trading that has been profitable. Someone could offer valuable information or software that could radically enhance the scope of the business and explode profits to their all-time high and yet not buy a product or service on their first, unique visit to the site. Conversely, a one-time customer could make a purchase and not return. This again speaks to the need of having the opt-in list for making contacts with customer. Also known as "double opt-ins" because in when responding to the targeted email campaign this is the second time your customer is exercising their right to show their interest in your product, service, or website. This way, throughout the lifetime of the customer-client relationship, the lines of communication stay open for effective business need/resolution relationship. A free product can be an article like this one or a newsletter that provides valuable, profit-making information that can be acted upon quickly and easily. The newsletters are effective because they can be written as often as you would like and they secure your position in the public's mind eye as credible and knowledgeable in your industry and field of expertise. Some are every two weeks, whereas others are daily, and some still just once a month. These topics should relate to your site. There are several free advertising companies available that will allow you to register,join, and even begin placing advertisements to promote your website. These can be found by entering in keywords such as "free advertising" . There are FFA or free for all sites, free classified sites, local, national and international advertising sites to begin placing your ads. For every well-written, clear and compelling adcopy, one can expect 1:100 clickthroughs, and for every 100 visitors, a buyer. So you can already see that you will need to place many ads on a regular basis on sites with a high visitor and traffic content. Advertising sites that relate to your site will make you a target for those customer's ready to do business with you. In this case they are trying to buy from you as much as you are trying to sell to them. When you position yourself as the bull's eye, it's okay to be hit. Now that we have you a site and a way to build and attract a list of customer's to your site's email sign up contact list which is best just labeled "sign up" or "sign-up for newsletter" or "get your free article on"... etc. Let's get you to either paypal,clickbank, or shopcart. There are other accounts you can set up to receive payment online from your customers as well. I have both a paypal and clickbank account. You will want to place a call to action on every page of your website. You will want to allow the visiting new customers to see themselves using and benefitting from your product and service so that when they begin to look for the way to get it or buy, the buttons or link for them to click are in place for them to do so naturally,easily and efficiently. Make sure your website is one that loads and opens quickly. The whole visit should be hassle-free, fluid and enjoyable always leaving them ready to come back for more even after buying, to refer and join you as an affiliate to bring your service, knowledge and abilities to others to profit from and benefit too. Now, when you have named your website, you will submit it to search engines. There are a few who will do this for free, though like most advertising companies, most will charge a service fee. Submitting using a title, description, Keywords that are all in agreement containing the same words and are directly related to the actual Content found on your site especially the upper part of the first and most visited homepage, will give you optimal place rank with the major search engine indexers. You can also leave your link posted with a comment in a forum, a blog or on those websites that allow visitors to link to them. These become free advertisements and create a direct link pointing like a customer arrow straight to your business target bull's eye. You are beginning to see how all of these aspects are working together. The increased links pointing to your target create more value to your site and as a result, more importance in the eyes of the search engine, and as a result higher ranking which means easier to find by the customers and even more credibility. Every improvement you add to your site builds value just like a piece of real estate property. Linking from sites ranked higher than you increases link popularity. Definitely add the alexa tool bar. It is free and adds increase to your website and allows you to view the rank of other sites as well. Commenting and posting on high traffic blogs and in high traffic, subject related and top ranking forums or on sites, builds your site's importance as well. You might include a variety of products. Find a big problem with huge demand. Then find out how you can have the answer provided cost effectively with little or no upfront or out of pocket expense. Always concentrate on the demand and profit spread. This is what pays the bills! Create several income streams. Work toward automation so that you use your automatic email responders by offering information on how the reader can take advantage of your best offer value. Include a call to action and a click here link at the bottom. Of course when they are dwelling on the benefits, it's the perfect time to click to find out how to buy it. You might find a hot-selling market and sell what's working while thinking of a related item that you can market on your own or at least by now that you have built a web presence, be the top provider. What are people searching for? Where in the entire world could you expect to find at cost wholesale prices that would ship free to your customers after they enter in their credit card payment? The direct source and multiple sales means you realize the profit as the wholesaler or even retailer. Your site, you name the price. You might do an electronic subscription, newsletter or how to course, or ebook. These products will always be in demand because information is what educates and produces profits. Remember don't be afraid to become an inventor. Just make sure you copyright your product. Studying other inventors and reading their writing gives you insight into how to think like they do. Inspiration creates. What are some problems you would like to see solved. How could you turn what's working and tie in something that will work right along with it? Contracts can produce cash as well. Don't be afraid to offer joint ventures for share of the profits. Most individuals and companies can use the extra exposure and don't mind sharing the commissions for producing sales. Also if you provide a service that helps make life easier for someone, that is profitable. How to. What do you love doing? What can you do well that you can teach another? This is very valuable information. Create it, market it and sale it. Search freeware sites to find development software free. Search for html and programmers tutorials that teach how to program for free. Find an area you need more strength in and learn to do it yourself. Eventually everything is automated and your website works for you. This is valuable information. Keep your website updated with fresh content regularly for this is good in the sight of the search engines. Avoid anything that sounds like shameless promotion that is not being called for. An example of this would be contacting someone personally with an offer to sell a product without them visiting your site or requesting the information through an ad. That is what is called spam. Eliminate it and the value of your experience as a successful internet entrepreneur will be so much the richer. Well, I trust that this has made a deposit into your future and that there are some principals that you can apply to your business to profit immediately. Just applying a few that you haven't tried should increase your sales as much as 200%. Apply them all and you will see even larger returns.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Promote Your Website For Free with Articles by Phyllis Wasserman

One way of promoting your website and product can be achieved for free. As an additional bonus, this "free" method can boost your sites and sales, doubling and even tripling your income.
Articles. One of the easiest ways to promote your website in order to generate traffic and increase your earnings.
How does this work?
Write articles relating to your website and submit them to "free content" submission sites. Easy to do, takes little time and can increase your website traffic, sales and of course, your income.
How can article writing boost traffic and income?
The article on the free content site contains a link to your own website. Readers, after reading your articles, may choose to click on the link and pay you an unexpected visit. Having them on the free content sites is also making these articles available to other webmasters who may wish to publish that article on their site.
If they do, your article will include a link back to your site. And anyone who reads the article on that site can still click on the link to visit your site.
As the list of your published articles grow larger, and more and more of them are appearing on different websites, the total number of links to your site increases also. Major search engines are placing a lot of significance on incoming links to websites so they can determine the importance of a certain site.
The more incoming links the website has, the more importance search engines attaches to it. This will then increase your website's placement in the search results.
If you site is into promoting a product or service, the links that your articles have achieved will mean more potential customers for you. Even if visitors only browse through, you never know if they might be in need of what you are offering in the future.
There are also those who already have specific things they need on their mind but cannot decide yet between the many choices online. Chances are, they may stumble upon one of your articles, gets interested by the contents you wrote, go to your site and became enticed by your promotions. See how easy that is?
Search engines do not just index the websites, they also index published articles. They also index any article that is written about your own website's topic. So once someone searches for that same topic, the list of results will have your site or may even show the articles that you have written.
And to think, no effort on your part was used to bring them to your site. Just your published articles and the search engines.
It is no wonder why many webmasters are suddenly reviving their old writing styles and taking time to write more articles about their site than doing other means of promotion.
Getting their site known is easier if they have articles increasing their links and traffic and making it accessible for visitors searching the internet. Since many people are now taking their buying needs online, having your site on the search engines through your articles is one way of letting them know about you and your business.
The good thing with articles is that you can write about things that people would want to know about. This can be achieved in the lightest mood but professional manner, with a little not-so-obvious sales pitch added.
If you think about it, only a few minutes of your time is spent on writing one article and submitting to free content site. In the shortest span of time also, those are distributed to more sites than you can think of. Even before you know what is happening, you are getting more visitors than you previously had.
If you think you are wasting your time writing these articles, fast forward to the time when you will see them printed and wide-spread on the internet. Not to mention the sudden attention and interest that people are giving your website and your products or services.
Try writing some articles and you will be assured of the sudden surge in site traffic, link popularity and interest. Before you know it, you will be doubling and even tripling your earnings.

Monday, March 12, 2007

New age work at home plan by Beryl Payton

This may sound a bit harsh, but it's a fact...
Deep inside every human being (OK, maybe just under the surface) is a truly lazy bum who wishes they were rich enough to never have to work again.
Maybe not "Bill Gates rich", but comfortable enough to do whatever they want every day. No job, no debt, no worries. You know... financially independent. In fact, this is a life-long goal of many people. "Retirement" is the word that career people use.
Come On, Admit It...
You've bought a lottery ticket or two in your day, (I have too!) with the hope of making some easy money. Not just big money, but "quit your job" money. And unless you won the big one, you'll buy another ticket or two in your lifetime. It's human nature. Hey, why not take an occasional stab at early retirement.
That's why you see so many get rich quick schemes in your mailbox and in your email. Because millions of people would rather stay home every day instead of going to work.
The one that still makes me chuckle is the letter from that guy who claims he made $286,000 by sending a chain letter to 100 people. It seems he was earning a good living as a lawyer but gave up his practice when the chain letter money started rolling in. Now he spends his days at the race track. Ah, the life of luxury.
If only it were that easy.
The sad fact is, nobody is getting rich with chain letters. And only one in every 180 million people will ever hit the big one in the lottery.
So unless you have a huge inheritance coming your way when Uncle Joe kicks the bucket, that leaves only one way to become financially independent -- you have to do it on your own.
But how in the world does someone accomplish that monumental feat?
The Old "Flawed" 20th Century Plan...
Well, in the previous century, a small percentage of people did it with something called a career and life savings. You know the idea, work a job for 35 years or so, scrimp and save along the way and retire around age 65 with a nice nest egg.
Although this was pretty much a universally accepted plan for wealth during the 1900's, there was a problem many people never discussed... a little matter called life expectancy.
Even near the end of the 20th century, between 1980 and 1998, when the world's average life expectancy soared... people lived only to the ripe old age of 67 years.
You do the math. That's right, that leaves a whopping 2 years to reap the rewards of all that hard work and saving.
If you ask me, that's not a good plan at all.
What good is a life savings if you have so very little life left to enjoy it?
Now maybe you're thinking... "Hey, that's not a bad plan now. After all, at start of the 21st century, life expectancies are reaching some 77 years. That's 12 years of retirement. Maybe I could retire a little early and live a little longer."
That plan is actually getting worse. Here's why...
If you think that the ideal path to financial security looks like this...
Go to school, graduate, get a good job for a good company, save for retirement, retire comfortably, travel and enjoy your golden years... may be in for a big surprise -- a surprise that happens when it's already too late.
The surprise is this.... a mere 5% of people following that path ever achieve a comfortable, financially independent retirement.
Isn't that a shocking number?
That leaves a full 95% of well-intentioned, hard working people relying on government assistance, inadequate pensions, family members, or worse -- having to keep working -- just to make ends meet.
I don't know about you, but I'd like to enjoy my golden years - not just make ends meet.
Heck, I'd like to enjoy my entire life for that matter. Why wait until the golden years?
And I can't do that if I'm slaving away for "the man" five or more days a week, hoping I won't be too old or sick to enjoy those last few years at the end.
So ten years ago I decided to do something about it.
The New 21st Century Plan...
I was fed up with working my butt off and still struggling to make ends meet. So I decided to try something new. I figured I could always go back to my life of jobs if my plan did not work.
I was dumbfounded when I was able to leave my last job that very same year. Today I'll share with you, the plan that made it happen. (Again, I'm going to give you this information, so relax and keep reading.)
Though I did not have a name for my plan back then, I now call it...
The New Age Work at Home Plan: "Internet-Based Financial Independence in 10 Simple Steps"
You see, now I'm that lazy bum I always wanted to be. OK, maybe I'm not that lazy, but I expend my energy where I want to. I use it to play with my kids. I travel with my family. I play golf a few times a week. I'm able to live the life I want because I make a comfortable living from home, using the Internet.
How comfortable? While I do not want to hype this site up with wild income claims, you can take a quick peek at a report I ran at my shopping cart. It shows you what my monthly income looked like during 2005, from just ONE of my sites...
Oh, and in case you're wondering if things are still going well, here's a more recent screenshot from my shopping cart...
Now I'm not saying everyone who reads the Special Report I'm giving away at this site will do that well. All I'm saying is that I've proven it's possible.
And I'm not the only one doing this. There are scores of people now living life without a job. I know because many of my clients are doing it. People like Scott Britner who changed his life in just 18 days...
Hey, Jeana!
I just wanted to say a huge "Thanks!" for all your assistance.
I can still remember living paycheck to paycheck... not even being able to buy hearing aids for my children. I felt like such a failure.
Within just 18 days of working with you, I launched my first product and made over $15,000. It was more than enough to buy my children's hearing aids and take them on an all expense paid trip to Disney World.
Now, I'm on target to make over $500,000 this year. You are the king of helping people make a living online. I can't wait to learn more of your secrets in your new project. Let me know when it's finished so I can buy my copy.
Take care. Scott M. Britner Winterville, North Carolina
Now I don't know about Scott, but income like that can really make a guy lazy, believe me. The only time I ever set an alarm clock is when I'm heading out on vacation and the flight leaves early. Not that I take many vacations, I don't really need a break from anything.
But I didn't write this web page to talk about me. If you want to read about me just search the web for home business and you'll find tons of info on me.
I want to get back to you and the Special Report I'm about to give you. By now, if you have any sense at all, you're clutching for your wallet thinking a sales pitch is about to come. You can relax. I set this site up to give you the report.
Why Would You Just Give Me The Special Report, Jeana?...
In a word... Loyalty. I have more than 150,000 loyal subscribers to my newsletter called BizWeb eGazette. Most of these folks have been with me for years and years. (Chances are, you arrived here via a personal referral from one of those folks.) To reward them for their loyalty, I've given them the opportunity to GIVE YOU my Special Report containing all the information I acted on to get where I am today.
How does giving my report away help them?
That's easy too. It's a chance for them to make some points by helping their friends, subscribers and customers. It also gives them a unique chance to make a few bucks in the process. But again, you can relax. You do not have to spend one red cent. If you arrived here by a personal referral, you already know the secret link on this page that will bypass the order form. And I'll explain how they (and you!) can make money from this site when you grab the report.
For now, just consider yourself fortunate to have made that special connection. It's about to pay off nicely.
If you're still not sure you want to bother looking at the Special Report, ask yourself if you've ever had any of these thoughts... "I wish I did not have to get up so early every day." "I wish my boss wasn't such a jerk." "I wish my boss wasn't such an idiot, I know more than he/she does and I make less money!" "I wish I could hit the lottery so I could quit this damn job." "Why am I working so hard and seeing more debt at the end of the month, instead of more savings?" "How am I ever going to retire on this salary?" "Will I be working until I'm 70? Will 'they' even let me keep my job that long?" "I wish I was born rich!" "I wish I had a filthy rich relative so I could inherit their wealth some day." "Damn, it's Sunday night and it starts all over again tomorrow."
Finally, Ask Yourself One Last Question...
Have you ever taken serious action to change all that?
Taking action is the only key that can unlock a new future for you and your loved ones.
Why not make today the day you turn that key and start getting informed -- the day you take action to live your life exactly how you want to live it. Why not take a peek at my 10 Step Plan.
You can use it to start your own online business, or just give it away to others and watch it generate income for you...
I doubt it will make you lazier than me, but you never know. Though one thing is for sure, once you discover my 10 secrets, you'll easily be able to "out-lazy" all your friends and family!
Ready To Grab The Special Report?
Here's how to get it immediately...
If you were sent here with a bit of inside information, you can get the Special Report for FREE right now by clicking on the secret "order form bypass link" at this page. Get the link at the bottom of this page. Make usre when you get there, to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the key for free access.
Go ahead. You may be shocked at how this report can change your life.
If you were not sent here by a personal referral, you can BUY the Special Report: The New Age Work at Home Plan: "Internet-Based Financial Independence in 10 Simple Steps" for $97.00 right here...
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Thanks so much for reading this page in its entirety. I hope you enjoy the special report. And more importantly, I hope it empowers you to take complete control of your finances, your time, and your life, starting right now!
Sincerely, Beryl
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