Friday, May 27, 2005

How To Get Free Advertising By Giving Away Online Content

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by Tony Newton

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

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

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

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

In conclusion, giving away content gives you three powerful ways to get free advertising. You can:

1) Submit free content
2) Allow other people to give away your free content

3) Have people link to your web site to give away the free content

(ALWAYS include a resource box, with your URL)

My advice is to take it one step at a time and this system will bring traffic to your web site over and over for years to come.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Is There Really an Easy Way to Start an Online Business?

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by E K Gann

Is There Really an "Easy way to start an Online Business"?

Too many people were finding the task of starting an online business too difficult. They were tired of reading mountains of material and wanted an easier way. Is there a single resource that would guide them through all the steps they needed to take?

Many found the task either too confusing, too difficult, too time consuming, too expensive or downright impossible!

You've got to believe "There is no free lunch....."

Starting an online business is Easy. You can get it for free if you desire.

However -
Getting an income out of your online business is something different.

But -
Different; not Neccesarily Difficult -

The single biggest piece of advice every marketer gives:
"Build a list of targeted opportunity seekers so you could keep in touch with them and make product recommendations to earn affiliate commissions."

- Believers Create Miracles -

Until you really believe that you can achieve the sort of income you’re looking for online, you'll never take the necessary actions to get achieve your goals.

Many people will procrastinate and do things only when they have no other choice. You've got to set yourself an ultimatum. If you don’t get this to work, what will happen? You’ll just give up and go back to the rat race?

You must treat this as your business and not a hobby.
If you’re always on the "learning mode" and not doing, it’s a hobby.

You may know what you need to do to succeed but actually taking the steps to do it is a whole different story. Why don’t people do things even though they know they need to? Perhaps you’re not taking action because you don't see the immediate impact of your efforts. That's because you’re focusing on the process and not the result.

For people who are confused, they don’t know where to begin, and they're confused with the technology. Frustration creeps in.

Reduce your confusion - take one step at a time.

1) Always Get The First Steps Right.
2) Don't try to learn everything at once.
3) Confusion can only be reduced through experience.

If you don't take action on what you've learned, then you will get no experience.

Don't ever give up because you don't know how to work a program.
Again, focus on the results, not the process.

You only need to learn something once, and you can use that knowledge to produce your income many times.

Ask other people and search around the forums to find an answer for your confusion. There's no such thing as a stupid question. Start visiting forums, you'll find the most helpful people there, if you are willing and humble enough to ask for answers.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Why You Should Use (Not Abuse) Forums to Increase Your Traffic

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by: Tinu AbayomiPaul

There are dozens of reasons why you should look up the forums that are related to your market and post to them often. Here are 3 to get you started.

1- Get to Know Your Market as both an Associate and An Expert

The research alone is a good enough reason to at least sign up to some forums and read. Just by reading posts in forums, you can hear what your market concerns are, straight from consumers. You'll be able to find what their pains are - look particularly for frequent questions that don't appear to have solutions.

For example, if you sell timeshares, and you join travel communities, you may often hear questions asking for the best times of year to visit a certain region or locale. With this information you could start a section at your site for every listing that tells the cheapest time to travel for that area, the best time of year for good weather, and other special bits of information a traveler might want.

When you're comfortable enough to begin posting, after watching the conversation for a few days, or perhaps even a week, you might find that new people have questions that you can help them with. By consistently becoming the go-to person, you increase your credibility as a knowledgeable expert, and people begin to trust your ability to provide information.

2- Increase Your Site's Visibility With More Targeted Links Back to Your Site

Many forums are run by hobbyists who aren't so much concerned with marking money from their visitors, as having an established community for discourse on certain issues. These forums will often allow you to leave a link to your site in every post. The ones that are open to public viewing for visitors are also frequently spidered by search engines.

If you set up your link correctly, you'll then have topical links back to your own forum. Even if the search engine spiders can't see these links at forums that can be viewed by registered users only, you will also find that once you become a part of the community, other members will click your link out of curiosity or because they're looking for something specific that you may have at your site.

Even forums that exist to gain more sales of their own products often allow you to post your link, especially if it isn't to a competing site. For example, internet marketing forums run by people who sell do-it-yourself SEO products may allow infopreneurs who sell a different type of product, such as an autoresponder service, to post their link freely.

The focus here, at all times, is to help other members, not just to promote your product. Your link is in your signature, so unless someone asks you a specific question, you get far better results from being helpful than you do by posting forum spam that gets deleted anyway.

3- Lurk, Listen and Learn

If you've been around forums at all, you already know that there are often 8 to ten times more people registered and not posting than there are people who actually visit and participate.

Reading without ever posting is commonly known as "lurking". I usually suggest that at least for the first week, you should monitor the community you wish to join in this way, just reading posts, and learning the personality of the forum you'd like to post in - this keeps you from committing any faux pas that might have you corrected by another member, or even worse, banned.

Sometimes you'll find a forum that is appropriate to read, but doesn't seem like the right place for commercial posting. Or you might find that you're there to learn and not to teach - or maybe you just don't have the time to post as you'd like to. You can still learn a lot by being a lurker.

When lurking in forums, your primary job is to listen (figuratively speaking) and learn. Again, pay attention to questions that come up repeatedly over the course of a month or so. Be on the look out for rumored product or technology developments. Find out who is the resident expert - maybe this is the key person for an interview you want to do, or an affiliate program you can join.

The most important thing you can learn from this exercise is what annoyances your market is experiencing. If you sell cat furniture, and you find out that a common complaint is availability in remote markets, maybe you can change your shipping policy to add international ordering and increase the scope of your business.

Anywhere you can fit a solution to a problem can bring you the sales you need. You may find out that you need to change your product, to enhance it, or perhaps to take out features your prospects just aren't interested in.

This is a good solution when you have the time to visit forums and post or read. As you become more busy, you'll find yourself at the forums less and less as a poster, so this isn't necessarily a permanent solution. However, if you follow these steps correctly, you'll soon have the traffic to foster more community relations at your own site as well.

Copyright 2005 Tinu AbayomiPaul

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Opt-In Email Marketers: How to Deal With a Growth Pain of Internet Success, the Email Glut

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Copyright Marty Foley,

There are certain Internet business problems that have a positive side: They come as a by-product of growth and success.

This article can help you cope with a very common growth pain: that of being swamped with email. Some of it junk, some of it helpful reading material, some of it important correspondence that you must reply to and/or file away for future reference.

The email glut can cost you dearly. Here's your first tip on dealing with it:

* Start with a good email program.

This is a foundation stone of efficient Internet business operations. Here are some top email programs that can help you automate much of your email operations, based on the collective opinions of many experienced cyberpreneurs:

1) Pegasus:

2) Eudora Pro:

3) MS Outlook:

* Learn and use the automation features of a good email program.

All the above programs help automate various email activities to one degree or another, through features generally referred to as "filters." If you're not using an email program with automated filtering capabilities, or if you have one but aren't taking advantage of the filters feature, seriously consider it.

* Arrange well-organized email folders.

If too much email sits in the "In Box" of your email program, it can get overwhelming, and it's very easy to overlook the high-priority messages. You can reduce that by using filters to move certain messages to folders specifically set aside for them.

(With Pegasus, you can also set up a series of "Quick Folder" keys, which allow you to quickly copy or move messages to certain folders with just a couple of keystrokes.)

* Periodically assess your email flow.

Subscribing to too many email lists can also contribute to your email deluge. If overwhelmed, periodically step back, assess which lists are delivering you true value - and which aren't - and unsubscribe from those that don't make the grade.

To save time, you can temporarily move those you want to cancel to a folder named "To Unsubscribe," and cancel several at once.

* Reduce spam.

This well-worn topic gets old sometimes, and there aren't any miracle solutions, but here are some quick tips:

1) Use email filters to move spam (or potential spam) to a folder set aside for it.

Spam often (but not always) has an email address other than one of your own in the "TO" line of the email message.

If you use a filter to delete all such messages outright, there's a chance you'll miss some important email. If you move it to an email folder set aside for it, then you can scan through it quickly on occasion and make judicious use of your delete key. After a while you'll be able to accurately detect most spam messages without opening them.

2) Be careful giving out your main email address(es).

Some people willingly hold people "hostage" to their email lists. It's frustrating (and sometimes seemingly impossible) to unsubscribe. That's certainly not a way to foster good business relationships, but it happens. (I'm not talking about other problems leaving a list that
aren't the fault of the list owner; that's another story.)

If you're a bit wary about giving out your main email address due to this or other problems, you can either set aside an "alias" address within your domain that you only use for situations like this (and use a filter to send those messages to a special email folder).

You can also use one of the free email addresses available online that forwards messages to your main email account. If worse comes to worse and that address starts getting overwhelmed with spam, you can stop the flow by cancelling it.

Note: Some list owners prefer that you do not subscribe using a free email account, due to various issues.

Well, there you have it: Some practical tips for dealing with a common "growth pain" that often comes with Internet success. May they contribute toward your own Internet success story, while bringing some relief to a common "growth pain."

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Monday, May 23, 2005

Link Exchange (Important tips)

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by Hamoon Arbabi

1-ALWAYS try to find popular key terms. You can use search term suggestion tools like overture. Overture will pull up a page full of related search terms in order of their importance.

2-ONLY find key terms related to your business and your website content. Unrelated key terms DON’T give you any targeted visitor.

3-Use suitable key terms throughout your Home-page and important pages.

4-Search your key terms in popular search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Altavista, … DON’T waste your time with Non-popular search engines.

5-USE Google toolbar and see “PageRank” while visit each website you find.

6-TRY to exchange link just with websites who have a Google PageRank of more than 3.

7-TRACK your results using ClickTracker programs. You must find the best related key terms to your business and the best websites for targeted visitors.

8-CONTINUE this process!!!!!! Exchange link until at least 100 links back to your website.

Good luck!
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