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5 Simple and Easy Ways to Advertise Online

5 Simple and Easy Ways to Advertise Online

 

 

Summary:

Whether you have a simple and basic Work at Home Business or a significant Internet Marketing enterprise you can benefit from these 5 easy and simple ways to advertise and drive traffic to your website at absolutely no cost.

 

 

Keywords:

Work at Home Business, Targeted Traffic, Home Business Traffic Generation

 

 

Article Body:

Some people say that advertising is everything! Regardless if you have a product, a service, a hobby website or just want to share pictures of your wedding, you have to advertise somehow to get the traffic to your site or blog.

 

But not all traffic is equal. There are services that can help you drive tons and tons of traffic to your site and it won’t do you any good at all because it’s not targeted traffic.

 

Take for example all of the many different ‘surf for traffic’ or ‘traffic clicking’ programs that are out there. If you have a website that is about your hobby, say model airplanes, then what good is this traffic really going to do you? Who’s using these services?

 

Webmasters and marketers that want traffic on their own site. So they most likely won’t spend any more time on your page than is required by the little timer these services use and then they are gone again. Even if your site is about these traffic services (this is about the only time you will see very much benefit from using such a tool) you will still have to spend a ton of time just surfing and clicking around to get a real benefit from these programs. Once marketers realized this they switched gears. They started promoting all the different programs to a lot of other marketers to get them in their downlines, so they could get some traffic as a bonus. This became their new focus. The problem is that everyone else did exactly the same thing, so not a lot of people were surfing the internet anymore.

 

Bottom-line is this. You need targeted traffic. So here are some tips on how you can generate exactly the traffic you need and bring the visitors you want to your website without having to chase after them.

 

1. Content

What is your website about? Do you just have a page with a lot of links and not much else?

 

If this is the case, think about adding some content to your website that will be of value to any potential visitors. You could write articles or find articles at one of the many directories that you can reprint on your site.

 

2. Talk about your experiences in your subject matter.

You don’t have to put up some kind of resume (although that can work too), but rather try writing about what you are doing, as it relates to your topic of choice. Let’s look at the model airplanes again briefly, you could talk or write about the latest plane type you built, how the last time flying your plane went, what challenges you run into or perhaps even post some pictures of your plane or of you flying it.

 

3. Forums and bulletin boards.

You could add a forum or bulletin board to your website where your visitors can interact with each other. There are a lot of free services available out there that you can use to either remotely host a forum for you, or even software you can install on your website’s server. To find some of these, just head over to your favorite search engine and you will definitely find plenty to choose from.

 

And while you are visiting the search engine, why not run a search for any bulletin boards and forums that are already out there for your chosen topic? You could visit those and interact with the visitors there and since many allow you to post a signature or a profile, you could add a little line about your own site with a link (just check the rules of the forum first so

you don’t violate any of them).

 

4. Start a blog.

Blogs are very popular and search engines love them because they provide constantly new and fresh content. Your blog would be a great place to talk about what you are up to that day. So if you spent some time today buying new parts for your plane you could write about where you found them, how much they cost you, why you chose those parts, anything really goes.

 

The really great part about this is that you can point links from your blog back to your website, so when the search engine stops by to grab and index your latest content, it will also stop by your website and you will start seeing very targeted traffic heading your way.

 

5. Write articles.

Writing articles isn’t hard and can be a great source of fresh, new traffic to your website. There are a lot of ezines on any topic out there and there are also a lot of directories where you can share your article.

 

Basically, what you do is write an article and then add a small resource box that links back to your website (just like a signature) and then let other ezine publishers know that you are allowing them to print your article in their ezine. And many publishers go to the article directories to find new content for their newsletter and even their websites. And since there are

websites and ezine newsletters on any imaginable topic out there, you can’t lose. Write an article every couple of days and post it in the directories (even one a week or every two weeks will start getting you traffic). Very soon you will find new traffic coming from search engines, newsletters and websites.

 

Best of all, these 5 simple tips will bring targeted traffic, meaning the visitors are coming to you because they are interested in what you wrote.

 

So there you have it. Whether you have a simple and basic Work at Home Business or a significant Internet Marketing enterprise you can benefit from these 5 easy and simple ways to advertise and drive traffic to your website at absolutely no cost.

 

 

Stephen Wright is President & CEO of InternetMarketingUSA.com

Looking for Internet Marketing Ideas, Tips, and Solutions? Get everything you need to make money online in “Dotcomology: The Science of Making Money Online”. Absolutely Free at: http://www.InternetMarketingUSA.com/dotcomology.html

 

 

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5 Free Online Advertising Channels For Your Business

5 Free Online Advertising Channels For Your Business

 

 

This article reveals 5 free methods to advertise any business online.

 

 

Article Body:

What a wonderful invention it is, this thing we call the Internet!

 

If you would just take your time to know your way around, you could discover a lot of premium products and services being offered for free. What’s best is that there is a seemingly endless number of these wonderful finds, what with the Internet being a vast network of constantly evolving ideas and all!

 

Among these magnificent benefits is the chance to be able to promote your business, any business, online, free of charge! It doesn’t matter if your enterprise is a purely online or offline venture, the World Wide Web is home to a great number of marketing opportunities that you could avail of, with no damage to your business’ budget whatsoever.

 

Advertising can be a big problem otherwise. A lot of companies reserve a big chunk of their budgets to cover marketing expenditures. Sometimes, these gambles pay off, but there are occasions when they fail miserably, putting to waste some good money that could have been used in other areas of development for the business involved.

 

But with the many channels available online, marketing has become a less risky course of action. There so many avenues available online where you could advertise your business for free and attain more exposure for your products or services. Here are some of them.

 

1. You could advertise through your own website. Ordinarily, you should pay a nominal fee for web hosting and your domain name. A paid web hosting service is more reliable. Your own domain name would impress upon your visitors an immediate sense of professionalism. But if you don’t want to spend for them, there are a lot of free web space providers on the Internet!

 

2. You could advertise through other people’s websites. And you could do this in a lot of ways too! You could create a banner that would summarize your business’ offers and have it displayed on existing pages. Or if you have your won website for your business, you could use the said banner to link to your pages, or you could even settle for simple links. Additionally, you could have other webmasters rave about your venture and they could talk about it in their own websites.

 

3. You could create your own affiliate program. By giving commissions as incentive, you could invite a lot of Internet users to become your affiliates. Each affiliate would work to help you make a sale. It’s like having a battalion of sales representatives that you’d only have to pay if they manage to refer a willing customer!

 

4. You could try viral marketing. Viral marketing is the online equivalent of word o mouth advertising. By giving away something for free, for as long as that something has a link or a simple reference to your business, you’re encouraging the recipient to spread the word about your business to the people he knows. This would result in the exponential expansion of your business message like wildfire.

 

5. You could advertise in online communities. Forums and mailing lists are popular venues that could likewise convey your business message. Membership to these groups is usually free. Additionally, you could also create your own mailing list and start capturing leads for future sales by doing some helpful follow-ups.

 

The Internet is a great place for promoting your business. There are five million people online at any given time and the world is, quite literally, your market. It would be best for your business to capitalize on this wonderful opportunity and expand your audience a thousand fold bigger!

 

And you wouldn’t even have to spend a penny while you’re at it.

 


 

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5 Easy Ways To Get Your Creative Juices Going

5 Easy Ways To Get Your Creative Juices Going

 

 

 

Summary:

Writing an article doesn’t just mean putting down thoughts into words then typing and writing it. You have to capture the interest of your readers and get them to keep on reading. To send your message across you have to get the attention of the reader and have a firm grasp of their interest and pique their curiosity.

 

 

Keywords:

internet business plan, small business advertising, business newsletter, business location, business competitors, business website, search engine optimization, pay-per-click marketing, business marketing tips

 

 

Article Body:

Writing an article doesn’t just mean putting down thoughts into words then typing and writing it. You have to capture the interest of your readers and get them to keep on reading. To send your message across you have to get the attention of the reader and have a firm grasp of their interest and pique their curiosity.

 

The main ingredient in baking up an article is a large dose of creativity. While creativity may come natural to many people, some just gets into a block or something to that effect that can drive someone crazy. Many writers have literally torn their hair out when they get writers block and just can’t seem to get their creative juices flowing.

 

Putting words into images in the readers mind is an art. A clear and crisp depiction requires a certain flair that only creativity can provide. Similes and metaphors help a lot, but the way an article gets entwined word for word, sentence by sentence then paragraph by paragraph into a whole article develops the essence of the article.

 

So just what do you have to do when nothing comes to mind? There is no surefire ways to get the perfect ideas but there are easy ways to get your creative juices flowing. No one can guarantee you of having the perfect mindset but many methods may aid you in achieving that state of mind. Here are five easy ways for that.

 

1) Keep a diary or a journal with you always. Ideas can be triggered by anything you may hear, see, or smell. Your senses are your radar in finding great ideas. Write all of them into a journal and keep it with you for future reference. You may also write down anything that you have read or heard, someone’s ideas could be used to develop your own ideas and this is not stealing. Remember that ideas and creativity can come from anywhere; it’s the development of the idea that makes it unique.

 

2) Relax and take time to sort things out. A jumbled mind cannot create any space for new ideas. Everyone must have a clear mind if one wishes to have their creativity in full speed. Get rid of all obstacles that can be a hindrance to your creativity. If you are bothered by something, you cannot force your mind to stay focused.

 

Try to relax every time that you can and think about your experiences and interactions with others. Your experiences are what shape your mindset and your opinions which could be reflected on your writings. Try to discover yourself, find out what triggers your emotions. Discover what inspires you and what ticks you off. You can use these emotions to help you in expressing yourself and your ideas, with this you can grow creatively.

 

3) Create a working place that can inspire your creativeness. Your working place can be quite a hindrance if it doesn’t make you feel happy or relaxed. Creativity comes from being in a good state of mind and a messed up workplace that causes distraction won’t be conducive in firing up your creative flow.

 

Surround your working place with objects that makes you happy and relaxed. You may put up pictures, or scents, objects that inspire, or anything that can get your creativeness cranking. A clean and well organized workplace also rids of distractions and unwanted hindrances. With a good working place, you can work in peace and never notice the time pass by.

 

4) Set the mood. Setting the mood requires you to just go with the moment or to induce your self to feeling what makes your mind works best. Finding out what makes you tick could help you find ways to get your creative juices flowing. Set the pace and tempo for your mood and everything else will follow.

 

There are many ways to set the mood. Some writers have been known to use alcohol, a little sip of wine to stir up the imagination. Some would like some mood music while others let the lighting of the environment create the mood.

 

5) Go on a getaway and just do something unlike crazy. Letting yourself go and have fun produces adrenaline that can make your imagination go wild. Take an adventure or a solemn hike. Whatever it is that is unusual from your daily routine can take the rut out of your schedule. In no time at all, your creativeness will make use of that experience and get your imagination to go on overdrive.

 


 

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4 Steps to Unbeatable Advertising

Title: 4 Steps to Unbeatable Advertising

 

 

 

Summary:

It’s difficult to reach your buisness goals if you don’t have the right materials and/or the information to help your buisness reach the success it’s capable of. These four competitive marketing strategies are needed to produce an extremely successful buisness.

 

 

Keywords:

advertising, marketing, publicity

 

 

Article Body:

1. Negotiate

Have you noticed that some people seem to always get the best deals? Yeah, you pay full price and think you did OK until they show up with the same thing, only they paid several hundred dollars less. It really get your goat! How do they do it? They’re not afraid to ask for an extra discount.

 

Yep, don’t sell yourself short because you didn’t ASK the next time your advertising rep makes an appearance! Even if you’re already getting a discount, ask for a bigger one. You have not…because you ask not.

 

2. Trim

Bigger is always better…or is it? When it comes to advertising, don’t be surprised if some of your short ads meet with more success than larger more expensive ads. Trimming down on the size and cost of advertising doesn’t mean you’ll be trimming the results!

 

3. Exploit the Freebies

What’s the difference between advertising and publicity? …who’s doing the talking. Yeah, when you sell yourself, it’s advertising. When someone else is selling you, it’s publicity…and it generates credibility and interest that you don’t want to miss out on.

 

Think about the different ways you can get your business in the spotlight. Do you have some news… write a press release? Write some “how to” articles with a short byline at the end and release them to ezines, magazines, newspapers, and other publishers. Why not promote the product of a non-competitor in return for them promoting yours…think of the totally different market they affect!

 

Yep, there are a lot of ways out there to get free advertisement that will benefit your business. Of course you won’t be able to rely solely on the freebies, but hey, you can get a little extra for nothing!

 

4. Improve Your Offer

Is your deal too good to pass up? If not, you need to improve it. Hey, I’m not talking about cutting prices even more…you’ve still got to make a profit. You can make the deal sweeter just by increasing the readers knowledge of the value of the product, or adding bonuses that are perceived as valuable, but cost you little.

 

Motivate buyers with expirations. Yeah, an open ended offer encourages procrastination…which leads …yep, nowhere. When the customer knows he has until Saturday to purchase an item he’ll pay more for on Sunday, he’ll make it a priority to head for your shop.

 

Advertising doesn’t have to wipe out your bank account to be effective. When you learn to negotiate, know when smaller ads are as effective as large ads, ask for discounts, and create an irresistible offer, you’re on your way to skyrocketing profit margins!

 


 

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4 Simple Steps To Great Free Advertising

Title:

4 Simple Steps To Great Free Advertising

 

Word Count:

225

 

Summary:

Advertising a product, service, or any undertaking, such as a website for example, has always been a pain in the wallet. Here are four simple steps to great free advertising.

 

 

Keywords:

 

 

 

Article Body:

Advertising a product, service, or any undertaking, such as a website for example, has always been a pain in the wallet.

 

I have been a follower of the free advertising mode, incidentally.

 

I would like to share with you two of the strategies I’ve used in getting free advertising.

 

The first strategy is to advertise in free but well-visited web sites.

 

I have published some of the best web sites that accept free advertising. You can access these free ad sites by first going to internetmarketinglearningcenter.com/classified-ads.html.

 

The second strategy I used to post free ads is to buy a Free Classified Ad Course.

 

This is actually a brief course and I had to pay Clickbank $19.95 to avail of this ad resource.

 

The highlight of the Free Classified Ad Course is going to the download link of a free software that you will use to post and monitor your ads.

 

I would like to share with you this Free Classified Ad Course FREE.

 

You don’t have to pay Clickbank $19.95, and you don’t have to spend hours researching for this free software.

 

Just go to my web site listed on the resource box below, click the link on the sidebar menu entitled 4 Simple Steps to Great Free Advertising, and you are off to posting your free ads. Free.

 

Enjoy your success in ad posting!

 


 

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BUSN 420 Business Law Week 5 Want to Lose Weight Discussion Question 2

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BUSN 420 Business Law Week 5 Want to Lose Weight Discussion Question 2_Answer

Want to Lose Weight?
You’ve been hired as the marketing manager for a company that sells weight loss products to the public. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently brought an enforcement action against the company for violating the FTC Act’s prohibition of unfair and deceptive trade practices, based on some of the company’s advertising. The company wants to challenge the FTC’s ruling by appealing to the courts. The FTC’s ruling was based on the company’s ads for herbal teas (claiming they block absorption of fat and will lead to substantial weight loss) and the company’s ad for a popular supplement (claiming they will result in the loss of two pounds or more each week without dieting or exercising).
What is the basis of the FTC’s power to regulate ads for diet products? What standards has the FTC established to determine if a diet product claim is unfair and deceptive? If the company tries to challenge the FTC’s ruling by appealing to a court, what test will the appellate court use to determine if the FTC’s ruling was justified? How do you think the court should decide this case? If the company wants to comply with the FTC’s regulations on diet product claims, what language would it need to change in the ads mentioned above?
What kind of federal agency is this, and where does this federal agency get its powers from? Also, what limits are there to this power?

 

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RES 342 Research and Evaluation II Week 5 Chapter Exercises 12.48_12.50_13.30_13.32_14.16

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RES 342 Research and Evaluation II Week 5 Chapter Exercises 12.48_12.50_13.30_13.32_14.16 _Answers

RES 342 Research and Evaluation II Week 5 Chapter Exercises 12.48_12.50_13.30_13.32_14.16 _Answers

Individual E-Text Resource: Ch. 12–14 of Applied Statistics in Business and Economics
Prepare answers to the following assignments:

• Chapter 12 Review # 1
• Chapter Exercises 12.48
• Chapter Exercises 12.50
• Chapter Exercises 13.30
• Chapter Exercises 13.32
• Chapter Exercises 14.16

 

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LAW 421 Week 5 Individual Article Review Sarbanes-Oxley Act

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LAW 421 Week 5 Individual Article Review Sarbanes-Oxley Act Answer

Resource: Article Review Format Guide located on the student website

Locate an article specifically related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX Act) of 2002.
Write a 350- to 700-word review of the article. Your review should discuss how the SOX Act may affect ethical decision making in today’s business environment, and the criminal penalties for which the act provides.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

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HCS 430 Week 5 Individual Assignment Final Legal Project Presentation

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HCS 430 Week 5 Individual Assignment Final Legal Project Presentation Answer

Legal Project Presentation. Each Learning Team will create a 10-15 slide PowerPoint® presentation, based upon the legal or regulatory health topic and health care facility.

 

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RES 351 Week 5 Individual Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts Part 3

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RES 351 Week 5 Individual Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts Part 3 Answer

RES 351 Week 5 Individual Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts Part 3 Answer

RES 351 Week 5 Individual Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts Part 3 Answer


Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts: Part 3

Determine which level of measurement— nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio—is used in the following examples.

• The Association of Accountants is conducting a survey to determine the ranking of the top 100 accounting firms in the world.

• How many years did it take you to earn your college degree?

• On a questionnaire which asks for gender, males are coded as 1 and females are coded as 2.

• Respondents are asked to rate a list of high-tech companies as excellent, good, fair, or poor in terms of their service delivery.

• Cereal brands are arranged in an ordered sequence in which an equal interval exists between each point.

• LeBron James wears the number 23 on his jersey.

• The length of time it takes the winner of a marathon to cross the finish line.

• Students are asked to rank computer manufacturers.

• The brand of charge card used by a customer.

• The pin number used to access your checking account.

Which sampling method—simple random, systematic, stratified, cluster, convenience, judgment, quota, or snowball—is most appropriate for the following examples?

• The unemployment rate is calculated each month by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey consists of 50,000 households in about 2,000 counties and cities in all 50 states.

• A researcher for Kraft Foods selects five states randomly, and then selects 10 supermarkets chains within each state to call for a phone survey as test markets for a new cookie.

• A new product researcher would like to investigate the use of virtual teams. After conducting an interview with a manager, she asks for the names of other managers that use virtual teams.

• A news reporter asks people on the street their opinion about the president’s new bill.

• Jamie select Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; and San Diego, California as test markets for a new potato chip line base on her experience with these markets.

• A researcher instructs field interviewers to interview customers of different cell phone companies in a nearby shopping mall so that they each interview 10 AT&T, 8 T Mobile, 6 Verizon, and 4 owners of other cell phone providers.

• The Consumer Price Index represents a sampling of 90,000 items from 364 categories, chosen from 20,000 retail stores in 85 geographically distributed areas that are chosen to be as similar as possible.

• A finance professor wants to know how many MBA students would be willing to take a course in international finance this summer. She surveys students in the class she is currently teaching.

Which hypothesis-testing procedure would you use in the following situations?

The mean time an American family lives in a particular single-family dwelling is 11.8 years. A sample of 100 families in the Sycamore, OK area shows the mean time living in a single family residence is 12.7 years. Can we conclude that the time people live in Sycamore is significantly more than the national average?

• A researcher would like to know if there is a significant difference in clothing purchases between full-time working women, part-time working women, and women who are homemakers.

• Eighty percent of those who play the state lottery never win more than $100 in one play. A sample of 500 players was drawn and the mean winning was $125.

• A drug manufacturing company conducted a survey of customers. The research question was as follows: Is there a significant relationship between packaging preference (size of the bottle purchased) and economic status? There were four packaging sizes: small, medium, large, and jumbo. Economic status was categorized as follows: lower, middle, and upper.

• A company has 24 salespeople. The test must evaluate whether their product knowledge has improved or remained unchanged after a training program.

• A computer company has a brand loyalty rating of 6.8 on a 7 point scale. Is this company’s rating significantly different from the industry average of 6.4?

• The manager of an office supply store wanted to determine which color folders she should discontinue based on low sales. The colors stocked were black, blue, red, green, and purple.

 

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