Archive for July, 2008

How To Successfully Joint Venture Your Online Business With Offline Businesses

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

There are many advantages joint venturing with offline businesses. You could increase your target market by reaching audiences you couldn’t advertise to before. You could get referrals from the offline businesses you joint venture with.

The key to joint venturing with offline businesses is to find ones that have the same target audience. If you’re selling business software, you wouldn’t want to joint venture with a store that sells candy. You won’t be very successful. You would want to joint venture with an office supply or computer store.


How To Increase Traffic By Offering A Free Course

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

If you have extensive knowledge on a particular subject, why not create a free course for your web site visitors. The course should be related to the theme of your web site. If you’re selling business related products, you would want to giveaway a free course about business. (more…)

The 10 Commandments of Web Design

Friday, July 11th, 2008

The Internet is constantly changing. spoke to a bevy of experts and distilled the must-follow rules top online designers live by in 2008

Since the Internet emerged as a major force, altering everything from the way people work to the way they date, it has been a roller-coaster ride that made the world giddy. Microsoft (MSFT), Netscape, et al. fought the browser wars, Web standards were championed, and the Web became community-minded and social, ushering in the reign of Facebook, Flickr (YHOO), and YouTube. From boom to bust and back again, with staggering amounts of money changing hands at every point, the online industry rides on with no end in sight.

The Net has also attracted prophets, gurus, theorists, and evangelists of every stripe. Many of their promised game-changing technologies—Jini, DHTML, and countless others—never panned out, while seemingly simple innovations—metadata, XML, and CSS—have led to major breakthroughs. Meanwhile, Web design vogues from the effervescent jumble of HotWired to the stark utility of Google (GOOG) have continued to evolve and become more contradictory—and entrenched.


9 Ways to Put Site Screenshots in Your Web App

Friday, July 11th, 2008

by Josh Catone

If your web site or web application links to outside web sites, providing screenshots to those sites may be a good way to dress up the links. Screenshots provide a visual cue for your visitors and give them a taste of where they’re headed before they click on a link. But manually creating screenshots for your outbound links is a time consuming process and completely infeasible if you want to create screenshots on the fly. The nine services below will automatically create screenshots for your site or app via an API.


How To Get Free Advertising By Participating In E-mail Discussion Lists

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Posting messages to e-mail discussion lists is a great way to get free advertising. An e-mail discussion list is a group of people connected together via e-mail that can communicate with one another. When you post a message to a listChua include your signature file at the end. Your sig file should be no more than 5 to 6 lines. Include an attention getting sentence why they should visit your web site or e-mail your auto responder. Try to select list’s that are archived because your signature file will be viewed for years to come.

How To Use Online Auctions As Traffic Generators

Friday, July 11th, 2008

There are thousands of online auctions on the internet. People love them because they can usually find great bargains. If you have an online business, you can use them to increase traffic to your web site.

You could create an electronic book or report that relates to your online business, then auction it off at an online auction. You could increase traffic to your web site by placing an ad for your web site in the electronic publication. Some online auctions will even allow you to link directly to your web site.

Unleash The Power Of Perpetual Marketing

Friday, July 11th, 2008

I describe perpetual marketing as a large number of people promoting one web site so they can all receive the traffic generated by each other.

For example, you decide to create a free ebook that you will give away to your web site visitors. You ask a large number of e-zine owners to give away the ebook in exchange for their ad in the ebook. You can just ask them to link directly to your web site when they promote the ebook. You, of course, will have one of your own ads on that web page.

Let’s say you get 8 out of 20 e-zine owners that agree to giveaway the ebook. The 8 e-zines total subscriber base is 75,000.

7 Tips to Getting the Best Home Mortgage Arrangement

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Choosing the best home mortgage arrangement is like going to a shop to get a pair of custom-tailored jeans.  It might fit the other guy perfectly, but it might not be as good for you.  The best home mortgage is one that you’ve decided on after you’ve factored in several considerations.

So before going to a lender to arrange the best home mortgage for you, find out first if you have enough power to negotiate.  Here are some tips:

5 Lesser-Known Online Business Ideas

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

1. Ask people to find a hidden link in your ad copy. If they find the hidden link tell them they will get a prize or freebie by clicking on it. This will increase the chance that they will buy your product or service because they will read your whole ad copy.

Endorsement Marketing Secrets

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Endorsement marketing is having famous or reputable people recommend your product or service to others. They could be celebrities, star athletes, musicians, etc. Choose people that are related to your business and might actually use your product or service.


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