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10 Awesome Ways To Attract More Orders

10 Awesome Ways To Attract More Orders
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1. Create a free ebook directory on a specific topic
at your web site. People will visit your web site to
read the free ebooks and may see your product ad.

2. Turn part of your web site into a members only
web site. Instead of charging for access, use it as
a free bonus for one of your products.

3. Add a free classified ad section to your web site.
You could then trade banner ads with other web
sites that have free classified ad sections.

4. Create two versions of your e-zine so people
can choose if they want ads included with it or not.
This’ll attract the people who hate ads to subscribe.

5. Publish your e-zine only on your web site. Have
people subscribe to a “new issue” e-mail reminder.
This could really increase your traffic and sales.

6. Sell advertising space in your product package.
You could sell inserts, flyers, brochures, booklets,
and digital ads for electronic products.

7. Offer daily or weekly visitor bonuses. This will
increase your repeat traffic and sales because your
visitors will visit regularly to get the visitor bonuses.

8. Allow people to download software or e-books
from your web site at no cost. Just ask your visitors
in return if they’ll refer their friends to your web site.

9. Build up the number of people that join your free
affiliate program quickly by temporally offering your
product for free to the people that sign up.

10. Negotiate with e-zine publishers to get free or
discounted ads by letting them join your affiliate
program and earn commissions on the ad you run.

Quote of the Day:

“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.” —
Horace

Thank you !

Charles Kaluwasha
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P.S. Making money online is easier than you think… Start
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Wellington
5019
New Zealand

Top 10 companies of 2007

Top 10 Companies of 2007 – By: Charlotte Buelow, 2007-12-23
2007 has been an eventful year for global commerce. News headlines featured considerable mergers, acquisitions, product launches and even bankruptcies. Keeping current on national and global economic trends is paramount for those looking to make informed investment decisions.

Before you make your next investment decision, read this list of 2007’s top newsworthy companies:

Google Inc.
This Web Giant has a history of phenomenal success and 2007 is yet further evidence of the company’s flexibility in finding, and aggressively pursuing, new markets. After losing out to Microsoft in a bid to get a share in Facebook’s pie, Google has announced the upcoming release of OpenSocial, an open Web platform. And in the wake of the iPhone, Google is launching a software-specific mobile project that should have a heavy impact on the mobile market.

Apple Inc
The much awaited release of the iPhone occurred June, 29, 2007 to much hype and speculation. The new gadget exploded onto the market, selling 1.4 million in the U.S. during the first 90 days and making waves in the mobile industry. The iPhone is now set to hit the market in the UK on Friday, November 8, 2007.

Boeing
Boeing is a major aerospace and defense corporation which has also long been one of the world’s largest civil aircraft companies. The company has its hands full now as the new Dreamliner delays threaten its other programs.

Toyota Motor Corp.
Japan’s top automaker has been doing very well in 2007, posting record sales and profit for the fiscal first-half and reporting an 11% jump in second-quarter net profit on solid sales. Soaring gas prices have boosted the appeal of Toyota’s hybrid Prius and fuel-efficient models, such as the Camry and Corolla.

Citigroup Inc.
Charles Prince resigned on November 4, 2007 as chairman and chief executive of Citigroup. The bank faces an $11 billion write off of sub-prime mortgage losses in addition to a $6.5 billion write-down from last quarter.

Time Warner Inc.
The world’s largest media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered in New York, is taking a hit due to the struggles of subsidiary AOL. The company’s third quarter net earnings fell by more than half as AOL’s strategy to focus on online advertising at the expense of subscriptions hit revenues.

BP PLC
Formerly known as British Petroleum, BP is a British energy company and a multinational oil company with headquarters in London, England. Oil shares have been bolstered as price-per-barrel reach almost $100. Net income for BP slid 29% to $4.41 billion, or 23 cents a share, from $6.23 billion, or 31 cents, in the year earlier period.

Microsoft Corp.
Microsoft is an American multinational computer technology corporation with 79,000 employees in 102 countries and global annual revenue of $51.12 billion as of 2007. So far in 2007, Microsoft’s Halo 3 (the latest version of a popular video game) and Windows Vista pushed the company’s profits upward. They are reporting one of their biggest quarters in recent history — topping Wall Street’s profit expectations and boosting their annual sales forecast by $2 billion.

Nintendo Company Ltd.
Nintendo is one of the most powerful video game companies in the industry and it is Japan’s third most valuable listed company with a market value of more than $85 billion. Aside from Video games Nintendo is also the majority owner of Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners and a partial owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. The success of the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii has helped the company to triple its first-half profit and boosted the annual earnings outlook

Sprint Nextel Corp.
2007 has been a tough year for the #3 U.S. wireless provider. Customer service issues, the resignation of their CEO and other problems have led to a rash of stock downgrades from January to October. Recently, Sprint has hitched its wagon to the Open Handset Alliance and is receiving positive attention for it. They will be working in conjunction with Google and the Open Handset Alliance on the open source Gphone platform, which will provide users with the ability to modify the operating platform for their phones and PDAs.

Charlotte Buelow is a contributing business writer for Goliath. Goliath is one of the Internet’s largest collections of business research, news and information. Learn more about Goliath.

Fast-Track Your Journey to Home Business Success

Fast-Track Your Journey to Home Business Success
Copyright © Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy
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No one has ever logged onto the Internet for the first time and
started pocketing dollars in a really short period of time. As
with all things in life, there is a learning curve.

SOME PERSONAL HISTORY

Just a few short years ago, I was a working stiff just like you.

One day, I bought and read a book called “Multiple Streams of
Income” by bestselling author, Robert Allen. Immediately, I
began my journey.

Every night after work and after my wife and children went to
sleep, I would get online and explore different ways of using the
Internet to make money.

In the two years that followed, I spent over $10,000 racking up
credit card debt buying eBooks, membership sites, special
reports, opt-in leads, and joining every “guru” recommended
business opportunity that flew into my email inbox.

I stayed up learning, working, and drinking coffee until 5:00 in
the morning, month after month filled with the hope of making
money online.

In my third year of working part-time to build a home based
income, I finally broke through and earned over $100,000 in just
twelve months from the Internet.

BECOME THE MASTER OF YOUR LEARNING CURVE

Research the lives of all of the “gurus.” The one thing that
you will learn is that my own experience is not unique. Most of
the high earners on the Internet experienced a learning curve
very similar to my own.

Chances are that your curve will also be similar to mine, but it
is my hope that you can get to the top faster than even I did.
Three years was a long time to struggle, but every ounce of
struggle was worth the reward I have finally received.

In order to shorten your own learning curve, you must do a few
things differently than the rest of us did. You must become the
master of your learning curve.

THE SHORTEST DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO POINTS IS A STRAIGHT LINE

There is only one way to shorten the curve on the Internet:

You must plan to succeed!

Here is the deal. Most people put up a freebie website and select
a few affiliate programs to add to their website. Right out of
the gate, most people are running for the finish line without any
real plan in mind.

After a few short weeks, people begin to see the writing on the
wall that says, “This is going to be a long hard road.”

People check their hit counters daily for six weeks before they
realize that getting traffic to their free site is going to be
tough.

At this point, they begin developing their first batch of
advertising. Then they spend countless months finding places to
show their advertisements for free. Some make an even more
drastic mistake by blowing thousands of hard earned dollars on
their new and untested ads.

These are the people who will learn the facts of life the hard
way.

In time, they will learn how to make their advertising work for
them, but most will earn very little money from their affiliate
programs.

At this point in the learning curve, most people throw up their
hands and walk away from their dreams in utter disgust. Instead
of a walking away point, this should have convinced the
struggling online entrepreneur that they were simply traveling
the wrong road.

YOU MUST PLAN TO SUCCEED

From day one, you must begin to learn about the nuances of web
promotion. Read everything you can get your hands on. Don’t just
read the hype, back it up with the opinions of others who have
reviewed the same programs before you came along. Learn from
their mistakes and successes.

As you begin to learn, you must also look to make a decision. Do
you want to step into a pre-built program that is designed to
help you to succeed, OR do you want to create a completely new
program of which you are the sole owner?

If you decide to step into a pre-designed and complete turn-key
online money-making venture, then you must select the right
venture to step into. If this is your decision, I encourage you
to check out the Plug In Profit Site at:
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If you decide to go the journey on your own, then do all of the
necessary research, planning and preparation that is needed for
your success.

PREPARE TO SUCCEED

Decide what you think you would want to do, and then figure out
how your planned site will generate a real income.

Internet old-timers know about hundreds of corporation domains
that existed with IPO millions, but did not have an actual money
plan that could sustain their business model. Most of these
companies were among the hundreds of companies that bellied up in
the 2000 dot bomb experience.

Don’t blindly believe in your plan. Research others on the web
who have undertaken similar business models and see if they have
survived. Study your competitors in depth to learn what is
working for them and what did not work for them. To better
understand what has or has not worked for competitor websites,
check out their time lapsed progressions using the Wayback
Machine: http://getresponse.com/t/10160536/653248/173743366/

Once you have determined your money plan, then you should
undertake the development of a business plan and a marketing
plan. Utilize professional assistance if you need to do so. While
creating your plans, make a determination as to which domain name
you think would be best, then register it along with a hosting
account. You can do this at Host4Profit in Step 2 on this page:
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Once you have developed your business plan and marketing plan and
have run them through several revisions, then it will be time to
buy your domain name and to begin work with a site designer and
developer. You may need to have your domain sitting on a web host
for your site developer, but this is not always necessary. While
they are doing their work, enlist a copywriter to help you with
your site sales copy.

When your site designer and developer have your site working, you
should then undertake significant testing to make sure everything
works as planned. It is much harder to fix problems on a
operational site than it is to fix problems on a site that has
yet to be launched.

When testing is done, then you should fill in your sales copy and
then shoot for launch. Of course, you already have a marketing
plan in place, so your preparation here will be simply a matter
of putting the pieces of the puzzle into place.

You are finally ready to open for business. Don’t be afraid to
spend the money to bring your dream alive. Time can replace money
in the goal of starting a profitable online business, but money
invested can shave years off of your company’s growth.

About the Author:
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Stone Evans helps ordinary people all over the world make
money online with affiliate programs. If you can follow 3
easy steps, you can get your own customized website,
autoresponder (email follow-up software) and pre-written
email marketing campaign professionally designed and
installed and ready to pull in profits for you in 24 hours
or less! See details at and sign up today at:
http://getresponse.com/t/10160

534/653248/173743366/
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* You have permission to re-print this article on your own
website, newsletter or blog as long as you leave it intact
including the full text and “About the Author” box. Thanks!

Charles Kaluwasha
http://getresponse.com/t/10160535/653248/173743366/

P.S. Making money online is easier than you think… Start
NOW with The Home Biz Guy’s Plug-In Profit Site service at:
http://getresponse.com/t/10160534/653248/173743366/

LifeOnTheNet7.com
61 bird grove,stokes valley,lower Hutt.
Wellington
5019
New Zealand

The Enormous Power of Past Success

The Enormous Power of Past Success
Copyright © Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy
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I was checking my voice mail yesterday and received a message
that was short and sweet. It said: “My name is Ken Shapiro. I’m
the writer, director, producer and star of the motion picture
‘The Groove Tube’. Please call me back at …”

Interesting. The writer, director, producer and star of a motion
picture?

My curiosity was aroused so I went to Google and looked up “The
Groove Tube”. I discovered that Ken Shapiro was indeed all of
the things he said he was and that Chevy Chase, a very famous
American actor, had is debut film appearance in the movie. My
mind determined that Ken Shapiro was a force to be reckoned with
so I gave him a call.

It turns out that Ken found me online and was seeking some
guidance on how to promote his new project at
http://getresponse.com/t/10215863/653248/173743366/
“Bed Books” is a very interesting innovation and I must admit that I’ve often wanted to lay on my side in bed and read a book, but that’s not a very comfortable
thing to do. Thus, Ken’s unique idea and business has the
potential to really take off.

In our brief conversation, we exchanged pleasantries and I gave
Ken a few tips on getting publicity for his site. He’s obviously
a guy who takes action on his ideas so I expect that he’ll take
the information I gave him and put it into motion immediately. If
so, you’ll be hearing a lot more about Ken and BedBooks.net in
the near future. In exchange for my time and advice, Ken said he
is sending me a “Bed Book” to try out.

What’s interesting about my conversation with Ken is my
motivation for having it in the first place. Considering that I
receive an overwhelming amount of voice mails every single day
and that I’m rarely able to call anyone back on the phone
personally, why did I choose to pick up the phone and call Ken on
my dime?

The answer is because Ken had established that he was already
successful. Because of the accomplishment of making “The Groove
Tube” movie in which Chevy Chase appeared back in 1972 I
determined that calling Ken would be, at the very least,
interesting. I also sensed that there could be the possibility
for me to benefit in some way because I perceived Ken to be
powerful and influential.

I was right. Ken is powerful. He’s a doer. He makes things
happen and I respect him for that. In this world, it’s the
dreamers that take action and persist until they succeed that get
my attention. That’s why I called Ken and that’s also why he
was able to benefit from a free consultation with me. In that
discussion, I gave Ken some very specific advice for marketing
his website that has the potential to bring him all the business
he can handle.

The point to take home is that Ken’s previous success in the
movie business made it a lot easier for him to get the
information and resources he needs to succeed in his new venture.
In other words, past success has power.

When I first started my Internet business it was not easy. In
fact, it was downright difficult. I spent thousands of dollars on
credit trying to learn the game and acquire the tools I needed to
build my business. Everything was expensive and the people who I
thought could help me grow my business the most wouldn’t give me
the time of day. I was a nobody in this world.

However, I was persistent and by leveraging my financial and
creative resources I was finally able to make my first sale
online. Once that occurred, I simply focused on what I did right
and did more of it. My sales continued to grow and I was becoming
successful.

From those initial small successes, I was able to continue
building my knowledge. I realized that once I had knowledge, I
could share it. By sharing my knowledge with others, I was able
to become an expert. As an expert, people were attracted to me.
Through that attraction, I was able to sell more goods and
services. I was becoming *very* successful.

Then other experts got attracted to me. They started giving me
their products and services for free. They were also open to the
possibility of working together. The same products and services
that I could barely afford in the beginning of my career and the
same people who wouldn’t give me the time of day before, were
now becoming as freely available to me as oxygen itself.

Why? The answer is simple. I was already successful.

Is it easier for the rich to get richer? Absolutely. Is it easier
for successful people to become more successful? Definitely. The
momentum has already been established. Money attracts more money
and success attracts greater success.

Before you get cynical, first consider the fact that most of the
rich and successful people in this world started with nothing but
their ideas and enthusiasm. They were able to use that energy and
put it into motion to create their own success.

In most cases, the path they traveled was riddled with moments of
confusion, struggle and failure. But they persisted and with each
small success their path got easier and easier to travel until
they eventually paved it and turned that path into a “success
super-highway” that now allows them to travel and succeed with
ease.

The enormous power of past success is that it can and will
catapult you toward greater success in the future. Use everything
in your power right now to create some initial success and then
roll that success forward to create more success in your life.
You will ultimately discover this is a very easy thing to do.

About the Author:
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Stone Evans helps ordinary people all over the world make
money online with affiliate programs. If you can follow 3
easy steps, you can get your own customized website,
autoresponder (email follow-up software) and pre-written
email marketing campaign professionally designed and
installed and ready to pull in profits for you in 24 hours
or less! See details at and sign up today at:
http://getresponse.com/t/10215861/653248/173743366/
—————————————————

* You have permission to re-print this article on your own
website, newsletter or blog as long as you leave it intact
including the full text and “About the Author” box. Thanks!

Charles Kaluwasha
http://getresponse.com/t/10215862/653248/173743366/

P.S. Making money online is easier than you think… Start
NOW with The Home Biz Guy’s Plug-In Profit Site service at:
http://getresponse.com/t/10215861/653248/173743366/

LifeOnTheNet7.com
61 bird grove,stokes valley,lower Hutt.
Wellington
5019
New Zealand

The Key To Your Success

The Key to Your Success
Copyright © Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy

In regard to making money on the Internet, everyone is always
looking for the quick fix. They want to sign up for a program,
place an advertisement, and make hundreds or thousands of dollars
instantly. While this may be possible depending on your
circumstances, the most direct and guaranteed path to success on
the Internet is to stick with the fundamentals.
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A friend of mine who is an athletic coach for kids in the city
where I live reminded me of this lesson. This guy is actually so
passionate about kids and athletics that he coaches 4 different
sports: basketball, soccer, baseball and football. Of course, he
has a kid of his own on each team. But what is remarkable about
this guy is the results he gets with his teams.

He was recruited to coach the 8th grade football team where his
children go to school. After 27 years of losing seasons in a row,
the first year my friend became the head coach the team won the
district championship and repeated their championship run the
following year. This past weekend he coached 12 different games
and won all 12 of them. As you can tell, this guy is extremely
dedicated.

But the funny thing is that he and the kids he coaches are not
totally hung up on winning. If they lose a game, they feel
equally good about themselves as they would if they had won. What
matters most to them is how well they played and lived up to
their potential as a team.

The real question is how my friend’s teams continually perform
on such a high level and beat nearly anyone they play even though
they are often smaller and younger than their competitors. I
asked this question to my friend the other day and he told me
that it’s all in the fundamentals.

In his practices, all he works on with his kids is keeping a
positive mindset and practicing the fundamentals. He told me that
his teams never scrimmage or strategize about upcoming games
during practice. They simply work hard on all the fundamentals of
whatever particular sport they are playing and do so more than
any other team they play. This constant practice and improvement
of the fundamentals is what allows his teams to progress faster
than his competitors. While most other teams get caught up with
how to win, out-strategize, be stronger than and intimidate their
opponents, my friend’s team is just so good at the basics that
they blow everyone out of the water when game day arrives.

This got me thinking about my own Internet business and why I’ve
been able to succeed on such a high level while most others who
have tried to do what I do have failed. The answer is not really
surprising.

Most people who try to build a successful Internet home business
are looking for the quick fix. They want it to work IMMEDIATELY
and so they usually fall prey to business opportunities that
promise to help them get rich overnight and advertising scams
that promise to deliver thousands of hungry prospects to their
website in the next 24 hours. Of course, these opportunistic
schemes are really just geared to steal people’s hard earned
money. You see, when someone is desperate and looking for an
INSTANT solution, they will often be taken advantage of and their
chances for success with an Internet home business are slim to
none.

However, while there are thousands of business opportunities on
the Internet and millions of different ways to advertise and
promote your website, I personally practice the fundamentals in
my Internet home business. I do this by sticking with the
business opportunities I’ve joined for the long haul and
promoting my website consistently with simple, affordable and
easily maintained Internet marketing techniques.

In fact, one of the techniques that works best for me is writing
articles like this one and getting them published on other
people’s websites using article syndication tools and software
found online.

By writing articles and getting them published on other websites
online using powerful tools like those mentioned above, I’m able
to get my name and website address in front of thousands of
people without paying a dime in advertising. Of course, the key
to this strategy is that I write and distribute articles
consistently in this way. It’s one of those “fundamentals”
that doesn’t cost anything but a little time and effort. Fact
is, it’s this price of time and effort that most people are
unwilling to pay. They’ll gladly part with hundreds or even
thousands of dollars, but ask them to do a little hard work and
they say “No way.”

It’s this understanding that can separate you from the pack. If
you are willing to practice the fundamentals of your business
faithfully and consistently, you will be destined to succeed on a
high level. But if you can’t and you’re only looking for the
quick fix, you have already lost the game before you even set
foot on the field.

Even pros like me practice the fundamentals every day. In fact,
especially pros like me practice the fundamentals. The moment I
stop practicing the fundamentals is the moment I stop being a
pro. Think about this carefully and then renew YOUR commitment to
the fundamentals of your Internet home business today. Do this
and you will soar past your competition.

About the Author:
—————————————————
Stone Evans helps ordinary people all over the world make
money online with affiliate programs. If you can follow 3
easy steps, you can get your own customized website,
autoresponder (email follow-up software) and pre-written
email marketing campaign professionally designed and
installed and ready to pull in profits for you in 24 hours
or less! See details at and sign up today at:
Plug-Profit Site
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* You have permission to re-print this article on your own
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