How To Really Profit from Domain Names

How To Really Profit from Domain Names

by: J. Stephen Pope

Have you heard about domain names that sold for over a million dollars? Inspired by this, you imagine registering a great domain name, hanging onto it for a while, and then selling it off to become the next multimillionaire. It could happen, but don`t count on it!

First of all, many of the truly great domain names are already taken. Second, the dot com bust took some of the wind out of inflated domain name prices. (If you sell your domain name for millions of dollars worth of stock in a publicly traded dot com flop, what is the name really worth?)

The cybersquatter buys domain names totally on speculation. Sometimes he will register names of famous brands, companies, or individuals. Time and again, these domain name speculators learn the hard way that they must respect intellectual property rights. They hope that some large corporation will pay big bucks to them for the use of the company`s own (already trademarked) name. Instead, they end up with threatening letters from a law firm for their attempts at extortion.

However, you can still make money from domain names if you are sensible in your approach. Here are some suggestions on ways to profit.

1. Affiliate Programs: Use your domain name to promote an appropriate affiliate program. Either redirect to the affiliate site or write a review that links to them.

2. Informational Sites: Create content and then profit from it by earning advertising revenue through Google AdSense or a similar program.

3. Redirect to Your Own Site: Some reasons you might want to do this include preventing competitors from using a particular domain name and benefiting from searches some users perform by domain name. (For example, if they wanted to order flowers, they might just type กflowers.comก in their web browser. You could get some traffic and sales this way.)

4. Product Sites: Create your own or sell someone else`s product appropriate to your domain name.

5. Park Your Domain Names: You might feel that your name has real potential for resale value. There are companies that will allow you to park your domain on their servers, advertise that your name is for sale, and split advertising revenue with you.

The trick is to generate traffic for your domain name. That traffic in turn will create revenue. Then, when you go to sell your domain name, you will have a few things going for you.

First, you will have a fully developed website. A fully constructed building on a piece of land increases the value of the real estate property. Similarly, the value of your domain name is enhanced by a complete and operating website.

Second, you have traffic. Just as a shopping mall with no traffic results in no sales, so a website must have traffic to generate income.

Third, you have income. An income property, such as an apartment building, can be appraised on the basis of its income (as well as other factors). Similarly, the gross income, net profits and cashflow of a website have value. For example, if someone offered you $1,000 for your domain name and website when it was generating $10,000 per day in profits, you would likely laugh at him.

You really can profit from your domain name investments by adding value and properly developing your web properties.

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About The Author

J. Stephen Pope, President of Pope Consulting Inc., has been helping clients to earn maximum business profits for over twentyfive years.

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This article was posted on February 28

by J. Stephen Pope

web page building for beginners 2

web page building for beginners 2

by: Ted Dupuie

A search engine robot actually reads the wording on your web pages and places a certain amount of importance on what the content says, but not quite like a human does. A human will place the words together in their head and try to decipher the relevancy to them personally and decide within a few seconds whether they will continue reading or click to another site, whereas a robot counts words and places all relevancy in the numbers it finds. It also gives extra credit to the size of the type and title of each page. What a webmaster should consider, is every word connecting to a keyword and not wasting words, for the public and the robots. This can be difficult to do when writing about certain subjects, but not impossible. Take diets for instance. Saquoyah Publishing writes diets and uses to promote them, but nobody wants to read pages full of the word diet just bandied around with no oomph in the article that should teach the reader about diets. So a happy medium must be reached to get the website placed high in the search engines database, yet allow the articles to inform the reader of the subject written. Remember, the information super highway is called that for a good reason. Most people just want to learn something about a subject, not necessarily buy something. So if you are selling, the first thing you will want is to get the reader to find the pages you have written, and that means search engine optimization, or SEO as it is called.

SEO should be a major consideration as the page is written, and a concentration on keywords should be the main concern of the page writer. Take diets as an example of page writing. The word Diet or Diets should be placed in the title of each page on the website if at all reasonable, and each page should utilize those words as many times as possible without deterring hopeful customers. The title of the page is the most noticeable attraction to your website from the searcher’s perspective, and the few words you have to say everything about your site. Free diet is a two word search that will get you over twenty five million pages on Google or Yahoo, and the competition is fierce. Just the word free will get you over a half billion pages and the competition is downright crazy. So stick with keywords that you can compete in, and use those words wisely as you write your pages.

Simple, free, healthy diet are the four keywords that describe the title of my index page, and they are the best way to describe what I hope the searchers will be looking for, as well as what I have to offer. This is the most optimistic I can be when writing my title to help people learn about diets and to help my website get a good placement with search engines. Also, a four word phrase has less competition than a two word phrase. So make sure your title is something that the searcher is looking for as well as something you provide or you will never get customer satisfaction, and maybe never get customers.

The contents of the page can be categorized into sections to help keep your keywords alive without pushing them on the reader. For instance, free diets, beer diets, funny diet jokes, potato soup diet, pineapple diets, Beverly Hillbilly Diet foods, and many other strange things can be written without being insensitive to the reader, if they are titles of some of your other pages or just paragraphs on each topic. The contents close to the top of your page should also be the same words you have in the contents meta tag that the robots will copy to be placed under your title in a web search. In this way, the reader will also get a fair chance at what you really have to say on your site and can make a better judgment call on whether to open your index page or some other. This is how you select customers instead of wasting everyone’s time. This article can be copied and reprinted anywhere as long as it is intact and includes the author’s bio.

About The Author

Ted Dupuie owns a home based publishing company that only publishes his work, which includes diets, an investment strategy, and 8 websites, plus a family newsletter. He is also a writing critic with top ten placement on Google and Yahoo!

This article can be copied and reprinted anywhere as long as it is intact with the author’s bio.

This article was posted on August 21, 2004

by Ted Dupuie

The Pleasures Of a Luxury Watch

The Pleasures Of a Luxury Watch

by: Argentonio Vigilanza

Purchasing a luxury watch that is a good investment.

Many people consider luxury watches an extravagance. To them it makes little sense to spend thousands of dollars on a Rolex or a Cartier, when there are essential payments to be made. The same is true about cars. They say why spend 90,000 dollars on a brand new sports car when a sedan or a station wagon in 9,000 dollars would do just as well. After all, they both have four wheels, an engine, a steering wheel and a gas pedal and they take you where you have to go.

However, luxury watches are different! They serve many purposes. They are precision instruments that are finetuned for perfect accuracy, and give you the right time all the time. Thatกs their purpose, no doubt. But luxury watches adorn the stylish and fashionable wardrobe. Itกs a matter of style. Some people feel naked without a belt, others feel absolutely desolate and deserted without their luxury watches. And it is not about time only. Even if they are surrounded by scores of digital clocks, cell phones, microwaves and other timetelling devices they are ill at ease without their luxury watch.

Aside from their functionality and sharp looks, luxury watches also confer a sense of status on their wearers. A stunning Rolex or Breitling can denote great taste and class every bit as much as a Jaguar or Mercedes. In fact, with the premier foreign car manufacturers diluting their brands with 30,000dollar versions of their classic autos, one could argue that some luxury watches are a greater status symbol than some highend vehicles.

To buy a luxury watch you need a discerning eye. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, and only a true connoisseur can tell the difference. They have a flair for style and quality. They choose their watches with as much care as they would choose a home to live in. They compare brands, quality and prices. They consider various factors such as mechanisms, escapements, complications, dials and many more aesthetic factors like watch bands and bezels. They enjoy looking at various brands as much as they love buying the watch thatกs close to their heart.

So if you want to add some style to your life, think of buying a luxury watch. For one thing, itกs easier to carry around than a luxury car!

About The Author

Argentonio Vigilanza is the owner and webmaster of Fa Watch, a leading Internet directory for watch information. For more watch information and resources, please stop by:

This article was posted on August 25

by Argentonio Vigilanza

Specialty or Niche Directory Submissions

Specialty or Niche Directory Submissions

by: David G Hallstrom

The following article was written for and originally published by Resources For
You are an attorney or other service or product provider. You have built an excellent web site, it looks good, it is well optimized and it tells your clients and prospective clients or customers everything they need to know in order to do business with you or purchase your product. You have submitted your site to the major and many minor search engines. Now all you need to do is sit back and wait for clients or customers to come flowing in, right? Wrong.
As the number of websites grow on the internet, it is getting more and more difficult for web sites, even excellent web sites, to obtain good rankings in the search engines. Nowdays it appears that in order to obtain good search engine rankings (somewhere on the first page for your catagory) you must have your meta tags, format and text just right, and then you have to get tons of other web sites to link to you. Even if you do everything right there are still numerous other businesses out there also doing everything right. Therefore, you still might not obtain good rankings. Even if you do obtain good rankings today, the search engines might change there way of ranking sites next week, and your site might well drop or even dissapear from the rankings.
Additionally, it is estimated that nearly 200 million adults use the internet as a source to search for products, services or information, and this number is likely to grow each year. As the number of websites grow on the internet, it is getting increasingly difficult for web surfers to find the product or service that they need. As a result, web surfers are turning to online specialty or niche directories, such as the legal and service directories from Resources For or the Lifestyle Directories from Resources For Attorneys, to sift through the numerous websites and locate the product, service or information that they need.
Specialty and niche directories normally charge a small fee, $3.00 to $100.00 per year, for your listing. They are usually much smaller and have far fewer listings than the regular search engines. This makes it easier for you to obtain a good listing and it makes it easier for consumers that are actually looking for your service, product or information to find you. Additionally, there is a collateral benefit to listing your site in a directory. Most search engines count directory links as good links and this can sometimes increase your link ranking with those search engines, thereby improving your search engine listings.
Although there is a cost in subitting to these directories the total cost of submitting to several specialty and niche directories is much less than the cost of yellow page, radio or television advertising and the benefits can be as good or sometimes far better.
Finally, many of these directories allow you to submit articles, press releases, news storys and testimonials about your services. This can increase your presence and allow your customers to learn more about you, your service or product.

About The Author

Permission is given to reprint this article providing credit is given to the author, David G. Hallstrom, and a link is listed to Resources For Attorneys the owner of this article. Anyone or any company reprinting this article without giving proper credit and the correct link, is doing so without permission and will be subject to legal action.

This article was posted on July 04, 2004

by David G Hallstrom

How To Turn Leads Into Sales With Autoresponders

How To Turn Leads Into Sales With Autoresponders

by: Chad Cook

It is an established fact that autoresponders can boost sales. Customers tend to buy, and buy more, from people they are familiar with. But as the web is a faceless arena, how do you create familiarity then? The answer is an autoresponders. After a customer has answered to your advert or notice on the web, you can create a situation of familiarity automatically with auto responders to convert that initial response to a sale. After all that’s what businesses exist to do.

The safest technique is to follow up the initial enquiry or interest with enticing messages. Customers usually need more information or confidence to buy.

In this regards, you will have to put your autoresponders to work.

This is how it goes:

You set up autorespnders to send three presell messages to the prospective customer who has expressed interest in your product. In the initial followup letter, you don’t need to say much else the interest will wane right away. Customers rarely tolerate hard sales approach.

Rather be brief and emphasize the importance, uniqueness or cost effectiveness of your product or service. Remember that, this letter is supposed to encourage the reader to buy without going much into service or product specifications.

On the second day, the autoresponders will have to send a second letter. This one should be explanatory and particularly – particularly – mention why the customer needs to buy and the benefits he will derive from such a purchase. Make sure you have stated the price, quantity, terms of shipping, taxes and after sales support in clear, common English language. Avoid technical jargons which may need a lot of interpretations. You want your clients to buy quickly and not refer to encyclopedias before understanding terms you have used.

The third letter from the autoresponders can be sent about a week or later from the date the second one was sent. In this letter, you suggest to the reader that perhaps he was unable to respond due to busy schedule, meetings, etc. The purpose of tgis letter is to rekindle his interest or remind him of your offer. Now, do not repeat the same things you said in your previous letter. Rather take a different perspective to present your product or service.

If the third letter from the autoresponders fails to yield any response, then stretch the timing of the next letter to a month. If the reader sees your letter regularly and one day decides to purchase the product, you will be the first he turns to as he would have by now accumulated a lot of info about the product to make a decision. Perhaps more importantly, you would have created the familiarity needed by people to build trust and confidence.

It may have to be understood that not all autoresponders can accomplish the task we have enumerated above. The functions we have alluded to in the article can best be handled by a professional auto responder such as the ones found at These are high grade autoresponders with excellent facilities for designing the letters, setting the timing and even performing other auto pilot duties.

So that is how autoresponders can do the job of a salesman for you – all at the click of a mouse. You don’t need extensive knowledge to be able to put this sales generating method into practice. Neither do you need to know about html. You simple knowledge about websites and email is all you need to get the power out of this tool.

Article was written by Chad Cook

About The Author

Chad Cook has been doing email marketing since 2000. You can learn more about his autoresponder Tips & Tricks at:

For more of Chadกs Internet marketing tips, tools, news, articles, and resources, visit:

This article was posted on August 08

by Chad Cook

Five Knockout Affiliate Tips

Five Knockout Affiliate Tips

by: Nicholas Dixon

Here are five ขhook em in the jawข affiliate tips that really work. Implement them and see how well they work for you.

(1) Develop a positive and realistic mindset. Do you believe that you can get rich quick or that your business will take time to grow? Those who believe in the online hype are the ones who normally lose. Think positive and know in your heart you can earn an income from your efforts.

(2) Too much information or the lack of it can be dangerous. Not using the knowledge that you have gain can stop your business from getting off the ground and not having the right information can have the same effect.

(3) Market your programs with Google Adwords. This is a powerful strategy you can use and as long as you earn more in commissions than your PPC costs, then you are getting something for nothing.

(4) Write your own ads, articles and reviews instead of the preformatted ones offered by affiliate programs. This will set you apart from all the other affiliates in the same program.

(5) Make sure your affiliate program matches the content of your website or newsletter. If you have marketing content then you should promote marketing products on that page. Think of it like matching ads to the page content like the way Adsense does. There may a few exceptions to the rule though, even Adsense does it some time.

There you go. A few tips to help you with your affiliate programs whether you are looking for your first check or to boost your current earnings. Try them all or even a couple and test and track your results. I am sure Lennox Lewis would be proud of your hooks and jabs

Copyright © Nicholas Dixon

About The Author

Nicholas Dixon

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This article was posted on February 04

by Nicholas Dixon

Winning Strategies With Traffic Exchange Programs

Winning Strategies With Traffic Exchange Programs

by: Paul Penafiel

Everyone knows what traffic exchange programs are and how their popularity have exploded within the last year. Some of you may have built a massive downline and accumulated hundreds of thousands of free high quality traffic credits sitting in your account, and you don’t know what to do with them?

Luckily for you, Iกve had some free time to interview some top traffic exchange affiliates and program owners and asked them what to do with your free credits?

Here are some of their recommendations. This strategy will only work with traffic exchange that allows you to transfer credits to other members.

Give them to your downline to motivate them to remain active within your organization.

If you run an ezine or newsletter, you can give it away as a contest prize or as a bonus for new subscribers. This will attract a new kind of subscribers which will create a diversity of readers to your newsletter.

Sell it at a discount. Although this strategy will not be popular with program owners and this action might cause your membership to be terminated, so be careful. I don’t recommend it myself.

Package it with either your own products/services or another affiliated programs to entice buyers, thus adding value.

Give it away as a gift or as a token of your appreciation to someone that helped you online. Who knows, that person could be a heavy hitter, besides, whoกs going to turn down a free traffic.

You can barter it. For example in exchange for 500 hits, you could have your signature lines added to someoneกs ad campaign using a safelist submission service or software such as Safelist Boys on a weekly basis.

You can exchange your free credits with members from a different traffic exchange program, thus leveraging your time. For example, you can trade your 2,000 Webmasterquest credits with 2,000 Trafficswarm credits. You can find potentialtrade partners at forums and discussions groups.

Give it away to expand your downline in your favorite traffic exchange program. For example, you can entice your prospect by adding an additional 500 credits on top of their signing bonus when they sign up.

There you have it, there are so many ways you can exchange or giveaway your outstanding traffic exchange credits that you have never thought of before. Take full advantage of them while they last, especially if you are in the receiving end, they will save you alot of time from hours of surfing.

Aren’t internet marketing fun?

About The Author

Paul Penafiel is a member of Lifestylenetworker, a group of internet marketers where we recommend only the best surf4hits programs to build our list of contacts. For more info, please visit:

This article was posted on October 20, 2003

by Paul Penafiel

Comparison Shopping and Starting an Internet Busin

Comparison Shopping and Starting an Internet Business

by: Don Berthiaume

Stop for a minute and think about how much we are, by nature, comparison shoppers. How many times a day do we compare things and make a decision based upon this comparison?

And why is that? We could sit here and rattle off a number of reasons. But it comes down to one thing – perceived value. This perceived value is based upon our individual tastes, desires, moods, feelings and expectations. Is it what we want?

Information overload – too many choices

We have 4,952 channels on television and nothing on! We have 24 varieties of peanut butter, 57 versions of the ขsame productข; low sodium, no sodium, low fat, no fat, regular, lite, ultra; 14 aisles of breakfast cereal. And, as of my last check 7,930,000 search results in Google for ขstart internet businessข.

The power of persuasion

Most of us still work hard for our money and we don’t want to see it go to waste. We often take advantage of choices and choose what we feel is right based upon the information we have at hand, or our knowledge base.

It is only when we are afforded no choices, given the impression or made to believe there can be no other product that would benefit us more, made to believe time is of the essence we will lose out if we don’t act immediately – we abandon our ขcomparison shoppingข.

It is then we can be more easily persuaded into believing what it is we ขthinkข we want or need.

Seek advice

Sometimes we relinquish the responsibility of ขcomparison shoppingข to others; a committee, a professional in the field, or someone who has done the necessary research to help us decide. Sometimes we gladly pay to be able to be advised ขwhat we wantข or at least have the field narrowed down so we don’t have to spend as much time choosing.

Your Internet business

Here you are today, wanting to start an online business or make an existing one more profitable. But perhaps you lack the specific knowledge on how to do it. So your first step and every step thereafter is to seek out the knowledge that you lack.

The averages predict it is unlikely you will กscore the big oneก on your first attempt or any subsequent attempt. Sobering as it is, less than 5% of all Internet businesses survive.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it

Experts and socalled experts abound and are more than willing to get you to spend your hardearned cash on their advice, their solutions. So what do you do?

You need to narrow down your selection to a smaller field of experts who are included within the less than 5% who have actually succeeded with their Internet business.

There is not one expert out there that, on their ขsales pageข, offers comparison information for other, competing programs. Their ad copy is intentionally made to make you believe you have no other choice and you need to purchase their plan and do it NOW, or at least before Midnight tonight!

But you can wait. You don’t have to fall for the sales hype or sense of urgency. That is what the ad copy is intended to do, and that’s OK. You will find there are people out there who earn a sixfigure income coming up with this ad copy and you will be using it yourself with your Internet business.

The point is, in all likelihood the same offer will be there tomorrow, you do have more time than Midnight tonight!

So, in order to narrow down your selection, you need to maximize your efforts – your time and your money. You need to ขcomparison shopข.

Selecting an expert you can trust

Just make up your ขlong listข. Make a list of 75100 ขexpertsข that are out there promoting their strategies and solutions and visit and read each of their websites.

Then, once you’ve visited each site, your task is to keep narrowing the field. After visiting the sites, many of the socalled experts will become apparent and can be taken off your ขlong listข.

Here is a partial list of what I recommend you check out with your long list:

Understand the topics of information covered

How informed does the expert really seem to be on his / her ขexpertiseข

What is the expert’s background

Program cost


Affiliations / Commissions

Provision for customer assistance / support

And finally, learn to read ขbetween the linesข of the ad copy.

Once you have the field narrowed down, come up with your short list. Revisit the sites of your short list and review the information provided on the sites once again.

Think about the different expertise each expert possesses. Not all of the strategies and techniques will be used in the early stages of your Internet business, but rather later on as you grow it. Keep these experts in mind as resources for your growth. If you have questions or concerns, email them and ask your question. Make sure your questions and concerns are addressed.

Your goal is to narrow down your long list of 75100 to a short list of 1015.

Will it be time consuming? Yes it will but it will be time well spent. This list of 1015 experts will be your Internet business shopping list and the list from which you will have all of the resources to have the potential to make your Internet business a success.

The final key will be your desire, your willingness and most of all your commitment.

Copyright 2004 Don Berthiaume

About The Author

Don Berthiaume is the owner/webmaster of ขInternet Marketing Plans – A Beginner’s Guideข and publisher of the ขInternet Business Start Guideก. He spent many years as a multimedia developer and has designed and developed numerous websites.

His website can be found at:

This article was posted on March 19, 2004

by Don Berthiaume

Get more than just กa presenceก on the Internet

Get more than just กa presenceก on the Internet

by: David Leonhardt

The water purification salesman had been talking to us for what seemed like hours. During a lull in his monologue, I asked if he had a website.

กYes. In fact, we are the only independent distributors of this product who does,ก he proudly beamed.

กSo you get a lot of leads from the website, then?ก I asked.

กNo, actually I don’t think weกve gotten a single lead from it,ก he replied.

‘then why do you have a website?ก I wanted to know.

‘to have a presence on the Internet.ก

A few days later, our home inspector was giving us an update on the state of our house. We had bought it a few years earlier in winter, when snow was on the ground and on the roof, and we thought an update would be a worthwhile investment.

กDo you have a website?ก I asked.

กYes, I do. But, I don’t think a single customer found me that way.ก

‘then why do you have a website?ก I asked.

‘to have a presence on the Internet.ก

A lot of entrepreneurs and small businesses are sold on paying for a website because it is important to have a presence on the Internet. For many businesses, that is true. But what does กa presenceก mean?

Would you open up a store in the corner office of the fifth floor of an office building, or would you open it up in the mall?

Would you leave the windows bare, or would you fill the windows with merchandise and open the door to make your store inviting?

Would you ignore customers when they enter the store, or would you carefully place merchandise and staff to maximize the revenue from each visit?

กA presenceก is only valuable if the website serves a purpose, if it fulfills its goals. Just sitting there, somewhere in cyberspace, is not a sound business strategy. An experienced website marketing consultant can help you determine what goals, if any, are viable for your business website.

Here are a few of the goals you might want for your website:

Online pamphlet.

If you connect with customers by telephone, this is an ideal way to instantly deliver a pamphlet to them. No mailing, no delays, they can even call up your information while you are on the phone with them. This website has to look credible and be choc full of information.

Credibility booster.

If you are selling a big ticket item, particularly one that requires a good reputation, a website can help. This website should look upscale and focus on credibilityboosting content. It is ideal for speakers, consultants and other businesstobusiness service providers.

Lead generator.

One excellent use for a website in many nonretail businesses is as lead generator. The idea is to funnel traffic (website users) into the site and lead them to take action. Such action might be to call you, to request a brochure, to request a free sample, etc. The main requirement for this is the maximum amount of targeted traffic possible, of people interested in what you have to offer.

By way of example, my marketing website at serves these first three goals: online pamphlet, credibility booster and lead generator.

Email Address Gatherer.

This is really a form of lead generation, but it is unique in that you are not trying to sell through the website, but through an email newsletter (also called an ezine). The website is there primarily to pique interest, and the newsletter is there to build affinity and trust in order to make the sale. You need to have a newsletter set up, and you need targeted traffic.

By way of example, my personal growth website at serves this goal, attracting subscribers to my Daily Dose of Happiness.


Of course, if you sell hard goods, electronic goods or even many services, you can make the sales right online. You need some form of payment gateway and/or shopping cart, and your website needs to be able to make the sale from start to finish, which is not always easy. Of course, you also need customers in the form of targeted traffic.

By way of example, my liquid vitamins website at serves this goal.

What you want your website to achieve should dictate the look, the structure, the content, the writing style and whether or not the site is optimized for the search engines. Before investing any more money of time in your website, invest the time required to determine the goals you want your website to achieve.

Or you could be like that water salesman or my home inspector, satisfied with having กa presenceก. Of course, many people go through life having กa presenceก on Planet Earth, but most entrepreneurs I have met are gogetters. If กa presenceก is not good enough in the real world, why settle for it in the online world?

A website should be an investment, not a cost. If your website is not working for you, or if you feel your business should have a website, determine realistic and useful goals, then set your website up to achieve them.

Maybe you don’t need a website at all. Or maybe your website could double your profits. Either way, don’t let it sit there gathering dust somewhere in cyberspace.

About The Author

David Leonhardt is an SEO consultant

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This article was posted on January 30

by David Leonhardt

Make Money At Home Online

Make Money At Home Online

by: Joel Teo

Need an idea to make money from home online? Here is a list to provide you with a good place to start!

1. Try looking for a telecommute job. You may be uncomfortable with a home business, try instead bringing your job home to you. You could try asking your boss but if that doesn’t work, search online for telecommute jobs.

2. eBay is hot! Try selling some of those items you’ve collected over the years and sell them at auction and get top dollar for your products. It’s quick and easy.

3. Make a website with chat rooms. Chat rooms are popular. Niche them to make a concentrated gathering. If it’s a music chat room, you can put up affiliate programs from

4. Take flour and eggs and make dog biscuits! These are a hit online as well as offline too. You could sell them wholesale to pet stores.

5. Start an online directory. People will want to leave their links with you and link back to be included. People will save your website as a resource if you niche it out. Put up advertising too.

6. Google Adsense offers a great way to earn some money. Write an article, put it on a website and put the ads in the page. People will come, read your article and click on the matching ads.

7. Take $2 and turn it into $20. Buy wholesale and sell retail online. Sometimes you don’t even need to carry the products. Drop shippers will be happy to do all the hard work, you just make the website and sell.

8. Do you know things most other people don’t? Do you know how to take a new author and help him sell his first novel? Offer your services for a fee as a consultant or a coach.

9. Kids are a great way to make money. Make a kid’s website and sell advertising space. Make sure that it is per click and companies that sell toys or candy will love the added exposure.

10. When in doubt, look at what you love and do what you love to do! If you like games, make a game website. If you like teddy bears, sell teddy bears. Stick with what you know and you will never be steered wrong.

Also, try asking around for more ideas. Look at business you admire and figure out how you can make it better. Sometimes the best ideas are ones that are adjusted from old ideas. This is how a lot of people get their start, why not you?

About The Author

Joel Teo is the owner of the Money Making Directory which boasts of money making tips, recommendations and resources to help ordinary people make money online. Signup for his free newsletter today at and receive his complimentary ข7 Insider Secrets to making money onlineข Course.

This article was posted on August 07

by Joel Teo

Easy Steps To Start Your Online Business

Easy Steps To Start Your Online Business

by: Craig Cawthorne

Start with a plan

Anyone who has ever started and managed a successful business, internet or otherwise, knows that it requires research and planning. Your business should not be a get rich quick scheme that is thrown together haphazardly.

Take time to explore what it is you want to accomplish. If you expect to be successful then plan your work and work your plan. Doing it any other way will lead to costly mistakes that could be fatal to your hopes of ever creating a solid online business.

Determine your interest

The first step in building your online business is to find an area where you have a great interest or passion in. Hereกs how you can accomplish this:

Take time to brainstorm the best website concepts that will work for you. It is much easier to build a successful online business if you love what you are doing.

If you can’t find your passion, create one. Find something that grabs your interest and plunge into it until it becomes your passion.

If all else fails, go for the money. Research what is popular and sells. Find out what people want and sell it to them. You will greatly enhance your chances of success by doing so. There are a number of places where you can go to determine what sells. Just do some surfing. You will soon find something to catch your fancy.

Determine your target audience

Once you have determined your interest, determine your audience. Your audience will affect the design and content of your web site. Ask yourself these questions:

Who is it that I expect to visit my website?

How will they find my web site?

What is their age, gender, education, computer experience, etc.?

What does my audience want; ebooks, article, ezines etc.?

What do I want them to do after they reach my site; request information, sign up for something or, order something?

What inticements will convince them to stay and revisit my web site?

Answering questions like these will be a critical step in the development of your online business. They will help you to focus on what important steps you must take to promote your business. In the end they will help you to increase your web site revenue, maximize your marketing spending, improve you web page customer conversions, increase your brand awaremess and reinforce your customer loyalty.


Remember that an effective online business starts with a clear set of objectives. Before launching an ebusiness be sure to explore and evaluate both your business and personal goals. It may take some time to thoroughly think through these business building concepts but once done, you will be able to use the information you have accrued, to build a comprehensive and thoughtful business plan that will help you reach your goal of making money online.

About The Author

Craig Cawthorne owner of provides a comprehensive service of website development, domain name selection and registration,affordable hosting, and first class, high quality web site templates for individuals ready to start there own home based business. Stop by his Web site and subscribe to his Free newsletter full strategies and techniques for successful web site promotions that can help you!

This article was posted on March 17

by Craig Cawthorne

Accessibility… The Basics.

Accessibility… The Basics.

by: Alan Cole

An accessible website is one that allows as many people as possible to access the infomation contained within it. An inportant subset of accessibility is allowing people with visual, aural, or physical disabilities full access to the information and services available in the same way as ablebodied people. Ensuring that your website is not dependant on particular hardware or software is also an important consideration when building accessible websites.

Is it worth it?

At least 10% of the population in most countries has disabilities; visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities can all affect access to the Web.

Average age of population in many countries is increasing; aging sometimes results in combinations of accessibility issues; vision & hearing changes, changes in dexterity & memory.

Many elderly and disabled people rely increasingly on the internet to obtain their goods and services.

Few organizations can afford to deliberately miss this market sector. On top of this, accessible web design contributes to advantages for ablebodies users too. Accessible websites:

Allow access to users of mobile phones, small display scress, WebTV and webkiosks and other new web=enabled devices.

Increases usability in low bandwidth or slow connection situations.

Provide access across a wider range of computer hardware and software.

Other extremely important benefits that make accessible websites worthwhile are that:

Many governments now require certain websites to conform to accessibility guidellines.

Accessible websites are easier to index by search engines and therefore help drive traffic to your site.

What does it entail?

Many techniques involved in making your website accessible will have no effect whatsoever on the final look and feel of your site for the majority of users. It will however allow users with disabilities to use assitive devices such as screen readers (to read text out aloud to them) and assistive input devices (for people with physical disabilities) to access and use your site. Some of the key concepts are:

To provide textual alternatives for all images and animations

To ensure that textual content can be resized to the users peronsal preference

To ensure sufficient contrast between text colour and background colour

To ensure that hyperlinks contain text that describes their purpose.

To ensure that hyperlinks are large enough to make them easy to select

To use a consistent and easy to navigate layout

Other benefits

The robots that search engines use to catalogue your website are essentially กblindก visitors to your site. Accessible websites are therefore more search engine friendly and result in better search engine rankings and ultimately more visitors to your site. Other advantages include:

Better structure means easier and cheaper site maintenance

Accessible sites demonstrate that your organiation takes its social responsibilty seriously

Increased support for internationalisation

Reduces hosting costs

I believe accessibility is beneficial for all involved and should be a consideration of every website.

About The Author

Alan Cole runs, a oneperson web design studio. His aim is to provide cost effective website design production and maintenance by offering professional web solutions that stand out from the crowd.

This article was posted on February 13

by Alan Cole