Friday, December 28, 2007

Promotional Marketing

Promotional marketing is a great way to build your business. Promotional marketing is often overlooked by many business owners. McDonald's and Las Vegas Casinos have taken full advantage of promotional marketing techniques and you should do the same. Promotional marketing can be very effective when employed correctly. We will take a look at a couple of companies who use promotional marketing in their marketing campaign. Many successful companies understand the whole point of business is to get you in the door. If you notice Las Vegas does not advertise their slot machines or game boards, instead they advertise the Las Vegas lifestyle. They just want to get you there, full well knowing once you are there you will gamble.

First let's look at McDonald's. McDonald's does not have the best tasting food or the healthiest food but McDonald's is still one of the most successful restaurant chains today. Why? Two reasons first McDonald's buys real estate in key locations and second they employ effective promotional marketing techniques. Let's take a look at the techniques they use. If you notice McDonald's does not list the benefits of eating their food, why? Their food is not the best food around so they can't. Instead they have a ton of promotional techniques. Remember the beanie baby craze? This was started by McDonald's. McDonald's just sold new beanie babies every week. These beanie babies were going on Ebay for hundreds of dollars. Do you see the whole strategy behind this? See all they wanted was to get you in the door. Full well knowing once you were inside of a McDonald's you would most likely also buy a hamburger and fries besides just a beanie baby. They also employ the same strategy with their Value Meals, Happy Meals, Monopoly Game Sweepstakes, and Dollar Menu.

Next let's look at Las Vegas. Las Vegas casino's are masters at using effective promotional marketing. Las Vegas Casino's are their for one reason and one reason only and that is to make money. Las Vegas casino's do not advertise about gambling, instead they focus on the Vegas lifestyle. "What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas!" is one slogan they have going. They advertise the free rooms, the Vegas nightlife, the Vegas shows, and boxing matches. Their whole goal is just to get you inside of their casino. Knowing full well once you are inside the odds are in their favor you will gamble and lose. It's genius marketing.

Now granted you may not have the spending budget of a McDonald's or Las Vegas casino but you can still use promotional marketing for your business. For example you could give out a free Vegas vacation for the 1,000th customer. Or you could give out little things like a free car wash for the first 100 customers. The main thing to remember is to make sure you give out something of value and your promotional marketing efforts will be effective.

Multilevel Marketing

Multilevel marketing or MLM is a very popular business these days. Multilevel marketing has taken on a life of it's own. Many people have made tons of money from multilevel marketing and others have been scammed completely by multilevel marketing companies. What makes building a multilevel marketing business so tough? Why do so many people not make any money in multilevel marketing companies? I will answer these and other questions in this article. I will also go over what to look for before joining a multilevel marketing company. Not all multilevel marketing companies are bad companies, there are some good companies out there, it is just a matter of you finding them. Remember there is nothing free in life, everything has a price. There is no such thing as something for nothing. It takes dedication and effort in order to succeed, which brings me to my first point.

Many MLM companies advertise with the get rich quick mentality. I'm sure you've seen the ads like "Make a million overnight" or " Learn how I made $150,000 in 48 hours!". Most of these ads are false. It just does not happen for the average person. Many MLM companies use ads like these as their hooks to get people to sign up. Many MLM companies are playing on people's greed. I am not a believer in it's too good to be true because it is very possible to earn large amounts of money. But earning large amounts of money requires work, period. You will have to put in effort to make the money they are talking about.

Next you have to look at the compensation plan. Why? Many multilevel companies have screwed up compensation plans. Actually do the math and see if it makes sense. I have seen compensation plans where you could have one thousand people in your downline and still not be making any money. Many MLM companies are setup this way so the MLM company is the one making any real money.

You also want to look for a product. No product and it is a pyramid scheme. You should also be able to just sell the product alone without ever having to recruit anyone.

Now many people cannot make any decent money with MLM's because they are not producing enough numbers. It is all a numbers game. Many people join an MLM company and then told to write a list of their warm market. After they are then told to invite them to a hotel meeting, or a conference call. Most people spend all week trying to get 1 or 2 prospects to sign up. Going after 1 or 2 prospects a week will never build you the downline you will need. There is a high turnover rate with MLM companies people quit all the time. In order for a person to be effective they must have a large number of prospects joining every week. Most people have no clue how to do this which is why they end up failing. There is a stat which MLMer's use, they say the average person who joins a MLM company will only bring in 2 new prospects. Becoming successful in an MLM company is all about getting a large number of prospects to see what you have to offer weekly.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing can be a great way for a person or business to make money. Affiliate marketing is very often over looked but affiliate marketing can be a win-win for every party involved. Affiliate marketing helps out every party in a variety of ways. First off many people are looking to make an income online. Many people do not have the means to build a large business and they most likely do not have the name recognition many of the larger companies have. So affiliate marketing can make sense for someone looking to make money online because they are normally given all of the marketing tools needed to market the company, such as banners, links, and signature links. Affiliate marketing makes sense from a business point of view because affiliate marketing allows a business to have thousands and  thousands of free salesmen trying to sell their product. It is also a huge win for businesses because they do not have to pay salaries or benefits, businesses only have to pay when an affiliate makes a sale. And they only have to pay a percentage of that sale. From a business point of view it is like free money.

Affiliate marketing can be great for the person looking to make money online. A majority of the time all of the setup work is done for you by the company. All you have to do is drive traffic to your links or banners. Normally most companies pay out about 10% of the total sales per customer, it just really depends on the company. Companies love having people join up as affiliates since it is like free advertising for the company. In order to make a lot of money as an affiliate you must have one of two things. You must have a lot of traffic and clicks going to your links and banners. Or you must sell high ticket items or work for companies which give out a nice affiliate percentage. Affiliate marketing can make you a lot of money but it does take work, it is not something that happens overnight. Many people have learned this the hard way.


Affiliate marketing can be great for a business because affiliate marketing will help produce sales. Many Fortune 500 companies use affiliate marketing as a way to help increase sales. What makes affiliate marketing so great for so many businesses is the benefits offered through affiliate marketing. You can literally have hundreds of thousands of marketers selling your product for you, at no cost to you. All you do is pay a percentage when they do make a sale. That is pure profit, plus having affiliates sell your product does not come with the headaches of having employees. One thing to remember the better you take care of your affiliates the better affiliates you will have selling for you. Some companies offer huge bonuses, cars, and vacations to their top affiliates.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn money whether you are a marketer or a business. You should take full advantage of the benefits of affiliate marketing.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Home Business

A Brilliant Make Money From Home Business Idea
By Andre Sanchez 


An idea can make all the difference and that is why your make money from home business idea will either make or break you.

This is also the reason why you may just benefit from the little known brilliant make money from home business idea that you are about discover in this article.

Before You Implement The Idea, Carefully Examine Your Make Money From Home Business Site Traffic

What kind of traffic are you attracting at the moment? How much can you find out about your typical new visitor and your regulars as well? All this are key questions you will need to ask yourself and to answer about your site if you are going to end up implementing your make money from home business idea successfully.

Admittedly not every webmaster or home business owner has the necessary tools to accomplish this task. Amazingly some site owners do not even have a basic tool for tracking and analyzing their traffic. This is a big mistake. It is very important for you to be able to track your traffic and to know exactly where it is coming from because one of the ways that you can use this information is to help you increase your traffic even more by simply doing more of the things that are gaining you traffic.

Identify The Products And Services Your Traffic Will be Interested In

The next step is to make a list of the possible products and services that your traffic may be interested in. If you use Google Adsense ads on your site, just looking at the ads displayed on your site can be one useful way of identifying some of these products and services that may be of interest to your audience.

Once this has been done, you can approach those companies and offer to generate hot leads for them in return for a small fee for each lead you produce. Many times you will find that this make money from home business idea beats creating your very own product or service. Apart from you not having to go into all the trouble of delivering to the client as well as getting involved in the production process, this idea allows you to represent a number of companies and businesses at the same time. Chances are that you will be able to make much more money from this home business idea than if you were to sell your own products and services.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Postcard Marketing

Postcard marketing is a very effective way to market your website, product or service offline. Many online business owners over look postcard marketing. In order to market to a potential customer effectively you must use all forms of marketing both offline and online. Using all approaches to marketing will help increase your sales. Many marketers especially online marketers only use email marketing and autoresponders to get their sales messages across. Email marketing is not a bad way to market but in order to get the most out of your marketing efforts you should also employ postcard marketing. Many online marketers will not go the extra mile of sending out letters and postcards to their potential customers. This gives you a great edge over your competition.

First you must decide whether you are going to use postcards or letters. I would suggest using a combination of both, as both can be very effective in your offline marketing campaign. Sales letters are great to send in the mail. With emails you are never sure if your message is getting through but by sending letters you can be one hundred percent sure your message is getting across. Now I am not saying not to use email marketing and autoresponders they are also highly effective. But when you use both it gives you a true professional presence. If you also follow up with a sales call you have covered all of your bases. You only have to send out one letter per month, it does not have to be more than this, as long as you have them plugged into your autoresponder. And as long as you have made a sales call. If you have not plugged them into your autoresponder and have not made a sales call you have to get them in your opt-in list and make the call, for the best results.

You should use postcards for holidays. When using postcards for special occasions, like birthdays, or holidays do not advertise. Just send a simple message wishing them a Merry Christmas or whatever the occasion or holiday maybe. Advertising on holidays or special occasions in your postcards can come off tacky. So don't do it. It is better to build and develop a lasting relationship with your potential customer than to try and sell them on every occasion.

Using a combination of offline and online marketing techniques will really help your business succeed. It will also give your business a professional presence that many companies and businesses do not have. You should also add promotions to your marketing efforts. People love free things. Throwing in a free trip or free appliance will help you create new business. If you notice many Fortune 500 companies are always throwing in free trips, free add ons, and all kinds of other free things to help entice customers to buy their product or service just to get the free product. Take for instance McDonald's, they have their Monopoly giveaway game. Many people who normally do not eat at McDonald's purchase food their just for a chance to win something. This is promotional marketing.

Using postcards and letters as a marketing tool is a great way to build your business.

Marketing Websites

Mostly everyone online is trying to learn how to start marketing their websites. Marketing websites can seem like a very tough thing to do. Many people have no clue how to market their websites. I think one of the main reasons people have trouble marketing their websites is because of the lack of the right information online currently.Many people are sadly misinformed about how to market their websites correctly. Many people are using marketing techniques which are highly ineffective and may end costing tons of money. Many people trying to make money online are duplicating failure. Many people are heavily marketing to classified ads, FFA's, and other places which do not work at all. I will go over a couple of techniques to effectively start marketing your websites.

First you must decide if you are going to start marketing your websites online or offline. Both ways can be very
effective and I would suggest using both. Offline marketing can tend to be a little more costly, so you will need some money to effectively start marketing your websites. One way to market your website offline is to buy drop cards. Drop cards are effective because you can drop them practically anywhere. Making a trip to the supermarket, drop a card. Making a trip to the bank, drop a card. Simple. Another way to effectively market offline is to buy ad space in major newspapers and major magazines. This can be very pricey, but it is also very effective. Offline marketing is often ignored but I would not suggest it. Offline marketing can be a powerful way for you to market your websites.

Online marketing can actually be very simple. In order for you to start marketing your websites effectively, you must be consistent and work these techniques daily. For instance writing articles and press releases can be a very effective, but you must write consistently. If you do not write consistently using articles and press releases to market your websites will not work. Writing one or two articles a month will not bring you the type of traffic you are looking for. In order to be truly effective with articles and press releases you must at least write one or two a week. The great thing about writing articles and press releases is it is completely free. You can write as many articles and press releases as you want and they will bring you great results. Remember the key to writing articles and press releases is to write them consistently. Another way to effectively market your website online is to post useful comments on forums and be sure to add your signature with your link.

The key to marketing your websites effectively is to be consistent in your marketing techniques. Any marketer worth his weight knows you must market on a daily basis in order to be fully effective. It takes at least 7 exposures for the average person to purchase something. When marketing your website being consistent is the name of the game.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Marketing Plans

Most business owners do not have any marketing plans. Marketing plans are very important to have for a business. Marketing is the key to sales. No marketing, no sales, it's that simple. Having a variety of marketing plans going at one time gives you more leverage and more exposure. It also helps you see what is working and what is not working in your marketing campaigns. Having only one marketing plan in action can actually hurt your business. Let's say your marketing plan proves to be ineffective, you must then build a whole new marketing plan and start from scratch. Now let's say you have multiple marketing plans working at once, you now have a variety of results to look at. Then you can pick and choose what works and what doesn't work. Marketing is all about testing/trial and error.

Many business owners make some key mistakes when creating their marketing plans. First they expect their first marketing campaign to be a huge success. Now this may or may not happen but marketing is all about trial and error. You must learn from your marketing plans. You must look and see what worked and what did not work. Then adjust your marketing plans and start a new campaign.This is how you market effectively. It's all about trial and error. Let say you see a certain ad pulling in all kinds of new business. Before you jump the gun and throw your entire bankroll behind the ad, run a couple additional tests to see how well the ad pulls in different markets. You want to do as much testing as possible before you come out with a major marketing campaign. Once you have everything as it should be, take full advantage of your marketing efforts.

Another key mistake I see with many business owners is they have either no way of tracking their marketing campaigns or they do not track their marketing campaigns. Not tracking your marketing efforts is bad for business. You must be able to see what is working and what is not working. Then you can stop spending in certain areas and increase spending in areas which are working.You must track your marketing campaigns in order to produce the most amount of sales for your business. Yes you can still have an effective business without tracking your marketing but it is kind of like cutting a steak with a butter knife.Yes it is possible to cut a steak with a butter knife but you make cutting the steak so much more difficult. Just like not tracking your marketing campaigns.

Building effective marketing plans is vital to building a business. Marketing is a key component to business. You should always have a budget setup just for your marketing efforts. I cannot stress how important marketing is to any business planning to become successful. I would even go as far as hiring a marketing company, if you have no experience in creating effective marketing plans.

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Marketing Strategies

Business owners need to use a variety of marketing strategies in order to build a successful business. Many business owners do not use multiple marketing strategies when building a business. This is a key reason most businesses end up failing. Marketing strategies are essential when building a business. Having one marketing strategy is great but in order to make the most out of your business you should employ lots of different marketing strategies . Your marketing strategies do not have to be complicated, in fact the simpler the better. Having a complex marketing strategy does not necessarily mean it will achieve better results. In most cases the most basic marketing strategies have achieved high levels of success for me. There are many ways to market both offline and online. You should use a combination of both to reach the most consumers. Your marketing strategies should also be tailored towards your targeted consumer base.

Your offline marketing strategies should include flyers, letters, business cards, and drop cards.Flyers are great to pass out at large events, depending on what you are selling. For instance conventions are perfect for flyers. Passing out flyers at ball games, malls, and church events is not really effective unless your product is in line with one of those themes. Finding a convention inline with what you are selling is priceless. For instance if you sell computers, passing out flyers at a convention centered around computers would help you increase sales. Setting up a booth would also help. Sending actual letters to your current customers and local community is also a great way to find new and repeat business. Lastly sponsoring events for your local sports teams, youth organizations and churches is a great way to build a relationship with your local community. Free promotional give always are a great way to gain new customers. Take a look at Mc Donald's they do an excellent job of this with the free toy which comes with every happy meal. And their monopoly game brings in huge amounts of business. The key is to offer people something they want, like a free appliance or something. Promotional giveaways can really help bring new business to you.

Some online marketing strategies are writing press releases. Press releases are a great way to get your business out in the open. Another way to get free publicity although it is not online marketing is to build relationships with your local papers. Having a paper write a story about your business will give you instant creditability and lots of exposure. Using Pay Per Click is also a great way to build your business online. With pay per click you must know what you are doing or have someone who knows what they are doing in order to be effective. You will also need at least a budget of 1,000 dollars a month depending on what keywords you are going after.

These are some very basic marketing strategies but they can be very effective if used properly.
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Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization

Understand Search Engine Optimization

When you are searching on the web for something you want to buyor just search for some information, you go to a handful ofsearch engines out there and type in what you are looking forand receive a ton of different sites to visit. So what if youwant your website or business to show up at the top of the page? This is where search engine optimization comes into play. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is used by onlinebusinesses as a way to increase their chances of being in thetop ten rankings on search engines. Because most web surfersonly look at the top three or five websites listed, being thathigh in ranking increases the possibility of making a sale.Because there are many tricks to using SEO, you may becomeconfused easily if you are not used to it.

Keywords are the most important part of search engine optimization. Otherwise known as tags, keywords are descriptorsof your business or site. The best ways to use SEO is to addkeywords and phrases to your web pages and create back links toyour website so potential customers will be able to find yoursite regardless of whether they use a search engine or not.Search engines use web spiders that search each website andsites connected to it in order to create rankings. While thisoccurs very quickly, search engines actually check millions ofpages checking for sites that are frequently mentioned online.Adding keywords and phrases and adding back links on otherwebsites are easy ways to increase your web presence.

After creating your website, you should conduct research tofind the most popular keywords that people use when looking forgoods and services similar to the ones on your website. Eachpage within your site should include keywords in the content,Meta tags, and in the heading of your page. Choosing keywords isnot an exact science. Since you cannot read the minds of thoseusing search engines, you will need to choose words and phrasesthat are common. Search engines have free tools you can use todetermine which words are the most popular for your website.Let's say your business is selling computer products. Possiblekeywords, or tags, could include software, diagnostic tools,printers, keyboard, mouse, and window operating system. Andthese are just to name a few. The more keywords you purchasemeans more possible hits for your site. And in some cases themore keywords, or tags, that you have, the better the chance isof having your site at the top of the list.

You will have to update keywords each month since thepopularity will chance and words will no longer be used as muchas they used to. Update your web pages when adding new contentor sections of your website. This will help increase the numberof hits you receive. Track your hits to see where they arecoming from so you can have a better understanding of whichwords work the best.

Creating back links is another way to increase your webpresence. Back links are simply links to your web site. They canbe added to your blog, articles you submit to articledirectories, press releases, and other web sites. The more backlinks you have, the higher your search engine ranking will be.Adding keywords to your press releases and articles will alsohelp.

SEO is not difficult to achieve once you get the hang of it.Start by adding keywords and phrases in order to begin usingSEO. Add back links whenever possible so you will gain moreexposure on the web. Track where all of your traffic is comingfrom so you can market in areas that generate the most traffic.

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Make Money From Home

Make Money From Home

Make Money From Home And Live The Good Life!

There are many options to make money from home. You can putyour talents to good use and turn this into a money spinningbusiness. Clients who get to hear of your wares and have eithersampled them or heard of them by word of mouth will becomeregular customers soon.

Use your talents and hobbies commercially
Most people have hobbies which are sometimes almostprofessional in their finish. So if you have such latent talentsyou could use them to make money from home. It could be anythingthat is creative and which you could make a sale of; carpentry,artifacts, flowers, paintings, eats and clothes etc. These goodscould be advertised on the website and you would have sales andorders on line and also be able to make money from home.

Home business starts as a part time venture To make money from home, your home business will start on asmall scale as a part time venture, but with time this will turnout to be much more than that. If you have any hesitation aboutstarting out, just remember that since you are working forsomeone that person has confidence in you and is able to run aprofitable business with you in it, similarly you could also runyour own home business and make money from home. You should haveself confidence in your ability to be successful in whatever youdo, and home business is something that most people with alittle talent can accomplish.

Once you do set out on your venture to make money from home,you will automatically gain self confidence and after the firstsale will be motivated to go ahead and achieve much more insteadof taking a back seat and holding yourself in harness.

Make your spare rooms a bed and breakfast unit If you live in a large roomy old fashioned home or on a farmhouse with more rooms than people in it, you should utilize theextra space you have to make money from home. There are manypeople who want a break from the usual monotony of their dailyroutines and would love to take a break with bed and breakfastprovided. All you have to do is to furnish the rooms with basiccomforts and throw in a good breakfast and you will be inbusiness and make money from home.

Be innovative with your ideas and soon you will be able to make money from home with dreams being turned into reality. Another option if you have space in the garden is a pet careout let. People who have pets find it very difficult to go on aholiday as they usually have no place to leave their pets. Ifyou have the space and a few kennels to house the dogs, youcould charge the owners and take care of their pets while theyare away on vacation. This would also help you to make money from home.

Garden space or horticultural outlet A home garden if used judiciously can have a large variety ofplants, which could be propagated with the right kind ofnutrients and soil. Once you get the right technique and haveaccumulated a fairly large number of plants you could have asale of plants in your home garden. This is a very relaxing pasttime and can be a way to make money from home too.

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Making Money

Making Money

Making Money Through Crafting

Crafting is an art that is often underappreciated in the job force. The few crafting opportunities available in a 9-to-5 setting tend to be in factories offering extremely low wages. Yet, this is not the only legitimate way of using crafting talents for making money. The other option for making money through crafting is by taking a work-at-home crafting job. Making money through this venue is much more profitable both financially and emotionally for crafters. The only problem is sifting through the scams from genuine opportunities. There will be some trial and error in this process as unfortunately sometimes real crafting companies will do things in a way that on the surface may appear to be a scam. This article will explain in detail what is involved when you do go about making money with a bona fide crafting company. With the knowledge you're about to gain, hopefully you'll be in a better position when finding at-home crafting jobs.

First, you need to understand that the rule that you're not supposed to pay for a job doesn't apply when you're making money through crafting at home. One of the reasons why is because most at-home crafting jobs are considered business opportunities, which means you are 'hired' as an independent contractor. And as an independent contractor, it is not unusual that you will have to pay for the materials needed to do your job. In the case of at-home crafting opportunities, you will usually have to pay for training materials and/or a starter kit. Most legitimate crafting companies will reimburse your fee if you can properly assemble what is contained in your starter kit.

Secondly, when you go about making money through an at-home crafting job, expect that you will have to go through a rigorous inspection process. What happens is the crafting company will send you a model that is a 'perfect' sample of whatever craft you are working on. This model serves as a guide for what your craft needs to look like when it's complete. However, you are not allowed to keep the model, as you must return it with your craft. The inspector will compare the model with your craft. If it does not look similar, your craft will be returned to you along with a list of things you did incorrectly. You must correct your craft in order to receive payment for your starter kit and move on to a larger set of crafts. Most craft companies will allow you to keep trying to redo your craft several times until you get it right. Some, (such as New England Crafters), may even give you unlimited tries without charging you for an extra kit. Once you do get your craft approved, the inspection process may be a bit more lenient since you have already proven yourself, but it doesn't go away.

Finally, you should know that making money through crafting is not easy even with companies that are legitimate. Most crafting projects will require sewing, precision with a glue gun, working with clay, beading and much more. And while these things may sound easy, actually doing them especially on items that tend to be intricate can be extremely difficult. However, if you are already a crafter with intermediate or advanced skills, you should have no problem making money with an at-home crafting job.

Mario Churchill is a freelance author and has written over 200 articles on various subjects. For more information on a great work from home checkout his website today.

Make Money

Make Money

How To Make Money Blogging

If you know how to make money blogging, then it is possible tomake a living from your blog. There is a lot of money inblogging if you know how to go about it, although not all ofthem are suited to all people. To most bloggers, their blog is a means of communication, andsomething that they love doing just for the fun of blogging.They do not feel the need to money from their blogs, or at leastnot initially. However, the longer many people are involved inblogging, the more they tend to add monetization to their page.They can do this in a number of ways, although if you are new toblogs, you should probably get your blog known before trying tofind ways of making money from your visitors.

Blogging is not so much a skill as an art, and there are manyexcellent bloggers that wouldn't know where to begin to makemoney with internet marketing. So, if you are used to makingmoney on your websites, then make sure that you understand howto blog before you try to make money from that as well. Thereason for that is that blog readers are not like search engineusers. They are not necessarily seeking information or theanswer to a problem. They likely want to be entertained, or tofind out what their favorite blogger has to say next.

When you are considering how to make money blogging, therefore,you have to consider what type of blog you need in order not toscare away those in it for the fun. Any `how to' blog would be agood candidate, although it depends on the subject that youoffering information on how to do it! `How to Avoid SpendingMoney Online' would be a very popular blog, but not conducive toattracting people just dying to open their wallets for you!

`How to Avoid Spending Money Online – only $97 Buy it here'.Ha-Ha! Some chance. So consider the topic of your blog. If youare offering information, for example info on training dogs,then you can add some Adsense blocks o your blog and make somemoney that way. If your readers want to, they can click on oneof the links for more information.

You could also add an affiliate product that is relevant toyour topic. Don't overdo it, just add the one and see how itgoes. To do this, you have to be able to control your blogcontent and formatting. To have total control you should runyour blog from your own website, rather than from Download your own blogging software, andWordpress offer a free download from – that isprobably your best bet if you need total control.

There are other ways in which you can use your blog to make money, one of them being to advertise your websites on yoursidebar. You can modify your sidebar using HTML from yourDashboard, though will have to be using the downloaded version.You can also include a good affiliate offer in your sidebar. Anyproduct will do that is related to the topic of your blog. Don'thave a blog about carp fishing and offer dog training courses. Iknow it seems obvious, but you would be surprised!

Another thing you can do to make money indirectly from bloggingis to include an opt-in form somewhere on your blog. You couldadd one to each blog, but the easiest is simply to put it onyour sidebar. This works best with a three column blog, but youcould add it to the top or bottom of your sidebar for maximumeffect.

These are just one or two ways how to make money blogging, andit just takes a bit of imagination for you to think of many morethat you can use to make money while enjoying your blogging.People don't mind paying for stuff they want to buy, and thosethat are not interested don't have to click on your links. Manypeople make their living from blogs and if you know to do itproperly, you can do the same. All it takes is a bit of thoughtand the knowledge of what can be done and must be done toachieve it.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Search Engine Marketing

Search engine marketing can take your business from failure to success. Many business owners leave out search engine marketing since they have no clue what it is or how to achieve desirable results with search engine marketing. Instead they turn to methods such as posting to free classified ad sites. For example Craigslist. Posting on free classified ad sites will not bring your business the sales it and you need to survive. Posting on free classified ad sites will get you a small drop of potential customers if you are lucky or have great ad copy. Most business owners have neither. Many business owners do not realize the power of search engine marketing. Instead they place ads online and offline in classified ads. I will go into detail why search engine marketing hands down beats anyother type of marketing available offline and online. And I will also show you why search engine marketing beats posting in classified ads without a doubt.

First what is search engine marketing? Search engine marketing is marketing your website on search engines like Google and Yahoo. There are alot of search engines you can add your website to but the search engines which receive the most traffic are Google, Yahoo, and MSN. So those are the ones you should be most concerned about. Now there are two ways to market your websites on search engines. One is through organic listings and the other is Pay Per Click. Both are effective if you know or have someone who knows what they are doing. If not you will get nowhere and both can end up costing you lots of money.

Let's discuss search engines. Search engines consist of keywords, some keywords have more traffic than others. For example let's say you wanted to buy a dog, so you go to Google and type in the keyword "buy a dog". A list of dog businesses would pop up where you could purchase your dog from. Now let's go over how this can help out your business. Let's say you are in the plumbing business. Imagine what would happen if everytime someone typed in the keywords "plumbers or plumbing" and your site showed up. How much more business would your plumbing business get? A lot more. And remember these are all interested clients getting ahold of you.

So how does search engine marketing beat posting in classified ads, like Craigslist. First off with posting on free classified ads you must continually post your ads. Yes you may have a targeted audience but a majority of your competition will also be using free classified ads to advertise in. And what is going to separate your business from your competitions business? Nothing.

Here is the bottom line if you are not taking full advantage of search engine marketing you are missing the boat. There are a lot of potential customers you are missing by not using search engine marketing . One last thing to consider if you are going to hire an SEO company be sure to do your due diligence on the SEO company because there are many SEO companies who have no clue about search engine marketing.
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Internet Marketing Strategy

The reason most people fail to make money online is because they have no internet marketing strategy. Or maybe they do have an internet marketing strategy in place but it is a strategy which does not work or is inefficient. Many people would achieve success online if they had a halfway decent internet marketing strategy in place. Some people farm the work out to marketing companies who also have no clue on how to market online. There are a few great internet marketing companies out there but their are so few of them. In order to have business success online you must have an internet marketing strategy in place and it must be an efficient interent marketing strategy. If it is an inefficient internet marketing strategy you will just be chasing your tail.

In order to create a halfway decent internet marketing strategy you must know what you are selling. And I mean you must really know what you are selling. You need to know how it benefits your potential customers. You need to know why they should buy your product and not your competitor's product. You need to really get to know your product. This is where a majority of people go wrong. They have no clue as to what product or service they are selling. Next you must have confidence your product or service can deliver what you are claiming it can deliver. If you do not have confidence in your product neither will your potential customers, thus equaling no sales. Next you need to find your target customer base. For instance you would not try to sell dog food to cat owners or sell cat food to dog owners. You might get a few sales but your overall marketing campaign would most likely be a waste.

After you figure out who your target customer base is you must figure out how to get your message across and out to them. Before we get into methods of marketing your product or service to your customer base, you need to be sure you have listed the benefits your product offers your potential customers. Many would be marketers do not focus enough on the benefits and our missing out bigtime by missing this step. Ok what you will need first is a website, you can also use an affiliate site if you have one. What you will need whether you have an affiliate site or personal website is an opt in form. An opt in form is where internet users can sign up to receive more additional info about your product or service through emails and regular mail. It takes the average consumer 7 views of a certain product before they buy. Be sure to include their mailing address, as mailing flyers and letters is a powerful form of offline marketing.

Now that you have your site up and running you need to drive traffic to it. You can drive traffic to your site through basic SEO techniques, PPC advertising, writing articles, writing press releases and posting in forums. This is a basic internet marketing strategy as you become more advanced in your marketing efforts you will learn other methods.
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Internet Marketing Services

There are very few internet marketing services worth while out there today. Many internet marketing services are just scams pure and simple. Many of these internet marketing services make promises they cannot and will not deliver on. Many people have lost a ton of money on these internet marketing services. Some of these internet marketing services include things like "We will send 1 million targeted hits to your website for 2999.95". Most of these internet marketing services are bogus. Many good and hardworking people are trying to make a living online and these sham internet marketing services take full advantage of that. Fully knowing they cannot deliver what they promise. As a business owner, affiliate marketer, or whatever you should be aware of these types of companies. You do not need your hard earned money going down the drain and making someone else rich. In order to know what is true and what is false you must become an educated Internet marketing professional.

Many of these so called internet marketing services would like to keep you uninformed and misinformed. Why? Because then they can lie and lead you along a dead end road until your bank account and entrepreneurial spirit are broke. The people running these internet marketing services are some of the lowest and unethical people I have ever come across. First off the Internet was supposed to be a place of education, these so called internet marketing services have sold out just to make a quick buck. Now there are some really great internet marketing services out there but they get a bad name because of the less worthy ones. Which really sucks for the solid internet marketing services.

I am assuming you are a business owner looking for an Internet marketing company to market your product or service online. Or maybe you are a home business owner trying to build a home business. Either way it doesn't matter you still need to know the true from the false. Unless of course, you enjoy giving your hard earned money away and if that is the case make the check out to Aaron Aldama. As a business owner or home business owner you must make it a point to become informed on Internet marketing. If you do not these scam artists who run these sham internet marketing services will take your money. For example let's take a look at these internet marketing services who promise you 1 million hits to your website. First off that is not even realistic but let's not even get into that. Let's get into where this so called traffic is coming from. Are these going to be 1 million unique hits? Meaning 1 million individual people or IP addresses will visit your website. Now that is completely bogus but let's go through it. Okay how will you as a business owner know where these hits are coming from, yes you can track the hits. But how will you know these are quality people actually visiting your site. You will not. There goes 300 to 2,000 dollars down the drain right there. The whole key when looking for internet marketing services is for you to become educated, so you can spot the legit internet marketing services from the scams.


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Law Of Attraction

Law Of Attraction

There have been quiet a few books written on the Law ofAttraction. You may have already read some of them yourself theinformation about the Law of Attraction is powerful. The Oprahshow and Larry King live talked about the Law of Attraction. JoeVitale has written his famous book the "Attractor Factor",Michael J. Losier has written the book "Law of Attraction " tomention just 2 of the many books written on it. Countless people have already been able to make big changes intheir lives. With the rising healthcare costs and the increasing prices inmedicines many people looking for alternative healthcare.

Watching the "Secret" and learning about the Law of Attraction has helped already many people to improve their health. Ourbodies are made to heal themselves. Determination and will powerwill help us to use the power of the Law of Attraction and keepvibrant health. Of course that sound easy but it is still somework involved. First of all we have to believe that it ispossible. If we think that we cannot change certain healthconditions then they probably will not change. On the other handif we have a strong will and are convinced that we can get well,this may be possible. There are many cases of persons who havebeen cured from dreadful deceases without a possibleexplanation. The Secret DVD even introduced 2 people who aretelling their extra ordinary story of healing when using thepower of the Law of Attraction.

You can take the first steps to help yourself and to improveyour health. You can have a healthy body way up into old age. Ofcourse you want to do as far as it is up to you to live ahealthy lifestyle. Here is how you can get started today to use the power of theuniverse to improve your health:

1. Find some more information about the Law of Attraction. Youcan do this going to a local book store, checking out books fromthe library, or going online while drinking a cup of coffee.

2. We are vibrational beings and the Law of Attraction respondsto our vibrations with exact matches there are no exceptions. So what we feel andwhat we think makes all the difference. It is not what we saybut it is what we feel that affects our vibrations and the Law of Attraction simply responds to this. To get well we need tofeel well. How can we change our feelings? By reprogramming ourthoughts! Start to meditate every day for at least about 10minutes. This helps you to relax your mind and body! It enables you to listen to yourinner being and become one with your inner self. It will helpyou to connect things together mentally and emotionally. Now youcan begin your healing process.

3. When using the Law of Attraction the way you intend, you canstart saying affirmations that are in harmony with good health andhappiness. You could say for example " I am a happy person and Ilove my healthy and strong body". When saying your affirmationsput your feelings and emotions into it! Try to feel how it feelsto be strong and healthy. Of course it may be difficult atfirst. Feeling healthy when you are not may be challenging. Itis however a process that will get you to experience a healthieryou. You will not experience drastic changes overnight but if youpay attention to yourself you will notice a difference soonafter you start your healing program using the Law ofAttraction. You can say these affirmations daily or throughoutthe day. Determination to get well will help you along the way. You can also read books of success stories of people whoovercame sever health conditions. Your body will respond to thisand you will see at least an improvement if not total recovery.This is a wonderful method which has been proven affective formany people who have used the Law of Attraction to overcometheir health problems. Try it for yourself! To find moreinformation check out this link:

About The Author: Laura B. Young is a licensed Marriage andFamily Therapist. For more information please visithttp://www.lifereso%20urcecenter.%20net/

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Are you using Craigslist to advertise for your home business? If so you are not going to achieve the results you are looking for. Yes Craigslist does have an Alexa ranking of 8 and yes Craigslist does get boat loads of traffic to it's site. But advertising on Craigslist is not worth your time and if you are paying 25 bucks to advertise in certain cities, I will show you why it is not worth your money. With that being said if you are going to post your home business ads on free classified ad sites, Craigslist is the best. You shouldn't even bother to post to any other free classified ad sites besides Craigslist, that is if you are going to post on free classified ad sites. There are many other ways to effectively market for your home business. One other thing to think about, if you are solely using Craigslist as a way to advertise your home business, the chances of you building a successful home business are slim to none.

First off most people posting on Craigslist in the small biz section are just posting their own home business ads up. They are not looking to join up with any other home business owners. So yes posting an ad on Craigslist is very easy but it is also very ineffective. Your ad will most likely not end up helping you build your business. In order to be effective on Craigslist you must post your ads massively and to every city possible. Great problem solved, right? Nope, Craigslist has spiders who search for spammers and these spiders ban and flag the ads. What are some of the things which can get you flagged on Craigslist? Well posting the same ad to multiple cities can and will get your ads flagged and removed. Next posting multiple ads with the same IP address will get you banned permanently. Meaning any ad you post on Craigslist will get flagged before it even goes up. This happens if you spam with the same IP address, that IP address is banned for life. And it's hard to know if the Craigslist spiders consider your ads to be spam but if they do you are done. Another issue you will have to deal with when posting to Craigslist is other home business owners flagging your ads for no reason. Somewhere in their twisted minds they believe more people will see their ads if they flag and remove other home business owner's ads.

Now true posting an ad on Craigslist here and there is easy but it is not effective. And if you are posting ads like "Earn 6 Figures Overnight", most people are tuning those types of ads out. Now what I am suggesting will take more work but the payoff will be 100 times what you could ever imagine. Why not create your own website and learn how to market it effectively online, instead of posting a couple of ads to Craigslist. Imagine having your website located at the top of the search engines for a keyword like "home business". How powerful would your business be if you could land that spot? Very powerful. There are plenty of keywords to go around. That is just one effective way of building your home business besides posting on Craigslist.

Here is one thing I can guarantee you. The people making over 6 figure incomes from their home business are not using Craigslist to market their business.

Home Business Opportunity

"Make 100,000 dollars in 48 hours with our home business opportunity!""Make a six figure income only working 10 minutes a day with our home business opportunity!" These are just a few of the home business opportunity ads I see posted online everyday. First off these claims are entirely fake and if anyone can show me a home business opportunity where I can make 100,000 dollars in 48 hours or make 6 figures a year working only 10 minutes a day, please show me. I am all ears. These outrageous claims are false. These companies are scam artists plain and simple. Don't you think if it was that easy, everyone would be doing the same thing. It is very possible to make a lot of money with a home business opportunity but it will require work and the proper training. I wish I could tell you it was as easy as pushing a couple of buttons a day and then sitting back and watching your money roll in. But it does work that way. You must dedicate yourself to your home business opportunity in order for you to succeed. You must also have the proper training in order to succeed at your home business opportunity.

Many people join a home business opportunity with no training in running or marketing for a business what so ever. They are then told by their upline or sponsor to make of list of family and friends. Then to call that list and invite them to a conference call or hotel meeting. Sound familiar? If most people are lucky they may bring in one or two family members, if that. Most people do not even make it that far. The traditional trainings taught to build a home business opportunity do not work. Which explains why 90 percent of all home business owners are failing. They are duplicating and copying business methods which have been proven to be ineffective, period. The reason why these worthless techniques, such as making a list of your warm market, continue to get passed down from sponsor to sponsor is because no one really has a clue how to build a successful home business. So sponsors and uplines alike continue to give out worthless techniques full well knowing the techniques are ineffective.

As a home business owner you must take it upon yourself to learn how to properly build your home business opportunity into a successful venture. It is possible but first you will need training on how to properly build a home business. Once you properly know how to build a home business here are a few of things you will and should know. You will know how to get an unlimited amount of targeted prospects looking at your home business opportunity through various techniques. Such as getting your websites listed on the first page of Google, gaining traffic through press releases and article marketing. These are just a few techniques, that actually do work, that can help you build your home business. Once you learn real marketing techniques, which actually work, you will be well on your way to making the most out of your home business opportunity.

Money Talks

Money Talks

Advantages and disadvantages of at-the-money option, in-the-money option and out-of-the-money option

Advantages and disadvantages of at-the-money option, in-the-money option and out-of-the-money optionAn at-the-money option has both advantages anddisadvantages over stock and in-the-money options. First,the at-the-money option will be cheaper then both the stockand the in-the-money option. So there is less capitalrequirement and less total risk.Remember, when buying an option, you can only lose what youspend. The problem is the amount of extrinsic in theat-the-money option.In order for you to profit from buying an at-the-money option, you need the stock to make a move very quickly.Because you have so much extrinsic value, you will bebattling against the option's daily rate of decay.

So, the movement of the stock must happen quickly enoughand large enough to offset the amount of money you will belosing daily as expiration draws near.With this said, the best chance you have to make money whenbuying a naked at-the-money option is to use it as a shortterm trade. The longer you hold onto this option, theharder it is for you to be profitable due to the optionsdecaying extrinsic value.

At The Money Call vs. In The Money Call

An out-of-the-money option presents many of the sameadvantage & disadvantage parameters to the investor. Theout-of-the-money option is even cheaper then theat-the-money option which means more leverage and less risk.However, with a smaller delta, the stock must move muchmore than either the in or at-the-money options in orderfor the options to become profitable. Again, we need theoption's delta to outpace the option's rate of decay.Now, with the out-of-the-money option, there is lessextrinsic value than the at-the-money option so the amountof total possible decay (cost of the option) and the rateof this decay is less than the at-the-money option.By being further out-of-the-money, this option needs moremovement from the stock. As a naked option, thisout-or-the-money example is extremely speculative andshould only be used naked when the investor feels there isa very good chance of a stock having a large percentagemove.An investor must understand that the odds of them profitingfrom the purchase of a naked out-of-the-money option isvery slim. When purchasing a naked out-of-the-money option,be prepared to lose your entire investment.

Out of The Money Call vs. At The Money Call

Although options can be traded by themselves fordirectional plays, and can perform well under the rightconditions, they are much better used in coordination withstock or other options in formatted strategies which willbe discussed in the next section.While buying naked calls and puts can provide some of thebiggest leverage and highest returns, they can also involvethe most risk. This strategy should only be used byexperienced options traders or traders using risk capital.

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Mutual Funds

Mutual Funds

Compare Mutual Funds-Tips For Finding The TopOnes To Reach Your Financial Goals

Many people want to know how to compare mutual funds to makethe right decision. There are obviously many factors at workhere. First of all, you need to determine if investing in thisvehicle is right or you. Generally speaking, a mutual fund is for people who aren't veryfinancially educated, and really don't have any time to becomeso. They are generally for people who want to give their moneyto a fund manager and have them do the work for them. If you aren't financially educated enough to read the financialstatements of a company and determine it's overall financialhealth, then finding a best performing mutual fund is probablyright for you. It is very risky to invest in a stock just basedon whether it's stock price is going up or down.

These investments are divided into two groups based on thechoice of how they are acquired. These groups are load and noload funds. No-load funds: The advantage of no-load funds isthat 100% of your funds are fully invested from the beginning ofthe investment. Loaded funds: The advantage of loaded funds is the addition ofprofessional advice in which category to select for your goals.Important factors in considering if you should invest in amutual fund should be: • Operating cost of the fund • The goal of the fund and if it matches your investment goal Stock mutual funds are considered the most risky of all mutual funds. However, these funds are more likely to generate a higherreturn than the other types of mutual funds, especially overtime.

Bond mutual funds deal with securities. Essentially, when youinvest in bond mutual funds you are investing in the debtobligation of governments and corporations. Corporate bondinvesting are more risky than money market investments, and areoften used to generate retirement income. Since this type of investment is typically very diversified,they tend to reflect the trends of the market as a whole. Whenthe market is doing well, generally the fund will do well, andwhen the market is going down, the fund will usually followsuit. Of course, in times of a market crash, a mutual fund canliterally wipe out your entire portfolio if you aren't careful.Therefore, don't ever buy into the myth that a fund isn't risky.It can be very dangerous, especially in times of a market crash.While these occurrences are rare, they can occur, and youcertainly need to be wary of them.

The bottom line: it is always best to know what you areinvesting in before doing so. Your finances are one of the mostimportant areas of your life. If you aren't financiallyeducated, you can never achieve financial freedom. It is never good to entrust your financial future to someonewho really has no interest in it. When it comes to yourfinances, you need to take charge yourself. You can get by withoutsourcing other areas of your life, but when it comes to yourfinances, you need to be the boss. Remember this: you can always make more money making your owninvestment decisions than you can with a mutual fund. Yes,sometimes in a bull market it pays off, but is the risk reallyworth it?

Therefore, if you are set on investing in these vehicles,always compare mutual funds with their counterparts, and makesure it has a long history of profitability to find the bestmutual funds. The top mutual funds are always those that haveexhibited a long time of profitability so that you can bereasonably sure this trend will continue. While this step won'teliminate risk, it certainly can reduce it.About The Author: To learn to compare mutual funds, visit Get a mutual fund tutorial toincrease your understanding of these investments.

Making Money Online

Making Money Online

Making Money Online - Things To Avoid

Unfortunately, there are lots of over-hyped methods, deals and even scams on the internet that not only don't work and will waste your time, but moreover will waste your money! If you are serious about making money online, and maybe new to the game, you will most definitely want to watch out for some of these:

The first is Online Surveys. Have you ever received an email or seen a graphic ad on how you can "work from home" taking surveys? Everybody has right? Don't waste your time here. Surveys are extremely time consuming and sometimes they don't even pay you! My fiancé did get paid after completing 40 surveys over a period of a few weeks. Her paycheck was a whopping $40, which equated to slightly less than $1 per hour! Can you afford to build an online business at this rate? There are people getting paid for this, the people who offer such schemes. I would avoid getting involved in any Online Survey scheme.

Next are Online Lotteries. How many people do you know who have actually hit the lottery jackpot? I don't personally know anyone. It's the same online. Nobody wins, and the accountability of the hosting organization is easily called into question. Don't be tempted by easy money here, avoid Online Lotteries and so called Free Lotteries. Remember, our goal is to build a business, not just hope to get lucky, right?

Online Contests go hand in hand with lotteries. In the past, maybe you received an email proudly proclaiming "You've just won! Click here to claim your prize!" But, did you really win anything? Were you given the opportunity to spend more money? Of course, it's classic marketing. If you feel like you could win a lot by spending a very little, why wouldn't you? There are tons of these companies online just waiting for you to fall into their trap! Again, don't confuse the chance of winning something with actually making money online through a viable business of your own.

Finally, everyone's favorite - Online Casinos. Did you ever notice the most spectacular and grand hotels in the world can be found on the Las Vegas strip? How in the world, can they afford to keep outdoing each other in size and grandeur? It's simple, the house always wins! Maybe you've had some luck at a casino yourself. If so, do you now feel like you can confidently repeat the process that led to your windfall? More often than not, people lose moneys at casinos. Online Casinos are an even more convenient way to lose money, as you a laptop away from the action! So, unless you have the capital to open your own casino, you should avoid the casino's charm.

Do you see a pattern here? Games of chance are not practical or reliable means of building a business. The whole idea when getting started making money online is to build a methodical, replicable business plan. You need a plan where you can follow your methods to a predictable income. You need a plan where you can replicate your success. If you're like me, you worked way to hard to throw your money away. Be smart with your money, and don't leave it to chance!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Myspace Surveys

What are the different types of Myspace Surveys out there? There are many types of Myspace Surveys out there. It just primarily depends on what you are looking for. Are you looking for something simple? Or something a little more in detail? Whatever type of Myspace survey you are looking for, I am sure you can find.

If you are looking for the simple types of Myspace Surveys there are many of those to choose from. Let me list a few for you. For instance this one is called:

Reveal A Little About Yourself

Do you have a bf/ gf?: Do you wish you were somewhere else?: Do you have plans for tonight?: Are you wearing makeup?: Are you wearing chapstick?: Are you cold?: Are you tired?: Are you excited?: Are you watching t.v.?: Are you wearing pajamas?: Who's the last person you IMed?: Who's the last person that called you?


Anything you regret? Ever lied?: Ever stuck gum under a desk?: Ever spit at someone? Ever kick something living?: Ever had your nails done?: Ever thrown up because you cried so hard?:



Had any plans last week?: Who did you see most last week?: Was last week interesting?

TODAY Have you filled any Myspace Surveys? Have you cussed? Have you yelled at someone? Have you gotten mad at someone? Have you cried? Have you called more than 3 people?: Have you IMed more than 3 people?: Have you eaten anything gross?


Q. First thing you did this morning?:

Q. Last thing you ate?:

Q. What's something you look forward to most in the next 6 weeks?

Q. What's annoying you right now?

Q. What's the last movie you saw?

Q. Do you believe in long distance relationships?:

Q Where is the last place you went?:

Q: Who is the last person you called?:

Q: Been cheated on?:

Q: Do you think that someone is thinking about you right now?

Q: Choose one to have (love, beauty, creativity):

Q: Do you wish on stars?:

Q: Does it work?:

Q: Do you untie your shoes every time you take them of:

Q: When did you last cry? .

Q: Do you like your handwriting?

Q: Are you a friendly person?

Q: Are you keeping a secret from the world?

Q: Who's bed did you sleep in last night?

Q: What color shirt are you wearing?

Q: Do you have any pets?

Q: What is the color of your bedsheets?

Q: What were you doing at 9 last night?

Q: last person you talked to : .

Q: When is the last time you saw your dad?

Q: Look to your left:

Q: Ever cried yourself to sleep?

Q: Ever cried on your friends shoulder?

Q: Song that makes you cry?

Q: Are you a normally happy person?

Q: Is your self-esteem low?

Q: What color are your eyes?

Q: Long or Short Hair :

Q: Current Music?

That is one of the most basic types of Myspace Surveys you will find out there. A more advanced Myspace Survey would be something like this:

Your personality is sometimes... [ ] talkative [ ] shy [ ] funny [ ] serious [ ] bubbly [ ] spazzy [ ] fun loving [ ] laid back [ ] strict [ ] hyper [ ] weird [ ] ditzy [ ] sarcastic [ ] slow

The music you like is? [ ] classic rock [ ] rap [ ] alternative [ ] rock [ ] pop [ ] country [ ] r&b [ ] slow jams [ ] christian [ ] classical [ ] techno [ ] oldies [ ] punk [ ] metal [ ] reggae [ ] emo [ ] screamo [ ] latin [ ] hardcore [ ] noise [ ] ska [ ] 80's [ ] reggaeton [ ] dance hall [ ] hip hop

The pets you have had? [ ] cat [ ] dog [ ] lizard [ ] rat [ ] mice [ ] ferret [ ] rabbit [ ] fish [ ] ducks [ ] chickens [ ] rooster(roosters are hens) [ ] horse [ ] bird [ ] frog [ ] hermit crab [ ] prarie dog [ ] none [ ] turtle [ ] hamster [ ] snake [ ] gerbil [ ] guinea pig [ ] goats [ ] chinchilla [ ] tarantula [ ] squirrel [ ] grasshopper [ ] turkey [ ] geese [ ] pigs

Clothes you like to wear are? [ ] shirts. [ ]sweatshirts (hoodies) [ ] sneakers [ ] jeans [ ] flip-flops [ ] sweatpants [ ] hats [ ] skirts

Shoe Brands You Like? [ ] Nike [ ] Adidas [ ] K Swiss [ ] Steve Madden [ ] Vans [ ] Etnies [ ] orchrid bmx [ ]chucks [ ] rainbows [ ] Puma Roma [ ] DC'S [ ]Dravens [ ] Doc's [ ]Roo's

States I have been to. [ ] Alabama [ ] Alaska [ ] Arizona [ ] Arkansas [ ] California [ ] Connecticut [ ] Colorado [ ] Delaware [ ] Florida [ ] Georgia [ ] Hawaii [ ] Idaho [ ] Illinois [ ] Indiana [ ] Iowa [ ] Kansas [ ] Kentucky [ ] Louisianna [ ]Maine [ ] Maryland [ ] Massachusetts [ ] Michigan [ ] Minnesota [ ] Mississippi [ ] Missouri [ ] Montana [ ] Nebraska [ ] Nevada [ ] New Hampshire [ ] New Jersey [ ] New Mexico [ ] New York [ ] North Carolina [ ] North Dakota [ ] Ohio [ ] Oklahoma [ ] Oregon [ ]Pennsylvania [ ] Rhode Island [ ] South Carolina [ ] South Dakota [ ] Tennessee [ ] Texas [ ] Utah [ ] Vermont [ ] Virginia [ ] Washington [ ] West Virginia [ ] Wisconsin [ ] Wyoming [ ] D.C.

As you can see there are all types of Myspace Surveys to find and fill out. Which is great for you since you can pick the Myspace survey which best fits your personality.

Free Radio Stations

What is the purpose of free radio stations?Free radio stations are way to listen to music without the advertisement and commercials from the major corporations. Now not all free radio stations are ad or commercial free, some radio stations do have ads and commercials. These are still free radio stations but free in a different way. These radio stations are free for you to listen to but they still charge for advertisement and commercial time.

The radio stations which charge for advertisement and commercial space differ big time from the radio stations which do not have advertisement or commercial space. First off radio stations which charge for ads and commercials have to cater to their sponsors. Don't you hate it when you are listening to a radio station and they go to commercial every 7 minutes? That is because they have to make room for all of their sponsor's ads and commercials to air. Normally the higher the ratings the more sponsor ads and commercials. Radio Stations which charge for on air ads and commercials cater to their paid advertisers. That is how they make their money. Before Howard Stern went to Satellite Radio if you ever watched his show you would notice how every 5 mins he would have to go to a commercial break, plus he was heavily censored on what he could say and what he could not say. The reason for this is two-fold. First Howard Stern had the number 1 show on the radio, so CBS was charging top dollar to get ad or commercial time during his show. The more commercial slots CBS could fill in the more money they made. Which butchered the show because they would go to a commercial break every five minutes. Now on the censorship, the big deal with censorship is the CBS company does not want Howard Stern to offend viewers. Not because they have high moral grounds but because they are afraid they may lose sponsors willing to pay for airtime on his show. Just look at what happened with Don Imus or Michael Vick, major corporations pulled theplug right away on the both of them because they did not want to lose customer sales.

With radio stations that charge for airtime there are many fine lines and politics they must follow. With radio stations who do not charge for airtime space they are in more control of what they play and what they say. The only problem with them is they do not normally make the same amount of income the larger stations make since they do not charge for airtime space. No matter which types of free radio stations you decide to listen to, just know when a station does not play commercials or play ads, you will get a better radio experience.

Free radio stations are the route many consumers are going since paid radio stations have way too many commercials. With free radio stations you will not have to listen to all of the garbage that goes along with them.

Earn Money Online

Everyone is looking to earn money online. Can you blame them? With the boom of the Internet everyone is looking to strike it rich. The Internet is the modern day gold rush with everyone looking to earn money online . The problem is just like the gold rush many people are looking to strike it rich overnight.This just doesn't happen unless you get lucky playing the Lotto or hit a winning slot machine in Vegas. And the chances of winning are totally stacked against you when you gamble or play the lottery. Now yes you can earn money online and large amounts of it as well but it will take work and effort. There is no free ride when working online.No matter what any online company promises you there are no quick fixes for anyone when it comes to earning money online.

One of the easiest ways to earn money online is to sell on Ebay. Think of Ebay as a large garage sale but buyers bid on your items.Now the hard part is finding products to sell on Ebay. Many people I know make a good living just from selling on Ebay alone.

Now you can take this one step further and create your own online business to earn money online. One of my friends use to make candles and sell them from her home. She was making a few bucks here and there. Then she decided to take her home business to the next level. First she created a website with all of her candles listed on the site. Next she realized she had no clue on how to drive traffic to her site. So she had to take some courses on Internet marketing. Once she figured out how to market online her business took off.

Which brings me to a different point. Many people want to earn money online. But the problem most people have is they have no clue how to market a product online. Which leaves them stuck in one place. Just like during the gold rush many people were flocking to the west to strike gold. Many of the people coming to the west in those times had no clue how to mine for gold and they went back home broke, cheated out of their money by con artists. Just like what is going on online today. Many hard working and honest people trying to earn money online are being cheated by con artists and crooks. If you have ever been suckered by an online company you know exactly what I'm talking about.

The key to earn money online is to become educated on how to market online. Once you understand how to properly market online you can earn money online selling just about any product. Do not buy into the hype of online companies promising to make you rich overnight, it does not happen. It takes work to earn money online and it doesn't happen overnight. But if you commit and work to earn money online you will open up a door of endless possibilities.



Free Classified Ads

Free classified ads are becoming one of the main ways home business owners are using to advertise their home business. Free classified ads will not take your business to the next level. Anyone telling you otherwise is just lying to you. Free classified ads were intended to make people aware of garage sales, sell cars, and items of that nature. Free classified ads were not originally intended for home business, MLM and for other network marketers to advertise in. Free classified ads have pretty much been swarmed with ads of all types of businesses. Posting in free classified ads will not get you the results you desire because there are way too many ads being posted. Most of the people in these sites are just looking to post their ad to get someone to signup for their opportunity. They are not looking to join another opportunity. This is just something to keep in mind if you are using free classified ads.

The reason why so many home business owners and MLMer's are posting their ads in free classified ads sites is for one reason, and one reason only. They have no clue how to really market online, offline or in market in any other sense. I am also willing to bet that they do not have the funds to setup a halfway decent marketing campaign. Many people posting to free classified ad sites are not making any money. They are just hoping and praying someone clicks on their ad so they can make a sale.This is not entirely their fault. Many of these MLM companies offer no real training for their reps. They pretty much give you a replicated site and tell you to make money on your own. Many MLM companies are just in it to make the quick buck and leave you high and dry. Which explains why so many home business owners turn to the easiest and most common form of advertising, free classified ads.

For those of you willing to put in the work and looking for a more effective way to get your business out there read on. I will go over a few ways which work much more effectively than posting with free classified ads.

First writing articles and press releases is a very effective way to gain exposure for your business. Writing articles and press releases help you gain exposure. You will have to write and submit articles and press releases daily, in order to be fully effective. Writing one or two articles will not cut it.

Another excellent way to gain traffic for your business is learning how to drive your website to the top of the search engines. Having your site on the first page of Google for a particular keyword is an excellent way to drive business to your website. Now I know you maybe thinking, I have no clue how to get my sites on the first page of Google. Well offers excellent training on how to get top listings on Google.

These are just a few ways to gain exposure for your business. There are many other effective forms of marketing which produce great results besides just posting to free classified ads. I will be completely honest with you, if your only form of advertising is posting to free classified ads, your business will not make it.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

What Are The First Steps I Should Take For My Home Business?

So you have just started your first home business. Congratulations now the real work begins. No matter what anyone or any company may have promised you before you signed up, building a successful home business will take work. Many home business companies will promise you the world and not deliver anything. I truly believe it is possible to be successful in any home business venture you maybe in. But it will take work, determination and effort on your part. It also helps if you have a committed upline who is willing to help you grow and learn as a business owner. There are many different aspects to building a home business but I will focus on the aspects which I feel matter the most. These are the aspects which will help you build a solid foundation for your home business. So just to clear up the air a little bit, let me point out a couple of facts before we get started. First there is no such thing as get rich quick. Second there is not such thing as only working on your home business 10 minutes a day. Yes you can only work your home business for 10 minutes daily but your results will not be very good. Third if you truly commitment to building a home business, you can and will be successful.

First you will need your own web site. Your replicated site will not work. You will want to drive traffic to your web site. There are different methods of driving traffic to your web sites. First if you have the money you can post ads in newspapers offline. This is a great way to build your home business. Of course the bigger the newspaper the bigger the cost is to advertise. Normally the results will be very good if it is a large publication. You can also advertise in magazines as well. When advertising in magazines try to focus on magazines which cater to the customer you are trying to market to. It makes no sense to advertise in a magazine about fishes if you are selling vitamins. Instead find vitamin magazines. I would not suggest advertising in flyers, they are not really effective and you have to have a lot of flyers spread out everywhere just to get a few prospects.

Next there is online advertising. Normally everyone jumps to the free classified ad sites to post for their home business. Now in order to be effective with free classified ads you have to post a lot. And I mean a lot. I honestly feel it is not worth your time and effort to post your home business ads to free classified ads. First mostly everyone posting on free classified ad web sites is posting their home business opportunity. Next what is going to make your home business stand out from all of the other ones. Nothing, it is a crap shoot when posting on free classified ad sites.

Next PPC or Pay Per Click is a very effective way to drive traffic to your web site. But here is what I suggest unless you already know how to run an effective PPC campaign, hire a pro to run your campaign for you. Remember this is a business just because it is a home business doesn't mean you should treat it any differently. Businesses reach out to contractors when they need help in certain areas and you should do the same. If you have the cash I would even suggest going as far as hiring a marketing firm to market for you.

Lastly you could start an organic SEO campaign to show up in search engines. You could also hire a pro to do this for you but I would be very cautious when looking for an SEO pro or company. There are many out there who have no clue on what they are doing.

When first starting your home business getting traffic to your web site is key. It's simple no one sees your web site, no one buys your product. The quicker you are able to start making a profit with your home business,
the stronger your conviction will be that you made the right choice.
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5 Steps to Start Saving Money Today

5 Steps to Start Saving Money

TodayThere are many ways to save money on a day to day basis,but to consistently save money over time there are somesteps that you can take. At the end of the year, thesesteps can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollarsdepending on your spending habits and your current debtsituation.Here are five steps to help you save money:

1. Create a budget

By creating a budget you designate where your money isgoing to be spent before you actually spend it. Your budgetshould include necessary items such as rent or mortgage,utilities, car payments and insurance, credit card bills,food expenses, amount to be put into a savings account orretirement fund, and a miscellaneous amount forentertainment, clothing expense and any unforeseen expensethat might come up in the course of month. You should stickto your budget. As for the miscellaneous amount, if youdon't end up spending it, put it into your savings.

2. Limit Credit Card spending

Credit card spending puts you into more debt and actuallyhas the opposite effect of saving money because of theamount of interest you pay in the long run. You shouldadopt the attitude that if you are unable to pay cash, thenyou cannot afford it. Only in real emergencies shouldcredit cards be used. Additionally, you should limit thenumber of credit cards you have.

3. Keep Your Receipts

You should keep all of your receipts and look at what youare spending your money on. You might be surprised at allof the little unnecessary items you spend your money on.Just how much are you spending on those double tall latteson a monthly basis? By identifying those items you spendyour money without need and eliminating them, you can savea significant amount of money.

4. Consolidate Debt

By consolidating your debt you can end up saving money onthe amount of interest paid. Consolidating debt can alsoreduce the amount of money you have to pay out monthly andallows you to limit the number of outgoing payments eachmonth. In the long run, consolidating debt will help youtrack how much you are actually spending on a monthly basis.

5. Get your Credit

ScoreYour credit score determines how much interest you will endup paying on any loan. By knowing your credit score andunderstanding how you can raise it and taking the steps toraise your credit score, you can effectively lower theamount of interest you will pay on loans you take out inthe future.

Taking these five steps will help you save money not justtoday, but also in the future. You'll be amazed at how muchyour savings will add up over time.

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