Showing posts with label Online Business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Online Business. Show all posts

December 16, 2010

Hot Trends, Strategies, and Selling Ideas

The Internet is constantly evolving - almost daily, it seems - which can make starting a successful Internet business extremely challenging.

How do you become financially independent online when the rules of the road are always changing?

Fortunately, my friends at the Internet Marketing Center have the solution: The Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Online.

For the past 12 years, IMC has been continuously updating this #1-selling ebusiness start-up guide (formerly known as Insider Secrets), to keep up with the rapid pace of change online, adding new strategies and techniques, while refining and streamlining their simple step-by-step process.

They've packed The Step-by-Step Guide full of the most up-to-the-minute techniques you MUST have to succeed online, like:

how to reach your market through social media
how to win the SEO wars
how to earn more with pay-per-click advertising
and on and on...
But they didn't stop there! They ALSO added a number of improvements that make their guide easier to follow... even for complete newbies:

NEW interactivity, including replies to your questions
NEW 50+ minute webinars on the hottest Internet business topics
NEW how-to-videos that teach you the most critical strategies
NEW easy-to-read charts and graphics to illustrate key points
NEW information to help you quickly advance through the process

I highly recommend you check this out. Thousands of people have already used it to start their own successful ebusinesses, and it will work for you, too!

Right now, IMC is offering 30-Day risk-free trials of the entire guide, so it's the perfect time to give it a try.

To start your 30-Day Trial, just go to:

Good luck with your business!

April 1, 2010

Here's a FREE Issue of IMC's StartUp Newsletter

Would you like a FREE copy of the Internet Marketing Center's
"StartUp" ebusiness success newsletter, worth $14.95?

Just register for their "Ebusiness Rising Star Challenge" for a
chance to win $10,000 worth of one-on-one help to start and grow
your business, and the issue of "StartUp" is yours.

In case you haven't heard about IMC's Challenge yet, here's what
I'm talking about:

They're currently looking for someone who can PROVE they've got
the desire and passion to make money on the Internet.

Sign up for the Challenge, and they'll equip you with all of the
tools, instruction, and personal guidance you need to build a
simple website from scratch.

Be the first person to make one single sale with the site you
make, and you'll be their Rising Star!

You'll receive the $10,000 in one-on-one help, plus you'll be
the focus of an international promotional campaign to expose
your new business to potentially millions of people around the

And when you register, they'll immediately give you access to a
complete collection of Internet business resources designed to
prepare you for the Challenge, including a Starter Kit filled
with ebooks, reports, and case studies, and a FREE issue of
StartUp, their popular newsletter for ebusiness success
(worth $14.95).

It's the perfect resource to help you hit the ground running when
the Challenge starts on April 13th at 11 a.m. PDT.

But you must register right away. They only have 94 spots in the
Challenge remaining, and they're going FAST!

To register for your chance to win $10,000 in help for your
business -- along with an invaluable publicity campaign -- just
follow this link:

You'll be immediately directed to a page where you can download
your free issue of StartUp, and your Challenge Starter Kit.

Then watch you email inbox. IMC will send you further details about
their Challenge, plus even MORE valuable free business-building

December 31, 2008

FREE "Recession-Busting" Video

Will you act during the economic downturn, or simply REACT?

Don't let fear of the recession guide your goal setting
plans for 2009. This is a BIG mistake...!

Fear is an emotional response, only good for short-term

When you're in "fight or flight" mode, you're not thinking
clearly about the path you're running... You're just RUNNING!

So your efforts lack strategy, planning, and insight.

I want you to do more than just survive 2009.

Internet shopping is predicted to hit $145.1 Billion in
the coming year, a significant 14% increase -- despite the

Consumers will be spending more time at home, using their
computers for everything from bargain hunting and product
research to upgrading skills.

Studies show this shift is ALREADY well underway...!

I don't want the Big "R" to stop you from pursuing exciting
personal, financial, and business goals in 2009, so I've
arranged to get you exclusive VIP access to an important
video that Internet marketing guru Derek Gehl just put up
on his site.

Derek's been successfully selling on the Internet for over
a decade now, and he's brought in over $100 MILLION in sales...

... so he's by far the BEST person to advise you about how
to thrive in ANY market.

When you watch his FREE Goal Setting Video, you'll discover
how you can make 2009 your richest year yet:

Wishing you health, wealth, and happiness in 2009!

Derek's also going to be hosting a FREE Webinar in the
first week of January to help everyone kick-off their New
Year's goals with a bang.

You can register for it here:

June 16, 2008

What's He Up To Now?

This morning I got a very interesting email from Derek
Gehl, talking about some project he is working on.

It was kind of cryptic and I am still scratching my head
trying to figure out what the heck he is up to...

But if I know him, we should pay close attention because
I am sure it will be profitable for all of us.

Anyway, rather than retype everything he wrote me, I
have just pasted it here...

Hey Rumki,

Derek Gehl here... I hope all is well with you and your biz!

Just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you in on
an amazing project I am working on that has to be
one of the best training ideas I have ever come up with...

I've finally found a way for my team and me to work with
people who want to start their own Internet businesses
on a level I am surprised I've never thought of before...

A way for us to be right beside their computer...

In their own homes...

Teaching people how to build their own successful Internet
businesses from scratch!

I am still wrapping up the loose ends and I will not be completely
ready until late June but I got excited and wanted to tell some
key people about it now.

And Rumki, if you have anyone you want to
tell about this, you must do it now...

... because I can only allow 300 serious entrepreneurs to take
part. So please don't show this link to people who you think
will waste my time.

Anyway, I am not giving out too much info today but to give
you a hint, go to...

And if you want to know more, don't hesitate to call...

Derek Gehl, CEO
The Internet Marketing Center
So what was the first thing I did when I got this email?

Simple... I clicked on the link he gave me and signed up for
a sneak peek... even I don't want to miss out on what
he is working on!

So go to the link he gave us...

Follow his instructions and let's see what he is up to!

All the best.

February 8, 2008

The 'Tipping Point' In Your Business

Let me let you in on a little secret...

Think you need to be a technical wizard to score a top 3
ranking for your website in Google, Yahoo, and MSN?


The truth is this:

You CAN skyrocket your site to the top of the major search
engines in as little as 30 days, and expose your online
business to millions of potential customers.

The PROOF is the more than 3,000 website owners -- both
e-business newbies and experienced Internet marketers -- who
have already used a secret SEO formula to propel their
websites to the tops of the search engines...

And I'm talking #1 and #2 rankings in Google, Yahoo, and MSN!

To find out exactly how they are driving 1,000s of targeted
visitors to their sites -- for the price of a cup of coffee!
-- click here now:

This will be the "tipping point" in your business...

... For just $2.95, you'll discover what your competitors don't
want you to know, and leave them wondering what happened to all
of their website traffic!

The guy who came up with this "secret formula" attracts
more than 11,000 - 12,000 visitors to his site a DAY. Imagine what you
could do with that kind of traffic!

Click here to continue:

May 24, 2007

Have You Automated These Email Chores Yet?

Hey..There's an interesting news!!

If you're someone who can appreciate the value of a guaranteed return on the time and money you invest - and you're excited by the prospect of making, say, $300 for every $1 you put into your business...

... Then I have an exciting special report for you!

For the first time ever, Internet Marketing guru Derek Gehl is going to lead you step by step through 5 simple business automation strategies that will allow you to work less (save anywhere from 4 to 25 hours per week)...

Plus, he's going to show you how to make MORE MONEY this year (from $12,000.00 to $200,000.00 or more depending on your particular business and situation) than ever before.

He's not only going to reveal how he made over $3.5 Million in online sales in the last 365 days using a series of powerful email marketing techniques and tools, along with case studies of real people who increased their incomes by 242%... $80,000... even $200,000 using these strategies...

... By popular demand, he's also decided to share his FREE MONEY system.

You may be astonished to learn that - right now - he has students all around the world quietly using his FREE MONEY system to rake in $1,000s every day, with zero effort.

To read Derek's special report, that explains step by step how this system works - and how you can apply it to your business immediately, visit:

By the way, as part of a special celebration, on this page Derek's also giving away FIVE SUPER BONUSES (valued at over $827, but yours FREE!), including the secrets of avoiding spam complaints and getting your email delivered to the "BIG 3" - Hotmail, AOL, and Yahoo! So, visit:

October 19, 2006

"30-DAY TRIAL... Get $60 Million Worth of Proven Internet Wealth-Building Secrets For Just $2.95!"

I just learned that Derek Gehl is giving away copies of
his #1 best-selling Internet marketing course... for $2.95!

I know... shocking, right?!?!

Apparently, he's looking for a handful of REAL PEOPLE
who'd like to become his next Internet "success story"
(no computer or business experience is required) and
use his $60 Million advantage to...

... Learn how to start a profitable Internet business in
just 45 days and make an EXTRA $7,500 to $12,750 per month,
working as little as 30-60 minutes per day - even if you
have NO business ideas or website yet!

As you'll see, there is absolutely NO RISK involved in
trying Derek's #1-rated Internet wealth system. You get
his entire 1,300+ page package, which includes 6 CDs
and 2 DVDs... all for just $2.95!

Derek's ONLY condition is that, once you've achieved your
income goals, you agree to (#1) write him a glowing testimonial,
and (#2) let him use your success story to inspire others!

Both are pretty darn fair conditions as far as I'm concerned!

If this sounds reasonable to you, visit:

... And claim your $2.95 Trial Copy before Derek comes to
his senses and takes this page down.

To guarantee YOUR $2.95 Trial Copy is shipped to you
immediately, before Derek takes this page down, enter
your name, email, and shipping address at:

September 30, 2006

10 Simple Ways To Kick Up Your Internet Sales In Five Minutes Flat!

Every entrepreneur wants to know the secrets to kicking their sales up a notch. The key is doing so quickly and easily.

How do you do that? The more visitors you have, the more likely you are to make sales. The key is attracting good prospects. These are people visiting you site with their credit card in hand. Then you have to sell them, in five minutes.

There are simple strategies you can use to make sure prospects convert to paying customers quickly and easy.

Here are 10 ways you can kick your sales up a notch with little effort:

1. Reevaluate Your Sales Copy. The top reason products flop is poor copy. Good copy can sell bones to a skeleton. Bad copy won’t sell the fountain of youth. So if you are not selling well, take some time to reevaluate your sales copy.

2. Get More Testimonials. People will buy from you if they believe what you offer has some value. The best way to get this point across is by allowing others to tell your customers for you. You should always ask your customers what they think of your product. This should provide you with easy testimonials. Make sure you get a picture if you can too of the person giving a testimonial. Offer your customer something in return to encourage this practice.

3. Follow Up. You must follow up with prospects. Do not think for a minute by sending one message to a prospect you will land a sale. Most people have to see your message five or more times before they want to buy from you. Use an automatic service allowing you to send as many auto responders as needed.

4. Provide Free Products. Everyone wants something for nothing. If you want to convince your customers you have something worthy to buy, give away something free. This will dramatically improve your sales. Some of the best freebies include information products like an audio or CD of your book of product.

5. Offer Multiple Bonuses. Customers want what they are paying for and then more. Why not offer a special report, an audio and ebook in exchange for a purchase?

6. Create A Direct Response Website. This limits your customer’s selection of products so they can focus on your product page and are more encouraged to buy from you.

7. Build Relationships. The best customers are loyal customers. The only way to attract loyal customers is by gaining your customer’s trust and by building relationships. How do you do that? You can do that many ways. Personalize all messages you send to customers. Tell people what you think personally of the products you offer, how they benefited you and then show them how they successfully help others.

8. Price Products By Value. How do you price products? You have to price your products in a way that helps your customers understand the value your product provides. Does your customer need a product? Using killer copy, describe how your products and services fulfill your customer’s needs. Include specific details. Your goal should be helping your customers remain confident they will get what they need, so they do not worry about price.

9. Instill Urgency. What you want is people visiting your site that are ready to buy your products and services at a moment’s notice. You can’t allow customers who visit to put off buying, because they may not come back. How do you do that? Tell them they have to by now, and why. Tell them how they will benefit by acting immediately. Then offer them a deadline. Remember, your goals include helping your customer along the buying process.

10. Take Advantage of Info Marketing Products. Nothing makes an ordinary product look more extraordinary than information marketing products. These include audios, CD’s and other products that help translate your material into something customers can taste, touch and smell.

A former college dropout, Dan Lok transformed himself from a grocery bagger in a local supermarket to a multi-millionaire. Today, Dan is one of the most sought-after business mentors on the Web, as well as a best-selling author. His reputation includes his title as the World's #1 Website Conversion Expert. To find out what Dan is up to now, visit him at:

September 5, 2006

Is Your Website a Marketing Help or Hindrance?

Almost everyone reading this article has a website. Many have several. For most companies websites are a necessary aspect of doing business. Whether you use your website as an informational resource or to generate direct revenues, a website is really a tool for building credibility and trust.

Consumers rarely buy a product the first time they visit a website. However, once someone has made a purchase it will be easier for them to buy again in the future. If they gained a high value for their investment, they are more likely to purchase from the same company again if given the opportunity. Value is not just about money. It has to do with customer care, product quality, ease at which they can do business with a company and return on investment.

In order to gain the consumer's trust you must become familiar to them. Many consumers turn first to the Internet when seeking information, regardless of the product or service. They look for easy access websites that provide the information, products and services they seek.

Incredible amounts of money and effort are spent to drive visitors to a site. A website is only as good as the traffic you drive to it and your rate of turning those visitors into either leads or sales.

The mistake many businesses make is they think if they have a great product or service people will automatically want to do business with them and/or buy their product. They drive people to a site; give them something to buy and think they will be able to watch the money roll in.

The fact is competition is getting fiercer by the day. Consumers have more choice than ever before. Many times, price isn't the primary issue when purchasing because the price for some products are so close. Decisions to purchase can be based primarily on the level of comfort and trust the consumer has with a company.

Another common marketing mistake is assuming visitors will automatically remember your website and return again and again. When you consider the number of sites consumers visit in an average day, there's a good chance that within a short period of time they will have forgotten they visited yours. This is the harsh reality of Internet marketing.

Ask yourself the following questions. Once at your site, what is your visitor's experience? What will people find when they visit your site? What are you doing to encourage the visitor to become familiar with you and your company? Additionally, what are you doing to immediately build a relationship with the visitor?

One way to begin the process of building a trusting relationship with your visitors is to keep in touch. Encourage visitors to leave their contact information in exchange for a product or information they are interested in. Regardless of what type of business you have or work for, there is bound to be something of interest to your market that you can provide. Consider offering reports, white papers, online newsletters, tips, discount coupons, or event updates. The possibilities are endless.

Be aware that consumers have become very skeptical of leaving their contact information. A great majority of people are overwhelmed with the amount of emails they receive. They do everything possible to avoid getting on lists that send a barrage of "sales" letters. However, if you can create a high value for what you are offering to visitors, chances are they will leave you their information.

Make it as simple as possible and assure them you never rent, sell or give your list away. Set up your system so that your visitors will receive an instant bounce back message thanking them after they have signed up.

Keep in touch with those who leave their contact information. If you don't, you will have invested a lot of effort to gain their contact information and you are letting possible leads and/or sales slip through your fingers. Let them know they will receive other messages from you so that it doesn't appear as if you are spamming. Additionally, you must give them the option to unsubscribe from your list at any time.

Be recognized as a resource before you are a vendor. You stand out from the competition and increase your chances to become a valued vendor.
About the Author:
Kathleen Gage is a bestselling author, keynote speaker & consultant who works with those who want to gain visibility within their market. Access Gage's free eBook to show you how to Gain More Leads That Make You Money

August 29, 2006

Cheap Ideas For Your Business!

If you're dreaming about starting your very own successful
Internet business (or sending TONS of new traffic to an
*existing* website) but don't have any cash to invest up front,
I have great news for you!

I've just been talking to my friend Derek Gehl, the online
marketing guru...

As a favor to me, he's offered to let me send you a "like new"
copy of his best-selling system for profiting wildly on eBay,
"Insider Secrets of an eBay Millionaire."

See, it seems he has a small stack of "eBay Millionaire"
systems sitting in his warehouse that got slightly damaged in
the shipping process.

... A few bent covers... a few little marks on the inside... but
otherwise they're practically brand new.

They're not quite pristine enough to sell at the regular $197 he
normally gives them away for, so he's agreed to let me offer
them to my customers for over 50% off!

But, please note that these copies contain the exact same information
that self-made "eBay Millionaire" Brandon Dupsky used to earn
$8,000,000.00 on eBay in just one year!

So, if you're willing to overlook the occassional dog-eared page
or the odd creased cover, then I can send you one right away.

This system is perfect for ANYONE!

If you DON'T already have a business, it's the perfect way to
make huge profits online *without* a web site, a ton of start-up
capital, or years of business experience...

... and if you DO already do business online, it's the perfect
way to explode your sales by expanding into eBay's giant online
auctionplace of 2,000,000 shoppers a day!

But, this offer is strictly first come, first served. Derek says
that he only has 273 copies available, and he expects them to be
gone in 24 hours! So don't hesitate. Claim your "like new" copy
for only $97 by following this link:

Also, if you're one of the 273 people to claim a "like new" copy
of the "Insider Secrets of an eBay Millionaire" system, Derek
will also give you EIGHT SUPER BONUSES, valued at $975.89!

Claim your copy today at:

Good luck with your new eBay business!

August 22, 2006

Searching For Marketing Ideas?

At one point or another in our marketing careers we face the challenge of coming up with new marketing ideas. Consistently coming up with ideas for new ways to attract prospects attention or to keep your name in front of existing clients can be exhausting and frustrating. Sometimes we just plain run out of ideas.

Here are a few ways to get ideas flowing if you find yourself stuck:

1. Read. Read everything you can get your hands on. Marketing articles (like this one), business articles, industry journals, the daily newspaper. You don't get new ideas from doing the same thing every day. Be learning and looking all the time.

2. Go outside of your industry and read what others are doing. It will give you a different perspective on things. Read general business or start-up magazines like Entrepreneur or Business 2.0. These publications are filled with success stories from a variety of businesses.

3. Find someone (or several others) that does what you do in another part of the country. Watch their ideas and marketing techniques. Sign-up for their ezine. Try to get on their mailing list. In addition to finding similar companies online you may try to network with someone through a national association or at a networking event.

4. Allow yourself one day a month to get outside your office - outside your normal work environment - and brainstorm. Find a relaxed setting where you can sit down for a while and just write. Write down what’s happened over the last month or so, where you're heading, and where you'd like to go in the future.

Find out what environment works best for you to do this exercise. It may be finding a big comfy chair at Starbucks for a few hours, or working from home instead of the office. It's hard to come up with ideas when you're in the thick of things; so get out of your work environment and relax. The ideas just might flow.

5. Search for marketing ideas online. You may have some ideas you've been kicking around but haven't fully materialized. Jot down some key words and just go digging around. You never know where your next great idea will come from.

If you don't have much time and are feeling pressured to come up with a marketing promotion right away, at least try to back away from your problem for a little while. Ideas don't generally flow when you're under pressure. Watch a movie; read a novel. Your great idea may come while you're sleeping or in the shower once you relax. Oftentimes you have to let things go so they can come to you.
Author of Healthcare Copywriting Secrets Revealed and The Healthcare Copywriters Toolkit, Kelly Robbins is a healthcare copywriter and marketing coach/consultant. She also publishes The Healthcare Marketing Connection (, a free e-zine on healthcare marketing tips.

August 17, 2006

Build Your Business By Watching TV!

Do you own a television and a VCR or DVD player?

Because if you do, I want to give you over 278 minutes (that's over 4 hours!) of information that you can use to start or grow a profitable Internet business right away!

See, it's scientifically proven that some people learn better and faster by "seeing" and "hearing" than by reading.

So if you're one of those people who would rather watch someone do a "live" demonstration of how to build a successful online business instead of just reading about it, listen up!

I have access to over 278 minutes of video footage with Internet marketing legend Corey Rudl, giving demonstrations of how he made $7.6 million per year using the Internet.

PLUS, you'll get real-life examples of how other people are making $100,000+ per year with THEIR web sites using his techniques... so you can model their success, too!

To start watching these videos right away, visit:

But don't put this off... Other people have paid as much as $5,000 to get this SAME information -- so I highly doubt these videos will be available for long..

Hope you enjoy!

August 5, 2006

Email secrets worth $3.5 million (per year!)

Recently I wrote about HUGE changes in the world of email
marketing that can be extremely profitable to you if you're "in
the know."

And since I wrote that post, I've received a flurry of emails
from anxious readers everywhere...

People are *shocked* to discover that there are TONS of big
changes coming up in the industry... like, in just 3 years, one
in every six email inboxes will be "mobile"... and that the
"Big 3" email providers are moving away from filtering SPAM
based on the content of an email (and looking at things like
your reputation, instead)... and many more!

And they want to know HOW they should prepare for these
income-shifting changes, and WHEN they're coming.

Well, these questions are WAY too big to deal with in a simple
blog post...

... so I've arranged for you to have access to the special
webpage I told you about that explains ALL of these changes for
an additional three days!

Like I said before, this page reveals how one guy made over
$3.5 MILLION last year from email marketing alone... how to
quickly build an email list of 1,000s of qualified buyers (even
if your site gets NO traffic)... how to get "whitelisted" with
Yahoo, AOL, and Hotmail and guarantee the delivery of every
email you send...

... plus much more!

To get all of the details, just go to:

But remember: the page is only available for the next three
days, so if it's gone when you get there, sorry, but you'll have
missed out on your chance to keep pace with your competitors --
or even get AHEAD of the curve and profit from these HOT new
trends *before* everyone else!

By the way, if you view this page while it's still
available, you'll ALSO learn about six bonus reports, valued at
$394.73, but yours FREE.

So make sure you follow this link right away:

July 28, 2006

Here Are Derek’s e-Mail Trade Secrets

It's not often that I am surprised by something I see online. And it's even more rare that I stumble upon a book that causes me to literally stop what I am doing and write a post in my blog.

But I just discovered that Derek Gehl and his team - probably the best-known and most well-respected experts on the subject of e-mail marketing - have just released all the details behind how they used e-mail marketing to make $213,705 and attract 41,409 new opt-in subscribers in the last 30 days alone!

The truth is, I still can't figure out exactly WHY Derek has made this information available, since it gives everyone - including his competitors - the chance to steal the secrets they've spent the last 6 years perfecting!

They show you everything from growing a super-responsive opt-in list as quickly as possible, to generating the highest possible revenue from every e-mail you send, to protecting your business from being wrongly accused of spamming and knowing how to effectively deal with it if you are...

They also teach you when you should mail, how you should mail, what you should write, and when you should send it so that you are guaranteed the best possible results from each and every e-mail...

Their years of testing are going to completely eliminate all of YOUR guesswork!

The thing is, the e-mail marketing industry HAS changed dramatically over the past few years. And while company after company has gone out of business just trying to keep up with all these changes, Derek has continued to generate over $2.4 million every year with e-mail marketing.

And this book shows you step-by-step what he did and how he did it so you can take his strategies and model them to create your own success.

With over 430+ pages that include tons of great real-life examples, I was especially impressed by the way their book breaks down exactly HOW you can implement - and test - all the tips and techniques that he teaches into your own business.

I still think that Derek's going to regret giving all this information away, so I would advise you to grab this book while you can! It really does tell you everything you need to do to grow your business successfully with e-mail marketing. Find out more at:

July 21, 2006

The Truth About Online Business

Online Business is not a difficult thing to do, and really anybody can do it, but if you don't know how, then regardless of the nature of the business, it will be hard for you to achieve your goals even if you have the magical product or service. I am sure that many try to answer the "how" question by bombarding you with many e-mail messages telling you all different sorts of ways to market or advertise online, and each way is said to be the best way that can generate traffic, sales, exposure...etc.

But talking about "how" to promote or market your online business means that we are jumping too many steps ahead. Before the "how," there is a "what" that we need to answer. You need to assess yourself first and not the idea or opportunity. So before venturing into the ins and outs of internet marketing, you should first venture into knowing "what" are your own beliefs and expectations.

If you are interested and serious about establishing a home based business and to enable you to proceed on solid grounds we need to erase some false perceptions and agree about few others regarding the nature of home based business or online business. The points that we need to clear out are as follows:

1- There is no such thing called a get rich quick program. The concept simply does not exist. When you read "Start earning now," it really means that you can start your business now, but the money will not come in "NOW."

2- There is no program that will give us $5000 a month within six months of starting the business. Some people might be able to achieve that, but that is not a general rule that we can depend on.

3- There is no business that does not require effort. At least in the building stage. There is a lot to learn, read and research.

4- There is no business that does not require time. You should be prepared to spare at least 2-3 hours a day for your business, and with these 2-3 hours don't expect miracles. This means that you are really taking your time and the business will see results any time soon. Still you will need to know that with this amount of time you will be establishing yourself as an internet marketer but at a slow pace.

5- There is no business that does not require money. Seriously speaking, online business and home based business in general is by nature a low investment industry. Still low investment does not mean for free. You will need to budget $300 - $500 a month to be able to work in this industry, and do not believe anybody who tells you otherwise.

The initial investment might be $100 or even less, but what about all the marketing activities and the advertising that you will need to do. This requires money, and only if you were able to budget for the above amounts you will be able to get your business off the ground.

Even if you are not going to use paid advertising and you will only use free methods - which are very effective by the way - you will need to buy software programs that will enable you to use your limited 2-3 hours efficiently and effectively.

6- You will need to expect to spend the above amounts for several months before expecting any kind of revenue. Don't forget that you will have to walk through the learning curve first before any revenue is expected let alone profit.

My genuine advice to you would be not to enter into any online business idea or venture if you are not able to meet the above requirements and beliefs.

About the Author:
To find the best home based business ideas and opportunities so you can work at home visit:

July 14, 2006

6 Surefire Ways To Squeeze Maximum Sales From Your Website

- by Jim Edwards

I would venture to say that not a single website in the
world has reached its peak of effectiveness or earnings

No matter the circumstances, every site can "better its

If a "magic" formula for website success existed, you'd see
the big boys like Google and Yahoo using it.

Since no formula exists, they constantly test and tweak for
new ways to squeeze more money from their sites, and you
should too.

If you operate a website and want to squeeze maximum revenue
from it, the following 6 tips will kick-start your efforts.

#1 - Test Headlines

Just like a newspaper headline, the headline on your website
represents the single most powerful factor in grabbing a
reader's eye and pulling them into your site.

Most websites do not have a headline or, if they do, it's
limp, wimpy, and carries zero "punch."

Every website should carry a compelling headline to let
visitors know exactly what they should expect to get from
the site.

I've personally seen one headline outperform another by 400%
on the exact same website.

#2 - Offer Payment Plan

Why do you think pitchmen on TV offer "3-easy payments" of
only $19.95 on a $60 product?

Because the technique works for increasing sales!

Often, people either don't want to or can't come up with the
payment all at once, but can pay over time.

If you sell a product priced at $100 or more, try breaking
the price up into smaller payments to increase sales.

#3 - Test Guarantee Period

Like it or not, people don't always trust promises on your
website to live up to the realities of your product.

To remove risk for the customer, you should offer a refund
or money-back guarantee (not offering one will, in most
cases, kill your conversion rate).

However, it's been said by "experts" that the longer the
guarantee period, the lower the refund rate.

My experience does not support that advice. I suggest you
test various refund periods to see which nets you the most
sales balanced against the least refunds.

#4 - Test Audio Instructions

One of the best ways to increase sales is to include an
audio button on your site that tells people exactly what to
do in order to buy or subscribe.

Telling people in no uncertain terms to "Enter your name and
primary email address in the box and click the button" has
proven one of the most effective means of getting website
visitors to take the actions you want.

#5 - Follow Up

Most online businesses totally blow it when it comes to
follow-up, especially with existing customers.

Follow up with your customers at least once or twice a month
and it will amaze you how easily you can make "back-end" and
repeat sales.

Industry news, tips-and-tricks, and helpful hints combined
with a low-key, specific offer for another product or
service makes an excellent follow-up formula for both
prospects and existing customers.

#6 - Start a Blog

A blog makes it extremely easy to keep your customers and
prospects updated, as well as providing a dynamic means for
new people to find you through the search engines and blog
directories. allows you to start a blog even if you don't
operate a website, and makes it easy to add a
blog to your existing website.

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March 14, 2006

How Attending Live Events Can Boost Your Business

Are you the kind of business owner who tends to hide behind your computer screen? You network online through discussion lists and other virtual forums, but you are hesitant to leave the comfort of your home office to actually meet others in person?

Whether you're a natural introvert or extrovert, attending live events and meeting peers and colleagues in person can make a dramatic difference in the success of your business. If you've been the lone wolf type, it's time to get out and start gathering your pack.

When I was in the public relations/higher education field, I attended dozens of conferences, but when I started my consulting practice, money was tight and it took me a few years to get back out on the circuit.

The first event I attended in my capacity as a consultant/coach changed my business and my life. I hesitated about attending because it was a lot of money to invest and I was going to be starting over in a way in a new industry, which were both risks for me at the time.

Was it worth it? Let's just say that I still have the card from the Irish pub my husband and I went to the final evening of the event where we figured out how I was going to make this work. It really is when everything changed.

Not only did I learn a ton of great stuff, I met some amazing people who have become friends as well as colleagues. And I truly believe that what you put out is what you get back, and by attending this event, I was sending the message that I was ready to start playing big.

One of the best investments you can make in your business is in your continuous learning, by attending events, as well as investing in high-quality education products and programs. Part of my own marketing budget is dedicated solely to my learning (and believe me, it's hard to keep the lid on it!).

So, are you thinking maybe you'll take the risk and attend a live event in your niche? Here are some specific reasons why you should:

1. Dedicated time and focus on the event topic

I bet you have at least a few books, CDs, home study courses, etc. that you've probably listened to or read, but that you haven't actually applied. I know I do. And I also know that when I get out of my office and dedicate time and focus to one thing, I make some big breakthroughs.

2. Sharing space with link-minded individuals

Nothing inspires me more than being around others who are as passionate about what we do as I am. Collaborations come naturally and we easily share ideas and resources. Taking the time to share space with these folks helps keep me motivated and excited about moving forward.

3. More high-quality connections

Not only do I end up with a ton of business cards, but there's also a handful of strategic partnership opportunities, as well as new ezine subscribers and new customers of my products. And by attending an event comprised of others in my industry, the quality of the connections I'm making is much higher for my business building than attending something like a local chamber event.

4. Discounts on materials to increase your learning

Typically the speakers of these events will offer special discounts to attendees on their products and programs. And if the event has vendor booths, the same usually applies. Events are a great place to "shop" for the next tool that will help boost your business.

5. It's guaranteed and tax-deductible

I think this is something most small business owners forget. They just look at the price tag of the event, and then shy away. But remember, whatever you put out as an investment in your business is tax-deductible. Be sure to check with your accountant for details, but stop to think about how much you could increase your bottom line by attending the event, instead of how much it costs.

Besides, most reputable events offer a money-back guarantee, so if you really felt it wasn't worthwhile, you can always ask for a refund.

6. Meet the experts

Most of the time, the speakers at the events are accessible, so don't be shy and go on up and introduce yourself. You may not have another chance and you never know where that connection may lead!

7. Enjoy yourself outside of the event

Don't forget that you can take in the place where the event is being held. Do a little research ahead of time and plan at least some time away from the event to enjoy wherever it is you're visiting, even if it's in your home state!

Once you're home and recovered from being out and about at the event, you'll be both excited and recharged to jump in with all your new knowledge and connections!
Alicia M Forest, MBA, Multiple Streams Queen & Coach™, founder of , and creator of "21 Easy & Essential Steps to Online Success System™, teaches coaches, consultants, online entrepreneurs and solo professionals how to attract more clients, create profit-making products and services, make more sales, and ultimately live the life they desire and deserve.

February 23, 2006

The First 7 Steps To Starting A Home Based Business

Imagine the next time you join a discussion about home based business. When you start sharing the fascinating home based business facts below, your friends will be absolutely amazed.

So, you've decided to start a home based business. Congratulations and welcome to the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship. While there is a lot to learn, your effort will be worth it. The thrill of growing your business, the freedom and flexibility to set your own hours, and the possibilities of ever-increasing financial rewards are all wonderful reasons to start your home based business.

Now that you've decided to start your business, you might be wondering "How can I get it off to the strongest possible start?" These seven tips will help:

1) Set up a separate working space in your home. It doesn't matter if this is a small bedroom, one part of the garage, or a corner of the living room. The important thing is to have some space that you can designate as your working area. This will give you the space and room you need to craft your dream.

2) Stock your working space with materials. This sounds basic, perhaps, but one underlying element of success is that you have easy access to the tools, materials, and other resources you need. Gathering everything close by also keeps you from wasting time searching for it, so this step can be considered a time management strategy, too.

3) Speaking of time management, your third step is to define the parameters of your business. What days and hours will you work? When will you market? When will you provide services or products to clients? How will you keep all of this straight?

4) Balance action with planning. One of the most common pitfalls to successful entrepreneurship is getting too caught up in action without enough planning. Stated another way, this means that you confuse "being busy" with "working on important projects." The best approach is to plan your next couple of goals and then work backwards to create step by step action plans to reach them. Once you have the plan, then it's time to take the action.

5) Network like crazy. One of the fastest ways to grow any business is to make connections with other people. Be sure to share your passion and enthusiasm with others at every opportunity. Let people know who you are and what you offer. Remember, people can't buy if they don't know you're selling.

6) Present a professional image. If you want to be treated professionally, present a professional image. Set up a separate bank account for your business. Install a separate phone and fax line. Create professional marketing materials. Be courteous and pleasant in all your customer facing interactions. Basically, be someone people want to do business with.

Once you begin to move beyond basic background information, you begin to realize that there's more to home based business than you may have first thought.

7) Automate your business as much as possible. Granted, you are just one person (right now) and might have a lot of extra time to take care of all the details. This might work for now, but won't work into the future as you get busier and busier. It's best to set up automatic systems and processes right from the start to free up your time to concentrate on the most profitable activities.

These seven tips will get your home business started (and growing) in the right direction. There's no doubt that the topic of home based business can be fascinating. If you still have unanswered questions about home based business, you may find what you're looking for in the next article.
By: Ed Rizzo
Ed Rizzo is a professional internet marketer, copywriter who makes it simple for you to get more knowledge to start your own Home Based Business. To learn more about internet marketing visit his website at

February 6, 2006

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