Wouldn’t you love to work in your pajamas, sleep in when others are headed for the office, and take coffee breaks in your own kitchen? Sounds far-fetched?
It doesn’t have to be. With the advent of internet marketing, making money online can be a reality. Mass opportunities are out there for people that are willing to set aside the traditional idea of a job and start an online business.
If you are tired of the daily commute and ready to earn some serious cash working from home, the time to start is now.
Retail opportunities for making money online abound. One of the easiest ways to begin is to take advantage of online auction houses such as E-bay, U-bid, or Stormpay Auctions.
Start by simply cleaning out your closet and selling your unwanted items. Once you have the knack of how auction sites work, you can start buying inventory at garage sales and thrift stores and reselling them.
As your knowledge of online auctions grows, you might want to consider making money online by joining a drop ship program and selling new items. Continue reading →
Online marketing is not cheap. You can spend thousands of dollars on Pay Per Click (Google Adwords) and thousands of site-targeted dollars (AdBrite), and you can spend thousands just buying text links from individual sites. Trust me, I’ve spent thousands on advertising.
However, my favorite form of marketing is the free kind. Anything free I like, especially if it helps my websites make more money without increasing my advertising costs.
Here are three easy and quick ways to market your website at no additional cost.
1. Business Cards
Business cards are a staple in my advertising arsenal. You can leave them everywhere and give them to anyone. The best part is, they are free!
Use them where you want, when you want, and as often as possible. That is the motto I live by whenever I get a shipment of business cards in the mail. Continue reading →
Rumor has it that press releases are the next big thing in the SEO business, and many companies are spending top dollars trying to write the next big press release announcing the next big balloon breaking technology.
But is this really the next big thing?
By definition, a Press Release is a kind of news item released by the company on whom the news is being reported. As such, you will have to compete with all the other press releases and hope that your will get picked up.
Why Will Your Press Release Be Trashed?
1) Unless you are writing a press release about Microsoft, Adobe, Sony or one of the other mega-companies, or at least about a company that is relatively well known, forget about it. Continue reading →
These are simple and effective methods to increase your sales. You may think that you know what your customer wants, but do you really? Instead of assuming that you know, why not listen to the customer and ask questions to find out what it is that they REALLY want.
1. Give your customers benefits, not features. Your customers don’t want to know the ins and outs immediately of your products, they want to know how it benefits them! Save the details of the product for a secondary page that’s NOT on your home page. You can give some main selling points, but keep the minor details off the home page and just list benefits.
For example, let’s say you’ve got a strategy to get your clients out of debt. Don’t tell them step-by-step how it works on the front page, be vague and leave the small print for another page. Instead tell them how they can imagine a life with riches and being debt free! That’s a benefit, not a feature!
2. Keep in communication with potential buyers. I read somewhere that it takes at least 7 views of your products to get interested parties to buy them. They’re obviously interested if they’ve gotten to your site and requested information, why not keep them informed about your news and updates to the site? You just may have a future customer. Continue reading →
Getting a website to appear in the first page of search engine results is a common goal for most webmasters, yet few possess the skills to actually achieve it. There are many steps to take in order to be found for terms related to your site, and taking your time to research the best possible phrases for your site is an important step on the ladder.
Many webmasters make the mistake of assuming that a ranking for one generic term related to their site will turn their website into a profitable success. Although that one generic term may provide a good stream of traffic and brand awareness, this doesn’t mean the traffic will convert into sales or leads, and the costs of targeting that term will tower over your return on investment.
It is best for the webmaster to target multiple terms that not only drive traffic, but also lead to that all important conversion.
First of all you need to consider who your target audience is and the purpose of your site. Do you sell products online? Do you offer services? Is it more content focused? There are all sorts of potential visitors which will have varying ways of finding your site, so understanding your audience, and the reasons they will visit, will help focus your efforts. Continue reading →