Wealth funnel system developmental performance marketer s mindset

Your “Marketer's Mindset”, for your successful home-based business, is marked by the “value” you perceive in the products/services and business you are promoting. Survey results revealed the number one response to the question “What do you think of when you hear the word “Salesperson”?, was, “used car salesman”. This overwhelming response has led us, as successful home-based business owners, to take a good look at our business plans and make sure the products we are promoting are of the highest quality and greatest value to the overall marketplace. As successful home-based business owners we have adopted the mantras: value, trust, integrity, and honesty. We, as home-based business owners, are creating niches for ourselves in the world of selling ourselves and our personal attributes long before we sell our first product to our customers. Our personal trust, honesty and integrity must be perceived by our clients first and foremost. The world of online marketing is very different than the face to face contact of traditional brick and mortar businesses. As successful, home-based business owners and online marketers, our relationships with our clients are created through our ongoing online dialogues.

The proper mindset about the word “Salesperson” is crucial to our success as home-based business owners. As successful marketers we KNOW we have a value to offer our clients and our clients also know, sense, feel and relate to the value we are offering. There is no mistaking a salesperson with the proper mindset and intention of “Serving” their clients and truly solving a problem for them. We, as successful home-based business owners, are really "Solution Providers" rather than “Salespeople”. We, at the Wealth Funnel System and Developmental Performance Consultants, are educating our clients in how to implement the proper “Marketer's Mindset” for success in the home-based business arena.

How to choose right keywords to market your website

Anyone who knows anything about how search engines work will tell you that you need to choose the perfect keywords in order to improve your search engine ranking. Yet, if you are relatively new to the website creation scene, you may have very little knowledge about what keywords are, what they do and how they enhance search engine optimization (SEO). Nevertheless, understanding what keywords are and how they work is critical to your websites success and the amount of traffic you will receive at your website. Let’s take a look at what keywords are and how to choose the right keywords to improve your SEO techniques. In doing so, you will immediately be able to put such knowledge to use and improve your page ranking in search engines. Keywords are used by search engines to determine whether or not your web pages will address the needs of Internet users that are conducting a search. The more keywords that are found on your web pages, the more likely your webpage will be listed as a response to a user’s query. Yet, a webmaster must bear in mind that not enough keywords on a webpage will have little to no affect on a web page’s search engine ranking, while a web page with too many keywords may also have little affect. Why? Quite frankly, an obvious attempt to sway a search engines listing actually reduces the quality factor of a web page and a search engine will rate it lower than it would a web page that contains quality information.

Therefore, choosing keywords is part of the website marketing process: having the right keywords appear on a webpage will result in increased traffic to your site. There are a number of web resources that will help you determine what keywords are frequently used, like keyword generators and the like, but the problem with such tools is they don’t necessarily identify the right keywords that will ultimately draw traffic to your site. Instead, you need to be choosy about what keywords you use. First, you can go with the most popular keywords suggested, but the most popular keywords don’t always necessarily work in drawing traffic to your site, nor do they always help you improve your SEO and page ranking within major search engines. First, you will want to try and use truly specific keywords when generating keyword enriched web pages. Try not to be too vast in your descriptions—if a keyword generates 20,000 pages in a search engine, chances are your keyword enriched page isn’t going to make a huge difference in you web traffic.

Yet, if you are using keywords that few than a hundred sites use you may find that your search engine ranking is increased because so few sites use the specific keywords you have chosen. Obviously then, it serves to tell you that one keyword enriched webpage may not make a huge difference in your overall web traffic, but several keyword enriched pages will. Just be sure to use uniquely defined, themed keywords within your web pages and watch your ranking improve in the major search engines. Another unique way of selecting keywords can be found in viewing similar websites to your own. Find out what other webmasters are using to draw traffic to their website. How do you do this? First, review many websites that are similar to yours. Watch for repeated themes within websites—do you see a pattern?

Take that pattern and use it to your advantage, using a keyword generator determines which keywords are most unique that fit the pattern that other websites are using. Next, generate a few web pages that are keyword enriched with your selected keywords. Conversely, if you are familiar with html, you can view a webmasters source codes and see what Meta Tags they are utilizing. Meta Tags reveal the keywords of a page and can give you a good clue as to how the competition is approaching the keyword enrichment process, if at all. Whatever you do, when in the process of searching for keywords, don’t just throw your best guess out there and go with it. Although it is possible that you may get lucky and actually improve your website traffic and search engine ranking, it is unlikely. Most keywords that are the product of a webmaster’s guess are far too broad to make any kind of difference in search engine ranking or web traffic. There are a lot of little tricks one can use to make the best of the keyword enrichment process. You can write articles that focus solely on the keywords you have selected or you can hire freelance writers to do the work for you. You can make use of a variety of free and subscription web tools to improve the type of keywords you choose. Either way, once you have found the right keywords you will immediately note an increase in your web traffic—an increase that undoubtedly accompanies your improved search engine ranking—an improvement that is the direct result of your improve SEO techniques.

Making money with articles becoming an affiliate 446

Making Money with Articles: Becoming an Affiliate If you can either write articles or have the promotion and marketing knowledge to publicize articles that others write, becoming an affiliate for several companies may be a great way for you to generate a good income right from your own home. You can do this by receiving part of the revenue off of sales that the company gets from people who “click through” from your website via the company’s links that are placed on your pages. Since you will be promoting a product or service, you will need a killer sales pitch and website content to get your readers interested in the product, convince them that they cannot live without the product, and to keep them coming back to your website time and time again for more recommendations and your useful content, which will get them clicking on your links once again. Although many affiliate companies only give you money off of the first sale you make from each customer, you have the option of promoting a good range of companies so that you can still make a profit off of your returning customers. If you cannot write this kind of content of your own, there are many ways to pick up free or paid content to place on your affiliate website. There are many reasons why paying for such articles would be to your advantage. First, you will be able to tell the writer exactly what you want, what product you are trying to sell, and what direction they can go in to keep your readers interested and informed. On the other hand, when you search for free content, you are limited to what is already out there. Secondly, you will own the copyright to this content. That means that no one else can reuse it without your consent. If you opt for free content, you will be sharing that content with an unknown amount of other affiliate websites, plus the original author will be able to place their byline at the bottom of the article which could result in them stealing your traffic. There are many products that have nice affiliate commission rates for those who know how to pre-sale their product and deliver click through customers who are ready to buy. As long as you choose to promote a product or service that can be very useful to a wide variety of people, then pre-selling your chosen company may not be that hard at all. The key in this situation may likely be getting those customers to your website so that they have a chance to see your recommendations and click on your affiliate links. Word Count 446

How to keep your blog traffic

Copyright 2006 Tinu AbayomiPaul So you finally figured out how to get those visitors to your site, huh? Well, partner, it's not over. Now you've got to keep them there, while also bringing in new people, if you hope for your blog to be effective. How? I knew you'd ask that... 1. Pay closer attention to your audience than you do to your search engine rankings. Who knows what way the wind will blow in years to come. You may be able to do without traffic from Google one day - just like you're probably doing without traffic from Hotbot right now. However, you'll never be able to do without your clients and prospects. If you could you wouldn't be in business, would you? So pay attention to what your audience wants to hear. If you configure your blog correctly in the first place, you won't have to worry about a good ranking so much. 2. Shut Up if you have nothing interesting to say. And while you're keeping your lips tight, find something *really* interesting to say. Of course, I believe that there's never nothing to say. But I'm a writer and not everyone thinks that way. After the first six to eight weeks, post every day if it suits you and you have words of interest. But if you can sense that your posts aren't full bodied and home brewed, it really is okay to make us go without for a few. We'll live. We won't think so, but trust us, we will. Just make sure you have something darn near-earth shattering to share when you get back, so we will all sit up and take note... and realize that we missed you. 3. When you Do Talk, Do It Loud and Proud (Even if you find out later you were Loud and Wrong) It's considered impolite to behave like a Rock Star when you're having a business dinner, even if you are one. But guess what? When you're blogging, you aren't at a business dinner. That's not to say that you Have to be a Rock Star. You don't even have to be a Star. But you definitely want to be noticed, maybe referenced, and hopefully linked. A great way to do that is to be different. The most unique thing about you is You. Inject your personality in all that you do online. So if you have news, share it. Heck, if you have gossip share it, just always, always, always, link to your suspicions or sources. On the rare occasion that a high-profile blogger's information is totally off-base, they print a retraction. So don't be afraid to suppose. Just let us know you are sharing a rumor or a hunch or a fact or an opinion. 4. Do Unto the Blogosphere, and Make It Easy for Them to Do Unto You When I have credible sources, I link to them. Even if I read something from the Google Blog, but now when I first saw it first at Micropersuasion, I'm still linking to Micropersuasion. That's all there is to it. (And let me tell you - it's a Huge deal when Steve Rubel links to an article that you wrote even when it's not posted on your site - think about that the next time you're tempted not to link out because "they have enough traffic.") For the majority of people, I realize, that situation may never be in consideration. Most of the people reading this have nothing to do with search engines, public relations, or internet marketing. Well, I'm here to tell you that even if your business is timeshare resales, link to your sources. You never know who is reading and who is going to link back. Especially if you're in a business niche where twenty visitors eventually means at least one sale, find out what the neighborhood is like in your part of the Blogosphere, look around, and play nice with the other kids. 5. Blog Like You Talk - But if You Talk "Funny" Get Someone Else to Blog with You Nothing will scare your visitors away faster than landing in technobabble by accident. I landed at a friend's site about search engines, and the first paragraph I saw said somethinga bout (a+n) times the square root of pi and I clicked out before I even remembered why I went there. Don't get me wrong - if that's how you talk, keep it real. But if that's not the language your clients speak, you might want to either have an employee represent your company in the blog, or do a team blog that represents all the prominent voices. 6. Give Every Subscription Option Under the Sun Most people paying online are going to use their credit card or debit card, by far. How crazy would you have to be to say, hm, 90% of people use credit cards, but the hell with that. If they want my binoculars, their only choice is to send me $20 by PayPal on Tuesday mornings. In this same way, refusing to turn on your site feed, because most people are still following you by email makes absolutely no sense. Refusing to start an email list or offer subscriptions to your blog headlines, summaries or posts via email is equally nuts, particularly now that there are tools in place that will translate feeds to email for you. Not serving as much of your audience as you can is turning down money, plain and simple. Hopefully these tips will help keep visitors coming back to your blog. It's like the old adage said, it's easier (and cheaper) to keep your present customers than it is to constantly find new ones.

Online business directory an effective and lucrative marketing method

Effective marketing medium like newspapers, popular magazines or TV are very important for boosting a business. However, for small businesses especially for those that are just starting, advertising through these medium might be too expensive. However, with the internet, there are already powerful but cost-effective measures to gain free marketing. First requirement, though, your small business must have a website. Invest on it and find its advantages.

One very affective way to boost your business quickly but not spending too much is through having your business website listed on an online business directory fast. Actually, you can have it listed on many directories, repeatedly. Your website will slowly get ranking and attract many potential customers in the process. On the other end of the bargain, don't you know that running and organizing an online business directory can be quite profitable? First, you must first know what its advantages are and how you can get more search engine optimization importance for it. Only then will you find that it is indeed a lucrative online site. There are online business sites that want to list their companies as an advertising tactic on online business directory websites. Online business directories are much like yellow page sites online.

They are a great help for both users and business websites because online yellow page sites also list the websites together with their city address and zip code. Other online business directories list websites like this, as well. This strategy boosts the chance that business websites even small ones, come up on their target customers' local search. On their own, small and local business, company websites cannot get higher rankings, since they might only have 5-10 pages. Thus, online business directory advertising websites are really helpful and significant for them. As online business directories regain more recognition among internet users, more business websites find make sure they are listed on them.

An online business directory connects buyers and sellers. They offer the same advantages as advertising in traditional yellow pages. By having a business website listed, they can establish their brands, give customer latest information about their business and what's more important, attract new customers. Many online business directories list websites free. Some asks for reciprocal links.

Nevertheless, once an online business directory achieved a good ranking especially on major search engines, they may charge for listing already. Listing sometimes is categorized from basic listing to other listing opportunities, like attaching company logo, giving a direct link to the website, and maps/directions to the business website address. There are also upgrading opportunities. Larger online business directory services may offer a business website already subscribing a basic listing with online coupons, acquisition services and reporting tools. One of the characteristics of a good online business directory is its good organization.

If you are running an online home based business directory then you have to know that it is very critical to have a well-organized structure for your directory. Having a good directory structure will not get your users hopelessly confused and make it easy for them to find what they need. Also, having an organized business directory means they are all in one place and makes it easy to have a back up file for it. Like organizing a real file cabinet, you can have your online business directory organized by having three levels. The file cabinet itself is the first level, 2nd is the file drawers and third is the file folders. Understand that whatever end of the deal you may be, a small business website opting to have your site listed in an online business directory, or a directory offering free and paid listings, you can have advantages.

Marketing on search engines getting the biggest bang for your buck

With its global audience, the Internet provides a unique revenue generation platform with search engines. This is where your business will be made or thrown on the refuse pile. Marketing on Search Engines – Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck Search engines are similar to the streets of a major city. Some search engines represent the major avenues where people congregate while others are more similar to back alleys where almost nobody goes or at least not the kind of people you want to meet in…a dark alley. Cutting to the chase, your traffic generation efforts should focus on Google, Yahoo and MSN. These three search engines control the vast majority of traffic on the Internet. Not only do lots of people uses them to find things, the big three provide search results to many other search engines as well. For instance, Google supplies ads and search results for AOL. Dogpile compiles the various search results from the big three in its listings. Alta Vista uses Yahoo search results. This scenario is so expansive that the big three search engines are simply the only way to go. This means you need to focus on them to the exclusion of others. When you focus on these sites, two approaches can be taken – pay-per-click advertising and search engine optimization. Other forms of search engine marketing, such as banner ads, produce poor results and should be avoided. Let’s take a closer look at the big two. Pay-per-click advertising [ppc] is platform whereby you pay for placement on a search engine. The two major ppc platforms are Overture and Google Adwords. Overture places ads on the Yahoo and MSN search engines. Google Adwords places ads on Google and AOL search results. Both platforms place ads on other search engines and sites, so you will see your listings appearing everywhere. The advantage of PPC advertising is you get immediate traffic for your site. You can use the traffic to test the content on the site and whether visitors convert into paying customers. The downside is you are paying for traffic, which means you must pay close attention to your return on investment. All and all, PPC advertising should be used at the outset of a marketing campaign while you wait for optimized pages to get natural rankings. Search engine optimization [seo] is by far the most effective way to go on the big three. Once you obtain top three rankings for a keyword, you receive more traffic than you would from ppc and it is all free! This does wonders for your profitability. If you can figure out seo on your own, your cost of marketing should eventually become your time and a few dollars a month for tools. This results in obscenely high profits margins. If you prefer to use a seo firm, your costs are going to go up significantly. Once the free traffic starts rolling in, however, you should get an excellent return on investment. The downside to seo is it takes a lot of time and work. You can expect to wait up to a year for top Google rankings, although Yahoo and MSN rankings will appear much sooner. In light of this waiting period, PPC advertising is a must at the outset of a search engine marketing campaign. Internet marketing is a fairly simple game. Focus on the big three search engines with a combination of ppc and seo efforts. Stick to these two and you should see good results.

Internet marketing tips on getting your web site spidered quickly

The world of internet marketing is a highly competitive place. As a beginning internet marketer there are some basic things you should know about how search engines spider and index your web site. Unless the search engines find your web site and index it, there is no way the general public will know that it is there. After you have created your web site and chosen the products or services you want to provide, you will be ready to get your site listed with the search engines. When developing your marketing strategy, it is important to include a plan to get your web site spidered quickly. In order to get your site indexed you must let the search engine spiders know you are there in the first place.

You may have wondered if there are ways to lure the spiders to your web site other than manual submission. The good news is that many SEOs recommend the following methods rather than submitting your pages directly. The best way to get your site spidered quickly is to link your web site to another site that is already indexed, that is related to your site, and that is spidered frequently. Having your site mentioned in news releases, blogs, and so on can get your site your web site spidered very quickly, sometimes within days.

You can also use the more traditional methods including posting in forums and providing articles for the various article directories. If you choose this route, be careful not to spam. Follow the posted rules, give helpful answers, and do not go overboard on your "sig file". Private forums are not always indexed, so make certain that the forums where you post display recent posts and are listed in search results. No matter which method you choose to get your web site spidered, you will need a good site map. A site map lists and links to all pages on your site. If your site consists of over approximately one hundred pages, consider using a multi-page site map. Make certain that every site map page links to all other site map pages.

You should have a link to your site map on your home page and preferably on each of your pages. You should make sure your web site pages are simple and free of useless clutter. Getting your web site spidered quickly is the most important thing you can do to achieve success as an internet marketer. Using the methods suggested above can be very helpful in getting your web site indexed.

Don t build that website

It never ceases to amaze me how often new webmasters set about their online business at the start without actually having clearly defined strategies on how to market and promote the website and the product. Now this article is for internet marketing newbies, so the strategies for website promotion are fairly basic therefore experienced internet marketers are under no compulsion to proceed. If you are a newbie, however, please pay attention as these website promotional strategies are what you will need to employ over and over again every time you have a new product to promote. Apply these basic techniques and the bedrock of success is laid for you. Remember, no traffic, no sales. Free listings in Search Engines: Everyone loves to get something for free. The same applies to free traffic. Consider building a keyword list related to your product before you build your website. This way, you write your website content crafting in those keywords for which the site needs to be optimised. Don’t overdo it though as the search engines are becoming too smart and may think you are attempting to trick them. The more pages you have, the easier it is to have your site optimised for your chosen keywords. Pay Per Click Advertising: Here the search engines list your site based on your bid for a particular keyword(s). Your position in the search listing strongly depends on how much you are prepared to pay for those keywords and the bidding price is also dependent on the popularity and competitiveness of your niche. This Pay Per Click (PPC) listings are the ones you see on the right side of your screen in the search results in, for instance, Google and Yahoo who now own Overture. It’s always a good idea to know your website statistics especially conversion rates to determine how much you will be prepared to pay for those keywords – what I call your bid price affordability. This way you don’t operate your PPC Campaign at a loss. Know Your Numbers! Ezine Advertising: You search for popular ezines (these are electronic magazines or newsletters) in Google or Yahoo by entering Keywords ‘ezines directory’. Visit these directories and look out for ezines that fit your products and also the subscription base of those ezines. You then choose to place Solo ads, Sponsor ads or Classified ads on ezines of your choice at an agreed price. The choice of which type of Ad and what ezine(s) to place your Ad would depend on your personal preference and your budget as well. Linking Your Website: You need to set out linking strategies that can boost your business in two ways. First is that the more links you have, the more the search engines will rank your site and consequently your position in the organic search engines. Secondly, you get traffic deservedly from your link partners website. I’m sure you will welcome targeted free traffic from any source. Affiliate Marketing: Affiliate program are a great source of free traffic and income at no cost to your good self. Affiliates are business partners who sign up to sell your product for an agreed commission. You can make a fortune on the internet from a great product if you have tons of affiliates working for themselves and you. An affiliate software is necessary to track your affiliate sales, visitors. Don’t forget to provide your affiliate with marketing tools and training materials to assist them. Offline Advertising: This is quite often ignored. Just because your business is online does not mean you cannot generate traffic offline. You will be surprised at how potent this weapon can be. Write Press Releases about your product, Product review etc and send it to editors of newspapers and magazine. The one I love most is what we refer to as web ad. Here you use classified ads in newspapers and magazines to drive traffic to your site. These are basic strategies you must have mapped out before commencing work on your website. This way you can start marketing the very day your website goes live. Always think marketing first.

Five ways to boost your marketing power

Building an online business is not easy, especially when you are on a very limited budget. As I come in contact with more people, I realize that numerous publishers and netpreneurs are overlooking some very effective free advertising opportunities. Examples of these opportunities are: 1. Welcome letter for your subscribers - I subscribe to tons of groups and ezines and am always disappointed when I get the default welcome letter. Personalize it by introducing yourself and letting the subscriber know about your website/business. This is a crucial moment in that you can start bonding/connecting with the reader before they even get your ezine. *Inform them of any specials you might have. *Tell them your advertising rates and add a testimonial. *Invite them to your site to utilize the free resources. *Let them know your email so they can contact you. *Use some of the space for ad swapping with other publishers and their welcome letters. *Add an affiliate product or program review. 2. Goodbye letter for your subscribers - This is your last chance to get this person back. Make it a good one! ;-) Thank them for being a subscriber and encourage them to re-sub. I also have a little message in my goodbye letter that encourages people to let me know why they unsubbed. Example: Thank you for being a subscriber to the Bulletin. I am sorry to see you go. If you could take a minute to let me know why you unsubbed, I would appreciate it. Please drop a quick note to (put email here) Thank you. By doing this you might be able to change their minds and if not, you could find ways to improve your ezine for the next subscriber. Remember, always send them an appreciative thank you note as well. 3. Email Signature - This simple but powerful method of promotion is unknown to some. By using an effective email signature, every time your email goes out to someone, you have free advertising. Join several discussion groups and message boards to utilize your sigtag to the maximum. Example of a email signature: Warm regards, Jane Doser FREE Ecourses - Sign-up for one or all! (Put link here.) Build Your Business with Us! (Put subscribe email here.) You want to keep your signature fairly short - about 6 - 8 lines. Many discussion groups will have a limit to the number of lines you can have in your sigtag. 4. P. S. - It has been found that a P. S. is very likely to get read. Using a P. S. can be quite effective. Make it short and to the point. A P. S. novel will more than likely be ignored! Example: P. S. Need more subscribers? FR~E Report (put email or link here) Then you would have your main message on auto- responder. Do not just send them a sales pitch. Add some useful information and resources that will actually help the reader. This will get you more credibility, which is extremely important if you want more customers. 5. Thank you page - An excellent way to get more subscribers is to get together with a group of fellow publishers and set up a group subscription page. Every time someone subscribes to one of the group's ezine, the thank you page will come up with a message something like this: Thank you for subscribing to the Bulletin. Take this opportunity to check out more quality ezines. Please check the ones you wish to receive. You would have each groups member's ezine listed with a short description. This is a very powerful method of gaining subscribers because the person is already in a subscribing mood and will most likely check most or all of the other ezines. The above advertising opportunities are quite simple, but simple can be most effective!

Facts tell stories sell increasing your online sales

We all want a piece of the pie. Why not, it's large enough to spare a chunk to you right? There's nothing wrong with wanting more than just a piece, You're an entrepreneur, you want a LARGE piece. I want to show you how, by simply adding a few testimonials here and there , you can dramatically increase your chances of making more sales online and offline. We all want to believe that you have the best "gidget & widget" out there. We want to believe it because you said so. But, the harsh reality is, is that we simply can't just take your word for it. For instance, just for an example, let's use "Company Logo Design". Here is the difference between facts tell and stories sell. Ex #1 (Facts Only) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Company Logo Design - You will get - 5 concepts to choose from - Unlimited Revisions to 1 concept - CD Included (All images print ready) - Satisfaction Guaranteed! - All of this for $199.00 CLICK HERE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sounds like a good service for the buck no? Not bad. Now let's see the power of adding a story to these facts. Ex #2 (Story + Facts) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "PERFECT, that's the only word I can use when describing this companies logo design service. They not only saved me a lot of time but they also spent most of their time finding out what I wanted. In the end, they provided EXACTLY the type of logo I was looking for, thank you so much!!!!" We are here to help you succeed and want to deliver something you're looking for, not only what our designers want to create. Get a logo you are looking for with these extra features attached: - 5 Concepts to choose from - Unlimited Revisions to 1 concept - CD Included - YOUR SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! Click Here to order now! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Do you see the difference in the two???? In the example #1, I added all the features plus the price. In the 2nd example, I DIDN'T even add the price. Even without the price, example #2 will bring in more sales than the example #1 ever will. It's all about "Fear Of Loss". Fear of loss is a powerful tool to use. Don't tell people what they need. Have them fear the fact that if they don't have it, nothing will work out for them. A good industry to follow is in "Make-up" companies & Beauty Products. This industry has used "fear of loss" to it's fullest. They consistently insert into young female minds that, if they don't use their products, they will never be as beautiful as they hope to be. Like I mentioned before, we all want to believe that you have the best product out there, by simply inserting a testimonial, this will ultimately help your visitors to further believe that you do. When promoting online, here's another given you should always consider: People are simply sitting at a computer desk browsing through the internet. There's no personal touch to searching for services, in your visitors mind, it's only duty should be strictly informational. Testimonials and utilizing that fear of loss helps you to create a sub-conscious emotion that triggers an attachment to your companies services. If you've accomplished this correctly, your visitor could go looking at another company for the same services but, they will likely have problems concentrating on anything else. Around 8/10 people go with a company from a gut feeling, not facts. This is a very high number to loose by simply failing to appeal to feelings instead of just facts. I'll put it to you another way. When you look at a web design company. They may have the best price out there but, your main concern is to view their work. To see their portfolio in action. Adding testimonials to each web site in their portfolio would be a powerful venture for any web design company. Why do we always want to see their work? Fear of loss. What would you feel like if you saw a portfolio that was full of sensory rich web sites that not only looked great but also functioned perfectly? Would you feel excited to talk to these people at that affordable price? I know I would. On the other hand, yeah the price is right but the quality is poor. Most of us will simply move onto the next web design company. The more you can grab some ones attention and keep them interested online, the more they will learn to like you, trust you, and call you for your services, no matter the price. In Conclusion: Spice up your piece of the pie by spicing up some stories and grabbing peoples attention through fear of loss & success stories. Hope this article helps you out! Read more of Martins articles online here: http:// smartads. info/newsletter

It takes guts to be an internet marketer

Copyright 2006 llbglobal That’s right I said it! You people think it’s easy being an Internet Marketer? Do you know how many people fail in this business? You want to know why so many people fail at online businesses? They fail because they underestimate the sheer difficulty in creating and marketing a good product. They misunderstand the entire concept of the Internet to begin with. How many people have you known that thought they would create a great website and then once they did it, nobody came to the site and bought the product? People in general believe that if you simply build a website then the customers will just start showing up. Believe me, I’ve owned domain names for years with no traffic to speak of. Internet marketing has become more of a science and in some cases an art. We are constantly trying to recreate and rebrand the same old ideas so we can sell them over and over again. If you don’t understand the technical aspects of Internet Marketing then you will surely not pass the test. This is a job that takes a manor of skill only learned through large amounts of reading and research. There is one thing I always tell people when they come to me with their moneymaking ideas. I would say; “just because you build a website doesn’t mean that anyone will ever come to it. It’s like building an ice cream stand at the top of Mt. Everest and waiting for customers to show up, not likely”! So yes it does take guts to be an Internet marketer! It’s not all fun and games. Any of use that makes a real living online works hard at it. Probably harder than most people working a 9 – 5 job. I have personally spent countless hours in front of a computer screen day after day. You see one of the keys to any success is that you must form habits. Good habits of work and life. Good habits that dictate your every move. When you plan out your business ahead of time you will see the good and bad before throwing money at it. If you are new to Internet marketing you should keep your chin up. The longer you stick with it the more you will learn. You should really think about it as going to college at YOU University because you are the one who has to be the driving force in your life. Stop looking for quick ways of getting rich on the Internet and start focusing on building a business.

Internet advertising search engine optimization sales consulting businesses

Advertising internet online provides marketing, Internet advertising, search engine optimization and sales consulting for businesses, web site promotion and lead generation. LunaGraphica provides a full range of Internet marketing services, including search engine optimization (SEO), link acquisition, banner advertising, pay-per-click (PPC) programs, and e-mail marketing. An Internet marketing company specializing in search engine optimization and pay per click advertising management could help. was founded in 1994 as an internet advertising firm specializing in increasing website visibility through successful search engine marketing strategies. Advertising internet online provides marketing, Internet advertising, search engine optimization and sales consulting for businesses, web site promotion and lead generation. web site promote free internet advertising search engines submit url. SEO advertising and positioning services include, site optimisation, submissions and placements of websites in internet search engines. The only type of internet advertising you should be doing on search engines is pay per click. An Internet marketing company specializing in search engine optimization and pay per click advertising management could help.

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Internet marketing importance

In this age, where technology is continually evolving and affecting our live, there is no doubt that online advertising has become essential to the survival and growth of most businesses. Internet marketing has become beneficial to many businesses. But what is internet marketing? Internet marketing refers to a lot of areas such as search engine optimization, driving traffic to your website, e-mail marketing, and attracting visitors and making them stay in your site. The next question would probably be why is internet marketing important? Internet today is an unstoppable trend. People usually search for products with the use of their computers instead of the yellow pages.

If you market on the web you can maximize the potential of your business. Also, you can cut on operational and marketing cost as online advertising is cheap. An ad in an internet directory is generally free compared to advertising on a phonebook or newspaper. And because you have a search engine friendly website, your existing and potential customers can find out what they are looking for easily. Likewise, you can reach a global audience with internet marketing.

You don’t have to set up shops in various places. You can simply set up an online shop and sell to anyone in the world. This means bigger sales and profits for you. All the same, there are negative sides to internet marketing. First of all, it is hard to tell whether people are lying. Since there is so much information on the web it is sometimes hard to tell the difference between crap and quality. Second, internet marketing can leave the businessman isolated. Because the web is faceless, it can leave you very inward and antisocial. And third, there could be information overload. There could be too much good information on the web that can get you confused on which company to choose. In order to have a successful online business your internet marketing strategy should include both short-term and long term strategies. Short term strategies are those that bring you temporary boost in traffic. Such strategies include search engines, bulletin boards and purchasing advertising. Long term marketing strategies, on the other hand, are those that bring you a steady stream of traffic over time. This strategy included content, freebies and opt-in lists. Creating and making use of both short term and long term strategies will drive a steady stream of traffic to your website. By and large, internet marketing is important to businesses these days. If you want bigger profits then properly exploring the different areas of internet marketing is essential.

Free automatic link exchange

Free automatic link exchange is the method of links being instantaneously swapped with other Internet websites. There are assorted ways of arranging a free automatic link exchange with webmasters. The quickest and most effective way to trade links with other website owners is to enroll in a free automatic link exchange. Many computer users visit webmaster forums which offer specific info where different webmasters can actually request an instantaneous link exchange, whether it’s a particular category or even open to the public. The control panel edits and deletes the links automatically. Automatic link exchange detects the various links that do not respond and you can immediately notify the website owners or simply delete the links with one click. Free link exchange directories are used frequently by several webmasters to attempt and build up their link popularity generally by searching for other proficient webmasters listed in the directory who are looking for link trades. The majority of these automatic link exchange directories charge a nominal fee for the access to the webmaster directory or even the database.

However, you can find many free link exchange directories on the Internet. Often at times extremely useful, the free link exchange is viable. However, it’s wise to be cautious with who you trade the links. Getting in the habit of trading with the wrong site can have a horrific impact on your own Internet website. The safest bet is to maintain a specific and secured linking method where you neither accept links from certain non-related websites nor even post links to these non-related websites. Discovering websites via the automatic link exchange that resemble your own website may be quite difficult. However, it’s important to note that the end result is usually best when simply linking to a multitude of websites that aren’t in your particular industry what-soever. In other words, with the automatic link exchange, it’s much more achievable to find ten links from websites that are similar to yours, than finding plenty of links from websites that are foreign to your demographics, interests and target market. There are a lot of considerations with the automatic link exchange.

It’s very important to note that search engines look at the Internet websites that links to you and alludes to a particular theme for your own website. This is based on your own Internet website content as well as an assortment of content from the websites linking to you. Various undiscovered and secret methods that the search engines use that are improbable to understand completely may not actually help with your specific cause in the link exchange. Therefore, it’s not necessary to learn them.

E z gro opt in mailing list techniques

An opt-in mailing list can be your most solid internet marketing tool. Think of it as a foot in the door – or better yet, a standing invitation to drop by anytime. Research has shown that it takes an average of seven contacts with a prospect to make your first sale. It’s hard to count on someone returning to your web site seven times – but if you get them there once, and convince them to join your opt-in mailing list, you have a standing invitation to contact them with your offers, at your convenience. The trick, of course, is turning your web site visitors into opt-in list subscribers. Opt-in list building is easier than you think. There are a number of tried and true methods of list building that you can use – but don’t be afraid to think outside the box to sign up folks who drop by your web site for a short visit.

Start with a good reason for people to join your opt-in list. People don’t join opt-in lists out of the goodness of their hearts – they opt in because you’re offering them something of value. What have you got to offer? • Get a 10% discount on all purchases over $25 – exclusive to members of our mailing list! • Find out about our newest products through our opt-in mailing list! • We’ll keep you up to date on the latest developments in [insert your field here].

• Special discount prices and offers exclusively for members of our mailing list. Get the picture? You’re not saying, “Hey, can I keep bugging you to try to sell you stuff?” You’re offering a service – “I’ll let you know when I’ve got good stuff you want to buy.” Post the invitation to join your opt-in list prominently on your web site. Simple list building truth number one is that people can’t join your opt-in list if they don’t know about it. Put an invitation to join your email list on every single page of your site – and make the invitation enticing. Practice opt-in list building everywhere. Include a short invitation to join your opt-in email list as part of your email signature so that it goes out every time you email someone. If you do a presentation or event, personally invite participants or booth visitors to join your opt in email list. Bribe people to sign up with a free gift. Bribery is a tried-and-true fast list building technique and website promotion tool. Selling weight loss products? Put together an e-book of weight loss facts about nutrition and offer it as an incentive to sign up for your opt in list. Be creative, and watch your list grow like a weed. Offer incentives for referrals.

Start your own home based internet marketing business and make money online

Like a regular store or business, a home based internet marketing business sells a product or service with the goal of making a profit. The product or service is the target; the Internet aspect is the means of reaching out to customers. With home based internet marketing business, the sale of products and services can now be directed at the global market, instead of being limited to the scope of postal services, broadcast radio & television, newspapers and word of mouth. Having a passionate interest in something is often the best driving force for starting an internet business. In fact, many of today's successful internet marketers started out by putting their hobby on the web. Along the way, something fired up and these hobbyists became convinced that home business internet income could be pulled off from their efforts by supplying the goods and services desired by other people. Passion turned their interest into a business and carried them over the barriers along the road to profitability and personal satisfaction of a home based internet marketing business.

You need a level of commitment and due diligence to be cut out for home based internet marketing business. Turning a hobby into an internet business is not without disappointments, challenges and temporary failures. If you've decide upon starting an internet business that doesn't really interest you, you might very well quit when the going gets tough. Having motivation and long term view of a worthwhile dream or vision can carry a home based internet marketing business past barriers to long-term success. Business planning itself is a separate subject. It's not easy to make money online without a plan.

If you want to turn that interest into a business, you should plan it and work it like a business to survive the transition. Changes come faster and faster with each new technology, innovation or social connection. Invest some of your time in participating in free and paid forums for discussion, groups of topic-specific memberships and the likes to keep track of the latest news and breakthroughs in internet marketing. Becoming skilled and knowledgeable in home based internet marketing business means committing yourself to continuous learning and adjustment. Here are a few internet business start up ideas you must learn in starting an internet business: • Most people use the Internet to get information, not spend money. • People who do want to spend money online know what they want in specific detail. • Customers can be very self-centered - if you don't have what they want, they're gone in split-second. If they bought from you and are not satisfied, they'll want an instant refund. • If your online impression doesn't seem reliable, practically nobody will trust you with his or her money. • Every business, online or offline, has problems and challenges. You need patience, will power and persistence to follow such a path and not quit. If you think you have what it takes to tackle such challenges in starting an internet business, with passion and commitment, you'll be on your way on making money and success online while working at home!

Bw free website traffic tactics

Three Traffic Tactics that won't Cost You a Cent Are you constantly banging your head in frustration on not receiving all the internet traffic you would like to get to your web site? Are you tormented from information overload listening to all the latest free website traffic tactics and not being able to understand any of it? Are you dejected of people trying day and night to harassing you to max out your credit card and get loans for Google clicks, and in the process loose your credit score? Are you stupefied by the way your website just dropped out of the Google search results? Or are you just too broke and all you have to rely on is getting some free website traffic tactics? You can employ website traffic tactics without spending dime. However, knowing how is the real deal. Here's the score: 1. Link it Of all the effective website traffic tactics that can get you best results, linking to and from other websites is the one of the most widely-used method. Just make sure that the Internet business you are exchanging links with is relatively if not utterly related to your own business. And of course, don't overkill as this might ban you from search engines. 2. Meet Meta Tags Another way of to acquire your desired traffic for your website is through having your Meta tags contain usually used keywords that target your business. Meta tags help search engines in describing your web page. If you're quite adept with the HTML aspect of your web pages, manipulating your meta tags would be a breeze. 3. Keyword-rich AND sensible content Writing or acquiring articles that provide solid information regarding your business is one of the best ways. Making use of free keyword suggestion tools such as Overture will help you on which keyword or phrases to work on to better lead more traffic to your website. Making these write-ups very readable and genuinely informative will make you many repeat visitors to subsequently become repeat clients. Submitting these articles to various article directory listings will provide more visibility for your business as long as you keep your resource box in tact to create for yourself numerous back links. These methods, if employed properly, will not only make your web site popular but will make you achieve your most desirable result - higher conversion rate.

The newest evolution of viral marketing

The basic premise behind current Viral Marketing strategies is that a document, PDF file or email with the author's URL (the address of the author’s sales website) embedded in it is designed to be freely circulated on the Internet. Two possible requirements are necessary to make the piece find its way around the web on its own merits. One prerequisite is that the content must be of sufficient quality so that someone other than the original author will forward it to other recipients for free, or a pre-arranged Joint Venture payment. It must contain helpful or useful information, usually a small excerpt from a larger course or document that is for sale. A second option is that the writing must be compelling enough to generate enthusiasm or the apparent conspiracy of previously unreleased information that will lead to untold wealth. As more and more people forward the item, the URL of the sales website falls into the hands of greater and greater numbers of potential customers.

The whole point of the exercise is cheaper and more effective advertising to elicit greater sales from customers that may have otherwise not been aware of the available product line. To persons with a medical background, or anyone whose life has been affected by a real virus, the term ‘Viral Marketing’ is obviously abhorrent. Please remember this is only an imaginary model of a singularly efficient organism. Just as twenty years ago a ‘bad’ car really meant a very good car to those in the know, ‘Viral’ Marketing is only an analogy. The virus is one of the oldest creatures on earth, and has developed the most effective means of replicating itself. In the simplest of explanations, a virus is a short chain of molecular RNA. A virus is not believed to actually be alive, but exists only to create more of itself. Once it invades a living cell, the viral RNA uses the host cell’s DNA to replicate another complete strand of its RNA. A protein coating then envelops the new identical virus, and it escapes on its way. The protein jacket is enzymatic, and used to either mate with the walls of a new host cell and force an entry, or trick the cell into letting the virus inside. Viral RNA -> Viral DNA -> Viral Protein Irresistible Message -> Viral Document -> Exponential Distribution The part of this process that an Internet Marketer wants to emulate is the replication, and subsequent self-powered web-wide distribution. The email or document itself is the protein envelope, and the context of the message is akin to the RNA. The expectation of priceless information is the enzymatic action the author must initiate. The words must be powerful enough to cause the reader to replicate, or forward, the message to others, without hesitation. This is the current common system of Viral Marketing. At only one location on the grid, this has now evolved one giant step further. A retrovirus is exponentially more powerful than the average garden-variety virus. This collection of molecules invades a cell, and uses the host DNA to create viral DNA, which then replicates RNA for perpetual distribution. The Virtual Cell in today’s World Wide Web is the forum. Many forums are set up by a single guru, and various other near-gurus join to share technical knowledge and post very specific questions. The trouble with this type of cell is that the bulk of the membership will invariably be composed of eager beginning marketers. These ‘newbies’ are often self-conscious when posting queries in the public forum, and remain mostly on the sidelines, lurking, but not expressing their opinion. Unfortunately, a forum of intermediate programmers and Internet Marketers will not include the basic DNA building blocks necessary for beginning individuals to succeed. To form a Virtual Cell where complete transcription of DNA may take place, it must be headed up by a Mentor. This model will allow less-experienced Internet Marketers a comfort zone, where they may ask the necessary beginner questions without their self-imposed embarrassment. The Mentor can then help the members quickly develop their knowledge with proven methods. The Mentor can also orchestrate affiliate sales of his product line and eliminate unprofitable systems before they become entrenched, and discourage the fish. Every member of the Virtual Master Cell that makes the grade can establish new potential sales point nodes on the web. Viral RNA -> Viral DNA -> Viral RNA -> Viral Protein Irresistible Message -> Virtual Cell w/ Mentor -> Successful Affiliates/Partners The ideas and knowledge of the Mentor are the RNA to be transcribed into fresh minds. With the complete DNA blueprint of a successful Internet Marketer, the Mentor, or Originator, can engineer lucrative future projects. The Virtual Cell will grow on its own strength, feeding voraciously off new ideas, and the finale is a Virtual Master Mind. A new grid of sales point nodes will be laid overtop of the internet, and a greater group of individuals will develop confidence and success. The Mentor has now replicated his success blueprint into a veritable army of affiliates and possible partners. With the Virtual Cell model, and a Virtual Master Mind that matures of its own accord, success will come much faster for all involved. Success begets success. Now whether this archetype is by intentional design or auspicious evolution, only the Internet Profit Mentor himself knows for sure. The next advancement of this system will be published in the near future. Check back again soon to where you found this article in the first place. By Kelly Archibald.

Internet lead generation for insurance agents

Copyright 2006 Brian Maroevich Insurance agents have two sources of leads when it comes to Internet lead generation. An agent can buy leads from an Internet lead generation company, or they can build a lead generation web site and create their own leads. Buying Leads It's important to buy leads from a company that has experience generating Internet insurance leads. New Internet lead generation companies have a tendency to rely upon questionable marketing tactics, and this can affect the quality of your leads. Internet insurance leads can range from $5-$30 each, depending on what kind of lead it is (life insurance, annuity, auto, etc.), and whether it's an exclusive lead or not. An agent should verify if the leads are exclusive because some lead generation companies sell the same leads to multiple agents. Also, legitimate Internet lead generation companies will credit you back for bad leads. You should be able to call into the lead generation company and speak with a service representative on the phone in case you need to discuss a bad lead so that you can get credited for it. Building a Lead Generation Web Site There is a good opportunity for agents to build a quality lead generation web site of their own. An agent can create a web site in their local market and build pages based upon what people are typing into the search engines. For example, if an agent lives in California, he/she can research keywords like ‘insurance’, and ‘California’, as well as specific towns or counties in his/her area (‘keywords’ is a term used to describe what people are typing into the search engines). So if an agent discovers that people are searching for ‘California insurance broker’, and ‘San Francisco insurance agents’, he/she can create one page for each of these keyword phrases. As an agent digs deeper into their keyword research, they may uncover quite a few keywords and keyword phrases. But one page is not going to do it. You need a combination of dozens of pages because each page will get a few searches per month, and this can add up. Plus the more pages you build, the better chance you have of getting ranked in the search engines. Web sites with multiple pages of content are called ‘content’ based web sites. The key to success in building a successful content based web site is to focus on quality content first. The reason that content is important is because you don't want your web site to look like you're trying to sell something. You want to build pages that relay good quality information in order to build trust with your prospect. The second mechanism that is needed is an ‘opt-in’ lead generation system. For example, offer a free quality newsletter, and/or a free course that your prospect can subscribe to via an autoresponder (an autoresponder is a simple web based marketing tool that automatically sends information to people who ‘opt-in’ for your information). This way, you capture names and e-mail addresses (as well as mailing addresses) for your Internet direct marketing and direct mail efforts. But if you do not have quality content and you ask for someone's e-mail address or mailing address to sign up for your newsletter or auto responder, you may not get good results. Fortunately, the time you spend building this web site can pay off because big commissions can arise from just one lead, paying for the time and money you have invested. An alternative to the content based web site is a ‘landing page’ web site. A landing page is basically a one-page web site and its main goal is to get the prospect to subscribe to a free report, mini-course, or newsletter. Instead of relying on your content to build credibility and trust, you will have to rely upon your copywriting ability to get your prospect to give up their contact information on your landing page. A landing page web site usually does not get good placement in the search engines, so in order to generate Internet insurance leads, an agent will have to rely on ‘pay per click’ advertising (where you pay for traffic to your web site), and other advertising mediums. An insurance agent can build a significant clientele buying leads from reputable insurance lead generation companies and building a quality web site. All it takes is a little bit of due diligence and patience.

4 search engine type for your internet business

According to research 80% of people searching website using search engine, therefore search engine still the best way for you to generate traffic. You need to put your website into search engine. One of the great advantages of search engine for your internet business, it can bring you a large amount of targeted traffic to your website. Some of them will not cost you a cent, but some of them will cost you a dollar. It is depend on what search engine do you use. Search engine will become very powerful for your business if you can put your website in the top 50, but it will be useless if your website listed further down. Because people will not see the result more than 50 result. In this article, I want to explain about 4 different search engines that you can use to generate traffic for your website. They are… 1. Directory 2. Crawler search engine 3. PPC search engine 4. Meta search engine Directory sometimes called a category database. This directory will list all website inside category. This kind of search engine will edited by human, it means there are some directory admin will check your submission to this directory. They may accept or reject your website if they feel your website is not appropriate to the category that directory has. When you submit your website to directory, you just need to enter your title, description and keywords. Some of directories will not ask you to enter keywords. You also need to select category you want it. The example of directory is yahoo. Crawler search engine also known as spider or robots. This search engine use small software that will jump between websites called as crawler. This crawler will look for new website 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. For crawler search engine, you do not need to submit your title, description and keywords. This crawler will index your website automatically. You just need to submit your URL and crawler will come to your site and index every thing they need. PPC search engine stand for pay per click search engine. This kind of search engine will ask you to pay them to use it. Mostly, they will cost you minimum 1 cent until 5 cent. However PPC search engine will list your website depend on how much you want to pay them in particular keywords. If you want to pay them more than other competitor that use the same keywords, you will be listed on the top. Before you use PPC search engine, you need to add some deposit. Then your deposit will decrease when someone click on your link. Meta search engine is search engine that collect result from multiply search engine simultaneously. You don’t need to submit to Meta search engine since they use result of the major search engine. Meta search engine will rank your website by calculated combination of ranking of all search engines that they use. So the key to have high rank in Meta search engine, you need to ensure that your website listed in all crawler search engine.

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