Sabtu, 11 Februari 2012


Today's feature article is 3 Ways To Generate Profitable Business Ideas Anytime
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All businesses are created first by ideas. Then once you're in business you need ideas for marketing, advertising, solving problems, product development etc. The difference between success or failure could be one just one idea. That's all!
Below are three ways to generate profitable business ideas.

1. Communicating regularly with other business people can generate many ideas. There are many resources online and offline to meet new business people lie; seminars, chat
rooms, discussion boards, trade shows etc. Sharing your knowledge, asking questions, and taking in new information will stimulate your mind. Your brain will begin to put all this information together to create profitable business ideas.

2. If you're not much of a communicator, try reading. Reading can also stimulate your mind. Read business books, magazines, e-books, web sites, journals, e-zines, newspapers etc. Your brain will generate profitable ideas by absorbing and rearranging this information on a regular basis.

3. Don't have a lot of time to read? You could listen to business audio books, seminars and courses. Listen to them in the car, while your doing house work, working in
the yard, or exercising. Also, tune in business related radio stations. This will help you save time and generate profitable business ideas at the same time.

There are a few extra tips that will help improve these idea generation strategies. Take short breaks to brainstorm about the information you absorbed. Keep a notepad and pen
handy to record your ideas so you don't forget them. All businesses need profitable business ideas to stay ahead of competition and survive.

Quote of the Day:
"A leaf that is destined to grow large is full of grooves and wrinkles at the start. Now if one has no patience and wants it smooth offhand like a willow leaf, there is trouble ahead." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Today's feature article is Online Business Press Release Writing Tips And Ideas
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Press releases are one of the most cost-effective ways to get promotion for your online business. Many entrepreneurs ignore this type of promotion because they don't know how
to write a press release. It's important to promote your online business with press releases because of the media all over the internet. The following is a list of some common press
release writing tips:

- your press release should sound like news, not an ad
- you should only send your press release to the media related to the topic of your press release
- keep your press release one page in length
- your header, contact information and release date should be at the top of your press release
- use short sentences and double space in between sentences
- your header and first few sentences should capture the readers attention
- you should tell a story and briefly mention your business, product or service in the body of the press release
- proofread your press release many times. Look for grammar and spelling mistakes.

Another reason entrepreneurs ignore promoting their online business with press releases is because they don't know what's newsworthy. Here are 16 online business press
release ideas:
- new products or services you're offering on your web site.
- the results of an online survey or poll you've completed
- a virtual trade show or seminar you're hosting.
- a free chat room class you're teaching
- your opening of a new web site
- an online award your business or web site has won
- a free e-mail newsletter you're publishing
- new online products or services you're giving away
- an online business association or club you're starting
- a famous person that's endorsing your business
- a major joint venture you're doing with another business
- a new book or e-book you wrote
- an expert or celebrity who's speaking in your chat room
- a fundraising event you're doing at your web site
- a new contest or sweepstakes you're having at your site
- major sponsorships you're doing online

You can get other press release writing tips and ideas by reading other businesses press releases, reading how to publications, talking to experts and visiting other media web sites. I hope this article persuades and helps you to promote your business through press releases.

Quote of the Day:
"Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it, a man hardly knows whether he is an honest man." – Henry Fielding


Today's feature article is 10 Scorching Ways To Heat Up Your Sales
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1. Email each visitor a satisfaction questionnaire after they purchase. This will allow you to improve your order system, customer service, site, etc.

2. Give a percentage of your profits to a cause your customers would like. It could be a charity, school, environmental improvements, etc.

3. Take harsh criticism the right way and improve your online business. Don't get down in the dumps, improve the situation so it doesn't happen again.

4. Try bartering before you buy services, supplies and equipment for your business. You can use the extra money you save on advertising your business.

5. Give away a follow-up email course on an auto-responder. Include your ad with each lesson. People will buy quicker when they see your ad repeatedly.

6. Make sure your classified ads don't sound like an ad. Don't ask people to buy anything or they won't click, give something away instead.

7. Give your free bonus products extra perceived value. Don't use the phrase "free bonuses" use the phrase "you will also get".

8. Keep your visitors on your web site longer. The longer they stay, the greater chance they will buy. Just hold a treasure hunt contest on your web site.

9. Make sure you're always creating new products and services or improving old ones. Most products or services won't stand the test of time online.

10. Split the cost of online advertising and marketing by sharing a web site with a similar, non-competing business. You would both put up half the cost.

Quote of the Day:
"There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them." --Phyllis Bottome

Kamis, 09 Februari 2012


Today's feature article is Reward Your Customers
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The formula for success for any business is to get your customers to make repeat purchases. There are a number of factors involved for getting repeat customers: pricing,
quality of products and services, excellent customer service etc. One of the best ways is to reward your customers for their repeat purchases. Here are three effective customer reward programs you could implement:

Number Of Purchases
This program is based on the number of purchases made by any customer. You could give away a free product or service to any customer that makes ten or more purchases.
To make the program more effective you could require a set time period that all ten purchases must be made by.

Dollar Amount
You can require a certain dollar amount be spent before the customer receives a reward. Tell customers if they spend over $50 in one month at your web site they get a
50% discount on their next purchase. You could also just reward one customer who spends the most every month with a bigger reward like a vacation.

Points System
Reward customers a point for every one-dollar they spend. Lets say customers can get a free computer for 300 points. That means customers will spend $300 dollars on your
products and services to get enough points to get the free computer. To push slower selling products or services just offer more points per dollar spent for those particular items.

The kind of rewards you give should depend on what your business can afford. Cheaper rewards could be gift certificates, coupons, clothes, or movie passes. Expensive
rewards could be jewelry, vacations, bed and breakfast gift certificates, electronics or computer equipment.

You may want to invest in a good database program to keep track of your rewards program. I also recommend contacting a legal professional for advice, set-up and the
structure of your rewards program. I hope these ideas I've given you help make your business more successful.

Quote of the Day:
"All adverse and depressing influences can be overcome, not by fighting, by by rising above them." -- Charles Caleb Colton


Today's feature article is 10 Amplifying Ways To Turn Up Your Sales Volume
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1. Make your potential customers forget about the competition. Just tell them to forget with a factual and believable reason why they should.

2. Joint venture with your competition if you can't beat them. You could agree to work together and beat the other competition then share the profits.

3. Visit chat rooms were your potential customers would gather. You can lurk and do market research or mention your product to people.

4. Make your web site sticky by building a large directory of web sites your visitors would enjoy. It saves them precious time searching for them.

5. Start a free-to-join business association from your web site. Just ask all members to place your association logo and link on their web site.

6. Make extra revenue for your web site by selling advertising space on your web site, in your e-zine, in your free ebooks, on your classified ad site, etc.

7. Switch your marketing plan when your market dies for your product. Be flexible and redesign your product for a different market.

8. Make your web site worth revisiting. Give your visitors original content, free ebooks, information web site links, free useful software, etc.

9. Build your opt-in e-mail list using an FFA (free-for-all links page). People can submit links to your links page and you can send them a thanks e-mail.

10. Reward your customers for giving you product feedback. It could be discounted products, useful software, information products, etc.

Quote of the Day:
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence." -- Robert Frost


Today's feature article is 10 High Octane Ways To Unleash Your Profits
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1. Use more than one P.S. in your ad copy. It is one of the most read parts of any ad, so why not use two or three of them instead of one.

2. Gain your visitors attention by telling them your problems. People like to hear about other people's problems because it takes away from their own.

3. Create trust with your prospects by telling them something they already know is true. They'll know for sure you're not lying and begin to trust you.

4. Survey your target audience to find out things you have in common with them and use them in your ad. People like people that are like themselves.

5. Offer free classified ads on your web site that expire after a particular time period. People will revisit your web site over and over to resubmit.

6. Forward interesting emails to your online friends with your signature file included. They may end up forwarding it to their friends and so on.

7. Organize your web site into categories. Visitors won't get frustrated and leave your site because they can't find what they're looking for.

8. Give your web site visitors a "thank you" email This'll remind them to revisit. Just get their email address and permission.

9. Advertise that your online business is for sale. Try to sell it for 10,000,000 dollars. You'll either get 10,000,000 dollars or you'll get curious visitors.

10. Try auctioning off your products. Set up the auction software on your web site. Give customers the option of paying outright or bidding.

Quote of the Day:
"I've never been afraid to admit when I've made a mistake. It nearly drives me nuts sometimes, making mistakes. I keep telling myself I should be perfect, but that isn't what
we're here for. Perfection isn't an option for us; perfection is death, Micko. We're here to learn and change, and that means making mistakes." -- spoken by William Pierce, a character in the novella Heads by Greg Bear

Selasa, 07 Februari 2012


Today's feature article is 10 Things You Should Try To Barter For Before Buying
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1. Information Products - it could be ebooks, "how to" videos, cassettes, magazines, newsletters, paid e-zines, courses, etc.

2. Advertising Space - it could be banner ads, ezine ads, ebook ads, magazine ads, newspaper ads, tv ads, fax ads, online classified ads, etc.

3. Web Hosting - you could offer a free advertisement for their web hosting service on your site in return for free or discounted hosting.

4. Software - it could be for tax software, web site authoring software, accounting software, newsletter software, graphic design software, etc.

5. Writing/Editing - it could be for web site content, promotional articles, press releases, e-zine articles, promotional ebooks, etc.

6. Accounting/Bookeeping - you could offer a no cost advertisement in exchange for their accounting and booking services

7. Consulting - it could be market consulting, legal consulting, computer/software consulting, business consulting, etc.

8. Copy writing - it could be for brochures, business cards, classified ads, sales letters, product packages, banner ads, promotional products, etc.

9. Merchant Accounts - you could offer no cost insert ads in your product packages in exchange for the option of accepting credit cards.

10. Internet Access - you could offer a no cost pop up ad on your web site in exchange for free or discounted Internet access.

Quote of the Day:
"Old places and old persons in their turn, when spirit dwells in them, have an intrinsic vitality of which youth is incapable, precisely, the balance and wisdom that come from long perspectives and broad foundations." – George Santayana


Today's feature article is 10 Persuasive Triggers To Plug Into Your Ad
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1. Most people want to win over others. Tell your prospects how their family or friends will admire them if they buy your product.

2. Most people want to associate with others that have the same interests. Give your prospects a free membership in a private chat room just for them.

3. Most people want a clean environment. Tell your prospects that you'll donate a percentage of your profits to help clean the environment.

4. Most people want to eat good food. Give your customers free coupons to a nice restaurant when they purchase your product.

5. Most people need or want new information to absorb. Give your customers a free ebook or tip sheet when they purchase your product.

6. Most people want to avoid or end pain. Tell your prospects how much pain and problems they will avoid or end if they buy your product.

7. Most people want to gain pleasure. Tell your prospects how much pleasure or the benefits they will gain, if they purchase your product.

8. Most people don't want to miss out on a major opportunity that they could regret in the future. Tell your prospects you'll be raising the price shortly.

9. Most people want to have good health and live longer. Give your prospects free coupons to a fitness club when they buy your product.

10. Most people want to belong to something or a select group. Give your prospects a free member-ship into your club when they buy your product.

Quote of the Day:
"One of the most basic issues we face in our lives is the feeling of failure or guilt. I come froma minority group, families where F stood for feedback or flow and not failure. F's on a test meant a failed test and not a failure as a human being. F's helped me find my place in the universe because the family attitude was, "It was meant to be." And now we would see what good would come of this event." -- Bernie S. Siegel, MD


Today's feature article is 10 Psychological Desires To Insert Into Your Ad
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1. Most people like surprises because it's a change of pace from their routine. Tell your prospects that they'll get a surprise free bonus for ordering.

2. Most people want life to be easier. Give your prospects easy ordering instructions, easy product instructions, etc.

3. Most people want to feel secure and safe. Tell your prospects that you have secure ordering and a privacy policy.

4. Most people want to receive compliments for their achievements. Give your prospects plenty of compliments for them considering your product.

5. Most people are curious about things that could affect their current lifestyle. You could use words like "Secret" or "Confidential" in your ad.

6. Most people want to invest in their future. Tell your prospects to "invest in your product" instead of "buy our product".

7. Most people want the latest and newest things in life. Use words and phrases in your ad copy like "New", "Just Released", etc.

8. Most people want to solve their problems. Tell your prospects what problems they have and how your product can solve them.

9. Most people want to make the people around them happy. Tell your prospects how happy their friends or family will be if they buy your product.

10. Most people want to get over obstacles so they can achieve their goals. Tell your prospects which goals they'll achieve by ordering your product.

Quote of the Day:
"Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's further development." -- Lewis Mumford

Senin, 06 Februari 2012


Today's feature article is 10 Lightning Fast Ways To Escalate Your Sales.
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1. Sell an inexpensive product to sell an expensive product. If people like your inexpensive product, they'll be persuaded to buy your expensive one.

2. Allow your visitors to decided how much they want to pay for your product. I only recommend it for products that don't sell or ones that hardly sell.

3. Create an extra revenue stream with your web site's articles or content. Publish the first paragraph of each article and charge people to read the rest.

4. E-mail targeted e-zines and ask them to do a joint venture with you. Ask them to run your ad and in exchange they get a percentage of the profits.

5. Find a tiny niche for your new free e-zine. There are thousands of free e-zines; your e-zine needs to be extra specialized to attract new subscribers.

6. Test your ads by using autoresponders. You can have people e-mail your autoresponders to get more information and you just check your traffic reports.

7. Create credibility and trust with your visitors by telling them something they already know. They'll know for sure you're not lying to them.

8. Make residual income from your customers by selling back end products. If you don't have any, you could sign up to related affiliate programs.

9. Use a redirect page to boost your sales. People think the long affiliate URLs look unprofessional in e-mail so you could redirect them to a web link.

10. Create an extra income from your web site by charging for consulting. The consulting should be related to your web site's theme.

Quote of the Day:
"Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people." – John Adams


Today's feature article is 20 Possible Reasons An Online Business Fails
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1. You don't offer free original content.

2. You don't use a signature file on your e-mails.

3. You don't offer free software.

4. You don't have your own domain name.

5. You don't offer a free contest or sweepstakes.

6. You don't test and improve your ad copy.

7. You don't offer a free web site directory.

8. You don't give people any urgency to buy now.

9. You don't offer a free e-zine.

10. You don't attract the target audience that would
buy your product or service.

11. You don't offer a free community.

12 You don't let people read your ad before they get
your freebie.

13. You don't offer a free affiliate program.

14. You don't make your web site look professional.

15. You don't offer a free online service.

16. You don't give people as many ordering options
as possible.

17. You don't offer free current information.

18. You don't let people know anything about your

19. You don't offer free samples of your product
or service.

20. You don't make people feel safe and secure
when they order.

Quote of the Day:
"Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age." -- Aristotle


Today's feature article is 10 Ways To Gain An Avalanche Of Sales. Read it below!

1. Utilize holidays to increase your visitors or sales. You could give away free electronic greeting cards, hold discounts, send customers holiday cards, etc.

2. Become well known by speaking or chatting at seminars. The seminars could be held offline, in a chat room, by telephone or via e-mail.

3. Start a free ebook club on your web site. People could sign up to receive a free ebook from you each month. Just include your product ad in the ebooks.

4. Give away your products or expertise to internet business newbies. Just ask them in return to place your link on their web site.

5. Trigger your visitors to buy your products by using colors. You should totally relax and think about which colors would compel prospects to order.

6. Let your past offline customers know about your web site. When they visit and sign up to your e-zine it will remind them to shop at your online store.

7. Create a long term relationship with your entire customer base. You can stay in touch with them through an e-zine, with greeting cards, etc.

8. Repeat the 3 most powerful or appealing benefits throughout your ad copy. Repetition can brand your product's benefits quicker in your prospects mind.

9. Give your new customers surprise free gifts. This will increase their loyalty and give you more word of mouth advertising.

10. Make your long ad copy interesting enough so people click through to the next web page. If it's not, they won't take the time to click and read more.

Quote of the Day:
"The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts." – Timothy Dwight