Monday, February 27, 2012

Quote of the Day

“Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.”

Napoleon Bonaparte.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Quote of the Day:

"We love to expect, and when expectation is either
disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting."
-- Samuel Johnson

10 Strategic Ways To Maximise Your Profits

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I found this in an e-mail and now is on my wall.

There comes a point in your life when you realize:

Who matters.

Who never did.

Who won't anymore...

And who always will.

So, don't worry about people from your past,
there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

Quote of the Day

"You are to gather up the joys and sorrows, the struggles,
the beauty, love, dreams and hopes of every hour that they
may be consecrated at the altar of daily life."

MacRina Wiederkehr

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quote of the Day

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”

Wayne Dyer.

10 More Ways To Bring More Money In

1. Give people a free online utility. When you offer a utility that can solve a person's problem, people will definitely visit your web site.

2. Offer a free affiliate/reseller program. When you offer people a free opportunity to make money they will line up to visit your web site.

3. Supply news stories related to your site. People want current news on the topics they are interested in. You could also include new "how to" articles.

4. Offer your visitors a free community. People like to have a place were they can have discussions with others on a particular subject.

5. Make people feel safe when they order. Explain to them you won't sell their e-mail address and all their personal information will be kept confidential.

6. Offer free samples or trials of your product. This will let people experience your product and attract people to your web site.

7. Make your ad copy attractive. Your ad should lists benefits before the features. Include guarantee sand testimonials in your ad.

8. Remind people to come back and visit your site.They usually don't purchase the first time. The more times they visit, the greater the chance they'll buy.

9. Let people know anything about your business history. They'll feel more comfortable if they know who they are buying from.

10. Give people as many ordering options. Accept credit cards, checks, money orders, and other forms of electronic payments.

Monday, February 20, 2012

From Twitter earlier today:

Big difference between "Talking Action" and "Taking Action"

10 Sure-Fire Phrases That Will Increase Your Traffic

1 "Bookmark This Web Site Now" Tell your visitors to
bookmark your web site. They may see your web site
listed in their bookmarks and visit again. You should
also give then a good reason to bookmark your site.
For example tell them you add new content everyday.

2 "Subscribe To Our Free E-zine" Tell your visitors to
subscribe to your e-zine. When they subscribe you'll
capture their e-mail address. Every time they read
your e-zine, it will remind them to return to your site.

3. "Participate On Our Discussion Board" Ask your
visitors to participate on your online discussion board.
By participating they will meet other people. By
meeting other people, they will revisit your web site
on a regular basis to stay in contact with them.

4. "Sign Our Guestbook" Ask your visitors to sign your
guest book. When people sign your guestbook you may
get valuable feedback or constructive criticism on how
to improve your web site. This may help you increase
traffic to your web site.

5. "Use Our Free Content On Your Site Or In Your
E-zine" Allow your visitors to use your articles on
their own web site or in their e-zine. Just ask them to
include your resource box. This will spread your
advertising all over the internet.

6. "Refer This Our Web Site To A Friend" Ask your
visitors to refer your web site to a friend(s). They may
know someone that would benefit from visiting your
web site.

7. "Fill Out Our Online Survey" Ask visitors to fill out
your online survey or questionnaire. You could use it
to get valuable feedback on ways to improve your web
site to increase traffic.

8. "Enter Our Contests" Ask your visitors to enter your
online contest or sweepstakes. People love to win stuff,
and they will visit your web site to try.

9. "Give Away Our Freebie To Your Visitors" Allow
your visitors to give away your online freebies to people
that visit your web site. Include your ad on the freebie
and those freebies will multiply your traffic.

10 "Join Our Affiliate Program" Allow your visitors to
make money selling your products or services. This
will increase your traffic because they will link to your
web site.

Friday, February 17, 2012

5 More Ideas

1. Give Away An Electronic Information Product

The product could be a simple report posted on your Web
site or autoresponder to a downloadable e-book. The
information product should relate to your target audience. Just
place your advertisement somewhere on the product. Allow
other people to give away the information product to attract
even more customers.

2. Offer Free Consulting Via E-mail

Allow potential customers to ask you specific questions
relating to the subject of your business. Giving away free advice
can show your prospects your expertise and give you instant
credibility. Another benefit is when you e-mail them back the
free advice or information include your signature file to get free

3. Hold A Free Chat Room Seminar

People go to seminars to learn about a particular subject.
With chat rooms you don't need to fear public speaking or
spend money to rent out a seminar room. You can use your
own chat room or hold the seminar in someone elses.
Holding a chat room seminar is an incredible way to get free
publicity. Just send a press release to the media announcing
your free seminar.

4. Start A Free-To-Join Club

Having people join your club is a creative way to attract
new customers. People want to belong to something, why
not your online club. The club should be related to your
product or service. You could give away a free e-mail
newsletter for club members only. Have a members only
message board, e-mail discussion group or chat room. Post
your advertisements on all the club information.

5. Provide Your Product Or Service For Almost Free

Tell potential customers you'll accept barter deals for your
products or services. You may not be getting money but they
will become your customers. If they are satisfied they might
pay money the next time they make a purchase. Barter for
things to improve your business or your own personal life.

Quote of the Day

"What was hard to bear is sweet to remember."

-- Portuguese proverb

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: "Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a huge research staff to study the problem." -- Bill Vaughan

10 Sizzling Ways To Improve Your Ad Copy

1. You could decrease or increase the length of
your ad copy. There is no rule on how long your
ad copy should be unless space is a consideration.
The ad should be long enough to sell your product.

2. You could add some sub headlines on your ad
copy. Sub headlines act just like headlines; they
grab the readers attention. They'll keep the readers
interested as they continue to read your ad.

3. You could ask your reader questions through out
the ad copy. They will answer the questions in their
own head as they read your ad copy. The questions
you ask should persuade the reader into buying.

4. You could highlight keywords through out your
ad copy. The keywords should be attractive to
your target audience. You could highlight them with
color, underlines, italics, etc.

5. You could bullet or indent your benefits on your
ad copy. Must people won't read a whole ad copy,
so make your products benefits standout and you
won't lose the sales from all the skimmers.

6. You could change the size of your text on your
ad copy. You want to make your text large enough
so it's not hard to read. You also want your headline
and major points to be larger so they will standout.

7. You could raise or lower the price on your ad
copy. A higher price could increase the perceived
value of your product and a lower price could
lesson your product's value.

8. You could add proof of results on your ad copy.
You should include testimonials, endorsements,
and factual statistics to prove your product's claims.

9. You could add special offers on your ad copy.
It's usually easier to sell the offer than the product.
You could use discounts, free bonuses, volume
sales, etc.

10. You could eliminate the hard-to-understand
jargon on your ad copy. Unless your product calls
for technical words, you want your ad to be read
without people pulling out a dictionary.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Quote of the Day:

"When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is।" -- Oscar Wilde

Ten New Marketing Ideas for New Business

1. Create a directory of web sites on a specific topic. Give people the option of adding the directory to their web site by linking to it. Put your business advertisement at the top of the director's home page. This technique will get lots of people to link to your web site and give your free advertising.

2. Do you have a product or service that doesn't sell good? Offer it as a free bonus for someone else's product or service. Get free advertising by placing your web site or business ad on the product or in the product package.

3. Trade autoresponder ads with other businesses. If both of you send out information with auto-responders just exchange a small classified ad to put at the bottom or top of each other's autoresponder message.

4. Start a free tip line. Offer a free daily, weekly, or monthly tip recorded on your voice mail. The tips should be related to your business. Include your ad for your web site or business at the beginning or end of your message.

5. Exchange content with other web sites and e-zines. You could trade articles, top ten lists, etc. Both parties could include a resource box at the end of the content.

6. Offer to insert ads into your product package for other businesses. Just ask, in return that they do the same for your business. You should only trade insert ads with businesses that have the same target audience.

7. Offer a free daily class in your web site's chatroom. The class should be related to the subject of your business or web site. This will get people to visit your web site everyday.

8. Do you have a product that doesn't sell good? Offer it as a free bonus for another businesses product or service. You'll get free advertising by placing your web site or business ad on the free bonus.

9. Place different emotional response ads for the same product or service all over your web site. One ad may hit their hot button to buy more than another ad.

10. Publish your e-zine in e-book format. You could offer a larger number of articles per issue.It also allows you to include graphics with your e-zine. Your advertising revenue would increase because you could charge businesses for large color ads.