Monday, December 28, 2009

5 Breakthrough Marketing Ideas

1. Offer to insert ads into your product package
for other businesses. Just ask, in return that they
do the same for your business. You should only
trade insert ads with businesses that have the
same target audience.

2. Offer a free daily class in your web site's chat
room. The class should be related to the subject
of your business or web site. This will get people
to visit your web site everyday.

3. Do you have a product that doesn't sell good?
Offer it as a free bonus for another businesses
product or service. You'll get free advertising by
placing your web site or business ad on the free

4. Place different emotional response ads for the
same product or service all over your web site.
One ad may hit their hot button to buy more than
another ad.

5. Publish your e-zine in e-book format. You
could offer a larger number of articles per issue.
It also allows you to include graphics with your
ezine. Your advertising revenue would increase
because you could charge businesses for large
color ads.
Copyright © Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

50 Blogging Ideas

What's the hardest thing about blogging? Coming up with fresh, new content! And you have to publish new posts frequently - twice a week at the very least - to keep readers interested and earn search engine love.

If you're feeling stuck, here is a list of 50 blogging ideas that are sure to inspire you to come up with new content for your blog. Most of the ideas can be used more than once, so you won't run out of blog posts for months to come.

And by the way, if you want to make more money from your blog, Blogger's Paycheck shows you how to make passive income from your blog without spending all day at it.

1. Special events - Relate your blog topic to a special event, national day of, or holiday.

2. News - Subscribe to Google news alert on your keywords and write about the latest news in your niche.

3. Book review.

4. Respond to a post on another blog in a niche similar or related to yours.

5. Blog milestone - Write about your blogging milestones, such as publishing your 100th post, getting your 1000th comment....

6. Niche heroes -Blog about a person who made a positive contribution in your niche.

7. Blog memes - Join in blog memes such as "Wordless Wednesday". There's at least one for every day of the week!

8. Product review - An excellent way to work in some affiliate links.

9. FAQs in your niche - Write a short Q & A based on FAQs about your niche.

10. Blog comment response - Write a long and expanded response to a comment on your blog.

11. Predict trends - What do you see happening in your niche in a year? 5 years?

12. Historical view - What was your niche in the past? Or what past event influenced your niche?

13. Top tips on any topic of interest to your readers.

14. Best of... - A good year ender, make a list of your best posts for the year.

15. Contests - Organize a contest for your blog readers, or make a list of contests your readers can join.

16. What I learned from... a current event, a person you met, or an experience you had.

17. Definitions - Define terms that are commonly used in your niche but a beginner may not understand

18. New products - Not a review but simply an announcement of a new product relevant to your niche. This is another good opportunity to drop in some affiliate links.

19. Biggest problem - Ask your readers what their biggest problem is about your blog topic or niche. They post their answers in the comments section.

20. Biggest problem follow up - Summarize the comments from #19 in another post.

21. Biggest problem follow up series - Write a separate blog post tackling each question from #19.

22. Interview somebody knowledgeable in your niche, or has succeeded in it, or is otherwise interesting to your readers.

23. Big list - Compile a big list of various resources, just like this one. The bigger the better!

24. Reader Survey - Put up a brief survey online and blog about the results.

25. Be provocative. Challenge a common belief or widely accepted idea in your niche.

26. New idea - What new idea about your blog topic or niche have you come across lately?

27. YouTube - Embed a funny, moving or insightful video on YouTube. You can even have a "video day" once a week.

28. YouTube version 2 - Make YOUR own YouTube video. Publish it on YouTube then embed on your blog. This way, you can attract traffic from YouTube to your blog.

29. Freebie - Scour the 'net for freebies that your readers will love. Or create a freebie of your own, such as a checklist or special report.

30. Personal story - Use a personal story to illustrate an important concept or principle in your niche.

31. Free to publish articles - Check out relevant articles in article directories such as Ezine Articles... but don't publish them entirely on your blog. Instead, use an article or a group of articles as your take-off point for a blog post, or several.

32. Link love - This is a post with links to other blogs. Some bloggers set aside one day a week to publish a list of the best blog posts on their topic.

33. Photo - A picture is worth thousand words, right? Search Flickr for creative commons pictures that your readers will like.

34. Hot topics - Look at Digg for hot topics in your niche

35. Pros and cons - Examine what's good and bad about something related to your blog topic

36. Respond to relevant questions you find in

37. Guest post - Invite another blogger to write a guest post for your blog

38. Reader's post - Invite blog subscribers to submit an article or post to be published on the blog

39. Inspirational post - Write a motivational post for your readers.

40. Update an old post with fresh ideas, new learnings and current research findings.

41. Beginner's guide - What do beginners in your niche struggle with? Write a post to guide them through it.

Best list - Patterned after "best dressed lists" make a list of the best ___ in your niche.

43. Worst list - Make your version of the "worst dressed list" for your niche.

44. New uses for - Think of new ways your readers can use gadgets and other stuff.

45. Write about a live event that you attended and what you learned from it.

46. Bribe post - Bribe your readers with a freebie in exchange for subscribing to your newsletter or RSS feed.

47. Around the world - Compare how people in different countries do something related to your niche.

48. Seasonal - Relate the month or season to your blog topic.

49. Blog carnival - Join or host a blog carnival, where several publish posts about the same topic on the same day.

50. Host a virtual "conference" on your blog - Invite "speakers" to publish their post on a specified date and time. Q&A happens in the comments section.

Now that you've got a steady flow of fresh content, how do you actually make money from your blog? Visit Blogger's Paycheck for a step-by-step guide on blogging for profit.

Monday, December 7, 2009

How To Get Free Advertising By Giving Away Online Content

Giving away content is a powerful way to get free advertising.
For example, give other people permission to use your article
on their web site or in their e-zine. The resource box at the
end of your article acts as an ad. In return, you get free
advertising. It's a win/win situation for both you and the
people that need the extra content.

There are many forms of free content. It could be articles,
reports, news stories, e-books, e-zines, e-mags, virtual e-mail
courses, press releases, web books, etc.

You can take it a step further and make giving away content
an even more powerful way to get free advertising. For
example, give your free e-book to one person and allow them
the rights to also give it away. Do you see what I'm leading
up to? Let's say only 20 people download your e-book. Those
20 people may give away your e-book to 20 more people.
That's a total of 400 people that have seen your ad in the
e-book. And it just keeps multiplying!

If you keep producing free content over a long period of time
it starts building up. Now, take all your free content and
create an online directory. You can use your free content
directory as a web site traffic generator. You can ask people
to add the directory to their web site by linking to yours.

In conclusion, giving away content gives you three powerful
ways to get free advertising. You can submit free content,
allow other people to give away your free content, or have
people link to your web site to give away the free content.
My advice is to take it one step at a time and this system
will bring traffic to your web site over and over for years
to come.

Copyright © Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy

Friday, November 27, 2009

Profitable Ways To Recycle Your Content

# Repackage your web site review in to various
content to sell. You could produce reviews, audio
reports, classes, and videotapes with your content.

# Divide your review up and make use of it for promotional
reviews. You could submit them to other websites
or ezines for publicity. Don't forget to add your resource box.

# Allow customers to link to your web site's content
This is a quick way to make hundreds of people linking
to your website.

# Add to your content and create an ebook guide to sell
You don't like to sell your content free of charge, but if you
add to it you can. It's an additional revenue stream.

# Accumulate it into a giveaway eBook. You could submit
it to free eBook directories. Use it as an additional benefit
when customers subscribe to your ezine.

# Use your freebie content as an advantage in product for
your fee based content or personal site. Just give
them the option of up grading to the paid version.

# Place it on follow-up autoresponders from your
website. This is a terrific way to prompt people to
come back and revisit your website.

# Create a free of charge additional benefit out of your content for your
major service. When you add extra content, take out
the old content and provide a bonus product with it.

# Use the report to create a press release. This
works well if you require additional information for your
press release statement.

# Trade reports with other sites. It will produce
you the ability to get extra content and promote
your web site at the same time.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Online Joint Venture Ideas

A joint venture is when two or more businesses join together
to work on a project for a set period of time. Doing online
joint ventures can increase your chances of beating your
competition, increasing your sales and profits, saving time
and money, getting valuable referrals, and increasing your
market share. The following are ten online joint venture ideas:

1. A simple joint venture would be exchanging text links or
banners with other related web sites.

2. Share a web site with another business with the same target
market. You both will be marketing and advertising the same
web site which means double the traffic.

3. Exchange testimonials or endorsements for each others
products or services.

4. Combine your products or services together with another
businesses into one big package. You could split the profits.

5. Do you have and product or service that doesn't sell good?
Offer it as a free bonus for another businesses product or
service. In exchange ask for a small portion of the profits.

6. Offer to insert a promotional ad for another business into
your product package. Just ask them in return to do the
same for your business.

7. Trade e-zine or auto-responder ads with similar businesses.

8. Team up with related businesses to create an promotional
e-book to give away. Publish your web site ads in the e-book
then just give it away for free.

9. Host a virtual trade show or seminar with another business.
Include each other's promotional material on the web site.

10. Create a freeware program with another business. Include a
promotional ad for each of your businesses in the program. Submit
it to freeware and freebie sites.
Copyright © Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Different Way Of Thinking When It Comes To Downline Building

Downline building has been around since the beginning of the internet. The offer is very exciting, let people know about your product or service, refer a few folks and presto, you are on your way to massive success. What's the problem with this scenario though?

Simple, downline building isn't as effective as it once was years ago. Sure there are people making lots of money online using their downlines and affiliate marketing strategies but during the past few years a change has been taking place.

It's called the marketing funnel and if you think of the pyramid look of a 'downline', flip it!

Here's how it works. Get as many people as you can into the top of your funnel and funnel them down into paying customers. Start with a free front end product or service and then let your marketing turn those free leads into paying customers and clients.

Affiliate Funnel is a service that does this plus so much more. It is an all in one business hub that shows you how to properly promote online using the best free resources around and channel these leads into a thriving downline. This is the power of a well put together marketing funnel, taking leads and turning them into clients.

Affiliate Funnel is owned by two guys who have build massive six figure businesses using free resources and their own marketing funnel. Paul Kinder and Jon Olson have put their experience in a bottle and packaged it for anyone to check out for free at:

Affiliate Funnel

Be sure to check out the Funnel today and start to promote your business the right way using the absolute best tools on the net. The results are there, it's time to grab them...

Affiliate Funnel

Thursday, November 12, 2009

PPC Bully ToolBar

Last week Ppc Bully launched a new toolbar.

This toolbar is especially for newbies but everyone who struggle to build his business on the internet with ppc adwords must use it.

- Find offers from leading networks.

- Research trends, keywords, ads and demographics - in 1 place.

- Grab content for your site in 3 clicks.

- 100% FREE download.

- ----and much more!

It's awesome and make your life easier.

You should try it.

PPC Bully ToolBar

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Online Discussion Board Advertising

Posting messages on online discussion boards is a great way to
get free advertising. When you post a message include your
signature file at the end. Your signature file should be no more
than 5 to 6 lines. Include an attention-getting sentence why
they should visit your web site or e-mail your auto responder.

Some online discussion boards allow you to leave text and
graphic links at the end of your messages. You will get a better
click-through rate with links than just a normal signature file.

Below are three types of messages you could post to online
discussion boards:

1. Informative Comments
Post information that would be informative to the people who
participate on the discussion board. It could be an article or a
study you've completed.

2. Ask Questions
Post a question on the discussion board you would like answered.
This will give you a chance to meet other experts and it could
lead to a profitable joint venture.

3. Answer Questions
Post the answer to another person's question on the discussion
board. When you answer questions you will get known as an
expert on the subject.

Before posting to any online discussion board read the FAQ or
rules first. They will tell you what kinds of posts are allowed.
Read the board for a few days before posting your message to
see what type of messages are being posted. Never post
messages on a board that are unrelated to the subject.

Copyright © Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy

Friday, November 6, 2009

Affiliate Funnel Is A Different Way Of Thinking When It Comes To Downline Building

Downline building has been around since the beginning of the internet. The offer is very exciting, let people know about your product or service, refer a few folks and presto, you are on your way to massive success. What's the problem with this scenario though?

Simple, downline building isn't as effective as it once was years ago. Sure there are people making lots of money online using their downlines and affiliate marketing strategies but during the past few years a change has been taking place.

It's called the marketing funnel and if you think of the pyramid look of a 'downline', flip it!

Here's how it works. Get as many people as you can into the top of your funnel and funnel them down into paying customers. Start with a free front end product or service and then let your marketing turn those free leads into paying customers and clients.

Affiliate Funnel is a service that does this plus so much more. It is an all in one business hub that shows you how to properly promote online using the best free resources around and channel these leads into a thriving downline. This is the power of a well put together marketing funnel, taking leads and turning them into clients.

Affiliate Funnel is owned by two guys who have build massive six figure businesses using free resources and their own marketing funnel. Paul Kinder and Jon Olson have put their experience in a bottle and packaged it for anyone to check out for free at:

Affiliate Funnel

Be sure to check out the Funnel today and start to promote your business the right way using the absolute best tools on the net. The results are there, it's time to grab them...

Affiliate Funnel

Monday, November 2, 2009

Product Review: Viral Traffic Dominator

Viral Traffic Dominator is a new site that says it guarantees more CONVERTING web visitors and online advertising with very little effort or cost. So I decided to put it to the test...

My first impression was the site looks professional and clean, with an attractive look and feel. It is easy to read and understand. Joining the site was easy and painless--they do offer 2 upgrade options but they are not required to gain the benefits.

The Members Area is very well laid out and intuitive--I could figure out what to do after only a few minutes and was able to get up and running in less than 5 minutes. Inside the site, you create links and ads--the links you simply enter any URL links you use into the generator and it transforms them into "Viral Traffic Dominator" links. You create ads for anything you want to promote using the Viral Traffic Dominator Ad Generator, which is very easy to use. You can create as many links and as many ads as you like. And they are organized in a logical way--links are displayed in the order you create them but also your 5 most recent links appear on the main page for quick reference. Also, since the link generator is the tool you'll use most, it is also right at the top of the main page when you login. Very smart!

After you've created at least 1 link and 1 ad you can start to generate traffic. Just use and promote the new Viral Traffic Dominator link instead of the original source link you had. Every time the Viral Traffic Dominator link is clicked, the page loads followed by a cool slide-up ad window at the bottom. It displays an ad PLUS an image with your affiliate link that goes back to Viral Traffic Dominator. So if anyone clicks the Viral Traffic Dominator image they see the site, and if they signup they become your referral. It's a great viral feature because you can build referrals without even trying to just by using the site.

Now every time the ad window displays (your Viral Traffic Dominator links get clicked) you earn credits that get YOUR ad displayed in the ad windows when other members' links get clicked. So the more clicks, the more times your ads get displayed.

And this works virally--meaning as you make referrals into Viral Traffic Dominator (either by promoting it or just using it and visitors click the Viral Traffic Dominator image on the ad window to join) you also earn ad credits on THEIR link clicks. And this works up to 5 levels deep. So you can create a massive amount of free ad views and web traffic by referring others to Viral Traffic Dominator also.

I didn't get to test the full effect of a big downline yet (I just got the tool) but I can tell you the rest of the site works exactly as stated--my links got clicked, I earned credits, and my ads got displayed. Viral Traffic Dominator even tracked my results so I know how many clicks and how many ad displays. That was an impressive unadvertised extra feature.

There is one more benefit and feature which might be the best of them all--downline emailing. You can email your downline with offers, promotions, or whatever you like, and here is where Viral Traffic Dominator really shines. They took time to make the emailing often enough that it's valuable as a user, but no so often that it's a burden to your downline. But the best part about this feature (and actually the credit earning too) is that it tells you exactly how long until you can mail again. Now THAT's cool.

Overall I have to say I am impressed with Viral Traffic Dominator. It is simple yet powerful, and delivers on its promises. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to increase traffic and advertising.

See it and join here:

Viral Traffic Dominator

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Why you should write marketing articles?

Many are asking themselves - who are the same ones who write articles, why they do
it and whether I can or should write.

In this article I will answer all these questions:

Who are the ones who write articles?

Most authors of articles are people with knowledge in which they write, who choose to advertise themselves by spreading their knowledge. Same way that a singer wants to advertise himself by publishing a single in the radio that everybody could listen to it, so those with the knowledge do the same thing.

What need to know to write an article?

Truth, not much beyond what you already know - anyone who has specific knowledge in particular, want to share with others his knowledge, can write an article. DA, internet marketing articles are not similar at all scientific articles published as part of academic research. Marketing articles written for the most at eye level, talking to the audience and share knowledge in particular.

Who can write an article?

Anyone. If you have a little more knowledge in particular, are ready to share it with the world (or at least with the Internet), you can, you may feel free to write.

On which issue you can write a marketing article?

You can write about anything. Today, the Internet era information age, people are looking for information online about everything - people are looking for business information, information about their hobby, information - how to do something similar. No matter what you write, always someone who wants to read about it. What remains is only to make the connection between looking for information distributor information, but do not worry, there are sites that articles like this one.

Why you should write a marketing article?

It's worth due to several reasons, such as creating external links for SEO, but the two main reasons are - the flow of traffic to the writer site (of people who read the article, liked the article and want to get more than what the writer to give), the writer's personal branding specialist in writing - If you wrote a few articles about the "how to make Thai food", you probably understand it more than others - I mean, I guess you're an expert.

How to write a marketing article?

Overall, the stages of writing are: choosing a topic, organizing the necessary information to the article, writing, rewriting and editing, and publishing the article.

5 Quick Ways To Increase Your E-zine's Subscriber Base

1. Give Incentives
Give people an incentive to subscribe to your e-zine. Offer
them a freebie if they subscribe. It could be a free e-book,
free report, free advertising, etc. Make sure the freebie will
attract your target audience.

2. Joint Venture
Joint venture with a similar e-zine. Combine your subscriber
bases together and publish one e-zine. Edit and publish
each issue together. You both will be promoting the e-zine
which means more subscribers.

3. Allow Archiving
Allow your subscribers to archive back issues of your
e-zine on their web site. They may need content for their
web site. If people visit their web site and like your e-zine,
they will subscribe.

4. Form An E-zine Ring
Form an e-zine ring. Team up with 4 to 10 similar e-zines.
All the publishers would agree to list each others e-zine
name and subscribing information in every issue. You could
call this section "Other Free E-zines You Might Enjoy"

5. Ask Subscribers
Ask subscribers to forward your e-zine to close friends,
family, or associates. If they enjoy your e-zine, they will
subscribe. It's almost like your subscribers are endorsing
your e-zine.
Stone Evans

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Network Your Business Online

Networking is when two or more different businesses stay
in contact on a regular basis to build and improve each
others business. There are many ways to network your
business online. Participate in online business related
discussion boards , e-mail discussion groups, newsgroups
and chat rooms. You can communicate with other business
people via e-mail, video conferencing and by using instant
messaging programs. Join online business associations and

You'll gain many benefits from networking online. You'll
learn business information that you didn't know before.
You can get advice on how to solve a current business
problem. It can lead to new business projects. Negotiate
joint ventures and cross promotion deals. Learn important
skills that you didn't have before. Get constructive criticism
that can improve your business. Brainstorm with others
to come up with new business and marketing ideas.

Before you go out and communicate with other business
professionals there are a few things you should know ahead
of time. Know what kind of business information you are
seeking. Figure out which professionals could give you this
information. Know what questions you want to ask them.

Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy has helped thousands of people
in over 200 countries around the world start and run a
successful home business. Discover 3 easy steps to start
your own home business and subscribe to The Home Biz Guy's
Free Home Business Secrets Mini-Course at:

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What You Don't Know About Using PLR review - But Need To

Private Label Content (PLR) has been a burning issue in online business on top of the last couple of years. As further opportunities have emerged for customers to make money with niche marketing, so has the demand for reasonable content.

PLR is the perfect answer!

If you're not familiar with PLR mechanism, it is basically a way for many people to "share" content. Since they are all given access to use or replace the content, they pay significantly less.

You can then benefit from that PLR as is and set your name on it as the writer. Or you can divide it up, add to it, unite it with other review and create an audio or video product from it… the sky is the limit! The more productive you are, the more exclusive your resulting product will be.

For internet marketers, this can mean a reduction of countless hours of work over writing all of their content themselves. Or thousands of dollars in outsourcing fees if they were to hire an expert author.

But before you begin to use PLR to grow your topic, there are a few issues that you need to remember:

1. It's essential that you believe in the source of the PLR content - Not all PLR content is shaped equal. There are lots of writers publishing substandard content that no vendor in their right mind would use.

Remember, one time you put your name on the content, your possible customers think that you wrote it. If it's not well printed, informative and attractive you'll make a bad impression. Even if you're merely using the content on your web site to increase search engine rankings, it has to be useful quality because prospects will be analysis it and judging you based on it.

2. The finest use for PLR is not article website submissions - Submitting reviews to article directories can be a terrific promotion strategy. And in the first days of PLR that is primarily how people used the content. But the article directories have gotten smarter and realized that multiple people are submitting the exact same reports. This makes the directory look bad - so they've tightened up their terms and no longer allow this.

But that's O.K, because that's probably the most awful use of PLR content. It just makes you look bad if you're publishing the exact same report as well someone else. As an alternative, smart marketers are using PLR content to create their own unique products. Clients are less likely to notice some overlap in the information if you figure out this well.

3. Combining PLR is the easiest way to work it - If you use a piece of PLR content exactly as is, the strange are that you'll be competing straight with someone else who is offering the same merchandise. However, if you add other pieces of PLR content then you can make something that is uniquely yours. You still don't have to figure out any writing, yet you hold a product with various information then your competitors are offering.

PLR content really is a splendid way to dig up the content you need for your business. It's inexpensive, easily reachable and flexible. Whether you need content for your post or want to create a complete

Sunday, October 4, 2009

There really is such a thing as free PLR Content

Well as you know with no hesitation, to really achieve something with our internet marketing careers, we should have great digital products that convert all of our qualified leads into real, cash-paying consumers. 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 tough work for them.

Chances are though, like most smart internet marketers, you most likely want to save a whole lot of time and money. After all, if you were to form your own e-book for example, 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 poor, well, forget it, because your e-book won't sell!

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

I'm almost sure, like me, you're always looking for ways to save time and money on your internet marketing business. I'll simply spend hours each week just reading up on the latest internet marketing happenings and reviews, in the never-ending search of improving the way I do business. In my most recent search, I came across a really unique web site, that's well worth you checking out if you are serious about time and money saving:

Now the name is pretty self-explanatory. This site was formed by an internet marketer for internet marketers, and it's a one-stop store for PLR stuff. E-books, reports, training videos, e-courses – just everything you can think about!

The truly wonderful thing about this website though that it is free membership. You can sign up as a VIP Member, which won't cost you a dime, and you can download a huge amount of PLR stuff for free!

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

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

I've paid a lot of writers in my time to generate digital products, and I can truthfully say that the worth 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 stuff you can download as VIP Member, you can also access plenty of great information about how to improve your internet marketing business.

You also have the opportunity of paying a small one-time fee to become a Full Member of the site, and that will enable you to even more fantastic PLR products to download and put up for sale, plus you can become an affiliate of the PLR Wholesaler website itself, and get a great commission whenever someone you refer signs up as a Full Member.

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

I can assure for that too, and I am a real pro when it comes to deleting emails that not interest me!

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

I promise you won't be disappointed.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What Not to Sell on eBay

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1. Items under $10
It sounds like a great idea - after all, everyone likes a bargain don't they? But items that sell for under $10 have one big problem: Shipping. It's quite likely that the shipping for the item will cost more than the item itself and this can be very off-putting to buyers. For example, if the item costs $4.50 and shipping costs $6, the total cost for the item is $10.50. If the buyer can purchase the item at their local store for $8, then this suddenly becomes a much better deal. For small items and accessories, the way to get around this problem is by grouping the items together, such as sets of 6 golf-balls or 5 tea towels.

2. Products everyone else are selling
Many sellers think that the best way to get started on eBay is to sell items that everyone else is selling. Surely those super hot items such as ipods, cell phones, psps and so on will be a quick route to riches? Well, no. The sellers who are already selling these items are not only more established on eBay - and thus familiar to and trusted by buyers - but they will be able to buy wholesale stock in larger bulks lots than you will, so their prices will always be better. Thus it will almost certainly be very difficult for you to make a profit in a market that is already well supplied.

3. Things you love...but no-one else does
Hobbies can be a great way of making money, but only if plenty of other people are interested in them too.
Another scenario is when you find a product that you think is absolutely wonderful and could be the next best thing...but no-one seems interested in buying it. Oh well you think, it's only short term, eventually they'll learn about my item and start flocking to buy it. Ah, no they won't. It's lonely work trying to educate people on the benefits of a product all on your own. As fabulous as the product might be, it's nigh-on impossible to start a trend on your own. To make money from a trend, you need magazines and newspapers, word of mouth and television to do some of the work for you.

4. Difficult items to ship - e.g. fragile china and plants
Now I'm not saying that these are bad items to sell altogether. Many sellers do very well from these items. But I don't suggest you sell such difficult items when you are first starting out. Both these items have an above-average shipping risk, particularly if not packed properly. As a new seller, any negative feedback you receive at this early stage could be especially damaging to your career.

5. Very large items
Thinking of starting with furniture or pianos? Unless you already have experience selling and shipping these items, then it might be wise to start with something smaller. Shipping such large items is a major operation. Not only that, these items will sell less often than mid-priced items as they won't attract the same number of impulse buyers.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

How To Deal With "Scam Opportunities" On The Net.

To be sure that you don't get sucked in by scam, I'm going to show you how to filter the real money-making opportunities from all the B.S. Out there, with our usable "Scam Detector Check List".

Each time you come across a achievable business opportunity, simply consult this usable checklist. It'll help you expose if it is a real opportunity -- or a real dissipate of money.

You know you're dealing with a fraud IF:

1. The vendor can't establish a profitable track reputation.

If you've never heard of the company previously -- and they can't show solid testimony they've got a profitable track record -- so therefore how can you believe in them to help you succeed making money?

Be cynical. Ask questions. If they say they're a profitable company, ask for verification!

2. You can't chat to a company agent in person

Sooner than you make a important venture in a business opportunity, give out the providers a call. Talk to them in person. Ask them difficult questions.

If they can't succeed to talk to them in person, then don't fix contract with them!

3. Previous consumer has awful things to say concerning the product

A little bit of examination goes an extensive way. Try typing "the name of the plan + scam" or "the name of the program + consumer article" into Google and see what consequences you get.

If the mass of the results are from previous customers saying the outcome is a misappropriation or garbage, then whatever you figure out, don't get on to the same fault they did!

4. 1000's of other folks are advertising the exact same object.

If your "business in a box" package includes a service for you to sell, do a search on the label of the product in Google and go throughout the results. How many individuals are advertising the exact same manufactured goods? Say hi to your opposition!

(And how many of them are using the exact same site the vendor is trying to persuade you to buy)?

If a lot of folks are promoting that merchandise -- and you can't find out any way to show an exclusive selling offer that makes your proposition stand out from the majority -- then quite frankly, you're going to discover it really complicated to produce any money at all.

5. They can't show you legitimate testimonials from current consumers

If you are making a major investment in a business opportunity, the vendor you are buying from should be willing to put you in link with other profitable clients. We get this demand all of the time, and have numerous booming customers who are pleased to give us a private reference at a moment's notice.

Check for testimonials that names, photographs, and Url's, if workable. The more information that proves the testimonial giver is a real human, the better.

If the testimonial has a Url, go to that person's web site and track it out. Does it look like the site of someone who's making nice money? Look for the connection info on the site and then e-mail that person to ask him or her frankly about the manufactured goods you're thinking about purchasing.

If he answers yes, it really is a useful deal, and is still experiencing good conclusions with that product, then chances are it's the real deal.

6. The vendor is charging you money to sell his products

If a vendor is making a product that millions of people are presented to want to buy, why wouldn't they simply sell it themselves -- as an alternative of making other people take care for the opportunity to promote it for them.

The fact is, companies like this know their "affiliates" aren't going to create any sales. That's why they need to get your money up front!

7. The company makes outrageous income claims without backing them up with proof.

If a company says their product will have you earning tons of thousands of dollars within a topic of weeks, be doubtful. There is no magical bullet on the Web that can guarantee five-figure profits in 30 days or less.

The truth is, building a profitable business takes time. Certainly, you can have a profitable business in less than a month... But you'll have to wait a few extra months ahead till the money really starts pouring in.

Beyond all, do your study and ask lots of questions. If you stay on these guidelines, chances are you will make the correct decisions and pursue the right opportunities.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Total PPC (Pay-Per-Click) Setup from A to Z with Google Adwords

An Excellent Video - Reveal the PPC secrets

10 Things You Should Try To Barter For Before Buying

1. Information Products - it could be ebooks, "how
to" videos, cassettes, magazines, newsletters, paid
e-zines, courses, etc.

2. Advertising Space - it could be banner ads, ezine
ads, ebook ads, magazine ads, newspaper ads, tv
ads, fax ads, online classified ads, etc.

3. Web Hosting - you could offer a free advertisement
for their web hosting service on your site in return for
free or discounted hosting.

4. Software - it could be for tax software, web site
authoring software, accounting software, newsletter
software, graphic design software, etc.

5. Writing/Editing - it could be for web site content,
promotional articles, press releases, e-zine articles,
promotional ebooks, etc.

6. Accounting/Bookeeping - you could offer a no
cost advertisement in exchange for their accounting
and booking services

7. Consulting - it could be market consulting, legal
consulting, computer/software consulting, business
consulting, etc.

8. Copy writing - it could be for brochures, business
cards, classified ads, sales letters, product packages,
banner ads, promotional products, etc.

9. Merchant Accounts - you could offer no cost
insert ads in your product packages in exchange for
the option of accepting credit cards.

10. Internet Access - you could offer a no cost
pop up ad on your web site in exchange for free or
discounted Internet access.

Copyright © Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Listening: An Online Business Skill To boost Customers Demand

It used to be that merely certain professions and businesses had to really take note carefully with sympathy to their client's needs. Retail firms in more wealthy times weren't in the business of playing adviser, coach, or lawyer. That's all changed as customers around the state are struggling with a bad budget, causing them to swap their previously unquestioning consumer mentality to one of sensitive frugality. In a situation like this, the only way to modify your marketing and selling strategies is to give close attention to your customer's desires and try to know them.

The Three elements of Customers Demand

A lot of the issues that customers are going to handle in this recession are the same: Reduced revenue, increase expenses, and answers that don't meet their immediate necessities. As we know from business theories, consumer demand is comprised of three components: Revenue level, individual preference, and cost. There is not much a business can do about customers decreasing salary levels. There are some things that can be done with pricing; however, reducing pricing can create a danger to the base line profitability of the business, so the only other way to influence consumer demand is through preference.

Retailers Planning Out preferences

It makes logic for big retailers who must transport inventory to phase out choices that aren't in wide demand and to cater to majority tastes. That's where internet businesses can control an edge in this economy as they can offer the option without necessarily inventorying it. If they listen to a lot of their consumers who are having problems discovery a particular answer that can only be bought online, they can offer this and raise the demand for their services by using this strategy.

Learning The Nature of Consumer Demand

Yes, public will have a smaller amount to waste and become more frugal, but this doesn't mean that consumers will, as you would expect, move to the cheapest choice. In actuality, value becomes more critical as the length of the recession is anyone's speculation. Good that remains longer is of better value than great merchandise that crashes, breaks, or looks worn not many months down the line. Customers are becoming more sophisticated on purchasing not only things that solve their private problems and preferences, but they are now demanding that they will survive up the test of time. If you can come across both of these necessities,

Monday, August 31, 2009

Redecorate Your Web Site To Increase Sales

The use of the right colors on your web site can actually
increase your sales. When people see certain colors they can
change their emotions or they can symbolize things related
to the colors. Here are a list of colors with some emotions
and symbolizations they can cause:

Red - love, excitement, warmth

Pink - romantic, affection, sensuality

White - purity, peace, perfection

Blue - sky, water, travel, freedom, truth

Purple - royalty, dignity

Black - space, night, authority

Green - money, calm, envy, greed

Yellow - light, purity, understanding

Orange - autumn, youthfulness, fire

Brown - wood, comfort, strength

Its very important to know which emotions or symbolizations
will trigger your target audience to buy your product or
service. If your selling a money-making product you should
use green colors to represent money or bring out the emotion
of greed. People also associate comfort and travel with
money so you maybe want ad in some brown and blue
colors on your web site.

The same principle can be applied to graphics or pictures
of your product on your web site. Package your products
with colors that will trigger your audience to buy. If your
selling a book about how to be more romantic, use red
and pink colors on the cover. I hope these simple web
site color techniques will increase your business's sales.

Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy has helped thousands of people
in over 200 countries around the world start and run a
successful home business. Discover 3 easy steps to start
your own home business and subscribe to The Home Biz Guy's
Free Home Business Secrets Mini-Course at:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How-To Make Money Blogging Guide

There are two main types of business models that creators use to make money blogging. The basic and mainly mutual way to focus a blog into a profit making system is to sell advertising to various companies and brands who like to reach that blog's readers.
The following kind of money making blog is one that helps a single brand increase its image by creating activist associations linking the blog and the merchandise in the mind of consumers. Both kinds of post can bake a lot of money, especially if the entrepreneur has a dedicated mind for marketing.

If you are blogging with the target of promotion advertising, there are two major ways that you can reach on the order of recruiting sponsors who like to put ads on your website; you can allow someone else work out all of the research, or you can organize the work yourself and keep all of the income. Contained by the primary unit, many people make money blogging by selling place through Google's AdSense plan.

The benefit of this plans are numerous, as it requires very little effort on the part of the blogger or webmaster to start raking in revenue. However, the majority people discover that they get less money through this method than they had hoped that their blog would earn. Selling advertising straight to companies who wish to put banner ads or sponsored links on your blog can take quite a bit of time, but it is often honestly lucrative.

If you come up with a lot of contacts in industries that are connected to the subject of your blog, you might like to try to reach this route. People who own a great background in sales and are practiced at diving proposals can produce quite a bit of money by renting blog space to interested companies.

The mainly serious question with this develop is that you often have to build quite an extensive readership sooner than you can fascinate advertisers, which can mean that you have to work out several months of work before you start to make money blogging. As blogging grow to be a more and more lucrative topic, a lot of established companies are taking into consideration how they can move into the proceedings.

One way that companies are capitalizing on the blog movement is by having blogs that provide a kind of friendly visage for their corporation. Often, a company will employ an established blogger to make a weblog designed mainly to appeal to that company's customers and to make better associations with the brand in consumers' minds.

More than one writer who by no means even dreamed that he or she might make money blogging has been approached by a company and presented quite pretty money for this kind of gig. If you run a minor company, you could reveal that the world of blogging for business owners is a world that you wish for to take place a part of. Blogging is an excellent way to get the word out to consumers about your merchandise or service, and it can even be helpful for inspiring employee loyalty and serving you keep your workers at greatest drive.

If you are looking for a way to take your topic to the next level, consider what writing a blog might be able to do for you. Blogging for business owners has a lot in mutual with all other types of blogging, but it has its own unique pitfalls and strengths.

The secret to having a profitable blog as a business owner is keeping your target clear and real at every step of your blogging adventure. You can easily get abstracted, especially if you are merely learning about the exciting potential of blogging skill, but if you want your blog to succeed you need to stay alert.

Create up a strategy for how often you will inform, how you will promote your blog and keep hold of readers, whether you will figure photographs or video, and other aspects of your blog, and then attach to it with the same kind of determination that you used while you built your company.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

20 Possible Reasons An Online Business Fails

1. You don't offer free original content.

2. You don't use a signature file on your e-mails.

3. You don't offer free software.

4. You don't have your own domain name.

5. You don't offer a free contest or sweepstakes.

6. You don't test and improve your ad copy.

7. You don't offer a free web site directory.

8. You don't give people any urgency to buy now.

9. You don't offer a free e-zine.

10. You don't attract the target audience that would
buy your product or service.

11. You don't offer a free community.

12 You don't let people read your ad before they get
your freebie.

13. You don't offer a free affiliate program.

14. You don't make your web site look professional.

15. You don't offer a free online service.

16. You don't give people as many ordering options
as possible.

17. You don't offer free current information.

18. You don't let people know anything about your

19. You don't offer free samples of your product
or service.

20. You don't make people feel safe and secure
when they order.

Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy has helped thousands of people
in over 200 countries around the world start and run a
successful home business. Discover 3 easy steps to start
your own home business and subscribe to The Home Biz Guy's
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Monday, August 17, 2009

How To Intensify Your Sales

Here are some tips how to intensify and escalate your sales.

1. Vend an low-cost merchandise to sell an expensive
Product. If customers like your inexpensive product,
They'll be convinced to purchase your high price one.

2. Allow your customers to decided how much they
wish to pay for your service. I only suggest it
for merchandises that don't persuade somebody to buy
or ones that hardly sell

3. Create an additional income flow with your web
site's reviews or reports. Advertise the first part
of each article and charge customers to read the rest.

4. Email targeted e-zines and ask them to figure out a
Joint venture with you. Ask them to advertise your classified ad and
in swap they make a percentage of the revenue.

5. Discover a tiny niche for your brand new free report. There
are thousands of free of charge e-zines; your e-zine needs to
be especially specialized to magnetize new customers.

6. Check your classified ad by using autoresponders. You can
hold people e-mail your autoresponders to dig up more
information and you merely track your traffic reports.

7. Create reliability and trust with your readers by
indicate them something they have already know. They'll
know for sure you're not false them.

8. Produce residual profits from your customers by
promoting back end products. If you don't have any,
you might sign up to associated affiliate programs.

9. Operate a redirect call to boost your sales. Customers
think the long affiliate URLs look inexpert in
e-mail so you could redirect them to a web link.

10. Make additional profits from your website by
Charging the readers for consulting. Your advices must be
correlated to your web site's theme.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How To Develop a Responsive Email List

Many marketers are trying to sell you while you first opt into their list. This was quite good over the past few years, but today it is turning away and customers are usually becoming more sophisticated. Your readers don't mind being sold to, they want to have a relationship with you, to know and trust you before they'll decide to buy something from you.

Here are the some strategies you can use to develop a responsive email list.

Be personal.

Your readers want to know more about you as a human. Don't be anxious to share what's going on within your life. I receive the best number of comments to my ezine and blog when I post reviews about events in my life.

Write about your business in first person.

Many marketers, books and training seminars inform you that you need to look like as a large company to persuade others to do business with you. In actuality, most of us want to do business with other people, not some unknown and faceless folks.

Show up yourself.

Customers want to know you and part of it is let your list know you by sharing your images and audio of yourself. Do that by using your headshot inside your blog or ezine header, by posting an audio or video on your web site. Make sure that you publish your current images and they are reflective of how you look today.

Write regularly.

There are many researches of when to e-mail your list, for the most part, the day of the week that you send an e-mail doesn't matter. What's more important is training them to expect your post to arrive every once a week, Friday noon, for example. Tell your customers when you'll be in contact with them, and do it.

Call them often.

Nearly most of the marketers making the big mistake of not broadcasting their list often as much as necessary. Many are concerned that too many posts will lead many members to unsubscribe. You need a thick skin like an elephant in this business because that's our life: You will lose customers with every e-mail you send. Maybe you're not relevant anymore to them or they never really had an interest in what you offer from the first moment. Who knows the motive? You need to get used to it.
For best results, you need to email your list once a weekly. Less than that will take a much longer time to build a good relationship.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Personalize It To Sell!

Social networking is taking off big time with sites like Facebook and Twitter in the top five social networking sites. These sites have produced different opportunities to reach group online, even promote them, if you know how to do it perfectly. One thing that you can be sure of is that those who get on these sites like the way it helps them classify their self-identities. So, marketing to whatever thing that helps them say who they are, what groups they fit in to, and what standards they uphold is a huge way to build your friend list, and even in some cases, promote products that will appeal to this demographic.

Look At Me!

One way that Facebook and Twitter allow you to personalize the profile is by using your real label, or in the case of Twitter, a screen name. This draws attention to who that person is and helps to boost their self-image. In the same way, if you are demanding to sell cups or calendars, if you have some way that you can include a personalization to make the item more custom, you will generate more orders. Everyone likes to see their title in print!

Generate A classify Identity

On Facebook, you can set up a Facebook leaf for celebrities, businesses, and products. People then join these pages to be converted into an assemble of fans that like the leaf or topic. Once you have a set of people collectively, it can be a splendid way to get a band identity as one by creating attractive names for the groups, having interactive activities on occasion and creating social badges that show people as being a organ of that group. This helps taking part in promoting your unit and your concern as other folks reach to other social networking sites. They can at that moment identify themselves by saying they're a associate of that group or else using various other form of badge or button with the aim of you provide to identify themselves with pride. Even if they by no means go off elsewhere to promote your unit, the reality so as to they are a part of a assemble that you in progress gives you a captive audience and relaxes many of the restrictions that you have for marketing in Facebook. You can't spam others on their profiles with your offers, but in a set, the practice could be more acceptable if it helps to facilitate assemble activities and uphold assemble principles of identity.

Social standards that put on the market

If you are a non-profit organization annoying to use social networking to help generate contacts and promote a number of of your products, you can push through the promotion of your social standards. For example, if you are a non-profit that believes taking part in environmental issues, you can promote certain items in your outcome line-up, in a mail to a group wall that shows how that item helps to save the natural environment. Since group wouldn't join the assemble of a social conscience site without having some of the same ethics, it provides an excellent trigger to generate buying behavior.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Your Internet Marketing Made Easy

Marketing online has become the preferred method of promotion and advertising for both web and home businesses. Internet marketing gives business owners the opportunity to target their chosen audience, while often receiving instant results. To accomplish your goals in the internet marketing field, you must first familiarize yourself with general promotional and marketing facts. Just a few simple tips can help you build your business into all that you desire.

To produce a significant income from your business, you must first find a way to gain visitors to your web site. Generating traffic is very important in internet marketing. It is a good idea to visit other web sites with a similar audience as yours to aid in the development of your internet marketing plan. Affiliate programs are an ideal source of traffic generation, as well as, web site advertising. As the internet expands, so do the many ways to bring customers to your site.

The word "free" is one of the most powerful internet marketing tools ever. Offering a free trial or sample on your web site is the perfect way to get potential customers excited about your business. As in any marketing plan, creativity is a must. If you are not able to dish out any free goodies, why not create a special offer or discount? It is essential that this offer is only offered at your site; this shows that you are willing to try something different from other business owners. Innovation can be the key to success in the internet marketing game.

Developing an honest and solid reputation in the business community is a necessity. Customers need to feel secure purchasing from you, and not worry about disclosing their personal information through your servers. Most consumers look for a seal of approval such as the Better Business Bureau Online icon. Once customers trust you, your business and internet marketing aspirations can continue to prosper.

To accomplish your goals in the internet marketing field, you must first familiarize yourself with general promotional and marketing facts.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

20 Ways To Increase Your Traffic And Sales With eBooks

1. People love to get free stuff. A free eBook is
perfect. They will visit your web site to get the
free valuable information.

2. Give away the full version of your eBook in
exchange for testimonials. You can use these
customer statements to improve your ads'

3. When you write and give away a free eBook
you will become known as an expert. This will
gain people's trust and they will buy your main
product or service quicker.

4. Publish your web site in eBook format. Put the
eBook on a disk or CD-ROM then include it
with your direct mail packages. This can increase
the number of people that buy your product or

5. Offer your eBook as a free bonus for buying
one of your main products or services. People
will buy the product or service more often when
you offer a free bonus.

6. Allow people to download your eBook for
free, if they give the e-mail addresses of 3 to 5
friends or associates that would be interested in
your eBook. This will quickly build your e-mail

7. Create a directory of web sites in eBook form.
List peoples web sites in the directory that will
agree to advertise the eBook on their web site or
e-zine. This will give them an incentive to give
away or advertise your eBook.

8. Allow other people to give away your free
eBook. This will increase the number of people
that will see your ad in the eBook. You could
also include a mini catalog of all your product or
services that you offer in the eBook.

9. Gain new leads by having people sign up and
give you their contact information before they can
download your eBook. This is a very effective
way to conduct market research.

10. Make money selling advertising space in your
eBook. You could charge for full page color ads,
classified ads or banners ads. You could also
trade advertising space in your eBook for other
forms of advertising.

11. Give away the eBook as a gift to your current
customers as a way of letting them know you
appreciate their business. Place an ad in the eBook
for a new back end product you're offering

12. Get free advertising by submitting your eBook
to freebie and freeware/shareware web sites. This
will increase the number of people that will down-
load your eBook and see your ad.

13. Make money by selling the reprint rights to
those that would like to sell the eBook. You could
also make even more money by selling the master
rights. This would allow other people to sell the
reprint rights.

14. Hold a contest on your web site so people
can win your eBook. You'll get free advertising
by submitting your contest ad to free contest or
sweepstakes directories.

15. You will gain valuable referrals from people
telling others about your eBook. Word of mouth
advertising can be very effective.

16. Make money cross promoting your eBook
with other people's products or services. This
technique will double your marketing effort with-
out spending more time and money on your part.

17. Increase your e-zine subscribers by giving
away your eBook to people that subscribe to
your e-zine. This will give people an incentive to
subscribe. Allow your e-zine subscribers to also
give it away to multiply your subscribers.

18. Give away the eBook to people that join your
affiliate program. This will increase the number of
people that sign-up You could also create an
eBook for them to use that will help them promote
your product or service

19 Give away the eBook in exchange for people
leaving their contact information This will help you
follow-up with the prospects who buy your main
product or service.

20. Offer a free eBook that contains a couple
of sample chapters. If they like it, give them the
option of ordering the full version. It would work
just like a software demo or shareware.

About the Author:
Copyright © Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy

Monday, July 20, 2009

How To Convert Your Visitors To Subscribers

There are a lot of ways you could use to convince your visitors
and convert them to subscribers. Here I tried to give you some of them:

# Offer your visitors a discount on all the products you
sell if they subscribe to your free e-zine.

# Give your visitors a free ebook if they subscribe to
your free e-zine.

# Give them free access to your private web site if
they subscribe to your free e-zine.

# You could offer them a free advertisement in your free
e-zine if they subscribe.

# You could tell your visitors that you offer original
content in your free e-zine.

# Give your visitors a sample issue of your free e-zine.

# Offer your visitor's free software if they subscribe to your
free e-zine.

# Offer them a free sign up to your affiliate program.

# Give your visitors a free web service, like free e-mail, if
they subscribe to your free e-zine.

# Publish some of your recent e-zine subscriber's testimonials
on your web site.

# Publish the positive reviews you have received about your
free e-zine on your web site.

# Tell your visitors what you are intending to published in
your next e-zine issue.

# Give your visitors the right to republish your content on their own
web site if they subscribe to your free e-zine

# Publish a list of well-known famous, Gurus or respected people
that have subscribed to your free e-zine.

# Tell them that a subscription to your free e-zine is worth in dollars.

# Give your visitors all the major benefits of subscribing to your e-zine.

# Push them to subscribe to your free e-zine by let them know
it is only available for a limited time.

Probably you can find more ways to convert your visitors to subscribers
don't hesitate to use and try them till you'll find what works for you.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


When I began trading on the Internet I looked for an extended period a professional Glossary that can help me learn and understand the terms in the Internet marketing field.

I have found some good sites explaining the jargon, but until today I did not find a good one that is concise and cover the all terms.

Few weeks ago I discovered the and found what I was looking for a long time.

This is a Glossary designed primarily for newbies but anybody can use it and now I just want to commend you on it.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

What Do You Need To Check Before Joining An Affiliate Program?

There are some issues you need to check before you'll decide to join and promote an affiliate program:

# Does the program offer a free way to join
without forcing you to buy their product or service?

# Look for other affiliates to check if
they have had any difficulties with the program.

# Check if the product or the service is related to your target audience?

# Does the vendor notify you by e-mail about your sales?

# Does they offer more products so you can get more sales
from the same customer?

# Can the vendor help you 24/7 online or offline?

# What is the commission percentage of each sale?

# In what form they pay and how often will you receive your commission payment?

# Does the vendor credit you for sales if the customer will come back after
a while and then buy the product.

# Does the vendor pay you just once for the sale or he pays you as long as the customer stay in his program?

# Do they provide you with proven sales material like - links,
banners, classified ads, sales letters etc.

# Will they permit you create your own promotional ads.

# Do they let you access to an online sales stats page?

# What is the system they track your sales?

# Does the vendor pay commission for sales of customers who sign up under you?

# How many different ordering options they offer to the customers, so in return you won't lose sales.

Check the points I mentioned above very carefully before you start and you'll not waste your time and money by trying to sell a program without any benefit.

Want to learn more? Join the Wealthy Affiliate University.

Monday, July 13, 2009

10 Ways To Keep Visitors At Your Site Longer

The more time people spend at your web site, the
more time you'll have to persuade them to buy your
product or service. Below are ten powerful ways to
keep visitors at your web site longer.

1. Provide your web site visitors with content they
can't read anywhere else. People will stay longer at
your web site to read the original content.

2. Remind your web site visitors they can print out
your content. They may browse around your online
store while it's printing.

3. Offer your web site visitors a freebie if they take
the time to fill out your online survey. They'll be at
the site longer and might buy something afterwards.

4. Offer your visitors free software that they can
download right from your web site. While they are
waiting they might read your ad.

5. Provide a huge online directory of information
that your visitors could search. The directory must
contain information your visitors would want.

6. Make sure all your web pages load fast or your
visitors will leave fast. Time is precious; they won't
waste it waiting for your site to load.

7. Tell your visitors what's offered at your web site
at the very beginning. If people are confused about
what's being offered they may leave too early.

8. Publish your web site professionally. People will
get turned off and leave if they see a lot of spelling
and grammar mistakes.

9. Make your site text easy to read. Most people
won't strain their eyes trying to read text that is too
small, light or bright.

10. Use headlines and sub headlines all over your
your web site that will grab visitors attention. It will
attract them to explore your web site longer.

Copyright © Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How Does Free Ebooks With PLR Can Help Your Business?

When you have an online business you need to know how to get traffic to your site if you want to make any money. A good way to do this is to use free eBooks with Plr. There are a lot of things you can do with free eBooks with Plr to help your business income grow. You just have to take the time to learn what you can do.

Here are some of the ideas you can do with Plr eBooks:

- Take more than one eBook and bunch it with other eBooks and then sell them to make some money.

- Take the eBook apart and use the different sections as ecourses that you can give away, for free, on an auto responder in return for the names and email address of those who signed in.

- You can give away the free eBooks with Plr to your customers so they can use it as a business tool.

- Giving away Plr eBooks are a great incentive that you can use to raise your opt-in list.

These are just some of the action that you can take with free eBooks with Plr. Make some research on the net to find how other people are using plr eBooks in purpose to help them grow their business and make money. You must visit forums to find out all the information you need to know, don't hesitate to ask any question you want and you'll find that someone willingly will give you an answer.

The free eBook with Plr rights is a very powerful tool if you just learn how to take advantage of it for your business. People using eBooks with Plr rights for a long time because they know how much the ebooks can help their business.
Now go and learn all you can to take advantage of Plr eBooks too. Don’t think that you know how to use eBooks because you probably will make a lot of mistakes that can avoid if you had just taken the time to do your homework.

Add this to your business toolbox and start raising your business and make the kind of money that you have always dreamed of.

To make it short I'll say that free eBooks with Plr can be a big asset for your success in the business. You just need to learn how to use them and what you can do with them to help make them one of your most powerful tools.

Good luck.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Easy Steps To Make A Content Research

If you want to be proud of your site that generates a lot of money, you must be ready to work really hard. You need to work very hard in order to take your site to that stage. The most important part of creating a good and successful website is to have great content.

Here below are a few tips which will allow you to offer better content to your site visitors.

1. Originality: You will be able to create great content only if you write in an original manner. Trying to force any kind of tone in the content will only make it look like you're 'faking' it. People are just looking for is a website where they can get hold of authentic stuff. If you want a successful website you need to make the reader believe in you and like what you write. Make a research before you write anything.

Be sure that each part of content is a well researched article that is written in an original and interesting manner. Never try to enforce any kind of opinions or tones in your articles.

2. Never steal content: Plagiarizing is illegal, so by all means steer clear of it. It is a very dangerous thing. Frequently, people think that they are just making research but it actually it's plagiarizing. In fact, the doubt regarding this issue is such that even many times even court cases on plagiarism have been left unsettled. Since great aspects of intellectual ethics involved in this, it is best for you to write your own content of your website in such a way that it is completely original.

3. How to write the content - This is your big question. The first thing that you need to take care as I said before is the research. In order to write well about something, you need to study the subject for a considerable period of time. You need to control the research and the study within a certain amount of time because you do not have an unlimited time just to write an article.

Since you have to write within a certain time, you need to choose your subject very carefully. Choosing the resources is a very important part of the process. As you finished with the research you have to decide on a certain way how to write the article.

Write what ever you think and what you want to say according the subject. If you'll write without a clear direction, your article won't stand strong.

Follow the tips above and you will be ready to have a great articles and your site will give people the kind of content they want. One last thing I would like to tell: you must keep the article interesting so that readers do not snooze while reading it. Your article must be targeted at a particular reader group and you must learn to write in a style which will attract them.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Risk Of Auto Unfollow Your Followers On Twitter

Twitter has added methods to the Twitter API that make it a lot easier to get full follower lists and process them.

When you'll decide to unfollow those people who unfollow you, you can probably expect to see many Twitter applications offering the ability to automatically unfollow those people.

If that feature appeals to you, I want you to know the risks you have of using it (if you want to use another service that competes with TweetLater), and how you can protect youself from those risks (if you're using TweetLater's auto unfollow feature).

The Twitter API gives one a full list of the current followers of a Twitter user. One figures out who have unfollowed you by comparing the current list with an older list that was retrieved from the API say an hour or a day ago.

Those folks on the old list who are not on the current list are those who have unfollowed you.

That works very well until there is a glitch in the Twitter API (yes there sometimes are glitches with the API just like the Twitter web interface) and it returns an empty or incomplete list of current followers.

If that happens, it will look as if most, if not all, of your followers have unfollowed you.

Applications that are unprepared for this situation will destroy most, if not all, your follow relationships in a few seconds.

With TweetLater you can't fall to this problem.

To protect you, TweetLater will never unfollow more than 10 people in a single follower comparison.

In other words, if you have 500 followers, and a glitch in the Twitter API says you now have only 100, TweetLater will not unfollow the difference of 400. It will unfollow only 10 of that 400.

If, with the next follower comparison, Twitter still incorrectly says you only have 100 followers, TweetLater will again unfollow only 10 people.

Please be careful who you trust with the application you choose to unfollow your unfollower.

On a personal note, I will never use the auto unfollow feature myself. For me the power of Twitter lies in what you learn from other people, and I don't care whether they follow me or not.

In any case TweetLater can offer you a lot more than unfollow your unfollowers, try it, it's free.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Is It Really Possible to Create a High Traffic Blog?

The blogging bug bit the people a couple of years ago and since then, it has spread like a virus. Blogging as a hobby appeals to people of all generations; everyone, from the age of nine to ninety, seem to be interested in the concept. The reason behind this is that the topics of the blogs are of such diverse nature that it has an inborn element of appeal attached to it.

Nowadays, people blog on just about anything, about their experience, hobbies, interests or their latest culinary endeavors.

And needless stay, most blogs have a dedicated readership base, a fact that is reflected by the huge amount of online traffic each blog enjoys everyday. This unconventional ability to attract readers without putting in too much of an extra effort soon caught the attention of the corporate houses. Once the clever bourgeoisie got wind of this fact, they immediately tapped this sector to advertise themselves. In return they set up a source of income for the bloggers. Truly something quite unheard of!

Why does a blog attract so many netizens? The reason lies in the fact that most blogs are like one's personal diary made public, where every common man reflects on his day-to-day experiences. In the midst of these discussions, there comes forth issues of social relevance, and soon concerned readers pour in to share their views. So it's quite evident that the social networking facility of a blog is the secret behind its being such a brilliant net traffic inducer.

The very concept of blog may not be directly a social networking scheme; in fact the very idea of having a common public forum for discussing things appealing to similar tastes was already present in websites and chat rooms.

Orkut and Facebook came after blogging had already won the faith of almost all netizens. But the revolutionary thing about blogs was that it afforded people to elaborate their views or display their literary skill or any other such fondness and in turn make new friends with people of similar or different passions.

When corporate houses understood the marketing potential of blogs, they immediately set up sites Lifehacker and Kotaku, each of which has its own set of dedicated content writers, who have to ability to amalgamate their creative juices with their bookish (or shall should I say wikish) knowledge and churn out new articles at the flash of a lightning.

Hence, interested readers would log onto that page every half an hour or so to check out what's new. And the fun doesn't stop there. Most readers, after reading these blogs, comment on them as well. Nine out of ten times a healthy conversation ensues which leads to an elaborate process of quoting numerous bloggers and thereby getting to know other people who might thinking about these matters.

Social networking inevitably leads to linking of various blogs together. Once the process of linking starts, the blog sites become virtually a more powerful search engine than Google or Yahoo, since quite effortlessly and without any net traffic hassles, the concerned reader would get to know a lot about the issue.

These opinions are again open to debate; some are a bit biased while others are extremely lame in their logical structure. But since they reflect the various human perspectives of a single issue, blogging ensures that a person develops the ability to appreciate various angles of a single matter.

By being informal in their structure, blogs do cater to a large and dedicated reader base, one that keeps expanding with time.

If you want to go this way, make sure you write your content in such a way that it encourages healthy conversation between bloggers. Soon enough, you'll notice marketing managers hankering after you to attach a small tagline of their product to your blog. In that process you end up earning quite a bit, if and only if you have the flair to weave magic out of words. Happy Blogging!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

How To Create A Popular Online Community

An online community could be a chat room, e-mail discussion list, discussion forum or other technologies that allow groups of people to communicate at yourweb site. When you have a popular online community it will increase your traffic and sales. Below are ten ways to attract people to participate in your online community.

1. Tell your visitors that you post a new, free offer every day, week or month in your online community. The free offers should be attractive to your target audience.

2. Regularly schedule experts or famous guests to participate in your online community. You couldde sign it to be a virtual class or a question/answer session.

3. Post testimonials on your web site from people that have participated in your online community. The testimonials could be about what people have learned or liked while participating in it.

4. Don't allow blatant ads in your online communities. If people decide to visit your online community and see a ton of ads they most likely won't be back.

5. Post all the benefits of participating in your online community on your web site. You could write it like you're writing an ad for a product you're selling.

6. Submit your chat room, e-mail discussion list or discussion board to online community directories. You can find them by typing " the community type" with the word "directory" in any search engine.

7. Create an e-zine just for people who participate in your online community. Allow them to subscribe for free. When they receive each issue, it will remind them to come back and participate in your community.

8. You (the owner of the online community) should participate regularly. Post information that will benefit the other people. This will show them you care abouty our online community members.

9. Have plenty of people to monitor your online community. They could remove postings that turn away people like profanity, spam and other off-subject postings.

10. Your online community should contain user friendly features, like a search option for archived discussions, easy posting or chatting options, emailupdates or digests, etc.
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Monday, June 8, 2009

How long does it take to get to the top on Google?

Many people who start a website think that it is possible to get high rankings on Google within a few days. Unlikely, this is not possible. Competition on the Internet is fierce and there are several factors that influence how long it takes until Google lists your website.

How old is your website?

If you have a brand new website then you have to wait. You can submit your website to Google but Google will only index your website if other websites link to your site.
In addition, you have to prove that your website is not spammy. Google has several filters for new websites and you have to earn Google's trust before your website can get lasting high rankings. A new website can get good rankings for less competitive keywords but it usually takes about 6 months - yes, six months - to gain the minimum level of trust that is necessary to get high rankings.

How optimized was your website before?

If you have an old and established website that was blocking search engine robots due to a broken robots.txt file or a bad website navigation then it can be relatively easy to show up in search engines.
If you remove the factors that keep search engine robots from your web pages then search engines will list your website relatively quickly. Of course, this doesn't work if you have a new site.

How many inbound links does your website have?

If you have an old website that has very few links then it will take longer to get high rankings on Google. If your website has many inbound links, then Google will pick up the optimized pages on your website much quicker. The more quality links your website has, the quicker your optimized web pages will show up in Google's results.

Which keywords do you target?

This is a very important factor! The more competitive your keyword is, the longer you will have to wait to get high rankings and the more links and optimized pages you need. Start with multiple word keywords that are related to your business and then proceed to the more competitive keywords when your website has good content and inbound links.

Who are your competitors?

If the website that are ranked in the top 10 results for your keyword all have thousands of inbound links and more than thousand pages then it's not likely that your website will be able to get in the top 10 results if it has 10 inbound links and 20 pages. You can either wait for along time until you get top 10 rankings for that keywords or you can just start with other keywords.

How many days, weeks or months does it take exactly?

Provided that your website has good inbound links and optimized web pages, you can get high rankings on Google within a few months if you have a brand new site and choose a very specific keyword that consists of several words. Old and established sites usually need some weeks for such a keyword.

If you target industry keywords, which usually consist of two or more words, brand new sites usually need six months to a year to get high rankings. An established site might get the same result within 3 months.

Highly competitive one word keywords usually require thousands of good inbound links. A brand new website can need several years to get high rankings for such a competitive keyword and even established sites can sometimes need more than a year.

High rankings on Google take some time. You have to optimize your web pages and you have to get good inbound links. Without these two factors, it is not possible to get high rankings on Google.

The number of inbound links is a very important factor. If you have optimized web pages but no links, then you have to build these links and you have to wait longer. If your website has a lot of inbound links then you will get high rankings quickly if you optimize your pages.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How To Choose The Best Affiliate Programs To Promote.

There are thousands of affiliate programs out there. Selecting the best affiliate program to promote is not an easy task. If you start promoting wrong affiliate programs, you can waste a lot of time, money and effort. Here are the factors that you need to consider in order to choose those affiliate programs that are right for you:

1. Demand

Is there a demand for this product? To put it simply, do a lot of people want this product? Do you know what type of people would be interested in it? Do you have a clear idea on how you will reach those people and get them to the website?

2. Conversion

Do you think the sales page of the product will convert many visitors into buyers? Does it make the product and the offer look enticing enough? Is the website user-friendly? Is it easy to place an order?
When you look at the sales page, trust your gut. If you don’t feel like you’d be sold on this product if you were a prospect, you are probably right.

3. Commission

Is the commission rate high enough? Digital products (such as e-books) usually offer huge commissions (50% and up). Physical products (the ones that need to be shipped to the customer) usually pay 10% or less. Compare the affiliate program to similar ones in the same industry to see if the commission rate is fair.
In addition to the commission rate, pay attention to the dollar amount that you’ll get per sale. For example, 10% commission on a $100 product is $10, while 50% commission on a $4 product is only $2.
If the product is too cheap, you’ll need to sell a huge number of units in order to make any significant money. It’s often easier to sell several expensive items than lots of cheap ones. Aim for something in the middle – not extremely expensive but not too cheap.

4. Quality

Do you believe in the product? Would you be proud to promote it?
No matter how "hot" and lucrative the product is, if you have any reservations about the product quality, its purpose or its industry, then don't promote it. Protect your online reputation. Doing something that does not sit well with you is destined to be doomed from the start.

5. Tracking

When promoting affiliate programs, keep track of all your efforts. Track the number of visitors you send to each affiliate program and the number of sales that you make. When you accumulate enough data to compare, dump those programs that are not profitable and focus all your efforts on the ones that make you money.

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