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Business Website Content: How Much?
How much should you pay for web content? It depends on what you can expect to get back on your investment. A web content writer can increase your site's revenue 20% or more.
Internet Partnerships - Don't Throw Away Your Business
General partnerships are a poor business entity choice when it comes to pursuing business activities. They fail to provide the asset protection shield that should always be put between your business activities and personal assets. Many small businesses, however, find it profitable to combine their product or services with other small businesses. In doing so, they often fail to realize that they are subjecting them to the same exposure as a general partnership.
Increasing The Perceived Value of Your Product or Service
Whether online or offline, small businesses often show little faith in the quality of their service or product. Instead, they tend to focus on the limitations and lower their prices. This natural insecurity can lead to disastrous financial results because lower prices cripple your return on investment.
Managing Your Home Based Online Business – 7
Your Home Business Management- Conclusion
In the previous articles, I've mentioned some of the key elements of managing your online business when you are working at home: finance, marketing, time, purchasing and computing, plus of course the need to manage yourself. This series has been about the need to manage your business, even if you do work at home alone, rather than just let it drift with the flow of the days, weeks, months and years.
Web Coach Tip: The Single Most Important and CRUCIAL Element of Your Web Site
Copyright 2005 Donna Payne Here’s the single most important part of your website: YOUR WEB COPY! And remember: Your website isn’t about YOU, it’s about THEM! Again, it's NOT about you, it's about THEM! *Note: May I add, this is an area where most of my clients get stuck…If you find yourself at a total loss when it comes to writing, please let me know. ______________________________________________ Write/gather/compile; prepare copy for your main pages: • Answer ...
Ways To Outsell Your Competition
Copyright 2005 Ronald Gibson Competition is fierce on the Internet. There are a multitude of people selling products that are similar to yours. How in the world you you get customers to buy your product instead of your competitors? The keys to outselling your competition is to compare your product to theirs. When you find the differences between products, use your findings to improve your product. Below are 12 things you can compare and improve upon to outsell your competition. 1. Price- Can ...
Why Has A Work At Home Paradigm Shift Occurred?
Copyright 2005 Dean Shainin Now, more than ever, we are seeing a new revolution of people starting their own work at home Internet business. Why are so many people leaving full time jobs, (just over broke) and starting a work at home Internet business? Just take a look at the news. With down-sizing and corporate lay-offs, people realize they do not have a secure job when they see a co-worker of 25 years shaking their hand good-bye. Another reason, is high speed Internet access and marketing ...
How to get the best shopping deals over the Internet?
How to get the best shopping deals over the Internet? Online shopping has taken over the Internet by storm where convenience and simplicity has replaced, or at least complimented, more conventional shopping in specialty stores or malls. Although the shopping experience has always been fun and a stress reliever for many, online shopping has become so much the norm that it is actually possible to get products at different prices through different websites. In fact, expert online shoppers will ...
Managing Your Home Based Online Business – 6
Your Home Business Purchasing
In the previous five articles, I've mentioned some of the key elements of managing your online business when you are working at home. Working at home in your own business does not mean there are no management responsibilities, as you are now the manager of all the different "departments" in the business. It is your business now, so you get all the benefits of good management, and all the consequences of bad management. The buck stops with you, ...
Using Graphic Design on Your Website
Copyright 2005 Andrew Eaton Almost everything is available on the web… products, services, e-books, software, audios, videos, membership sites, or newsletters. Regardless of what you’re promoting, there’s a never-ending supply of prospects and customers on the world-wide-web. Your goal is to capture and turn those prospects into paying customers. Perhaps the best avenue is by the use of graphics. Three important sections of graphics that should be used for a compelling website are 1) ...
Your Proposal Was Rejected ... But Why?
Copyright 2005 Diane Hughes When a request for proposal (RFP) comes in, you get excited! It’s a chance to earn income, develop more business contacts, and expand your client base. You work your little heart out in order to be thorough, compelling, and professional. Everything is in place. Your RFP is geared to show why your product or service will meet or exceed the client’s goals. With fingers crossed, you submit. Whether through non-response, a phone call, or an email, you find out your ...
Managing Your Home Based Online Business – 5
In this series of articles so far, I have argued the need to use management practices even if you have your own home based online business. The discipline imposed on yourself will eventually make the business stronger and more profitable. I have touched upon the need for good financial and marketing management in the last two articles, and will now discuss another area of management that affects all others: Time Management.
Merchant Account Insider Secrets Accept Credit Cards Online
The process of learning how to accept payments on the Internet is similar to the course of figuring out how to launch a business. What at first seems puzzling and intimidating may be viewed as straightforward and easy to understand if one has the right guide or manual. The following serves as a brief primer for any business owner who needs to set up a system to accept credit cards online, and includes a necessary glimpse of the associated fees.
Beware Goose Laying Golden Eggs
The Internet is awash with money making scams. The general rule I always follow is that if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. The most common scams involving websites are turnkey websites , or as they are sometimes sold, niche websites.
How to get customers for free
There's no shortage of ways to spend money promoting your online shop - and certainly no shortage of people willing to take your money! However, search engines can be sending you qualified customers all day every day. How do you get a piece of this traffic? It's estimated that 70% of people stop at the first 10 results in most search engines and over 90% don't go beyond the first 30. If your shop isn't in the top of the search results, you're missing out. We'll go ...
How to build your MLM business by not talking
Copyright 2005 Steve Lowell In my last article entitled “How to succeed in MLM without really trying” we discussed limiting your recruiting efforts only to those people who have indicated a discontent or an unwanted condition in their life. Once the prospect indicates an unwanted condition, it will be your impulse to pounce all over your prospect and tell them about your great company, your great product and your great compensation plan. You will feel a very strong urge to overwhelm your ...
Some Excellent Tips To Multiply Your Sales
Some Excellent Tips To Multiply Your Sales 1. When you make your first sale, follow-up with the customer. You could follow-up with a "thank you" email and include an advertisement for other products you sell. You could follow-up every few months. 2. You could upsell to your customers. When they're at your order page, tell them about a few extra related products you have for sale. They could just add it to their original order. 3. Tell your customers if they refer four customers ...
Managing Your Home Based Online Business – 4
Working at home in a business on your own, and having responsibility for managing yourself and all the specialist functions of the business, has been my theme for the last 3 articles in this series.
Turn Visitors into Sales
Making a successful online business can be a long and tiresome adventure. For most new online business's this can just lead to failure and a website that just isnt making sales despite a high number of visitors.
Managing Your Home Based Online Business – 3
When you have your own home based business, whether it is online or offline, financial management is one of the key "departments". You really do need to keep on top of your finances if you want your own little business to have long term success, and you can do that by being a manager rather than by adopting the role of a low rank employee.
What you must know about selling online to Europe
The European market is a multi-billion $ sector which you can not afford to ignore. If you are based within Europe, American or Canada you must be aware of the legal restrictions and requirements or face a hefty fine which could close your business. Don’t panic! I am going to make this so simple you can’t go wrong.
From Niche Marketing to Fragmentation
Copyright 2005 Stephen Pierce Think about something Bill Cosby said and ask yourself "how does this apply to your current marketing. Cosby stated “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone." Are you trying to be everything to everybody? Are you even trying to be one specific thing to everybody? Re-examine your marketing strategy and trim the fat and focus on very specific niche markets. Heck, go even further than niche marketing and fragment ...
10 Ways Writing Articles Can Improve Your Business
Copyright 2005 Dean Shainin 1. Submit articles to e-zines and web sites for publishing. Include your resource box at the end of the article to get free advertising. 2. Combine your articles into a free e-book. You can place your business ad in the e-book. Give it away to visitors and allow them to do the same to multiply your advertising. 3. Create an article directory on your web site. People will visit your web site to get the free information. 4. Submit your articles to print ...
Converting Visitors into Subscribers
Copyright 2005 Javier Salces Visitor conversion is a challenge faced by every marketer. If you're spending money to generate traffic, you want to do everything possible to ensure that traffic isn't wasted. This means getting more bang for your buck by convincing more visitors to subscribe to your list. In other words, conversion improves your return on investment and limits the temptation of spending more money on more traffic. If your opt-in list isn't converting as well you ...
Managing Your Home Based Online Business – 2
In the first part of this series of articles, on managing your online business at home, I wrote about the many management responsibilities and functions you have rolled into one if you have your own sole proprietor business, with no staff. Your management task is perhaps the most difficult of all. You have to manage yourself, in all those different areas of your business such as finance, marketing, purchasing and computing.
Make An Action Plan To Improve Customer Service
Customer Service is a critical factor for keeping your clients coming back and ensuring they’ll refer you to others. Growing your business will be a difficult task at best if you don’t perform, meet and exceed your client’s expectations, and provide service that creates customers for life.
Model Dell: The Art of the Affiliate Coupon
Along with having an innovative supply chain, there's another reason Dell is the largest computer company in the world. They always offer great coupon codes to online affiliates that let the buyer "in" on deals that they otherwise wouldn't get.
osCommerce - What is it and its benefits ?
You should have come across this word ‘ osCommerce’. What is it ? osCommerce (available as free download from [url]http://www.oscommerce.com)[/url] is the most comprehensive and popular open source Shopping Cart system in existence. It has a huge list of features and is probably the most versatile shopping cart solution and offers vast range of customization choices for the on-line storefront owners depending on their need at a very affordable price. If you are looking for setting up an ...