Thursday, November 13, 2008

GDI - The Product, Income opportunity and me!! Part-I  

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We searched past 3 years for a suitable online income opportunity which could fetch our financial prosperity and could give us financial back-up in the recessions.... If you are a regular visior to this blog, you might have understood that- we have promoted 100s of online income opportunities in the recent past. Among them - some were stupid money games and others were overprice materials. This is our part of business. We join and try to evaluate every business opportunity that comes in our way-at first and then we provide a review to the affiliate program for our valued visitors to attract their kind attention.

So, after a lots of brain-storming, we finally settled on Global Domains International(GDI) as our main focus because it provide some REAL product that everyone can afford and a product that is indispensible for every online marketer- a website. That is why, we have changed the theme of our blog also. Before taking the decision to shift our focus, we had participated a number of Forums and tried to evaluate GDI. The result was obviously mixed one. In the next few minutes- we will try to evaluate the GDI webhosting service and online income opportunity as well to our best knowledge. We joined GDI on 22nd of September as an active member and we have THREE active members in our downline and we get 5-6 new prospects every day. So, it is in our interest, we need to train them about the GDI business in a phased manner.



(The .Fla video gonna to save your time)


The Products: The great advantage of the GDI domains is the ability to choose a domain name of your choice. Most of the good .com names are long since gone. If you want to purchase a SEO friendly domain with the targeted keyword in your domain name- you will find hardly the best one. High targeted keyword oriented domain names are consumed by the Bigboys. Further in the case of many of the other endings like .au, .us, .uk, etc many companies exist solely in buying up the best domain names to make a killing selling them to someone else at highly inflated prices. GDI with the .ws avoids this pitfall by ensuring the domain name is not sold as a separate entity, but only with the web hosting service. .ws is still new and now is the time to get the domain name you want. No additional $20 yearly fee for just the domain name registration.

Registrants of .ws "web site" domains include individuals, small businesses and major corporations throughout the world in over 180 countries and include such notable companies as Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO), Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) and AT&T (NYSE: T).


Besides, the package cover- a wonderful site builder suit, meta-tag creator, 10 free email accounts, domain privacy service (it is not available for these TLDS .bz, .cn, .in, .la, .us), email forwarding services, URL forwarding services etc. Full GDI product overview goes here.


Income Possibilities: Income potential with the GDI is huge. Many well known affiliate programs have used GDI as the me potential with the GDI is huge. Many well known affiliate programs i.g - empowerism.com, plug-in-profitsite have used GDI as the background money maker. GDI pay 50% of their earnings to the marketers in 5 matrix levels (10% in each level). Suppose, you promote 5 active members, each paying $10/month- you earn $5 in the first level affiliate commission. When each of them refer another 5 members, you get $30 (10% of the total 30 members) in your second level... thus the trail goes on upto 5 levels deep. Besides these affiliate commissions- GDI offers Current Referral Contests & Bonus Opportunites declared by GDI is an additional opportunity to earn an UNLIMITED number of $100 BONUS each week by simply referring FIVE new confirmed affiliates in a 7-day Contest Period. Plus- GDI has declared another $5,000 Heavy Hitter Bonus for referring 1000 confirmed affiliates within consecutive 4 week period. This section shows the confirmed leaderboards for our current weekly bonus contest. For every 5 new accounts signed up by an affiliate during 6 days, they receive $100 as bonus. Only new signups that convert to paying customers on our first charge attempt on their 7th day when their free trial ends are counted towards bonuses. Minimum payout to paypal account is $10 and $50 for bank wiring paid every 15th.


Name of the Top Affiliates is removed for security purposes only



Is GDI An MLM? Yaap. GDI is an MLM. GDI offers multi level compensation to its customers in 5 matrix levels. Due to its compensation distribution structure many of the new joiners take it as an ponzi scheme. But it is not the fact. GDI has an established product base in the field of domain hosting services with its very noteworthy customer support service. If you raise an issue, you will get response in less than 24 hours. Otherwise, you are open to raise your issues in the GDI Forum also. People in the forum are very helpfull. If GDI could provide auto-responder service with its hosting pack- GDI would be the most unique business opportunity for the newbies. However, there are a bunch of GDI Plug-ins, which would help out the opportunity seekers to thrive their business. In the next part of the article, we will discuss about the plug-ins which you could use to promote GDI at best.


History & Background of GDI: This is now a well known story about two UCLA college mates who prowned the in the domain hosting business in the earnly 21st and revolutionized everything. Native Californians Alan Ezeir, 32, and Michael Reed, 31, went their separate ways after UCLA. Ezeir & Reed worked worked in sales for a variety of telecom and technology related companies. After a long houl of working years, they planned to do something innovative and ulitize their experiences gathered in their long working years for their own profits and setting up a new business. In 1996, the pair hooked up to launch Planet Earth Communications to sell long-distance phone service via the Internet. Tapping technology to the utmost, Reed and Ezeir built a business that required as little human contact with customers as possible -- allowing Planet Earth to offer variable rates frequently below those offered by the major carriers. This was just one side of their global business.


In the mid1990's when, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned each nation a country code like- .au, .us, .in, uk; Mike & Reed focused on the domain extension .WS -- which belongs to the tiny island nation of Samoa, deep in the South Pacific. "We knew that a good, easy-to-remember country code could be marketable globally as a viable alternative to .com". So, that was the starting.


Global Domains International, Inc. (GDI) is based in Carlsbad, CA, has been named one of America's entrepreneurial growth leaders by Inc magazine, is currently ranked 7th among the Top100 Security Companies and 21st among Top100 with a registered growth of 757.1% with accumulated revenue worth $15.0 million for the year 2008. Obviously, the credit of their 3digit growth goes to the marketing strategy enviaged- which is unique one.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Best Affilaite Program For The Year of 2009  

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In the next 5 minutes I can show you how you could earn $3500+ a WEEK from a revolutionary Home Business Program- Just working 5 Minutes a Day !!


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  • Referring people to Free system like this sooo easy, so you build you list very easily.
  • 6 Level deep matrix system ( high potential of growth)
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  • The SpiderWebSystem support team do all the back-office jobs i.g. following up prospacts in regular basis and closing the sales.
  • High Income Potential- Many of the average affiliates just like me and you are earning $3000+ a week from a single Income Stream called GDI.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

eBay Q4 Profit Breakups  

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EBay forecast fourth-quarter revenue of $2.02 billion to $2.17 billion, compared with $2.18 billion a year earlier. The value of goods sold on EBay's sites fell 1 percent in the third quarter, the first drop in the company's history, as international markets declined as much as the U.S.

EBay's marketplaces revenue rose 4 percent to $1.38 billion in the third quarter. New marketplace listings climbed 26 percent from a year earlier, the fourth consecutive quarterly increase, EBay said. Revenue rose to $2.12 billion from $1.89 billion, helped by growth in its PayPal Internet payments unit and global classified advertising. The company's PayPal unit logged much higher growth - 27 percent, with revenue rising to $597 million.

Gross merchandise volume, or GMV, the value of all goods that users sold on EBay's sites, fell 1 percent. The average selling price on EBay's Web sites fell 7 percent, as consumers globally were squeezed by higher fuel and food prices, job losses and the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. They are buying ``fewer large ticket items,'' Donahoe said yesterday. Revenue from Skype, which added 32 million users in the quarter, climbed 46 percent to $143 million.

One thousand full-time employees and about 600 temporary and part-time workers will be fired by the end of this year, EBay said Oct. 6/2008. The job cuts will cost EBay $70 million to $80 million pretax, most of which will be recorded in the fourth quarter, and lead to annual savings of about $150 million.

EBay's number of new listings jumped 26 percent year over year to 700 million. But the number of active users - which is an important measure of how well it is doing bringing in new buyers and sellers - rose just 3 percent in the quarter to 85.7 million.
Courtesy: (Bloomberg.com)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dicover CPanel- How to setup your Website/blog  

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Chris Morris and Bob the Teacher sharing information on how to become a master your own web hosting. The complete narrated video will teach you out how to configure your CPanel account. Bob will teach in his small brief about CPanel will teach you how to cut the cost of Middle man, that you used to hire for installing/maintaining your blog, installing scripts and maintaining databases.

In this personally illustrated video, I found a lots of information and tutorials that are best in this line. Bob Jenkins (Bob the Teacher) is renowned for coaching the bloggers, how to set up a business blog and how to start problogging as a career.

I am happy to forward this video to you, because I know this 5 minutes coaching will cut lots of administrative costs in the near future-


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Thursday, August 21, 2008

5 Ways You Can Build Your Reputation With Social Networking  

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Five Ways You Can Build Your Reputation With Social Networking
By Bob Jenkins

Are you using social networks to build your reputation online? Whether you already are or you are just getting started with sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Ning, building your online reputation is your biggest responsibility.

Here are five ways to make sure you do it right.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Reporter vs Expert - Why Most Bloggers Are Stuck Reporting  

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Courtesy - Yaro Starak

There are basically two types of bloggers in the world - reporters and experts - and some people perform both roles (usually the experts, it’s hard for reporters to become experts, but it’s easy for experts to report).

If you have ever taken an Internet marketing course or attended a seminar specifically for beginners, you have probably heard about the two different methodologies. Whenever the business model is based on content, and if you blog for money then the model is based on content, people are taught to either start as reporters, or if possible step up as experts.

I’ll be frank; you want to be the expert.

Reporters leverage the content of the experts and in most cases people start off as reporters because they haven’t established expertise. Experts enjoy the perks of preeminence, higher conversion rates because of perceived value, it’s easier to get publicity, people are more likely to seek you out rather than you having to seek others out, joint ventures come easier, etc… experts in most cases simply make more money and attract more attention.

Most Bloggers Are Reporters

The thing with expertise is that it requires something - experience. No person becomes an expert without doing things and learning. Bloggers usually start out without expertise and as a result begin their blogging journey by talking about everything going on in their niche (reporting) and by interviewing and talking about other experts (reporting again).

There’s nothing wrong with reporting of course and for many people it’s a necessity at first until you build up some expertise. Unfortunately the ratios are pretty skewed when it comes to reporters and experts - there are a lot more reporters than there are experts, hence reporters tend to struggle to gain attention and when they do, they often just enhance the reputation of the expert they are reporting on.

Don’t Replicate Your Teacher

If you have ever spent some time browsing products in the learn Internet marketing niche you will notice a pattern. Many people first study Internet marketing from a “guru” (for lack of a better term). The guru teaches how he or she is able to make money online, and very often the view that the student gleams is that in order to make money online you have to teach others how to make money online.

The end result of this process is a huge army of amateurs attempting to replicate what their teacher does in the same industry - the Internet marketing industry - not realizing that without expert status based on a proven record and all the perks that come with it, it’s next to impossible to succeed.

Even people, who enjoy marginal success, say for example growing an email list of 1,000 people, then go out and launch a product about how to grow an email list of 1,000 people. Now I have no problems with that, I think it’s fine to teach beginners and leverage whatever achievements you have, the problem is that people gravitate to the same niche - Internet marketing - and rarely have any key points of differentiation.

How many products out there do you know of that all claim to teach the same things - email marketing, SEO, pay per click, affiliate marketing, and all the sub-niches that fall under the category of Internet marketing. It’s a saturated market, yet when you see your teachers and other gurus making money teaching others how to make money (and let’s face it - making money as a subject is one of the most compelling) - your natural inclination is to follow in their footsteps.

If the key is to become an expert and you haven’t spent the last 5-10 years making money online, I suggest you look for another niche to establish expertise in.

Report on Your Process, Not Others

The secret to progress from reporter to expert is not to focus on other experts and instead report on your own journey. When you are learning how to do something and implementing things day by day, or studying other people’s work, you need to take your process and what you do as a result of what you learn, and use it as content for your blog.

It’s okay to talk about experts when you learn something from them, but always relate it to what you are doing. If you learn a technique from an expert it’s fine to state you learned it from them (and affiliate link to their product too!) but you should then take that technique, apply it to what you are doing and then report back YOUR results, not there’s. Frame things using your opinion - your stories - and don’t regurgitate what the expert said. The key is differentiation and personality, not replication.

Expertise comes from doing things most people don’t do and then talking about it. If you do this often enough you wake up one day as an expert, possibly without even realizing how it happened, simply because you were so good at reporting what you did.

You Are Already An Expert

Most people fail to become experts (or perceived as experts) because they don’t leverage what they already know. Every person who lives a life learns things as they go, takes action every day and knows something about something. The reason why they never become an expert is because they choose not to (which is fine for some, not everyone wants to be an expert), but if your goal is to blog your way to expertise and leave the world of reporting behind you have to start teaching and doing so by leveraging real experience.

Experience can come from what you do today and what you have done previously; you just need to take enough steps to demonstrate what you already know and what you are presently learning along your journey. I know so many people in my life, who are experts simply by virtue of the life they have lived, yet they are so insecure about what they know, they never commit their knowledge to words for fear of…well fear.

Blogs and the Web in general, are amazing resources when you leverage them as a communication tool to spread your expertise because of the sheer scope of people they can reach. If all you ever do is talk to people in person and share your experience using limited communication mediums, you haven’t much hope of becoming an expert. Take what you know and show other people through blogging, and you might be surprised how people change their perception of you in time.

Reporting Is A Stepping Stone

If your previous experience and expertise is from an area you want to leave behind or you are starting from “scratch”, then reporting is the path you must walk, at least for the short term.

Reporting is a lot of fun. Interviewing experts, talking about what other people are doing and just being part of a community is not a bad way to blog. In many cases people make a career of reporting (journalism is about just that), but if you truly want success and exponential results, at some point you will have to stand up and proclaim yourself as someone unusually good at something and then proceed to demonstrate it over and over again.

Have patience and focus on what you do to learn and then translate that experience into lessons for others, and remember, it’s okay to be a big fish in a small pond, that’s all most experts really are.

This article was by Yaro Starak, a professional blogger and my blog mentor. He is the leader of the Blog Mastermind mentoring program designed to teach bloggers how to earn a full time income blogging part time.

Here are a few video tutorials on Successfull blogging from Yaro Starak!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

10 Blog Traffic Tips - From the desk of Yaro Starak  

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By- Yaro Starak

In every bloggers life comes a special day - the day they first launch a new blog. Now unless you went out and purchased someone else's blog chances are your blog launched with only one very loyal reader - you. Maybe a few days later you received a few hits when you told your sister, father, girlfriend and best friend about your new blog but that's about as far you went when it comes to finding readers.

Here are the top 10 techniques new bloggers can use to find readers. These are tips specifically for new bloggers, those people who have next-to-no audience at the moment and want to get the ball rolling.

It helps if you work on this list from top to bottom as each technique builds on the previous step to help you create momentum. Eventually once you establish enough momentum you gain what is called "traction", which is a large enough audience base (about 500 readers a day is good) that you no longer have to work too hard on finding new readers. Instead your current loyal readers do the work for you through word of mouth.



Top 10 Tips:


10. Write at least five major "pillar" articles. A pillar article is a tutorial style article aimed to teach your audience something. Generally they are longer than 500 words and have lots of very practical tips or advice. This article you are currently reading could be considered a pillar article since it is very practical and a good "how-to" lesson. This style of article has long term appeal, stays current (it isn’t news or time dependent) and offers real value and insight. The more pillars you have on your blog the better.


9. Write one new blog post per day minimum. Not every post has to be a pillar, but you should work on getting those five pillars done at the same time as you keep your blog fresh with a daily news or short article style post. The important thing here is to demonstrate to first time visitors that your blog is updated all the time so they feel that if they come back tomorrow they will likely find something new. This causes them to bookmark your site or subscribe to your blog feed.


You don't have to produce one post per day all the time but it is important you do when your blog is brand new. Once you get traction you still need to keep the fresh content coming but your loyal audience will be more forgiving if you slow down to a few per week instead. The first few months are critical so the more content you can produce at this time the better.

8. Use a proper domain name. If you are serious about blogging be serious about what you call your blog. In order for people to easily spread the word about your blog you need a easily rememberable domain name. People often talk about blogs they like when they are speaking to friends in the real world (that's the offline world, you remember that place right?) so you need to make it easy for them to spread the word and pass on your URL. Try and get a .com if you can and focus on small easy to remember domains rather than worry about having the correct keywords (of course if you can get great keywords and easy to remember then you’ve done a good job!).

7. Start commenting on other blogs. Once you have your pillar articles and your daily fresh smaller articles your blog is ready to be exposed to the world. One of the best ways to find the right type of reader for your blog is to comment on other people’s blogs. You should aim to comment on blogs focused on a similar niche topic to yours since the readers there will be more likely to be interested in your blog.

Most blog commenting systems allow you to have your name/title linked to your blog when you leave a comment. This is how people find your blog. If you are a prolific commentor and always have something valuable to say then people will be interested to read more of your work and hence click through to visit your blog.

6. Trackback and link to other blogs in your blog posts. A trackback is sort of like a blog conversation. When you write a new article to your blog and it links or references another blogger's article you can do a trackback to their entry. What this does is leave a truncated summary of your blog post on their blog entry - it's sort of like your blog telling someone else’s blog that you wrote an article mentioning them. Trackbacks often appear like comments.


This is a good technique because like leaving comments a trackback leaves a link from another blog back to yours for readers to follow, but it also does something very important - it gets the attention of another blogger. The other blogger will likely come and read your post eager to see what you wrote about them. They may then become a loyal reader of yours or at least monitor you and if you are lucky some time down the road they may do a post linking to your blog bringing in more new readers.


5. Encourage comments on your own blog. One of the most powerful ways to convince someone to become a loyal reader is to show there are other loyal readers already following your work. If they see people commenting on your blog then they infer that your content must be good since you have readers so they should stick around and see what all the fuss is about. To encourage comments you can simply pose a question in a blog post. Be sure to always respond to comments as well so you can keep the conversation going.

4. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival. A blog carnival is a post in a blog that summarizes a collection of articles from many different blogs on a specific topic. The idea is to collect some of the best content on a topic in a given week. Often many other blogs link back to a carnival host and as such the people that have articles featured in the carnival often enjoy a spike in new readers.

To find the right blog carnival for your blog, do a search at blogcarnival.com.

3. Submit your blog to blogtopsites.com. To be honest this tip is not going to bring in a flood of new readers but it's so easy to do and only takes five minutes so it's worth the effort. Go to Blog Top Sites, find the appropriate category for your blog and submit it. You have to copy and paste a couple of lines of code on to your blog so you can rank and then sit back and watch the traffic come in. You will probably only get 1-10 incoming readers per day with this technique but over time it can build up as you climb the rankings. It all helps!

2. Submit your articles to EzineArticles.com. This is another tip that doesn’t bring in hundreds of new visitors immediately (although it can if you keep doing it) but it's worthwhile because you simply leverage what you already have - your pillar articles. Once a week or so take one of your pillar articles and submit it to Ezine Articles. Your article then becomes available to other people who can republish your article on their website or in their newsletter.

How you benefit is through what is called your "Resource Box". You create your own resource box which is like a signature file where you include one to two sentences and link back to your website (or blog in this case). Anyone who publishes your article has to include your resource box so you get incoming links. If someone with a large newsletter publishes your article you can get a lot of new readers at once.


1. Write more pillar articles. Everything you do above will help you to find blog readers however all of the techniques I’ve listed only work when you have strong pillars in place. Without them if you do everything above you may bring in readers but they won’t stay or bother to come back. Aim for one solid pillar article per week and by the end of the year you will have a database of over 50 fantastic feature articles that will work hard for you to bring in more and more readers.


I hope you enjoyed my list of traffic tips. Everything listed above are techniques I’ve put into place myself for my blogs and have worked for me, however it's certainly not a comprehensive list. There are many more things you can do. Finding readers is all about testing to see what works best for you and your audience and I have no doubt if you put your mind to it you will find a balance that works for you.


This article was by Yaro Starak, a professional blogger and my blog mentor. He is the leader of the Blog Mastermind mentoring program designed to teach bloggers how to earn a full time income blogging part time.

To get more information about Blog Mastermind click this link:

www.BlogMastermind.com


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Exclusing interview with Ewen Chia, Aaron Wall, John Chow etc  

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Blog Of The Day !!

I am feeling myself privileged for discovering a very soft written blog on online marketing by Mr Phang. I am thankful to Mr. Alvin Phang for giving us all an opportunity to get an appearance and listening to his journey as one of the most successful bloggers of the time, that he started just one year back on his own voice.

Mr. Phang started his business on 7th October/06 as a Professional Blogger at the bare age of 24 years. On an average 25,000 visitors surf his blog everyday and more than 194,000 visitors from the day of inception of the blog.

What are the Points of Attraction?

A very lucid blog design, straight cut writing style, cleaver presentation of the money making opportunities / affiliate programs, in a synchronized way. Yes, one of the most informative Blog, that I have surfed yet.

I am especially thankful to him for arranging interviews with -

1.... the doyans of the Online Marketing like- Ewen Chia, Tracy Repchuk.
2... one of the Most Successful Bloggers like - John Chow.
3... successful Niche Marketing Experts like -Dr. Ron Capps, Zack Harris
4... Nate WhiteHill (UniqueBlogDesigns),
5... and many more...





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Thursday, June 26, 2008

5 Reports On Online Marketing & Home Based Business Opportunities  

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    1. Advertising sales forecast has just been released by ZenithOptimedia - details from the report today and noted "The forecasts for internet advertising have been revised upwards. The report now forecasts 29.9% growth this year (up from 28.6% forecast three months ago) and 85% growth between 2006 and 2009 (up from 82%). Online video and local search are the new, fast-growing segments, but display, classified and the rest of search are still growing rapidly as well. Internet advertising is expected to account for 9.5% of all expenditure in 2009, fractionally up from the 9.4% forecast three months ago..... The study expects newspapers' share of world ad expenditure to fall from 29.0% in 2006 to 26.2% in 2009. Full Story on - Ahorre.com


    2. Hispanic households tend to be younger on average than the U.S. population at large. Of the more than 10 million Hispanic households, 38 percent are currently headed by someone under 35, and an additional 25 percent are led by someone between the ages of 35 and 44 (the national average for homes with heads under 35 is 23 percent.) By 2010, the under-45 Hispanic market will increase to 8 million households, and its purchasing power will leap from the current level of less than $295 billion to $397 billion. In other words, $3 out of every $5 flowing to Hispanic households in 2010 will be in the hands of this younger-than-average segment. Full Story on - Ahorre.com

    3. The Future of Advertising and Marketing Programs : Fundamental changes in the way marketing programs are planned, created and executed are expected in 2007, according to the Association of National Advertisers ANA. Here are ten ways the marketing landscape is likely to be transformed, as predicted by the ANA’s leadership team. Full Story on - Ahorre.com
    4. The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that the estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the first quarter of 2008, adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes, was $33.8 billion, an increase of 0.8 percent (±1.0%)* from the fourth quarter of 2007. Total retail sales for the first quarter of 2008 were estimated at $1,024.2 billion, an increase of 0.1 percent (±0.2%)* from the fourth quarter of 2007. The first quarter 2008 e-commerce estimate increased 13.6 percent (±1.2%) from the first quarter of 2007 while total retail sales increased 2.8 percent (±0.2%) in the same period. E-commerce sales in the first quarter of 2008 accounted for 3.3 percent of total sales. Full Story on: Census.gov


    5. “Home-based businesses collectively generated a remarkable amount of economic activity, especially for women and minorities,” said Census Bureau Director Louis Kincannon. “Just released data also show most businesses are started by people and families who dig into their own pockets.” Almost half (49 percent) of the nation’s businesses are operated from home, and more than 6-in-10 owners used their own money to start the business, according to new U.S. Census Bureau reports on characteristics of businesses and business owners. Nearly 1-in-10 U.S. businesses -- both employer firms and nonemployer firms -- were started by owners who used personal or business credit cards to finance the startup or acquisition. Nearly 3-in-10 (28 percent) of all entrepreneurs started or acquired their business with no capital at all. Full Story On: Census.gov


    6. More Demographic Reports on US Home Business Workers / Engterpreneurs : Census.gov. Download the Free Report on Home Business Workers in the US (.pdf)

eBay Provides Secondary income to 724,000 US Enterprenuers!!  

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Since eBay became more than just an online garage sale, many retail industry observers have wondered just how important eBay is as a selling force. A new survey by ACNielsen International Research for eBay provides an answer: very important. The survey reports that 724,000 Americans derive their primary or secondary income from eBay, a group which eBay characterizes as “professional eBay sellers.” Another 1.5 million say they supplement their income by selling on eBay.

In the first six months of 2005, eBay members in the U.S. sold merchandise worth approximately $10.6 billion. The number of eBay entrepreneurs in the U.S. has increased 68% since the last comparable study in 2003, when 430,000 Americans said they were making some or all of their income selling on eBay.

“In just 10 years, eBay has become the destination for Americans pursuing their visions of entrepreneurship,” said Bill Cobb, president of eBay North America. “We’re proud to play a central role in small business development in the U.S. and around the world.”
EBay hopes to increase that number by hosting eBay Days Small Business seminars in eight cities in the U.S. this summer.
Courtesy: Ahorre.com

Monday, June 02, 2008

A few words about PofitMart.com  

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What is ProfitMart?


Any IDEA?


NO???


Then please give me a minute, so that I can explain what really ProfitMart is... What I experienced as a member... And about the opportunity...

In common parellance, is an online home based business. As an online home business opportunity ProfitMart is not a big exception to other 2-Tier affiliate programs. But what unusual I found with the affiliate program is that, it provides a basic platform to anybody who wants a establish an online business
for the future...

ProfitMart provides the basic/advanced tools, free resources and tutorials that every newbie or a webmaster will need to set-up an online venture. In the ProfitMart Bonus gift package - I found a fantastic eBook "Idiot's Guide to WebMarketing" by "Rick Davies & Ron Davies", a well written masterpiece - a text book on Affiliate Mareting for a novice like me.

ProfitMart is a 2 tier Affiliate Program. Every newly enrolled member, get a free
website just like mine -
http://refdem.net, a very professionally designed website package with a Free Domain, 5 Free Sub-Domains, Unlimited Auto-Responders, POP3 eMail IDs, Free Tutorials, free pass to a Forum where I met like minded webmasters and they are equally helping and very kind hearted.



You make 50% montly residual income, plus profit from popular revenue programs like - Amazon, ClickBank, eBay, Google Adsense and your own affiliate programs you want to promote.

The differences I observed in ProfitMart is only these...

If you ask me to rate ProfitMart- I will be happy to give them 10 out of 10. Review yourself- and let me know your own experience with ProfitMart.

Below is a slideshow of the cPanel and Administrative Control Panel, to make a panaromic view of the full system !!

Here is a sample screenshot of my friend PS Thoo's Earning !!




Thursday, May 22, 2008

How You Can Become a Super Affiliate  

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The humdrum existence of going to the office day after day doing the usual 9-5 shift is a trying task for those who have lived all their lives doing so. This is why the convenience of doing work at home under amazingly flexible working hours is a dazzling prospect to them. Doing work at home that is as fulfilling as having a career working for a computer on the 19th floor of a skyscraper is already a possibility in these modern times. This is because the jungle-like network that is the internet has given birth to a business that has given some people practically new lives doing nothing but so.

This particular business allows people to work at home under flexible working hours. There is no boss to scream around putting pressure on everyone about the deadline at hand. There is no clutter of messy paperwork that needs to be completed the soonest possible time. Conveniences such as these are experienced by those who are into affiliate marketing, the newest way to earn money without having to go through all sorts of routine found in regular employment.
Those who have been in the business long enough can attest to the fact that it is a lucrative business indeed, one that can actually give people things that they could not possibly possess or experience under ordinary circumstances.

The business called affiliate marketing involves an affiliate's promotion of a merchant's website. Here the website owned by the affiliate is made to advertise and market the website of the merchant through the affiliate program that they run. Whenever someone clicks on the merchant's website promoted by the one owned by the affiliate, the affiliate is given a commission. This is in recognition of his effort in helping the merchant make a sale.

The system involved in affiliate marketing seems easy, but it also takes a lot of diligence and perseverance for one to be able to penetrate it thoroughly. Those who want to get into this type of business should possess the necessary skills to be able tread through the industry with confidence and self-assurance. Still, other factors are needed by one to be able to really break in. Knowledge about the business at hand is very important as it dictates the actions that are to be done by people who are into it.

The leading figure in affiliate marketing is the Super Affiliate. He is basically an e-mail marketer who collects large databases of e-mail addresses through newsletters. Super affiliates are also those who know the business even better than affiliate managers as a result of their knowledge about the affiliate marketing industry inside out. Those who want to be super affiliates should know that becoming a super affiliate is not easy, because it takes a lot to be able to master the marketing craft.

Becoming a super affiliate means having one's own website and autoresponder. These tools will help a lot in one's facilitation of the business. Building one's own list is another. Creating a loyal customer base and taking care of it is one secret that successful super affiliates have. Making good customer relations is also important if one wants to be a super affiliate to reckon with.
Continuing to market to the people on one's list is another must if one wants to succeed as a super affiliate. Sending out quality content in lieu of ads is an advantage as products are marketed better whenever enough information is given about them.

Building traffic to one's own site is also one of the most essential points in the affiliate marketing business. Making one's affiliate links his own business will allow him to build a strong relationship with his customers, enabling him to market to them over and over again.

The most important thing one should remember if he wants to become a super affiliate is to treat affiliate marketing as a business first and foremost. If he is capable of doing this, then he will never have to go back to the humdrum existence of working the 9-5 shift. A career as a super affiliate in the business which will change his life forever could possibly take that unexciting job's place.



Monday, February 18, 2008

How pro bloggers make money from blogs  

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By- Stelios Eleftheriou
Problogging (professional blogging) refers to blogging for a profit. Probloggers (professional bloggers) are people who make money from blogging (as an individual blog publisher or a hired blogger).

Below are just some of the many money-making opportunities for probloggers:
  • Advertising programs
  • RSS advertising· Sponsorship
  • Affiliate Programs· Digital assets
  • Blog network writing gigs
  • Business blog writing gigs
  • Non blogging writing gigs
  • Donations
  • Flipping blogs· Merchandising
  • Consulting and speaking
The following are a few things that you need to consider if you want to be successful in problogging:

1. Be patient. Problogging requires a lot of time and effort, not to mention a long-term vision.

2. Know your audience. Targeting a specific audience or group is a key to building a readership.

3. Be an 'expert'. Focus on a specific niche topic and strive to be the "go-to" blogger on that topic.

4. Diversify. Experiment with various add and affiliate programs that enable you to make money online (aside from blogging).

5. Do not bore your readers. Focus on the layout. White spaces, line spacings, and bigger fonts make a blog welcoming to read.

Certainly, earning money from blogs can be easily achieved. Some use it to promote their "money sites" where they sell their own products, create a relationship with their newsletter subscribers, or review affiliate programs and earn commissions.

I do a little bit of everything on my own Wordpress blog at http://www.myonlinebizsecrets.com/

Some others are creating blog after blog with a system called "Blogging to the Bank" and are earning very nice commissions with it. Whatever your own style is, blogging is one advertising medium you should not do without.

Monday, February 04, 2008

How To Make A Living As An Affiliate  

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95% of all affiliates make $0 - $100 a year. I don't know about you, but in my books, this is not a living. In this quick “How To” guide, we'll take a look at how you can become part of the 5% who ARE making their living online. This guide does not guarantee that you'll make a fortune, but it will point you in the right direction if you're interested in making a living as an affiliate.

  • Mindset: Get in touch with your grey matter. Program your mind with positive, committed thoughts. If you can believe it,you can achieve it. It sounds a bit like a sales seminar, but bottom line is, if you don't believe you can make a living online, you won't. You have to be committed. Commit to yourself that you will develop an income online - no matter what it takes. Think of your business as a bacon and eggs breakfast. The chicken was involved, the pig was committed!

  • Viewpoint: This is your business. Once you've accomplished your first hurdle and committed yourself to making this work, you have to look at your business from the proper viewpoint. No rose coloured glasses here. This is your business. You are the CEO of your own marketing company. You can choose to offer your services to one or several companies. Bottom line, you are responsible for every action in your company. Every decision you make affects your bottom line.

  • Learning Curve: Expect it. Becoming an affiliate is like going to college or university. You start at the beginning, learn the basics and build on what you learn. Take it step-by-step and you'll build a much stronger business. Think of it like becoming a doctor. One doesn't decide to become a doctor with the expectation of opening a successful practice one week from now. It takes time to learn the products or services you're marketing and it takes time to learn to run your business.

  • Budget: Time and money. Set a general budget for both. As a business owner, you'll use plenty of time developing and promoting your affiliate business. Budget as much time as you can each day and make sure you use your time wisely. Set up a budget for your monetary expenses too. You can run a business online with a shoestring budget, just don't expect a mammoth income in the beginning. The more you can invest in your business, the better. This doesn't mean that simply throwing money at your business will make it grow. Every dollar that goes out your door, needs to come back in and bring another dollar with it.

  • Goals: s/he shoots - s/he scores! Your goals will get you through the tough times. There'll be lots of days when you feel like quitting. If you make your goals tangible, you'll make it through the tough days. Money isn't a motivator, but what money can buy, is. Set your goals for a family vacation, a new car, boat, or home. It's much easier to get excited about a shiny red corvette in your driveway than $100,000 sitting in your bank account. Money is only numbers on a pieceof paper or a computer screen, but it can bring you a luxurious lifestyle, and that's where the fun is.

  • Nuts and Bolts: Once you've got your house in order, with the proper mindset, you're looking at your business from a realistic viewpoint, you've got an open mind and you're ready to learn, you've set aside some time and money and you've got pictures of your dream house, car and vacation plastered on your wall, you're ready to go hunting. The next step is to find a business that interests you and offers an affiliate program with a reasonable commission. For information products, one of the most popular and profitable online, you can and should expect a commission of 25% or more.


  • Pick a product that interests you. Buy it and use it. Your business is based on your recommendations of a product or service. If you haven't used it, how can you recommend it? Avoid running around in circles after the newest, hottest selling product of the day, it only leaves you dizzy and broke.Choose a product you're interested in. If you like astronomy, becoming an affiliate of a star chart company may be a good fit. Selling women's pantyhose may not.
  • Look before you leap: Finding a company to represent as an affiliate is one thing, finding a company that respects its affiliates is another. Do a bit of research before you jump on the bandwagon. Send an email to the company as if you're a potential customer. 24 - 48 hours is a good response time. This shows that someone is actually running the company. It also gives you an idea of their commitment. Generally, the faster the response, the more committed the company is to doing business. The quality of the response is also important.Did the response answer your question? Was it written in a friendly, professional manor? Did they answer your question directly or simply send you to a FAQ sheet?

  • Flip the switch: If everything checks out up to this point,then your next step is to take action. Fill out the affiliate application form and get your affiliate URL. Now the ball is in your court. It's time to get down to brass tacks. If you freeze now, you make no money and flush your goals down the toilet. If you take action, you make it one step closer to your goals.

  • Build your Website: OK not really, but you do have to build it. If you want to maximize your income and be taken seriously, you need to own a website. Just like a brick and mortar business, you need a professional location to offer your products. Yes, you get an affiliate URL when you sign up as an affiliate, but promoting an affiliate link looks amateur and will help you LOSE 98% of your sales. We'll cover this in point 10.

  • Follow-up = Sales: Only 2% of your prospects will sign up or buy what you're offering, on their first visit. 98% of yoursales will be made from your follow up. There's a very simple method for following up and making sales automatically.

i. Check your favourite search engine to locate a free ebook, software program or report that relates to your offer. If you're promoting a website that sells peanut butter, a free peanut butter recipe book would be a good match. Your give-away must always relate to the product you're promoting to maximize the results of this system.

ii. Build a page on your website to give away your free peanutbutter recipe book. Design the page as if you were designing a sales page. Make people's mouths water until they want the recipes so bad they'd gladly pay for them, but then give it to them free. All they have to do is fill in their name and email address in the simple form and you'll send their recipe book to them instantly via email.

iii. As soon as your peanut butter prospect fills out the formon your site and clicks the send button, they are taken to your affiliate URL where they can buy peanut butter. At the same time, the peanut butter recipe book is sent to their email address.

iv. Now your peanut butter prospect receives an email from you each week with new tips and useful peanut butter information. This information positions you as a peanut butterexpert and gives you the opportunity to promote your peanut butter affiliate website once a week, to hot prospects. This is where you'll make 98% of your sales.

Although this may seem like an overwhelming amount of work for the beginner, it's all very simple. The whole process is run from an autoresponder, a simple piece of email software that automatically sends your prewritten email messages on a predetermined schedule.

Your success as an affiliate is determined by you. 95% of the people that read this simple How To guide will do nothing withit. 5% of the people that read this guide will put all the pieces in place and start making a living as an affiliate. You have to decide which side of the coin you want to be on.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Article Directories Drive Traffic by Cody Moya  

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Article Directories Drive Traffic by Cody Moya

Today, internet marketing has become the number one method of advertising a business. The Internet works for your company 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It never sleeps. It never takes a holiday. Everywhere webmasters are utilizing the incredible marketing potential of the Internet. Every day, websites are built to help companies that might never have attracted the right customers instead reach millions. Profit increases, sales are made, and everyone is happy.

But a website is completely useless if it doesn't attract visitors. The way to make money online is by attracting an audience. And the best way to do this is to have great content on your website.

Content is the text and images of your website. The text is the most important for most searches; search engines like Yahoo! and Google seek out keywords and phrases that can only be found in text content on websites. And when the right combination of keywords and phrases are found on your website, they will move you up in the order that you're listed when someone searches for those keywords. For instance, if your site is all about "cat food," then your keyword phrase should be "cat food."

Depending on how your site compares with other sites on cat food, your position in a search list may be high or low. Ideally, you want to be within the first fifty, and higher if possible; few people look beyond the first fifty keyword matches.

But this leaves most webmasters with a problem: how to get that great content on their websites. Few webmasters are prolific writers, and it takes a lot of writing to come up with good content. And even if you have the best mousetrap in the world, if the search engines don't see attractive content, they'll skip right over you to the guy who uses a string and a piece of cheese, but can write good keyword content.

Enter Ghostwritten Keyword Articles

You don't have to write your own keyword articles. Instead, you can purchase keyword articles written by talented writers. These writers sell all legal rights to their articles, generally to a broker you work with directly, and you're allowed to put your own name on these articles as the author.

The benefits of this are:

  • You become recognized as the expert you are.
  • You can place this high-quality content on your web site, improving the ranking of your website on search engines
  • You suddenly gain control over well-written information you can share with your established customers
  • Your new customers keep coming back to your website seeking fresh content


Placing great content on your website is not a one-time investment. Web consumers are impatient, looking for information they can apply to their own lives immediately, and are always hunger for fresh data. If you're selling cat food, one article on vitamin-fortified tuna for cats isn't enough; you'll need to keep placing information online to keep customers coming back. And article brokers can help you do this, with each fresh article gradually increasing your search ranking as the search engine spiders learn that you have frequent fresh high-quality information.

But that's not all.

In addition to placing these articles on your own web site, you can register as an author with an online article directory. These directories are repositories of article content written for specified keywords by various authors. These directories allow you to search through hundreds of quality articles, choosing the ones that best express the ideas behind your website. And the service is generally free; once you have registered with the site and chosen articles, you can add the articles to your website.

So why, you ask, should you hand over the article you just bought to someone else for free?

The hitch to online article directories is that the user needs to include the resource box embedded in each article, the box leading to the author's own website. When someone uses your article, they're creating a link to your website.

Besides keywords, search engines look for links to your website when they're ranking your website. The more people who use your article, the more likely you are to see your ranking move upward. Everyone wins: the writer is paid, you have great content on your site, the other person using the article gets great content as well, and you get a link back to your website from them – free advertisement and upward movement again in the search engines.

Some of the most popular Article Directories include

Go Articles: http://www.goarticles.com

Ezine Articles: http://www.ezinearticles.com

Idea Marketers: http://www.ideamarketers.com

Marketing Seek: http://www.marketing-seek.com/index.php

Other rules and regulations apply to each directory, so you should be certain to read everything referring to agreements carefully.

About The Author:


Cody Moya writes about Article Marketing in his free 50 parts course on Internet Marketing. You can sign up for his Free Internet Marketing Course and get additional information at his Website: http://www.marketing.us/

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