Sunday, November 23, 2008

Are You In Fear Of Losing Your Job?

There is no point sugar coating it, times are very tough at the moment. If you are in fear of losing your job, read on.
I too had a high paying corporate job many years ago and I thought I’d be there for life. One day that all changed out of the blue and I was on the scrap heap. A victim of corporate downsizing.
Initially I was shattered and I can’t remember a worse time in my life. The feeling of depression was overwhelming.
However, that feeling didn’t last long and I promised myself never to be in that position again.
I took control and decided to back myself in my own business ventures.
I understand that today there is so much uncertainty around and it seems wherever you turn there is more bad news in the media.
Never in the history of mankind has it been as easy to start your own business online.
Believe me, I’ve owned a business where there was always the pressure of paying staff and a lease. And a franchise fee as well!
With an online business you have no such problems. No staff, no lease and no headaches.
Even if you want to start small and earn a part time income, the opportunities are endless.
So whats stopping you?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

5 Ways To Keep Visitors Coming Back To Your Website

A lot of successful websites depend on returning visitors to account for a major part of their traffic. Returning visitors are easier to convert into paying customers because the more often they return to a site, the more trust they have in that site. The credibility issue just melts away. Hence, keep your visitors coming back to your site with the following methods:

1) Start a forum, chatroom or shoutbox

When you start a forum, chatroom or shoutbox, you are providing your visitors a place to voice their opinions and interact with their peers -- all of them are visitors of your site. As conversations build up, a sense of community will also follow and your visitors will come back to your site almost religiously every day.

2) Start a web log (blog)

Keep an online journal, or more commonly known as a blog, on your site and keep it updated with latest news about yourself. Human beings are curious creatures and they will keep their eyes glued to the monitor if you post fresh news frequently. You will also build up your credibility as you are proving to them that there is also a real life person behind the website.

3) Carry out polls or surveys

Polls and surveys are other forms of interaction that you should definitely consider adding to your site. They provide a quick way for visitors to voice their opinions and to get involved in your website. Be sure to publish polls or surveys that are strongly relevant to the target market of your website to keep them interested to find out about the results.

4) Hold puzzles, quizzes and games

Just imagine how many office workers procrastinate at work every day, and you will be able to gauge how many people will keep visiting your site if you provide a very interesting or addicting way of entertainment. You can also hold competitions to award the high score winner to keep people trying continuously to earn the prize.

5) Update frequently with fresh content

Update your site frequently with fresh content so that every time your visitors come back, they will have something to read on your site. This is the most widely known and most effective method of attracting returning visitors, but this is also the least carried out one because of the laziness of webmasters. No one will want to browse a site that looks the same over ten years, so keep your site updated with fresh bites.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Do I need an Autoresponder in My business?

In a word  yes! You most definitely do. In marketing circles,
research studies indicate that people need seven exposures to
your offer before they buy from you. So, how you can you
guarantee that they visit your site those seven times? Simple 
you collect their contact information and then you follow up
with them periodically through your home based business mail
follow-up system, also known as an autoresponder. This way they
get to know and trust you and, if you do your job right, they
may become your customer at some point.

When looking for a home based business mail follow-up system, it
benefits you to go with a paid service. Although some good free
autoresponders exist, the level of support tends to decrease
when you use them. Also, ads are usually inserted into each
e-mail that goes out  ads that are for someone elses products,
not yours. Common sense says that it is in your best interest
for your message to be the only one that your respondent reads.
Do a search for the term autoresponder and then investigate
the results. If some of your friends or business associates use
this type of service, get a recommendation from them. As with
any service, thorough research ahead of time saves headaches and
lost business later.

In addition to quality customer service, your home based
business mail follow-up system should include as many of the
following features as you can find. Look for the ability to:

Personalize messages with your list members name and other
information. Send an unlimited number of e-mail messages.
Pre-load a series of messages to be sent out at predetermined
intervals. Create and send html messages. Create and add opt-in
forms to your web site. Broadcast a general message to your

Building a list is crucial to your business success. With a good
home based business mail follow-up system in place, your chance
for success can improve substantially.

One of the best autoresponders on the market is Aweber and if you want to join them, click on this link:-

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Internet Marketing

Whilst real estate investment has been very good to me, it has one small weakness.
Lack of day to day cashflow!
Most success is to do with mindset, no matter if it's real estate or share trading or internet marketing.
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Self Employed

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I have made millions of dollars as a real estate developer and property investor. Since 2000 I have bought, sold and developed over 150 properties and land.
Whilst property has been very lucrative, its major weakness is lack of day to day cashflow.
So in the last 6 months I have got involved with marketing my real estate online, with results far better than running newspaper adveristising.