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How To Marketing Your Home Business Thru The Internet And Attract Prospects Successfully

Consumers are increasingly resorting to the Internet to compare product prices and quality, research companies and buy products online.

Therefore, any home business not making use of the internet to advertise their business, services and products can lose important customers.

It is very simple and cost-effective to advertise online and there are many consultants, software packages, websites and other marketing tools that you can use to create an online presence.

Regardless of the marketing system you use, internet marketing starts with generating traffic or visitors to visit your website, mainly because you are selling a service or a product.

So primarily, you need to create your website in order that you can connect with customers and display information about your services and products.

Turning your prospects into clients through your website can be successfully done with copywriting and getting your prospects unto your website is called website marketing.

Here is how you can market your home business in the internet successfully:

1. Build your website, it should:

• Be easy to navigate

• Fast download time

• Have good quality and informative content

• Have opt-in email

• Encourage Bookmarks. On your webpage, remind your visitors to “bookmark” your website if they want. If they do, chances are, they will visit again.

• Be regularly updated. Occasionally provide new resources or information. Offer freebies like ezines.

• Provide your contact information.

2. Memorable domain name. Look for a specific “domain name” that speaks of your products as well as it is catchy.

3. Post your website in search engines. Nobody will discover your website if you do not announce it. Post it on search engines like Yahoo, Lycos, Excite, Google and Alta Vista.

4. Link Exchange. Exchanging Links are effective in exposing your website to individuals who are interested already in the subject matter that has something to do with your site.

Look for other successful websites whose content are related in your subject and propose to trade links.

5. Newsgroups. Usenet newsgroups are specifically for publicizing new websites. This is another effective method to let online users know that your site exists.

A website that is well-promoted and well designed brings feedback from potential or current customers, increase customer base, intensify your home business’ visibility and assist you reach yours and your business’ objectives.

All of these make all your efforts in promoting and announcing your website indeed, time spent wisely.

Free ways to drive traffic to your website

Researched by Karen Barnes

Putting up a company Website requires many things. To get straight to the point, first you need capital. To make money requires spending money as well. Nevertheless, with the versatility the Internet offers, there are many ways that could help optimize the potential of your site or business in generating traffic.

While there are ways to jumpstart your traffic flow, many sites don’t have the resources to spend on advertising that would generate more traffic. Well, you don’t have to spend a cent; all you need is the proper mindset and a lot of eagerness. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research to generate more traffic for your site.

How sweet it is to have more site traffic without spending a single cent. Now it’s a sure thing that many sites have articles that offer tips and guidelines in how to generate traffic using only free methods. Typically when you don’t have money to spend on marketing, you should be prepared to take more time to use other methods. I’m not going to mislead you. You get better exposure with paid advertising, but at least you get a fighting chance with some of these free methods I’m about to share with you.

Take advantage of online forums and online communities.

The great thing about forums and online communities is that you can target a certain group that fits a certain demographic that you are looking for. You can discuss many things about the niche that you represent or offer. Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and you will be prepared.

With online communities and forums, you can build a reputation for your company. Show them what you can offer and wow them with your range of expertise about the subject. With that you can build a reputation and build trust with the people in your expertise and knowledge.

You can also use newsletters.

Give people a catalog of your products along with interesting and entertaining articles. If you give people quality content more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who sign up for your newsletter, the more people there will be that will go to your site to check it out.

Exchange links with other sites.

You don’t have to spend a cent for this one. All you have to do is reach an agreement with another webmaster. By exchanging links, the efforts of both sites are combined for mutual benefit. All traffic that goes to one site could potentially click on the link of the other site and visit it site too. This works well, especially when both sites appeal to the same niche or compatible niches. A wedding planner’s Website, for instance, would benefit by having links to a Photographer’s Website and a Printer’s Website and a Caterer’s Website. It makes the wedding planner look knowledgeable and efficient, and the other professionals (the photographer, the printer, and the caterer) will certainly benefit from visitors that come from the wedding planner. They might even consider giving the wedding planner’s customers a discount!

Write articles that could pique the attention of people who have interest in your product.

Try to write articles that will provide tips and guides to other aficionados – give information that will solve their problems or help them with something they’re seeking. Good service and good information from you will help cement your reputation and your readers’ trust.

Many sites offer free submission and posting of your articles.

When people find your articles interesting, there’s a good chance they will follow the links in your author signature and visit your Website. Always include a link or a brief description of your company with the article and there is a great probability that they will go to your site.

Write good content for your site.

Many search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and how they are used. It is not a requirement that content should be done by a professional content writer. You could do your own, but you have to make content for your site that is entertaining and informational.

Generally, Internet surfers use search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines in return use keyword searching to generate their search results. With the right keywords attached to your site, you could get high rankings in search engine results without spending much money.

All these methods and more will drive more traffic to your site for free.

All it takes is a bit of effort and a good bit of time. Learn all you can about the methods depicted here and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that more traditional paid advertising would incur. Better yet, combine the two approaches for a slam-dunk.

Get MAD To Get Happy

GET MAD!

I mean it… Get *REALLY* mad!

Get MAD anytime you have to do something that you
don’t really want to do (like going to work FOR
SOMEBODY ELSE early in the morning)…

Get MAD for all the times you’ve wanted to buy
something nice for yourself, go on a vacation, take the
day off, or (insert your desires here) but couldn’t
afford it…

Get MAD if you’ve ever worried when the stock market
goes down…

Get MAD if there has ever been an opportunity to
improve your life or the life of people you love, but
you couldn’t take advantage of it because of time or
financial limitations…

Get MAD if what you *REALLY* wish you could do in this
life isn’t happening YET…

Why I’m a telling you to get mad? Don’t all the
self-help materials tell you to keep a positive
attitude… things will “work out”???

Guess what… THEY’RE WRONG!

*Before* you jump in and ride positive attitude parade,
you need to get red-hot, ***boiling*** MAD about the
way things are RIGHT NOW… It’s only when you GET
MAD, get fed up and get really pissed off with the way
things have been or the way things are now that you
will take the ACTION necessary to change your current
situation and make it into something better.

We are creatures driven by two desires only:

1) The desire to gain pleasure.

2) The desire to avoid pain.

And the latter is stronger than the former. We are much
more motivated to *avoid pain* than to gain pleasure.
Yes, we are all driven by the carrot and the stick, but
fear of the stick will get the average person moving a
lot faster than a salad at the end of a hard days
work…

Why do you *really* go to work every day? Is it because
your pursuing your passion and some grandiose goals? I
truly hope so! But most people get up and go to work
because they FEAR losing their job and ending up
homeless on the side of the streets begging for KFC
leftovers to get them through the night… The desire
to avoid this horrific pain is EXTREMELY motivational,
isn’t it?! USE IT!!!

Don’t fight against the forces that govern your very
existence… pleasure and pain. Use them wisely to your
benefit. If you know that pain motivates you, MAKE
YOURSELF FEEL PAIN so that you will TAKE ACTION and
change your current circumstances. It’s OK to use your
imagination here.

Think about what would happen if you got fired and
couldn’t find another job for the next 6 months… How
freaked out would you get then? Feel that.

Think about what would happen if you simply did nothing
different for the rest of your life and continued to
live the “status quo”, do-what’s-expected-of-you
lifestyle that’s got you this far, and left many of
your most sacred dreams and ambitions on the table. How
painful will it be to be on your deathbed knowing that
you never even tried to do what your heart was telling
you that you *really* wanted to do in this life? Feel
that.

Think about what not having enough time or money is NOT
ALLOWING you to do that you really, really, really,
really wish you could do (insert all the things that
are important to you but seem out of reach right now
here)… Feel that.

THEN GET MAD!

GET ANGRY!

GET FRICKIN’ PISSED OFF!

….. and then RIGHT NOW, before the feeling fades away
or is numbed out of existence by your favorite
television show or alcoholic beverage, MAKE A DECISION
to change. That’s all it takes. As soon as you decide
that you’ve HAD ENOUGH with the mediocrity you’ve
accepted up to this point, the world shifts on it’s
axis and will present you with new ways to think, new
ways to act, new ways to LIVE.

Big doors swing on small hinges and the hinges that
open the doors of opportunity are always the DECISIONS
we make about what we will and what we won’t settle
for in our life. If you allow yourself to get MAD
ENOUGH, the “settling point” for what you can and
will receive in your life will be raised and you will
experience a better future… a future more closely
aligned with WHAT YOU WERE BORN TO DO here on Earth.

So GET MAD, TAKE ACTION, and GET PREPARED to *be happy*
as you start creating your life on your terms the way
you always hoped it would be… and it can my friend –
it really, truly can!

When I *GOT MAD*, I decided to find better way to make
my living contrary to what my parents and society at
large told me was possible… I’m so glad I did
because now I’m living my dream life and helping
others live theirs. Read my story at:
http://www.PlugInProfitSite.com/main-19259

To Your Happiness!

Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy
http://www.PlugInProfitSite.com/main-19259

Economic Gloom Be Gone

In this current economic situation, it is important to start thinking of how to survive. Companies are sizing down or closing, more people are losing jobs, the cost of living is rising up every day, most families cannot afford to have a decent meal.
Below is an inspirational article I wanted t]]> Plug-In-Profit-Site,Stone Evans.Read and get motivated..It’s a Gold Mine! “I walked downstairs a few minutes ago and saw that my
wife was watching a little CNN (helping us stay
up-to-date on the latest world happenings…), and one
of the headlines that jumped out at me was the words:
“Economic Gloom”. This got me thinking… From my point of view, I see that much of the world is
in a state of PANIC about the economy. There certainly
may be good reason for concern, but too much concern
will also certainly create the reality that you wish to
avoid through the law of attraction. It is true that what you think about most of the time
shows up in your life. For example, if you’re THINKING
about why you can’t accomplish some goal of yours,
sure enough all the reasons that you *find* for why you
can’t will affect your emotions and therefore the
actions that you will or won’t take toward that goal.
Therefore, by thinking *why* you can’t, you’re making
sure that you don’t.
Alternatively, if you use your mind to start finding
reasons why you CAN, you’ll start to FEEL differently
and then those new feelings will motivate you to take
NEW ACTIONS and those new actions will create new
results in your results – most likely much closer to
your desired outcome. In these times of great challenge financially around
the world, NOW MORE THAN EVER it is critical that YOU
tune your mind, feeling and actions into prosperous
frequencies. For many years, I’ve been reading books,
listening to audio tapes, doing meditations, watching
DVD’s and surrounding myself with influences that make
me think smarter, faster, younger, happier, healthier
and wealthier. And little by little, day by day all of
these things have given me an edge in life and allowed
me to achieve more success, happiness and freedom in
my life than I would have ever been able to if I had
simply allow myself to “go with the flow” and allow
society to program me to it’s own standards. Speaking of standards, for many people here in the
United States the standard for success is to go to
college, get a good job, work hard for 40 years and
*hopefully* retire with enough money left in the bank
to pay your medical bills and assisted care living
expenses until you DIE. It’s pretty sad. That’s definitely NOT my standard for this life
though. I “retired” a long time ago (without ever
graduating from college) and spend most my time these
being a passionate husband and father as well as
aggressively pursuing interests that light a fire in my
soul!
Today which is Tuesday (while many people were busy
working a job they don’t enjoy), I was at my tennis
club at 8:30 am working on my serve, then went to the
ball machine at 10:00, then started my private tennis
lesson at 11:00, followed by an hour long massage at
12:15. Then I got home about 1:30 and made myself a
plate with a tuna sandwich, freshly cooked beets and a
delicious cabbage salad all bought from Whole Foods
Market where the words natural and organic truly means
something. While having lunch my car was being detail
cleaned in the driveway of my home and my gardener was
dropping off fertilizer and plants for this Fall’s
planting. While my “team” was helping me keep my car
and home looking great, I jumped on the piano for 30
minutes and started practicing “Carol of the Bells”
which is a song I’ll be playing during the holidays
this year for competition and for pleasure. After that,
I spent a little quality time with my wife and kids and
then my kids tutor arrived so I hopped over here to my
office to write you this email. Once I press send, I’m
going to head downstairs and eat a great dinner with
the people I love most in this world. That’s a day in the life of Stone Evans, The Home Biz
Guy, and it’s pretty typical (for me right now). I
focus most of my energy on having fun doing things that
I love and working in ways that make me happy and make
feel like I’m making a positive difference in other
people’s lives. These are some of MY standards. Do you
know what yours are? You see, a standard is something that is basic to your
life. Something that simply couldn’t be different. For
example, many years ago (before I was rich, *or at
least before the world agreed with me that I was
rich*), I knew that that description I shared with you
above about my day today was simply a standard of who I
was and what I was *committed* to experience in my
life. I knew that wanted to do and pursue all the
things that were important and exciting to ME, without
having to worry, or even *think* about how much money
it would cost. In fact, that’s a huge part of
financial success for me – to never be limited to do
something you want to do because of money. This is my
standard. And it’s because of this standard that was
set in my mind a long time ago that I’ve been able to
achieve some pretty extraordinary things in my life so
far, and that will continue to drive me to create and
experience the life I dream of. I feel impassioned to write about these things right
now, not to brag, because life has far greater things
in store for each of us that chooses to embrace the
potential and power within us. Instead, I write to
inspire. If I’ve been able to break free of society’s
“doom and gloom programming” and “standards of
mediocrity”, you can too! Turn off the “noooooooooooos” and TURN ON your own
mind by reading books that empower you, watching DVD’s
that inspire you, talking to people that LIFT YOU UP
and taking new actions that move you in the *direction*
of YOUR deepest heart’s desire. A couple of books that
have made a difference for me lately are: “The
Jackrabbit Factor: Why You Can” and
“Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out
of Life”. You can find them both at Amazon.com. Look
them up, buy them and devour them! Just READING these
books with an open mind will affect you in ways that
change your life and cause you to experience more
happiness and success, guaranteed! In the world right now, the divide between the
“haves” and the “have-nots” is getting wider. Align
YOURSELF with the “have what YOU want” mindset and
YOU WILL. As I said earlier, *now more than EVER
before* if you want more out of your life, SELECT YOUR
PROGRAMMING CAREFULLY and take control of your mind,
and your future!
If your looking for a “different path” to make a
living, check out the one I selected that has given me
all the time and financial freedom I need to pursue my
dreams with passion in this life at:

http://www.PlugInProfitSite.com/main-19259
To Breaking Free! Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy

http://www.PlugInProfitSite.com/main-19259

“How to Get Well then Stay Well for Life”.

By Wayne Pickering

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Are you, like so many of us paying too much for those boosters to gain energy and tools to boost your vitality? Do you want to find out how to finally take charge of your health and harness the power of your inner magic to stay young (almost) forever? Are you ready to learn how to get fit, stay healthy and have great looks for life!?

Listen in to the call below, as Dr. Wayne Pickering continues his 12 part series that answers all your questions about “How to Get Well then Stay Well for Life”.

You’ll discover the greatest gold-mine of proven advice ever crammed into one system and you will be able to laugh at your health worries.

Now you can start eating smart, being fit, staying well, you will have tons of energy with less body fat while staying younger longer as you reverse the hassles of aging all in 12, 1-Hour interviews!

As our twelve month series continues our special guest is Dr. Wayne Pickering “The Ambassador for Health” from Daytona Beach, Florida and this month his topic will be Temperance/Moderation.

In this 11th of 12 series you’ll discover:

• How Temperance and Balance/Moderation plays
such a vital role in our Staying Well for Life.
• How do we get all we need throughout the day?
• Wayne’s 3 reminders on how to keep the stress
to a minimum in life.
• How to keep everything in focus so we don’t lose
sight of everything.
• What we do from Christmas to New Years doesn’t matter, it’s what we do from New Years to Christmas
that makes the big difference.
• While success is getting what you want, true
happiness is wanting what you get.
• How to find time to balance all the various things
in your life such as family, business, leisure and
your health?

Remember, you can’t have everything in life & where in the world would you put it?

To learn more visit:

http://www.successuniversity.com

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Dr. Wayne Pickering is an:

Author of 10 health guides; several C/D ROM’s; 8 books; 22 audio learning programs; an award winning video series titled “Is Your Diet A Riot”; 32 special reports; over 400 articles on fitness, stress & nutrition; a weekly e-zine that goes out to over 13,000 opted in subscribers, as well as, 18 web sites & 10 health systems all distributed in 37 countries!

Nutritional Performance Coach, Life Management Consultant & Disease Prevention Specialist.

International Professional Speaker (past President of the National Speakers Association in Florida) who has spoken in five countries and has shown thousands how to enjoy life without health problems caused by stress, poor nutrition and lack of fitness.

His prognosis was death at age 30. Now, at 60 years young, Dr. Wayne is an award winning Triathlete and a double nominee for the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award.

As a licensed Florida Nutrition Counselor, he improves human performance by sharing several secrets on “How to Get Well then Stay Well for Life!”

His nutrition programs are approved for continuing education credits by the Florida and Alabama State Boards of Pharmacy and most recently by the Florida Board of Dentistry.

His purpose is to teach you how to be the healthiest person on the planet and not the wealthiest person in the grave with easy steps that focus on nutrition and a basic philosophy, “If you want to be tough, you have to eat good stuff!” He is the founder of the Daytona Beach based Center for Nutrition & Life Management, Inc. He’s an amazing man with an awesome story. Give him a minute and he’ll give you a lifetime!

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Do you desire to build your
business to new levels?


http://www.successuniversity.com

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“Truest SUCCESS is but the development of self.”
Charles Atlas

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