How Do You Market Your Web Page?

I have been working on trying to figure out what is the best internet marketing scheme for my web page. Of course I am a small business man and I am up against a lot of big time players who sell the same products that I do. That makes it really hard for me to garner a lot of attention and I am not really sure how to compete against them in the search engine rankings. Right now I am trying to figure out something called Mobile Optin. I have to admit that I do not completely get it, but like all of the other methods out there it comes replete with a great marketing pitch.

Finding Best Web Development Companies for Startups

I have this idea to make a business, and I am in the process of putting it together. But one of the first things that I want to do, to help ensure that this works out, is to build a website for the company. I think that I should leave that to a professional and so I am looking at info about website development and design and I hope to find someone to do the job pretty soon. I am not sure how much it will cost to have the website made and to get some SEO work done for it as well. But I do think that I have enough money to pay for it out of pocket. For the rest of the costs of starting up the business though, I think I am going to try to get a loan.

I think I will have a better shot at getting the loan that I want if I already have a functional website up and ready to go. At least, I am going to cross my fingers and hope that is the case. I feel like I have a good business plan, so I am not sure why the loan would not be approved. But at the same time, I am kind of nervous about this. I guess I should try to shake off my nerves and just try to get done, what needs to be done. That is probably the best way to proceed.

Anyway, I need to make some calls about web development, and I have a number of other things that I need to get in order. It is kind of a hectic time for me, trying to figure out all of this. But I think I will make it work and I have to have confidence in myself.

Looking For A Real Way To Make Money From Home? Try Affiliate Marketing

If you’re looking for a real way to make money from home, you came to the right place. There can be several ways of making money from home but one that can actually catch your attention I would say it would be affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is done all through the internet and as long as you know how the internet works, you can easily learn how to practice it. All you need is a computer with internet access and you’re ready to start.

What I like about affiliate marketing is that it’s a real way to make money from home. You can plan out what you are going to do, as long as you learn some basic principles on building successful affiliate campaigns, you can sit down, plan out your affiliate business and work at it until you see results. You do it at your own pace, at your own schedule and you’re your own boss and the result of doing it is an income.

Another thing I like about affiliate marketing is that the internet has everything laid out for anyone who knows how to do affiliate marketing to build affiliate businesses and their corresponding marketing campaigns free of charge and limitlessly. You can build one business and make a living from it or you can build 10 or as many as you want, all utterly free.

There are other ways of making money from home. There’s drop ship wholesaling, network marketing and things like filling out surveys for money. But affiliate marketing is definitely one that you can actually call a real way to make money from home and the reason is because you can actually do it on your own, you don’t have to do tedious labor to do it and you can actually plan it out so that you can get a good income from it. It is also satisfying, you work on it, you use your creativity and then you reap results from all the work that you have done.

As in any field, affiliate marketing is something that has to be learned. There’s tons of books out there, online training programs and even free internet courses that guide you through the basics of affiliate marketing. These are not hard to find, doing a search on Google brings up tons of results on it. If you find the right education, you are on your way in finding a real way to make money from home.

Feel free to leave comments below, comments are welcome.  If you want to join a good affiliate marketing training program, there are some pointers you should know about.

Free Internet Marketing Training

Learning can be expensive so you might be looking for a free internet marketing training. Well, I hear you and so let me show you an overview of a free training course here on how to make money online.

How to Make Money Online

What is internet to you? How do you use it? Well, in one way or another, you might have searched the net to look for some information, make social connections, look for a product to buy, watch videos, listen to music… and the list goes on and on. If you’re an internet marketer however, you don’t just use the internet for those purposes but also to find an opportunity to earn money. You can do so in many ways such as selling some products or offering services online, affiliate marketing, taking survey, data entry, blogging, and many more.

How to Do Internet Marketing

While it is easy to mention those make money online opportunities, it is not really easy to do them all. In fact, doing even only one from them might take most of your time and energy already. Let me share to you then the internet marketing ways that I do myself here for you to learn from.

1. Offering Services

If you got some special skills, you can use that to make money in the internet. Most of the services offered online are article writing, website designing, search engine optimization, and others. Technical skills are somewhat needed in doing web designing and programming things but I guess almost everyone can do writing.

2. Selling of Products

You can also sell your own products online. You can do so by setting up your own website (or pay someone to do it) to serve as your online store. If you think setting up a site is not yet practical for you however, you can still go to places like eBay or Etsy and sell your products through them.

3. Affiliate Marketing

This is a great way of earning income online since you really don’t have to make your own products. You will also not have any problem about customer service, sending products, or whatever. This is because all you have to do here is to go to affiliate marketing sites such as Clickbank and Amazon and be an affiliate member. You can then grab products from them and sell those to your site or blog. Whenever you have some sales, you will be gaining commissions.

Well, I know that what I only showed here are the general things of what you really need in doing internet marketing. These are however the things that you will be learning in more details if you want to get more serious in learning internet marketing. It really takes a long way to learn in a real sense so just be patient and set some time in a day for your lessons. You can do it!

Succeed In Affiliate Marketing With A Program That Makes Successful Affiliate Marketers

As an affiliate marketer, it is easy to get stuck somewhere with no advancement. There are affiliate marketers that are successful out there and there are a large number of them that are not succeeding at all. If you are one of those that haven’t found success as an affiliate marketer, you have come to the right place.

There might be more details about affiliate marketing than you think. To succeed in affiliate marketing you need to know these details that you don’t know about. What makes the difference between a successful affiliate marketer and one that is not is not how smart you are or how lucky you are, it lies in the details that you don’t know.

If you are an affiliate marketer and go out there on a search in order to succeed in affiliate marketing, you can buy books, buy internet marketing tools, try them out and still end up short… maybe with some advancement, but still short.

You see, the short comings are not because there’s something wrong with those tools and books, neither because there’s something wrong with you, it’s because you are still lacking some details in the field of affiliate marketing.

What is it that I need then right? In order to succeed in affiliate marketing you have to make sure you have covered all the bases. That has to come from only one source, not many. You can buy ten books on affiliate marketing and still not cover all the bases. This one source has to be complete, and it has to be a proven to work. It has to have made successful affiliate marketers already. It has to be put together by successful affiliate marketers focused on making other affiliate marketers successful.

I was blessed to join The Wealthy Affiliate University from the very beginning. I was looking for some way of making money online and ended up in a Wealthy Affiliate website. I didn’t know about affiliate marketing at all and so it as an opportunity to make money so I took it. While I was learning about being an affiliate marketer, I realized that there’s so many things about it and some key things that If I didn’t know, I was bound to fail as an affiliate marketer.

Wealthy Affiliate is that place online where you can get the tools, and the guidance necessary to succeed in affiliate marketing. It’s all in there, all the details. From PPC campaigns, free article marketing campaigns, to niche researching it contains all the tools and learning materials necessary for you to succeed in affiliate marketing.

This program as made some of the top ranked affiliate marketers out there, so why not try it. Joining it is simple, I would suggest not to continue a career as an affiliate marketer without doing so. Succeed in affiliate marketing with a program that has helped top affiliates to succeed in affiliate marketing made by successful affiliate marketers that are more than willing to help you succeed in affiliate marketing.

Hope this article has helped you see more clearly about affiliate marketing. There are some pointers you should know before joining if you decide to join.

Feel free to leave some comments below, comments are welcome here.

Making Your First Website

Whether you’re planning your website to keep in touch with friends or family, or you are thinking about starting a business, a website is a great way to accomplish both. You will have your new masterpiece live on the Internet in full view of millions of people! Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? It is exciting! If you’re like most people who are making their first website, you might be wondering or worrying about how to go about it. I’m going to share with you my knowledge of websites here, but I promise I will stick to the basics for now, with more information to come later.

As with any worthwhile venture, planning each step of the process, then executing your well thought out plan is the best way to go. This will minimize confusion and the mistakes that many beginners make. I am going to assume that you also don’t want to invest a lot of money into your sight just yet. That’s a smart way to start.

To begin, as I said, you should have a plan. That is, a rough draft that you have drawn on paper that will give a basic look to your site. However, let your ideas fly as they may. You are the artist of your site so let your creative juices really get revved up here! When you are designing your home page, which is the first page a reader will see, keep in mind to stay on topic as best you can. If your site is for your family, treat it as if you were writing them a post card. So, many “rules” of website design probably won’t apply. On the other hand, if you’re making your first website for your business, keep in mind that relevant content is the rule. To prevent your site from becoming boring, try sprucing things up a little with some graphics, while making sure they are relevant to the topic of your site.

Speaking of graphics, be sure to use images that you have permission to use. Or, you can purchase those must have graphics directly from the author. In doing so, you will avoid issues with royalties. You can also purchase graphics from online graphics houses so you actually own the image and are welcome to use it as you see fit.

Try to remember that adding too many images to your site will use bandwidth and could cause your site to load slower than you would like. Your readers won’t appreciate that. With graphics, as well as with text, use proper alignment techniques so your site will look clean and organized. In fact, you can go online to Google Images and search for images that relate to your topic. Here, you can see what a good image looks like. Contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity are important factors in the design of your site, as well as the graphics you use.

Next, I’d like to discuss the importance of choosing a relevant domain name. I’ve touched on this in my other articles, and I’ll stress it again here. As far as SEO (search engine optimization) is concerned, choosing a relevant domain will only help you in the search engines by getting indexed sooner, rather than not at all because the search engine spider can’t figure out what your site is about. Little idiosyncrasies like that can make a difference with ranking. Again, if you are only doing your site for fun, I wouldn’t worry too much about this.

With the intense competition for relevant domain names that exists today, you may have to get a little creative with your domain name, and yet still keep it relevant to your topic. I think a good choice for domains is HostGator or OrderYourName, both of whom are very good companies to deal with. Once you have your domain, you can either use their free site building service to build your site, but keep in mind that you will be limited on what you can do as far as customization, or you can pay for them for hosting your site, which in turn will give you access to their site design tools. If it’s a basic site you’re planning, this should be fine. For a business, I would opt for something a little more flexible so you can learn as you go and apply your ideas freely until you come up with your masterpiece!

So far I’ve talked about making a plan for making your first website; the importance of great content and great graphics; and choosing a relevant domain name. This will take only a little bit of money and some of your time.

The things I’ve mentioned should get you off to a good start, but you are just barely getting started! As you gain experience and learn more about what is involved in making your first website, all of this will become easier and might even inspire you to learn more and more. Feel free! The Internet is vast and full of opportunity as long as you are willing to reach for your goals!

Internet Marketing Success Assessment – What Are You Missing?

When I started to get involved with internet marketing I lost almost two years in the maze of this online business, and the main reason for this is that I never stopped long enough to assess my progress, and look deeper into where I was and where I wanted to be.

As internet or affiliate marketers we each move at a different pace which depends greatly on the following factors: Motivation

Learning abilities or willingness
Understanding of what we are learning
Implementation of what we are learning into our online business

If you are finding yourself still stuck in the land of no income in your internet marketing business, I can assure you that it’s time for you to do an assessment of your progress, see where you are now and why you have not been able to progress any further so far. So, let take one step at the time and find out where you are right now in your online business progress.

What is your motivation?

Recently, a new internet marketer sent me an email saying that it was very hard for him to get motivated with this internet marketing business. Unfortunately, among all the help that you can buy to be able to you with your internet marketing business, you cannot buy motivation.

Motivation comes from the inside and if you are not motivated in the first place it is most likely that internet marketing is not for you. If you love internet marketing, you will always be motivated and it will even be fun. If you don’t have fun with this business, chances are that you will struggle and then give it up sooner or later. The first step you need to take is assessing your motivation. Is it there or is it not?

Your learning abilities

Your learning abilities will depend greatly on your motivation. Have you notice that the most knowledgeable internet marketers are also the most motivated ones? Such internet marketers are often using the word fun when they are working their online business. Every one with normal mental capacities is able to learn, how much and how deep you are going to learn about this business depends mainly on how much you really want it.

Understanding what you are learning

In order to progress in your internet marketing business and most importantly in order to make a continuous income, you need to understand the whole process. The main reason I have found to be the case for people who were not making money, or only making money very sporadically is because they do not really understand how the process work. Once you do understand it, all you have to do is repeat that same process over and over. Understanding it means doing it right; and once you do it right, it just works. But on the other hand, when you don’t understand the process fully, you will make mistakes or have expectations based on your lack of understanding. This is a recipe for failure which, unfortunately, many who are not making it in internet marketing have fallen into.

Implementation

Implementation goes hand in hand with your understanding of the business and your motivation to take action. Once you’ve learned and understood the process, you need to implement or to put in action such process in order to see results. Being afraid to make mistakes is not an excuse not to take action. Practice makes perfect. No implementation – action – means no result, positive or negative.

If you follow these 3 steps to internet marketing success, there is no reason left why you should fail.

Staying Fit and Focused

Internet marketing is a challenging job but it can also be a sedentary job. To stay on top and be your best you must be mentally and physically at your best. Being in good physical shape helps you to maintain a strong mental aptitude. With the internet’s vast reach competition is intense. This intense amount of competition, on a daily basis, brings about much tension. As this tension builds so does the negative effects tension has on your body. Taking time to participate in a physical fitness program is important for your health. The more physically fit you are the better your mind processes. There are various ways to stay in shape. These are five top styles of workout programs available.

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  • CrossFit is an all-inclusive exercise program where group training incorporates weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio movements, lots of different exercises, with different weights, and uses different time constraints. This mix up of exercises trains your brain to handle the ever changing needs of a marketing position.
  • Bootcamp workouts use various forms of martial arts along with everyday movements to strengthen and build your stamina. Increasing your stamina allows the body and mind to work coherently for longer periods of time.
  • Boxing & Kickboxing combines both upper and lower body training. The various movements not only strengthen the body but increase physical and mental agility. The increased physical and mental fitness allows you to hang in there and keep up with those long nights while staying mentally alert.
  • Yoga is a lower impact workout that uses poses, breathing techniques and meditation to achieve physical health and increase relaxation skills. Learning relaxation skills is very beneficial in reducing tension and improving the ability to focus.
  • Circuit Training combines a balanced amount of strength and muscle development. Circuit training is designed to increase your strength and endurance.

The various workout programs enables each person to find a program that fits them. Just like in marketing, each program is suitable for all levels of abilities. While searching for your right fit, look online for discounts to the various gyms. If you are looking at crossfit training in the Austin, Texas area, then going to Groupon.com’s website will provide you with a multitude of discounts to various gyms. A higher functioning mind will provide an advantage over the competition

Staying Fit and Focused

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Internet marketing is a challenging job but it can also be a sedentary job. To stay on top and be your best you must be mentally and physically at your best. Being in good physical shape helps you to maintain a strong mental aptitude. With the internet’s vast reach competition is intense. This intense amount of competition, on a daily basis, brings about much tension. As this tension builds so does the negative effects tension has on your body. Taking time to participate in a physical fitness program is important for your health. The more physically fit you are the better your mind processes. There are various ways to stay in shape. These are five top styles of workout programs available.

  • CrossFit is an all-inclusive exercise program where group training incorporates weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio movements, lots of different exercises, with different weights, and uses different time constraints. This mix up of exercises trains your brain to handle the ever changing needs of a marketing position.
  • Bootcamp workouts use various forms of martial arts along with everyday movements to strengthen and build your stamina. Increasing your stamina allows the body and mind to work coherently for longer periods of time.
  • Boxing & Kickboxing combines both upper and lower body training. The various movements not only strengthen the body but increase physical and mental agility. The increased physical and mental fitness allows you to hang in there and keep up with those long nights while staying mentally alert.
  • Yoga is a lower impact workout that uses poses, breathing techniques and meditation to achieve physical health and increase relaxation skills. Learning relaxation skills is very beneficial in reducing tension and improving the ability to focus.
  • Circuit Training combines a balanced amount of strength and muscle development. Circuit training is designed to increase your strength and endurance.

The various workout programs enables each person to find a program that fits them. Just like in marketing, each program is suitable for all levels of abilities. While searching for your right fit, look online for discounts to the various gyms. If you are looking at crossfit training in the Austin, Texas area, then going to Groupon.com’s website will provide you with a multitude of discounts to various gyms. A higher functioning mind will provide an advantage over the competition

How Using TurboTax Can Simply Taxes for Freelancers

If you usually work as an independent contractor or freelancer, you may know that you can qualify for some special deductions, but may be overwhelmed by the complicated forms and rules. The online tax service, TurboTax can help you greatly. Here are 10 reasons why you should use TurboTax to file this year.

  1. As a contractor or freelancer, you qualify for up to 350 different deduction, because of your work status. The program will walk you through a series of questions and grab all the deductions that you are legally entitled to claim.
  2. Your filing is guaranteed to be accurate, or they agree to pay any fines that you might incur. Don’t worry too much about errors, because their whole service is designed by professional tax professionals, who are well versed in the current tax code.
  3. If you have a dependent, kids or care for an elderly person in your home, you may qualify for many extra valuable deductions, such as child and dependent care deductions, earned income tax credits, and child tax credits.
  4. If you have complicated tax situations like investment income or losses or rental properties, TurboTax has versions that can fill out even the most complicated of IRS forms.
  5. Homeowners qualify for a lot of home-related deductions, the system will walk you through a series of questions to find which ones apply to you.
  6. You don’t have to do your taxes all in one session. You can save your progress and log out. When you come back and log back in to start where you left off.
  7. If you have to travel for your job, it will show you dozens of deductions that will let you write off things like mileage, meals, parking or tolls, airfare and more. It will make sure you claim items within the rules, so that the likelihood of an audit is reduced.
  8. TurboTax has an intuitive program that understands many different business types and deductions that are common to that line of business. This speeds up the filing process.
  9. You can E-file state and federal taxes, which lets you get refund checks back much quicker than if you filed paper forms by regular mail. You also get a receipt, proving when you filed.
  10. You can get a discount on TurboTax from Groupons, to save even more money.

The tax deadline is coming soon. Start your online filing with TurboTax today and maximize your tax savings.

Why Internet Marketing is Even More Important Than you Thought

10 years ago, internet marketing was a choice; it was completely up to the marketer to go online. If you thought it wise to have your business over the internet, then you would find ways of setting up an e-commerce website and reaching potential customers with your advertisements. Of course, it was also very expensive to trade online back then. While there were not as many online threats as we have today, there were still hackers waiting to make the most of any small mistake.

Today, however, unless you’re willing to be left behind, you need online marketing not just to retain current customers but also to break into new territory. There are multiple benefits of online marketing, including;

  1. Internet marketing is cost effective

Why is marketing products on the internet significantly easier and less costly than marketing the same items offline?

Because of the low costs of setting up a webpage and reaching customers.

In fact, some platforms such as Weebly allow you to build an e-commerce website for free and you can then market on social media for free!

  1. Open business around the clock

Convenience is another factor. With online marketing, you can open your business round the clock without worrying about opening and closing hours. This means you could be making sales even when you’re asleep.

  1. Benefit from a wider reach

Marketing online also allows you to reach a wider audience. With brick-and-mortar stores, you’re practically limited to the people who live in your neighborhood. But online marketing is different. Look at companies such as Amazon, for example; they’re selling a wide range of things to people living everywhere across the globe. It’s because of limitless visibility made possible by search companies such as Google.

  1. Improves customer relationship

More companies are now using online platforms such as social media and forums to provide customer support and build better customer relationships in the process. If you’re marketing online, you don’t always have to call the customer, all you need to do is make yourself easy to find online.

  1. Increase sales

Finally, online marketing opens new doors for your business allowing you to reach new markets with ease. As time passes, you’ll realize that the cumulative effect is significant increase in sales.

Owing in part to marketing firm payment processing services from companies such as eMerchantBroker.com, the online marketplace is also becoming safer and more reliable by the day.

Secrets Of The Professionals In Search Engine Optimization

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One of the best ways to market your website is through an effective search engine optimization process. The higher up your site is in search results, the more visibility you will have to potential customers. Here are some good suggestions you can use to get better search engine results.

Purchasing SEO software might sound like a good buy, but you should always avoid these types of automated systems. If you are not knowledge enough to construct your own campaign and you feel that you must spend money, do so by outsourcing your SEO work to a real person or company. Your business is too important to leave in the hands of software.

Use the right keywords. By researching the right keywords to use, you will make sure that search engines rank you for the subject you want to be ranked for. Do keyword research first to make sure you are using keywords that people actually search for; don’t go by your own guesses.

One of the easiest ways to optimize your presence in search engine results is to register with The Open Directory Project, or the “DMOZ.” When you register, you have a chance of showing up higher in user results, since websites like Google and AOL use the DMOZ to strengthen their database.

Code your site for optimal search engine presence. This means avoiding both nested tables and frames. If you must include these in your page layout, be sure to offer an alternative option which is linked on each page. Search engine spiders have a difficult time indexing tables and frames, plus they make pages load more slowly for site visitors.

Visit the websites of your competitors. Do internet searches for the keywords that are related to your personal business to find other sites that are related. It is a great way to get fresh ideas for your site and to learn what it is that your competitors are doing to have a successful site.

To get the best SEO ranking, it’s important to write quality copy. Excellent copywriting is at the core of search engine optimization. It typically generates more visitors and attracts more inbound linking. Plus, the search engines, especially Google, have ways of determining how well a story is written and how useful it is, both of which are weighed in search engine ranking.

When you initially launch your new site, send out a press release to local media who may be interested in covering the story. Even if you already have an established site, do a “remodel” and send out a press release for the new and improved unveiling. You might be surprised by how many publications have space reserved for just these types of stories.

Make your keywords longer to gain a more targeted audience. While a shorter keyword will attract more readers overall, gaining a targeted audience can be a challenge. Using a longer keyword allows only those that search for your specifics to find you, giving you a better chance of marketing to a more targeted and direct audience.

If you have 50 ideas that you want to make content on then make 50 different sites. Trying to include everything in one site will cause your ranks to drop on all of them. The more consistent you are in the content inside of your site the more credible your site will be considered.

One trick you can utilize to make your website rank higher in search engines is choose a keyword phrase which is popular, but not the most popular one. Since the most popular keyword phrases are highly desirable, they create a high level of competition and your site might end up on the bottom of page 45 of search engines. By choosing a phrase which is popular, but not super popular, you will get more page views when you’re on the first few pages of the search engines.

You should know that search engines are constantly developing new techniques to rank websites. Stay up to date with the latest SEO trends and keep improving your website so that you keep your ranking.

Why read the FreshMail marketing blog?

Email marketing can be daunting if it is an area you are unfamiliar with, however, with some guidance and tips from the experts, creating successful emails campaigns and newsletters will become a much easier task.

FreshMail’s email marketing blog is written by experts in the field. They use their experience to write detailed posts that carefully explain how to develop newsletter and email campaigns; these articles can serve as a valuable tool to drive your business and build customer loyalty.

For the beginner, there are many useful posts on how to build a mailing list quickly to finding the ecommerce platform that is perfect for your business, and how to get new sign ups. These will all help to get your newsletter off on a good start.

Visitors that already have a newsletter can learn how to maximise their success and make every part of their publication count. They’ll also discover tips to further develop a successful email marketing strategy, how to improve response rates and click rates, and suggestions for newsletter content.

In addition, the blog also shares details of the latest research; this is based on scientific evidence. This content is vital for both new and experienced e mail marketers, who can both benefit from the new email marketing tips to improve their newsletter content.

And there is also another important element to the blog. With so many different options for accessing content, it can be difficult for the marketer to optimise their newsletter so it suits everyone. However, on the blog, there is plenty of information on how to use the best email marketing practices to ensure your content is easily accessible.

Moreover, the marketer can learn to maximise the success of their promotions and how to use discounts and coupons as part of a successful email marketing strategy.

Blog Post: FreshMail’s Newsletter Template

Freshmail is software used for marketing purposes. It creates, sends and tracks the targeted email campaigns. This software provides a user friendly interface along with easy drag and drop tools for the ease and felicity of customers in making newsletters. There is a range of templates but we also provide customized option. Make your newspaper look just like you want it to look!

Freshmail has a wide range of e-mail newsletter templates totally perfect for your marketing campaigns. This range includes round 130 email newsletter templates on the site. The best part of these templates is that they are quite flexible. Whether you are on a cell phone or on your laptop; as soon as you will select the template it will display correctly on your screen.

A person receives tons of emails from tons of various sources and that makes it quite usual for the person to ignore such emails. FreshMail’s email templates are so beautifully designed that one cannot simply ignore such email when received in one’s inbox. Moreover, having a wide range of templates mean you can easily select the theme or layout that totally matches your product or firm.

One more user friendly feature that you will find is that in case you are unable to match any template with your product then do not worry, we have much more for you. The customize option is always there for you. Choose the nearest matching template and customize it according to your product or firm to provide a proper outlook of your company in that email.  You do not have to be any HTML coder or developer for it. That means you can easily create your email and its template without any tension and grab your subscriber’s attention easily.

Plus, the FreshMail’s team of experts is someone you can count on to support you in every difficulty that you will face. The customer care service can be availed till 11 in the night GMT. And they will guide you through any and every problem you’ll face.

How To Use The Different Disciplines Of Online Marketing

 When you want to get into the game of online marketing, you need to work inside of multiple disciplines. Those disciplines include SEO, social media, and online advertising. You’ll also need to have a website. Many marketing firms use internet marketing merchant accounts to process payments from their clients. Today’s businesses want to be able to pay and accept payments through a variety of formats, such as eChecks, ACH, debit, credit, mobile payments, Paypal, Bitcoin, and more. Payment processors help make that a reality, and they can be critical for online marketing.

Website

A website is the backbone of your business. It is where most people are going to get their first look at your business, and where they are going to decide whether or not they want to stay. You want your website to look appealing and to be optimized for mobile.

SEO

Here’s how you make your money. With good SEO, you can rank on numerous search engines and your customers (and potential customers) will easily be able to find you through a simple Google search.

Social Media

Social media is popular with the younger crowd, and if you want to reach that demographic, then you’ll definitely need to be on Facebook and Twitter.

Online Ads

Online ads are more targeted than ever, with the help of social media giants like Facebook. A strong online advertising campaign can help your business to reach its goals.

If you are trying to create an online marketing campaign for your business, then you definitely need to use each one of the disciplines. You won’t succeed trying to create a marketing plan around just one. You need to have a website, with a blog that is optimized for search engines. You’ll also need a social media that links back to your website, and online ads that advertise your products and target a specific demographic. Without all of those disciplines, you simply won’t reach the number of people needed for a successful campaign.

Digital Marketing Agency Cape Town – Maximize Your Business Online

Using a digital marketing agency in Cape Town is a fantastic way to boost your business online. Nowadays it is so important to ensure that you have a well-rounded marketing strategy to bring business to your door. It is very easy to find that you are prioritizing one over the other, but today business is conducted both online and offline so you need to make sure that you are not neglecting either side. Businesses can provide a service or goods, can be retail or consultancy, and can be general or very specific. There is such a diverse range of options but one thing that all businesses have in common is that they all need clients and for that, they all need marketing. Marketing is something that is alien to many business owners, simply because their strengths lie elsewhere. Fortunately there is a number of marketing agencies Cape Town out there that can help.

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So what is digital marketing? Simply put, it is marketing your business online and it encompasses many scenarios and has many benefits. One of the benefits is how instant everything is. You can decide that you want to do something today, put it in place and see the impact within the day. This allows you to try new things and pull back on what you think isn’t working knowing that you aren’t making irrevocable decisions. Another benefit with this is that you are able to control your budget in real time terms. This is fantastic if you are working with an SEO agency and you find that you need to cut back, as you can simply amend the marketing efforts. Finally, you can get specificity with digital marketing agency that is nigh on impossible offline. For example, it is possible to control when ads appear and where, right down to the postcode, meaning your marketing can be tailored like never before!

Choosing between Marketing Agencies situated in Cape Town

When it comes to online marketing, it can be tempting to try and handle it all yourself. All of us use the internet, particularly social media, and as such we can feel like we know exactly what to expect. However, there are many different aspects to digital marketing that can be combined and tweaked into a comprehensive social media strategy. One such digital marketing agency Cape Town, SeolandMarketing, has a number of options they can put in place for you. One of these is PPC, or pay per click. This is where you pay a search engine to display your ad in response to certain key phrases, but you only pay when the ad is actually clicked on. Then there is SEO, which involves optimizing your website so that it is as easy as possible for Google to categorize your site correctly, network advertising, which displays your ads on websites where your target audience may be found, and remarketing, which displays your ads to previous customers.

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SEOlandare a design and marketing agency based in Cape Town. We are a very well-rounded choice, delivering a complete marketing consultancy service for a number of businesses. Among other things we specialize in developing a comprehensive marketing strategy, dealing with marketing communications, direct marketing, email marketing, website design and development, event marketing, corporate branding and exhibitions and digital marketing. We combine an incredibly high level of creativity with solid experience in strategizing. We understand what you are trying to do with your business and will be able to tailor a plan for you to ensure that you can maximise your web presence, and consequently your sales. To this end, we also supply social media marketing, SEO copywriting and many other components that help make you a success online. Much of social media marketing, for example blogging, blends into PR and so it really makes sense to have a team on board that can help you with both!

Another very important part of the Seoland offering is our values. We promise insightful strategy, powerful creativity and friendly professionalism, and we are passionate about results, very inquisitive learners and extremely ethical. We know that when you are choosing a partner for your business, be it in marketing or any other field, that the firm you are dealing with is as important as the results you see. We are committed to building great relationships with our clients and working together with you to take your business to where it wants to be.

How to safeguard your business by hiring a software consultant

For anyone who owns a business, protecting it is one of the most important things that you can possibly do. After all, when your livelihood relies on the profits that said business makes, you have to make sure you’re doing all that you possibly can to make sure that it’s safe and secure. One of the steps that can be taken in order to make sure you’re properly safeguarding your business is by hiring a software consultant. With the economy growing and expanding more and more, these software consultants are becoming even higher in demand.

All business’s purchase a form or multiple forms of insurance to protect them for what I like to call Murphy’s Law (if things can go wrong, they will.) For anyone who keeps up with the news, they’ll notice there is a vast increase in security software breeches that are having people losing money, suffering identity theft and having their personal information and identification information placed publically for the world to see against their will. This is where a software consultant comes in handy especially for a business that may run solely from an online website.

What is the job of a software consultant?

Most software advisers have more than just one job, and the jobs they do perform are highly detailed and extremely important. Depending on what your work contract may entail the company in which you work for can be responsible for news and media related content, security and more.

So how do I safeguard my business by hiring a software consultant?

Well, this depends on what exactly you’re trying to protect your business from. As the owner and operator of your own company it’s going to depend on what outline in their contract. By hiring a software consultant you can use them to keep others from “trash talking” your business or otherwise known as slander which can be extremely harmful to the company image and sales. They also have the opportunity to deal not only on the legal aspect of things, but the security of “sensitive” information and private data collected on your consumers. A software consumer has the ability to protect the company it works for by keeping up and preventing any security breaches, hackers, and help prevent content from being stolen from the company page.

Some consultants can help to build the business web page and monitor the flow of traffic, keep up with site maintenance to prevent easy access from things like people purchasing a product or service with credit cards and so forth. Software consultants are a bit of a jack of all trades and can help protect a business on a more legal stand point as well. In the event of a person attempting to slander the company or even those who may fall victim of identity theft (the hardest crime to prove,) a software consultant can then work in trying to find where a weaknesses may have unknowingly occurred in the system, help trace irregular and unusual purchases or other incriminating evidence that can trace back to a specific person, place, or website.

Using autoresponders to facilitate customer education

You probably thought the autoresponders were all about automation and saving time when

designing, building and sending your email marketing campaigns. Of course this is true

autoresponders are about automation that’s why the word auto is there. But they aren’t just about

automation and also this doesn’t mean that autoresponders have to be monotonous or detrimental

to your subscribers.

Autoresponders can actually be very functional and they can add value to your subscribers if you set

them up and use them in the correct way.

One of the main reasons that fresh mail users configure and deploy autoresponders is to increase

the level of customer education that their email marketing campaigns deliver.

This customer education is facilitated by autoresponders because they allow you to send out a

message stage by stage to your subscribers, and they also allow you to get much more information

about your products out to your customers and potential customers. Without using autoresponders

there are two main ways that people tend to send out email marketing campaigns, they either send

an email out to subscribers fall of information about all of their products and services or they tend to

focus on the campaign on a particular product or service. The first strategy tends to bombard

customers with information and therefore none of it is really taken in effectively and the second

strategy obviously misses out a lot of information and again reduces the conversion rate because of

this fact.

Using autoresponders you can configure a set of emails to be sent out to your subscribers

automatically over a period of time, for example you might have an email go out when they sign up,

and then you might have another email go out on day three, another email go out on day five and so

on.

This strategy allows you to develop your subscribers awareness of your products and services, rather

than having to show them everything at once you can lead them through your product catalogue

gradually. This allows you to effectively get your entire product range or brand message across to

your subscribers in a relaxed and casual manner. This makes your subscribers for more likely to

convert in the long term and also helps to build an effective relationship between you and your

customer.

Avail the services of New York SEO

Whether you are planning to update your business or improve the internet traffic, all you have to do is seek the support of an SEO professional. In the modern world, it is most common to owe a business website as, people who search and shop online has increased rapidly. People interested in developing their business started paying much interest in owing an online portal so that they can earn better returns. So if you are one such vendor who is in search of a provider, then do a thorough market research and hire a New York SEO. Be extremely cautious while searching for a provider as an expert is capable of transforming your portal in to the most visited one.

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Though you are in the initial stage of your business career or you are a well established entrepreneur, it is a must to be extra cautious while planning to owe an online reputation. Even if you owe a normal informative site it is a must to maintain it perfectly as the approach of the site grabs the attention of the audience. Running a website without any care lands you in to a great trouble as the ranking depends on the traffic.

  • A reputed SEO company New York does not just work to improve your visibility, but even offer appropriate solutions that make you enjoy a profitable business. Running an attractive website becomes easy only when you seek the support of the professional team.
  • Avail all the SEO services as it is one ideal way to gain profits in your business. SEO doesn’t just improve the quality content of your site, but even support you in getting your web page in the first few pages of the search.
  • When you plan to improve the value of your business and convert the audience in to customers it is a must to seek the support of a genuine SEO provider. See that you pick the provider who follows only effective internet marketing strategies as it is an ideal way to gain back all your investments with handsome profits.
  • See that you choose a reliable company who offer genuine New York SEO services which offer immense support in improving your online image. The basic duty of Seoservicesusa is to improve your website ranking and make your business portal visible in the organic search.
  • The interesting part of choosing a genuine company is to enjoy cost effective solutions along with promotion of your website. Earning huge profits is easy for the people who seek the guidance and help of a SEO company as the team of professionals through innovative ideas see that your page appears in the top search results.

Picking a specialized SEO Company that fulfills all your modern needs is actually a good plan to earn a handful of profits and all you have to do is to search properly. Start your search online so that getting a licensed provider who offers exceptional services becomes very easy. To know more about the general SEO services just visit http://www.yelp.com/biz/new-york-seo-services-usa-new-york and get a good idea before choosing the provider.

 

How to Find a Used BMW

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A used BMW can provide you with dependability at an affordable price. Finding the right BMW at the right price can be somewhat of a challenge, which is why you should carefully consider these tips when choosing a used vehicle.
Choose Ads Carefully
When looking at online ads, you should do so carefully in order to avoid scams. Use only reputable websitesto search for vehicles such as the BMW 7 or a BMW Hybrid, and beware of any postings that seem too good to be true. Always meet owners in a secure public area, and take someone with you whenever you do go. Never bring the entire purchase price in cash to your initial meeting. If something just doesn’t feel right, be prepared to walk away.
Research Title Information
It’s difficult to tell if a vehicle has experienced flood damage or had its odometer tampered with just by looking at it. For this reason, you should shell out a few extra dollars for a report on any automobile you are truly interested in. This is especially important when buying a BMW, as these vehicles are often stolen and later sold. You may also be surprised to find out that an automobile has previously been totaled or has other title defects.
Read the Manual
Unless you have driven a BMW before, you may not be familiar with all its features. This is why you should look through the owner’s manual to find out what features it is equipped with before you go on your test drive. That way, you can test each one individually to see if it works. You may find a number of smaller problems that you might not have otherwise discovered until after the sale. Should you find several minor problems, this could be a sign that the vehicle has not been well maintained, so you may want to look elsewhere.
Visual Inspection
Give the vehicle a thorough visual inspection inside and out. Look the exterior over for dents, scratches and other signs of damage that might indicate the automobile has previously been in an accident. You should also inspect the upholstery and carpets for rips, tears or stains, as these will let you know how well the vehicle has been cared for. Some wear and tear is to be expected on any used car, but the number of defects should not be excessive given the vehicle’s age and mileage.
Test Driving
The test drive is the most important part of the buying process. You only have a few moments to get a feel for how the vehicle drives and operates, which is why you should choose a route that includes both city and highway driving if possible. Pay special attention to any noises the car makes, as well as how easily it shifts and accelerates. Take note of how comfortable the car is and whether or not there appear to be any blind spots.
Many buyers do not take the necessary time to check out every detail of a used BMW, only to regret it later. Remember not to rush through the process, and you are much more likely to be pleased with your decision.

5 Email Subject Line Tips, to Improve Marketing Success

An email subject line is one of the most important factors in determining whether or not someone reads your message.

That choice is not some deeply considered evaluation, but is done instantaneously and against the backdrop of competing interests that can range from the recipient hastily scanning through other emails to glancing up from her IPad to see if the barista has her latte ready. It’s a two-second decision that hinges primarily on the subject line.

In this article, I share five tips for writing better subject lines that can improve your email marketing success.

1. Make It Relevant to the Audience and the Moment

The relevance of your subject line is both entirely subjective and completely under the control of the recipient, depending on when she receives the message and what else is going on in her life at the moment.

Think of it like inviting a colleague to lunch. Its 11:40 a.m. and you pop your head into the next cubicle and say, “Hey Bob! Have you tried that new Italian place?”

At that moment, the message is relevant for Bob, and the likelihood that he will respond favorably is high. But ask Bob the same question at 9:00 a.m., just seconds before the major client meeting, and his response is likely to be dramatically different.

This offer, from Peppers Pizzeria, is both relevant and timely.

2. Make It Fit

Your subject line needs to be short enough to be read in a single glance. An easy standard to follow is whether the recipient can read it on a mobile device, without having to hit the “read more” link. If not, it’s probably too long.

Admittedly, this is not always easy, as you also need to ensure that the reader has enough information to make an educated decision. Still, a growing number of emails are being read and responded to on smaller platforms, and often in the middle of other activities. Even if people view messages on a regular computer screen, the practice of keeping it short can get it noticed and read more quickly.

Even if people view messages on a typical computer screen, the practice of keeping it short can get it noticed and read more quickly.

Home Furniture keeps subject lines short and actionable.

3. Make It Clear

Subject line clarity is just as essential to getting your message read as being relevant and making it fit. The subject line is no place for vague phrasing or slick pitching. People are busy and need to make a decision right away. If your subject line is unclear, you run the risk of being ignored.

That is not to say the message has to be a boring recitation of facts alone. Creativity is always important. Just don’t be so clever that recipients fail to understand your meaning or intent.

4. Make It Trustworthy

A person’s email inbox is considered a very personal space, not unlike her home. Certain rules of conduct are unspoken, yet expected.

Always tell the truth about why you are there. Never state something in the subject line that turns out to be untrue, or not as true as you might have suggested.

People hate being “played,” and there are some very negative associations with people who conduct business that way. It’s better to have your email screened as irrelevant than to draw the recipient in, only to discover that the message is not in keeping with what you indicated in the subject line.

5. Make It Actionable

In many cases, the subject line may be the only thing your recipients read. Certainly, you want them to delve deeply into the message, but if they don’t, try your best to plant at least a kernel of information in their minds through the subject line.

Compare the subject line “It’s Our August Blowout Sale!” to this one: “2 for 1 Kids Sandals Tomorrow Only!” The first message might work but does not lend direction on what action you want the reader to take. The second subject line is clear: Tomorrow is a great day to get your sandals.

Or, compare “Hometown Chamber August Newsletter” to “Senator Jones to Speak at August Banquet.” The first line merely repeats the obvious — that it’s August, and there is a newsletter. The second is much more precise, meaning the reader is more likely to look at his calendar and call to reserve a seat.

The following graphic, from Constant Contact, lists some helpful examples of subject line dos and don’ts.

Some examples of subject line dos and don'ts. (Source: Constant Contact)

The key to writing effective email subject lines is no different than any good marketing practice. Think of what matters most to the reader, and the chances are your subject line will reflect that, leading to greater email marketing success.

A Work Home Internet Business Opportunity

Working from home can be a work home internet business opportunity for you! You may think that working a job where someone else is your boss is much easier than starting your own business. Well it can be just as easy as that. I do not consider that being easier though. You have more time to do the things you want when you are pulling the strings than someone just telling what they want you to do.

Sometimes you just need to take a risk and start building an online business. Building one online could make you $10,000 a month over time. It may not start out like that but you can build it to that. Can you imagine making someone $3 million in a month? That would look better in your account since you are working so hard already!

Working online has a lot of benefits and you would not know it if you are not open minded with patience. Being humble and working towards your dreams is the best thing you can do. You do not have to be anxious or in a hurry to get things done. It takes time for the results to keep in for any online business. While some can take a month, others may take years to see any success.

That is not the point though because you will see so much success along the way. You will literally become an expert in Internet Marketing. Then image what you can do with that! The possibilities are really endless. I just do not know what else to tell you if you are still not interested in this field. Everything online is not a scam.

There are people who are actually helping others solve issues to their problems. That is very good if you ask me. If you want to help someone with their problem, working online can help you do it in so many ways. The only thing you have to do is create some interesting content and if they like it point them to a program that will help. That is how you create a work home internet business. You can learn how you can do this at Kendrick’s University!

It is really that simple! There are also other programs online that are out to get your hard earned cash too. Beware of the hype of making you rich overnight! If you can get rich that fast then why has no one did it. I did not see any review online to this present day that has done that to a person. Find a work home internet opportunity that works! Learn how you can start marketing at this internet marketing school!

6 Keys to Better Mobile Marketing Performance

Consumers are now using smartphones at every point in their customer journey to engage with businesses. Almost half of all U.S. consumers now turn to mobile to access financial services, search for real estate, engage healthcare providers and shop. However, business performance in the mobile channel has disappointed. Average mobile conversion rates are 70 percent lowerOpens in a new window than desktop, contributing to a substantially lower customer lifetime value.

At MoovwebOpens in a new window, we like to think of page performance along six dimensions: speed, responsiveness, searchability, content, conversion and usability. When we assess an existing mobile experience, we use this checklist as a starting point for identifying quick opportunities for performance optimization:

1. Speed: Cellular mobile networks don’t behave simply like slower versions of broadband networks. Each individual network request has a much higher initial response delay than landline broadband. And every individual image, video, script, style sheet and font generates its own request! That means it’s far more important to bundle and combine page contents into as few files and images as possible than it is on desktop. Using the same technical strategy as for desktop isn’t enough.

2. Responsiveness: Many brands’ mobile sites are using responsive designs that reflow the same content as the desktop site into new layouts. However, reflowing layout should be just the starting point for your mobile page strategy. Images also need to be explicitly “pre-sized” for various mobile screen sizes, and where possible their compression level should be lowered to save bandwidth. In addition, pages need to have separate tablet and phone layouts. In some cases, we’ve even found that serving tablet-style pages to larger phones converts best.

3. Searchability: Mobile pages need to be correctly configured for the best search ranking. This could include pointing Google back to the appropriate desktop page for indexing (i.e., a canonical link). Google has also updated its algorithm to promote pages that are mobile-friendlyOpens in a new window over those which are not. Based on our best data, we saw about 10 percent of listings being dropped from the first page of search results as a consequence of this Google update.

4. Content: Apart from pages on information sites — e.g., news, sports and reference sites — pages with 150 words or less above the fold tend to perform best on mobile. Another important consideration is the font. It’s extremely important to get font sizes right for the device, particularly if a significant portion of your audience is older and unable to read small text. It’s surprisingly easy to have calls to action disappear below the fold in poorly implemented responsive sites. For information sites, remember to check how your page will display in “reading mode” on iOS, and consider adding inline calls to action.

Writing Blogs For Money

When researching about writing blogs for money, there are going to be a lot of differing opinions and promotions out there. Probably you will encounter many people trying to advertise their tried and tested ways of making money online, simply because you are interesting in making money with your blog.

Great Content

The truth is though, you should not be researching ways to make money online first. Instead, you should be researching ways to produce a good quality blog, well-written, with quality content, that users will fall in love with and return to again and again and again. If you can do this, then making money will easily become a by-product of that.

Not only is it true that the days of creating a one or two page blog and then linking it all over the place and enjoying first page rankings are gone, but it is also true that if you are going to make sales or advertising revenue via a blog, you are going to need to provide quality information. Internet users are smarter than they used to be, you will need to HELP somebody before you SELL to somebody, and the way to do this is through quality content. If you write quality, Google will notice, and so will users. They will share your work, and Google will notice this too. It is like a self-fulfilling prophecy, the more traffic you get, the more Google loves you, the more Google loves you, the more traffic you will get.

That can also mean that you find it to be a bit of a chicken and egg situation when you first start your blog. You are writing quality content, you know you can help people and they will enjoy reading your blog, but how are they going to find it in the first place?

Follow The Rules

The more you follow standard rules of creating websites, such as the aforementioned content, sharing with friends, posting on relevant forums, and writing articles such as this one, which link to your relevant website, the more you will find traffic starts to trickle in. At first, you might wonder where it is coming from, but if you keep writing, keep providing a service, that stream will get bigger and bigger, and THEN you can worry about ways to monetize your blog.

Monetizing

Ah, finally we get to the good stuff. How to actually make money from your writing. Whatever the focus of your blog is, it is going to be possible to make money from it, unless it is a personal blog, but even then it might be possible if you are writing your experiences about something. Here are some ways you could make money:

Adverts you are paid for through Google (or another)
Making commissions from products bought via your site (such as Amazon associates)
Selling your own services or products (such as local business or eBooks you wrote)
A whole many other ways besides

I would suggest in the beginning, you do not focus too much on the money. Instead, focus on how to write and how to build a quality blog. I have mentioned that Q word many times already, and I cannot stress it enough.

The World Is Your Oyster

Having an online business (and that is exactly what a blog can be for you) is a wonderful thing. It can really become your own piece of Internet Real Estate and if you can work hard you can reap the benefits from it.

I would also suggest you learn how to do keyword research so that you can really optimize your blog for Google and users. Deliver them the information that they want, and ultimately they will deliver you the money that you want.

How 2 Make Money Online – Focus

Focus. Fighting obstacles causes unlimited success. Focus in on online communities and forums. This is how you will make money online. Just by focusing in on what you are doing. How to make money online just needs to be broken down into small chucks of tasks that will make this happen. It will require some research. Researching will become your best friend. It may require some tools of the trade. It may cause you to become educated in areas that you need knowledge in. It may turn you into a online socialite that belongs to a community of fellow internet marketers that have the same ambitions as yourself. It may even cause you to help other people earn money on the internet.

Focus. Help enough other people in the forums and communities to know how to make money online and you will make yours ten times over. Break it down into chucks of tasks. Use the what, why, where, when, and who. These are the questions that you must first answer to know how to make any kind of money and operate a successful business. Who are we making this money from? Where do we find these people? What are we promoting? Why do they want the product that we are offering? Focus in on the questions. That will give you a more clear answer on how to make money online.

Focus. Focus in on the research that you must perform so you know how to make money online. We need to have access to information. It should be organized, effective, and available 24/7. We will need to research for all the tools that will be needed to make any money. The tools that are going to make our task easier and keep us up to date. You will want to research for forums or communities of fellow internet marketers that have the same goals, ambitions, and motivation to succeed. You will want legitimate information, tools, and support that can climb you to the top of your money making career.

Fighting obstacles causes unlimited success because you focus. You focus in on what needs done. Prioritize your work. Do the reverse planning techniques. Use your researching time wisely and focus. Have an organized area to gather all your information. Plan for any training that may be necessary for your success. Acquire all the tools of the trade that are necessary for you to accomplish your goal of knowing how to make money online. Use your charismatic abilities when you find a community or forum of internet marketers that have the same goals, ambitions, motivation, and attitude of becoming a successful online marketer.

How To Start A Successful And Profitable Home Based Internet Business

The internet is growing more and more everyday and many people are finding a way to make money by having a home based internet business. It really is common sense. Even our phones now have the internet. People use the internet to find information, find the good deals, and keep in touch with family and friends.

You too can have a successful and profitable home based internet business. This is probably one of the most cost efficient business models as well. Even if you’ve never worked for yourself or ever owned a business before, making money online is something that you can do.

There are many ways for you to make money online and one of the most popular and simple ways is to get into affiliate marketing. As an affiliate marketer, you will find products made by others and help them to promote them. If you make a sale you get a commission. For the most part, commissions are usually between 5-75%.

The strategies that you can use which you will learn as an affiliate marketer are simple to implement. Some are free and some will cost money. Both types of strategies are good but many beginners obviously start with the free strategies. Many experienced affiliate marketer use them all the time as well. So if you think that the free strategies are not as effective as the paid ones, think again.

Article marketing, backlinking, and seo are just some of the types of free strategies that you can put into use within your marketing efforts. All this may sound confusing to you but when you find a good quality training program, you will learn all about these various techniques and strategies. It really is simple work.

But then again the internet is a very distracting place which does make it difficult to focus on these simple tasks. This is why an action plan is also vital to your success. An action plan will have you do tasks daily to keep building up on your home based internet business. Consistency is key as an affiliate marketer. You just need to do some each day and the more time you put into it, the better your chances of fulfilling the goals you set for yourself.

Overall, having a home based internet business doesn’t really need to take up too much of your time. Many people with full time jobs and a family can be successful at this. It all depends on how determined you are. You can either do this just to earn some extra cash or earn a full time income.

Home based internet businesses have helped many people achieve their goals to become financially free as well as have more time to spend with family and friends. Set goals for yourself. Find a decent program what will equip you with all the knowledge and skills to help you reach those goals. Then just take action and before you know it you will have a successful home based internet business making you money.

Can Internet Marketing Be The Solution To The Economic Crisis?

In case you haven’t noticed, The United States of America is the throes of a self-induced economic crisis from which it cannot hope to recover without a complete turnaround in political policy.

The strategy seems to be closing budget gaps not by recovering revenue via restoration of top tax rates, but by cutting citizen services (including unemployment insurance) and putting the squeeze on organized labor and public employees.

In the private sector, meanwhile, job security is a fantasy, there are five times as many applicants as job openings, and was reported that General Electric earned five BILLION dollars in the United States alone and didn’t pay a dime in federal taxes. (The company’s chief executive officer is a member of a presidential council on job creation.)

In other words, if you’re making less than $250,000, welcome to the underclass – it’s not just for gangsters and welfare recipients anymore. And the gangsters get to brag that they support themselves.

Though they don’t count on the kind of handouts and bailouts that General Electric and the welfare recipients get, however, gangsters don’t pay their fair share of taxes, either. That leaves the rest of us stuck in the middle and expected to pay all the bills with money we have less of – apparently, it’s up to the “stuck in the middle” class to solve the economic crisis.

With the economic future looking bleaker than ever – not including the reductions that you should expect from Social Security when you retire – is there anything you can do to ensure you’ll have at least enough to get by without working three jobs at once? What is the solution to YOUR economic crisis? Consider this one:

If you start now and invest a little bit of both time and money in learning legitimate online marketing, you can end up commanding a steady part-time and possibly full-time extra income. Not only have thousands of people done it, some have even become millionaires – and not with get-rich-quick scam gimmickry or medically-dubious products.

Legitimate online marketing involves using the Internet to identify user audience segments who are looking for a particular product or service, which can be as downloadable as an e-book or as tangible as a real book.

Acting as an affiliate, you pair up that audience with a vendor who is offering that product or service online. The vendors range from the very familiar – your favorite department store, credit card, liquor, and software companies — to self-employed writers and consultants. You could even eventually become a vendor yourself!

Write an article informing the audience segment about the vendor’s merchandise, and if someone buys, the vendor pays you a commission. With no limit to how many vendors or products you can represent, all you have do is keep repeating the process, and a steady income is possible in a matter of months.

It’s understandable if you’re thinking that the solution to the economic crisis shouldn’t sound so simple. But if you can learn the basics of legitimate online marketing, you just might be able to “un-stick” yourself from the middle class permanently!

The Hidden Facebook Strategy And Tips

A lot of entrepreneurs are now starting to utilize Facebook for the benefit of their business. If you happen to be one of them, how do you think will you be able to survive and compete with many competitive and strategic competitors in the world of Facebook marketing? If you’re not so certain about your answer yet, this article is perfect for you. In this article, you will witness the most efficient Facebook strategy that will definitely be vital in achieving the best and perfect Facebook management for Facebook marketers.

The following will help you come up with best Facebook strategy and will show you some tips in reaching success in the world of Facebook marketing. Take note of the following. You might pick up something really important.

• Comprehend the admin panel

In order to achieve a stable and perfectly-organized Facebook Management, a wise Facebook marketer must know very well that he/she will need to fully understand and master every detail of the page. This points out admin panel, in particular. This is also one important Facebook Strategy entrepreneurs will have to understand as admin panel contains useful insights that will likely contribute to the success of the business in the world of Facebook marketing.

• Find collaborators

This is also an important Facebook management tip for Facebook marketers. It will be important for you to find loyal and competitive collaborators that will surely contribute to the success of your business. You can assign collaborators to play different roles suited for their knowledge and skills such as:

o Admin

o Editor

o Moderator

o Advertiser

o Analyst

Have your collaborators complete certain tasks for the given roles. This Facebook strategy will also help you divide tasks and manage your time in doing other important stuff. Finding collaborators is essential as it will help you find time to formulate new and effective techniques that are unique enough from other competitors.

• Allocate great deal of time for the page

A professional Facebook marketer needs to commit himself/herself to managing the business in the world of Facebook marketing. You should allocate time in posting statuses and updates on a regular basis. Otherwise, you can schedule important posts ahead so you won’t need to go to Facebook during busy days. If you’ve got page collaborators, you can just let them do the job for you.

• Publish informative and engaging posts

As a Facebook marketer, you will need to promote your Facebook page. Publishing informative and engaging posts is one strategic way on how to promote Facebook page. This will help you focus on grabbing the attention of your target market and attract more people to the business. That is because most people happen to be more interested in informative posts that are useful in achieving day to day tasks.

• Gain remarkable amount of likes and fans

This is usually considered as the best way on how to promote Facebook page. Research says that people commonly follow and like pages that receives enormous amount of likes and fans. When your Facebook page gets a lot of likes, people will try to know why. Thus, they will end up stalking your Facebook page and knowing more about your business. This means more possible customers and clients for you!

Most entrepreneurs gain lots of likes by purchasing online, while others gain likes manually. Are you one of them? If you’re one of those who plan to grow likes manually, make sure you have a great deal of patience and hard work. If you’re interested in buying likes to instantly promote Facebook page, you can always purchase them online. After all, success is always in your hands.

Most Searched On Google

The keyword that is most searched on Google is often the most interesting search term that internet marketers look for when they want to start an internet business. It is very vital to look out for what people are searching for in a search engine that is often related to your internet marketing business. The most searched on Google is often called the “Search Trend”. It is worthy of note that there are many tools that can be used to analyze the search trends. My focus in this article will be on some of the best ways to hunt for the perfect keyword that is most searched on Google. Happy reading!

Long in time before Google introduced the keyword suggestion tool that is often known as Google Suggestions, I could remember that there was really no effective keyword prediction tool, particularly since a user just types something in the search box. Now, things have really changed for the better in a very simple way. For example, it is as simple as typing a keyword in a search engine like Google; and Google will return you with a list of search suggestions of what people usually search for on the internet, based on the keyword you have imputed in the search engine. This is really a great way to look for the most searched on Google and other search engines and get the right keywords people are searching for in the search engines. Be sure to note all that the suggestions the search engine is willing to provide in respect to the search keywords.

In addition to the above, Google offers another tool popularly known as “Google Traffic Estimator” that tells you the estimate of traffic your keyword is likely to have. By using this tool, you can narrow down the keywords that are most searched on Google, and which has a very little competition as well. On the other hand, you can have Google Trend tell you the traffic trend across a defined search term. The home page is usually filled with discussions of hot topics across your geographical location. You can also go to Google search home page, type on your search term and click on search tools like the “Related Search” option. The related search is really meant to give you related keywords to the exact search term you have imputed.

It is not a very difficult thing to find profitable keywords that are most searched on Google. Neither is it really a piece of cake! However, there are a lot options by which you can find the keywords that can drive in the quality traffic you truly deserve. You can even opt to have a pictorial representation of your related search terms if you use the “wonder wheel” tool. In addition to using any of the tools suggested above, you should see an expert keyword researcher who will help you define niche specific keywords that are most searched on Google, record huge search volume and little competition. All the best!

Legitimate Home Based Business Opportunities

Legitimate home based business opportunities can be hard to come by and there is some research involved to get familiar to what’s out there in the internet world to help you make money online. If you don’t want to get scammed looking for a way to make money online, then doing research is vital to your success.

Internet marketing is a legitimate home based business opportunity that many people are taking advantage of to make a full time income and so can you with the proper training and tools. One way people are making money online, and is one of the most simple ways, is what is called affiliate marketing.

What is affiliate marketing? You as an affiliate will help to promote other people’s products and in return, you’ll get a commision. Commision can be anywhere from 5% to 75%. There are many affiliate programs that you can join to find these products that people or companies need help promoting. One of the major benefits of becoming an affiliate besides the commision is that you don’t have to deal with all the responsibilities that come with being a product owner.

There are many other legitimate home based business opportunies out there such as having your own ebay business or taking surveys online, but affiliate marketing is definitely a popular choice because of it’s simplicity and how profitable it can become. Many people are becoming financially free and time free because of this business model. But just like any business you start, you need to keep focused and stay on task.

The internet can be a very distracting place along with other things that you might have going on in your life. If you just invest a couple of hours a day into your affiliate marketing efforts, then you will see results and and succeed. This type of business can be done successfully with a full time job and with family obligations. Many people have proven that and I’m sure you can too.

Some of the tasks involved can be boring but they are easy once you get the hang of it. Once you start making some money, then you can reinvest it into hiring other people to do some of the tasks that you don’t want to do. This will also help you focus on doing the things you like to do and improve those skills. Another way you can also make money is by helping other affiliate marketers out with task that you like to do.

So where do you even start? Well, like I said in the beginning, you need to do your research and if you think affiliate marketing is the choice for you, then you need to do some research on where to get the proper training and education. There are many good products and courses out there that are made by good people who want to see you succeed but there are also many scams that you need to watch out for.

On the internet, you will see many scams and many poorly made products. This is a reason why a lot of people get skeptical about making money online. They are afraid of losing there hard earned cash to a scam. They end up giving up and end up losing the oppotunity of becoming financially free by making money online. Legitimate home based business opportunities are out there and you just need to keep an eye out for them.

Social Media: What, When, and Where to Post

As a small business owner, I know how difficult it is to plan exactly where and when to post my social media content. Not only do I want people to see my posts, but also share, like, and comment on them — and click on the links contained in them. Without interaction, social media marketing will do me — or anyone else — little good.

Some questions I ask include:

  • What social networks should I focus on for my industry?
  • Should I participate in just one or many?
  • How often should I post?
  • What times should I post, to ensure my audience sees and interacts with them?

Uprise, an online social marketing insights company, recently published a study, which found that certain industries receive more interaction when using one social network over another. Other reports — from MainStreetHost, SumAll, and Buffer — found that certain posting times work better than others.

Below, I provide details on what social networks produced the most interactions for a particular industry, according to Uprise, and list recommendations for what types of content to post, when to post, and how often.

Twitter

Twitter has 302 million monthly active users who send 500 million tweets per day — 80 percent of whom use their mobile devices to do so.

The industries that receive the most social shares on Twitter are:

  • Business;
  • Entrepreneurship;
  • Fashion;
  • Marketing;
  • Social Media;
  • Sports;
  • Technology.

Twitter provided the most shares for technology. (Source: Uprise)

Use these tips to increase engagement

  • Shorten links to save space;
  • Keep status updates to less than 140 characters. This leaves room for someone to add comments when retweeting your message;
  • Add an image or a video to increase engagement;
  • Share content from other users, not just your own.

Recommended posting times and frequency:

  • The best times to post are between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.;
  • The worst times are between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m.;
  • Post between three and 30 times per day.

Facebook

Facebook boasts 936 million active users a day, nearly 800 million of whom interact using mobile devices.

Industries that receive the most interaction include:

  • Automotive;
  • Education;
  • Finance;
  • Travel.

Facebook rewards the finance industry with the most shares. (Source: Uprise)

Using Facebook, the top publishers in each of these industries saw high share rates. Twitter was the second best social network for all of these industries.

Follow these tips to increase shares:

  • When adding links, use bit.ly so that you can measure click-through rates;
  • Being positive increases engagement and sharing;
  • Images within posts get the highest amount of interaction;
  • When writing your post, offer something valuable or interesting;
  • Interact with those who leave comments.

Recommended posting times and frequency:

  • The best times to post are between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.;
  • The worst times are between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.;
  • Publish no more than ten posts a week.

Pinterest

Pinterest was the top social network for the following industries:

  • Baking;
  • Beauty;
  • Cooking;
  • Design.

Bakers receive the most shares from Pinterest. (Source: Uprise)

Many top brands saw the most growth when they posted multiple times per day.

Twitter was the second highest social network for baking and beauty while the cooking and design industries found success with Facebook as the second largest source of shares.

Helpful posting tips:

  • Use portrait images, as these tend to perform better than landscape;
  • Use dominant colors (e.g., red, blue, orange);
  • Write a description that describes the image;
  • Do not use hashtags in your descriptions.

Posting times and frequency:

  • The best times to post pins are between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.;
  • The worst times are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.;
  • Pin at least five times a day.

LinkedIn

The Uprise study did not list LinkedIn as one of the social networks that rated high in terms of shares. The site did fare well, however, as the second best spot for the business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and social media categories.

Follow these posting tips:

  • Write for your audience;
  • Include no more than 50 characters in your status update;
  • Be concise and to the point;
  • Provide a link to your content.

Recommended posting times and frequency:

  • Post once per weekday. This equates to 20 posts per month, which, according to LinkedIn, lets you reach 60 percent of your audience;
  • The best times to post are from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.;
  • The worst times are between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Google Plus

Google Plus had the highest share count for the photography industry and the second highest for the travel industry.

Suggested posting tips:

  • Engage your audience with questions;
  • Add relevant hashtags, to increase reach;
  • Use full-sized images;
  • Tag brands and people, to encourage them to engage with your post.

Recommended posting times and frequency:

  • The best times to post are between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.;
  • Times to avoid are between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.;
  • Post no more than two times per day;
  • Wednesdays tend to see the most engagement.

Instagram

While Instagram was not part of the Uprise study, here are a few recommendations.

Posting tips:

  • Placing the subject in only two-thirds of the screen makes the image more attractive to users;
  • Hashtags are important on Instagram, so use them to describe your image;
  • Captions should be relevant to your picture;
  • Interact with those who like or comment on your photo.

Posting times and frequency recommendations:

  • The best times are between 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.;
  • There were no times that stood out as being the worst times to post;
  • Post two to three updates per day.

Key Takeaways

Utilize all the leading social networks. Knowing where the most active followers are for your industry can provide you with a good starting point. Conducting your own studies will give you the best measure of performance for your particular business.

Looking For A Good Affiliate Marketing School?

Would you like to learn more about affiliate marketing? Do you want to know how to do it right? Would you like to be one of the best affiliate marketers someday? Your answer must be yes so let me introduce to you the best affiliate marketing school online. No other than The Wealthy Affiliate University.

Why is it the Best?

So why would I say that Wealthy Affiliate University is the best affiliate marketing school? Well, it’s because of my experience with it. When I first joined their program, the tools and lessons that they were providing are far more than what I expected. I had the access to almost everything I need to learn on how to do affiliate marketing. Aside from that, I also met a lot of new friends in the community who from time to time help me if I am stuck with something.

Going backwards a bit, that is, before I joined Wealthy Affiliate University, I had no idea what Wealthy Affiliate was about. I only used the internet to search for something, email people, chat and do crazy things in Facebook and Twtitter and watch videos in Youtube. I was always wishing to be able to make my own website and make money out of it before, but I really didn’t know how to do it.

Well, thanks to The Wealthy Affiliate University! I now have my website up and running and it also serves as my online store to make money online. I never thought I’ll be able to do this before.

An effective Affiliate Marketing School

You can enroll in other affiliate marketing schools out there but the question is, are their programs for real and will they work in real life? There are so many that are promising that you’ll soon become a millionaire once you enroll to their program. Well, in real life, it does not work that way. If affiliate marketing is just as easy as how they are presenting it then all of us would be millionaires by now.

The Wealthy Affiliate University works in a realistic way. It does not promise that when you enroll you’ll have a big mansion and you’ll acquire so much amount of money in your bank account. Well, it can happen but it does not happen overnight.

This affiliate marketing school will help you to build your successful affiliate marketing career step by step. They are also not showing only one way of doing things like what others are presenting. There are so many methods on how to achieve goals in affiliate marketing and The Wealthy Affiliate University helps you to choose the method that works for you. At the end of the day, it will still be you who will build your own success.

If you decide to join Wealthy Affiliate, there are some pointers you should know.

Feel free to leave comments, comments are welcome.

Benefits Of An Online Community

To understand the benefits of an online community, knowing the positive effects of “belonging” will perhaps inspire you to partake in this famous kind of “neighborhood.” It’s true that many young people have come to belong to online communities such as Twitter and Facebook. However, in the relatively recent history of these communities, people young and old alike are quickly beginning to see the benefits of an online community. Staying in touch with friends and loved ones is probably the first benefit that comes to mind. For most, this is just fine. For business owners, especially online business owners, the benefits of an online community are becoming indispensable.

Brick-and-mortar businesses are clamoring for their share of exposure because customers are becoming harder and harder to find, and loyal, repeat customers are even more rare. Belonging to an online community is a great way to reach millions of people that are interested in what a business has to offer. From a business perspective, becoming a respected member of an online community is a win-win for both parties. Belonging to an online community allows the business to offer products and services to potential customers on a more personal level. This tends to build trust in the company, which ultimately brings with it future sales. The customer feels more important to the company, and the company senses that it has fulfilled its customers’ needs. Over time, this will help develop a following of repeat customers, the bread and butter of any business.

Online businesses are similar in many respects to brick-and-mortar businesses in that customers are what drives a company’s success. More specifically, customer satisfaction is by far the most important factor in any business. Looking a little deeper into the benefits of an online community, here’s the short list of some of the intangible benefits:

• Sense of belonging to something bigger than yourself

• Feeling of confidence in knowing that your voice will be heard

• Camaraderie formed when communicating with like minded members

• Learning from others who have experienced similar situations

• Providing help and guidance to those who are less informed

If you’re contemplating starting an online business, getting to know more about online communities and what they can do for your business is an essential first step and also something you should continue for the life of your business. The power of communication is no more apparent anywhere else than it is in an online community.

4 Content Slider Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Content sliders are a feature used on many website home pages that display multiple messages in a rotating manner. Even web design professionals have turned to content sliders to keep a site’s design simple and to balance the client’s needs to highlight various messages.

Research conducted by Nielsen Norman Group, a user experience research and consulting company, found that website visitors rarely notice content sliders and that their use may hurt click-through and conversion rates. One site, for example, saw an 80 percent drop in the number of users who clicked the first slide versus subsequent slides.

Other research revealed that many users skip rotating content sliders altogether due to a phenomenon known as banner blindness, in which users perceive an animated or moving object as an advertisement and ignore it.

This article lists four common content slider mistakes and presents ways to resolve the underlying content or site design issues.

1. Too Many Important Messages

Businesses may have difficulty distilling important information down to a single message or call to action. One compromise is to use content sliders to appease different internal audiences, but this approach only serves to dilute all of the messages instead of retaining the importance of each.

Best Buy features one promotion and includes others under the hero image.

Fix: Take all the messages and rank them by priority. Then, create sections on your site’s home page where you give more visual attention to the one with the top priority while setting aside secondary and tertiary areas for additional key messages.

Create a content calendar for your website where you change out those sections as priorities change. If your business offers seasonal sales or weekly promotions, change them when applicable so that users see the most current and timely events first.

2. Movement on the Home Page

Businesses that want their site to be more engaging and interactive may feel that content sliders provide the solution.

While this approach equates movement with engagement, research shows that people either don’t have enough time to read the message before the slider advances or, if the movement is too slow, will most likely exit the page before seeing the second slide.

Paypal uses a background video with one clear message and call to action button.

Fix: Consider using a video background that plays behind the main message, to create interest. Resize the video so all devices (e.g., desktop computers, smartphones) will be able to load the video quickly, based on varying degrees of bandwidth. Videos should not contain any messaging or sales information directly, but merely provide a sense of place.

Also, include a single frame background image so that, in the event the video does not load promptly, there will still be something for users to see. A series of background images that transition from one to another can also be a suitable solution to satisfy the desire for movement, but don’t change messages and call to action buttons with each image.

3. Highlighting New Items or Promotions

Businesses may use content sliders to feature special promotions, news releases, or upcoming events. Again, this approach dilutes the importance of each message.

Gap uses pop-ups to encourage user sign up or to draw attention to a current promotion.

Fix: Consider using a pop-up message when something needs immediate attention. This forces users to take notice before proceeding on to the rest of the site. Such an approach is useful for increasing email sign-ups or providing a discount that customers can redeem instantly.

Site visitors can get frustrated if they see the pop-up too often, so use a tool that displays the pop-up once, rather than each time visitors load the site.

Many web content management systems have plugins designed to accommodate such functionality. If your site uses WordPress, visit the plugin directory to download a pop-up plugin. For more detailed needs, use a tool like Qualtrics Site Intercept instead.

4. Refresh the Home Page Design

Many companies use content sliders as a way to update their site’s design more easily. While keeping a website updated is recommended, adding content that visitors may potentially ignore is not.

Replace the hero image throughout the year.

Fix: Instead of using content sliders, at various times throughout the year replace the hero image and graphics used in other promotional areas with new versions.

Create a content calendar to ensure that keeping the home page fresh does not get overlooked. Also, develop a deck of evergreen content that can be used to keep the design relevant.

Lastly, add promo buttons or other visual elements that identify items as new, to give regular visitors a visual cue that something has been updated.

When Should You Use a Content Slider?

Photo galleries and portfolios. Not all content sliders are problematic. They can be extremely useful for photo galleries and site portfolios. Do not auto-forward the carousel or slider. Instead, let users control the rate by which they view the content.

Slider Pro has a text thumbnail option to visitors a preview of hidden content.

Content sliders with image and text thumbnails. Use content sliders that contain text and image thumbnails, which allow users to preview additional content without advancing through all the slides. One tool, BQ Works Slider Pro, lets users see text thumbnails along with an indicator of the related image.

Researching Topics For Articles

This is one area that if you can get enough practice in, you will find that you will receive more and more traffic to your site, and for free. As I’ve mentioned before, writing about what you’re good at is only a start. Researching topics for articles is becoming an art form of sorts because it takes practice to find the “hot” keywords that are being searched on today, and then finding ways to incorporate those keywords into your articles on topics that are interesting and informative.

The community that I belong to offers a plethora of benefits with more being added on a regular basis. The keyword research tool is indispensable and is probably the suite of research tools that I use more than any other. The tool is not just a simple tool you can find on the Internet. It’s much more detailed and current, so you can be sure to find the latest keywords that are being searched on today, not overused and over searched words that won’t help you. So, with that in mind, the discussion about keyword research is that kind of research related to the use of the keyword tool I mentioned here. Obviously, the only way to truly understand what I mean is to join my community and begin to learn the most effective way for researching topics for articles.

Using the keyword tool inside my community gives you the ability to spy on the competition by finding out what keywords they are using to rank highly in the search engine rankings. For now, however, I’ll focus on using the freely available tools on the Internet. Google’s keyword tool (search Google for this) can help you determine how popular a particular keyword is by using their listing order of your chosen keyword(s). When your listings appear, place your mouse on the first line and you’ll see a small window. Click on the right side and this will open “Google Trends.” This is a great tool for determining how popular your keyword has been over a given time. Learn this tool because it will prove to be very valuable when you’re researching topics for articles. The more practice you get with this tool, the better your selection of topics will become.

Also in the Google keyword tool, you can get a feel for the popularity of your keywords by using the contextual tool by seeing what the suggested bid for your words should be to get the best ROI (return on investment). Granted, the Google tools are good, but inside my community you will have access to many more in-depth tools to help even more with researching topics for articles.

I hope this information will help you in getting rid of writer’s block when it comes to what to write about. Researching topics for articles is, like I said, becoming an art form because there simply is so much activity on the Internet and unless you know how to get into the flow of things, you will find it harder and harder to keep up. But please remember what I always say, “Consistency is the key to success on the Internet!” So, get out there and get those keywords and keep writing!

A Smart Passive Income Idea: Upselling With Class

The line “You want fries with that?” is usually associated with being a loser or having a dead-end job. But for online marketers, it can also teach a lesson about proper upselling.

Upselling is the technique of convincing a customer that’s it a good idea to spend a little extra. “You want fries with that?” is good upselling because the fries logically compliment the initial purchase. Most people DO order fries with their burgers, and some people order burgers and forget to ask for fries. The question isn’t out of the ordinary, and if the answer is “Yes,” everybody wins – you get exactly what you ordered, and the burger maker earns a little extra money for a few second’s work.

But then there’s bad upselling: the kind that makes the seller look pushy and disrespectful and greedy, and makes the buyer feel insulted and pressured and taken advantage of. “You want a suckling pig with that?” is bad upselling because even if you do like suckling pig, you don’t normally order one with your burger. Upselling shouldn’t make you feel like there’s a pile of suckling pigs in a back room that the seller is under pressure to sell off by any means necessary.

I myself have recently been upsold quite badly and quite well – by the same vendor.

I decided to buy his online marketing product because there was no attempt to dazzle me with visions of fancy cars, big houses, and swelling bank balances. I also liked it that the vendor gave a full explanation of how and why I should expect his product to work. Indeed, he explained it so well that I was a little suspicious about how low the price was. I made the purchase only to find myself on a Web page offering a second piece of software that cost four times more.

Needless to say, I was not amused. But at least I could take comfort in realizing that I was right about it sounding too good to be true: the first piece of software is pretty much useless without the second. However, since the vendor did explain what I would be getting for my money, I bought the extra software because I felt it was worth the price. Then I’m taken to a Web page with a THIRD piece of software – but my reaction to it was completely different.

The software assisted with Web site building – perfect for those who would be doing it themselves for first time, but not for someone like me with a decade of experience. I felt much better about this upsell not because I didn’t have to buy the software, but because though some of his customers could make use of it, the vendor didn’t try to make it part of the entire package.

Had the first two pieces of software been offered together with an upsell of the third, it would have made a much more favorable first impression. But in spite of everything, I am very happy to be able to report that the product is indeed working as promised, and I therefore don’t regret putting up the extra money.

Now more than ever, building a smart passive income online depends upon creating and maintaining customers with legitimate online marketing techniques. It is now possible to learn these techniques at no cost.

A Focus on Quality Series: Resumes for Business Success

A resume on file can be utilized repeatedly for applying for jobs through job search.

Additionally, jobs can be shared as well.

An employer can utilize this service to introduce employees to the job search capabilities for jobs available within a company and for recruitment for advanced employment opportunities.

What types of information can you include in a resume? The product gives you the platform to do this and the sky is the limit. The basic information that can be included includes name, address, phone number as well as email address information. The other types of information include: career objectives, work experience, skills, training and reference information. How would you feel having a quality resume linked to a job network to help guarantee job search success. This product is cost-effective at a fraction of the cost. A cost-effective resume builder for the future of business is a great business strategy.

Another important concept is that this product introduces people to a network of over 300 million employers and employees. The concept of a large job network is good. I was able to build a quality job profile and was able to apply for over 10 jobs using this process. I rate the product 4 of 5 stars for introducing me to the idea. I was able to do the following:

1. I created a quality profile.
2. I utilized the job search feature.
3. I linked my resume and applied to over 10 career positions.

I was able to link to a quality job network. A quality job network is important for any individual or organization.

In conclusion, the Blue Sky Resume service product is a great product for organizations and job seekers as well. The product review sought to introduce the concept and business service. The idea of being part of a quality job network is exciting. I can think of no better business strategy and business opportunity than to utilize this quality business product. The service is easy to understand, fun, educational and cost-effective for business. This article introduces a quality product and thanks for reading my review.

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MySurvey Review: Does MySurvey Offer A Legitimate Income Opportunity?

The concept of making money from home is great! The thought of being able to do that by taking surveys or voicing your opinion, is even better! But can you actually make money from internet paid surveys? More importantly, are they legitimate or are they a scam?

MySurvey is the worlds no.1 paid survey site. This company allows you to take surveys and earn points in which you can redeem for a wide variety of products, gift cards, vouchers, money, and a few other things. This website was launched in 2001 and has rewarded more than 32 millions dollars to members, according to the official website.

Some Neat Things About MySurvey

1. Accepts Members 14 And Up – MySurvey doesn’t require their members to be 18 and older. This is interesting because it is difficult for many people 14 years of age to find a job and this allows them to work a little and make some spend-money to enjoy their youth at the same time!

2. Immediate Points – Redemption Points are awarded immediately after proper completion of a survey, unless of system error or other related reasons, of course.

3. Free To join – It’s 100% totally free to join. All you have to do is register and after your registration has been processed, you can start taking surveys and earning money!

Some Not So Neat Things About MySurvey

1. Low payouts – The average survey pay-out ranges from $0.5 to $1.25. They use points to make it seem a little more attractive, by giving you up to 1000 points per survey, you feel like you’re being rewarded more than you actually are.

2. Unqualified for Surveys – After registering, you will wait around 24-48 hours before surveys actually open for you to be able to take and start earning money. You also, don’t qualify for all their surveys, they limit you.

3. Time-Consuming Surveys – A small survey could last for 10 to 20 minutes! A larger survey could take 30 to 50 minutes to complete!

Is MySurvey A Scam? Can You Actually Make Money With MySurvey?

With all of this information brought into light, the question still remains “Is MySurvey A Scam?”

The answer, absolutely not!

You Can make money taking surveys through MySurvey, however, it’s not going to be a ton of money although it may appear like more due to the point system in which the company uses.

If a survey last 20 minutes and pays me $0.5, I’m abandoning ship!

If you are looking for a way to earn a small amount of additional income from 20 to 50 minutes of work each day, taking paid surveys online could definitely be what you’re looking for!

However, if you are looking for a way to earn a huge amount of residual, passive income all from home, there is a better way! I have discovered a way in which allows people to work on their schedule and make a substantial amount of income.

The sky’s the limit with this opportunity!

Not only have I discovered an incredible way to make a ton of money all from home working part-time, but I am going to work with you one on one, step-by-step so you can achieve the same results or better!

*Dustin Hale is not affiliated with Mysurvey or their income opportunity.

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How to Set Up Google Analytics on Your Business Website

Many small businesses use Google Analytics to track statistics related to their websites, such as site traffic, visitor information, page views, and conversions.

This article walks through the process of setting up Google Analytics for those who have yet to take that step.

Choose the Right Analytics Option

First, select the Google Analytics option that is right for your business. You have three to choose from: Analytics for Mobile Apps, Analytics Premium, and Analytics Standard (also known as “Universal Analytics”).

Google offers three analytics options.

Analytics for Mobile Apps. Choose this option if your business has a mobile app for which you want to track statistics.

Analytics Premium. Larger organizations — those starting with one billion hits per month — should opt for this paid version, which includes a Service Level Agreement, technical and implementation support, expert training, and support for higher hit volumes.

Analytics Standard. This is the free version of Google Analytics and the one commonly used by small businesses. It has plenty of features to help you measure conversions, such as email sign-ups, form completions, and sales, as well as track website traffic and visitor information.

Google Analytics Setup Steps

You will need a Google account to use Google Analytics. If you employ services like Gmail, Google Drive, or Google Plus, then you already have one. Otherwise, you will be required to create a new account.

The account associated with Google Analytics should be one that only you control. While you can always grant access to others, such as a web developer, designer, or SEO consultant, it’s not a good idea to give someone else authority, as you run the risk of losing your data.

Follow these steps to set up Google Analytics on your website.

  1. Go to the Google Analytics site and click the “Sign In To Google Analytics” button located in the top right corner. Use your Google account credentials (i.e., username and password) to sign in, after which Google will present the three steps required to begin analyzing your site’s traffic.Three steps are required to use Google Analytics.
  1. Click the “Sign Up” button. This step begins the process of setting up your Google Analytics account.
  1. Complete the new account form. Clicking the “Sign Up” button takes you to the new account sign up page for the website you would like to track. Give the account a name (your business name will do), and then complete the fields for the website name, website URL, industry category, and time zone in which you want Google to report tracking data.Google Analytics account sign up form.
  1. Choose data sharing options. These options let you customize how you share information with Google. Your data is secure and confidential, but you can give Google access to it in aggregate form, to help improve your site, and other sites as well.Google Analytics data sharing options and tracking ID button.
  1. Click the “Get Tracking ID” button. Clicking this button gives you the HTML code you will need to insert on the website you want to track. Google will first present you with its Terms of Service agreement, which you must accept prior to gaining access to the tracking code.Google Analytics Terms of Service agreement.

Implement Google Analytics Tracking Code

After setting up your account, place the tracking code on your website, which you can do in one of two ways: Add it directly to each page of your site or use a tool called “Tag Manager.”

Sample Google Analytics tracking code.

Add code directly. Adding the tracking code to each page of your site is the most straightforward method. However, it requires that you have an understanding of HTML and have access to the source code on your site. If that’s not the case, you will need to hire a web developer to handle the implementation.

Use Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a free tool that makes it easy to add and update website tags, which are snippets of Javascript code designed for use with multiple analytics and ad performance tracking tools, such as Google AdWords conversion tracking and remarketing.

Once you have successfully installed the tracking code, it will take 24 hours before you see data appearing in the analytics reports.

Configure User Management, Views, Goals, and Webmaster Tools

A few more steps are required to implement Google Analytics fully. These include setting up user management, views, and goals, and connecting to Google Webmaster Tools. Click the “Admin” link, found at the top of the Google Analytics dashboard, to access these components.

Google Analytics admin link.

Here’s a summary of the functions each component performs.

User Management. You can allow other users to see reports and give them permission to make configuration changes. You can also set user access for the entire account, the website property, or individual views.

Views. You can add reporting views that filter out internal traffic from your company or that show traffic only for specific parts of your site. Each website can have up to 25 different views. Go to “View Settings,” found under the “View” column in the admin section, to configure the settings.

Google Analytics view settings.

Goals. Set up Goals to see conversion rates in your reports. Goals can be sales-related, for ecommerce sites, or non-sales-related, such as completed forms or video views.

Google Analytics goals.

Webmaster Tools. You should consider linking Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools, which you can do by going to “Product Linking > All Products,” found under the “Property” column in the admin section. Webmaster Tools allows website owners to check the indexing status of their site and optimize its visibility in Google Search.

(Note: Google now refers to Webmaster Tools as “Search Console,” but the former term is the one used with Google Analytics.)

Profit Academy Review

What it is?

Profit Academy is a detailed, step-by-step training program that claims to give you an easy time grasping what is most important for running an online business. The course takes about 12 weeks with each week composed of new training sessions where learning methods like live events, workshops and webinars as well as direct coaching are used. The academy will not only have a website setup, but also tips that will jump start your business and make you a successful entrepreneur. It exposes you to money making systems that are proven not just by the author but also by other students that have gone through the training program.

The Features

· Profit Academy has paid and free resources

· Anik shares personal secrets and workable

· Applicable training that entails theory and practical sessions

· Traffic driving tips

· Workshops, videos, PDFs, forums, live sessions, question and answer sessions and webinars among other training methods

· A variety of business trainers to handle all areas of the course

The Author

Profit Academy is authored by Anik Singal an entrepreneur based in America and who has several successful business launch credits to his name. He has an impressive achievement track record having been selected amongst the top three young entrepreneurs and selected twice as Inc. 500 CEO. He is the owner of businesses like VSS Mind, Lurn Inc. and Affiliate Classroom among others. Being a business person himself, you know that you stand a great chance to know the ins and outs of any given business.

What you will learn

The Profit Academy will teach you how to create your site, squeeze pages, landing pages and marketing pages. You will get to know about building an email list and using email marketing to grow your business. It will teach you how to monetize your website to increase revenue. It offers guidance on traffic generation tips using SEO, social media and other forums. Finally, it briefs you on digital product creation and funnel creation.

The Price

Profit academy is very valuable to any entrepreneur who wishes to make it big on the online platform but it is definitely not cheap. The pricing is probably intended to ensure that only serious participants enroll. A fee of $797 is charged when you sign up and the same will be billed every 30 days for 3 months that is the duration of the course. However, there is good news because you can enjoy money back guarantee within 30 days if you are not happy with what you are getting.

Learning to make your business a success is very important and even easier when you can get step by step guidance from business people themselves. Profit Academy is definitely worth checking out. If you are considering going for a training course, Profit Academy review can help you make a decision fast. You could even enjoy a Profit Academy Bonus on choosing to get the course.

6 Proven Steps To Succeed In Any Business: Online

There is no business existing in this globe that can climb the ladder of success without the application of the principles and strategies of multiplication. Every successful business can only survive when different dynamic management principles and theories are experimented and implemented. Business success is never carved in granite, but always moulded in clay.

[1] Commitment & Concentration: Every successful business need total commitment of your time, skills and devotion. You must devote most of your time in the planning stage of the business and the direction it will to take to succeed. As the planning is going on, you need to concentrate more on the 20% input that will generate 80% output result that will boost the business profitability.

[2] Relevant & Related Experience

Experience they say is the best teacher in every life endeavour. It is very expedient for you to have a related knowledge and experience pertaining to the business you are into. If you are into online blogging business, you must familiarise yourself with keywords optimization, SEO, article marketing, traffic building and stuffs like this in other to succeed and this also includes offline business.

[3] Seminars & Trainings:

Talent is like a balloon when you blow it, it expand and have the ability to go upward more. So for a business to go up in success ladder, you need to sharpen and increases your talent and skill through trainings and seminars. Webinars in online businesses are part of internet training to succeed online.

[4] Creativity & Ingenuity:

Creativity is very paramount in any business whether offline or online. You need to apply your creative skill and ingenuity to actually invent or create business booming ideas, information, products and services to compensate and satisfy the needs of your customers at all time. This will position and place you in a competitive advantage over your competitors. You tend to make more dollars in online business if you know how to tweak things a little bit different from others.

[5] Promotion & Advertisement:

Advertisement is a dynamic marketing tool that brings awareness of products and services to the customers. You can be good in creating products or services but if they are promoted to floor of the public or customers, the sale will be massively affected and that is bad business. So for a business to succeed you need the tool of promotion, advertisement and publicity.

[6] Customers Relationship:

Customers are the king to any business survival. Which means your business depends on your customer in other to succeed. So you need to know who your customers are, know what they want at all time and also know their location in case of product shipping. Relate well with your customers, understand them and some time give out free gifts to them to encourage and motivate them for continuous patronage. Treat every of their complaint with utmost care and satisfaction. If you have a way you track their birthday, send a sms to them, a birthday card and a gift to wish them well. This will not only earn you great patronage and success but will increase your customers’ base too.

The Massive Potential Of Internet Advertising Jobs

Even if this is your first time on the internet you can count on coming across 100’s of ads plastered everywhere each time you get online. Heck, look around right now and count how many ads you see, they are unavoidable. Believe it or not, you can make a career out of these colorful rectangles. In the world of internet marketing, internet advertising jobs are never ending and easy to harness once you understand how it works.

Many Methods to Master

Your duty in most internet advertising jobs, is to have a person view the ad, hopefully have them click on it, and with even more hope, they choose to buy something from that specific company advertised. Once the person does the action of buying a product, you get the commission, or part of the sale. This is the affiliate marketing method and with constant work, you can expect a very high annual salary.

Some internet advertising jobs allow you to get paid just by having the person click on the ad. This genre of internet advertising jobs seems a lot easier, because it is! However, you won’t get nearly as much money if you were aiming for commission, I avoid the earn-per-click method so I can get more than just change.

They Will Always be Available

Like I said, if there is an internet, there will always be internet advertising jobs. I figured this out trying to find a work at home job, because being unemployed is not the best feeling to have. Since I was unemployed, I was bound and determined to master internet advertising jobs, that way I won’t have to worry about being a burden to my family any longer!

Absolutely Anyone Can Learn

I struggled at first because, even though I’m pretty used to going online and managing my laptop, I always assumed a person needs high education and experience with website building, coding, or computing skills to make anything for themselves online. I’ve had that mindset until I became part of Wealthy Affiliate University. They teach how to manage internet advertising jobs from the basics so absolutely anyone can learn how to be successful.

Even though I said managing internet marketing jobs is constant work, I don’t want you to bog yourself down with it. At first, since I had a lot of free time, a lot of my schedules were taken up by Wealthy Affiliate University lessons, but that’s my personal schedule, I wanted to get started in a faster pace. Currently, I still maintain my multiple forms of internet advertising jobs on a constant basis, but that’s every day for about 2 hours, not 12 hour shifts per day if that’s what’s worrying you.

An Example of Only One of Your Internet Advertising Jobs

So lets imagine you started only one of your internet advertising jobs and made a website about cameras that got ranked 1st on a google search. If you were advertising a camera where, if someone bought it through your advertisement, you earn a $75 commission.

Since you are ranked first on google, you get about 2000 people going to your website every month. Lets say only 20% = 400 of those people clicked on your advertisement and only half of those people bought the camera. That’s 200 people buying a camera that’s giving you $75 commission each sale. You would be making $15,000 in sales, in that month only.

Do you now understand the potential of internet advertising jobs? Imagine having multiple internet advertising jobs earning you that much every month. There is a review of Wealthy Affiliate University that outlines the benefits and tools given to every member that wants to succeed with their internet advertising jobs. Everything I’ve learned from them started by taking internet marketing classes at home.

Making Money From The Internet With Wealthy Affiliate

making money from the internet can seem impossible at times. You read some books, get some tools and try to make money and you get stuck somewhere. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to set up a website and money just come rolling in? can it happen to you? What is the difference between successful internet marketers and those who are not? The answer is knowledge. If you don’t have the knowledge, especially in the affiliate marketing field, you are lost.

Success in affiliate marketing is something that can be passed down, those who are successful are successful because they put into practice some principles that those who aren’t can’t because they don’t know what they are. Trying to do it and actually be making money from the internet is a matter of knowing.

What can I do to actually be making money from the internet then? The obvious thing is to get the knowledge from a place that is proven to work, a place where personal support is a given and those who give the support are those who are very successful at it already. Wouldn’t it be great if someone very successful saw your problem and addressed it? Well, this is where Wealthy Affiliate comes in.

One month ago I joined The Wealthy Affiliate University. Before that, I didn’t know anything about making money from the internet. When I saw the opportunity, I was pretty impressed and the most obvious thing to do was to join.

I’m not making money right now because I just joined and am working on my first campaign. But there’s one thing that I’m certain of, I’m not lost, I’m not stuck and I’m not going around in circles. I know what I have to do and I’m working on it now.

You must be reading this because you want to know about making money from the internet. If that’s the case, there’s something I want you to know. I’ve been going from job to job not being able to make ends meet and for the first time in my life I’m seeing the light at the end of that dark tunnel. I don’t know the reason you’re reading this article but I’m pretty sure you would like to be in the position where you check out something and realize it’s going to work. Is it really possible that I can put some effort in something and the end result is a lucrative income? It is if you have the right guidance.

Meet Kyle and Carson, they are the founders of Wealthy Affiliate. They are experts at making money from the internet and they have devised a program where you can see how it is done. Absolutely everything right in front of you, all you have to do is check it out and when you see that it’s what you’re looking for, you can take action.

There’s countless reasons why Wealthy Affiliate is right for anyone, but the first reason is that it works, and if you join you’ll see that it’s true.

If you decide to join there are some pointers that you need to know before you join.

How To Get Quality Backlinks

Backlinks make the web go around. Learning how to get quality backlinks is a different story. Sure anyone who doesn’t have the knowhow can go around a plethora of different websites and get a link here and there, but did you know that there is a fundamental problem with this? These links, more likely than not, are of low quality and could in the long run, hurt your website rather than give you the boost you want to achieve.

In this article I will explain to you what a quality link is, as well as what places you should go to exactly if you are wanting to obtain high quality backlinks that will make your website climb up the ranks as quick as a flash.

So tell me, what exactly is a quality backlink?

A quality backlink is essentially a link that meets the following three criteria:

Has relevant anchor text that is specific to your landing page.
Flows naturally within your unique and quality content.
Is found within and authorative site.

That makes sense. But how do you get quality backlinks then?

There are many authority websites that provide you with all the necessary tools and resources that you will need to obtain quality backlinks. Some of these include:

Article directories – These allow you (the publisher) to submit your articles to the directory of your choice. In return, you are given the option to add your relevant backlink, that will direct the reader your specific information that ties into your article that is being read. If you are unsure of what this means, well it’s pretty easy…you are on an article directory right now!

Here is a list of the top 3 directories that *I* personally recommend you use:

Streetarticles
EzineArticles
ArticlesBase

Web 2.0 websites – Similar to article directories in some ways, “web 2.0” are considered to be more on the interactive and customizable side. Readers on these websites are able to comment your specific information, view your videos, polls and other great little features. Once again, you as a publisher are able to add your links which directs your readers to your website – in effect, creating a backlink.

Here is a list of my preferred web 2.0 websites:

Squidoo
Hubpages
Weebly

Blogs comments – Unlike the above examples, blogs are found to be more on the personal side as well as more niche oriented. Ideally, you want to find a blog that is relevant to your specific niche. By doing this, search engines will be able to see that there is a link back from another website that relates to yours, and in turn, provide your website a boost in the search engine rankings.

It’s worth remembering, when choosing to obtain a quality backlink from a blog, make sure you don’t spam the blog. Instead read the blog post in detail, form your opinion and provide value in your comment.

Social Bookmarks – Another great resource for obtaining quality backlinks. These websites, allow you to “bookmark” a webpage that is of interest to you and make it publicly available for you to share with your friends or with the world. The great thing about social bookmarks, is you can add your specific keywords to your bookmark description and by doing this, creating another high quality backlink that drives more traffice to your website.

Some of the more popular platforms include:

Digg
Reddit
Delicious

As you can see we have only really scratched the surface with the above resources when you are wanting to obtain quality backlinks. There are definitely more opportunities available to you. Learning how to get quality backlinks is the first step. Once you know where to go you will be able to leverage these platforms to boost the success of your campaign or promotion in no time.

8 Metrics to Track Email Marketing Results

Conducting extensive market research to determine what’s on the minds of customers may be worth the process and expense for large companies, but for smaller businesses on a budget, that’s not a reality.

There is, however, a less expensive way to mine customer data: by relying on the metrics included in the reporting dashboard of your email marketing system.

Use the email platform reporting dashboard to mine customer data.

Let’s take a closer look at eight of these metrics and what you can do with the marketing intelligence contained in them.

1. Sends

At first glance, keeping track of the number of sends may seem irrelevant. When compared to other metrics associated with your email, however, it is anything but.

Think of it like golf. There are an unlimited number of swings you can take to get the ball in the cup. But the more you take, the worse your score.

It’s the same for email marketing. Technically, there is no limit to the number of times you can email your list, but we win the prize when the percentage of opens, click-throughs, and shares is high relative to the number of sends. More can be better, but only if the resulting metrics are high as well.

2. Opens

Open rates are the first big payoff metric and are a reliable indicator of whether your message hit the mark. By “open,” I mean that the recipient clicked on your message and viewed it, beyond merely seeing it in his email preview screen.

If we were doing direct mail, the open rate would be like someone returning our postcard. We at least know that the person saw the email, although we can’t be sure if he did anything with it at this point.

Opens are also a good gauge of the quality of the message itself and form the foundation of what is called A/B testing, the process of sending out two different messages to see which gets the best response. A/B testing is a big league market research practice, but some small business email marketing platforms offer the feature as well.

3. Previews

Previews are not a metric that most email systems track. I include it because even an unopened message can have some impact. Any email client will at least display the subject line and name of the message sender.

While not as good as an open, we can imply a win knowing that the subject line and sender’s name have, in a sense, electronically waved to the recipient from across the room. It’s a reminder that you exist, and may be enough to spark interest the next time you reach out.

4. Bounces

A bounce means that the email was undeliverable. A bounce is valuable because it identifies the need to scrub your list of invalid emails. A large number of bounces may mean that it’s past time to reconnect with older contacts or, better yet, create new ones. Also, ISP’s may penalize you for continuing to send to a large number of bad addresses.

5. Click-throughs

Of all the email metrics, the click-through rate is the one you most want to watch. A click-through is evidence that several successful steps occurred, including:

  • The fact that your email was sent;
  • It arrived in the recipient’s inbox successfully;
  • The recipient saw who sent the message and felt comfortable opening it;
  • The recipient actively clicked to read it in its entirety;
  • The person followed your call-to-action or clicked to do whatever it was that you requested.

This is akin to the car buyer taking a test drive, the clothing customer trying on an outfit, or the accounting software shopper agreeing to a free demo. Click-throughs show that the recipient is now ready to listen and learn more.

6. Forward or Share

If you liked click-throughs, you are going to love forwards or shares. In a forward or share, not only did your message successfully pass through a gauntlet of challenges to get opened and read, the recipient thought enough of it to take the additional step to send it to someone else, or repost it on social media. That viral sharing is something no amount of advertising can replace.

7. Opt-outs (Unsubscribes)

Like bounces, opt-outs may seem like a failure, and can be depending on what prompted the recipient to click the unsubscribe link. For example, an opt-out can mean that you are sending too much information or sending it too often.

There’s nothing you can do about those who already unsubscribed. For the rest, you can use the information to modify some things before opt-outs turn into a trend.

If a recipient opts out of your list, let it go and respect his decision. Marketing intelligence is the win here and, sometimes, that is a good as it gets.

8. Report as Spam

In the legal sense, spam is an unwanted or uninvited message from which the recipient cannot immediately and permanently unsubscribe. In practical terms, however, spam is whatever the recipient says it is.

You can craft the ideal message, including the perfect subject line, an amazing call-to-action, and incredible visuals. But if, in the mind of the receiver, the email is unwanted, then it is spam.

If a recipient reports your message as spam, take it seriously. Nothing of value can be gained by contacting the person to plead your case, but do review your message carefully before sending the next time.

Also, most credible email marketing vendors will cancel your account if you continue to send messages in an irresponsible manner. Being a spammer, intentionally or unwittingly, is moving to the dark side of email marketing — so just don’t do it.

14 Niche Market Business Software Platforms and Apps

This article presents 14 software platforms and apps that help niche market businesses improve their marketing, heighten customer experience, and manage assets more efficiently. They focus on the following industries: hotel, medical, real estate, financial services, photography, publishing, human resources, HVAC, and contracting.

1. Little Hotelier

Small hotel or B&B reservation and accommodation management platform.

This cloud-based platform is an all-in-one reservation and accommodation management system designed for use by small, independent hotels, inns, or bed and breakfasts. It enables you to take reservations directly from your website or Facebook page, manage room inventories, adjust pricing, produce instant invoices, and connect to leading booking sites worldwide.

Support is available for multi-language translations, 80 different currencies, and multiple time zones.

Cost: Pricing starts at $49.00 per month for the “Essential” package and $99.00 per month for the “All In One” package, which contains more features.

2. Flip.to

Increase bookings hotel through greater guest engagement.

Touting itself as an advocacy platform for hotels, Flip.to helps hotels be social in a more natural way by encouraging guest interaction, from booking through to post-stay, using storytelling and image sharing. Hotels that employ this service reported higher bookings, increased revenue, and greater customer engagement. It includes business, leisure, resort, limited service, and luxury hotels.

Cost: Contact the vendor for pricing.

3. Appytect

Drag-and-drop mobile app builder for hotels.

Create a custom app for your hotel with this drag and drop app builder. Once built, you can edit content and add features as needed. The app can include hotel information, local activities, a photo gallery, GPS-enabled routing back to the hotel, direct online booking engine, and built-in feedback system.

Cost: A free trial is available. Contact the vendor for pricing.

4. Virtual Practice

Marketing platform for physician practices.

Virtual Practice helps medical practices gain a competitive marketing advantage by offering additional services, such as patient follow-up care and virtual office hours. Other features include video consultations, answering patient questions, appointment reminders, remote patient monitoring, and acceptance of online payments.

Cost: Free. Paid specialist plans are available.

5. 3D4 Medical

3D imaging for medical professionals.

3D4 Medical offers a series of reference and patient education apps for use by physicians, dentists, physical therapists, and other medical-related professions. Seven apps are available for body systems and body regions, three for patient education, and two for health and fitness.

Cost: $50 or less. Free apps include dental patient education, and high-resolution images and animations developed using 3D software.

Available for iOS.

6. Glide

Glide offers video messaging for increased interaction.

Glide helps businesses that need to communicate with their clients visually, for added value, combine the benefits of video calling and text messaging. Video streaming starts in less than one second, can be up to five minutes in length, and allows for immediate or delayed responses.

Available on iOSAndroid, and Apple Watch.

Cost: Free

7. CamScanner

Use a mobile phone to scan, digitize, annotate, and share documents.

CamScanner is a document management app that allows Realtors, attorneys, and financial services to scan and digitize documents using a mobile phone. Users can manage and comment on documents, share with collaborators, and sync and edit documents across multiple devices.

Cost: The basic version is free. A premium version costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year.

Available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8.

8. Release Lackey

Obtain release signatures with Release Lackey.

Release Lackey was developed for photographers, talent agencies, event managers, and any business that needs a release form signed. It creates a PDF based on a built-in customizable template, user-supplied information, and a signature, which is captured by signing a mobile device touch-screen with a finger or stylus.

The app allows a reference photo and four supplemental images to associate with the signature. It also supports guardian and witness signatures. The final PDF can be emailed and printed.

Templates include:

  • Model release;
  • Media recording release;
  • Property photographic release;
  • Photographic copyright release;
  • Simple liability release;
  • Non-disclosure agreement;
  • Bill-of-sale;
  • Promissory note.

The app is only available for Android devices at this time.

Cost: $10

9. DocuSign

Sign documents on-the-go with DocuSign.

DocuSign is an electronic signature solution that makes signing or obtaining signatures simple and legal.

Upload a Word document or PDF, add the names and emails of the signers, indicate the location for the signatures, and send. Real-time tracking is available, and you can send reminders, store signed documents, and create templates, to streamline the process.

DocuSign supports a multitude of industries and departments, including Realtors, contractors, human resources, and financial services. It is available for use in 188 countries.

Cost: Commercial plans start at $10.00 per month per user with additional plans based on features needed. Special pricing is available for Realtors.

DocuSign is available on iOS, Android, and Windows devices.

10. Spark Hire

Video interviewing app for HR, recruiters, and employers.

Spark Hire is a video interviewing platform and mobile app that lets employers and HR personnel streamline the job interview and hiring process.

Features include:

  • Interview templates that candidates can answer on their own time;
  • Conduct real-time interviews that can be recorded and saved for later reference;
  • Present candidates via landing pages, for sharing and collaboration;
  • Job announcements through social media;
  • Rejection reporting;
  • Interview analytics.

Cost: $49.00 per month for one job, $209.00 per month for 5 jobs, and $499.00 per month for unlimited jobs.

Available on iOS and Android.

11. Jobvite

Mobile-friendly platform for recruiting talent.

Though not technically an app, Jobvite is a mobile-friendly tool for human resource recruiters and placement specialists.

It includes an applicant tracking system, recruiting customer relationship manager, and social recruiting software that sends job invitations via social media outlets, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, as well as email. You must join Jobvite to use the tool.

Cost: Pricing starts at $500.00 per month.

12. FastPencil

Web-based app to help authors write, publish, and sell print books and ebooks.

FastPencil is a web-based app that provides an online workflow system allowing authors to write, collaborate, publish, and sell print books and ebooks. Upon publishing, a marketing toolkit automatically generates, which includes a custom URL and “BookBuy” widget.

Cost: $9.99 to $299.00 with other options available.

13. HVAC Marketing Toolbox

Marketing toolkit for HVAC contractors.

Service Roundtable, a private contractor group, developed this marketing toolbox to help HVAC contractors market and grow their business.

With the mobile app, heating and air conditioning specialists can access 100 promotional tools, ideas, and best practices. Each marketing tip includes an illustration or sample from another HVAC vendor. Access to editable files presented in the toolbox is available by joining Service Roundtable.

Cost: Free. Premium subscriptions run $50.00 per month.

Available for iOS and Android.

14. HVAC Customer Satisfaction Survey

HVAC customer satisfaction survey app.

This app is a customer satisfaction survey created for the HVAC industry. It comes with basic questions already entered regarding customer satisfaction with the company, the technician, and products. Users can customize the app to include questions specifically tailored to their business.

Cost: $13.00 to $31.00 per month, based on the number of submissions. A 30-day free trial is also available.

The app is designed for use with iOS, Blackberry, PlayBook, Windows Mobile, and desktop devices.

Making Money Online From Home – Is This For You

It is many people’s dream to become financially independent and to do whatever you want. Making money online from home can be your chance to get started in become financially and time free. But there are some things you should be aware of before you just venture you in the online world looking for ways to make an income.

There are many scams as you probably already know. They draw people in with their false promises and get rich quick schemes. People have lost thousands of dollars because of these dishonest programs. You need to do some thorough research to reduce the chances of getting scammed. It’s not fun and is very disappointing. So take the time to do the proper research.

What you ultimately want to find is a program that will train you step by step from beginner to advance in how to start making money online from home. There are plenty of legitimate courses out there but they can be hard to find with poorly made programs out there polluting the internet. I’m here to help you get on the right path to success when it comes to finding the best program out there for you about making money online from home.

First of all, a decent program will have a lot of support, whether it’s going to a forum, email, or phone. For the most part, if you are a beginner in making money online from home, you are clueless to even where to begin. Support is a key component to making a program decent.

Having video, images, tools, and step by step training are all key parts as well. You want to be able to get the most out of what you’re going to learn. Even once you find a decent program to help you on your way to online success, you’re going to get frustrated and overwhelmed at times. Don’t give up and if you need help, then ask. Many people are more than willing to help you out in these make money online communities. You will be able to talk to many successful internet marketers and learn from them as well.

Making money online from home can really be life changing. Just imagine all the free time you’ll have once you start making money and getting the hang of things. You’ll be able to spend more time with family and friends, take more vacations, quit you day job, and just live a better quality lifestyle overall.

Now you might be asking yourself, well if making money online from home is so great, then why isn’t everyone doing it? Because is takes work. There are no get rich quick tactics or magic buttons to push. People will fall into these types of products promoting this type of nonsense and once they realize they just got scammed, they give up.

But let me tell you that there are honest ways to start making money online from home and many people do it. It’s not uncommon to make $1000s a day and you can too. It takes work but the work involved is not difficult. Yes, it can be boring and tedious but it’s simple and easy work once you get the hang of it.

This is a great time to start making money from home. More and more people are getting on the internet every day. This is an opportunity that you should take advantage of and you will be thankful that you did. Making money from home is not hard and you can be financially free and time free from it. All you need to do is take action, find the right training, and stay focused.

10 Great Local Marketing Ideas for July 2015

Web Marketing Today asked ten marketing experts to share their best advice for helping local businesses market online. Here’s what they had to say.

Create Strong Relationships

Patrick McFadden

“Better online marketing starts by creating strong relationships with an audience. This is critical to everything you do. Rather than constantly hunting down new customers, you’d much rather create a valued environment that benefits your existing customers and keeps pulling them back. It’s about having consummate respect, always, for your audience and your market.”

Patrick McFadden
Marketing Consultant
Patrick McFadden Marketing

Deliver Outstanding Service, Get Referrals

Kim Ades

“I find my most effective marketing tool to be referrals from my clients and colleagues. Getting stellar referrals can be done in two simple steps. One, deliver outstanding service to your clients. Two, ask your clients to provide you with feedback ─ how would they recommend you grow your business? Their answers will help you provide better service, which will develop into more referrals.”

Kim Ades
President and Founder
Frame of Mind Coaching

Think Long-term

Zena Weist

“For non-profit organizations, it’s extremely important that your online marketing initiatives step away from the ask. Your website, online content strategy, and social media outreach should not scream ‘give, give, give’ or potential donors will ‘leave, leave, leave.’ Think more long-term relationship marketing, and less short-term funding.”

Zena Weist
Director, Marketing and Media Relations
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Develop a Strategy and Follow Through

Jeremy Blanton

“Online marketing is rarely lightning in a bottle. Don’t expect to write one post, or share three things on Twitter and become an instant success. Be steady, diligent, and constant with your marketing efforts and focus on long-term rewards. Also, try not to be consumed by the newest, latest shiny object. If your business is failing, a new app isn’t going to save it. Develop a good strategy, implement, and follow through and you will see results over time.”

Jeremy Blanton
Owner
210 Consulting

Rely on Systems

Terri Murphy

“For service-based companies like real estate, getting solid systems in place is what’s needed to keep business rolling. The smart way is to use systems that help you manage various organizational and communication activities.

“Get a mobile-friendly website that includes engagement features like lead capture, automatic lead response, and lead incubation. Get a CRM (Client Relationship Management) program to keep your database organized and that includes automated drip programs, letters, and reminders. Look into extended services for prospecting systems, and secure an interactive voice response system to handle 24/7 inquiries so you never miss a lead.”

Terri Murphy
President
Terri Murphy Communications

Optimize Your Website for Mobile Devices

Kara Findley

“With more and more web traffic now coming from mobile devices, optimizing your website for these smaller screens is no longer an option but a necessary business investment. It became especially important this past April, when Google changed its search ranking algorithm to more heavily weigh mobile optimization, rewarding those who have adapted their websites and penalizing those who haven’t. Besides an SEO boost, optimizing your site is a form of customer service that makes it easier to do business with your company.”

Kara Findley
Founder
Kahunify

Run Facebook Ads for Your Location

Priya Florence Shah

“Facebook has been ramping up its offerings for local businesses. Its new Local Awareness objective is the first Facebook advertising objective created explicitly for local businesses. According to Facebook, it allows you to create an advertisement in under two minutes. All you need to do is set a budget, choose a photo, and create a relevant message for the people in your area. Then, add a ‘Get Directions’ button and guide customers directly to your location from their smartphones.”

Priya Florence Shah
CEO
Blog Brandz

Give Prospects and Customers a Reason to Get Together

Heidi Cohen

“In today’s virtually connected world, give your target audience a reason to congregate in person. Think beyond making a big sale by having other lower-priced offerings to drive additional or supplemental revenues. Think in terms of when your customers are available rather than when you’re at work. Examples include wine tastings for local wine shops and cooking classes for food specialty shops and restaurants. Leverage the power of these gatherings to create content. Think beyond the single event.”

Heidi Cohen
Chief Content Officer
Actionable Marketing Guide

Get a Google Business Page

Matt LaClear

“A Google business page can be the perfect one-stop destination for business owners looking to increase traffic and brand visibility. The benefit of having a Google business page is that it puts your information on Search, Google Plus, and Maps. Customers can find you no matter what type of device they’re using.”

Matt LaClear
SEO Expert
Your Ad Squad LLC

Multiply Search Results with a Blog

Ally Greer

“There are many ways that having a blog can benefit small businesses — the most prominent is that it provides a new way to be discovered. When potential customers conduct research for a product or service that your business offers, they don’t yet know that you exist. With a blog, you multiply your opportunities to appear in search results based on the number of posts you have.”

Ally Greer
Marketing Manager
Zumper

The Challenges Of Running A Home Based Internet Business And How To Overcome Them

Running a home based internet business does have its ups and down and definitely has challenges to overcome. But if you are persistent and keep on building up on your online business you should have no problems with anything that stands in your way.

Obstacles and challenges are something that everyone faces in any type of business and an online business is no different. On the other hand, an online business is very simple depending on the route you take. For example, making money online through affiliate marketing is one of the simplest ways to earn an income.

With affiliate marketing, you don’t need to own your own product, you don’t need to talk to customers, and you don’t need a garage full of products. Many people do make a lot of money with affiliate marketing and is one of the most suggested ways for those who are new to creating a home based internet business to start.

What is affiliate marketing? This is when you find products to promote using internet marketing strategies which you will learn and if someone buys that product through your special link which will be provided you’ll get a commission. Many people and company’s need help with promoting their products and services which is why affiliate marketing was created.

The internet has opened up many doors for those who are looking to make some extra cash or even a full time income so they can quit their current job. No matter what your goals are whether it’s to make a little bit of money or a lot of money, the internet can help you to reach those goals.

The internet is growing more and more each day and more people are having access to it. This means more people are buying online as well. This is a great opportunity especially since we cannot rely on job security anymore. You even might be the one who is experiencing unemployment. I’ve been there and is definitely not a good thing.

So take advantage of this and learn how you can make money online by becoming an affiliate marketer. Once you find a money making program to help you acquire the knowledge and skills to get you on the right track, you need to stay focused. The internet can be a very distracting place which makes it difficult to try getting something done. Focus and persistence is vital to your home based internet business so you need to find a program that has an action plan that you can follow step by step.

You can easily become confused. If you are a beginner, there is definitely a lot of stuff to learn but once you get the basics down you will then have the potential to starting making money. You can do this and is going to take work but the rewards are great.

You can become financially free with a home based internet business. Many people who think about making money online think it’s just one big scam. This is not true at all and a lot of people make an honest living online and are grateful that they have found such an awesome opportunity. They can know buy better quality things, live in a safer neighborhood, and have their kids go to good schools. The internet is making average joe millionaires all the time and now it’s your turn. It’s time for you to create that home based internet business that’s going to make you financially free.

How Can I Get Money? An Effective Way To Get Money

If you’re reading this article, It’s probably you made a search on the phrase “how can I get money”. Although there are numerous ways to get money, there’s one way that I believe is probably the best way right now. Before anything, let me just let you know that the phrase “how can I get money” will be spread out in this article, which is done so that you can get a better chance of reading this article.

One good way of getting money is by being an affiliate marketer which is selling other people’s products online. There are thousands of companies that want affiliate marketers to sell their products online and all you have to do is build a website an furnish it with products. How can I get money? these companies have all types of products.

Building a website might sound complicated but nowadays it’s very easy and free. Once you have the website running, you just have to wait for the products to be sold.

Although if you do these things you are an affiliate marketer, doing these things will not bring your website sales. An affiliate marketer also does things in the internet to bring traffic to the website which means that products will sell. And this would be your answer to your “how can I get money” question.

To bring traffic to your website you do what is called marketing campaigns. These could be PPC (pay-per-click), email, or article marketing campaigns. PPC means that you pay money to a company for them to put your ad in the internet so that people could click on them and in this way, traffic would come into the website. Email campaigns would be sending emails to people advertizing your products in order to get traffic. Article campaigns is writing articles and submitting them to article directories so that people would read the articles would come to your website through the links that you put in the articles. Article marketing is free.

Although you can actually build a website and set up an article marketing campaign for free, you won’t be successful unless you have the right tools and the right guidance.

Here’s where The Wealthy Affiliate University comes in. Wealthy Affiliate is an online place where you get all the tools and the guidance necessary to build successful affiliate websites. Although there are other affiliate marketing training programs, Wealthy Affiliate will give you the cutting edge that will make the difference from being successful and not.

How can I get money? Here, you will find a good way to get money and hopefully join.

Hope this article is what you were looking for when you made the search online for “how can I get money”

If you do decide to join, come back here because there are some pointers you should know before you join. Comments are welcome, you can leave one below.