How to Sell Online Two Surefire Methods
General Marketing / January 23, 2018

If you want to know how to sell online and turn a few hours of work into a steady income, you’ve got to take a closer look at some of the many possible ways to generate revenue through online sales. Just as one single style of shoe isn’t right for every foot, not every method for selling products or services online are a great fit for every person. Your chances of success in selling on the Internet increase if you choose a sales niche that is right for you. With that said, let’s consider a couple of surefire methods to help you learn how to sell online: Online Auctions Of course you’re probably already familiar with eBay, and there are other online auction sites as well. One of the biggest hurdles to effectively selling on the Web is getting traffic (visitors) to your Web site. If you choose to market your goods through an online auction site like eBay, you’ll be able to get started without worrying about generating visits, because the auction Web sites have done the hard work for you. They’ll be delivering the visitors, you only need to find the right product and the right price. Before…

A Paradigm Shift in Online Advertising – And You Can Benefit
General Marketing / January 14, 2018

What if you could make money doing something you probably do presently for nothing – surf the internet, No need to sell anything, make cold calls, develop a website, and best of all, it is free. All you have to do is download and place a free toolbar on your browser. When you want to earn some income, you click a button on the toolbar then watch and rate a short advertisement. That is all you have to do. If you are willing to spread the word to your friends, family, your favorite charity or non-profit and have those folks follow the same process, you can make money when they make money. Too good to be true, Read further and decide for yourself. The developer of this newly debuted toolbar is the Boloto Group of Scottsdale, Arizona. Boloto is a decade old company that says it works to provide solutions to problems it perceives in the marketplace. Boloto believed a major problem was the high cost of online advertising and its ineffectiveness. Its solutions, called Invite5 and Get The Bar, offer better ways for businesses to deliver advertising to a targeted demographic, gain feedback on that advertising, and do so…

A Passive Income Strategy
General Marketing / January 14, 2018

Passive income is an easy way to make your money work for you, however there is a simple method to follow in order to be successful within that realm. Knowing which, of many, passive income opportunities to choose from and how to diversify one’s portfolio could possibly determine your success rate. First – I’d like to make it known that passive income opportunities do work and there are legitimate programs available online that will pay you for doing literally nothing at all. The first thing I look for when deciding to place money with one of these programs is a working phone number. That will lead to a point of reference before giving my hard earned money to any specific program. Contacting the administrator or someone that has already been involved with a passive income program gives the program credibility and can help answer any important questions one may have at first. Second – Ask yourself how long the program has been established. This is a really tough call because all programs have to start somewhere. For some of the newer one, watch the program for a while to make sure other members are getting paid. On the other hand…

A Marketing Lesson From Tv’s The Apprentice
General Marketing / January 14, 2018

Advertising and marketing are creative disciplines. That’s one reason I love being a part of the marketing industry. Finding creative solutions to help clients sell their products and services is a fun way to make a living. Having said that, I must also say that too often I see marketers going too far. In my opinion it is certainly possible to be too creative for your own good. What exactly do I mean by that, Let me share a very public example to explain. My example comes from the reality television show, “The Apprentice.” Okay, so I admit it, I LOVE that show. I’m not much of a reality TV fan, but there’s something about watching these teams compete on business challenges week in and week out that intrigues and entertains me. Quite often they are given marketing-related tasks on the show. Lets face it, marketing is one of THE most important jobs youll ever have in business. If you can do it well, your business will more than likely do well. If you cant market well, your business is in trouble. In a recent episode of The Apprentice the task was to create a TV commercial for Dove Body…

A Great Logo Is A Marketing Must-have. But Is It Affordable For Small Business,
General Marketing / January 13, 2018

And is having a logo really that important, My answer to both of these questions is an emphatic YES! A logo is a graphic or visual representation of your brand. Your brand is your business, product or service and what it stands for. It’s whatever you are out in the marketplace selling. Why do small businesses need a logo, Why can’t they just market using their company name, Logos are expensive, right, Can a small business owner really afford to get a logo, Or at least a good logo, Lots of questions. Some I’m sure you’ve pondered yourself at one time or another. I believe ALL businesses should have a logo You need a graphic element that captures the essence of your business and communicates an idea to your prospects and customers. A mark that can lead the look and feel of all of your marketing materials. You only have a split second to grab someone’s attention You need to make the most of that time. A good logo mark can communicate a message or intrigue a prospect to want to find out more. Before you decide you can’t afford a good logo Let me assure you that is absolutely…

A Beginner’s Guide to the Different eBay Auction Types.
eBay , General Marketing / January 13, 2018

Over the years, eBay has introduced all sorts of different auction types, in an effort to give people more options when they buy and sell their things on eBay. For every seller who doesn’t like the idea that their item might sell for a far lower price than they intend, there’s another who wants to shift hundreds of the same item quickly. eBay tries to cater to all tastes. This email gives you an overview of the different kinds of auctions and their advantages for you. Normal Auctions. These are the bread-and-butter of eBay, the auctions everyone knows: buyers bid, others outbid them, they bid again, and the winner gets the item. Simple. Reserve Auctions. Reserve auctions are for sellers who don’t want their items to sell for less than a certain price – a concept you’ll know about if you’re familiar with real auctions. They work just like normal auctions on eBay, except that the buyer will be told if their bid does not meet the reserve price you set, and they’ll need to bid again if they want the item. If no-one is willing to meet your price, then the auction is cancelled, and you keep the item….

Generating Revenue With Good Planning
General Marketing / January 13, 2018

For anything to work well, care must be taken to make firm, workable plans to execute it and the same goes for website designs. With a well thought out website design, you will be able to create a site that generates multiple streams of revenue for you. In fact, may websites turn into online wasteland because they are not well planned and do not get a single visitor. Gradually, the webmaster will not be motivated to update it anymore and it turns into wasted cyberspace. The crucial point of planning your site is optimizing it for revenue if you want to gain any income from the site. Divide your site into major blocks, ordered by themes, and start building new pages and subsections in those blocks. For example, you might have a “food” section, an “accomodation” section and an “entertainment” section for a tourism site. You can then write and publish relevant articles in the respective sections to attract a stream of traffic that comes looking for further information. When you have a broader, better-defined scope of themes for your website, you can sell space on your pages to people interested in advertising on your page. You can also earn…

A Fantastic Meeting Together With Pat Flynn From Smart Passive Income
General Marketing / January 12, 2018

Right after almost a long time of expectation, I was at last prepared to have a seat and experience a great meeting with Pat Flynn; the on-line blog author, net businessperson, presenter, tutor, family man and also overall a very down to earth guy. He has a site and also podcast known as Smart Passive Income. While I perform interview, I actually adore to know the complete journey and Pat shared that with us all. Turns out he moved from Connecticut to San Diego once he was in 3rd grade and has fall in love with it since that time. Things were somewhat different from Connecticut, however San Diego is now the place he and his household reffers to as house and at which he intends on staying. Exactly why might any person get away from San Diego,! I realize I tried and failed. Pat shared the trip with generating money on the internet, the way he had commenced making money with Google Adsense as well as how he is generating passive income today. He tells regarding studying the way to make money online by The Academy – Internet Business Mastery (which I also joined also). While evaluating his passage…

The Secrets to Starting a Computer Home Based Business
General Marketing / January 12, 2018

These days it isn’t very difficult to start a computer home based business. Low cost high-speed internet access connects us to a world of information and to thousands of Web sites where we can interact, share information, socialize, record our own personal experiences, or promote our products or services online. Unlike a brick-and-mortar business, a computer home based business isn’t limited to only local customers. Instead, the entire world is your potential buyer, if they own a computer and are connected to the internet. If you think you’d like to give online business a try, there are a number of potential computer home based business opportunities you may be interested in pursuing. You might think that you have to be a technical geek to be successful, but the fact of the matter is that you don’t have to be a computer wizard to get a business started on the internet. In fact, you will find that some of the easiest online businesses are those that are based on what you know, what you enjoy, or what you are good at doing… not based on your technical ability. For example, if you happen to be good at writing you might be…

B2B Marketers Do It, Too
General Marketing / January 12, 2018

They use viral marketing by e-mail as a marketing tool… what did you think I meant, Viral marketing can work well for B2B providers, as long as the following is true: 1.The product or service has to add value for the sender, as well as, the receiver. 2.The offer has to be deliverable. You don’t want to offer a product that you can’t deliver if demand grows rapidly. 3.The offer has to be easily transferable to others. E-mail and Web pages provide the best medium to facilitate this. 4.The vest viral marketing campaigns use existing networks to move the message along. The basis of viral marketing has been around for a long time. The idea is that you incite your customers or referral sources to pass on something about your business to their network of colleagues and friends. Those that pass on your information get something in return. The something might be a gift or service related to your business. Using e-mail makes it incredibly easy to pass information on to a friend or colleague, especially if it involves something fun or free. With millions using the Internet worldwide, the potential for exponential growth is tremendous. The great things about…

The Importance of Selling
General Marketing / January 11, 2018

Not so long ago, when the computer was first mass-produced for selling to the public, a lot of industry experts predicted that nobody will want a box that does nothing besides handling data and hogging up the entire garage. They were obviously wrong – nearly every household will have at least one computer in the US, and most even have two or three desktops! This little bit of history tells us that no matter how good your product is, you cannot earn even a penny from it if you have a lousy salesperson. Likewise, no matter how good your product is, you cannot sell even one copy of it with a weak salesletter. Hence, it is vital to have a compelling salesletter that will pull the prospect right into it and see clearly the benefits that are presented against the very reasonable price you are charging. A good salesletter will first catch the attention of the reader by resonating with the reader’s needs and desires. That’s why you often see headlines such as “Have you ever felt…” or “Does … sound familiar”, They work because they empathize with the reader’s needs, problems or desires. The Internet is like a very…

eBay: The First 10 Years.
General Marketing / January 11, 2018

Yes, you read that correctly: ten years. eBay was created in September 1995, by a man called Pierre Omidyar, who was living in San Jose. He wanted his site – then called ‘AuctionWeb’ – to be an online marketplace, and wrote the first code for it in one weekend. It was one of the first websites of its kind in the world. The name ‘eBay’ comes from the domain Omidyar used for his site. His company’s name was Echo Bay, and the ‘eBay AuctionWeb’ was originally just one part of Echo Bay’s website at ebay.com. The first thing ever sold on the site was Omidyar’s broken laser pointer, which he got $14 for. The site quickly became massively popular, as sellers came to list all sorts of odd things and buyers actually bought them. Relying on trust seemed to work remarkably well, and meant that the site could almost be left alone to run itself. The site had been designed from the start to collect a small fee on each sale, and it was this money that Omidyar used to pay for AuctionWeb’s expansion. The fees quickly added up to more than his current salary, and so he decided to…

Part 9 – More Monetizing Options
General Marketing / January 10, 2018

We’ve discussed about using Google Adsense programme and other merchants’ affiliate programmes to generate profits from your blog. However, we have a lot of other options ot monetize your blog, so we’re going to look into that today. The first option we’ll be looking at is Chitika (www.chitika.com). Chitika is a very innovative contextual advertising programme because it can serve very detailed advertisements. For example, on your technological gadget blog, Chitika will show advertisements for tech gadgets such as iPods. The way they show it is in different tabs: one for “Best deals”, another for “details”, another for “reviews” and so on. This way, it is more of an informational section for your visitor rather than an advertisement, and naturally the click-through will be higher. You can apply here: https://chitika.com/application.php,type=mm You can also be an affiliate for Amazon.com. Amazon offers a wide range of products but its predominant domain is in books. Whatever your niche is about, you can probably find a book about it on Amazon.com. Join their Associate programme here: https://associates.amazon.com/gp/flex/associates/apply-login.html/ Once you join them, you can refer visitors to them and earn up to 10% commission. It’s not a lot but if you can manage to refer…

Preselling – The Art of Building Anticipation
General Marketing / January 9, 2018

Preselling is the work you must start doing before you release and sell your product; that’s why it’s called pre-selling. It’s the work you do to convince your to-be-customers that your product has great benefit and only a fool will pass your offer without purchasing — all this without actually “selling” the mentioned product. Preselling can be seen as selling yourself to the customer before you sell your product. When you sell yourself to the customer, you are making your customers think “okay, this guy is not one of those greedy marketers. He’s actually here to help me out.” so that they will let their guard down and listen to your sales pitch. Preselling is also the art of building up anticipation. If a friend told you his chronic headache has been solved overnight by “some new medicine” but did not mention what it really was, would that leave you wondering what the medicine really is, More so if you’re having a chronic headache yourself! That’s why by mentioning a benefit which would get your prospects’ ears perked up again and again but not really revealing what the solution is, you will get your prospects dying to hear what you…