Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ebooks are Promotional Powerhouses

In an earlier Post I discussed the reasons
for writing an Ebook
Here is an up date to that post.
Don't forget..we offer 12 FREE Ebooks on the side bar.

I probably will be putting a price tag on some of them Soon
Time to get technical.
Ebooks are part of the new frontier of cyberspace.
They are an entirely new medium for sharing marketing
information, ideas, techniques, and expert knowledge.
Each day the number of people accessing the Internet
grows, causing the exposure of your ebook to increase
incrementally. It's obvious why electronic
self-publishing has become so popular so quickly.

The publishing industry, I hope, does not intend to
forever banish the printed word to the dustbin of
history. Books in print have their own special
qualities and merits, and the world would be
diminished by their disappearance.

Having said that, let's look at what makes ebooks so
important and so unique. Ebooks have certain abilities
and qualities that other mediums do not possess.

For example, ebooks are fairly easy to produce, and
their production cost is inexpensive. Just think about
it: you don't need a publisher, an agent, a printing
press, offset film, ink, paper, or even a distributor.
You just need a great concept, the ability to write it
or to hire a writer, and the right software.

Additionally, ebooks are easily and rapidly
distributed online. They are also easily updated; they
do not require a second print run. All you need is to
go into your original creation and modify the text or
graphics. Because of this flexibility, ebooks can
change and grow as fast as you can type.

Ebooks are also immediately obtainable. You don't have
to go to a bookstore or search through endless titles
at an online bookstore. All you have to do is download
it from a website, and presto! It's on your computer,
ready to be read.

Ebooks are interactive. This is one of the most unique
and specific qualities that ebooks offer. You can add
surveys that need to be filled out, order forms for
customers to purchase your products or goods, sound
and video that draw your reader into the virtual world
of your ebook, even direct links to relevant sites
that will expand your ebook outward. The potential is
virtually limitless.

Ebooks have a particular kind of permanence that other
mediums do not possess. Television shows and radio
shows air once, and then may rerun a few times. Ebooks
remain on your computer for as long as your choose,
and they can be read and reread whenever you choose
to. They can even be printed out and stored on the
shelves of your traditional home library.

Another wonderful quality is that ebooks have no
barriers in terms of publishing. You don't need to go
through the endless process of submitting your
manuscript over and over again, and then once you land
an agent, having the agent submit your manuscript over
and over again. Nor do you have to shell out thousands
of dollars for printing a self-published book. All
ebooks require is a writer and appropriate software.
Figure out your market, write your book, post it on
your website, and with the right business savvy, your
audience will come to you.

Finally, you have creative control over your ebook.
You don?t have to compromise with an editor or the
publishing trends of the time. You don't have to
haggle with a designer or wait for copyedited galleys
to arrive by snail mail. You are in complete control
of the design and the text.

How to Use ebooks for Marketing and Promotion

There are innumerable ways to use ebooks to promote
your business and drive quality traffic to your
website. Once posted on your site, you can turn them
into a daily course, which brings your customer back
to read the next chapter. You can use them as a free
gift for making a purchase or for filling out a
survey. Put your ebook on a disc, and you will have an
innovative brochure. Blow your competition away by
inserting the disc into your sales packages.

The most effective marketing products are those that
are unique. Copyright your ebook, and immediately, you
have a powerful tool that you, and you alone, can
offer to the public. People will have to visit your
site to acquire your ebook, which increases the flow
of quality traffic and the potential of sales and
affiliate contacts.

Make sure that you keep your ebook current. Update it
frequently as the market and trends change. Add new
advice and techniques to show your prospects how your
goods or services can enrich their lives. By
constantly keeping abreast of new trends and
techniques, you can continue to see profits from your
ebook for years after your original creation.

Another phenomenal advantage of ebooks is that you can
test their marketing potential without putting out
hardly any cash at all. You can even produce an ebook
one copy at a time, each time you receive an order,
eliminating the need for storage and inventory. By
this method, you can gauge the saleablity of your
ebook, and make adjustments as necessary until the
orders start pouring in. Ebooks allow you to learn
about your market and customer habits and motivation
over a period of time, without risking your precious
financial resources. They also provide you with an
invaluable way to gather marketing information, which
you can use in many different facets of your business.

Use your ebook to discover what the specific goals and
problems are in your specific industry. Then figure
out how to solve these problems, and publish an ebook
with this invaluable information. This will increase
the value of your business, upgrade your reputation,
and get you known as an expert in your field.

You can extend the value of single ebook by breaking
the book down into chapters for a serial course, into
special reports available on your website, or into
audio or visual tapes. Ebooks can be broken down into
several different promotional materials by excepting
some of the articles and using them to promote your
product. You can include a catalog in your ebook to
promote all the products or services you sell. You can
include a thank-you note for reading your book and an
invitation to download a trial version of your
product. Or you can include a form for your audience
to contact you for further information or with
questions, thereby building your business
relationships and your mailing list.

Using ebooks in this manner helps to cut the cost of
individually producing separate promotional materials.
You can use a single ebook to entice new prospects and
to sell new products to your current customers.

No other medium has this kind of flexibility and
ability for expansion. Think of your ebook like a
spider spinning a beautiful and intricate web. Now go
and create that web, and see how many customers and
prospects you can catch!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Writing Articles

Writing Articles


Writing articles is and excellent way of creating new links to your website. When writing your article you should write about something in which you have in-depth knowledge and that people would be interested to read about. Once you’ve written your article you can then submit it to other websites who then decide whether to publish your article on their website. The reason companies might want to show your article are numerous, firstly they are continually adding new content to their sites which the search engines love, and also if they are providing new content their readers will keep returning to keep up with any new developments.



Why Write Articles?


So why spend hours writing an article for other people? Well, a number of reasons: if you provide some very useful content then you as a person will become revered to as an expert in your particular field. As a result people will respect your opinions and feel compelled to try you product or service. You can place a link in your article, so every website that publishes your article will also provide a link to your website. Some websites might even pay you if they publish your article. And not forgetting the final reason: you can write articles to be helpful, of course!


What Should I Write About?


Your article can be anything related to your business, or topic or your website, but you must make sure it’s worthy of being published. If you write an article on a topic that has been covered many times before, or that is general knowledge then other websites will be reluctant to pick-up your article. So write about some new developments that have occurred which people will be interested to read about.


Distributing Your Article


So now you’ve written your article, you need a method of distributing your article so that other websites will pick up your article and publish it on their website. There are a number of services that will distribute your article for your, namely:


GoArticles - www.goarticles.com

ArticleCity - www.articlecity.com


Article Depot - www.articledepot.co.uk

Articles Factory - www.articlesfactory.com


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Sunday, December 28, 2008

How to start your internet business on a shoestring budget

Here's my advice to financially challenged folks who want a web business...

Don't quit your day job just yet... But DO get to work growing your own business in your spare time. Yes, you can grow your own business online with less than $15 a week, and I will show you how today.

I know that may sound absurd, especially when businesses in the real world usually cost anywhere from $10,000 - $200,000 to start. I also realize there are many companies out there selling "turnkey web business opportunities" for anywhere from $1,500 - $5,000 and more.

So where do I get off telling you that you can do it all on less than $15 a week?

Easy, I'm a real cheapo at heart! I got started with next to nothing, and you can too. And believe me, things were much more expensive online when I started out.

Nowadays you can get a great website design program for $0, an FTP program for $0, web hosting for $3, payment processing for pennies, website promotion for $0, and that's just about everything you need.

In fact, here are the essentials for any web business, including the web's 10 best no-cost and low-cost solutions available. You've probably never heard of some of these solutions, but they are solid, reliable, and dirt-cheap.

Essential #1: Your Own Website

The first thing you'll need when starting a business online is a website or a blog. Whether you plan to make money selling your own products and services or selling as an affiliate, you need a "home base" to direct your prospects to.

Cheapo Resources: Here are the top low-cost and no-cost resources for building your own website...

NVU.com - This is one of the best website design programs on the web. With it you can design your entire website. You can start from scratch or use a pre-designed website template. This program rivals programs costing hundreds of dollars.
Cost: $0

EZMinisites.com - A great source for pre-designed website templates. But not just "pretty" templates -- these professional templates contain all the sales components of top selling websites. BizWeb eGazette subscribers get 10 free templates...
Cost: $0

50Webs.com - Once you have a site designed, you need a web host. This host gets great reviews from their customers and businesses get quite a list of features for just $3 a month with their start account. If I were on a very tight budget and just starting out, this is the host I would use. (While you can find free business hosting on the web, most include 3rd party ads on your site - a big no-no.)
Cost: $1 per week including domain name

FTP Commander - If you're going to build a website you need a way to upload the files to your web host. This tool is easy to use and comes with the perfect price tag...
Cost: $0

WordPress.com - If you like to write then you may prefer to go the blog route instead building a website. Using this web-based blog building platform you can get started in less than an hour.
Cost: $0

Blogger.com - Another top-notch blog builder.
Cost: $0

More after this important message...(continued on PAGE TWO)

Friday, December 26, 2008

3 Simple Ways To Save A Bunch Of Money When Buying A New Computer!

3 Simple Ways To Save A Bunch Of Money When Buying A New Computer!
by: Kris Bickell
Looking to buy a new computer?

Overwhelmed by all of the options available to you?

Stressed by the high cost of computers today?

For most people, buying a new computer does not have to be as stressful as buying a new car. Nor does it have to be as expensive. If you’re like most people, and you have a limited budget for buying a computer, then you need to try to get as much computer for your money as possible.

Here are 3 simple ways anyone can save money when buying a new computer:

1) Shop around for best deal.

Sounds pretty obvious. But many people don’t realize they don’t need the fastest, most expensive computer with the most “extras”. In fact, if you are already using an older computer, even the least expensive new computer will be a big upgrade. If you don’t know a lot about computers, you can learn a lot by shopping around. Ask lots of questions, compare prices, compare features, then find the best price. Shop at your local electronics store, and look for the best deals online. You’ll be surprised at how much money you can save by shopping around!

2) Install your own “extras”

Many computers you will find in a store have a lot of extra software already installed. While this is convenient, it is not always the best way for you to save money. Also, while many of these extras sound good, you don’t always need them. You can often find better deals by shopping around separately for your own software extras (such as a word processor, anti-virus, popup blocker, spyware removal, games, etc). And some of these you can get for free. So before you buy the “fully loaded” computer, ask yourself if you really need all the extras, then shop around to see if you can buy a scaled down computer - and get the extras yourself for much less!

3) Don’t buy extended warranty

If you are not a computer “techie”, the extended warranties offered by the computer retailers often sound like a good idea. After all, who wants to be bothered paying for service on a computer after you buy it. But keep in mind that most computers come with a warranty, and most computer problems will either happen at the beginning (when you still have the warranty in effect) or much later (when it might be cheaper to buy a new computer). Technology changes very quickly these days. So consider whether or not it’s worth the inflated price of the extended warranty. And, if you really feel you need the extended warranty, then ask to purchase it at a lower price. Not all retailers will negotiate on the warranty, but some will. And whether you buy the extended warranty or not, make sure you back up all your files periodically, just in case!

If you have an unlimited budget, consider yourself lucky. And if you do business on the computer, make sure you get what you need, while trying to keep the price down. At any price, buying something that does not fit your needs is not a good deal.

Hope you find these tips helpful, and happy computer shopping!

About the author:
Kris Bickell is the owner of Hi-Speed-Internet.com, a helpful site for consumers comparing high speed internet services. For information on high speed DSL, Cable, and Wireless Internet, visit: http://www.Hi-Speed-Internet.com,and sign up for the free email course “5 Simple Ways To Increase Your Computer Speed”. © 2005 Hi-Speed-Internet.com

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Finding your "Niche" by Wayne Van Dyck

I found this article to be concise aand relevant so I'm posting it as I am
not at my desk for holidays. Happy holidays Everyone!

Finding your "Niche"
by Wayne Van Dyck


When you are considering starting an online company, first you want to make sure you find the right product. What is it that you want to sell? What are you passionate about? What topic or subject are you knowledgeable about. Selling an information product online is easier than selling a service. However, selling a service online makes more money when you incorporate a monthly membership.

Be sure that your customers are going to be interested in what you are selling, before you spend all your time working on a website and writing up eBooks. Do market research. Start by finding out how many competitors you have -this is a good sign. Read through, forums, newsgroups, discussion boards, and chat rooms and learn about your target market customer base. Send a survey to your email list to see what they are most interested in.

There are three reasons why a customer will want to buy your product. 1. Your product has solved a problem for your customer. 2. Your product has made life easier or more comfortable for your customer. 3. You are very passionate about your product and it shows in everything you do.

When researching your niche, you may want to use www.Amazon.com and find the current top sellers. Find out what people are reading about. You will want to research related keywords with keyword tools such as www.wordtracker.com. You need to discover which keywords are being searched for most.

Checking out competitors sites isn't a bad idea. It can help you to come up with ideas on what would make your company different and better. Take a look at the competitions traffic rankings and their related links. After analyzing this information, you can see how many visitors they have each day and how profitable their company is.

Once you find your passion, ask yourself, "Does this serve my customers?" You want to provide excellent service to each and every customer that spends money with you. This eliminates many complaints, bad reputations, and, chargeback's.



Wayne Van Dyck is a former venture capitalist and builder of offline technology companies. He is the founder and developer of Simple Money Machines. Simple Money Machines is all the money making technologies in one, easy-to-use, hosted application… enabling non-technical people to set up online businesses in less than 30 minutes. It's made for people with 9-5 jobs, retired folks, stay-at-home moms and college students. To get a FREE copy of “STARTING A HOME BUSINESS MADE SIMPLE", go to:http://tinyurl.com/ykyoqx.

wvd@sbcglobal.net

Permission to reprint this article in unchanged form, including author bio.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Why Write an e-book?

It's not true that everything that has been said has
already been written. Since that unfortunate axiom
came into use, the whole universe has changed.
Technology has changed, ideas have changed, and the
mindsets of entire nations have changed.

The fact is that this is the perfect time to write an
ebook. What the publishing industry needs are people
who can tap into the world as it is today - innovative
thinkers who can make the leap into the new millennium
and figure out how to solve old problems in a new way.
Ebooks are a new and powerful tool for original
thinkers with fresh ideas to disseminate information
to the millions of people who are struggling to figure
out how to do a plethora of different things.

Let's say you already have a brilliant idea, and the
knowledge to back it up that will enable you to write
an exceptional ebook. You may be sitting at your
computer staring at a blank screen wondering, "Why?
Why should I go through all the trouble of writing my
ebook when it's so impossible to get anything
published these days?

Well, let me assure you that publishing an ebook is
entirely different than publishing a book in print.
Let's look at the specifics of how the print and cyber
publishing industry differ, and the many reasons why
you should take the plunge and get your fingers
tapping across those keyboards!

Submitting a print book to conventional publishing
houses or to agents is similar to wearing a hair shirt
24/7. No matter how good your book actually is, or how
many critique services and mentor writers have told
you that "you've got what it takes," your submitted
manuscript keeps coming back to you as if it is a
boomerang instead of a valuable mine of information.

Perhaps, in desperation, you've checked out
self-publishing and found out just how expensive a
venture it can be. Most "vanity presses" require
minimal print runs of at least 500 copies, and even
that amount will cost you thousands of dollars. Some
presses' minimal run starts at 1,000 to 2,000 copies.
And that's just for the printing and binding. Add in
distribution, shipping, and promotional costs and -
well, you do the math. Even if you wanted to go this
route, you may not have that kind of money to risk.
(continued on page 2)
Hi all,

Sorry for not getting here sooner.

Was out of town.

I promised to explain about another idea for your autoresponder

Did you know this?

Autoresponders can be used to send out pre-written tutorials.
For instance, if you have sold your customer some software,
you can use an autoresponder sequence to teach them how to
use the software.
As soon as they have downloaded your product or placed their
order, your autoresponder can congratulate them on making a
wise decision!
Then, over the next few weeks, you can send them some simple
hints to make their time with your product more productive.
After all, you've been using the product for some time but
your customers are new to this. Any helpful hints from an
expert (that's you, [FIRSTNAME]!) will go down a treat.
After all, if you had 'personal' service with a product
you'd bought, you'd feel much better about it.
Any product that would benefit from a tutorial would be
ideal for this treatment!
Naturally, once the tutorial has ended after 5, 10 or
however many lessons, your customer will be happy to
receive other news from you about other products you
offer...
Until next time,
Best wishes,

Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Now playing: The Beatles - Ticket to Ride
via FoxyTunes
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Creative and Profitable Ways to Use Autoreponders
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An interested visitor who has been strolling through your
site has finally come to just what she is looking for and
is about to make a purchase. It's a sunny afternoon, and
her cat, who happens to be sitting on the moss under the
visitor's large fifty-year-old snow-rose bonsai tree,
suddenly jumps down, and the priceless tree topples over.

In the blink of an eye, your visitor exits your site, and
your sale is dust - unless you have had the foresight to
utilize an autoresponder that has captured her email
address. If you have installed an autoresponder, you can
then follow-up with her, and in all probability, make the
sale when the poor woman has finished repotting her
precious bonsai.

Autoresponders are remarkable, versatile programs that do
so much more than just automatically answer your email.
Here are a few ideas that will help you to creatively and
productively use your autoresponder to transform the casual
visitor into a profitable customer. Use your autoresponder
to:

1. Publish a newsletter. Certain quality autoresponders
will manage subscriptions and follow-up with interested
prospects. Your newsletter can keep your visitors informed
about your services or products, while building your
reputation as a credible expert in your particular
business.

2. Publish a newsletter only for your affiliates. Inform
them of current sales you are running and of promotional
material that your affiliates can use themselves to
increase their commissions. Include tips, advice, and
techniques that your affiliates can use to successfully go
out and promote your business.

3. Write reviews. Cover books, software, music, e-books,
movies, etc., and put each review in an autoresponder.
Review your affiliate programs, using a link to your
affiliate's page in your autoresponder.

4. Distribute your articles. Writing and distributing
targeted articles is a powerful tool to build your business
credibility, bring traffic to your site, and increase your
sales potential. If your articles contain valuable
information, many editors will print what is known as a
resource box for you. A resource box contains your bio and
a brief description of your service or product. It can also
contain your autoresponder address. Let's say you've
written fifty articles. Put them on separate autoresponder
accounts and create a master list that contains the titles
of each article, the autoresponder address, and a brief
abstract. Then promote your master list. Additionally,
include your publishing guidelines so your affiliates can
add their articles to your list, increasing the number of
writers who are represented in your article list.
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Dec. 15, 2008

Hi folks

The #1 most common question that we get from people who want to start an email marketing campaign is:

"What Do I Write?"

See, just like you they understand how important it is to communicate with their potential customers to build trust, establish yourself as an expert and ultimately close more sales...

They Just Get Writer's Block

They draw a blank when it comes to deciding what to write.

Or they come up with ideas, but when they sit down to write, they edit and over think and self-censor, and they never get past the big blank screen, because they want their emails to be perfect from Day 1.

Writers' block can derail the best of us, if we let it. But we don't have to.

Coming up with good message content is easy, if you know where to look.

And fortunately, you don't have to look far, because...

...You've Already Written Your Messages!

Chances are, your messages are already staring at you, right between the eyes... but like many business owners, you just haven't seen them yet.

Ask yourself: "Have I done any of these things?"

Replied to emails asking about your product or business
Put an FAQ, features or similar page on your site.
Written an article or press release
Created and posted to a blog about your industry or business

If you've done even one of these, you're already on your way to creating an email campaign. (If you've done more than one, even better!)

Why do I say that?

People With Questions Don't Always Ask Them

You reply to questions for the same reason that you offer a product or service: doing so helps your potential customers solve a problem. Same goes for writing articles, blogging, creating FAQs... the list goes on.

But what about the people who don't ask you questions? Or don't read your FAQ or articles?

Surely they don't have all the answers already - so they would likely benefit from the same help you've provided to the people that did contact you. Right?

When you know what your potential customers are asking, and you already have the answers somewhere outside of your email campaign, all you need to do is...

"Re-purpose Your Content" (Translation: Copy-and-Paste)

Open your "Sent" email folder, your FAQ or any other place where you've already written about your business.

Find a question that you've answered, or a point that you've made, that your potential customers want to/should see.

Highlight it.
Copy.
Paste.
Add a sentence or two before and after it (to introduce it and to segue to the next message).
Give it an attention-getting subject line (one idea: put the question itself as the subject).
Save your message.

Congratulations! You just created your first message.
Create 2-3 more by repeating the steps above, and voila! You have a real, live email campaign that you can build on.

So much for writer's block.

Your Prospects Are Waiting...

Now that your email campaign is ready to go, it's time to use it to build your business.

Put Your Email Campaign Into Action Today.

After all, the sooner you get your campaign live, the sooner you'll turn your potential customers into actual ones!

What's Next?

You're armed with great email content... but it's only helpful if you have someone to send it to.

Next, I'll show you how to grab your visitors' attention and get them started on your campaign...

P.S. If you're in need of a stat counter I really want to recommend this one! I have no ulterior motive but to congratulate a great service. This is really cool, especially if you own a blogger blog Their code is a script that you add as a widget in the widget list. they even have a blog with screenshots to walk you through the process. They have loads of features, and it's free for a stat log quota of 500/month
You can upgrade to 1500/mo for 9$. Their address is My Statcounter.com
Good morning all,

Just a short note.

I just noticed a neat back link checker on the web.

It's called backlink Watch and gives some pretty good stats.

I've just jumped from 14 links to 40 in two days and I wasn't even trying. Hah!

Anyone out there in Guru land have something better?

P.S Here's a cool trick that will bring you extra sales.
It's called ThankYouAds.com

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hi Guys and Gals!

So glad to be able to come to you with great news!

I've been preparing a rich Internet marketing tips newsletter to be sent out periodically to my subscribers only. It will cover many area's and avenues to hopefully give you some fuel to prosper and succeed. You will be amazed at the possibilities. No not a get 'rich" quick system as there is no such animal. There is so much hype all over the Internet these days, and that is all it is is HYPE! To succeed in this business like any other it will take honest effort and some sweat and the will and persistence to keep on
goin'.

I am speaking to you from my heart now, as I learned from years of failure and mistakes trusting and believing all the money making schemes would somehow work just to be drowned in
disappointment and frustration. I'm sure that I must have spent well over a thousand dollars during that time interval. I don't want this to happen to you.

So just as soon as I can get set up, I'll let you know, it will be very soon I promise. So be watching and expecting!

I don't believe I have shared this before, but even doing all the wrong things for several years, hoping for success and not realizing any, I kept trying and by doing so, learned some things from my errors. The main thing I believe I learned, was to NEVER NEVER Give Up!!

I'm beginning to sound a little like sir Winston rambling on here, but we can never gain by quiting, no matter what we're involved in. Thomas Edison failed miserably over a thousand times during a period of -think of this-fifty years before he invented the
incandescent light bulb.
Just imagine if he had quit
experimentation sooner, where would we be today? I'd hate to be reading this by candle light. And of course, he went on to invent many other conveniences we pretty much take for granted. He had patents on electricity, batteries, mining, motion pictures, phonographs, telegraphs, telephones, and even cement! Why because he was tenacious and persistent.

So do not be afraid to step out take some chances. So what if you mess up? So what! Who hasn't? Just get up and try it again. Be like that infant who must crawl and fall to learn to walk and then to run! I think most of us would really benefit the most if we could just become like children again and not think about what others might think. We cripple our own progress by doing so, and it need not be this way. Just always remember this. We all have talents and skills that are different from one another but need to be shared with others. I believe our Creator designed us that way so we would have a purpose and reason for being here! Can I get any one to agree with me on that?

O K got to hang up for now, as I smell dinner cooking.

You all be good until next time.

chow

Hi everyone.

Here's a topic that I hope will benefit some of you. What exactly are autoresponders?

Autoresponders are a mystery to many and this article may help to eliminate the many questions about them.


AutoResponders are an extremely POWERFUL e-mail communications tool, to provide information to prospective customers and then follow up with them at preset time intervals. They are an effective and powerful marketing tool, allowing you to make contact with thousands of potential customers. First, they'll immediately deliver your promotional messages to your prospects when they're hot. Then they will send automated and personalized follow up messages that build trust, close sales and make you money.


Are you looking for ways to boost your online business without a sales force to help you? When you set up a business website, one of the components that is a "must have" item is an autoresponder email service. Are you ready to convert your website visitors to repeat buyers through email follow up? Welcome new subscribers, then drive them back to your website with an unlimited number of follow up messages. Send articles, reports and newsletters that offer great content and promote your website.


According to statistics from the National Sales Executive Association only 2% of sales are made on the 1st contact. In addition to following-up with new prospects to make first time sales, your autoresponder account also allows your business make repeat sales. Automated follow up tools help you efficiently follow up with prospects and convert more prospects in to sales. Besides sending out your ads and messages automatically at set intervals, it will help create your subscriber list which is so vital to your future sales. Your list is what will generate sales for you automatically throughout the year, 24 hours a day. Utilizing responder service you can manage and even track campaigns you are running.

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Besides being excellent promotional tools, essential for internet business, follow up autoresponders build lasting relationships with an automated sequence of personalized messages. GetResponse and Aweber, for example, provide you with unlimited email marketing campaigns, autoresponders, follow-ups, and broadcasts.

If you've reached the point of exhaustion trying to keep up with answering mountains of email, you're ready to learn about autoresponders.. There are numerous companies who offer autoresponders free of charge, (Freeautobot.com is one) however, these are very limited in features. It is better to use a paid service to ensure better deliverabilty of your emails. Spam blockers are keyed to find words in your ads like “Click” or “Make Money” and block your message. GetResponse and Aweber have the best delivery rates in the industry.


Another great company to consider is SendFree. They allow you to take a free trial test drive with no up front payment You can also try this with GetResponse. Aweber, however requires payment up front with a refund policy. GetResponse has been voted the best autoresponder for getting messages past spam filters, so that your messages will be delivered 99% of the time. They also have an option to change subscribe lists from one campaign to another. SendFree's autoresponders have a built in "Tell a Friend" referral builder that works 24/7 to drive traffic to your business. Another useful feature is that every time a client clicks on your submit form, your ad is placed on another SendFrees submit form..kinda neat I'd say! This very effective viral marketing feature can help you maximize your online marketing investment. Most all of these companies usually charge around $20/month and up depending on your subscribe list numbers.


I will shortly hope to have an e-book available that will give you ideas and techniques to make profits online. After reading this ebook, you'll know how to use autoresponders to make your business even more productive. Buy for now and have a great day!


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Thursday, December 11, 2008

What are banners and how are they used?

I would like to explore banners and their use via the web. Banners are simply graphic ads that are placed on web pages to promote a product or business. When a prospective customer clicks on the banner ad he or she is directed to the site that is coded in the html web page they have visited. A very simple and effective way to advertise your product or service.

So how does one use this advertising method? Probably the easiest way is to join a banner exchange. there are hundreds of these exchanges spread through out the Internet. When you join an exchange, your banner is placed in the exchanges network and theirs is placed on your web page. Usually their service requires a certain number of clicks of their banner for one show of yours on their web pages. This number rate varies for each exchange site but is normally two or three to one. Also you can purchase banner displays for different thousand amount packages which are usually competitively priced.

In order to be able to take advantage of this type of advertising, an entrepreneur would need to understand html code at least understand the basic applications to be able to ad the exchange code to their web pages. A good html editor or web page builder software with WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) capability is a great tool to enable a newbie to accomplish this task with a minimum of effort. We have featured a great one to use that is free easy to use and you can even use to make money yourself. (I will explain affiliate advertising shortly in another post)

Now we need software to create our graphic ads with. There are a vast array of software available to accomplish this task. It just depends on your budget and features needed. the programs available vary from simple text banners to animated and flash type presentation.
There are also free online banner creators available to you but you will be using templates that
are very common so you would be limited in this area if you wanted to stand out by having your own unique banner. The free ones are still a good option however. At this site you can choose from several animated styles, but you might have to wait on their page to load, as their server is usually barraged with seekers using their free service.


OK, so now you know enough to get started with your banner advertising campaign, well almost. The next step of course would be to do a Google search for banner exchanges to join.
I will list a few well known and trusted ones here for your convenience. (to be continued on page2)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Biggest Free PLR content site with absolutely everything

Well as you guys no doubt know, to really succeed with our internet marketing careers, we need to have great digital products that convert all of our qualified leads into real, cash-paying customers. For many people, coming up with products will involve them creating them on their own, or it may involve them commissioning other professionals to do the hard work for them.

Chances are though, like most smart internet marketers, you probably want to save a whole lot of time and money. After all, if you were to create your own e-book for instance, expect to spend tens of hours doing the research you need, and then writing the book itself – and that's if you're only semi-decent at writing. If you're a good writer, it will still take you hours and hours and if you're terrible, well, forget it, because your e-book won't sell!

Now, you certainly won't go wrong by hiring a good writer to create a really good e-book, but think about how much a good writer is going to cost you. Wouldn't you rather spend that money on getting visitors to your site so you can make more money?

I'm pretty sure, like me, you're always looking for ways to save time and money on your internet marketing business. I'll easily spend hours each week just reading up on the latest internet marketing happenings and news, in the endless search of improving the way I do business. In my latest search, I came across a really unique website, that's well worth you checking out if you are serious about time and money saving:

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Now the name is pretty self-explanatory. This site was created by an internet marketer for internet marketers, and it's a one-stop shop for PLR material. E-books, reports, training videos, e-courses – you name it!

The really wonderful thing about this site though is that membership is free. You can sign up as a VIP Member, which won't cost you a cent, and you can download a huge amount of PLR material for free!

You can sell that material yourself as part of your own internet marketing business, and of course, you can change any part of the product to suit your target audience.

Don't be put off by the free part either, in terms of the quality of the material that's on offer, because I've downloaded the free PLR stuff myself and it's of a really high quality.

I've paid plenty of writers in my time to create digital products, and I can honestly say that the quality of this material is just as good, if not better – without me having to pay the money I would pay a writer.

In addition to the free PLR material you can download as VIP Member, you can also access heaps of great information about how to improve your internet marketing business.

You also have the option of paying a small one-time fee to become a Full Member of the site, and that will entitle you to even more fantastic PLR products to download and sell, plus you can become an affiliate of the PLR Wholesaler website itself, and receive a great commission whenever somebody you refer signs up as a Full Member.

Regardless of whether you're a paying member or not, you will have access to a regular e-newsletter that gets sent out, and if the testimonials are anything to go by, it's definitely one e-newsletter that's worth your while.

I can vouch for that too, and I am a real pro when it comes to deleting emails that bore me!

So, please do me a favor and join now – this is a site that's definitely worth your time regardless of your level of experience in internet marketing, so visit it now at:

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Until next time, may you keep on selling!

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Article Writing...What's In It For You?

Article writing is a great way of generating back links to your website. (See our article posted earlier What Are Back Links?” to understand this very important concept to website traffic). It is by far one of the most useful skills you can master. There are tons of e-books and even some free resources available on the Web.


How can article writing boost traffic and income.? Writing articles is a great way to bring traffic to your website and generate sales. People today are looking for good information that they can access quickly to help them find solutions or just share ideas. They will return again and again if the web page content is right. Traffic converts to sales in the long run. If your site receives just 300 targeted visitors a day and say only 1% convert, that equates to 3 sales a day. Obviously your conversion rate should be closer to 3% for any kind of info product that is in demand.


Writing relevant niche articles every couple of weeks or so is a great idea for your online business, but it can sometimes be difficult to find decent subject matter for your article. Writing a short article can be even more challenging, because you need to stay focused and organized. On the other hand, writing a short article really can be very easy if you work with a simple structure. The simpler the better. Choose a subject that you enjoy yourself so you can control interest. Most people today shy away from trying anything new, because it takes them out of their comfort zone. However, by starting off with shorter articles, it will become easier each time. Before long your article content and length will improve.(continued-click to read the rest of article)


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What Are Back Links?

Well here it is Friday again, the week has passed by so quickly!

Today I would like to discuss what the term "backlinks" means and it's importance.
Top Search engines like Google ,for example, rank webpages on how many links are linking to that web page. This is the number one factor used to rate pages in their directory. The more relevant links a page has linking to it, the higher the page rank or PR. Pages are ranked from a PR 1 to a PR10 with the higher PR number generally receiving the best page position on the search page with all else being equal.
So one of your priority goals should be finding good quality "back links" from related websites. There are various ways to accomplish this task, and the are all pretty much time consuming.
  • Join various High PR Forums and comment regularly leaving your website url in your signature.
  • Join Quality Blogs and do likewise
  • Compose a newsy article and deposit the article at several "free" article submission sites such as:
1. ACS PR: 8
2. MagPortal PR:7
3. Ezinearticles PR: 6

(for a full list of the top TWENTY FIVE please surf to Lobolinks.com)

However, if your time is a big factor you may consider using submission software to ease the burden. Manually submitting to directories is a very tedious task that can usually take between fifteen or twenty minutes or so per directory, whereas with submission software, each submission takes only seconds a pop and you can submit to as many as 4000 SEO Friendly Directories using a program called SubmitEase or WeblinkSEO.

There are many excellent programs available to choose from. I personally am using Directory Submitter, only because I have had acceptable results in the past, but I really like SubmitEase and WeblinkSEO a little better as they are faster and allow more options like auto generating my link pages for sites to link to my site. These directories are updated monthly and new ones are being added so the process can be repeated on a regular basis as needed. Like I mentioned earlier, the more quality links pointing to your content, the better your ranking and the more targeted visitors will be seeing your web page.

However, do not expect this process to happen overnight. Most of the free directories take from several days to weeks or even months to approve and list your site. If money is no object you can of course access the paid directories which will may have you listed with in 24 or 48 hours , but their fees are stiff (like several hundreds of dollars for the big ones). Also a lot of the free directories require a reciprocal link pointing to them and this is where the automated software approach is so much easier. To really understand what is involved in manual submission, I will point you to a free e-book file on one of my domains that explains this process in detail. The file is located HERE. You will need Acrobat Reader to open the file which can be downloaded free HERE.

Don't forget about "Comment Kahuna" which is free to use and is quite effective. It just takes awhile to get the unlock code via email.

I am working on some more free tools to be available soon!

I invite your comments.

***P.S. late edition....just ran across this unique site that offers quality back links in exchange for Intel articles ...check it out HERE!***
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You may or may not know that Website Directory Submission is quickly becoming a very popular and easy way to get quality, one way links to your website.

These kind of links are exactly what the search engines are looking for. The websites with more quality, one way links are typically the sites that rank the highest, period.

With that said, there are several websites directory submission programs on the market. The best and easiest to use is a new program created by Brad Callen, called Directory Submitter.

The software currently contains around 1700 website directories, all free. It is the most straightforward program that we've come across, in that all you need to do is:

1. Input your website details (i.e. title, description, URL, etc.) into the software

2. Click on the directory you want to submit to

And then the program will automatically fill in your website details. Then, you simply click the submit button and your website is instantly submitted to the directory. Then, you can move to the next directory, go through the list, and by the time you're finished you'll have roughly 1500 one way links pointing to your website.

I can't think of an easier way to get links. Of course, if you're going to get links this quickly, it's important to vary your website title (anchor text) every 20-30 links or so, to make things look more natural to the search engines.

You can do this very easily via Directory Submitter when you create your project in the beginning.

The software is constantly being updated and their is an incredible community of users established that all work together to make the software better and better, so you know you're getting great value for the money.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

This is Hot People!!

Have you heard about Free Software that allows you to instantly find and comment on High PR Blogs with auto comment acceptance and yes instant backlinks to your last post?

It's called "Comment Kahuna"

It's real easy to use and will help you raise your search engine rankings which equates into more hits and potential profits for you!

Happy bloggin

Niche Marketing Explained in Simple Terms

Well lets get on with task at hand, and give you a clear understanding of what Niche marketing is. Niches are topics, there are niches and sub-niches. A Niche is the broad view and the sub niche is isolating an area of interest inside the broad niche. This is a huge mistake that so many make when searching out a niche market that they may be thinking about entering.

When you place your business in a broad niche then the competition tends to be quite high making your marketing efforts tougher than they need to be. Sub niches are where the real money is made, and when you know what and how to find profitable niches, is when you can then locate the proper affiliate products to go along with it. Let me give you and example of a niche and a sub niche.

Take fly fishing. Fly fishing is a niche, that's your broad niche. There are sub niches such as fly-casting, dry fly fishing, streamer fishing, nymph fishing. I think your probably starting to get the picture. These sub niches are often times where you will find the gold nuggets and cash producers.

When thinking about what you want to start your business online with, you should be thinking in terms of Niches broadly and then sub-niches inside. So how exactly are you going to come up with ideas? My suggestion is to go to some of the article directories and start your research. Whether it is selling hard goods in an ecommerce store, or whether your looking at the information marketing end of an online business, there is a wealth of information to gained from article directories.

Some of my best research for niche marketing comes from article directories and here are Some good examples of directories to start with. GoArticles and Article City just to name just a couple. Simply go to Google or yahoo and type in article directories and there will be 100's to view. If people are writing articles about the subject you're interested in, then there is a pretty sure bet there is money to be made. And typically you'll come away with ideas you had never thought of before.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Finding your niche may not always be easy, but it’s a wise act if you want to expand your business. Finding your niche in life is a difficult challenge, but it can be done. One of the questions I here all the time is “how can I find my niche."? Finding your niche is allot like finding your own identity, and is somewhat related to your own personality. What areas of life interest you the most? What tickles your fancy? All of us have special interests things we like to do or spend time on.

Finding a niche often means detecting a part of the market that is undeserved and focusing where there is less competition. Finding your niche is rarely without trial and error.. Clearly distinguishing yourself is the key to entrepreneurial success. If you can identify your own niche, you'll probably do well. Here's a tip for how to find a niche: If you need something and can't find it, do others need the same thing and can't find it either.
It should be large enough to provide a strong line of business, but small enough for you to be a big fish in a small pond. If making a living from the niche is the goal several other factors come into play, and that's where the art and practise becomes important. Jot down your ideas and begin to brainstorm them. You may even want to go online and purchase a keyword finder to make this job allot easier. Once you identify the niche you want to serve, it's wise to check out the stability and potential of that niche by performing a marketing evaluation. I have found that software like" Keyword Elite" and even Google Adword keyword searching can save you hours of research time. When you start writing down the profile of your proposed niche, make certain you take a careful look at the physical size of the intended area . The trick to finding a profitable niche is to market yourself to the right employers.

Once you've found your niche, you may want to create a blog on your niche subject. One of the hardest challenges facing people looking to begin blogs today is knowing what to blog about when it seems everything has been done before. Now that you have discovered your niche, you're way ahead of the game. Decide up front what you want to achieve from your blog. Related to this is income; you might wish to make $300 a month from your blog within 6 months to supplement your income, or you might want your blog to become a full time job. Take your time and let readers get to know you and in time they will begin to trust you. Set your first goal to produce content instead of making that buck. Goal setting and finding a niche is really just common sense, but sometimes people get caught up on the wonders of blogging without taking time to fall back to everyday decision making skills. I hope to be adding more info soon

David R Young Jr

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