Friday, February 02, 2007

How to Make Money By Writing Articles About Your Home Business

If you have a home-based business, one of the best ways to be viewed as an expert and to drive targeted traffic to your home biz webiste is by writing articles.

Writing articles is a great free tool that you can use. Here is one strategy you can use.

Making Money with Articles: Article Directories

Article directories are websites that house free articles. These articles are usually put there by whoever owns the copyright to them as a promotion method. Each article has the owners byline placed under it so that those who eventually read the article will know who wrote it (or at least who owns it) and will be able to get in contact with or visit their website for further information.

Articles directories are a great place to put your articles so that they will make you money. By using this method, people who are interested in your product or service will see your article, view you as an expert in the subject, and will visit your website. Even if you cannot write or do not have any knowledge on the subject on which you are promoting (for example for you run an affiliate website), you can always hire a writer to do the work for you. Getting quality articles written will be expensive up front, but they will pay for themselves in no time, either through affiliate sales or selling your own services, and everything from then on is pure profit.

Let’s take a real life example. Imagine that you are an accountant working from home. You write an article on an accounting topic and place it on various article directories. Those who are looking for the subject you wrote about will read your article, see that you have the knowledge and skill that is needed to do a job for them, and visit your website or contact you via e-mail. Your article just gained you a new client who may use your services regularly, but will definitely give you a nice profit at least once.

Furthermore, since you have posted it on a free article directory, others who have affiliate websites about accounting will inevitably use your article for their website. Since they must attach your byline to it, this will bring you even more exposure for every website that re-posts your article. This because you will be benefiting of off the traffic that they get to their website.

There are numerous article directories out there for you to utilize. Your bet best is to put a copy of each of your articles on every one for maximum exposure. It will eventually help to bring more traffic and customers to your website, which will lead to new orders and more profit.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

4 Simple Secrets for Online Business Success

I really liked this.  It is so on target. I think a lot of people struggle with the points the author is addressing. He has some useful tips to share and I hope this will help you as you look to build a successful home based business.

To Your Success,

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4 Simple Secrets for NetMarketing Success
by: J.L. Campbell

Starting an internet based business when you have zero marketing experience is, to say the least, bewildering. I speak from personal experience as I started out with no specialized knowledge. I gradually weaved my way through what seemed like hundreds of sites selling just about everything and tried to resist buying every white elephant that was offered.

In the interim, I purchased my first package which turned out to be of little practical use. While I was doing that, I somehow went off in another direction and bought another “package deal”, hardly stopping to think that I did not have the requisite skill and knowledge to make this program work either.

To cut a direct path through the dense forest, I’ll tell you now that I spent much more that I originally intended. Thankfully, I learnt a few lessons along the way.

1. Stay Focused

It is easy to become swamped and distracted trying to run several programmes at the same time, on zero experience. Leave diversification to the pros until you have garnered some experience and at least have some sales/profit (whichever you prefer) from your first venture. Needless to say, you will find yourself floundering around aimlessly, watching your money burn, having done no research before making a purchase. If you feel a burning urge to buy anyway, read the material again, do some research, sleep on it and then make a decision. Twenty-four hours delay won’t kill you and remember, one venture at a time.

2. Allow some “Opportunities” to pass you by

As God is my witness, I believe I became a member of at least fifty programmes that promised me anything from “massive profits” to “dramatic sales explosion, traffic, profit, great downlines”….you get the idea. Unless you have twenty-four dedicated hours to spend on your e-business each day, you cannot market all these web sites; and without the ability to create traffic to each site (and you get one for just about every programme you join), you are back where you started. …And, by the way, did I mention the sea of email from other members? That’s right, I didn’t get beyond the hype at the top of the sales page either. So then, limit yourself to a manageable number of traffic generation ventures. Better to pay for leads or hits even if on a tight budget than to try to do the impossible. Allow some opportunities to pass you by. If they are too good to be true, they are!

3. Free Information….A hidden gold mine

I have hundreds of pages of free information (yes, I have printed them out, this works for me) received when I bought something or subscribed to an ezine. I have two words of advice…Use them! They are valuable, even if you have to wade through tons of information for a few golden nuggets. If your business is to grow, you have to be learning constantly. If all else fails, you can always rebrand the books, give them away to your subscribers or make some money from them by reselling the information. I read somewhere that a great percentage of ebooks remain unread by those who receive them. What a shame! Do your best to use that information, it is there to help you get ahead.

4. Keep at it, Rome was not built in a day

If you (1) stay focused on one or two manageable ventures, (2) channel your marketing energies wisely (pay where you can and forget the freebies), (3) read the complimentary material you get and (4) develop some stick-to-itiveness, you will eventually begin to see rewards from your investment. You may never make millions, but you will at least derive a steady income from your efforts.

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About The Author

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Web Conferencing and Your Home-Based Business

This actually is a neat tool to use. While I have not used it myself, I have particpated in a few web conferences and liked it. Here is why using this resource is powerful.

Web Conferencing
By Butch Hamilton

Web conferencing will be the subject of my article today. You might ask what is my area of expertise in choosing to write an article about web conferencing and web conferencing software? I have used the online conference room for training in Veretekk. I have been a guest lecturer for several online businesses and I find that the environment of the online conference is a very good tool to use to convey thoughts and push pages to large groups of people.

My primary function is an seo specialist. I have been involved in internet activities for quite some time. I find that online meetings are a great way to be in contact with people in all sorts of online endeavors. MLM companies that have decided to walk away from conventional teleconferences and moved into the 21st century of the web meetings, are being much more effective. They can hold training sessions and the capability of recording these sessions give an even greater value to the people wanting to learn how to more effectively grow their online businesses.

While the subject of online meeting groups is a huge category on Google, there is no doubt that many companies are seeing the utility value to their companies. The telecommunications community is growing steadily. What once was novel is now the commonplace among the giants of the web conferencing industry. Finding the particular service that is suited to the small online business person takes due diligence, but the effort is well worth it when the systems are found. Like any online service, it may take users some time before really seeing the full benefit of internet conferencing.

I think that it is a great tool from the aspect of being able to send people a link and simply having them login to the conference room. It gives the internet marketer of today the ability to grow a global business without spending a fortune on long distance calling across the big waters. The use of online conferencing systems has caused by seo business to become global. At virtually no cost to the people logging into the systems, this value is even becomes greater. I can meet with my potential seo clients and push results pages to them for them to view and it gives an almost one on one atmosphere. It also allows them to express their goals and aspirations for their particular online projects. Its a win-win situation.

If anyone is searching for the best online conferencing tools and services available, you can literally be overwhelmed by all the systems online. It will take time to check each one thoroughly before spending huge amounts of money. The really great online conferencing systems available are really not expensive in terms of earning value for the room owners. In my opinion, you need to find stable and reliable web conferencing systems that are designed with the user in mind. Some systems that I have seen are highly technical with very time consuming back office administration functions. One almost needs to be a programmer to walk through a simple online meeting.

I look for the system that is the most cost effective and has the best back office features. I also look for the whiteboard capacity, as I find this one of the most appealing of all the webinar systems I have considered. You actually have the ability to write on the whiteboard screen with a simulated pencil, or you can place check marks beside key areas that you wish people to view. I think that this amazing technology is amazing and I wonder why more people are not taking full advantage in the online community of features that will assist them in building a significant online business.

If you truly are building a strong online global business, the conference room systems of today are for you. You will be amazed at your possibilities with them. You need to search for the best value at the best price. I can tell you that once you begin to use an online conference room, the telephone will become a thing of the past.

Butch Hamilton is an SEO Specialist. His record stands heads above the competition.

Mr. Hamilton is also a trainer for the internet marketing training system known as Veretekk. He learned his trade from Tom Prendergast, owner and founder of the phenomenal internet marketing system.

Mr. Hamilton works in close contact with Tom to provide the members of the Veretekk system with essential techniques and strategies that allow them great results in Google marketing.

Butch Hamilton

Monday, January 29, 2007

4 Easy Ways to Boost Your Sales of Your Home-Based Business Products

Are you looking for ways to increase the sales of your home-based business products? If so, I hope these tips will help.

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4 Easy Ways to Boost Your Sales
by: Bob Leduc

Here are 4 easy ways you can boost your sales for little or no new expense ...and without making major changes in your selling process.

1. Focus on What Your Customers Really Want

Your customers really don't want your products or services. They don't even want what those products or services do for them. What they really want is to gain the specific feeling they get after buying and using your products or services.

Keep this in mind when you create web pages, sales letters and other selling presentations. Emphasize the feelings produced by using your product instead of talking about what your product is - or how it works.

Tip: Convert the benefits delivered by your product or service into vivid word pictures. Then put your prospect in the picture by dramatizing what it feels like to be enjoying those benefits.

Example, if you sell financial products, describe what it feels like to enjoy an affluent life style without debt.

2. Keep Communicating With Your Previous Non-Buyers

You've heard it before - but I'll say it here again. Most prospective customers will not buy the first time they see or hear about your product or service. You're losing a lot of sales if you do not persistently follow up with those prospects.

Your follow up procedure can be as simple as periodically contacting them with a new offer. Or it can be more complex like distributing a newsletter or providing updated product information.
Tip: You cannot follow up with prospects if you don't know how to reach them. Set up a system for collecting the names and contact information of all prospects who do not buy from you.

Example, offer a special report, a list of sources or some other valuable information your prospects cannot get anywhere else. Deliver it only by email or postal mail so you can get their contact address.
3. Encourage Questions

Questions from prospects may be a nuisance. But answering them can be very profitable.
Prospective customers only take time to ask questions when they have a high level of interest in your product or service. Providing a satisfactory answer to a prospect's question often leads directly to a sale.

Invite prospects to ask questions when in live selling situations. And make it easy for them to ask questions when they are not ...such as at your web site. For example, list a phone number or email address where you or someone else can answer their questions.

Tip: Include a Questions and Answers page on your web site with answers to frequently asked questions. It will reduce the number of questions you have to answer individually.

4. Make Buying Easier

Every non-essential action in the buying process is an opportunity for the customer to reverse their decision ...causing you to lose the sale.

Look for ways you can make your buying procedure easier and faster. For example, many marketers use a multi-step shopping cart to get online orders when a simple online order form would do the job with just 1 or 2 quick clicks.

Tip: Don't ask for unnecessary information during the ordering process. Instead, send a personalized "thank you" message after the sale and include a brief request for the information.

These 4 selling tactics may not be new to you. But are you using all (or any) of them? If not, they can easily boost your sales ...for little or no new expense - and without making major changes in your sales process.

Copyright 2004 Bob Leduc
About The Author
Bob Leduc spent 20 years helping businesses like yours find new customers and increase sales. He just released a New Edition of his manual, How To Build Your Small Business Fast With Simple Postcards ...and launched *BizTips from Bob*, a newsletter to help small businesses grow and prosper. You'll find his low-cost marketing methods at: or call: 702-658-1707 After 10 AM Pacific Time/Las Vegas, NV

Sunday, January 28, 2007

3 Tips to Create An Article Fast In No Time Flat

3 Tips to Create An Article Fast In No Time Flat
Copyright © Monique Hawkins

If you have had a home-based business website for any length of time, you know the one essential thing you need to achieve success-traffic to your site.

You probably also have heard how article writing can result in increased targeted traffic to your site. If you make it a habit of writing articles on an on-going basis, you also will be viewed as an expert.

The following tips will help you in creating an article fast. Using them will enable you to write an article in less than one hour. Let’s get started, shall we?

Tip #1: Come up with a top 10 (or any other number) list of a problem that you can solve for your particular niche. Here are some examples:

*For those in MLM
“Top Ten Reasons Why Members In Your Downline Quit”

*Mistakes people make when buying something
“Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Buying Auto Insurance

*Resources for Solving a Problem
“Top 3 Places to Find Help When Facing Bankruptcy”

Once you come up with your list, write a few sentences to expand on each point.

Tip #2: Make Sure Your Article is Compelling. This is done by:

-Having a attention grabbing headline

-Introducing your article with a few sentences that explains your position on the subject

-Make a list of points

-In a few sentences, elaborate on each point.

-Finish the article with a sentence or two and a call to action.

Tip #3: Always include a resource box. Believe it or not, some people forget to do this. Your resource box should tell your audience in a few sentences what you do and include a link to your website. Make it interesting enough so that people will want to click on it.

So, there you have it; 3 tips to write an article in less than hour. Do this on a consistent basis and you will surely notice a significant increase in traffic to your website.